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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304417/diagnosis-and-management-of-congenital-uterine-anomalies-in-pregnancy
#1
Sharon A Vaz, Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Jeffrey A Kuller
Importance: Congenital uterine anomalies (CUAs) are strongly associated with adverse fertility and pregnancy outcomes. Health care providers must be able to diagnose these anomalies, understand their impact, and counsel women on interventions that might improve rates of pregnancy and live birth. Objectives: The aims of this study were to characterize CUAs and their effects on adverse fertility and pregnancy outcomes, to describe the best imaging modalities to diagnose specific uterine anomalies, and to learn about interventions that may improve the reproductive outcomes of infertile and pregnant women...
March 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304416/gynecologic-malignancies-in-pregnancy-balancing-fetal-risks-with-oncologic-safety
#2
Christina N Cordeiro, Mary L Gemignani
Importance: Cancer occurs in 0.05% to 0.1% of all pregnancies. Despite literature reporting good oncologic and fetal outcomes in women treated for cancer during pregnancy, as many as 44% of gynecologists would offer termination, and 37% would not administer chemotherapy or radiotherapy in pregnancy. Objectives: The aims of this study were to summarize current recommendations for the treatment of cervical and ovarian cancers in pregnancy and to review updates on existing knowledge regarding the safety of surgical and chemotherapeutic treatments in pregnancy, including both oncologic and fetal outcomes...
March 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304415/vaginal-obliterative-procedures-for-pelvic-organ-prolapse-a-systematic-review
#3
Gunhilde M Buchsbaum, Toy Gee Lee
Importance: Pelvic organ prolapse is a common condition, the prevalence of which is likely to increase with the aging of our population. Also changing are parameters by which outcomes are assessed, shifting toward patient-centered care. Objective: To review vaginal obliterative procedures for surgical treatment of advanced pelvic organ prolapse historically and to discuss evidence on indications for colpocleisis, outcomes, and complications, as well as review pros and cons for concomitant vaginal hysterectomy and anti-incontinence procedures...
March 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218773/risk-factors-for-birth-defects
#4
REVIEW
Benjamin S Harris, Katherine C Bishop, Hanna R Kemeny, Jennifer S Walker, Eleanor Rhee, Jeffrey A Kuller
Importance: Major congenital abnormalities, or birth defects, carry significant medical, surgical, cosmetic, or lifestyle consequences. Such abnormalities may be syndromic, involving multiple organ systems, or can be isolated. Overall, 2% to 4% of live births involve congenital abnormalities. Risk factors for birth defects are categorized as modifiable and nonmodifiable. Modifiable risk factors require thorough patient education/counseling. The strongest risk factors, such as age, family history, and a previously affected child, are usually nonmodifiable...
February 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218772/diagnosis-and-management-of-abdominal-wall-endometriosis-a-systematic-review-and-clinical-recommendations
#5
REVIEW
Noah B Rindos, Suketu Mansuria
Importance: Abdominal wall endometriosis (AWE) is a rare but easily treated cause of pain in women, especially those who have undergone cesarean deliveries. Objective: This article reviews the diagnosis and management of AWE, a condition that generally develops after surgery but may arise spontaneously. We present a systematic review of the existing literature on AWE, as well as our clinical recommendations for medical and surgical management. Evidence Acquisition: We searched PubMed and other databases using the search criteria "abdominal wall endometriosis," "abdominal wall endometriomas," and "abdominal wall mass...
February 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218771/travel-during-pregnancy-considerations-for-the-obstetric-provider
#6
REVIEW
Kathleen M Antony, Deborah Ehrenthal, Ann Evensen, J Igor Iruretagoyena
Importance: Travel among US citizens is becoming increasingly common, and travel during pregnancy is also speculated to be increasingly common. During pregnancy, the obstetric provider may be the first or only clinician approached with questions regarding travel. Objective: In this review, we discuss the reasons women travel during pregnancy, medical considerations for long-haul air travel, destination-specific medical complications, and precautions for pregnant women to take both before travel and while abroad...
February 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134395/ultrasound-examination-of-the-fetal-heart
#7
Katherine C Bishop, Jeffrey A Kuller, Brita K Boyd, Eleanor H Rhee, Stephen Miller, Piers Barker
Congenital heart disease (CHD) occurs in 4-13 per 1000 births in the United States. While many risk factors for CHD have been identified, more than 90% of cases occur in low-risk patients. Guidelines for fetal cardiac screening during the second trimester anatomy ultrasound have been developed by the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) in order to improve antenatal detection rates and to standardize the fetal cardiac screening examination. Patients found to be at increased risk of CHD because of risk factors or an abnormal screening examination should be referred for second trimester fetal echocardiography...
