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Silva-Filho Agnaldo L - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To compare the short-term results of the quality of life and satisfaction of patients submitted to total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) and vaginal hysterectomy (VH) for benign uterine disease. METHODS: Women referred for hysterectomy for uterine myoma were randomized to TAH (n=30) or VH (n=30). The exclusion criteria were uterine ...
Raina R - - 2006
To assess the efficacy of vacuum constriction devices (VCD) following radical prostatectomy (RP) and determine whether early use of VCD facilitates early sexual activity and potentially earlier return of erectile function. This prospective study consisted of 109 patients who underwent nerve-sparing (NS) or non-nerve-sparing (NNS) RP between August 1999 and ...
Galhardo C L - - 2006
In this report we evaluated the action of conjugated equine estrogens (CEE) on vaginal symptoms, cytology, pH, and flora in late postmenopausal women without any previous hormone therapy. The study was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with 48 late postmenopausal women who received placebo or unopposed CEE (0.625mg/day of CEE ...
Morrison John E JE - - 2006
We report and review herein our 10-year experience with classic intrafascial supracervical hysterectomy focusing on our long-term experience, evolution of the operative technique, and increased use of this technique. We performed a parallel, observational study with retrospective data to evaluate classic intrafascial supracervical hysterectomy, a laparoscopic hysterectomy technique, at Fayette ...
Crafoord Kristina - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The use of complete repairs in genital prolapse surgery has been questioned because of the possible adverse effects of the surgery on the urogenital and sexual function and selective repairs have been advocated. The aims of this study were to establish information about genital prolapse surgery and to analyze ...
Morali Giancarlo - - 2006
Menopause is often associated with vaginal atrophy and related symptoms, such as vaginal dryness, burning, itching, and dyspareunia, decrease in libido and in general a decrease in the quality of life. The common treatment up to the 1990's has been the oral hormone replacement therapy (HRT), but this treatment has ...
Suckling J - - 2006
Vaginal atrophy is a frequent complaint of postmenopausal women; symptoms include vaginal dryness, itching, discomfort and painful intercourse. Systemic treatment for these symptoms in the form of oral hormone replacement therapy is not always necessary. An alternative choice is oestrogenic preparations administered vaginally (in the form of creams, pessaries, tablets ...
Alexander-Sefre F - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To examine intra-operative, short and longer term morbidity associated with Radical Trachelectomy (RT) within our cohort of patients, compared with conventional Radical Hysterectomy (RH). METHODS: A retrospective case note review comprising 29 RT and 50 RH patients. Patients who required adjuvant treatment were excluded. Operative data, short-term and long-term ...
Bensinger Giti - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to determine the complication rates of abdominal sacral suspensions (ASC) using polypropylene mesh and to compare the erosion rates in women who underwent ASC at the time of supracervical hysterectomy (SCH) versus total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) versus ASC in women who had previously undergone TAH. ...
David-Montefiore Emmanuel - - 2005
INTRODUCTION: To assess the feasibility and efficacy of the hammock using a porcine skin collagen (Pelvicol) implant for the treatment of genital prolapse by the vaginal route. A total of 47 women with Stage III or IV genital prolapse underwent surgical treatment with porcine skin collagen implantation using anterior transobturator ...
Kobashi Kathleen C - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To describe a rectocele repair reinforced with solvent-dehydrated, gamma-irradiated, human fascia lata and report our early results with a technique we are confident will have a greater, more durable success rate, with a lower incidence of dyspareunia, than the classic repair. METHODS: A total of 73 patients, aged 31 ...
Ojala Kati - - 2005
BACKGROUND: To evaluate indications, efficacy, and complications associated with arterial embolization and prophylactic balloon catheterization in the management of obstetric hemorrhage at a university hospital. METHODS: Twenty-two women underwent arterial embolization between February 2001 and November 2003 for the treatment for primary postpartum hemorrhage resulting from abnormal placentation (n=11), uterine ...
Hehenkamp Wouter J K - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: This was a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the safety of uterine artery embolization (UAE) compared with hysterectomy. STUDY DESIGN: Twenty-eight Dutch hospitals recruited 177 patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids and menorrhagia who were eligible for hysterectomy. Patients were randomized to UAE (n = 88) or hysterectomy (n = ...
