Women’s Health

  • CDC reports two new Zika-related pregnancy losses

    on March 24th, 2017
    The first pregnancy losses with Zika-related birth defects since last summer were reported March 14 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two new cases were reported to the U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry between Feb. 21 and March 14 – the time period covered by the most recent release o[...]
  • No link between methylation, survival in ovarian cancer

    on March 23rd, 2017
    AT THE ANNUAL MEETING ON WOMEN’S CANCER NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Unlike mutation, methylation of homologous recombination DNA repair pathway genes was not linked to longer survival or platinum sensitivity in high-grade serous ovarian cancer, according to molecular and clin[...]
  • Experts warn against readmissions as sole quality measure in ovarian cancer

    on March 22nd, 2017
    AT THE ANNUAL MEETING ON WOMEN’S CANCER NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – For patients with ovarian cancer, focusing solely on hospital readmission rates as a quality measure might worsen long-term outcomes while unfairly penalizing the best hospitals, suggest the results of two an[...]
  • New self-persuasion app to promote HPV vaccine appears effective

    on March 22nd, 2017
    FROM PATIENT EDUCATION & COUNSELING A new tablet application using a self-persuasion method has been successful in convincing parents in underserved communities to have their children vaccinated for human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a study. Of 45 participating parents, 27 of the 33 (82%)[...]
  • Breast cancer info on centers’ sites leaves room for improvement

    on March 21st, 2017
    AT THE QUALITY CARE SYMPOSIUM ORLANDO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Women with breast cancer who look for well-rounded information about treatment on the websites of prominent U.S. cancer centers are likely to come up short, suggests a study presented at a symposium on quality care sponsored by the A[...]
  • CORRECTION: Maternal mental health: New consensus on optimal care

    on March 20th, 2017
    In an article titled “Maternal mental health: New consensus on optimal care”, published Fed. 9, 2017, the citation for the recommendations was misstated. It should have been Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Mar;129(3):422-430.[...]
  • Endometriosis survey findings show doctors aren’t asking key questions

    on March 17th, 2017
    More than 40% of women are unaware that endometriosis may cause dyspareunia, and less than a quarter of physicians and nurse practitioners ask about it, according to the findings of a recent survey. The survey, conducted by HealthyWomen with support from drug-maker AbbVie, highlights some of the kno[...]
  • Maintenance taxane therapy of no benefit in advanced ovarian cancer

    on March 16th, 2017
    AT THE ANNUAL MEETING ON WOMEN’S CANCER NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Using either a polymerized formulation of paclitaxel or paclitaxel alone as maintenance therapy conferred no survival benefit for women with advanced ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer. In a phase [...]
  • Immunotherapy boosts OS from metastatic cervical cancer in early trial

    on March 15th, 2017
    AT THE ANNUAL MEETING ON WOMEN’S CANCER NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – An investigational targeted immunotherapy led to a 52% improvement in overall survival, compared with pooled historical data, among patients with previously treated metastatic cervical cancer. Patients in the phase II trial who receiv[...]
  • Increased IUD use suggests ‘Trump effect’

    on March 15th, 2017
    Patient visits for IUD prescriptions and insertions were up 21% between October 2016 and January 2017, compared with those in the same period a year earlier, according to athenahealth, a provider of EHR systems and point-of-care mobile applications. The rise in IUD-related visits since the president[...]
  • Isolated tumor cells did not predict progression in endometrial cancer

    on March 14th, 2017
    AT THE ANNUAL MEETING ON WOMEN’S CANCER NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Patients with endometrial cancer should not receive adjuvant chemotherapy or radiotherapy solely because they have isolated tumor cells in their sentinel lymph nodes, Marie Plante, MD, said during an oral pre[...]
  • Universal preterm birth screening not ready for prime time

    on March 14th, 2017
    FROM JAMA Two screens to predict spontaneous preterm birth in low-risk women, which were rapidly adapted into clinical practice despite a lack of supportive evidence, proved to have little predictive value in a large cohort study. Transvaginal ultrasound examination for short cervical length and qua[...]
  • WPR may benefit patients with stage IVB cervical cancer

    on March 14th, 2017
    AT THE ANNUAL MEETING ON WOMEN’S CANCERS NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Whole pelvic radiation delivered in addition to chemotherapy in women who present with stage IVB cervical cancer confers significant 12-month overall and progression-free survival benefits, according to find[...]
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