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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346570/implementation-status-of-morbidity-and-mortality-conferences-in-swiss-hospitals-a-national-cross-sectional-survey-study
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Isabelle Praplan-Rudaz, Yvonne Pfeiffer, David L B Schwappach
Objective: To determine the implementation status and current practice of morbidity and mortality conferences (M&MCs) in Switzerland. Design: A national cross-sectional online survey was conducted in spring 2017. The questionnaire focused on overall goals, structure and procedures of hospital M&MCs. Further topics included satisfaction, perceived effectiveness and support requirements. Setting: A total of 913 chief physicians of surgery and internal medicine, and specialist fields of obstetrics and gynaecology, anaesthesiology and intensive care from Swiss acute care hospitals were invited to the survey...
January 16, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336298/-diagnosis-of-vaginal-discharge
#2
Sidsel Böcher, Rikke Bek Helmig, Magnus Arpi, Lars Bjerrum
Changes in vaginal discharge are often caused by imbalance in the vaginal microflora, and laboratory testing is usually of little use, as most microbes detected are commensals. In-office diagnosis in general practice using wet mount microscopy and Amsel criteria is helpful and often sufficient to ensure correct diagnosis and treatment. Laboratory testing of vaginal discharge should only be performed, if sexually transmitted disease is suspected, if there is treatment failure or inconclusive wet mount prior to gynaecological surgery, and in pregnant women with recurrent miscarriage or preterm birth...
January 15, 2018: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335251/goblet-cell-carcinomas-of-the-appendix-rare-but-aggressive-neoplasms-with-challenging-management
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Ashley Kieran Clift, Oskar Kornasiewicz, Panagiotis Drymousis, Omar Faiz, Harpreet Wasan, James Kinross, Thomas Cecil, Andrea Frilling
Goblet cell carcinomas (GCC) are a rare, aggressive sub-type of appendiceal tumours with neuroendocrine features, and controversy exists with regards to therapeutic strategy. We undertook a retrospective review of GCC patients surgically treated at two tertiary referral centres. Clinical and histopathological data were extracted from a prospectively maintained database. Survival analyses utilised Kaplan-Meier methodology. Twenty-one patients were identified (9 females). Median age at diagnosis was 55years (range 32-77)...
January 15, 2018: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332370/hallmarks-in-the-evolution-of-gynaecological-cancer-surgery-the-famous-pioneers-in-children
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Marianna Karamanou, Nikolaos Salakos, Ioannis Grammatikakis, George Androutsos
At the beginning of the 19th century, gynaecological cancer, mainly cancer of the uterus and cervix was a dreadful, incurable affection. However, the popularization of the three fundamentals in surgery, anesthesia, asepsis and haemostasis, ushered the golden age of operative gynaecology. During that period distinguished surgeons/gynaecologists such as Friedrich Benjamin Osiander (1759-1822), Elias von Siebold (1775-1828) and Joseph-Claude-Anthelme Récamier (1774-1852) contributed to the development of the operative techniques, providing a therapeutic solution in gynaecological cancer...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330890/audit-of-referrals-for-concern-regarding-labial-appearance-at-the-royal-children-s-hospital-2000-2012
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Sarah K McQuillan, Yasmin Jayasinghe, Sonia R Grover
AIM: To audit the clinical features and outcomes for all patients referred to our centre with concerns regarding labial appearance. METHODS: Young females referred to a paediatric/adolescent gynaecology tertiary centre between 2000 and 2012 with concerns regarding their labial appearance were retrospectively identified. Adolescents presenting with anomalies were excluded. Retrospective chart review was undertaken to identify reasons for referral, patient characteristics, outcome of referral and concurrent health problems...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324537/the-figo-stage-iva-versus-ivb-of-ovarian-cancer-prognostic-value-and-predictive-value-for-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Parvin Tajik, Roelien van de Vrie, Mohammad H Zafarmand, Corneel Coens, Marrije R Buist, Ignace Vergote, Patrick M M Bossuyt, Gemma G Kenter
OBJECTIVE: The revised version of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) staging system (2014) for epithelial ovarian cancer includes a number of changes. One of these is the division of stage IV into 2 subgroups. Data on the prognostic and predictive significance of this classification are scarce. The effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) versus primary debulking surgery (PDS) in relation to the subclassification of FIGO stage IV is also unknown. METHODS: We used data of the EORTC 55971 trial, in which 670 patients with previous stage IIIC or IV epithelial ovarian cancer were randomly assigned to PDS or NACT; 160 patients had previous stage IV...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318031/para-aortic-lymphadenectomy-in-advanced-stage-cervical-cancer-a-protocol-for-comparing-safety-feasibility-and-diagnostic-accuracy-of-surgical-staging-versus-pet-ct-paldisc-trial
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Casper Tax, Karin Abbink, Maroeska M Rovers, Ruud L M Bekkers, Petra L M Zusterzeel
Background: Currently, a PET-CT is used to assess the need for extended field radiotherapy of para-aortic lymph nodes (PALN) in International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage IB2, IIA2-IVA (locally advanced stage) cervical cancer. A small study established a sensitivity and specificity estimate for PALN metastases of 50% (95% CI; 7-93%) and 83% (95% CI; 52-98%), respectively. Surgical staging of PALN may lead to a higher diagnostic accuracy. However, surgical staging of para-aortic lymph nodes in locally advanced stage cervical cancer is not common practice...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317415/examining-changes-in-the-equity-of-physician-distribution-in-japan-a-specialty-specific-longitudinal-study
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Koji Hara, Susumu Kunisawa, Noriko Sasaki, Yuichi Imanaka
OBJECTIVES: In this longitudinal study, we examined changes in the geographical distribution of physicians in Japan from 2000 to 2014 by clinical specialty with adjustments for healthcare demand based on population structure. METHODS: The Japanese population was adjusted for healthcare demand using health expenditure per capita stratified by age and sex. The numbers of physicians per 100 000 demand-adjusted population (DAP) in 2000 and 2014 were calculated for subprefectural regions known as secondary medical areas...
