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Serious and persistent suicidality among European sexual minority youth

Pietro Gambadauro, Vladimir Carli, Danuta Wasserman, Judit Balazs, Marco Sarchiapone, Gergö Hadlaczky PLOS ONE 15(10): e0240840. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0240840 Abstract Background Suicide is a leading cause of death among adolescents and more knowledge from high risk groups is needed in order to develop effective preventive strategies. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between sexual minority status and suicidality in a multinational sample of European school pupils. Methods A self-report questionnaire was delivered to 2046 adolescents (mean age 15.34±1.01; 56.3% females) recruited from 27 randomly selected schools in 6 European countries. Suicidal ideation, measured with the Paykel Suicide Scale
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Depressive symptoms among women with endometriosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Pietro Gambadauro, Vladimir Carli, Gergö Hadlaczky. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2019;220(3):230-241 DOI 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.11.123
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The reproductive prognosis of women considering fertility preservation for early stage endometrial cancer

Pietro Gambadauro MD MSc (Med Ed) PhD. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2020 Nov;302(5):1305-1306. doi: 10.1007/s00404-018-5028-6.
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Psychopathology is associated with reproductive health risk in European adolescents

Pietro Gambadauro, Vladimir Carli, Camilla Wasserman et al. Reprod Health 2018;15:186 doi: /10.1186/s12978-018-0618-0
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Simulation for Training and Assessment in Hysteroscopy: a Systematic Review.

Pietro Gambadauro MD MSc (Med Ed) PhD, Milan Milenkovic MD PhD, Gergö Hadlaczky MSc PhD. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2018 Sep - Oct;25(6):963-973. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2018.03.024.
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Correlates of sexual initiation among European adolescents

Pietro Gambadauro MD MSc (MedEd) PhD, Vladimir Carli MD PhD, Gergö Hadlaczky MSc PhD, et al. PLoS One. 2018 Feb 8;13(2):e0191451. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191451
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Conception by means of in vitro fertilization is not associated with maternal depressive symptoms during pregnancy or postpartum

Pietro Gambadauro, MD, PhD, Stavros Iliadis, MD, PhD, Emma Bränn, MSc, and Alkistis Skalkidou, MD, PhD. Fertil Steril 2017;108(2):325-32. DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2017.06.006
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Ovarian Sertoli-Leydig cell tumours: How typical is their typical presentation?

Melero Cortés LM, Martínez Maestre MÁ, Vieites Pérez-Quintela MB, Gambadauro P. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2017;37(5):655-659. doi: 10.1080/01443615.2017.1291590.
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Endometrial cancer in a woman undergoing hysteroscopy for recurrent IVF failure

Pietro Gambadauro & Johannes Gudmundsson. Gynecol Surg 2017;14:4. DOI: 10.1186/s10397-017-1009-1
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Anxiety at outpatient hysteroscopy

Pietro Gambadauro MD PhD, Ramesan Navaratnarajah MBBCh MRCP MRCOG, Vladimir Carli MD PhD Gynecol Surg 2015;12(3):189-196. DOI: 10.1007/s10397-015-0895-3
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How Predictable Is the Operative Time of Laparoscopic Surgery for Ovarian Endometrioma?

Pietro Gambadauro, Vincenzo Campo, and Sebastiano Campo Minim Invasive Surg, vol. 2015, Article ID 702631, 6 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/702631
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Why is age a major determinant of reproductive outcomes after myomectomy in subfertile women?

Pietro Gambadauro MD PhD. J Obstet Gynaecol 2014, DOI: 10.3109/01443615.2014.987116
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Endometrial polyp or neoplasia? A case-control study in women with polyps at ultrasound

Pietro Gambadauro MD PhD*, Maria Ángeles Martínez-Maestre MD PhD , José Schneider MD PhD , Rafael Torrejón MD PhD. Climacteric 2015;18(3):399-404 DOI:10.3109/13697137.2014.967673
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Reporting of embryo transfer methods in IVF research: a cross-sectional study

Pietro Gambadauro MD PhD, Ramesan Navaratnarajah MBBCh MRCP MRCOG Reprod BioMed Online 2015;30:137-143, DOI: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2014.10.013
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Paraneoplastic anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis: have you checked the ovaries?

