Feature Channels

OBGYN

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

UTHealth Research Shows Mushroom Extract, AHCC, Helpful in Treating HPV

JudithSmithforweb.jpg

A Japanese mushroom extract appears to be effective for the eradication of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a pilot clinical trial at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

High-Dose Vitamin D Not Effective for Helping Women with Repeat Reproductive Tract Infections

Vitamin D appears not to be effective for treating repeat occurrences of bacterial vaginosis (BV), the most common reproductive infection among women worldwide. While earlier studies have shown a correlation between low vitamin D levels and BV, new research shows the difficult-to-treat and frequently symptom-free reproductive infection isn’t altered by high dose vitamin D supplements. The findings underscore the need to confirm findings from observational studies through randomized controlled trials. Effective treatments for recurrent BV are urgently needed, because BV can cause spontaneous abortions and increase the risk of contracting HIV.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Researcher Finds Key Signaling Pathway in Cause of Preeclampsia

A team of researchers led by a Wayne State University School of Medicine associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology has published findings that provide novel insight into the cause of preeclampsia, the leading cause of maternal and infant death worldwide, a discovery that could lead to the development of new therapeutic treatments.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Study Finds No Increase in Pregnancy-Related Death for African American Women

In contrast to national trends, a study performed at Alabama's largest hospital finds no racial difference in the risk of pregnancy-related death between African American and Caucasian women, reports the November issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Mount Sinai Study Results Argue for Expanded Obstetric Quality of Care Measures

Rates of birth complications for mothers and newborns varied substantially between hospitals and were not correlated with performance measures designed to assess quality of obstetric care

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Alter Thyroid Hormone Activity During Pregnancy

A new study in human placenta provides the strongest evidence to date that Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) can interfere with thyroid hormone action in pregnant women. The implication is that flame retardant chemicals called polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) can infiltrate the placenta during pregnancy and affect thyroid hormone activity at the cellular level, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Robotic Surgery: More Complications, Higher Expense for Some Conditions

For benign gynecologic conditions, robot-assisted surgery involves more complications during surgery and may be significantly more expensive than conventional laparoscopic surgery, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).

View | Comment

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Untangling the Maze, Imaging the Fetus

Neeman_Frydman_blood-vessels.jpg

There is currently no reliable method for observing the blood flow across the placenta to detect fetal distress. Weizmann scientists have now revealed, in unprecedented detail, the dynamics of fluids within the placenta. They accomplished this by combining two MRI methods and a novel, ultrafast scanning approach: spatiotemporal encoding (SPEN).

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

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 | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

A FREE Live Webcast “Health Below the Belt” on September 30

It’s a fact: one in three women older than 45 suffers from a pelvic floor disorder (PFD). Common causes of PFDs include pregnancy and childbirth, hormonal changes after menopause, obesity and conditions such as chronic cough, which can strain the pelvic floor.

View | Comment