George S Condous

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Publications

  1. ncbi Placental site trophoblastic tumor masquerading as an ovarian ectopic pregnancy
    G Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and Minimal Access Surgery Unit, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 21:504-6. 2003
  2. ncbi There is no role for uterine curettage in the contemporary diagnostic workup of women with a pregnancy of unknown location
    G Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and MAS Unit, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Hum Reprod 21:2706-10. 2006
  3. ncbi Ectopic pregnancy--risk factors and diagnosis
    George Condous
    Early Pregnancy Unit, Nepean Centre for Perinatal Care and Research, Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 35:854-7. 2006
  4. ncbi Prospective cross-validation of three methods of predicting failing pregnancies of unknown location
    G Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and MAS Unit, St George s University of London, UK
    Hum Reprod 22:1156-60. 2007
  5. ncbi Ultrasound diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy
    George S Condous
    Early Pregnancy and Advanced Endosurgery Unit, Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Semin Reprod Med 25:85-91. 2007
  6. ncbi What is the value of preoperative bimanual pelvic examination in women undergoing laparoscopic total hysterectomy?
    George Condous
    Centre for Advanced Reproductive Endosurgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 14:334-8. 2007
  7. ncbi Prediction of ectopic pregnancy in women with a pregnancy of unknown location
    G Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and MAS Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, London, UK
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 29:680-7. 2007
  8. ncbi Clinical information does not improve the performance of mathematical models in predicting the outcome of pregnancies of unknown location
    George Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and MAS Unit, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Fertil Steril 88:572-80. 2007
  9. doi What determines the need to morcellate the uterus during total laparoscopic hysterectomy?
    George Condous
    Center for Advanced Reproductive Endosurgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 16:52-5. 2009
  10. doi The value of laparoscopic skills courses
    George Condous
    Centre for Advanced Reproductive Endosurgery CARE, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 49:312-5. 2009

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Publications38

  1. ncbi Placental site trophoblastic tumor masquerading as an ovarian ectopic pregnancy
    G Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and Minimal Access Surgery Unit, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 21:504-6. 2003
    ..This case shows that a misinterpretation of signs of EP can result in a delay in accurate diagnosis...
  2. ncbi There is no role for uterine curettage in the contemporary diagnostic workup of women with a pregnancy of unknown location
    G Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and MAS Unit, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Hum Reprod 21:2706-10. 2006
    ..A secondary aim was to evaluate published biochemical criteria that define non-viability in a PUL population to establish if these criteria could result in inadvertent termination of pregnancy (TOP) if uterine curettage was performed...
  3. ncbi Ectopic pregnancy--risk factors and diagnosis
    George Condous
    Early Pregnancy Unit, Nepean Centre for Perinatal Care and Research, Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 35:854-7. 2006
    ..Ectopic pregnancy is still the most common cause of first trimester maternal deaths, accounting for 73% of early pregnancy mortalities...
  4. ncbi Prospective cross-validation of three methods of predicting failing pregnancies of unknown location
    G Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and MAS Unit, St George s University of London, UK
    Hum Reprod 22:1156-60. 2007
    ..We compared the performance of each of three tests for predicting pregnancy failure in the pregnancy of unknown (PUL) population...
  5. ncbi Ultrasound diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy
    George S Condous
    Early Pregnancy and Advanced Endosurgery Unit, Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Semin Reprod Med 25:85-91. 2007
    ..This article discusses the use of ultrasound as a single stand-alone test in the diagnosis of tubal ectopic pregnancy...
  6. ncbi What is the value of preoperative bimanual pelvic examination in women undergoing laparoscopic total hysterectomy?
    George Condous
    Centre for Advanced Reproductive Endosurgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 14:334-8. 2007
    ..OBJECTIVE STUDY: To estimate the value of preoperative bimanual examination of the pelvis in women undergoing total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH)...
  7. ncbi Prediction of ectopic pregnancy in women with a pregnancy of unknown location
    G Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and MAS Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, London, UK
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 29:680-7. 2007
    ..We therefore generated and evaluated a new logistic regression model from simple hormonal data and compared it with Model M1...
  8. ncbi Clinical information does not improve the performance of mathematical models in predicting the outcome of pregnancies of unknown location
    George Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and MAS Unit, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Fertil Steril 88:572-80. 2007
    ..To see if the incorporation of clinical variables can improve the diagnostic performance of logistic regression models in the prediction of pregnancy of unknown location (PUL) outcome...
  9. doi What determines the need to morcellate the uterus during total laparoscopic hysterectomy?
    George Condous
    Center for Advanced Reproductive Endosurgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 16:52-5. 2009
    ..To identify factors associated with the need to perform uterine morcellation during total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH). A secondary aim was to establish new cut-offs based on uterine weight for the probability of morcellation...
  10. doi The value of laparoscopic skills courses
    George Condous
    Centre for Advanced Reproductive Endosurgery CARE, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 49:312-5. 2009
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of 'hands-on' laparoscopic skills course...
