Delivery outcome after trial of labor in nulliparous women 40 years or older – a nationwide population‐based study
AbstractIntroductionThe number of women postponing childbirth until an advanced age is increasing. Our aim was to study the outcome of labor in nulliparous women ≥40 years, compared with women 25‐29 years, both after spontaneous onset and induction of labor.Material and methodsThe nationwide population ‐based Swedish Medical Birth Register was used to study the perinatal outcome in nulliparous women with a singleton, term (gestational week 37‐44), live fetus in cephalic presentation and a planned vaginal delivery from 1992 to 2011. We included 7796 nulliparous women ≥40 years and 264 262 nul liparous women 25...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Victoria Ankarcrona, Daniel Altman, Anna ‐Karin Wikström, Bo Jacobsson, Sophia Brismar Wendel Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Birthweight discordance and neonatal morbidity in twin pregnancies: a systematic review and meta ‐analysis
ConclusionsBirthweight discordance is associated with neonatal morbidity in twin pregnancies. The strength of this association persists for dichorionic twins while it was not possible to extrapolate robust evidence on monochorionic twins due to the low power of the analysis due to the small number of included studies.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Daniele Di Mascio, Ganesh Acharya, Asma Khalil, Anthony Odibo, Federico Prefumo, Marco Liberati, Danilo Buca, Lamberto Manzoli, Maria Elena Flacco, Roberto Brunelli, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici, Francesco D'Antonio Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

Delivery outcome after trial of labor in nulliparous women 40 years or older – a nationwide population‐based study
AbstractIntroductionThe number of women postponing childbirth until an advanced age is increasing. Our aim was to study the outcome of labor in nulliparous women ≥40 years, compared with women 25‐29 years, both after spontaneous onset and induction of labor.Material and methodsThe nationwide population ‐based Swedish Medical Birth Register was used to study the perinatal outcome in nulliparous women with a singleton, term (gestational week 37‐44), live fetus in cephalic presentation and a planned vaginal delivery from 1992 to 2011. We included 7796 nulliparous women ≥40 years and 264 262 nul liparous women 25...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Victoria Ankarcrona, Daniel Altman, Anna ‐Karin Wikström, Bo Jacobsson, Sophia Brismar Wendel Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Birthweight discordance and neonatal morbidity in twin pregnancies: a systematic review and meta ‐analysis
ConclusionsBirthweight discordance is associated with neonatal morbidity in twin pregnancies. The strength of this association persists for dichorionic twins while it was not possible to extrapolate robust evidence on monochorionic twins due to the low power of the analysis due to the small number of included studies.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Daniele Di Mascio, Ganesh Acharya, Asma Khalil, Anthony Odibo, Federico Prefumo, Marco Liberati, Danilo Buca, Lamberto Manzoli, Maria Elena Flacco, Roberto Brunelli, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici, Francesco D'Antonio Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research

Henrietta Westman. V ägen till Vincent (The Road to Vincent). First Edition
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Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 21, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ganesh Acharya Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

The psychological importance of fertility preservation counseling and support for cancer patients
AbstractInfertility associated with cancer can have significant psychological impacts for cancer patients and survivors, necessitating appropriate fertility ‐related psychological support. This literature review details the psychological impact of infertility in cancer patients and survivors, and discusses fertility counseling as described in current international guidelines; as either the provision of fertility information or psychosocial support. Fe rtility counseling has a role in assisting with fertility treatment decision‐making, but also in supporting patients with the emotional distress associated with potential...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 21, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Shanna Logan, Antoinette Anazodo Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Henrietta Westman. V ägen till Vincent (The Road to Vincent). First Edition
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Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 21, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ganesh Acharya Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

The psychological importance of fertility preservation counseling and support for cancer patients
AbstractInfertility associated with cancer can have significant psychological impacts for cancer patients and survivors, necessitating appropriate fertility ‐related psychological support. This literature review details the psychological impact of infertility in cancer patients and survivors, and discusses fertility counseling as described in current international guidelines; as either the provision of fertility information or psychosocial support. Fe rtility counseling has a role in assisting with fertility treatment decision‐making, but also in supporting patients with the emotional distress associated with potential...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 21, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Shanna Logan, Antoinette Anazodo Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

