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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627047/hysterectomy-trends-in-australia-2000-01-to-2013-14-joinpoint-regression-analysis
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Louise Forsyth Wilson, Nirmala Pandeya, Gita Devi Mishra
INTRODUCTION: Hysterectomy is a common gynecological procedure, particularly in middle and high income countries. The aim of this paper was to describe and examine hysterectomy trends in Australia from 2000-01 to 2013-14. MATERIAL AND METHODS: For women aged 25 years and over, data on the number of hysterectomies performed in Australia annually were sourced from the National Hospital and Morbidity Database. Age-specific and age-standardized hysterectomy rates per 10,000 women were estimated with adjustment for hysterectomy prevalence in the population...
June 19, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626894/timing-surgery-for-previa-accreta-patient-selection-based-on-a-priori-risk-factors
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Nicola C Perlman, Sarah E Little, Ann Thomas, David E Cantonwine, Daniela A Carusi
We thank Dr. Matsubara and colleagues(1) for commenting on our study, "Patient selection for later delivery timing with suspected previa-accreta."(2) We particularly appreciate the emphasis on individualized patient care, and that access (or lack thereof) to a tertiary center with experience in managing abnormally invasive placenta (AIP) is of paramount importance when considering delivery timing. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 19, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626856/delivery-parameters-neonatal-parameters-and-incidence-of-urinary-incontinence-6-months-postpartum-a-cohort-study
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Stian Langeland Wesnes, Yngvild Hannestad, Guri Rortveit
INTRODUCTION: Contradictory results have been reported regarding most delivery parameters as risk factors for urinary incontinence. We investigated the association between incidence of urinary incontinence six months postpartum and single obstetric risk factors as well as combinations of risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This study was based on the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study, conducted by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health during 1998-2008. This substudy was based on 7561 primiparous women who were continent before and during pregnancy...
June 19, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597474/zeb1-expression-is-a-potential-indicator-of-invasive-endometriosis
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Masataka Furuya, Hirotaka Masuda, Kanako Hara, Hiroshi Uchida, Kenji Sato, Suguru Sato, Hironori Asada, Tetsuo Maruyama, Yasunori Yoshimura, Hidetaka Katabuchi, Mamoru Tanaka, Hideyuki Saya
INTRODUCTION: Although endometriosis is a benign disease, it shares some features with cancers, such as invasiveness and the potential to metastasize. This study sought to investigate the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) status in human endometriotic lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirteen endometriosis patients and ten control women without endometriosis undergoing surgery for benign indications were recruited. We examined the expression of E-cadherin, vimentin, and EMT-induced transcriptional factors, such as Snail and ZEB1, by immunohistochemistry...
June 8, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590567/vitamin-d-insufficiency-preterm-delivery-and-preeclampsia-in-women-with-type-1-diabetes-an-observational-study
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Marianne Vestgaard, Anna L Secher, Lene Ringholm, Jens-Erik Beck Jensen, Peter Damm, Elisabeth R Mathiesen
INTRODUCTION: The aim was to evaluate whether vitamin D insufficiency is associated with preterm delivery and preeclampsia in women with type 1 diabetes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational study of 198 pregnant women with type 1 diabetes. 25-Hydroxy-Vitamin D and HbA1c were measured in blood samples in early (median 8 weeks, range 5-14) and late (34 weeks, 32-36) pregnancy. Kidney involvement (microalbuminuria or nephropathy) at inclusion, smoking status at inclusion, preterm delivery (<37 weeks) and preeclampsia (blood pressure ≥140/90 mmHg and proteinuria) were registered...
June 7, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590560/routine-provision-of-intrauterine-contraception-at-elective-cesarean-section-in-a-national-public-health-service-a-service-evaluation
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Rebecca Heller, Anne Johnstone, Sharon T Cameron
INTRODUCTION: We conducted a prospective health service evaluation to assess the feasibility and acceptability of routinely offering insertion of intrauterine contraception (IUC) at cesarean section in a maternity setting in the UK. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One month before scheduled cesarean section, women were sent information about postpartum contraception including the option of insertion of IUC at cesarean. Women choosing IUC (copper intrauterine device or levonorgestrel intrauterine system) were followed up in person at six weeks; telephone contact was made at three, six and 12 months postpartum...
June 7, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589545/tonic-immobility-during-sexual-assault-a-common-reaction-predicting-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-severe-depression
#7
Anna Möller, Hans Peter Söndergaard, Lotti Helström
Active resistance is considered to be the "normal" reaction during rape. However, studies have indicated that similar to animals, humans exposed to extreme threat may react with a state of involuntary, temporary motor inhibition known as tonic immobility. The aim of the present study was to assess the occurrence of tonic immobility during rape and subsequent posttraumatic stress disorder and severe depression MATERIAL AND METHODS: Tonic immobility at the time of the assault was assessed using the Tonic Immobility Scale in 298 women who had visited the Emergency clinic for raped women within 1 month of a sexual assault...
