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Comparison of the efficacy of the pulsed bipolar system and conventional bipolar electrosurgery in laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy.
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PMID:  16108737     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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 scheduled for LAVH were divided into two groups: one group underwent LAVH with the pulsed bipolar system and the second group underwent LAVH with conventional electrosurgery. Outcome measures for both groups were compared in terms of length of operative time, amount of blood loss, requirement of blood transfusion, and length of hospital stay. RESULTS: The mean operative time (87.6+/-28.1 minutes vs. 93.4+/-20.2 minutes, P=0.368), blood loss (196.8+/-143.7 mL vs. 253.2+/-125.8 mL, P=0.105), and blood transfusion rate (3.2% vs. 6.5%, P=1.0) were slightly greater in the conventional electrosurgery group than those in the pulsed bipolar system group, although these differences were not statistically significant. The mean length of hospital stay was similar in both groups (3 days). No patients developed serious complications related either to conventional electrosurgery or to the pulsed bipolar system. CONCLUSION: Our findings indicate that the pulsed bipolar system is as safe and effective as conventional electrosurgery, and may offer an alternative option for patients undergoing LAVH.
Chin-Jung Wang; Leung-To Yuen; Chih-Feng Yen; Chyi-Long Lee; Yung-Kuei Soong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1092-6429     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-19     Completed Date:  2006-01-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706293     Medline TA:  J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  361-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Endoscopy, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou Medical Center, and Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Kwei-Shan, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Electrosurgery / instrumentation*
Hysterectomy, Vaginal / methods*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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