Fluid deficit calculation at hysteroscopy: could consideration of intraperitoneal fluid accumulation add insight to safety limits?
CONCLUSIONS: Most women with patent tubes undergoing hysteroscopy have accumulation of distention fluid in the pelvis and that the passage was not correlated with the intrauterine fluid pressure. These findings add new insight to the current guidelines, suggesting more accurate and patient-centered safety protocols. PMID: 33103407 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - October 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Update on surgical treatment of female stress urinary incontinence.
CONCLUSIONS: Urinary incontinence is an underestimated health problem. Many surgical options exist for women with stress urinary incontinence. Nevertheless new strategies need to be evaluated in order to improve quality of life of patients. PMID: 33103408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - October 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Genitopelvic pain: retrospective evaluation of a multimodal treatment efficacy.
CONCLUSIONS: The lack of association between the investigated characteristics and treatment outcome is disappointing; on the other hand, the statistically significant impact of couple harmony (evaluated as partner presence and participation) on the treatment results may be the answer to our search for factors predicting outcome. PMID: 33000613 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - October 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Qualitative assessment of patient-provider communication and provider reporting on misclassification of stillbirths and early neonatal deaths in Ethiopia.
CONCLUSIONS: Maternity care providers' reporting practices and the quality of their communication with patients contribute to the SB-END misclassification in Ethiopia. There is need to increase providers' awareness of the importance of capturing and reporting reliable and valid information on pregnancy outcomes. PMID: 33000614 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - October 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Endometrioma and reproductive issues: a well-informed patient may be the driver for change.
Authors: Cecchino GN, Cozzolino M, Roque M, García-Velasco JA Abstract Endometriosis affects a great proportion of women during their reproductive years and may impair female fertility in several ways. Ovarian endometrioma (OE) is the most frequent phenotype and growing evidence suggest an endometrioma-mediated damage to the ovary, ovarian reserve and oocyte quality. Traditionally, surgery has been the first-line treatment in cases of OE. Great advances in assisted reproduction and fertility preservation techniques opened new possibilities towards a more conservative approach. Herein we discuss multiple mech...
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - October 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Can estrogens protect against COVID-19? The COVID-19 puzzling and gender medicine.
Authors: Bonaccorsi G, Gambacciani M, Gemmati D PMID: 33000616 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - October 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Negative Cytomegalovirus at birth after prenatal diagnosis of infection and Valacyclovir treatment: false amniotic fluid positivity or viral negativization after prenatal therapy?
Authors: De Santis M, Apicella M, De Luca C, D'oria L, Valentini P, Sanguinetti M, Lanzone A, Masini L, Santangelo R PMID: 33000617 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - October 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

An innovative device in the management of female urodynamic stress incontinence: a perception survey.
Authors: Soligo M, Torella M, Balzarro M, Matarazzo MG, Braga A, Serati M, Italian Urodynamic Society (SIUD) Abstract Urinary Incontinence significantly affects daily life of suffering women. Minimally invasive solutions to cope with urine leakage would be of great interest. A Survey to investigate efficacy and compliance of an innovative intravaginal device (Diveen®) to reduce the risk of urine leakage was performed in 5 Urogynecological Centers across Italy. Women with Urodynamic diagnosis of Stress Incontinence, included Mixed conditions, underwent the survey. The device was effective (60%) independently fro...
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - October 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the obstetric population before the hospital admission.
Authors: Franchi M, Bosco M, Barbieri B, Diani E, Lo Cascio G, Laganá AS, Casarin J, Garzon S, Sangaletti M PMID: 32969632 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - September 26, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Effectiveness of the integration of quercetin, turmeric, and N-acetylcysteine in reducing inflammation and pain associated with endometriosis. In vitro and in vivo studies.
Authors: Fadin M, Nicoletti MC, Pellizzato M, Accardi M, Baiett MG Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of oral administration of a novel composition composed of Quercetin, Curcumin, Acetylcysteine in reducing pain in women affected by endometriosis, through the reduction of the inflammatory-hyperproliferative component of the ectopic endometrial tissue. METHODS: 33 women with clinical diagnosis of endometriosis from at least 3 months have been enrolled. Patients have been treated daily with 200 mg of Quercetin, 210 mg of dry extract of Curcuma Longa (titrated at 95% in Curcuminoids) and 150 mg of Acety...
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - September 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

