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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.
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?
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...
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.
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 ...
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...
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has published a clinical management guideline on the diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). As proposed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the diagnostic criteria are chronic anovulation and hyperandrogeni...
Oct 1, 2001 Issue
What Is the Best Way to Treat Trichomoniasis in Women? [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Nitroimidazoles (such as metronidazole [Flagyl]) are the most effective treatment for parasitological cure of trichomoniasis. Single-dose treatment is as effective as longer term treatment but increases side effects.