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Yanxia Jin, Jie Wang, Xiangdong Ye, Yanting Su, Guojun Yu, Qing Yang, Wei Liu, Wenhui Yu, Jie Cai, Xi Chen, Yi Liang, Yijie Chen, Barry Hon Cheung Wong, Xiangning Fu, Hui Sun
BACKGROUND: Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the main type of lung cancer with high mortality rates in worldwide. There is a need to identify better biomarkers to detect NSCLC at an early stage as this will improve therapeutic effect and patient survival rates. METHODS: Two lectins (AAL/AAGL and AAL2/AANL), which specifically bind to tumour-related glycan antigens, were first used to enrich serum glycoproteins from the serum of early NSCLC patients, benign lung diseases subjects and healthy individuals...
March 1, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
Emad Mikhail, Lauren Scott, Branko Miladinovic, Anthony N Imudia, Stuart Hart
Study Objective. To compare surgical volume and techniques including laparoscopic suturing among members of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) according to fellowship training status. Design. A web-based survey was designed using Qualtrics and sent to AAGL members. Results. Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (FMIGS) trained surgeons were more likely to perform more than 8 major conventional laparoscopic cases per month (63% versus 38%, P < 0.001, OR [95% CI] = 2.78 [1.54-5...
2016: Minimally Invasive Surgery
Deirdre A Lum, Eric R Sokol, Jonathan S Berek, Jay Schulkin, Ling Chen, Cora-Ann McElwain, Jason D Wright
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine whether members of the AAGL Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Worldwide (AAGL) and members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Collaborative Ambulatory Research Network (ACOG CARN) have changed their clinical practice based on the 2014 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings against power morcellation. DESIGN: A survey study. SETTING: Participants were invited to complete this online survey (Canadian Task Force classification II-2)...
May 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Dhaneshwar Namdeorao Lanjewar, Shubhangi Aagle, Deepti Dongaonkar, Anuradha Murthy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2015: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
M W Beckmann, I Juhasz-Böss, D Denschlag, P Gaß, T Dimpfl, P Harter, P Mallmann, S P Renner, S Rimbach, I Runnebaum, M Untch, S Y Brucker, D Wallwiener
The appropriate surgical technique to treat patients with uterine fibroids is still a matter of debate as is the potential risk of incorrect treatment if histological examination detects a uterine sarcoma instead of uterine fibroids. The published epidemiology for uterine sarcoma is set against the incidence of accidental findings during surgery for uterine fibroids. International comments on this topic are discussed and are incorporated into the assessment by the German Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics (DGGG)...
February 2015: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
Ceana Nezhat
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January 7, 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Jubilee Brown
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November 2014: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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July 2014: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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Pelvic organ prolapse may adversely impact physical, sexual and emotional health. Women with symptomatic prolapse often experience altered bladder and bowel function, increased pelvic pressure, diminution of sexual satisfaction, and altered body image. With increasing vaginal descent, various bladder, bowel, and prolapse symptoms are increased. Approximately 200,000 women undergo inpatient procedures for prolapse in the United States each year, with regional and racial differences in rates of surgery reported...
September 2014: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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March 2014: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
L F van der Voet, A J Vervoort, S Veersema, A J BijdeVaate, H A M Brölmann, J A F Huirne
BACKGROUND: Various therapies are currently used to treat symptoms related to the niche (an anechoic area) in the caesarean scar, in particular to treat abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB). OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the available literature reporting on the effect of various therapies on niche-related symptoms. SEARCH STRATEGY: A systematic search of MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane, trial registers and congress abstracts from AAGL and ESGE was performed...
January 2014: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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The first subtotal abdominal hysterectomy was described by Charles Clay in 1843, and the first laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomy (LSH) was described by Semm [1] in 1991. Whether to retain or remove the cervix remains controversial, with surgeons citing sexual satisfaction and prevention of pelvic organ prolapse as indicators for retention [2]. Because the only absolute indication for cervical removal is malignancy or its precursors, debate has continued as to the optimum surgical approach to hysterectomy for other indications...
