Category: Gynaecology

May 16

Newer oral contraceptives and risk of venous thrombosis

de Bastos M, et al. Cochrane Database of Syst Rev 2014, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD010813
cOCPs containing drospirenone as compared to levonorgestrel are associated with twice the risk of venous thrombosis.

Mar 16

HRT and breast cancer incidence and mortality

Chlebowski R, et al. Estrogen plus progestin and breast cancer incidence and mortality in postmenopausal women. JAMA. 2010; 304 (15):1684-1692
Combined oestrogen and progestin HRT is associated with increased risk of invasive breast cancer, node-positivity, and all cause mortality.

Mar 09

Escitalopram for hot flushes in menopausal women

Freeman EW, et al. Efficacy of escitalopram for hot flashes in healthy menopausal women: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2001; 305(3): 267-74
Escitalopram is probably associated with a mild improvement in the frequency and severity of hot flushes in peri-menopausal women.