November Journal Club: “A Randomized Trial of Progesterone in Women with bleeding in Early Pregnancy

Bleeding in early pregnancy is strongly associated with pregnancy loss. Progesterone is essential for the maintenance of pregnancy. Several small trials have suggested that progesterone therapy may improve pregnancy outcomes in women who have bleeding in early pregnancy. A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate progesterone, as compared with placebo, in women with vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy.

October Grand Rounds: Peri-operative Management of Endometriosis

Dr. Yeung discusses the pre-and post surgery management of endometriosis, with a look at adhesion prevention, the use of Gore-Tex (surgical anti-adhesion membrane) in decreasing the formation of adhesions. Dr. Yeung is interested in research on pain, quality of life, and fertility following laser excision surgery for endometriosis. Other research interests include developing a non-invasive diagnostic test for early-stage endometriosis. He performs scarless laparo-endoscopic single-site (LESS) surgery, which is a minimally invasive single-incision procedure. He also specializes in laser excision of endometriosis and restorative surgery.

Research Updates: Endometriosis Severity and Pregnancy Complications: Findings from the ENDO Study

Learn how endometriosis, in both an operative and population cohort, is associated with pregnancy complications (including early pregnancy loss, ectopic pregnancies, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, gestational diabetes, small-for-gestational age, and preterm birth). The ENDO Study is a collaborative epidemiologic study whose goal is to assess the relation between exposure to environmental chemicals and lifestyle factors that may affect womens reproductive health. Particular focus will be on the relation between hormonally active chemicals and risk of developing endometriosis considering womens lifestyles.