Elective oophorectomy in the United States: trends and in-hospital complications, 1998-2006.

  title={Elective oophorectomy in the United States: trends and in-hospital complications, 1998-2006.},
  author={Albert Asante and Maura K. Whiteman and Aniket Kulkarni and Shanna Cox and Polly A. Marchbanks and Denise J. Jamieson},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={116 5},
OBJECTIVES To examine trends in rates of elective bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy in the United States and to assess the association of perioperative complications with elective bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. METHODS This cross-sectional study uses 1998-2006 data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, a nationally representative sample of inpatient hospitalizations. Analyses were limited to women aged 15 years or older at average risk for… CONTINUE READING
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