Obstetrics & gynaecology

Ureteric injury risk with hysterectomy up 2001 to 2010

(HealthDay)—In 2001 to 2010, 0.5 percent of women experienced ureteric injury in the year after a hysterectomy, with lower rates for benign versus malignant conditions and rates of injury increasing between 2001 and 2010, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Post-hysterectomy cystoscopy may lead to false-positive result

(HealthDay)—For patients with a pre-existing unknown nonfunctional kidney, cystoscopy to confirm ureteral patency after hysterectomy may lead to an incorrect assumption of a ureteral injury, according to a case report published ...


ASA: silence, jazz can reduce heart rate after surgery

(HealthDay)—Silence and listening to jazz music can reduce heart rate after surgery, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, held from Oct. 11 to 15 in New Orleans.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Laparoscopic hysterectomy rates on rise over past decade

(HealthDay)—The rate of laparoscopic hysterectomy has greatly increased over the past decade and is now higher than that of abdominal hysterectomy, according to a study in the April issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Approach to hysterectomy varies despite advances

(Medical Xpress)—By age 65, one-third of women in the United States will have a hysterectomy, an operation to remove the uterus. Most women will undergo a traditional abdominal hysterectomy, despite advances in minimally ...

Medical research

Breakthrough in genetics of fibroids

Uterine leiomyomas, also called fibroids, cause a very significant burden to women's health. They are benign tumors that occur in 60% of women by the age of 45 years and cause symptoms such as abdominal pain and discomfort, ...

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