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Putting the ‘nose’ back in ‘diagnose’

Tweet   The olfactory sense is yet another means by which diagnosticians can find clues about ailments or uncover little fibs embarrassed patients might be telling. Dr Bridget Osborne warns

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: how partner notification and a joined-up approach enhances patient care

Tweet It had been identified that there were less than satisfactory outcomes, in terms of follow up care of those patients who were diagnosed with PID through the Gynaecological teams,

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Advances in the use and insertion of Mirena-IUS

Tweet Introduction More than six million women have used Mirena IUS as contraception since 1995 worldwide. Mirena IUS is an intrauterine hormonal system which is one of the most effective

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Ureteric injury during obstetric and gynaecological surgery – an update

Tweet Introduction Iatrogenic ureteric injury is a known and dreaded complication of surgery by obstetricians and gynaecologists, and is associated with significant morbidity and implications for litigation. The anatomic proximity

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MVA: an alternate method for uterine evacuation

Introduction Early pregnancy loss (miscarriage) occurs in about 10-20% of clinically recognised pregnancies and accounts for more than 50,000 inpatient admissions in the NHS on a yearly basis.1 Although expectant

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Obstetric ultrasound and biophysical scoring

One of the major challenges that obstetricians encounter during the management of high risk pregnancy is prematurity of the foetus with its associated complications. Various surveillance tests have been developed

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Mammoplasty and breast health

Mammoplasty refers to reconstruction of the mammary gland (breasts). Reconstruction is necessary following surgery for breast disease or for correction of breast disparities. The adage goes that no woman should

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Diagnosing ROM – an obstetric challenge

Introduction Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) is a significant complicating factor in contemporary obstetric practice. The amniotic membrane protects the foetus and intact, healthy foetal membranes encourage an optimal pregnancy

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Women who screen positive for HPV: Addressing the STI stigma

Human Papilloma Virus is a common double stranded DNA virus affecting both men and women. There are over 100 different types of HPV, of which 40 types of HPV will

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Women’s and care providers’ perspectives of quality prenatal care: A qualitative descriptive study

Background Prenatal care has become one of the most widely used preventive healthcare services in developed countries.1,2 Broadly defined, it encompasses “the detection, treatment, or prevention of adverse maternal, foetal,