Morcellation: Doctors Need Data, Not Rhetoric
Gyns morcellate fibroids because it benefits patients, not their wallet. Despite the risks, the procedure has a place in treatment, until data say otherwise.
It Takes a Village: Making the Case for Teamwork
Drs Louise King, Camran Nezhat, and Paul Wetter discuss an effective teamwork model, agreeing that patients have better outcomes when clinicians work as a team.
Mixed Incontinence Rx: More High-Quality Evidence Needed
Do you have inconsistent results treating patients with mixed incontinence? It may be because most treatments are too conservative and symptom-based.
Trend of Chemo Before Surgery Bucks Standard of Care for Ovarian Cancer
Chemo after surgery for ovarian cancer is the standard of care, but new research discovers that many women, particularly older women, are undergoing chemo before surgery.
Postabortal Placental Polyp or Uterine AVM? Saline Instillation Sonohysterography as a Diagnostic Aid
Postabortal placental polyps and uterine arteriovenous malformations can look identical on ultrasonography. Read how saline instillation sonohysterography helped discern the diagnosis.
Losing Informed Consent
Informed consent is more than just a signed consent form, says ethics blogger Paul Burcher, MD, PhD, who weighs in on a different way to think about this practice.
The Decline of the Preferred Approach to Hysterectomy
Vaginal hysterectomies are associated with superior patient outcomes and cost less than other methods of hysterectomy. So why is their rate of use declining?
FDA Examining Safety of Morcellators for Hysterectomy and Myomectomy
The FDA has weighed in on the safety of uterine fibroid morcellation. Given the current evidence, find out what they recommend.
Improved Training Is Key to Better Outcomes for Robotic Surgery
The reported outcomes for the da Vinci robot have been disappointing, but a new study shows that surgeons can achieve expert-level results using the Morristown Protocol.
The Most Hotly Anticipated Ob/Gyn Research of 2014
New research expected this year will bring about significant changes to clinical practice. Here, society leaders share what’s on their radar for 2014.