Extensive condylomata acuminata are beyond the capacity of all topical therapies. The area was initially treated by carbon dioxide laser ablation, and residual small foci of infection were subsequently treated with topical 5% imiquimod cream.
A 53-year-old man became concerned when ever-increasing numbers of painful oral lesions developed on the buccal mucosa and tongue. A bland diet did not help. What does this look like to you? Test your clinical acumen with this week's quiz questions. More »
There is insufficient evidence to determine that hormonal contraceptives do not influence glucose and lipid metabolism in women with diabetes mellitus, concluded a systematic review conducted by the Cochrane Fertility Regulation Group. More »
Fewer than 20% of obstetrics and gynecology residents receive formal training in menopause medicine. With an expected 50 million menopausal women in the US by 2020, how will we address the knowledge gap? More »
Exploring treatment options such as N-acetylcysteine and bipolar-specific psychotherapies is on the horizon for this bipolar series. But with DSM-5 about to arrive, one more examination of bipolar diagnosis is warranted. More »
The Contraceptive CHOICE Project, a research study at Washington University in St. Louis, found that offering long-acting, reversible contraception (LARC) to women first, citing its low-failure rates, reduced rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion and increased continuation rates. More »
Uterine artery embolization for fibroids results in a tremendous reduction in menorrhagia. But while complication rates are low, up to 15% of patients are readmitted for indications like pain, bleeding and infection. More »
Women with early, surgically-induced menopause had greater incidence of neurological problems, including declining cognitive function and early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease in a study reported at the American Academy of Neurology meeting. More »
(MedPage Today) -- Clinicians need to offer "discreet and confidential contraception" to patients who have been coerced into pregnancy by intimate partners because of a "known link" between such coercive behavior and violence.
Premenstrual Syndrome. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a recurrent luteal phase condition characterized by physical, psychological, and behavioral changes of sufficient severity to result in deterioration of interpersonal relationships and normal activity.