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Joanie Mercier, An Tang, Mélanie Morin, Marie-Claude Lemieux, Samir Khalifé, Barbara Reichetzer, Chantale Dumoulin
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The internal pudendal artery (IPA) is one of the main arteries supplying the pelvic floor muscles (PFMs) and vulvo-vaginal tissues. Its assessment with color Doppler ultrasound has been documented previously, but the reliability of IPA measurements has never been assessed. This study evaluates the test-retest reliability of IPA blood flow parameters measured by color Doppler ultrasound under two conditions: at rest and after a PFM contraction task. METHODS: Twenty healthy women participated in this study...
March 19, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
Vanessa Bueno-Lopez, Carmen Fuentelsaz-Gallego, Manel Casellas-Caro, Ana Maria Falgueras-Serrano, Silvia Crespo-Berros, Ana Maria Silvano-Cocinero, Carolina Alcaine-Guisado, Manuela Zamoro Fuentes, Elena Carreras, Carmen Terré-Rull
BACKGROUND: Fetal occiput posterior position in labor is associated with more painful and prolonged labor, and an increase in both maternal and fetal morbidity. The aim of this study is to assess whether the modified Sims position on the side of the fetal spine increases the rotation to occiput anterior position in women with epidural analgesia and a fetus in persistent occiput posterior (POP) position. METHODS: This is an open, randomized controlled, clinical trial...
March 14, 2018: Birth
Hans Peter Dietz, Francesco Scoti, Nishamini Subramaniam, Talia Friedman, Ka Lai Shek
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Vaginal childbirth clearly has an effect on pelvic floor anatomy, and pregnancy itself also likely plays a role. This study investigated the effects of consecutive pregnancies by comparing pelvic organ support and function in urogynecological patients delivered by cesarean section (CS) only. METHODS: This was a retrospective study using 161 archived data sets of urogynecological patients delivered exclusively by CS presenting with symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction between 2007 and 2015...
March 12, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
Ahmed M Maged, Ehab M Soliman, Ali A Abdellatif, Mohamed Nabil, Omar I Said, Mohamed N Mohesen, Ayman N Raslan, Sahar M Y Elbaradie
BACKGROUND: Fetal head attitude has a substantial impact on labor progress and outcome. Fetal head deflexion is basically diagnosed by digital vaginal examination during labor. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of the fetal occiput-spine angle (OSA) measured through transabdominal ultrasound during the first stage of labor on the progress and outcome of labor. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study conducted on 400 women with term uncomplicated singleton pregnancy with occipitoanterior position during active labor...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Camila C Araujo, Suelene S A Coelho, Natalia Martinho, Mariana Tanaka, Rodrigos M Jales, Cassia R T Juliato
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We used clinical examination and transperineal 3D/4D ultrasound (US) to evaluate pelvic floor muscles (PFM) after different delivery modes. METHODS: Women were surveyed using validated questionnaires. PFM were evaluated and classified according to the Modified Oxford Scale following 3D/4D transperineal US. For statistical analysis, Kruskal-Wallis, Mann-Whitney, chi-square, and Fisher exact tests were used. RESULTS: Fifty-three women were evaluated: 32 with previous vaginal delivery (VD) and 21 with cesarean section (CS) (8 nonelective and 13 elective)...
March 6, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
Margaret A Adgent, David M Umbach, Babette S Zemel, Andrea Kelly, Joan I Schall, Eileen G Ford, Kerry James, Kassa Darge, Julianne C Botelho, Hubert W Vesper, Donald Walt Chandler, Jon M Nakamoto, Walter J Rogan, Virginia A Stallings
Purpose: Chemicals with hormone-like activity, such as estrogenic isoflavones, may perturb human development. Infants exclusively fed soy-based formula are highly exposed to isoflavones, but their physiologic responses remain uncharacterized. Here, we compare estrogen-responsive postnatal development in infants exclusively fed soy formula, cow-milk formula and breast milk. Methods: We enrolled 410 infants born in Philadelphia area hospitals, 2010-2013; 283 infants were exclusively fed soy formula (n=102), cow-milk formula (n=111), or breast milk (n=70) throughout the study (birth to 28 [boys] or 36 [girls] weeks)...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
C Chauffour, J-L Pouly, A-S Gremeau
Could the presence of an endometrioma change the management of Assisted Reproductive Technology? The presence of an endometrioma (<6cm) at the time of stimulation or an endometrioma operated prior to stimulation have no impact on the quality of the embryos and the final results of IVF about the pregnancy and live birth rates despite a possible decrease in the number of oocytes retrieved and potentially higher doses of gonadotropins used. The discovery of an endometrioma during IVF stimulation should not lead to an interruption of the attempt...
March 1, 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
Stéphanie Thibault-Gagnon, Corrie Goldfinger, Caroline Pukall, Susan Chamberlain, Linda McLean
BACKGROUND: Digital intravaginal palpation remains the favored method for clinical assessment of pelvic floor muscle (PFM) function in women; however, there is growing interest in using transperineal ultrasound imaging (TPUSI). TPUSI does not involve vaginal penetration, making it particularly relevant for PFM assessment in women with genito-pelvic pain and penetration disorders. AIMS: To study the relations between measures of PFM morphology and function assessed using 3-dimensional (3D) TPUSI and PFM assessment through intravaginal palpation...
March 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Igino Simonetti, Piero Trovato, Francesco Verde, Luca Tarotto, Roberto Della Casa, Maria Concetta Lonardo, Gianfranco Vallone, Maria Grazia Caprio
Persistent urogenital sinus (PUGS) is a congenital pathological condition characterized by an abnormal communication between the urethra and vagina, which has an estimated incidence of 0.6/10,000 female births. It could be the only known malformation or part of a syndrome. PUGS is commonly shown by a pelvic mass, related to a distended bladder, hydrometrocolpos which is due to an obstruction leading to the dilation of the vagina and uterus (i.e., imperforate hymen, transverse vaginal septum or atresia, and PUGS) or both...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound
Caterina Pizzicaroli, Carlotta Montagnoli, Ilaria Simonelli, Maria Grazia Frigo, Herbert Valensise, Mario Filippo Segatore, Giovanni Larciprete
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the progression and rotation of the fetal head during the second stage of labor using translabial ultrasound and to compare ultrasonographic data obtained in nulliparous women both receiving and not receiving neuraxial analgesia. METHODS: The 49 patients enrolled in the study were divided into two groups according to receiving or not receiving neuraxial analgesia. Every half hour from full dilation to delivery, the ultrasonographic translabial parameters of Angle of Progression, Head Symphysis Distance, and Midline Angle were obtained and recorded by a single operator...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound
Chunhua Zhang, Hongyan Li, Changting Zuo, Xietong Wang
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of conservative treatment with methotrexate against placenta increta by two different routes of administration through retrospective analysis. METHODS: A total of 54 women diagnosed with placenta increta after vaginal delivery were enrolled in this retrospective study. The participants accepted conservative management with methotrexate through either intravenous injection or local multi-point injection under ultrasound guidance. The treatment was considered effective if no hysterectomy was mandatory during the follow-up period...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Anjum N Bandarkar, Adebunmi O Adeyiga, Eglal Shalaby-Rana
We present the case of a 13-year-old girl with a recurrent urinary tract infection, malodorous vaginal discharge, and urinary incontinence caused by a retained vaginal foreign body. The foreign body, an aerosol cap retained for over 2 years, resulted in the formation of a ureterovaginal fistula, an extremely rare complication. The critical value of ultrasound and magnetic resonance urography in delineating the foreign body, the fistulous tract, and the intraperitoneal urine leak is described. Through this unique diagnostic dilemma, we wish to highlight that the evaluation of persistent unusual urinary symptoms and vaginal discharge in a young girl must include a thorough pelvic examination and focused imaging to look for retained vaginal foreign bodies...
December 2017: Radiology Case Reports
Nicholas R Zessis, Jennifer L Nicholas, Stephen I Stone
Bilateral adrenal hemorrhages rarely occur during the neonatal period and are often associated with traumatic vaginal deliveries. However, the adrenal gland has highly regenerative capabilities and adrenal insufficiency typically resolves over time. We evaluated a newborn female after experiencing fetal macrosomia and a traumatic vaginal delivery. She developed acidosis and acute renal injury. Large adrenal hemorrhages were noted bilaterally on ultrasound, and she was diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency based on characteristic electrolyte changes and a low cortisol (4...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
S Verdonckt, J Gerris
Objective: To examine advantages and disadvantages as perceived by patients and their partners using home sonography for monitoring ovarian stimulation prior to artificial fertility treatment. Method: We interviewed 25 patients and their partners and took 44 online questionnaires. All interviews were written out and the transcripts were coded, based on words patients used to describe their experience. The query consisted mostly of statements, of which the participant had to ascertain whether or not they agreed (1= I absolutely don't agree and 5 = I absolutely agree)...
September 2017: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
Gisele Alborghetti Nai, Andressa Bazan, Caroline Andrade Rocha, Juliana Souza Nagy, Isadora Tanaka Campos
Melanomas of the female genital tract may occur in the vulva, the vagina, the ovary or the cervix. Pregnancy has been considered an aggravating factor in the evolution and prognosis of melanoma. A 35-year-old female presented with vaginal bleeding 2 months after a term cesarean delivery. An endovaginal ultrasound revealed a lesion in the uterine cervix. The pathological report revealed a small round-cell neoplasm, and the immunohistochemistry confirmed the diagnosis of malignant melanoma. A positron emission tomography revealed an expansive hypermetabolic lesion centered on the cervix, and hypermetabolic lesions in the liver and right kidney...
February 23, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
Hans Peter Dietz, Mariángeles Gómez, Ixora Kamisan Atan, Caroline S Wanderley Ferreira
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Rectocele is common in parous women but also seen in nulliparae. This study was designed to investigate the association between vaginal parity and descent of the rectal ampulla/rectocele depth as determined by translabial ultrasound (TLUS). METHODS: This retrospective observational study involved 1296 women seen in a urogynaecological centre. All had undergone an interview, clinical examination and 4D ultrasound (US) imaging supine and after voiding...
February 20, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
Mehrsa Jalalizadeh, S Abbas Shobeiri
Male-to-female gender reassignment surgery may lead to unsatisfactory vaginal length. No standard approaches are established to treat these patients. We present a case of vaginoplasty using the laparoscopic Davydov technique performed on a male-to-female transgender patient. Our case provides a novel approach to treating this rare condition and introduces Davydov procedure as a potentially effective and safe treatment. Preoperative endovaginal and endoanal 3-dimensional ultrasounds and a pelvic magnetic resonance imaging of the case are presented to provide details of this patient's unique anatomy...
February 15, 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Yaw A Wiafe, Bill Whitehead, Heather Venables, Alexander T Odoi
The purpose of this study was to investigate the diagnostic performance of the head-perineum distance, angle of progression, and the head-symphysis distance as intrapartum ultrasound parameters in the determination of an engaged fetal head. Two hundred and one women in labour underwent both ultrasound and digital vaginal examination in the estimation of fetal head station. The transperineal ultrasound measured head-perineum distance, angle of progression, and head-symphysis distance for values correlating with digital vaginal examination head station...
February 2018: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
Bradley de Vries, Rajit Narayan, Kevin McGeechan, Stanley Santiagu, Ramesh Vairavan, Minke Burke, Hala Phipps, Jon Hyett
INTRODUCTION: Cesarean section rates continue to increase globally. Prediction of intrapartum cesarean section could lead to preventive measures. Our aim was to assess the association between sonographically measured cervical length at 37 weeks of gestation and cesarean section among women planning a vaginal birth. The population was women with a low-risk pregnancy or with gestational diabetes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study conducted in a tertiary referral hospital in Sydney, Australia...
February 16, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Serdar Aydın, Hale Göksever Çelik, Mustafa Maraşlı, Rabia Zehra Bakar
OBJECTIVE: Uterine leiomyomas are the most common pelvic tumor in women. The calculated prevalence of prolapsed pedunculated leiomyoma was 2.5% in patients who underwent surgery. Although vaginal removal is safe and effective, hysterectomy demand is questionable. We aimed to analyze the association between patient characteristics, clinical features of prolapsed pedunculated submucosal leiomyoma and the probability of successful vaginal myomectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted in 35 women who presented with prolapsed pedunculated uterine leiomyoma...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
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