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Burnout and depression in medical students and mentorsFrom our own experience in academic medicine, Dr. Ed Funai and I can vouch for the fact that most medical students are going into medicine for the right reasons—to help others via a career wedded in both science and humanity. Ironically, those same medical students are also experiencing record levels of burnout, substance abuse and depression as they enter their third and fourth years.
Readers ReactReaders write in about their thoughts on Contemporary OB/GYN's coverage of the maternal mortality issue, urge the avoidance of politicizing issues, and argue for the reduction of cesarean deliveries.
FDA report a disservice to fibroids patientsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has done women a disservice by incompletely examining the evidence for risk and benefits associated with morcellation for women undergoing surgery for suspected fibroids. Of note, within days of the FDA report, the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) of the US Department of Health and Human Services published a more rigorous and complete analysis of available data with entirely different results and conclusions. Thirty-six signees recommend that Contemporary OB/GYN’s readers review the AHRQ findings and decide which report serves women best.
Memorials to two mothersTwo physicians recount their experiences of losing a patient.
Cesarean sections - based on the evidenceThe purpose of this article is to review the steps in a cesarean delivery and examine the best available evidence for performing the procedure.
Tools Test Drive: LiquiBand Exceed Topical Skin AdhesiveDr. James Greenberg gives his review of the LiquiBand Exceed Topical Skin Adhesive.
Did vaginal hysterectomy result in iatrogenic injuries?A family history of uterine cancer prompted the patient to seek a hysterectomy.
Maternal Mortality Resources - PreparednessA collection of standards, guidelines, tools and articles for further reading on maternal mortality. ACOG guidelines for emergencies and adverse effects; resources for coping with the death of a patient. Plus, news from Haiti about using mobile technology to save mothers.
Dysuria, painful lesions in 26-year-old womanA 26-year-old G0 comes to the office complaining of dysuria and painful lesions on her vulva. Can you make the correct diagnosis and treatment plan?
Enhanced Recovery Pathway handoutsEnhanced recovery pathways (ERP) are rapidly gaining acceptance and use in gynecologic surgery. These handouts from the ERAS Society provide the physician and patient with valuable information for both pre- and post-operative care.
Enhanced recovery in gynecologic surgeryERPs may take a year or two to get gong but the benefits to patients and the healthcare system can be significant.
Contemporary OB/GYN contributors at ACOGThe following board members - both past and current - authors and collaborators will be appearing in Austin at the ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting in April. Here is a rundown on where you can find them, the programs they will be participating in, plus links to their recent articles in Contemporary OB/GYN.