OB/GYN Clinical Alert – December 1, 2023
December 1, 2023
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In premenopausal patients, there was a linear association between increasing body mass index and decreased age at the time of endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia diagnosis.
In this multicenter, observational, prospective cohort study, flow cytometry was used to detect circulating fetal red blood cells (fRBCs) in maternal blood among 506 participants before and after induced abortion up to 12 weeks’ gestation. Only three participants had elevated fRBCs at baseline, and only one of these had elevated fRBC counts following the abortion, which indicates that first trimester abortion is not a risk factor for Rh sensitization.
A national review of inpatient permanent contraception procedures between Jan. 1, 2019, and Dec. 31, 2020, demonstrated that the rate of procedures decreased in 2020 compared with 2019, with the steepest monthly decline (14.5%) being between February and April 2020, the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Magnesium sulfate did not improve neurological function and child survival at 2 years of age in women at risk of imminent preterm birth treated between 30 and 34 weeks of gestation.