Ob/gyns are increasingly being called upon to care for women with side effects from treatment of breast cancer because more patients are surviving the disease.
Technology is a way to provide expanded services and reduce healthcare costs while still maintaining quality.
Prevalence of vaginal delivery of twins, both vertex and breech, has increased over the years at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, paralleling a decrease in incidence of cesarean birth.
The potentially disfiguring disease hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is becoming increasingly important to gynecologists because early detection and early treatment may prevent long-term sequelae.
About 32% of all births in the United States—or roughly 1.2 million—are cesarean deliveries, which is a 50% increase over the past decade. But are all of these cesareans necessary?
Results of a recent extended study of prolapse surgery showed that in 60% of women, two common procedures failed within 5 years, but patients still reported a higher quality of life than before the surgery. Plus: ACOG has released a revised Committee Opinion to emphasize the idea of the “fourth trimester” in an attempt to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality numbers. Also: A recent study suggests that entering menopause later in life may be associated with a small boost in memory performance years later.
The following board members - both past and current - authors and collaborators will be appearing in Austin at the ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting in April. Here is a rundown on where you can find them, the programs they will be participating in, plus links to their recent articles in Contemporary OB/GYN.
Analysis of data from more than 50 million pregnancy-related hospitalizations shows that more needs to be done to identify new mothers at high risk for heart failure (HF) before they leave the hospital. Plus: Incidence of occult cancer during benign gynecology surgery is low but not insignificant. Also: According to a recent study, nearly 5% of non-pregnant women of childbearing age experience major depression, but less than half of those patients use antidepressants.
ERPs may take a year or two to get gong but the benefits to patients and the healthcare system can be significant.
Enhanced recovery pathways (ERP) are rapidly gaining acceptance and use in gynecologic surgery. These handouts from the ERAS Society provide the physician and patient with valuable information for both pre- and post-operative care.