Laura Giambanco

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate outcomes of women undergoing cesarean hysterectomy for abnormal invasive placenta (AIP) with and without preoperative balloon catheter placement in internal iliac arteries. STUDY DESIGN A prospective observational study of women with ultrasound diagnosis of AIP and a planned delivery at our institution. From January 2004 to June(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of two-dimensional (2D) gray-scale and color Doppler and three-dimensional (3D) power Doppler sonographic criteria for morbidly adherent placenta (MAP), and to identify criteria to help distinguish placenta accreta from placenta percreta. METHODS We enrolled 187 patients with placenta previa and history of(More)
Cervical implantation could develop in three different ways. The gestational sac can grow up to external os and interruption may simulate an abnormal menstruation. Theoretically the gestational sac could reach the uterine cavity, with a normal evolution of the pregnancy, even if the implantation of the placenta would be on internal uterine os. Lastly, the(More)
Uterine metastases from extragenital cancer are rarely reported in the literature. More frequently, the female genital tract is involved by direct extension from an adjacent pelvic organ. A 37-year-old woman had a myoma of the uterine wall and hypermenorrhea. The mass was laparoscopically enucleated, and frozen section examination was performed because it(More)
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) concentrations were determined in serum samples collected in 2011-2012 from 549 nulliparous Italian women of reproductive age who resided in six different Italian Regions. Assessment of exposure to perfluorinated compounds was part of a large human biomonitoring study (Project Life Plus(More)
BACKGROUND Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs), polychlorodibenzofurans (PCDFs), and polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) are persistent organic pollutants that represent a major concern for women of reproductive age because of the neurodevelopmental effects associated to perinatal exposure. OBJECTIVES This study was aimed at characterizing exposure of women of(More)
Introduction. Brugada syndrome is characterized by a disruption of heart's normal rhythm. It is an autosomal dominant disease due to a mutation of SNC5A gene. Its prevalence is low all over the world, but it is a lethal disease. Sudden cardiac death is the result of phenotypic manifestation of Brugada syndrome. Among asymptomatic Brugada patients,(More)
In pregnancies, the incidence of ectopic pregnancy varies from 1.2% to 1.4%. Diagnostic management of ectopic pregnancy is made by biochemical and ultrasonographic analysis. The evaluation of symptoms and anamnesis improves both comprehension and evaluation of technical data. This review analyzed the risk factors most commonly reported in women with ectopic(More)
Pregnancy, the implantation of a fertilized ovum outside the endometrial cavity, occurs in 1.5%-2% of pregnancies. It is one of the major causes (about 6%) of maternal death during the first trimester of pregnancy. The remaining 5% implant in the ovary, peritoneal cavity, within the cervix, and the omental pregnancy is the least common form of abdominal(More)
Dienogest has recently been marketed as a medical treatment for endometriosis. Given the recent introduction on the market of Dienogest, little data are available regarding its effectiveness in routine clinical practice. The study is an observational, single-center, cohort study. Eligible was women with a surgical diagnosis of endometriosis dating back <24(More)