July 14th 2022
A study published in JAAD International examined the association between psoriasis and adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs) and found that providers should be on the lookout for ectopic pregnancies (EP) in this population.
January 13th 2014
Oh, by the way. . . what about this mole?November 1st 2006
How many times has a patient said, "Oh, by the way, doctor..." just as you're leaving the exam room? This column will help you quickly triage those seemingly offhand yet clinically significant encounters.
Single dose of methotrexate enough for unruptured ectopic pregnancySeptember 1st 2006
A single methotrexate (MTX) injection is as effective as multiple doses for managing unruptured ectopic pregnancy, according to the results of the first randomized, prospective study to compare the two medical regimens.
CRITICAL CARE in OB, PART 2: Managing an eclamptic seizure and its aftermathMarch 1st 2006
Few ob/gyns are prepared for the terrifying sight of a pregnant woman in the throes of an eclamptic convulsion. You can't predict which preeclamptic patients will go on to develop life-threatening eclampsia. But when they do, you can be ready to follow these seven important steps for stabilization and induction of labor within 24 hours.
New guidelines for breast biopsiesFebruary 1st 2006
In an effort to improve the diagnosis of breast cancer, an international panel of 23 expert surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, and oncologists recently recommended expanding the roles of minimally invasive needle and sentinel node biopsies and severely limiting the role of open surgical biopsies, citing that almost one third of the 1.7 million breast biopsies performed in the United States are still done surgically.
Sign Out: Women's health research: progress and prioritiesOctober 1st 2005
Concerns about gaps in knowledge about women's health across the life span are what spurred the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) in 1990. Until then, women could not be ensured of inclusion in clinical research that would impact both men and women.
Glyburide as effective as insulin for gestational diabetesOctober 1st 2005
Glyburide is as effective as insulin for women with gestational diabetes mellitus and a fasting plasma glucose of 140 mg/dL or less on a 3-hour glucose tolerance test, according to a 4-year retrospective study of a large and diverse managed-care population.
Uterine evacuation in the officeJuly 1st 2005
Outpatients undergoing early uterine evacuations in your office require a safe environment and a clinician with a thorough knowledge of the medical and surgical techniques. This practical review provides protocols for medical abortion and early pregnancy failures and guides you through the manual vacuum aspiration procedure.
Ectopic pregnancy: Prompt diagnosis spells effective treatmentAugust 1st 2004
Skillful interpretation of ultrasound images, hCG values, and patients' signs and symptoms can help identify ectopics early on. Once the diagnosis is made, salpingectomy, salpingostomy, and methotrexate are your therapeutic options.
Grand Rounds: Rh disease: It's still a threatMay 1st 2004
Once a common cause of perinatal death, Rh disease is now quite rare in pregnant women, thanks in large part to advances in U/S and DNA technology. But the fact that roughly 7 out of every 1,000 liveborn infants are delivered by Rh-sensitized women emphasizes the need for more vigorous preventive efforts and up-to-date management skills.