The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa rightly has become a world health crisis. But there are other casualties of the outbreak that we don't hear much about.
A highly specific rapid test for Chlamydia trachomatis has been developed. The best part: the new test requires a direct urine sample only (no total DNA purification needed).
The risk of postoperative endometritis is reduced when a vaginal preparation of povidone-iodine is administered immediately before cesarean delivery.
There is no evidence that plastic adhesive surgical drapes reduce surgical site infection rates, and some evidence that these drapes may increase infection rates, according to a third update of an intervention review and analysis conducted by the Cochrane Wounds Group.
The FDA issued a public health notification regarding use of surgical mesh for the repair of pelvic organ prolapsed and stress urinary incontinence. Surgical mesh has caused severe complications in some patients.
The operating room is the most common place for medical errors to occur in the hospital setting. Here, Dr. Bill Parker, a gynecologist in Santa Monica, Calif., discusses improving patient safety.
Boston Scientific Corporation has alerted the public about a stolen shipment of medical devices for endoscopy and urology/women’s health.