Reproductive Endocrinology Disorders Perspective

 
 
  • The Only Treatment for Idiopathic Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Dr Peter Kovacs comments on a meta-analysis that concludes that when no cause can be found, only one treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss is supported by the evidence.
  • New PCOS Guidance: First Steps in Primary Care   Aimed at primary care providers as well as specialists, this international guidance is useful across the healthcare spectrum.
  • Be Aware of These Nine Questionable Clinics Integrative medicine, bogus cancer treatment, antiaging, low T, and more -- what do you need to know about the proliferation of these clinics in medicine?
  • Endometriosis: 5 Things to Know As one of the most common conditions affecting women, all clinicians should have an understanding of endometriosis and its effects on a woman's health. Start with these five key facts.
  • Colorectal Endometriosis: Medical or Surgical Therapy? When endometriosis infiltrates the bowel, does medical or surgical therapy result in better quality of life?
  • We Can't Just Give Up on Obesity A pediatric endocrinologist describes the harsh realities of practicing in the South today and calls on the medical profession to redress 'sins of the past.'
  • Detect Diabetes Sooner With Expanded Criteria   Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a study showing that the current screening criteria are missing many patients with prediabetes or diabetes.
  • NAFLD Is a Growing Problem Recent guidance from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases for the evaluation and management of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is profiled.
  • Perinatal Outcomes in ART: Maternal vs Treatment Effects A gestational surrogate model is used to separate maternal from treatment factors that influence perinatal outcomes.
  • Medical Abortion in Very Early Pregnancy In conventional practice, medical abortion isn't attempted until the sac can be visualized on ultrasound. But is this necessary for effective pregnancy termination?
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology: The European Experience Recent data from Europe can be helpful when counseling patients about assisted reproduction options.
  • Defending the Cornerstones of Endocrinology The government's recent 'ban' on seven science words prompted endocrinologist Richard Plotzker to reflect on their significance in medicine and especially in the field of endocrinology.
  • Let's Talk About Sex: Tips for How to Take a Sexual History Obtaining a quality sexual history from patients is always important. Here are some best practices for young docs (and those in training) to learn, and for seasoned docs to remember.
  • Researchers Debate 'Male Athlete Triad' Syndrome Why is there a lack of studies examining eating behavior, bone density, and hormonal changes in male athletes? Experts weight in on the male athlete triad.
  • NAMS 2017 Annual Meeting Overview   Drug holidays should not be taken when using denosumab; molecular breast imaging may outperform mammography; and other topics, as reviewed during the NAMS annual meeting.
  • The Role of Metformin in PCOS-Related Infertility Peter Kovacs comments on a new guideline from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine on the use of metformin for ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Transgender Patient Sues After Gyn Surgery Goes Awry Given consent to remove one ovary, surgeon excises both; state gives bad doctors a pass, says study; fewer med-mal payouts: better laws or stingier insurers?; mother who lost all her limbs wins appeal
  • The Safest Methods for Inducing Abortion Dr Kovacs summarizes an opinion paper that describes the safest methods for abortion induction.
  • Great Minds: When Sue Met Si   Two luminaries meet for the first time and discover many career connections.
  • The Benefits of Individualizing Ovarian Stimulation for IVF Dr Kovacs reviews a study comparing individualized dosing using a new recombinant FSH with conventional ovarian stimulation for IVF.