Diagnostic evaluation of uterine myomas
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Sofia Olalla, Javier Monleon, Ignacio Cristóbal, María Luisa Cañete (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Trends in preterm birth in singleton and multiple gestations in the Netherlands 2008-2015: a population-based study
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Maud D. van Zijl, Bouchra Koullali, Martijn A. Oudijk, Anita C.J. Ravelli, Ben W.J. Mol, Eva Pajkrt, Brenda M. KazemierAbstractObjectivePreterm birth is the most important cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Over the past years several preventive measures have been studied and implemented. Preterm birth percentage in 2015 in the Netherlands was 6.9%, according to data from the European Peristat project, reporting on perinatal health in Europe. Various preventive measures migh...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Comparison of patient reported outcomes, pelvic floor function and recurrence after laparoscopic sacrohysteropexy versus vaginal hysterectomy with McCall suspension for advanced uterine prolapse
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Yavuz Emre Şükür, Fulya Dökmeci, Şerife Esra Çetinkaya, Mehmet Murat SevalAbstractObjectiveTo compare medium/long-term outcomes in terms of pelvic floor function, patient reported prolapse recurrence and repeat prolapse surgery after laparoscopic sacrohysteropexy (LSHP) and vaginal hysterectomy with McCall suspension (VH&McCall) which is the most commonly performed surgical option for severe uterine prolapse from past to present.Study DesignFiles of patien...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Long-term outcome and pre-interventional predictors for late intervention after uterine fibroid embolization
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Tom D’hoore, Dirk Timmerman, Annouschka Laenen, Geert Maleux (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The bitterness of genitourinary infections: properties, ligands of genitourinary bitter taste receptors and mechanisms linking taste sensing to inflammatory processes in the genitourinary tract
ConclusionsGU bitter taste receptors may represent critical players in GU tract infections/inflammation. Bitter taste receptors may serve as important therapeutic target for treatment of a number of infectious diseases that affect the GU tract. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The ADNEX model to triage adnexal masses: an external validation study and comparison with the IOTA two-step strategy and subjective assessment by an experienced ultrasound operator
Conclusionsthe ADNEX model could probably be successfully applied when an expert examiner is not available and, therefore both a subjective assessment and the two-step strategy cannot be performed. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Evaluation of Fetal Pulmonary Artery Acceleration/Ejection Ratio for Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn in Uncomplicated Term Small for Gestational Age Fetuses
ConclusionThe risk for TTN increases in uncomplicated term SGA fetuses. The fetal pulmonary artery At/Et appears to be a noninvasive useful method by which to predict TTN in these fetuses. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Women and healthcare providers' knowledge, attitudes and practice related to pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse: a systematic review
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Camila TM Vasconcelos, Maria Laura S Gomes, Gabriela L Ribeiro, Mônica O Batista Oriá, Roxana Geoffrion, Jose Ananias Vasconcelos Neto (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Mechanical pre-induction in women with premature rupture of membranes
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Lukas Hruban, Petr Janku, Romana Gerychova, Anna Jouzova, Tereza Tesarikova (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Risk factors for severe perineal trauma during childbirth: an updated meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Vasilios Pergialiotis, Ioannis Bellos, Maria Fanaki, Nikolaos Vrachnis, Stelios K. DoumouchtsisAbstractSeveral studies have investigated the importance of maternal, fetal factors and intrapartum characteristics in predicting severe perineal lacerations. The purpose of the present systematic review is to accumulate current evidence and provide estimated effect sizes for the various risk factors described. We reviewed Medline, Scopus, Clinicaltrials.gov, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Regist...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Modified Stark's (Misgav Ladach) caesarean section: 15 – year experience of the own techniques of caesarean section
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Dubravko Habek, Anis Cerovac, Ana Luetić, Ingrid Marton, Matija Prka, Tomislav Kulaš, Boris UjevićAbstractObjectiveA 15-year-experience of the personal modification of Misgav Ladach (ML) caesarean section in relation to the Dörffler method.Study designA retrospective clinical randomized observational study included 822 transperitoneal cesarean sections: 557 were performed via modified ML (without bladder catheterization, small transverse fascial incision with muscular s...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Evaluation of single-incision apical vaginal suspension for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Kun-Ling Lin, Feng-Hsiang Tang, Shih-Hsiang Chou, Zi-Xi Loo, Yi-Yin Liu, Yung-Shun Juan, Cheng-Yu LongAbstractObjectiveTo present a comprehensive evaluation of anterior/apical and/or posterior prolapse repair systems with a focus on safety and surgical efficacy.MethodsTwo hundred and twenty women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) stage II–IV were referred for single-incision transvaginal mesh procedures in a single institution. Pre- and postoperative assessments included pelvic ...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Impact of time to radiation therapy in adjuvant settings in endometrial carcinoma: a multicentric retrospective study
ConclusionOur study did not show any impact of treatment delay on survival end-points although prolonged TTR could moderate the benefit of radiotherapy on local control rate. Surgical route was not associated with TTR, particularly robot-associated laparoscopy did not lengthen treatment delay. TTR seems dependent of health-care organization and could represent a quality criterion of EC care for institutions. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Percutaneous medical therapy to treat colonic ectopic pregnancy
Publication date: Available online 12 February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Tsz-Kin Lo, Chun-Hong So, Lik-Fai Cheng (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Effects of gum chewing on glycaemic control in women with gestational diabetes mellitus: A Randomized controlled trial Impact of chewing on hyperglycaemia in women with GDM
ConclusionIn conclusion, no significant differences in blood glucose levels were observed between the groups and therefore major effects of chewing on hyperglycaemia in women with GDM could be excluded.Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov; NCT03961542, Date of registration: 20.01.2019. Retrospectively registered (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Endometriosis in Adolescence: Early manifestation of the Traditional Disease or a Unique Variant?
