1. Sept. 30, 2022

    Hysterectomy for endometrial cancer shifts significantly toward outpatient approach

    Hysterectomy for endometrial cancer has shifted from the inpatient setting to minimally invasive surgery in the outpatient setting according to a study published in International Journal of Gynecological Cancer.

  2. Sept. 30, 2022

    Fertility unaffected by myomectomy route

    Investigators found that patients treated using any of three myomectomy routes had similar fertility postsurgically, allowing surgeons and their patients to select any route appropriate for the patient.

  3. Sept. 30, 2022

    Pessary use and surgery improve prolapse symptoms, yet patients favor surgical outcomes

    A self-controlled, prospective Mayo Clinic study found that participants who trialed pessaries before surgery found that both therapies helped symptoms, but they preferred surgical outcomes.

  4. July 01, 2022

    Women with cardiovascular disease in pregnancy receive multidisciplinary care

    Women with all types of cardiovascular disease receive comprehensive care during pregnancy, from preconception counseling to postpartum follow-up and risk factor assessment.

  5. June 21, 2022

    Q&A: Caring for patients with genetic mutations predisposed to ovarian cancer

    A Mayo Clinic Obstetrics and Gynecology physician assistant responds to frequent questions from medical professionals about working with patients found to have a hereditary ovarian cancer risk gene.

  6. June 21, 2022

    The ethics of maternal-fetal medicine surgery

    Mayo Clinic investigators conducted a review study of 37 peer-reviewed, maternal-fetal surgery papers with ethics discussions published between January 1999 and October 2020. The researchers published findings in a 2022[...]

  7. June 21, 2022

    Postpartum hemorrhage, risks and current management

    A Mayo Clinic obstetrician discusses postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) measurement, risk factors, treatment and prevention. She presents how Mayo Clinic has managed PPH and when physicians might consider referral.

  8. June 21, 2022

    Live birth rate similar for frozen donor egg IVF with fresh or frozen sperm

    Investigators found no statistically significant live birth rate differences between fresh versus frozen ejaculated sperm for intracytoplasmic sperm injection in a frozen donor egg IVF cycle study.

  9. March 15, 2022

    Mayo Clinic offers fertility preservation for transgender individuals

    At Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists provide services to help transgender individuals preserve fertility for later use.

  10. Jan. 25, 2022

    Babies born in rural settings are more likely to experience trauma during birth, and one way Mayo Clinic is addressing this

    Researchers found that regardless of the patient's race, a rural location was associated with increased odds of birth trauma.

  11. Jan. 03, 2022

    Link between preterm labor, fetal DNA supported by cell culture research

    Researchers studying the role cell-free fetal DNA plays in labor report data demonstrate that the concentration of cell-free fetal DNA in blood controls the timing of labor initiation.

  12. Dec. 22, 2021

    A view from the bench: Perspectives on COVID-19 and pregnancy from an immunologist

    A reproductive immunologist discusses topics such as SARS-CoV-2 targets and elevated severe infection risk in pregnancy, action of mRNA vaccines, and COVID-19 fetal vaccination effects.

  13. Dec. 22, 2021

    MiST IVF offers less expensive, easier treatment for motivated parents

    A reduced-cost, mostly oral medication in vitro fertilization method used in the 1990s with low success now has favorable outcomes for motivated parents due to a new methodology.

  14. Dec. 22, 2021

    HIPEC and cytoreductive surgery do not improve outcomes over cytoreductive surgery alone in patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer

    Secondary cytoreductive surgery (CRS) plus HIPEC followed by carboplatin cycles didn't demonstrate greater benefit compared with CRS followed by carboplatin cycles for patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian [...]

  15. Oct. 08, 2021

    One-size-fits-all treatment not ideal for patients with endometriosis

    A Mayo Clinic minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon talks about the customized approach needed — rather than automatic hysterectomy plus fallopian tube and ovary removal — for optimal endometriosis care.

  16. Oct. 08, 2021

    Mayo Clinic offers round-the-clock acute OB care consult to small medical facilities

    Noting obstetrics (OB) care shortages, particularly in rural areas, Mayo Clinic Obstetrics started an acute teleOB program, offering virtual Mayo Clinic OB specialist access round-the-clock to hospitals and emergency de[...]

  17. Oct. 08, 2021

    A modern approach to endometrial cancer care: molecular risk stratification, targeted therapy and team science

    The field of endometrial cancer is evolving rapidly, moving toward molecular risk stratification and targeted therapy using a team science approach. A Mayo Clinic gynecologic oncologist and a medical oncologist explain.[...]

  18. Sept. 01, 2021

    Uterine microbe found to have disease-causing behavior in endometrial cancer

    Research supports that a microbe particularly associated with endometrial cancer is capable of pathogenic behavior and stimulated by one of the main risk factors for the disease — estrogen exposure.

