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Contemporary OB/GYN, Dec 01,2013

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Preserving fertility in women facing cancer

BY:Erica T. Wang, MD, MAS, Margareta D. Pisarska, MD

Fertility preservation in reproductive-age women with cancer remains an important but under-represented topic. This review covers the risks of infertility associated with specific cancer treatments, and fertility preservation strategies for patients who are undergoing them.

 

What ob/gyns need to know about the ACA exchanges

BY:Arnold W. Cohen, MD

The exchanges bring with them myriad plans, patients unfamiliar with insurance, and open questions such as whether ob/gyns will be considered PCPs during pregnancy.

 

SMFM Consult--Prior non-lower segment uterine scar

BY:Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD

From the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, a clear plan for when to schedule cesarean delivery in women with uterine scars from surgery or prior CD.

 

Nerve injury during bilateral tubal ligation

BY:Dawn Collins, JD

A woman suffers foot drop following a tubal ligation and sues her surgeons. What did the jury decide?

 

PCOS in adolescents: beyond the reproductive implications

BY:Amy DiVasta, MD

PCOS is likely underdiagnosed, especially in adolescent patients. It is challenging to make a diagnosis during the 1–2 years following menarche because normal pubertal changes can mimic features of PCOS.

 

ACOG task force on hypertension in pregnancy--A step forward in management

BY:Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM

In his final editorial of 2013, Dr. Lockwood comments on the recommendations of the ACOG Task Force on Hypertension in Pregnancy.

 

Fetal Growth Restriction

BY:Joshua A. Copel, MD

Growth-restricted fetuses pose many clinical conundrums: How to identify them? How to distinguish the small and normal from the small and abnormal? How to manage them?

 

Bariatric surgery leads to better sex

BY:Miranda Hester

Female patients undergoing bariatric surgery may expect improvements in sexual function, according to one study.

 

Mode of childbirth not linked to sexual function

BY:Miranda Hester

According to a recent study, parity and mode of delivery do not have a significant impact on women's long-term sexual satisfaction.