The FBI is investigating how much the manufacturer knew about the safety of the design. Plus, how does the clotting profile of new oral contraceptives compare to earlier formulations and a look at the impact of the PALB2 mutation on breast cancer prognosis.
A patient sues after a hysterectomy is performed even after a finding of no cancer.
More information on the risks of morcellation when treating fibroids; a look at the price tag associated with post-fracture use of bisphosphonates; and research on the developmental impact of a variety of air pollution.
In the latest volley in the ongoing controversy regarding the safety of some forms of hysterectomy, the country’s largest insurer will soon begin requiring prior authorization for many of the procedures. The action, taken by UnitedHealthCare, takes effect April 6, 2015 and does not apply to outpatient vaginal surgeries.
Readers comment on MOC, ureteral injury, nonimmune hydrops fetalis
Among BRCA mutation carriers, risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) results in an 80% reduction in risk of ovarian cancer and a 50% reduction in risk of breast cancer if the surgery is performed before the onset of menopause.