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Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Mohamed Sayed Abdelhafez, Mahmoud Mohamed Abdelrazik, Ahmed Badawy
OBJECTIVE: To compare the obstetric outcomes of triplet gestations managed by early fetal reduction to twins with those managed by prophylactic cervical cerclage in women conceived with assisted reproductive techniques (ART). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study of the pregnancy and neonatal outcomes of trichorionic triplet gestations achieved by ART and managed either by early transvaginal fetal reduction to twins (n = 53) or by prophylactic placement of cervical cerclage (n = 65)...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Chia-Chi Kung, Shiou-Sheng Chen, Hong-Jyh Yang, Chih-Jun Lai, Li-Kuei Chen
OBJECTIVE: The mechanism through which neuroaxial morphine causes pruritus has not been elucidated clearly and thoroughly. MATERIALS AND METHODS: a study in 129 female parturients was conducted to investigate the effect of 14 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on phenotype (pruritus) induced by neuroaxial (including intrathecal or epidural) morphine for cesarean section. Clinical phenotype, subjective complaints and objective observations were recorded. DNA from blood samples was used to record the SNPs...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Pitchaya Homsup, Chadakarn Phaloprakarn, Siriwan Tangjitgamol, Sumonmal Manusirivithaya
OBJECTIVE: To identify characteristics and pregnancy outcomes among pregnant illicit drug users living in an urban area, and to describe trends in drug use over an 8-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on pregnant women living in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region who delivered at our institution during 2008-2015 were studied. Women with drug use (n = 197) and women without drug use (n = 787) were compared in terms of maternal characteristics and pregnancy outcomes...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Shiao-Hsuan Yang, Cheng-Hsuan Wu, Yu-Ching Chen, Chueh-Ko Yang, Tsui-Huang Wu, Pei-Chi Chen, Horng-Der Tsai
OBJECTIVE: Using a non-invasive method to select the most competent embryo is essential in in vitro fertilization (IVF). Since the beginning of clinical application of time-lapse technology, several studies have proposed models using the time-lapse imaging system for predicting the IVF outcome. This study used both morphokinetic and morphological dynamic parameters to select embryos with the highest developmental potential. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 23 intracytoplasmic sperm injection treatment cycles with 138 fertilized oocytes were included in this study...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gulten Ozgen, Burcu Dincgez Cakmak, Betul Dundar, Fatma Nurgul Tasgoz, Feyza Bayram, Burak Karadag
OBJECTIVE: Isolated oligohydramnios is defined as an amniotic fluid index below five centimeter with no other coexisting condition. There are still controversies about the management and pregnancy outcomes. A marker predicting these is crucial. Low pregnancy associated plasma protein-A levels were reported to be related with adverse pregnancy outcomes. We aimed to determine the role of first trimester pregnancy associated plasma protein-A for poor outcomes in preterm isolated oligohydramnios cases...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Chyi-Long Lee, Soshi Kusunoki, Chen-Yin Huang, Kai-Yun Wu, Pei-Shan Lee, Kuan-Gen Huang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility and survival outcomes of laparoscopic staging for patients with stage I ovarian cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic staging surgery for stage I ovarian cancer from January 2002 to December 2014 were evaluated retrospectively by chart review. RESULTS: Twenty-four patients with mean age 43.9 ± 9.9 years and mean body mass index 24.0 ± 3.8 kg/m2 were included, in which 12 (50%) patients were in stage IA and 12 (50%) in stage IC...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Murat Ekin, Hediye Dagdeviren, Sema Suzen Caypinar, Bilgen Erdogan, Mehmet Emin Ayag, Huseyin Cengiz, Levent Yasar, Çaglar Helvacioglu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the cosmetic result of the PEAK Plasma Blade with traditional scalpel in patients who had primary cesarean delivery by using POSAS (Patient and Observer Assessment Scale). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fourty women between 20 and 40 years, who were planning to have primary cesarean delivery, were randomized for skin incision with PEAK Plasma Blade (n:20) and with scalpel (n:20) were blinded to their group allocation. At six months, the cosmetic outcome of the cesarean scar was assessed using the POSAS...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Caixia Zhu, Malie Wang, Gang Niu, Juan Yang, Zilian Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate obstetric outcomes in twin pregnancies of advanced maternal age (≥35 years). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study involved 470 twin pregnancies in a single center from Sep. 1, 2012 to Mar. 31, 2015. Clinical characteristics and obstetric outcomes were recorded and compared among twin pregnancies who were classified as follows: age 20-29, 30-34, 35-39 and ≥40 years. RESULTS: The incidence of gestational diabetes (age 20-29 years 15...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Osman Karacin, Ilknur Mutlu, Mesut Kose, Fatih Celik, Mine Kanat-Pektas, Mehmet Yilmazer