  11. ncbi Failing pregnancies of unknown location: a prospective evaluation of the human chorionic gonadotrophin ratio
    G Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and Minimal Access Surgery Unit, St George s University of London, London, UK
    BJOG 113:521-7. 2006
    ..To assess the performance of the human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) ratio (hCG 48 hours/hCG 0 hour) to predict spontaneous resolution of pregnancies of unknown location (PUL)...
  12. ncbi Diagnostic accuracy of varying discriminatory zones for the prediction of ectopic pregnancy in women with a pregnancy of unknown location
    G Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and Minimal Access Surgery Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 26:770-5. 2005
    ..We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of discriminatory zones for serum hCG levels of > 1000 IU/L, 1500 IU/L and 2000 IU/L for the detection of ectopic pregnancy in such women...
  13. ncbi A prospective evaluation of a single-visit strategy to manage pregnancies of unknown location
    G Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and MAS Unit, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Hum Reprod 20:1398-403. 2005
    ..The aim was to assess whether women with a pregnancy of unknown location (PUL) can be safely excluded from potentially unnecessary multiple clinic visits...
  14. ncbi The conservative management of early pregnancy complications: a review of the literature
    G Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and Minimal Access Surgery Unit, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 22:420-30. 2003
    ..Guidelines for assessing suitability for conservative management should be strictly governed by evidence based protocols. Women can then be offered expectant or medical treatment as appropriate...
  15. ncbi The management of early pregnancy complications
    George Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and Minimal Access Surgery Unit, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, England, UK
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 18:37-57. 2004
    ..If a pregnancy cannot be seen either inside or outside the uterus this should be described as a pregnancy of unknown location and managed expectantly until the outcome is confirmed...
  16. ncbi The use of a new logistic regression model for predicting the outcome of pregnancies of unknown location
    G Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and MAS Unit, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Hum Reprod 19:1900-10. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to generate and evaluate new logistic regression models from simple demographic and hormonal data to predict the outcome of pregnancies of unknown location (PULs)...
  17. ncbi Human chorionic gonadotrophin and progesterone levels in pregnancies of unknown location
    G Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and MAS Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmere Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 86:351-7. 2004
    ..To evaluate accuracy, user variability and impact of experience on the use of serum hCG and progesterone in women who have a pregnancy of unknown location (PUL's)...
  18. ncbi Pregnancies of unknown location: diagnostic dilemmas and management
    George Condous
    Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, Australia
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 17:568-73. 2005
    ..This review discusses various aspects of the management of women with pregnancies of unknown location...
  19. ncbi Do levels of serum cancer antigen 125 and creatine kinase predict the outcome in pregnancies of unknown location?
    G Condous
    Early Pregnancy Unit, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Hum Reprod 20:3348-54. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of maternal serum cancer antigen 125 (CA 125) and creatine kinase (CK) levels in predicting the outcome of pregnancies of unknown location (PUL)...
  20. ncbi The accuracy of transvaginal ultrasonography for the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy prior to surgery
    George Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and Minimal Access Surgery Unit, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Hum Reprod 20:1404-9. 2005
    ..To evaluate the accuracy of transvaginal ultrasonography (TVS) for the detection of ectopic pregnancies (EPs) in women undergoing surgery for presumed ectopic pregnancy...
  21. doi Viability of intrauterine pregnancy in women with pregnancy of unknown location: prediction using human chorionic gonadotropin ratio vs. progesterone
    T Bignardi
    Acute Gynaecology, Nepean Centre for Perinatal Care, Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, Sydney, Australia
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 35:656-61. 2010
    ..An IPUV is defined as an empty intrauterine gestational sac measuring less than 20 mm in diameter or an intrauterine gestational sac containing a fetal pole with a crown-rump length (CRL) of less than 6 mm with no fetal cardiac activity...
  22. ncbi Predicting the outcome of pregnancies of unknown location: Bayesian networks with expert prior information compared to logistic regression
    O Gevaert
    Department of Electrical Engineering ESAT SCD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg, Leuven, Belgium, and Early Pregnancy, Gynecology Ultrasound and MAS Unit, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Hum Reprod 21:1824-31. 2006
    ..Some of these women will have an ectopic pregnancy (EP), and it is this group in the PUL population that poses the greatest concern. The aim of this study was to develop Bayesian networks to predict EPs in the PUL population...
  23. doi Expectant management of spontaneous first-trimester miscarriage: prospective validation of the '2-week rule'
    I Casikar
    Acute Gynaecology, Early Pregnancy and Advanced Endosurgery Unit, Nepean Centre for Perinatal Care, Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, Sydney, Australia i
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 35:223-7. 2010
    ..To assess uptake and success of expectant management of first-trimester miscarriage for a finite 14-day period, in order to evaluate our '2-week rule' of management...
  24. ncbi The practical application of a mathematical model to predict the outcome of pregnancies of unknown location
    E Kirk
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and MAS Unit, St George s Hospital, London, UK
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 27:311-5. 2006
    ..This model was based on the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) ratio (hCG 48 h/hCG 0 h). The aim of this study was to evaluate the model in an early pregnancy clinical setting...
