Issue Contents

Volume 139, Issue 3

  • December 2017
  • Pages e1–e4, 259–374
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Issue Information

CIWH

Contemporary Issues in Women's Health

Authors
Vincent Boama, Valerie T. Guinto, Claudio G. Sosa
First Published:
Vol:
139,
Pages:
259–261
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12306
  • Effect of early tranexamic acid administration in women with primary post-partum hemorrhage
  • Maternal pertussis vaccination confers additional protection for infants
  • The global breastfeeding collective
  • Resources for Women's Health
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REVIEW ARTICLES

Obstetrics

A systematic review of primary outcomes and outcome measure reporting in randomized trials evaluating treatments for pre‐eclampsia

Authors
James M.N. Duffy, Martin Hirsch, Chris Gale, Louise Pealing, Anusuya Kawsar, Marian Showell, Paula R. Williamson, Khalid S. Khan, Sue Ziebland, Richard J. McManus, et al
First Published:
Vol:
139,
Pages:
262–267
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12298

Randomized trials evaluating treatments for pre‐eclampsia often omit critical information related to their primary outcome, including definition and measurement. A core outcome set is required.

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Gynecology

A systematic review and meta‐analysis of nonpharmacological adjuvant interventions for patients undergoing assisted reproductive technology treatment

Authors
Kun Chu, Qing Zhang, Hedong Han, Chen Xu, Wenjuan Pang, Yan Ma, Ningxia Sun, Wen Li
First Published:
Vol:
139,
Pages:
268–277
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12310

Nonpharmacological interventions could improve psychological outcomes, particularly relating to anxiety among patients experiencing infertility and undergoing assisted reproductive technology treatment.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

The association between inadequate prenatal care and future healthcare use among offspring in the Bedouin population

Authors
Asia Estis‐Deaton, Eyal Sheiner, Tamar Wainstock, Daniella Landau, Asnat Walfisch
First Published:
Vol:
139,
Pages:
284–289
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12314

Inadequate prenatal care was associated with reduced pediatric hospitalization rates among the Bedouin population, possibly owing to a lack of child healthcare service utilization.

Implementation challenges and outcomes of a randomized controlled pilot study of a group prenatal care model in Malawi and Tanzania

Authors
Crystal L. Patil, Carrie S. Klima, Alana D. Steffen, Sebalda C. Leshabari, Heather Pauls, Kathleen F. Norr
First Published:
Vol:
139,
Pages:
290–296
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12324

Pilot results from Malawi and Tanzania show that group prenatal care is associated with increased healthcare utilization and that a randomized controlled trial is feasible.

Maternal health outcomes following the implementation of Janani Shishu Suraksha Yojana (JSSY) at a tertiary healthcare center in Rajasthan

Authors
Urmila Mahala, Seema Mehta
First Published:
Vol:
139,
Pages:
297–300
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12316

Janani Shishu Suraksha Yojana appeared to be an effective maternal health initiative; its implementation was followed by increases in prenatal care and institutional deliveries.

Use of first‐trimester placenta growth factor concentration to predict hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in a low‐risk Asian population

Authors
Manisha Kumar, Karuna Sharma, Shalini Singh, Ritu Singh, Abha Singh, Jayashree Bhattacharjee
First Published:
Vol:
139,
Pages:
301–306
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12301

First‐trimester screening for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy using maternal factors, Doppler, and biomarkers is an effective test with a detection rate of more than 70%.

Accuracy of 50‐g glucose challenge test to detect International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups criteria‐defined hyperglycemia

Authors
Biodun N. Olagbuji, Adeniyi K. Aderoba, Oluwatosin O. Kayode, Christianah O. Awe, Adesina L. Akintan, Yetunde W. Olagbuji, the Gestational Diabetes Study Group‐Nigeria
First Published:
Vol:
139,
Pages:
312–317
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12304

The 50‐g 1‐hour glucose challenge test performed poorly in identifying hyperglycemia in pregnancy and would not be a suitable 75‐g oral glucose tolerance test replacement.

Repeated cervical length measurements for the verification of short cervical length

Authors
Frederik J.R. Hermans, Bouchra Koullali, Melanie A. van Os, Jeanine E.M. van der Ven, Brenda M. Kazemier, Mallory D. Woiski, Christine Willekes, Petra N. Kuiper, Frans J.M.E. Roumen, Christianne M. de Groot, et al
First Published:
Vol:
139,
Pages:
318–323
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12321

A second cervical length measurement to verify short cervical length did not improve the identification of patients at risk of preterm delivery.

Clinical outcomes after external cephalic version with spinal anesthesia after failure of a first attempt without anesthesia

Authors
Manal Massalha, Gali Garmi, Noah Zafran, Julia Carmeli, Genady Gimburg, Raed Salim
First Published:
Vol:
139,
Pages:
324–328
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12312

Repeat external cephalic version with spinal anesthesia after first attempt failure increased the frequency of vertex presentation at birth and decreased the cesarean delivery rate.

Retrospective surveys of obstetric red cell transfusion practice in the UK and USA

Authors
Matthew Cauldwell, Amir Shamshirsaz, Thai‐Ying Wong, Abigail Cohen, Alex C. Vidaeff, Shiu‐Ki Hui, Joanna Girling, Michael A. Belfort, Philip J. Steer
First Published:
Vol:
139,
Pages:
342–345
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12309

Transfusion practice in obstetrics deviates from evidence‐based guidelines; by default or longstanding tradition, most women receive two units of red blood cells rather than one.

Gynecology

Clinical characteristics and prognostic inflection points among long‐term survivors of advanced epithelial ovarian cancer

Authors
Joo‐Hyuk Son, Tae‐Wook Kong, Jiheum Paek, Kwan‐Heup Song, Suk‐Joon Chang, Hee‐Sug Ryu
First Published:
Vol:
139,
Pages:
352–357
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12315

Long‐term mortality in advanced ovarian cancer decreased substantially among survivors of more than 8 years. Eight‐year overall survival might represent a prognostic inflection point.

Comparison between the Valsalva maneuver and intraoperative traction measurements in pelvic organ prolapse assessment

Authors
Stergios K. Doumouchtsis, Nivedita Gauthaman, Azar Khunda, Maya Basu, Kiran Dadhwal, Yasmin V. Gayle, Constantin M. Durnea
First Published:
Vol:
139,
Pages:
358–362
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12319

For all POP‐Q points, a higher degree of pelvic organ prolapse was diagnosed intraoperatively with mechanical traction than preoperatively with the Valsalva maneuver.

Learning curve for the single‐incision suburethral sling procedure for female stress urinary incontinence

Authors
Federico Spelzini, Matteo Frigerio, Cristina Regini, Stefania Palmieri, Stefano Manodoro, Rodolfo Milani
First Published:
Vol:
139,
Pages:
363–367
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12317

The single‐incision sling procedure showed encouraging objective and subjective outcomes with minimal complication rates from the beginning of the learning curve.

BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS

Obstetrics

Gynecology

Unmet contraceptive needs in rural communities in the Dominican Republic during an international Zika virus outbreak

Authors
Rebecca Shaw, Michaela Simmons, Corrine Nelson, Brooke Bachelor, Shant Adamian, Ana Frausto
First Published:
Vol:
139,
Pages:
370–371
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12258

Women living in rural Dominican communities are aware of Zika virus, but education about the virus and access to long‐term reversible contraception are needed.

REVIEWER ACKNOWLEDGMENTS