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154 papers 25 to 100 followers A collection of recent articles associated with minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Let me know if I missed any. - milad@northwestern.edu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315418/fertility-outcomes-in-women-experiencing-severe-complications-after-surgery-for-colorectal-endometriosis
#1
C Ferrier, H Roman, Y Alzahrani, E Mathieu d'Argent, S Bendifallah, N Marty, M Perez, C Rubod, P Collinet, E Daraï, M Ballester
STUDY QUESTION: What are the fertility outcomes in women wishing to conceive after experiencing a severe complication from surgical removal of colorectal endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: The pregnancy rate (PR) among women who wished to conceive after a severe complication of surgery for colorectal endometriosis was 41.2% (spontaneously for 80%, after ART procedure for 20%). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: While the long-term benefit of surgery on pain and quality of life is well documented for women with colorectal endometriosis, it exposes women to the risk of severe complications...
January 5, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316321/the-role-of-peritoneal-washings-in-the-diagnosis-of-endometriosis
#2
Richard L Cantley, Lorene Yoxtheimer, Stacy Molnar
Endometriosis, the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterine corpus, is a common finding in reproductive age women. It is classically diagnosed based on the presence of at least two of the following elements: endometrial glands, endometrial stroma, and hemosiderin-laden macrophages (HLMs). Although a common finding in surgical pathology specimens at the time of gynecologic surgery, there is little literature on the role of pelvic washings in diagnosing endometriosis. Our study aimed to examine the characteristics of endometriosis in pelvic washings at the time of gynecologic surgery...
May 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318645/endometriosis-increased-the-risk-of-bladder-pain-syndrome-interstitial-cystitis-a-population-based-study
#3
Chia-Chang Wu, Shiu-Dong Chung, Herng-Ching Lin
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have suggested an association between bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) and endometriosis. However, no nation-wide population study has yet reported an association between them. In this study, we examined the risk of BPS/IC among subjects with endometriosis during a 3-year follow-up in Taiwan using a population-based dataset. STUDY DESIGN: This study comprised 9191 subjects with endometriosis, and 27 573 subjects randomly selected as controls...
April 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328022/-endometriosis-a-new-approach-to-etiology-and-pathogenesis-review
#4
REVIEW
A Solopova, A Makacarya, E Chukanova
Endometriosis is a dyshormonal immune-dependent genetically determined disease, which appears as an endometrioid tissue that grows outside the uterine. Endometriosis is one of the most urgent problems of medicine. To date, new concepts of the endometriosis etiology and pathogenesis have been developed, but, despite their abundance, there is no unified theory. Genetic and epigenetic factors result in changes in an expression of aromatase, steroidogenic factor 1, and estrogen receptors are suggested to be the main cause of endometriosis...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353008/isolated-ovarian-endometrioma-a-history-between-myth-and-reality
#5
Caterina Exacoustos, Giovanna De Felice, Alessandra Pizzo, Giulia Morosetti, Lucia Lazzeri, Gabriele Centini, Emilio Piccione, Errico Zupi
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between ovarian endometriomas detectable at transvaginal ultrasound (TVS) and other specific extraovarian lesions including adhesions, deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE), and adenomyosis. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: Two university hospitals. PATIENTS: Two hundred fifty-five symptomatic women with at least 1 ovarian endometrioma found on ultrasound after presentation with pain or irregular menstruation...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359457/the-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-is-associated-with-a-reduction-in-dysmenorrhoea-and-dyspareunia-a-decrease-in-ca-125-levels-and-an-increase-in-quality-of-life-in-women-with-suspected-endometriosis
#6
Nese Yucel, Erdem Baskent, Burcin Karamustafaoglu Balci, Gokhan Goynumer
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (LNG-IUS) in the symptomatic relief of pain in women with endometriosis and additionally, to assess the changes in women's life quality and serum cancer antigen (CA) 125 levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All women who had an LNG-IUS inserted for the treatment of dysmenorrhea, chronic pelvic pain or both for more than six months over a two-year period were included in the study...
January 23, 2018: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26983433/insulation-failure-in-electrosurgery-instrumentation-a-prospective-evaluation
#7
Floriane Tixier, Mélanie Garçon, Françoise Rochefort, Stéphane Corvaisier
BACKGROUND: The use of electrosurgery has expanded to a wide variety of surgical specialities, but it has also been accompanied by its share of complications, including thermal injuries to nontargeted tissues, caused by a break or defect in the insulation of the instrument's coat. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and the location of insulation failures (IFs) in electrosurgical instruments, then to assess the necessity of routine IF testing. METHODS: Electrosurgical instruments were visually inspected and checked for IF using a high-voltage detector...