Lin Hao - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: We attempted to evaluate the therapeutic effect of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) for vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VaIN) after hysterectomy and to identify factors affecting persistence/recurrence. METHODS: Twenty-eight post-hysterectomy patients with various grades of VaIN were enrolled in this study between January 2001 and December 2003. They were managed with intravaginal ...
Malik Mohsin - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Involvement of the genital tract in women with pemphigus vulgaris has rarely been reported. We report 34 patients with pemphigus vulgaris who have involvement of the vulva, vagina, or both. METHODS: We reviewed the clinical data on 34 women treated at a tertiary dermatology referral center from July 1988 ...
Cronjé H S - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To compare electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing (EBVS) with traditional suturing during vaginal hysterectomy. METHODS: In a randomized controlled trial involving 68 women undergoing vaginal hysterectomy for benign disease, 37 procedures were performed using EBVS and 31 using traditional suturing. The end points were procedure time, blood loss, number of ...
Oláh Karl S - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of a policy of performing a vaginal hysterectomy for as many cases of dysfunctional uterine bleeding without uterine prolapse as possible between 1997 and 2003. STUDY DESIGN: The study was prospective, with retrospective analysis of data. SETTING: Warwick Hospital. POPULATION: Eighty-seven women in a district ...
Costantini Elisabetta - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of colposacropexy with uterine preservation as therapy for uterovaginal prolapse. Surgical techniques, efficacy and overall results are described. METHODS: In this prospective, controlled study, 34 of the 72 consecutive patients with symptomatic uterovaginal prolapse were treated with colposacropexy with uterus conservation (hysterocolposacropexy, ...
Xavier Pedro - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Modifications to the classic cesarean section technique described by Pfannenstiel and Kerr have been proposed in the last few years. The objective of this trial was to compare intraoperative and short-term postoperative outcomes between the Pfannenstiel-Kerr and the modified Misgav-Ladach (MML) techniques for cesarean section. METHODS: This prospective randomized ...
Gerber Stefan - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Absent or reverse end-diastolic flow (Doppler II/III) in umbilical artery is correlated with poor perinatal outcome, particularly in intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) fetuses. The optimal timing of delivery is still controversial. We studied the short- and long-term morbidity and mortality among these children associated with our defined management. STUDY ...
El Bassiouni Safeya O - - 2005
The present study was conducted on 30 female patients with metronidazole resistant vaginal trichomoniasis to investigate the efficacy of nonoxynol 9 (N-9), a non hormonal contraceptive with spermicidal effect, as an additive therapy to metronidazole (MNZ). Study population were randomly divided into 3 groups according to treatment regimen: G.I: patients ...
Belfiore P - - 2005
AIM: The aim of this study was to estimate short and long term effectiveness of a topical treatment for cervical ectropion with 5 mg of deoxyribonucleic acid (DRNA). METHODS: A randomized case-control study was carried out. Two-hundred and twenty patients, colposcopically diagnosed with cervical ectropion, were consecutively enrolled and randomly ...
Shand Carol - - 2005
BACKGROUND: In New Zealand, mifepristone became available in 2001, but because of uncertainty about the law, the first 67 cases were carried out under a very strict protocol. Once the prostaglandin had been administered it was necessary that the woman remain in the unit until the products of conception (POC) ...
Zapico A - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of laparoscopy in the treatment of early stage endometrial carcinoma and follow up outcomes compared to classic laparotomy. METHODS: A retrospective review of 90 consecutive patients with endometrial cancer managed between January 1997 and December 2003. Two groups were defined whether they had been treated ...
Wang Chin-Jung - - 2005
BACKGROUND: We compared the safety and effectiveness of the pulsed bipolar system (PlasmaKinetic; Gyrus Medical, Maple Grove, MN) and conventional electrosurgery (Kleppinger bipolar forceps; Richard Wolf Instruments, Vernon Hills, IL) in laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective, nonrandomized study, 62 women with benign gynecologic diseases ...