Kirsty Cleverly, Pietro Gambadauro and Ramesan Navaratnarajah Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2014;93(7):712-5. DOI: 10.1111/aogs.12386
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When is see-and-treat hysteroscopic polypectomy successful?

Pietro Gambadauro, MD, PhD*, Maria Angeles Martínez-Maestre, MD, PhD, Rafael Torrejón-Cardoso, MD, PhD. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2014;178:70-3. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2014.03.048
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Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy With and Without Robotic Assistance: A Prospective Controlled Study.

Maria Angeles Martínez-Maestre *, Pietro Gambadauro *, Carmen González-Cejudo, Rafael Torrejón (* contributed equally) Surg Innov. 2014;21(3):250-255. DOI: 10.1177/1553350613492023
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Malignant and premalignant changes in the endometrium of women with an ultrasound diagnosis of endometrial polyp.

Pietro Gambadauro MD PhD *, Maria Ángeles Martínez-Maestre MD PhD, José Schneider MD PhD, Rafael Torrejón MD PhD J Obstet Gynaecol 2014, DOI: 10.3109/01443615.2014.916255
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Is a Positive Family History of Endometriosis a Risk Factor for Endometrioma Recurrence After Laparoscopic Surgery?

Sebastiano Campo, Vincenzo Campo and Pietro Gambadauro Reprod Sci. 2014 Apr;21(4):526-31. DOI: 10.1177/1933719113503413
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Pelvic abscess following frozen embryo transfer

Stavros Iliadis, Johannes Gudmundsson and Pietro Gambadauro J Obstet Gynaecol 2013;33(6):633-634
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The relevance of endometrial polyps: a bibliometric study

Pietro Gambadauro, Rafael Torrejón Gynecol Surgery. 2013;10(2):103-108. DOI: 10.1007/s10397-013-0788-2
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The “tele” factor in surgery today and tomorrow: implications for surgical training and education

Pietro Gambadauro, Rafael Torrejón Surg Today. 2013 Feb;43(2):115-22. 2012 Jul 27. [Epub] DOI 10.1007/s00595-012-0267-9 1.Centre for Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Uppsala University Hospital, 751 85, Uppsala, Sweden. 2.Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Breast Pathology, VIrgen del Rocío University Hospital, University of Sevilla, Seville, Spain. Abstract New technological developments in the field of telecommunications have allowed a wide range of potentially novel surgical applications. The introduction of the World Wide Web in 1991 has been followed by a steep rise of the relevance of telemedicine, as it is witnessed in the latest scientific literature. There has been a consistent,
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Dealing with uterine fibroids in reproductive medicine

Pietro Gambadauro J Obstet Gynaecol 2012;32(3):210-216 Correspondence: P. Gambadauro, Centre for Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Uppsala University Hospital, 75185 Uppsala, Sweden. Read More
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Surgical videos for accident analysis, performance improvement and complication prevention: time for a surgical black box?

Pietro Gambadauro, Adam Magos Surg Innov. 2012 Mar;19(1):76-80. Epub 2011 Aug 25. doi:10.1177/1553350611415424
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Intrauterine adhesions following conservative treatment of uterine fibroids

Pietro Gambadauro, Johannes Gudmundsson and Rafael Torrejón Obstet Gynecol Int 2012;2012:853269, doi:10.1155/2012/853269 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE = FREE FULL TEXT PDF AVAILABLE
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Unusually rapid growth of bilateral endometriomas and acute bilateral hydronephrosis

Pietro Gambadauro, Matts Olovsson and Pär Persson Gynecol Endocrinol. 2011 Nov;27(11):948-50. Epub 2011 Apr 15.
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Endoscopic loops for laparoscopic myomectomy

