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New Procedure To Correct Pelvic Prolapse Has Faster Recovery, Shorter Hospital Stay

... they use small instruments to lift the vagina back up to its natural position by attaching synthetic mesh from the top of the vagina to the ligament overlying the tailbone. The mesh provides the vagina with the right amount of support to keep it in ...

Hi-Tech Advances the Practice of Minimally Invasive Gynecology at AAGL Global Congress

... vault prolapse, a condition where the top of the vagina protrudes into the lower portion of the vagina in women who have had hysterectomies. The second ... the body's natural openings such as the mouth or vagina to access internal organs. This very new field ...

'Good bacteria' in women give clues for slowing HIV transmission

... Physicians tracked the level of HIV virus in the vagina as well as infection by common sexually ... hydrogen-peroxide-producing Lactobacillus in the vagina had lower levels of HIV virus in genital ... in women, decreased levels of the virus in the vagina with the presence of Lactobacillus that produce ...

Study Evaluating Efficacy and Safety of Two Low-dose Regimens of PREMARIN Vaginal Cream for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Vaginal Atrophy Now Published

... Vaginal Cream is used to treat menopausal changes in and around the vagina and painful intercourse caused by these changes.()Menopause can cause ... is used after menopause to treat menopausal changes in and around the vagina and to treat painful intercourse caused by menopausal changes of the ...

Anti-HIV gel shows promise in large-scale study in women

... other sexually transmitted infections when applied topically inside the vagina or rectummay prevent male-to-female sexual transmission of HIV infection. ... the entry of HIV into cells; BufferGel boosts the natural acidity of the vagina in the presence of seminal fluid, which can help to inactivate HIV and ...

FDA Approves Low-dose Regimen of PREMARIN Vaginal Cream to Treat Moderate to Severe Postmenopausal Dyspareunia – Painful Sexual Intercourse : Agency Grants New Indication for Bothersome Vaginal Symptom Associated with Menopause

... due to menopause, restore vaginal tissue, and reverse changes in the vagina that occur with menopause. The approval is based on efficacy results ... is used after menopause to treat menopausal changes in and around the vagina and to treat painful intercourse caused by menopausal changes of the ...

Urologists report success using robot-assisted surgery for urinary abnormality

... laparoscopic surgery to repair abnormal openings between the bladder and vagina known as fistulas. Reporting on their experience with seven patients, ... in frequent urinary tract infections and the leakage of urine from the vagina and can be mistaken for continence. All women had previously undergone ...

UNC study: Common vaginal infection may increase risk of HIV infection

... Other research has shown that BV results in several changes in the vagina that could explain why it increases the risk of HIV, such as a depletion in a type of bacteria that are believed to play a role in defending the vagina against microorganisms including HIV, and higher pH levels that may ...

HIV prevention researchers to compare common ARV as a pill and vaginal gel in unique study

... gel formulations of tenofovir. In part because certain cells in the vagina are easy targets for the virus, women are more than twice as likely as ... the sexual transmission of HIV when applied topically on the inside of the vagina or rectum. In MTN-001, researchers will assess women's adherence to ...

Staff Training Reduces Postpartum Bleeding, Episiotomies

... shown that an episiotomy -- the surgical cutting of the skin between the vagina and anus -- is not beneficial in preventing tearing of the vagina during the birth process. "It can be difficult to change accepted ...

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

... of a kidney ‒affected by a malignant tumour‒ through the vagina has been achieved. This fact sets a milestone in the framework of ... has made possible the first European extraction of a kidney through the vagina has been led by Dr. Antonio Alcaraz , head of the Urology Unit; Dr. M ...

Trial finds tenofovir gel safe for daily use and most women adhered to study regimens

... the sexual transmission of HIV when applied topically on the inside of the vagina or rectum. Tenofovir gel is among a newer class of candidate microbicides ... also evaluated how the active ingredient in the gel was absorbed from the vagina into the blood and vaginal tissue; and looked at the effects of prolonged ...

Surgeons Remove Gallbladder Through Vagina

... appealing. "As a woman, I find it distasteful and invasive to have the vagina used as a midtown tunnel for the traffic of surgery, simply because there ... performed surgeries, she said. In addition, the operation through the vagina takes three to four times longer than it takes to perform ...

