Prevalences of subclinical and overt hypothyroidism with universal screening in early pregnancy
ConclusionUniversal screening of pregnant women with TSH, using the 2.5  mIU/L cutoff; one in four women was found to be a candidate for thyroid hormone replacement in our cohort. When the cutoff was determined to be 4 mIU/L, prevalence of hypothyroidism decreased approximately 10 times. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

H19 regulates angiogenic capacity of extravillous trophoblasts by H19/miR-106a-5p/VEGFA axis
ConclusionH19/miR-106a-5p/VEGFA axis plays a role in regulating the angiogenic capacity of EVT, which might contribute to idiopathic RM. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Euploid miscarriage is associated with elevated serum C-reactive protein levels in infertile women: a pilot study
ConclusionsWomen with elevated CRP levels were more likely to experience first trimester miscarriage with normal fetal karyotype. This relationship suggests an association between subclinical inflammation and miscarriage. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Prevalence, risk factors and pregnancy outcomes of women with vascular brain lesions in pregnancy
ConclusionsPresence of VBL does not appear to carry additional risk to mother or fetus during pregnancy (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Polycystic ovary syndrome management: a review of the possible amazing role of berberine
ConclusionsFinally, berberine is safe to use in premenopausal women who want to get pregnant and showed few side effects in all the cited studies. In conclusion, the use of berberine for PCOS is safe and promising, even if more studies are needed to create a consensus about the dosage of berberine useful for long-term therapy. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Acknowledgement to reviewers
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Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Sentinel lymph node mapping with fluorescent and radioactive tracers in vulvar cancer patients
ConclusionsSLNB using ICG is a promising technique, however, the detection rate obtained was slightly lower than with99mTc. The detection rate increased over time indicating that experience and training may play an important role besides further methodological refinements. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 13, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Value of indocyanine green pelvic lymph node mapping in the surgical approach of cervical cancer
Conclusions Our results indicate that ICG can identify the relevant pelvic nodes independent of tumor size, provided bilateral detection is achieved and additional, related diseases are excluded.Trial RegistrationThis trial is registered within the German Clinical Trial Register (DRKS-ID: DRKS00014692). (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Vaginal birth after caesarean section: a multicentre study on prognostic factors and feasibility
ConclusionOur results show that attempting VBAC is a feasible option in referral centres after adequate evaluation of the potential factors affecting the probability of success. A careful record of obstetrical history and management of labour can provide clinicians useful information to counsel women before and during labour. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Prognostic value of serum HE4 in patients with advanced ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal carcinoma
In this study, the prognostic value of serum HE4 was investigated in patients with advanced ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal carcinoma.MethodsSerum HE4 and CA125 levels were measured in both patients and controls, and the response of treatment and the detection of recurrence were evaluated by serum HE4 and CA125 levels in the patients.ResultsThe results showed that the levels of serum HE4 and CA125 were significantly higher in advanced patients than those seen in benign disease controls (p 
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy as a risk factor for preeclampsia
AbstractPurposeIntrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy and preeclampsia are two major pregnancy complications. We aimed to investigate the association between intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) and preeclampsia.MethodsSingle-center retrospective study. Study group included 180 women (162 singletons and 18 twin gestations) who were diagnosed with ICP based on clinical presentation, elevated liver enzymes and bile acids. The reference group included 1618 women (1507 singletons and 111 twin gestations) who delivered during the study period, and were matched according to age, gravidity, parity and singleton or twin gest...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of social oocyte freezing in Germany: estimates based on a Markov model
ConclusionBased on our results, social freezing in Germany may lead to additional pregnancies among women over 40 but also to significantly higher costs, since given the current live birth success rates and pricing, social freezing does not appear to be cost-effective. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Association between endometriosis and gynecological cancers: a critical review of the literature
ConclusionThe present literature supports the pre-existing evidence suggesting an association between ovarian cancer and endometriosis and specifically its two histologic subtypes (endometrioid and ovarian clear cell cancer). The most recent population-based epidemiological studies cannot provide a clear association between endometriosis and endometrial, cervical or breast cancer. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Immune cell infiltrate at the utero-placental interface is altered in placenta accreta spectrum disorders