January 8, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316601/bariatric-surgery-and-infertility-a-prospective-study
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Vincenzo Consalvo, Antonio Canero, Vincenzo Salsano
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a worldwide disease affecting 13% of the world's adult female population. The reasons and the fetal risk are still unclear. The effect of weight loss as a result of bariatric surgery seems to induce an improvement in fertility in obese women. The main purpose of this prospective study is to demonstrate if there is an association between bariatric surgery-induced weight loss and an improvement in the fertility of women at reproductive age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From June 2013 to April 2016, all bariatric female patients from our institutes were prospectively evaluated for suitability in this study...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299762/risk-reduction-surgery-rrs-for-tubo-ovarian-cancer-in-an-irish-gynaecological-practice-an-analysis-of-indications-and-outcomes
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Claire Thompson, Ciara McCormick, Waseem Kamran, Ciaran O'Riain, Lucy Norris, David Gallagher, Noreen Gleeson
BACKGROUND: High-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) is the most common tubo-ovarian cancer. The fallopian tube harbours the precursor lesion: serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma (STIC). Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is an effective risk-reducing surgical (RRS) strategy for breast cancer susceptibility gene mutation carriers (BRCAm). The value of RRS in those without defined genetic risk is unknown but these women represent a substantial cohort in prophylactic surgical practice. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of RRS at an Irish university teaching hospital...
January 3, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290193/spectrum-of-gynecological-malignancies-at-jamshoro
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Naheed Parveen, Raheel Sikander, Majida, Shaheen
OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency and spectrum of different types of gynecological malignancies. STUDY DESIGN: An observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, from January 2014 to December 2015. METHODOLOGY: All patients with gynecological malignancies, admitted at the study place, whether previously diagnosed or need to establish the diagnosis on the basis of EUA, biopsy, staging and for surgery during the study period were included...
January 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288373/patient-satisfaction-with-robotic-surgery
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Emma Long, Fiona Kew
This study is a service evaluation of the robotic-assisted surgery service within the Gynaecology Oncology department at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. The aim is not only to evaluate and improve this new service within the department, but also to add to the available literature that reviews patient satisfaction with robotic-assisted surgery. An anonymous questionnaire was developed with questions taken from the NHS User Experience Survey Question Bank and additional questions in the same format specific to robotic-assisted surgery...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285022/recommendations-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-endometriosis-part-1-ovarian-endometrioma
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Ertan Saridogan, Christian M Becker, Anis Feki, Grigoris F Grimbizis, Lone Hummelshoj, Joerg Keckstein, Michelle Nisolle, Vasilios Tanos, Uwe A Ulrich, Nathalie Vermeulen, Rudy Leon De Wilde
Study question: What does this document on the surgical treatment of endometriosis jointly prepared by the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE), ESHRE, and the World Endometriosis Society (WES) provide? Summary answer: This document provides recommendations covering technical aspects of different methods of surgery for endometriomas in women of reproductive age. What is already known: Endometriomas (ovarian endometriotic cysts) are a commonly diagnosed form of endometriosis, owing to the relative ease and accuracy of ultrasound diagnosis...
