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INTRODUCTION To assess anxiety levels in mothers before and after undergoing amniocentesis. The secondary aim was to see how counselling by nurse-counsellors affected maternal anxiety levels. METHODS A prospective study was carried out from February 2000 to August 2000 at the Kandang Kerbau Women's and Children's Hospital in Singapore. We used standard(More)
AIM To evaluate our surgical technique with regards to the success of total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) for the removal of the uterus by analysing its intra-operative and post-operative outcomes and complications in the hope of reducing their occurrence. METHODS Retrospective study based on TLH operations performed from January 2001 to December 2005.(More)
INTRODUCTION Grade 4 cystoceles are among the most challenging to achieve a successful repair for gynaecologists. The high rate of recurrence of severe prolapse encouraged surgeons to use meshes. Only recently have meshes been used transvaginally for pelvic organ prolapse. The aim of our pilot study was therefore to determine the effectiveness of(More)
The aim of the study is to illustrate that the midurethral positioning of the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) may not be necessary to achieve continence. Our secondary aim is to highlight that a fair number of successfully performed TVT procedures do not result in midurethral position of the tape. A review of 31 women who underwent TVT operations and(More)
Individual differences are a hallmark of drug addiction. Here, we describe a rat model based on differential initial responsiveness to low dose cocaine. Despite similar brain cocaine levels, individual outbred Sprague-Dawley rats exhibit markedly different magnitudes of acute cocaine-induced locomotor activity and, thereby, can be classified as low or high(More)
Behavioral responsiveness to initial cocaine use varies among individuals and may contribute to differential vulnerability to cocaine addiction. Rats also exhibit individual differences in cocaine's effects and can be classified as low or high cocaine responders (LCRs or HCRs, respectively), based on their initial cocaine-induced locomotor activity (10(More)
INTRODUCTION To assess anxiety levels in mothers with low-risk pregnancies before and after offering routine serum screening. METHODS A prospective study was carried out at the Kandang Kerbau Women's and Children's Hospital in Singapore from February 2000 to August 2000. We used standard statistical analysis and Spielberger's state-trait anxiety inventory(More)
An 11-year-old male with hemophilia A and a known high-titer Factor VIII inhibitor was admitted with retroperitoneal hemorrhage. The patient was receiving infusions of recombinant activated Factor VII (rFVIIa) for a recent elbow hemorrhage when retroperitoneal bleeding commenced. Despite increased dosing of rFVIIa and a dose of activated prothrombin complex(More)
AIMS Laparoscopic techniques are being used increasingly more in gynecologic surgery and the introduction of modern laparoscopic instruments has allowed complex operations to be performed laparoscopically. The aim of this study is to evaluate our surgical technique with regard to the success of total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) for the removal of the(More)