preterm birth

Endometriosis poses increased risk of preterm birthWomen with endometriosis at first singleton pregnancy are about 1.5 times more likely to have a preterm birth (PTB), according to a meta-analysis.
Study: Early-term births linked to poorer CRF through young adulthoodLongitudinal data from a prospective cohort study indicate that being born early term may negatively affect a child’s cardiorespiratory fitness. Plus: Is there a difference in PTB rate between branded and compounded 17P? Also, a review analyzes whether or not there are any benefits to placentophagy.
Study links endometriosis, obstetric complicationsData from more than 1.9 million subjects shows that women with endometriosis have a statistically higher risk of obstetric complications including preterm birth (PTB) than those without the condition.
Meta-analysis on oocyte donation and perinatal outcomesA systematic review and meta-analysis suggests that in pregnancies conceived via assisted reproduction, risk of adverse perinatal outcomes may be higher with donated than with autologous oocytes. Plus: Do post-cesarean antibiotics reduce infections in obese women? Also: Researchers believe they have identified the genes associated with preterm delivery.
The microbiome in prematurity: Key messages from emerging sciencePTB can be readily separated into spontaneous and indicated PTB, and, thus, treatment or prevention for one might be counterproductive for the other.
CDC issues advisory on Zika testingThe latest on testing guidelines for Zika from the CDC. Plus: Are corticosteroids effective when administered only hours before delivery? Also, a look at the prevalence of hepatitis C among pregnancy women in the United States.
Is cervical insufficiency a true diagnosis?A debate at ACOG 2017 looks at whether cervical insufficiency should be abandoned as a diagnosis. Plus: A study presented at ACOG 2017 examines whether human papillomavirus is linked to preterm birth?
Is intervention in our DNA?Too many ob/gyns believe that doing something is better than doing nothing, says this reader.
Does early menstruation increase risk of GDM?A new study looks at whether who begin menarche early in life are more likely to develop GDM. Plus: USPSTF issues their final recommendations on pelvic exams. Also, a look at the efficacy of vaginal progesterone in preventing preterm birth in twin pregnancy.
Is there a link between CVD and preterm birth?A study looks at the impact of a preterm birth on the mother's future risk of cardiovascular disease. Plus: Do shift work and physical labor negatively impact a woman's fertility? Also, are women who get a false-positive mammogram more likely to delay their future screenings?