New England Journal of Medicine – O&G News

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Posted: January 2, 2020, 12:00 am
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Posted: December 26, 2019, 12:00 am
Promotion of universal health coverage, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, has focused global attention on sexual and reproductive health and rights and their impact on the overall health, safety, and equality of women, especially those who live in extreme poverty.…
Posted: December 26, 2019, 12:00 am
Ovarian cancer is a leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in women worldwide. The standard treatment for newly diagnosed advanced epithelial ovarian cancer is surgical cytoreduction and systemic platinum–taxane combination chemotherapy. Unfortunately, up to 85% of the patients with…
Posted: December 19, 2019, 12:00 am
The introduction of "personalized medicine" has spurred major changes in oncology, but success has been spread unevenly across the spectrum of solid tumors. Although prognoses for adenocarcinoma of the lung and melanoma have been profoundly altered, other diseases, such as colon cancer and ovarian…
Posted: December 19, 2019, 12:00 am
Newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer is treated with curative intent. However, owing to late diagnosis with advanced-stage disease, the vast majority of patients have a relapse (after a median of 10 to 18 months), despite being treated with cytoreductive surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy.…
Posted: December 19, 2019, 12:00 am
Since the introduction of paclitaxel in 1996, efforts to augment the efficacy of treatment in patients with advanced-stage ovarian cancer have yielded limited success. The introductions of weekly paclitaxel therapy, intraperitoneal chemotherapy, and bevacizumab therapy are recognized alterations…
Posted: December 19, 2019, 12:00 am
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Posted: December 12, 2019, 12:00 am
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Posted: November 28, 2019, 12:00 am
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Posted: November 28, 2019, 12:00 am
The American Cancer Society has estimated that in 2019 approximately 22,500 women would be diagnosed with epithelial ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian-tube ("ovarian") cancer, and 14,000 would die. Despite the absence of randomized data showing a survival benefit conferred by primary…
Posted: November 14, 2019, 12:00 am
Pluripotent stem cells — which have the ability to differentiate into any cell type in the body — have enormous potential for regenerative medicine and for uncovering the developmental biology underlying health and disease. New advances in stem-cell technologies are crucial for understanding the…
Posted: October 24, 2019, 12:00 am
Presentation of Case. Dr. Rachel Wood (Obstetrics and Gynecology): A 35-year-old pregnant woman was admitted to the labor and delivery unit of this hospital at 36 weeks 4 days of gestation for a planned repeat cesarean section because of placenta previa. At 6 weeks 4 days of gestation, the patient…
Posted: October 24, 2019, 12:00 am
Zika virus (ZIKV) was discovered in Africa in 1947 and was first detected in Asia in 1966, yet its potential effect on public health was not recognized until the virus caused outbreaks in the Pacific from 2007 to 2015 and began spreading throughout the Americas in 2015. The ability of ZIKV to cause…
Posted: October 10, 2019, 12:00 am
Tuberculosis is the leading cause of health complications and death among persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection who reside in low-income and middle-income countries with a high tuberculosis burden. Among women, tuberculosis predominantly affects those of reproductive age. When…
Posted: October 3, 2019, 12:00 am
To the Editor: Telecontraception — the provision of contraception through a website or smartphone app — has recently emerged as an alternative to provision at clinic visits. Telecontraception companies advertise the convenience of their services, which allow patients to complete an online…
Posted: September 26, 2019, 12:00 am
Preterm delivery (defined as delivery before 37 weeks of gestation) occurs in 15 million pregnancies each year and is the leading cause of early childhood complications and death; early preterm deliveries (defined as delivery before 34 weeks of gestation) represent approximately 20% of all preterm…
Posted: September 12, 2019, 12:00 am
A key result of our cumulative efforts as U.S. health care providers over the past 46 years is that there are fewer abortions per 1000 reproductive-age women per year today than immediately after the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide. Deaths due to unsafe…
Posted: September 5, 2019, 12:00 am
Michael Baden, an 85-year-old forensic pathologist, is best known for his role in investigations of such high-profile cases as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson. But for Baden, who worked in the New York City medical examiner’s office before the…
Posted: September 5, 2019, 12:00 am
Neural-tube defects occur by the end of the sixth week of pregnancy (i.e. the fourth week after fertilization) and have been associated with exposure to specific drugs early in pregnancy. Concerns about neural-tube defects among children exposed to efavirenz at the time of conception were raised by…
Posted: August 29, 2019, 12:00 am
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