Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
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Labor induction: a review of current methods.
This article reviews the essential criteria for inductions of labor, weighing both the advantages and disadvantages of labor induction, and the various mechanical and pharmacologic agents available for cervical ripening. At the end of this article, one should be able to counsel women...
Pharmacotherapeutic management of nicotine dependence in pregnancy.
Smoking in pregnancy can cause serious adverse antenatal and postnatal morbidities, and a significant number of women continue to smoke in pregnancy despite these consequences. Early intervention in the form counseling from their physicians, pregnancy-specific self-help materials, co...
Preface: Cosmetic procedures in gynecology.
Pregnancy in the renal transplant recipient.
March 10th, 1958, is the birthday of the first baby born to a kidney transplant recipient. The pregnancy went to term and the baby was delivered by cesarean section for fear that a vaginal birth could adversely affect the allograft kidney sitting in the iliac fossa. Undoubtedly, this pregnancy more...
Obesity and its relationship to infertility in men and women.
This review focuses on the negative impact of obesity in reproduction by considering the pathophysiology of obesity and infertility in men and women, the influence of obesity on the prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome, and the benefits of weight loss on reproduction and on menstruation, ovulatio...
Recurrent risk of adverse pregnancy outcome.
It is an unfortunate fact that all pregnancies do not end with healthy babies and healthy mothers. Families who have experienced an adverse pregnancy outcome require accurate information about the risk of recurrence to plan future childbearing. This article examines the recurrence risk of four compl...
Prenatal care has been recognized as a component of obstetrical care. Preface.
Cervical cancer prevention--cervical screening: science in evolution.
The incidence and mortality of cervical cancer in the United States has declined by more than 70% since the 1950s. This decline is attributed mainly to the introduction of Papanicolaou's test in the 1940s. Cervical cancer, however, remains the second most frequent of all female malignancies worldwid...
Female androgen insufficiency.
FAI, seen commonly and often caused by aging and ovarian dysfunction, still presents a challenge to clinicians because of some unresolved and unattended aspects of the condition, including standardized diagnosis and management. Although the use of androgens in women who have FAI has been shown to be...