Management of Intrauterine Contraception in Early Pregnancy

Objectives: Women with rare intrauterine contraception (IUC) failures are advised to have their IUC removed because of the risk of poor obstetric outcomes with a retained IUC. Specifics regarding IUC removal in early pregnancy including techniques for removal, rates of success, and immediate pregnancy outcomes following removal are not well...

Underdiagnosis and Lower Rates of Office Visits for Overweight/Obese Pediatric Patients in Rural Compared with Urban Areas

Objectives: This study compared the number of children enrolled in Medicaid in rural and urban areas of South Carolina with an overweight/obesity diagnosis and the mean rates of office visits with overweight/obesity diagnosed. Methods: Medicaid claims data from 2012 for children in three South Carolina counties, categorized as urban, rural high...

Adequately Addressing Pediatric Obesity: Challenges Faced by Primary Care Providers

Objective: To assess the challenges primary care providers encounter when providing counseling for pediatric patients identified as obese. Methods: A survey assessed the current challenges and barriers to the screening and treatment of pediatric obesity for providers in northwest Arkansas who provide care to families. The survey consisted of 15...

Commentary on “Do Mixed-Flora Preoperative Urine Cultures Matter?”

Urogynecologic and urologic surgeons routinely diagnose and treat postoperative urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women. Often already uncomfortable from surgical pain, these patients can be frustrated upon receiving a diagnosis of a UTI. As such, it would be optimal if surgeons could identify those patients at risk for postoperative UTI and...

Do Mixed-Flora Preoperative Urine Cultures Matter?

Objectives: To determine whether mixed-flora preoperative urine cultures, as compared with no-growth preoperative urine cultures, are associated with a higher prevalence of postoperative urinary tract infections (UTIs). Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study. Women who underwent urogynecologic surgery were included if their preoperative...