  19. Aug. 04, 2021

    Researchers review how sex steroids change gut, vaginal microbiome

    Influenced by sex steroids, host-microbiome interactions underlie disease pathology in disorders affecting women across their lifetimes, including bacterial vaginosis, gestational diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, an[...]

  20. July 16, 2021

    Safety and efficacy of automated insulin delivery systems for pregnant patients with T1DM

    Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, are studying automated insulin delivery systems with continuous glucose monitoring in pregnant patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM).

  21. June 26, 2021

    No specific characteristics associated with poor response to elagolix with add-back therapy in patients with uterine fibroids

    Further multisite research shows no characteristics predicting a lack of response to elagolix with add-back therapy for patients with uterine fibroids and heavy menstrual bleeding.

  22. June 26, 2021

    Appropriate evidence-based triage is vital to outcomes in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer

    Two studies indicate the importance of triaging patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer by frailty and sarcopenia status for best survival and fewer complications.

  23. June 26, 2021

    Sentinel lymph node biopsy decreases lymphedema for patients with endometrial cancer

    Unlike use of lymphadenectomy, with a 49.4% rate of lower extremity lymphedema, using sentinel lymph node biopsy to stage patients with endometrial cancer led to a 26.0% rate of this type of lymphedema.

  24. June 19, 2021

    Prenatal repair can improve hindbrain herniation

    About 90% of prenatal myelomeningocele repairs performed at Mayo Clinic reverse brain malformations before birth. The procedure requires multidisciplinary neurological, pediatric and radiologic expertise.

  25. May 22, 2021

    National patterns of filled prescriptions and third line treatment use for privately insured women with overactive bladder

    Referral to specialists may close a gap in care for women who do not have success with oral therapies for overactive bladder.

  26. April 15, 2021

    Mayo study finds that pregnancy increases risk for women to develop first-time symptomatic kidney stones

    ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Though researchers have long known that several physiological and anatomical changes occur during pregnancy that can contribute to kidney stone formation, evidence of the link has been lacking. But now M[...]

  27. March 19, 2021

    Laser therapy for twin-twin transfusion syndrome offers best outcomes

    The new Mayo Clinic division chair for Maternal and Fetal Medicine discusses the rare twin-twin transfusion syndrome and how it can be addressed in utero to prevent fetal loss.

  28. March 19, 2021

    Villitis of unknown etiology found to be distinct placental condition negatively impacting the fetus, requiring screening and treatment

    A paper published by a Mayo Clinic immunologist highlights the differences between villitis of unknown etiology and infectious villitis, a key distinction for potential future screening and intervention for this placent[...]

  29. March 19, 2021

    OB Nest: A new vision for prenatal care

    A Mayo Clinic obstetrician explains a novel program for women with low-risk pregnancies, including self-monitoring and 40% to 50% of prenatal visits from the patient's home.

  30. March 04, 2021

    COVID-19 pandemic has increased loneliness and other social issues, especially for women

    ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Social distancing guidelines have reduced the spread of COVID-19, but lockdowns and isolation also have created or aggravated other well-being concerns, reports new research. Mayo Clinic investigators f[...]

  31. Dec. 17, 2020

    Promoting fetal survival and lung development for severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia

    Fetoscopic endotracheal occlusion (FETO) transforms lung to head ratio and reduces extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use for fetuses diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Learn about risks, survival rates an[...]

  32. Dec. 17, 2020

    Pelvic exenteration: Radical but positive for carefully selected patients with pelvic cancer

    A Mayo Clinic gynecologic surgeon discusses how pelvic exenteration, though radical, can benefit carefully selected patients and how complications can be predicted.

  33. Nov. 17, 2020

    Women's Wellness: Earlier menopause, fewer pregnancies linked to early onset of progressive MS

    Women who experience early menopause may be more likely to face an early onset of progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). That is the finding of a Mayo Clinic study recently published in Brain Communications. Researchers also[...]

  34. April 11, 2020

    Research focus: Spina bifida surgery before birth restores brain structure

    Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that the benefit from spina bifida repair performed on a fetus in the womb works beyond the spine to improve the brain structure.

  35. March 20, 2020

    Managing congenital anomalies with fetoscopic therapy

    Mayo Clinic multidisciplinary teams employ fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion to promote lung growth in utero. The early intervention helps manage severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia successfully.

  36. March 20, 2020

    Complex gynecological surgery for recurrent cancer: Navigating challenges when communicating with patients and their families

    Pelvic exenteration is used to treat cancer in the pelvic organs that has recurred after other treatment. Providers' empathy and understanding is vital to successful patient-centered care.

  37. March 20, 2020

    Alternative, innovative method of delivering chemotherapy shows promising results, retrospective review says

    Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has been shown to decrease the risk of recurrence and improve the survival of patients with peritoneal-based malignancies, with minimal side effects.

  38. March 13, 2020

    Regenerative product could provide new option for women with mesh exposure following pelvic reconstructive surgery

    Researchers are testing a regenerative approach to restoring form and function without additional corrective surgery in the setting of vaginal mesh exposure.

