A family history of uterine cancer prompted the patient to seek a hysterectomy.
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Women with rheumatoid arthritis are concerned with pregnancy and parenting issues and require more information from their doctors, say researchers writing in ACR Open Rheumatology this month.
The impact of chronic inflammatory disease on sexual function may seem obvious but it is poorly understood. Pain, morning stiffness, joint swelling and fatigue can lead to a decreased sexual interest and can inhibit actual intercourse. In this article, Dr. Kim Gorgens reviews the current literature on sexual function for patients with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, and makes recommendations for incorporating sexual function complications as part of the discussion in a clinic exam.
The following board members - both past and current - authors and collaborators will be appearing in Austin at the ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting in April. Here is a rundown on where you can find them, the programs they will be participating in, plus links to their recent articles in Contemporary OB/GYN.
ERPs may take a year or two to get gong but the benefits to patients and the healthcare system can be significant.
Enhanced recovery pathways (ERP) are rapidly gaining acceptance and use in gynecologic surgery. These handouts from the ERAS Society provide the physician and patient with valuable information for both pre- and post-operative care.
Analysis of data from more than 50 million pregnancy-related hospitalizations shows that more needs to be done to identify new mothers at high risk for heart failure (HF) before they leave the hospital. Plus: Incidence of occult cancer during benign gynecology surgery is low but not insignificant. Also: According to a recent study, nearly 5% of non-pregnant women of childbearing age experience major depression, but less than half of those patients use antidepressants.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an order restricting sales and distribution of the contraceptive device Essure. Plus: Can a Pap test one day be used to diagnose ovarian, endometrial cancers?
A 26-year-old G0 comes to the office complaining of dysuria and painful lesions on her vulva. Can you make the correct diagnosis and treatment plan?
A collection of standards, guidelines, tools and articles for further reading on maternal mortality. ACOG guidelines for emergencies and adverse effects; resources for coping with the death of a patient. Plus, news from Haiti about using mobile technology to save mothers.