The rate of progression from low- to high-grade SIL in untreated patients was 4% for the infected patients and 9% for the uninfected patients.
At the same time, 61% of the uninfected patients with low-grade SIL had spontaneous regression, compared with 24% of the infected patients.
No single treatment modality appears to be more effective in HIV-positive women with high-grade SIL or unsatisfactory colposcopy," Dr.
The SILS Stitch instrument affords gynecological surgeons the access they need during a laparoscopic hysterectomy.
Stuart Hart, Assistant Professor, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, and Co-Director, USF Center for the Advancement of Minimally Invasive Pelvic Surgery, said, "I would use SILS Stitch in any laparoscopic surgery where I typically perform laparoscopic suturing, such as traditional total laparoscopic hysterectomy or single-incision laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic uterosacral ligament vault suspension and laparoscopic myomectomy.
The SILS Stitch instrument is being presented at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in San Francisco, May 15-19, 2010, and at SURFF (Surgical Film Festival[R]) events.