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Boston University Medical Center gynecologist named one of America's top doctors
Newton resident Linda Heffner, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston Medical Center and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Boston University School of Medicine was recently named one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. (2008-12-18)
Walking Or Bed Rest OK For First Stage Of Labor, UT Southwestern Research Shows
In the largest study of its kind, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas obstetrics and gynecology researchers have concluded that walking during the first stage of labor is neither harmful nor beneficial to the mother or baby. (1998-07-09)
University Of Kentucky Researcher Awarded Grant To Study Prenatal Stress Effects On Birth Outcomes
Pathik Wadhwa, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of behavioral science, and obstetrics and gynecology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has received a $504,390 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. (1998-08-19)
Women and Infants Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist selected for editorial team
Dwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH, a specialist in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has been selected to serve as the Associate Editor for Obstetrics of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the official journal of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. (2013-01-11)
First in New York: PMDD and postpartum depression symposium for the general public
For the first time, New Yorkers will be able to attend a women's symposium that addresses mood changes associated with pregnancy and postpartum; premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD); perimenopause and menopause. (2001-05-28)
Irregular fetal heartbeat indicates serious problem in small number of cases
Irregular fetal heartbeats are relatively common, but a Yale study, the largest of its kind to date, shows these arrhythmias are an indication of serious problems in only a fraction of affected fetuses. (2000-04-24)
2 physicians from Women & Infants honored by APGO
Two physicians affiliated with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University were recently honored at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). (2011-04-13)
Women and Infants' physician authors chapter in reference book
The fifth edition of the guide (2010-11-30)
HPV Vaccine: What's next
UAB experts available to discuss the next steps for Merck & Co.'s HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. (2006-05-19)
Nausea and speeding heart can be signs of flu in pregnant women
Nausea in pregnant women tends to fade after the first three months, but during the second and third trimesters it can be a sign of flu, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a study of expectant women who sought medical care. (2010-05-05)
Joshua A. Copel, MD, to be presented with the William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award
Joshua A. Copel, MD, will be honored with the William J. (2012-03-26)
Lawrence Platt, MD, receives the 2006 AIUM William J. Fry Memorial Lecture award
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) presented Lawrence Platt, MD, with the 2006 William J. (2006-04-06)
Treatments for asthma and pre-term labor may increase risk of autism in developing fetus
Commonly prescribed beta 2 adrenergic agonist drugs for the treatment of asthma in pregnant women as well as pre-term labor may increase the incidence of autism-spectrum disorders, psychiatric pathology, cognitive problems and poor school performance in their children, according to a new study published in the December 2009 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. (2009-12-02)
Labor induction in overdue pregnancies does not lead to more caesarean sections, study shows
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have shown that labor induction alone does not increase the probability of Caesarean section in pregnant women who exceed their due date. (2001-05-30)
Fear of childbirth increases likelihood of C-section
A new study published in the international journal Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica reveals that fear of childbirth is a predisposing factor for emergency and elective cesarean sections, even after psychological counseling. (2011-09-21)
In-utero procedure for birth defect of the diaphragm significantly improves infant survival
A new study published in the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology reveals that fetal tracheal occlusion improves infant survival rate in severe cases of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. (2011-12-14)
Study finds that red blood cell transfusion decreases fatigue in women with acute postpartum anemia
In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that show that in women with acute postpartum anemia, due to excessive blood loss during delivery, red blood cell transfusion led to a statistically significant decrease in physical fatigue. (2012-02-10)
Proteins found in urine of pregnant women could help diagnose preeclampsia
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that specific substances in the urine of pregnant women could serve as a screening/diagnostic tool for preeclampsia (hypertension and proteinuria during pregnancy). (2005-03-07)
Springer signs agreement with the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India
Springer, one of the leading publishers in the field of science, technology and medicine, has signed a cooperation agreement with the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India to publish the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India. (2009-07-17)
'Coaching' in labor makes little difference, UT Southwestern researchers say