Vierhout Mark E - - 2006
To compare the pre- and intraoperative situation using the POP-Q system during optimally standardized conditions of both examinations. In a prospective observational study, 108 women were compared. The POP-Q in the outpatient department (preoperative) was compared with the situation just prior to surgery after full anesthesia was reached (intraoperative). During ...
Kuhn Annette - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: Urogenital prolapse is a very common condition in women with a prevalence of 30%. If conservative therapy fails or is not desired by the patient, prolapse repair is usually performed under general or regional anaesthetic. The aim of the study was to evaluate feasibility, efficacy and functional outcome after ...
Stoutjesdijk Jackie A - - 2006
To compare sexual well being in women with pelvic organ prolapse before and after vaginal reconstructive surgery. Sixty-seven women, mean age 61 (36-85) years, who underwent vaginal reconstructive surgery, were asked to complete detailed questionnaires before and after surgery. In addition, they underwent a physical examination using the Pelvic Organ ...
Buhling Kai J - - 2006
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of mode of delivery on sexual function. One thousand six hundred and thirteen questionnaires containing 16 questions about sexual behavior and dyspareunia before, during and after pregnancy were sent out to primiparous, ethnically homogeneous (fluent in German) patients who delivered ...
Vesna Antovska - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: Assessment of benefit and safety of 28-day transdermal 17-beta estradiol regimen during vaginal hysterectomy. METHODS: Two-hundred and sixty-nine postmenopausal women, undergoing vaginal hysterectomy were divided into: transdermal estrogen hormone replacement therapy (TEHRT) group (n=119) with 28-day transdermal 17-beta estradiol 50 mg/day, 14 days before and after operation; and vaginal ...
Diwan Aparna - - 2006
This study compares the outcomes of laparoscopic uterosacral ligament uterine suspension (LUSUS) to those of vaginal vault suspension with total vaginal hysterectomy (TVH) for the treatment of symptomatic uterovaginal prolapse. We compared the outcomes of 25 LUSUS to those of 25 TVH with vaginal vault suspension among age-matched controls. No ...
Keser Abdulmuttalip - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: The inlay skin grafting technique proposed by McIndoe is by far the most popular and the safest technique for treatment of vaginal agenesis. The purpose of the current study is to present clinical experiences and long-term results of modified Abbé-McIndoe technique. STUDY DESIGN: We present the long-term results of ...
Culligan Patrick J - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To compare the objective anatomic outcomes after sacral colpopexy performed with cadaveric fascia lata and polypropylene mesh. METHODS: Patients undergoing a sacral colpopexy were randomized to receive either fascia lata or polypropylene mesh in a double-blinded fashion. Data were collected at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 ...
Svendsen Pernille Fog - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare efficacy and side effects of gemeprost and vaginal misoprostol in mifepristone-induced abortions in women up to 63 days of gestation. METHODS: A retrospective study of 833 consecutive patients admitted for medical termination of first trimester pregnancy was conducted. Four-hundred ten patients ...
Seror J - - 2005
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy and identify the indications of intrauterine tamponade with a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube in acute postpartum hemorrhage. METHODS: Retrospective study was performed in 17 female patients with massive postpartum hemorrhage despite appropriate medical treatment, and requiring surgery (embolization techniques were not available in our hospital). Patients were ...
Bocciardi Aldo - - 2005
PURPOSE: We report our experience with early 1-stage Passerini-Glazel feminizing genitoplasty with special emphasis on long-term results of vaginoplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 66 patients with ambiguous genitalia underwent 1-stage Passerini-Glazel feminizing genitoplasty. Long-term followup included an outpatient visit at 1 year postoperatively and a genital assessment with ...
Chang Wen-Chun - - 2005
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcomes of uterine artery ligation through retrograde tracking of the umbilical ligament (RUL) in laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). DESIGN: Prospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-3). SETTING: University-affiliated hospital. PATIENTS: Two hundred twenty-five women with myomas or adenomyosis. INTERVENTION: Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy with uterine ...