Publication date: Available online 7 February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Orestis TsonisAbstractLittle is known about Endometriosis in Adolescents and its prevalence is yet to be estimated. Traditional Endometriosis seems to be, by far, quite different with this unique variant when it comes to clinical presentation, management and course of the disease. Further research needs to be conducted in order to classify these two, phenomenically similar, diseases. Adolescents with a history of dysmenorrhea and chronic pelvic pain (CPP) imply findings suggestive of ...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

A novel gene-wide haplotype at the macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) locus is associated with endometrioma
ConclusionWe report a strong linkage between a novel MIF haplotype and endometrioma. This association is consistent with expression data at both transcript and protein levels suggesting the −173C/G promoter as a critical factor. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Management of very early medical abortion—An international survey among providers
ConclusionAccording to European providers of medical abortion, waiting for the diagnosis of an intrauterine pregnancy is not necessary and does not improve treatment of ectopic pregnancy. Providers should know that medical abortion can be performed effectively and safely as soon as the woman has decided. There is no lower gestational age limit. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Barriers and facilitators regarding influenza and pertussis maternal vaccination uptake: A multi-center survey of pregnant women in Italy
ConclusionsLack of immunization advice by health-care providers and safety concerns were the main vaccination barriers against influenza and pertussis, among surveyed pregnant women. Vaccine delivery in the antenatal care setting could lead to increase of vaccine acceptance among pregnant women. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Management of Hypertension and Delivery Considerations with a Paraganglioma
Publication date: Available online 5 February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Kelsey J.S. White, Payam Katebi Kashi, Barton C. Staat, Katherine L. Dengler (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Which pelvic floor muscle functions are associated with improved subjective and objective symptoms after 8 weeks of surface electrical stimulation in women with stress urinary incontinence?
This study was performed to determine the effects of SES in the seated position on PFM functions and subjective and objective symptoms, and to identify predictors of improved subjective and objective symptoms after 8 weeks of SES training via secondary analysis of females with SUI.Study designThe study was performed between August 2018 and December 2018. Patients with SUI were randomized into an SES group (n = 17) and a control group (n = 17). Both groups were assessed pre-intervention and after 8 weeks of intervention. The outcome measures were PFM functions (strength, power, and endurance) as ...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The fetal fibronectin test is superior to cervical length measurement in predicting preterm birth in twin pregnancies: a retrospective observational study
ConclusionThe fFN test has the potential to detect women with twin pregnancies, who are at risk of giving birth within the following days. Hence, the practice of hospitalizing women solely due to the shortening of the cervical length cannot be supported. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Benign Primary Vaginal Leiomyoma- a diagnostic challenge: Rare case report
Publication date: Available online 5 February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Akkamahadevi C. Hiremath, Neekita Pradhan, Pooja Sarda, N. Bhavana, Prashanth Reddy, K.S. Shivakumar (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Technical considerations and mid-term follow-up after vaginal hysterocolpectomy with colpocleisis for pelvic organ prolapse
ConclusionsHysterocolpectomy with colpocleisis appears to be an effective treatment with a high level of patient satisfaction among the elderly. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The association between delayed amniotomy and adverse outcomes in labor induction
ConclusionDelayed amniotomy>8 hours after starting oxytocin for labor induction was associated with higher odds of cesarean delivery. Significant delay in ROM should be avoided during labor induction. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

TRAP sequence in a monochorionic diamniotic pregnancy: a rare and unpredictable syndrome
Publication date: Available online 5 February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Magalie Barbier, Melinda Petrovic, Pauline Simon, Samuel Khiat, Claude D’Ercole, Julie Blanc (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Implementation of the D-A-CH postpartum haemorrhage algorithm after severe postpartum bleeding accelerates clinical management: A retrospective case series
Publication date: Available online 2 January 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Jean-Jacques Ries, Lena Jeker, Michelle Neuhaus, Deborah R. Vogt, Thierry Girard, Irene HoesliAbstractImplementation of the D-A-CH postpartum haemorrhage algorithm after severe postpartum bleeding accelerates clinical management: a retrospective observational case series.Jean-Jacques Ries, Lena Jeker, Michelle Neuhaus, Deborah R. Vogt, Thierry Girard, Irene Hoesli.ObjectivePostpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is a leading cause of maternal death and severe morbidity. The algorithm for the thre...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Appraisal of clinical practice guidelines on the management of obstetric perineal lacerations and care using the AGREE II instrument
Publication date: Available online 3 February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Christiana C. Nygaard, Sofia Tsiapakidou, Janna Pape, Gabriele Falconi, Cornelia Betschart, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Stergios K. DoumouchtsisAbstractPelvic floor trauma during childbirth is highly prevalent and is associated with long term risks of incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Societies and organizations have published clinical guidelines in order to standardise and improve the management of perineal care. The aim of this study was to systematically evaluate the quality of cl...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Management of very early medical abortion – an international survey among providers
