Issue Contents

Volume 140, Issue 1

  • January 2018
  • Pages e1–e4, 1–134
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EDITORIAL

REVIEW ARTICLES

Gynecology

Meta‐analysis of bipolar radiofrequency endometrial ablation versus thermal balloon endometrial ablation for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding

Authors
Yan Zhai, Zihan Zhang, Wei Wang, Tingping Zheng, Huili Zhang
First Published:
Vol:
140,
Pages:
3–10
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12340

Both treatments effectively reduce menstrual loss, but bipolar radiofrequency endometrial ablation is more effective than thermal balloon ablation for amenorrhea rate and SAQ pleasure.

Systematic review and meta‐analysis of the effect of bipolar electrocoagulation during laparoscopic ovarian endometrioma stripping on ovarian reserve

Authors
Paula Deckers, Sérgio Conti Ribeiro, Ricardo dos Santos Simões, Camila Barião da Fonseca Miyahara, Edmund Chada Baracat
First Published:
Vol:
140,
Pages:
11–17
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12338

Bipolar electrocoagulation during laparoscopic ovarian endometrioma stripping is more detrimental to ovarian reserve than are hemostatic suturing and hemostatic matrix, and should be avoided.

Obstetrics

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Gynecology

Prevalence of conscientious objection to legal abortion among clinicians in northern Ghana

Authors
John K. Awoonor‐Williams, Peter Baffoe, Philip K. Ayivor, Chris Fofie, Sheila Desai, Wendy Chavkin
First Published:
Vol:
140,
Pages:
31–36
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12328

Conscientious objection to abortion provision is prevalent in Ghana and constitutes a barrier to care. Providers endorse training on abortion law and clear policy guidelines.

Obstetrics

A retrospective study of the prevalence and outcomes of syphilis in pregnancy in a 5‐year period

Authors
Emily D. Ebenezer, Santosh J. Benjamin, Rani D. Sahni, John A.J. Prakash, Hepsy Chelliah, Jiji E. Mathews
First Published:
Vol:
140,
Pages:
42–46
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12336

The prevalence of syphilis in pregnancy was low; however, there was a high proportion of adverse fetal effects among women who were affected.

Use of a clinical‐laboratory score to guide treatment of gestational diabetes

Authors
Juliana B. do Valle, Jean C. Silva, Daniela S. Oliveira, Lisiane Martins, Amanda Lewandowski, Wagner Horst
First Published:
Vol:
140,
Pages:
47–52
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12326

The clinical‐laboratory score could serve as a complement to physician experience in planning the treatment of women with gestational diabetes.

image This article includes a Portuguese translation of the Abstract, available in the Supporting Information section.

Impact of maternal weight on the intra‐observer and inter‐observer reproducibility of fetal ultrasonography measurements in the third trimester

Authors
Catarina Policiano, Jorge M. Mendes, Andreia Fonseca, Joana Barros, Diana Martins, Inês Reis, Nuno Clode, Luís M. Graça
First Published:
Vol:
140,
Pages:
53–59
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12333

High intra‐ and inter‐observer reproducibility was observed for third‐trimester fetal ultrasonography measurements in pregnant patients, including those who were overweight.

Impact of maternal vaccination timing and influenza virus circulation on birth outcomes in rural Nepal

Authors
Naoko Kozuki, Joanne Katz, Janet A. Englund, Mark C. Steinhoff, Subarna K. Khatry, Laxman Shrestha, Jane Kuypers, Luke C. Mullany, Helen Y. Chu, Steven C. LeClerq, et al
First Published:
Vol:
140,
Pages:
65–72
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12341

Maternal influenza vaccination in rural Nepal increased birth weight, particularly among pregnancies with high levels of influenza virus circulation during the third trimester.

Open Access

Cross‐sectional study of associations between prior spontaneous abortions and preterm delivery

Authors
Reza Omani‐Samani, Mohammad A. Mansournia, Mahdi Sepidarkish, Amir Almasi‐Hashiani, Saeid Safiri, Samira Vesali, Payam Amini, Saman Maroufizadeh
First Published:
Vol:
140,
Pages:
81–86
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12348

A history of spontaneous abortion and recurrent spontaneous abortion were associated with increased the odds of preterm delivery.

Decomposition of socioeconomic inequalities in preterm deliveries in Tehran, Iran

Authors
Reza Omani‐Samani, Mohammad A. Mansournia, Amir Almasi‐Hashiani, Mahdi Sepidarkish, Saeid Safiri, Esmaeil Khedmati Morasae, Mostafa Amini Rarani
First Published:
Vol:
140,
Pages:
87–92
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12347

Preterm delivery had an unequal socioeconomic distribution among women in Iran; high socioeconomic status and preterm delivery were associated.

Case–control study of shock index among women who did and did not receive blood transfusions due to postpartum hemorrhage

Authors
Anderson Borovac‐Pinheiro, Rodolfo C. Pacagnella, Carolina Puzzi‐Fernandes, José G. Cecatti
First Published:
Vol:
140,
Pages:
93–97
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12343

Shock index values measured after delivery could be used to identify women at risk of severe postpartum hemorrhage and blood transfusion after vaginal delivery.

image This article includes a Portuguese translation of the Abstract, available in the Supporting Information section.

The effect of fertility treatment on adverse perinatal outcomes in women aged at least 40 years

Authors
Avi Harlev, Asnat Walfisch, Eynan Oran, Iris Har‐Vardi, Michael Friger, Eitan Lunenfeld, Eliahu Levitas
First Published:
Vol:
140,
Pages:
98–104
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12345

The use of assisted reproductive technologies in women of advance maternal age was independently associated with increased rates adverse obstetric outcomes.

Prevalence, risk factors, and pregnancy outcomes of cervical cell abnormalities in the puerperium in a hyperendemic HIV setting

Authors
Hopolang C. Maise, Dhayendre Moodley, Motshedisi Sebitloane, Suzanne Maman, Benn Sartorius
First Published:
Vol:
140,
Pages:
105–110
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12330

HIV‐infected pregnant women are likely to present with higher grades of cervical cell abnormalities in the puerperium but without any evidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes.

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BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS

Gynecology

Obstetrics

Cross‐sectional study of the case–fatality rate among patients with visceral leishmaniasis infections during pregnancy in Sudan

Authors
Gamal K. Adam, Saeed M. Omar, MohammedAhmed A. Ahmed, Tajeldin M. Abdallah, AbdelAziem A. Ali
First Published:
Vol:
140,
Pages:
119–120
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12332

Among patients who were pregnant and had visceral leishmaniasis infections at Gadarif Hospital, Sudan, a case–fatality rate of 18% was recorded.

Case report of a potential association between Burkholderia cepacia and preterm delivery of a twin pregnancy following in vitro fertilization

Authors
Stavroula Baka, Mariana Dramountani, Charalambos Karachalios, Iraklis Michaliadis, Evangelia Kouskouni, Konstantinos Panoulis
First Published:
Vol:
140,
Pages:
121–122
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12331

Vaginal colonization of Burkholderia cepacia was identified as a potentially complicating factor during a high‐risk pregnancy.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Optimizing the amount of simulation training used to teach vaginal delivery skills to medical students

Authors
Joshua F. Nitsche, Timberly R. Butler, Alison W. Shew, Sha Jin, Brian C. Brost
First Published:
Vol:
140,
Pages:
123–127
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12329

Use of simulation training improved medical students’ vaginal delivery performance, with their skill levels rising as the number of training sessions was increased.

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