OB/GYN Clinical Alert – April 1, 2022
April 1, 2022
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In a retrospective cohort analysis of prospectively tracked menstrual cycle data from the smart phone application “Natural Cycles,” the COVID-19 vaccine is associated with a less than one day change in menstrual cycle length, and no change in menses length.
Online patient resources for pelvic floor disorders on the American Urogynecology Society patient portal are underused by women with pelvic floor disorders.
This systematic review found that urine dipsticks of 1+ protein had a sensitivity of only 68% for the diagnosis of preeclampsia (95% confidence interval, 0.57-0.77), which was considered poor. Performance improved at thresholds of 2+ and 3+ protein.
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most commonly inherited autosomal recessive genetic hemoglobinopathy in the United States. People with SCD account for only 0.1% of all deliveries, but approximately 1% of maternal deaths, a 10-fold increased risk.