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This raises the possibility that inhibition of topoisomerase II may be important in GCB DLBCL and may partially explain the finding by the German cooperative group (DSHNHL) that the addition of etoposide to CHOP (CHOEP) Figure 4 purchase 160 mg kamagra super with amex. Blockade of BCR signaling in ABC DLBCL with ibrutinib purchase genuine kamagra super on-line, improved the event-free survival (EFS) of younger patients kamagra super 160 mg with amex, who an irreversible inhibitor of BTK kamagra super 160 mg generic. Shown is the pilot analysis of ABC have a higher incidence of GCB DLBCL compared with older DLBCL gene mutations and response to ibrutinib. In GCB DLBCL, bcl-2 expression is associated with suggest that topoisomerase inhibition is important. In this regard, the recently, Gascoyne et al published a study showing that the con- DA-EPOCH-R regimen inhibits topoisomerase II through several current protein expression of MYC and BCL-2 had an adverse strategies: (1) it incorporates 2 topoisomerase II inhibitors, etopo- outcome, whereas expression of either alone did not portend a worse side and doxorubicin; (2) it optimizes topoisomerase II inhibition outcome with R-CHOP. There is a virtual absence of prospective studies in PMBL, which has led to conflicting findings and a lack of treatment standards. The polycomb-group oncogene EZH2 has now been reported as a Nonetheless, several observations have emerged from the literature. EZH2 is an epigenetic control with standard immunochemotherapy, necessitating routine regulator gene and mutant EZH2 protein results in decreased mediastinal radiotherapy. Second, even with radiotherapy, which histone-lysine methyltransferase activity. GCB DLBCL cell lines has serious late-term side effects, 20% of patients have disease and mouse xenograft models with EZH2 mutations have demon- progression. Third, more aggressive chemotherapy is associated strated selective sensitivity to inhibition of EZH2, with GSK126 with an improved outcome. Due to the widespread use of R-CHOP confirming its potential role as a target in lymphomas of germinal 32,33 chemotherapy, it has become a de facto standard for PMBL. The most accurate assess- MYC is another potentially important target that is expressed in ment of R-CHOP and radiotherapy comes from a subset analysis of both GCB and ABC DLBCL, and its expression level is associated 1,34 PMBL patients in the Mabthera International Trial Group study of with tumor proliferation. Recent studies have shown that up to 40 R-CHOP-based treatment. In 44 patients, 73% of whom received 10% of DLBCL cases harbor myc translocations, mostly in GCB 40 radiotherapy, the EFS was 78% at 34 months. These results DLBCL, which lead to high protein expression and is associated 35 indicate that patients who receive R-CHOP–based treatment, the with a poor outcome with standard R-CHOP treatment. The Myc majority being young and female, will confront the potentially oncoproteins (c-Myc, N-Myc, and L-Myc) have generally been serious long-term consequences of radiotherapy. Retrospective considered “undruggable” targets because the protein structures are studies suggest that PMBL has a better outcome with more not amenable to small-molecule inhibition. Dose intensity is important in nodular netic manipulation of the BET bromodomain protein BRD4 by the sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma, a closely related disease. Based on compound JQ1 has shown exciting promise in inhibiting c-Myc in evidence that dose intensity is important in PMBL, Dunleavy et al murine models of multiple myeloma. Because bromodomain pro- assessed DA-EPOCH-R, a dose-intense regimen, without radio- teins serve as regulatory factors for c-Myc, this indirect approach therapy in PMBL. In a recent report of 51 patients with untreated may alter gene expression. Another mechanism by which Myc PMBL, the EFS and overall survival were 93% and 97%, respec- promotes lymphomagenesis is by suppressing the transcription of tively, at the median follow-up of 5 years. Only 2 patients required tristetrapolin, which functions as a tumor suppressor. Normal gene 42 consolidation radiation treatment and no patients died of PMBL. Tristetrapolin is an example of an AUBP that is suppressed larly important given that PMBL patients are typically young and in cancers with Myc involvement and restoring tristetrapolin often women and are at increased risk of breast cancer. Although the impairs Myc-induced lymphomagenesis and abolishes the malig- outcome of PMBL is excellent