Jim Keller, MD


Payment models put the value in value-based care

In this month's Practice Matters column, James D. Keller, MD, MHSA; and Brian K. Iriye, MD, explore the world of value-based care and how it can benefit your practice.

Rachel Newman, MD


Discussing patients' sexual concerns

Patients and practitioners may be hesitant to delve into sexual health, but talking about it is one way to normalize it.

Joseph Martinez, BS


Providing the best care for transgender adolescents

Offering an inclusive, safe space along with the best care for transgender and nonbinary adolescent patients is more important than ever.

Sean Tipton


Not just abortion: How the demise of Roe v Wade may impact fertility care

As we were going to press with the July issue, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion, and leaving the question of abortion rights to the states.

Arielle T. Miliambro


Beyond the federal anti-kickback statute

Providers can face criminal penalties under The Federal Travel Act & EKRA, too.

Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD


Mind-body resilience for women: A focus on depression

Here’s why we should be paying special attention to women’s depression treatment.

Todd Shryock


Burnout and high labor costs taking a toll on physicians

Report shows physicians are operating in a difficult financial and mental environment.

Bernard A. Cohen, MD


Pruritic rash in vulvovaginal area of 2-year-old girl

Three months ago, a healthy 2-year-old girl presented with a mildly pruritic rash with erythematous plaques, some silvery white, in the vulvovaginal area. She had no vaginal discharge or other symptoms. The rash is now more widespread, and new lesions have recently appeared on her lower back and thighs. What's the diagnosis?

Emily P. A. Brander, MD, FRCSC


Understanding abnormal uterine bleeding in adolescents

Experts take a look at 2 cases to understand abnormal uterine bleeding in adolescents and provide a useful screening tool.

Sarah A. Ackroyd, MD, MPH


Clues to the origins of ovarian cancer

Family history assessment, genetic screening are key to prevention.

Sarah Osmundson, MD, MS


Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Consult Series #50: The role of activity restriction in obstetric management

Little evidence supports the routine use of activity restriction for preterm birth and other obstetric conditions, and some data indicate adverse impact on obstetric outcomes.

Kansas University Department of Urology


First study portrays urology resident clinical experience in the United States

Everybody knows a surgical resident’s enthusiasm to be in the operating room (OR), but how about their clinical training?

Elisabeth Netherton, MD


Motherhood and the 4 symptom domains of borderline personality disorder

Borderline personality disorder is a common diagnosis among young women that is highly understudied in pregnancy and motherhood. Learn more here.

Maria Teresa Tam, MD, FACOG


Miscarriage Management mHTR vs Blind D&C

In this program, OBGYN experts discuss the principals of miscarriage management and hysteroscopically-guided procedures.

Marian Freedman


Study: Association between COVID-19 vaccination and vulvar ulcers

Patients first reported systemic symptoms, such as fevers, headache, and myalgias; vulvar symptoms, which included vulvar pain and dysuria, typically developed 2 days after vaccination and peaked within 5 days.

Marc R. Gualtieri, MD


The promise and challenges of preimplantation genetic testing for IVF

History, potential value, possible candidates, and limitations of PGT for in vitro fertilization.

Mark Sklansky, MD


Who needs a fetal echocardiogram?

A review of the risks, benefits, and indications for appropriate referral of fetal echocardiography

Rachel A. Newman, MD, MBA


Iron-deficiency anemia in pregnancy and the role of intravenous iron

Anemia in pregnancy should be treated due to its connection to adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes.

Jessica Y. Shim, MD


Endometriosis: Takeaway Points

Endometriosis experts describe their takeaway points messages on the management of endometriosis.

Megan L'Heureux


Ovarian cancer and medical cannabis research: Michelle Kendall’s legacy of research, advocacy, and change

In this recent interview, Bruce Kendall and Dr. Hinanit Koltai of the Volcani Institute share the inspiring story of the late Michelle Kendall and how her passion for science and research brought them all together to study medical cannabis as a potential treatment for ovarian cancer.

Robert C. McDonald, MD, MBA


Practical guidance for navigating complex world of insurance coverage, payer issues

Over the last year and a half, physicians around the world have been focused on managing patients, their teams, and themselves through the COVID pandemic. This has not been an easy time for physicians.

Lisa Eramo, MAA


The 2022 coding guide

What you need to know to avoid claim denials and to maximize practice revenue.

Charlene Gamadelo, MD


Insomnia Treatment Selection: DORA

Charlene Gamaldo, MD, discusses patient criteria for selecting a dual orexin receptor agonist (DORA) for insomnia treatment.

Autumn Hinds, MD


Unusual presentation of fever and abdominal pain in a 15-year-old female

An undocumented, Spanish-speaking, 15-year-old female presented to the emergency department with 3 weeks of fever (>101℉) and 3 days of abdominal pain. What's the diagnosis?

Daniel Tashnek, JD


2023 changes to remote monitoring and preventive care

What we know so far about remote therapeutic monitoring, remote patient monitoring and preventive services.

Viktor Szeder, MD, PhD, MSC, FSVIN


Demystifying AVMs

Risk assessment and management of brain arteriovenous malformations in pregnancy.

Mara Greenberg, MD


Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Consult Series #53: Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy

Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) occurs in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and is characterized by pruritus and elevated serum bile acid concentrations.

Eric D. Swisher, MD


Lichen sclerosus: Review of a vulvar dystrophy with malignant potential

This acquired chronic dermatosis has a 6- to 10-fold predilection for women, so it is especially relevant to a gynecologist’s practice.

Jill Liss, MD


Stand firm with science

The compounded bioidentical hormone industry needs major changes in oversight to keep consumers safe.

Blair Wylie, MD


Beware of “forever chemicals”

Counsel pregnant and breastfeeding patients about dangers from exposure to PFAS.

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