New Findings Could Improve Surgical Treatment of Prolapse, SUI
The two widely used surgeries for apical prolapse work equally well for both apical prolapse and stress urinary incontinence two years postsurgery, research shows.
The Leadership Report: The Best Ob/Gyn Research from 2013
What research from the past year will have the most significant impact on women's health care? The leaders of five major ob/gyn societies weigh in.
Fertility Prospects After Tube Removal for Ectopic Pregnancy
A head-to-head comparison of salpingotomy and salpingectomy finds that removing the affected tube after an ectopic pregnancy doesn’t affect fertility as expected.
Dietary Recommendations for Endometriosis
Diet can’t cure endometriosis, but dietary recommendations could be part of the treatment. Find out here why choosing certain foods may help reduce symptoms.
The Science of Endometriosis and Cytokine Activity
Researchers identified a distinctive profile of cytokine activity in women with endometriosis, which could lead to the development of a clinically useful patient stratification system.
Oophorectomy Increases Risk of Osteoporosis and Cardiovascular Disease
Premenopausal removal of the ovaries accelerates bone loss and carotid artery thickening in postmenopausal women, putting women at higher risk for both osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.
Conservative Surgery for Vulvar Cancer Leaves Sexuality and Body Image Intact
Conservative surgery for early-stage vulvar cancer had little to no long-term effect on a woman’s sexuality or body image, a small study found.
Minimally Invasive Surgery: New Devices of Interest
The latest devices and gadgetry for minimally invasive gynecological surgery were featured in the exhibit hall at the 42nd AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology held just outside of Washington, DC, November 10-14, 2013.
Women Unite to March for Endometriosis Awareness
Successful endometriosis awareness campaigns are the key to beginning to control the disease, says Camran Nezhat, MD. Earlier diagnosis means a sooner return to a pain-free life for our patients.
AAGL 2013: Are IUDs a Good Medical Intervention Before Surgery?
The levonorgestrel IUD is particularly helpful in patients with abnormal uterine bleeding who require an interval therapy before surgery can be performed, Harvard physicians find.