ConclusionAccording to European providers of medical abortion, waiting for the diagnosis of an intrauterine pregnancy is not necessary and does not improve treatment of ectopic pregnancy. Providers should know that medical abortion can be performed effectively and safely as soon as the woman has decided. There is no lower gestational age limit. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Surgical management of isthmocele symptom relief and fertility
ConclusionIsthmocele surgery is effective for abnormal uterine bleeding, pain and infertility regardless of the surgical route. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Predictors of Vaginal Delivery after Cervical Ripening using a Synthetic Osmotic Dilator
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Antonio F. Saad, Janesh Gupta, Lukas Hruban, Gary D. Hankins, George R. SaadeAbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the determinants of vaginal delivery and safety in women undergoing cervical ripening with a synthetic osmotic dilator (Dilapan-S) prior to induction of labor.MethodsWe conducted a secondary analysis of an international multicenter prospective observational study of Dilapan-S for cervical ripening in pregnancies greater than 32 weeks. Data were obtained in a standardized fashion a...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Reduced fetal movements is twin pregnancies and the association with adverse neonatal outcomes
Publication date: Available online 1 February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Michal Levy, Michal Kovo, Yakira Izaik, Emilie Ben-Ezry, Noa Gonen, Giulia Barda, Jacob Bar, Eran WeinerAbstractObjectiveReduced fetal movements (RFM) is an obstetric complaint known to be associated with adverse neonatal outcomes and should serve as an alarming sign in obstetric triage. Whether this assumption holds for twin pregnancies, is still an obstetric enigma, and this complaint is sometimes overlooked in twins. We, therefore, aimed to study neonatal outcomes in twin pregnanci...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - February 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Role of Neurotrophins in Pregnancy, Delivery and Postpartum
Publication date: Available online 30 January 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Alessio D’Angelo, Mauro Ceccanti, Carla Petrella, Antonio Greco, Paola Tirassa, Pamela Rosso, Massimo Ralli, Giampiero Ferraguti, Marco Fiore, Marisa Patrizia MessinaAbstractNeurotrophins (NTs) are a family of polypeptides whose functions have been extensively studied in the past two decades. In particular, Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) play a major role in the development, nutrition and growth of the central and peripheral nervous system...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - January 31, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Outcomes of drug exposition during pregnancy: Analysis from a teratology information service
ConclusionPregnant women counselled by our TIS take a mean of two drugs, ranging from one to 17. Drugs are from FDA Pregnancy Category C and ATC N drugs in most cases, 42.9% and 36.4% respectively. The rate of malformation of our cohort was of 4.5%, close to the estimated spontaneous rate of malformation. This data gives a reassuring aspect of drug exposure in pregnancy but takes into account the outcome at birth only. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - January 31, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Fertility preserving surgery for high-grade epithelial ovarian carcinoma confined to the ovary
Publication date: Available online 30 January 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Dimitrios Nasioudis, Spyridon A Mastroyannis, Ashley F. Haggerty, Robert L. Giuntoli, Mark A. Morgan, Emily M. Ko, Nawar A. LatifAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the safety of uterine preservation in patients with high-grade epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC).Study designThe Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database was accessed (1988-2014) and patients aged
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - January 31, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Hysterectomy and sexual (dys)function: An analysis of sexual dysfunction after hysterectomy and a search for predictive factors
Conclusion: FSFI score increases significantly after hysterectomy, which indicates a better sexual function after the operation. Sexual dysfunction before hysterectomy (FSFI score ≤ 19) and being married or living together are predictive factors for a lower FSFI score post hysterectomy. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - January 31, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Letter to the editor - Brief Communication
Publication date: Available online 30 January 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Eimer G. O’Malley, Ciara M.E. Reynolds, Michael J. Turner (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - January 31, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The incidence of occult ovarian neoplasia and cancer in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers after the bilateral prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy (PBSO): A single-center prospective study
ConclusionThe incidence of pathological findings in BRCA1/2 mutation carries after PBSO is sufficiently high and our prospective study data supports PBSO as the most effective measure for reducing the risk of OC in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers. A novel finding of the enrichment of STIC lesions in BRCA1 c.4035delA carriers may show important biological differences in OC tumorigenesis between different BRCA1 mutations, which warrant further investigations. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - January 31, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Uterine myomas: clinical impact and pathophysiological bases
