Readers React: SCD and the work of Dr. Doris Wethers
Life expectancy of patients with SCD now approximates 50 years of age, compared to 10 years of age in the 1970s. This major improvement in outcomes didn't spontaneously happen.
Gadolinium-based contrast in breast MRI: What ob/gyns need to know
Concerns have been raised about the safety of GBCA. Experts review the latest data to support counseling of patients who may have repeated exposure.
Alternatives to traditional surgery for fibroids
Experts provide an update on current and emerging drugs and procedures as an alternative to myomectomy for uterine leiomyomas.
Vulvar pain, difficulty swallowing, and bleeding with intercourse
What is your diagnosis when vulvar examination shows loss of the labia minora?
Has gestational hypertension been banished?
Ob/gyns sometimes need to go beyond guidelines when making judgment calls, as is the case with whether to induce at 37 weeks for gestational hypertension.
Immediate postpartum LARC for women at high risk for medical complications
This summary of SMFM Consult Series #48 provides answers to 15 frequently asked questions about postpartum contraception.
Substance use in the breastfeeding woman
Substance use need not be an absolute barrier to breastfeeding, but drug- and patient-specific guidance with counseling free of bias are the keys.
When seven surgeries equal one lawsuit
Multiple gynecologic surgeries led to legal action with a surprising outcome.
Vaginal gel shows promise for recurrent BV
Results of a Phase III study suggest that a microbicidal vaginal gel may hold promise for prevention of recurrent bacterial vaginosis (BV).
Urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome and female sexual function
New research examines the negative effects of chronic pelvic pain on aspects of sex such as lubrication.
Age at menopause and type 2 diabetes
A new study aims to clarify the quantitative association between age at menopause and T2DM.
Does drug treatment work for obstetric cholestasis?
Results of a new study by investigators in UK call into question whether ursodeoxycholic acid should be used to treat pregnant women with intrahepatic cholestasis.
Diagnosing rectosigmoid endometriosis
New research compared the effectiveness of MRI and TVS for detecting rectosigmoid endometriosis.
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