gynecology

Does the robot hurt or help?The big question is whether the robot improves outcomes in gynecologic surgery.
Could severe teen acne signal risk of endometriosis?According to a recent prospective cohort study in Human Reproduction, women who have a history of severe acne in their adolescent years may be at greater risk of developing endometriosis.
Medicaid reimbursement impacts Pap, mammography screeningAn analysis of data from 46 states and the District of Columbia shows that the level of Medicaid reimbursement for office visits has an impact on likelihood of patient screening with Pap tests and other diagnostics for cancer.
African-American women with low birth weight infants at risk of diabetesAn ongoing study of African-American women with more than 16 years of follow up suggests that those who deliver very low birth weight or low birth weight infants may be at increased risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Postmenopausal status ups odds of malignant endometrial polyps (VIDEO)Mary Leuchars, MD, discusses the higher prevalence of malignant or pre-malignant polyps in women undergoing recession of indometrial polyps, who are also post-menopausal and who have abnormal uterine bleeding, as reported in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Ultrasound triage of women with postmenopausal bleeding
Ultrasound triage of women with postmenopausal bleedingUltrasound-based evaluation is less costly than an endometrial biopsy and also allows for evaluation of the adnexa and bladder.
VIDEO: Declining rate of HPV vaccination in adolescentsDr Anne Schuchat, Assistant Surgeon General and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, discusses the recent CDC report on declining humanpapillomavirus vaccine rates in adolescents.
Use of contained power morcellation shows promiseA small four-institution study shows promise for use of an insufflated isolation bag as a way of reducing risks of power morcellation while retaining the benefits of minimally invasive surgery. The authors caution, however, that their results are observational and represent outcomes in the hands of high-volume surgeons.
Exercise may trim atrial fibrillation riskAccording to a recent study in the Journal of the American Heart Association, postmenopausal women who increase their physical activity may reduce their risk of developing incident atrial fibrillation (AF).
Do bisphosphonates really decrease breast cancer risk?Despite earlier observational studies, bisphosphonate treatment for 3 to 4 years appears not to decrease the risk of invasive postmenopausal breast cancer, according to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine.