S. E. Tronstad

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Many different criteria and profiles have been suggested for the possible cause of regret and requests for reversal after tubal sterilization. Evaluation of data obtained from 2253 women who had undergone tubal sterilization showed a strong correlation between regrets and youthful age and to changes in marital situation. Previously demonstrated risk(More)
The aim of this study was to study the value of diagnostic laparoscopy prospectively in fertile women scheduled for acute appendectomy. For this study, 110 women, with acute abdominal pain ages 15 to 47 years, in whom the surgeon had decided to perform an appendectomy, were randomized to either open appendectomy or diagnostic laparoscopy, then open(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to survey the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders in the population of gynecologists and general surgeons performing laparoscopic surgery. METHODS A questionnaire was distributed to 558 general surgeons and gynecologists and 378 were answered (68%). Descriptive data analysis and statistical calculations were performed. (More)
During laparoscopy the carbon dioxide used to achieve a pneumoperitoneum is absorbed from the peritoneal cavity into the blood. The object of the present study was to clarify certain aspects concerned with anesthetic and ventilatory techniques, mostly in connection with the comparison between the effects of insufflation of either carbon dioxide or nitrous(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of a 0.5% ferric hyaluronate gel, in reducing adhesions in patients undergoing peritoneal cavity surgery by laparotomy, with a planned 'second-look' laparoscopy. METHODS The study was a randomized (by computer-generated schedule), third party blinded, placebo-controlled,(More)
The intraperitoneal instillation of 32% dextran 70 (HyskonR, Pharmacia AB, Sweden) has previously been reported to prevent the formation of postoperative adhesions. Against this background, the present study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of HyskonR in counteracting peritoneal adhesions following tubal microsurgery. 105 infertile women were(More)
One hundred and ninety-eight patients with abnormal cytologic smears had extensive diagnostic biopsy of the portio combined with endocervical curettage. Severe dysplasia or cancer in situ was found in 57 per cent of the patients. During a period of observation of 6--42 months (average 18 months) the cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) regressed in 54(More)
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