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Dyspareunia Linked to Underlying Form of EndometriosisWomen who complain of dyspareunia are four times more likely to have endometriosis than healthy women, according to a study.
Maternal mortality statisticsData collection methods are improving but still a challenge.
Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in pregnancyManagement challenges in pregnancies complicated by maternal heart disease are complex, requiring ongoing involvement of a team of specialists.
A call to arms against maternal mortalityIf we truly want to “make America great again” we should start with a national effort to address our tragically high maternal mortality rate.
Introducing a new series on maternal mortality
Introducing a new series on maternal mortalityCutting-edge medical advances and innovative technologies have made headlines and continue to flourish in the new millennium. However, these medical achievements stand in stark contrast to the paradoxical increase in US maternal mortality, which is among the highest of all developed nations.
Overactive bladder: Special considerations across a woman’s life spanThis article summarizes guidelines for diagnosis and treatment, highlighting special considerations for management of OAB across a woman’s life span.
Maternal death from intracranial hemorrhageDid her family physician meet the standard-of-care?
FDA: New assessment discourages morcellation for fibroidsAn updated review of evidence by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) underscores concerns expressed in 2014 by the agency about use of laparoscopic power morcellators (LPM) for treatment of uterine fibroids. Plus: Prescription habits show ob/gyns not well informed about opioids, according to a study. Also: Does ADHD medication use during pregnancy increase risk of congenital malformations?
Hormonal contraception and breast cancer: Is there a link?Results of a prospective cohort study by Danish investigators suggest that current or recent use of hormonal contraceptives may be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Plus, Editorial Board Member, Ilana Cass, MD, weighs in on the impact of the study's findings.
Were these infant’s delays secondary to fetal distress and hypoxia?A patient sues alleging that her child was in distress, became hypoxic and that a cesarean should have been performed much earlier.