Effect of twin pregnancy chorionic properties on maternal and fetal outcomes
This study aimed to determine the effect of twin pregnancy chorionic properties on pregnancy complications and fetal outcomes. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Bibo Feng, Jianjun Zhai, Yu Cai Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Long-term uterine balloon tamponade for treatment and obliteration of ruptured uterine pseudoaneurysm
Rupture of uterine artery pseudoaneurysm (UAP) is a life-threatening event after childbirth. Hysterectomy or uterine arterial embolization was often needed for hemostasis. However, such procedures may cause severe morbidities for these women. To estimate the efficacy of uterine balloon tamponade (UBT) for controlling ruptured UAP bleeding, a retrospective analysis in a single teaching hospital was performed. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jun Takeda, Shintaro Makino, Chihiro Hirai, Yota Shimanuki, Tetsunori Inagaki, Atsuo Itakura, Satoru Takeda Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Carbetocin versus oxytocin for the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in cesarean deliveries
This study was undertaken to analyze the effectiveness of carbetocin compared to oxytocin for the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage, in the context of cesarean deliveries. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Hian Yan Voon, Haris Njoo Suharjono, Asrul Akmal Shafie, Mohamad Adam Bujang Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Persistent stress urinary incontinence during pregnancy and one year after delivery; its prevalence, risk factors and impact on quality of life in Taiwanese women: An observational cohort study
The study was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and its impact on the quality of life during pregnancy and 12 months after delivery. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Yi-Hao Lin, Shuenn-Dhy Chang, Wu-Chiao Hsieh, Yao-Lung Chang, Ho-Yen Chueh, An-Shine Chao, Ching-Chung Liang Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Comparison of local and intra venous dexamethasone on post operative pain and recovery after caeseream section. A randomized controlled trial
Local infiltration of dexamethasone is more effective than systemic administration to decrease pain but has less antiemetic effect. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ahmed M. Maged, Wesam Sayed Deeb, Sahar Elbaradie, Ahmed R. Elzayat, Ahmed A. Metwally, Mohamed Hamed, Ahmed Shaker Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) subtotal hysterectomy: A feasibility study
Hysterectomy via transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) has been carried out for benign uterine diseases and nonprolapsed uteri in recent years. Subtotal hysterectomy was performed to remove the uterus with preservation of the cervix by abdominal, laparoscopic, or vaginal routes. The aim of this retrospective study is to gain insight into the feasibility and safety of subtotal hysterectomy through transvaginal NOTES. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Hsuan Su, Lulu Huang, Chien-Min Han, Yu-Jen Lin, Chih-Feng Yen, Chyi-Long Lee, Chin-Jung Wang Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Urinary and psychological outcomes in women with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome following hyaluronic acid treatment
To investigate urinary and psychological symptoms in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) after intravesical hyaluronic acid (HA) treatment. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ching-Chung Liang, Yi-Hao Lin, Wu-Chiao Hsieh, Lulu Huang Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Higher male prevalence of chromosomal mosaicism detected by amniocentesis
To present the calculated frequencies, male to female sex-ratio, and modes of ascertainments in different levels of chromosomal mosaicism (CM) detected at amniocentesis. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Chen-Ju Lin, Shin-Wen Chen, Chih-Ping Chen, Chen-Chi Lee, Dai-Dyi Town, Wen-Lin Chen, Li-Feng Chen, Meng-Shan Lee, Chen-Wen Pan, Ku-Chien Lin, Tze-Tien Yeh Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Amniotic fluid index, single deepest pocket and transvaginal cervical length: Parameter of predictive delivery latency in preterm premature rupture of membranes
Prediction of delivery latency complicated with preterm premature rupture of membrane (PPROM) is crucial for reducing maternal and neonatal complications. Therefore, we investigated the correlations between latency period and cut-off values of ultrasonographic parameters, ultimately predicting delivery latency. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Young-Joo Lee, Seung-Chul Kim, Jong-Kil Joo, Dong-Hyung Lee, Ki-Hyung Kim, Kyu-Sup Lee Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Clinical application of Lin's biopsy grasper for intrauterine targeted biopsy and polypectomy during office hysteroscopy
Hysteroscopy has widely been used for diagnosis of the uterine cavity; however, target biopsy has often been difficult in part to the inherent limitations of ancillary instruments. Lin's biopsy grasper was specifically designed to work in conjunction with a flexible hysteroscope to obtain intrauterine biopsy under transabdominal sonography. Herein, we share our clinical experience in the management of endometrial abnormalities with the use of Lin's biopsy grasper during office-based hysteroscopy. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Hsin-Yi Cheng, Bao-Liang Lin, Jen-Yu Tseng, Kazunori Ueno, Sakura Nakada Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The effects of resveratrol on ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in a rat model
