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Radaelli T - - 2003
A case is described of advanced tubal pregnancy associated with severe fetal growth restriction delivered at 27 weeks. The placenta was implanted on the salpinx and on the uterotubal angle. Progressing tubal pregnancy and its placental histological characteristics could be a model of placental dysfunction typically associated with intrauterine growth ...
Varadarajulu Shyam - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Direct percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy (DPEJ) tube placement is becoming an accepted means of achieving enteral nutrition. However, during DPEJ placement it can be difficult to maintain the position of the small bowel for insertion of the plastic sheath with stylet, thus limiting the success of the procedure. The results ...
Wakabayashi Akio - - 2003
The purpose of this study was to test the safety and efficacy of a high vacuum pressure drainage system with a 7F double lumen chest tube. Methods included animal experiments, where seven rabbits were subjected to bilateral tube thoracostomies, using a 7F double lumen chest tube at 340 torr on ...
Trussell James - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: 1). To determine the likelihood of sterilization reversal and of subsequent sterilization after sterilization reversal among men and women and 2). to examine the likelihood of pregnancy after sterilization (contraceptive failure) and of pregnancy after sterilization reversal. METHODS: Payment data from the Quebec provincial health insurance system were obtained ...
Natale Andrea - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between gestational age, tubal ultrasonographic diameter, and serum hCG levels and different stages of trophoblastic infiltration of the tubal wall in ectopic pregnancy. DESIGN: Blinded prospective study. SETTING: University-based clinic in Italy. PATIENT(S): Thirty-seven consecutive patients with an ampullary ectopic pregnancy. INTERVENTION(S): Laparoscopic salpingectomy. MAIN ...
Watrelot Antoine - - 2003
Hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography (HyCoSy) using saline and Echovist is a well tolerated outpatient technique that provides a significant amount of information of relevance to the infertile woman that is not obtainable at hysterosalpingogram (HSG) whilst avoiding exposure to X-ray irradiation. When performed by experienced operators, it serves as a valuable, first-line screening ...
Papaioannou Spyros - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To present diagnostic findings and fertility outcome after selective salpingography and tubal catheterization in an unselected infertile population. DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary reproductive medicine unit. PATIENT(S): One hundred ten consecutive infertile women. No exclusion criteria were applied. Follow-up ranged from 16 to 54 months. INTERVENTION(S): Selective salpingography and ...
Riskin D J - - 2003
Due to advances in clip design, new types of surgical ligation clips are available that may reduce clip failure and improve function, especially for 5-mm clip appliers. We tested a preformed spring clip based on a 5-mm applier against other commonly used clips from 5- and 10-mm multiloading clip appliers. ...
Takita Koichi - - 2003
PURPOSE: Exchanging the tracheal tube for the laryngeal mask airway (the TT/LMA exchange) while the patient is still anesthetized avoids coughing associated with tracheal extubation. This study was conducted to determine the end-tidal concentration of sevoflurane that prevented response to this exchange in 50% patients (MAC(TT/LMA)). METHODS: We studied 21 ...
Pinto Anil B M - - 2003
PURPOSE: To determine the pregnancy outcomes in patients undergoing fallopian tube recanalization (FTR) with use of oil-based versus water-soluble contrast agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-three patients with unilateral or bilateral proximal tubal occlusion confirmed by hysterosalpingography or laparoscopy underwent FTR with use of water-soluble contrast material alone (n = 50) ...
Nardin J M - - 2003
Female sterilization is the most popular contraceptive method worldwide. Several techniques are described in the literature, however only few of them are commonly used and properly evaluated. To compare the different tubal occlusion techniques in terms of major and minor morbidity, failure rates (pregnancies), technical failures and difficulties and women's ...
Aneziokoro Eseohe A - - 2002
A 24-year-old primigravida presented with subacute ectopic pregnancy and had salpingectomy for a ruptured tubal pregnancy involving the ampullary portion of the left fallopian tube. Post-operative follow-up revealed continuing symptoms of pregnancy and increasing uterine size. A diagnosis of multiple pregnancy was confirmed by abdominal ultrasonography. The patient was managed ...
Morse Abraham N - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to examine the hypothesis that hysterectomy without adnexectomy after tubal interruption is associated with the development of hydrosalpinx. STUDY DESIGN: In this case-control study, patients with a pathologic diagnosis of hydrosalpinx were compared with a group of patients undergoing adnexectomy without a hydrosalpinx. The incidence of ...
