Vol 65 No 12

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, 7th Edition: Protocol 56 - Shoulder Dystocia

December 09, 2020

All healthcare providers attending vaginal deliveries must be prepared to handle this unpredictable obstetric emergency. Knowledge of the maneuvers employed for alleviation of shoulder dystocia is relevant not only for obstetric residents and attending house staff, but also for family practitioners, nurses, and nurse midwives. The reported incidence varies in the literature, ranging from 0.2% to 3.0%.

Vitamin K’s impact on bone mineral density and osteoporosis shows mixed results

November 19, 2020

A literature review has concluded that, although some studies find that vitamin K might increase bone mineral density (BMD) and reduce fracture risk in people with osteoporosis, the potential benefits of vitamin K supplements are not sufficiently supported.

Factors to consider for fertility surgery with endometriosis

November 09, 2020

With patient-centered care being the mantra of 21st-century medicine, the decision to proceed with fertility surgery in women with endometriosis should be based on the individual patient, her reproductive expectations, her specific disease pattern, her support, family network, and available health care resources.

Future of endoscopic gynecologic surgery

November 06, 2020

“Improved vision, laparoscopy and endoscopic surgery were made possible by an image revolution,” said Michel Canis, MD, PhD, an ob/gyn from Clermont-Ferrand, France, who chaired the panel.

Contraception lessons for 2020

October 29, 2020

“Telehealth visits serve to ensure patient-centered, shared decision-making counseling, as well as allowing the provider to confirm that the patients are good candidates with no contraindications for their method of choice,” Eve Espey, MD, MPH, said.