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Bowel & Bladder injury

A couple of months ago, I attended an AGES conference on surgical disasters. I am interested in surgical complications professionally and academically. The majority of participants were general gynaecologists.

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Few doctors account for the majority of patient complaints

To many doctors, to receive a notice of a patient complaint seems random.

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Australia’s wasteful research grant system

Medical researchers in Australia spent 511 person years (one person working for more than 5 centuries!) worth of time preparing research-grant proposals for consideration for funding by the National Health...

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Salpingectomy to reduce "ovarian cancer" risk

A few weeks ago we discussed the role of salpingectomy (without removing the ovaries) to prevent ovarian cancer. We agreed that …

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Surgical Checklists

Surgical Checklists demonstrated a significant reduction in postoperative morbidity and mortality in more than one very large study.

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RANZCOG complications survey

I am an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in a small country town in NSW.

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FREE SurgicalPerformance Audit in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

If you think about it for a second it is pretty clear: You cannot improve outcomes that you don’t measure.I got in contact with the idea of “audit” when I...

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In what locations are super obese patients slim and easy to operate?

Obese and super obese women in particular benefit froma laparoscopic approach if they need pelvic surgery.

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My surgical training experience – a trainee’s perspective

Having just completed six years of O&G training is a good time to reflect on my past training, and specifically in relation to my surgical experience.

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What can we achieve with $118,000 in medical research?

Last Sunday, we held the 2013 Battle Against Ovarian Cancer. The event was a phenomenal success.

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