ConclusionsOur findings suggest that myometrial vascular changes in PAS resemble the physiological changes of vessels noted in the implantation site of normal pregnancies. The presence of perivascular immune cell infiltrates in the absence of adjacent trophoblast suggests that the process may be initiated by paracrine effects rather than direct contact or endovascular growth of trophoblast. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Impact of oral carbohydrate consumption prior to cesarean delivery on preoperative well-being: a randomized interventional study
ConclusionEither a common oral rehydration beverage or a higher-dose carbohydrate beverage consumed preoperatively resulted in superior well-being compared to fasting. No differences in other outcomes were noted.Trial registrationThis study was registered on ClinicalTrials.gov with clinical trial registration number: NCT02684513. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Associated perinatal determinants of vanishing twin pregnancies achieved by in vitro fertilization vs. spontaneous conception
ConclusionsIVF/ICSI poses a higher risk for an adverse perinatal outcome following VT pregnancies as compared with those spontaneously conceived. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Patient satisfaction with personal patient care (PPC) in the inpatient treatment of endometriosis
ConclusionIncorporation of PPC in the surgical inpatient treatment of endometriosis patients resulted in a low postoperative complication rate and a high patient satisfaction in our study cohort. Furthermore, nursing staff of endometriosis patients also needs particular attention. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Differences between infertile women with and without PCOS in terms of anxiety, coping styles, personality traits, and social adjustment: a case –control study
ConclusionsClinicians could take advantage of the psychological differences of infertile women with PCOS and without PCOS for better management of PCOS in infertility settings; despite higher levels of anxiety they are more likely to cope with stress and are welcome to new experiences. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Effect of premature rupture of membranes on time to delivery and outcomes in full-term pregnancies with vaginal dinoprostone-induced labour
AbstractObjectiveThe aim of this study was to assess the effect of premature rupture of membranes (PROM) in full-term pregnancies with dinoprostone-induced labour.Patients and methodsThis historical cohort study analysed 2166 full-term pregnancies with dinoprostone-induced labour between 1 August 2016 and 30 April 2018. A group that underwent induction of labour for PROM (PROM group) was compared to a group that underwent labour induction for other indications (no-PROM group). Time to delivery and perinatal outcome were compared between the two groups.ResultsA total of 2166 pregnancies (662 PROM and 1504 no-PROM) were incl...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - February 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Challenges for better care based on the course of maternal body mass index, weight gain and multiple outcome in twin pregnancies: a population-based retrospective cohort study in Hessen/Germany within 15  years
AbstractIntroductionStudies on maternal weight, gestational weight gain and associated outcomes in twin pregnancies are scarce. Therefore, we analyzed these items in a large cohort.MethodsData from 10,603/13,725 total twin pregnancies from the perinatal database in Hessen, Germany between 2000 and 2015 were used after exclusion of incomplete or non-plausible data sets. The course of maternal and perinatal outcomes was evaluated by linear and logistic regression models.ResultsThe rate of twin pregnancies increased from 1.5 to 1.9% (p 
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Transverse parallel compression suture: a new suturing method for successful treating pernicious placenta previa during cesarean section
ConclusionTransverse parallel compression suture is an easy, effective, and safe method to stop bleeding from the lower uterine segment in women with placenta previa and accrete. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Accuracy of colposcopic findings in detecting vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia: a retrospective study
ConclusionWith a sensitivity of over 80%, colposcopy-directed biopsy plays an important role in detecting vaginal –HSIL. A highly experienced practitioner is increasing the sensitivity in detecting vaginal–HSIL. Careful examination is required in women with a history of HSIL of the lower genital tract or with simultaneous neoplasia because they are of greater risk of developing vaginal malignancies. The com bination of careful clinical work up, PAP-smear, HPV-testing, and colposcopy-guided biopsy is crucial in detecting vaginal–HSIL. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Caesarean myomectomy of a large cervical fibroid
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Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Can glyburide be advocated over subcutaneous insulin for perinatal outcomes of women with gestational diabetes? A systematic review and meta-analysis
AbstractPurposeTo obtain precise findings from published studies about the efficacy and safety of glyburide versus subcutaneous insulin in patients with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).MethodsWe searched PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and Scopus, up to January 2019, for relevant studies that compared glyburide with subcutaneous insulin for patients with GDM. We extracted maternal and neonatal outcomes from included studies, performed meta-analysis, evaluated heterogeneity, assessed the risk of bias of included studies, and conducted subgroup and sensitivity analyses.ResultsA total of 24 studies (11 randomize...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Does birthweight have a role in the effect of episiotomy on anal sphincter injury?
