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HSC Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Sciences Current Awareness Bulletins: Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Obstetrics and Gynaecology current awareness bulletin

Frequency: Bi-monthly

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July 2024

The accuracy of ultrasound scan in diagnosing retained products of conception: a systematic review and meta-analysis 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.11.1243

Androgens (dehydroepiandrosterone or testosterone) for women undergoing assisted reproduction (updated Cochrane intervention review)

The definition of unexplained infertility: a systematic review 10.1111/1471-0528.17697  

The difference in extracellular matrix metabolism in women with and without pelvic organ prolapse: a systematic review and meta-analysis 10.1111/1471-0528.17768  

Effect of the HPV vaccination programme on incidence of cervical cancer and grade 3 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia by socioeconomic deprivation in England: population based observational study 10.1136/bmj-2023-077341

Endometriosis: a six-year epidemiological study 10.30699/jogcr.9.3.335   

Epidural analgesia during labour and severe maternal morbidity: population based study 10.1136/bmj-2023-077190 

Gynecologic laparoscopy: are prophylactic antibiotics essential? 10.30699/jogcr.9.3.264

Malignant ovarian and testicular germ cell tumors: common characteristics but different prognoses 10.1111/joim.13778

The Management of Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy and Hyperemesis Gravidarum (Green-top Guideline No. 69) 10.1111/1471-0528.17739  

A multidimensional appraisal of early menstrual pain experience 10.1016/j.ajog.2024.01.017

The obstetrical emergency department: need, rationale, and guide to implementation 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.12.021

Patient experiences of endometriosis diagnosis: a mixed methods approach 10.1111/1471-0528.17719

Poor maternal sleep health adversely affects neonatal and pregnancy outcomes: an important ignored health issue in prenatal care 10.30699/jogcr.9.3.288

Primary care clinicians’ perspectives on interacting with patients with gynaecological conditions: a systematic review 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0133

Provision of medications for self-managed abortion before and after the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision 10.1001/jama.2024.4266

A unified pelvic floor conceptual model for studying morphological changes with prolapse, age, and parity 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.11.1247

Women’s information needs about menopause: a cross-sectional survey in Norwegian general practice 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0127


American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (May-Jun); BJGP Open (Apr); BJOG (Jun-Jul); BMJ (15th and 22nd May); Cochrane Library (May-Jun); JAMA (14th May); Journal of Internal Medicine (Jun); Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Cancer Research (May-Jun)

May 2024

Ambient air pollution and adverse birth outcomes 10.1111/1471-0528.17727  

Assisted vaginal birth in 21st century 10.1016/j.ajog.2022.12.305

Association between stillbirth and severe maternal morbidity 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.08.029

Chemicals in menstrual products 10.1111/1471-0528.17668  

Clinical chorioamnionitis at term 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.02.002

An empowerment model for managing menopause 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)02799-X

Environmental sustainability in obstetrics and gynaecology 10.1111/1471-0528.17637  

Failed induction of labor 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.06.103

The global issue of female genital mutilation 10.1016/j.jpeds.2024.113906

Intrauterine devices in the management of postpartum hemorrhage 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.08.015

Managing menopause after cancer 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)02802-7

Methods for the induction of labor: efficacy and safety 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.02.009

Optimising health after early menopause 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)02800-3

Oxytocin: physiology, pharmacology, and clinical application for labor management 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.06.041

Patient decision aids in mainstreaming genetic testing for women with ovarian cancer 10.1111/1471-0528.17675  

Primary care clinicians’ perspectives on interacting with patients with gynaecological conditions 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0133

Promoting good mental health over the menopause transition 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)02801-5

Pelvic floor injury during vaginal birth is life-altering and preventable: what can we do about it? 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.11.1253

The physiology and pharmacology of oxytocin in labor and in the peripartum period 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.04.011

The prevention of perineal trauma during vaginal birth 10.1016/j.ajog.2022.06.021

Risk of thrombosis and bleeding in gynecologic cancer surgery 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.10.006

Risk of thrombosis and bleeding in gynecologic noncancer surgery 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.11.1255

The role of labor induction in modern obstetrics 10.1016/j.ajog.2022.03.019

Uterine-sparing surgical procedures to control postpartum hemorrhage 10.1016/j.ajog.2022.06.018

Water birth: a systematic review and meta-analysis of maternal and neonatal outcomes 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.08.034


American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Mar-Apr); BJGP Open (Mar); BJOG (Apr-May); Journal of Pediatrics (Mar); Lancet, The (9th-15th Mar)

March 2024

Anxiety and depression symptoms after the Dobbs abortion decision 10.1001/jama.2023.25599

The association between human chorionic gonadotropin and adverse pregnancy outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.08.007

Caesarean birth (updated NICE guideline NG51)

The effect of digital health interventions on postpartum depression or anxiety: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.06.028

Gestational diabetes mellitus and adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes in twin and singleton pregnancies: a systematic review and meta-analysis 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.08.011

The impact of increasing body mass index on in vitro fertilization treatment, obstetrical, and neonatal outcomes 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.10.018

Incidence and causes of perinatal death in prenatally diagnosed vasa previa: a systematic review and meta-analysis 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.06.015

International expert consensus on the surgical anatomic classification of radical hysterectomies 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.09.099

Intrapartum azithromycin to prevent maternal and neonatal sepsis and deaths: A systematic review with meta-analysis 10.1111/1471-0528.17655

Intrauterine manipulator during hysterectomy for endometrial cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of oncologic outcomes 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.09.004

Living donor uterus transplant in the UK: A case report 10.1111/1471-0528.17639  

Long-term outcomes of hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.06.043

Maternal postures for fetal malposition in late pregnancy for improving the health of mothers and their infants (new Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD014616

Pollution and endometriosis: A deep dive into the environmental impacts on women's health 10.1111/1471-0528.17687  

Red blood cell capacity of modern menstrual products: considerations for assessing heavy menstrual bleeding 10.1136/bmjsrh-2023-201895

SARS-CoV-2—Placental effects and association with stillbirth 10.1111/1471-0528.17698  

Strategies for obstetricians and gynecologists to advance reproductive autonomy in a post-Roe landscape 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.07.055

Syphilis complicating pregnancy and congenital syphilis 10.1056/NEJMra2202762

Sources used: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Jan-Feb); BJOG (Feb-Mar); BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health (Jan); Cochrane Library (Jan-Feb); JAMA (23rd/30th Jan); NEJM (18th Jan); NICE website (Jan)