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Combo Screening Doesn't Spot Early Ovarian Cancer

... out on the efficacy of screening with CA125 and transvaginal ultrasound in terms of reducing the mortality ... be made of the impact of screening with CA125 and transvaginal ultrasound," he added. This study only reports ... false positives." In addition, screening with transvaginal ultrasound lead to a higher rate of surgery for ...

Sonohysterography is an alternative diagnostic tool for women with adenomyosis

... cavity, improves the diagnostic capability of transvaginal ultrasound in detecting adenomyosis (a common ... They are difficult to characterize on standard transvaginal ultrasound. This peculiar appearance was seen in ... in the uterus (myometrium and endometrium) using transvaginal ultrasound alone. SHG then has a role to play in ...

Hopkins transplant surgeons remove healthy kidney through donor's vagina

... that performed the historic operation. The transvaginal donor kidney extraction, performed Jan. 29 on a ... abdomen, one of which is hidden in her navel. transvaginal kidney removals have been done previously to ... cosmetic result." Both laparoscopies and transvaginal operations are enabled by wandlike cameras and ...

Hospital Clínic conducts the first kidney extraction through the vagina in Europe

... , Head of Gynaecology of the same centre. transvaginal nephrectomy is a technique permitting kidney ... 6 centimetres. Contrarily to laparoscopy, transvaginal nephrectomy uses the vaginal orifice and the ... these cases required incisions and, as occurs in transvaginal nephrectomy, both hospital stay and complications ...

Ultrasound Beats Blood Test for Gauging Ovarian Cancers: Study

... or benign. The ultrasound exams, including transvaginal gray-scale and color Doppler ultrasound exams, ... "It gives more information, more evidence that a transvaginal ultrasound can be effective under these ... diagnostic tool. This [study] appears to say transvaginal ultrasound is definitely better." But the study ...

Boston Scientific's Urology/Gynecology Products Featured in Studies at International Urogynecological Association Annual Meeting

... 9:00 a.m. Short-Term Outcomes and Peri-Operative Events After a New transvaginal Anterior and Apical Mesh Repair - Dennis P. Miller, M.D. This study ... during a video with data session at 1:30 p.m. Comparison of transvaginal Mesh System Placement for Support of Anterior and Apical Compartments in a ...

Abdominal Surgery May Become Easier for Patients

... and dangerous option for weight-loss surgery. It was used to perform transvaginal sleeve gastrectomy in morbidly obese patients, creating two small ... In another study, Horgan and colleagues were the first to perform transvaginal appendectomies. The procedure involved just a small incision in the ...

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Novel Investigational Notes and SSL Devices Featured in 15 Presentations at Sages

... Feinberg School of Medicine led this study. Completely transvaginal NOTES Cholecystectomy in a Porcine Model Using Novel Endoscopic ... is feasible in a porcine model using the NOTES Toolbox. To date, transvaginal cholecystectomy is the most common NOTES procedure performed in humans. ...

FDA Grants Ethicon Endo-Surgery Approval of Its IDE Application to Commence Study of Notes Toolbox(TM)

... will investigate one of four methods: transgastric (through the mouth) and transvaginal (through the vagina) cholecystectomies and transgastric and transvaginal diagnostic peritoneoscopies. About Ethicon Endo-Surgery Ethicon ...

Cleveland Clinic First To Perform Nephrectomy Completely Transvaginally

... and Robotic Surgery, and his team performed the first completely transvaginal nephrectomy on March 13. The procedure involved inserting a small, single ... toward scar-less procedures." Previously reported cases of transvaginal nephrectomy involved performing all aspects of the surgery through a ...

The navel: A single, safe surgical access route for kidney extraction

... team that, a little less than a year ago, carried out the world's first transvaginal nephrectomy due to kidney cancer also a minimally invasive technique; ... it is a technique that can be used on both men and women, unlike transvaginal nephrectomy, which is only possible in women. The single-port ...

Combo of Tests Might Spot Ovarian Cancer Early

... women to either no ovarian cancer screening or to screening with transvaginal ultrasound plus a blood test that finds a marker for ovarian cancer, called CA125. A third group was screened using transvaginal ultrasound alone. Between 2001 and 2005, the researchers uncovered 87 ...

Symptom Screening Plus a Simple Blood Test Equals a 20 Percent Jump in Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

... might be worth checking with her doctor to see if a CA125 blood test and transvaginal ultrasound may be appropriate." Assessing the symptoms included in the ... contact her physician, who may then prescribe a CA125 blood test and/or transvaginal ultrasound. CONTACT Kristen Woodward 206-667-5095 ...

Symptoms Plus Blood Test Boost Ovarian Cancer Detection

... did not have ovarian cancer, according to Andersen. These women received transvaginal ultrasound tests for follow-up, according to Andersen. "This study ... and unnecessarily worries women who don't have cancer. Saslow said transvaginal ultrasound can be a good test, but it has to be done by an experienced ...

New Insights, Inroads Against Breast, Ovarian Cancers

... is looking for. For example, research published in the April issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology found that combining the CA125 test with transvaginal ultrasound did not help detect ovarian cancer. The new results may only reinforce that skepticism. "We've put that one [CA125 screening] in the ...

