Opportunistic Salpingectomy During Hysterectomy Opportunistic Salpingectomy During Hysterectomy
Dr Peter Kovacs comments on the outcomes of bilateral salpingectomy at the time of hysterectomy for benign conditions.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Mother, 38, claims she saw doctors over 20 TIMES before an ovarian cancer diagnosis
Claire Thompson visited her GP and A&E around 20 times over 18 months with severe heavy bleeding, She underwent a life-saving hysterectomy in 2016 when doctors discovered cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ovarian cancer patient, 25, learns she can't have children due to emergency hysterectomy
Shaylee Bedward, 25, from Bloomington, Indiana, was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in October 2017. After chemotherapy didn't work, she underwent a hysterectomy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Patients Are Getting Robotic Surgery. There ’ s No Evidence It ’ s Better.
High-tech surgical robots aren ’ t an improvement over traditional operations, the F.D.A. warns. For some patients, the robots may be worse. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: your-feed-science Cervical Cancer Breast Cancer Surgery and Surgeons Robots and Robotics Mastectomy Hysterectomies Medical Devices Food and Drug Administration Intuitive Surgical Inc Ramirez, Pedro T Source Type: news

Could Robotic-Assisted Surgery Reduce Complications for Endometrial Cancer Patients?
Researchers studied the use of minimally invasive robotic surgery for hysterectomy and its risk for complications in the treatment of endometrial cancer in Denmark. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Rush for profits: Vaginal mesh devices were barely tested and doctors were NOT told how dangerous they could be
(Natural News) For young women eager to start their families, the thought that one day they might suffer pelvic organ prolapse and have to face a hysterectomy or another invasive procedure is the last thing on their minds. Nonetheless, the Women’s Health Initiative warns that 44 percent of women experience some level of prolapse in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gynesonics touts fibroid study ’ s long-term outcomes
A long-term retrospective study of patients treated with Gynesonics’ Sonata uterine fibroid treatment system revealed low rates of surgical reintervention, improved symptom severity and quality of life, the company said today. Patients at the study site in Monterrey, Mexico were treated with the Sonata system, designed to provide incisionless transcervical radiofrequency energy ablation of uterine fibroids under intrauterine ultrasound guidance. The mean follow-up period for the patients enrolled was 5.4 years. Highlights from the study include: No surgical reinterventions in the first 3.4 years. Annualized surgical...
Source: Mass Device - March 6, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Gynecological Imaging News Well Ultrasound Women's Health FDA Gynesonics Source Type: news

Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy and the Risk of Thyroid Cancer Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy and the Risk of Thyroid Cancer
Are women with a history of hysterectomy or oophorectomy predisposed to the development of thyroid cancer?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Cautions Against the Off Label Use of Surgical Robotics
Off-label use medical device use is a tricky subject and one that has been at the center of many heated debates. It is strictly against the law for manufacturers to promote their products for off-label use, however, physicians have the discretion to use a device in an off-label manner if such use might be beneficial to the patient. One area where this practice has become particularly touchy is robotically-assisted surgery. FDA issued a safety note Thursday to doctors and patients urging caution when using robotically-assisted surgical devices for mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries. â...
Source: MDDI - February 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Podcast: Laparoscopy versus laparotomy for the management of presumed early stage endometrial cancer
Recent decades have seen greater and greater use of laparoscopy, or keyhole surgery, when people need an operation on their abdomen. There are now dozens of Cochrane Reviews of this, for a wide variety of conditions and, in October 2018, the one forlaparoscopy versus laparotomy, or open surgery, for women with early stage endometrial cancer was updated. The review is led by Khadra Galaal from the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro in the UK and she tells us the latest findings in this podcast." Worldwide, cancer of the womb or'endometrial cancer'is the fifth most common cancer among women under 65 years of age, with a h...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Women undergoing 'needless' hysterectomies to remove fibroids
ALMOST 8,500 women a year are undergoing unnecessary hysterectomies to treat fibroids, a charity warned yesterday. Hospitals carried out 21,000 operations last year but it is estimated 40 per cent of patients could have benefitted from alternative treatments. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selective cystoscopy during hysterectomy reduces costs
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Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - February 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ovarian cancer risk after a hysterectomy
During a hysterectomy, a surgeon removes a person ’s uterus. Because the surgeon usually leaves part or all of the ovaries intact, it may still be possible to develop ovarian cancer. However, research suggests that any type of hysterectomy helps reduce a person’s risk of ovarian cancer. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ovarian Cancer Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Ovarian cancer risk after hysterectomy
Ovarian cancer risk after hysterectomy? If you've had a hysterectomy, your risk of developing ovarian cancer or primary peritoneal cancer,?a type of cancer that acts like ovarian cancer, depends on the type of hysterectomy you had.?Learn more from Dr. Yvonne Butler Tobah, a Mayo Clinic OB-GYN Monoclonal antibody drugs for cancer? Monoclonal antibody drugs use [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Pap test after hysterectomy
Pap test: Still needed after hysterectomy? If you've had surgery to remove all or part of your uterus ? a total or partial hysterectomy ? you may or may not continue to need routine Pap tests. Your health care provider will consider several factors when making this determination, including your age and the reason for [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Health Tip: Potential Risks of Hysterectomy
-- A hysterectomy may be recommended for cases of uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic support problems, abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain and gynecologic cancer, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Potential Risks of Hysterectomy
Title: Health Tip: Potential Risks of HysterectomyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/2/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/2/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - January 2, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

