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OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of two laparoscopic methods for the management of endometriomas with regard to pain relief, pregnancy rate, and disease recurrence. DESIGN Prospective, randomized clinical trial. SETTING Tertiary care hospital. PATIENT(S) Sixty-four patients with advanced stages of endometriosis. INTERVENTION(S) Patients were(More)
In the last few years, the Burch colposuspension and the fascial slings were often defined from the pages of the most relevant journals of general medicine, as gold-standard procedures for the surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI), whereas mid-urethral slings (tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) and tension-free vaginal tape obturator) were(More)
We report a case of a viable cesarean scar pregnancy diagnosed at 7 weeks of gestation. The patient was conservatively managed by chemotherapy, intra-amniotic instillation of potassium chloride, and bilateral uterine artery embolization. The gestational sac was not sonographically visible 44 days after the treatment. No surgical treatment was necessary.
OBJECTIVE To generate reference ranges for bioelectrical impedance indices throughout pregnancy and to investigate whether a relationship exists between these indices and the neonatal birth weight. STUDY DESIGN Pregnant women with a singleton gestation, gestational age lower than 12 weeks, and absence of medical diseases before pregnancy were enrolled.(More)
BACKGROUND No authors have investigated whether the administration of local oestrogens in addition to antimuscarinics could have a synergistic effect in the therapy of overactive bladder (OAB). OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy of antimuscarinics alone versus antimuscarinics in combination with local oestrogens for OAB; to verify whether risk factors for(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare operative outcomes and postoperative pain of laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH) versus minilaparoscopic hysterectomy (MLH). DESIGN Randomized controlled trial (Canadian Task Force Classification I). SETTING Tertiary care center. PATIENTS Seventy-six women scheduled to undergo a hysterectomy for a supposed benign gynecologic(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the risk of endometriosis recurrence and pregnancy rate are related to the side of the pelvis on which the primary lesion is found. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Tertiary institutional hospital. PATIENT(S) One hundred and twenty-one patients with advanced-stage pelvic endometriosis. INTERVENTION(S)(More)
BACKGROUND Over the past decade an increasing demand for uterine-sparing treatment to manage symptomatic uterine myomas has become apparent in women's health care. A preliminary report showed that radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of uterine fibroids under laparoscopic guidance was a safe and effective minimally invasive approach with encouraging short-term(More)
OBJECTIVE To understand the pathophysiological mechanism of incontinence during orgasm and to compare women affected by symptomatic detrusor overactivity (DO) with and without incontinence at orgasm in terms of efficacy of antimuscarinic treatment. METHODS All consecutive sexually active women with incontinence during intercourse were prospectively(More)
INTRODUCTION No available review has been specifically designed to analyze the relationship between mid-urethral slings for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and female sexual function. AIM The aim of our review has been to go through the available evidence and define the present state of the art about the effects of this specific type of surgery for SUI(More)