Factors Associated with Negative Patient Experiences with Essure Sterilization.

The objective of the study was to identify factors associated with negative patient experiences with Essure. Design: This was a retrospective cohort study and follow-up survey. Setting: The study was conducted in an academic setting. Patients: Patients included women who had an Essure placed between 2002 and 2017. Methods: The hospitals' database was queried to identify subjects and charts were reviewed to confirm medical information. Subjects were invited by mail, e-mail, or phone call to participate a survey regarding symptoms and satisfaction with Essure. A comparison was made between women who reported a negative experience with Essure versus those who did not. A multivariable logistic regression analysis was performed to identify subject or procedural characteristics associated with any negative experience with Essure sterilization. Results: Two hundred eighty-four women underwent Essure sterilization between 2002 and 2017, 42.3% of whom responded to the follow-up survey. Satisfaction with Essure was reported by 61.9% of respondents. Thirty-three percent of the respondents have undergone removal or desire removal of the device. The most frequent symptoms attributed to Essure were pelvic pain, dyspareunia, and vaginal bleeding. Forty-eight percent of the respondents were identified as having any negative experience with Essure. Factors associated with negative experiences with Essure included young age at placement (odds ratio [OR] 0.86; 95% confidence...
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Related Links:

Diverticulum, one of the long-term sequelae of cesarean section, can cause abnormal uterine bleeding, dysmenorrhea and chronic pelvic pain. Hysteroscopic resection of diverticula is thought to reduce abnormal ...
Source: BMC Women's Health - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Discussion –— Cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy (CSEP) or Cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy resulting from implantation of a blastocyst within myometrial scar tissue (old uterine scars) in the anterior lower uterine segment (LUS) at the site of prior Cesarean section.— It is considered amongst the rarest type of ectopic pregnancy, although some do not include it in the category of ectopic pregnancy as implantation occurs within the uterus itself.— Incidence is on rise due to increasing numbers of elective Cesarean sections as well as improved detection with tr...
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Authors: Ajmi A, Das S Abstract Endometrial ablation in outpatient setting is associated with shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery. The primary outcome of this observational study was initiation and completion of procedure and secondary outcome measures were pain during the procedure and complications. The study was conducted in outpatient women's health clinic of Bolton Foundation NHS Trust UK, between March 2015 and July 2017. Out of 151 patients, all had oral analgesia at home. The procedure was initiated and completed in 83% cases. The median time for procedure was 78.5 s with range (34-120 ...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
ConclusionIsthmocele surgery is effective for abnormal uterine bleeding, pain and infertility regardless of the surgical route.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusion(s)Office hysteroscopy is a well tolerated procedure and prior use of analgesic medication was not effective in decreasing pain. In selected patients with chronic pelvic pain the use prior analgesic medication may be beneficial.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionFor patients with gynecological malignancies, rare cases such as fallopian tube cancer should never be overlooked as a differential diagnosis.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsOral and vaginal administration of misoprostol before hysteroscopy were similar in terms of cervical canal width, ease of dilatation and various adverse effects, except that the vaginal route was associated with faster cervical dilatation and lower prevalence of diarrhoea.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionHysteroscopy as a safe and relatively low pain procedure. Local anesthetic in the form of a paracervical block has been used historically to decrease pain during the procedure. Paracervical block does not significantly decrease pain during procedure, even in menopausal women who were found to have higher pain scales on average. Therefore, future studies should further investigate strategies to decrease pain during office hysteroscopy especially for postmenopausal women.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusion: We identified a subgroup of patients at higher risk of being infertile after the diagnosis of isthmocele and a subgroup of patients who could benefit the most in terms of fertility after minimally invasive hysteroscopic surgery. PMID: 31528130 [PubMed]
Source: Ochsner Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ochsner J Source Type: research
ConclusionWater vapor endometrial ablation preserved an accessible uterine cavity and visualization of the ostia in the majority of subjects, with minimal incidence of severe adhesions a mean of four years following the ablation procedure.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
More News: Academia | Bleeding | Databases & Libraries | Hysteroscopy | Pain | Study | Surgery | Women