Opioid use in women with endometriosis

July 07, 2020

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.

Introducing Dr. Millennial

July 03, 2020

Bridging the generational gap in the physician workforce.

AUGS Consensus Statement: Managing mesh problems

July 03, 2020

The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) released new information on managing mesh problems, which includes guidance, treatment algorithms and ways to optimize treatment outcomes for these complications.

Managing paperwork and patient care with virtual scribes

June 24, 2020

With virtual scribes, your practice could reduce physician workload and increase revenue. Read more for details from Medical Economics’ insightful article.

PARP inhibitors: Choosing what to use in epithelial ovarian cancer

June 23, 2020

Across different drugs and clinical settings, use of PARPi has resulted in a prolonged period without cancer recurrence.

Endometriosis and dysmenorrhea in transmasculine adolescents

June 23, 2020

The first study to characterize endometriosis in transmasculine individuals has concluded that evaluation for endometriosis with dysmenorrhea is limited in this unique population

Juneteenth: Celebrating Black women in obstetrics and gynecology

June 19, 2020

June 19, 1865, also known as Juneteenth, celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. On this day nearly 160 years ago, Union troops arrived in Galveston, TX to announce the end of the Civil War and the emancipation of slavery in the United States.

Port-site local anesthetic injection for laparoendoscopic surgery

June 18, 2020

A South Korean prospective study has concluded that an injection of port-site bupivacaine hydrochloride following gynecologic laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LSSS) does not provide any additive effect in alleviating postoperative umbilical pain.

Patient handout on adolescent endometriosis

June 16, 2020

The North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology offers a patient handout on endometriosis. Continue reading for more.

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine consult series #49 on cesarean scar pregnancy

June 11, 2020

Cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a complication in which an early pregnancy implants in the scar from a prior cesarean delivery. Incidence and recognition of this condition appear to have increased over the past two decades, perhaps due to high worldwide cesarean delivery rates. The clinical presentation is variable, and many women are asymptomatic at presentation. CSP can be difficult to diagnose in a timely fashion. Ultrasound is the primary imaging modality for CSP diagnosis. Expectantly managed CSP is associated with high rates of severe maternal morbidity such as hemorrhage, placenta accreta spectrum (PAS), and uterine rupture. Given these substantial risks, pregnancy termination is recommended after CSP diagnosis. Several surgical and medical treatments have been described for this disorder, but at this time, optimal management remains uncertain.