Issue Contents

Volume 137, Issue 3

  • June 2017
  • Pages 227–349
Brief Detailed

EDITORIAL

SPECIAL COMMUNICATION

CIWH

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Effect of fetal presentation on sonographic estimation of fetal weight according to different formulas

Authors
Anat Shmueli, Amir Aviram, Ron Bardin, Arnon Wiznitzer, Rony Chen, Rinat Gabbay‐Benziv
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
234–240
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12152

Accuracy of formulas to estimate fetal weight is reduced for breech‐presenting fetuses. The formulas by Combs and Hadlock are most accurate for breech‐presenting fetuses.

Doppler assessment of patients with twin‐to‐twin transfusion syndrome and survival following fetoscopic laser surgery

Authors
Enrique Gil Guevara, Andrea Pazos, Otilia Gonzalez, Pilar Carretero, Francisca S. Molina
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
241–245
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12143

Among isolated pregnancies with TTTS, laser surgery was associated with a significant dual survival. Recipient‐fetus ductus venosus Doppler anomalies were associated with lower survival.

Maternal circulating levels of transforming growth factor‐β superfamily and its soluble receptors in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Authors
Yan‐ting Xu, Min‐hong Shen, Ai‐ying Jin, Hong Li, Rui Zhu
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
246–252
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12142

The maternal circulating levels of activin A, inhibin A, soluble endoglin, and soluble betaglycan were significantly elevated in women with severe or early‐onset pre‐eclampsia.

Separation and characterization of maternal cardiac and vascular sounds in the third trimester of pregnancy

Authors
Diana Riknagel, Henrik Zimmermann, Richard Farlie, Dorte Hammershøi, Samuel E. Schmidt, Morten Hedegaard, Peter Humaidan, Johannes J. Struijk
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
253–259
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12151

Maternal vascular murmurs recorded electronically are a potential marker of abnormal uteroplacental blood flow, and could be used to measure the arterial pulse wave velocity.

Retrospective comparison of perinatal outcomes following emergency cervical cerclage with or without prolapsed membranes

Authors
Patricia Steenhaut, Corinne Hubinont, Pierre Bernard, Frédéric Debiève
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
260–264
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12144

Having non‐prolapsed membranes was associated with improved perinatal outcomes following emergency cerclage. These outcomes provided relevant information for counseling women with cervical insufficiency.

Retrospective analysis of placenta previa with abnormal placentation with and without prophylactic use of abdominal aorta balloon occlusion

Authors
Shihong Cui, Yunxiao Zhi, Guomei Cheng, Kai Zhang, Lindong Zhang, Linna Shen
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
265–270
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12132

Prophylactic balloon occlusion of the abdominal aorta reduced bleeding during cesarean delivery for women with abnormal placentation. If necessary, uterine artery embolization should be performed.

Randomized controlled trial of abdominal binders for postoperative pain, distress, and blood loss after cesarean delivery

Authors
Samieh Ghana, Sevil Hakimi, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Fatemeh Abbasalizadeh, Nasser Behnampour
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
271–276
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12134

Lower pain and distress scores, and reduced blood loss were demonstrated among patients who received abdominal binders after cesarean delivery.

Cohort study of the depression, anxiety, and anhedonia components of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale after delivery

Authors
Vincenzo Zanardo, Lara Giliberti, Francesca Volpe, Matteo Parotto, Federico de Luca, Gianluca Straface
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
277–281
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12138

Higher total EPDS and subscale scores were recorded among patients who had cesarean deliveries. EPDS subscales represent a good tool in understanding postpartum psychological disorders.

Maternal and neonatal outcomes among women with HIV infection and their infants in Malawi

Authors
Michelle S. Chevalier, Caroline C. King, Sascha Ellington, Jeffrey Wiener, Dumbani Kayira, Charles S. Chasela, Denise J. Jamieson, Athena P. Kourtis
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
282–289
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12136

Odds of serious maternal and neonatal morbidity were higher after cesarean than vaginal delivery, despite lower maternal viral loads.

Gynecology

Temporal trends in minimally invasive myomectomy before and after the US Food and Drug Administration recommendation against electric morcellation

Authors
Nigel Pereira, William C. Frankel, Anne P. Hutchinson, Hency H. Patel, Cheri Mostisser, Rony T. Elias
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
295–300
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12128

Modifications to surgical technique can allow surgeons to offer minimally invasive myomectomy to patients with symptomatic leiomyomas, even without electric morcellation.

Pre‐implantation genetic screening among women experiencing recurrent failure of in vitro fertilization

Authors
Safak Hatirnaz, Alev Ozer, Ebru Hatirnaz, Melahat Atasever, Serdar Başaranoglu, Mine Kanat‐Pektas, Murat Api
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
314–318
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12135

The addition of pre‐implantation genetic screening to intracytoplasmic sperm injection did not improve perinatal outcomes among women experiencing recurrent in vitro fertilization failure.

The impact of community health educators on uptake of cervical and breast cancer prevention services in Nigeria

Authors
Chibuike O. Chigbu, Azubuike K. Onyebuchi, Tonia C. Onyeka, Boniface U. Odugu, Cyril C. Dim
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
319–324
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12150

Home cancer prevention education by trained community health educators was associated with increased uptake of cervical and breast cancer prevention services in southeast Nigeria.

Use of cancer antigen 125, cancer antigen 19‐9, and the neutrophil‐to‐lymphocyte ratio to diagnose mature cystic teratoma with torsion

Authors
Yuan‐qiu Wang, Wei‐ting Xia, Fang Wang, Xin‐xin Zhuang, Fei‐yun Zheng, Feng Lin
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
332–337
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12139

Combined evaluation of cancer antigen 125, cancer antigen 19‐9, and the neutrophil‐to‐lymphocyte ratio proved an efficient method to diagnose mature cystic teratoma with torsion.

BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS

Obstetrics

Study of the extent of information desired by women undergoing non‐invasive prenatal testing following positive prenatal Down‐syndrome screening test results

Authors
Tsz‐Kin Lo, Kelvin Yuen‐Kwong Chan, Anita Sik‐Yau Kan, Po‐Lam So, Choi‐Wah Kong, Shui‐Lam Mak, Chung‐Nin Lee
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
338–339
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12146

Among patients with pregnancies considered at‐risk for Down syndrome undergoing non‐invasive prenatal testing, preferring extended reports was associated with greater education and knowledge of testing.

Gynecology

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Obstetrics

Effect of on‐site training on the accuracy of blood loss estimation in a simulated obstetrics environment

Authors
Ikechukwu I. Mbachu, Gerald O. Udigwe, Chukwuemeka O. Ezeama, George U. Eleje, Ahizechukwu C. Eke
First Published:
Vol:
137,
Pages:
345–349
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12133

On‐site training of blood loss estimation in a simulated obstetrics environment using simple measurable instruments could improve the visual estimation of blood loss during delivery.