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Lilian Padrón, Jorge Rezende Filho, Joffre Amim Junior, Sue Yazaki Sun, Rafael Cortés Charry, Izildinha Maestá, Kevin M Elias, Neil Horowitz, Antonio Braga, Ross S Berkowitz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate uterine evacuation of patients with molar pregnancy, comparing manual with electric vacuum aspiration. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of patients with molar pregnancy followed at the Rio de Janeiro Trophoblastic Disease Center from January 2007 to December 2016. The individual primary study outcomes were incomplete uterine evacuation, uterine perforation, development of uterine synechia, and development of postmolar gestational trophoblastic neoplasia...
March 8, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maria Lisa Odland, Gladys Membe-Gadama, Ursula Kafulafula, Geir W Jacobsen, James Kumwenda, Elisabeth Darj
Malawi has a high maternal mortality rate, of which unsafe abortion is a major cause. About 140,000 induced abortions are estimated every year, despite there being a restrictive abortion law in place. This leads to complications, such as incomplete abortions, which need to be treated to avoid further harm. Although manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) is a safe and cheap method of evacuating the uterus, the most commonly used method in Malawi is curettage. Medical treatment is used sparingly in the country, and the Ministry of Health has been trying to increase the use of MVA...
February 21, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
S S Skurikhin, I N Milkevich, I A Bolotin, V A Odintsov, A I Buynyakova, E B Zhogoleva, Yu V Suvorova
AIM: To assess the diagnostic significance and safety of vacuum-assisted resection in patients with focal breast cancer BIRADS category 3 and 4. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The procedure was performed in 50 women aged 22 to 51 years (35.1±2.6 years). RESULTS: There were no any complications immediately after vacuum resection. Tissue of the neoplasm was removed in full in all patients. Benign and malignant tumors were observed in 94 and 6% cases respectively...
2018: Khirurgiia
Tadele Melese, Dereje Habte, Billy M Tsima, Keitshokile Dintle Mogobe, Mercy N Nassali
BACKGROUND: Post abortion complications are the third leading cause of maternal death after hemorrhage and hypertension in Botswana where abortion is not legalized. This study aimed at assessing the management of post abortion complications in Botswana. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted at four hospitals in Botswana in 2014. Socio-demographic, patient management and outcomes data were extracted from patients' medical records. Descriptive statistics and chi-square test were used to analyze and present the data...
2018: PloS One
Mugove Gerald Madziyire, Chelsea B Polis, Taylor Riley, Elizabeth A Sully, Onikepe Owolabi, Tsungai Chipato
OBJECTIVES: Abortion complications cause significant morbidity and mortality. We aimed to assess the severity and factors associated with abortion complications (induced or spontaneous), and the management of postabortion care (PAC) in Zimbabwe. DESIGN: Prospective, facility-based 28 day survey among women seeking PAC and their providers. SETTING: 127 facilities in Zimbabwe with the capacity to provide PAC, including all central and provincial hospitals, and a sample of primary health centres (30%), district/general/mission hospitals (52%), private (77%) and non-governmental organisation (NGO) (68%) facilities...
February 10, 2018: BMJ Open
Feng Liu, Ruo-Kun Huang, Ming Xie, Hao Pan, Jing-Jing Zhao, Bo Lei
BACKGROUND: To examine the safety and efficacy of Masquelet's technique as a surgical method for treating the first metatarsophalangeal joint in cases of gout accompanied by a massive bone defect. METHODS: From January 2010 to January 2016, eleven patients (7 males and 4 females; mean age 33.1 years; range, 23-43 years) received surgical treatment for a first metatarsophalangeal joint tophus which caused a serious bone defect. The first metatarsophalangeal bone defects ranged from 3-6cm, or nearly 50% of the length of normal bone...
February 17, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Christophe Vayssière, Adrien Gaudineau, Luisa Attali, Karima Bettahar, Sophie Eyraud, Philippe Faucher, Patrick Fournet, Danielle Hassoun, Marie Hatchuel, Christian Jamin, Brigitte Letombe, Teddy Linet, Marie Msika Razon, Alexandra Ohanessian, Hélène Segain, Solène Vigoureux, Norbert Winer, Sophie Wylomanski, Aubert Agostini
The number of elective abortions has been stable for several decades. Many factors explain women's choice of abortion in cases of unplanned pregnancies. Early initiation of contraceptive use and a choice of contraceptive choices appropriate to the woman's life are associated with lower rates of unplanned pregnancies. Reversible long-acting contraceptives should be favored as first-line methods for adolescents because of their effectiveness (grade C). Ultrasound scan before an elective abortion must be encouraged but should not be obligatory (professional consensus)...
