Jacques, Wagar publish article in Wisconsin Medical Journal

Laura Jacques, MD, associate professor in the Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, and gynecologic oncology fellow Matthew Wagar, MD, recently co-authored an article in the Wisconsin Medical Journal. Co-authors include Bridget Kelly, MD, John Soehl, Janine Rhoades, MD, Elise S, Cowley, BS, Peter G. Pryde, Abigail Cutler, MD, and David Eschenbach.

In “Peripartum Uterine Clostridial Myonecrosis: A Report of Two Fatal Cases,” Jacques, Wagar, and co-authors compared two cases with clostridial infections, both having fatal endings.

“The utilization of point-of-care ultrasound may expedite the diagnosis of uterine myonecrosis. When uterine myonecrosis is suspected, immediate initiation of penicillin-based antibiotics, alongside clindamycin, and aggressive surgical intervention including hysterectomy are essential for ensuring survival.”

The research team believes awareness for these types of cases will help improve diagnosis and treatment options for this uncommon issue in the future.

Read the whole article here.

**by Ob-Gyn Communications Intern Paige Stevenson