Birth Control May Help Ward Off Bacterial Vaginosis

... advantages that can be used for treating bacterial vaginosis," Wu said. Bacterial vaginosis occurs when the normal bacterial flora of the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overproduction of other types of bacteria. Symptoms include a fishy odor and discharge, as well as itching, burning ...

Bronx Jury Awards 60 Million Dollars to Woman in Medical Malpractice Case

... to Dr. Ofodile for a thigh lift procedure. As a result of the procedure, Ms. Hugh sustained significant injury and deformity to the labia of her vagina which is permanent and cannot be surgically corrected. Dr. Ofodile failed to inform and provide Ms. Hugh with informed consent and failed to ...

MRI May Help Find Deep Endometriosis

... suggests. All but one of 27 cases of deep endometriosis -- in which uterine tissue (endometrium) grows and attaches to areas such as the cervix, vagina or colon -- were detected via MRI, with the location of deep lesions being accurately indicated on the images, according to the study published ...

MRI Accurately Depicts Deep Endometriosis

... and infertility. There are two types of endometriosis: superficial and subperitoneal (deep). Deep endometriosis infiltrates areas of the cervix, vagina and/or the colon, and, less frequently, the bladder and ureter. Superficial endometriosis can be treated with laparoscopy, but deep endometriosis ...

MRI accurately depicts deep endometriosis

... and infertility. There are two types of endometriosis: superficial and subperitoneal (deep). Deep endometriosis infiltrates areas of the cervix, vagina and/or the colon, and, less frequently, the bladder and ureter. Superficial endometriosis can be treated with laparoscopy, but deep endometriosis ...

Abdominal Surgery May Become Easier for Patients

... It was used to perform transvaginal sleeve gastrectomy in morbidly obese patients, creating two small incisions in the abdomen and one in the vagina to remove 70 percent of the patients' stomachs, the study reported. The findings were to be presented this week at the Digestive Disease Week ...

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

... an external incision. To assist with visualizing the internal surgical site, an endoscope is passed through a natural orifice such as the mouth or vagina and then through an internal incision in the stomach, bladder, colon or uterus. Single-site laparoscopy (SSL) is another advanced form of ...

Cleveland Clinic First To Perform Nephrectomy Completely Transvaginally

... performing all aspects of the surgery through a multi-channel port in the belly button using the standard laparoscopic approach. In these cases, the vagina mostly acted as the extraction point for the diseased organ. In the method developed by Dr. Kaouk and his team, the entire surgery is performed ...

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

... incision that cannot be seen, inside the vagina. Since then, Dr. Alcaraz and his team have carried out a total of 12 kidney extractions via the vagina a route that is also being proposed as an alternative for transplants involving live organ donors. But the star of today's new milestone ...

Gallbladder removal through vagina offers minimally invasive alternative

... been characterized by many in the medical profession as laying the groundwork for truly "incisionless" surgery. In NOTES cases, surgeons use the vagina or mouth in patients to remove organs such as the gallbladder, kidney and appendix. When the gallbladder is removed through the vagina, a thin, ...

FDA Approves Low-dose Regimen of PREMARIN Vaginal Cream to Treat Moderate to Severe Postmenopausal Dyspareunia - Painful Sexual Intercourse

... need treatment with PREMARIN Vaginal Cream. PREMARIN(R) Vaginal Cream is used after menopause to treat menopausal changes in and around the vagina and to treat painful intercourse caused by menopausal changes of the vagina. PREMARIN Vaginal Cream should not be used if you have unusual ...

LSUHSC public health contributes to estimate of HPV-related cancers

... women (0.3). Women with a history of cervical cancer have an increased risk of developing subsequent in situ (non-invasive) cancers of the vagina and vulva, as well as invasive cancers of the vagina, vulva, and rectum. The Cancer supplement chapters also focus on disparities of ...

U.S. Reported 25,000 Cases of HPV-Related Cancers Annually

... women had the lowest rates. Women with a history of cervical cancer have an increased risk of developing subsequent non-invasive cancers of the vagina and vulva, as well as invasive cancers of the vagina, vulva and rectum. The findings, which were published online, will be in the Nov. 15 ...

