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PAPP-A and the Presence of Uterine Fibroids During First Trimester in Pregnant Women

PAPP-A and the Presence of Uterine Fibroids During First Trimester in Pregnant Women

A new study found that low first trimester pregnancy associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) multiples of the median (MoMs) (5.5 cm. Accurate assessment of maternal serum biomarkers is dependent on reliable aneuploidy risk estimation in the first trimester, according to investigators. While certain maternal factors are known to influence levels of biomarkers like insulin-dependent diabetes, weight, …

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Evolving Treatment Strategies for UF and Endometriosis

Evolving Treatment Strategies for UF and Endometriosis

Neil Minkoff, MD: One of the things that can be confusing to a primary care physician like myself is that it seems as if many of the treatments for the different conditions we’re discussing revert back to some level of contraception, whether it’s oral contraception, an IUD [intrauterine device], or something like that. Could you …

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Why I’m Offering DMPA to Patients With Uterine Fibroids

Why I’m Offering DMPA to Patients With Uterine Fibroids

This transcript has been edited for clarity. Hello. I’m Andrew Kaunitz, professor and associate chair in the Ob/Gyn Department, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville. Today, I’d like to discuss depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) and uterine fibroids. Uterine leiomyoma (fibroids) is the most common gynecologic tumor. The prevalence is particularly high among Black women. …

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