Thinking About Ob/Gyn
Thinking About Ob/Gyn
About Thinking About Ob/Gyn
A fresh and evidence-based perspective of all things related to obstetrics and gynecology.
In this episode, we discuss the repair of cystotomies along with the scope of general OB/GYN. Plus, COVID and maternal mortality updates. Then some new literature including an update on Clomiphene vs Letrozole and Azithromycin for vaginal birth. Finally, the best female eponym ever and the removal of Makena from the market.
In this episode, we discover three more female eponyms, plus we review the utility of premedication for IUD placement. We review new literature about maximum dose of oxytocin in labor, surgery vs pessary for pelvic organ prolapse, buprenorphine vs methadone for management of addiction in pregnancy, new guidelines for male infertility evaluation, fasting for the glucose challenge, increasing VBAC rates, delayed pushing, and a poem!
In this episode, we discuss the newest evidence for two layer closure at the time of Cesarean. Plus, delivery vs birth, a clarification from the prior episode about sexism. Finally, we take a deep dive into the angle of progression and how it can be used to reduces cesareans and promote safety during delivery.
In this episode, we discuss the utility of amnioinfusion for both variable decelerations and meconium stained fluid. Plus, how fast do we need to go when doing a Cesarean under general anesthesia. Then we talk about how Braxton-Hicks is still relevant today. Finally, new studies about TikTok and the placebo effect in menopause treatments.
In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of iron supplementation during pregnancy. We take a big of a dangerous dive into chauvinism and sexism in OB/GYN. Then, we discuss rethinking the postpartum visit(s) to better serve patients.
In this episode, we discuss management of soft markers of aneuploidy on ultrasound. Also, on update on Makena's potential withdrawal by the FDA. And finally, we discuss value based care for vaginal induction and delivery, including methods of inductions, routine labs, methods of hemorrhage control, sterilization, etc.
In this episode, we discuss the value of eating fish during pregnancy and the potential harm of warning women about fish. Plus, we discuss factors driving an increase in maternity deserts in the US and discuss value based care in obstetrics and how that may reverse this dangerous trend. In Part 1 of this discussion, we discuss value decisions at the time of Cesarean, including the Alexis O retractor, the fetal pillow, routine gases and labs, methods for salpingectomy, appropriate lengths of stay, and lots more.
In this episode, we discuss the utility of cord blood gases. Then we discuss the impact of THC exposure during pregnancy. Plus, new studies about cord milking, tighter glycemic control during pregnancy, the effects of maternal infection on the development of autism, appropriate dosing of Lovenox after Cesarean, dermatoses of pregnancy, and the metabolomic profile of hormonal IUDs.
In this episode, we catch up on a lot of recent literature including differences in surgical outcomes by gender, preferences for race of obstetrician, a new study about cut-offs for gestational diabetes screening, suture vs staples for Cesarean, and vitamin D screening and treatment. Plus, we discuss the evidence for fetal kick count recommendations. Oh, and Howard apologizes for being offensive!
In this episode, we discuss routine use of LDH and uric acid in evaluation of hypertension. Plus, new studies about caffeine use during pregnancy, the efficacy of home visits to pregnant patients, and the declining value of mammography. We also discuss emergency contraception and birth control in a world post Dobbs and how many women died of illegal abortions before Roe. Finally, we discuss forced sterilization of Native American women as depicted in Dark Winds and Adam Kay's book, This Is Going to Hurt.
In this episode, we discuss appropriate use of internal fetal monitors. Then an update on abortion legislation, thoughts about lawsuits, and a discussion of why the US actually has the best maternal and infant care system in the world, not one of the worst. Plus, how abortion restrictions affect our rates of maternal and infant mortality. And a lot about Finland, for some reason.
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