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To assess surgical morbidity and mortality of maximal effort cytoreductive surgery for disseminated epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) in a UK tertiary center. A monocentric prospective analysis of surgical morbidity and mortality was performed for all consecutive EOC patients who underwent extensive cytoreductive surgery between 01/2013 and 12/2014. Surgical(More)
Complete congenital absence of the omentum is very rare with only one previously reported case. We present a unique case of the management of a pregnant woman with a large pelvic pseudocyst caused by complications related to congenital absence of omentum, resulting in acute kidney injury, likely secondary to acute compartment syndrome. This case highlights(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to demonstrate the use of intraoperative ultrasound-guided ovarian wedge resection in the treatment of recurrent serous borderline ovarian tumors (sBOTs) that are too small to be visualized laparoscopically. METHODS This was a prospective analysis of all women with recurrent sBOTs that were not visible laparoscopically,(More)
Grief and hope are two conflicting emotions that a patient recently diagnosed with cancer has to master. The real challenge for gynecologic oncologists is how to reach out. Conventional wisdom states that offering patients focus and belief when combating cancer in their lives allows them to embrace hope with greater confidence, which minimizes their grief.(More)
A patient-powered treadmill was compared with the covered corridor walking test as assessments of exercise capacity in heart failure patients, and used to investigate their sensitivity in discriminating between the effects of xamoterol and placebo. The two methods were comparable, and sufficiently sensitive to demonstrate improvements in exercise capacity(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect, if any, of calcium ionophore as a method of artificial oocyte activation (AOA) on pregnancy outcomes and fertilization rates. DESIGN Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, prospective observational and retrospective trials, case reports, and a case-control trial. SETTING University-affiliated teaching hospital. (More)
Absolute uterine factor infertility (AUFI) is a term used to describe women who cannot carry a pregnancy because of the absence of a uterus or the presence of an anatomically or physiologically non-functioning uterus. Causes of AUFI can be categorised into congenital, such as Mayer–Rokitansky–Kuster–Hauser syndrome and acquired, due to Asherman syndrome or(More)
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