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American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716634/utilization-of-apical-vaginal-support-procedures-at-time-of-inpatient-hysterectomy-performed-for-benign-conditions-a-national-estimate
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Whitney Trotter Ross, Melanie R Meister, Jonathan P Shepherd, Margaret A Olsen, Jerry L Lowder
BACKGROUND: Apical vaginal support is considered the keystone of pelvic organ support. Level I evidence supports re-establishment of apical support at time of hysterectomy, regardless of whether the hysterectomy is performed for prolapse. National rates of apical support procedure performance at time of inpatient hysterectomy have not been well described. OBJECTIVE: To estimate trends and factors associated with use of apical support procedures at time of inpatient hysterectomy for benign indications in a large national database...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712950/predictors-of-laparoscopic-simulation-performance-among-practicing-obstetrician-gynecologists
#2
Shyama Mathews, Michael Brodman, Debra D'Angelo, Scott Chudnoff, Peter Mcgovern, Tamara Kolev, Giti Bensinger, Santosh Mudiraj, Andreea Nemes, David Feldman, Patricia Kischak, Charles Ascher-Walsh
BACKGROUND: To determine if parameters of performance for validated laparoscopic virtual simulation tasks correlate with surgical volume and characteristics of practicing obstetricians and gynecologists. STUDY DESIGN: All gynecologists with laparoscopic privileges (n= 347) from five academic medical centers in New York City were required to complete a laparoscopic surgery simulation assessment. The physicians took a pre-simulation survey gathering physician self-reported characteristics and then performed 3 basic skills tasks (enforced peg transfer (PT), lifting & grasping (LG), and cutting (CT)) on the Surgical Science LapSim(®)virtual reality laparoscopic simulator...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712949/role-of-early-second-trimester-uterine-artery-doppler-screening-to-predict-small-for-gestational-age-babies-in-nulliparous-women
#3
Samuel Parry, Anthony Sciscione, David M Haas, William A Grobman, Jay D Iams, Brian M Mercer, Robert M Silver, Hyagriv N Simhan, Ronald J Wapner, Deborah A Wing, Michal A Elovitz, Frank P Schubert, Alan Peaceman, M Sean Esplin, Steve Caritis, Michael P Nageotte, Benjamin A Carper, George R Saade, Uma M Reddy, Corette B Parker
BACKGROUND: Trophoblastic invasion of the uterine spiral arteries substantially increases compliance to accommodate increased blood flow to the placenta. Failure of this process impedes uterine artery blood flow, and this may be detected by uterine artery Doppler flow studies. However, the clinical utility of uterine artery Doppler flow studies in the prediction of adverse pregnancy outcomes in a general population remains largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine the utility of early second trimester uterine artery Doppler studies as a predictor of small for gestational age (SGA) neonates...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710912/giants-in-obstetrics-and-gynecology-series-a-profile-of-leon%C3%A2-speroff-%C3%A2-md
#4
EDITORIAL
Roberto Romero
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709584/first-sacral-nerve-and-anterior-longitudinal-ligament-anatomy-clinical-applications-during-sacrocolpopexy
#5
Maria E Florian-Rodriguez, Jennifer Hamner, Marlene M Corton
BACKGROUND: The recommended location of graft attachment during sacrocolpopexy is at or below the sacral promontory on the anterior surface of the first sacral vertebra. Graft fixation below the sacral promontory may potentially involve the first sacral nerve. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to examine the anatomy of the right first sacral nerve relative to the midpoint of the sacral promontory and to evaluate the thickness and ultrastructural composition of the anterior longitudinal ligament at the sacral promontory level...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709583/interactions-between-pelvic-organ-protrusion-levator-ani-descent-and-hiatal-enlargement-in-women-with-and-without-prolapse
#6
Anne G Sammarco, Lahari Nandikanti, Emily K Kobernik, Bing Xie, Alexandra Jankowski, Carolyn W Swenson, John O L Delancey
BACKGROUND: Pelvic organ prolapse has two components; 1) protrusion of the pelvic organs beyond the hymen and 2) descent of the levator ani. The Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification system measures the first component, however, there remains no standard measurement protocol for the second mechanism. OBJECTIVES: Test the hypotheses that 1) difference in the protrusion area is greater than the area created by levator descent in prolapse patients compared with controls and, 2) Prolapse is more strongly associated with levator hiatus compared to urogenital hiatus...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709582/the-incidence-of-transfusion-and-associated-risk-factors-in-pelvic-reconstructive-surgery
#7
Lopa K Pandya, Courtney Lynch, Andrew F Hundley, Silpa Nekkanti, Catherine O Hudson
BACKGROUND: Almost 400,000 female pelvic reconstructive operations were performed in 2010 for urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in the United States, and it is likely that this will continue to increase each year. There is a lack of population-based data evaluating the risk of blood transfusion after urogynecologic procedures. OBJECTIVES: To assess the incidence of blood transfusion related to pelvic reconstructive surgery in a large national surgical quality database and to identify transfusion-associated risk factors...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709581/trends-in-end-of-life-care-and-healthcare-spending-in-women-with-uterine-cancer
#8
Benjamin Margolis, Ling Chen, Melissa K Accordino, Grace Clarke Hillyer, June Y Hou, Ana I Tergas, William M Burke, Alfred I Neugut, Cande V Ananth, Dawn L Hershman, Jason D Wright
BACKGROUND: High intensity care including hospitalizations, chemotherapy and other interventions at the end of life is costly and often of little value for cancer patients. Little is known about patterns of end of life care and resource utilization for women with uterine cancer. OBJECTIVE: We examined the costs and predictors of aggressive end of life care for women with uterine cancer. METHODS: In this observational cohort study the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare linked database was used to identify women >65 who died from uterine cancer from 2000-2011...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708976/health-and-economic-burden-of-preeclampsia-no-time-for-complacency
