It is well known that returning soldiers often develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a condition marked by flashbacks to a trauma, hyperalertness, avoidance of situations that trigger upsetting memories, and negative emotions such as guilt or shame. However, fewer people know that parents commonly experience similar symptoms after their babies stay in the neonatal intensive…
The bacterium G. vaginalis has been shown to be a significant bacterium in bacterial vaginosis, and a likely cause of premature birth, if not properly treated. Clindamycin has a better clinical efficacy than Metronidazole in cases of recurrent BV, and can be a better treatment when G. vaginalis is involved.
An incompetent cervix can lead to premature birth and its associated severe complications. There is a new, groundbreaking robotic procedure that can treat this potentially devastating condition.
Failure to timely diagnose and treat an incompetent cervix can have tragic consequences for the baby, such as very early labor, which can cause permanent brain damage and death.