SAN DIEGO (MedPage Today) -- Women who had surgically induced menopause at an early age saw a decline in cognitive function and possible signs of Alzheimer's disease pathology, researchers reported here.
Medication: Depression. Major depressive disorder has significant potential morbidity and mortality, contributing to suicide, incidence and adverse outcomes of medical illness, disruption in interpersonal relationships, substance abuse, and lost work time.
Premalignant Lesions of the Endometrium. Endometrial hyperplasia involves the proliferation of endometrial glands that results in a greater than normal gland-to-stroma ratio.
The 5th IVI International Congress: Reproductive Medicine and Beyond by ComtecMed 04-Apr-13 to 06-Apr-13 Seville , SPAIN (GYN - Contraception & Reproductive Health)
2013 AIUM Annual Convention by American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 06-Apr-13 to 10-Apr-13 New York (New York Marriott Marquis Hotel) , NY USA (CME - Medical Education)
Manejo clínico y terapéutico de la esterilidad. Segundo curso online by Fundacio Dexeus Salud de la Mujer 09-Apr-13 to 31-May-13 online , SPAIN(gynecology)
Pediatric Nursing: Care of the Hospitalized Child by Continuing Education Inc. 10-Apr-13 to 13-Apr-13 Anaheim (Hyatt Regency Orange County) , CA USA (CME - Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health)
Medicina fetal Curso-Taller. Curso de Nivel I y II de la SESEGO by Fundacio Dexeus Salud de la Mujer 15-Apr-13 to 17-Apr-13 Barcelona (Auditorio Salud de la Mujer Dexeus) , SPAIN (OB - Maternal Fetal Medicine)
Female Urology & Urogynecology Symposium (FUUS) by Quadrant HealthCom, Inc 18-Apr-13 to 20-Apr-13 Las Vegas (ARIA) , NV USA (CME - Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health)
Female Urology and Urogynecology Symposium (FUUS) 2013 by Quadrant HealthCom, Inc 18-Apr-13 to 20-Apr-13 Las Vegas (ARIA) , NV USA (CME - Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health)
“Using a prophylactic sling during prolapse repair significantly reduces postoperative stress incontinence,” said Anthony Visco, a representative of the American Urogynecologic Society at the 61st annual American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists meeting. More »
In a randomized study of 249 women treated for urge incontinence, Botulinum toxin A (Botox) reduced episodes from an average of 5 per day to 3.3 per day, equal to standard anticholinergic treatment. More »
Managing chronic disease and HIV in the over-50 population leads to a high risk of adverse drug interactions. Here are the most common polypharmacy culprits for HIV patients, and tips for avoiding these dangerous mishaps. More »
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer mortality in American men. Despite the fact that this cancer will be diagnosed in an estimated 217,730 American men in the year 2010. More »
On January 18, 2013, the FDA announced its approval of onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) for the treatment of overactive bladder in adults who cannot use or who do not respond adequately to anticholinergic medications. More »
In this review, we critically analyze clinical trials that were specifically designed for the very elderly, and we discuss the challenges encountered by investigators who are conducting studies in this patient population. We conclude by proposing an algorithm to help clinicians determine the optimal... More »
From ASRM’s removal of the ‘experimental’ label from the procedure of oocyte cryopreservation, to discoveries into the complex genetic processes involved in ovarian cancer, 2012 was another important year in ob/gyn research. Here, the leaders of seven major ob/gyn societies reflect on the most... More »
An increased loss of bone density during the first years after menopause induces osteoporosis.|The aim of the research presented in this paper was to ascertain the difference in the rate of involutional changes in bone tissue in former athletes and in non-athletes of the same age.|The research involved 18 former swimmers and 18 females of similar age who had never practiced sports. The subjects were subdivided into two subgroups: Subgroup I had been post-menopausal for < or = 5 years, and Subgroup II for > 5 years; this was done to assess bone mineral content relative to the length of the postmenopausal time period. Bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD) were measured in lumbar vertebrae by dual-emission X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Bone strength was measured in the heel using the bone stiffness index. Each subject was examined twice, with a one-year period in between. A diagnostic questionnaire was used to compile date on the subjects' physical activity and their
Hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance, and altered adipocytokine levels characterize polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) women of reproductive age. Hyperandrogenism persists in postmenopausal PCOS women. In the latter, this study aimed at investigating carbohydrate metabolism, adipocytokines, androgens, and their relationships.|Blood sampling from overweight postmenopausal women (25 PCOS and 24 age- and BMI-matched controls) at baseline and during oral glucose tolerance test for measurement of insulin and glucose levels, baseline leptin, adiponectin, visfatin, retinol-binding protein 4, lipocalin-2, androgen, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels and for calculation of insulin sensitivity (glucose-to-insulin ratio (G/I), quantitative insulin sensitivity check index, and insulin sensitivity index (ISI)), resistance (homeostasis mathematical model assessment-insulin resistance (HOMA-IR)), secretion ( of the area under the curve of insulin (AUCI), first-phase insulin
Empirical research on the relationship between menopause and depression has found contradictory results. Some authors suggest that depression is related to menopausal symptoms and not to menopausal status per se. Our aim is to study the relationship between menopausal status and depressive symptoms in a sample (n = 728) of middle-aged Portuguese women, taking into account the presence of menopausal symptoms. Depressive symptoms were measured with the Centre for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D). There is a relatively high significant correlation between depressive and menopausal symptomatology (rs = .47). The increase of depressive symptomatology in perimenopause is still significant, even when adjusting for the presence of menopausal symptomatology.
