January 1st, 2018
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Increased diversity of the microbiota in women is associated with urgency urinary incontinence symptoms but not with stress urinary incontinence symptoms.
The NICHD Fetal Growth Studies – Singletons investigation recently yielded a new formula for determining gestational age based on standard biometric information. When compared to an often-used formula, it appeared to be more accurate after 21 weeks of gestation.
In this study, routine endocervical curettage (ECC) among women age 30 and older detected CIN 2 or worse in 14.4% of cases with higher likelihood of detection among women with high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, ASC-H, positive HPV 16 infection, or high grade colposcopic impression. The additional yield of ECC over lesion-directed ectocervical biopsies decreased with each additional biopsy.
An analysis of a large insurance database showed no consistent effect between postpartum initiation of hormonal contraception and the subsequent diagnosis of depression.