Wednesday, 26 October 2011

News to take to your Doctor

In the October 6 New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) US Epidemiologist, Dr Robert Hoover and his colleagues estimated the absolute risks of 12 health outcomes associated with prenatal exposure to DES, including certain cancers and reproductive problems such as infertility, ectopic pregnancies and preterm births.

Your doctor may be interested in:
  • After DES: Tracking the Harms of a Prenatal Drug Exposure, NCI Cancer Bulletin, Oct 18,
  • The DES Story: Lessons Learned, Utube at Dr Robert Hoover discusses the new study and points out that in his experience, young doctors and medical students are unaware of DES.
  • DES exposure leads to many morbidities, Australian Doctor, October 14, page 1.

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