Pietro Gambadauro, Adam Magos Fertility and Sterility. 2011;95(2):e12 doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.11.042
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Digital Video Recordings for Training, Assessment, and Revalidation of Surgical Skills

Pietro Gambadauro and Adam Magos Surgical Technology International 2010 Oct;XX:36-39.
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Laparoscopic myomectomy using endoscopic loops under progressive tension

P. Gambadauro, V. Campo and S. Campo Gynecological Surgery. 2010;7:347-352. DOI 10.1007/s10397-010-0573-4
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Speculum, tenaculum and endometrial biopsy are not routinely needed during diagnostic hysteroscopy

Pietro Gambadauro, Consultant in Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, Centre for Reproduction, Uppsala University Hospital, 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden Adam Magos, Consultant Gynaecologist, University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Free Hospital, NW3 2QG London, UK 03 April 2010 bmj.com Rapid Responses for Cooper NAM et al. BMJ 2010;340 In response to the comments by Dr. Sharma (1), and with reference to the study he quotes in support of routine pain relief for outpatient hysteroscopy, we suspect that the basic hysteroscopy technique used in that study was likely to be painful because: a. They were not using a “no touch” (vaginoscopic)
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Fibroids and Infertility

Pietro Gambadauro and Antonio Pellicer Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad (IVI), Spain Chapter from the E-Learning Module: Female Infertility Diagnosis and Management, Global Fertlity AcademyPietro Gambadauro and Antonio Pellicer Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad (IVI), Spain Chapter from the E-Learning Module: Female Infertility Diagnosis and Management, Global Fertlity AcademyPietro Gambadauro and Antonio Pellicer Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad (IVI), Spain Chapter from the E-Learning Module: Female Infertility Diagnosis and Management, Global Fertlity Academy
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Watching the screen during hysteroscopy: a patient choice

Pietro Gambadauro & Adam Magos BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2009;116(7): 1006-1007Pietro Gambadauro & Adam Magos BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2009;116(7): 1006-1007Pietro Gambadauro & Adam Magos BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2009;116(7): 1006-1007
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The mini-resectoscope: A new instrument for office hysteroscopic surgery.

The mini-resectoscope appears to be an efficient and acceptable instrument for hysteroscopic surgery and can be used without general anesthesia for minor procedure such as polypectomy and the resection of small submucous fibroids. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2009;88(2):227-30The mini-resectoscope appears to be an efficient and acceptable instrument for hysteroscopic surgery and can be used without general anesthesia for minor procedure such as polypectomy and the resection of small submucous fibroids.The mini-resectoscope appears to be an efficient and acceptable instrument for hysteroscopic surgery and can be used without general anesthesia for minor procedure such as polypectomy and the resection of small submucous fibroids.
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Submucous fibroids should be removed in infertile women

Adam Magos*, Pietro Gambadauro, Ioannis Tsibanakos, Amalia Georgakaki, Ioannis Kakaidis, Fady Moiety *Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, Hampstead, London NW3 2QG, England 19 January 2009 bmj.com Rapid Responses for Farquhar C, 2009, 338:b126 EDITOR – Having a particular interest in the management of uterine fibroids, we looked forward to reading Professor Farquhar’s interpretation of the data regarding the relationship between fibroids and infertility (1). We agree with much of what she has written but cannot help but feel that she presents an unnecessarily negative, alarmist and to some extent misleading view of the potential benefits of excising submucous fibroids in
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Endometrial receptivity and implantation are not affected by the presence of uterine intramural leiomyomas: a clinical and functional genomics analysis.

