This month's cover story examines iron-deficiency anemia in pregnancy and the role of intravenous iron. Plus, an extreme case of fraud demonstrates the reach of federal statutes enacted to prevent and punish those who commit health care fraud.
As practitioners, advocating for patients and managing common conditions to facilitate optimal pregnancy outcomes through preventative measures such as vaccination and addressing anemia have the potential for major impact.
Anemia in pregnancy should be treated due to its connection to adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes.
The risk of de novo severe carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) rises significantly after bilateral oophorectomy performed in premenopausal women, according to study findings in Menopause.
The FBI initiated an investigation of a solo ob-gyn physician in 2018. Ultimately, the United States DOJ led an indictment against the physician for submitting tens of thousands of fraudulent claims to various health care benefit programs, including Medicaid, Medicare, and TRICARE, for unnecessary, uninformed, and/or fraudulent gynecologic procedures.
Diagnosis via clinical exam, perineal ultrasound, and pelvic MRI is advised.