Deirdre A Lum

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether members of the AAGL Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Worldwide (AAGL) and members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Collaborative Ambulatory Research Network (ACOG CARN) have changed their clinical practice based on the 2014 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings against(More)
Studies have shown an increased risk of vaginal cuff dehiscence following total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH). Patient variables associated with dehiscence have not been well described. This study aims to identify factors associated with dehiscence following varying routes of total hysterectomy. This is a retrospective, matched, case-control study of(More)
OBJECTIVE The fallopian tube is now recognized as a primary source of precursor neoplastic lesions for pelvic serous adenocarcinomas. Cytologic features of fallopian tube brushings from low-risk patients have not been well described. STUDY DESIGN We describe the cytomorphology of tubal epithelium from prospectively collected experimental in vivo brushings(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical utility of hemoglobin level testing in guiding postoperative care following total laparoscopic hysterectomies performed for benign indications. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. RESULTS A total of 629 women underwent total laparoscopic hysterectomies during the 24 month study period. Only 16 (2.5%) developed(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether fallopian tube epithelial cells adequate for cytopathology can be obtained via a minimally invasive approach using brush cytology. DESIGN Prospective feasibility study (Canadian Task Force classification II-1). SETTING Tertiary-care university-based teaching hospital. PATIENTS Ten patients who underwent(More)
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