ConclusionsLateral and mediolateral episiotomies are independent modifiable predictors of OASI, protective against OASI in SVDs when neonates weigh>  3000 g and 2500–3499 g in VADs. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The effect of acupressure applied to points LV4 and LI4 on perceived acute postpartum perineal pain after vaginal birth with episiotomy: a randomized controlled study
AbstractPurposeAcupressure can be used for alleviating perineal pain sustained after a vaginal birth with episiotomy. To evaluate if a 10-min acupressure application relieved perineal pain after vaginal birth with episiotomy and if the analgesic effect was maintained for up to 120  min.MethodsA randomized controlled trial was conducted from January to May 2019 with 120 women. The participants were over 18  years old, had an episiotomy and experienced perineal pain ≥ 4, had not received anti-inflammatory medication or analgesics after childbirth, and were randomized to receive acupressure or ice-p...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Vacuum extraction delivery at first vaginal birth following cesarean: maternal and neonatal outcome
AbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the maternal and neonatal morbidity outcome associated with vacuum assisted (VA) vaginal delivery at first vaginal birth following a previous cesarean delivery (CD).Study designThis is a retrospective computerized study conducted at a single tertiary center, between 2005 and 2018. The study compared the morbidity outcome of VA vaginal delivery between two groups of parturients at their first vaginal birth; primigravid and those in second delivery with a prior cesarean. The primary outcome was the maternal adverse outcome: postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), anal sphincter injuries, retained placenta, ...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

From hysteroscopy to laparoendoscopic surgery: what is the best surgical approach for symptomatic isthmocele? A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsWe found adequate evidence supporting the use of surgery for the treatment of symptomatic isthmocele, as it was found to improve the bleeding symptoms in more than 80% of patients. Differently, we found a lack of evidence regarding the role of surgery with the purpose of improving fertility or reducing the risk of obstetric complications in women with asymptomatic isthmocele. The hysteroscopic correction of isthmocele may be the safest and most effective strategy in those patients with adequate residual myometrial thickness overlying the isthmocele. Laparoscopic and vaginal surgeries may be the preferred options...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Extensive endometriosis surgery: rASRM and Enzian score independently relate to post-operative complication grade
ConclusionsClavien –Dindo complication grading was readily applicable to laparoscopic removal of endometriosis of all stages. Higher Clavien–Dindo grades correctly reflected clinically relevant complications and were associated with deep infiltrating endometriosis, stage IV endometriosis, bowel surgery, or hystere ctomy. Clavien–Dindo classification can be recommended for evaluation of laparoscopic endometriosis surgery outcome. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Survivors of primary breast cancer 5  years after surgery: follow-up care, long-term problems, and treatment regrets. Results of the prospective BRENDA II-study
ConclusionIn Germany, different specialists are involved in the patients ’ FU care for BC. The detection of long-term problems due to BC treatment is an essential part of FU care. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Minimally invasive interval debulking surgery after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for metastatic ovarian cancer: a national study in the United States
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Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Maternal obesity and long-term neuropsychiatric morbidity of the offspring
AbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the long-term pediatric neuropsychiatric morbidity of children born to obese patients.Study designA population-based cohort analysis was performed comparing all deliveries of obese (maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index of 30  kg/m2 or more) and non-obese patients between 1991 and 2014 at a single tertiary medical center. Hospitalizations of the offspring up to the age of 18  years involving neuropsychiatric morbidities were evaluated according to a pre-defined set of ICD-9 codes, including autistic, eating, sleeping and movement disorders, cerebral palsy, developmental disorders, an...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The impact of p16 ink4a positivity in invasive vulvar cancer on disease-free and disease-specific survival, a retrospective study
