Silvina Luna is left infertile and in constant pain after botched surgery

Silvina Luna, pictured, from Argentina, is now suing the man who calls himself the 'surgeon of the star' after the controversial process left her with serious kidney damage.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: The results of the present proof of concept study suggest that NTAP could be a novel method to reduce and/or prevent the formation of peritoneal adhesions after abdominopelvic surgeries. PMID: 30644787 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research
I can often hear it coming. One need spend only a few minutes with someone coping with infertility before encountering a cascade of regret. “If only we hadn’t waited so long.” “If only I had frozen my eggs.” “If only we had changed doctors sooner.” “If only I hadn’t believed my OB/GYN when she told me not to worry.” “If only I’d realized earlier that I could do it on my own.” “If only I’d met my husband when I was younger.” And so it goes. Sure, other thoughts and feelings may torment infertile women and men. Sadness, anger, hel...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Infertility Men's Health Mental Health Relationships Women's Health Source Type: blogs
Condition:   Male Infertility Interventions:   Drug: Liposomal Bupivacaine;   Drug: Standard Bupivacaine Sponsors:   Weill Medical College of Cornell University;   Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Whole exome sequencing identifies hemizygous deletions in the UGT2B28 and USP17L2 genes in a three‑generation family with endometriosis. Mol Med Rep. 2019 Jan 03;: Authors: Albertsen HM, Matalliotaki C, Matalliotakis M, Zervou MI, Matalliotakis I, Spandidos DA, Chettier R, Ward K, Goulielmos GN Abstract Endometriosis is an enigmatic condition with an unknown etiology and a poorly understood pathogenesis. It is considered to appear from the interplay of many genetic and environmental factors, affecting up to 10% of women and represents a major cause of pain and infertility. The familial association of...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
ABSTRACT Introduction: Endometriosis is a chronic gynecological condition characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue in locations outside the uterus. Its symptoms include dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, chronic pelvic pain, infertility, dysuria, and dyschezia. Several studies have related the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene polymorphisms as a factor for the development of endometriosis. Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the frequency of the VEGF gene polymorphism rs35569394 in women with endometriosis and a control group, as well as to investigate the association of this polymorphism with ...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
By Mallory Michalak, 2018 UNC-IntraHealth Summer FellowJanuary 09, 2019Midwife Tembi Mugore answers four questions about bias, shame, and what it takes to overcome them in health services for young people.At least 8% of maternal deaths worldwideare from unsafe abortions. And almost all abortion-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries,mostly in Africa.“But there is a stigma attached to unsafe abortion, and because of that there is a bias against clients,” saysIntraHealth International midwife and public health professional Stembile Mugore. That bias prevents many clients —particularly yo...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Evidence to Action (E2A) Project Family Planning & Reproductive Health Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Education Performance Advocacy Quality of Care Youth Midwives Togo Source Type: news
Endometriosis is a disease in which tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside the uterus and causes chronic pelvic pain and infertility. However, the exact mechanisms of the pathogenesis of endometriosis-associated infertility are unknown. Epigenetic dysregulation has recently been implicated in infertility. Here, we report a reduction of histone deacetylase 3 (HDAC3) protein amounts in eutopic endometrium of infertile women with endometriosis compared to a control group. To investigate the effect of HDAC3 loss in the uterus, we generated mice with conditional ablation of Hdac3 in progesterone receptor (PG...
Source: Science Translational Medicine - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research
Endometriosis can have a profound impact on women ’s lives, including associated pain, infertility, decreased quality of life, and interference with daily life, relationships, and livelihood. The first step in alleviating these adverse sequelae is to diagnose the underlying condition. For many women, the journey to endometriosis diagnosis is long and fraught with barriers and misdiagnoses. Inherent challenges include a gold standard based on an invasive surgical procedure (laparoscopy) and diverse symptomatology, contributing to the well-established delay of 4 to 11 years from first symptom onset to surgical diagnosis.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Call to Action Source Type: research
Uterine fibroids (UFs; leiomyomas) are benign monoclonal neoplasms of the myometrium and represent the most common tumors in reproductive-age women worldwide. Tumors occur in approximately 77% of women overall and are clinically manifest in approximately 25% by age 45  years. Although benign, these tumors are nonetheless associated with significant morbidity; they are the primary indication for hysterectomy and a major source of gynecologic and reproductive dysfunction, ranging from profuse menstrual bleeding and pelvic pain to infertility, recurrent miscarriage , and preterm labor.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reflections Source Type: research
(CNN) — People were curious about the keto diet, ALS and endometriosis in 2018. Those are just a few of the health-related topics that had Internet surfers in the United States turning to Dr. Google with questions this year, according to a top 10 list from the search engine giant. The data, based on search terms, was collected from January to mid-December. Last year, some of the top health-related questions searched on Google included what causes hiccups, how to stop snoring, how long flu lasts and what is lupus. Some of the top health-related questions on Google in 2016 were related to Zika, traumatic brain injuries...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health News Offbeat Google Local TV Source Type: news
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