Menopausal estrogen therapy has a complex balance of benefits and risks and is no longer routinely recommended for the majority of women during or after the transition to menopause. Recent findings from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) and other studies suggest that a woman's clinical and biological characteristics may modify her health outcomes on hormone therapy (HT) and that some women may be more appropriate candidates for therapy than others. An emerging body of evidence suggests that it may be possible to identify women who are more likely to have favorable outcomes and less likely to have adverse events on HT, as well as to tailor the optimal dose, formulation, and route of delivery of treatment, by the use of individual risk stratification and a personalized approach. Several clinical characteristics that have been proposed for this purpose include a woman's age, time since menopause, symptom severity, baseline vascular health, risk for breast cancer, biomarker levels, and
Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) exhibit insulin resistance associated with obesity and inflammatory response, besides an increased level of oxidative DNA damage as a consequence of the hyperglycemic condition and the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). In order to provide information on the mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of T2DM, we analyzed the transcriptional expression patterns exhibited by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from patients with T2DM compared to non-diabetic subjects, by investigating several biological processes: inflammatory and immune responses, responses to oxidative stress and hypoxia, fatty acid processing, and DNA repair. PBMCs were obtained from 20 T2DM patients and eight non-diabetic subjects. Total RNA was hybridized to Agilent whole human genome 444K one-color oligo-microarray. Microarray data were analyzed using the GeneSpring GX 11.0 software (Agilent). We used BRB-ArrayTools software (gene set analysis - GSA)
Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Other types of heart disease, including coronary microvascular disease and broken heart syndrome, also can affect women.
for the purpose of predicting menopause since clear markers for predicting menopause are yet to be identified. ( ... III) SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS: A4. Perimenopause is characterized by fluctuating hormone lev- els, irregular menstrual cycles, and the onset
Had a case the other day with the above finding on a pap. She was age 36 and had a Mirena in place. How do people feel about the idea of trying to do an EMB with an IUD in place? If not, how do we proceed?
Has anyone tried FetalGrowth app (App Store for iPhone/iPad) ? I'm interested in using a simple and handy tool to calculate fetal percentiles, and I came across this app, which seems it does the job (plots growth charts, as well). I haven't seen anything else, besides this app, so I was wondering if there are people who have already tried it.
To all the members of OB-GYN-L… Thank you for coming! I’m thrilled that you’ve decided to check out the new Forum site, and look forward to reading about what’s on your mind.
If you’re new to the ObGyn.net community... welcome aboard! You’ve just joined an outstanding group of physicians and health care professionals who have been sharing information, answering questions, and building professional relationships via the site’s listserv for nearly 20 years.
Feel free to poke around on the site to get a feel for things, or take a look at the Help Topics page for instructions on how to use the different features of the site.
A few quick tips: For those of you who like getting new Forum messages delivered directly to your inbox, the first thing you’ll want to do is click on the ‘Follow this forum’ button on the main page. You’ll have the option of getting notifications immediately, as a daily digest, a weekly digest, or only when you’re not online (which is to say, if you’re on the site when someone posts a message, you won’t be notified of it). You won’t be able to post on the site just by replying to the email, but the message will contain a link that takes you directly to the message you’d like to reply to.
You can also follow individual conversations without following the whole list by going into the topic and clicking the ‘Follow this topic’ button next to the title.
Also, in ‘My Profile’ you can:
Enter your professional information, including specialty, subspecialty, and education (by clicking ‘Edit my profile’)
See your activity on the Forum, such as what discussions you have initiated or replied to, content you’ve ‘liked,’ and activity of people you’ve made your friends
In ‘My Settings’ you can:
Add or change your photo
Edit your birthday, gender, interests, location
Create a signature for your posts
Change the types of content you get notifications for, or change the way you receive notifications
If you have questions, feel free to respond to this post or send me a direct message by clicking on the envelope icon.
