Emergency Medicine: Open Access

Emergency Medicine: Open Access
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Daniel Kahn

Daniel Kahn


  • Research Article
    Ovarian Torsion: Time Limiting Factors for Ovarian Salvage
    Author(s): Hournaz Ghandehari, Daniel Kahn and Phyllis GlancHournaz Ghandehari, Daniel Kahn and Phyllis Glanc

    Aim: Analysis of the timelines in the diagnosis and management of surgically treated ovarian torsion will provide novel information on significant time intervals that may be amenable to future improvement which will optimize ovarian salvage rates. Methods: A retrospective review was performed of all patients who had surgically confirmed adnexal torsion over 12 years. The following four times were extracted for each patient (1) Emergency Department (ED) Triage (2) ED physician assessment (3) Generation of ultrasound report (4) Operating room (OR) start time. Overall time from ED triage to surgery and ovarian salvage rates were also documented. Results: Of 86 surgically proven ovarian torsion cases, 63 (73%) had documentation of all timelines and were included in the study. The overall median time from ED triage to surgery.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-7548.1000273

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