Retrospective Cohort Study
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World J Methodol. Mar 20, 2023; 13(2): 18-25
Published online Mar 20, 2023. doi: 10.5662/wjm.v13.i2.18
Urinary tract injury during hysterectomy: Does surgeon specialty and surgical volume matter?
Emilee Khair, Fareeza Afzal, Sanjana Kulkarni, Beaux Duhe', Karen Hagglund, Muhammad Faisal Aslam
Emilee Khair, Fareeza Afzal, Sanjana Kulkarni, Muhammad Faisal Aslam, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ascension St John, Detroit, MI 48236, United States
Beaux Duhe', Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. George's University School of Medicine, Great River, NY 11739, United States
Karen Hagglund, Department of Medical Research, Ascension St John, Detroit, MI 48236, United States
Author contributions: Khair EL designed the study, collected data, and wrote and edited the manuscript; Afzal F, Kulkarni SP, and Duhe’ BJ collected data for the manuscript; Hagglund K analyzed the data for the manuscript; Aslam MF edited the manuscript and assisted in study design; All authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved for publication by our Institutional Reviewer. IRB Reference number: 1820585.
Informed consent statement: The study is a retrospective study and therefore informed consent was not obtained, as it was exempt by the IRB.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We have no conflicts of interest to disclose and there has been no financial support for this research that could have influenced the outcome. As the corresponding author, I confirm that the manuscript has been reviewed and approved for submission by all authors.
Data sharing statement: Statistical code and dataset are available from Emilee Khair, MD at Consent was not obtained but the presented data are anonymous and risk of identification was low.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement – checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement – checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Emilee Khair, MD, Doctor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ascension St John, 22101 Moross Rd, Detroit, MI 48236, United States.
Received: October 30, 2022
Peer-review started: October 30, 2022
First decision: January 20, 2023
Revised: February 2, 2023
Accepted: February 13, 2023
Article in press: February 13, 2023
Published online: March 20, 2023
Core Tip

Core Tip: Surgeon volume and experience have been shown to play a role in decreasing the number of urinary tract injuries during minimally invasive hysterectomies. One may conclude that since urogynecologists and gynecologic oncologists had additional training years after residency, they also have more experience. This may result in a decreased incidence of urinary tract injury during minimally invasive hysterectomies. To our knowledge, no studies to date have been done to assess this correlation.