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Presurgical gynecologist

Maria Francesca Perelló, Maria Ángeles Martínez-Zamora, Ximena Torres, Jordina Munrós, Juan Balasch Cortina, Francisco Carmona
BACKGROUND: The identification of presurgical clinical markers may be helpful to allow the staging of endometriosis severity. It has been suggested that pain characteristics orientate the gynecologist about the anatomical involvement of endometriosis. The study was performed to analyze the correlation between pain symptoms and the anatomical location of endometriosis. METHODS: One hundred fifty-five consecutive patients with a complete removal of deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) were included...
October 7, 2016: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
Robert I Katz, Franklin Dexter, Kenneth Rosenfeld, Laura Wolfe, Valerie Redmond, Deepti Agarwal, Irim Salik, Karen Goldsteen, Melody Goodman, Peter S A Glass
BACKGROUND: Nearly 20 years ago it was shown that patients are exposed to unnecessary preoperative testing that is both costly and has associated morbidity. To determine whether such unnecessary testing persists, we performed internal and external surveys to quantify the incidence of unnecessary preoperative testing and to identify strategies for reduction. METHODS: The medical records of 1000 consecutive patients scheduled for surgery at our institution were examined for testing outside of our approved guidelines...
January 2011: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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