On May 3, 2022, JAMA published 2 separate randomized clinical trials (RCTs) regarding patient’s self-monitoring of blood pressures at home. Historically, clinicians instructed patients either at risk of developing hypertension in pregnancy or those with existing chronic hypertension/hypertensive disorders in pregnancy to self-monitor their blood pressure in-between clinician visits. Is that recommendation clinically useful? Does the data support that? Once again, the world of “hypertension in pregnancy” is being shaken up! In this podcast we will review these 2 recent RCT studies which may the change the way we practice obstetrics.
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Does Ella Cause Abortion?
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13:50Over the last several days I have received numerous Facebook messages, podcast voice memos, and personal texts regarding the potential for misapplication of Ulipristal’s mechanism of action as emergency contraception. Will Ella be banned? Does it affect implantation? It’s time to clear the dust and set the record straight.
New ACOG (June 16, 2022) Advisory: “PreP Talk”
17:34On June 16, 2022, the ACOG released a new practice advisory regarding PreP in the ObGyn patient population. This has important implications on how we counsel patients especially after recent STI diagnosis. In this podcast we will cover important aspects of PreP to get you comfortable with this preventative option. What are the 3 currently approved options? Are they safe? What about monitoring? Do adolescent patients qualify? We will answer all of these questions and more in this session.
PCOS and ACUTE PeriPartum Risks
20:16We have come a long way from the first report from Stein and Leventhal describing “polycystic ovaries“ on ultrasound in infertile women back in the 1950s. We already well understand that PCOS raises the risk of certain antepartum complications including gestational diabetes, possible macrosomia, and the development of gestational hypertension or preeclampsia. But there actually is scant data on the risk of acute peripartum complications. In this podcast we will summarize a large study just published June 16, 2022 out of the Journal of AHA. We will also cover the importance of distinguishing between “Odds Ratios” and “absolute numbers” for clinical implications. Ready? Let’s dive into acute PeriPartum risks for women with PCOS.
Monkeypox 101: Effect in Pregnancy and Beyond.
20:56This is your crash course into all things “Monkeypox”. Data for this podcast comes from the CDC, WHO, and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Information is moving fast and we’re here to keep you evidence-based. How does Monkeypox affect pregnancy? When is a C-Section indicated? What are the treatments available? And what about the 2 vaccines available in the USA… Why is one more problematic than the other? Listen in and find out.
Hydration for Oligo?
20:12Which is better for determining amniotic fluid volume: the AFI or MVP? There’s data to support one or the other. In cases of isolated oligohydramnios in the late preterm interval, is there a role for maternal oral hydration? Does that actually work? We are going to dive into the amniotic fluid (no pun intended) dilemmas now.
Is Myfembree Birth Control?
13:27According to the ACOG, by natural menopause it is estimated that up to 70% of women will have developed a uterine leiomyoma. 70%! Most of course are asymptomatic. For those with symptoms, heavy menstrual bleeding and pain are the most common afflictions. In May 2021, the FDA approved a new triple combination pill for heavy menstrual bleeding associated with fibroids. Can this medication also be used as hormonal birth control? We will review the ACOG, FDA, and manufacture’s information for MyFimbree in this clinical update.
Does the Progestin Matter?
18:15There are currently (in the USA) 4 generations of available progestins in combination birth control pills. Are these differences clinically relevant, or is it all manufacturer marketing? In this session we will review the chemical nature, biology of, and clinical manifestations of the different progestins. We will set the record straight. (This topic was suggested by an OB/GYN senior resident at Lincoln Hospital, South Bronx… Thank you for listening to our podcast and for the wonderful podcast topic suggestion).
20:52Fetal microcephaly is a devastating diagnosis. Prognosis is dependent on whether fetal microcephaly is isolated or part of other congenital anomalies. Prognosis is also directly related to the degree of fetal microcephaly. In this session, we will review the diagnostic criteria, workup, and prognosis of this devastating fetal condition.