Jean-Louis Bénifla

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PURPOSE To evaluate toxicity, local tumor control, and survival after preoperative chemoradiation for operable bulky cervical carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between December 1991 and July 2006, 92 patients with operable bulky stage IB2, IIA, and IIB cervical carcinoma without pelvic or para-aortic nodes on pretreatment imaging were treated. Treatment(More)
BACKGROUND The possibility of assisted reproductive technology (ART) for couples carrying viruses, especially HIV-1, necessitates consideration of the safety of cryopreserving human gametes or embryos in liquid nitrogen tanks. Following our evaluation of the safety of three kinds of straws containing HIV-1 at 37 degrees C, we have now examined the HIV-1(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to estimate the prevalence of stress urinary incontinence 4 years after the first delivery and analyze its risk factors. METHODS A retrospective cohort survey was conducted in a French university hospital. The 669 primiparous women who delivered in our department in 1996 a singleton in a vertex position between 37 and 41 weeks of(More)
To treat genuine stress urinary incontinence, the surgical technique of choice at present is suburethral tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure. Because of its good results and low morbidity, TVT is now offered to younger women still of childbearing age. We describe a patient who delivered vaginally 2 years after undergoing a retropubic TVT procedure.(More)
OBJECTIVES To use 3-dimensional ultrasonography (3D-US) to determine the frequency of post-voiding residual volume (PVRV) > or =100 mL in primiparae 3 days after receiving epidural anesthesia for vaginal delivery. Potential relationships between day-3 PVRV > or =100 mL and obstetrical-pediatric parameters, especially those possibly implicated in(More)
The knowledge of ectopic pregnancies risk factors (intra-uterine device; past history of pelvic inflammatory disease; history of tubal pathology and tubal surgery; positive chlamydiae serology; and smoking), the high sensitivity and specificity of radioimmunological assay of beta-HCG and the availability of high resolution sonography using vaginal probes(More)
AIMS The expulsive forces of childbirth can be included among the many potential risk factors implicated in the subsequent development of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. The objective of this study was to devise a non-invasive way to measure abdominal pushing that would accurately represent the expulsive forces during childbirth. METHODS By(More)
BACKGROUND The results from preliminary studies on fetal pacing preclude an application to the human fetus. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of acute fetal cardiac pacing following ultrasound-guided epicardial anchorage of a new pacing lead dedicated to the fetal heart. METHODS In 12 pregnant ewes, a needle was placed in contact(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the frequency of ovarian torsion in neonates with ovarian cysts (OCs) and to analyze the outcome after surgical treatment. METHODS A retrospective review of all infants with OCs managed in our institution during 20 years, was conducted. Our management included a follow-up (FU) of prenatal serial ultrasound (US) scan without prenatal(More)