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Live Birth Rates Unaffected by Endometrial Scratching During In Vitro Fertilization

Live Birth Rates Unaffected by Endometrial Scratching During In Vitro Fertilization

Endometrial scratching with the use of a pipelle biopsy may not increase live birth rates for women undergoing in vitro fertilization.

Serum Estradiol Levels Predictive of Fractures During Menopausal Transition

Measuring serum estradiol during the menopausal transition might help identify women at higher risk for fractures.

Low Birth Weight, Obesity Associated With Pregnancy Complications

Women who were born at a low birth weight and who are overweight or obese as adults are at increased risk of developing preeclampsia, gestational hypertension, and gestational diabetes mellitus.

Opinion

Is Bed Rest Necessary in Pregnancy?

Although bed rest was once frequently advised in pregnancy, clinicians today routinely warn against bed rest for most pregnant patients due to potential negative effects.

Mistaking Legal Recourse for Evidence-Based Medical Practices in Surrogacy

Paying a surrogate to carry a fetus shoehorns a fourth, and fifth, party into the already tight therapeutic triangle formed by the biological mom, fetus, and physician.

Treating premenopausal women with fibroids and dysmenorrhea

The standard treatment option for premenopausal women who do not wish to get pregnant is hysterectomy.

Features

Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism: Pregnant and Pediatric Patients

Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism: Pregnant and Pediatric Patients

In this 3-part series, Hematology Advisor spoke with experts about the revisions to the ASH clinical practice guidelines for venous thromboembolism.

Early Pregnancy and Painless Spotting

Early Pregnancy and Painless Spotting

A 30-year-old woman who is 6 weeks pregnant calls into the after-hours Ob/Gyn line over the weekend with reported spotting.

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