Morbidly adherent placenta as a cause of peripartum hysterectomy in Slovakia
Introduction and aims: Morbidly adherent placenta (MAP) is one of the major risk factors for peripartum hysterectomy (PH) in developed countries. The main aim of this study was to assess the PH cases associated with MAP in Slovak Republic. Additionally, we wanted to explore demographic parameters, associated clinical circumstances, complications, maternal and fetal outcome. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Adam Adamec, Maria Vargova, Dominika Kotrikova, Liam McCullough, Diana Kanasova, Jakub Danis, Alexandra Kristufkova, Miroslav Korbel Source Type: research

Obstetric venous thromboembolism risk – The 28 week re-check
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) affects 1/100,000 women and is the leading cause of direct maternal deaths. Recent reviews suggest 89% of these women have identifiable risk factors. The MBRRACE-UK 2021 suggested the review of women ’s VTE risk at 28 weeks with recommendation that they should be re-weighed. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Esther McNeill, Jessica Watt, Raquel Wong, Jess Gomersall Source Type: research

Foley catheter as a tourniqet for peri-partum hemorrhage prevention in patients with PAS
Introduction and aims of the study: Postpartum hemorrhage is one of the most difficult situations the obstetricians may face. One of the complications in obstetrics often leading to severe bleeding and a need for urgent hysterectomy is placentaaccreta spectrum(PAS) what increases the risk death of the mother and the child. The aim of the study was to demonstrate the feasibility of the use of the Foley catheter as a tourniquet during peripartum hysterectomies. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jakub Staniczek, Maisa Manasar-Drybu ś, Rafał Stojko Source Type: research

Neonatal outcomes in planned versus emergency cesarean deliveries for placenta praevia
Introduction and aims of the study: The aim of this study was to investigate neonatal outcome differences between planned (PCD) and emergency cesarean delivery (ECD) for women with placenta praevia (PP). (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Kotryna Bajer ūnienė, Vytautė Rimdzevičiūtė, Eglė Savukynė Source Type: research

Severe maternal morbidities requiring intensive care units admission in the Slovak Republic
Introduction and aims: The work focuses on the life threatening severe maternal morbidities whose clinical conditions required subsequent treatment in intensive care units (ICU) in Slovakia. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Maria Vargova, Adam Adamec, Dominika Kotrikova, Liam McCullough, Diana Kanasova, Jakub Danis, Rebeka Gabal, Alexandra Kristufkova, Zuzana Niznanska, Miroslav Korbel Source Type: research

Birth outcomes among pregnancies with covid-19 infection
Introduction and aims of the study: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has started a COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Pregnant women are especially vulnerable to respiratory infection and insufficient studies are made to investigate the pregnant patients with COVID-19 infection. The aim of this research was to examine birth outcomes in pregnancies with COVID-19. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Meil ė Minkauskienė, Rasa Dalibagaite Source Type: research

Maternal mortality in Slovak republic in the years 2007 – 2020
Introduction: European Perinatal Health Report (2018) reported maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in European Union (EU) 6.2 and 4.1 in the years 2006-2010 and 2011-2015, and in Slovak Republic (SR) 8.2 and 4.3 per 100,000 live births respectively. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Miroslav Korbel, Dominika Kotrikova, Adam Adamec, Maria Vargova, Diana Kanasova, Liam McCullough, Alexandra Kristufkova, Zuzana Niznanska Source Type: research

Obstetric care during the wartime
Due to the existing life conditions in Ukraine, it is obvious that women face traumas which used to be common for men during wartime. It should be pointed out that Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed PTSD compared to men. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Valerii Zaporozhan, Vyacheslav Kaminskyy, Artem Chernov, Andrii Vozniuk Source Type: research

Placenta praevia: Maternal complications and pregnancy outcomes
Introduction and aims of the study: Women with placenta praevia (PP) are at increased risk of maternal and neonatal complications, adverse outcomes. The aim of this study was to identify related maternal complications and outcomes in cases of PP compared with planned cesarean section (CS). (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Vytaut ė Rimdzevičiūtė, Kotryna Bajerūnienė, Eglė Savukynė Source Type: research

The dislocation of the intrauterine device (IUD) into the uterine cesarean section scar defect has a high risk of recurrence
Introduction: The uterine cesarean section scar defect causes postmenstrual uterine bleeding. The niche, particularly with a thin residual myometrium, is a risk factor of uterine rupture at the end of pregnancy and abnormal implantation of the GS or placenta in the area of the uterine scar. IUDs are an effective method of contraception and those with levonorgestrel (IUD-LND) also reduce menstrual bleeding and consequently postmenstrual bleeding. Nevertheless, the presence of a uterine scar defect is a risk factor for the IUD to dislocate into the diverticulum. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Anna Abacjew-Chmy łko, Hanna Olszewska, Anna Szkop-Dominiak, Dariusz Wydra Source Type: research

Cervical length regeneration after large loop electroexcision
Introduction: Large loop electro-excision (LLETZ) is a treatment method of the high grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. LLETZ increases preterm labor risk due to mechanical cervical defect defects and an alteration of the cervical barrier. Cervical length (CL) regeneration after LLETZ and its subsequent impact on the pregnancy outcome is unclear. Some data state that cervical regeneration is completed after six months and is 83.4% ( ±10.8%) from the initial length. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Laura L ūse, Irina Jermakova, Anda Ķīvīte Urtāne, Jana Žodžika, Natālija Vedmedovska Source Type: research

Ultrasound evaluation of the influence of cube pessary on female ’s pelvic floor
Introduction: Different pessaries are used to treat POP without unified usage recommendations with little information concerning their influence on pelvic floor. Pelvic floor ultrasound (PFU) allows to study and quantify different aspects of pelvic floor function. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Edyta Wla źlak, Andrzej Wróbel, Jan Krakowiak, Zofia Rozpendowska, Grzegorz Surkont Source Type: research

Learning from the implementation of clinical empathy training: an explorative qualitative study in search of the barriers and facilitators
Introduction and aim of the study: Amid concerns about the decline of empathy during the clinical training of medical clerks, evidence that empathy improves patient outcomes suggests potential for teaching empathy in ways that will affect the knowledge, attitude and behavior of medical clerks. This research aims to identify the barriers and facilitators of the implementation of a specific clinical initiative to enhance the empathy skills of clerks, namely the training of clerks to act as a medical coach ’. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Giliam Kuijpers, Luca Barak, Lotte Hoeijmakers, Fedde Scheele Source Type: research

Improved urinary incontinence outcomes following vaginal erbium laser treatment
Introduction and aims: Urinary incontinence is closely associated with the genito-urinary syndrome of menopause (GUM). Vaginal erbium laser therapy is being increasingly advocated as one of the non-hormonal treatments of GUM. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of vaginal erbium laser treatment on urinary incontinence outcomes. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Joel Pollacco, Mark P. Brincat Source Type: research

Developing a specific health pathway for infertile patients with obesity. Are we taking too many risks?
Introduction: Obesity decreases fertility, success of ART and increases risks of having pregnancy complications. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jacky Nizard, Thasnime Habibourahimane, Maeva Duquesnoy, Cecile Ciangura, Lise Selleret, Sophie Dubreuil, Anne Bachelot Source Type: research