The aim of the present study was to investigate effects of resveratrol (RSV) over ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in rat model. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sebnem Ozgur, Mesut Oktem, S. Ozlem Altinkaya, Emel Ozalp Oktem, Cahit Cenksoy, Ozlem Erdem, Sehri Elbeg, Ayse Helvaci, Ahmet Erdem, Mehmet Erdem Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

A study of the value of trabecular bone score in fracture risk assessment of postmenopausal women
Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) is an index of bone microarchitecture that provides additional skeletal information to areal Bone Mineral Density (aBMD). Recently TBS data has been used to optimize the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) predictive value. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical value of TBS on FRAX algorithm. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Alireza Mirzaei, Seyed Adel Jahed, Marzieh Nojomi, Alireza Rajaei, Mozhdeh Zabihiyeganeh Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Elevated PAPP-A levels in lean patients with polycystic ovary syndrome
This study aimed to evaluate the serum concentrations of PAPP-A (pregnancy associated placental protein-A), a biomarker which is associated with cardiovascular disease, in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Merve Öztürk, Mesut Öktem, S. Özlem Altinkaya, Emel Özalp Öktem, Şehri Elbeg, Ahmet Erdem, Mehmet Erdem Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Downregulation of tight junction protein zonula occludens-2 and urothelium damage in a cyclophosphamide-induced mouse model of cystitis
The cyclophosphamide (CYP)-induced model of cystitis in mice closely fits the symptoms of chronic bladder inflammation. Cystitis was recently found to be due to an altered gap junction protein in a rat model. Thus, this study was conducted to evaluate changes in protein expression and composition in the bladder of CYP-treated mice. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Yung-Hsiang Chen, Chao-Jung Chen, Shih-Jing Wang, Yu-Ning Lin, Wen-Chi Chen, Ming-Yen Tsai, Huey-Yi Chen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Neutrophil elastase in cervical fluid in women with short cervical length
The aim of the study was to determine the relationships between short cervical length (CL) and levels of cervical fluid neutrophil elastase (NE), secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI), and interleukin 8 (IL-8) in the second trimester of pregnancy of women who underwent ultrasound-indicated cervical cerclage. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Soo Ran Choi, Soon-Sun Hong, Juyoung Kim, Keun-Young Lee Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The effects of different therapeutic modalities on cardiovascular risk factors in women with polycyst ıc ovary syndrome: A randomızed controlled study
This study was designed to evaluate the effects of 3  mg drospirenone/30 μg ethinyl estradiol (OC) alone or combined with 1700 mg metformin on metabolic risk factors. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Serkan Bodur, Ozgur Dundar, Mine Kanat-Pektas, Mehmet Ferdi Kinci, Levent Tutuncu Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Protocol shift from agonist to antagonist or vice versa after an unsuccessful intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycle on the same patient does not improve outcome
While there's a growing data on the comparison of GnRH agonist and GnRH antagonist protocols, no clear study exists on the effects of both protocols on the same patient. The aim of the present study was to compare the success rates of protocol shift and proceeding with the same protocol after an unsuccessful intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycle. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Yavuz Emre Şükür, Can Ozan Ulusoy, Batuhan Özmen, Murat Sönmezer, Bülent Berker, Ruşen Aytaç, Cem Somer Atabekoğlu Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Mechanical induction of labor and ecbolic-less vaginal birth after cesarean section: A cohort study
The objective of the study was to assess the safety and efficacy of the isolated use of transcervical Foley's catheter balloon as a mean of mechanical cervical ripening (CR)/IOL and successful ecbolic-less vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC). (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Hytham Atia, Mohamed Ellaithy, Ahmed Altraigey, Mohamed Kolkailah, Amal Alserehi, Shabana Ashfaq Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Tips on robotic single-site surgery suture technique
Using the da Vinci single-site platform, surgeons can perform more minimally invasive surgery. However, surgical challenges exist due to the limitations of single-site instrumental movements. To  aid in the performance of successful robotic single-site hysterectomy, a new suturing technique using the current set of limited instruments is introduced in this study. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Hye-Sung Moon Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Prenatal diagnosis of a case with SEA-HPFH deletion thalassemia with whole HBB gene deletion
In this report we described a rare case of compound heterozygous mutation of South-East Asia type hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin (SEA-HPFH) and β -thalassemia that allowed prenatal diagnosis to be performed in a subsequent pregnancy in the family. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ha Ly Thi Thanh, Huong Le Thi Thanh, Long Hoang Luong, Thinh Huy Tran, Su-Ching Liu, Hai Nam Truong, Thanh Van Ta, The - Hung Bui, Van Khanh Tran Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Rare case of undifferentiated uterine sarcoma with neuroectodermal differentiation and osteoclast-like giant cells
