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Standing Up for Our Patients' Rights and Our Right to Care For Them
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981535

Oct 3rd, 2022 - As a family medicine physician specializing in HIV for over two decades, standing up for my patients' rights and speaking out against discrimination in healthcare have become an unavoidable and integral part of caring for my patients. When the Trump Administration in 2019 launched an initiative to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030 featuring HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as ...

High-Dose Folic Acid During Pregnancy Tied to Cancer Risk in Kids
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981769

Oct 3rd, 2022 - Prenatal exposure to high-dose folic acid is associated with a greater than twofold increased risk for cancer in children of mothers with epilepsy, new data from a Scandinavian registry of more than 3 million pregnancies suggests. The increased risk for cancer did not change after considering other factors that could explain the risk, such as use of antiseizure medication (ASM). There was no in...

Should Glycemic Targets for Gestational Diabetes Be Changed?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981641

Sep 29th, 2022 - Use of tighter glycemic targets for women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) reduced the risk for a serious health outcome for the infant, according to a trial conducted in New Zealand. These serious health outcomes included death, birth trauma, and shoulder dystocia. Infants' length of stay in the neonatal intensive care unit also was shorter. But the new targets did not reduce the infan...

Natural Fertility: When Less Can Be More
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981247

Sep 27th, 2022 - Mark P. Trolice, MD As reproductive specialists, part of our obligation is to improve a woman’s or couple’s ability to conceive in the most cost-effective manner, ideally through natural attempts at conception. While assisted reproductive technologies (ART) have provided impressive pregnancy rates across many diagnoses, including unexplained infertility, this advanced procedure comes with a sig...

Teen Interest in Long-Lasting Birth Control Soars After Roe
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981489

Sep 27th, 2022 - Sixteen-year-old Adismarys Abreu had been discussing a long-lasting birth control implant with her mother for about a year as a potential solution to increasing menstrual pain. Then Roe v. Wade was overturned, and Abreu joined the throng of teens rushing to their doctors as states began to ban or severely limit abortion. "I'm definitely not ready to be pregnant," said Abreu, who had Nexplanon —...

Why Neurologists Should Care About Reproductive Rights
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Sep 26th, 2022 - Kathrin LaFaver, MD: Thank you for joining us today for a special Medscape feature on reproductive rights and how this affects neurology. I'm here with Dr Sara LaHue, who is a neurologist and assistant professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and recent first author of a viewpoint in JAMA Neurology titled Reproductive Rights in Neurology — The Supreme Court'...

Risks Arise When Doctors Befriend Patients; Nurses Staff New Primary Care; and Physicians Fill Sex Education Gap
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981279

Sep 26th, 2022 - Risks Arise When Physicians Befriend Patients Physicians sometimes befriend patients, socialize with them, and become close. But professionals caution that such relationships raise ethical issues and could affect patient care. Friendships between physicians and patients are not unusual: 29% of 1600 physician respondents to Medscape's 2022 Physician Friendships: The Joys and Challenges survey sa...

Postpartum Sexual Enjoyment: Does Mode of Delivery Matter?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981380

Sep 26th, 2022 - For some parents, resuming sexual intimacy after having a baby is a top priority. For others, not so much — and late-night feedings and diaper changes may not be the only hang-ups. Dyspareunia — pain during sex — occurs in a substantial number of women after childbirth, and recent research sheds light on how psychological and biomedical factors relate to this condition. Mode of delivery, for in...

Using Anti-TNF Therapy After 24 Weeks of Pregnancy Appears Safe, Effective: Study
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981467

Sep 26th, 2022 - Continuing anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy after 24 weeks of pregnancy is associated with a lower likelihood of relapse of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in pregnant women and fewer premature deliveries, according to a new report. In addition, the numbers of Cesarean sections, stillbirths, serious infections, and small or large weight for gestational size were similar in patient...

Early Age at Hysterectomy Ups Type 2 Diabetes Risk
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981310

Sep 23rd, 2022 - Data from a large French cohort study suggest that women who have a hysterectomy before 40-45 years of age may be at particular risk of subsequently developing type 2 diabetes. A 20% increase in the risk for incident diabetes was found comparing women of all ages who had and had not had a hysterectomy (P = .0003). This risk jumped to a 52% increase when only women below the age of 45 were consi...