January 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134394/evaluation-and-management-of-female-victims-of-sexual-assault
#8
Roxanne A Vrees
Sexual assault is characterized by any sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent. Classifications vary based on the status of the perpetrator's relationship to the victim (eg, stranger, acquaintance) and characteristics of the victim herself (eg, child, elder adult, mentally disabled adult). Regardless of the classification, sexual assault is a significant individual as well as public health issue affecting women of all ages. While the majority of sexual assault cases are not initially reported to law enforcement, the best available data suggest the lifetime prevalence of sexual assault in the United States is approximately 20% among adult women...
January 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134393/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-levels-in-chinese-women-younger-than-30-years-and-30-years-or-older-and-correlated-biochemical-indices
#9
Jieping Zhu, Jun Wang, Yu Chen, Yuqin Ji, Miao Xiong
Importance: Anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) is considered an important marker of ovarian reserve; however, the exact function of AMH has yet to be determined. Objective: Our purpose was to investigate factors correlated with AMH levels in Chinese women. Evidence Acquisition: Healthy women were divided into 2 groups: aged younger than 30 years and 30 years or older. Anti-müllerian hormone levels and biochemical indices were compared between the groups...
January 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005137/adverse-fetal-and-neonatal-outcome-and-an-abnormal-vertebral-pattern-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
Pauline Christine Schut, Titia E Cohen-Overbeek, Frietson Galis, Clara M A Ten Broek, Eric A Steegers, Alex J Eggink
Importance: The human vertebral column has a stable number of vertebrae and ribs, which is presumably the result of evolutionary selection. An association between an abnormal vertebral pattern, especially in the cervical region, and congenital anomalies or adverse fetal outcome has been reported. Objective: The aim of this study was to review the current literature concerning an abnormal vertebral pattern and prevalence of cervical ribs in healthy subjects and in subjects with adverse outcome...
December 2016: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005136/management-of-pregnancy-in-women-who-have-undergone-bariatric-surgery
#11
REVIEW
Cara Dolin, Akuezunkpa O Ude Welcome, Aaron B Caughey
Importance: As the problem of obesity continues to grow, more patients are choosing to undergo bariatric surgery to lose weight and treat comorbidities, such as diabetes. Of the more than 200,000 procedures performed each year, 80% are in women, many of reproductive age. Taking care of a pregnant woman who has undergone bariatric surgery requires understanding of the risks, the need for additional surveillance, and the limitations of our knowledge about how bariatric surgery affects pregnancy...
December 2016: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005135/psychopharmacotherapy-in-pregnancy-and-breastfeeding
#12
REVIEW
Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Antonio Simone Laganà, Maria Rosaria Anna Muscatello, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Veronica Currò, Gianluca Pandolfo, Rocco Antonio Zoccali, Antonio Bruno
Importance: Fifteen percent to 20% of pregnant women suffer from mental disorders, and 86% of them are not treated due to potential teratogenic risks for the fetus. Several drugs seem to be safe during pregnancy but knowledge regarding risks of antenatal exposure to drugs is still limited. Objective: The aim of this article is to provide a review of literature, data, and a clinical guideline concerning the treatment and management of mental disorders during pregnancy and lactation...
December 2016: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901552/diagnosis-and-management-of-hyperthyroidism-in-pregnancy-a-review
#13
REVIEW
Jennifer Renae King, Ruben Lachica, Richard H Lee, Martin Montoro, Jorge Mestman
Importance: Hyperthyroidism has important implications for pregnancy, affecting both mother and fetus. Appropriate maternal and fetal management iscritical to avoiding adverse pregnancy outcomes and requires a multidisciplinary approach. Objective: To describe maternal diagnosis and management of hyperthyroidism, across all stages of pregnancy. In addition, to review clinical signs of fetal thyroid dysfunction due to maternal Graves disease and discuss management considerations...
November 2016: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901551/prolonged-second-stage-what-is-the-optimal-length
#14
REVIEW
Alexis C Gimovsky, Vincenzo Berghella
Importance: Prolonged second stage of labor is a clinical dilemma in which controversy exists on whether extending labor in nulliparous women with epidural anesthesia decreases the incidence of cesarean delivery without increasing maternal or neonatal risks. Objective: This narrative review was conducted to assess the current literature on management of and risks associated with a prolonged second stage in nulliparous women with epidurals. Evidence Acquisition: A review of the current literature was performed to evaluate the incidence of cesarean delivery and the maternal and neonatal outcomes...