January 2014: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
G David Adamson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Endometriosis is a complex disease, one aspect being the existence of multiple staging systems. The recent Endometriosis Fertility Index (EFI) is compared with other endometriosis infertility staging systems and three new studies assessing the EFI are reported. RECENT FINDINGS: The revised American Fertility Society classification system has historically been most widely used but does not predict pregnancy rates. The ENZIAN classification system is designed to describe more severe disease as an adjunct to the ASRM system, but does not predict pregnancy rates...
June 2013: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Malcolm G Munro, Karl Storz, Jason A Abbott, Tommaso Falcone, Volker R Jacobs, Ludovico Muzii, Togas Tulandi, Paul Indman, Olav Istre, Volker R Jacobs, Franklin D Loffer, Ceana H Nezhat, Togas Tulandi
The objective of this guideline is to provide clinicians with evidence-based information about commonly used and available hysteroscopic distending media to guide them in their performance of both diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy. While necessary for the performance of hysteroscopy and hysteroscopically-directed procedures, distending media, if absorbed systemically in sufficient amounts, can have associated adverse events, including life-threatening complications. Consequently, understanding the physical properties and the potential risks associated with the use of the various distending media is critical for the safe performance of hysteroscopic procedures...
March 2013: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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January 2013: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
S Tomov, G Gorchev, Ch Tzvetkov, S Iliev, D Gincheva
There is a great variety of terms and concepts describing laparoscopic hysterectomy in scientific literature. The term "laparoscopic hysterectomy" includes different operations where the laparoscope is used as an aid for a hysterectomy. The first classifications related to hysterectomy laparoscopic procedures were suggested by Munro and Parker (1993) Johns and Diamonds (1994) and Garry et al. (1994). Based on them is the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) classification of 2000. Reich defined basic terms easy to use in clinical practice...
2012: Akusherstvo i Ginekologii︠a︡
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Lower urinary tract injuries are a serious potential complication of laparoscopic hysterectomy. The risk of such injuries may be as high as 3%, and most, but not all, are detected at intraoperative cystoscopy. High-quality published data suggest a sensitivity of 80% to 90% for ureteral trauma. Among the injuries that may be missed are those related to the use of energy-based surgical tools that include ultrasound and radiofrequency electricity. Cystoscopic evaluation of the lower urinary tract should be readily available to gynecologic surgeons performing laparoscopic hysterectomy...
July 2012: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Johan van der Wat
This clinical opinion explores the current "zeitgeist" of minimally invasive gynaecological surgery (MIGS) as reflected in opinions expressed at the 40th AAGL conference held in Hollywood, Florida. It addresses concerns relating to the introduction of MIGS globally and the current position of robotic surgery in relation to conventional minimally invasive techniques like vaginal hysterectomy and minilaparotomy. It also explores challenges relating to MIGS in the healthcare environment of the 21st century.
March 2012: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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Submucous leiomyomas or myomas are commonly encountered by gynecologists and specialists in reproductive endocrinology and infertility with patients presenting with 1 or a combination of symptoms that include heavy menstrual bleeding, infertility, and recurrent pregnancy loss. There exists a variety of interventions that include those performed under hysteroscopic, laparoscopic and laparotomic direction; an evolving spectrum of image guided procedures, and an expanding number of pharmaceutical agents, each of which has value for the appropriately selected and counseled patient...
March 2012: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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Endometrial polyps are a common gynecologic disease that may be symptomatic, with abnormal vaginal bleeding being the most common presentation. They may be found incidentally in symptom-free women investigated for other indications. Increasing age is the most important risk factor, with medications such as tamixifen also implicated. Specific populations at risk include women with infertility. Malignancy arising in polyps is uncommon, and specific risks for malignancy include increasing age and postmenopausal bleeding...
January 2012: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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