10 Top Questions You Had For Dr. Google In 2018
(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 - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat Google Local TV Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: Is endometriosis a risk factor for ovarian cancer?
QUESTION: I just found out I have endometriosis, which my mother also has. She says endometriosis raises our risk of ovarian cancer, so I should have children early and then get a hysterectomy. What's the real story? ANSWER: It sounds like your mother jumped to the wrong conclusion. Endometriosis and ovarian cancer are linked, but [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Royal Cornwall Hospital on Opel 4 highest alert for 134 days
A woman's hysterectomy was postponed four times at a hospital experiencing extreme pressures. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Glucose Monitor OK'd; Diabetic Gel Label Update; Hysterectomy & Memory Loss
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Hysterectomy linked to memory loss
According to a study, published inEndocrinology, rats that have their uterus, but not their ovaries, removed experience short-term memory loss. This suggests that the uterus may have a more direct role in cognitive difficulties associated with menopause.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Having a hysterectomy may cause short-term memory loss, study suggests
A new Arizona State University study is the first to suggest that the uterus is not useless after menopause. Researchers found that removing just the womb caused cognition problems in rats. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hysterectomy linked to memory deficit in an animal model
(Arizona State University) The non-pregnant uterus is commonly assumed to be an unimportant organ. One third of American women have a hysterectomy by age 60, often before natural menopause. Arizona State University researchers have found an animal model of hysterectomy resulted in decreased memory capacity and an altered hormonal profile within two months after surgery. The study suggests an important role for the uterus that could impact cognitive aging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The First Baby Has Been Born After a Uterus Transplant From a Deceased Donor
The world’s first baby born by a uterus transplant from a deceased donor is healthy and nearing her first birthday, according to a new case study published Tuesday in the Lancet. Uterus transplants have become more common in recent years, resulting in 11 live births around the world. But all of the other successful deliveries so far have been made possible by living donors — often women who opt to donate their uterus to a close friend or family member without one. The birth resulting from the case detailed in the Lancet, which took place at Brazil’s Hospital das Clínicas last December, is both the first...
Source: TIME: Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized fertility healthytime Source Type: news

WATCH: Jessie J shares new details about her infertility struggle
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the singer's posts about how doctors told her she could not become pregnant and needed a hysterectomy. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

' Shocking' Results With Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy'Shocking' Results With Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy
The surprising results of two new studies prompt a warning from Dr Maurie Markman that minimally invasive radical hysterectomy should not be considered standard of care for early cervical cancer.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Hysterectomy by keyhole that spares a woman's love life
The technique, being carried out in two NHS hospitals, involves encasing the womb in a bag before it is removed. This minimises damage to surrounding tissue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acessa Health launches third-gen Acessa ProVu system
Acessa Health said today that it launched its third-generation Acessa ProVu system intended to treat uterine fibroid tumors with minimally-invasive laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation in the U.S. The Austin, Texas-based company added that the system has been used in its first procedures in the U.S. “I’ve used every generation of the Acessa family of products and can say, with certainty, that after using Acessa ProVu, the system has reached a pinnacle of technological innovation. The Acessa ProVu system is going to allow more physicians to offer this treatment to their patients and I’m excited to be part ...
Source: Mass Device - November 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured acessahealth Source Type: news

Minimally invasive surgery less effective than open surgery for cervical cancer
Early-stage cervical cancer patients who undergo a minimally invasive hysterectomy have a worse survival outlook than open surgery, two studies found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Worse Survival With Minimal Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer Worse Survival With Minimal Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer
For patients with early cervical cancer who undergo minimally invasive radical hysterectomy, disease-free and overall survival are worse than for patients who undergo open surgery, according to two new studies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Laparoscopic surgery for cervical cancer led to higher risk of death, study shows
New research with alarming results is changing the way doctors treat cervical cancer. Laparoscopic surgery is a less invasive procedure that involves a small incision in the abdomen, but it led to a higher risk of death from cervical cancer, compared with patients who had a traditional hysterectomy. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to discuss the concerns. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less-radical surgery may pose higher death risk in early cervical cancer
(Reuters Health) - Women with early cervical cancer who opt for minimally-invasive surgery die sooner and are more likely to have their tumors reappear than those who have a conventional hysterectomy, according to two studies that could dramatically change treatment for the deadly malignancy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Surgery Is Standard for Cervical Cancer. But A New Study Shows It ’s Not Effective
In a demonstration that newer isn’t always better, two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that minimally invasive surgery techniques, including robotic surgery, lead to higher death rates from any cause than traditional, open surgery done through an incision in the abdomen. Minimally invasive surgery — or keyhole surgery, in which doctors perform operations through small incisions rather than by opening up patients and exposing them to complications — and robotic surgery have shortened recovery times and cut back on infections and bleeding. So in many cases, surgeons prefer usin...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Studies Warn Against Minimally Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer
Compared to open surgery for cervical cancer, the less invasive approach was more likely to result in cancer recurrence and death, new studies found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Cervical Cancer Uterine Cancer Surgery and Surgeons Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Cervix Uterus Tumors Fibroids Hysterectomies Food and Drug Administration New England Journal of Medicine Pedro T. Ramirez Johns Hopkins University Me Source Type: news