with regimens such as DA- nant state. Both of these strategies represent novel epigenetic EPOCH-R, it would be important to further reduce the toxicity and targeting of MYC tumors that could potentially be combined with length of treatment. Therefore, targeted agents will be important to chemotherapy. Bcl-2 is a druggable target that is expressed in both GCB and ABC DLBCL, albeit through different mechanisms. Although some older Summary studies found an association between bcl-2 expression and poor Although DLBCL remains curable in advanced stages, up to outcome in DLBCL, later studies have shown a more complex one-third of patients will ultimately fail initial therapy and the association. Gascoyne et al Anthracycline-based chemotherapy and rituximab have been his- showed that bcl-2 overexpression was only associated with a poor toric breakthroughs in the management of DLBCL, with notable outcome in the absence of a t(14:18), which indicates that the effects on survival. DLBCL is a heterogeneous disease composed of mechanism of expression and not the protein itself is more relevant molecular subtypes that are as different from one another as they are to prognosis. This is reflected in their different ing the relationship of bcl-2 expression to the molecular subtype of mechanisms of pathogenesis and druggable targets. We have 588 American Society of Hematology entered the “molecular era” of defining DLBCL, when we must 12. R-CHOP14 versus identify and target oncogene and non-oncogene addictions within R-CHOP21: Result of a randomized phase III trial for the distinct molecular subsets of DLBCL. Numerous small molecules treatment of patients with newly diagnosed diffuse large B-cell are at various stages of development and demonstrate promise. ASCO 2011 Annual Meeting Ab- realize the goal of personalized precision therapy for DLBCL, it is stracts. Conflict-of-interest disclosure: The author declares no competing 2011;378:1858-1867. Off-label drug use: ibrutinib and bortizomib for 14. Wilson, MD, PhD, Metabolism Branch, National Lymphoma Group study. Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Building 10, Room 15. A Cancer and Leukemia 4N/115, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892; Phone: 301-435- Group B multi-center study of DA-EPOCH-rituximab in un- 2415; Fax: 301-480-4087; e-mail: wilsonw@mail. The use of molecular histogenesis, FDG-PET, and short-course EPOCH with dose- profiling to predict survival after chemotherapy for diffuse dense rituximab (SC-EPOCH-RR) in HIV-associated diffuse large-B-cell lymphoma. Garcia-Suarez J, Banas H, Arribas I, De Miguel D, Pascual T, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma arise by distinct genetic path- Burgaleta C. Inhibition of fas death signals diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: results from a prospective by FLIPs. Molecular diagnosis of dexamethasone plus rituximab (DA-EDOCH14-R) in poor- primary mediastinal B cell lymphoma identifies a clinically prognostic untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Br J favorable subgroup of diffuse large B cell lymphoma related to Haematol. Primary efficacy of bortezomib plus chemotherapy within molecular mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma: a clinicopathologic study subtypes of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Hernandez-Ilizaliturri FJ, Deeb G, Zinzani PL, et al. Comparison of a response to lenalidomide in relapsed/refractory diffuse large standard regimen (CHOP) with three intensive chemotherapy B-cell lymphoma in nongerminal center B-cell-like than in regimens for advanced non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Exploiting synthetic 3-weekly CHOP chemotherapy with or without etoposide for lethality for the therapy of ABC diffuse large B cell lymphoma. 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Relationship of p110 selective phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase inhibitor for the p53, bcl-2, and tumor proliferation to clinical drug resistance in treatment of B-cell malignancies, inhibits PI3K signaling and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas. A small-molecule significance of Bcl-2 protein expression and Bcl-2 gene rear- inhibitor of BCL6 kills DLBCL cells in vitro and in vivo. Concurrent expression prevents increase in reactive oxygen species and inhibits of MYC and BCL2 in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma treated with apoptosis induced by chemotherapeutic reagents in B-cell rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and lymphoma cells.

