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Cervical cancer screening and prevention 2016Expert commentary on Practice Bulletin No. 157: Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention
The cyberthreat to American healthcare in 2017Networked medical devices can be vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Legally Speaking: Patient sues after wrong ovary removedThis case illustrates the importance of obtaining informed consent for any procedure.
FDA warns on anesthesia and sedation in pregnant women, young children
Shoulder dystocia forms and litigation
How common is incomplete screening for fetal anatomy?
The ‘house’ of ethics: A teaching tool67% of residency directors reported that a lack of faculty expertise in medical ethics was a significant barrier to their attempts to provide a more comprehensive educational process. I have a proposal for a solution to these problems: Teaching about the “house of ethics” in ob/gyn, as we do at Vanderbilt University.
Can a patient safety bundle prevent deaths from PE?Pregnancy-related deaths in the United States have risen from a low of 7.2 per 100,000 live births in 1987 to a high of 17.3 per 100,000 live births in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System.
Optimal approaches to fibroid managementFibroids are extremely common in women of reproductive age. One large study reported that 70% of Caucasian and 80% of African-American women had at least one ultrasound- or pathology-confirmed fibroid by the end of their reproductive years. While many of these women experience no negative effects of fibroids on their reproductive function, a significant number are at increased risk of infertility, miscarriage, or poor obstetric outcomes.
How is the profession changing?In our annual Labor Force, one of your pressing concerns was how the ob/gyn profession was changing.
Concerns about future of OB/GYN as a specialtyHere's what you said made you worry about the future of ob/gyn as a specialty.
2017 Annual Labor Force SurveyA look at the state of the OB/GYN speciality in 2017 and what's creating pressure on you.
We’re only humanToo much paperwork. Not enough sleep. Too many surgical procedures to keep up with. Too much litigation. Not enough time with family. Your frustrations came through loud and clear in the second annual Labor Force survey. Over and over, you told us, in effect, “We’re only human!”