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The effect of surgical management of endometrioma on the IVF/ICSI outcomes when compared with no treatment? A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionCurrent evidence suggests that women with endometriosis-related infertility have similar cycle outcomes to other patients going through ART. It is pertinent for clinicians to assess the risks of surgical intervention on ovarian reserve prior to initiating therapy. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 17, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Evaluation of psychosocial and biological parameters in women seeking for a caesarean section and women who are aiming for vaginal delivery: a cross-sectional study
AbstractPurposeTo investigate psychosocial and biological parameters that may influence decision-making concerning the mode of delivery in women with caesarean section on maternal request (CSMR).MethodsTwo hundred and two women were enrolled prospectively. The study sample (n = 93) consisted of women who aimed for CSMR, the control sample were women who seeked for vaginal delivery (n = 109). Parturients of both samples were enrolled during the pre-birth counselling at the delivery room at the University Medical Centre Mannheim, University Heidelberg, Germany. Women completed standardised questionnaires ...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 17, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The impact of advanced maternal age on the outcome of twin pregnancies
ConclusionWomen with twin pregnancy, older than 35  years, have a significantly higher rate of CS and hypertensive disorder. This rate increases with maternal age, with no increased rate of neonatal complications. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Clinical significance of miRNA-21, -103, -129, -150 in serous ovarian cancer
ConclusionsMiRNA-150 may potentially serve as a prognostic factor in advanced ovarian cancer. However, further studies are required to clearly confirm such hypothesis. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Fully sialylated alpha-chain of complement 4-binding protein (A2160): a novel prognostic marker for epithelial ovarian carcinoma
This study examined the utility of A2160 as a prognostic biomarker for this disease.MethodsThis is a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected plasma samples from 93 women with stage I –IV epithelial ovarian cancer who underwent primary cytoreductive surgery between 2009 and 2014. Pretreatment A2160 levels were correlated to clinico-pathological factors and survival outcome.ResultsWomen with advanced-stage disease had significantly higher 2160 levels compared to those with early stage disease (stage I –II versus III–IV, median 2.17–2.70 versus 5.31–8.70 U/mL,P 
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Association of endogenous circulating sex steroids and condition-specific quality of life domains in postmenopausal women with pelvic floor disorders
ConclusionOur results suggest that pelvic floor related quality of life might also be affected by endogenous sex steroids in POP, but not in SUI cases. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Maternal and neonatal omentin-1 levels in gestational diabetes
ConclusionsThere was no significant difference in omentin-1 levels between healthy and diabetic mothers throughout the pregnancy. However, we found significantly lower omentin-1 levels in offspring of diabetic mothers. This may indicate a risk for the development of insulin resistance in later life. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Peripartum events associated with severe neurologic morbidity and mortality among acidemic neonates
ConclusionNeonatal acidemia carries a favorable outcome in the vast majority of cases. In association with particular antenatal and intrapartum events, the short-term outcome may be unfavorable. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

German words: still used by Japanese obstetrics and gynecology doctors
ConclusionsEven though English may suffice in practical OBGYN practice, German usage will still be passed on to these new generations. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 13, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Efficacy of Crocus sativus (saffron) in treatment of major depressive disorder associated with post-menopausal hot flashes: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
ConclusionsResults from this study revealed that saffron is a safe and effective treatment in improving hot flashes and depressive symptoms in post-menopausal healthy women. On the other hand, saffron, with fewer side effects, may provide a non-hormonal and alternative herbal medicine option in treatment of women with hot flashes. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 13, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Perinatal outcomes of unplanned out-of-hospital deliveries: a case –control study
AbstractPurposeTo compare the pregnancy and perinatal outcomes of unplanned home or car births vs. in-hospital deliveries.MethodsA retrospective, case –control study of women who underwent unplanned out-of-hospital deliveries vs. in-hospital deliveries from 2004 through 2014. Matching was based on gestational age and parity in a ratio of 2:1.ResultsThere were no significant differences between the groups regarding demographic criteria, prenatal care and delivery complications. Women who delivered out of hospital (n = 90) had significantly fewer cesarean deliveries (1.1 vs. 10.6%;p = 0.05) and oper...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 13, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Hypotension due to spinal anesthesia influences fetal circulation in primary caesarean sections
