Obstetrics and Gynecology
Eliminating routine oral opioid prescription following cesarean delivery may reduce opioid consumption without jeopardizing pain control or patient satisfaction.
Female sterilization is most commonly used method, followed by oral contraceptive pill.
Women who used a self-screening assay for high-risk human papillomavirus had similar test results to those who were screened by a clinician.
Elective cesarean delivery may influence the risk of early childhood overweight.
A levonorgestrel 52-mg intrauterine system was found to be safe and effective for pregnancy prevention.
After childbirth, the risk for pelvic floor disorders varies by delivery mode.
For postmenopausal women, vaginal estrogen use is not associated with negative health outcomes.
No evidence for reduction in risk for late miscarriage or spontaneous preterm birth as a result of screening and treatment for bacterial vaginosis.
Internationally, infertility is ranked as the fifth most serious disability among women.
Guidelines include use of lowest effective dose, smallest quantity of opioids needed for expected pain.
Postmenopausal women with normal BMI and elevated body fat levels are at increased risk of breast cancer.
Small number of reports include infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury.
Is there an association between breast cancer risk and recent childbirth?
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.
UROPP reduces opioids prescribed after gynecologic, abdominal surgery without negative effects.
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.
Endometriosis is most common cause of secondary dysmenorrhea, looks different in teens than adults.
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 in amphetamine-, opioid-related deliveries disproportionate between rural vs. urban counties.
Severity of symptoms of vulvovaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women was found to have an impact on quality of life.
Between 2007 and 2016, pregnancy-associated mortality related to opioids more than doubled.
Cancer detection rate is 8.4/1000 exams in older women; 98% of cancers surgically excised.
State-level reforms and improvements in healthcare practices and institutional attitudes are necessary to improve maternal mortality rates.
Progesterone receptor levels as a biomarker may improve predictability of response to progestin-based therapy for endometriosis.
Early age of menopause development is associated with lower overall life expectancy and fewer years of life without diabetes.
Six-month interval associated with greater risk than 18-month interval for women of any age.
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.
Nine in 10 women experience multiple symptoms prediagnosis; 8 in 10 of them consult a doctor.
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 DiscomfortNovember 09, 2018
Switching to tissue-selective estrogen complex from hormone therapy may benefit women with breast discomfort or vaginal bleeding.