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Which Malnutrition Criteria to Use in Gynecologic Cancers?

New research aims to identify the 'most relevant definitions of malnutrition' for assessing postoperative outcomes in three gynecologic cancers. Medscape Medical News

Changing Landscape of Uterine and Ovarian Cancer in the US

The landscape of gynecologic cancer in the United States is changing rapidly and the risk of dying from uterine cancer is now similar to that for ovarian cancer among women overall, and roughly 60% higher among Black women, researchers say. Reuters Health Information

Researchers Eye Cannabis for Gynecologic Pain

Patients with chronic pelvic pain, vulvodynia, endometriosis, or gynecologic malignancy may use THC, CBD, or a combination of both in an effort to treat their pain. Medscape Medical News

Pill Not Enough for 'Sexual Problems' Female Cancer Patients Face

Bupropion was not more effective than placebo in improving sexual desire/energy in female cancer survivors who had completed treatment for breast and gynecologic cancers. Medscape Medical News

New Trials in Gynecologic Cancers: Could Your Patient Benefit?

Maybe one of your patients could benefit from clinical trials that are currently recruiting patients with gynecologic cancers. Medscape Medical News

Hysterectomy, Chemo Fraud Allegations Settled by Hospitals, DOJ

A gynecologic oncologist allegedly performed unnecessary radical hysterectomies and gave unneeded chemotherapy to patients at four hospitals in Michigan. Medscape Medical News

Gynecologic Cancer Pts Risk Insurance Loss, ‘Catastrophic’ Costs

Gynecologic cancer patients in the United States have higher rates of insurance loss and "catastrophic" health expenses. Medscape Medical News

NPWT May Not Improve Complication Rate After Gynecologic Surgery

Use of prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) may not be appropriate in surgical cases where women undergo a laparotomy for presumed gynecologic malignancy, according to recent research. Medscape Medical News

Patients With Gynecologic Cancers Not at Increased Risk for Severe COVID-19

Women with gynecologic cancer do not appear to be at increased risk of being hospitalized with COVID-19 or dying from the infection, according to a study from New York City. Reuters Health Information

Higher Death Risk With Minimally Invasive Surgery in Gyne Cancers

Two new studies show that minimally invasive surgery was associated with a higher mortality risk compared with open surgery among women with early-stage gynecologic cancers. Medscape Medical News

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