Ozgur H. Harmanli

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The objective of this study was to identify the rate of anal sphincter lacerations in a large population-based database and analyze risk factors associated with this condition. Data were obtained from Pennsylvania Healthcare Cost Containment Council (PHC4) regarding all cases of obstetrical third and fourth degree perineal lacerations that occurred during a(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a technique for contained power morcellation within an insufflated isolation bag at the time of uterine specimen removal during minimally invasive gynecologic procedures. METHODS Over the study period of January 2013 to April 2014, 73 patients underwent morcellation of the uterus or myomas within an insufflated isolation bag at the(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the rate of recurrence of anal sphincter lacerations in subsequent pregnancies and analyze the risk factors associated with recurrent lacerations METHODS Data were obtained from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, Division of In-Patient Statistics, regarding all cases of third- and fourth-degree perineal(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare perioperative outcome measures of laparoscopic supracervical (LSH) and total hysterectomies (TLH). STUDY DESIGN This is a retrospective analysis of 1016 LSHs and TLHs at a tertiary medical center between November 1999 and August 2008 in a multivariate logistic regression model. RESULTS Overall, the(More)
OBJECTIVE There is conflicting data in the literature regarding the risk of obstetric anal sphincter laceration in patients with a prior laceration. This retrospective chart review seeks to examine the risk of recurrence of obstetric anal sphincter lacerations. METHODS Patients who sustained anal sphincter laceration at delivery during a 13-year time(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to assess whether prior uterine surgery is a risk factor for adenomyosis. METHODS Medical records of women who had a hysterectomy for benign conditions between January of 1995 and June of 2002 were reviewed. Women with and without adenomyosis were compared with respect to history of prior uterine surgery, such as(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the perioperative outcomes of women with an enlarged uterus (>or=250 g) who had abdominal and vaginal hysterectomies. METHOD Retrospective study of the perioperative outcomes of 288 consecutive women with an enlarged uterus, of whom 200 underwent an abdominal hysterectomy and 88 a vaginal hysterectomy, all for benign gynecological(More)
Objective: To evaluate the accuracy of pelvic ultrasonography, and the characteristics of women with inaccurate ultrasonographic diagnosis for uterine leiomyomas. Materials and methods: Preoperative pelvic ultrasonographic and postoperative pathologic findings of all women, who underwent hysterectomies for pelvic pain, menorrhagia and/or leiomyomas between(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the risk of urinary tract infections in women with bacterial vaginosis. METHODS One hundred twenty-nine women who presented for routine gynecologic examinations were evaluated for bacterial vaginosis and urinary tract infections between June 1998 and March 1999. RESULTS Sixty-seven women had bacterial vaginosis and 62 women did(More)
Our objective was to review our experience and attempt to identify risk factors for ureteral injury during gynecologic surgery for benign conditions. A retrospective chart review was performed of all cases of ureteral injury during gynecologic surgery for benign conditions, at Temple University Hospital, from January 1992 to September 2002. We analyzed(More)