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  1. Content type: Original Article

    Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is practiced by different surgical disciplines applying similar basic techniques. In 2007, the Dutch Health Care inspectorate indicated the need for a guideline including multi...

    Authors: Claire F. la Chapelle, Willem A. Bemelman, Marlies Y. Bongers, Teus A. van Barneveld and Frank Willem Jansen

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 10:776

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  2. Content type: Original Article

    In teaching hospitals all over the world, skills laboratories have been set up in order to train and assess minimally invasive surgical (MIS) skills. However, there are no generally accepted standards as to wh...

    Authors: Ellen Hiemstra, Henk W. R. Schreuder, Anne M. Stiggelbout and Frank Willem Jansen

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 10:772

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  3. Content type: Review Article

    Post-surgical adhesions are common and can cause substantial co-morbidity. The aim of this review was to investigate the efficacy of 4 % icodextrin solution, a widely used adhesion prevention agent, in gynaeco...

    Authors: Fiona L. Mackie, Sofia Dias, Andrew Watson and Gaity Ahmad

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 10:760

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  4. Content type: Perspective

    Postoperative adhesions have become the most common complication of open or laparoscopic abdominal surgery and a source of major concern because of their potentially dramatic consequences. The proposed guideli...

    Authors: Rudy Leon De Wilde, Hans Brölmann, Philippe Robert Koninckx, Per Lundorff, Adrian M. Lower, Arnaud Wattiez, Michal Mara and Markus Wallwiener

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 9:764

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  5. Content type: Original Article

    We here present the full text of a patient leaflet we have designed, and routinely use, to provide preoperative education about adhesions to patients undergoing open or laparoscopic gynaecological surgery. The...

    Authors: Markus Wallwiener, Hans Brölmann, Philippe Robert Koninckx, Per Lundorff, Adrian M. Lower, Arnaud Wattiez, Michal Mara and Rudy Leon De Wilde

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 9:762

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  6. Content type: Review Article

    The purpose of this review is to provide evidence-based guidance for surgical decisions during abdominal hysterectomy performed for benign indications. Using combinations of terms “abdominal,” “hysterectomy,” ...

    Authors: Danish S. Siddiqui, Hussain Ali, Kiley A. Bernhard, Vincenzo Berghella and Suneet P. Chauhan

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 9:763

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  7. Content type: Original Article

    The purpose of this study was to analyze complication and recurrence rates after deep endometriotic nodule surgery. A total of 3,298 cases of deep endometriotic nodules were analyzed. The shaving technique was...

    Authors: Jacques Donnez, Pascale Jadoul, Sébastien Colette, Mathieu Luyckx, Jean Squifflet and Olivier Donnez

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 10:759

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  8. Content type: Original Article

    The management of an advanced multi-compartment prolapse requires a combination of techniques. The objective of this study was to report the anatomical outcomes of a prospective randomised trial comparing tens...

    Authors: Ayman Qatawneh, Fawaz Al-Kazaleh, Shawqi Saleh, Fida Thekrallah, Majed Bata, Issa Sumreen and Mahmoud Al-Mustafa

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 10:758

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  9. Content type: Original Article

    This study was undertaken to evaluate the value of routine hysteroscopy prior to uterine artery embolisation (UAE) for symptomatic uterine fibroids. The study design used is hospital-based retrospective study,...

    Authors: Geeta B. Krishnamurthy, Ioanis Tsibanakos, Mohsen Moustafa, Mina Karamshi, Neil Davies and Adam Magos

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 10:755

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  10. Content type: Techniques and instrumentation

    This study describes the diagnosis and treatment of a spontaneous intramyometrial pregnancy by a case report and review of the literature at a university hospital center. A 24-year-old woman presented with a s...

    Authors: Maria-Laura Marotta, Jacques Donnez, Nathalie Michaux, Michaël Dupont, Monique Delos and Olivier Donnez

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 9:751

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  11. Content type: Original Article

    In addition to technical skills, nontechnical factors appear to influence surgical results. This study aims to analyze how visuospatial ability, self-efficacy, and flow are associated with simulated laparoscop...

    Authors: Liv Ahlborg, Leif Hedman, Carsten Rasmussen, Li Felländer-Tsai and Lars Enochsson

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 9:748

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  12. Content type: Original Article

    This study seeks to analyze the association between adenomyosis diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and endometriosis. This is a prospective study of consecutive patients. One hundred fifty-two patie...

    Authors: Midgley Gonzales, Leandro Accardo de Matos, Manoel Orlando da Costa Gonçalves, Roberto Blasbalg, João Antônio Dias Junior, Sérgio Podgaec, Edmund Chada Baracat and Maurício Simões Abrão

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 9:746

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  13. Content type: Original Article

    Vaginal cuff dehiscence (VCD) is a severe adverse event and occurs more frequently after total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) compared with abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy. The aim of this study is to comp...

    Authors: M. D. Blikkendaal, A. R. H. Twijnstra, S. C. L. Pacquee, J. P. T. Rhemrev, M. J. G. H. Smeets, C. D. de Kroon and F. W. Jansen

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 9:745

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  14. Content type: Review Article

    The objective of this study is to report the current status on single-port laparoscopic surgery in gynecology. A systematic MEDLINE review of the English language literature from 2007 to 2011 was performed usi...

    Authors: William Kondo, Reitan Ribeiro and Monica Tessmann Zomer

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 9:743

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  15. Content type: Original Report

    Endometrial ablation procedures are extensively used for the treatment of menorrhagia on premenopausal patients who failed medical therapy. The increasing popularity of safe, effective, less invasive, nonresec...