The role of sentinel lymph node mapping in endometrial carcinoma.
Authors: Soderini A, De Pietri V, Crespe M, Rodriguez Y, Aragona A Abstract Endometrial cancer is the most commonly diagnosed gynecological malignancy in developing countries, and the second malignancy after cervical cancer in developing countries. The primary treatment is based on surgical and pathologic staging including extrafascial type A radical hysterectomy bilateral salpingo oophorectomy and pelvic and latero-aortic lymphadenectomy. Minimally invasive surgery is the most widely used technique. Sentinel node biopsy is part of this concept and has reached the management of endometrial cancer. The aim of this r...
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - September 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Sentinel lymph node in cervical cancer: a literature review.
CONCLUSIONS: Indocyanine green is the most reliable and performing tracer for the search of the sentinel lymph node; that the false intraoperative negative rate is too high to be sure not to subject the patient to an incorrect therapeutic procedure; data concerning the safety and survival of conservative lymphadenectomy (SLND) compared to systematic lymphadenectomy are still lacking in the literature and therefore we are awaiting the results of the two ongoing randomized clinical trials that will allow us to have more significant scientific data. PMID: 32882115 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - September 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

The role of sentinel node in gynecologic malignancies.
Authors: Plotti F, Angioli R PMID: 32882116 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - September 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Defining arrest in the 1st and 2nd stages of labor.
The objective of this review is to delineate both normal labor progress and also discuss the current evidence-based diagnosis and treatment of protraction and arrest disorders. Many subtleties go into defining the boundaries of the first and second stages of labor. Historically, the Friedman curve established normal limits, but currently, Zhang has advanced these definitions by accounting for current demographical characteristics and practice environments. The most significant variables for defining normal progress of labor are parity and regional anesthesia status. The most common causes of labor abnormalities are uterine...
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - September 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Reduction of endometriosis-related pain: efficacy of trace elements in a double-blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial.
Authors: Mares P, Pivano A, Cophignon A, Urbinelli R, Agostini-Ferrandes A PMID: 32744448 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - August 4, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Risk factors associated with bladder injury at the time of cesarean hysterectomy for placenta accreta.
Authors: Crocetto F, Migliorini S, Cancelliere E, Mastantuoni E, Saccone G, Cancelmo G, Trama F, Verrazzo P, Giudicepietro A, Zullo F PMID: 32744449 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - August 4, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Pelvic floor ultrasonography for the evaluation of the rectum-vaginal septum before and after prolapse native-tissue repair.
Authors: Barba M, Frigerio M, Manodoro S PMID: 32744450 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - August 4, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

BRCA1/2 genes mutations, ovarian reserve and female reproductive outcomes: a systematic literature review.
Authors: Merlino L, Chiné A, Galli C, Piccioni MG Abstract BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes mutations seems to impact female fertility, in addition to increasing the risk of ovarian and breast cancer. Several studies had investigated this issue but data available are still controversial. In order to clarify the role of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in female fertility and ovarian function we carried out a systematic review of the literature with the aim to establish a possible management's strategy of these patients. A review of current literature regarding BRCA mutation (BRCAm) and fertility was conducted using the PubMed...
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - August 4, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

