OBGYN and Women's Health

Home OBGYN and Women's Health
Women may have a lower risk for chronic kidney disease progression and death compared with men

Women Face Less Kidney Disease Morbidity and Mortality Than Men

Risk for progression to end-stage renal disease and death appears to be lower in women than men
Women who have participated in mammography screening have a lower risk for dying from breast cancer within 10 and 20 years after diagnosis

Breast Screening Linked to Lower Risk for Breast Cancer Death

Screening linked to 60 percent lower risk for dying from breast cancer within 10 years after diagnosis
Pregnant women commonly refuse vaccines

Pregnant Women Commonly Refuse Vaccines

Providers believe stressing fetal protection is most effective strategy against refusal
Secondhand smoke exposure declined substantially among U.S. nonsmokers from 1988 through 2014

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Saw Big Drop From 1988 to 2014

However, among U.S. nonsmokers, rates of secondhand exposure stalled during 2011 to 2014
Fear of complications and frustration at the amount of time required to manage type 1 diabetes impact the quality of life of young adults with the disease

Fear Impacts Quality of Life for Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes

Young adults cite fear of complications, burden of disease management, impact on family and job
Nearly two-thirds of insured adults with a previous health care visit did not use an online patient portal in 2017

Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals

Socioeconomic disparities exist in use of patient portals; privacy concerns cited for nonuse
An ultrarestrictive opioid prescription protocol can reduce the number of opioids prescribed to patients after gynecologic and abdominal surgery without negative health consequences

Ultrarestrictive Opioid Rx Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use

UROPP reduces opioids prescribed after gynecologic, abdominal surgery without negative effects
Early diagnosis of dysmenorrhea is key to ensuring that adolescents and women can maintain their quality of life

New Guidance Addresses Early Dx of Dysmenorrhea in Adolescents

Endometriosis is most common cause of secondary dysmenorrhea, looks different in teens than adults
Tamoxifen at a dose of 5 mg/day is associated with a reduced risk for recurrence for women with hormone-sensitive breast intraepithelial neoplasia

SABCS: Low-Dose Tamoxifen Cuts Risk for Breast Dz

More second primary cancers and more frequent menopausal symptoms seen in tamoxifen vs. placebo arm
A point-of-care polymerase chain reaction test (Atlas io) has high sensitivity and specificity for Chlamydia trachomatis

High Sensitivity, Specificity for Chlamydia Point-of-Care Test

Polymerase chain reaction test has high sensitivity and specificity for vaginal swab samples