ConclusionHealthy fetuses seem to compensate well in situations with decreased uteroplacental blood flow due to maternal hypotension measured by means of RI changes in the fetal umbilical and middle cerebral artery. This raises the question if growth-restricted and/or preterm fetuses are able to compensate similarly or if general anesthesia would be a method of choice. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 12, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Clinicopathological and prognostic significance of blood microvessel density in endometrial cancer: a meta-analysis and subgroup analysis
AbstractObjectiveThe study aimed to systematically review the association between angiogenesis and clinicopathological characteristics and its prognostic value in patients with endometrial cancer.MethodsEligible studies were searched in PubMed, Embase, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and Wanfang database. Studies that assessed blood microvessel density (BMVD) and correlated with clinicopathological features and/or overall survival (OS) were included. Geometric mean values and hazard ratio with 95% confidence interval were pooled to examine the risk or hazard association. Subgroup analyses were conducted based ...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Downregulation of miR-503 contributes to the development of drug resistance in ovarian cancer by targeting PI3K p85
ConclusionsOur data suggest that miR-503 might be a sensitizer to cisplatin treatment in ovarian cancer by targeting PI3K p85, thus giving a new insight into developing therapeutic strategies to overcome cisplatin resistance in ovarian cancer. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Effectiveness of celecoxib for pain relief and antipyresis in second trimester medical abortions with misoprostol: a randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsSingle-dose 400  mg celecoxib had an inadequate beneficial effect on pain relief but significant antipyretic effect during second trimester abortions using sublingual misoprostol. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The impact of third-trimester genetic counseling
ConclusionGC in the third trimester of pregnancy provided the couple with a sharper more focused picture and assisted them to perceive the significance of new, significant fetal findings which attest to the value of the GC. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 6, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Preeclampsia acts differently in in vitro fertilization versus spontaneous twins
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate risk factors and pregnancy outcome of spontaneous vs in-vitro fertilization (IVF) twins complicated with preeclampsia.Study designA retrospective population-based cohort study comparing maternal and neonatal outcome in IVF vs spontaneously conceived twins was conducted. Deliveries occurred in a tertiary medical center between the years 1988 and 2010. Women who conceived after ovulation induction and those with chronic hypertension were excluded from the study. Multiple logistic regression models were used to control for confounders.ResultsThe study population included 4428 twin pregnancies, ...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 4, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy versus vaginal hysterectomy for benign uterine diseases: a prospective, randomized, multicenter, double-blind trial (LAVA)
AbstractObjectiveTo compare the impact of peritoneal closure on postoperative pain after vaginal (VH) and laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH).Study designA prospective, randomized, double-blind study was designed to investigate as primary outcome the postoperative pain after VH and LAVH with and without peritoneal closure. The postoperative pain was measured using visual analogue scale (VAS).ResultsThe patients were recruited between August, 2007 and July, 2014. A total of 192 patients with benign uterine diseases were eligible for analysis and were divided in four groups: LAVH and VH with and without periton...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 4, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

A comparison of pregnancy outcome of modified transvaginal cervicoisthmic cerclage performed prior to and during pregnancy
AbstractPurposeTo compare the pregnancy outcome of the modified transvaginal cerclage performed preconception and during pregnancy.MethodsA retrospective trial was carried out in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital in Zhejiang, China. A total of 604 women with cervical incompetence underwent the cerclage, and the time of the operation was decided by the patients or depended on when the patient presented. Main outcome measures were the gestational age and the fetal outcome.ResultsAfter the cerclage, the mean gestational age at delivery and the term delivery rate were significantly higher i...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 4, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Changes in classification of genetic variants in BRCA1 and BRCA2
ConclusionAll variants with a change in classification in our cohort were down-staged towards no clinical significance by a panel of experts of the German Consortium for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (GC-HBOC). Prevention in families with Class 3 variants should be based on pedigree based risks and should not be guided by the presence of a VUS. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 4, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Retained placenta accreta with marked vascularity, uterine artery pseudoaneurysm, and placental polyp: overlapping clinical entities?
(Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Per-oral endoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy (POESY) in humans: a prospective clinical feasibility study
ConclusionOur study demonstrates the feasibility of the transgastric access to the pelvis. The gastroscope provided excellent optical control and good tissue preparation. Therefore, we conclude that pure NOTES procedures using the transgastric access to the adnexa are feasible. An increasing role of transgastric procedures for diseases in the pelvic region can be expected in particular if new endoscopic platforms with better means of instrumentation and tissue management become available. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Prognostic values of DNA mismatch repair genes in ovarian cancer patients treated with platinum-based chemotherapy
ConclusionsOur results indicate that sufficient MMR system is associated with an improved survival in ovarian cancer treated with platinum-based chemotherapy. MMR gene may be a potential prognosis predictor in ovarian cancer. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Cervical dilation balloon combined with intravenous drip of oxytocin for induction of term labor: a multicenter clinical trial
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness and safety of a method combining double-balloon catheter for cervical ripening and intravenous  drip of oxytocin on the induction of term labor, providing the reference for clinical safety.MethodsA total of 120 pregnant women with a gestation between 37+0 and  41+6 weeks, indications of labor induction, singleton pregnancy with cephalic presentation were enrolled. The patients were divided into the research group receiving cervical dilation balloon combined with intravenous drip of oxytocin and the control group receiving an intravenous drip of oxyt...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Investigation of the clinical features of lower uterine segment carcinoma: association with advanced stage disease and indication of poorer prognosis
AbstractPurposeWe retrospectively analyzed the differential clinical features and prognosis of endometrial carcinomas arising from the lower uterus, which are reported to have a poorer prognosis than those arising from the upper uterus.Methods246 patients with endometrial carcinoma who underwent surgery were entered as subjects.ResultsTwenty-three were classified as having lower uterine segment carcinomas (LUSC); the remaining 223 were upper uterine segment carcinomas (UUSC). LUSC cases were associated with a more advanced FIGO stage than UUSC (p 
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Does antenatal steroids treatment prior to elective cesarean section at 34 –37 weeks of gestation reduce neonatal morbidity? Evidence from a case control study
ConclusionAntenatal treatment with corticosteroids prior to ECS at 34 –37 weeks of gestation did not result in significant reduction in neonatal respiratory morbidity in our cohort of patients. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Prediction of vaginal birth after one ceasarean delivery for non-progressive labor
AbstractPurposeA model exists that predicts the probability of vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). That model is not stratified by indication at first cesarean. The aim of the study was to identify factors that may predict successful VBAC in patients operated for arrest of dilatation or descent at their first cesarean.MethodsRetrospective analysis of all women with trials of labor after one cesarean (TOLAC) for non-progressive labor between November 2008 and October 2015 was performed (n = 231). A multivariate logistic regression analysis was carried out to generate a prediction model for VBAC at hospital adm...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Intentional placental removal on suspicious placenta accreta spectrum: still prohibited?
ConclusionAn almost forgotten strategy, the “intentional placental removal” for planned AIP surgery may regain its position when appropriate hemostatic procedures are concomitantly used depending on the situation. Even employing this strategy, quick decision to perform hysterectomy under multidisciplinary team may be important. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Maternal pre-pregnancy obesity and the risk of macrosomia: a meta-analysis
ConclusionOur findings indicated that pre-pregnancy obesity should be considered as an important risk factor for macrosomia. The effect of pre-pregnancy obesity on macrosomia need to be carefully assessed and monitored. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Maternal serum homocysteine and uterine artery Doppler as predictors of preeclampsia and poor placentation
(Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Reply to “Retained placenta accreta with marked vascularity, uterine artery pseudoaneurysm, and placental polyp: overlapping clinical entities?”
(Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - January 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Prevalence, clinical characteristics, and reproductive outcomes of polycystic ovary syndrome in older women referred for tertiary fertility care
ConclusionPCOS comprised 5% of the infertility diagnosis in women aged ≥ 40; PCOM and anovulation were the most prominent features. The higher oocyte number resulted in improved cumulative live birth rate. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 30, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Effects of dietary advice on insulin-like growth factors among healthy newborns
ConclusionDietary advice had positive effects on the cord serum IGF 1 and IGF 2 concentrations. Dietary advice during pregnancy proved to be effective in fetal development. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 30, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The use of barbed sutures for vaginal cuff closure during laparoscopic hysterectomy
ConclusionVaginal cuff suture performed with barbed suture material is a safe and well-tolerated procedure and reduces operative times. We did not find any meaningful decrease in postoperative vaginal complications including vaginal cuff dehiscence based on the suture material. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 30, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

RASSF1A promoter methylation was associated with the development, progression and metastasis of cervical carcinoma: a meta-analysis with trial sequential analysis
ConclusionsRASSF1A promoter methylation may be associated with cervical cancer development, progression and metastasis. MethylatedRASSF1A may be a noninvasive blood or cytology biomarker. Based on TSA, more studies are essential in the future. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 29, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Bedside risk estimation of morbidly adherent placenta using simple calculator
AbstractPurpose To construct a calculator for ‘bedside’ estimation of morbidly adherent placenta (MAP) risk based on ultrasound (US) findings.Materials and methodsThis retrospective study included all pregnant women with at least one previous cesarean delivery attending in our US unit between December 2013 and January 2017. The examination was based on a scoring system which determines the probability for MAP.ResultsThe study population included 471 pregnant women, and 41 of whom (8.7%) were diagnosed with MAP. Based on ROC curve, the most effective US criteria for detection of MAP were the presence of the pl...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 29, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Membrane sweeping added to formal induction method to increase the spontaneous vaginal delivery: a meta-analysis
