June 1st, 2019
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These investigators found that the routine use of acetaminophen alone rather than a combination acetaminophen-opioid significantly reduced overall and daily opioid use. In addition, there was no worse effect on overall pain score or length of stay.
A large Finnish case-control study suggests that postmenopausal hormone therapy results in a 9-17% increase in the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. However, the small effect size, and likely confounding of use effect, does not provide strong evidence for a causal relationship.
The authors of a retrospective cohort study suggest that perioperative antibiotics reduce the risk of surgical site infection in women undergoing myomectomy.
To practice as a consultant in reproductive medicine, clinicians require a strong background in hormonal therapy. In this feature, we will review the role of steroidal estrogens used in contraceptive and hormone therapy.