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USPSTF: Ovarian cancer screening not recommended for low-risk womenIn a new statement, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending against ovarian cancer screening for women who have no symptoms and no hereditary cancer syndromes. Plus: Breast MRI screening results in higher biopsy rates, according to a study.
Vulvar pruritus in postmenopausal womanA 62-year-oldwoman presents for her annual gynecologic exam, stating that she has had a 4-month history of worsening vulvar pruritus. Can you make the correct diagnosis and treatment plan?
Lower-Dose Estradiol Vaginal Cream Effectively Relieves Postmenopausal DyspareuniaA lower-dose estradiol vaginal cream than is currently available in the United States was an effective and well-tolerated treatment for dyspareunia in postmenopausal women, according to a recent phase 3, randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Cervical Cancer Survivors Have High Scores for Sexual DistressHigher levels of distress were linked to increased vaginal sexual symptoms, worry about dyspareunia, dissatisfaction with a relationship, and concerns about body image in a study looking at sexual well-being among cervical cancer survivors.
Maternal Mortality Resources - FoundationalA collection of standards, guidelines, tools and articles for further reading on maternal mortality.
Drug used for menorrhagia may prevent postpartum hemorrhageA drug that is low cost and easy to administer may help prevent maternal deaths, according to results of a randomized clinical trial. Plus: Does air pollution affect menstrual regularity? Also: According to a statement published by the American Heart Association (AHA), breast cancer patients may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Did traumatic vacuum extraction cause this infant’s delays?Plaintiff alleged that excessive force from implementing the vacuum resulted in intracranial hemorrhage and subdural hematoma.
Decreasing cesareans: VBAC and patient empowermentExpert commentary on Practice Bulletin No. 184: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery.
A love/hate divideOur latest survey paints a picture of ob/gyns simultaneously dedicated to their profession and increasingly frustrated by external stressors.
Why is there an opioid crisis?Like the road to hell, the road to the opioid crisis was paved with good intentions.