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STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the frequency of complications of total laparoscopic hysterectomy performed in the first and more recent years of our experience, and based on that, offer ways to prevent them. DESIGN Retrospective, comparative study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING University tertiary referral center for endoscopic surgery.(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the objective and subjective cure rates after the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure in women with urinary incontinence. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 112 consecutive women with genuine stress (n = 88) and mixed (n = 24) incontinence. The objective cure rate was evaluated by clinical and urodynamic(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Adhesions remain a major cause of severe long-term complications. Attempts have been made to prevent adhesion formation by using endogenous or exogenous materials with controversial results. Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of 0.5% ferric hyaluronate gel in the prevention of adhesion formation after laparoscopic surgery. (More)
OBJECTIVE To assess complications and cure rates of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure performed with or without vaginal hysterectomy. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective comparison of 41 women with urinary incontinence treated by a TVT procedure alone and 40 combined with vaginal hysterectomy. Objective cure was evaluated by clinical and urodynamic(More)
Standard diagnostic laparoscopy is considered the gold standard to investigate tubo-peritoneal infertility. It requires general anaesthesia and full operative facilities. Due to the risk of complications, laparoscopy is frequently postponed to the final stage of infertility evaluation or even after treatment trials have failed. Transvaginal hydrolaparoscopy(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate (a) cadherins and CD44 expression in normal endometrium and in peritoneal endometriosis, and (b) to correlate, their expressions with clinicopathological parameters. METHODS E- and N-cadherin, CD44 isoforms, CD44v3 and CD44v6 expressions were evaluated: (a) by immunoblotting in endometrium (n = 6) and in peritoneal endometriotic(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate short-term recovery of vaginal hysterectomy with those of laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy performed in a prospective, randomized multicentric study. STUDY DESIGN Eighty patients referred for hysterectomy for benign pathology were randomized to either vaginal hysterectomy (40 patients) or laparoscopic assisted vaginal(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare short-term results of vaginal hysterectomy (VH) with those of laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) in women with enlarged uteri. METHODS Eighty women referred for abdominal hysterectomies for benign disease were assigned randomly to vaginal hysterectomy or LAVH. Inclusion criteria were uterine size larger than 280 g(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the maternal and fetal outcome in a cohort of women undergoing a subsequent pregnancy after a previous cerebrovascular event in the presence of thrombophilia. PATIENTS Fifteen pregnancies were followed up in 12 women with past cerebrovascular events and thrombophilic disorders. The cerebrovascular events occurred during a previous(More)
AIM To study the neurobehavioural effects that diabetes during pregnancy might have on children by school age. METHODS The neurobehavioural function of 57 school age children born to 48, well controlled diabetic mothers was compared with 57 control children matched for age, birth order, and parental socioeconomic status, using several cognitive,(More)