Gynecologic Oncology

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.

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

Compliance with treatment guidelines for ovarian cancer debulking surgery

July 24, 2020

ByBob Kronemyer

The study found that both patient- and treatment-related factors contributed to noncompliance.

Opioid use in women with endometriosis

July 07, 2020

ByBob Kronemyer

Nearly two-thirds of women newly diagnosed with endometriosis filled an opioid prescription within the first year, according to a US population-based claims study.

Does IUD type impact cervical cancer risk?

May 21, 2020

ByBen Schwartz

More than 100 million women worldwide use IUDs as contraception so these findings could have global implications.

Sexually transmitted infections and risk of ovarian cancer

April 23, 2020

ByJudith M. Orvos, ELS

A new study suggests that certain sexually trasmitted infections, such as herpes simplex virus 2, may have a role in the development of certain types of ovarian cancer.

Does IUD type impact cervical cancer risk?

March 19, 2020

ByBen Schwartz

New research indicates that risk of high-grade cervical neoplasms is lower with copper (Cu) intrauterine devices (IUDs) than with the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS).

HPV home testing: First US trial

November 12, 2019

ByJudith M. Orvos, ELS

Published in JAMA Network Open, results from the first US trial of home-based sampling for human papillomavirus show that mailing kits to underscreened women could increase cervical cancer screening.

Has closure of women’s health clinics affected cervical cancer screening?

October 02, 2019

ByJudith M. Orvos, ELS

State-level restrictions on reproductive services led to shuttering of nearly 100 women’s health clinics in the United States over a 4-year period.

Will screening for endometrial cancer soon be routine?

August 14, 2019

ByGiuseppe Del Priore, MD, MPH|Roland Matthews, MD

A rigorous assessment of who, when, and how to screen may lead to regular testing in a broader population.