Penetrating extremity trauma is a potentially devastating injury that must be identified and managed expeditiously. Early hemorrhage control may be life-saving. This two-part article comprehensively addresses the approach and management of penetrating extremity trauma, highlighting controversies and advances.
Ectopic pregnancy has significant health consequences and represents an important cause of morbidity and mortality for women of reproductive age. Making the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy expeditiously is critical to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with the condition.
The management of pelvic trauma has evolved significantly in the last 20 years, with advances in devices and procedures. The key to success is having a team of physicians, including specialists in emergency medicine, interventional radiology, and surgery, who can work together to provide each patient the best outcome possible.
In this secondary analysis of the Contraceptive CHOICE Project, there was no difference in copper intrauterine device continuation rates at one year between 165 women who reported heavy menstrual bleeding at baseline and 753 women who did not.
Time is of the essence in management of intracranial hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. The longer it takes to make the diagnosis and initiate treatment, whether it is surgical intervention or simply aggressive primary stabilization, the greater the risk to the patient regarding both morbidity and mortality.
To inform clinical decision-making, investigators performed an analysis looking at the frequency of postmenopausal bleeding in endometrial cancers and the risk of endometrial cancer among women who have postmenopausal bleeding.
Statistics indicate that one-third of outpatient gynecologist visits are for abnormal uterine bleeding, with the condition accounting for more than 70% of gynecologic consultations in the perimenopausal and postmenopausal years.