November 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25672646/postoperative-bowel-function-symptoms-and-habits-in-women-after-vaginal-reconstructive-surgery
#8
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Alicia Ballard, Candace Parker-Autry, Chee Paul Lin, Alayne D Markland, David R Ellington, Holly E Richter
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The objective was to characterize postoperative bowel symptoms in women undergoing vaginal prolapse reconstructive surgery randomized to preoperative bowel preparation vs a regular diet. METHODS: Subjects (N = 121) completed two bowel diaries: a 7-day bowel diary immediately before surgery and a 14-day diary postoperatively. Self-reported bowel diary data and symptoms included the time to first bowel movement (BM), daily number of BMs, Bristol Stool Form Scale score, pain, and urgency associated with BM, episodes of fecal incontinence, and use of laxatives...
June 2015: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27455158/timing-of-chemical-thromboprophylaxis-and-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-major-colorectal-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#9
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Karen N Zaghiyan, Harry C Sax, Emily Miraflor, David Cossman, Willis Wagner, James Mirocha, Bruce Gewertz, Phillip Fleshner
OBJECTIVE: To identify the optimal timing of perioperative chemical thromboprophylaxis (CTP) and incidence of occult preoperative deep vein thrombosis (OP-DVT) in patients undergoing major colorectal surgery. BACKGROUND: There is limited Level 1 data regarding the optimal timing of CTP in major colorectal surgery and the incidence of OP-DVT remains unclear. Both issues influence the occurrence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and may impact Medicare reimbursement because of penalties for hospital-acquired conditions...
October 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25706470/firearm-related-injury-and-death-in-the-united-states-a-call-to-action-from-8-health-professional-organizations-and-the-american-bar-association
#10
Steven E Weinberger, David B Hoyt, Hal C Lawrence, Saul Levin, Douglas E Henley, Errol R Alden, Dean Wilkerson, Georges C Benjamin, William C Hubbard
Deaths and injuries related to firearms constitute a major public health problem in the United States. In response to firearm violence and other firearm-related injuries and deaths, an interdisciplinary, interprofessional group of leaders of 8 national health professional organizations and the American Bar Association, representing the official policy positions of their organizations, advocate a series of measures aimed at reducing the health and public health consequences of firearms. The specific recommendations include universal background checks of gun purchasers, elimination of physician "gag laws," restricting the manufacture and sale of military-style assault weapons and large-capacity magazines for civilian use, and research to support strategies for reducing firearm-related injuries and deaths...
April 7, 2015: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21926931/risk-of-malignancy-in-endometrial-polyps-in-premenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women-according-to-clinicopathologic-characteristics
#11
Lucia Costa-Paiva, Carlos E Godoy, Armando Antunes, Joyce D Caseiro, Michael Arthuso, Aarao M Pinto-Neto
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of endometrial premalignant and malignant polyps in premenopausal and postmenopausal women, as well as the clinical, ultrasound, and hysteroscopic factors associated with malignancy. METHODS: All women undergoing hysteroscopic resection of endometrial polyps from January 1998 to December 2008 were selected using a computerized database from the operating theater of the Prof. Dr. José Aristodemo Pinotti Women's Hospital, Women's Health Care Center/University of Campinas...
December 2011: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27393268/uterine-artery-embolization-vs-hysterectomy-in-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-uterine-fibroids-10-year-outcomes-from-the-randomized-emmy-trial
#12
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Annefleur M de Bruijn, Willem M Ankum, Jim A Reekers, Erwin Birnie, Sanne M van der Kooij, Nicole A Volkers, Wouter J K Hehenkamp
BACKGROUND: Since 1995 uterine artery embolization has been described as an alternative for hysterectomy in patients with symptomatic fibroids. Many studies including several randomized controlled trials established uterine artery embolization as a valuable treatment. These randomized controlled trials reported outcomes in terms of health-related quality of life, clinical outcomes, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness after 1, 2, and 5 years of follow-up. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare clinical outcome and health-related quality of life 10 years after uterine artery embolization or hysterectomy in the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding caused by uterine fibroids in a randomized controlled trial...
December 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27486967/two-dimensional-versus-three-dimensional-laparoscopy-in-surgical-efficacy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
REVIEW
Ji Cheng, Jinbo Gao, Xiaoming Shuai, Guobin Wang, Kaixiong Tao
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopy is a revolutionary technique in modern surgery. However, the comparative efficacy between two-dimensional laparoscopy and three-dimensional laparoscopy remains in uncertainty. Therefore we performed this systematic review and meta-analysis in order to seek for answers. METHODS: Databases of PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE and Cochrane Library were carefully screened. Clinical trials comparing two-dimensional versus three-dimensional laparoscopy were included for pooled analysis...
