Mar 1, 2006 Issue
ACOG Recommendations for Medical Management of Abortion [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released evidence-based guidelines for medical abortion.

Feb 15, 2006 Issue
ACOG Releases Guidelines for Management of Abnormal Cervical Cytology and Histology [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released evidence-based guidelines for management of abnormal cervical cytology and histology. Cervical cytology screening has been associated with a dramatic reduction in cervical cancer incidence and mortality.

Oct 15, 2005 Issue
Fertility Treatment and Multiple Birth Rates [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released its report on assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures conducted in the United States in 2002.

May 1, 2005 Issue
Fibroids (Uterine Myomatosis, Leiomyomas). [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of medical treatment alone? In women scheduled for fibroid surgery, what are the effects of preoperative medical treatments? What are the effects of surgical treatments?

Feb 15, 2004 Issue
ACOG Releases Recommendations on Sterilization [Practice Guidelines]

The Committee on Practice Bulletins-Gynecology of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released a practice bulletin on sterilization. The bulletin lists methods of surgical sterilization, including laparoscopy, minilaparotomy, and transcervical and transvaginal approaches.

Jan 15, 2004 Issue
ACOG Releases Bulletin on Managing Cervical Insufficiency [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently published a clinical management guideline on cervical insufficiency. This report also includes evidence for screening asymptomatic at-risk women.

Dec 1, 2003 Issue
Does Metformin Improve Clinical Features of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Metformin therapy improves fasting insulin levels and blood pressure. It has no clinically significant effect on body weight, waist:hip ratio, or LDL cholesterol level. Metformin, taken with or without clomiphene, appears to be an effective first-line agent for ovulation induction in women with poly...

Nov 1, 2003 Issue
Rethinking the Gynecologic Examination [Curbside Consultation]

These questions often arise but without any obvious answer because the practice of medicine is an art as well as a science. The history of the annual physical examination for healthy women illuminates the “science” of medicine.

Aug 15, 2003 Issue
Current Perspectives in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome [Article]

Polycystic ovary syndrome has been viewed primarily as a gynecologic disorder requiring medical intervention to control irregular bleeding, relieve chronic anovulation, and facilitate pregnancy. A large body of evidence has demonstrated an association between insulin resistance and polycystic ovary ...

Jul 1, 2003 Issue
Management of Bartholin's Duct Cyst and Gland Abscess [Article]

Bartholin's duct cysts and gland abscesses are common problems in women of reproductive age. Bartholin's glands are located bilaterally at the posterior introitus and drain through ducts that empty into the vestibule at approximately the 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock positions. These normally pea-sized gl...

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