November 1, 2014
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SYNOPSIS: Prior vaccination of both parents with Tdap (¡°cocooning¡±) protects newborn infants from contracting pertussis.
Synopsis: Performing intrauterine insemination with the use of donor sperm twice during a natural or stimulated ovulation induction cycle did not increase pregnancy rates over a single insemination.
Synopsis: A large case-control study done in Sweden that evaluated thromboembolic complications in users of hormonal contraception found an increased risk in users of depomedroxyprogesterone acetate and the combined pill. Desogestrel-containing oral contraceptives showed an increase in risk relative to levonorgestrel pills.
SYNOPSIS: A large 10-center study has validated the concept of screening all patients who are presenting with preterm contractions in the third trimester with cervical length examinations by transvaginal sonography and using fetal fibronectin selectively only in those with cervical lengths between 1.5 and 3.0 cm.