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Obstetrics-Gynecology & Women's Health

Surgical expertise and outcomes of urinary tract endometriosisRetrospective analysis of data on women undergoing surgery for urinary tract endometriosis sheds new light on the role that the surgical team’s expertise has on patient outcome.
Do genes play a role in endometriosis?A meta-analysis of data from more than 17,000 cases of endometriosis suggest that specific genes involved in sex steroid hormone signaling and function may play a role in the disorder.
Teens, repeat birth and postpartum contraceptionA CDC report looks at how effective messaging on postpartum contraception is in teenagers and the impact on repeat births. Plus: Does preeclampsia increase the risk of stroke? Also, a look at whether an old imaging technique could increase fertility.
CDC issues advisory on Zika testingThe latest on testing guidelines for Zika from the CDC. Plus: Are corticosteroids effective when administered only hours before delivery? Also, a look at the prevalence of hepatitis C among pregnancy women in the United States.
Did this Attending remove the wrong fallopian tube?Case rests on physician’s ability to inspire confidence in choices made in the OR.
Baby monitoring in 2017Dr Levine looks at the many baby monitors on the market to find the one that provides the most bang for the buck, all while being easy to use.
Women's Health Update: ACOG 2017 on obesityA round-up of research on obesity in pregnancy from the ACOG 2017 meeting in San Diego, California.
Failure to recommend genetic testing in breast cancerIs this the next wave of medical professional liability lawsuits?
ACOG Guidelines at a Glance: Breast and Labial Surgery in AdolescentsExpert commentary on Committee Opinion 686: Breast and Labial Surgery in Adolescents.
Use of biologic grafts in pelvic organ prolapse surgery
Use of biologic grafts in pelvic organ prolapse surgeryPelvic organ prolapse is a very prevalent condition, affecting up to half of all women over 50 years old. Biological grafts may be useful in certain patients but long-term trials are needed to guide their proper use.