We describe the first case of a rare undifferentiated uterine sarcoma exhibiting both neuroectodermal differentiation and osteoclast-like giant cells, and elaborate its morphology. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Chiu-Hsuan Cheng, Borcherng Su, Dah-Ching Ding Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Pregnancy and childbirth in a patient with multiple sclerosis: A case report of successful management
Multiple sclerosis (MS) preferentially affects females of reproductive age, making reproduction an important issue for women with MS. An increased incidence of poor labor progress often results in assisted vaginal delivery or a cesarean section. However, with good pre-pregnancy counseling and management, women with MS can conceive and give birth safely. Here, we present a case of pregnancy with MS, which was carried to term uneventfully and ended with unassisted vaginal delivery. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Chun-Kai Wang, Chi-Kang Lin, Tun-Jun Wang, Chen-Yu Wang, Po-Chao Hsu, Her-Young Su Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Chemical pleurodesis with autologous blood and freeze-dried concentrated human thrombin improved spontaneous pneumothorax and thoracic endometriosis: The first case involving a pregnant woman
We present a case of chemical pleurodesis with autologous blood and freeze-dried concentrated human thrombin during pregnancy. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ippei Yasuda, Takao Hidaka, Tae Kusabiraki, Keiko Kochi, Kuniaki Yasoshima, Kiyoshi Takagawa, Shigeru Saito Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Prenatal diagnose of a fetus with Harlequin ichthyosis in a Chinese family
Harlequin ichthyosis (HI) was the most severe form of ichthyoses, which leaded to neonatal death in 50% of cases. It was the result of mutations in ABCA12 gene. With the development of ultrasound skills and genetic analysis, HI could be prenatal diagnosed. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Wei Jian, Qi-Ting Du, Zhen-Fei Lai, Yu-Fan Li, Shi-Quan Li, Zhong-Tang Xiong, Dun-Jin Chen, Min Chen, Jing-Si Chen Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Primary leiomyosarcoma of the fallopian tube: Three case reports and review of the literature
Leiomyosarcoma of the fallopian tube is a rare malignant gynecologic neoplasm with poor prognosis. It is important to share experience and to collect more cases to improve the understanding of the disease. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ling-fang Xia, Shuang Ye, Xu-xia Shen, Jia Tang, Hui-juan Yang, Yan Huang Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Successful treatment of maternal listeria monocytogenes bacteremia in the first trimester of pregnancy: A case report and literature review
To report detailed clinical history and management of maternal listeria infection in the first trimester. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Lai-Man Chan, Ho-Hsiung Lin, Sheng-Mou Hsiao Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Vaginal delivery of 2nd trimester spontaneous abortion through ruptured lower uterine segment
We report a case in which the fetus was expelled through a uterine rupture into the vagina. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: XiaoDan Di, Zheng Zheng, JieZhen Huang, Abraham N Morse Tags: Research Letter Source Type: research

Natural orifice myomectomy of a large submucous fibroid in a virgin
Questionnaire-based surveys estimate prevalence of uterine fibroids in adolescents and young adults at (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sirisha Rao Gundabattula, Vijaya Bharathi Bayyarapu, Manjula Pochiraju, Padmasree Resapu, Tejal Modi Tags: Research Letter Source Type: research

Vaginal incision during total laparoscopic hysterectomy may cause severe bradycardia and cardiac arrest
There are few published reports of intraoperative cardiac arrest during gynecologic laparoscopic surgery; we hope to contribute to the literature on this topic. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Kenro Chikazawa, Chikako Yoshida, Tomoyuki Kuwata, Ryo Konno Tags: Research Letter Source Type: research

Serum decorin level and preterm births
In this February issue of the Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics& Gynecology, we found an interesting article entitled “Serum decorin measurement in prediction of the risk for preterm birth”, which attempted to use the serum markers to predict the risk of preterm birth [1]. As we know, preterm births, defined as the occurrence of delivery before 37 full gestational weeks, can be further classified into late pret erm births when born 34–36 weeks of gestation and early preterm births when born before 34 weeks of gestation [2–5]. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Min Cheng, Peng-Hui Wang Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Reply to “Serum decorin measurement in prediction of the risk for preterm birth”
We, all the authors of the article entitled ‘Serum decorin measurement in prediction of the risk for preterm birth’, are pleased that Dr. Cheng and Wang are interested in our paper [1]. We are delighted to take a kind of comment and contribution for our article. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Mehmet Aral Atalay, Turan Ozmen, Bilge Cetinkaya Demir, Isil Kasapoglu, Guven Ozkaya Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Evaluation of thiol/disulphide homeostasis as a novel predictor testing tool of early pregnancy viability