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the possible role of vitamin D deficiency in primary dysmenorrhea by assessing serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels in a cohort which includes young Turkish women with primary dysmenorrhea and healthy controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 683 women who were aged between 18 and 25 years and who were consecutively admitted to the study center were eligible. After the exclusion of 55 women, 184 women with primary dysmenorrhea were randomly assigned into the dysmenorrhea group and 184 women without dysmenorrhea were randomly allocated into the control group...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ryh-Sheng Li, Yuh-Ming Hwu, Robert Kuo-Kuang Lee, Sheng-Hsiang Li, Ming-Huei Lin
OBJECTIVE: Embryo transfers during cleavage stage (day 2 or day 3) and blastocyst stages (day 5 or day 6) are common in current daily practice in fresh IVF/ET cycles. Data regarding transferring day 4 embryos, morula/compact stage, is still restricted and the grading system is also inconsistent, as between IVF clinics. This study provided a new detailed classification system for morula/compact stage embryos and compared successes rates between day 4 and day 5 ET. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ching-Jung Lin, Teh-Fu Hsu, Yen-Hou Chang, Ben-Shian Huang, Ling-Yu Jiang, Peng-Hui Wang, Yi-Jen Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether a maintenance levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system is effective for preventing the recurrence of postoperative adenomyosis-related symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2005 through December 2014, a retrospective study including 133 patients with symptomatic adenomyosis undergoing conservative uterine-sparing surgery followed by gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist treatment was conducted. We excluded the 18 patients who did not meet the inclusion criteria...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Hua Fan, Ting-Ting Wang, Gang Ren, Hong-Liang Fu, Xiang-Ru Wu, Cai-Ting Chu, Wen-Hua Li
0BJECTIVE: We compared the diagnostic accuracy of contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT), fluorine 18-labeled-fludeoxyglucose (18 F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT and conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without and with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) for characterization of tubo-ovarian abscesses (TOAs) that mimic adnexal tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated (retrospectively) 43 patients who underwent contrast-enhanced CT, PET/CT, conventional MRI without and with DWI, and who were found to have TOAs and complex adnexal tumors...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Rami Kilani, Wesam Aleyadeh, Luay Abu Atieleh, Abdul Mane Al Suleimat, Maysa Khadra, Hassan M Hawamdeh
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate inter-observer variability and reproducibility of ultrasound measurements for fetal biometric parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study was implemented in two tertiary care hospitals in Amman, Jordan; Prince Hamza Hospital and Albashir Hospital. 192 women with a singleton pregnancy at a gestational age of 18-36 weeks were the participants in the study. Transabdominal scans for fetal biometric parameter measurement were performed on study participants from the period of November 2014 to March 2015...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Shih-Shien Weng, Yi-Chun Chou, Fang-Ju Sun
OBJECTIVE: To describe the surgical outcomes of single port access laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomy (LSH) using in-bag manual morcellation and evaluate the feasibility of this procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with symptomatic leiomyoma or adenomyosis were enrolled. A 2-cm transverse incision was made at the umbilicus and single port apparatus (LagiPort) was applied. After dissection of vesicouterine peritoneum from the uterus, the uterine ligaments and vessels were secured and transected by Gyrus PK cutting forceps...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Mehmet Aral Atalay, Turan Ozmen, Bilge Cetinkaya Demir, Isil Kasapoglu, Guven Ozkaya
OBJECTIVE: To define serum decorin (sDEC) levels in healthy pregnants and in patients with preterm labor (PTL), and to introduce possible role of sDEC in predicting the risk for preterm birth (PTB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-one women with diagnosis of PTL between 24th to 32nd weeks of pregnancy were compared with 44 healthy pregnants in this prospective case-control study. Maternal blood sDEC and uterine cervical length (CL) measurements were conducted at referral...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Abdolhalim Rajabi, Najmeh Maharlouei, Abbas Rezaianzadeh, Kamran B Lankarani, Firooz Esmaeilzadeh, Ali Gholami, Kamyar Mansori
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate changes in physical activities during pregnancy and the relationship between physical activity and unplanned caesarean sections (CSs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort study design was carried out. A cohort of 2029 pregnant women was established when they received prenatal care at 18-22 weeks of gestation in a medical center in southwest Iran. Participants were asked to recall their levels of physical activity during pre-pregnancy...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Elizabeth J Ramos-Orosco, Paolo A Zegarra-Lizana, Vicente A Benites-Zapata, Juana M Del Valle-Mendoza
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February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Heesuk Chae
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February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Carlos Manuel Ortiz-Mendoza
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February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Elodie Haraux, Xavier Delforge, Karine Braun, Mickael Zitoun, Céline Klein, Sophie Sanguin
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February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
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