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Eye Abnormalities in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
TLDR
It is proposed that the eye is a sensitive and reliable marker of teratogenesis and provides a useful adjunct to the diagnosis of FAS, with eye abnormalities having been shown to occur in over 90% of children with the condition. Expand
PRactical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training course
Teams that work together should also train together, with regular training taking place on the labour ward rather than on “away days”—The King’s Fund, 2008
Editorial: use of surgical databases in urogynaecology
TLDR
This editorial addresses the rationale for a surgical database in urogynaecology, how the database works, the advantages and drawbacks of this form of data collection, usage, and the potential it has to become a compulsory and perhaps essential element of uroGynaecological practice. Expand
Commentary on: A cost-effectiveness analysis of onabotulinumtoxin A as first-line treatment for overactive bladder
  • A. Abdelrahman
  • Medicine
  • International Urogynecology Journal
  • 29 April 2018
TLDR
The authors concluded that Botox®, despite not being an approved first-line treatment for OAB, had the highest effectiveness and was found to be cost effective compared with selective and nonselective ACH medications. Expand
Urogynecology digest
TLDR
PFMT more often led to women’s perceived improvement in symptoms and lower costs for absorbent pads, and was more effective in women experiencing higher pelvic floor symptom distress, compared with watchful waiting. Expand
Commentary on “The role of conventional pelvic floor reconstructive surgeries in obstructed defecation symptoms change: CARE and OPTIMAL trials sub-analysis of 2-year follow-up data”
  • A. Abdelrahman
  • Medicine
  • International Urogynecology Journal
  • 15 February 2020
TLDR
Sub-analysis of two major clinical trials performed by the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network concluded that conventional vaginal prolapse surgeries, with or without posterior vaginal wall repair, improved obstructed defecation symptoms by 50%; however, approximately 35% of patients were suffering from at least one of the aspects of obstructeddefecation at 24 months. Expand
Authors’ reply to letter from Schiøtz et al. on “Use of surgical databases in urogynaecology”
TLDR
It is encouraging to learn that there is an established quality urogynaecology registry in Norway and that its use is compulsory, and that it has achieved the highest possible quality rating in Norway. Expand
Dealing with complaints as a doctor
Abdelmageed Abdelrahman and Sarah Brown look at how doctors should deal with complaints and how they can use these interactions to improve their practice
A case of uterus didelphys and unilateral renal agenesis
TLDR
A seventeen-year-old girl presenting with right iliac fossa pain and a mass arising from the pelvis and a haematometra is referred to a consultant gynaecologist who has a special interest in this area. Expand
Commentary on “Voided volume for postoperative voiding assessment following prolapse and urinary incontinence surgery”
  • A. Abdelrahman
  • Medicine
  • International Urogynecology Journal
  • 13 October 2020
TLDR
A spontaneous voiding trial based on a minimum voiding volume of 150 ml was safe and reliable compared with retrograde filling after female pelvic floor procedures, and therefore cannot be applied to other procedures such as autologous fascial slings, which are known to entail higher risks of voiding dysfunction. Expand
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