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IUDs with levonorgestrel

  • LNG-IUD 19.5 (Kyleena®) is a plastic intrauterine device that releases a smaller volume of levonorgestrel than the classic LNG-IUD 52 (Mirena®). When applied for contraception, both have a lifespan of 5 years.
  • The new IUD is also shorter, has a smaller width and smaller reservoir than the classic IUD, and has a narrower insertion tube. One of the arguments for introducing these changed dimensions was said to be a reduced incidence of insertion problems. However, not only has there been no research showing problems of insertion or expulsion of the LNG-IUD 52, but research into smaller IU ...

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Ulipristal and severe liver failure

  • In addition to emergency contraception, ulipristal is also indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe symptoms of uterine fibroids. The drug binds to the progesteron receptor.
  • There have ...

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Meshes to prevent incisional hernias

  • In 2015, the European Hernia Society recommended prophylactic mesh reinforcement in elective midline laparotomies to prevent incisional hernias in high-risk patients, even though the evidence fo ...

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