The prevalence and risk factors of fear of childbirth among pregnant women: A cross ‐sectional study in Ireland
AbstractIntroductionThere is growing evidence of the considerable impact of fear of childbirth on women's health and well ‐being, but prevalence reports of high and severe fear of childbirth and reported risk factors have been inconsistent in various studies. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the prevalence of high and severe fear of childbirth, and to identify risk factors of childbirth fear.Material and methodsA cross ‐sectional study was conducted among a convenience sample of 882 pregnant women attending antenatal care in Cork, Ireland. Fear of childbirth was assessed using the Wijma Delivery Expectancy Ques...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Maeve A. O'Connell, Patricia Leahy ‐Warren, Louise C. Kenny, Sinéad M. O'Neill, Ali S. Khashan Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Women's perceptions of medication use during pregnancy and breastfeeding —A Swedish cross‐sectional questionnaire study
AbstractIntroductionUse of medication for different kinds of symptoms and diseases during pregnancy is common. When counseling the pregnant woman, an understanding of her perceptions concerning the use of medication as well as possible associated anxiety and obstacles is important to ensure high adherence to the treatment regimen.Material and methodsA questionnaire was developed regarding the use of medication, perceptions on use of medication, as well as perceptions about pregnancy outcomes in association with medication use during pregnancy. In total, 850 pregnant women in gestational weeks 25 ‐29 participated in the s...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Emelie Wolgast, Lotta Lindh ‐Åstrand, Caroline Lilliecreutz Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

The prevalence and risk factors of fear of childbirth among pregnant women: A cross ‐sectional study in Ireland
AbstractIntroductionThere is growing evidence of the considerable impact of fear of childbirth on women's health and well ‐being, but prevalence reports of high and severe fear of childbirth and reported risk factors have been inconsistent in various studies. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the prevalence of high and severe fear of childbirth, and to identify risk factors of childbirth fear.Material and methodsA cross ‐sectional study was conducted among a convenience sample of 882 pregnant women attending antenatal care in Cork, Ireland. Fear of childbirth was assessed using the Wijma Delivery Expectancy Ques...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Maeve A. O'Connell, Patricia Leahy ‐Warren, Louise C. Kenny, Sinéad M. O'Neill, Ali S. Khashan Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Women's perceptions of medication use during pregnancy and breastfeeding —A Swedish cross‐sectional questionnaire study
AbstractIntroductionUse of medication for different kinds of symptoms and diseases during pregnancy is common. When counseling the pregnant woman, an understanding of her perceptions concerning the use of medication as well as possible associated anxiety and obstacles is important to ensure high adherence to the treatment regimen.Material and methodsA questionnaire was developed regarding the use of medication, perceptions on use of medication, as well as perceptions about pregnancy outcomes in association with medication use during pregnancy. In total, 850 pregnant women in gestational weeks 25 ‐29 participated in the s...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Emelie Wolgast, Lotta Lindh ‐Åstrand, Caroline Lilliecreutz Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Translational research aiming to improve survival of ovarian tissue transplants using adipose tissue ‐derived stem cells
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Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 19, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Marie ‐Madeleine Dolmans, Luciana Cacciottola, Christiani Amorim, Diego Manavella Tags: State ‐of‐the‐art review Source Type: research

Incidence of gynecological fistula and its surgical treatment: a national registry ‐based study
ConclusionsGynecological fistula is rare in Norway, with an overall incidence of 6/10 000 in the female population, while the incidence of surgically treated fistula is 4.2/100 000. However, the condition represents considerable morbidity for the individual patient.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 19, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Katrine Flaatten B ørseth, Ganesh Acharya, Torvid Kiserud, Jone Trovik Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Translational research aiming to improve survival of ovarian tissue transplants using adipose tissue ‐derived stem cells
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Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 19, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Marie ‐Madeleine Dolmans, Luciana Cacciottola, Christiani Amorim, Diego Manavella Tags: State ‐of‐the‐art review Source Type: research

