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BACKGROUND Research on the accuracy and precision of noninvasive methods of measuring body temperature is equivocal. OBJECTIVES To determine accuracy and precision of oral, ear-based, temporal artery, and axillary temperature measurements compared with pulmonary artery temperature. METHODS Repeated-measures design conducted for 6 months. Sequential(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative risk stratification is essential in tailoring endometrial cancer treatment, and biomarkers predicting lymph node metastasis and aggressive disease are aspired in clinical practice. DNA ploidy assessment in hysterectomy specimens is a well-established prognostic marker. DNA ploidy assessment in preoperative curettage specimens is less(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study is a prospective randomized comparison of laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LH) with total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH). METHODS 100 patients referred for uterine removal were included in the study, 46 undergoing LH and 54 TAH, at two teaching hospitals in Norway. RESULTS In the LH group, the duration of surgery(More)
Laparoscopic retropubic colposuspension (Burch procedure) is now being performed in our department as the treatment for genuine stress urinary incontinence. This study presents the first eight cases. Our experience with the laparoscopic approach seems promising. The operative technique has been developed, and the method provides better visualization of the(More)
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