When a woman is giving birth, having a (2005-12-30)
Formal Training Improves Obstetricians' Ultrasound Skills
Young physicians who undergo a rigorous formal training program in ultrasound testing on pregnant women are better skilled at this procedure than young physicians without such training, a Johns Hopkins study suggests (1997-03-01)
Scott & White physician recognized by Royal Australian and New Zealand College
Bob L. Shull, M.D., gynecologist and director of fellowship training in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive pelvic surgery at Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, Texas, has received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. (2011-12-21)
Novel protein essential for successful pregnancy
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine and their colleagues at the Society for the Investigation of Early Pregnancy have helped clarify the function of a unique protein called Preimplantation Factor, which is produced by healthy embryos to direct embryo attachment and help the mother adapt to pregnancy. (2010-05-28)
What do Ob/Gyns in training learn about menopause? Not nearly enough, new study suggests
A small survey of US obstetrics and gynecology residents finds that fewer than one in five receives formal training in menopause medicine, and that seven in 10 would like to receive it. (2013-05-01)
Concern over billion dollar alternative medicine bill
An Australian researcher has expressed concern over multi-billion-dollar spending on alternative therapies, and is calling for more rigorous testing of alternative medicines. (2002-09-16)
AIUM Presents 2009 Joseph H. Holmes Pioneer Awards
The 2009 Joseph H. Holmes Pioneer Awards will be presented on April 3 at the AIUM Annual Convention in New York, N.Y. (2009-03-31)
New ultrasound-guided biopsy method allows improved diagnosis of endometrial disease
A procedure used in conjunction with a vaginal ultrasound might make it easier to visualize and diagnose diseases in the lining of the uterus, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. (2009-04-14)
Clinical opinion published on use of maternal oxygen during labor
When a fetal heartbeat pattern becomes irregular during labor, many practitioners give oxygen to the mother. (2014-02-20)
Obstetrical unit at Yale-New Haven Hospital achieves dramatic improvement in patient safety
Maternal and newborn outcomes were greatly improved when doctors implemented a series of simple clinical interventions at Yale-New Haven Hospital's obstetrical unit. (2009-05-01)
New care approach eases depression among women
Women who received collaborative care for depression at an obstetrics and gynecology clinic showed fewer symptoms after treatment than women receiving usual depression care in the same setting, University of Washington research found. (2014-05-07)
Manual, low-tech method for 2nd trimester abortions found safe and effective
A hand-held vacuum aspiration device works as well as a more expensive electrical one for ending second-trimester pregnancies, according to results of a study by Johns Hopkins obstetricians published in the October issue of the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. (2003-09-30)
MFM specialists contribute to Clinical Expert Series in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Katharine D. Wenstrom, M.D., and Stephen R. Carr, M.D., of Women & Infants Hospital of RI and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, have published an article as part of a Clinical Expert Series in the October 2014 edition of Obstetrics & Gynecology, now available online. (2014-10-06)
Dr. Brenna Anderson contributes to expert series on GAS in pregnancy
Brenna Anderson, M.D., has published an article as part of a Clinical Expert Series in the April 2014 edition of Obstetrics & Gynecology, now available online. (2014-03-06)
New research at EVMS shows that lower dose hormone replacement therapy is as effective as standard dose
Research at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) has found that a lower dose of estrogen-progestin combination is effective and safe, while minimizing the bleeding side effect hormone replacement therapy causes in some post-menopausal women. (2001-06-03)
Decreased genital sensation in competitive women cyclists
Women who participated in prolonged, frequent bicycling had decreased genital sensation and were more likely to have a history of genital pain than women runners, researchers in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine report in the current issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. (2006-11-22)
Some concerns about doctors' career choices
There has been a small increase recently in the number of newly qualified doctors wanting to enter general practice, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-01-23)
UT Southwestern teaching hospital halves its rate of premature births, researchers find
UT Southwestern Medical Center's primary adult teaching hospital has cut its rate of preterm births by more than half in the past 15 years, even as national rates are rising, researchers have found. (2009-02-27)
Research published about unexpected complications of low-risk pregnancies
Research by Drs. Valery Danilack and Maureen Phipps about the unexpected complications of low risk pregnancies has been published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. (2015-06-05)
Bacterial infections in premature babies more common than previously realized
Premature babies are subject to a host of threats that can result in fetal/neonatal disease. (2008-01-07)
Abortion may not, after all, affect birth weight of future babies
A major study in China, published in the March issue of the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, addresses the controversy over abortion and the birth weight of subsequent pregnancies. (2004-03-08)
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