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Dr. Mathews Attends SGS Meeting

by | April 16th, 2013

Dr. Mathews attends the 39th meeting of the Society of Gynecological Surgeons in Charleston, South Carolina. The SGS meeting, held on April 7th through the 10th, emphasized advanced gynecologic and reconstructive surgical skill with specific focus on pelvic anatomy and vaginal surgery techniques. J. Kyle Mathews, MD Plano Urogynecology

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hCG Weight Loss Programs: What Is the Evidence?

by | June 2nd, 2011

hCG Weight Loss Programs: What Is the Evidence?

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True or False? Hysterectomy for an enlarged uterus, fibroids, or having had a prior cesarean section must be done abdominally.

by | August 6th, 2010

While it is true that 75% of the 590,000 hysterectomies each year performed in the U.S. used the abdominal approach, multiple studies and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology state that the majority of hysterectomies should be performed by the vaginal approach. These same studies have shown that the decision to perform a hysterectomy abdominally or vaginally has more to do with the training and experience of the surgeon than the condition for which the procedure is being performed. American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG) Committee Opinion #311 April 2005.

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Are Complications of Childbirth More Common at Night?

by | July 13th, 2010

A recent Dutch study reported in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that delivering at night was associated with an increase in mortality and complications.

The study, led by senior researcher Dr. Eric A.P. Steegers of Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, is based on more than 700,000 births at all Dutch hospitals between 2000 and 2006.

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New Ovarian Cancer Screening Approach shows promise….

by | May 24th, 2010

A new ovarian cancer screening approach appears to be effective for women at average risk of developing the disease. The Risk of Ovarian Cancer Algorithm (ROCA), which is based on patient age and trends in CA-125 blood testing, demonstrated very few false positives and had a specificity of 99.9%.

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