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MFM specialists publish expert series on fetal surgery
Since the first human fetal surgery was reported in 1965, several different fetal surgical procedures have been developed and perfected, resulting in significantly improved outcomes for many fetuses. View News Article (2014-10-06)


Better information about prenatal testing leads to fewer tests
A clinical trial led by UC San Francisco has found that when pregnant women are educated about their choices on prenatal genetic testing, the number of tests actually drops, even when the tests are offered with no out-of-pocket costs.  View News Article (2014-09-25)


Research evaluates neurodevelomental and medical outcomes in single family room NICU
The prevalence of preterm birth - the birth of an infant prior to 37 weeks of pregnancy - is a significant health problem that has increased over the past two decades. View News Article (2014-09-22)


Radiation therapy with concurrent chemotherapy after surgery is an effective treatment for patients with high-risk endometrial cancer
Radiation therapy with concurrent paclitaxel chemotherapy following surgery is an effective treatment for patients with high-risk endometrial cancer, according to a study published in the September 1, 2014 edition of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics (Red Journal), the official scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).  View News Article (2014-09-10)


Women & Infants Breast Cancer Specialist Reports Advance in Treatment of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
William M. Sikov, a medical oncologist in the Breast Health Center and associate director for clinical research in the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, served as study chair and lead author for a recently-published major national study that could lead to improvements in outcomes for women with triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive form of the... View News Article (2014-09-08)


Breech babies have higher risk of death from vaginal delivery compared to C-section
While a rise in cesarean section (C-section) delivery rates due to breech presentation has improved neonatal outcome, 40% of term breech deliveries in the Netherlands are planned vaginal deliveries. View News Article (2014-08-11)


Incomplete HPV vaccination may offer some protection
Minority women who received the Human Papillomavirus Vaccination (HPV) even after becoming sexually active had lower rates of abnormal Pap test results than those who were never vaccinated. These findings appear in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  View News Article (2014-07-25)


UI researchers find early predictor for preeclampsia
University of Iowa researchers have discovered a biomarker that could give expecting mothers and their doctors the first simple blood test to reliably predict that a pregnant woman may develop preeclampsia, at least as early as 6 weeks into the pregnancy. View News Article (2014-07-09)


Sutures or staples? The best choice for closing a C-section
In the largest study to date comparing sutures (stitches) versus surgical staples for closing a C-section, researchers found a 57 percent decrease in wound complications in women who were sutured versus those who received staples.  View News Article (2014-07-08)


Obstetric malpractice claims dip when hospitals stress patient safety
A Connecticut hospital saw a 50% drop in malpractice liability claims and payments when it made patient safety initiatives a priority by training doctors and nurses to improve teamwork and communication, hiring a patient safety nurse, and standardizing practices, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers. View News Article (2014-06-11)

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