#9
EDITORIAL
Rui Li, Eleni Z Tsigas, William M Callaghan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704641/a-profile-of-donald-r-coustan-md
#10
EDITORIAL
Roberto Romero
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 10, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694152/drug-interactions-between-non-rifamycin-antibiotics-and-hormonal-contraception-a-systematic-review
#11
REVIEW
Katharine B Simmons, Lisa B Haddad, Kavita Nanda, Kathryn M Curtis
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether interactions between non-rifamycin antibiotics and hormonal contraceptives result in decreased effectiveness or increased toxicity of either therapy. DATA SOURCES: We searched MEDLINE, Embase, clinicaltrials.gov and Cochrane libraries from database inception through June, 2016. STUDY ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: We included trials, cohort, case-control, and pharmacokinetic (PK) studies in any language addressing pregnancy rates, pharmacodynamics or PK outcomes when any hormonal contraceptive and non-rifamycin antibiotic were administered together versus apart...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694151/liposomal-bupivacaine-decreases-pain-following-retropubic-sling-placement-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#12
Donna Mazloomdoost, Rachel N Pauls, Erin N Hennen, Jennifer Y Yeung, Benjamin C Smith, Steven D Kleeman, Catrina C Crisp
BACKGROUND: Midurethral slings are commonly used to treat stress urinary incontinence. Pain control, however, may be a concern. Liposomal bupivacaine is a local anesthetic with slow release over 72 hours, demonstrated to lower pain scores and decrease narcotic use postoperatively. OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to examine the impact of liposomal bupivacaine on pain scores and narcotic consumption following retropubic midurethral sling placement. STUDY DESIGN: This randomized, placebo-controlled trial enrolled women undergoing retropubic midurethral slings with or without concomitant anterior or urethrocele repair...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694150/the-development-of-a-retroperitoneal-dissection-model
#13
Aisha A Yousuf, Helena Frecker, Abheha Satkunaratnam, Eliane M Shore
Knowledge of ureteric anatomy is essential for ureteric injury prevention in laparoscopic gynecologic surgery. Rates of injury increase with limited surgical experience and reduced surgical volume. Currently there are no low-fidelity or high-fidelity simulation models for teaching and practicing ureteric dissection. Our goal was to design a laparoscopic simulation model for retroperitoneal anatomy with high face validity that is low-cost and easily reproducible.
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692822/giants-in-obstetrics-and-gynecology-series-a-profile-of-alan-h-decherney-md
#14
EDITORIAL
Roberto Romero
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690137/cost-effectiveness-of-population-based-brca-testing-with-varying-ashkenazi-jewish-ancestry
#15
Ranjit Manchanda, Shreeya Patel, Antonis C Antoniou, Ephrat Levy-Lahad, Clare Turnbull, Gareth Evans, John Hopper, Robert J Macinnis, Usha Menon, Ian Jacobs, Rosa Legood
BACKGROUND: Population based BRCA1/BRCA2 testing has been found to be cost-effective compared to family-history based testing in Ashkenazi-Jewish (AJ) women >30years with four AJ-grandparents. However, individuals may have one, two or three AJ grandparents and cost-effectiveness data are lacking at these lower BRCA prevalence estimates. We present an updated cost-effectiveness analysis of population BRCA1/BRCA2 testing for women with one, two and three AJ grandparents. METHODS: Life time costs and effects of population and family-history based testing were compared using a decision analysis model...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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#16
LETTER
Hilde M Engjom, Nils-Halvdan Morken, Kari Klungsøyr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688814/proceedings-beyond-ultrasound-first-forum-on-improving-the-quality-of-ultrasound-imaging-in-obstetrics-and-gynecology
#17
Beryl R Benacerraf, Katherine K Minton, Carol B Benson, Bryann S Bromley, Brian D Coley, Peter M Doubilet, Wesley Lee, Samuel H Maslak, John S Pellerito, James J Perez, Eric Savitsky, Norman A Scarborough, Joseph Wax, Alfred Z Abuhamad
The Beyond Ultrasound First Forum was conceived to increase awareness that the quality of obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound can be improved, and is inconsistent throughout the country, likely due to multiple factors, including the lack of a standardized curriculum and competency assessment in ultrasound teaching. The Forum brought together representatives from many professional associations, the imaging community including radiology, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine among others, in addition to government agencies, insurers, industry and others with common interest in obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673793/perinatal-mortality-in-unplanned-births-outside-institutions-experience-of-prehospital-teams-in-a-french-urban-environment
#18
LETTER
Sabine Lemoine, Daniel Jost, Jean-Pierre Tourtier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673792/cervical-cerclage-placement-decreases-local-levels-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-patients-with-cervical-insufficiency
#19
Stephany P Monsanto, Silvia Daher, Erika Ono, Karen Priscilla Tezotto Pendeloski, Évelyn Trainá, Rosiane Mattar, Chandrakant Tayade
BACKGROUND: Cervical insufficiency is characterized by premature, progressive dilation and shortening of the cervix during pregnancy. If left unattended, this can lead to the prolapse and rupture of the amniotic membrane, which usually results in midtrimester pregnancy loss or preterm birth. Previous studies have shown that proinflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-1β, interleukin-6, interleukin-8, and tumor necrosis factor alpha are up-regulated in normal parturition but are also associated with preterm birth...
June 30, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673791/where-do-i-fit
#20
David L Howard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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