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For this reason cheap kamagra super master card, the mortality reductions and rates of withdrawal and adverse events are not comparable to those of other trials cheap kamagra super 160 mg visa. In Table 10 we summarize mortality results of these and other trials after adjusting the number of deaths in the carvedilol group by adding in deaths that occurred during the run-in period discount kamagra super 160mg visa. COPERNICUS was a well-designed order kamagra super without prescription, well-conducted placebo-controlled trial of carvedilol conducted in 334 Centers. Of 2289 subjects randomized, 627 were recruited from the United States and Canada; the rest were recruited in Europe (including Russia), the United States, Canada, Israel, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, and Mexico. It is difficult to compare the COPERNICUS subjects to those of other trials because COPERNICUS did not report New York Heart Association Class or exercise capacity, which were inclusion criteria in the other trials. COPERNICUS was intended to recruit a more severely ill population than the United States carvedilol trials. COPERNICUS subjects had higher mortality than 3 of the 4 trials that make up the United States Carvedilol Trial. The mortality effect in COPERNICUS was consistent for sex, age, and other subgroups. The effect was lower, but not significantly so, for patients who had an ejection fraction <20% compared with those who had ejection fraction >20% and for those recruited in Europe, Australia, and the Middle East compared with North and South America. MERIT-HF, conducted in the United States and Europe, recruited stable subjects with mild to severe heart failure. Although it had a significant proportion of subjects with New York Heart Association Class II symptoms, the mean ejection fraction was similar to that of CIBIS-II. MERIT-HF was well-designed and well-conducted and had clear-cut overall reductions in Beta blockers Page 34 of 122 Final Report Update 4 Drug Effectiveness Review Project overall mortality, death from cardiac causes, sudden death, and heart transplantation, as well as a reduction in all-cause hospitalization (RR, 0. The MERIT-HF investigators defined a “high risk” group consisting of the 795 patients who had New York Heart Association class III-IV and ejection fraction <25%. This subgroup had a mean ejection fraction (19%) and placebo group mortality (18. The applicability of the results of any trial to a United States population is a major issue in all of these trials, because heart failure survival depends on other aspects of care. The United States Food and Drug Administration review of the MERIT-HF trial found “a strong suggestion of a treatment-by-region (United States compared with Europe) interaction with respect to mortality. The placebo group mortality was higher in Europe (168/1462; 11. Metoprolol succinate reduced all-cause mortality in Europe (hazard ratio, 0. The lack of any trend toward reduced mortality in the United States subgroup is of concern. For carvedilol, relevance to the United States population is not a concern, because the United States Carvedilol Trials were performed in the United States. Rather, the concern is what COPERNICUS adds to what was already known from the United States Carvedilol Trials. About 1 in 5 patients in COPERNICUS were from the United States; the hazard ratio was 0. Statistically, this difference is not meaningful, but that is not the whole story, for 2 reasons. Second, the proportion of United States patients in COPERNICUS was much lower than in MERIT-HF, so it is not surprising that the United States subgroup (n=482) was not a statistical outlier in COPERNICUS. Next to the United States, Russia (n=309) and Poland (n=299) recruited the most patients in COPERNICUS, and carvedilol had larger mortality reductions in these 2 countries than in 9 of 13 others. CIBIS-II was a well-conducted multicenter European study designed to recruit stable 83 subjects with moderate to severe heart failure (New York Heart Association Class III-IV). Most patients were New York Heart Association Class III. The annual placebo mortality rate was 13%, which is higher than the rate projected by the CIBIS-II investigators based on the results of CIBIS-I. Nevertheless, this mortality rate and the average ejection fraction of 27% are closer to those of MERIT-HF, which recruited mostly Class II and III patients, than to those of COPERNICUS, which is thought to have recruited New York Heart Association Class III and IV patients. In CIBIS-II, 752 subjects were New York Heart Association Class III or IV and had an ejection fraction less than 25%, but the results in this subgroup have not been reported completely, although the hazard ratio was said to be 0. For the Class III patients, annual placebo group mortality was about 13%; over the entire study (averaging 1. For the Class IV patients, the annual placebo mortality was about 18%, and the number needed to treat to prevent 1 death over 1. The mortality reduction for Class IV patients was of borderline statistical significance; when measured as a difference of probabilities, the confidence interval was 0. Beta blockers Page 35 of 122 Final Report Update 4 Drug Effectiveness Review Project Table 9. Comparison of major beta blocker trials in heart failure Ejection New York Withdrawal fraction Heart Number Annual rate for Drug and criteria Association of placebo Mortality active drug a Trial target dose (mean) class subjects mortality reduction group Bisoprolol III (81%) CIBIS-II 10mg once <35% (0. Withdrawal