ConclusionsAge and tumor stage negatively affect survival. However, disease-free survival is significantly longer in patients with p16ink4a positive invasive vulvar cancer. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Altered growth trajectory in children born to mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus and preeclampsia
ConclusionsGDM and preeclampsia could be used as a marker for childhood obesity risk and the identification of a high-risk group, providing potential early intervention. These findings highlight the importance of managing obstetric complications, as an effective method of child obesity prevention. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 21, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Routine ultrasonographic and hysteroscopic evaluations of women undergoing postpartum manual removal of placenta: a retrospective cohort study
This study aimed to assess the rates of retained products of conception (RPOC) after routine postpartum evaluation of patients who underwent post-delivery manual uterine revision due to retained placenta.MethodsThis is a retrospective cohort study of 599 consecutive women who underwent manual removal of placenta during 2010 –2018. Group A comprised 465 women who underwent postpartum symptom-based evaluation (2010–2016). Group B comprised 134 women who were routinely evaluated by ultrasound and subsequently by hysteroscopic examination 6 weeks after delivery (2016–2018).ResultsThe rates of abnormal po...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Prophylactic aortic balloon occlusion for placenta accreta spectrum disorders: Occlusion where?
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Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus compared between lean and overweight/obese patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome: a 5-year follow-up study
AbstractPurposeTo investigate the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) at the 5-year follow-up after polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis compared between lean and overweight/obese groups.MethodsThis retrospective cohort study included 400 prediabetes PCOS women who attended our clinic. Participants were divided into either the lean group (body mass index [BMI]:  
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

microRNA-141 inhibits TGF- β1-induced epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition through inhibition of the TGF-β1/SMAD2 signalling pathway in endometriosis
ConclusionThese data identify miR-141 as a novel driver of EMT in endometriosis, implicates the link between miR-141 and TGF- β1/SMAD2 signalling pathway in the context of endometriosis, and underscore the role of EMT in the development of endometriosis. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 4, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Effect of the time for embryo transfer from oocyte retrieval on clinical outcomes in freeze-all cycles: a retrospective cohort study
ConclusionsThe first FET should be performed once the endometrial thickness has been prepared well rather than delaying until the subsequent menstrual cycles. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 4, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Placenta percreta evaluated by MRI: correlation with maternal morbidity
AbstractPurposeThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the capability of MRI in depicting the topography of placenta percreta (PP) and to further explore the correlation between invasion topography and maternal outcomes.Methods55 patients with histologically or surgically confirmed PP were included in this retrospective study. Two senior radiologists evaluated the topography of PP based on MR images: the invasion topography was depicted as S1, S2, parametrial, bladder, and cervical invasion. The correlation between invasion topography and maternal outcomes was analyzed using Chi-square statistic.ResultsMRI showed high se...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 4, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

GPER-1 expression is associated with a decreased response rate to primary tamoxifen therapy of breast cancer patients
AbstractPurposeEndocrine therapies using tamoxifen and/or aromatase inhibitors are important therapeutic options for the targeted treatment of hormone-responsive breast cancer. In addition to nuclear estrogen receptors ER α and β, G-protein-coupled estrogen receptor GPER-1 is a third receptor-mediating estrogen effects in breast cancer cells. The aim of this study was to examine to what extent GPER-1 expression might affect the efficacy of primary endocrine treatment of breast cancer.MethodsGPER-1 expression was determined in tissue samples from patients with early breast cancer by means of immunohistochemistry ...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Recurrent implantation failure: which patients benefit from endometrial scratching prior to IVF?
