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As of Jan. 1, 2018, CPT code 52000 should no longer be billed separately from these codes (57240, 57260 and 57265), with or without a -59 modifier. A procedure that Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) physicians frequently perform that has the terms “separate procedure,” in its descriptor is CPT code 52000 – Cystourethroscopy (separate procedure). This has led to CPT code 52000 being subjected to many code pair edits. AUGS and ACOG have worked together to update the CPT descriptors for the anterior repair codes: CPT code 57240, 57260 and 5726, as noted above. Read the complete update.
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An additional six fact sheets have been added, bringing the complete set of fact sheets to 24. The newly added topics include Botox Injections to Improve Bladder Control; Colpoclesis/Vaginal Closure Surgery; Fistulas: Genitourinary and Rectovaginal; Surgery: What to Expect; Urethral Bulking for Stress Urinary Incontinence; and Vaginal Prolapse Repair Surgery using Mesh/Biological Graft. View the complete set and download today.
Our objective was to estimate the prevalence of abdominal wall striae among women with and without pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in a population with pelvic floor disorders.
International Urogynecology Journal
Increased ligamentous laxity is associated with pelvic floor distension in pregnant women. This considered, it may also be related to the risk of obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI). Our objective was to assess the association among increased ligamentous laxity, perineal tear severity, and OASI occurrence.
A prolonged and complicated second stage of labour is associated with serious perinatal complications. The Odon device is an innovation intended to perform instrumental vaginal delivery presently under development. We present an evaluation of the feasibility and safety of delivery with early prototypes of this device from an early terminated clinical study.
International Urogynecology Journal
The 12-h intermittent VD causes chronic alterations in the urethra represented by increased COL3a1 and decreased MYH2 protein levels in the long term. The model can potentially be used to study the mechanisms of urethral injury and recovery as well as the physiopathology of SUI.
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Patients with congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) often present with neurogenic bladder. Prompt identification may help reduce the risk for subsequent renal failure and minimize overall disease burden, according to study findings published in PLoS One.
A total of 22 consecutive patients with CZS who presented with confirmed microcephaly were included in the case series study.
Robotic-assisted surgery has served as an alternative minimally invasive surgical option for patients with cancer for more than a decade.
The smaller incisions required for robotic and laparoscopic surgeries than traditional open surgery result in reduced infection risk, shorter hospitalization, and less pain and discomfort.
“Robotics emerged as a technology in the 2000s. Over the last several years there has been a growth of both laparoscopic and robotic surgical applications to make patients’ recovery less painful,” John J. Moynihan, MD, FACS, surgeon and chair of the department of surgery at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, said in an interview with HemOnc Today.
Midurethral slings are the mainstay of treatment for stress urinary incontinence. The role of cystourethroscopy to detect lower urinary tract injury following retropubic midurethral slings is well-established; however, its role following transobturator or single-incision sling placement remains controversial. Some advocate "routine" whereas others advocate for "selective" cystourethroscopy. This paper reviews the arguments for and against cystourethroscopy to detect lower urinary tract injury following transobturator and single-incision slings.
Innovations with augmented reality are being used to assist surgeons in performing delicate procedures, and helping with life-threatening conditions that require operations. The net contribution is to make surgery safer.
Over the past couple of decades many new methods have been introduced into medicine, from computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging; to ultrasonogaphy and mammography. Many of these innovations generate sharper and more accurate images.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing concern to public health, threatening to make surgery, chemotherapy, and treatment to many infections no longer viable. While the development of new antibiotics remains important, working towards more appropriate use of current treatments is perhaps more critical. In order to achieve this, clinicians need access to rapid and effective tools to help guide their treatment decisions and stop misuse of antibiotics.
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A recent New York Times article focuses on a surgeon who uses a frailty scale to help him determine the appropriateness of surgery for his elderly patients. The belief is that older adults with higher degrees of frailty do poorly postoperatively. This idea is taking hold nationally, and although many surgeons are taking frailty into account, it is not yet routine to screen elderly patients for frailty before surgical procedures.
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