To evaluate serum dynamic thiol/disulphide concentrations in patients with suspected missed abortion (MA) and to determine whether this ratio has a predictive role in the viability in these pregnancies. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Hatice Akkaya, G ülsüm Uysal, Barış Büke, Gamze Gök, Özcan Erel, Çiğdem Karakükçü Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Preeclampsia-eclampsia and future cardiovascular risk among women in Taiwan
This study aims to examine the long-term cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risks in a large cohort of women with past history of preeclampsia and/or eclampsia. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Yu-Ling Kuo, Te-Fu Chan, Chien-Yi Wu, Chin-Ru Ker, Hung-Pin Tu Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Instructions to Authors – BM1
(Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Outstanding research paper awards of the 2017 Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
In this April issue of the journal, we are glad to introduce the winners of the 2017 Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (TJOG) Outstanding Research Paper Award. The awards were selected from among research papers published in the 2017 print issues of the TJOG. There are two winners. One is Dr. Kuo's paper entitled “A case-controlled study comparing harmonic versus electrosurgery in laparoscopic myomectomy” [1] and the other is Dr. Lai's article entitled “Asymptomatic pyuria in pregnant women during the first trimester is associated with an increased risk of adverse obstetrical outcomes” ...
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - April 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Peng-Hui Wang, Chih-Ping Chen, Tsung-Cheng Kuo Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Outstanding female cancer research paper awards of the Taiwanese  Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The winners of the 2017 outstanding female cancer research paper of Hsu Chien-Tien Cancer Foundation have been announced. Similar to previous winners before [1 –3], these new winners received their honors at the Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology (TAOG), which was held on 17 and 18 March 2018 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - April 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Peng-Hui Wang, Chih-Ping Chen, Tsung-Cheng Kuo Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

First trimesters Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein-A levels value to Predict Gestational diabetes Mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature
In this study, we aimed to assess the Predictive value of first trimester Pregnancy related plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) levels for detecting Gestational diabetes Mellitus (GDM). This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted through probing in databases. PubMed, Scopus, Medline and Google scholar citations were searched to find the published papers from 1974 to 2017. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - April 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Zahra Hadizadeh Talasaz, Ramin Sadeghi, Fariba Askari, Salmeh Dadgar, Atiyeh Vatanchi Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Effect of epidural anesthesia in labor; pregnancy with cardiovascular disease
We studied the effect and safety of epidural anesthesia during labor in pregnant women with cardiovascular disease. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - April 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Hiroaki Tanaka, Chizuko Kamiya, Shinji Katsuragi, Kayo Tanaka, Jun Yoshimatsu, Tomoaki Ikeda Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Comparison of antagonist mild and long agonist protocols in terms of follicular fluid total antioxidant capacity
A high dose of prolonged gonadotropins can yield higher numbers of oocytes and embryos. The high dose or prolonged regimens can be associated with ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), multiple gestations, emotional stress, economical burden and treatment dropout. In mild stimulation lower doses and shorter duration times of gonadotropin are used in contrast to the conventional long stimulation protocol in IVF. It has been proposed that supraphysiologic levels of hormones may adversely affect endometrium and oocyte/embryo. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - April 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Begum Aydogan Mathyk, Berna Aslan Cetin, Duygu Vardagli, Emel Zengin, Nigar Sofiyeva, Tulay Irez, Pelin Ocal Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Vitamin C attenuates negative effects of vitrification on sperm parameters, chromatin quality, apoptosis and acrosome reaction in neat and prepared normozoospermic samples
Aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of vitamin C on sperm parameters, sperm chromatin quality and apoptosis resulted of vitrification in neat semen and prepared spermatozoa of normozoospermic samples. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - April 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Esmat Mangoli, Ali Reza Talebi, Morteza Anvari, Fatemeh Taheri, Mahboobeh Vatanparast, Tahereh Rahiminia, Akram Hosseini Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The influence of ovarian hyperstimulation drugs on morphometry and morphology of human oocytes in ICSI program
