March 24th 2023
An analysis of perimenopausal women with rheumatoid arthritis indicated that patients receiving exogenous sex hormones more frequently achieved SDAI- and CDAI-defined remission.
March 14th 2023
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause: Underdiagnosed and undertreatedJuly 12th 2018
Despite the prevalence of GSM, the condition continues to be under-recognized and undertreated due to a combination of patient and provider factors. Providers need to take the initiative in screening and patient education.
Live birth in world’s first in utero stem cell transplant trialJune 5th 2018
The first birth from a groundbreaking trial of in utero stem cell transplantation suggests that fetal therapy may be a viable new option for alpha thalassemia (ATM). Plus: Why do vasomotor symptoms bother some women long after menopause? Also: Does CPAP improve sexual QOL in women with sleep apnea?
Prolapse treatment has high failure rates, patients still report improved quality of lifeApril 24th 2018
Results of a recent extended study of prolapse surgery showed that in 60% of women, two common procedures failed within 5 years, but patients still reported a higher quality of life than before the surgery. Plus: ACOG has released a revised Committee Opinion to emphasize the idea of the “fourth trimester” in an attempt to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality numbers. Also: A recent study suggests that entering menopause later in life may be associated with a small boost in memory performance years later.
Impact of aspirin in reducing preterm preeclampsiaAugust 30th 2017
A study looks at the efficacy of aspirin in reducing preterm preeclampsia. Plus: The CDC reports on antidepressant use in the United States. Also, a look at whether vaginal estrogen postmenopause increases the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer.
Tools Test Drive: Sureglide, Überlube, and TruClearMay 1st 2017
Dr Greenberg reports his thoughts on the Sureglide device and preventing lacerations during cesarean, Überlube and helping women with vaginal dryness and dyspareunia, and TruClear ULTRA Mini tissue removal device for mechanical morcellation.
How quality measures can decrease cesareansFebruary 22nd 2017
Can adopting quality measures decrease the cesarean rate? Plus: The Government Accountability Office issues a report on power morcellators and the FDA's system of evaluation. Also, does the volume of one type of heart fat indicate the risk of heart disease?
Do flame retardants increase risk of thyroid disease?June 8th 2016
Are women who exposed to flame retardants at greater risk of thyroid disease? Plus: A look at the potential connection between maternal smoking status and risk of the child developing schizophrenia. Also, can telephone therapy help menopausal women get better sleep?
Do ovary-sparing hysterectomies lead to early menopause?April 27th 2016
A new study looks at whether ovary-sparing hysterectomies can lead to early menopause. Plus: Does betamethasone reduce respiratory complications in preterm infants? Also, the impact of the vaginal microbiome on preterm birth.