Prophylactic dexamethasone decreases the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting without causing observable adverse effects in patients after laparoscopic gynecological surgery, concludes a new meta-analytic review.
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As health care expenditures have risen and hospitals struggle to contain costs, there has been greater acceptance of reusing instruments that originally were designed and sold for single-use only. In a new Committee Opinion, ACOG discuss regulatory, safety, cost, and ethical issues surrounding reprocessed single-use devices.
Although operative time is longer as compared with laparotomy, minimally invasive hysterectomy in obese patients is safe, with less blood loss and shorter hospital stays.
Preoperative measurement of intra-abdominal visceral fat, and the ratio of intra-abdominal visceral fat to subcutaneous fat, may help predict women at greater risk for difficulties during robotic surgery.
Radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation is a safe and effective treatment for menorrhagia in women with symptomatic fibroids, providing both clinically and statistically significant reduction in blood loss, according to new research.
While the cervical stump may serve as a tissue barrier for a patient who has undergone a laparoscopic sacrocervicopexy for organ prolapse, mesh erosion and bacterial infection can still occur.
In obese patients, laparoscopic ports should be placed more than 10 centimeters from the midline to minimize the chance of injury to epigastric vessels, according to research presented at the 41st Global Congress of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
More than 64% of the adult women in the United States are overweight or obese, and these patients pose special challenges for surgeons. New research examining outcomes and complication rates, particularly in the emerging field of robotic surgery, will allow better management of these patients, and ObGyn.net will be paying special attention to this research at AAGL 2012 in Las Vegas.
With AAGL 2012 right around the corner, we’re looking back at some of the most popular articles to come out previous AAGL meetings.
A review comparing laparoscopic hysterectomy versus abdominal hysterectomy for early-stage endometrial cancer has found that rates of overall survival and disease-free survival are similar for the surgical procedures.