June 7, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585317/modified-posterior-pelvic-exenteration-for-advanced-ovarian-malignancies-a-single-institution-study-of-35-cases
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Lubos Minar, Michal Felsinger, Ivo Rovny, Filip Zlamal, Julie Bienertova-Vasku, Eva Jandakova
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to investigate the possible benefits of a complete cytoreduction in patients with advanced ovarian cancer and concomitant rectal invasion. Furthermore, we evaluated the morbidity associated with radical surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis examined 35 cases that underwent radical surgery in the form of modified posterior pelvic exenteration (MPPE). Descriptive statistics, Kaplan-Meier survival curves and Log-Rank test were used for statistical estimations...
June 6, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574590/pregnancy-outcomes-after-liver-transplantation-in-finland
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Mirjami Mattila, Helena Kemppainen, Helena Isoniemi, Päivi Polo-Kantola
Pregnancy after liver transplantation (LT) is possible but associated with increased risk of obstetrical complications. We report here for the first time the pregnancy outcomes after LT in Finland MATERIAL AND METHODS: All of the 25 pregnancies ending in deliveries after LT in Finland in 1998-2015 were analyzed. The data were collected from the mothers' medical records. The main outcome measures included pregnancy complications and the mode of the delivery. Neonatal outcome measures were birth weight, 5 minute Apgar score and umbilical artery pH RESULTS: There were 26 infants born...
June 2, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574580/echographic-features-and-perinatal-outcomes-in-fetuses-with-congenital-absence-of-ductus-venosus
#10
Raquel Garcia-Delgado, Raquel Garcia-Rodriguez, Azahar Romero Requejo, Marta Armas Roca, Luciana Obreros Zegarra, Margarita Medina Castellano, Jose A Garcia Hernandez
The purpose of this study was to describe the echographic features and perinatal outcomes of fetuses with absence of ductus venosus (ADV) MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective review of 10 cases with ADV diagnosed by prenatal ultrasonography between January 2014 and February 2016 at a single referral center. Prenatal findings, umbilical shunting type, perinatal outcomes, and autopsy reports were reviewed RESULTS: A total of 11 491 fetuses underwent a first and second trimester screening during the study period...
June 2, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542803/early-gestational-age-at-preeclampsia-onset-is-associated-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis-12-years-after-delivery
#11
Martin Christensen, Camilla Skovhus Kronborg, Rasmus Kirkeskov Carlsen, Nikolaj Eldrup, Ulla Breth Knudsen
Women with a history of preeclampsia have increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life. However, it is unclear if early gestational age at preeclampsia onset is associated with higher cardiovascular disease risk. This study aimed to test the association between gestational age at preeclampsia onset (including the early-onset/late-onset preeclampsia distinction) and subclinical atherosclerosis and arterial stiffness in age-matched women 12 years after index pregnancy MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eligible participants were identified in two Danish registries...
May 23, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542709/maternal-deaths-in-the-nordic-countries
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Siri Vangen, Birgit Bødker, Liv Ellingsen, Sissel Saltvedt, Mika Gissler, Reynir T Geirsson, Lill T Nyfløt
INTRODUCTION: Despite the seriousness of the event, maternal deaths are substantially underreported. There is often a missed opportunity to learn from such tragedies. The aim of the study was to identify maternal deaths in the five Nordic countries, to classify causes of death based on internationally acknowledged criteria, and to identify areas that would benefit from further teaching, training or research to possibly reduce the number of maternal deaths. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We present data for the years 2005-2013...
May 23, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524258/cardiotocography-interpretation-skills-and-the-association-with-size-of-maternity-unit-years-of-obstetric-work-experience-and-healthcare-professional-background-a-national-cross-sectional-study
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Line Thellesen, Jette Led Sorensen, Morten Hedegaard, Susanne Rosthoej, Nina Palmgren Colov, Kristine Sylvan Andersen, Thomas Bergholt
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to examine whether cardiotocography (CTG) knowledge, interpretation skills and decision-making measured by a written assessment were associated with size of maternity unit, years of obstetric work experience and healthcare professional background. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A national cross-sectional study in the setting of a CTG teaching intervention involving all 24 maternity units in Denmark. Participants were midwives (n=1260) and specialists (n=269) and residents (n=142) in obstetrics and gynecology who attended a one-day CTG course and answered a 30-item multiple-choice question test...
May 19, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504863/diagnostic-accuracy-of-polymerase-chain-reaction-for-intrapartum-detection-of-group-b-streptococcus-colonization
#14
Rikke Bek Helmig, Jan Berg Gertsen
Many pregnant women are treated with antibiotics during labor to prevent transmission of group B Streptococcus (GBS, Streptococcus agalactiae) to their baby during the passage of the birth canal, and thus reducing the risk of serious infection of the newborn. Methods for intrapartum testing for GBS has been introduced to select women for whom intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis should be offered. For such an intrapartum test to be useful in clinical practice, it has to be specific as well as sensitive. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the accuracy of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay compared to an optimized culture method for GBS MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the period from 12...
