Niraj R. Chavan

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To explore attitudes and hysterectomy practices among gynecologists in the United States and to identify potential barriers to offering minimally invasive hysterectomies. DESIGN Mixed-mode (online and on-paper) survey of a random sample of 1500 practicing obstetrician-gynecologists. SETTING Nationwide survey in the United States. (More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare perioperative outcomes during laparoscopic myomectomy using a bidirectional barbed suture vs conventional smooth suture. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of 138 consecutive laparoscopic myomectomies performed by a single surgeon over 3 years (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING Major university teaching hospital. (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of using bidirectional barbed suture in laparoscopic myomectomy (LM) and total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH). METHODS This was a case series of clinical outcomes following 172 consecutive LM and TLH cases over a 1-year period conducted at a university teaching hospital. It included 172 women (ages 17 to 81),(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the necessity of routine patient positioning in steep Trendelenburg in robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery performed for benign indications. DESIGN Descriptive study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING University-affiliated community hospital. PATIENTS Twenty women undergoing robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To estimate the effect of surgeon volume on key perioperative outcomes after all modes of hysterectomy. METHODS We performed a review of 1914 hysterectomies performed at a large, academic tertiary-care hospital. Women who underwent abdominal, laparoscopic, vaginal, or robotic hysterectomy for benign non-obstetric indications in(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) though most commonly used for diagnosis of prostate cancer lacks specificity. This study was aimed at exploring the use of serum glyoxalase as a supplemental biomarker to differentiate between malignant vs non-malignant diseases of the prostate in patients with PSA in the range of 4-20 ng/ml. (More)
PURPOSE Educational attainment is a robust predictor of disability in elderly Americans: older adults with high-school (HS) diplomas have substantially lower disability than individuals who did not complete HS. General Educational Development (GED) diplomas now comprise almost 20% of new HS credentials issued annually in the United States but it is unknown(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare perioperative outcomes between laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) and laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH) for the nonprolapsed uterus. DESIGN Retrospective chart analysis (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING Three university-affiliated community hospitals. PATIENTS Women undergoing LAVH(More)
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