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RETRACTION

BRIEF COMMUNICATION

Obstetrics

Is valacyclovir being used for cytomegalovirus infection during pregnancy?

  • Version of Record online: 17 May 2024
Synopsis

Valacyclovir use in 10% of pregnancies with cytomegalovirus infection in this US cohort was likely for genital herpes treatment.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Diagnostic and management dilemmas of pregnancies at the utero-tubal junction: A case series and management algorithm

  • Version of Record online: 17 May 2024
Synopsis

Four cases of pregnancies at the utero-tubal junction along with diagnostic dilemmas, role of three-dimensional ultrasound (3D USG) in diagnosis and management algorithm are described.

CORRESPONDENCE

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Risk factors for intensive care unit admission after cesarean hysterectomy for placenta accreta spectrum

  • Version of Record online: 17 May 2024
Synopsis

Maternal ICU admission after cesarean hysterectomy for placenta accreta spectrum may be predicted by vaginal bleeding, gestational age and emergent delivery.

Open Access

Risk assessment of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and other adverse pregnancy outcomes after frozen embryo transfers following an artificial cycle: A retrospective cohort study

  • Version of Record online: 17 May 2024
Synopsis

Use of the artificial cycle in a frozen embryo transfer increased the risk of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy compared with cycles with a corpus luteum.

REVIEW ARTICLES

Gynecology

Open Access

Literature review, surgical decision making algorithm, and AGREE II-S comparison of national and international recommendations and guidelines in pelvic organ prolapse surgery

  • Version of Record online: 17 May 2024
Synopsis

Tailored surgical approach for pelvic organ prolapse respects patient preferences, aligning with diverse international guidelines.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Association between hospital case volume and maternal adverse events in patients with placental abruption: An analysis using a Japanese national inpatient database

  • Version of Record online: 17 May 2024
Synopsis

Hospital case volume did not affect maternal end-organ injury in patients with placental abruption, but it was higher in patients transported by ambulance.

Gynecology

Low rectal resection for low rectal endometriosis and rectal adenocarcinoma: Are we discussing the same risks?

  • Version of Record online: 16 May 2024
Synopsis

Despite the different pathogenesis and group characteristics, the risk of anastomotic leakage is similar between the patients with low rectal endometriosis and those with rectal adenocarcinoma.

Open Access

Gynecologic oncology robot-assisted surgery in octogenarians: Impact of age on hospital stay

  • Version of Record online: 15 May 2024
Synopsis

Robot-assisted surgery is safe in a gynecologic oncology aging patient population.

Obstetrics

Prevalence threshold and positive predictive value of noninvasive prenatal testing

  • Version of Record online: 15 May 2024
Synopsis

The positive predictive value of noninvasive prenatal testing remains low, with the prevalence of disease levels significantly lower than the prevalence threshold for each condition tested.

Maternal deaths among Brazilian indigenous women—Analysis from 2015 to 2021

  • Version of Record online: 15 May 2024
Synopsis

IBrazilian indigenous women exhibit a heightened maternal mortality risk, primarily attributed to hemorrhage, distinguishing them from the non-indigenous population.

Could the YEARS algorithm be applied to evaluate suspected pulmonary embolism in hospitalized women after cesarean section?

  • Version of Record online: 15 May 2024
Synopsis

The YEARS algorithm could be applied to exclude PE in hospitalized women in the early post-cesarean period, but the specificity was very low.

REVIEW ARTICLES

Gynecology

Bevacizumab is associated with a higher gastrointestinal/genitourinary fistula or perforation risk in cervical cancer patients undergoing pelvic radiotherapy

  • Version of Record online: 15 May 2024
Synopsis

Bevacizumab induces higher risks of gastrointestinal/genitourinary toxicities in irradiated cervical cancer patients. Discussing the pros and cons of bevacizumab with the patient is essential.

Obstetrics

Open Access

Diabetic acidosis with severe fetal hypoxia in pregnancy: Narrative review and case study

  • Version of Record online: 15 May 2024
Synopsis

Diabetic ketoacidosis in pregnant women can induce fetal acidosis with abnormal fetal heart rate, which can lead to irreversible neonatal brain abnormalities.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Gynecology

Progression of adenomyosis: Rate and associated factors

  • Version of Record online: 13 May 2024
Synopsis

Adenomyosis ultrasonographic progression rate was found to be 21.3% and was associated with moderate/severe dysmenorrhea, chronic pelvic pain, dyschezia, and worsening chronic pelvic pain.

RETRACTION

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Open Access

Impact of body mass index on sonographic measurement of head perineum distance before operative vaginal delivery

  • Version of Record online: 12 May 2024
Synopsis

HPD measures were significantly higher in obese patients in lower part station (+6.6 mm without compression, +3.8 mm with compression) than normal patients.

