An Austrian study highlights the need for ob/gyns to counsel breast cancer survivors about sexual health issues, even years after their treatment for the disease
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A new report from The American Cancer Society shows that in every US state, breast cancer incidence rates are higher in non-Hispanic white (NHW) women than in non-Hispanic black (NHB) women, but rates of death from the disease, however, are higher in NHB women than in NHW women. Also: Is second-stage labor longer with epidural analgesia? Plus, a study finds that ovarian reserve biomarkers are not associated with fertility.
A retrospective analysis of pregnancy outcomes suggests that a GnRH-agonist rather than a GnRH-antagonist protocol may be beneficial in women with endometriosis-related infertility.
This article addresses common errors that lead to litigation involving ob/gyn ultrasound, with options to reduce ultrasound-related litigation.
A fast and cost-effective new dipstick test for Zika virus can distinguish between it and dengue viruses without cross-reactivity, according to a report in Science Translational Medicine. Also, results of a new randomized controlled trial—the largest of its kind to date—suggest that text messaging may help some pregnant women quit smoking.
A 72 year-old woman is referred to your office by her internist for vulvar lesions. She denies itching or pain and states that the lesions have been there for years. Her medical history is unremarkable.
Although still experimental and expensive, 3D printed models have potential for use in preoperative planning in some settings.
Data from more than 1.9 million subjects shows that women with endometriosis have a statistically higher risk of obstetric complications including preterm birth (PTB) than those without the condition.
Longitudinal data from a prospective cohort study indicate that being born early term may negatively affect a child’s cardiorespiratory fitness. Plus: Is there a difference in PTB rate between branded and compounded 17P? Also, a review analyzes whether or not there are any benefits to placentophagy.
An integral part of a treatment plan for managing sexual dysfunction in women is the use of hormonal and pharmaceutical agents, a variety of which are available.