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Ob/Gyn Ultrasound

Ronit Koren, Yifat Wiener, Karen Or, Carlos A Benbassat, Shlomit Koren
OBJECTIVES: To study the current practices in the management of subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) and thyroid nodules during pregnancy of obstetricians/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) and endocrinologists in Israel. METHODS: An electronic questionnaire was sent by email to all members of the Israeli Endocrine Society and the Israel Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Questionnaires included demographic data and clinical scenarios with questions regarding the screening and management of pregnant women with SCH, hypothyroxinemia, and a palpable thyroid nodule...
March 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Layan Alrahmani, Elisabeth Codsi, Kristi S Borowski
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the current state of ultrasound training in obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN) residency programs across the United States. METHODS: An electronic survey was sent to OB-GYN residency program directors and OB-GYN residents. Responses were obtained in September 2016. Program directors and residents were asked to reflect on their current ultrasound curriculum. RESULTS: A total of 93 program directors and 437 residents responded...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Sarah S Boyd, Elena Tunitsky-Bitton, David M OʼSullivan, Adam C Steinberg
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate practice preferences in catheter management after a failed inpatient voiding trial after pelvic reconstructive surgery. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of postoperative catheter management after pelvic reconstructive surgery after failed voiding trial. Physicians practicing at ACGME-accredited residencies and fellowships in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn), Urology, and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) within the United States completed a Web-based questionnaire in March 2017...
March 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Mathew Leonardi, Ally Murji, Rohan D'Souza
Around the world, ultrasound in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology (Ob/Gyn) has been performed and interpreted by a spectrum of healthcare providers: obstetrician-gynecologists, radiologists, sonographers, midwives and nurses. Depending on training and tradition, and practice differs not only between countries, but even within countries.
December 5, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Manesha Putra, Jay Idler, Jing Dai, Miriam G Blitzer, Gerald Feldman, Robert J Sokol
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the availability and duration of formal medical genetics and genomics (MGG) education during obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) residency training in the United States compared to other noncore OB/GYN rotations. METHODS: We performed a review of rotation schedules published in all American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited OB/GYN residency programs' websites during the month of December 2016...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Swati Sakhuja, Huifeng Yun, Maria Pisu, Tomi Akinyemiju
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to examine whether racial disparities in epithelial ovarian cancer stage at diagnosis and survival may be explained by geographic availability of healthcare resources among Blacks and Whites. METHODS: Data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database was used to identify White and Black women ages 40 years and above diagnosed with epithelial ovarian cancer between 2000 and 2010. Data on county-level availability of healthcare resources was obtained from the Area Resource File...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
Beryl R Benacerraf, Katherine K Minton, Carol B Benson, Bryann S Bromley, Brian D Coley, Peter M Doubilet, Wesley Lee, Samuel H Maslak, John S Pellerito, James J Perez, Eric Savitsky, Norman A Scarborough, Joseph Wax, Alfred Z Abuhamad
The Beyond Ultrasound First Forum was conceived to increase awareness that the quality of obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound can be improved, and is inconsistent throughout the country, likely due to multiple factors, including the lack of a standardized curriculum and competency assessment in ultrasound teaching. The forum brought together representatives from many professional associations; the imaging community including radiology, obstetrics and gynecology, and emergency medicine among others; in addition to government agencies, insurers, industry, and others with common interest in obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound...
January 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Marcela C Smid, Cora Mcelwain, Jeffrey A Kuller, Jay Schulkin
PURPOSE: Describe practice patterns among obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) when caring for women with pregnancy complicated by fetal trisomy 13 (T13) or 18 (T18) and compare these between maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) and non-MFM providers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an electronic survey using the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists database. Using simple statistics, we describe demographics and practice patterns among respondents and compare those of MFM practitioners with non-MFM providers...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Aric Katz, Ronnie Tepper, Avraham Shtub
BACKGROUND: Workplaces today demand graduates who are prepared with field-specific knowledge, advanced social skills, problem-solving skills, and integration capabilities. Meeting these goals with didactic learning (DL) is becoming increasingly difficult. Enhanced training methods that would better prepare tomorrow's graduates must be more engaging and game-like, such as feedback based e-learning or simulation-based training, while saving time. Empirical evidence regarding the effectiveness of advanced learning methods is lacking...
April 21, 2017: JMIR Medical Education
Whitney Hansen, Carl E Mitchell, Bikash Bhattarai, Napatkamon Ayutyanont, Jeffrey R Stowell
PURPOSE: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is integral to the practice of emergency medicine (EM). Furthermore, EM-performed POCUS (EM-POCUS) offers consultants the opportunity to avoid delays in care due to wait times for confirmatory imaging studies. This study is the first to describe the perception of POCUS to consulting services at a single institution where EM-POCUS is routinely performed. METHODS: This study was conducted as a survey distributed to residents from consultant specialties (internal medicine [IM], general surgery [GS], and obstetrics and gynecology [OB-GYN])...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
Kristin Adkins, Joseph Minardi, Erin Setzer, Debra Williams
Background. Retained products of conception is an important diagnosis to consider in patients presenting with postpartum complaints. Bedside ultrasound is a rapid, accurate, noninvasive modality to evaluate these patients. Objective. To report an atypical case of retained products of conception diagnosed with bedside ultrasound in the emergency department. Case Report. A 27-year-old female who was 1-month postpartum presented with vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, and no fever. At the time of initial H&P, bedside ultrasound revealed echogenic material within the endometrial cavity with blood flow seen by color Doppler consistent with retained products of conception...
