New Products

October 1, 2007

The latest in medical products for obstetrics and gynecology.

Fibroid options guide educates your patients, saves you time

Available in November from Johns Hopkins University Press, the 248-page book describes the biology of fibroids, their symptoms, and the methods used to diagnose them, and tells how to determine when to treat fibroids. Dr. Stewart describes current treatment options in depth, giving practical advice on the benefits and risks of each. Ob/gyns may be especially interested in the sections about recent findings that link fibroid risk to diet and lifestyle and ongoing fibroid research (including genetics research) that may lead to prevention strategies.

Female sling surgical kit

Supris, the female sling from the Coloplast Corporation, was designed to provide better control and ease of use in the treatment of incontinence. The sling, which provides three-point support, is packaged as a surgical kit that includes a polypropylene mesh sling and disposable introducers. For further information, visit http://www.us.coloplast.com/ or call 800-533-0464.

Articulating laparoscopic instruments

Free online training on natural family planning

Do you need to know more before counseling patients on fertility awareness-based family planning methods? You can earn free CME credits on a Web site devoted to the Standard Days Method, a new effective natural family planning method developed by researchers from Georgetown University's Institute for Reproductive Health. Physicians can earn 2.0 AMA PRA category 1 credits by scoring 85% or higher on an accompanying quiz. The program takes about 2 hours to complete. To learn more or to log on for training, go to http://www.irh.org/SDM_Training/.