Winter 2016

Gynecology and Obstetrics (logo)

News from the Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Welcome: Director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Jeanne Sheffield

Articles in this Issue

  • Delivery on ECMO

    When a pregnant patient’s lung failure and airway bleeding did not respond to conventional treatments, a team of Johns Hopkins experts successfully saved her life and that of her baby by taking the nearly unprecedented stop of keeping her on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for the delivery.

    Arthur Jason Vaught
  • When Cancer and Pregnancy Intersect

    How Johns Hopkins gynecologic cancer and maternal-fetal medicine experts saved the life of a 29-year-old woman with cervical cancer and the life of her unborn baby.

    Ashley Kulp and son
  • Lifesaving Simulations

    A series of training videos produced by Johns Hopkins obstetrics experts helps physicians learn how to manage rare but critical conditions that can arise during pregnancy and delivery.

    More than a dozen videos help clinicians prepare for the worst.
  • To Prevent Pelvic Organ Prolapse

    Aiming to stop the condition before it occurs, Johns Hopkins gynecology researchers have been conducting a large, ongoing study that seeks to understand exactly what puts women at risk for the pelvic floor weakness that allows organs such as the uterus, urethra or bladder to protrude toward or into the vagina.

    Victoria Handa
  • Finding a Way to Attack Fibroids Through Their Extracellular Matrix

    Johns Hopkins gynecology researchers are working on a novel treatment that could make fibroids shrink or disappear.

    James Segars