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Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604402/the-role-of-nonpharmacologic-therapies-in-management-of-chronic-pelvic-pain-what-to-do-when-surgery-fails
#1
Sara R Till, Heather N Wahl, Sawsan As-Sanie
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an update on nonsurgical and nonpharmacologic strategies for the management of chronic pelvic pain (CPP). RECENT FINDINGS: Effective treatment of patients with CPP requires a multifaceted approach, with thoughtful consideration of surgical, pharmacologic, and nonpharmacologic strategies. Evidence for physical therapy and trigger point injections for treatment of myofascial components of CPP is increasing. Neuromodulation techniques, such as percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation and transcutaneous electrical stimulation, have limited but favorable preliminary data in patients with CPP...
June 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598911/the-minimally-invasive-approach-to-the-symptomatic-isthmocele-what-does-the-literature-say-a-step-by-step-primer-on-laparoscopic-isthmocele-excision-and-repair
#2
Sevgi Sipahi, Kirsten Sasaki, Charles E Miller
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to understand the minimally invasive approach to the excision and repair of an isthmocele. RECENT FINDINGS: Previous small trials and case reports have shown that the minimally invasive approach by hysteroscopy and/or laparoscopy can cure symptoms of a uterine isthmocele, including abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain and secondary infertility. A recent larger prospective study has been published that evaluates outcomes of minimally invasive isthmocele repair...
June 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594646/minimally-invasive-surgery-in-pelvic-floor-repair
#3
Omar Zwain, Joelle Aoun, David Eisenstein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the use and efficacy of minimally invasive surgery in pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repair. This review summarizes surgical options for management of POP with special emphasis on minimally invasive surgical approach and discusses the recent experience and feasibility of integrating robot-assisted technology. RECENT FINDINGS: Minimally invasive approaches have equal efficacy and less morbidity than laparotomy for POP repair, particularly apical prolapse...
June 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582327/a-comprehensive-review-of-asherman-s-syndrome-causes-symptoms-and-treatment-options
#4
Christina A Salazar, Keith Isaacson, Stephanie Morris
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Intrauterine adhesions, also known as Asherman's syndrome, can have an impact on both reproductive outcomes and gynaecologic symptoms. Understanding the cause of intrauterine adhesions and the common clinical presentation will increase awareness of the condition and guide the patient to appropriate therapy. Surgical management offers favourable fertility outcomes and is often successful in restoring menstruation. RECENT FINDINGS: Surgical management with hysteroscopic lysis of adhesions is the gold standard for treatment and adopting an office-based approach offers several advantages...
June 2, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582326/the-sticky-business-of-adhesion-prevention-in-minimally-invasive-gynecologic-surgery
#5
Esther S Han, Stacey A Scheib, Kristin E Patzkowsky, Khara Simpson, Karen C Wang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The negative impact of postoperative adhesions has long been recognized, but available options for prevention remain limited. Minimally invasive surgery is associated with decreased adhesion formation due to meticulous dissection with gentile tissue handling, improved hemostasis, and limiting exposure to reactive foreign material; however, there is conflicting evidence on the clinical significance of adhesion-related disease when compared to open surgery. Laparoscopic surgery does not guarantee the prevention of adhesions because longer operative times and high insufflation pressure can promote adhesion formation...
June 2, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562440/vitamin-d-in-human-reproduction
#6
Jason M Franasiak, Evelin E Lara, Antonio Pellicer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with a wide range of human disease states and the global epidemic, particularly in reproductive aged women, has led to a focus on this complex hormones role in human reproduction. Indeed vitamin D receptors are found throughout the reproductive tract in the ovary, endometrium, and the placenta. It has roles both in calcium-dependent and independent pathways. However, agreement upon the most appropriate way to assess vitamin D status and ultimately its activity at various sites has proven challenging...