More Cancer Tests Mean More False-Positive Results

... flexible sigmoidoscopy to check for colorectal cancer, along with a three- or five-year follow-up; annual tests for cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) and a transvaginal ultrasound yearly to check for ovarian cancer in women; and an annual digital rectal exam to check for prostate cancer in men, as well as a ...

Women's Gynecological Exams: Another Victim of the Troubled Economy?

... not detect ovarian cancer, so additional testing will need to be done by a health practitioner to make a diagnosis. This could include a pelvic exam, transvaginal ultrasound or a blood test. The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that provides public education and ...

Ovarian cancer screening not catching early disease

... is none. The UAB results are published April 1 in the journal Obstetrics & Genecology . One alarming trend noted in the study is how often transvaginal ultrasound led to a high rate of unnecessary removal of the ovaries, which means no cancer was detected in these organs post-surgery. "This data ...

Catching Ovarian Cancer Early May Miss Aggressive Tumors

... disease," Berchuck said. Currently, there is no approved ovarian cancer screening test for the general population, but the CA125 blood test and transvaginal ultrasound imaging are being evaluated in clinical trials. More information The American Cancer Society has more about ovarian cancer . ...

Ovarian cancers detected early may be less aggressive, questioning effectiveness of screening

... Berchuck said. Although there is currently no approved ovarian cancer screening test for the general population, the CA125 blood test and transvaginal ultrasound imaging currently are being evaluated in clinical trials. The researchers looked at gene expression patterns in 166 ovarian cancer ...

NOSCAR announces 2008 NOTES Research Award winners

... MD Immune & Baseline Alterations on the Physiologic Response to Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES): A Comparison Between Human transvaginal and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Erica Moran, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 2 Awards 1) Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating NOTES Repair of ...

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and CSI: Miami Star Eva La Rue Launch Eva's Divas in Hollywood to Educate Women Nationwide About Ovarian Cancer

... Women who have the following symptoms almost daily for more than a few weeks should see their gynecologist and ask for a rectovaginal exam and transvaginal ultrasound. The symptoms include: -- Bloating -- Pelvic or abdominal pain -- Trouble eating or feeling full quickly -- Feeling the need to ...

Uterus Size May Predict Risk for Premature Twins After IVF

... likely to give birth prematurely. They theorized that this was because the uterine cavity had been distended by the previous pregnancies. Using transvaginal ultrasound (a process called hysterosonometry, or HSM), they measured uterus height of 79 women and followed them after having successful IVF ...

Symptom screening plus a simple blood test improves early detection of ovarian cancer

... as most breast lumps are not breast cancer, but it's still a sign that it might be worth checking with her doctor to see if a CA125 blood test and transvaginal ultrasound may be appropriate." Assessing the symptoms included in the symptom-screening index may already be done by some doctors based on a ...

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... control to move around organs and blood vessels. RealHand allows the instrument tip to track the surgeons hand movements and have been customized for transvaginal NOTES procedures. The surgery was guided by imagery enabled by a flexible, high-definition digital endoscope made by Olympus America. ...

Cervix Length at Mid-Pregnancy May Predict C-Section Risk

... 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine , included almost 25,000 women who had their cervical length measured at 23 weeks of gestation using transvaginal ultrasound. Caesarean rates were highest among those women with the longest cervix measurements. The women whose cervical measurements were ...

Cheaper and Quicker Alternative to Ovarian Reserve Tests

... Researchers from Netherlands say that simple transvaginal ultrasound scans can do away with invasive, expensive and time consuming ... small egg-bearing ovarian follicles about 2-10 mm in diameter, with transvaginal sonography (ultrasound). Kwee compared the follicle count with ovarian ...

Follicle Count Test as Good as Hormone Tests in Predicting Ovarian Response

... Researchers find that Follicle count test done using transvaginal sonography is as good at predicting ovarian response as other// expensive ... small egg-bearing ovarian follicles about 2-10 mm in diameter, with transvaginal sonography (ultrasound). Kwee compared the follicle count with ...

New Procedure Helps Stop Urinary Incontinence

... aren’t effective for some women. For them, surgery may be the solution. Baylor Waxahachie is offering a new surgical procedure called tension-free transvaginal tape (TVT). It works by supporting the middle of the urethra—the section most stressed by activities—with a strip of mesh tape. The minimally ...

Researchers Opts For Better Screening Methods For Detecting Ovarian Cancer

... can detect ovarian cancer, that too only if the disease is in the advanced stage. However, the combination of a thorough pelvic exam, transvaginal ultrasound and a blood test for the tumor marker CA125 should be offered to women who are at high risk of ovarian cancer. Promising research ...

A first for India - IVF baby born of surrogacy

... and used for the collection of eggs and was given hormone injections to produce multiple eggs.The maturity of the eggs was monitored by serial transvaginal ultrasound and blood oestrogen. Subsequently, the eggs were collected by ultrasound guided aspiration. Simultaneously, the second woman, acting ...
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