Colin A Walsh

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• Synthetic mid-urethral slings (MUSs) are considered the first choice surgical procedure for stress urinary incontinence. Recent publications have raised concerns about the efficacy of third generation single-incision mini-slings. The present paper is a systematic review of studies reporting 12-month outcomes after the TVT-Secur (TVT-S) procedure. •(More)
UNLABELLED Uterine rupture is a catastrophic obstetric complication, associated with high rates of perinatal morbidity and mortality. The most common risk factor is previous uterine surgery, and most cases of uterine rupture occur in women with a previous cesarean delivery. Traditionally, the primigravid uterus has been considered almost immune to(More)
Hysterectomy is a very common gynaecological procedure. The vaginal route is considered preferable for hysterectomy, although the ideal route for women unsuitable for the vaginal approach remains unclear. We performed a meta-analysis of published randomised controlled trials to compare outcomes in total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) and total laparoscopic(More)
Recently published randomized trials examining skin closure technique on postcesarean wound complications have produced conflicting results. We performed a metaanalysis of trials comparing staples and subcuticular sutures for skin closure at cesarean section (CS). Pooled outcome measures were calculated using random effects models. Primary outcomes were(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Synthetic mid-urethral slings (MUSs) have been widely adopted for female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Practitioners are encountering increasing numbers of women with recurrent SUI after a failed MUS. Several studies over the past 18 months have reported outcomes for secondary continence procedures in this context and form the basis(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent randomized trials comparing total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) and vaginal hysterectomy (VH) have produced conflicting results. The role of TLH in women suitable for VH remains uncertain. STUDY DESIGN This study was a metaanalysis of randomized studies comparing TLH and VH for benign disease. Pooled outcome measures (odds ratio [OR](More)
BACKGROUND Acute appendicitis is the most common non-obstetric indication for surgical intervention in pregnant women. The benefits of a laparoscopic over an open approach to appendicectomy are well established in the non-pregnant population. Data on the optimal surgical approach to acute appendicitis in pregnant women are conflicting. METHODS A(More)
The records of 108 children, ages 2 to 19 years (mean age 11.3 years), who were referred to the pediatric neurology and pediatric cardiology clinics for syncope, were reviewed. Sixty-six cases were identified retrospectively, and 42 prospectively. Syncope was defined as transient and complete loss of consciousness with no etiology determined at the time of(More)
OBJECTIVE Cesarean section delivery is a commonly performed surgical procedure, and rates of cesarean delivery are increasing. Previous randomized trials that compared extraabdominal and intraabdominal uterine repair at cesarean section delivery have yielded conflicting results. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a metaanalysis of published randomized controlled(More)
OBJECTIVES To systematically review the literature on the use of probiotics in pregnancy and their impact on maternal outcomes. METHODS Online databases were searched in April 2012 using the following terms to identify eligible studies: "probiotics", "pregnancy", "maternal outcomes" and "metabolism". Primary outcomes of selected studies were maternal(More)