Vulvar Paget's disease appears as a red (sometimes pink) velvety area with white islands of tissue on the vulva. Occasionally, there are moist oozing ulcerations that bleed easily. Almost all the patients affected are postmenopausal women; around half have itching symptoms.
Vulvar Paget's disease...
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology Communications is a new bimonthly journal for healthcare professionals working in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology. The journal specialises in practical, up-to-date information together with the latest news and views from India and the Asia-Pacific region. The...
There is little scientific support for routine foetal anomaly scanning using ultrasound.
Detection of foetal abnormalities during the second trimester depends in part on the sonographer having sufficient time (and skill) to examine the foetus in detail.
Compared with routine scanning,...
Cytology plays a major role in screening for vaginal infections.
In addition to the Papanicolaou (Pap) stain, Gram's stain, periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) stain, acid-fast bacilli (AFB) stain, and fungus stain are helpful in identifying the aetiologic agent.
When the patient does not respond to...
The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic has proved to be a major stumbling block in achieving health improvements in many regions. In the developing world, it is estimated that 2.5 million HIV-infected women give birth each year1 with the risk of maternal-child...
Department of Cardiology, I.G. Medical College, Shimla, India
Women have a higher risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) in comparison to men.
Thrombolytic therapy is more effective than heparin in producing rapid lysis of emboli, but is less cost-effective.
Heparin is more effective as a...
HIV/AIDS and the Asian woman
Dr Manju Purohit
Prevention of maternal-child HIV transmission
Vaginal infections a pathological appraisal
HIV screening in a rural antenatal clinic
AIDS is a dreaded disease because it is a life-long infection for which there is curently no cure or vaccine. The virus which causes AIDS can be spread by asymptomatic 'carriers', of which there are an estimated 50-100 for every known AIDS patient. Thus, this 'hidden epidemic' puts...
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) has already doubled infant mortality in countries worst affected and is a growing problem in India and south-east Asia.
Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) the aetiological agent of AIDS can be vertically transmitted during pregnancy,...
Constipation is a normal physiological change occurring in pregnancy, presumably as a result of altered progesterone and oestrogen levels which decrease intestinal transit. Nausea and vomiting are prominent symptoms in patients with disordered gastrointestinal motility.
Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is an important cause of maternal and foetal morbidity and mortality.
Knowledge of normal maternal-foetal physiology and determinants of foetal oxygen delivery (i.e. uterine blood flow, placental transfer, foetal circulation) can help sustain normal...
It may be time to consider routine use of endovaginal ultrasonography, as this diagnostic tool picks up many abnormalities the bimanual exam misses. In her study of 633 premenopausal women, Dr M. Lynee Reuss of Bellvue Women's Hospital in Niskayuna, New York, reported that bimanual exams missed 36...
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is characterised by anaerobic bacterial overgrowth of the vaginal flora, but the exact aetiology and pathogenesis remain unclear.
BV is associated with complications during pregnancy including chorioamnionitis, premature rupture of the membranes (PROM), and preterm...
Andreas J. Papadopoulos (Subspecialty Fellow)
Omer Devaja (Subspecialty Fellow)
Rahul Nath (Research Registrar)
George D. Wilbanks (Visiting Professor)
K. Shanti Raju (Consultant and Director of Department)
Department of Gynaecological Oncology, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Trust, London,...
Should ultrasound scanning in pregnancy be performed by indication only?
Surgery for recurrent cervical carcinoma
Papadopoulos AJ, Devaja O, Nath R, Wilbanks GD, Shanti Raju K
Contraceptive knowledge and use: a survey of New Delhi women
Mittal S, Anandalakshmy PN...
Suneeta Mittal (Professor)
P. N. Anandalakshmy (Additional Professor)
M. Lakhatia (Research Officer)
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology*, Department of Statistics and Demography**, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India.
Two thousand women of reproductive...
Prior to the present study1 being undertaken, the usefulness of zidovudine (AZT) in reducing mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV had already been proven in the ACTG 076 trial. There also existed circumstantial evidence subsequently substantiated for the benefit of elective...