Incidence of gynecological fistula and its surgical treatment: a national registry ‐based study
ConclusionsGynecological fistula is rare in Norway, with an overall incidence of 6/10 000 in the female population, while the incidence of surgically treated fistula is 4.2/100 000. However, the condition represents considerable morbidity for the individual patient.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 19, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Katrine Flaatten B ørseth, Ganesh Acharya, Torvid Kiserud, Jone Trovik Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

A cohort study of 49 933 women with surgically verified endometriosis ‐ increased incidence of breast cancer below the age of 40
ConclusionsThe overall risk of breast cancer in women with surgically verified endometriosis was similar to that of general population. However, the risk of breast cancer at young age was increased. Young women with surgically verified endometriosis represent highly symptomatic patients with more frequent surgeries and additional therapies that might also contribute to the risk of breast cancer.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 18, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Liisu Saavalainen, Heini Lassus, Anna But, Aila Tiitinen, P äivi Härkki, Mika Gissler, Eero Pukkala, Oskari Heikinheimo Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy: Do perioperative outcomes differ? A propensity score ‐matched analysis
AbstractIntroductionThere are assertions that vaginal mode may be the preferred approach of minimally invasive hysterectomy, yet rates of laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH) continue to rise while vaginal hysterectomy (VH) rate remains relatively unchanged. The aim of this study is to compare the perioperative outcomes of LH vs VH.Material and methodsWe identified women who underwent either LH or VH for benign indications between 2009 and 2015 at a large academic institution. A propensity score ‐matched analysis was used to adjust for differences between women undergoing VH vs LH. Outcome parameters were perioperative complic...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Doortje Rademaker, Jon I. Einarsson, Judith A. F. Huirne, XiangMei Gu, Sarah L. Cohen Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Not only residents, but gynaecologists and obstetricians, too …
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, EarlyView. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jan Willem Leeuw, Vladimir Kalis, Khaled M. Ismail, Ranee Thakar, Abdul H. Sultan Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy: Do perioperative outcomes differ? A propensity score ‐matched analysis
AbstractIntroductionThere are assertions that vaginal mode may be the preferred approach of minimally invasive hysterectomy, yet rates of laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH) continue to rise while vaginal hysterectomy (VH) rate remains relatively unchanged. The aim of this study is to compare the perioperative outcomes of LH vs VH.Material and methodsWe identified women who underwent either LH or VH for benign indications between 2009 and 2015 at a large academic institution. A propensity score ‐matched analysis was used to adjust for differences between women undergoing VH vs LH. Outcome parameters were perioperative complic...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Doortje Rademaker, Jon I. Einarsson, Judith A. F. Huirne, XiangMei Gu, Sarah L. Cohen Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Not only residents, but gynaecologists and obstetricians, too …
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, EarlyView. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jan Willem Leeuw, Vladimir Kalis, Khaled M. Ismail, Ranee Thakar, Abdul H. Sultan Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Levonorgestrel intrauterine contraceptive systems (13.5  mg and 52 mg) and risk of ectopic pregnancy
ConclusionsThe absolute risk of ectopic pregnancy during the use of LNG ‐IUS remains low. Our method may underestimate as well as overestimate the Pearl index for ectopic pregnancy. The findings underline the importance of identifying risk factors for ectopic pregnancy at insertion, and to rule out ectopic pregnancy for all women presenting with abdominal discomfort d uring the use of LNG‐IUS. Longer observation periods and prospective studies in a general population are a priority for further research. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 14, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sofie Graner, Julia Mc Taggart, Fanny Nordstr öm, Emma Melander, Johan Widenberg, Helena Kopp Kallner Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Authors ’ reply: Experience and education matter, for residents as well as for obstetricians and gynecologists
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Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sandra Bergendahl, Petra Lindberg, Sophia Brismar Wendel Tags: Letter to Editor Source Type: research