Horcajadas JA, Goyri E, Higón MA, Martínez-Conejero JA, Gambadauro P, García G, Meseguer M, Simón C, Pellicer A. Fundación IVI-Instituto Universitario IVI-University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2008 Sep;93(9):3490-8. Epub 2008 Jun 17 abstract: CONTEXT: Uterine leiomyomas are the most frequent benign tumors during reproductive age. Whether intramural leiomyomas cause infertility and should be removed is controversial because no study has addressed the underlying mechanism of infertility. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to test the effect of intramural leiomyomas on endometrial function by comparing gene during the window of implantation and implantation in
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Office 2.0: a web 2.0 tool for international collaborative research

Pietro Gambadauro, Adam Magos Instituto Universitario IVI (Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad, University of Valencia), 46015 Valencia, Spain (PG) – University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK (AM) Lancet. 2008 May 31;371 (9627):1837-8   full text available at: The Lancet : Office 2.0: a web 2.0 tool for international collaborative research.
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NEST (network enhanced surgical training): A PC-based system for telementoring in gynaecological surgery.

Pietro Gambadauro, Adam Magos Minimally Invasive Therapy Unit & Endoscopy Training Centre, University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, Hampstead, London NW3 2QG, UK. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology , 2008, Volume 139 , Issue 2 , Pages 222 – 225 Abstract: OBJECTIVES: To develop and describe NEST (network enhanced surgical training), an affordable and easily reproducible telementoring system. STUDY DESIGN: We have developed the system around two standard personal computers: a desktop computer for the surgeon in the operating room (OR), equipped with a digital video-capture system; and a laptop computer
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Do patients want to see recordings of their surgery?

Nikolaos Papadopoulos, Dimitri Polysos, Pietro Gambadauro, Pannos Paralampros, Lynne Chapman and Adam Magos Minimally Invasive Therapy Unit & Endoscopy Training Centre, University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, Hampstead, London NW3 2QG, UK European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Volume 138, Issue 1, May 2008, Pages 89-92 Abstract Objective In an effort to improve patients’ understanding and perception of their surgery and communication between doctors and patients we have evaluated the use of a mobile digital video recorder in the case of women undergoing gynaecological surgery. Study design Patients scheduled for endoscopic or
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Impact factor and the quality of research: What is a rose defined by, its name or its scent?

Pietro Gambadauro * and Rafael Torrejón ° *Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy °Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hospital de la Mujer, Hospitales Universitarios Virgen del Rocio, Sevilla, Spain Impact factor and the quality of research: What is a rose defined by, its name or its scent? Comment on “Obstetrical and Gynecological Writing and Publishing in Europe” [Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol. 129 (2006) 119–123] Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2007 Oct;134(2):269-70; author reply 270-1. Epub 2007 Apr 27. full text available at European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
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A new technique for temporary ovarian suspension: temporarily displacing the ovaries anterior to the uterus facilitates pelvic side wall access in the laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis

Lynne Chapman,Malini Sharma, Pannos Paralampros, Pietro Gambadauro, Dimitri Polysos, Nick Papadopulos, Adam Magos Minimally Invasive Therapy Unit and Endoscopy Training Center, Royal Free Hospital, London, England. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2007, May;196(5):494.e1-3. The adnexa frequently hinder access to the pelvic side wall during laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis. An innovative tactic can facilitate dissection. – full text available at American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology : A new technique for temporary ovarian suspension: Temporarily displacing the ovaries anterior to the uterus facilitates pelvic side wall access in the laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis
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Simultaneous Ovarian and Endometrial Osseous Metaplasia: A Case Report

Sebastiano Campo, Vincenzo Campo, Gian Franco Zannoni and Pietro Gambadauro Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 2007, 52:241-243 BACKGROUND: Endometrial ossification is a rare disease. More than 80% of cases occur after pregnancy, but it has been observed in patients with a history of endometritis, dilation and curettage, and metabolic disorders. CASE: A 42-year-old woman presented with osseous metaplasia of both the endometrium and ovaries. At laparoscopy both adnexa were covered with adhesions and were adherent to the posterior wall of the uterus. Following adhesiolysis, calcified nodules were removed from both ovaries with biopsy forceps.
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Digital Video Technology and Surgical Training

Pietro Gambadauro and Adam Magos Minimally Invasive Therapy Unit and Endoscopy Training Centre, University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, NW3 2QG London, England, UK European Clinics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2007, 3:31-34 Abstract For several reasons, surgical training is suffering important reductions in terms of time and opportunities. New approaches to surgical training are required, and new training strategies should be proposed to maintain surgical standards. Affordable technologies allowing digital capture and recording of surgical procedures are now widely available, and we believe that the use of such technologies could play a role in the
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Where is the aorta? Is it worth palpating the aorta prior to laparoscopy?

