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Obstetrics and Gynecology Archives

Multi-center project seeks to reduce primary cesarean births

Dec. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of 24 institutions nationwide seeking to reduce the incidence of primary cesarean births through an initiative sponsored by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

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NSAIDs, genetics and miscarriage

Sep. 20, 2017—A certain genetic variant, in combination with the use of anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen during early pregnancy, may protect women from miscarriage.

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Labor and Delivery unit set for major renovation

Sep. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Center for Women’s Health recently announced plans for a $6 million renovation of its Labor and Delivery suites and postpartum rooms.

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Center for Women’s Health opens clinic in Smyrna

Aug. 17, 2017—Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health has expanded its footprint into Rutherford County with a new clinic in Smyrna.

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Clinical trial to test Singulair to treat bladder pain syndrome

Jul. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is currently enrolling women to participate in a study looking at the drug Montelukast to treat interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS).

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Renewal House, VUMC team to help opioid-addicted mothers

Jun. 29, 2017—Renewal House and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have launched an alliance that will expedite treatment and expand the community’s capacity to treat mothers and children most acutely affected by opioid addiction in the mid-state.

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VUMC study shows cesarean patients sent home from hospital with more narcotic pain medications than needed

Jun. 13, 2017—Most women who undergo a cesarean childbirth are prescribed more opioid (narcotic) pain medications than needed upon release from the hospital, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows.

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Vanderbilt-led study disputes link between uterine fibroids and miscarriage risk

Jun. 7, 2017—A 10-year study, led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katherine Hartmann, M.D., Ph.D., disrupts conventional wisdom that uterine fibroids cause miscarriages.

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New cell model to help test reproductive disease therapies

May. 4, 2017—Kevin Osteen, Ph.D., Pierre Soupart Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology, and his team at the Women’s Reproductive Health Research Center have developed a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip cell model that mimics the endometrial lining of the uterus in an effort to test therapeutic interventions for reproductive diseases.

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Non-invasive prenatal screening’s popularity on rise

Jan. 12, 2017—Genetic counselors are playing a greater role in areas of medicine in the wake of advancement in genomic technology.

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New weekly clinic focuses on vulvar, vaginal disorders

Nov. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Center for Women’s Health has launched a new clinic with the opening of the Center for Vulvar and Vaginal Disorders.

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New faculty: Ronald Alvarez is advancing discoveries in gynecologic oncology

Oct. 17, 2016—Ronald Alvarez, new professor of obstetrics and gynecology and chair of the department, is a leading expert in the field of clinical gene therapy for ovarian and cervical cancers.

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