REVIEW ARTICLES

Rapidly progressing ascites in a pregnancy with a massive fibroid: A case report and review of pseudo-Meigs syndrome

  • Version of Record online: 12 May 2024
Synopsis

Pseudo-Meigs syndrome consists of ascites, pleural effusions, and a benign pelvic mass and resolves with surgical excision; it may be exacerbated in pregnancy.

CORRESPONDENCE

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Cumulative sum learning curve for cordocentesis among maternal-fetal medicine fellows in a low-cost simulation model

  • Version of Record online: 12 May 2024
Synopsis

Using a low-cost simulation model, cumulative sum analysis was used to determine individual learning curves for cordocentesis among maternal-fetal medicine fellows.

BRIEF COMMUNICATION

Obstetrics

Extreme leukocytosis in pregnancy: Is it always sinister?

  • Version of Record online: 11 May 2024
Synopsis

Leukemoid reaction in pregnancy is a rare entity which must be diagnosed to mitigate the risks and costs of unnecessary antibiotics and prolonged hospital stays.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

The importance of collaboration in maternal medicine: A retrospective descriptive study of a maternal multidisciplinary team meeting

  • Version of Record online: 10 May 2024
Synopsis

The maternal medicine MDT has evolved to become an essential part of practice, caring from women throughout the reproductive cycle.

CORRESPONDENCE

Gynecology

BRIEF COMMUNICATION

Obstetrics

Long-term impact of COVID-19 pandemic on ART-mediated births in Lombardy, Italy

  • Version of Record online: 09 May 2024
Synopsis

ART-mediated births declined between December 2020 and February 2021, followed by a rapid recovery to 2019 levels. In 2022, ART-mediated births exceeded pre-pandemic rates.

CORRESPONDENCE

Gynecology

REVIEW ARTICLES

Gynecology

Contraceptive strategies for reducing the risk of reproductive cancers

  • Version of Record online: 09 May 2024
Synopsis

Protective effects of contraception against reproductive cancers are one of the essential non-contraceptive benefits to be considered while counseling patients.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Diagnostic utility of contrast-enhanced computed tomography for ectopic pregnancy

  • Version of Record online: 09 May 2024
Synopsis

Contrast-enhanced computed tomography has the potential to predict ectopic implantation sites and is a useful imaging tool in emergency situations.

Adjusting models to better predict obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASIS) in forceps-assisted vaginal deliveries: A retrospective cross-sectional trial

  • Version of Record online: 09 May 2024
Synopsis

We attempted to improve established models predicting OASIS in FAVDs. However, we did not find a significant difference in predictive ability when including additional factors.

EDITORIAL

Obstetrics

BRIEF COMMUNICATION

Gynecology

A case report on the microcystic stromal tumor of the ovary: A rare type of ovarian tumor

  • Version of Record online: 08 May 2024
Synopsis

A microcystic stromal tumor (MCST) is considered a benign tumor. However, reported cases of recurrence and metastases indicate that it has got malignant features. Its recurrence is strongly linked to undertreatment.

REVIEW ARTICLES

Gynecology

Uterine lithiasis, management by hysteroscopy: Case report and literature review

  • Version of Record online: 08 May 2024
Synopsis

We present an extremely rare case of uterine lithiasis, a disease for which only three cases have been previously reported in the literature.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Gynecology

Outcomes of bladder outlet obstruction following extensive vaginal pelvic reconstruction surgery on patient with advanced pelvic organ prolapse

  • Version of Record online: 08 May 2024
Synopsis

Vaginal PRS gives admirable results in treating bladder outlet obstruction in patients with advanced pelvic organ prolapse.

The association between BMI and continuity of etonogestrel (ENG)-releasing implant

  • Version of Record online: 07 May 2024
Synopsis

Body mass index was not found to be a significant factor influencing adherence to treatment, including in morbidly obese women.

CORRESPONDENCE

Gynecology

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Open Access

Syphilis in pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes: A nationwide longitudinal study in Brazil

  • Version of Record online: 06 May 2024
Synopsis

Gestational syphilis, lack of treatment, high VDRL titer, inadequate prenatal care increased the risk for low birth weight, small for gestational age, and preterm birth.

Gynecology

Effect of hysteroscopic surgery on IVF/ICSI pregnancy outcomes for different cesarean scar diverticulum severity: A retrospective cohort study

  • Version of Record online: 06 May 2024
Synopsis

Our study explored the impact of hysteroscopic surgery on IVF/ICSI pregnancy outcomes for patients with different cesarean scar diverticulum severity.

Obstetrics

Elective induction of labor versus expectant management at 39 weeks among low-risk nulliparous pregnant women: A randomized controlled trial in India (ELITE-39 trial)

  • Version of Record online: 06 May 2024
Synopsis

Elective induction at 39 weeks is not associated with increased cesarean sections. However, routine elective induction cannot be generalized to all low-risk women.