2017: Gynecological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282059/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-program-in-gynaecologic-oncological-surgery-in-a-minimally-invasive-techniques-expert-center
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Eric Lambaudie, Alexandre de Nonneville, Clément Brun, Charlotte Laplane, Lam N'Guyen Duong, Jean-Marie Boher, Camille Jauffret, Guillaume Blache, Sophie Knight, Eric Cini, Gilles Houvenaeghel, Jean-Louis Blache
BACKGROUND: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Programs (ERP) includes multimodal approaches of perioperative patient's clinical pathways designed to achieve early recovery after surgery and a decreased length of hospital stay (LOS). METHODS: This observational study evaluated the implementation of ERP in gynaecologic oncological surgery in a minimally invasive techniques (MIT) expert center with more than 85% of procedures done with MIT. We compared a prospective cohort of 100 patients involved in ERP between December 2015 and June 2016 to a 100 patients control group, without ERP, previously managed in the same center between April 2015 and November 2015...
December 28, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260313/post-operative-cognitive-decline-pocd-after-gynaecologic-surgery-current-opinions-and-future-applications
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Zarbo Cristina, Brivio Michela, Brugnera Agostino, Malandrino Chiara, Trezzi Gaetano, Rabboni Massimo, Bondi Emi, Compare Angelo, Frigerio Luigi
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative cognitive decline (POCD) is known to occur quite frequently after a cardiac surgery, especially in older population. Few studies specifically focused on its incidence and characteristics in gynecological setting. METHODS: Current opinions and future applications of POCD studies in gynecological setting have been discussed. RESULT: There are still many questions and issues about POCD in gynecological setting that remain unanswered as well as numerous research fields that have not been still explored...
December 19, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250312/severe-fournier-s-gangrene-a-conjoint-challenge-of-gynaecology-and-plastic-surgery
#16
M Wähmann, M Wähmann, F Schütz, C Sohn, S Schott, T Kremer, J F Hernekamp, U Kneser
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rare soft tissue infection characterized by rapidly progressing necroses and a high mortality. Prompt diagnosis and immediate medical treatment including radical debridement and broad spectrum antibiotics are the key to successful management. We report on a 46-year-old diabetic female who developed extensive, deep necroses in the perineal area and proximal thighs within a few days. After initial gynaecological consultation, she was transferred directly to our department. Due to the suspicion of NF, an immediate radical debridement was performed...
December 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246560/transvaginal-natural-orifice-transluminal-endoscopic-surgery-a-new-approach-to-ovarian-cystectomy
#17
Jan Baekelandt
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a new approach for performing an ovarian cystectomy via transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (vNOTES) as an alternative for a laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy. DESIGN: Stepwise explanation of the technique using original video footage. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imelda Hospital, Belgium. PATIENT(S): Fourteen patients who provided informed consent and were treated transvaginally to remove a benign ovarian cyst...
December 12, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238287/survey-among-esge-members-on-leiomyosarcoma-morcellation-incidence
#18
Vasilios Tanos, Hans Brölmann, Rudi Leon DeWilde, Peter O'Donovan, Elina Symeonidou, Rudi Campo
Background: Increased awareness of leiomyosarcoma (LMS) risk during myomectomy or hysterectomy is essential. Objective and correct reasoning should prevail on any decision regarding the extent and type of surgery to employ. The anticipated risk of a sarcoma after myoma or uterus morcellation is low, and the frequency of leiomyosarcoma especially in women below the age of 40 is very rare. The prevalence data has a wide range and is therefore not reliable. The European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE) initiated a survey among its members looking into the frequency of morcellated leiomyosarcoma after endoscopic surgery...
2017: Gynecological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236172/the-society-of-european-robotic-gynaecological-surgery-sergs-pilot-curriculum-for-robot-assisted-gynecological-surgery
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Peter Rusch, Rainer Kimmig, Fabrice Lecuru, Jan Persson, Jordi Ponce, Michel Degueldre, René Verheijen
PURPOSE: To set forth experiences in the context of the SERGS Pilot Curriculum-the first standardized educational program for robotic use in gynecological surgery-in terms of feasibility, effectiveness and potential for certification. METHODS: The Society of European Robotic Gynecological Surgery (SERGS) outlined a Pilot Curriculum for standardized education in robot-assisted laparoscopic gynecological surgery. Its feasibility and acceptance were checked in the form of a fellowship pilot program conducted at four European Centers of Excellence for robot-assisted surgery...
December 13, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232471/cytoreductive-surgery-for-ovarian-cancer-quality-assessment
#20
A H Brand, P A DiSilvestro, J Sehouli, J S Berek
Surgery is the cornerstone of treatment of ovarian cancer. Given the importance of achieving no or minimal macroscopic residual disease at primary surgery, performing an assessment of the quality of ovarian cancer surgery is crucial. Assessing the quality of care and surgical outcome allows us to establish baseline information, set standards of care and clear priorities, enable benchmarking against peers, and sustain quality improvement. We know that suboptimal care exists and variation in outcomes results...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
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