Niraj R. Chavan

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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)
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 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)
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)
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 & 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)
Maternal smoking during pregnancy (MSDP) has detrimental effects on fetal development and on the health of the offspring into adulthood. Energy homeostasis through ATP production via the mitochondria (mt) plays a key role during pregnancy. This study aimed to determine if MSDP resulted in differences in DNA methylation to the placental mitochondrial(More)
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