To compare the influences of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) drugs using recombinant follicular stimulating hormone (rFSH) versus human menopausal gonadotropins (hMG) on morphometry and morphology of MII oocytes in ICSI cycles. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - April 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Fatemeh Taheri, Arezoo Alemzadeh Mehrizi, Mohammad Ali Khalili, Iman Halvaei Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

HMGB1-RAGE signaling pathway in pPROM
This study aims to reveal the mechanisms of HMGB1-RAGE signaling pathway in pPROM. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - April 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Huan Yan, Linlin Zhu, Zhan Zhang, Hong Li, Pengyun Li, Yan Wang, Maodong Leng Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

High throughput silencing identifies novel genes in endometrioid endometrial cancer
To validate the gene expression profile obtained from the previous microarray analysis and to further study the biological functions of these genes in endometrial cancer. From our previous study, we identified 621 differentially expressed genes in laser-captured microdissected endometrioid endometrial cancer as compared to normal endometrial cells. Among these genes, 146 were significantly up-regulated in endometrial cancer. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - April 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Afiqah Alyaa Md Fuzi, Siti Zawiah Omar, Zahurin Mohamed, Noor Azmi Mat Adenan, Norfilza Mohd Mokhtar Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Diminished ovarian reserve in patients with psoriasis
This study explores ovarian reserve in patients with psoriasis. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - April 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Burcu Tu ğrul Ayanoğlu, Elif Didem Özdemir, Onur Türkoğlu, Aslıhan Alhan Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Prevalence and factors associated with pregnancy loss among physicians in King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Saudi Arabia
Medical profession is a stressful occupation as it carries potential risk for pregnancy outcome. There is lack of researches regarding the pregnancy loss among physicians working in hospitals in Saudi Arabia. The current study aims at estimating the prevalence and factors associated with pregnancy loss among female physicians working at King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital in Jeddah, September, 2015. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - April 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Weam Bashier I. Alshora, Bakr Mohammad Kalo Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The role of preoperative serum cancer antigen 125 in malignant ovarian germ cell tumors
To determine the role of preoperative serum cancer antigen 125 (CA 125) in malignant ovarian germ cell tumors (MOGCTs). (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - April 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ju-Hyun Kim, Jeong-Yeol Park, Jong-Hyeok Kim, Yong-Man Kim, Young-Tak Kim, Joo-Hyun Nam Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Association of vitamin D level and vitamin D deficiency with risk of preeclampsia: A systematic review and updated meta-analysis
Because of the immune modulatory effects of vitamin D3 in preeclampsia, we intend to have a systematic review and meta-analysis on association of both 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25-OHD) level (parametric approach) and 25-OHD deficiency (non-parametric approach) with preeclampsia. As well, for the parametric part, we used receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve model. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - April 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Soheila Akbari, Babak Khodadadi, Seyyed Amir Yasin Ahmadi, Saber Abbaszadeh, Farhad Shahsavar Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Rupture of the scarred and unscarred gravid uterus: Outcomes and risk factors analysis
To study the maternal and fetal outcomes and assess the risk factors in patients with rupture at the lower-segment or non-lower-segment scarred, or unscarred gravid uterus. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - April 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Shu-Han You, Yao-Lung Chang, Chih-Feng Yen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The role of α2,3-linked sialylation on clear cell type epithelial ovarian cancer
Our previous study has shown that high expression of α2,3-sialytransferase type I was associated with advanced stage serous type epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). The aim of the current study further attempts to evaluate the altered α 2,3-sialylation on the behavior of clear cell type EOC (C-EOC). (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - April 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Pi-Lin Sung, Kuo-Chang Wen, Huann-Cheng Horng, Chia-Ming Chang, Yi-Jen Chen, Wen-Ling Lee, Peng-Hui Wang Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

A case-control study to compare the outcome of women treated by two minimally invasive procedures-ultraminilaparotomy myomectomy and laparoscopic myomectomy
Ultraminilaparotomy myomectomy (UMLT-M with less 4  cm transverse skin incision) and conventional 3-port wound laparoscopic myomectomy (LM) approaches were proposed as alternative minimally invasive procedures in the management of women with symptomatic uterine myomas but few studies have compared the outcomes of both procedures. (Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - April 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Authors: Kuo-Chang Wen, Pi-Lin Sung, Wen-Hsun Chang, Huann-Cheng Horng, Yi-Jen Chen, Wen-Ling Lee, Peng-Hui Wang Tags: Original Article Source Type: research