Hysterectomy ‐corrected cervical cancer mortality rates in Denmark during 2002‐2015: a registry‐based cohort study
ConclusionsThe mortality of cervical cancer increased significantly by age, particularly among women aged 65 years and older for whom routine cervical cancer screening is not recommended. Understanding reasons for the high mortality rate in older women is critical, as this may help identify interventions needed to ensure a continued decline in cervical cancer mortality in older Danish women.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Anne Hammer, Johnny Kahlert, Patti E Gravitt, Anne F Rositch Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Authors ’ reply: Experience and education matter, for residents as well as for obstetricians and gynecologists
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Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sandra Bergendahl, Petra Lindberg, Sophia Brismar Wendel Tags: Letter to Editor Source Type: research

Hysterectomy ‐corrected cervical cancer mortality rates in Denmark during 2002‐2015: a registry‐based cohort study
ConclusionsThe mortality of cervical cancer increased significantly by age, particularly among women aged 65 years and older for whom routine cervical cancer screening is not recommended. Understanding reasons for the high mortality rate in older women is critical, as this may help identify interventions needed to ensure a continued decline in cervical cancer mortality in older Danish women.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Anne Hammer, Johnny Kahlert, Patti E Gravitt, Anne F Rositch Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Approved claims for compensation from gynecological patients in Norway – what characterizes the cases? A 14‐year nationwide study
ConclusionsWe found that the main reason for injuries in gynecological patients, was non ‐adherence to guidelines or good clinical practice. Surgery‐related injuries were most common. Increased focus on adherence to guidelines and surgical skills might improve patient safety for gynecological patients in Norway.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Merethe Ravlo, Marit Lieng, Ida Rashida Khan Bukholm, Mette Haase moen, Eszter Vanky Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Targeted Rhesus immunoglobulin for RhD negative women undergoing an induced abortion: a clinical pilot study
ConclusionsFetalRHD genotyping can be accurately performed from the 8th week of gestation and unnecessary injections of RhIg can be avoided for women undergoing an induced abortion. A larger study is needed to determine a more accurate sensitivity for the analysis early in pregnancy.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Mia Pi S øby Jensen, Merete Damkjær, Frederik Banch Clausen, Haivin Aziz Ali, Kristine Juul Hare, Morten Hanefeld Dziegiel, Finn Stener Jørgensen Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Issue Information
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, Volume 98, Issue 4, Page 407-409, April 2019. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Nordic influence on British obstetrics
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, Volume 98, Issue 4, Page 411-412, April 2019. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Kate Walker, Helena Strevens, Jim Thornton Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Approved claims for compensation from gynecological patients in Norway – what characterizes the cases? A 14‐year nationwide study
ConclusionsWe found that the main reason for injuries in gynecological patients, was non ‐adherence to guidelines or good clinical practice. Surgery‐related injuries were most common. Increased focus on adherence to guidelines and surgical skills might improve patient safety for gynecological patients in Norway.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Merethe Ravlo, Marit Lieng, Ida Rashida Khan Bukholm, Mette Haase moen, Eszter Vanky Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Targeted Rhesus immunoglobulin for RhD negative women undergoing an induced abortion: a clinical pilot study
ConclusionsFetalRHD genotyping can be accurately performed from the 8th week of gestation and unnecessary injections of RhIg can be avoided for women undergoing an induced abortion. A larger study is needed to determine a more accurate sensitivity for the analysis early in pregnancy.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Mia Pi S øby Jensen, Merete Damkjær, Frederik Banch Clausen, Haivin Aziz Ali, Kristine Juul Hare, Morten Hanefeld Dziegiel, Finn Stener Jørgensen Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Issue Information
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, Volume 98, Issue 4, Page 407-409, April 2019. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Nordic influence on British obstetrics