    Authors: Teresa Tam, Corissa Elgar, Kelly Jirschele and Emily Lombard

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 9:744

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  16. Content type: Review Article

    This study seeks to provide a review of the clinical data published as of July 2011 concerning the postsurgical adhesion barrier, Seprafilm (chemically modified hyaluronic acid and carboxymethylcelulose; Genzy...

    Authors: Michael P. Diamond, Ellen L. Burns, Beverly Accomando, Sadiqa Mian and Lena Holmdahl

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 9:742

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  17. Content type: Perspective

    A new FOATIaRVS (Foci–Ovarian endometrioma–Adhesion–Tubal endometriosis–Inflammation–adenomyosis–Recto Vaginal Space) endometriosis classification is proposed to replace the ASRM (American Society Reproductive...

    Authors: D. K. Tran and Jean Belaisch

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 9:739

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  18. Content type: Original Article

    The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of laparoscopic management of adnexal torsion. Early minimal invasive surgical management of adnexal torsion with the main emphasis on an organ-preservi...

    Authors: Ibrahim Alkatout, Liselotte Mettler, Martin Anlauf, Walter Jonat, Christel Eckmann-Scholz and Thoralf Schollmeyer

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 9:738

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  19. Content type: Original Article

    This study was conducted to evaluate expectant management in asymptomatic patients with an initial serum beta-hCG titer of <2,500 IU/l and to determine the independent ability of initial serum beta-hCG titers ...

    Authors: Sharon P. Rodrigues, Kirsten J. de Burlet, Ellen Hiemstra, Andries R. H. Twijnstra, Erik W. van Zwet, Trudy C. M. Trimbos-Kemper and Frank W. Jansen

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 9:736

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  20. Content type: Original Article

    The Dutch Society for Endoscopic Surgery together with the Dutch Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology initiated a multidisciplinary working group to develop a guideline on minimally invasive surgery to formula...

    Authors: Claire F. la Chapelle, Willem A. Bemelman, Bart M. P. Rademaker, Teus A. van Barneveld and Frank Willem Jansen

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 9:731

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  21. Content type: Original Article

    Total laparoscopic hysterectomies (TLH) are increasingly being used in the management of endometrial carcinoma. There is insufficient research on patient satisfaction and well-being after TLH for malignant end...

    Authors: Sivakami Rajamanoharan, Tim Duncan and Jafaru Abu

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 9:728

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  22. Content type: Original Article

    This study aims to estimate the effect of adding office hysteroscopy to the preoperative diagnostic work-up in abnormal uterine bleeding on the diagnostic accuracy. It is a prospective comparative diagnostic t...

    Authors: Atef M. Darwish, Ezzat H. Sayed, Safwat A. Mohammad, Ibraheem I. Mohammad and Hoida I. Hassan

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 9:732

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  23. Content type: Original Article

    The aim of the study was to determine the rate of persistence of urgency or urge urinary incontinence following midurethral sling surgery compared to standard medication treatment in patients with mixed incont...

    Authors: Jessika Kissling, Lauren Westermann and Neena Agarwala

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2012 9:735

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  24. Content type: Original Article

    The following study describes the use of laparoscopic surgery in the public hospitals of the Ecuadorian ministry of public health in Quito, Ecuador in the year 2008. The aim of the present study was the descri...

    Authors: Harald Krentel and Mercedes Almagro Ruiz

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2011 9:722

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  25. Content type: Original Article

    Laparoscopic surgery requires a unique set of technical skills. There is emphasis on increasing patient safety, and therefore, a growing need to improve laparoscopic training. The aim of this study is to deter...

    Authors: Kushal Chummun, John P. Burke, Ray O’Sullivan and Walter Prendiville

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2011 9:720

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  26. Content type: Original Article

    The aim of this study is the evaluation of a simple surgical widening plasty of the posterior vestibulum for central introital dyspareunia. This study takes place in gynecological infectious diseases clinic in...

    Authors: Gilbert G. G. Donders, Gert Bellen, Bernard Peperstraete and Saskia Folens

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2011 9:719

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  27. Content type: Original Article

    To review outcomes of patients with stage IB-2 cervical carcinoma treated with chemoradiation therapy (CRT) followed by total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH), common iliac and para-aortic lymphadenectomy (PAL). A...

    Authors: Glenn E. Bigsby IV, Robert W. Holloway, Sarfraz Ahmad, Michael D. Sombeck, George Ebra and Neil J. Finkler

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2011 9:717

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  28. Content type: Original Article

    This study was conducted to adapt and validate a patient safety (PS) framework for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) as a first step in understanding the clinical relevance of various PS risk factors in MIS. Ei...

    Authors: Sharon P. Rodrigues, Moniek ter Kuile, Jenny Dankelman and Frank W. Jansen

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2011 9:718

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  29. Content type: Original Article

    Genital prolapse is one of the most frequent reasons for gynaecologic consultations. Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (LSC) became the gold standard since laparoscopy was developed. We retrospectively compared two ...

    Authors: Céline Castellier, Lucie Bresson, Michel Cosson and Jean-Philippe Lucot

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2011 9:716

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  30. Content type: Original Article

    In some emergency surgeries for ovarian torsion, the ovary cannot be conserved because of necrosis. Ovarian necrosis and the time from the onset of symptoms to surgery are likely to be directly correlated. In ...

    Authors: Mitsuru Shiota, Yasushi Kotani, Masahiko Umemoto, Takako Tobiume and Hiroshi Hoshiai

    Citation: Gynecological Surgery 2011 9:713

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