Failure of liquid nitrogen storage tanks at two major infertility centers has led to a review of procedures at those and other similar facilities by them and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Plus: Does MHT affect cardiovascular health? Also: Hirsutism treatment and diagnosis updated.
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The aim of this paper is not to outline a specific medical-surgical algorithm for managing PPH, but rather to give an overview for system-wide preparedness that should be considered in planning to mitigate this frequent, potentially life-threatening, obstetrical emergency.
Roughly one of two Ethiopian women were found to have bacterial vaginosis (BV) that strongly correlated with personal hygiene, according to a cross-sectional study.
Interim data from two studies of a dapivirine vaginal ring—DREAM and HOPE—lend further credence to the potential benefits of using the device for HIV prevention. Plus: FDA authorizes direct-to-consumer BRCA1/BRCA2 test. Also: A new Zika virus test extends window for accurate diagnosis.
Women who smoke cigarettes may be more susceptible to urogenital infections and have more vaginal malodor, according to a cross-sectional study.
Planning up front for an endoscopic gynecologic surgical procedure is the best way to prevent an injury or complication.
Allegations in this case include extended use of oxytocin and allowing labor to continue too long.
Dyspareunia is a common female health problem, according to a large British population probability survey, affecting 7.5% of sexually active women.
James Greenberg, MD, reviews the LaparoVue Visibility System, a single-use, disposable system designed to eliminate fogging while cleaning laparoscopes and trocars during a procedure.
In the second part of Dr. Lockwood's editorial on opioids, he discusses steps that ob/gyns can take to help limit opioid use disorder in our pregnant and non-pregnant patients.