IBD and the Pregnant Patient
Pregnancy is possible for women with inflammatory bowel disease, but collaboration is needed between gastroenterologists and obstetricians.
Downward Trends in OB/GYN Procedures
Of the top 10 surgical procedures that are decreasing at the greatest rate, 4 of them are related to obstetrics and gynecology.
Is It Time for Stand-Alone HPV Testing?
Now that stand-alone HPV tests have been approved, is it worth changing cervical cancer screening recommendations? Juan Felix, MD, weighs in.
10% of RNs Are Paid More for the Same Work
Gender-based pay inequality in female-predominant fields, such as nursing, may not be what you think. Find out what new research has uncovered.
Evaluating Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic pelvic pain is costly to diagnose and treat, but appropriate and timely interventions can lead to a restoration of quality of life.
Dissection of Retroperitoneal Anatomy
These tips for implementing good technique in laparoscopic surgeries can help reduce complications and result in faster surgeries.
Could Infrared Light Improve Blood Draws?
A simple device may make blood draws and IV placement easier for fearful patients, or for patients with difficult-to-feel veins.
MD Training, Specialty Affect Menopause Treatments
Two studies revealed that treatments for symptoms of menopause differed based on when physicians trained and perception of patient understanding.
Who's Worried About Medical Devices Being Hacked?
The cybersecurity of medical devices is on the mind of the FDA, which recently issued recommendations for security on wireless medical devices.
International Standards for Fetal Growth
A universal standard for monitoring fetal growth can better detect which fetuses are at risk for intrauterine growth restriction.
Common Chemical Associated With Low Sex Drive in Women
As a result of concern over widespread phthalate exposure, pregnant women were studied to determine their phthalate level and its effect on reproductive health.
Ebola Kills Pregnant Women, Even if They Don't Have It
The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa rightly has become a world health crisis. But there are other casualties of the outbreak that we don't hear much about.
Reproductive Counseling for Transgendered Men in Sweden
There is little research on preserving fertility in transgendered men. Research from Sweden provides some evidence on reproductive counseling in these patients.
Birthing Collaboration Between Midwives and OB/GYNs
More and more OB/GYNs are eliminating obstetric care from their practice. So who will deliver all the babies if not for midwives?
Racial Differences in Infertility Knowledge and Treatment
Racial and cultural disparities exist in women's understanding of conception and pregnancy, as well as in the effectiveness of infertility treatments.
Treating Sepsis With a "Bionic Spleen"
Researchers have developed a "biospleen"-a device that could filter unknown pathogens from the blood in patients at risk for sepsis.
The Mother of All Birth Simulators?
A new lifelike birth simulator with all the bells and whistles needed to mimic various L&D scenarios may have just raised the bar for competency trainers.
GSM: Little Acronym, Big Impact
Improving patient-doctor communication is the goal of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), the new name for vaginal atrophy and other menopause symptoms.
New Technology Helps Prevent Retained Sponges After Vaginal Delivery
A new scanning device-the RF Assure Delivery System-may make manual counting and vaginal sweeps for avoiding retained sponges or gauze a thing of the past.
Use of Heparin in Pregnancy May Have No Benefit
New research may debunk a 20-year practice of prescribing low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) to pregnant patients at risk for blood clots.
Antiretroviral "Tampon" Could Help Prevent Infection With HIV
A pseudo-tampon that delivers an antiretroviral drug is now being studied as a form of pre-exposure prophylaxis for women at high risk for HIV infection.
6 Reasons Why Ob/Gyns and Patients Need Midwives
Midwifery and obstetrics don’t need to be mutually exclusive disciplines. Here are 6 examples of how midwives and OBs can give complementary care that benefits patients.
Microchips and Wireless Birth Control?
A novel birth control option is in the works, and it’s in the form of a microchip that, when implanted, could work for up to 16 years. The future is now, folks.
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