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Developing a noninvasive test for endometriosis
Researchers at UC San Francisco have identified patterns of genetic activity that can be used to diagnose endometriosis and its severity, a finding that may offer millions of women an alternative to surgery through a simple noninvasive procedure. View News Article (2014-11-24)


Common cholesterol-fighting drug may prevent hysterectomies in women with uterine fibroids
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, in collaboration with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Baylor College of Medicine and the Georgia Regents University, report for the first time that the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin inhibits the growth of human uterine fibroid tumors. View News Article (2014-11-14)


Women with bipolar disorder at 50 percent greater risk of delivering preterm babies
Women who have been previously hospitalized for bipolar disorder are nearly twice as likely to have premature babies compared to women without a history of mental illness, according to a new study by researchers at Women's College Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).  View News Article (2014-11-04)


New optimal screening threshold for gestational diabetes in twin pregnancies
A common complication, gestational diabetes affects approximately 6-7% of pregnant women. Currently, screening is done in two steps to help identify patients most at risk; however, the suggested levels for additional testing were based on singleton pregnancy data. View News Article (2014-10-31)


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)

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