Bob Kronemyer
Study finds clinical outcomes and hospital costs favor vaginal hysterectomy
Total vaginal hysterectomy was found to be associated with better postoperative clinical outcomes and lower hospital costs compared to either total abdominal or robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy, according to the results of a retrospective study presented at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
Smartphone speculum in lieu of standard speculum
Two young sister entrepreneurs hope their Smartphone Speculum, “SmartSpec,” will gain widespread acceptance as a physician and patient-friendly substitute for a standard speculum.
Serotype E botulinum toxin
EB-001 has a fast onset of action and short duration of effect. Could it become a solution for post treatment pain?
Human hair to suture facial wounds?
Whether on the battlefield, in emergency situations or for elective procedures, one surgeon examines the benefits of using human hair as sutures.
Study finds gynecologic oncology ranks highest in robotic surgical proficiency
When it comes to robotic surgical dexterity, gynecologic oncology ranks higher than other disciplines, according to the results of a crowd-sourced assessment of technical skills presented at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
Laparoscopic excision of vaginal mesh found effective
While most clinicians remove vaginal mesh through the vagina, employing laparoscopy is feasible and safe, especially when there is limited visualization through the vagina, according to a case series presented at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
Laparoscopic abdominal cerclage found effective for cervical insufficiency
Pregnancy and perioperative outcomes are extremely favorable with laparoscopic abdominal cerclage placement, according to the results of a retrospective study presented at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
Legalities of telemedicine
Telemedicine may offer advantages, but legality and parameters vary from state to state. One legal expert offers advice for how to navigate within yours.
‘Encouraging’ COPD drug pipeline could ease symptoms, address root causes
Albert A. Rizzo, MD, senior medical advisor for the American Lung Association, says the increasing number of drugs in the pipeline could improve airflow address the underlying disease process.
Routine use of corticosteroids for atopic dermatitis discouraged by IEC
The International Eczema Council (IEC) is recommending that the routine use of systemic corticosteroids for atopic dermatitis be discouraged and instead, it should be reserved for special circumstances.

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