Aug 1, 2011 Issue
Evaluation of Ovarian Cysts [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Initial evaluation of an ovarian cyst is largely determined by its characteristics on ultrasonography, in addition to the presence of symptoms, laboratory evaluation, and patient history. Women with an ovarian cyst, but with no symptoms, family or personal history of cancer (e.g., ovarian, breast, c...

Jun 15, 2011 Issue
Treatment of Recurrent Vulvovaginal Candidiasis [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

A six-month treatment regimen with an antifungal agent decreases the recurrence of vulvovaginal candidiasis.

May 1, 2010 Issue
Pelvic Organ Prolapse [Article]

Pelvic organ prolapse, or genital prolapse, is the descent of one or more of the pelvic structures (bladder, uterus, vagina) from the normal anatomic location toward or through the vaginal opening. Women of all ages may be affected, although pelvic organ prolapse is more common in older women. The c...

Sep 15, 2009 Issue
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments in women with polycystic ovary syndrome?

Jul 15, 2009 Issue
New Guidelines: Fewer PAP Tests for Women Older Than 30 Years and Less Aggressive Treatment for Adolescents [Editorials]

Apr 15, 2009 Issue
Drug Treatments for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome [Article]

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition present in approximately 5 to 10 percent of women of childbearing age. Diagnosis can be difficult because the signs and symptoms can be subtle and varied. These may include hirsutism, infertility, menstrual irregularities, and biochemical abnormalities, most ...

Aug 1, 2008 Issue
Sudden Onset of Right Lower Quadrant Pain After Heavy Exercise [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Nov 1, 2007 Issue
Effectiveness of Insulin Sensitizing Drugs for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Insulin sensitizing drugs are more effective than oral contraceptives alone at improving fasting insulin levels in patients with PCOS. Compared with metformin (Glucophage) alone, oral contraceptives alone better control irregular menstrual cycles and reduce androgen levels. There is insufficient evi...

May 15, 2007 Issue
Uterine Fibroid Tumors: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

The incidence of uterine fibroid tumors increases as women grow older, and they may occur in more than 30 percent of women 40 to 60 years of age. Risk factors include nulliparity, obesity, family history, black race, and hypertension. Many tumors are asymptomatic and may be diagnosed incidentally. A...

Apr 1, 2007 Issue
ACOG Releases Guidelines on Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Gynecologic Procedures [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released guidelines on the appropriate use of antibiotic prophylaxis in women undergoing gynecologic procedures.

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