Stefano Uccella

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OBJECTIVE We sought to compare the efficacy of a double-balloon transcervical catheter to that of a prostaglandin (PG) vaginal insert among women undergoing labor induction. STUDY DESIGN In all, 210 women with a Bishop score ≤6 were assigned randomly to cervical ripening with either a double-balloon device or a PGE2 sustained-release vaginal insert.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether the maximum time for cervical ripening (from 24-12 hours) would influence the efficacy of a transcervical Foley catheter and to compare efficacy to that of a prostaglandin E(2) vaginal insert. STUDY DESIGN Three hundred ninety-seven women were assigned randomly to (1) Foley catheter left in(More)
CONTEXT Surgery represents the mainstay of treatment for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Among different surgical procedures, abdominal sacrocolpopexy (SC) is the gold standard for apical or multicompartmental POP. Research has recently focused on the role of robot-assisted sacrocolpopexy (RASC). OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review on the outcomes of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of vaginal cuff dehiscence after minimally invasive hysterectomy, we reported our series of total laparoscopic hysterectomies with transvaginal colporraphy. STUDY DESIGN We then conducted a systematic search of PubMed to retrieve published series of laparoscopic and robotic hysterectomies, in which different techniques(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the risk of vaginal cuff dehiscence after different routes of hysterectomy and methods of cuff closure. METHODS A multi-institutional analysis of 12,398 patients who underwent hysterectomy for both benign and malignant disease between 1994 and 2008 was performed. We analyzed how different routes of hysterectomy and approaches to(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 Because few cases of bone metastases of endometrial cancer have been reported, and information is scarce on their incidence, treatment, prognosis, and outcomes, we sought to compile a series of bone metastases of endometrial cancer and to systematically review the medical literature. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed medical records of(More)
Mixed endocrine-exocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract are rare neoplasms, which have been reported in the literature mainly as case reports and have been designated with a various and rather confusing terminology. In this review, on the basis of personally studied cases and of the analysis of cases reported in the literature, we have tried to(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of uterine weight on the mode of hysterectomy and on perioperative outcomes and to explore how the increasing experience in endoscopic techniques influenced our choice of surgical approach to hysterectomy to treat benign conditions. DESIGN Retrospective analysis (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the results of laparoscopic staging of apparent early ovarian cancer (EOC) with those obtained with comprehensive surgical staging via laparotomy. METHODS Consecutive patients undergoing comprehensive laparoscopic staging for presumed EOC (LPS group; N=15) were compared with historical controls selected from consecutive women who have(More)