August 1st, 2017
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This cross-sectional survey of 720 women found that 85% filled an opioid prescription after cesarean delivery, and the median number of tablets dispensed was 40. The median number of tablets consumed was only 20 tablets and the number dispensed did not correlate with patient satisfaction, pain control, or the need for a refill.
AUGS Consensus Statement: Anticholinergic Medication Use and Cognition in Women With Overactive Bladder
Available evidence has shown significant associations between anticholinergic medication use and increased risk of cognitive impairment. Behavioral therapies for overactive bladder should be first-line treatment. If these treatments fail and pharmacologic treatment is considered, providers should counsel patients on associated risks, prescribe the lowest effective dose, and consider alternative treatments in patients at risk.
Obesity has risen significantly worldwide and is associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality in women throughout their lives. Risks include infertility, gestational diabetes, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.