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...

Apr 1, 2003 Issue
ACOG Releases Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome [Practice Guidelines]

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.

Oct 15, 2000 Issue
Using Progestins in Clinical Practice [Article]

Progestational agents have many important functions, including regulation of the menstrual cycle, treatment of dysfunctional uterine bleeding, prevention of endometrial cancer and hyperplastic precursor lesions, and contraception. Because of the reported side effects of synthetic analogs called "pro...

Sep 1, 2000 Issue
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: It's Not Just Infertility [Article]

Recent diagnostic and pharmacologic developments have focused renewed attention on polycystic ovary syndrome. Clinical features of the syndrome include anovulation, hyperandrogenism and menstrual dysfunction, but several other abnormalities, including hyperinsulinemia, luteinizing hormone hypersecre...

Jun 15, 2000 Issue
Uterine Fibroid Embolization [Article]

Interventional radiologists have performed uterine artery embolization to treat women with emergency uterine bleeding since the 1970s. In this procedure, the physician guides a small angiographic catheter into the uterine arteries and injects a stream of tiny particles that decreases blood flow to t...

May 1, 2000 Issue
Practical Use of the Pessary [Article]

The pessary is an effective tool in the management of a number of gynecologic problems. The pessary is most commonly used in the management of pelvic support defects such as cystocele and rectocele. Pessaries can also be used in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. The wide variety of pessa...

May 1, 2000 Issue
Postpartum Axillary Masses [Photo Quiz]

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

Apr 1, 1998 Issue
Office Management of Bartholin Gland Cysts and Abscesses [Article]

Bartholin gland cysts and abscesses are common problems in women of reproductive age. Although the cysts are usually asymptomatic, they may become enlarged or infected and cause significant pain. Often the clinician is tempted simply to lance the cyst or abscess, since this technique can be effectiv...

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