Sadan Oscar - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To determine the role of steroid receptors in the pathogenesis of tubal pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: Twenty-two women in the reproductive-age group who had undergone salpingectomy because of ectopic pregnancy or sterilization were enrolled. The study group consisted of 12 women who underwent salpingectomy for ectopic pregnancy. The control group ...
Phupong Vorapong - - 2002
Bilateral tubal ectopic pregnancies are rare occurrences. Bilateral tubal ectopic pregnancy in a patient who had undergone tubal sterilization is also very rare. The authors report a case of a 32-year-old, gravida 2, parity 1, human immunodeficiency virus seropositive who had previously undergone tubal sterilization. She presented with abdominal distention ...
Heinonen Pentti K - - 2003
We studied fecundity and late sequelae of 39 women who had laparoscopic and microbiological sampling-proven acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) treated with the same antimicrobial regimen. The grade and etiology of index PID were classified using laparoscopy, endometrial biopsy and microbiological cultures from the cervix, endometrium and tubes: 20 had ...
Papaioannou Spyros - - 2002
BACKGROUND: The possibility of conception following selective salpingography and tubal catheterization is believed to decline sharply a few months after the procedure. This observation may be due to the relatively small number of patients and short follow-up of previous studies. Furthermore, couples with other causes of infertility apart from proximal ...
Cetin M Turan - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of laparoscopic reversal of tubal sterilization on pregnancy rate. METHODS: Eight patients who underwent laparoscopic tubal reversal between March 1999 and 31 December 2001 were evaluated. RESULTS: Four of eight patients who had had laparoscopic tubal reversal became pregnant. Three have delivered; pregnancy in the ...
Selvaraj Kamala - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of successful pregnancy in a patient with 46,XY karyotype with primary ovarian failure. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Fertility Research Center, G.G. Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. PATIENT(S): A 27-year-old woman with hypoplastic uterus, normal fallopian tubes on both sides, and gonadal dysgenesis. INTERVENTION(S): Chromosomal analysis, ...
Kaloo Philip - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To determine fertility outcomes following laparoscopic tubal re-anastomosis. DESIGN: Retrospective mail follow-up. SETTING: Specialised private gynaecological endoscopy practice. POPULATION OR SAMPLE: 19 women who underwent laparoscopic tubal reanastomosis following tubal sterilisation. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Pregnancy rate and 'take home baby' rate. RESULTS: 15 (78.9%) of women became pregnant, and ...
Hunter R H F - - 2002
The condition of tubal ectopic pregnancy is presented from diverse points of view, bringing out physiological explanations for its occurrence in primates and striking absence in other mammals. Part of the flexibility underlying ectopic pregnancy in humans stems from the absence of a uterine luteolytic mechanism, enabling early embryonic development ...
Bronson Lawrence R - - 2002
The efficacy of liquid deltamethrin was evaluated for controlling fleas on golden-mantled ground squirrels, Spermophilus lateralis, and chipmunks, Tamias amoenus and T. senex. A host-targeted bait tube was modified to deliver insecticide to visiting rodents during a seven-week trial conducted in the Southern Cascade Mountains of northern California. A single ...
Desai Mahesh R - - 2002
PURPOSE: Retrograde stone migration during ureteroscopic lithotripsy occurs in 5% to 40% of proximal and distal ureteral stone cases. This migration increases morbidity and the need for auxiliary procedures. The Dretler stone cone (Medsource, Norwell, Massachusetts) is a novel device to prevent proximal stone migration and facilitate fragment extraction during ...
Pan Hun-Shan - - 2002
The first report of an ectopic pregnancy following IVF was published in 1976, and since then heterotopic pregnancies (HPs) have been reported at an increasing rate. Although cases of the co-existence of a bilateral tubal and an intrauterine pregnancy following IVF-embryo transfer have been reported, a case of heterotopic triplet ...
Aboulghar M A - - 2002
The effect of salpingectomy for unilateral hydrosalpinx with a contralateral normal tube was evaluated in two infertile patients in which unilateral hydrosalpinx, visualized by vaginal ultrasound, was treated by unilateral salpingectomy as a preparatory step before IVF. Spontaneous pregnancy occurred in both patients while waiting to be enrolled in an ...
