Top 10 in 2011: Medscape's Most-Read Articles by Ob/Gyns

Janet Kim, MPH


December 08, 2011

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Top 10 in 2011

This is the second annual list of our favorite ob/gyn and women's health-related articles on Medscape. We publish a huge array of material on Medscape, including daily news stories, full-text journal articles, expert commentaries, and much more. But each year, certain articles stand out for our members.

Overall, you and your peers preferred to read articles about the adverse effects of certain drugs during pregnancy. Concern about compensation also earned a coveted spot in the top 3. Similar to last year, topics related to obstetrics held more positions in the top 10 than topics related to gynecology.

What compelled the biggest numbers of Medscape obstetrician-gynecologists to click on a headline and read the article or watch the video? Can you guess what was number 1?

Here are your favorite stories and features in 2011:

10. ACOG Updates Routine Well-Woman Annual Screening Guidelines
What did American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommend in its updated guidelines for routine screenings, laboratory tests, and immunizations for the well-woman annual visit?

9. Planned Home vs Hospital Birth: A Meta-Analysis Gone Wrong
Questions are raised about the methodological fitness of the analysis by Wax and colleagues. Should these flawed conclusions be presented as fact to professionals and expectant parents?

8. FDA Approves Drug to Curb Risk for Preterm Birth
Hydroxyprogesterone caproate, indicated in women with a history of preterm birth who are pregnant with a single fetus, remains a hot topic of discussion in the field due to recent news about its potency and purity problems associated with compounded versions of the drug.

7. Opioid Use in Pregnancy Linked to Birth Defects
What specifics do you need to know about the use of opioids during pregnancy?

6. hCG Weight Loss Programs: What Is the Evidence?
Unfamiliar with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) weight loss programs? View Dr. Andrew Kaunitz's expert video commentary to learn more about what they are and how to address patient queries.

5. Revision of the 'Missed Pill' Rules
How would you advise women if they miss taking a contraceptive pill?

4. FDA Warns Against Repeat, High-Dose Fluconazole in Early Pregnancy
What are the risks associated with long-term use of fluconazole (Diflucan) in high doses in the first trimester?

3. I'm Struggling to Live on $160,000 a Year: MD Lament
What strategies could help boost your income potential and returns on financial rewards in the face of challenging rising costs?

2. FDA Warns Against Use of Terbutaline to Treat Preterm Labor
What safety risks associated with the off-label use of this bronchodilator incited issuance of this FDA warning?

And the most-read article by obstetrician-gynecologists and women's health clinicians on Medscape in 2011 was...


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