All news from Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Merck KGaA-Pfizer To End Late-Stage Ovarian Cancer

Merck KGaA and Pfizer Inc said on Friday they were ending a late-stage study for their drug to treat a form of ovarian cancer in previously untreated patients. The results showed the drug, Bavencio, in combination with, or as a follow-on treatment to, platinum-based chemotherapy could not achieve the primary goal of progression-free survival in patients.

Infertility Rates 'Far Higher' In Military Women

Women in the US military describes infertility rates that are approximately three times higher than the general population, according to a new report. And they present face challenges, gaining access to infertility care, as well as the problems of unintended pregnancies and accessing birth control, according to the report, which documents the state of reproductive healthcare among women in the military.

Identifying Genes Associated With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Irregular periods, often with weight gain, or just irregular periods and infertility," said Corrine Welt, M.D., interim chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at University of Utah Health and one of the senior authors on the study. "These results drive home the point that regardless of symptoms for diagnosing PCOS the genetic underpinnings are the same.

Early Postpartum Initiation Of Opioids With Persistent Use

Vanderbilt researchers have published findings indicating that regardless of whether a woman delivers a child by cesarean section or by vaginal birth if they fill prescriptions for opioid pain medications early in the postpartum period, they are at increased risk of developing persistent opioid use.

Screen For Depression During, After Pregnancy

Doctors should screen women for depression during and after pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says in an updated policy statement. Undiagnosed and untreated depression among pregnant women and new mothers can put a baby's health at risk, and is one of the most common and costly pregnancy-related complications in the United States, according to the AAP.

Slowdown On Cesareans

Make no mistake: Cesarean deliveries are major surgery. They can save lives, but even so, a woman runs the risk of bleeding, infection, a longer and costlier hospital stay—and more cesareans with future pregnancies.

First Baby Born Via Uterus Transplanted from Dead Donor

In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby, researchers reported Wednesday. The breakthrough operation, performed in September 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, shows that such transplants are feasible and could help thousands of women unable to have children due to uterine problems, according to a study published in The Lancet