Emanuela Spagnolo

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OBJECTIVE This study estimates the incidence of vaginal cuff dehiscence resulting from different approaches to hysterectomy. STUDY DESIGN This multicentric study was carried out retrospectively. We retrospectively analyzed 8635 patients; 37% underwent abdominal hysterectomy, 31.2% vaginal hysterectomy, and 31.8% laparoscopic hysterectomy. All the(More)
AIM To analyze pelvic dysfunctions, quality of life, and survival after nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy (NSRH) compared to classical radical hysterectomy (RH) for cervical cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS All cervical cancer patients undergoing a RH or a NSRH were evaluated for pelvic dysfunctions and filled in a quality-of-life questionnaire. RESULTS A(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence in the Turin area of the pathogens most implicated in pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), with particular regard to which risk factors the population taken into consideration is exposed to. METHODS From January 1st 1997 to December 31(st) 2001, 13809 women, aged between 14-54, all subjects being(More)
AIM Chlamydia (C.) trachomatis infection is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) among sexually active adolescents and young adults in Europe. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of C. trachomatis among sexually active women in Piedmont, Italy and the correlation between some risk factors and C. trachomatis infection. (More)
It is imperative to have evidence-based guidelines for cesarean delivery. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the effectiveness of a cephalad-caudad compared to transverse blunt expansion of the uterine incision to reduce blood loss in women who underwent low-segment transverse cesarean delivery. We therefore performed a systematic search in(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a conservative management by laparoscopy of an unusual interstitial twin pregnancy. DESIGN Case report. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) A 27-year-old woman, pregnant at 6th week of amenorrhea with interstitial twin pregnancy. INTERVENTION(S) The woman was submitted to two- and three-dimensional transvaginal ultrasound(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of this study is to determine the prevalence, in the Turin area, of the pathogens chiefly involved in the genesis of the most common infections of the female genitalia. METHODS This is a retrospective study. During the period of time beginning from January 1, 1997 and ending December 31, 1999, we examined 10,249 women from 14 years to 54(More)