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HIV: perinatal transmission rate remains above CDC goal

CDC goal for elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission is 1 per 100,000 live births.

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Hormonal therapy in early menopause associated with functional brain changes and performance

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  • Clinical Essentials from Obstet Gynecol
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Perinatal HIV transmission: avoid missed opportunities for prevention

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Pediatr
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US perinatal HIV infections decreasing

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HIV: CD4 progression and survival influenced by age, geographic region

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  • Clinical Essentials from BJOG
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Vasomotor symptoms of menopause: transdermal estrogen and progesterone most effective treatment

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  • Clinical Essentials from Obstet Gynecol
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ACOG releases committee opinion on carrier screening for genetic conditions

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Oncol
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PM01183 shows promise in platinum-resistant/refractory ovarian cancer

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Oncol
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Young cancer survivors have higher risk of having preterm or low-birth-weight babies

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Professional Essentials

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Most states now allowing experimental drug access

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CMS delays some bundled payments

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Time for kickback rules to reflect new payment models

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Texas physician penalized by IRS for personal loan

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  • Patients Will Be Asking

How am I supposed to squeeze in 2 h of walking a day?

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Is it better to have kids when you're older or younger?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Sociol Health Illn
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Do ultrasounds really provide maternal reassurance?

There's an unspoken disconnect between this idea and reality.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Gynecol Oncol
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Uterine leiomyosarcoma: early and complete resection is best

A National Cancer Database study.

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Women's Health Vitals for March 2017
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Women's Health Vitals for March 2017

Survival rates improving for extreme preterm infants | Should we screen preterm labor in low-risk pregnancies? | Progesterone for preventing recurrent preterm birth?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Surg
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Surgery remains the optimal treatment for early cervical adenocarcinoma

Chemoradiation may be an alternative for those with larger tumors.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA
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Prenatal DHA supplementation does not affect IQ at age 7 y

Follow-up to Trial of Prenatal DHA Supplementation study.

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Could pregnancy termination medications be available over-the-counter?

Barriers to getting FDA approval discussed.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Sci Rep
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Meta-analysis finds increased breast cancer risk with hypertension in postmenopausal women

Hypertension-breast cancer link has long been evaluated, with mixed results.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neuromuscul Disord
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Myasthenia gravis: study shows variable course during pregnancy

Myasthenia gravis is often associated with obstetric complications.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer Causes Control
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Endometriosis linked to ovarian, but not endometrial cancer

Data from the Nurses' Health Study II

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Obstet Gynecol
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Prediction of outcome for vacuum deliveries using ultrasound

The goal is to avoid cesarean delivery when assisted vaginal delivery is likely to be safe and achievable.

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Gynecologic Cancer Vitals for March 2017
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Gynecologic Cancer Vitals for March 2017

Ovarian cancer risk in black women | RT for elderly endometrial cancer patients | Bariatric surgery and female-specific cancers

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol
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Maternal age is a risk factor for cesarean delivery with induction of labor

Rising pregnancy rates and rates of induction of labor in women with advanced maternal age may affect the cesarean delivery rate.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
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HIV: peer referral plays vital role in uncovering infection among heterosexuals

About 1 in 4 heterosexuals with HIV are undiagnosed.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy associated with preterm birth

More research needed to be able to make clinical recommendations.

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