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SMFM releases statement on use of antenatal corticosteroids in late preterm birth period
The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine released a statement on the use of antenatal corticosteroids during the late preterm birth period for women at risk of preterm birth.  View News Article (2016-04-07)


Common plastics chemical BPA linked to preterm birth
Higher concentrations of the common plastics chemical and environmental pollutant Bisphenol A, or BPA, in a pregnant mother's blood may be a contributing factor in preterm births, according to a new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. View News Article (2016-03-28)


St. Joseph's Hospital research reveals standard treatment for ovarian cancer
Research led by a Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center physician on ovarian cancer was published in the Feb. 24, 2016 issue of New England Journal of Medicine. The research was directed by Bradley J. Monk, M.D. and researchers at 12 other medical facilities around the nation. View News Article (2016-02-29)


To prevent infection after C-section, chlorhexidine better than iodine
Women undergo more cesarean sections each year in the United States than any other major surgery, with the procedure carrying a significant rate of infection at the incision site. View News Article (2016-02-04)


Sparing ovaries and removing fallopian tubes may cut cancer risk, but few have procedure
During hysterectomies for non-cancerous conditions, removing both fallopian tubes while keeping the ovaries may help protect against ovarian cancer and preserve hormonal levels, but few women receive this surgical option, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers.  View News Article (2016-02-02)


Study finds use of antenatal late preterm steroids reduces neonatal respiratory morbidity
In a study to be presented on Feb. 4 in the oral plenary session at 8 a.m. EST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™, in Atlanta, researchers with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network (MFMU) found that the administration of antenatal steroids in pregnancies at... View News Article (2016-02-02)


A new method to improve the pre-operative diagnosis of ovarian cancer based on ultrasound
In a landmark study, investigators from Europe propose a new and simple method to assess the risk of malignancy of women with an adnexal mass.  View News Article (2016-01-19)


New app can help doctors predict risk of preterm birth
A new app called QUiPP could help doctors to better identify women at risk of giving birth prematurely. The app, developed at King's College London, was tested in two studies of high-risk women being monitored at ante-natal clinics. View News Article (2016-01-18)


What are the risks of giving birth inside and outside a hospital setting?
The out-of-hospital birth setting in Oregon was associated with a higher risk of perinatal death, while the in-hospital birth setting was associated with a higher risk for cesarean delivery and other obstetric interventions (e.g., induction or augmentation of labor), according a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University. View News Article (2016-01-04)


Cancer patients' access to minimally invasive hysterectomies remains persistently limited
A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers shows wide racial and economic disparities in access to minimally invasive hysterectomies for early uterine cancer in the United States.  View News Article (2015-12-10)

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