In case you missed it: April 11 to April 15

A look back at this week's news.

Vaginal microbiome of vulvovaginal candidiasis

The VMB may be a biological barrier to pathogenic microorganisms. There is also an increased risk of acquiring various vaginal pathogens when the dominant lactobacilli community is disrupted.

Endometriosis and early natural menopause

Women with laparoscopically confirmed endometriosis are at significantly higher risk for early natural menopause (ENM), and this risk was greater for nulliparous women and women who never reported using oral contraceptives, according to a study in JAMA Network Open.

Enhanced recovery after surgery program following focused ultrasound ablation surgery for uterine fibroids

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs could help reduce hospitalization time, costs, and opioid use.

Infertility treatments could raise risk of acute kidney injury, heart rhythm disorders

New research suggests pregnancies conceived with assisted reproductive technology were associated with a more than doubling in risk for acute kidney injury.

Genital hygiene and infections

Women with bacterial vaginosis (BV) and/or vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) were significantly less likely to use intimate soap and moist wipes after urination compared to healthy women without any vulvovaginal symptoms, according to a cross-sectional study published in the journal Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia.