Resistance in Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (VVC)—A Growing Problem (12:18)

The increase in non-albicans Candida species and emerging fluconazole resistance may be driving dramatic changes in dosing practices and presenting new challenges in the treatment of vaginal yeast infections. This short webinar covers: reasons for the growing prevalence of non-albicans species; differences between recurrent and resistant VVC infections; impact of antibiotic use; treatment considerations in patients with diabetes; and other relevant topics. Dr. Martens also touches on the Danish nationwide cohort study reporting that one or two fluconazole 150 mg doses during pregnancy may increase miscarriage risk.7 Includes quiz on key points at end. Download the webinar slide deck, which includes additional slides on VVC epidemiology.

About Dr. Martens

Mark G. Martens, MD, FACOG, is the current chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, as well as a clinical professor and vice-chair at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.

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New CDC Vulvovaginal Candidiasis Guidelines (45:41)

Join Dr. Bachmann—an internationally known physician, expert and educator on women’s health and wellness—as she discusses new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of VVC. This webinar will highlight key updates to the VVC guidelines issued by the CDC, a subset of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015. This report was developed in consultation with an independent group of professionals specializing in the field. The webinar also highlights specific patient cases on the topic and concludes with an informative Q&A session.

About Dr. Bachmann

Gloria Bachmann, MD, is currently the interim chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where she is also a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director of the Women’s Health Institute and the Associate Dean for Women’s Health, as well as a member of the Rutgers Master Educators’ Guild.

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Understanding Patient Perceptions and Misperceptions About Yeast Infections (40:25)

In a survey of 1,000 women aged 16-24, two-thirds didn’t think yeast infections could ever be cured, and 81% revealed they believe sex is a primary cause. This is a presentation of patient insights and key findings that shed light on how patients perceive or misperceive VVC diagnosis and treatment. This one-hour webinar also includes Hispanic patient insights.

About Mimi Secor DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Mimi works as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Newton-Wellesley OBGYN and serves on the Board of Directors of NPACE. She was given the Inspiration in Women’s Health award by NPWH in 2011, and the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners Lifetime Achievement award.

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