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Incontinence prophylaxis shows potential in pelvic organ prolapse
Research from Taiwan suggests that combining trocar-guided transvaginal mesh surgery with a midurethral sling in the treatment of women with advanced pelvic organ prolapse could be an effective way to manage associated stress urinary incontinence. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - February 3, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Call for long follow-up after CIN3 treatment
Researchers from Sweden say that women who have been treated for cervical precancer should receive lifelong follow-up, after finding that their risk for dying from vaginal or cervical cancer markedly increases after the age of 60 years. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - January 15, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Electrical stimulation improves symptoms, QoL in stress urinary incontinence
Research from Brazil shows that both surface and intravaginal electrical stimulation can improve symptoms and quality of life in women with stress urinary incontinence. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - January 13, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

SUI and UUI show complex interrelationship
A study by US researchers has failed to identify any modifiable risk factors for urgency urinary incontinence among women undergoing surgery for stress urinary incontinence. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - January 11, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Young women more likely to have negative urodynamics experience
Research from the USA suggests that while urodynamic testing is well-tolerated by women on the whole, patients who are younger, or have anxiety or depression may have more negative experiences of the procedure than other patients. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - December 23, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

One in three premenopausal women has urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence affects nearly one in three premenopausal women, a study by Turkish researchers has found. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - December 9, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Maternal weight issues spell wheezing trouble for children
High maternal weight and gestational weight gain are independently associated with an increased risk for wheezing in preschool age children, a Dutch study has found. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - December 7, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Midurethral sling dominates female SUI treatment
Analysis of US data reveals that the midurethral sling for female stress urinary incontinence has been widely adopted over the past decade, and this is the primary reason for a decline in the use of traditional surgical techniques for the condition. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - December 2, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

First symptom predicts urodynamic diagnosis in MUI
Researchers have found that the first or most bothersome symptom in women with mixed urinary incontinence closely relates to the urodynamic diagnosis. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - November 28, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Asthma prolongs time to pregnancy
Research shows that women with asthma take longer to conceive than women without the condition, an effect that grows stronger with age. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - November 23, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Menopause symptom discrepancy between Spanish natives, immigrants
Latin–American immigrants to Spain are less likely to report experiencing hot flashes than their native Spanish counterparts, suggests research published in Menopause. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - November 19, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Moderately preterm births add to asthma burden
Research from Finland shows that children born late preterm or early term are at significantly increased risk for asthma compared with those born at term, and these births account for the majority of excess asthma burden due to prematurity. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - November 14, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Menopause findings show asthma to be ‘women’s health issue’
Results from a nationwide study in the USA show that women of menopausal age have a rate of asthma hospitalization that is more than twice that of men of the same age. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - September 21, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

IVF, cesarean section asthma link strengthened
Researchers from Greece have shown that pediatric asthma is associated with both conception by in vitro fertilization and birth by cesarean section. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - August 30, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

TVT-O effective in long term
Transvaginal tension-free vaginal tape–obturator results in high long-term efficacy rates and sustained improvements in quality of life for women with stress urinary incontinence, show the results of the longest follow-up study of the procedure to date. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - August 19, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Call for improved antenatal asthma management
The results of a study in South Australia show that maternal asthma significantly and independently increases the risk for perinatal complications, such as premature birth, gestational diabetes, and small for gestational age birthweight. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - August 8, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Adult HPV vaccination has limited impact
The Costa Rica Vaccine Trial for human papillomavirus in young women has had a “modest” impact on gynecologic outcomes in the first few years of the program. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - July 22, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cesarean–asthma link shunned
Researchers have found that a previously reported association between birth by cesarean section and risk for asthma may be largely due to confounding by familial factors. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - July 13, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Early motherhood reduces kidney cancer risk
Data from Taiwan suggest that a younger age at first birth may be protective against kidney cancer in women. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - June 20, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Mutation prematurely releases puberty brake
Scientists have identified a genetic mutation that drives central precocious puberty in girls and boys. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - June 16, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Insulin resistance linked to asthma in postmenopausal women
Postmenopausal women with asthma have significantly higher rates of insulin resistance than those without the condition, research shows. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - June 11, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Call for depression awareness in urge urinary incontinence
Both physical and drug therapy significantly reduce depressive symptoms in women with urge urinary incontinence, research shows. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - May 29, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

POP surgery benefits may be short-lived
Pelvic organ prolapse surgery is beneficial but around a third of women will experience relapse within 7 years of their operation, show extended results from the Colpopexy and Urinary Reduction Efforts trial. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - May 24, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Postpartum psychosis flags bipolar vulnerability
Most women with postpartum psychosis will have subsequent mood episodes, but these are not necessarily related to childbirth, research shows. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - May 15, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Autism linked to epilepsy drug use in pregnancy
Children born to mothers who take valproate during pregnancy are at increased risk for developing autism compared with children of women who did not take the epilepsy drug, Danish research shows. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - May 2, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Colombian antenatal HIV testing rates reveal health insurance paradox
The introduction of subsidized health insurance for poor people in Colombia resulted in decreased access to HIV tests in antenatal care, research shows. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - April 27, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Hypertensive pregnancy disorders linked to diabetes
Women who are diagnosed with pre-eclampsia or hypertension during pregnancy are at increased risk for developing diabetes, particularly if they experience these conditions alongside gestational diabetes, research shows. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - April 23, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tamoxifen breast changes predict survival
Women with breast cancer who experience a tamoxifen-related decrease in mammographic density have significantly better survival than patients whose breast density is unaffected by the agent, suggest study findings. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - April 23, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Exercise-related breast pain affects third of female runners
Research suggests that around a third of women who run regularly experience breast pain or mastalgia as a result. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - April 22, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Hypertensive pregnancy disorders linked to diabetes
Women who are diagnosed with pre-eclampsia or hypertension during pregnancy are at increased risk for developing diabetes, particularly if they experience these conditions alongside gestational diabetes, research shows. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - April 22, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Exercise-related breast pain affects third of female runners
Research suggests that around a third of women who run regularly experience breast pain or mastalgia as a result. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - April 22, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Surgery should not be default for rectoceles
Researchers have found no difference in anorectal physiology or severity of obstructed defecation syndrome between patients with and without rectoceles. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - April 18, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Phototherapy plus reflecting curtains effective for neonatal jaundice
Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia requiring intensive phototherapy can be treated equally well with single phototherapy using reflecting curtains as with double phototherapy, the results of a study indicate. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - April 16, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Complication rates following rotational forceps delivery ‘low’
The short-term rates of neonatal and maternal complications following successful Kielland’s rotational forceps delivery are low and comparable with other forms of delivery, and lower than those seen with cesarean delivery, say UK investigators. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - April 15, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Spontaneous stillbirth rates not on the rise
Canadian researchers have found that an increase in stillbirth rates over the past decade is due primarily to higher numbers of pregnancy terminations for congenital anomalies, and is not related to changes in spontaneous stillbirth rates. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - April 14, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Attention needed to stillbirth blood clot risk
Women who have a stillbirth or a preterm birth are at increased risk for first postpartum venous thromboembolism, UK research shows. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - April 8, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news