OB/GYN Clinical Alert – June 1, 2020
June 1, 2020
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Older women with fecal incontinence manage their symptoms with dietary modification.
While data remain limited on this particular coronavirus, extrapolation from other viruses (severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome), and best clinical observations and expert recommendations have led to current guidelines in care.
In this randomized, double-blind, controlled trial, routine treatment with metronidazole compared to placebo in addition to doxycycline and ceftriaxone reduced the presence of endometrial anaerobes, Mycoplasma genitalium, and pelvic tenderness at 30 days post-treatment. However, clinical improvement at three days post-treatment was no different between the two groups.
Restrictive abortion laws increase the chance that a woman will self-manage her abortion, a practice associated with an increased risk of complications.