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BACKGROUND The timing and accuracy of axillary sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in patients who are receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) for breast cancer are controversial. To examine the accuracy of SLNB after NACT, the authors performed SLNB after chemotherapy on all of patients who received NACT at their institution starting in January 1997. (More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether chewing gum prevents postoperative ileus after laparotomy for benign gynecologic surgery. METHODS A randomized study was conducted from December 1, 2010, to February 29, 2012. Patients scheduled to undergo laparotomy were randomly assigned to receive chewing gum or routine care after surgery. A chart review was performed to(More)
Minimally invasive surgery is one of the newest and most exciting areas of development in procedural medicine. This field shows tremendous potential to increase therapeutic benefit while minimizing some of the painful or dangerous side effects of surgical interventions. Minimally invasive surgery has strong historic ties to the field of gynecology and has(More)
OBJECTIVE Obesity is associated with the development and risk of death from several women's cancers. The study objective was to describe and compare oncologic providers' attitudes and practices as they relate to obesity counseling and management in cancer survivors. STUDY DESIGN Society of Gynecologic Oncology members (n = 924) were surveyed with the use(More)
Objective. To define survival patterns of women with ovarian carcinosarcoma based on patient, tumor, and treatment characteristics. Methods/Materials. A single-institution, retrospective analysis of women diagnosed with ovarian carcinosarcoma from February 1993 to May 2009 was performed. Survival was analyzed with Cox proportional hazards ratios and Kaplan(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To examine the effect of body mass index (BMI) on postoperative 30-day morbidity and mortality after surgery to treat endometrial cancer. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. PATIENTS Patients with endometrial cancer who underwent surgery(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the rate, predictors of lymph node metastasis (LNM) and pattern of recurrence in clinically early stage endometrial cancer (EC) with positive lymphovascular space invasion (LVSI). METHODS Women with clinically early stage EC and positive LVSI 2005 to 2012 were identified. Kaplan-Meier curves and logistic regression models were(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences, attitudes, and preferences of uterine cancer survivors with regard to weight and lifestyle counseling. MATERIALS AND METHODS Members of the US Uterine Cancer Action Network of the Foundation for Women's Cancer were invited to complete a 45-item, Web-based survey. Standard descriptive(More)
Uterine diverticula are rare outpouchings of the uterus associated with abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, and adverse obstetric events. At the time of cesarean delivery at 36 5/7 weeks' gestation during the patient's first pregnancy and 36 6/7 weeks during the second pregnancy, a fundal iatrogenic uterine diverticulum at the site of a(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the frequency of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) in women with central nervous system (CNS) metastasis from epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) and to evaluate for a potential relationship between HBOC status and survival. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 1240 cases of EOC treated between 1995 and 2014 were reviewed to(More)