rates are also affected by use of an active-drug run-in phase. When program was terminated, more patients were receiving or had completed treatment with carvedilol than placebo (89% compared with 83%, P=0. Beta blockers Page 36 of 122 Final Report Update 4 Drug Effectiveness Review Project Table 10. Patient characteristics and annualized mortality rates adjusted for active drug run-in periods in trials of beta blockers for heart failure Entry New York criterion for Mortality in Mortality in Heart ejection placebo treatment Primary Association fraction group group Sample Trial Drug endpoint class (average) (per year) (per year) size Combined Sturm worsening ≤25% Atenolol II-III 5. We added deaths during the run-in period to the total for the active drug. In addition to all-cause mortality, sudden death, and cardiovascular mortality, endpoints in beta blocker trials include symptoms, progression of disease, need for hospitalization, and need for (or time to) transplantation. The major placebo-controlled trials and many smaller trials evaluated these outcomes in Table 11. New York Heart Association class The effect on New York Heart Association class rating was inconsistently reported. The CIBIS trial found that significantly more patients taking bisoprolol improved by at least 1 New York Heart Association class (21% compared with 15%; P=0. Three trials suggest carvedilol is superior to placebo in improving the overall New 85, 86, 91 York Heart Association class distribution. This includes the MUCHA trial of Japanese 91 patients with heart failure. In 3 other trials, including a subset of dialysis patients with heart 92 84, 88, 92 failure, carvedilol had no effect. Metoprolol tartrate did not significantly improve the New York Heart Association class in either of 2 trials. In the MERIT-HF trial, metoprolol CR increased the proportion of patients that improved by at least 1 New York Heart Association class overall (28. A post-hoc analysis found the same effect in a subgroup of patients with baseline New York Heart Association class III-IV and left 99 ventricular ejection fraction < 25% (46. By contrast, carvedilol did not reduce progression of heart failure in COPERNICUS. In the ENECA study of 260 patients with chronic heart failure treated with nebivolol as an add on therapy, compared with placebo (27%), slightly fewer elderly patients (>65 years) with heart failure taking nebivolol at an average dose of 7. Exercise capacity 84-86, 88 The carvedilol trials were consistent in showing equivalency to placebo in exercise capacity improvement as measured by both the 6-minute walk and 9-minute treadmill tests. Results of treadmill testing (modified Naughton protocol) were mixed in 2 placebo-controlled trials of metoprolol. Beta blockers Page 38 of 122 Final Report Update 4 Drug Effectiveness Review Project Quality of life Quality of life in heart failure patients was most commonly assessed using the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire. Overall, placebo-controlled trials provided limited evidence that beta blockers significantly improve quality of life in heart failure patients. Carvedilol was consistently associated with nonsignificant improvements in quality of life in patients with mild 84-86 87 to moderate or severe heart failure. In the MDC trial, patients taking immediate release metoprolol experienced significantly greater improvements in quality of life than those taking placebo, however, no data were provided and it is unclear as to which measurement instrument was used. For controlled-release 97, 100 metoprolol, results of quality-of-life assessments were mixed across 2 trials.

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Smaller follow-up studies (Steel 2006 proven 160mg kamagra super, Siliciano 2007 discount kamagra super 160 mg fast delivery, Archin 2010) did not confirm these results effective kamagra super 160mg. More recently generic 160 mg kamagra super fast delivery, a randomized crossover study finally put an end to the discussion, showing no effect at all of valproic acid in 56 patients (Routy 2010). With the end of valproate, more selective and possibly more potent HDAC inhibitors are being investigated. Results are conflicting (Archin 2012, Blazkova 2012). Vorinostat, an agent that has been approved as a treatment of malignant mesothe- lioma, was active in one study in vivo (Archin 2012) but failed to do so in another (Elliott 2013). Vorinostat was able to increase HIV transcription (“kick”), but without 162 ART “kill” – the pool of latently infected cells was not reduced. Romidepsin seems to be more effective (Wei 2013, Søgaard 2014) and is tested as well as panobinostat and other HDACi (Edelstein 2009, Rasmussen 2013). Further chemical classes able to acti- vate latent infected cells are quinolone derivatives (Xing 2012) protein phosphatase- 1 targeting compounds (Tyagi 2015) or disulfiram (Spival 2012). It may be necessary to activate HIV-specific CTLs (Shan 2012, Deng 2014) for the “kill” part. There are attempts with therapeutical vaccines that simultaneously improve HIV-specific immune response (Garcia 2012). Recently it was shown that acutely infected patients retain a broad-spectrum viral-specific CTL response and that appropriate boosting of this response may be required for the elimination of the latent reservoir (Deng 2015). Attempts with immunoglobins (Lindkvist 2009) or broadly neutralizing antibodies are also being postulated. Even the old substance interferon is being discussed again as an immune modulator (Sandler 2014). In one study 9 out of 20 patients receiv- ing pegylated