October 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27426680/comparison-of-2-methods-of-vaginal-cuff-closure-at-laparoscopic-hysterectomy-and-their-effect-on-female-sexual-function-and-vaginal-length-a-randomized-clinical-study
#14
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ercan Bastu, Cenk Yasa, Ozlem Dural, Bahar Yuksel Ozgor, Gamze Yilmaz, Funda Gungor Ugurlucan, Faruk Buyru, Saikat Banerjee
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of the laparoscopic approach versus the vaginal route for the management of vaginal cuff closure during total laparoscopic hysterectomy on female sexual function in premenopausal patients with benign gynecologic conditions. DESIGN: A prospective study with a randomized, double-blind design (Canadian Task Force Classification I). SETTING: A university hospital. PATIENTS: Patients who were scheduled to have total laparoscopic hysterectomy because of benign conditions...
September 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27439723/comparative-safety-and-effectiveness-of-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-hysterectomy-versus-conventional-laparoscopy-and-laparotomy-for-endometrial-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
D A Park, D H Lee, S W Kim, S H Lee
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the surgical safety and clinical effectiveness of RH compared to OH and LH for endometrial cancer. METHODS: We searched Ovid-Medline, Ovid-EMBASE, and the Cochrane library for studies published through May 2015. The outcomes of interest included safety (overall; peri-operative and post-operative complications; death within 30-days; and specific morbidities), effectiveness (survival, recurrence, length of stay [LOS], estimated blood loss [EBL], and operative time [OT]), and patient-reported outcomes (pain score, pain medication use, length of pain medication use, and time to return to work)...
September 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27433895/evaluation-of-the-propublica-surgeon-scorecard-adjusted-complication-rate-measure-specifications
#16
Kristen A Ban, Mark E Cohen, Clifford Y Ko, Mark W Friedberg, Jonah J Stulberg, Lynn Zhou, Bruce L Hall, David B Hoyt, Karl Y Bilimoria
OBJECTIVES: The ProPublica Surgeon Scorecard is the first nationwide, multispecialty public reporting of individual surgeon outcomes. However, ProPublica's use of a previously undescribed outcome measure (composite of in-hospital mortality or 30-day related readmission) and inclusion of only inpatients have been questioned. Our objectives were to (1) determine the proportion of cases excluded by ProPublica's specifications, (2) assess the proportion of inpatient complications excluded from ProPublica's measure, and (3) examine the validity of ProPublica's outcome measure by comparing performance on the measure to well-established postoperative outcome measures...
October 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358255/intrauterine-anaesthetic-after-hysteroscopy-to-reduce-post-operative-pain-a-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kassam Mahomed, Jim McLean, Muhtashim Ahmed, Boris Zolotarev, Natalie Shaddock
BACKGROUND: Pain after hysteroscopy is usually minimal but some women need additional analgesia while in the recovery ward and some require overnight hospital admission to control pain. Intrauterine installation of an anaesthetic after hysteroscopy may reduce pain. AIMS: To see if intrauterine levobupivacaine reduces post-procedure pain, need for analgesia and allow earlier return to normal activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a double-blind randomised controlled trial...
October 2016: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27436757/prevalence-of-intrauterine-adhesions-after-termination-of-pregnancy-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Angelo Hooker, Donachienne Fraenk, Hans Brölmann, Judith Huirne
OBJECTIVES: Termination of pregnancy (TOP) is one of the most performed interventions in women worldwide: approximately one in three women will have at least one TOP in their reproductive life. Intrauterine adhesions (IUAs) have been reported as a possible complication after TOP, but their prevalence has not been established, as women are not routinely evaluated. IUAs are associated with menstrual disturbances, infertility and obstetric complications. METHODS: We searched Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid EMBASE and CENTRAL from inception until November 2015 for studies evaluating women following TOP...
August 2016: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27302100/evaluation-of-hospitals-participating-in-the-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program
#19
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Catherine R Sheils, Allison R Dahlke, Lindsey Kreutzer, Karl Y Bilimoria, Anthony D Yang
BACKGROUND: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program is well recognized in surgical quality measurement and is used widely in research. Recent calls to make it a platform for national public reporting and pay-for-performance initiatives highlight the importance of understanding which types of hospitals elect to participate in the program. Our objective was to compare characteristics of hospitals participating in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program to characteristics of nonparticipating US hospitals...
November 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27410167/quality-of-life-and-burnout-rates-across-surgical-specialties-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Marisa Pulcrano, Stephen R T Evans, Michael Sosin
Importance: Establishing strategies to minimize the burden of burnout and poor quality of life (QOL) on surgeons relies on a thorough understanding of QOL and burnout among the various surgical specialties. Objectives: To systematically review the literature across multiple surgical specialties and provide a comprehensive understanding of QOL and burnout among all surgeons, to delineate variation in rates of burnout and poor QOL, and to elucidate factors that are commonly implicated in these outcomes...
October 1, 2016: JAMA Surgery
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