March 1, 2016
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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently released updates to the 2009 recommendations on breast cancer screening. Additional studies published since the last review strengthen the conclusion that mammography screening results in a reduction in the risk of death from breast cancer.
In this large cohort study from Denmark, use of oral fluconazole during pregnancy was associated with a slightly increased risk of spontaneous abortion and no increased risk of stillbirth.
A study assessing the effects of instituting a model of certified nurse midwife with MD laborist backup on a private patient population showed a decrease in cesarean section rate and an increase in vaginal birth after cesarean delivery rate without any change in combined neonatal outcome.
Cumulative live-birth rates were more than 65% after the sixth cycle of in vitro fertilization.