TOP10IJGO articles downloaded from SciVerse ScienceDirect
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Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - November 29, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

John J. Sciarra Prize Paper Award for 2016
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Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - November 29, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Author Index
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Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - November 29, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Subject Index
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Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - November 29, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Great moments in global health, and why we are in one now
We ’ve seen a host of great moments in global health history, but we’ve never seen one quite like this one. We’re living in a moment of unprecedented achievements. Building on these achievements, we have the chance, together, to be part of the greatest global health triumph in human history. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - November 7, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Herbert B. Peterson Tags: Howard Taylor Lecture Source Type: research

Editorial: Accountability in maternal and neonatal health programs
As Martin Hilber and her colleagues aptly put it in the first paper in this set of Evidence for Action (E4A) papers, “Accountability has replaced ‘political will’ as the new silver bullet to improve MNH [maternal and newborn health] in Africa” [1]. Of course, there are no silver bullets, but accountability is definitely a notion whose time has come. Accountability means many things to many people and occur s in many forms at many levels, from governments living up to budget promises, to pharmacists avoiding stock-outs and clinics being open when they are supposed to be. (Source: International Journa...
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - October 14, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Judith A. Fortney Tags: Evidence for action Source Type: research

Using advocacy and data to strengthen political accountability in maternal and newborn health in Africa
Accountability mechanisms help governments and development partners fulfill the promises and commitments they make to global initiatives such as the Millennium Development Goals and the Global Strategy on Women ’s and Children’s health, and regional or national strategies such as the Campaign for the Accelerated Reduction in Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA). But without directed pressure, comparative data and tools to provide insight into successes, failures, and overall results, accountability fa ils. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - October 13, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Petra ten Hoope-Bender, Adriane Martin Hilber, Andrea Nove, Sarah Bandali, Sara Nam, Corinne Armstrong, Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed, Mathias G. Chatuluka, Moke Magoma, Louise Hulton Tags: Evidence for Action Source Type: research

Using evidence to strengthen accountability for health financing in Sierra Leone
In 2012, the government of Sierra Leone cut the national budget allocation to the health sector. Civil society organizations organized a nationwide health budget advocacy campaign, coinciding with the 2012 general elections, to hold future leaders to account on financing for women ’s and children’s health. As part of the campaign, Evidence for Action produced district health budget tracking scorecards. The scorecards presented Ministry of Finance data on the allocation and disbursement of health funds in each district. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - October 13, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sowo A. Lebbie, Rosanna Le Voir, Joanna Tom-Kargbo, Mohamed Drissa Yilla, Abu Bakarr Kamara, Sara L. Nam Tags: Evidence for Action Source Type: research

Maternal Death Surveillance and Response Systems in driving accountability and influencing change
Good progress has been made in reducing maternal deaths from 1990 –2015 but accelerated progress is needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in ending preventable maternal deaths through a renewed focus on accountability and actions. This paper looks at how far Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MDSR) systems are strengthening response a nd accountability for better health outcomes by analyzing key findings from the Global MDSR implementation survey across 62 countries. It examines two concrete examples from Nigeria and Ethiopia to demonstrate how findings can influence systematic changes in ...
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - October 13, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sarah Bandali, Camille Thomas, Eleanor Hukin, Zo ë Matthews, Matthews Mathai, Dilip Thandassery Ramachandran, Nathalie Roos, Ruth Lawley, Oko Igado, Louise Hulton Tags: Evidence for Action Source Type: research

Using advocacy and data to strengthen political accountability in maternal and newborn health work in Africa
Accountability mechanisms help governments and development partners fulfill the promises and commitments they make to global initiatives such as the Millennium Development Goals and the Global Strategy on Women ’s and Children’s health, and regional or national strategies such as the Campaign for the Accelerated Reduction in Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA). But without directed pressure, comparative data and tools to provide insight into successes, failures, and overall results, accountability fa ils. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - October 13, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Petra ten Hoope-Bender, Adriane Martin Hilber, Andrea Nove, Sarah Bandali, Sara Nam, Corinne Armstrong, Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed, Mathias G. Chatuluka, Moke Magoma, Louise Hulton Tags: Evidence for Action Source Type: research

