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Ovary-sparing hysterectomy: Is it right for your patient?

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Title: Ovary-sparing hysterectomy: Is it right for your patient?
Author: Sharma, Umang; Schumann, Sarah-Anne; Hickner, John
Keywords: oophorectomy
coronary heart disease
hormone replacement therapy
Date: 2009-09
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 58(9) 2009: 478-480.
Abstract: Advise patients undergoing hysterectomy for benign conditions that there are benefits to conserving their ovaries. The risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and death is lower in women whose ovaries are conserved, compared with those who have had them removed. Strength of recommendation: B: A large, high-quality observational study.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/5446

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