February 2019 Briefing – OBGYN & Women’s Health

Achievement of Targets in T2DM Varies by Season WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There is seasonal variation in achievement of the guideline targets for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), blood […]

Achievement of Targets in T2DM Varies by Season

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There is seasonal variation in achievement of the guideline targets for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), blood pressure (BP), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol among persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a study published online Feb. 22 in Diabetes Care.

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Antenatal Corticosteroid Tx Tied to Reduction in Birth Size

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Antenatal corticosteroid therapy (ACT) is associated with reductions in birth size for infants, according to a study published online Feb. 26 in PLOS Medicine.

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Sufficient Investment Could Reduce HIV Epidemic by 2030

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New HIV infections could be reduced and prevalence could begin to decline by 2030 with sufficient investment, including meeting 95 percent targets for diagnosis, care retention, and viral suppression by 2025, according to a study published online Feb. 22 in AIDS and Behavior.

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Program Aids Weight Loss in Patients With Mental Illness

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A behavioral weight loss intervention is effective among overweight and obese individuals with serious mental illness (SMI), regardless of their diabetes status, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in Diabetes Care.

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Excessive Gestational Weight Gain Tied to Maternal Morbidity

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Gestational weight gain in excess of guidelines from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) is associated with increased risk of severe maternal morbidity, according to a study published in the March issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Environmental Exposures Before, After Birth Tied to Lung Function

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to several chemicals before and after birth appears to be associated with a decrease in lung function later in childhood, according to a study published in the February issue of The Lancet Planetary Health.

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Knowledge of Transgender Health Care Not Linked to Education

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Transphobia — not formal or informal education — predicts provider knowledge of transgender health care, according to a study recently published in Medical Education.

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Prognostic Bleeding Risk Models Developed for Aspirin Use

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Prognostic bleeding risk models that can estimate the absolute bleeding harms of aspirin have been developed for individuals in whom aspirin is being considered for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published online Feb. 26 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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