November 2016: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770132/induction-of-labor-using-a-foley-catheter-or-misoprostol-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Mieke L G Ten Eikelder, Kelly Mast, Annemarie van der Velden, Kitty W M Bloemenkamp, Ben W Mol
Importance: Induction of labor is a widely used obstetric intervention, occurring in one in four pregnancies. When the cervix is unfavorable, still many different induction methods are used. Objective: We compared Foley catheter alone to different misoprostol dosages and administration routes, and the combination of Foley catheter with misoprostol. Evidence acquisition: We reviewed the literature on the best induction method regarding their safety and effectiveness, using the outcome measures hyperstimulation, fetal distress, neonatal morbidity and mortality as well as cesarean delivery, vaginal instrumental delivery, and maternal morbidity...
October 2016: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770131/incarceration-of-the-gravid-uterus
#16
REVIEW
Kelsey L Shnaekel, Michael P Wendel, Nader Z Rabie, Everett F Magann
Objective: The aim of this review was to describe the risk factors, clinical and radiographic criteria, and management of this rare complication of pregnancy. Methods: A PubMed, Web of Science, and CINAHL search was undertaken with no limitations on the number of years searched. Results: There were 60 articles identified, with 53 articles being the basis of this review. Multiple risk factors have been suggested in the literature including retroverted uterus in the first trimester, deep sacral concavity with an overlying sacral promontory, endometriosis, previous abdominal or pelvic surgery, pelvic or uterine adhesions, ovarian cysts, leiomyomas, multifetal gestation, uterine anomalies, uterine prolapse, and uterine incarceration in a prior pregnancy...
October 2016: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770130/why-do-women-not-use-preconception-care-a-systematic-review-on-barriers-and-facilitators
#17
REVIEW
Marjolein Poels, Maria P H Koster, Hennie R Boeije, Arie Franx, Henk F van Stel
Importance: Preconception care (PCC) has the potential to optimize pregnancy outcomes. However, awareness of PCC among the target population is generally limited, and the use of PCC remains low. Importance: The objective of this study was to review the literature on women's perceptions regarding barriers and facilitators for the use of PCC. Evidence Acquisition: A systematic search was conducted in MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, and PsycINFO for published studies until February 2015...
October 2016: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640610/the-impact-of-adenomyosis-on-women-s-fertility
#18
REVIEW
Tasuku Harada, Yin Mon Khine, Apostolos Kaponis, Theocharis Nikellis, George Decavalas, Fuminori Taniguchi
Until recently, adenomyosis has been associated with multiparity, not impaired fertility. Currently, adenomyosis is diagnosed with increasing frequency in infertile patients since women delay their first pregnancy until their late 30s or early 40s. Although an association between adenomyosis and infertility has not been fully established, based on the available information, recent studies suggested that adenomyosis has a negative impact on female fertility. Several uncontrolled studies with limited data also suggested that treatment of adenomyosis may improve fertility...
September 2016: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640609/positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-for-gynecologic-malignancies
#19
REVIEW
Jorge Daniel Oldan, Parth S Patel
IMPORTANCE: Positron emission tomography/Computed tomography(PET/CT) is widely used for gynecologic cancers. OBJECTIVE: To determine when PET/CT should be used for gynecologic cancers. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: PubMed was reviewed for articles on PET/CT of all gynecologic cancers. National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Society of Gynecologic Oncology, and American College of Radiology guidelines were reviewed. RESULTS: Whole-body PET/CT is useful for (1) initial staging of cervical and endometrial cancer, posttherapy assessment, radiation therapy planning, and posttreatment surveillance of cervical cancer, and (2) assessment of recurrence of cervical, endometrial, or ovarian cancer in the presence of symptoms...
September 2016: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640608/gastroschisis-a-review-of-management-and-outcomes
#20
REVIEW
Rachel V O'Connell, Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Jeffrey A Kuller, Robert A Strauss
We performed an evidence-based review of the obstetrical management of gastroschisis. Gastroschisis is an abdominal wall defect, which has increased in frequency in recent decades. There is variation of prevalence by ethnicity and several known maternal risk factors. Herniated intestinal loops lacking a covering membrane can be identified with prenatal ultrasonography, and maternal serum α-fetoprotein level is commonly elevated. Because of the increased risk for growth restriction, amniotic fluid abnormalities, and fetal demise, antenatal testing is generally recommended...
September 2016: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
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