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Electrosurgical Vessel Sealing Improves Some Outcomes of Vaginal Hysterectomy

Compared with conventional clamping and suturing for vaginal hysterectomy, electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing reduces early pain and shortens operating times, researchers say. In earlier randomized trials, bipolar vessel sealing shortened operative times, reduced blood loss and postoperative pain, and shortened hospital stays. The researchers’ current trial looked at those outcomes, as well as recovery, micturition…

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Energy-Based Vessel Sealing May Improve Vaginal Hysterectomy

Energy-based vessel sealing during vaginal hysterectomy appears to decrease operating time, blood loss, and hospital stay, according to a pair of Canadian researchers. But one of the two told Reuters Health that the technique isn’t quite ready for prime time. “Energy-based vessel sealing has the potential to improve operative capability and surgical outcomes,” said Dr….

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VTE Prophylaxis in Gynecologic Surgery: Effective but Underused

For the majority of women having gynecologic surgery for benign conditions, intermittent pneumatic compression provides sufficient protection against venous thromboembolism (VTE). Women at increased risk for blood clots, including older women with cancer or a history of VTE, will need pharmacologic prophylaxis as well. The findings are from a systematic review of randomized clinical trials…

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Mesh Better Than Colporrhaphy for Vaginal Prolapse, but Risks Higher

With more than 300,000 U.S. women facing surgery in the U.S. each year for pelvic-organ prolapse, a new study has concluded that the newer technique of supporting the internal organs with a mesh trampoline produces better short-term success, but complication rates are higher. The study, in the May 12th New England Journal of Medicine, comes…

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