Post-menopausal women diagnosed with oestrogen receptor (ER)-positive ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who undergo breast-conserving surgery followed by whole breast radiotherapy have a reduced risk of developing local recurrence, according to a study from Italy.
In females who underwent either abdominal or laparoscopic hysterectomy, chronic posthysterectomy pain (CPHP) is common at 4 and 6 months postsurgery and appears to interfere significantly with daily activities, a recent Singapore study has shown.
Treatment with the tocolytic agents isoxsuprine or nifedipine was similarly effective in delaying delivery by 2 weeks among women who were admitted for preterm labour, according to a study presented at the RCOG World Congress 2018.
Cessation of natalizumab treatment just after conception and prompt resumption after delivery may reduce the risk of disease relapse in pregnant women with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study has shown.
Managing asthma with short-acting β-agonists (SABAs) was associated with reduced fertility in women, while the use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) with or without long-acting β-agonists (LABAs) was not, according to the SCOPE* study.
Sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping and biopsy is noninferior to systematic lymphadenectomy in detecting LN metastases with <5-percent false negative rate, says Timothy Lim, head of the Department of Gynaecologic Oncology at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and associate professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore.
It appears that the WA Gynaescope technique of in-bag morcellation (IBM) is safe, reproducible and a valuable addition to current methods of specimen retrieval during minimal invasive surgery, according to a study presented at the 2018 World Congress of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG 2018) held recently in Singapore.
Ultrasonography has been widely used as a routine component of antenatal care. During the assessment of the foetus and the placenta, an adnexal mass may be discovered at the time of the ultrasound examination. Occasionally, an adnexal mass can also be suspected either on physical examination or as a result of clinical symptoms.
Female cyclists do not have significantly worse urinary or sexual function compared with other athletes, a recent study has shown. However, other genitourinary conditions, such as saddle sores and genital numbness, are associated with cycling and may lead to sexual dysfunction.