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Here you can find patient care tools and resources to provide guidance in effectively maintaining and enhancing the doctor-patient relationship.

Contraception

Oral Contraception Progestin- inhibit ovulation and thickens cervical mucus Estrogen- maintains endometrium and prevents unscheduled bleeding and inhibits follicular development. Fixed combined dosaging- estrogen and progestin 3 weeks Combination phasic (biaphasic,...

Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy- telescope that allows inspection of cervical canal and uterine cavity. Panoramic hysteroscopy is the most common method using a distension media compared to contact hysteroscopy. Ideal characteristics of a distending medium are: Allows clear...

Breast Disease

Anatomy of breasts: large modified sebaceous glands within superficial fascia of the anterior chest wall. Wt: 200-300g, 20% glandular tissue and 80% fat and connective tissue. Composed of 12-20 lobes arranged radial fashion from the nipple. Lymphatics: 75% regional...

Management Adnexal Masses

Funtional or physiologix- follicles, hemorrhagic, corpus luteal Inflammatory- PID, endometrioma Other benign-paratubal cysts, hydrosalpinx, ectopic, ovarian torsion Benign neoplasms- Germ cell- mature teratoma Sex cord- fibroma Epithelial- serous or mucinous...

Vaginal Infections

Vaginal infections, or vaginitis, describe the most common medical concerns women have in the area of their reproductive organs. Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina that creates discharge, odor, irritation, or itching. It is difficult to diagnose because...

Infectious Diseases Lower Genital Tract

Chlamydia is the number one bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States today. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can be caused by Chlamydia, is a leading cause of infertility, when left untreated. Symptoms: known as “silent epidemic”...

Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is characterized by the presence of both physical and behavioral symptoms that occur repetitively in the second half of the menstrual cycle. It affects 75% of women with regular cycles and relieved with onset of menses. Physical symptoms:...

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures of the hip, spine, and wrist. Men as well as women suffer from osteoporosis, a...

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer Occurs when the cells in the breast begin to grow out of control and can then invade nearby tissues or spread throughout the body. Large collections of this out of control tissue are called tumors. It usually arises from either ducts or the glands....

Invasive Prenatal Testing for Aneuploidy

Down’s syndrome and trisomies- meiotic non-disjunction Major organ abnormality or 2 more minor increased risk fetal aneuploidy Amniocentesis 15-20 weeks (accuracy > 99%) Loss rate 1in 300-500 Vagina spotting/leakage 1-2% (perinatal survival after leak 90% seals)...