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Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222446/the-timing-of-embryo-transfer-catheter-removal-should-it-be-delayed-or-done-immediately-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Belgin Devranoğlu, Özkan Özdamar, Yiğit Çakıroğlu, Mehmet Küçükbaş, Meryem K Eken, Emek Doğer
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Data on the timing of catheter removal technique following embryo transfer (ET) are quite limited. We aimed to compare the reproductive outcomes of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)/ET cycles in which the transfer catheter was removed immediately with those in which the catheter was removed after a delay period and hereby to evaluate the impact that the time interval before removal of the catheter following embryo deposit may have on the fertility outcomes. METHODS: A prospective randomized study was designed...
February 22, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222431/the-routine-use-of-intrapartum-ultrasound-in-clinical-decision-making-during-the-second-stage-of-labor-does-it-have-any-impact-on-delivery-outcomes
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Oren Barak, Roni Levy, Orna Flidel, Svetlana Zaks, Moshe Gillor, Zion Hagay, Edi Vaisbuch
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The study aimed to assess whether the use of intrapartum transperineal ultrasound (US) can reduce the rate of failed vacuum extraction (VE). METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study including all women delivering at term with the diagnosis of protracted second stage of labor. The mode of delivery and rate of failed VE were compared between women who underwent a US examination prior to the decision on obstetrical interventions ("+US" group) and those in whom clinical decisions were based upon digital assessment only ("no-US" group)...
February 22, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222428/neonatal-and-maternal-short-term-outcome-parameters-in-instrument-assisted-vaginal-delivery-compared-to-second-stage-cesarean-section-in-labour-a-retrospective-11-year-analysis
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Moritz Polkowski, Elna Kuehnle, Cordula Schippert, Sudip Kundu, Peter Hillemanns, Ismini Staboulidou
BACKGROUND: This study is aimed at comparing the neonatal and maternal short-term outcomes after instrumental-assisted vaginal delivery and cesarean section (CS) in labour. METHODS: This retrospective study over a period of 11 years included singleton pregnancies above 34 + 0 gestational weeks, giving birth either by instrumental-assisted delivery or CS in labour. Maternal and neonatal outcome parameters were analysed using t test or linear regression. RESULTS: A total of 1,971/2,571 deliveries were included for analysis: 149 forceps-, 393 vacuum-assisted deliveries and 1,420 CS in labour...
February 22, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222427/impact-of-fmr1-pre-mutation-status-on-blastocyst-development-in-patients-undergoing-pre-implantation-genetic-diagnosis
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Anne P Hutchinson, Nigel Pereira, Debra P Lilienthal, Siobhán Coveney, Jovana P Lekovich, Rony T Elias, Zev Rosenwaks
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The study aimed to investigate the impact of fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) pre-mutation status on blastocyst development in patients undergoing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). METHODS: Case-control study of patients <40 years undergoing PGD at blastocyst stage for FMR1 pre-mutation status. Age-matched patients undergoing PGD for other single gene disorders were considered controls. Blastocyst development, calculated per metaphase II (MII) oocyte retrieved and per 2 pronuclear (2PN) embryos, was compared between the 2 groups...
February 22, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183074/a-comprehensive-comparison-of-ct-mri-positron-emission-tomography-or-positron-emission-tomography-ct-and-diffusion-weighted-imaging-mri-for-detecting-the-lymph-nodes-metastases-in-patients-with-cervical-cancer-a-meta-analysis-based-on-67-studies
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Bin Liu, Sujuan Gao, Shuofeng Li
OBJECT: In recent times, many published papers reported the diagnostic performance of CT, MRI, positron emission tomography (PET) using 2-[18F] fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) for detecting the lymph nodes (LNs) metastases in patients with cervical cancer. This study is aimed at assessing and comparing the diagnostic value of those non-invasive modalities in detecting the LNs metastases in cervical cancer patients. METHODS: Studies on the non-invasive modalities for the detection of metastatic LNs were searched in PubMed, Medline, Web of Science, Cochrane Library and Embase databases...
February 10, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147379/decidualization-mediated-by-steroid-hormones-modulates-the-innate-immunity-in-response-to-group-b-streptococcal-infection-in-vitro
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Violeta Castro-Leyva, Veronica Zaga-Clavellina, Aurora Espejel-Nuñez, Rodrigo Vega-Sanchez, Arturo Flores-Pliego, Enrique Reyes-Muñoz, Silvia Giono-Cerezo, Sonia Nava-Salazar, Salvador Espino Y Sosa, Guadalupe Estrada-Gutierrez
BACKGROUND: Decidual cells play a role in the modulation of the innate immune response to protect pregnancy against infection. Steroid hormones regulate the innate immune response in different tissues, and they are involved in several biological processes like decidualization. The aim of this study was to assess if steroid hormones modulate the innate immunity in endometrial stromal cells (ESCs) and decidual stromal cells (DSCs) in response to group B streptococcus (GBS) infection in vitro...
