Archives for surgery

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Laparoscopic conservative excision of a rare asymptomatic 11-cm ovarian dermoid cyst containing a mandible with seven teeth

Sebastiano Campo, Maria Marone, Pietro Gambadauro, Nicola Garcea Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Catholic University of The Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy Gynaecological Endoscopy 2000,9 (1):65–68. A case is presented of conservative laparoscopic excision of a rare asymptomatic 11-cm ovarian dermoid cyst which contained a mandible with seven teeth, found in a 22-year-old patient. To reduce spillage, the ovary was placed in a 15-cm diameter endoscopic bag where the cyst was enucleated and then removed from the abdominal cavity. No intraoperative complications occurred. No signs or symptoms of peritonitis were observed. The patient was discharged on the first postoperative day. At
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