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Georgia Department of Health Update on Zika

February 3, 2016 Zika Virus Frequently Asked Questions What is Zika virus? Zika virus (pronunciation: zee-kah) is a viral disease that is transmitted to people by mosquitoes. Prior to 2015, outbreaks have occurred in Africa, Southeast Asia, and islands in … Continue reading

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CDC issues Interim Guidelines for Preventing Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus and Updated Interim Guidelines for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

From CDC website: CDC has issued new interim guidance on preventing sexual transmission of Zika virus after confirming through laboratory testing, in collaboration with Dallas County Health and Human Services, the first case of Zika virus infection in a non-traveler … Continue reading

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Interim Guidelines for Pregnant Women During a Zika Virus Outbreak — United States, 2016

On January 19, 2016, this report was posted as an MMWR Early Release on the MMWR website (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr). Emily E. Petersen, MD1; J. Erin Staples, MD, PhD2; Dana Meaney-Delman,, MD3; Marc Fischer, MD2; Sascha R. Ellington, MSPH1; William M. Callaghan, MD1; Denise J. Jamieson, … Continue reading

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New CDC advisory regarding the Zika Virus outbreak.

Zika virus is a mosquito borne virus that has been linked to a marked increase in cases of microcephaly in Brazil. Maternal fetal transmission of this virus has been documented. Because there is neither a vaccine nor prophylactic medication, the … Continue reading

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Hysterectomy does not adversely impact urinary symptoms

By Dr. Bret Lewis   Many patients who are seen in our office and are contemplating a hysterectomy are concerned about the possible effects on their bladder.  An article published in Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey in 2012 present some very … Continue reading

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How Can Pregnant Women Safely Relieve Low-Back Pain?

Dr. Bret Lewis found this article to be very informative: CLINICAL REVIEWS     How can pregnantwomen safely relieve low-back pain?   EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER Acetaminophen is safe for use in pregnancy but lacks evidence of efficacy (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, … Continue reading

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Vitamin D doses often don’t match labels, study says

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Dr. Bret Lewis found the following article published in USA TODAY very interesting:   Kim Painter, Special for USA TODAY11:44p.m. EST February 11, 2013 The potency of vitamin D supplements varies widely, according to new research. (Photo: Sean Dougherty, USA … Continue reading

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Elective labor induction at term may reduce perinatal death

Dr. Bret Lewis found this article originally published in the BMJ and reprinted in the Medscape Medical News to be very interesting: Medscape Medical News Elective Labor Induction at Term May Reduce Perinatal Death Lara C. Pullen, PhD May 10, … Continue reading

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A Comparison of Robotic vs. Non-robotic Hysterectomy

Dr. Bret Lewis found this article from the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology to be interesting:   A Comparison of Quality Outcome Measures in Patients Having a Hysterectomy for Benign Disease: Robotic vs. Non-robotic Approaches Martin A. Martino, MD , Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Has The Evidence Tipped In Favor Of Delayed Cord Clamping?

E.J. Aspuru, MD found this article by John T. Repke, MD from the September 2013 OBG Management to be very informative: Has the evidence tipped in favor of delayed cord clamping Not yet. This review of 15 randomized trials found no … Continue reading

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