March 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Corinne H Rocca, Mahesh Puri, Prabhakar Shrestha, Maya Blum, Dev Maharjan, Daniel Grossman, Kiran Regmi, Philip D Darney, Cynthia C Harper
BACKGROUND: Expanding access to medication abortion through pharmacies is a promising avenue to reach women with safe and convenient care, yet no pharmacy provision interventions have been evaluated. This observational non-inferiority study investigated the effectiveness and safety of mifepristone-misoprostol medication abortion provided at pharmacies, compared to government-certified public health facilities, by trained auxiliary nurse-midwives in Nepal. METHODS: Auxiliary nurse-midwives were trained to provide medication abortion through twelve pharmacies and public facilities as part of a demonstration project in two districts...
2018: PloS One
Johana D Oviedo, N Tanya Ohly, Jacqueline M Guerrero, Paula M Castaño
OBJECTIVE: To describe factors associated with reported pain and assess correlations between participant and provider pain assessments during first trimester vacuum aspiration. STUDY DESIGN: Participants and providers in a trial evaluating music for pain reduction reported procedure-related pain using a 100 mm visual analog scale. RESULTS: The mean participant-reported maximum pain was 65.9±23.0 compared to 41.3±22.0 by provider assessment...
January 6, 2018: Contraception
Ekaterine Pestvenidze, Nino Lomia, Nino Berdzuli, Lia Umikashvili, Tamar Antelava, Babill Stray-Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Every year around 50 million unintended pregnancies worldwide are terminated by induced abortion. Even in countries, where it is legalized and performed in a safe environment, abortion carries some risk of complications for women. Findings of researchers on the factors that influence the sequelae of abortion are controversial and inconsistent. This study evaluates the effects of gestational age and the method of surgical abortion (i.e., dilatation and curettage and vacuum aspiration) on the most common abortion complications: postabortion hemorrhage and fever...
December 28, 2017: BMC Women's Health
Dan Hunt, Debra Klamen, Ronald M Harden, Farzand Ali
Publications and organizations ranking medical schools rely heavily on schools' research-oriented and grant-success data because those are the publicly available data. To address the vacuum of evidence for medical education quality, in 2012 the Association of Education in Europe (AMEE) introduced an initiative entitled A Schools Programme for International Recognition of Excellence in Education (ASPIRE) awards. ASPIRE panels of international experts in specific areas of medical education have developed internationally peer-based criteria to benchmark excellence in social accountability, student engagement, student assessment, faculty development, and simulation; they plan to publish criteria on curriculum design and development in 2018...
December 19, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Erin Pearson, Kamal Kanti Biswas, Rezwana Chowdhury, Kathryn L Andersen, Sharmin Sultana, S M Shahidullah, Caroline Moreau, Michele R Decker
CONTEXT: The World Health Organization recommends that contraceptives be offered on the day of a uterine evacuation procedure (i.e., induced abortion or postabortion care for an incomplete abortion). Short-acting methods can be initiated on the day of the uterine evacuation, regardless of procedure type. METHODS: Survey data from a facility-based sample of 479 Bangladeshi women aged 18-49 who did not intend to become pregnant in the four months following their uterine evacuation were used to examine women's choice of short-acting contraceptive methods (pill, condoms or injectable)...
June 1, 2017: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Ricardo Pedrini Cruz, Mariana Hollmann Scheffler, Daniel Mendes da Silva, Ernesto de Paula Guedes Neto, Ricardo Francalacci Savaris
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of our study was to ascertain whether moistening the Brazilian formulation of vaginal misoprostol tablets increases cervical dilation before manual vacuum aspiration (MVA), compared with use of dry misoprostol, in first-trimester miscarriage. The secondary objective was to ascertain whether there was any correlation between vaginal pH and the degree of cervical dilation using a moistened or dry misoprostol tablet. METHODS: In a single-centre, double-blind, randomised trial, 46 patients with first-trimester miscarriage were randomly allocated to treatment with dry or moistened (with 200 µl distilled water) 2 × 200 μg misoprostol tablets...
