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OBJECTIVES To report the outcome and complications of a series of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) operations and compare the results with the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 256 cases with a minimum follow-up time of 3 months (May 1998-September 2001) were included (193 isolated TVT, 23 combined with vaginal hysterectomy and 63 combined with(More)
UNLABELLED Meshes have come to be widely used for surgical repair of the dysfunctional pelvic floor. The problem to date has been mesh intolerance. History. The first meshes were made with silver filigrees or stainless steel. Non-metallic and non-absorbable synthetic prostheses include nylon, silastic, polytetrafluoroethylene as well as expansive polyester(More)
Heart failure can be associated with inflammation but it is unclear if inflammation is directly related to hemodynamic worsening or is an independent pathway. Our aim was to investigate inflammation and mechanical stress using serial measurements of biomarkers in acute and chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (AHF and CHF). METHOD The(More)
OBJECTIVE In this presentation, we attract attention to the disadvantage of using synthetic material in functional surgery of prolapse and urinary incontinence. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two hundred eighty seven vaginal operations using synthetic material (Gore Tex, Dacron and Lyodura) were followed. The operations were: Mouchel procedure (127 cases), small(More)
OBJECTIVE To present the complications of urinary incontinence surgery through our experience over 13 years with 800 procedures in continuous practice. These complications were compared to those of the literature for the same type of procedure. STUDY DESIGN From January 1988 to September 2001, 800 procedures were performed in the same hospital in the(More)
The authors report two cases of obese women who had had intestinal short-circuit operations for obesity 18 months and 24 months previously. They review the indications for this type of operations and the effects the operation has on the body. It has been possible to find 85 other cases in the literature. In general the pregnancy proceeds well but it is(More)
The authors present a series of methodological studies carried out to assess the value of the place of measuring fetal blood pH in monitoring in labour. Comparisons of the measures of pH, pCO2, pO2 and lowering of the base were carried out on the scalp in the 3 minutes which preceded the birth and in the umbilical vessels at birth. Comparing the three modes(More)