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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775972/the-effect-on-performance-time-and-quality-of-the-knots-after-mono-or-bimanual-training-of-laparoscopic-intracorporeal-knot-tying-according-to-the-gladiator-rule-technique
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Fernanda de Almeida Asencio, Helizabet Abdala Salomão Ayroza Ribeiro, Armando Romeo, Arnauld Wattiez, Paulo Augusto Galvão Ayroza Ribeiro
OBJECTIVE:  To assess whether the monomanual or bimanual training of laparoscopic suture following the same technique may interfere with the knots' performance time and/or quality. METHODS:  A prospective observational study involving 41 resident students of gynecology/obstetrics and general surgery who attended a laparoscopic suture training for 2 days. The participants were divided into two groups. Group A performed the training using exclusively their dominant hand, and group B performed the training using both hands to tie the intracorporeal knot...
May 18, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772055/the-role-of-procalcitonin-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-infections-in-the-field-of-obstetrics-and-gynecology
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Gabriel Levin, Amihai Rottenstreich
We read the editorial by Tujula et al. with great interest (1). They described the role of procalcitonin as biomarker for the diagnosis of infection and monitoring of antibiotic treatment. Despite their meticulous citation data collection, several important issues need further consideration.In their report, the authors have claimed that 'proclacitonin seems to be a useful biomarker for severe bacterial infections and this is likely to be the case also in Obstetrics and Gynecology'. This article is protected by copyright...
May 17, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770632/impact-of-increased-utilization-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-on-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-ovarian-cancer-experience-from-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
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Yong Jae Lee, Young Shin Chung, Jung Yun Lee, Eun Ji Nam, Sang Wun Kim, Sunghoon Kim, Young Tae Kim
OBJECTIVE: The choice between primary debulking surgery (PDS) and neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in advanced ovarian cancer remains controversial. We evaluated NAC use in our center before and after results from a randomized trial were published, with the aim to determine the impact of changes in the neoadjuvant strategy on survival in advanced-stage ovarian cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the clinical course of 435 patients with ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal carcinoma (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics [FIGO] stage III or IV)...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770630/survival-impact-of-low-anterior-resection-in-patients-with-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-grossly-confined-to-the-pelvic-cavity-a-korean-multicenter-study
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Miseon Kim, Dong Hoon Suh, Jeong Yeol Park, E Sun Paik, Seungmee Lee, Kyung Jin Eoh, Joo Hyun Nam, Yoo Young Lee, Jae Weon Kim, Sunghoon Kim
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate survival impact of low anterior resection (LAR) in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) grossly confined to the pelvis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 397 patients who underwent primary staging surgery for treatment of 2014 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage II-IIIA EOC: 116 (29.2%) IIA, 212 (53.4%) IIB, and 69 (17.4%) IIIA. Patients with grossly enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes positive for metastatic carcinoma were excluded...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770624/is-the-ovarian-preservation-safe-in-young-women-with-stages-ib-iia-villoglandular-adenocarcinoma-of-the-uterine-cervix
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U Chul Ju, Woo Dae Kang, Seok Mo Kim
OBJECTIVE: Because villoglandular adenocarcinoma (VGA) of the uterine cervix has favorable features and outcomes, patients receive less radical surgery and young women preserve their ovaries. We aimed to evaluate the clinicopathological features and outcomes of VGA and to see if the ovarian preservation is safe in young women with VGA. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed medical records and identified patients with VGA, who had been treated and followed from January 2004 to December 2015...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770618/peritoneal-cancer-index-as-a-predictor-of-survival-in-advanced-stage-serous-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-a-prospective-study
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Alaa A Elzarkaa, Waleed Shaalan, Doaa Elemam, Hassan Mansour, Mahmoud Melis, Eduard Malik, Amr A Soliman
OBJECTIVE: A numerical score, the peritoneal cancer index (PCI), was developed to reflect the extent of tumor growth in gastric and colorectal cancers and to tailor treatment. This study aimed to examine the value of the PCI score in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) regarding completeness of surgical cytoreduction and survival. METHODS: This was a prospective observational cohort study. Patients with primary serous EOC at International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stages IIIB or higher were included...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769500/measurement-of-length-of-umbilical-cord-in-different-gestational-age-groups-in-bangladesh
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T Begum, M M Rahman, S Z Sultana, S A Ahmed, S Mannan, Z G Ara, A Ara, M M Hossain
