- Addiction Medicine
- Allergy/ Immunology
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Infectious Disease
- Internal Medicine
- Medical Oncology
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Otorhinolaryngology or ENT (ear, nose and throat)
- Palliative Care
- Physical Therapy
- Sport Medicine
- Travel Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
By Dr. Roberto Leon on July 12, 2016
Up until recently, pain management with IUDs (intrauterine devices) insertion was not commonly performed, as most users were multiparous women and the insertion was reasonably straightforward. However, because the IUDs provide unsurpassed protection against a pregnancy along with many other advantages, its acceptance is dramatically increasing, especially in nulliparous women and adolescents.
By Dr. Roberto Leon on April 27, 2016
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are a safe, very effective, rapidly reversible and highly acceptable contraception amongst women. Yet it is resisted by many physicians. A recent study in Seattle (1) found that half or fewer of the physicians sampled do not follow the recommended guidelines, advising against using an IUD to nulliparous women, 20 years old or less, or women with a prior history of STI, PID or ectopic pregnancy.
By Dr. Christina Williams on March 16, 2016
In my early days as a reproductive physician, I made the diagnosis of “unexplained infertility” when ovulatory, male or tubal factors were absent. I advised the “keep trying” policy as pregnancy rates of 50% were expected in the second year of infertility.
By Dr. Karen Nordahl on September 30, 2015
It has been shown that 55% of pregnant patients reported some form of back pain during their pregnancy when questioned. Studies have demonstrated that if we get pregnant women moving, specifically working their pelvic floor with Kegel exercises and their ‘core’ they may have better pregnancy outcomes.
When vulvovaginal atrophy involves loss of genital sexual sensitivity: local (vaginal) dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) shows promise
By Dr. Rosemary Basson on December 3, 2013
Recent studies have shown that the local delivery of the main precursor hormone of testosterone and estrogen, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) effectively treats dyspareunia and dryness from VVA and does not increase serum levels of estrogen and testosterone.
By Dr. Sarah Finlayson on June 5, 2011
A growing body of knowledge reveals that the majority of cases of high grade serous “ovarian” cancer actually are fallopian tube cancers.
By Dr. Graeme Wilkins on March 14, 2011
Overt hypothyroidism is seen in 0.3 to 0.5% of the general population and subclinical hypothyroidism (high TSH and normal free T4) is seen in 2-3%. Thyroid antibodies are identified in 5-15% of women.
By Dr. Roey Malleson on September 20, 2010
IUDs provide long term reversible birth control, rivaling tubal sterilization in contraceptive efficacy. They are associated with few complications, have excellent adherence records and are very cost effective.