Can a RSV vaccine administered during pregnancy be effective in preventing infection during infancy?August 10th 2020
A study looks at whether a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) could be effective in reducing RSV-associated, medically significant lower respiratory tract infections in infants.
Parents and health care providers need to cheerlead the HPV vaccine for their teensAugust 3rd 2020
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is the key to a major public health victory, but the vaccine coverage has been less than effective. A report offers some answer to how parental intent has made an impact.
Zika may have led to negative outcomes in kids born with normal head sizeJuly 16th 2020
Parents of newborns who had been exposed to Zika virus in utero may have breathed a sigh of relief when their child was born with normocephaly. An investigation finds that adverse outcomes occurred even in children with normal head size.
Does prenatal mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency lead to risk of intellectual disabilities in offspring?July 16th 2020
Severe iodine deficiency in pregnancy has been linked to intellectual disabilities in offspring. An investigation studies whether the same is true for mild-to-moderate deficiency.
Using an improvement program to improve Chlamydia trachomatis testingJuly 8th 2020
Clinicians may still use urine nucleic-acid amplification tests, despite the recommendation to use a more sensitive vaginal swab to test for Chlamydia trachomatis. A report looks at whether a quality improvement program could change that.
Sudden neutropenia and emesis in an SGA infantAugust 21st 2019
A 24-year-old G2P1001 African American female at 38.2 weeks of gestation was induced for labor for a fetus with prenatally diagnosed intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). She subsequently delivered via normal spontaneous delivery. The infant initially latched well at the breast, was normoglycemic and normothermic, but shortly after birth had had a significant episode of blood-tinged emesis (not deemed to be swallowed maternal blood) and was transferred to the transitional nursery for further evaluation.
Opening up the emergency contraception talkSeptember 8th 2015
Since its approval nearly 20 years ago, emergency contraception therapies have changed a lot. One in 5 physicians hesitates to discuss them with their patients, but a new bulletin from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology seeks to open the discussion.
Rising infant mortality rates linked to increase in preterm, cesarean deliveriesSeptember 1st 2011
Preterm birth exerts a huge influence on infant mortality, and because less than half of preterm births are linked to spontaneous labor, it's important to consider the possible effect of obstetric intervention on the preterm birth rate.
Optimizing primary care for LGBTQ youthOctober 1st 2009
Caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth requires both an understanding of general adolescent cognitive and sexual health development, as well as an awareness of some of the unique medical and social issues these young people may face.