interferon during a HAART interruption, demonstrated viral load levels below 400 copies/ml after 12 weeks of IFN monotherapy (Azzoni 2013). Gentherapeutic approaches are also under investigation. In a pilot trial, the infusion of autologous, gene-modified CD4 T cells in which the CCR5 gene was rendered per- manently dysfunctional by a zinc-finger nuclease was safe (Tebas 2014). The observed relative survival advantage of the gene-modified cells during treatment interruption suggests that genome editing at the CCR5 locus confers a selective advantage to CD4 T cells in patients infected with HIV. Many more approaches are under investiga- tion, the most promising among them are: a) zinc-finger nucleases that can efficiently excise integrated HIV-1 from the human genome in infected cells b) “designer” T cells that can target and kill HIV Env-expressing cells and thus improve the HIV-specific immune response (Sahu 2013, Yang 2014) c) induction of broadly neutralizing antibodies that can effectively suppress viremia in untreated patients (Horwitz 2013). Within the next years, we will see more and more patients classified as post-treatment controllers or “functionally cured”. However, this will apply only to a small group of patients. Latently infected cells differ minutely from non-infected cells, which cannot be easily discerned via those methods available in most clinics. Washing out the reser- voirs or eliminating all the infected memory cells has either been unsuccessful or too toxic. Removing the HIV genome from infected cells with special recombinants has been successful in the laboratory and in the animal model (Hauber 2013); but there is still a long way to go before this can be used in the clinic (Sarkar 2007). Given the complexity of the immune system which is far away from being com- pletely understood, a solution for the majority of the patients is a distant prospect. Evidence for the cure of HIV infection by CCR5 32/ 32 stem cell trans- plantation. Early ART Intervention Restricts the Seeding of the HIV Reservoir in Long-lived Central Memory CD4 T Cells. Antiretroviral intensification and valproic acid lack sustained effect on residual HIV-1 viremia or resting CD4+ cell infection. Administration of vorinostat disrupts HIV-1 latency in patients on ART. More pronounced effect of integrase inhibitor raltegravir on proviral DNA reduction that other antiretroviral drugs in patients achieving undetectable viremia. 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Here ultrasound can differentiate between expressed regrets about having the operation9. Tor- ectomy yields satisfaction rates of over 90% as the sion of a pedunculated fibroid is actually the only definite cure for uterine fibroids because the source indication for laparotomy for pregnancy-related of their development is removed. Still you should try to avoid of fibroids after myomectomy is estimated to be myomectomy during laparotomy. You can see how important it is to fibroid and wait to see if it becomes reddish again. If the patient still deteriorates you will have hormonal treatment to treat symptoms or even to perform a myomectomy or refer the patient. Your patients on medical treat- medical hemostatic agents (see below) as your ment need to know that you are only treating patient is pregnant. Ligate the pedicle of the fibroid symptoms and that when the treatment is stopped, with two tight Vicryl-0 sutures and cut it. Sometimes, because of the fibroids, a pregnant The hormonal treatment available at present helps uterus can become impacted in the pelvis. Progestins patients with an impacted uterus will have urine show several effects in reducing menorrhagia: retention. An impacted retroflected uterus can be pushed out of the pouch of Douglas, vaginally, • They cause anovulation in the majority of cycles. If you • The endometrium becomes flat and inactive, need to do a cesarean section for obstructed labor, thus reducing the amount of tissue going off do not attempt to remove the fibroids. Studies Expectant management show a significant decrease of menorrhagia and an At present all experts agree that all women with increase in hemoglobin levels, especially with the asymptomatic fibroids should only be monitored LNG-IUD. Several studies showed for the latter a (level of evidence 5). However, nobody has ever decrease in size of fibroids and uterine volume. It is impor- a better outcome for most patients with fibroids. Normal IUDs won’t do the has and the harmlessness of this condition. LNG-IUDs are becoming increasingly avail- should know, however, that uterine fibroids need a able in resource-poor countries but you will regular follow-up by ultrasound to monitor growth probably have to look into private pharmacies to in order to remove them in due time when they find them. They are a bit expensive as well but they grow, before they are so big or numerous that only last for 5 years, decrease fibroid-associated dys- hysterectomy is an option. Intervals between ultra- menorrhea and are a good contraceptive as well. Postmenopausal have a higher failure rate and the rate of expulsion women who present with fibroids for the first time in women with uterine fibroids is higher compared should be examined again after a short period, e. The most frequent adverse effect of progestins, uterus. When you suspect a sarcoma, the patient however, is intermittent bleeding, which usually needs a hysterectomy (see Chapter 29). Normal contraceptive pills (COC) and the progesterone-only pill can reduce menorrhagia as well if you tell the patients to use them con- tinuously without a 7-day break