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MVA: an alternate method for uterine evacuation

Introduction Early pregnancy loss (miscarriage) occurs in about 10-20% of clinically recognised pregnancies and accounts for more than 50,000 inpatient admissions in the NHS on a yearly basis.1 Although expectant


Obstetric ultrasound and biophysical scoring

One of the major challenges that obstetricians encounter during the management of high risk pregnancy is prematurity of the foetus with its associated complications. Various surveillance tests have been developed


Mammoplasty and breast health

Mammoplasty refers to reconstruction of the mammary gland (breasts). Reconstruction is necessary following surgery for breast disease or for correction of breast disparities. The adage goes that no woman should


Diagnosing ROM – an obstetric challenge

Introduction Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) is a significant complicating factor in contemporary obstetric practice. The amniotic membrane protects the foetus and intact, healthy foetal membranes encourage an optimal pregnancy



Impact of overactive bladder on work productivity Coyne KS, Sexton CC, Thompson CL, Clemens JQ, Chen CI, Bavendam T, Dmochowski R 80: 97-107, 2012 This was a large population-based, cross-sectional


Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

High rates of sexual and urinary dysfunction after surgically treated displaced pelvic ring injuries Odutola AA, Sabri O, Halliday R, Chesser TJS, Ward AJ. February 2012 This was a retrospective


SonoSite’s M-Turbo® improves efficiency in Sunderland’s dedicated regional block room

Sunderland Royal Hospital has equipped a highly successful dedicated regional anaesthesia room with two SonoSite M-Turbo® hand-carried ultrasound systems to perform nerve blocks and improve theatre efficiency in trauma and


Jive Urodynamics System for Windows 7

Dantec are pleased to announce the Jive Urodynamics System now runs on the Windows 7 Platform; we have recently sold the first system with this operating system. This will protect


Siemens Healthcare announces first UK installations of ACUSON S1000

Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust is the first hospital in the UK to install the new ACUSON S1000™ diagnostic ultrasound system from Siemens Healthcare. The ACUSON S1000 is one of


Obese and overweight women face increased risk of recurrence of most common type of breast cancer

Extra pounds – even within the overweight but not obese range – are linked to a higher risk of recurrence of the most common type of breast cancer despite optimal