Obstetrics & Gynecology

Small Extra Cost for Water Immersion During Labor

Microsimulation study shows additional cost of $221.12 Canadian 2014 dollars per laboring woman

Zika Bill Blocked (Again) Over Planned Parenthood Provisions

Senate Democrats blocked a bill that would have provided $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus; the bill excludes Planned Parenthood from the list of contraception providers

FGF21, Dietary Intake Interaction Impacts Adiposity

FGF21 genotype interacts with dietary carbohydrate/fat intake to affect adiposity, body fat

Zika: Two Billion at Risk in Africa and Asia, Study Says

More than two billion people could be at risk from Zika virus outbreaks in parts of Africa and Asia, according to scientists writing in The Lancet Infectious

Capture the Critical Driver of Your Practice’s Financial Success: Physician Time | Feature

Pop Quiz: What were you doing during the financial presentation at your last board meeting?

Strategies for Physician Succession & Retirement | Feature

Due to the busy nature of many medical practices, planning for future events like physician succession or retirement often takes a back seat to other pressing priorities.

CDC August Update: Zika Case Counts in the U.S. | Feature

Laboratory-confirmed Zika virus disease cases reported to ArboNET by state or territory (as of August 24, 2016) Zika virus disease and Zika virus congenital infection are nationally

Yale Team discovers how Zika virus causes fetal brain damage | Feature

The findings suggest that Zika virus might be susceptible to existing antiviral drugs that may prevent disruption to the developing nervous system, said the researchers. Infection by

Managing Difficult Patients | Feature

Regardless of the setting that a physician practices, there is a high likelihood that they will encounter difficult patients throughout their career. “We can’t blame all of

Analyzing “Breakthrough Therapy” Perceptions | Feature

After an investigational medication is subject to clinical trials but before it is permitted to be used widely in patients, the FDA reviews the clinical trial results

Vaccine candidates: Data support rapid development of Zika vaccines for humans | Feature

A ZIKV purified inactivated virus Zika vaccine candidate provided robust protection against the virus in rhesus monkeys in a new preclinical study. Findings support advancing the candidate

Gas Mix-Up Causes Newborn Death | Medical Blog

In mid-July, a baby born by cesarean section died about one hour later due to the administration of nitrous oxide instead of oxygen in the hospital’s neonatal

Researchers map Zika’s routes to the developing fetus | Medical Blog

The study of human tissue in the laboratory found that an older generation antibiotic called duramycin blocked the virus from replicating in cells that are thought to

The Generational Differences in Healthcare Technology | Feature

For decades marketers have tailored their messages and delivery tactics based on the target audience to help increase sales of products and services. Today, physicians and healthcare

Heroes in Medicine: Daniel R. Lattanzi, MD | Feature

Congratulations to Daniel R. Lattanzi, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for being recognized as this month’s “Heroes in Medicine” recipient from Physician’s Weekly. Dr.

Five new confirmed microcephaly cases in Colombia may be harbingers of epidemic | Feature

Just when it seemed that missing cases of microcephaly in Colombia were straining the credibility of the Zika virus’ connection to the birth defects, the latest report

HPV Vaccine & Autoimmune Diseases – Study Release | Feature

A new study assessed whether quadrivalent human papillomavirus (qHPV) vaccination is associated with increased incidence of new-onset autoimmune disease in girls and women with pre-existing autoimmune disease.

Obscure herpes virus found in women with unexplained infertility | Feature

The little-known member of the human herpesvirus family called HHV-6A infects the lining of the uterus in 43% of women with unexplained infertility but cannot be found

Heroes in Medicine: Patrick Gerard O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACP | Feature

Congratulations to Patrick Gerard O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACP, of the Yale School of Medicine for being the winner of the “Heroes in Medicine” award from Physician’s Weekly

Message from CDC regarding the recent shortage of Penicillin G benzathine in the United States | Feature

Penicillin G benzathine is the recommended treatment for syphilis and the only recommended treatment for pregnant women infected or exposed to syphilis. Pfizer, the sole manufacturer of

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