Case Challenge: Woman Presents to Emergency Department With Headache and Hypertension
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981216

Sep 23rd, 2022 - Background A 25-year-old woman presents to the emergency department (ED) with report of a severe headache. The pain is constant, throbbing, and located in the occipital region of her head. Additional symptoms include occasional episodes of blurred vision. Two days prior, she presented to an ED at a different hospital for severe headache. Her blood pressure was 152/98 mm Hg at admission and 156/...

'Dubious' Benefit of Abemaciclib in Early Breast Cancer
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981217

Sep 22nd, 2022 - The oncology community shouldn't be rushing to prescribe the CDK 4/6 inhibitor abemaciclib (Verzenio) for early breast cancer, a team of oncologists argue in a recent editorial. There are still too many unknowns, given the lack of overall survival benefit observed so far, and too much risk of harm, given the reported side effects and high cost of treatment, Bishal Gyawali, MD, PhD, a medical on...

Mothers' Diabetes Linked to ADHD in Their Children
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981249

Sep 22nd, 2022 - Children born to women who develop diabetes either before or during their pregnancy could be at risk for developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, data from a large multinational cohort study appear to show. Considering more than 4.5 million mother-child pairs, it was found that children whose mothers had diabetes around the time of their pregnancy were 16% more likely to have ADHD d...

White House: GOP Abortion Ban Would Mean a Nationwide Crisis
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981250

Sep 22nd, 2022 - WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists say a Republican-led proposal to ban abortion nationwide after 15 weeks would endanger the health of women and have severe consequences for physicians. "If passed and enacted, this bill would create a nationwide health crisis, imperiling the health and lives of women in all 50 states," according to a p...

Community-Level Actions Could Mitigate Maternal Mortality
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981251

Sep 22nd, 2022 - Maternal mortality in the United States has been rising for several decades, but actions taken at the community level, as well as larger public health initiatives, have the potential to slow this trend, according to experts at a webinar sponsored by the National Institute for Health Care Management. Maternal mortality in the United States increased by 14% from 2018 to 2020, according to data fr...

Achieving a Successful Pregnancy While Living With SLE
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/979500

Sep 21st, 2022 - Michelle Petri, MD, looks back to one patient during her early days in clinic at Johns Hopkins. The patient was pregnant and living with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), concerned that she would need to terminate the pregnancy as had previously occurred, but Dr Petri had a different perspective. Citing the success of high-risk pregnancies, Dr Petri assured her patient that she was willing to...

Brain Shrinkage in First-Time Dads: It's a Good Thing
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981165

Sep 21st, 2022 - First-time fathers appear to experience a loss of cortical volume following the birth of their child, new research suggests. Investigators associated with the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón in Madrid, Spain, and the University of Southern California compared MRIs of the brains of 40 new fathers (half located in the United States and the other half in Spain) to a control g...

'Cracking' Technology May Reduce Environmental Inhaled Nitrous Oxide During Labor
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981178

Sep 21st, 2022 - New evidence indicates that the use of "cracking" technology can significantly reduce the ambient levels of inhaled nitrous oxide (N2O) during labor, especially when women are coached on how best to use it. The findings, from a quality improvement study conducted by anesthetists and midwives in the United Kingdom, appear to have implications for minimizing staff exposures and for lowering N2O's...

Maternal Diabetes a Risk Factor for Cancer in Children?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/981177

Sep 21st, 2022 - Maternal diabetes appears to raise the risk for certain types of cancers in children, according to an analysis of two large population-based registries. Most notably, researchers found an elevated risk of glioma among children who had been prenatally exposed to type 1 diabetes in one registry and to gestational diabetes in the other. "Our study supports the potential role for maternal diabetes ...

Obesity, Weight Gain in GDM Pregnancies Linked to ADHD in Offspring
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Sep 20th, 2022 - HealthDay News — Among women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a joint effect of maternal obesity and excessive weight gain appears to be associated with an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in offspring, according to a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Verónica Perea, MD, PhD, from Hospital Universitari Mútua ...