AbstractPurposeEndometrial scratching (ES) using a biopsy catheter prior to the IVF cycle in the repeated implantation failure (RIF) population has been suggested, but no convincing evidence of its benefit has been presented until now.MethodsA retrospective mono-center study among 300 consecutive IVF-RIF cycles following evaluation of the ovarian reserve, hysterosalpingography or hysteroscopy, pelvic ultrasound, thrombophilia evaluation, karyotyping and assessment of male sperm parametrs. The findings within normal limits. All the patients offered ES, 78 consented and underwent ES prior to their next IVF cycle.ResultsA com...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Axillary ultrasound for prediction of response to neoadjuvant therapy in the context of surgical strategies to axillary dissection in primary breast cancer: a systematic review of the current literature
ConclusionIn conclusion, ultrasound improves prediction of axillary response to treatment in comparison to physical examination and serves as a reliable guiding tool for marking of target lymph nodes before the start of treatment. High quality and standardization of the examination is crucial for selection of patients for less-invasive surgery. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Intrapartum PRSA: a new method to predict fetal acidosis? —a case-control study
ConclusionsThis study confirms that the assessment of ADC using PRSA represents a good additional tool for the prediction of acute fetal acidosis during delivery. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 27, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Factors predicting recurrence in patients with stage IA endometrioid endometrial cancer: what is the importance of LVSI?
AbstractPurposeThe aim of this study is to define the clinical and pathological prognostic factors for recurrence and to evaluate the recurrence patterns and adjuvant therapies used in this group of patients with stage IA endometrioid type endometrial cancer (FIGO 2009 —International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics).MethodsAmong the patients with epithelial endometrial cancer operated between January 1993 and May 2013 in a single institution, 720 patients with stage IA endometrioid endometrial cancer were included. Patients with a tumor type of serous, clear cell, mucinous, undifferentiated, and mixed type an...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 27, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Does the Porter formula hold its promise? A weight estimation formula for macrosomic fetuses put to the test
ConclusionsThe Porter formula does not succeed in distinguishing macrosomic from normal-weight fetuses. High-risk fetuses with a birthweight  ≥ 4500 g in particular are not detected more precisely than with the Hadlock formula. For these reasons, we believe that the Porter formula should not be used in clinical practice. Newly derived weight estimation formulas for macrosomic fetuses must not be based solely on a macrosomic data s et. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 27, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Cross-linked hyaluronan gel to improve pregnancy rate of women patients with moderate to severe intrauterine adhesion treated with IVF: a randomized controlled trial
AbstractPurposeTo evaluate whether the cross-linked hyaluronan (cHA) gel can improve the clinical pregnancy rate of patients with moderate to severe intrauterine adhesion (IUA) who underwent operative hysteroscopy followed by embryo transfer.MethodsWomen with moderate to severe IUA desiring to undergo embryo transfer were recruited in this randomized controlled trial. The patients were randomized on the day of receiving hysteroscopy. The control group received standard hysteroscopy, while cHA gel was applied to the treatment group at the end of hysteroscopy and 5 –7 days after operation. All patients were expect...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 27, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Vaginal birth vs caesarean section for extremely preterm vertex infants: a systematic review and meta-analyses
AbstractPurposeTo synthesize evidence of mode of birth in extremely preterm vertex infants.MethodsWe searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane CENTRAL, Web of Science, and ClinicalTrials.gov (January 1995 –July 2019). We included studies comparing outcomes by vaginal birth or caesarean section in vertex infants born 
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 24, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Long-term follow-up on fetuses with isolated sonographic finding of short long bones: a cohort study
ConclusionsPrenatal fetal isolated short long bones diagnosed during the late second and third trimester is associated with short stature. No neurodevelopmental impact was observed in our study group. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 24, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Maternal –fetal attachment protects against postpartum anxiety: the mediating role of postpartum bonding and partnership satisfaction
ConclusionsOur results showed that a close maternal –fetal attachment buffers postpartum symptoms of anxiety, partially mediated through postpartum bonding and partnership satisfaction. Therefore, strengthening the maternal–fetal attachment and the partnership during pregnancy has the potential to reduce maternal postpartum symptoms of anxiety. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 24, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research