gynecology

Digital mammography better for screening dense breastsFor screening dense breasts, 3D digital mammography outperforms standard 2D mammography, according to results of a prospective trial of more than 25,000 women.
Are uterine contractions linked with IUI success?Unlike with in vitro fertilization, it appears that uterine contractions may increase the chance of a successful intrauterine insemination (IUI), according to a new study.
AAGL Stump the Professors Score: Experts 1, Presenters 2A panel of experts were bested only once at the “Stump the Professors” session at the 43rd AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Vancouver. A sarcoma was the diagnosis that got away among three complex cases presented to a packed audience.
Group compares morcellation techniques for evidence of tissue spillageAn isolation bag for morcellation provides the best specimen containment, according to a study presented at AAGL.
Do flavonoids or black tea lower risk of ovarian cancer?Studies of the impact of diet on risk of ovarian cancer are limited and their results unclear but a new report based on data from the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) suggests a possible association between high intake of flavonoids and black tea and lower risk of the disease.
Can vitamin D reduce recurrence of BV?High doses of vitamin D may not help prevent recurrence of bacterial vaginosis (BV), according to results of a randomized controlled trial.
Costs, complications increased with robotics for adnexal surgeryAn analysis of data from nearly 90,000 women who underwent adnexal surgery over a 3-year period shows that robotically assisted procedures were associated with substantially higher costs and increases in intraoperative complications.
Could bisphosphonates reduce risk of bone metastasis in breast cancer?According to a recent study, low-dose oral bisphosphonates administered to prevent or treat postmenopausal osteoporosis may be associated with a lower risk of skeletal metastasis in patients with early- or more advanced-stage breast cancer.
Talk to teens about LARCsNew recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics on contraception use in adolescents urge clinicians to get more involved in educating adolescents about contraception use and, in particular, to recommend the use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) as the first-line contraceptive choice.
Diagnosing PCOS: what to look forMenstrual irregularity, acne, and other characteristics often seen in adolescent girls may be misdiagnosed as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).