Ever wonder about investing in 3D technology, the best candidates for LESS, and the utility of dual-function instruments? Here's one OB/GYN's opinion.
Complex GYN surgeries require a competency level that traditional training often can't provide. Here, the latest trends in surgical training are discussed.
Methods used during closing after a cesarean section affect intra-abdominal adhesions, according to a new study published in American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Cesarean deliveries are now the most commonly performed abdominal surgery in the United States. In 2005, an estimated 30.3 % of all births involved C-section procedures, and preliminary estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that the incidence of C-sections will continue to rise in the coming decade.
Adhesions occur after almost every abdominal surgery and are the leading cause of intestinal obstruction. Here, tips for adhesion prevention and how to correct them when they do occur are provided.
Recently a letter was sent to the Women's Health Forum by a patient who had undergone numerous surgeries in an effort to alleviate her pain due to surgical adhesions. Additionally, I recently had a patient whose case demonstrates a rather typical story for post-surgical adhesions, and her management. These two patient cases I hope you will find informative and "food for thought".
Neutrophils infiltrate the endometrium pre-menstrually and after long-term progestin only-contraceptive (LTPOC) treatment. Trafficking of neutrophils involves endothelial cell-expressed intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM-1).