Obstetrics & gynaecology

Induction with concurrent oxytocin, foley speeds delivery

(HealthDay)—The rate of delivery within 24 hours is increased with induction with concurrent oxytocin infusion added to preinduction cervical ripening with a Foley catheter versus Foley followed by oxytocin, according to ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Delayed pushing linked to longer second stage of labor

(HealthDay)—For nulliparous women, delayed pushing is associated with longer second stage duration and increased odds of cesarean delivery and postpartum hemorrhage, according to a study published in the November issue ...

Oncology & Cancer

Early menarche may add to risk of ER- breast CA in black women

(HealthDay)—Age at menarche could play a role in development of estrogen receptor-negative (ER−) breast cancers among African-American women, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of the ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Preeclampsia prediction similar, modest with two algorithms

(HealthDay)—Two algorithms offer similar and modest performance for predicting preeclampsia in nulliparous women at 11 to 13 weeks of gestation, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in BJOG: An International Journal ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

OASIS risk up for nulliparous women with vacuum delivery

(HealthDay)—For women whose infants are delivered by vacuum extraction, the risk of obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASIS) is significantly higher among nulliparous women than multiparous women, according to a study published ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Modest prediction of preterm birth using clinical features

(HealthDay) -- For healthy nulliparous women, the ability to predict spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) using clinical characteristics is modest, according to a study published online July 16 in PLoS One.

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