The role of sentinel lymph node mapping in lower genital tract melanoma.
CONCLUSIONS: Although the small amount of available data, sentinel lymph node procedure is feasible and capable of identifying patients who have occult lymph node metastases. However, the potential role of the sentinel lymph node procedure as an alternative method of lymph node staging in patients with vulvar or vaginal melanoma needs further investigation. PMID: 32744452 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - August 4, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Urinary incontinence in women: state of art and medical treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: Urinary incontinence is an underestimated health problem. Patients need an overview of their health condition through a detailed anamnestic collection and physical examination to identify the type of incontinence and offer the best treatment. PMID: 32744453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - August 4, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Predictor for unfavourable Johnsen scoring in non-obstructive azoospermia before intra cytoplasmic sperm insemination and its outcome.
Authors: Azrai Abu M, Tajudin SA, Abdul Karim AK, Ahmad MF, Mohd Razi ZR, Omar MH PMID: 32720800 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - July 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Covid-19 and mental health in the obstetric population: a lesson from a case of puerperal psychosis.
Authors: Franchi M, Del Piccolo L, Bosco M, Tosadori C, Casarin J, Lagana' AS, Garzon S PMID: 32720801 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - July 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Non-invasive treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy in menopause with CO2 laser.
Authors: D'oria O, Giannini A, Prata G, Scudo M, Logoteta A, Mondo A, Perniola G, Palaia I, Cascialli G, Monti M, Muzii L, Benedetti Panici P, Di Donato V Abstract Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) may affect up to 90% of menopausal women, including vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA), burning, pain, bleeding, irritation, dyspareunia, anorgasmia, and urinary symptoms. Vaginal symptoms from lack of estrogens can have a significant impact on the sexual health and quality of life (QoL) in as many as 50% of postmenopausal women. Several therapeutic alternatives, both hormonal and non- hormonal, have been proposed. Micro...
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - July 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Clinicopathological effects of body composition measurements for patients with endometrial cancer.
Authors: Smith CG, Sharma D, Smith H, Zippay S, Bastin L, Acosta-Briceno LF, Lee JT, Shelton BJ, Gorski J, McDowell A, Burgess BT, Fredericks TI, Miller RW, Desimone CP, Dietrich CS, Gallion HH, Ueland FR, Pavlik EJ, Vannagell JR, Baldwin LA PMID: 32720803 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - July 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

The efficacy of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GNRH) agonist before frozen embryo transfer in improving pregnancy outcome and decreasing miscarriage rate in hyperandrogenic polycystic ovary syndrome women: a randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSIONS: It can be concluded that endometrial preparation using GnRH improves ongoing pregnancy and decreases miscarriage rate. It seems that reduction of androgen level in PCOS patients affects the endometrium and improves the re resulting in better pregnancy outcomes by reducing the miscarriage rate. PMID: 32677772 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - July 18, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

The episiorrhaphy with 4-layer single thread suture: a quick, economical and less discomfortable technique.
Authors: Paccosi M PMID: 32677773 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - July 18, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

