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Smartphone speculum in lieu of standard speculumTwo young sister entrepreneurs hope their Smartphone Speculum, “SmartSpec,” will gain widespread acceptance as a physician and patient-friendly substitute for a standard speculum.
Study finds clinical outcomes and hospital costs favor vaginal hysterectomyTotal vaginal hysterectomy was found to be associated with better postoperative clinical outcomes and lower hospital costs compared to either total abdominal or robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy, according to the results of a retrospective study presented at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
What ODs are grateful for in 2017
What ODs are grateful for in 2017As we begin the holiday season, we pause for a moment of gratitude.
Human hair to suture facial wounds?Whether on the battlefield, in emergency situations or for elective procedures, one surgeon examines the benefits of using human hair as sutures.
Serotype E botulinum toxinEB-001 has a fast onset of action and short duration of effect. Could it become a solution for post treatment pain?
3 tips to upgrading astigmatic contact lens patients
3 tips to upgrading astigmatic contact lens patientsHelping astigmatic patients see more clearly can an exciting part of fitting contact lenses. There is significant value to the patient and to the practice in correcting low astigmatic patients.
ODs’ role promising in detecting Alzheimer’s diseaseScience is evolving, and practices will soon find themselves in a moral quagmire. Detection and clinical staging of AD using vision and ophthalmic imaging are close at hand.
6 tips to address, survive one-star online reviewsIf you have not yet received a bad review, it is coming. It is only a matter of time. Have you Googled your practice recently? Anyone with a smartphone, social media account, or an email account can go online and rant about anything—including your practice.
AAGL Presidential Address focuses on elevating gynecologic surgerySpecialization by “pelvic surgeons” is the future for AAGL, said Jon I. Einarsson, MD, PhD, MPH in his address to an enthusiastic audience at the society’s 46th AAGL Global Congress.
Laparoscopic excision of vaginal mesh found effectiveWhile most clinicians remove vaginal mesh through the vagina, employing laparoscopy is feasible and safe, especially when there is limited visualization through the vagina, according to a case series presented at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.