Publication date: Available online 30 January 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Meritxell Gracia, Francisco CarmonaAbstractUterine myomas (fibroids, leiomyomas) are the most common benign myometrial tumors in women of reproductive age. They are present in 5-70% of women (depending on different series), with at least one fibroid identified in 70% of women aged 40 to 60 years. Symptoms are present in 20-50% of women with uterine fibroids and include Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB), pelvic pain, Bulk-pressure symptoms and fertility problems depending on the size and...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - January 31, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Women’s satisfaction with the birthing experience in relation to duration of labour, obstetric interventions and mode of birth
ConclusionAlthough various aspects of labour management are associated with a negative birth experience, the effect of prolonged labour is independently significant and measures taken to avoid prolonged labour could result in a net benefit to the woman’s satisfaction. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - January 31, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Perinatal outcomes and long-term offspring cardiovascular morbidity of women with congenital heart disease
ConclusionIn conclusion, pregnancies of women with congenital heart disease are at an increased risk for adverse short-term perinatal outcomes, such as low birth weight and cesarean delivery. However, we did not find an increase in long-term cardiovascular morbidity among offspring of these women; still this association cannot be ruled out. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - January 30, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Advanced maternal age and preterm delivery: myth or reality?
Publication date: Available online 27 January 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Orna Reichman, Misgav Rottenstreich, Reut Rotem, Hen Y. Sela, Ori Shen, Sorina Grisaru-Granovsky, Naama Srebnik (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - January 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Outcome of multiple cesarean sections in a tertiary maternity hospital in the United Arab Emirates: a retrospective analysis
DiscussionThe results of our study indicate that serious maternal morbidity increases with increasing numbers of previous cesarean sections. Women planning large families should consider the risks of repeat cesarean sections when contemplating elective primary cesarean delivery or attempted vaginal birth after one previous cesarean section. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - January 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Diagnostic accuracy and cut-off of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in caesarean scar pregnancy
Conclusions: CEUS offers good diagnostic performance, and the peak intensity ratio of caesarean scar to myometrium can be used as a quantitative index to diagnose CSP accurately. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - January 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Culdotomy in laparoscopic myomectomy and its limits
ConclusionIn the present study, it was seen that myomas up to 13 cm (490 g) in multiparous and 12 cm (350 g) in nulliparous could be removed from the culdotomy while maintaining their integrity. Culdotomy is a safe, inexpensive and effective method for myoma extraction. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - January 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Maternal Variants within the Apolipoprotein L1 gene are Associated with Preeclampsia in a South African Cohort of African Ancestry
ConclusionOur results suggest that maternal APOL1 G1 risk allele may contribute to the development of early-onset PE in South African pregnant women of African ancestry either directly or by transmission of a APOL1 risk allele to the foetus. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - January 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the associations between endometriosis and irritable bowel syndrome
Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Khadija Saidi, Shantanu Sharma, Bodil OhlssonAbstractEndometriosis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are common conditions among young women of reproductive age. The etiologies to the diseases are uncertain, but multifactorial pathophysiology has been proposed for each of them. Many studies have examined the two conditions separately, but the literature on the associations between endometriosis and IBS is sparse. However, there is an increasing amount of research on how endometriosis...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - January 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The prevalence of pelvic floor disorders and degree of bother among women attending primary care clinics in armenia
ConclusionsPFD symptoms were observed to be common and significantly correlated with demographic characteristics and self-reported comorbidities in Armenian women. We need to start promoting proper training of physicians in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - January 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Autonomic response to fetal acidosis using an experimental sheep model
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Roxane Vanspranghels, Julien De Jonckheere, Elodie Drumez, Arthur Lauriot dit Prevost, Dyuti Sharma, Louise Ghesquiere, Laurent Storme, Véronique Houfflin-Debarge, Charles GarabedianAbstractBackgroundThe autonomic nervous system has a major role in fetal adaptation to hypoxia. Its activity might be assessed using heart rate variability and heart rate deceleration analyses.ObjectiveTo evaluate the ability of different heart rate variability and morphological deceleration analyse...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - January 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Early versus delayed urinary catheter removal after hysterectomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsEarly removal of the urinary catheter
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - January 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research