Browsing: OB/GYN

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Ectopic pregnancies are the leading cause of maternal mortality within the first trimester of pregnancy.5 The standard of care for workup and diagnosis includes a quantitative β-hCG and ultrasound ima
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Emergency physicians should maintain a high degree of suspicion for anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis (ANMDARE) and ovarian teratomas in young female patients presenting acutely with psychiatric symptom
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Our case report supports the importance of maintaining a high clinical suspicion for intracranial hemorrhage when a postpartum female presents to the emergency department with acute neurological sympt
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IPV and HT are major causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Many victims will seek medical care, often in the ED. This puts emergency physicians in a position to identify and help vic
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It is typical for a patient to have side effects after a medical abortion. Differentiating expected versus significant adverse events is crucial to providing proper treatment. Patient education prior
Contraceptive use increases the risk of enlarged hepatocellular adenomas and significant bleeding. When screening for medical history and medication lists, emergency physicians should ask women with a
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When a pregnant woman, especially at 14 to 16 weeks gestation, shows signs of acute urinary retention, consider retroverted incarcerated uterus as a potential cause.
Ovarian torsion, marked by pelvic and abdominal pain and considered a surgical emergency, can be difficult to diagnose but should not be overlooked, especially among pediatric patients.
Although rare, complications with IUDs do occur and can require quick diagnosis and urgent management, particularly when involving complete perforation. Emergency physicians should consider IUD compli
A new study shows how firearm restrictions reduce the deaths of pregnant women and new mothers. The Health Policy Journal Club highlights what that can mean for emergency medicine.