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January 8, 2013
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News for professionals focused on the health of women and newborns

  Women's Health Update 
  • More U.S. women are getting Pap tests as recommended
    CDC researchers found that more women aged 30 and younger are getting Pap tests in accordance with the national guidelines for cervical cancer screening. However, in a separate study, they reported that about 60% of women get Pap tests despite having a total hysterectomy, which is unnecessary in cases when the hysterectomy was performed for noncancerous reasons. Both studies were published in the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. DoctorsLounge.com/HealthDay News (1/3), Nurse.com (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Women who walk more have lower stroke risk, study finds
    A European study in the journal Stroke revealed women who walked at least three hours weekly were less likely to suffer stroke than those who walked less, or those who did not walk at all. "The message for the general population remains similar: regularly engaging in moderate recreational activity is good for your health," said lead author Jose Maria Huerta from Spain. Yahoo/Reuters (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Obstetrics Focus 
 
  • Hormone may protect against pain after childbirth
    Hormonal changes after childbirth appear to prevent chronic pain, according to a study involving 1,200 women and an associated laboratory study. A year after delivery, 0.3% of women had developed chronic pain, according to the study, which was accompanied by a lab analysis. "These results suggest the surge in oxytocin around childbirth may also speed recovery from the pain caused by childbirth," said Dr. James Eisenach, editor of the journal Anesthesiology. U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay News (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  AWHONN Spotlight on Research 
  • LEEP not linked to risk of cesarean delivery, study finds
    A study involving more than 1,700 women suggests that loop electrosurgical excision procedure, a common treatment to remove precancerous tissue on the cervix, does not lead to increased rates of cesarean delivery in the subsequent pregnancy. The procedure causes scarring of the cervix, which, the authors had surmised, could impact the ability of the cervix to dilate in labor. Arrested dilation is one of the most common indications for cesarean delivery in the U.S. However, in the new retrospective study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers found that women with a history of LEEP had similar rates of cesarean delivery in a subsequent pregnancy as women without a history of cervical biopsy or excisional procedure. These findings held true regardless of the size of the specimen or interval after the procedure. Read the abstract. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Neonatal Health 
  • Pediatric group issues guidelines on C. difficile infection
    The American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines urging providers to look for other possible causes whenever infants test positive for Clostridium difficile since they normally have high colonization rates with the bacteria. Infants should only be tested for C. difficile when there's an outbreak or when the patient has Hirschsprung disease or other severe motility disorders, the group said. "For children older than 3 years, testing can be performed in the same manner as for older children and adults," AAP said. MedPage Today (free registration) (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: Language learning begins before babies are born
    Infants begin absorbing language -- and can recognize foreign languages -- even sooner than previously thought, a study says. "This is the first study that shows fetuses learn prenatally about the particular speech sounds of a mother's language," says Christine Moon, a professor at Pacific Lutheran University and co-author of the study. "This study moves the measurable result of experience with speech sounds from six months of age to before birth." MedicalDaily.com (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AWHONN News 
  • Live webinar -- Magnesium Sulfate: Emerging Research & Patient Safety
    On Jan. 24, you'll receive information on new research that nurses and other clinicians should be aware of about the neuroprotective effects of magnesium sulfate. You will also learn about the latest patient safety issues and strategies. Register today and learn how to evaluate available data regarding protocols, ACOG and AWHONN recommended clinical protocols, important safety measures to implement administering magnesium sulfate and how to identify and act on warning signs of potential overdose. Speakers are Kathleen Rice Simpson, Ph.D., RNC, FAAN and George A. Macones, M.D., M.S.C.E. Get more information on our website and register today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 2013 Birth Defects Prevention Month Packet
    The National Birth Defects Prevention Network's Education and Outreach Committee is pleased to present the 2013 Birth Defects Prevention Month Packet. This year's theme, "Birth defects are common, costly, and critical,” focuses on raising awareness of birth defects, which was developed in collaboration with the NBDPN Parents Advisory Group. These resources can be shared with colleagues, policy makers, families, and others during Birth Defects Prevention Month and throughout the year. We ask that you provide feedback regarding this year's packet and suggestions for future materials by completing an evaluation. If you should have any questions about the materials, please contact Mary Knapp at mary.knapp@doh.state.nj.us or Cara Mai at cwm7@cdc.gov. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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