Tools Test Drive: Sureglide, Überlube, and TruClearDr Greenberg reports his thoughts on the Sureglide device and preventing lacerations during cesarean, Überlube and helping women with vaginal dryness and dyspareunia, and TruClear ULTRA Mini tissue removal device for mechanical morcellation.
Morcellation bag shows promise in feasibility studyA small feasibility study of a new containment bag for power morcellation shows that it may be reliable for even a large specimen. The findings, about the Espiner EcoSac 230, were presented at the 45th AAGL Global Congress in Orlando, Florida.
Morcellation containment system introducedOlympus America Inc announces that the company has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the company’s next-generation laparoscopic PK Morcellator, a system for laparoscopic tissue containment and extraction.
Did FDA safety communication reduce myomectomies?A study looks at whether myomectomies were also impacted by the FDA safety communication. Also, chronically ill mothers may be more likely to give birth to children with heart disease. Plus: Can antenatal steroids reduce mortality in extreme prematurity?
A containment system for morcellationThe system's design prevents leakage to ensure safety.
FDA approves morcellation containment systemThe FDA approves the first containment system for morcellation. Plus: ASRM provides guidance for Zika virus. And, the impact of HRT timing and its impact on cardiovascular disease.
Open letter to the FDA regarding its ruling on power morcellationForty-six ob/gyns, including members of the Contemporary OB/GYN board, have submitted an open letter to the US Food and Drug Administration regarding its communication on the safety of power morcellation.
Questioning the FDA estimate of occult sarcomaDispatches from the 44th AAGL Global Congress looks at the incidence of occult sarcoma and a look at what patient characteristics may lead to using morcellation during hysterectomy.
Tool helps with decision-making for fibroid managementA clinical decision tool serves as a framework for providers to counsel patients about mode of hysterectomy.
Morcellation risk and ageA look at the risk-benefit equation of power morcellation and age. Plus: Does exercise prior to pregnancy reduce pelvic pain in pregnancy? And, are hospitals doing enough to promote breastfeeding in new mothers?