gynecology

NSAIDs and menstrual blood loss
NSAIDs and menstrual blood lossShould NSAIDs be first-line treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding?
Tool helps with decision-making for fibroid managementA clinical decision tool serves as a framework for providers to counsel patients about mode of hysterectomy.
The economics of uterine fibroidsA study tabulates the direct and indirect costs.
A 'window' into the female immune system
A 'window' into the female immune systemOpportunistic infections tend to invade the female reproductive tract during certain "windows of vulnerability," researchers have found.
Product reviews: CryoProbe and OptiSpec
Chronic sexual pain: a layered guide to evaluation
Chronic sexual pain: a layered guide to evaluationMany advances have been made in understanding the multi-layered causes of sexual pain, and most women can resume or begin satisfying sexual lives after diagnosis and up-to-date treatment.
ACOG Guidelines at a glance: Lynch syndromeIdentification and surveillance will help carriers avoid cancer.
Uterine fibroids: medical management options
Uterine fibroids: medical management optionsFor women in whom surgery is not recommended or necessary, treatment with the goal of symptom relief and size reduction can be achieved medically.
Are common chemicals associated with earlier onset of menopause?
Are common chemicals associated with earlier onset of menopause?A study of a representative sample of US women shows a clinically significant association between early menopause and exposure to 15 different endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
Use of ICSI on rise, but are outcomes better?
Use of ICSI on rise, but are outcomes better?Results of a retrospective cohort study show that use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection is on the rise but cast doubt on whether the technology is improving reproductive outcomes. Brian Levine, MD, MS provides commentary.