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Reducing surgical site infections in gynaecological surgery

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are infections that occur in the wound made from a surgical procedure.

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Retaining and understanding medical information

A doctor’s visit can sometimes be stressful. Patients receive large amounts of information at a single medical consultation and even if patients would be medical professionals (which most aren’t) it...

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Kinder and gentler treatment for endometrial cancer

In 2000, when I was a young gynaecological oncology trainee, all our endometrial cancer patients who required surgery at the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer had a laparotomy.

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NEW procedure Uterine Transposition

From 10 to 14 March, I attended the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2017 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.

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Women who participate in clinical trials have better health outcomes

A systematic review has found that women who participated in clinical trials in obstetrics and gynaecology had better health outcomes than women who did not.

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Dealing with anxiety during a cancer prognosis

Anxiety is a common feeling that patients sometimes have when coping with upcoming surgery or even the possibility of a cancer diagnosis.

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Does smoking cause gynaecological cancer?

Modifiable lifestyle factors, such as obesity, lack of physical activity, and smoking, are known to increase your chance of developing some cancers.

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Team Way ObermairHead is back for The Battle

Yes, it's that time of year again and my preparations have begun for The Battle 2017 - a fun beach volleyball competition raising funds for the 1000 Queensland women diagnosed...

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Why am I not losing weight?

As doctors we commonly see and treat patients who struggle with weight issues. Commonly I hear: “Doctor I hardly eat anything and I still can’t lose weight.

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Are robots taking over the operating theatre?

In Australia the initial uptake of robotic surgery has focused on urology for radical prostatectomies but is still slow for gynaecological surgery.

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