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An ischemic stroke occurs when the blood supply to a region of the brain is blocked resulting in tissue death. It is the cause of 80% of all strokes. The causes of the ischemia are variable but atherosclerosis (plaque build up in the arteries) is a major contributor. This article will explain more.
Laparoscopy in Gynecology
Laparoscopy is the term that refers to minimally invasive surgery of the abdomen and pelvis and this article will review the details of this procedure when used in gynecology
Management of Birth Canal Cancers
A malignancy of the birth canal (BC) can be difficult to detect. The symptoms can be non-specific but any abnormal bleeding, unusual discharge or genital mass warrants further evaluation and prompt treatment. Read this article to learn more about the management of this cancer.
Management of VIN and VAIN
Precancerous lesions of the genital tract are the precursors to cancer. A large percentage of these lesions will resolve spontaneously but it is impossible to know which ones will progress. Read this article to learn how these lesions are treated.
Medical Treatment of Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a common problem in menstruating women. It causes chronic pelvic pain and infertility. The pain can affect the quality of life, interfere with intimate relationships and can be quite debilitating. Read this article to learn about medical treatment.
Medical Treatment of Fibroids
Fibroids or leiomyomata are benign smooth muscle tumors of the uterus. The most common presentation of fibroids is irregular or heavy uterine bleeding or prolonged heavy periods. Not all fibroids need to be treated but medical options are available if needed. Read this article to learn more.
Medications for Hypertension
High blood pressure is the most common reason for office visits in non-pregnant adults. Approximately 30% of adults in the U.S. suffer from this problem. Different categories of medications have been developed to treat high blood pressure. This article will review the various categories.
Medications to Prevent Breast Cancer
All women and some men are at risk of developing breast cancer. There are medications available to prevent breast cancer but these should only be prescribed to those who are at high risk. Read this article to learn more about these medications.
Medications Used for Mild Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a chronic condition, which can recur and progress. A large percentage of women require long-term treatment. Many hormonal type medications are utilized in the initial and long-term management of endometriosis. Read this article to learn more.
Medications Used for Severe Endometriosis
Endometriosis may plaque some women their entire reproductive life. There is a wide range of analgesics and hormonal medication that are effective but in some cases, this treatment is insufficient and other treatment options should be explored. Read this article to learn more.
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