  39. Jan. 17, 2020

    Importance of pre-pregnancy care for women with diabetes: A case from the endocrine teaching clinics

    Aoife M. Egan, M.B., B.Ch., Ph.D., and Adrian Vella, M.D., discuss the care program for a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus who wished to become pregnant.

  40. Dec. 21, 2019

    Hysterectomy associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, study says

    Research supports that with or without ovarian conservation, women age 35 and younger who undergo hysterectomy have an increased long-term risk of cardiovascular and metabolic conditions.

  41. Dec. 21, 2019

    Study finds same-day discharge after hysterectomy safe and feasible

    Research indicates that same-day discharge after vaginal hysterectomy with pelvic floor reconstruction does not result in a higher number of emergency department or outpatient office evaluations.

  42. Dec. 21, 2019

    Clinic redesign increases efficiency and teamwork, shortens patient wait time

    Mayo Clinic's collaborative hysteroscopy clinic has streamlined appointment scheduling to incorporate needed hysteroscopy and eliminated duplicated effort to improve both patient and staff satisfaction.

  43. Dec. 21, 2019

    A review of mortality rates in minimally invasive surgery adds insight, importance to perioperative counseling

    A systemic review of mortality in minimally invasive gynecological surgery showed that that the odds of death for laparoscopic and robotic gynecological surgery appear to be similar.

  44. Dec. 21, 2019

    Robotic surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy improve perioperative outcomes in endometrial cancer treatment

    Researchers found that patients who received robot-assisted surgery with sentinel node biopsy had fewer postoperative complications and lower readmission rates than patients who received open abdominal surgery.

  45. Dec. 16, 2019

    Mayo Clinic researchers look at post menopause as key factor in endometrial cancer

    ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecological malignancy in the U.S. and the fourth most common cancer among women. In addition, endometrial cancer incidence rates are on the rise in the western w[...]

  46. Nov. 27, 2019

    Post-Fontan operation pregnancy outcomes

    A Mayo Clinic analysis suggests Fontan physiology may not be compatible with good placental health.

  47. April 23, 2019

    Mayo Clinic offers comprehensive care for women with pelvic floor disorders such as pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence

    Mayo Clinic's unique, multidisciplinary approach to managing sensitive female pelvic floor disorders allows for individualized decision-making and broad access to a multitude of treatment options.

  48. Feb. 19, 2019

    Top-of-the-line treatment for Wilms' tumor

    Mayo Clinic's Fertility Preservation Program, 3D modeling, minimally invasive surgery techniques and proton beam therapy improve survival rates for children with Wilms' tumor.

  49. Feb. 01, 2019

    Evaluation and management of abnormal uterine bleeding

    Mayo specialists discuss the systematic evaluation of abnormal uterine bleeding using PALM-COEIN etiology in a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

  50. Dec. 20, 2018

    Brian J. Linder, M.D., female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery specialist, joins Mayo Clinic Urology

    Brian J. Linder, M.D., a specialist in the management of overactive bladder, including advanced treatment options such as bladder Botox injection, sacral neuromodulation and noninvasive percutaneous tibial nerve stimula[...]

  51. Dec. 05, 2018

    Innovative management strategy for a fetus with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and intact atrial septum

    Mayo pediatric cardiologists have used an ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure without cardiopulmonary bypass for an open-heart operation. The novel, sequential approach provides a promising strategy for mana[...]

  52. Feb. 15, 2018

    Cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC offers effective treatment for selected patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis

    A retrospective study of intermediate-term outcomes for patients treated with cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) indicates the treatment was most successful for patients with res[...]

  53. Oct. 06, 2017

    Trauma in pregnancy: A unique challenge

    Trauma is the leading cause of nonobstetric death in expectant mothers. Trauma surgeon Erica A. Loomis, M.D., discusses pitfalls to avoid when managing a case of trauma in a patient who is pregnant.

  54. Nov. 18, 2016

    Fertility preservation: Efforts to improve quality of life in children facing gonadotoxic therapy

    Recent advances in reproductive endocrinology allow cryopreservation of prepubertal boys' testicular tissue and girls' ovarian tissue before they begin cancer therapy known to impact fertility adversely.

  55. May 22, 2014

    Treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunction

    Mayo Clinic gastroenterologists address chronic constipation through an integrated, multidisciplinary approach that can include constipation education classes, intensive pelvic floor retraining exercises, behavior modif[...]

  56. Tobacco cessation interventions target pregnant Alaska Native women

    Tobacco cessation interventions target pregnant Alaska Native women

  57. Fetal surgery Early intervention to improve outcomes

    Fetal surgery Early intervention to improve outcomes

  58. Steroid cell tumor of the ovary causing renin-mediated hypertension A case from the endocrine teaching clinics

    Steroid cell tumor of the ovary causing renin-mediated hypertension A case from the endocrine teaching clinics

  59. Pregnancy complicated by maternal congenital cardiac disease

    Pregnancy complicated by maternal congenital cardiac disease