The umbilical cord and placental have been considered to significantly contribute to the perinatal outcome. Long or short cord can lead to intrauterine fetal demise. So this type of study in placenta and umbilical cord can yield information for immediate and later management of newborn. This information may also be essential for protecting the attending physician in the event of a fetal outcome. This Cross sectional descriptive study would provide information about the length of umbilical cord in different gestational age groups in Bangladesh...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768376/rare-case-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-arising-in-a-recurrent-ovarian-mature-cystic-teratoma-of-a-young-woman-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Xinge Feng, Lian Xu
RATIONALE: Malignant transformations of ovarian mature cystic teratomas (MCTs) occur rarely, especially in young women. Although it is extremely difficult to diagnose them, serum tumor marker level testing in combination with the use of imaging techniques may be useful in preoperative diagnosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present the case of a 31-year-old Chinese woman with the malignant transformation of an ovarian MCT. The patient had a history of oophorocystectomy due to an MCT of the right ovary 6 years prior and a gemellary pregnancy owing to in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768285/obstetrics-and-gynecology-ultrasound
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Sara Harvey
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May 15, 2018: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767419/association-between-expression-of-mmp-7-and-mmp-9-and-pelvic-lymph-node-and-para-aortic-lymph-node-metastasis-in-early-cervical-cancer
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Hui Guo, Yifei Dai, Anna Wang, Chunyan Wang, Lili Sun, Zheng Wang
AIMS: To investigate the association of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-7 and MMP-9 with pelvic lymph node and para-aortic lymph node metastasis in early cervical cancer. METHODS: A total of 137 patients with early cervical cancer (Stage Ia2-IIa2) were recruited from the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Tumor Hospital of Liaoning Province from January 2009 to May 2014. We evaluated the expression of MMP-7 and MMP-9 by immunohistochemistry and their association with the clinicopathological parameters such as pelvic, common iliac and para-aortic lymph node metastasis...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764769/comparison-of-computed-tomography-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-imaging-based-clinical-target-volume-contours-in-cervical-cancer-brachytherapy
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Agnieszka Zolciak-Siwinska, Adam Kowalczyk, Katarzyna Sikorska, Michal Bijok, Wojciech Michalski, Ewelina Gruszczynska
PURPOSE: To compare CT- and MRI-based brachytherapy (BT) target volumes for patients with advanced cervical cancer so as to identify those who benefit most from MRI-based planning. We also studied how the natural mobility of the organ at risks (OARs) affects the given doses. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Subjects were 60 patients with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) Stage IB-IVA cervical cancer. The CT high-risk clinical target volume (HR-CTV) was first delineated, then the MRI HR-CTV, with volume discrepancies calculated by subtraction...
May 12, 2018: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763969/hormone-replacement-therapy-for-women-previously-treated-for-endometrial-cancer
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Katharine A Edey, Stuart Rundle, Martha Hickey
BACKGROUND: Endometrial cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women worldwide and most commonly occurs after the menopause (75%) (globocan.iarc.fr). About 319,000 new cases were diagnosed worldwide in 2012. Endometrial cancer is commonly considered as a potentially 'curable cancer,' as approximately 75% of cases are diagnosed before disease has spread outside the uterus (FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) stage I). The overall five-year survival for all stages is about 86%, and, if the cancer is confined to the uterus, the five-year survival rate may increase to 97%...
May 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760805/preoperative-scc-ag-and-thrombocytosis-as-predictive-markers-for-pelvic-lymphatic-metastasis-of-squamous-cervical-cancer-in-early-figo-stage
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Fan Xu, Yanfang Li, Liangsheng Fan, Jing Ma, Lan Yu, Hongyan Yi, Xiaojing Chen, Wenfei Wei, Peng Wu, Li Liang, Huiquan Hu, Hui Xing, Wei Wang
Objectives: To explore the clinical significance of squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCC-Ag) and thrombocytosis to predict pelvic lymphatic metastasis (PLM) of squamous cervical cancer (SCC) in International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stages IA-IIA. Methods: A retrospective clinicopathologic review of 782 patients of a primary cohort in three Chinese hospitals from 2010 to 2015, and 407 patients of a validation cohort in another institution from 2015 to 2017. A receiver operating characteristic curve was used to determine the optimal SCC-Ag threshold to predict PLM in the groups...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759329/comparison-of-dosimetric-and-clinical-outcomes-between-short-and-long-channel-cylinder-applicators-for-vaginal-brachytherapy-in-intermediate-and-high-risk-endometrial-cancer
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Michael Z Kharouta, Nghia Pham, Karina Nieto, Murat Surucu, Michael L Mysz, Kevin Albuquerque, Abigail Winder, Margaret Liotta, Ronald K Potkul, William Small, Matthew M Harkenrider
PURPOSE: Vaginal brachytherapy (VBT) using a cylinder applicator is a standard treatment of intermediate- and high-risk endometrial cancer. We conducted a retrospective study of the dosimetric and clinical outcomes at our institution with 2 single-channel applicators in patients receiving VBT. METHODS AND MATERIALS: One hundred thirty-six patients with endometrial cancer treated from 2006 to 2016 receiving VBT after definitive surgery were evaluated. Two cylinders were used with the distal dwell position 7...