Puntervoll S A - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Rapid detection of a misplaced endotracheal tube in the esophagus is crucial, especially in emergency situations. Hence, we have compared the ability of a colorimetric CO2 indicator (Colibri technology, CO2ntrol 1) and a capnography to differentiate oesophageal and tracheal intubation, with and without CO2 air in the esophagus. METHODS: ...
Lai Hui-Chin - - 2002
The hazards of fire during CO2 laser surgery of the airway necessitate the use of special endotracheal tubes. We reviewed 227 cases receiving CO2 laser laryngeal surgery over the past 7 years, of whom 3 suffered the complications as a result of endotracheal fire. Tracheal tubes made of different materials ...
Golditch Ira M - - 2002
The development of gynecology as a specialty, although primarily American in origin, was influenced in large degree by Robert Lawson Tait, a brilliant Scottish/English surgeon who practiced in the late 19th century. Tait, a self-proclaimed gynecologist, is perhaps most widely known as the first to perform salpingectomy to treat ruptured ...
Strandell Annika - - 2002
Two treatment options are available for patients suffering from tubal infertility due to hydrosalpinges. Surgical distal tubal repair is appropriate only for patients with preserved tubal mucosa, otherwise the subsequent intrauterine pregnancy rate is unacceptably low and the ectopic pregnancy rate too high. The alternative treatment, IVF, has also demonstrated ...
Awwad J T - - 2002
A unilateral twin tubal pregnancy occurring in a solitary fallopian tube is presented. The gynecological history was notable for a previous extrauterine pregnancy in the contralateral fallopian tube and reconstructive surgery to the ipsilateral one. Radical total salpingectomy was performed. The rationale for this management is discussed and different therapeutic ...
Kovacs Gabor T - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To assess the failure rate of Filshie clip sterilisations in Victoria, Australia. DESIGN: Retrospective study between 1994 and 1998. SETTING: All specialist gynaecologists practising in the state of Victoria, Australia. INTERVENTIONS: Questionnaires (up to three) followed by telephone calls if necessary. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: A response rate of 276/277 ...
Kutlar I - - 2002
A heterotopic pregnancy is in effect a multiple pregnancy with one or more intrauterine pregnancies coexisting with an ectopic pregnancy. Prompt diagnosis, rapid fluid and blood resuscitation, heart-sparing anesthesia and gentle, expeditious surgery collectively contribute to a favorable outcome for the mother and fetus in patients with a ruptured tubal ...
Berker B - - 2002
Tubal sterilization is one of the options chosen by the women who have completed their fertility. Although ectopic pregnancy after tubal sterilization is rare, all women undergoing this procedure should be informed about the risk of it. An ectopic pregnancy in a 36-year-old woman who had undergone tubal sterilization is ...
Johnson N - - 2002
A possible therapeutic effect of diagnostic tubal patency testing has been debated in the literature for half a century. Further debate surrounds whether oil-soluble or water-soluble contrast media might have the bigger fertility-enhancing effect. Historically a variety of agents have been used to 'flush' the fallopian tubes, although tubal flushing ...
Sagiv R - - 2001
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic surgery in treatment of ectopic pregnancy in hemodynamically unstable women. DESIGN: Three-year observational study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: Tertiary university hospital. PATIENTS: One hundred one women with ectopic pregnancy who underwent laparoscopic surgery, 18 with substantial intraabdominal bleeding ...
Tourgeman D E - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To establish parameters associated with successful fimbriectomy reversal and to estimate monthly fecundability and cumulative pregnancy rates through life-table analysis. DESIGN: Series report. SETTING: University-based infertility clinic. PATIENT(S): Forty-one women undergoing surgery for tubal sterilization reversal. INTERVENTION(S): Surgical fimbriectomy reversal. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Time from sterilization to reversal, laparoscopy ...
Dries D - - 2001
As first reported by Brain(1) by the early 1980s, the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) represented a new approach to airway management. The LMA has been used to facilitate tracheal intubation by a variety of methods. In fact, the LMA has been used to intubate the patient with difficult tracheal access. ...