The role of the sentinel lymph node in vulvar cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: In early-stage vulvar cancer patients with a negative sentinel node, the groin recurrence rate is low, survival is excellent, and treatment-related morbidity is minimal. We advise that sentinel node dissection, performed by a quality-controlled multidisciplinary team, should be part of the standard treatment in selected patients with early-stage vulvar cancer. PMID: 32677774 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - July 18, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Association of uterine dimensions and route of contained morcellation following laparoscopic hysterectomy.
Authors: Carrubba AR, Jijon AJ, Heckman MG, Brushaber DE, Chen AH, Dinh TA, Destephano CC Abstract BACKGROUND: To determine if uterine dimensions on pre-operative imaging are associated with route of contained morcellation during laparoscopic hysterectomy. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study of patients undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy and requiring morcellation for specimen extraction from March 2017 through August 2019. A contained extraction system was inserted, and manual morcellation was performed vaginally, abdominally, or via a combination of both methods in cases of failed vaginal extraction...
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - July 18, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Learning curve for gynecological oncologists in performing upper abdominal surgery.
Authors: La Russa M, Liakou CG, Akrivos N, Turnbull HL, Duncan TJ, Nieto JJ, Cheong E, Burbos N Abstract BACKGROUND: To assess the learning curve for gynecological oncologists in performing upper abdominal surgery for management of patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). METHODS: Patients undergoing cytoreductive surgery for stage IIIC and IV EOC that required at leastone surgical procedure in the upper abdomen were divided in three numerically equal groups:group 1, 2 and 3 that underwent surgery between December 2012 and July 2014, August 2014 to March 2016 and April 2016 to March 2018 respecti...
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - July 18, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Role of single-site and mini-laparoscopy in gynecologic surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: Minimally invasive surgery is the present and future in gynecological surgery. More prospective randomized trials are needed in order to obtain valid results and affirm that both LESS and Mini-LPS are superior to conventional laparoscopy. PMID: 32677777 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - July 18, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnant women: are there long-term effects in offspring's brain development?
Authors: Murina F, Sannino D PMID: 32508078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - June 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Recurrent postmenopausal bleeding: a survey of practice among gynecologists in Scotland.
CONCLUSIONS: This survey highlights the need for a clinical guideline to address the wide variation in the management of recurrent PMB. PMID: 32403905 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - May 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Efficacy of food supplement Acidif plus ® in the treatment of uncomplicated UTIs in women: a pilot observational study.
CONCLUSIONS: In this study Acidif plus® treatment in patients with uncomplicated UTIs was found to be non-inferior to the standard antibiotic therapy. In acute setting, Acidif plus® was shown to be even more effective in alleviating the symptoms than fosfomycin and in eliminating bacteria in urine cultures. It is therefore possible to propose Acidif plus® as a potential alternative option to reduce the problem of multi-drug resistance in urinary infections. PMID: 32403906 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - May 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Could art cycles have a detrimental effect on ovarian reserve? A retrospective case control study.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the limitations of the study, our data demonstrate a reduced AMH levels in women aged over 35 previously submitted to two or more repeated ART-cycles compared to patients never treated before. The strength of this study is the actuality of the topic that has not been discussed before in detail. PMID: 32403907 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - May 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Evidence based appropriate triage strategies for implementing high risk HPV as primary technology in cervical cancer screening.
Authors: Pimple SA, Mishra GA, Deodhar KK Abstract Primary cervical cancer screening by HPV testing for high risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) is expected to replace cytology-based programs in many parts of the world. Its high sensitivity and negative predictive value permit longer screening intervals up to beyond five years. However, low positive predictive value can lead to unnecessary referrals and overtreatment since most hrHPV infections are transient and will not develop disease. Therefore risk stratification is needed to effectively triage and identify women among the hrHPV positives, who are at an increased...
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - May 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Clinical management of endometriosis.
Authors: Luna Russo MA, Chalif JN, Falcone T Abstract Endometriosis is a disease of reproductive age women that is commonly characterized by symptoms that often negatively impact quality of life. The clinical management of endometriosis remains highly variable and mostly influenced by geographic location, practice patterns, and breadth of clinician experience. This variability in treatment has inspired a trend towards multidisciplinary and specialized care of patients suffering from this disease. Surgical sampling, followed by histologic confirmation of endometrial-like tissue, remains the standard for the definiti...
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - May 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Experience in the use of synthetic prosthetic material in genital prolapse surgery.
Authors: Korkan AI, Aketayeva AS, Turgambayeva AK, Imashpayev DM, Ospanova K, Alimbayeva A PMID: 32403910 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - May 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Clinical implications and economic effects of the corona virus pandemic on gynaecology, obstetrics and reproductive medicine in Germany-learning from Italy.
Authors: Findeklee S, Morinello E Abstract The infection with the novel SARS Cov-2 corona virus, the cause of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome, possessing its origin in the Chinese province Hubei, has reached the extent of a global pandemic within a few months. After aerosol infection, most people experience mild respiratory infection with cold symptoms such as cough and fever, and healing within two weeks. In about 5% of those infected, however, a severe course develops with the occurrence of multiple sub pleural bronchopulmonary infiltrates and even death as a result of respiratory failure. The corona v...
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - May 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Get your obstetric inpatient and outpatient units ready for COVID-19.
Authors: Saccone G PMID: 32403912 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - May 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Accuracy of clinical diagnosis of anal sphincter defect: clinical evaluation vs 3D- transperineal ultrasound (3D-TPUS).
CONCLUSIONS: There was moderate agreement regarding diagnosis of perineal tears Grade 3a+b and Grade c between ultrasound and clinical examination, so a combined use of clinical and ultrasound knowledge can improve the possibility to find a gold standard in the diagnosis of OASIS. PMID: 32403913 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - May 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Behcet's disease and pregnancy: a review of the literature.
CONCLUSIONS: There are no contraindications for the onset of pregnancy in BD patients. In most cases pregnancy can improve the course of the disease. However, in view of the potential adverse events, it is necessary make a careful follow-up of the pregnancy in order to minimise any risks to the mother and fetus. PMID: 32403914 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - May 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Vaginal Lactobacillus species and inflammatory biomarkers in pregnancy.
CONCLUSIONS: There were significant differences regarding cytokines, chemokines, and Lactobacillus spp. among four groups of studied patients. With these results, we increase our understanding of the role that vaginal cytokines and Lactobacillus species have during pregnancy, with the goal that this novel research will be useful for examining vaginal biomarkers in obstetrical conditions. PMID: 32403915 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - May 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Diagnostic office hysteroscopy with the Storz TrophyScope ® versus Cooper Surgical Endosee®.
CONCLUSIONS: There was no difference in accuracy with OR pathologic diagnoses, adequacy of procedure, and reported pain scores when comparing the Trophyscope® and Endosee® in this prospective cohort. Larger studies are needed to confirm the sensitivity, and specificity for these newer, disposable office hysteroscopic devices. PMID: 32403916 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - May 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Breastfeeding as an analgesic method during vaccinations: an integrative review of the literature.
CONCLUSIONS: It is desirable that the literature produce further studies related to the changes of the vital parameters during the breastfeeding which allow a clear comparison between clinical trials. PMID: 32403917 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - May 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Modified natural protocol seems superior to natural and artificial protocols for preparing the endometrium in frozen embryo transfer cycles.
CONCLUSIONS: Although not reaching a statistically significant level, there is a tendency towards higher implantation rate and pregnancy rate in mNC protocol compared to true NC and AC protocols. PMID: 32403918 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - May 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