February 2, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125816/comparative-anatomy-of-the-ovine-and-female-pelvis
#7
Iva Urbankova, Katarina Vdoviakova, Rita Rynkevic, Nikhil Sindhwani, Dries Deprest, Andrew Feola, Paul Herijgers, Ladislav Krofta, Jan Deprest
BACKGROUND: Pelvic organ prolapse affects half of vaginally parous women. Several animal models are used to study its pathophysiology and treatment. Sheep are interesting because they develop spontaneously prolapse with similar risk factors as women and can be used for vaginal surgery. This study describes ovine pelvis anatomy and compares it to women's pelvis to provide anatomical tools for translational researchers. METHODS: MRI, pelvic dissections, and histology were used for detailed macro- and microscopic analysis of relevant anatomical structures in 6 nulliparous ewes...
January 27, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125812/investigation-of-new-therapeutic-targets-in-undifferentiated-endometrial-sarcoma
#8
Min-Hyun Baek, Jeong-Yeol Park, Chae Chun Rhim, Jong-Hyeok Kim, Yangsoon Park, Kyu-Rae Kim, Joo-Hyun Nam
BACKGROUND: Undifferentiated endometrial sarcoma (UES) is a very rare subtype of uterine sarcoma, which has no consensus on the treatment. We investigated the expression of potential new therapeutic targets in UES to improve its aggressive clinical course and poor survival outcome. METHODS: The immunohistochemical expressions of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), c-KIT, c-ABL, platelet derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR), protein kinase B (AKT1), mammalian target of rapamycin, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2), Wilms tumor (WT1), aromatase inhibitor (CYP19A1), and histone deacetylase (HDAC) series in 10 UES patients were assessed using tissue microarrays...
January 27, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103590/risk-factors-for-intrapartum-fever-in-term-gestations-and-associated-maternal-and-neonatal-sequelae
#9
Angela P H Burgess, Justin E Katz, Michael Moretti, Nisha Lakhi
AIM: To determine factors associated with intrapartum fever and to examine associated maternal and neonatal outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective study of patients between 360/7 and 420/7 gestational weeks who entered spontaneous or induced active labor and developed temperature ≥38°C; a similar group that did not develop fever were controls. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed with p < 0.05 as significant. RESULTS: Fifty-four febrile patients and 306 nonfebrile controls met inclusion criteria...
January 20, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103589/the-effects-of-body-mass-index-on-second-trimester-amniotic-fluid-cytokine-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-levels
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Rauf Melekoglu, Osman Ciftci, Sevil Eraslan, Nese Basak, Ebru Celik
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of obesity on amniotic fluid (AF) inflammatory markers in second-trimester AF, testing the hypothesis that there is a relationship between maternal body mass index (BMI) and fetal inflammatory exposure. METHODS: AF was obtained from 84 singleton pregnant women undergoing elective amniocentesis for karyotype analysis at 16-24 weeks of gestation between April 2014 and May 2016. The cell-free AF was used to analyze interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-6, and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1, MMP-6, and MMP-13...
January 20, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052283/the-feasibility-of-conservative-management-for-morbidly-adherent-placenta-accidentally-encountered-after-vaginal-delivery
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Ran Cui, Junli Lu, Zhenyu Zhang, Huimin Bai
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of conservative management for patients with morbidly adherent placenta (MAP) accidentally encountered after term vaginal delivery. METHODS: Medical records of patients with MAP who were accidentally encountered after term vaginal delivery and treated in our hospital from January 2009 to December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: A total of 8 eligible patients were included in this analysis...
January 5, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052267/the-effect-of-instant-urinary-catheterization-on-pregnancy-outcomes-after-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-and-embryo-transfer
#12
Safak Olgan, Enver Kerem Dirican
AIM: To evaluate the effect of instant urinary catheterization on pregnancy rates in women who are on bed rest after embryo transfer (ET). METHODS: This retrospective study included patients who underwent intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment at the Akdeniz University Fertility Clinic between January 2015 and March 2016. All patients were advised bed rest for an hour after ET. The clinic's electronic database was screened to identify the uterine anatomy of the patients, transferred embryo quality, and urinary catheterization status...
January 5, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049197/venous-air-embolism-during-hysteroscopic-myomectomy-an-analysis-of-7-cases
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Cédric Van Dijck, Steffen Rex, Jasper Verguts, Dirk Timmerman, Marc Van de Velde, An Teunkens
Venous air embolism (VAE) is a rare but potentially fatal complication of hysteroscopic myomectomy. The symptoms of VAE range from mild and clinically insignificant to complete cardiovascular collapse during surgery. Anesthesiologists and surgeons should be aware of the clinical characteristics and predisposing factors of this possible adverse event. This report analyzes 7 cases of VAE, which occurred at the University Hospitals Leuven, in patients undergoing hysteroscopic myomectomy from April 2009 to April 2011...
January 4, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030858/reviewing-patients-following-mesh-repair-the-benefits
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Claudia R Kowalik, M M E Lakeman, Josephine E Oryszczyn, Jan Paul W R Roovers
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The use of synthetic mesh implants for vaginal prolapse surgery is still a subject of debate due to safety concerns. We aimed to explore long-term complications of all women treated with mesh surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in our centre. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of 188 women who underwent vaginal mesh surgery in a Dutch University Hospital between 2007 and 2012. The prevalence of mesh exposure, pain symptoms and patient satisfaction has been documented...
