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Readers ReactReaders discuss the prevalence of endometriosis and providing healthcare to the poor.
Aspirin to prevent preeclampsia: When to start and how much to give?Aspirin had been used as a way to cure preeclampsia, but then evidence-based studies clouded whether it actually helped. Two recent trials have provided encouraging data on use of low-dose aspirin in treating preeclampsia.
Endometriosis and cancer-driver mutationsA genomic analysis of endometriotic lesions shows that a disease associated with almost no risk of malignant transformation may harbor mutations associated with cancer. The findings, published in NEJM, provide a rationale for characterizing all endometriosis subtypes, say the authors.
Elagolix dosage and impact on endometriosisNew research on two different dosages of elagolix show that both doses improved dysmenorrhea and nonmenstrual pelvic pain in women with endometriosis. The findings, published in NEJM, add to data from previous studies of the drug, which showed that it produced partial to nearly full estrogen suppression.
Is cervical insufficiency a true diagnosis?A debate at ACOG 2017 looks at whether cervical insufficiency should be abandoned as a diagnosis. Plus: A study presented at ACOG 2017 examines whether human papillomavirus is linked to preterm birth?
Quiz pits senior fellows against young physiciansOne of the most-anticipated sessions at the conference pitted senior ob/gyns against young physicians in a quiz that had both teams at times scratching their heads.
Natural estrogen/progesterone HT capsule shows promiseA first-of-its-kind capsule combining natural 17β-estradiol and progesterone has promise for menopause-related hot flushes, according to results of a Phase 3 multi center trial.
Robotic vs laparoscopic hysterectomy: Is there a place for both?A collegial debate on robotic versus laparoscopic hysterectomy highlighted the difficulties in researching the efficacy of robotics and whether it had a place in gynecologic surgery.
Egg freezing debate gets warm receptionA debate on the pros and cons of routine egg freezing emphasized that earlier counseling about egg freezing by ob/gyns rather than reproductive endocrinologists should be routine, if not the procedure itself.
Cutting edge topics in 2017ACOG conference attendees who want a glimpse of current and trending issues in the specialty will want to attend the session “Cutting Edge Topics in Ob-Gyn." The session offers overviews by various academic societies in different subspecialties that highlight evolving and emerging evidence of interest to practicing clinicians.

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