Strengthening accountability for improved maternal and newborn health: A mapping of studies in Sub-Saharan Africa
To describe the types of maternal and newborn health program accountability mechanisms implemented and evaluated in recent years in Sub-Saharan Africa, how these have been implemented, their effectiveness, and future prospects to improve governance and MNH outcomes. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - October 13, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Adriane Martin Hilber, Carolyn Blake, Leah F. Bohle, Sarah Bandali, Louise Hulton, Esther Agbon Tags: Evidence for Action Source Type: research

Scorecards and social accountability for improved maternal and newborn health services: A pilot in the Ashanti and Volta regions of Ghana
With the limited availability of quality emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) in Ghana, and a lack of dialogue on the issue at district level, the Evidence for Action (E4A) program (2011 –2015) initiated a pilot intervention using a social accountability approach in two regions of Ghana. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - October 13, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Carolyn Blake, Nii Ankonu Annorbah-Sarpei, Claire Bailey, Yakubu Ismaila, Sylvia Deganus, Samuel Bosomprah, Francesco Galli, Sarah Clark Tags: Evidence for action Source Type: research

Top 10 IJGO articles downloaded from SciVerse ScienceDirect (August, 2015) - (August, 2016)
(Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - October 11, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

John J. Sciarra Prize Paper Award for 2016
(Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - October 11, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Contemporary issues in women ’s health
The editors of Contemporary Issues in Women ’s Health solicit reporters and correspondents from throughout the world to make contributions to this section. Please e-mail the editors if you have reports or items that you would like to have included. We would be happy to attribute the items to those reporters and correspondents who give permi ssion in their transmittal. Otherwise, we will share those reports that we think are of the greatest interest to our readership without attribution. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - September 26, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Vincent Boama, Valerie T. Guinto, Claudio G. Sosa Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “A scoping review of geographic information systems in maternal health” [Int J Gynecol Obstet 134(2016) 13–17]
The authors regret that the Acknowledgments section should have been as follows: “The present study was funded by the Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health program, a Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation grant as part of the Pre-eclampsia Eclampsia Monitoring Prevention and Treatment (PreEMPT) initiative, and the Canadian Institute of Health Research grant KPE-124730. ” (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - September 26, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Prestige T. Makanga, Nadine Schuurman, Peter von Dadelszen, Tabassum Firoz Tags: CORRIGENDUM Source Type: research

Acknowledgment of Reviewers, 2015 –2016
The editors express their appreciation to the following specialists for their contribution in providing peer review for the manuscripts submitted to the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics during the period from September 1, 2015, through August 25, 2016. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - September 13, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Top 10
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Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - September 13, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

John J. Sciarra Prize Paper Award for 2016
(Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - September 13, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Instructions to Authors
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Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - September 13, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

TEMPORARY REMOVAL: Maternal and neonatal health in Africa at MDG end: Availability of and access to maternal health services, and outcomes of intervention strategies
The publisher regrets that this article has been temporarily removed. A replacement will appear as soon as possible in which the reason for the removal of the article will be specified, or the article will be reinstated.The full Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal can be found at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/withdrawalpolicy. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - September 5, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Seni Kouanda, Alexandre Dumont, Rita Kabra Source Type: research

Maternal and neonatal health in Africa at MDG end: Availability of and access to maternal health services, and outcomes of intervention strategies
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were not achieved by the end of 2015 in the vast majority of African countries, especially goals 4 and 5. However, the health ministries of these countries have, since 2010, implemented various intervention strategies to improve maternal and child health care; these are diverse and depend on the country. Some of these strategies include the exemption of user fees for maternal and newborn health services in Niger, the subsidy of emergency obstetric and neonatal care in Burkina Faso, the institution of health insurance in Ghana, the emerging plan in Senegal, an obstetric package in Mau...
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - September 5, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Seni Kouanda, Alexandre Dumont, Rita Kabra Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Female genital mutilation among mothers and daughters in Harar, eastern Ethiopia
To assess the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) among mothers and daughters, and to investigate sociodemographic factors influencing the practice of FGM in Harar, Ethiopia. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 29, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Teshome Oljira, Nega Assefa, Yadeta Dessie Tags: Clinical article Source Type: research

