Judith Phipps

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A method of ablating the endometrium has been introduced into clinical practice that uses radiofrequency electromagnetic energy to heat the endometrium, using a probe inserted through the cervix. Preliminary studies suggest that over 80% of patients treated will develop either amenorrhea or a significant reduction in flow. The advantages of radiofrequency(More)
The pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, clinical efficacy, adverse effects, and dosage and administration of thymosin alpha-1 (TA1) are reviewed. TA1 is a synthetic polypeptide. The drug is in Phase III trials for the treatment of hepatitis C and in Phase II trials for hepatitis B. Additional possible indications are malignant melanoma, hepatocellular(More)
BACKGROUND The need for economical rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is increasing in developing countries. Implementation of the two currently approved economical intradermal (ID) vaccine regimens is restricted due to confusion over different vaccines, regimens and dosages, lack of confidence in intradermal technique, and pharmaceutical regulations.(More)
42 patients were enrolled in a trial of radiofrequency-induced thermal endometrial ablation for the treatment of functional menorrhagia. The radiofrequency electromagnetic energy was delivered via a probe placed within the endometrial cavity. 10 patients received 330 kJ of energy, 10 received 445 kJ, and the other 22 received 660 kJ. 19 (87%) of those(More)
A new technique is described for the treatment of menorrhagia by heating the whole of the endometrial cavity of the uterus. A capacitively coupled probe at 27.12 MHz is inserted into the uterine cavity, which causes the basilis layer to be raised to approximately 50-55 degrees C whilst the rest of the pelvic contents remain at approximately normal (body)(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the soundness of laparoscopic hysterectomy compared with vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy Design. Nonrandomized, uncontrolled, retrospective study (Canadian Task Force classification III). SETTING Medium-size community hospitals. PATIENTS One thousand six hundred forty-eight women undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy,(More)