Does dual antibiotic prevention and vaginal prep decrease surgical site infections?

August 12, 2020

ByBob Kronemyer

Based on the literature, a bundled intervention was created that included dual antibiotic prophylaxis (cefazolin and metronidazole) aimed at reducing surgical site infections for all patients undergoing hysterectomy.

Equality vs. Equity: What's the difference?

August 12, 2020

ByAngie DeRosa|Lindsey Carr|Vanessa L. Rogers, MD|Shawna D. Nesbitt, MD, MS

In this video, Drs. Rogers and Nesbitt break down the differences between equality and equity.

FDA provides new information on Essure device

August 12, 2020

ByLindsey Carr

Yesterday, on August 11, 2020, the FDA posted the first spreadsheet of adverse event reports.

Poll: Training in transgender care

August 12, 2020

There are several steps clinics can take to create a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for transgender and nonbinary people. Is your hospital and/or practice one of them?

Vasomotor symptoms, cortisol awakening response in perimenopause

August 11, 2020

ByBob Kronemyer

Women who were in the top third of hot flash severity showed a 67% increase in cortisol, whereas those in the bottom third of hot flash severity showed only a 30% increase.

Better outcomes when gyn oncs are trained to perform upper abdominal surgeries

August 11, 2020

ByBob Kronemyer

Training gynecologic oncologists to perform cytoreduction for advanced ovarian cancer can result in better outcomes for patients, according to results of a new study

ACP supports new Medicare fee schedule

August 10, 2020

ByLindsey Carr

The American College of Physicians (ACP) expressed support for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) changes to the Medicare fee schedule.

Low BMD linked to periodontitis in perimenopausal women

August 10, 2020

ByBob Kronemyer

A prospective study of generally healthy perimenopausal women has concluded that low bone mineral density (BMD) is significantly linked with periodontal disease in women over 58 years old, and independent of tobacco consumption or oral hygiene.

Can maternal flu shots during pregnancy negatively impact early childhood health outcomes?

August 10, 2020

ByLindsey Carr

A literature review in Pediatrics sought to understand more about the possible impacts.

Overcoming racism and unconscious bias in ob/gyn

August 06, 2020

ByVanessa L. Rogers, MD|Shawna D. Nesbitt, MD, MS

Drs. Rogers and Nesbitt discuss what obstetricians and gynecologists can do to reduce racism and unconscious bias in their practice.