Bai Sang Wook - - 2005
MUCP (Maximal urethral closure pressure) is known to be increased in patients with vaginal wall prolapse due to the mechanical obstruction of the urethra. However, urethral function following reduction has not yet been completely elucidated. Predicting postoperative urethral function may provide patients with important, additional information prior to surgery. Thus, ...
Phillips Albert John - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to investigate whether amphotericin B vaginal suppositories would be effective in the treatment of non- albicans Candida vaginitis in women who failed conventional therapy. STUDY DESIGN: Thirty-two patients were identified with non- albicans Candida vaginitis. These patients were treated with conventional antifungal agents. Ten patients ...
Fiorilli Angelo - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the efficacy of a mucoadhesive vaginal gel (MVG, Miphil) with acidic-buffering properties in bacterial vaginosis (BV). STUDY DESIGN: Double-blind, placebo-controlled, 12-week trial. SUBJECTS: A total of 45 non-pregnant women with BV were enrolled in the trial. Patients were treated with MVG 2.5 g or the corresponding placebo ...
Gelisen O - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To compare the obstetric outcome of induction of labor at 41 weeks and of follow-up until 42 weeks and induction if the patient has still not given birth at 42 weeks. STUDY DESIGN: Six hundred women at 287+/-1 days of gestation with definitely unfavorable cervical scores were randomized to ...
de Tayrac Renaud - - 2006
This study reports the 2-year results of an original technique for rectocele repair by the vaginal route, using a combined sacrospinous suspension and a polypropylene mesh. Twenty-six women were successively operated between October 2000 and February 2003. Mean age was 63.7 years [range 35-92]. 19 women had had previous pelvic ...
Kaymak O - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of myomectomy during cesarean section and to compare it with a control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a retrospective case-control design; 40 patients who underwent myomectomy at time of cesarean delivery were compared with the control group consisted of 80 patients with myomas who underwent ...
Mollà Meritxell - - 2005
PURPOSE: A brachytherapy (BT) boost to the vaginal vault is considered standard treatment for many endometrial or cervical cancers. We aimed to challenge this treatment standard by using stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) with a linac-based micromultileaf collimator technique. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Since January 2002, 16 patients with either endometrial (9) or ...
Hamm Jennifer - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of buccal misoprostol to decrease uterine atony, hemorrhage, and the need for additional uterotonic agents during cesarean delivery. STUDY DESIGN: Patients who underwent cesarean delivery were assigned randomly to either 200-microg misoprostol or placebo placed in the buccal space. ...
Imhof M - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of 5% propolis solution in recurrent vaginitis. METHOD: Fifty-four patients with recurrent vaginal infections having undergone at least one cycle of antibiotic treatment were instructed to apply a 5% aqueous propolis solution as a vaginal douche for seven days. Vaginal smears and specific symptoms were ...
Altman Daniel - - 2005
The aim of this study was to evaluate quality of life, sexual function, and anatomical outcome after posterior vaginal wall prolapse repair using a collagen xenograft. Thirty-three patients were evaluated preoperatively and at 6 and 12 months follow-up (FU). Quality of life and sexual function were assessed using a self-reported ...
Panici Pierluigi Benedetti - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate feasibility and outcome of minilaparotomy hysterectomy in a consecutive series of patients. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort analytic study. From October 1995 to March 2001, 148 out of 228 (65%) consecutive hysterectomies for benign gynecologic disease were performed by an abdominal route. Minilaparotomy hysterectomy (transversal cutaneous incision < 10 ...
Uygur Dilek - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the obstetric outcome of patients without obstetric risks, who had two or more previous caesarean sections (C/S) prior to the current pregnancy, which was managed by caesarean section in our obstetric department. METHODS: We studied the case notes of 602 women who had a repeat ...
Sivaslioglu Ahmet Akin - - 2005
This study of 30 patients evaluated the effectiveness and safety of the posterior sling (infracoccygeal sacropexy) in the surgical treatment of vaginal vault prolapse. The patients were reevaluated 3 months, 6 months and yearly postoperatively. Coexisting preoperative symptoms of pelvic pain, urgency, nocturia and 'obstructed' micturition feeling were followed-up. There ...
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