( Due to continuing neck/back problems – I’m going to have to write posts for a while that are a little more eclectic and shorter.)
A study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology shows that when women having amniocentesis are given local anesthesia such as lidocaine there is no statistically significant difference in the amount of pain they experience during the procedure.
The Journal of Clinical Oncology presents a paper with evidence that the side effects of breast cancer therapy can very quite a bit depending upon the women’s age.
I bet most people have heard this already – a baby born after 21 weeks and six days of pregnancy at only
9.5 inches long and less than 10 ounces this past October will be going home soon! She is possibly the most premature baby to ever survive.
Not related to just women’s health, but still interesting is a paper in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology showing that the way doctors dress doesn’t influence how professional or competent people perceive them to be – or how satisfied they are with their care. Personally, I know I don’t care how they dress but I think that if they are too dressed up it makes them seem less human or caring. And I guess this means that House has an excuse now not to wear a lab coat!
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