Issue Contents

Volume 137, Issue 2

  • May 2017
  • Pages 107–226
Brief Detailed

SPECIAL COMMUNICATION

Experts explore the state of bacterial vaginosis and the unmet needs facing women and providers

Authors
Steven E. Chavoustie, Scott E. Eder, William D. Koltun, Tracey R. Lemon, Caroline Mitchell, Paul Nyirjesy, Jack D. Sobel, Ryan Sobel, Rachel Villanueva
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
107–109
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12114

Following a consensus meeting, an expert panel provided recommendations to improve the treatment and quality of life of patients with bacterial vaginosis.

Open Access

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Gynecology

Role of androgen ratios in the prediction of the metabolic phenotype in polycystic ovary syndrome

Authors
Sonia Minooee, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Maryam Tohidi, Fereidoun Azizi
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
110–115
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12107

The testosterone‐to‐androstenedione ratio is a promising marker for the prediction of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome among women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Efficacy of freeze‐dried amnion graft following hysteroscopic adhesiolysis of severe intrauterine adhesions

Authors
Lu Gan, Hua Duan, Fu‐Qing Sun, Qian Xu, Yi‐Qun Tang, Sha Wang
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
116–122
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12112

Use of freeze‐dried amnion graft reduced adhesion scores and improved menstruation (assessed by pictorial blood‐loss assessment chart) after hysteroscopic adhesiolysis of severe intrauterine adhesions.

Prevalence of occult pre‐malignant or malignant pathology at the time of uterine morcellation for benign disease

Authors
Emily C. Von Bargen, Cara L. Grimes, Kavita Mishra, Rui Wang, Miriam J. Haviland, Michele R. Hacker, Joseph A. Carnevale, Alyssa J. Estes, Eman A. Elkadry
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
123–128
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12111

The prevalence of pre‐malignant and malignant uterine pathology in women undergoing open power morcellation was low.

The clinical and economic benefits of school‐based quadrivalent HPV vaccination in Singapore

Authors
Sun Kuie Tay, Tun‐Ying Hsu, Andrei Shcheprov, Anuj Walia, Amit S. Kulkarni
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
129–137
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12126

School‐based administration of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine among Singapore students aged 11–12 years was cost‐effective for the prevention of HPV‐related diseases, including cervical cancer.

Free

Awareness of HPV infection and attitudes toward HPV vaccination among Latvian adolescents

Authors
Hersha Patel, Kristine Pčolkina, Kristine Strazdina, Ilza Viberga, Susan M. Sherman, Douglas G. Tincello, Charles W. Redman, Dace Rezeberga, Esther L. Moss
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
138–144
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12117

Awareness of HPV infection and its consequences among Latvian adolescents was poor, which might explain the low levels of HPV vaccine uptake in this population.

Detection of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia with HPVE6/E7 mRNA among women with atypical squamous cells of unknown significance

Authors
Ya Li, Shouhua Rong, Yanfang Zhi, Cui Qiu, Tingting Fan, Xiaofu Li
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
145–149
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12113

HPV E6/E7 mRNA assay demonstrated higher specificity for detecting CIN2+ compared with HPV DNA testing in women with atypical squamous cells of unknown significance.

Fertility preservation and survival among young women with early ovarian cancer living in US counties with gynecologic oncologist services

Authors
R. Tyler Hillman, Cheryl C. Saenz, Michael T. McHale, Steven C. Plaxe
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
157–163
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12109

Living in a US county with a gynecologic oncologist service is associated with use of fertility‐sparing surgery among young women with early epithelial ovarian cancer.

Medium‐term outcomes of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy or sacrohysteropexy versus vaginal sacrospinous ligament fixation for middle compartment prolapse

Authors
Yisong Chen, Keqin Hua
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
164–169
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12097

In a medium‐term comparison of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy/sacrohysteropexy and vaginal sacrospinous ligament fixation for middle compartment POP, overall success rates were similar between the approaches.

Obstetrics

A retrospective cohort study of hospital versus home care for pregnant women with preterm prelabor rupture of membranes

Authors
Lynne Palmer, Kirsten Grabowska, Jason Burrows, Hilary Rowe, Erin Billing, Amy Metcalfe
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
180–184
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12122

As compared with in‐hospital treatment, prepartum care at home for PPROM might result in cost savings with no difference in maternal or neonatal outcomes.

Cost‐effectiveness of condom uterine balloon tamponade to control severe postpartum hemorrhage in Kenya

Authors
Mercy Mvundura, Donald Kokonya, Elizabeth Abu‐Haydar, Eunice Okoth, Tara Herrick, James Mukabi, Lucas Carlson, Monica Oguttu, Thomas Burke
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
185–191
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12125

Condom uterine balloon tamponade was a cost‐effective device for controlling severe postpartum hemorrhage among women in Kenya.

BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS

Gynecology

Triplet pregnancy from the transfer of two blastocysts demonstrating a twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence with a conjoined‐twins pump fetus

Authors
Hongxia Yuan, Qichang Zhou, Jing Li, Shi Zeng
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
196–197
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12123

A triplet pregnancy that resulted from the transfer of two blastocysts demonstrated a twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence and conjoined twins as a “pump” fetus.

Positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging of adrenocorticotropic hormone‐producing small‐cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix

Authors
Vien X. Nguyen, Ba D. Nguyen, Dora M. Lam‐Himlin
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
197–198
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12104

Ectopic ACTH‐dependent Cushing syndrome‐inducing small‐cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix, undiagnosed by computed tomography and whole‐body octreotide scintigraphy, was identified using F‐18 FDG PET/CT imaging.

Obstetrics

Case report of a pregnant patient with systemic lupus erythematosus with uterine atony and very thin myometrium with uterine fibrosis

Authors
Yu Tokushige, Shuichiro Iwami, Takafumi Nonogaki, Takahiro Shibayama, Toshihide Shimada, Sachiko Minamiguchi
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
201–202
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12118

A pregnant patient with systemic lupus erythematosus experienced hypertension and underwent cesarean delivery. They experienced uterine atony and a very thin myometrium with uterine fibrosis.

SPECIAL ARTICLE

Experience from a multi‐country initiative to improve the monitoring of selected reproductive health indicators in Africa

Authors
Maria Barreix, Özge Tunçalp, Namuunda Mutombo, Ayotunde A. Adegboyega, Lale Say, for the Reproductive Health Indicators Group
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
205–212
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12105

An initiative for improving reproductive healthcare data reporting was piloted in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. A two‐pronged approach targeted national‐ and local‐level healthcare.

Open Access

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Obstetrics

Evaluation of an animated instructional video as a training tool for manual perineum support during vaginal delivery

Authors
Hadil Y. Ali, Åse Vikanes, Marit Anti, Sahar Hassan, Khaled M. Ismail, Kaled Zimmo, Mohammed Zimmo, Erik Fosse, Katariina Laine
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
213–219
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12115

Prior knowledge of manual perineum support was associated with a more positive opinion of an animated training video, which was considered useful, accurate, and helpful.

ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES IN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

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