for several strips in a row. This will reduce the number of periods and thus menorrhagia. If in your setting, only COC are available which contain iron tablets in the last blister row, tell the patient to start a new packet every time they come to the iron-containing pills. It is likely that the patients will experience a slight bleeding after a couple of months. Tell them to have a 7-day break once they start bleeding and then continue as before. For more options to treat menorrhagia, such as tranexamic acid or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, see Chapter 20 on the treatment of abnor- mal bleeding. The best candidates for medical treatment are women who are near the menopause or those with Figure 3 Pelvic anatomy for abdominal hysterectomy underlying medical conditions that forbid opera- and myomectomy tions. Those near menopause might have gone into menopause after 5 years of LNG-IUD or Implanon operation might be infection leading to sterility due and won’t need any further treatment by then. Make sure before you do surgery that the menorrhagia who don’t suffer from infertility or woman does not have cervical cancer, because the recurrent miscarriage (as these groups would profit surgery can become disastrous if she has! Pelvic anatomy for abdominal hysterectomy and myomectomy (Figure 3) Surgical treatment Important surrounding structures which are prone Indications for surgical treatment are the following: to injury and thus have to be identified are: • Menorrhagia unresponsive to medical treatment • Urinary bladder anteriorly. Supporting structures of the uterus are the follow- • Other symptoms interfering significantly with ing. They have to be identified cut and ligated daily activities. It is important to ovarian ligaments with ovarian branch of the thoroughly examine women with recurrent preg- uterine arteries. Adverse effects of your tissue: cardinal ligament, uterosacral ligaments. The most important ones are listed below: • Intraoperative blood loss with the need of blood Myomectomy transfusion. Myomectomy means the excision of fibroids from • Postoperative infection with consecutive tubal the myometrium without removing the uterus. This can be done by an abdominal incision usually • Thromboembolism. Both techniques will be des- • Uterine rupture in consecutive pregnancies. Depending on the site, number and Although this seems to be a rare event with a size of the fibroids, a vertical incision might be low incidence of around 0. If you feel, however, risk depends on: that a vertical incision is necessary due to size and N number, site and size of fibroids number of fibroids you should consider again N surgical technique whether you have the skills to do the operation as N perioperative infection these myomectomies need advanced experience N intraoperative opening of the uterine cavity and skills. N the capability of healing of the patient’s tissue Fibroids easily accessible to abdominal myo- N time elapsed since operation. Submucosal fibroids should have a significant intra- 20. These figures, however, are for mural part, as otherwise they can’t be located laparoscopic surgery, a method which will be abdominally during the operation. Furthermore, all patients in miscarriage (see Chapter 14). It is very important to consider that for patients All other patients becoming pregnant after myo- with infertility, recurrent miscarriage and desire for mectomy have to deliver in hospital, with theatre future pregnancies, a lot is at risk when undertaking facilities available 24 h, under any circumstances. If a the operation, since you are never sure if you can woman is not ready for this prior to surgery, myo- avoid a hysterectomy beforehand. Please be aware of the fact that the biggest cause of subfertility in low-resource Adverse events settings is tubal blockage and you should rule this Although the uterus is preserved, myomectomy is a out before surgery in patients who come with major abdominal operation and has as such adverse fibroids and a history of infertility (see Chapter 16). It is always wise to examine the patient yourself as The intraoperative placement of tourniquets is a surgeon, before the operation and again while she an effective method but you have to be sure of the is already anesthetized. This method should only be chosen and position of the fibroids and the uterine mobi- where misoprostol or bupivacaine/epinephrine are lity you will have to decide whether you can use a 14 not available. The technique for applying tourni- transverse or vertical incision of the abdominal wall quets for reduction of hemorrhage in myomec- for your operation. Here it is important to consider tomy is as follows: the aim of the operation: most patients for myo- mectomy undergo the operation in order to be- • Incise the anterior part of the peritoneum come pregnant and deliver safely. Thus, you will between the bladder and the uterus and reflect need the best access to the fibroids and the uterus to the bladder inferiorly. Therefore it is some- side of the uterine isthmus cranial to the uterine times wise to consider a vertical incision especially arteries. If you are • Pass a 20-cm length part of sterile infusion set more experienced you can choose a horizontal in- through the holes and tie it tightly anteriorly cision like a Pfannenstiel or Joel Cohen incision. If around the cervix at the level of the internal there are few or a single smaller fibroid which is cervical os. A mini-lap is cheaper and needs a shorter hos- a small forceps to occlude the ovarian vessels.

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