2016: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
S Shinar, J Har-Toov, T Lerman-Sagie, G Malinger
OBJECTIVES: Depiction of a thick corpus callosum (CC) in utero is rare, and is generally associated with severe brain anomalies. Our aim was to describe a group of fetuses diagnosed during second-trimester ultrasound examination as having an apparently isolated thick CC, which normalized subsequently in the cases followed to term. METHODS: Among 59 fetuses referred to the Ob-Gyn Ultrasound Division of Lis Maternity Hospital with suspected callosal anomalies between January 2013 and June 2014, we identified nine cases with an apparently isolated thick CC for inclusion in this retrospective cohort study...
October 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Jessica Green, Meldon Kahan, Suzanne Wong
OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound is a critical diagnostic imaging tool in obstetrics and gynecology (Ob/Gyn). Obstetric ultrasound is taught during residency, but we suspected a gap in Gyn ultrasound education. Proficiency in Gyn ultrasound allows real-time interpretation and management of pelvic disease and facilitates technical skill development for trainees learning blinded procedures. This study sought to evaluate ultrasound education in Canada's Ob/Gyn residency programs and assess whether residents and physicians perceived a need for a formalized Gyn ultrasound curriculum...
September 2015: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Shlomi Laufer, Rebecca D Ray, Anne-Lise D D'Angelo, Grace F Jones, Carla M Pugh
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate recommendation patterns of different specialties for the work-up of a palpable breast mass using simulated scenarios and clinical breast examination models. METHODS: Study participants were a convenience sample of physicians (n = 318) attending annual surgical, family practice, and obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) conferences. Two different silicone-based breast models (superficial mass vs chest wall mass) were used to test clinical breast examination skills and recommendation patterns (imaging, tissue sampling, and follow-up)...
October 2015: American Journal of Surgery
M G Tolsgaard, C Ringsted, E Dreisler, L N Nørgaard, J H Petersen, M E Madsen, N L C Freiesleben, J L Sørensen, A Tabor
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of initial simulation-based transvaginal sonography (TVS) training compared with clinical training only, on the clinical performance of residents in obstetrics and gynecology (Ob-Gyn), assessed 2 months into their residency. METHODS: In a randomized study, new Ob-Gyn residents (n = 33) with no prior ultrasound experience were recruited from three teaching hospitals. Participants were allocated to either simulation-based training followed by clinical training (intervention group; n = 18) or clinical training only (control group; n = 15)...
September 2015: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Kristina M Shumard, Ugochi N Akoma, Linda M Street, Brian C Brost, Joshua F Nitsche
INTRODUCTION: Second trimester surgical termination of pregnancy by dilation and evacuation (D&E) is a procedure that the Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) Residency Review Committee requires training programs to offer to their residents and that many residents desire to learn. However, because of limited numbers of credentialed providers, clinical training opportunities may be limited or not available at their training institutions. Simulated procedures may allow for residents and other learners to be more prepared and capable at the time of their first clinical procedures or advanced skill acquisition...
February 2015: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
Gianni Rodríguez-Ayala, Josefina Romaguera, Mariel López, Ana P Ortiz
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer is the most fatal malignancy of the female genital tract and is associated with high mortality. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommend against screening for ovarian cancer in asymptomatic, average-risk women. OBJECTIVE: To assess the ovarian cancer screening practices in asymptomatic, average-risk women among obstetricians and gynecologists (Ob/Gyn) in Puerto Rico...
2014: BioMed Research International
J C Kett, D E Woodrum, D S Diekema
OBJECTIVE: Fetal care centers have recently emerged in affiliation with children's hospitals throughout the United States. Few studies have evaluated this new multidisciplinary model of care. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a survey of multidisciplinary fetal care centers in the United States; survey data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. RESULTS: 59 centers were identified; 29 centers (49%) returned completed surveys. Most centers are located in a children's hospital (54%), and the majority of centers (76%) opened in the past 10 years...
January 1, 2014: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
M E Madsen, L Konge, L N Nørgaard, A Tabor, C Ringsted, A K Klemmensen, B Ottesen, M G Tolsgaard
OBJECTIVE: To assess the validity and reliability of performance measures, develop credible performance standards and explore learning curves for a virtual-reality simulator designed for transvaginal gynecological ultrasound examination. METHODS: A group of 16 ultrasound novices, along with a group of 12 obstetrics/gynecology (Ob/Gyn) consultants, were included in this experimental study. The first two performances of the two groups on seven selected modules on a high-fidelity ultrasound simulator were used to identify valid and reliable metrics...
December 2014: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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At the high end of the portable ultrasound market, many models can do just about everything a conventional full-size system can do, Including meeting the unique needs of various applications. Find out how six of these models stack up when used in abdominal/small parts, echocardiography, OB/GYN, and peripheral vascular applications.
September 2013: Health Devices
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