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.
Just-published research indicates that while women should avoid conception for the first 18 months following bariatric surgery, 42% of women participating in the 10-site study reported having unprotected intercourse during the 18-month at-risk, post-surgical timeframe.
This study investigated gastric surgery as a prevention for female-associated cancers. Women with a body mass index of ≥ 38 kg/m2 who had surgery had an average of 28 kg of weight loss compared to the control group. This resulted in a statistically significant decrease in endometrial cancer.
Women with major depression undergoing surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence have worse condition-specific quality of life than non-depressed women. Postoperatively, depressed and non-depressed women have similar incontinence severity and quality of life.