Less-Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer May Bring More Risks, Studies Find
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- Surgeons have long turned to a minimally invasive means of hysterectomy when treating early stage cervical cancer. However, two new studies could change all that. Both found the approach was linked to a higher rate of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study finds low reintervention rate for UAE of fibroids
While uterine artery embolization (UAE) has proved an effective interventional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Further intervention rates vary after fibroid removal Online patient info about UAE could be better SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment option Study: UFE can help restore fertility SIR: UFE use still lags hysterectomy for fibroids (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Minimally invasive surgery leads to worse survival for cervical cancer patients
(Northwestern University) Minimally invasive hysterectomy, a popular procedure for early-stage cervical cancer, turns out to result in worse overall survival for cancer patients than traditional open surgery, reports a new study. More than half of hysterectomies performed for this purpose are minimally invasive. Patients are about 1.65 times more likely to die over four years with the minimally invasive surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Minimally invasive surgery associated with worse survival for women with cervical cancer compared to open hysterectomy
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) When comparing standard-of-care surgical options for women with early-stage cervical cancer, two studies led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center discovered that minimally invasive radical hysterectomy is associated with higher recurrence rates and worse overall survival (OS), compared to abdominal radical hysterectomy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

For early cervical cancer, open hysterectomy is safer than minimally invasive surgery
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) A new study found that the risk of death was significantly higher for women with early cervical cancer if they had a minimally invasive hysterectomy instead of open surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Minimally invasive surgery for early-stage cervical cancer may increase risk of death
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A study by a multi-institutional research team, including Massachusetts General Hospital physicians, has found evidence that patients receiving minimally invasive radical hysterectomy for early-stage cervical cancer have an increased risk of death compared to patients treated with open surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Michelle Heaton: Menopause is 'more than a hot flush’
Michelle Heaton went through early menopause aged 38 after a hysterectomy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acessa Health wins FDA nod for 3rd-gen ProVu
Acessa Health said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its third-gen Acessa ProVu radiofrequency ablation system intended for use in treating symptomatic uterine fibroids. The Austin, Texas-based company said the newly cleared system features ultrasound visualization and a guidance mapping system, and that it is intended to provide a safe alternative to hysterectomy procedures for women suffering from uterine fibroids. “The FDA clearance of Acessa ProVu is a significant step forward in terms of offering patients more minimally invasive options to address their fibroids,” former US Surgeon General Dr. Reg...
Source: Mass Device - October 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health acessahealth Source Type: news

Why Maryland is putting the cost of a hysterectomy on T-shirts
Exasperated Maryland officials are presenting hospital cost information in a way they believe Americans might understand: on a T-shirt. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Extreme surgery solutions: Hysterectomy for endometriosis has dangerous side effects, especially for those under 35
(Natural News) Endometriosis is an extremely painful reproductive disorder in women that occurs when tissue that should form in the uterus grows outside of it. These tissues act as they would inside the uterus – they thicken and shed itself off during each menstrual cycle. However, because these tissues have no way to exit the body,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman who struggled with painful periods has a hysterectomy aged 28
Ashley Williamson, 31, from Texas, endured abdominal pain, cysts, and painful periods for her entire life until she decided to undergo the procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Netflix ’ s ‘ The Bleeding Edge ’ raises big questions for medical device manufacturers
Sandra Maddock, president and CEO, IMARC Research Thanks in large part to innovation in the medical device industry, the average human lifespan has nearly doubled in the past hundred years. Medical devices have undoubtedly improved the quality of life for millions of people, too. But a provocative new Netflix documentary raises an important question: Is there a point when innovation goes too far? The Bleeding Edge, produced by Academy-Award nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, tells the stories of patients who say they’ve suffered serious health problems as a result of recent medical devices being used ...
Source: Mass Device - August 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Lena Dunham marks nine months since hysterectomy
It has been nine months since the actress had a total hysterectomy to remove her womb. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news