Best practice advice on the 10-Group Classification System for cesarean deliveries
The cesarean delivery debate continues worldwide. The focus of the discussion has always been what the ideal cesarean delivery rate should be, often in isolation and without consideration of other outcomes. Less has been made of variations in the maternal and neonatal outcome in relation to the cesarean delivery rates. One of the problems in the past 40years since cesarean delivery rates started to rise is that there has been no standard method to study the differences in rates, the reason for the increases, and any short- or long-term impact on maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. (Source: International Journal ...
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 29, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: FIGO Working Group on Challenges in Care of Mothers and Infants during Labour and Delivery Tags: FIGO Statement Source Type: research

Conservative treatment of placenta previa accreta with cervical isthmic opposition suturing followed by bilateral internal iliac artery ligation
Between April 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016, the present prospective study enrolled patients attending El-Shatby hospital, Egypt with placenta previa centralis and accreta, diagnosed by ultrasonography. Eligible patients were aged 18 –45 years, wished to maintain fertility, and had a history of between one and four cesarean deliveries. Patients were excluded if they presented with placenta percreta, were hemodynamically unstable, or if there was poor availability of blood products at the time of presentation. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 29, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ahmed S. El-Agwany Tags: Brief communication Source Type: research

Intralipid supplementation in women with recurrent spontaneous abortion and elevated levels of natural killer cells
To investigate the efficacy of intralipid supplementation in women with recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) and elevated natural killer cell activity undergoing in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 29, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Dina M.R. Dakhly, Yomna A. Bayoumi, Mohamed Sharkawy, Sherine H. Gad Allah, Mohamed A. Hassan, Hisham M. Gouda, Ahmed T. Hashem, Dina L. Hatem, Mona F. Ahmed, Waleed El-Khayat Tags: Clinical article Source Type: research

Outcomes of in vitro fertilization cycles among patients with polycystic ovary syndrome following ovarian puncture for in vitro maturation
To investigate the effects of ovarian puncture for in vitro maturation (IVM) on subsequent in vitro fertilization (IVF) embryo transfer cycles in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 29, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jia Lin, Peiyu Wang, Junzhao Zhao, Shiquan Xiao, Rong Yu, Congcong Jin, Ruru Zhu Tags: Clinical article Source Type: research

Anal incontinence and fecal urgency following vaginal delivery with episiotomy among primiparous patients
To investigate anal incontinence following mediolateral or lateral episiotomy during a first vaginal delivery. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 28, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Zdenek Rusavy, Jaroslava Karbanova, Magdalena Jansova, Vladimir Kalis Tags: Clinical article Source Type: research

Evaluation of a simulation-based curriculum for implementing a new clinical protocol
To evaluate the implementation of a new clinical protocol utilizing on-unit simulation for team training. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 26, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: David Marzano, Roger Smith, Jill M. Mhyre, F. Jacob Seagull, Diana Curran, Sydney Behrmann, Kristina Priessnitz, Maya Hammoud Tags: Education and training Source Type: research

Effect of high-fidelity shoulder dystocia simulation on emergency obstetric skills and crew resource management skills among residents
To determine the effect of a simulation training program for residents in obstetrics and gynecology in terms of technical and nontechnical skills for the management of shoulder dystocia. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 26, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Paolo Mannella, Giulia Palla, Armando Cuttano, Antonio Boldrini, Tommaso Simoncini Tags: Education and Training Source Type: research

Evaluation of a ketamine-based anesthesia package for use in emergency cesarean delivery or emergency laparotomy when no anesthetist is available
To assess the safety of a ketamine-based rescue anesthesia package to support emergency cesarean delivery and emergency laparotomy when no anesthetist was available. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 25, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Thomas F. Burke, Brett D. Nelson, Taylor Kandler, Zaid Altawil, Khama Rogo, Javan Imbamba, Stella Odenyo, Leeya Pinder, Svjetlana Lozo, Moytrayee Guha, Melody J. Eckardt Tags: Clinical article Source Type: research

Prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus according to IADPSG and NICE criteria
To investigate the impact of the International Association of Diabetic Pregnancy Study Group (IADPSG) diagnostic criteria on the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and overt diabetes as compared with the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) criteria, and to evaluate the prevalence of maternal and perinatal outcomes among pregnant women with fasting plasma glucose (FPG) levels of 5.1 –5.5 mmol/L. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 25, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Josip Djelmis, Mato Pavi ć, Vjosa Mulliqi Kotori, Ivana Pavlić Renar, Marina Ivanisevic, Slavko Oreskovic Tags: Clinical article Source Type: research

The Bakri tamponade balloon as an adjunct treatment for refractory postpartum hemorrhage
To evaluate the Bakri tamponade balloon as an adjunct treatment for refractory postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 24, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Haywood L. Brown, Stephen Okeyo, Hillary Mabeya, Jeffrey Wilkinson, John Schmitt Tags: Clinical article Source Type: research

Effect of combined spinal –epidural analgesia in labor on frequency of emergency cesarean delivery among nulliparous Chinese women
To determine whether combined spinal –epidural analgesia (CSEA) during labor increases the frequency of emergency cesarean delivery among Chinese nulliparous women. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 23, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Fen Wang, Yun-xia Cao, Shan-gao Ke, Tao-hua Zhu, Miao Zhang Tags: Clinical article Source Type: research

An unusual case of abnormal uterine bleeding due to classical Hodgkin lymphoma identified by endometrial biopsy
Abnormal uterine bleeding is one of the most common reasons for patients to attend gynecology clinics. The present report documents a case of abnormal uterine bleeding caused by endometrial involvement that was secondary to classical Hodgkin lymphoma. The patient provided written informed consent for the publication of details of the diagnosis. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 23, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Alessandra Ainsworth, Adam Wood, Paul Kurtin, Tatnai Burnett Tags: Brief Communication Source Type: research

Helicobacter pylori infection and pre-eclampsia in a Romanian study group
It has been suggested that Helicobacter pylori infection could contribute to the etiopathogenesis of pre-eclampsia by inducing a pro-inflammatory state [1]. The cytotoxin-associated gene A (CagA) antigen, an indicator of a highly virulent strain of H. pylori, can stimulate the production of specific antibodies that can recognize cytotrophoblast-cell antigens, impairing their function and placental development [2]. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of seropositivity for IgG antibodies targeting H. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 23, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Carmen R ădulescu, Anca Bacârea, Adina Huţanu, Nina Şincu, Simona Băţagă Tags: Brief Communication Source Type: research

Comparison of maternal and neonatal outcomes from full-dilatation cesarean deliveries using the Fetal Pillow or hand-push method
To compare maternal and neonatal outcomes of full-dilatation cesarean deliveries using the Fetal Pillow or hand- push method. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 22, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Huda Safa, Michael Beckmann Tags: Clinical article Source Type: research

Clinical correlates of leiomyoma estrogen and progesterone receptors among Nigerian women
To compare the expression of estrogen receptor α (ERα) and progesterone receptor (PR) in myometrium and leiomyomata tissue, and to correlate their expression with symptoms of uterine leiomyomata. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 22, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ibraheem O. Awowole, Olufemiwa N. Makinde, Olusegun O. Badejoko, Ganiyat O. Omoniyi-Esan, Aramide M. Tijani, Kayode O. Ajenifuja, Olabisi M. Loto Tags: Clinical article Source Type: research

