Issue Contents

Volume 137, Issue 1

  • April 2017
  • Pages 1–106
Brief Detailed

REVIEW ARTICLE

Obstetrics

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Observational study comparing the performance of first‐trimester screening protocols for detecting trisomy 21 in a North Indian population

Authors
Anita Kaul, Chanchal Singh, Rachna Gupta, Nidhi Arora, Abha Gupta
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
14–19
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12087

Combined first‐trimester screening using maternal age, biochemistry, and an extended ultrasonography protocol performed well in a North Indian population.

Associations between pre‐eclampsia and protein C and protein S levels among pregnant Nigerian women

Authors
Helen C. Okoye, Lisa I. Eweputanna, Anthony O.U. Okpani, Oseikhuemen A. Ejele
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
26–30
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12085

Protein C and free protein S disorders are unlikely to be associated with pre‐eclampsia etiopathogenesis. Therapeutic intervention should focus on other potential pathogenetic pathways.

Correlation between rapid HIV testing and fourth‐generation ELISA results for HIV detection among pregnant patients in the delivery room

Authors
Alejandro G. Almaguer, Lidia Mendoza‐Flores, Luis A. Sánchez‐López, Laura A. Palau‐Dávila, Magaly Padilla‐Orozco, Adrián Camacho‐Ortiz
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
31–33
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12094

Rapid HIV testing showed adequate correlation with HIV screening by ELISA; it can be useful in parturients with no previous history of HIV testing.

Intrapartum fetal head circumference and estimated fetal weight as predictors of operative delivery

Authors
Noha H. Rabei, Amr M. El‐Helaly, Amr H. Farag, Ahmed K. El‐Naggar, Mohamed K. Etman, Moataz M. El‐Moteily
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
34–39
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12098

Intrapartum fetal head circumference and estimated weight were good predictors of operative delivery, facilitating counseling for anticipation and early management of complicated delivery.

Retrospective cohort study of prophylactic intraoperative uterine artery embolization for abnormally invasive placenta

Authors
Yi Pan, Xin Zhou, Zhengqiang Yang, Shudong Cui, Wei De, Lizhou Sun
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
45–50
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12090

Prophylactic intraoperative uterine artery embolization was effective in reducing postpartum hemorrhage and decreased hysterectomy rates among patients with placenta accreta.

Association between timing of elective cesarean delivery and adverse outcomes among women with at least two previous cesareans

Authors
Jehan Hamadneh, Haifaa Alchalabi, Shereen Hamadneh, Zouhair Amarin, Yousef S. Khader, Manal Kassab, Mahmoud Bani‐Hani
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
51–56
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12089

Among women with multiple cesareans, delivery at 37 weeks was associated with increased risk of neonatal respiratory morbidity versus delivery at 38 weeks or later.

The effectiveness of a multidisciplinary, team‐based approach to cesarean hysterectomy in modern obstetric practice

Authors
Caitlin Gillespie, Haleh Sangi‐Haghpeykar, Uma Munnur, Maya S. Suresh, Harold Miller, Shannon M. Hawkins
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
57–62
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12093

A multidisciplinary team‐based approach to managing cesarean hysterectomy might improve outcomes in modern obstetric care in the USA.

Gynecology

Sexual activity among Nigerian women following successful obstetric fistula repair

Authors
Stephen A. Anzaku, Sunday J. Lengmang, Samaila Mikah, Steven N. Shephard, Bassey E. Edem
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
67–71
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12083

Following obstetric fistula repair, a majority of patients experienced some form of sexual dysfunction and approximately one‐fifth were unable to engage in penetrative vaginal intercourse.

Free

Age‐related changes in pre‐ and post‐conization HPV genotype distribution among women with high‐grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

Authors
Luca Giannella, Cristina Fodero, Fausto Boselli, Teresa Rubino, Kabala Mfuta, Sonia Prandi
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
72–77
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12106

Pre‐ and post‐conization HPV genotype distribution varied according to patient age. Increasing age was associated with decreased HPV clearance following treatment.

A preoperative and intraoperative scoring system to predict nodal metastasis in endometrial cancer

Authors
Andressa M.S. Teixeira, Reitan Ribeiro, Kathleen M. Schmeler, Thomas J. Herzog, Sergio M. Nicolau, Renato M. Marques
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
78–85
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12103

Lymph node metastasis in patients with endometrial cancer can be predicted before lymphadenectomy based on three variables obtainable in the preoperative/intraoperative setting.

Postoperative anatomic and quality‐of‐life outcomes after vaginal sacrocolporectopexy for vaginal vault prolapse

Authors
Rüdiger Klapdor, Jolanda Grosse, Bettina Hertel, Peter Hillemanns, Hermann Hertel
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
86–91
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12095

Vaginal sacrocolporectopexy proved safe and feasible for minimally invasive fixation of vaginal vault prolapse, with high rates of anatomic success and good quality of life.

BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS

Effect of the degree of magnetic resonance‐guided high‐intensity focused ultrasound ablation of uterine fibroid tissue on 6‐month volume reduction

Authors
Jing Liu, Bilgin Keserci, Rong Rong, Juan Wei, Jianhua Zhang, Xiaoying Wang
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
92–94
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12102

Ensuring a non‐perfused volume of at least 70% during high‐intensity focused ultrasound ablation of hyper‐vascular fibroids resulted in improved volume reduction ratios at 6 months.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Obstetrics

The use of instructional design guidelines to increase effectiveness of postpartum hemorrhage simulation training

Authors
Brena C.P. de Melo, Ana R. Falbo, Arno M.M. Muijtjens, Cees P.M. van der Vleuten, Jeroen J.G. van Merriënboer
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
99–105
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12084

Use of postpartum hemorrhage simulation training based on instructional design guidelines led to improved learning outcomes among obstetrics and gynecology residents in Brazil.

image This article includes a video abstract, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q5kUFnsJ1Q

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