December 18, 2017: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
Hossam Abubakar, Ahmed Rashed, Ahmed Subahi, Ahmed S Yassin, Mohamed Shokr, Mahir Elder
AngioVac is a vacuum-based device approved in 2014 for percutaneous removal of undesirable materials from the intravascular system. Although numerous reports exist with regard to the use of the AngioVac device in aspiration of iliocaval, pulmonary, upper extremity, and right-sided heart chamber thrombi, very few data are present demonstrating its use in treatment of right-sided endocarditis. In this case report, we describe the novel device used in debulking a large right-sided tricuspid valve vegetation reducing the occurrence of septic embolisation and enhancing the efficacy of antibiotics in clearance of bloodstream infection...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
W B G Sanderink, R M Mann
In the past four decades, a variety of methods for minimal or non-invasive diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer have been introduced. Although breast imaging has become more and more specific for diagnosis, specimen biopsy with histopathological confirmation is still necessary. Core-needle biopsy under ultrasound guidance is the appropriate first choice for the diagnosis of most lesions. Fine-needle aspiration is of interest for identification of the presence of metastatic disease in abnormal lymph nodes...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Radiology
Alex J Wright, Rhett S Thomson, Ashlie A Bernhisel, Brian Zaugg, William R Barlow, Jeff H Pettey, Randall J Olson
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of the use of programmable chamber stabilization software (Chamber Stabilization Environment) settings on efficiency and chatter in a porcine lens model. SETTING: John A. Moran Eye Center Laboratory, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. DESIGN: Experimental study. METHODS: Porcine eyes were dissected and the lenses extracted. The lenses were then hardened and processed for the experiment...
November 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
F Simonacci, M P Grieco, N Bertozzi, E Raposio
BACKGROUND: Autologous fat transplantation is used after breast reconstruction to improve the breast profile. There are a variety of different methods used for fat harvesting, preparation, and reinjection. This study describes the specific techniques we used in this series of autologous fat transplantations in breast reconstruction patients and reports their outcomes compared with other studies in the literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS: At the University Hospital of Parma between May 2012 and December 2016, we performed 53 autologous fat transplantations for secondary breast reconstruction patients with an average age of 49 years (range: 34-65 y)...
May 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
Laura E Dodge, Lisa G Hofler, Michele R Hacker, Sadia Haider
Background: Outpatient manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) is a safe and equally effective alternative to electric vacuum aspiration (EVA) in the operating room. This project was conducted to determine whether outpatient MVA expedites care while maintaining patient satisfaction. Methods: A cross-sectional study of a convenience sample of patients undergoing surgical management of spontaneous abortion, induced abortion, or retained products of conception with either outpatient MVA under local anesthesia or EVA in the operating room was conducted...
2017: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine
Giorgio Novelli, Francesco Daleffe, Gisella Birra, Gabriele Canzi, Fabio Mazzoleni, Pietro Boni, Clara Maino, Carlo Giussani, Davide Sozzi, Alberto Bozzetti
The care and the management of the healing of difficult wounds at the level of the skull-facial face many problems related to patient compliance and the need to perform multiple dressings, with long periods of healing and, occasionally, a very long hospitalisation period. The introduction and evolution of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in the treatment of difficult wounds has resulted in better healing, with a drastic reduction in terms of time and biological costs to the patient and cost to the health care system...
February 2018: International Wound Journal
Zhipeng Zheng, Gonglei Chen, Wei Liang, Xu Ji, Jing Yin, Meiling Liu, Wentao Chen, Yigang Yu, Wei Chen
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical efficacy of vacuum sealing drainage (VSD) in the treatment of mixed poisonous snake bite. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted. Forty-three snake bite patients by mixed poisonous snakes admitted to Department of Emergency of the 175th Hospital of People's Liberation Army from February 2015 to February 2017 were enrolled. All patients were divided into routine treatment group (n = 20) and VSD treatment group (n = 23) according to whether early incision decompression and using the VSD technique...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
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