December 29, 2016: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006769/is-menstruation-or-the-serum-hormone-level-a-useful-predictor-for-live-birth-after-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-during-chemotherapy-in-young-breast-cancer-patients
#15
Dong-Yun Lee, DooSeok Choi
AIMS: The study aimed to investigate whether changes in menstruation or hormone levels are useful parameters to assess the efficacy of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist co-treatment with chemotherapy. METHODS: This study included women in their reproductive age diagnosed with breast cancer and who received GnRH agonist during chemotherapy for ovarian protection. Women with treatment failure (follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) level >20 mIU/mL after at least 12 months and failure for becoming pregnant; n = 16) or with treatment success (becoming pregnant spontaneously and having a live birth; n = 20) were selected, and clinical characteristics, resumption of menstruation, and changes in hormone profiles were compared...
December 23, 2016: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997914/can-we-predict-the-presence-and-severity-of-intra-abdominal-adhesions-before-cesarean-delivery
#16
Enes Taylan, Ali Akdemir, Ahmet Mete Ergenoglu, Ahmet Ozgur Yeniel, Mustafa Agah Tekindal
AIMS: The study aimed to investigate whether we can predict the presence and severity of intra-abdominal adhesions before cesarean delivery using patient history, symptoms, and abdominal skin scar characteristics. METHODS: In this prospective study, 143 pregnant women with history of previous abdominal surgery were included and they delivered by cesarean. Preoperative abdominal scar characteristics and symptoms as well as intraoperative abdominal adhesions were evaluated using the Manchester Scar Scale, a symptomatology questionnaire and the More Comprehensive Adhesion Scoring Method, respectively...
December 20, 2016: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960180/placental-growth-during-normal-pregnancy-a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
#17
Lasse Langhoff, Lene Grønbeck, Sebastian von Huth, Anna Axelsson, Connie Jørgensen, Carsten Thomsen, Niels Vejlstrup
OBJECTIVE: To investigate normal human placental growth longitudinally throughout the second and third trimesters using MRI. METHODS: Twenty normal, first-time singleton pregnancies were scanned 7 times between the 14th and 38th week of gestation, at 4-week intervals, using MRI. Placental volumes were measured in both sagittal and transversal slices. All placentas were weighed after delivery to make a comparative study. RESULTS: Sixteen of the 20 women had increasing placental volumes from the 14th to 38th week of gestation...
December 14, 2016: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960173/fetal-heart-rate-variability-validation-of-a-new-continuous-noninvasive-computerized-analysis
#18
Charles Garabedian, Laura Butruille, Elie Servan-Schreiber, Grégoire Ficheur, Laurent Storme, Philippe Deruelle, Julien De Jonckheere, Véronique Houfflin-Debarge
OBJECTIVE: We developed a computerized heart-rate variability index related to the fetal parasympathetic activity: the Fetal Stress Index (FSI). The objective was to determine whether the FSI is related to the visual analysis of the fetal heart rate (FHR). METHODS: Thirty tracings recorded at a labor ward were classified according to the NICHD categories: (I) normal FHR tracing, (II) intermediate risk of acidosis, and (III) high risk. FSI was calculated as minimum, maximum, and mean, and was evaluated before the onset of the FHR pattern, during the 10 min following, and between 10 and 20 min after that...
December 14, 2016: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832646/the-impact-of-a-standardized-oral-multinutrient-supplementation-on-embryo-quality-in-in-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-a-prospective-randomized-trial
#19
Kazem Nouri, Katharina Walch, Andrea Weghofer, Martin Imhof, Christian Egarter, Johannes Ott
The role of micronutrients in fertility has recently gained increased attention. We aimed to test the impact of a standardized, multinutrient supplementation on outcomes after in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in a pilot study. One hundred women undergoing IVF/ICSI were prospectively included and randomized to receive either a multinutrient supplementation named PROfertil® female that included folic acid, selenium, vitamin E, catechins, glycyrrhizin, diosgenin, damiana and omega-3-fatty acids (study group; n = 50), or 400 µg folic acid (control group; n = 50)...
2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811474/abdominal-wall-endometriosis-myofibroblasts-as-a-possible-evidence-of-metaplasia-a-case-report
#20
Mohamed Gamal Ibrahim, Eleonore Delarue, Elene Abesadze, Matthias Haas, Jalid Sehouli, Vito Chiantera, Sylvia Mechsner
In this study, we report about a patient with extra-uterine endometriosis (EM) in the abdominal wall muscle with evident metaplasia based on the abundant alpha smooth muscle actin (ASMA)-expressing myofibroblasts. Laparotomy excision of the abdominal wall EM was done following ultrasonographic evidence of a hypodense swelling in the right rectus abdominis, which was confirmed by MRI. Immunohistochemistry staining for ASMA and collagen I was done, with the results confirming that endometriotic stromal cells expressed both...
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