Obstetrics and Gynecology

Pain Management Following Reduced Routine Opioid Use After Cesarean Delivery

Pain Management Following Reduced Routine Opioid Use After Cesarean Delivery

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Eliminating routine oral opioid prescription following cesarean delivery may reduce opioid consumption without jeopardizing pain control or patient satisfaction.

CDC: 65% of US Women Currently Using Contraceptives

CDC: 65% of US Women Currently Using Contraceptives

Female sterilization is most commonly used method, followed by oral contraceptive pill.

Self-Sampling Strategy to Encourage Screening for High-Risk Human Papillomavirus

Self-Sampling Strategy to Encourage Screening for High-Risk Human Papillomavirus

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Women who used a self-screening assay for high-risk human papillomavirus had similar test results to those who were screened by a clinician.

Cesarean Delivery Outcomes May Influence Risk for Early Childhood Overweight

Cesarean Delivery Outcomes May Influence Risk for Early Childhood Overweight

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Elective cesarean delivery may influence the risk of early childhood overweight.

Study Finds Intrauterine Levonorgestrel Contraceptive System Safe, Effective

Study Finds Intrauterine Levonorgestrel Contraceptive System Safe, Effective

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A levonorgestrel 52-mg intrauterine system was found to be safe and effective for pregnancy prevention.

Delivery Mode Tied to Pelvic Floor Disorder Risk After Childbirth

Delivery Mode Tied to Pelvic Floor Disorder Risk After Childbirth

After childbirth, the risk for pelvic floor disorders varies by delivery mode.

Postmenopausal Vaginal Estrogen Not Associated With Negative Health Outcomes

Postmenopausal Vaginal Estrogen Not Associated With Negative Health Outcomes

For postmenopausal women, vaginal estrogen use is not associated with negative health outcomes.

Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment Does Not Reduce Late Miscarriages, Preterm Birth

Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment Does Not Reduce Late Miscarriages, Preterm Birth

No evidence for reduction in risk for late miscarriage or spontaneous preterm birth as a result of screening and treatment for bacterial vaginosis.

Assessing Inequalities in Infertility Care Among Women

Assessing Inequalities in Infertility Care Among Women

Internationally, infertility is ranked as the fifth most serious disability among women.

Guidelines Developed for Opioid Use in Vaginal Birth

Guidelines Developed for Opioid Use in Vaginal Birth

Guidelines include use of lowest effective dose, smallest quantity of opioids needed for expected pain.

Postmenopausal Women With Normal BMI May Still Be at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer

Postmenopausal Women With Normal BMI May Still Be at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer

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Postmenopausal women with normal BMI and elevated body fat levels are at increased risk of breast cancer.

Recalled Kotex Tampons Can Unravel Inside Body

Recalled Kotex Tampons Can Unravel Inside Body

Small number of reports include infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury.

Increased Breast Cancer Risk After Childbirth May Last Decades

Increased Breast Cancer Risk After Childbirth May Last Decades

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Is there an association between breast cancer risk and recent childbirth?

Primary Care May Aid Genetic Counseling Referral for Ovarian Cancer Survivors

Primary Care May Aid Genetic Counseling Referral for Ovarian Cancer Survivors

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A pair of new case-finding strategies may help general practitioners identify and refer patients and survivors of ovarian cancer to genetic counseling and DNA testing.

Ultrarestrictive Opioid Presciption Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use

Ultrarestrictive Opioid Presciption Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use

UROPP reduces opioids prescribed after gynecologic, abdominal surgery without negative effects.

Uterine Transplant From Deceased Donor Results in Successful Childbirth

Uterine Transplant From Deceased Donor Results in Successful Childbirth

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The first successful case of a live birth following uterine transplantation from a deceased donor was reported at the São Paulo School of Medicine, Brazil.

New Guidance Addresses Early Diagnosis of Dysmenorrhea in Adolescents

New Guidance Addresses Early Diagnosis of Dysmenorrhea in Adolescents

Endometriosis is most common cause of secondary dysmenorrhea, looks different in teens than adults.

Early Pregnancy and Painless Spotting

Early Pregnancy and Painless Spotting

A 30-year-old woman who is 6 weeks pregnant calls into the after-hours Ob/Gyn line over the weekend with reported spotting.

Increase Seen in Amphetamine, Opioid Use in Pregnant Women

Increase Seen in Amphetamine, Opioid Use in Pregnant Women

Increase in amphetamine-, opioid-related deliveries disproportionate between rural vs. urban counties.

Severe Symptoms of Vulvovaginal Atrophy Associated With Reduced Quality of Life

Severe Symptoms of Vulvovaginal Atrophy Associated With Reduced Quality of Life

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Severity of symptoms of vulvovaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women was found to have an impact on quality of life.

Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Involving Opioids Up

Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Involving Opioids Up

Between 2007 and 2016, pregnancy-associated mortality related to opioids more than doubled.

RSNA: Mammography Has Value in Women Age 75 or Older

RSNA: Mammography Has Value in Women Age 75 or Older

Cancer detection rate is 8.4/1000 exams in older women; 98% of cancers surgically excised.

Examining Racial Disparities in US Maternal Mortality

Examining Racial Disparities in US Maternal Mortality

State-level reforms and improvements in healthcare practices and institutional attitudes are necessary to improve maternal mortality rates.

Progesterone Receptor Status May Aid Progestin-Based Endometriosis Therapy

Progesterone Receptor Status May Aid Progestin-Based Endometriosis Therapy

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Progesterone receptor levels as a biomarker may improve predictability of response to progestin-based therapy for endometriosis.

Early Menopause Associated With Shorter Life Expectancy, Early Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes

Early Menopause Associated With Shorter Life Expectancy, Early Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes

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Early age of menopause development is associated with lower overall life expectancy and fewer years of life without diabetes.

Short Interpregnancy Intervals Tied to Adverse Outcome Risk

Short Interpregnancy Intervals Tied to Adverse Outcome Risk

Six-month interval associated with greater risk than 18-month interval for women of any age.

Assessment of Bacterial Vaginosis Screening, Treatment for Prevention of Preterm Delivery

Assessment of Bacterial Vaginosis Screening, Treatment for Prevention of Preterm Delivery

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Treatment with oral clindamycin for pregnant women with bacterial vaginosis in their first trimester does not reduce the risk of late miscarriage or very preterm delivery.

Many Women Have Not Heard of Ovarian Cancer Before Diagnosis

Many Women Have Not Heard of Ovarian Cancer Before Diagnosis

Nine in 10 women experience multiple symptoms prediagnosis; 8 in 10 of them consult a doctor.

Women Fed Soy Formula as Infants More Likely to Experience Menstrual Pain

Women Fed Soy Formula as Infants More Likely to Experience Menstrual Pain

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Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the Henry Ford Health System analyzed patient data from African-American women aged 23 to 35 years (N=1553) who were participating in the NIEHS Study of Environment, Lifestyle, and Fibroids (SELF).

Tissue-Selective Estrogen Complex May Benefit Postmenopausal Women With Vaginal Bleeding, Breast Discomfort

Tissue-Selective Estrogen Complex May Benefit Postmenopausal Women With Vaginal Bleeding, Breast Discomfort

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Switching to tissue-selective estrogen complex from hormone therapy may benefit women with breast discomfort or vaginal bleeding.

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