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Local analgesia before prolapse surgery may not be needed to reduce postop pain
pelvic floor muscle injections and pudendal nerve blocks with bupivacaine and dexamethasone do not significantly improve pain control after vaginal apical prolapse repair, compared with placebo, according to a study.In a randomized trial, patients generally reported mild postoperative pain and low dosages ......(full story)
Patients usually understand and agree with physicians’ notes
an opportunity to see physicians’ notes about their visits, patients mostly understand and agree with them, a survey shows.Overall, 93% of respondents said the notes accurately described the visit; only 6% reported that something important was missing, write Suzanne G. Leveille, RN, ......(full story)
Cerclage in twin pregnancies reduces perinatal mortality in randomized trial
women with twin pregnancies and asymptomatic cervical dilation before 24 weeks, cerclage reduced perinatal mortality and preterm birth, according to a randomized controlled trial. The trial, which was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, included 30 patients at 8 ......(full story)
Prior beta-blockers predict extra burden of heart failure in women with ACS
taken for hypertension may predispose women to worse outcomes, compared with men, when they later present with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), a registry study suggests.In the analysis of more than 13,000 patients with ACS and no history of cardiovascular (CV) disease, the ......(full story)
Women suffer less NAFLD but more advanced fibrosis
have a lower risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease compared with men, but those who do develop the disease are significantly more likely than are men to develop advanced fibrosis, according to data from a meta-analysis of more than 62,000 individuals.Sex disparity ......(full story)
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