CONSUMER REPORTS: Back to Basics For Safer Childbirth

... that help to clear fluid from their lungs. That clearance can protect against serious breathing problems outside the womb. Passage through the vagina might also increase the likelihood that the newborn's intestines will be colonized with "good" bacteria after the sterile womb environment. ...

Antibiotics can prevent wound complications of childbirth, Stanford/Packard study finds

... gynecology at Packard Children's and the Charles B. and Ann L. Johnson Professor in the School of Medicine. Vaginal tears, which occur between the vagina and the anus, are classified in severity according to their length. Third-degree tears extend into the muscle of the anal sphincter and fourth-degree ...

AZO Answers the Burning Question: What's Up Down There?

... a UTI, men can also get the infection. UTIs are commonly caused by the bacteria found in the digestive tract, stool, or on the skin around a women's vagina which is why women are more likely to get the infection. About Amerifit Brands: Amerifit Brands is a leading developer, marketer and distributor ...

Research Grant to Fund Free Surgeries for Women Suffering From Blocked Fallopian Tubes

... fallopian tubes, and surrounding areas. It injects a special contrasting dye through a thin flexible tube, or catheter that is inserted through the vagina and the cervix into the uterus. Because the uterus and the fallopian tubes are connected, the contrast material then flows into the fallopian tubes. ...

Family history places women at risk of pelvic organ prolapse, SLU research finds

... the uterus, rectum or bladder to keep it inside the body. A more conservative treatment, McLennan says, is placing a plastic device inside the vagina to hold everything up. Women with a family history of hernia or prolapse were at 1.4 times the risk of prolapse than those without a close ...

US Female Sterilization Market to Grow to Almost $245 Million Over the Next Five Years

... Female Sterilization Transcervical female sterilization refers to sterilization methods that involve reaching the fallopian tubes through the vagina and uterus. Transcervical female sterilization provides women with a minimally invasive permanent sterilization option that does not involve external ...

Removal of superficial tumors in esophagus by endoscopy can avoid extirpation of this part

... out using natural orifices, known as NOTES (natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery). Access can be through the buccal cavity, the anus, the vagina and the urinary bladder, the most commonly used routes being oral and vaginal. With the same endoscopy we usually use we can get to the stomach, ...

Good sexual intercourse lasts minutes, not hours, therapists say

... decades. Thirty-four, or 68 percent, of the group responded and rated a range of time amounts for sexual intercourse, from penetration of the vagina by the penis until ejaculation, that they considered adequate, desirable, too short and too long. The average therapists responses defined the ...

BMP Sunstone's Propess(R) Recommended as First Line Treatment By the Chinese Medical Association

... field for cervical ripening in the induction of labor. Cytokine PharmaSciences is focused on the use of polymers for the delivery of drugs to the vagina or buccal cavity, as well as the development of novel targets and therapeutic agents for the treatment of inflammation, autoimmune diseases and ...

HIV Drug in Microbicide Gel Safe for Daily Use

... sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Microbicides designed to prevent HIV infection are applied on the inside of the vagina or rectum. The study was presented this week at Microbicides 2008, an international meeting in New Delhi, India. More information The U.S. ...

FDA Warning for N-9 - an Opportunity for VivaGel(R)

... addition, FDA is requiring that the labels warn consumers that the chemical N9 in stand-alone vaginal contraceptives and spermicides can irritate the vagina and rectum, which may increase the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS from an infected partner. "Starpharma welcomes this clear statement from the FDA," ...

Most patients who have male-to-female sex-change surgery are happy, despite complications

... of age, with an average age of 43. Most had had surgery about three years before. 91 per cent had had a clitoris created and 89 per cent had had a vagina created. The researchers found that: 23 per cent of the patients had, or were having, regular intercourse and 61 per cent were happy with ...

Number of Partners Doesn't Explain Gay HIV Rate

... "That puts gay men at much higher risk overall," he said. In addition, HIV transmission is more easily transmitted through the penis than via the vagina or the anus, Goodreau said. Heterosexuals tend to maintain the same role (insertive vs. receptive), while gay men can switch roles -- making the ...
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