Ochsner Journal Showcases Women’s Health

Articles related to women’s health are the focus of the winter 2020 issue of the Ochsner Journal. This special theme issue presents 5 original research articles, with study areas ranging from route selection for hysterectomy to hydroxychloroquine treatment for lupus in pregnant patients to factors that predict the aggressiveness of breast cancer tumors.

Eight unique reviews and contemporary updates explore topics as diverse as the prevention of preterm delivery, use of botulinum toxin A in the treatment of urogenital pelvic floor disorders, use of nitrous oxide for labor analgesia, prevention of surgical site infections in gynecologic surgery, use of technology to improve women’s health care, and the association between genetics and gynecologic cancers.

The issue also includes an in-depth look at the Ob/Gyn simulation program at Ochsner and 4 case reports, one of them a noteworthy warning about using black salve, a popular homeopathic agent, to self-treat cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.

For the past 3 years, Healthgrades® has ranked Ochsner Health among the top 5 percent in the nation for women’s health, and U.S. News and World Report recognizes Ochsner as “High Performing” in gynecology. This special theme issue demonstrates some of the reasons Ochsner’s Women’s Services has earned those prestigious recognitions.

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