Martin Healey

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OBJECTIVE To assess the effects on patient discomfort of an intraabdominal passive gas drain left for four hours postoperatively following gynaecologic laparoscopic surgery. DESIGN A prospective randomised double-blinded placebo controlled trial. SETTING University tertiary hospital and private hospital. POPULATION OR SAMPLE Eighty women having a(More)
The medical records of all women who underwent hysterectomy for benign disease performed between 1986 and 1995 were reviewed to ascertain the incidence of morbidity and mortality of abdominal, vaginal, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy at a university teaching hospital. A total of 1940 hysterectomies were performed during this period; 74%(More)
This study assesses the prevalence of interstitial cystitis (IC)/bladder pain syndrome (BPS) in women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP). This was a prospective study of 150 women undergoing laparoscopy as investigation for CPP in an Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain unit. Preoperative questionnaires [demographic details, pelvic pain symptoms, the Pelvic Pain and(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare reduction of pain after laparoscopy for ablation or excision of endometriosis. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blind study (Canadian Task Force classification I). SETTING Endometriosis and pelvic pain clinic at a university teaching hospital. PATIENTS Women of reproductive age with pelvic pain and visually proved(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare reduction of pain following laparoscopy after ablation or excision of endometriosis. DESIGN A prospective, randomized, double-blind study. SETTING Endometriosis and pelvic pain clinic at a university teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) Women of reproductive age presenting with pelvic pain and visually proved endometriosis. (More)
In June, 1995 a postal questionnaire was distributed to all 232 women who had an endometrial ablation at Monash Medical Centre between July, 1989 and December, 1994. Data was analyzed from the 149 who responded. Length of follow-up ranged from 6 months to 6 years 6 months. Of these 78% were satisfied with their ablation and 84% found their menses to be(More)
STUDY QUESTION Do endometriosis risk-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) found at the 12q22 locus have effects on vezatin ( ITALIC! VEZT) expression? SUMMARY ANSWER The original genome-wide association study (GWAS) SNP (rs10859871), and other newly identified association signals, demonstrate strong evidence for ITALIC! cis-expression(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical treatment of deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) is complex, and preoperative diagnosis benefits both surgeon and patient. Studies in expert centres have reported high accuracy for transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) diagnosis of DIE. External validation of these findings has been limited, and no information is available on how quickly(More)