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, Volume 98, Issue 4, Page 411-412, April 2019. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Kate Walker, Helena Strevens, Jim Thornton Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Impact of levator muscle avulsions on Manchester procedure outcomes in pelvic organ prolapse surgery
AbstractIntroductionLevator ani muscle avulsions potentially increase recurrence after anterior colporrhaphies. We aimed at evaluating the impact of avulsions on anatomical and patient ‐reported outcomes one year after the Manchester procedure for primary anterior compartment pelvic organ prolapse.Material and methodsProspective cohort study of 189 women undergoing the Manchester procedure between October 2014 and January 2017. Avulsions were diagnosed by transperineal ultrasound. Women with and without avulsions were compared for one ‐year postoperative outcomes; Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification measurements, subj...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sissel Hegdahl Oversand, Anne Cathrine Staff, Ingrid Voll øyhaug, Rune Svenningsen Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Maternal outcome after complete uterine rupture
ConclusionsUnscarred uteri, older maternal age, parity ≥3, and rupture detection after vaginal delivery showed the highest associations with the risk of peripartum hysterectomy after complete uterine rupture. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Iqbal Al ‐Zirqi, Anne Kjersti Daltveit, Siri Vangen Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Neighborhood deprivation and adverse perinatal outcomes in Sweden: A population ‐based register study
ConclusionsThe contextual effect of living in a deprived neighborhood on the risk of extremely preterm births, small ‐for‐gestational‐age births and stillbirths was to a high extent explained by individual factors of women residing in exposed areas, yet remained for small‐for‐gestational‐age births in severely deprived areas after adjustment for maternal and social risk factors. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 8, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Susanne Hesselman, Anna ‐Karin Wikström, Alkistis Skalkidou, Inger Sundström‐Poromaa, Anna Wikman Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Antibiotic treatment for patients with amniotic fluid “sludge” to prevent spontaneous preterm birth: a historically controlled observational study
AbstractIntroductionAmniotic fluid “sludge” has been associated with an increased rate of spontaneous preterm delivery before 35 weeks, a higher frequency of clinical chorioamnionitis, and histologic chorioamnionitis in a high‐risk population. Only one study evaluating the use of antibiotics in the presence of amniotic fluid “ sludge” showed reduced rates of spontaneous preterm birth at
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Alan Roberto Hatanaka, Marcelo Santucci Franca, Tatiana Emy Nishimoto Kawanami Hamamoto, Liliam Cristine Rolo, Rosiane Mattar, Antonio Fernandes Moron Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Preconceptional thyrotropin level in euthyroid women is inversely associated with the live birth rate in first in vitro fertilization cycle
ConclusionsA preconceptional TSH level>2.5  mIU/L was associated with lower odds for clinical pregnancy and live birth in euthyroid healthy women undergoing first IVF cycle. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 4, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Diana Grove ‐Laugesen, Camilla Aaskov, Eva Ebbehøj, Ulla B. Knudsen Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Postmortem magnetic resonance imaging vs autopsy of second trimester fetuses terminated due to anomalies
ConclusionsPostmortem fetal MRI can replace autopsy for second trimester fetuses with CNS anomalies. For non ‐CNS anomalies, the concordance is lower but postmortem MRI can still be of value when autopsy is not an option. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 3, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Anna Hellkvist, Johan Wikstr öm, Ajlana Mulic‐Lutvica, Katharina Ericson, Christopher Eriksson‐Falkerby, Peter Lindgren, Eva Penno, Ove Axelsson Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Elective egg freezing for an extra opportunity – the sooner the better
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Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 2, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Gabriel Levin, Amihai Rottenstreich Tags: Letter to Editor Source Type: research

An audit on a routine antenatal nonstress testing program in pregnant women with preexisting diabetes
ConclusionsRoutine use of planned antenatal NSTs does not appear to be indicated in pregnancies in women with preexisting diabetes in the absence of maternal ‐fetal complications.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - March 2, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Isabella L. J ørgensen, Marianne Vestgaard, Björg Àsbjörnsdóttir, Elisabeth R. Mathiesen, Peter Damm Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research