Dimitrios Polyzos, Nikolaos Papadopoulos, Lynne Chapman, Panos Papalambrous, Vasiliki Varela, Pietro Gambadauro, Adam Magos Minimally Invasive Therapy Unit & Endoscopy Training Centre, University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 2QG, England. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2007;86(2):235-9 Background. Injury to major retroperitoneal vessels is the most catastrophic complication of laparoscopy. Knowledge of the site of the aortic bifurcation prior to inserting the umbilical port would be expected to reduce the risk of this type of injury. The aim of the study is to determine the feasibility of identifying the aortic bifurcation by palpation prior to
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Short-Term and Long-Term Results of Resectoscopic Myomectomy With and Without Pretreatment With GnRH Analogs in Premenopausal Women.

Campo, Sebastiano; Campo, Vincenzo; Gambadauro, Pietro Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey. 60(12):795-796, December 2005. This is a summary (with editorial comment) of an article that we had previously published on Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scadinavica (read more). Abstract: This paper presents data from a series of 80 premenopausal women who underwent resectoscopic myomectomy. Forty-two patients underwent myomectomy during the first few days of their menses (group A), and 38 were operated on after pretreatment with a GnRH analog consisting of 2 months of intramuscular triptorelin (3.75 mg Decapeptyl; group B). Pretreatment or no pretreatment was the decision of the managing gynecologist.
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Short-term and long-term results of resectoscopic myomectomy with and without GnRH analogs

Sebastiano Campo, Vincenzo Campo and Pietro Gambadauro Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2005 Aug;84(8):756-60. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the safety and efficacy of resectoscopic myomectomy and to evaluate the influence of GnRH analog pretreatment on short- and long-term surgery outcome. METHODS: Data were collected from 80 consecutive resectoscopic myomectomies performed on premenopausal women. Forty-two patients (52.5%) had not received any preoperative medical treatment and in their case surgery was performed during the early proliferative phase (group
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Methods of hysterectomy

Adam Magos, Lynne Chapman, Vasiliki Varela, Pangiotis Papalampros, Pietro Gambadauro and Ramesan Navaratnarajah University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2QG, UK 07 July 2005 bmj.com Rapid Responses for Johnson et al., 2005, 330 (7506):1478 EDITOR – We read the systematic review by Johnson et al on methods of hysterectomy with interest [1]. There has long been a debate amongst gynaecologists about which is the best route of surgery, but it is only with the advent of laparoscopic hysterectomy and its variants that proper scientific methods have been applied to compare different techniques. As the review makes
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Ways to deal with problematic employment situations during training

Pietro Gambadauro Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy European Clinics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2005, 1:136-7 full text available at European Clinics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Ways to deal with problematic employment situations during training.
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Desktop search engines: a modern way to hand search in full text.

Adam Magos and Pietro Gambadauro University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2QG, UK Lancet. 2005 Jul 16-22;366(9481):203-4. full text available at The Lancet : Desktop search engines: a modern way to hand search in full text
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Spontaneous pregnancy following multiple laparoscopic myomectomy in a sterile patient with unilateral ovarian agenesis

Pietro Gambadauro, Vincenzo Campo, Sebastiano Campo Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Gemelli 8, 00168, Roma, Italy Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2005 Feb 1;118(2):270-1. full text at : European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology : Spontaneous pregnancy following multiple laparoscopic myomectomy in a sterile patient with unilateral ovarian agenesis
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