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Haemostatic agents (Floseal, Surgiflo)

I have been asked to describe in what areas patients benefit from haemostatic agents. Haemostatic agents include Floseal, Surgiflo, Tisseel, Surgicel, Fibrillar or Surgicel Snow, only to name the most...

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HE4 in ovarian and uterine cancer

A couple of years we introduced HE4 as a tumour marker for pelvic masses. The idea was to differentiate benign ovarian masses from ovarian cancer in patients without ascites or...

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Port Placement

A while ago we produced a teaching video that is used by Lina, the company that markets the McCartney tube for laparoscopic hysterectomy.

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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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