The current status of sacrocolpopexy in the management of apical prolapse.
Authors: Li C, Hua K Abstract Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a prevalent condition that negatively affects women' s quality of life. There is growing recognition that adequate support for the vaginal apex is an important component of a durable surgical repair for women with advanced prolapse, including the anterior and posterior wall prolapse. Surgical treatment options include abdominal and vaginal approaches, the former of which can be performed open, laparoscopically, and robotically. Sacrocolpopexy is a common procedure designed for the treatment of prolapse including uterine or vaginal vault prolapse and multi...
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - April 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Fetal lateral neck cysts: an update of the literature.
Authors: Amadori R, Stampini V, De Pedrini A, Ribaldone R, Tosi M, Tinelli R, Surico D PMID: 32315127 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - April 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Efficacy of physical examination-indicated cerclage in twin pregnancies compared with singleton pregnancies: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors: Li C, Hua K Abstract INTRODUCTION: To compare the pregnancy outcomes of physical examination-indicated cerclage (PEIC) between twin and singleton pregnancies with acute cervical insufficiency. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We searched Medline, Ovid, Scopus, EBSCO, ClinicalTrials.gov and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials from their commencement until Dec 2019 for relevant studies. Patient-level data abstraction and analysis were done by two independent authors. EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: A total of five studies with 786 women were included in the final analysis. The pooled outcomes showed that PEI...
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - April 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Diagnostic value of sonographic fetal anthropometries and anthropometric formulas to identify macrosomia: a meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Abdominal circumference and varying anthropometric formulas are not highly useful for identification of macrosomia. However, Hadlock IV (1985) formula may be useful for secondary screening of macrosomia. PMID: 32315129 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - April 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research

Anti-M üllerian hormone and embryo quality as determined by time-lapse imaging.
CONCLUSIONS: Serum AMH is not predictive of embryo quality as assessed by TLI standardized time intervals, composite score, and presence of MN. From a clinical perspective, these findings suggest that diminished ovarian reserve alone does not imply poorer quality of individual embryos. PMID: 32315130 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Ginecologica)
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - April 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research