May 29, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557831/female-exposure-to-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-and-fecundity-a-review
#7
Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Audrey J Gaskins
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have been known for their ability to interfere with aspects of hormone action resulting in adverse health consequences among animals and humans; however, the effects of EDCs on human fecundity have shown inconsistent findings. This review summarizes the most recent epidemiologic literature from humans on the potential effects of female exposure to nonpersistent EDCs, specifically bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates, parabens, and triclosan, on fecundity, measured by markers of reproductive hormones, markers of ovulation or ovarian reserve, IVF outcomes, and time-to-pregnancy...
May 26, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538003/use-of-fertility-medications-and-cancer-risk-a-review-and-update
#8
Lindsay Kroener, Daniel Dumesic, Zain Al-Safi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is increasing use of fertility medications for ovulation induction and ovarian stimulation for in-vitro fertilization in the treatment of female infertility. In this review, recent literature regarding the association between fertility medication and cancer risk is reviewed. RECENT FINDINGS: Several important publications have recently addressed the relationship between use of fertility medications and cancer risk. There are methodological limitations to many of these studies, including unique challenges in studying rare cancers that often develop several years after the time of fertility medication exposure...
May 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537948/current-techniques-and-outcomes-in-hysteroscopic-sterilization-current-evidence-considerations-and-complications-with-hysteroscopic-sterilization-micro-inserts
#9
James Casey, Laura Cedo-Cintron, Jessica Pearce, Amanda Yunker
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe the current data regarding effectiveness, complications, postoperative evaluation, and surgical interventions associated with Essure hysteroscopic sterilization. RECENT FINDINGS: Hysteroscopic sterilization is a commonly performed procedure that is offered as a well tolerated, effective, outpatient method of permanent sterilization. Over the past several years, concerns have been raised regarding correct placement and postoperative complications...
May 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520585/the-role-of-simulation-and-warm-up-in-minimally-invasive-gynecologic-surgery
#10
Janelle K Moulder, Michelle Louie, Tarek Toubia, Lauren D Schiff, Matthew T Siedhoff
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the review is to update the reader on the current literature and recent studies evaluating the role of simulation and warm-up as part of surgical education and training, and maintenance of surgical skills. RECENT FINDINGS: Laparoscopic and hysteroscopic simulation may improve psychomotor skills, particularly for early-stage learners. However, data are mixed as to whether simulation education is directly transferable to surgical skill...
May 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448277/long-term-consequences-of-obesity-on-female-fertility-and-the-health-of-the-offspring
#11
Suchitra Chandrasekaran, Genevieve Neal-Perry
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Obesity has reached near epidemic levels among reproductive age women with a myriad of consequences. Obesity adversely affects the maternal milieu by creating conditions that decrease fertility and increase the risk of gestational diabetes, hypertensive disease in pregnancy, fetal growth abnormalities and congenital anomalies. The effects of obesity are not limited to pregnancy. Indeed, beyond the immediate postpartum period, obese women maintain a higher prevalence of insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410349/zika-virus-and-assisted-reproduction
#12
Christina N Cordeiro, Rashda Bano, Chantel I Washington Cross, James H Segars
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Due to the fact that the Zika virus can be sexually transmitted, there is a potential risk for disease transmission at several stages of assisted reproduction. Such a possibility poses a serious challenge to couples pursing fertility with reproductive technologies. Here, we discuss what is known regarding Zika virus infection with respect to sexual transmission and correlate this knowledge with recent recommendations in the realm of infertility treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Zika virus can be transmitted from infected men and women through vaginal, oral or anal intercourse...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362681/dual-ovarian-stimulation-and-random-start-in-assisted-reproductive-technologies-from-ovarian-biology-to-clinical-application
#13
Alberto Vaiarelli, Roberta Venturella, Damiano Vizziello, Francesco Bulletti, Filippo M Ubaldi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The opportunity to use gonadotropins to stimulate the growth of antral follicles coming from different follicular waves available in different moment of the menstrual cycle allowed the implementation of innovative protocols in assisted reproductive technologies. The purpose of this review is to explore the possible advantages related to these new controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) strategies. RECENT FINDINGS: Women exhibit major and minor wave patterns of ovarian follicular development during the menstrual cycle, as it is in animal species...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362680/telemonitoring-in-ivf-icsi
