April 1, 2018
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Inducing low-risk obstetrical patients at 39 weeks may be associated with lower rates of cesarean delivery and the need for neonatal respiratory support.
Women with a body mass index in the overweight and obese range are more likely to experience pelvic organ prolapse compared to women in the normal range.
Compared to women who undergo breast cancer screening with mammography alone, those receiving MRI exams experience a two- to fivefold increased rate of core and surgical biopsy. However, the biopsies have a lower cancer yield rate than mammography alone.
Genetic testing is changing rapidly. With the advent of more sophisticated genetic mutation panels, it is important that providers of women’s healthcare consider appropriate referral and testing for those women at increased risk of malignancy.