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OBJECTIVE To determine the long-term objective and subjective outcomes of use of a porcine skin graft (Pelvicol) compared with conventional colporrhaphy in recurrent pelvic organ prolapse surgery and to analyze risk factors and safety. DESIGN Open randomized controlled multicenter study. SETTING Eight Swedish hospitals. POPULATION 135 consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether postoperative symptoms differ between women who undergo abdominal benign hysterectomy in a fast-track model under general anesthesia or spinal anesthesia with intrathecal morphine. DESIGN Secondary analysis from a randomized, open, multicenter study. SETTING Five hospitals in south-east Sweden. POPULATION One-hundred and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the day-by-day postoperative recovery differs between women undergoing subtotal and total abdominal hysterectomy, and to analyse factors associated with postoperative recovery and sick leave. DESIGN A prospective, open, randomised multicentre trial. SETTING Seven hospitals and one private clinic in the south-east of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this prospective observational study was to investigate the gynecological and defecographic features in women with stress urinary incontinence operated with Burch colposuspension in order to analyze if the findings could predict subsequent development of genital prolapse. SUBJECT Twenty-one women with urodynamically proven genuine(More)
BACKGROUND Fast-track regimen has been shown to reduce postoperative complications in gastrointestinal surgery. AIMS We investigated the incidence and type of postoperative complications and associated risk factors after benign abdominal hysterectomy undertaken in a fast-track program. METHODS A prospective longitudinal cohort study. In five Swedish(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether the day-by-day recovery of general wellbeing was faster in women undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy than in total abdominal hysterectomy and to analyse the association between stress coping and sick-leave and the day-by-day recovery measured as general wellbeing. STUDY DESIGN A randomised multicentre trial conducted in(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare subtotal abdominal hysterectomy (SH) and total abdominal hysterectomy (TH) regarding influence on postoperative psychological wellbeing and surgical outcome measurements. DESIGN A prospective, open, randomised multicentre trial. SETTING Seven hospitals and one private clinic in the south-east of Sweden. POPULATION Two-hundred(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine gynecologists' attitudes to mode of hysterectomy on benign indication. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Sweden. POPULATION Members of the Swedish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. METHODS A postal questionnaire. Questions examined attitudes to mode of hysterectomy based on three clinical scenarios with different(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To examine the impact of mode of anesthesia on perceived quality of sleep and to analyze the perceived quality of sleep in affecting recovery from surgery. METHODS A randomized, controlled, open multicenter trial was conducted in 5 hospitals in Southeast Sweden. One-hundred eighty women scheduled for fast-track abdominal hysterectomy for(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and postoperative recovery of women who undergo abdominal hysterectomy in a fast-track program under general anesthesia (GA) differ from women who receive spinal anesthesia with intrathecal morphine (SA). DESIGN Secondary analysis from an open randomized controlled multicenter study. (More)