Vol 66 No 10

October 2021

Data aid in treatment for vulvovaginal health, sexual function after cancer

October 11, 2021

Analyzing the relationship between data from patient self-reports and clinician ratings of vulvovaginal tissue health following cancer can help provide better sexual function treatment for patients, according to a recent study.

Policies, politics, and medicine – hard to mix

October 11, 2021

As physicians, our goal is to provide appropriate, expert medical care—the highest quality—to our patients. Increasingly, external policies and legislation encroach on our ability to provide this care.

Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB 8): NOT just another anti-abortion bill

September 23, 2021

On May 19, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott signed Texas Senate Bill 8 (also known as the Fetal Heartbeat Bill) into law with the statement that this will save lives in the state of Texas. This law is recognized as the most restrictive anti-abortion regulation in the United States today.

Maternal and neonatal outcomes by cervical ripening agent

September 03, 2021

For full-term, low-risk, nulliparous patients, induction of labor with a Foley balloon alone or concurrent with prostaglandins (PGE) is associated with a significantly lower risk of adverse neonatal outcomes than with PGE alone, according to a study in the American Journal of Perinatology.

Oral contraceptive use during adolescence has small but meaningful link to future depression

July 29, 2021

Adolescent oral contraceptive use is associated with a small yet meaningful increased risk of experiencing an episode of major depressive disorder (MDD) in early adulthood, especially among women with no history of MDD in adolescence.

Lower risk of peripheral arterial disease linked to dietary patterns

July 29, 2021

An evaluation of multiple recommended eating patterns has found that intakes of legumes, dietary fiber, and vegetable protein is linked to lower risk of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), whereas intakes of unprocessed red meat, processed meat, and regular soft drinks are associated with higher risk.