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OBJECTIVE To describe our initial outcome data following a shortened 6-week treatment protocol with percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) in women with overactive bladder syndrome (OABS) unresponsive to bladder retraining and anticholinergic therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a prospective observational study over a 6-month period. In all, 43(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the knowledge, attitude and training on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) amongst medical and midwifery professionals working in an area of high prevalence of the condition. STUDY DESIGN Prospective observational study using a questionnaire designed to assess knowledge, attitude and training received by health care(More)
The aim of this study was to describe self-reported oral health, oral hygiene habits, frequency of visits to a dentist and factors associated with dental attendance among pregnant women at a North London Hospital, the majority of whom are immigrants. Peridontal disease is associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. The aim of this study(More)
Overactive bladder syndrome is defined as a symptom syndrome which includes urinary urgency, with or without urge incontinence, usually accompanied by frequency (>8 micturitions/24 h) and nocturia. Conservative treatment usually comprises behavioural techniques, bladder retraining, pelvic floor re-education and pharmacotherapy but up to 30% of patients will(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the demographics, indication and complications of emergency postpartum hysterectomy in a multiethnic high-risk obstetric population and to assess if there is a change in trend between 1983 and 2003. Eighteen women underwent postpartum hysterectomies in the 20 year period (prevalence 0.028%) and there were two maternal(More)
The most recent Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths expressed concern that mortality in women from non-English-speaking ethnic groups was twice that of native-born women. There are very few published data on the obstetric performance of Kosovo Albanian refugees who have relocated to the United Kingdom and the aim of this study was to compare the(More)
Backache is a common cause of morbidity among doctors and 50% of the obstetricians and gynaecologists suffering from this attribute it to work practice and posture. Occupational injuries remain poorly studied among obstetricians and gynaecologists and we have therefore tried to assess the extent and demographics of work-related injuries sustained during(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of enhanced recovery pathway implementation on patient outcomes after vaginal hysterectomy (VH) performed to treat benign indications. DESIGN Case-control study examining outcome measures including length of stay, pain scores, postoperative morbidity, and readmission rates after implementation of the Enhanced Recovery(More)