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Carl Sarkissian, Giovanni Scala Marchini, Manoj Monga
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the functional characteristics of different ureteroscopic graspers. METHODS: The Captura (2.8F, Cook Medical, Bloomington, IN), Platinum (3.0F, Bard Urological, Covington, GA), TriClaw (2.4F, UroGyn Medical, Inc., Valapraiso, IN), Graspit (2.6F, Boston Scientific, Natick, MA), and Boston Scientific Tricep (2.4F, 3.0F, and 3.0F non-retracting) graspers were tested. Opening dynamics were evaluated using high-resolution images. Grip strength was determined by measuring the maximum tensional force applied while grasping stone models attached to an inline load cell...
March 2013: Urology
Shannon L Slavin, Rebecca G Rogers, Yuko Komesu, Tola Omotosho, Sarah Hammil, Cindi Lewis, Robert Sapien
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The objective of this study was to compare complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in women with and without pelvic floor disorders (PFD). METHODS: We conducted a survey of women presenting to a specialty urogynecology (Urogyn) and gynecology (Gyn) clinic that examined demographic data, CAM use, and the presence of PFD (validated questionnaires). T tests, Fisher's exact tests, and logistic regression were used for analysis. To detect a 20% difference between groups, 234 Urogyn and 103 Gyn patients were needed...
April 2010: International Urogynecology Journal
Yu Ming Victor Fang, James F X Egan, Tali Rombro, Bruce Morris, Carolyn M Zelop
Recently, applications for subspecialty fellowship positions in obstetrics and gynecology have increased dramatically. A survey completed by fellows in Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM), Reproductive Endocrinology (REI), Gynecologic Oncology (Gyn Onc), and Urogynecology (Urogyn) training programs in the United States between January and March 2006 was aimed at determining why this trend was occuring. Of 449 fellows in 2006, 192 (42.8%) responded. The two most influential factors in all four subspecialties were interest and lifestyle (P < ...
March 2009: Connecticut Medicine
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