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Contemporary OB/GYN Special Delivery

Contemporary OB/GYN
Special Delivery


September 1, 2011


Smoking linked to bladder symptoms in women

Women who smoke or who have smoked are more likely to experience bladder symptoms of urgency and frequency than women who have never smoked, according to a new study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2011;118[3]:643-648). » More


Multivitamin use may lead to fewer premature and SGA babies

Women who take multivitamins regularly around the time they become pregnant may have a lower risk of premature labor and giving birth to small-for-gestational-age (SGA) babies, a study of 35,897 women in the Danish National Birth Cohort suggests. » More

ACOG issues new advice on preventing thromboembolism during C/S

New recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) urge placing inflatable compression devices on the legs of women undergoing cesarean delivery to prevent thromboembolism and reduce maternal mortality. Practice Bulletin #123, published in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2011; 118[3]:718-729), updates guidelines on preventing, managing, and treating thromboembolism during pregnancy. » More


Ovarian cysts may not raise cancer risk in postmenopausal women

Ovarian inclusion cysts found by ultrasonography in postmenopausal women don't necessarily mean that the women will develop ovarian, breast, or endometrial cancer, a British study reports. » More

Smoking implicated in half of female bladder cancers

Current cigarette smokers have a higher risk of bladder cancer than previously reported, and the risk in women is comparable to that in men, say the authors of a study from the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD. » More

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