FDA Approves First Treatment for Neoadjuvant Breast Cancer
Accelerated approval of Perjeta (pertuzumab) was granted by the FDA as part of a complete treatment regimen for patients with early stage breast cancer before surgery.
Ice and Nanoparticles for Postoperative Pain?
The use of ice packs is an effective but nonstandard method of pain control after open abdominal surgery, and an experimental prolonged drug delivery system using nanotechnology is in the works.
Robotic, Abdominal Myomectomy Equally Effective
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy and abdominal myomectomy to manage uterine fibroids were equally effective in improving symptoms, but each procedure has its own benefits.
GnRH Alternative to Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids
Compared with hysterectomy, GNRHa is an effective treatment of uterine fibroids and has an equivalent effect on sexual function.
Laser Fibers for Urological Surgery Don’t Conform to Standard Measurements
The actual measurements of the total and core diameters of laser fibers used for urological surgery do not conform to the advertised measurements, a new study found.
Lung Cancer Drug May Be Alternative to Surgery for Ectopic Pregnancy
A new study finds promising evidence that a lung cancer drug, when combined with methotrexate, has potential to spare women with ectopic pregnancies from surgery.
Surgical Management of Menorrhagia
The successful management of heavy menstrual bleeding with endometrial resection or ablation depends more on the surgeon’s skill than the technique used.
Changes to Perioperative Care Improve Outcomes
The use of an enhanced recovery pathway for perioperative care in complex gynecological surgery can reduce length of hospital stay, need for narcotic pain control, and costs.
Does LESS Produce Better Outcomes Than Conventional Laparoscopy?
There is little difference in the effectiveness and safety of laparoendoscopic single-site surgery and conventional laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of gynecological diseases.
Gum Chewing Improves Bowel Motility After Laparoscopic Surgery
After minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, gum chewing has beneficial effects on bowel motility when used as an adjunct treatment in postoperative care, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial.