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Obstetrics and Gynecology International

Emaduldin Seyam, Emad Moussa Ibrahim, Ayman Moheb Youseff, Eissa M Khalifa, Enas Hefzy
Objective: The aim of the current study was to laparoscopically investigate the effects of peritoneal nonclosure on the sites, types, and degrees of adhesions developed after primary caesarean section (CS) in women complaining of secondary infertility after first CS delivery. Study Design: This was a cross-sectional study, where 250 women suffering from secondary infertility after their first CS had been recruited. They had been classified into group I ( n  = 89), where both the visceral and parietal peritoneum had been left opened; group II ( n  = 75), where only the parietal peritoneum had been closed; and group III ( n  = 86), where both peritoneal layers had been closed...
2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Taklu Marama, Hinsermu Bayu, Mulualem Merga, Wakgari Binu
Background: To improve the quality of services, satisfying patients is the primary goal of the Ethiopian reform programme. Objectives: To assess patient satisfaction and associated factors among clients admitted to obstetrics and gynecology wards of public hospitals in Mekelle town. Method : Institution-based cross-sectional study design was conducted on 413 participants using systematic sampling methods. Data were collected from March 9 to May 8, 2016, using structured questionnaires...
2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Meron Mehari Kifle, Filmon Abraham Ghirmai, Soliana Amanuel Berhe, Winta Sium Tesfay, Yodit Teklemariam Weldegebriel, Zebib Tesfamariam Gebrehiwet
Background: Exploring patient satisfaction contributes to provide quality maternity care, but there is paucity of epidemiologic data in Eritrea. Objectives: To determine the predictors of women's satisfaction with intrapartum care in Asmara public maternity hospitals in Eritrea. Methods: A cross-sectional study among 771 mothers who gave birth in three public Hospitals. Chi-square tests were done to analyze the difference in proportion and logistic regression to assess the predictors of satisfaction with intrapartum care...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Okon Asuquo Okon, John Egede Ekabua
Eighty women undergoing induction of labor at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital were recruited and randomly allocated into two treatment groups (40 each), to receive either serial 50 µ g doses of misoprostol or intracervical Foley catheter. Vaginal blood loss was collected and measured using an under buttocks plastic collection bag and by perineal pad weighing up to 6 hours postpartum. There were no significant differences between the two groups with respect to sociodemographic and obstetric characteristics...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Tefera Marie Bereka, Amlaku Mulat Aweke, Tewodrose Eshetie Wondie
Background: Uterine rupture is tearing of the uterine wall during pregnancy or delivery. It may extend to partial or whole thickness of the uterine wall. It is usually a case where obstetric care is poor. In extensive damage, death of the baby and sometimes even maternal death are evident. Objective: This study assesses associated factors and outcome of uterine rupture at Suhul General Hospital, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, 2016. Methodology: A case-control study was conducted by review of data from September 2012 to August 2016...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Sanam Behjat Sasan, Farnaz Zandvakili, Nasrin Soufizadeh, Elaheh Baybordi
INTRODUCTION: Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific syndrome. One of the hypotheses concerning the etiology of preeclampsia is vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy. METHOD AND MATERIALS: The present study is a randomized controlled clinical trial which aims to determine the effect of vitamin D supplement on reducing the probability of recurrent preeclampsia. 72 patients were placed in control group while 70 patients were randomized to the intervention group. The intervention group received a 50000 IU pearl vitamin D3 once every two weeks...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Fatemeh Sarvi, Marjan Arabahmadi, Ashraf Alleyassin, Marzieh Aghahosseini, Marzieh Ghasemi
BACKGROUND: The correlation between endometrial thickness and receptivity has been mentioned in various studies. This study investigated the effect of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in treating thin endometrium of infertile women who were chosen for in vitro fertilization in our infertility clinic in 2014 and 2015. METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial, 28 women who were chosen for in vitro fertilization and had endometrial thickness of less than 6 mm on the day of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) injection were included in the study...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Abdi A Gele, Abdulwahab M Salad, Liban H Jimale, Prabhjot Kour, Berit Austveg, Bernadette Kumar
Obstetric fistula is treatable by surgery, although access is usually limited, particularly in the context of conflict. This study examines the profile of women attending fistula repair surgery in three hospitals in Somalia. A cross-sectional study was conducted in Somalia from August to September 2016. Structured questionnaires were administered to 81 women who registered for fistula repair surgery in the Garowe, Daynile, and Kismayo General Hospitals in Somalia. Findings revealed that 70.4% of the study participants reported obstetric labor as the cause of their fistula, and 29...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Yisak Gebregzabiherher, Abera Haftu, Solomon Weldemariam, Haftom Gebrehiwet
Background. World health organization estimates that 25 million LBW babies are born annually worldwide and 95% occur in developing countries. Objective. To assess the prevalence and associated factors of low birth weight among term neonates delivered in Adwa Hospital, Northern Ethiopia. Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted among neonates delivered in Adwa Hospital. All live births delivered from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016, were included in this study. The study participants were selected through systematic sampling technique and the data was collected using a structured questionnaire...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Eman Aly Abd El Fattah
Endometriosis is strongly associated with infertility. Endometrial polyps are prevalent in infertile women and they have similar pathological characteristics to endometriosis, suggesting a possible association. Uterine malformations as uterine septum and hypoplastic uterus are also linked to endometriosis. Hysterosalpingogram and transvaginal ultrasonography are used to diagnose endometrial lesions. Hysteroscopy can detect small lesions that might be missed. Recently, 4D ultrasonography is being used, but which is superior has not been established yet...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Imane Khachani, Mohamed Hassan Alami, Rachid Bezad
Objective. Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) management requires clear guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. Unequal management skills among practitioners, inadequate treatment, irregular surveillance, and drop-out are common in resource-limited settings and can lead to life-threatening complications and morbidities. To address these challenges, we implemented a GTD Management Program at the National Center for Reproductive Health in Rabat, Morocco. Methods and Program Description. In-depth review of management protocols was carried out, and concise guidelines were developed, with targeted training for physicians...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
V Paliulyte, G S Drasutiene, D Ramasauskaite, D Bartkeviciene, J Zakareviciene, J Kurmanavicius
PURPOSE: To examine the uterine involution period after uncomplicated delivery in primiparous and multiparous women. METHODS: Longitudinal prospective study. Repeated parameters were measured and endometrial contents and diastolic notch were observed. Measurements of primiparous and multiparous women were carried out after labour on the 1st, 3rd, 10th, 30th, 42nd, and 60th postpartum days. The analysis was performed using SPSS version 21. RESULTS: The median uterus parameters are bigger in multiparous group in physiological puerperium, but the decreasing trend is the same...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Natalie Kew, Jacobus DuPlessis, Domenic La Paglia, Katherine Williams
Introduction. Our study aims to investigate and evaluate (1) rates of success of ECV for breech presentation at term at the Royal Women's Hospital in comparison to international standards; (2) mode of delivery following ECV; (3) factors influencing success rates of ECV at the Royal Women's Hospital. Methods. An audit of all women who underwent ECV between the years 2007 and 2014 at the Royal Women's Hospital as public patients was completed. Data parameters were collected from paper and electronic patient files at the Women's Hospital...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Jayaraman Mavila Nambiar, Muralidhar Vaman Pai, Arevidya Reddy, Pratap Kumar
Background. To determine whether transabdominal screening can be used to screen women with short cervix on transvaginal scan. Methods. The study was done between 18 and 20 weeks of gestation. Transabdominal scan was done and cervical length was measured. Transvaginal scan was also done and cervical length was measured. An attempt was made to find out whether transabdominal scan be used to predict a cervical length of 25 mm by transvaginal scan. Results. In our study the cut-off for transabdominal scan for detecting a short cervix of 25 mm by transvaginal scan was 29 mm...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Shinji Tanigaki, Chie Nagata, Kazunori Ueno, Nobuaki Ozawa, Shinichi Nagaoka, Kei Tanaka, Haruhiko Sago, Mitsutoshi Iwashita
Background. Caesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a rare ectopic pregnancy associated with life-threatening complications. To date, no therapeutic protocols have been established. Sono-guided local methotrexate (MTX) injection is a relatively easy and low-invasive treatment. Additional systemic MTX is sometimes needed for CSP cases, especially when β-subunit human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) levels are >20,000 mIU/ml at diagnosis. We report on six cases of CSP treated with local MTX injection, five of which received combined local treatment...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Asresash D Abathun, Abdi A Gele, Johanne Sundby
Introduction. Female genital cutting (FGC) is a harmful traditional practice that violates women's rights and threatens their health. Although much work has been done to tackle this practice in Ethiopia, the prevalence remains very high in Somali and Harari regions. This study aims to investigate the attitude towards FGC of young people (boys and girls) in Somali and Harari regions of Eastern Ethiopia. Methods. A cross-sectional quantitative study was carried out in Somali and Harari regions from October to December 2015...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Justice Afrifa, Samuel Essien-Baidoo, Albert Baffour Gyau, Richard Kobina Dadzie Ephraim
Background. Malaria is known to have devastating effects on mortality in tropical and subtropical regions with the effect being magnified in people with weakened immunity such as those in pregnancy. We assessed the effect of malaria on renal function of pregnant women receiving antenatal care in a mesoendemic area of Ghana. Methodology. A case-control study that enrolled a total of 100 pregnant women (50 with confirmed gestational malaria as cases and 50 without malaria as controls). Sociodemographic characteristics, obstetric history (obtained with a questionnaire), urea, creatinine, sodium, and potassium were analyzed using a chemistry automated analyzer...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Sareena Singh, Justin Himler, Christa I Nagel, Kimberly Resnick
Background. To determine the prognostic significance of pretreatment levels of circulating lymphocyte (CLC), neutrophil (CNC), and monocyte (CMC) counts in patients with locally advanced cervical carcinoma (CC) treated with definitive radiation. Methods. A retrospective, dual-institution review of patients with Stage IB2-IVA CC from 2005 to 2015. Progression-free (PFS) and Overall Survival (OS) were determined for high and low CLC, CNC, and CMC groups. Multivariate analysis was used to confirm prognostic value of baseline leukocyte counts...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Rebecca L Flyckt, Eliza E White, Linnea R Goodman, Catherine Mohr, Sanjeev Dutta, Kristine M Zanotti
Background. The objective of this study was to determine whether female surgical residents underestimate their surgical abilities relative to males on a standardized test of laparoscopic skill. Methods. Twenty-six male and female general surgery residents and 25 female obstetrics and gynecology residents at two academic centers were asked to predict their score prior to undergoing the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery standardized skills exam. Actual and predicted score as well as delta values (predicted score minus actual score) were compared between residents...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Keisuke Tanaka, Kassam Mahomed
Caesarean section (CS) rates have been increasing worldwide and have caused concerns. For meaningful comparisons to be made World Health Organization recommends the use of the Ten-Group Robson classification as the global standard for assessing CS rates. 2625 women who birthed over a 12-month period were analysed using this classification. Women with previous CS (group 5) comprised 10.9% of the overall 23.5% CS rate. Women with one previous CS who did not attempt VBAC contributed 5.3% of the overall 23.5% CS rate...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
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