May 11, 2018: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757871/influence-of-prognostic-factors-on-lymph-node-involvement-in-endometrial-cancer-a-single-center-experience
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Peter Widschwendter, Emanuel Bauer, Nikolaus De Gregorio, Inga Bekes, Wolfgang Janni, Christoph Scholz, Thomas W P Friedl
OBJECTIVE: The requirement for and extent of lymphadenectomy in endometrial cancer is still controversial. Clinicopathological prognostic factors could be helpful to predict lymph node involvement and avoid therefore unnecessary lymphadenectomy. The aim of this study was to investigate which factors can predict lymph node involvement and how lymph node metastases are distributed in the pelvic and para-aortic regions. METHODS: This retrospective analysis was performed by analyzing data from patients with endometrial cancer treated with standard surgery and lymphadenectomy at the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the University Hospital Ulm in 2000 to 2013...
May 11, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756422/gestational-age-and-birth-weight-centiles-of-singleton-babies-delivered-normally-following-spontaneous-labor-in-southern-sri-lanka
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K Attanayake, S Munasinghe, M Goonewardene, P Widanapathirana, I Sandeepani, L Sanjeewa
Aims: To estimate the gestational age and birth weight centiles of babies delivered normally, without any obstetric intervention, in women with uncomplicated singleton pregnancies establishing spontaneous onset of labour. Method: Consecutive women with uncomplicated singleton pregnancies, attending the Academic Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit of the Teaching Hospital Mahamodara Galle, Sri Lanka, with confirmed dates and establishing spontaneous onset of labor and delivering vaginally between gestational age of 34 - 41 weeks, without any obstetric intervention , during the period September 2013 to February 2014 were studied...
March 31, 2018: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755594/perineural-invasion-in-early-stage-cervical-cancer-and-its-relevance-following-surgery
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Yi Zhu, Guonan Zhang, Yan Yang, Ling Cui, Shijun Jia, Yu Shi, Shuiqin Song, Shiqiang Xu
Perineural invasion (PNI) is the neoplastic invasion of nerves by cancer cells, a process that has attracted attention as a novel prognostic factor for cancer. The present study aimed to investigate the prognostic value of PNI in patients with early-stage cervical cancer (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IA2-IIA). A total of 210 patients who underwent radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy between 2007 and 2012 were included in the current study, of whom 8.57% (18/210) exhibited PNI...
May 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749137/the-effect-of-diagnosis-related-group-payment-system-on-quality-of-care-in-the-field-of-obstetrics-and-gynecology-among-korean-tertiary-hospitals
#18
Yong Wook Jung, Haeyong Pak, Inha Lee, Eui Hyeok Kim
PURPOSE: To examine changes in clinical practice patterns following the introduction of diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) under the fee-for-service payment system in July 2013 among Korean tertiary hospitals and to evaluate its effect on the quality of hospital care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using the 2012-2014 administrative database from National Health Insurance Service claim data, we reviewed medical information for 160400 patients who underwent cesarean sections (C-secs), hysterectomies, or adnexectomies at 43 tertiary hospitals...
June 2018: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748045/radiology-education-in-medical-school-and-residency-the-views-and-needs-of-program-directors
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Patrick T Schiller, Andrew W Phillips, Christopher M Straus
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The authors of this study used the perspectives of residency program directors (PDs) nationally to explore whether trainees are adequately prepared to utilize and interpret medical imaging as interns, to identify the types of imaging skills most important for residency, and to begin to address current shortcomings in radiology education. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors created a survey using a modified version of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education radiology milestones and sent it to 100 randomly selected PDs each in pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and general surgery...
May 7, 2018: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747271/-occurrence-of-radiation-induced-injury-in-vagina-after-radical-radiotherapy-of-cervical-cancer-and-its-affecting-factors
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K S Zhang, Z Liu, T Wang, J Wang, J Su, F Shi, R H Wang, W Yuan, Y Li
Objective: To investigate the occurrence and degree of radiation-induced injury in vagina after radical radiotherapy of cervical cancer. Methods: A total of 282 cases of patients with cervical cancer were collected from November 2016 to September 2017. All of the above patients underwent radical radiotherapy from 2008 to 2017 in the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi ' an Jiaotong University. The patients' International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) staging (2009) , brachytherapy dose, whether receive synchronous chemotherapy or not, age and body mass index (BMI) for the occurrence and severity of vaginal radiation injury at different time periods were analyzed by cross-sectional survey method...
April 25, 2018: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
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