Chittacharoen A - - 2001
Heterotopic pregnancies are rarely spontaneous. We present the case of a woman who presented with acute abdominal pain. Emergency laparotomy was performed. Intraoperative finding showed right tubal pregnancy and right salpingectomy was performed. Six weeks post-operation, the patient's symptoms and signs of pregnancy persisted and ultrasound showed an intrauterine single ...
Giuliani A - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To determine intrauterine and ectopic pregnancy rates after local instillation of 50% glucose into unruptured tubal pregnancies. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort of 183 patients, who were observed for 16 to 108 months (median, 64 months). SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): One hundred eighty-three women who underwent laparoscopic instillation of hyperosmolar glucose ...
Martel M - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: Although the intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA) is widely available, its use by emergency physicians (EPs) has not been reported. The authors report the initial experience of EPs using the ILMA. A review of their experience and the relevant anesthesia literature provides a basis for EPs to use the ...
Lang E K - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To establish the predictive value of the observation of a "cobblestone" pattern of the distal tube mucosa shown on the selective salpingogram as an indicator of significant and probably irreparable damage to the ciliated epithelium. DESIGN: Clinical study. SETTING: Fertility and Laser Center and Academic Radiology Department. PATIENT(S): Patients ...
Mettler L - - 2001
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe 28 pelviscopic proximal reversals of tubal sterilization. DESIGN: Cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: University-affiliated hospital. PATIENTS: Twenty-eight women. INTERVENTIONS: Twenty-two women underwent bilateral and six unilateral tubal end-to-end anastomosis through a catheter introduced through the working channel of a hysteroscope for a combined ...
Jordan D R - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Pyogenic granuloma is a vasoproliferative inflammatory response composed of granulation tissue. The pathogenesis is not entirely clear. We describe a series of patients with pyogenic granulomas occurring following common oculoplastic procedures and propose a common etiology. METHODS: Sixteen cases of pyogenic granuloma that occurred after various oculoplastic procedures from ...
Abdala N - - 2001
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (Uryx) in nonsurgically occluding the fallopian tube and achieving tubal sterilization in the rabbit model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten mature virgin female New England rabbits underwent transvaginal selective bilateral fallopian tube cannulation with use of a coaxial catheter system under ...
von Rango U - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To distinguish endocrine and paracrine influences on leukocyte subpopulations at uterine and tubal implantation sites. DESIGN: Retrospective immunohistochemical study. SETTING: Departments of Anatomy, and Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, RWTH University of Aachen, Aachen, Germany. PATIENT(S): Ten women with a viable ectopic pregnancy (EP), 25 women who had ...
Zeyneloglu H B - - 2001
Salpingoscopy during laparoscopy yields the best prognosis in patients with hydrosalpinx. It has been demonstrated that in-vitro fertilization (IVF) patients with hydrosalpinx have decreased pregnancy rates as compared with control individuals. If a patient with hydrosalpinx is to be treated with IVF, then the communication between the uterine tube and ...
Arepally A - - 2001
PURPOSE: To identify rates of adverse events associated with the use of conscious sedation in interventional radiology. METHODS: In a 5-month period, prospective data were collected on patients undergoing conscious sedation for interventional radiology procedures (n = 594). Adverse events were categorized as respiratory, sedative, or major adverse events. Respiratory ...
Sammour A - - 2001
Assisted reproductive technology and reproductive surgery can be complementary, and the feasibility of laparoscopic suturing has facilitated conducting reproductive surgery entirely by laparoscopy. Young women with tubal disease can be offered surgery, whereas older women, with their rapid decline in fertility, are better treated with in vitro fertilization (IVF). IVF ...
Marchino G L - - 2001
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the correlation between salpingoscopic and laparoscopic findings and their relation to reproductive outcomes. DESIGN: Prospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: University-affiliated hospital. PATIENTS: Ninety-one infertile women. INTERVENTION: Salpingoscopy and laparoscopy. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Salpingoscopic findings were expressed according to a widely used classification. ...
Surrey E S - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To compare ovarian response and IVF-ET cycle outcome in patients with hydrosalpinges managed by either laparoscopic salpingectomy or proximal tubal occlusion. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: Tertiary-care assisted reproductive technology program. PATIENT(S): One hundred four consecutive fresh IVF-ET cycles in 94 patients with tubal-factor infertility. INTERVENTION(S): Laparoscopic salpingectomy (group 1: ...
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