Evaluating a novel neonatal-care assessment tool among trained delivery attendants in a resource-limited setting
To validate a novel objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) tool for assessing neonatal care skills among delivery attendants trained as part of the Essential Care for Every Baby (ECEB) program and to assess ECEB training effectiveness. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 22, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Megan E. Kassick, Margaret A. Chinbuah, Magdalena Serpa, Goldy Mazia, Alice M. Tang, Isabella Sagoe-Moses, Mira Taylor, Adoma Dwomo-Fokuo, Nihad Salifu, Daniel K. Arhinful, Cyril Engmann, Thomas F. Burke, Patience Cofie, Brett D. Nelson Tags: Clinical article Source Type: research

A community-based study of menstrual beliefs in Tigray, Ethiopia
To investigate knowledge and beliefs about menstruation in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 22, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: L. Lewis Wall, Shewaye Belay, Alemayehu Bayray, Seidi Salih, Mitiku Gabrehiwot Tags: Clinical article Source Type: research

Risk factors for robotic gynecologic procedures requiring conversion to other surgical procedures
To determine the incidence of, and risk factors for, conversion from robotic gynecologic procedures to other procedure types. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 22, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Cecile A. Unger, Mark P. Lachiewicz, Beri Ridgeway Tags: Clinical article Source Type: research

Constitutional developments in Latin American abortion law
For most of the 20th Century, restrictive abortion laws were in place in continental Latin America. In recent years, reforms have caused a liberalizing shift, supported by constitutional decisions of the countries ’ high courts. The present article offers an overview of the turn toward more liberal rules and the resolution of abortion disputes by reference to national constitutions. For such purpose, the main legal changes of abortion laws in the last decade are first surveyed. Landmark decisions of the hig h courts of Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, and Mexico are then analyzed. (Source: International Journal of Gynae...
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 22, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Paola Bergallo, Agustina Ram ón Michel Tags: Ethical and legal issues in reproductive health Source Type: research

Management of postpartum hemorrhage with intrauterine balloon tamponade using a condom catheter in an Egyptian setting
To evaluate uterine balloon tamponade using a condom catheter for the management of early postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 22, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Mohamed Kandeel, Zakaria Sanad, Hamed Ellakwa, Alaa El Halaby, Mohamed Rezk, Ibrahim Saif Tags: Clinical article Source Type: research

Direct puncture embolization of the internal iliac artery during cesarean delivery for pernicious placenta previa coexisting with placenta accreta
To evaluate direct puncture embolization of the internal iliac artery with hemostatic gelatin sponge particles to treat pernicious placenta previa coexisting with placenta accreta during cesarean delivery. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 22, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Zhenyu Chen, Ju Li, Jian Shen, Jiaxi Jin, Wei Zhang, Wan Zhong Tags: Clinical article Source Type: research

Tunisian experience of low-cost self-created transobturator tape for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence
The transobturator approach for the management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) using tension-free vaginal tape has gained popularity worldwide owing to its simplicity and low morbidity. However, the high cost of commercial tape strips is a significant limitation to their use; in Tunisia, the price of strips can reach €340. To reduce costs, the aim of the present study was to develop a self-created mesh sling (SCMS) from polyethylene mesh and to investigate outcomes of using it in the surgical treatment of SUI. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 20, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Arij Bouzid, Abdeljalil Khlifi, Sana Salhi, Lassaad B. Regaya Tags: Brief communication Source Type: research

Qualitative study of the role of men in maternal health in resource-limited communities in western Kenya
To better understand the beliefs of men and women in western Kenya regarding the appropriate role of men in maternal health and to identify barriers to greater involvement. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 17, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Kathryn Brubaker, Brett D. Nelson, Heather McPherson, Roy Ahn, Monica Oguttu, Thomas F. Burke Tags: Clinical article Source Type: research

Associations between serum placental leucine aminopeptidase and pregnancy outcomes
To investigate the association between serum concentrations of placental leucine aminopeptidase (P-LAP) and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (HDP), gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), and perinatal mortality. (Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 17, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Chunfang Tian, Zhihang Huang, Zhanchong Wen Tags: Clinical article Source Type: research

Top 10 IJGO articles downloaded from SciVerse ScienceDirect, June 2015 - June 2016
(Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 14, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

John J. Sciarra Prize Paper Award for 2016
(Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 14, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Author Index
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Source: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics - August 14, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research