I helped another physician with removal of a retained placenta last night, we were unsuccessful in removing it vaginally, her cervix was too closed to allow manual removal and we could only get a few pieces out with ring forceps and a large curette, so we did a laparotomy/hysterotomy and were able to preserve the uterus. The placenta turned out not to be an accreta and it was easily removed via that route through a low vertical incision on the uterus. Any thoughts on the appropriate CPT code would be appreciated. The patient came in through the ER five days after home delivery by her husband. She was severely anemic, rcvd 7 units of blood and is still quite ill and in the ICU but improving.
Recently, I had the occasion to review a case of a term primigravida with PROM in a private hospital (no housestaff or in house obstetricians). She was seen by an obstetrician soon after arrival, evaluated, and pitocin induction begun.
She did not deliver for around 29 hours after admission, and the delivering obstetrician (a different physician) was physically present during the last 2 hours of labor prior to delivery.
Simply put, while the two involved obstetricians were in communication by phone with the nursing staff throughout labor (separately as their "shifts" did not overlap), no one actually came to the bedside and wrote a note) from admission until around 2 hours before delivery.
Medical staff bylaws call for a daily progress note; this bylaw was easily met.
In reviewing the case, it did not "feel good" that no one came to the bedside.
1. Does anyone have or know of any guidelines to mandate such bedside attendance? Of course, we all hope that the involved physicians would not need said guidelines. 2. Does anyone have a suggestion of hospital/nursing protocols? Simply, in this case I would like to have had a charge nurse or bedside nurse simply say, "Hey, no one has been by for a while. What's up?"
I really need help from OB/GYNs and I'm having a hard time getting it. I find your opinions really valuable. I'm researching recommendations for cosleeping. This is for my dissertation, so your time is truly appreciated! Please complete the full survey. It will help me tremendously.
The study takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Please don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com with any questions.
If you are interested in participating, please follow the link provided below:
Our hospital bought an electronic medical record (EMR) system for the clinics. There is a large hosptial group practice including pediatrics, medicine, FP, OB/GYN, and other specialities and sub-specialities. Furthermore, the hospitalists and the ER doctors are also employed in the same hosptial group practice.
The hospital spent millions of dollars on an EMR. As best I can tell there are only two useful things that the EMR does. One is to automatically calcualte the BMI, which it does very well. THe other is to make records available on any patient to any doctor anywhere in the practice. It does not do this well -- it requires lots of mouse movements and clicks and different documents come up in different formats, making it labor intenisve. But, with enough time, effort, and frustration, one can obtain copies of every document in the sustem, either on a computer screen or on paper.
Swith to the ER now. A paitnet whom I had seen the previous week in consultatio comes into the ER for a non-pregnancy problem. They call me on the telephone in the evening. "No problem", I say. I did a torough evaluation and wrote a detailed note on the patient and her OB and non-OB problems only a few days ago. "Just go to the EMR and you can print out my note with all the details."
Seems, however, that for some reason the EMR is not available in the ER (or on the wards for that matter). When I asked the hosptial administrator about it the next morning, he said that he and the hosptial lawyers were working on the problem.
Apparently the government thinks that the ER doctors and hospitalists have nothing better to do with their time than to print out copies of patients' medical records from the EMR and sell them on the black market. Therefore, we cannot let those nasty doctors have access to the EMR records. Nevermind that the ER doctors are in the same group practice as all the other doctors. Never mind that the patient is willing to sign a release so that the doctor who is taking care of her can see the records of the practice. We have to protect the patient even if it means that vital information is rendered unavailable and that things are made more difficult, complicated, and expensive. It reminds me of the Army in Viet Nam where they would have to "destroy a village in order to save it!" Apparently the EMR makes us destroy a patient in order to save her.
Thank GOD for the EMR. Three million dollars and the only benefit is that we can get a BMI 10 seconds faster.
I think the NEJM got it correct last month when they said in an atricle that the only ones who truly benefit from electronic medical record systems are the people who make and sell them.
CC is a 31 year old primigravida who was referred for ultrasound at a community hospital due to suspected cardiac anomalies noted on a screening sonogram at her doctor's office. Due to concern about a probable cardiac abnormality an amniocentesis was performed at the local hospital.
Single umbilical artery color doppler, transverse scan of urinary bladder shows single umbilical artery (left), transverse section of umbilical cord showing only two vessels: one vein and one artery (right).