Research looks at the science showing associations between microcephaly and Zika virus. Plus: Can cervical pessaries help prevent preterm birth? Also, a study examines whether inadvertent HPV vaccination during pregnancy leads to adverse outcomes for mother and baby.
For Contemporary OB/GYN, Dr Bobby Lazzara looks at a recent study published in JAMA Neurology. The study examined children from Brazil who had congenital Zika virus infection and the impact of the disease.
A retrospective case study in Brazil examines whether the Zika virus has ties to a birth defect other than microcephaly. Also, the USPSTF issues recommendations on screening for genital herpes. Plus: Does soy reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease in women with PCOS?
For Contemporary OB/GYN, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses the promising results from the Zika virus vaccine research being performed by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in collaboration with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.
A study examines if ospemifene is linked to increased hot flashes. Plus: Do certain cerclage sutures increase the risk of preterm birth? Also, do pregnancy delays actually decrease the risk of microcephaly as a result of congenital Zika infection?