Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in OBGYN & Women’s Health for January 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.
Long-Term Incidence of A-Fib Increased in Women With Breast Cancer
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women with breast cancer have an increased long-term incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published online Jan. 28 in Heart Rhythm.
Rising Temps May Up Burden of Congenital Heart Disease in U.S.
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Projected increases in maternal heat exposure may result in increased congenital heart defect (CHD) burden, according to a study published online Jan. 30 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
AHA: Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is 48.0 percent in adults in the United States based on 2013 to 2016 data, according to a report published online Jan. 31 in Circulation.
Small Increase in HbA1c Seen With Switch to Human Insulin in T2DM
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Switching from analogue to human insulin is associated with a small increase in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels, according to a study published in the Jan. 29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Management of MS in Pregnancy Reviewed in U.K. Guideline
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It is important to discuss family planning and pregnancy proactively in women of childbearing age who have multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a review published online Jan. 5 in Practical Neurology.
More High-Value Care Associated With Receipt of Primary Care
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Receipt of primary care is associated with significantly more high-value care, slightly more low-value care, and a better health care experience, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
FDA Receives an ‘F’ in Tobacco Prevention Report Card
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was given an “F” in a new American Lung Association report card evaluating tobacco prevention programs.
Undisturbed Maternal Sleep Tied to Higher Risk for Late Stillbirth
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Long periods of undisturbed sleep during pregnancy are associated with late stillbirth, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in Birth.