This week on Contemporary OB/GYN®: Jan. 17 to Jan. 21

Here's what's coming to Contemporary OB/GYN® this week.

The need for a universal endometriosis classification

A literature search revealed there is no international agreement on how to characterize or classify endometriosis.

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Treating recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis with honey

Because the mechanism of action of medical-grade honey (MGH) is based on enhancing wound healing and exerting strong broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, MGH may also help to treat recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC), according to a review in the Journal of Fungi.

Microbial interplay of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis pathobiology

A clinical study has confirmed that the pathophysiology of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) relies primarily on Candida albicans (C. albicans)-specific attributes like hyphal morphogenesis, biofilm formation and pathogenesis that differentiate it from other prominent non-albicans C. (NAC) species.

Patient perspectives on vulvovaginal candidiasis

Among women with vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) or recurrent VVC (RVVC), the three 3 most common signs and /symptoms are itching (91.2%), burning (68.3%), and redness (58.1%), according to an online patient survey in BMC Womens Health.