May 15, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498626/risk-of-labor-dystocia-increases-with-maternal-age-irrespective-of-parity-a-population-based-register-study
#15
Ulla Waldenström, Cecilia Ekéus
Advanced maternal age is associated with labor dystocia (LD) in nulliparous women. This study investigates the age-related risk of LD in first, second and third births MATERIAL AND METHODS: All live singleton cephalic births at term (≥37 gestational weeks) recorded in the Swedish Medical Birth Register from1999 to 2011, except elective cesarean sections and fourth births and more, in total 998 675 pregnancies, were included in the study. LD was defined by ICD10 codes (O620, O621, O622, O629, O630, O631, and O639)...
May 12, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498482/effects-of-an-antenatal-lifestyle-intervention-on-offspring-obesity-a-five-year-follow-up-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#16
Ann-Kristin Ronnberg, Ulf Hanson, Kerstin Nilsson
Strategies to limit excessive maternal gestational weight gain could also have positive health effects for the offspring. This study informs us on the effect of an antenatal lifestyle intervention on offspring body mass index (BMI) trajectory until age five MATERIAL AND METHODS: A secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial aimed at reducing gestational weight gain, set in Ørebro, Sweden.Offspring were followed with standardised measures of weight and height until age five. Mean BMI z-score and proportion (%) of over- and undernutrition (BMI z-score >+2 standard deviation) was compared between groups...
May 12, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493300/timing-of-surgery-for-placenta-previa-with-suspected-abnormally-invasive-placentation-a-test-of-team-competency
#17
Shigeki Matsubara, Hironori Takahashi, Daisuke Matsubara, Akihide Ohkuchi
For patients with placenta previa (PP) with a suspected abnormally invasive placenta (AIP), "the higher the 'concern' for preterm delivery and severity of AIP, the earlier the surgery date" may be better. Perlman et al. (1) showed that "scheduled surgery" at ≥36 weeks was possible for many patients. The incidence of massive bleeding did not differ among 34, 35 vs. ≥36 weeks. They concluded "patients with 'no concern' for percreta/increta or no prior cesarean section (and no preterm-delivery risk) may be candidates for later delivery"...
May 10, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481411/placenta-cord-and-membranes-a-dual-center-validation-study-of-midwives-classifications-and-notifications-to-the-medical-birth-registry-of-norway
#18
Ingvild Dahl Sunde, Christina Vekseth, Svein Rasmussen, Elham Mahjoob, Karin Collett, Cathrine Ebbing
A validation of data regarding the placenta, cord and membranes in Medical Birth Registry of Norway (MBRN) is lacking. Here we investigate the inter- and intra-observer agreement of observations regarding the placenta, cord and membranes to the MBRN in two institutions MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a dual center validation study of data regarding placenta, cord and membranes. In the inter-observer study, 196 placentas in two institutions were examined by the attending midwife and a blinded colleague, whereas in the intra-observer study registrations by the attending midwife on 195 placentas were compared with her own registrations the MBRN...
May 8, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467617/mode-of-first-delivery-and-severe-maternal-complications-in-the-subsequent-pregnancy
#19
Lotte B Colmorn, Lone Krebs, Kari Klungsøyr, Maija Jakobsson, Anna-Maija Tapper, Mika Gissler, Pelle G Lindqvist, Karin Källen, Karin Gottvall, Per E Bordahl, Ragnheiður I Bjarnadóttir, Jens Langhoff-Roos
INTRODUCTION: Severe obstetric complications increase by the number of previous cesarean deliveries. In the Nordic countries most women have two children. We present the risk of severe obstetric complications at the delivery following a first elective or emergency cesarean and the risk by intended mode of second delivery. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A two-year population-based data-collection of severe maternal complications in women with two deliveries in the Nordic countries (n=213 518)...
May 3, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449356/fetal-head-circumference-and-subpubic-angle-are-independent-risk-factors-for-unplanned-cesarean-and-operative-delivery
#20
Giuseppe Rizzo, Elisa Aiello, Costanza Bosi, Francesco D' Antonio, Domenico Arduini
INTRODUCTION: To ascertain whether combined ultrasound assessment of fetal head circumference (HC) and maternal subpubic angle (SPA) prior to the onset of labour may predict the likelihood of an unplanned operative delivery (UOD) in nulliparous women at term. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective cohort study of singleton pregnancies in cephalic presentation. Pregnancies experiencing UOD secondary to fetal distress were excluded. HC was assessed transabdominally while SPA values were obtained from a reconstructed coronal plane on three-dimensional(3D) ultrasound performed trans-labially at 36-38 weeks of gestation...
April 27, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
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