  25. ncbi Should we be examining the ovaries in pregnancy? Prevalence and natural history of adnexal pathology detected at first-trimester sonography
    G Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and Minimal Access Surgery Unit, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 24:62-6. 2004
    ..To assess the prevalence and natural history of ovarian pathology in pregnancy...
  26. ncbi The conservative management of cervical ectopic pregnancies
    E Kirk
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and MAS Unit, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 27:430-7. 2006
    ..To evaluate the role of conservative management in the treatment of cervical ectopic pregnancies...
  27. doi Does tubal ectopic pregnancy with hemoperitoneum always require surgery?
    T Bignardi
    Nepean Centre for Perinatal Care, Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, Sydney, Australia
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 33:711-5. 2009
    ..Hemoperitoneum is accepted as an indication for surgery in women with tubal ectopic pregnancy. The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility of managing such women non-surgically...
  28. ncbi A validation of the most commonly used protocol to predict the success of single-dose methotrexate in the treatment of ectopic pregnancy
    E Kirk
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and MAS Unit, St George s, University of London, London, UK
    Hum Reprod 22:858-63. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to assess this protocol and to develop new rules that could be used to predict the outcome at an earlier stage...
  29. ncbi The non-surgical management of ectopic pregnancy
    E Kirk
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and MAS Unit, St George s Hospital School, London, UK
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 27:91-100. 2006
    ..This review aims to discuss the diagnosis and the non-surgical management options for ectopic pregnancy, in particular expectant management and the use of methotrexate...
  30. ncbi Rationalizing the follow-up of pregnancies of unknown location
    E Kirk
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and MAS Unit, St Georges Hospital, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, UK
    Hum Reprod 22:1744-50. 2007
    ..To develop a strategy to rationalize the follow-up of pregnancies of unknown location (PULs) based on the predicted outcome using a mathematical model...
  31. ncbi The accuracy of first trimester ultrasound in the diagnosis of hydatidiform mole
    E Kirk
    Early Pregnancy Unit, St George s Hospital, University of London, London, UK
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 29:70-5. 2007
    ..The aim was to obtain a true sensitivity and positive predictive value for ultrasound in the diagnosis of hydatidiform mole...
  32. ncbi Do we need to follow up complete miscarriages with serum human chorionic gonadotrophin levels?
    G Condous
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and Minimal Access Surgery Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    BJOG 112:827-9. 2005
    ..A diagnosis of complete miscarriage based on history and scan findings alone is unreliable. These women should be managed as 'pregnancies of unknown location' with serum hCG follow up...
  33. ncbi Do early pregnancy ultrasound measurements correlate with fetal nuchal translucency at 11-14 weeks?
    F Prefumo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George s, University of London, London, UK
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 27:628-31. 2006
    ..To assess whether extremes in nuchal translucency (NT) thickness measurements at 11-14 weeks of gestation are preceded by departures from normal in early ultrasound biometry or embryonic heart rate in euploid fetuses...
  34. ncbi The use of ultrasound-based 'soft markers' for the prediction of pelvic pathology in women with chronic pelvic pain--can we reduce the need for laparoscopy?
    E Okaro
    Early Pregnancy, Gynaecological Ultrasound and Minimal Access Surgery Unit, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    BJOG 113:251-6. 2006
    ..To assess the accuracy of new transvaginal ultrasound-scan-based markers and to compare them to conventional ultrasound methods used in the detection of common pelvic pathology in women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP)...
  35. doi Ultrasonographic visualization of balloon placement for uterine tamponade in massive primary postpartum hemorrhage
    Y Cho
    Early Pregnancy and Advanced Endosurgery Unit, Nepean Hospital, Kingswood, Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney, Australia
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 32:711-3. 2008
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  36. doi Management of women referred to an acute gynecology unit: impact of an ultrasound-based model of care
    T Bignardi
    Acute Gynaecology and Early Pregnancy Unit, Nepean Centre for Perinatal Care, Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, Sydney, Australia
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 35:344-8. 2010
    ..To assess the impact of the introduction of an ultrasound-based model of care for women with acute gynecological complications...
  37. doi Transrectal ultrasound-guided surgical evacuation of Cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy
    T Bignardi
    Early Pregnancy and Advanced Endosurgery Unit, Nepean Centre for Perinatal Care, Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, Penrith and OMNI Gynecological Care, Centre for Women s Ultrasound and Early Pregnancy, St Leonard s, Sydney, Australia
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 35:481-5. 2010
    ..To describe a new technique for the management of Cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy (CSEP): transrectal ultrasound (TRS)-guided surgical evacuation...
  38. ncbi Impact of the availability of sonography in the acute gynecology unit
    Z Haider
    Acute Gynaecology Unit, St George s Hospital, London, UK
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 28:207-13. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of the availability of transvaginal sonography at the time of initial assessment of the emergency gynecology patient...