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ICD-10-CM documentation 
and coding for obstetric procedures
With the new system set to take effect in less than a month, here’s what you need to know about key changes to... More
“Cogwheel” and other signs of hydrosalpinx and pelvic inclusion cysts
These types of cysts do not require further imaging if diagnosis is certain. When can you be confident with the final... More
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause: Current and emerging therapies
With more than 1 billion menopausal women likely to be affected by vulvovaginal atrophy worldwide by 2025, the need for... More
Laparoscopic ureterolysis: Techniques and approaches for ureter identification and dissection
These surgeons demonstrate a medial and lateral approach to ureter identification and illustrate laparoscopic... More
Update on contraception
The US unintended pregnancy rate has reached an all-time high. Two experts explore the roots of the problem (cost most... More
Is menopausal hormone therapy safe when your patient carries a BRCA mutation?
Data suggest that several years of systemic hormone therapy are safe in mutation carriers who have intact breasts and... More
Does labor induction (vs expectant management) increase the risk of failed TOLAC?
Yes. Among 6,033 women with 1 prior cesarean delivery, induction was retrospectively associated with an increased risk... More
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Update

Jennifer K. Hsia, MD, MPH, and Mitchell D. Creinin, MD
The US unintended pregnancy rate has reached an all-time high. Two experts explore the roots of the problem (cost most paramount) and offer potential solutions.... More »
 

Update

Barbara S. Levy, MD
A few innovative tools can greatly ease the operative experience for both surgeon and patient... More »
 

Clinical Reviews

David R. Kattan, MD, MPH, and Ronald T. Burkman, MD
Although use of long-acting reversible contraception is increasing slowly in the United States, there is plenty of room for improvement, particularly among young women. Here, 2 experts address the nuances of choosing a method for a teenage patient.... More »
 

Editorial

Robert L. Barbieri, MD
With teamwork, we can impact women and their families 
on a national scale... More »
 

Images in GYN Ultrasound

Michelle Stalnaker Ozcan, MD, and Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD
The presented cases demonstrate transvaginal ultrasonography, as well as intraoperative imaging, of cystadenoma, low malignant potential tumors, and ovarian neoplasia in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients... More »
 

Practice Management

Ron Romano and Neil H. Baum, MD
A boom in technology has yielded helpful tools to streamline your practice and keep patients satisfied... More »
 

Examining the Evidence

Meadow M. Good, DO, and Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD
Sacrospinous hysteropexy and vaginal hysterectomy with uterosacral ligament suspension were found to be comparable at 12 months after surgery in this large randomized trial involving 208 women with uterine prolapse stage 2 or higher requiring surgery... More »
 

Surgical Technique

Paula J. Doyle, MD, Erin E. Duecy, MD, Ronald W. Wood, PhD
With indigo carmine unavailable for use during cystoscopy, surgeons need an alternative contrast agent. Could sodium fluorescein be of use and, if so, how? These surgeons share their experience, born out of clinical necessity.... More »
 

Comment and Controversy

Letters from readers... More »
 

Reimbursement Advisor

Melanie Witt, RN, CPC, COBGC, MA
With the new system set to take effect in less than a month, here’s what you need to know about key changes to obstetric coding... More »
 

Examining the Evidence

Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD
It reduces postinsertion pain but not the pain associated with placement, according to this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled comparison of ketorolac and placebo. In fact, 22% of patients in the placebo group and 18% in the ketorolac group... More »
 

Images in GYN Ultrasound

Michelle Stalnaker Ozcan, MD, and Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD
These types of cysts do not require further imaging if diagnosis is certain. When can you be confident with the final diagnosis? These authors offer several imaging cases demonstrating indicative factors on 2- and 3-dimensional ultrasonography.... More »
 

Surgical Technique

Paula J. Doyle, MD, Erin E. Duecy, MD, Ronald W. Wood, PhD
With indigo carmine unavailable for use during cystoscopy, surgeons need an alternative contrast agent. Could sodium fluorescein be of use and, if so, how? These surgeons share their experience, born out of clinical necessity.... More »
 

Surgical Technique

Cara R. King, DO, MS, and Suketu Mansuria, MD
These surgeons demonstrate a medial and lateral approach to ureter identification and illustrate laparoscopic techniques for safe and efficient ureterolysis... More »
 

Commentary

Martin L. Gimovsky, MD
In this audiocast, Dr. Martin Gimovsky shares his expertise on vacuum extraction, offering tips on when and when not to use the modality, as well as details on informed consent... More »
 

Commentary

Janelle Yates, Senior Editor
Communication breakdowns and treatment delays are frequent sources of malpractice claims... More »
 

Commentary

Michael L. Krychman, MD
A better understanding of the physical and anatomic changes during menopause has led to improved treatments for vulvovaginal atrophy (also known as genitourinary syndrome of menopause)... More »
 

CME March 2015

CME Supplement... More »
 

AUGUST 2015

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), an X-linked condition, is the most common muscular dystrophy in children and affects families of all ethnicities. Incidence is about 1 in 3,500 boys. Approximately two-thirds of clinically diagnosed cases of DMD are... More »
 

MAY 2015

Stephanie Costa, MD
Dr. Costa reports that she is on the advisory board and speakers’ program for Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc.... More »
 

CME March 2015

CME Supplement... More »
 

October 2014

Carol B. Lesser, MSN, RNC, NP; Marcia Hilse, RNC, MSN
In vitro fertilization (IVF) nurses play a vital role in caring for fertility patients. Predictably, as the complexity of assisted reproductive technology (ART) services has increased, so has the IVF nurse’s scope of practice and educational requir... More »
 

September 2014

Shari Goldman Snow, MD
As gynecologists, every day we face an increasing number of clinical issues to consider when seeing our patients. While we strive for comprehensiveness, it is important to stratify our patient care to prioritize life-threatening risk factors.... More »
 

September 2014

James A. Simon, MD; Robin Kroll, MD
Vasomotor symptoms (VMS) are the most common symptoms associated with menopause. Historically, all the core treatment options for menopausal VMS involve hormonal therapy (HT).... More »