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March 2024
Eiman Shalabna MD, Nir Haya MD, Ariel Zilberlicht MD, Rotem Sadeh MD, Yoram Abramov MD

Background: Obliterative vaginal procedures may offer lower perioperative morbidity and equal success rates as reconstructive procedures for frail and elderly women who no longer desire future coital function. The combination of vaginal hysterectomy with either reconstructive or obliterative vaginal procedures has not yet been investigated.

Objectives: To compare peri- and postoperative outcomes of vaginal hysterectomy with pelvic floor reconstruction (VHR) vs. vaginal hysterectomy with colpocleisis (VHC).

Methods: We conducted a retrospective study comparing medical and surgical data of patients undergoing either VHR or VHC between 2006 and 2015. Data were obtained from inpatient and outpatient medical records including peri- and postoperative course, as well as long-term (24 months) follow-up data.

Results: We identified 172 patients who underwent VHR and 44 who underwent VHC. Patients in the VHC group were significantly older (71.3 ± 4.5 vs. 68.6 ± 6.5 years, P = 0.01), and more likely to have medical co-morbidities (P = 0.001 and P = 0.029, respectively). Patients in the VHC group experienced shorter operative time (2.3 ± 0.58 vs. 2.7 ± 1.02 hours, P = 0.007), lower perioperative blood loss (P < 0.0001), shorter hospital stay (P < 0.0001), and lower rates of postoperative urinary retention. Long-term pelvic organ prolapse (POP) recurrence rates were significantly higher among the VHR group. Postoperative resolution of both stress urinary incontinence and overactive bladder were common in both groups.

Conclusions: VHC is associated with lower perioperative blood loss, shorter operative time, shorter hospital stay, shorter time with an indwelling catheter, and lower long-term objective POP recurrence rates.

September 2023
Shiri Keret MD, Aniela Shouval MD, Itzhak Rosner MD, Doron Rimar MD, Michael Lurie MD, Gleb Slobodin MD

Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) are a group of rare, autoimmune, systemic diseases with a large spectrum of clinical phenotypes. The diagnosis and management of myositis demand an integrated evaluation of different clinical, laboratory, and pathological findings in various organs. Recent developments in IIM research, especially in the serological testing and pathology fields, has led to a new classification and better recognition of patients with early or extra-muscular disease, with improvement in clinical care and prognosis.

January 2015
Adi Ovadia MD, Aharon Kessel MD, Esther Leshinsky-Silver PhD and Ilan Dalal MD
December 2014
Orna Steinberg Shemer MD MSc and Hannah Tamary MD
May 2014
Cassandra Ocampo MD, Molebedi L. Segwagwe MB ChB MRCP, Julian Deonarain MB ChB FCPath, Francesca Cainelli MD and Sandro Vento MD
August 2013
A. Dagan, D. Markovits, Y. Braun-Moscovici, A. Rozin, K. Toledano and A. Balbir-Gurman
October 2002
September 2001
Auli Toivanen, MD and Paavo Toivanen, MD

Reactive arthritis is a disease affecting mostly young adults. Owing to a greater general awareness the diagnosis has become more common during recent years. It is well established that ReA is caused by an infection, mostly in genetically susceptible individuals. The pathogenetic mechan­isms are still poorly understood, and the treatment rests mainly on anti-inflammatory drugs or steroids. Vigorous and early treatment of the triggering infection may prevent the develop­ment of ReA but this is rarely possible in everyday clinical practice. Despite its name, the disease should be considered as a general disorder that affects not only the joints. The prognosis is not as good as earlier believed, and relapses or chronic development are not unusual.

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