Researchers are exploring the use of metronidazole for the treatment of endometriosis, which affects up to 10% of U.S. women between the ages of 25 and 40. The current treatment options include hormone therapy and surgery, but these approaches involve significant side effects and recurrence of the condition after treatment.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has issued a new committee opinion designed to help clinicians aid patients in managing symptoms of dysmenorrhea effectively so that women may continue everyday activities with minimal disruption.
In this study, researchers treated pain in the emergency department with acupuncture alone, acupuncture with conventional medication, or medication alone. They found acute efficacy was similar, although not optimal, for all modalities.
Although many cases of extremity pain are the result of mild, self-limited issues, ischemia and gangrene are catastrophic causes of pain that initially can present with nondescript findings. To limit tissue loss and optimize patient outcomes, emergency physicians must be able to distinguish benign limb pain from the earliest stages of high-risk, life- and limb-threatening disease.
Sexual function often decreases for women because of the genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). This condition includes the physical changes of the vulva, vagina, and lower urinary tract that result from estrogen deficiency.
Researchers reviewed the use of yoga instruction, transmitted remotely for access-challenged patients in treating chronic pain. The study suggests that tele-yoga can be an effective treatment, but it is unknown if it is as effective as in-person yoga instruction.