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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 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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To compare surgical outcomes in women with enlarged uteri >12 weeks' size who underwent vaginal hysterectomy compared to abdominal hysterectomy for non-prolapse indications. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study performed between 2007 and 2012 in a North London teaching hospital. The study group comprised 39 women who had vaginal hysterectomy(More)
Novel influenza A (H1N1) (H1N1 2009 influenza virus) or 'swine flu' has been identified as the cause of a widespread outbreak of respiratory infection worldwide. Based on experience from previous influenza pandemics, pregnant women are thought to be at a higher risk of contracting swine flu and developing complications. This review summarises the(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)