ConclusionsMS added to formal induction significantly increased vaginal delivery rates, especially in nulliparas compared with formal induction alone. Notably, there are no obvious side effects of MS. Meanwhile, more RCTs studies are needed to investigate the side effects of MS on instrumental delivery, postpartum  hemorrhage, and cervical laceration. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 29, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Repetitive nonpersistent protrusion of the tongue on prenatal ultrasound
(Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 29, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The morbidity of sexual dysfunction of 125 Chinese women following different types of radical hysterectomy for gynaecological malignancies
ConclusionThe patients following radical hysterectomy had a high incidence of sexual dysfunction, which plateaued in postoperative years  1 and 2. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 27, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Acknowledgement to reviewers
(Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 26, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Correlation between NM23 protein overexpression and prognostic value and clinicopathologic features of ovarian cancer: a meta-analysis
ConclusionsIn OC, there is poor statistical significance between NM23 expression and OS and PFS, but NM23 expression is related to differentiation grade and N status. This meta-analysis reveals that NM23 expression is a potential factor of poor prognosis in OC. The prognostic role of NM23 in different OC stages in combination with the clinical characteristics suggests a novel approach for developing future therapeutic targets. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 22, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Should we consider integrated approach for endometriosis-associated infertility as gold standard management? Rationale and results from a large cohort analysis
AbstractPurposeTo evaluate reproductive and maternal –fetal outcomes after integrated approach for endometriosis-associated infertility (EAI).MethodsWe retrospectively analyzed reproductive and maternal –fetal outcomes of 277 women affected by EAI, subdividing patients in two groups: in the first one (surgery group), we included all women who underwent laparoscopic surgery for EAI; in the second one (integrated group), we included women who failed to conceive spontaneously after surgery within 6– 12 months and underwent in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF). We evaluated delivery rate (DR)...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 22, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Selecting living donors for uterus transplantation: lessons learned from two transplantations resulting in menstrual functionality and another attempt, aborted after organ retrieval
ConclusionsMeticulous preoperative evaluation of potential living uterus donors is essential. This may include selective contrast-enhanced UA angiograms and limitation of donor age, at least in donors with risk factors for atherosclerosis.Clinical trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03048396. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 21, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Screening and treatment for short cervical length in pregnancy: a physician survey in the United States
ConclusionUS guidelines recommend transvaginal ultrasound for cervical length screening; 81% of physicians in this study reported using this method. Most physicians surveyed use progestogens to treat a short cervix, with approximately half choosing a synthetic progestin (45%) and half choosing natural progesterone (47%) as their preferred treatment, despite national guidelines recommending only vaginal natural progesterone for this indication. Additional physician education is required to implement current and best practices. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 21, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Leptin and soluble leptin receptor in association with gestational diabetes: a prospective case –control study
This study consisted of 53 subjects diagnosed with GDM and 43 normal glucose tolerance (NGT) pregnant women. Serum leptin and SLeptinR were measured at 24 –28 weeks, prior and after delivery, and post-puerperium.ResultsLower levels of leptin and SLeptinR were observed in GDM compared to NGT. Leptin [OR 0.97 (95% CI 0.94 –1.0)] and SLeptinR [OR 0.86 (95% CI 0.79–0.93]) were inversely associated with GDM. Participants in the lowest tertile for leptin and SLeptinR had a 2.8-fold (95% CI 1.0–7.6) and a 5.7-fold (95% CI 1.9–17.3) higher risk of developing GDM compared with the highest tertile,...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 21, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Does she have adnexal torsion? Prediction of adnexal torsion in reproductive age women
AbstractPurposeThe aim of this study was to investigate the association of clinical, laboratory and ultrasound findings with the surgical diagnosis of adnexal torsion in a retrospective cohort of women operated for suspected torsion.MethodsThe study included 199 reproductive age women  >  16-year-old who underwent urgent laparoscopy for suspected adnexal torsion between January 2008 and December 2014. The association of various parameters with adnexal torsion was analyzed with a multivariate logistic regression analysis and described as odds ratios (OR) ± 95% confidence interval s (CI).Results...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 21, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Therapy-free interval has prognostic value in patients with recurrent cervical cancer treated with chemotherapy following definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy: methodological issues
(Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 21, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Increased proportion of mature oocytes with sustained-release growth hormone treatment in poor responders: a prospective randomized controlled study
ConclusionSupplementation of sustained-release GH before and during COS improved ovarian response, with an increase in mature oocytes in poor responders. Further studies are needed to ensure this benefit in general infertility patients. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Post-operative cognitive decline (POCD) after gynaecologic surgery: current opinions and future applications
ConclusionPromoting studies on this topic is significant for the reduction of sociosanitary costs, mortality rates, social dependences and the likelihood of comorbidity. (Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 19, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Health-related quality of life in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: validation of the German PCOSQ-G
AbstractPurposePatients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) report a decreased health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and higher levels of psychological distress. Validated questionnaires are necessary to assess the impact of PCOS on patients ’ lives. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the German “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Questionnaire” (PCOSQ-G).MethodsThe psychometric properties of the PCOSQ-G were investigated in PCOS patients with item-total correlation, internal consistency and test –retest reliability. Correlations with the Short-Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36) and the Hospital Anxi...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - December 16, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research