#14
Jan Gerris
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Traditionally, ovarian stimulation for IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection is performed by healthcare professionals, requiring the patient to make frequent visits to these centres. We describe the rationale, research findings and early clinical experience with home-based sonography for IVF patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Published experience indicates that selected patients are able to procure video sequences themselves; they value the empowerment, discretion and decreased stress involved in these visits; partner involvement increases as well...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333696/a-universal-freeze-all-strategy-why-it-is-not-warranted
#15
Baris Ata, Emre Seli
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There's some preclinical evidence of an adverse effect of multifollicular growth on endometrial function in assisted reproductive technology cycles. Universal elective frozen embryo transfer (eFET) in an unstimulated cycle is being promoted as a panacea, regardless of patient, and cycle characteristics. We review the clinical evidence on the effectiveness and safety of eFETs. RECENT FINDINGS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing fresh and eFET yield contradictory results in terms of live birth rates...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306561/diving-into-the-oocyte-pool
#16
Stine G Kristensen, Susanne E Pors, Claus Y Andersen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The ovarian reserve comprises an enormous surplus of follicles. Despite this, some women produce insufficient numbers of oocytes by conventional fertility treatments. However, recent technical accomplishments may transform assisted reproductive technology (ART) in such a way that oocytes are not necessarily the limiting factor. In this review, we present possible new strategies for enhancing the quantity of mature oocytes, and current views on autologous oocytes as potential sources of mitochondria to lift performance of compromised oocytes...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306560/growth-hormone-in-ivf-cycles-any-hope
#17
Roger J Hart, Luk Rombauts, Robert J Norman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Growth hormone (GH) has been used as an adjunct in ovulation induction and IVF for 25 years, particularly as an adjunct to ovarian stimulation for women who had a previous poor response to stimulation in an IVF cycle. It does not have US Food and Drug Administration approval for this use. Unfortunately, due to the problems inherent with recruiting women who have undergone unsuccessful IVF treatment cycles and their inevitable low live birth rate per initiated cycle, many studies performed to date have been underpowered...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266934/preimplantation-embryonic-mosaicism-origin-consequences-and-the-reliability-of-comprehensive-chromosome-screening
#18
Diego Marin, Richard T Scott, Nathan R Treff
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Embryonic mosaicism represents an ongoing challenge for contemporary comprehensive chromosome screening platforms due to the unknown reproductive potential of mosaic embryos and technical difficulties of its detection from a single embryo biopsy. RECENT FINDINGS: Mosaicism in preimplantation embryos is a product of mitotic errors arising primarily from anaphase lag and chromosome nondisjunction. To date, there is high variability among estimations of prevalence of mosaicism in blastocysts, the most recent ranging from 3...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266933/endometrial-microbiome
#19
Jason M Franasiak, Richard T Scott
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There have been great improvements in assisted reproduction in the recent decade; however, there are still a significant number of chromosomally normal blastocysts that fail to produce live births. The human microbiome is the totality of the microbes and their genomes that exist in and on the host. The understanding of its impact on health and human disease, particularly in human reproduction, is evolving. RECENT FINDINGS: New technologies have empowered metagenomic sample analysis that allows for more fully characterizing the reproductive tract microbiome...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266932/should-we-forget-about-embryos-till-day-5
#20
Fernando Bronet, David Agudo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To find the way of having more and better blastocyst is essential. How to culture embryos up to blastocyst stage remains critical. RECENT FINDINGS: Several studies show how a blastocyst score can predict the implantation potential. If that score is enough to choose the best blastocyst, as culture conditions would not be affected in these days, we would not need to check early cleavage embryos, even it could be better for the embryo development...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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