Claire H Gould

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OBJECTIVE To compare surgical outcomes for robotic vs laparotomy staging in obese endometrial cancer patients. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective cohort study of patients with body mass index ≥30 kg/m(2) staged in a community gynecologic oncology practice. Patients undergoing robotic staging were compared with historic laparotomy controls. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of qualitative and quantitative human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) assays to detect ruptured amniotic membranes (ROM) in term patients. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a prospective cohort study enrolling 100 term pregnancies with intact membranes. Samples were collected before and immediately following ROM, and at 2 and 4(More)
This review article discusses cancer risk-reducing opportunities in gynecologic surgery. We cover strategies to reduce ovarian and uterine cancer risk by presenting general practice guidelines and expanding on the literature behind clinical decision points. We address populations of women at increased hereditary risk and those at population risk. We present(More)
In a random crossover study in general practice, sixty patients with heart failure were given one week's maintenance treatment with the recommended dosage of Burinex K or Lasix+K. Burinex K appeared to be easier to swallow than the supplement tablets of Lasix+K although the differences were not significant. Patients showed a highly significant preference to(More)
BACKGROUND Intussusception is a rare cause of bowel obstruction in adults, typically associated with malignancy, granuloma formation, a foreign body or an anatomic defect. CASE A 21-year-old, primiparous woman presented at 33 5/7 weeks' gestation with vague abdominal symptoms consistent with acute viral gastroenteritis. She did not improve with(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To estimate the Trendelenburg angle needed to perform robotic gynecologic surgical procedures. DESIGN Cross-sectional study (Canadian Task Force classification III). SETTING Community hospital. PATIENTS All women undergoing gynecologic pelvic surgery using the da Vinci surgical robot at a single institution between December 2010 and(More)
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