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Number Number 727, January 2018

ABSTRACT: “Cascade testing” refers to the performance of genetic counseling and testing in blood relatives of individuals who have been identified with specific genetic mutations. Testing protocols and other interventions may save lives and improve health and quality of life for these family members. Obstetrician–gynecologists should know who is eligible for cascade testing and should use all available resources to ensure that cascade testing is offered and occurs in a timely manner. Despite the clear health benefits for specific populations and individuals, obstetrician–gynecologists should ...

SP191 Cómo ocurre una infección del virus del papiloma humano Hay más de 150 tipos del VPH. Alrededor de 40 tipos infectan el área genital de los hombres y las mujeres, y se transmiten mediante el contacto con la piel durante el sexo vaginal, anal u oral. La infección genital del VPH puede ocurrir aun si no tiene coito sexual. La vacuna contra el virus del papiloma humano The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS PATIENT EDUCATI N La Salud de la Mujer • SP191 Al igual que con muchas otras infecciones de transmisión sexual, a menu...

Number Number 703, June 2017

ABSTRACT: Asymptomatic microscopic hematuria is an important clinical sign of urinary tract malignancy. Asymptomatic microscopic hematuria has been variably defined over the years. In addition, the evidence primarily is based on data from male patients. However, whether the patient is a man or a woman influences the differential diagnosis of asymptomatic microscopic hematuria, and the risk of urinary tract malignancy (bladder, ureter, and kidney) is significantly less in women than in men. Among women, being older than 60 years, having a history of smoking, and having gross hematuria are the ...

Number FAQ191, June 2017

What is human papillomavirus (HPV)? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus. Like all viruses, HPV causes infection by entering cells. Once inside a cell, HPV takes control of the cell’s internal machinery and uses it to make copies of itself. These copies then infect other nearby cells.

Birth Control Learn about choosing the right birth control method for you. Some examples include the birth control pill, intrauterine device (IUD), patch, condom, or implant. Cancer Screening Learn more about breast cancer, colon cancer, or other types of cancer. Vaccinations Get vaccinations against the flu, human papillomavirus (HPV), and more. Health Screening Get screened for high blood pressure, diabetes, bone density for osteoporosis, and more. Depression Screening Depression is a common but serious illness. Depression can be mild, moderate, or severe. To diagnose depression,...

Number AP191, March 2017

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January 2016

SP0190 La vulva Se le llama vulva al área genital externa de la mujer. Los pliegues externos de la piel se llaman labios mayores y los pliegues internos se llaman labios menores. En el área de los labios menores se encuentra el vestíbulo. La vagina y la uretra abren hacia el vestíbulo. A ambos lados de la entrada de la uretra se encuentran las aberturas de unas glándulas diminutas que se llaman las glándulas de Skene. Otras dos glándulas, que se llaman las glándulas de Bartolino, se encuentran a ambos lados de la entrada vaginal. El clítoris se encuentra en la parte superior de...

Number Number 634, June 2015

Reaffirmed 2017

ABSTRACT: A hereditary cancer syndrome is a genetic predisposition to certain types of cancer, often with onset at an early age, caused by inherited mutations in one or more genes. Cases of cancer commonly encountered by obstetrician–gynecologists or other obstetric–gynecologic providers—such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer—are features of specific hereditary cancer syndromes. The most common hereditary cancer syndromes related to gynecologic cancer include hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome, Lynch syndrome, Li–Fraumeni syndrome, Cowden syndrome...

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