REVIEW ARTICLES

Gynecology

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Gynecology

Reviving forgotten techniques: Vaginal salpingectomy in public health system, a retrospective cohort study

  • Version of Record online: 06 May 2024
Synopsis

Vaginal salpingectomy is a feasible technique with minimal complications. Its potential as a cost-effective surgical contraceptive method holds significant relevance for institutions with limited resources.

Developmental uterovaginal anomalies and histologic findings in transgender patients receiving gender-affirming hysterectomies: A large case series

  • Version of Record online: 06 May 2024
Synopsis

Incidence of uterovaginal anomalies in this TGNB population was 2.5% including two bicornuate, two unicornuate, and one septate uterus, and two vaginal septa.

RETRACTION

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Gynecology

Investigating the healthcare-seeking behaviors of mobile phone users to improve cervical cancer screening in rural Uganda

  • Version of Record online: 04 May 2024
Synopsis

The majority of women in Malongo had engaged with health services; however, women with mobile phone access were more likely to utilize health services.

Obstetrics

Complete rupture of the pregnant uterus: A 12-year retrospective study

  • Version of Record online: 03 May 2024
Synopsis

Retrospective analysis of frequency, clinical characteristics, and maternal and neonatal outcomes of uterine ruptures over 12 years in a tertiary referral center of China.

CORRESPONDENCE

Gynecology

REVIEW ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Knowledge and factors associated with active management of the third stage of labor in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Version of Record online: 03 May 2024
Synopsis

Postpartum hemorrhage is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Implementing active management in the third stage of labor has significantly reduced the incidence of postpartum hemorrhage. Thus, understanding the level of healthcare providers' knowledge of active management in the third stage of labor can inform guidelines, policies, and practices for effectively preventing postpartum hemorrhage. We conducted a search using PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar, Cochrane Library, and the African Journals Online international databases. The inclusion criteria were determined before the review of the articles and adhered to the criteria of population, intervention, comparison, and outcome of the previous studies. Having pre- and in-service training, a higher degree, and good practices were factors for AMTSL. The overall healthcare providers' knowledge of AMTSL was low in sub-Saharan Africa. Obstetric healthcare providers should undertake comprehensive training covering all AMTSL components through pre- and in-service diploma training programs.

CORRESPONDENCE

Obstetrics

REVIEW ARTICLES

Gynecology

Asymptomatic endometrial cancer with Lynch syndrome; in a woman with primary infertility—A case report and literature review

  • Version of Record online: 02 May 2024
Synopsis

Asymptomatic presentation of endometrial cancer in a patient found to have Lynch syndrome, discovered incidentally through workup for primary infertility.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Gynecology

REVIEW ARTICLES

Gynecology

Osseous metaplasia of endometrium: An unusual cause of secondary infertility

  • Version of Record online: 29 April 2024
Synopsis

We present a case report of osseous metaplasia of the endometrium; the patient presented with secondary infertility and successful diagnosis and resection were done by hysteroscopy.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Open Access

Cerebroplacental ratio and perinatal outcomes in mild-to-moderate idiopathic polyhydramnios cases

  • Version of Record online: 26 April 2024
Synopsis

In pregnant women with IP, low CPR predicts emergency delivery due to fetal distress, low Apgar score at 5 min, and admission to the NICU.

Gynecology

Open Access

A common curriculum in obstetrics and gynecology for medical students globally

  • Version of Record online: 26 April 2024
Synopsis

This article describes the methods and outcomes of a project by an international taskforce to develop a common curriculum in O&G for medical students globally.

Obstetrics

Risks of maternal cardiopulmonary events associated with ritodrine for tocolysis: A national database linkage study in 1 831 564 pregnant women

  • Version of Record online: 26 April 2024
Synopsis

Oral ritodrine exposure in pregnancy doubles the risk of pulmonary edema and arrhythmia, while ritodrine injections pose a higher risk—11-fold for pulmonary edema and four- to six-fold for heart failure/arrhythmia.

Association between adenomyosis and placenta accreta and mediation effect of assisted reproductive technology on the association: A nationwide observational study

  • Version of Record online: 26 April 2024
Synopsis

Adenomyosis was associated with placenta accreta development. Assisted reproductive technology partially mediated the association between adenomyosis and placenta accreta.

BRIEF COMMUNICATION

Obstetrics

Dumbbell neurofibroma in pregnancy: A case report

  • Version of Record online: 26 April 2024
Synopsis

This report of a dumbbell spinal neurofibroma in pregnancy provides insights into hormonal influence on its occurrence and highlights the use of the seated-up position for surgery.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Potential novel role of the human amniotic membrane as a sustainable hemostat

  • Version of Record online: 26 April 2024
Synopsis

Herein, the human amniotic membrane (hAM) is investigated for its potential hemostatic properties, reporting the development methods and characterization of the new hAM-topical hemostat.

Sexually transmitted infections: Prevalence and clinical outcomes among pregnant women in Western Sydney

  • Version of Record online: 24 April 2024
Synopsis

We identified sociodemographic factors associated with a higher risk of testing positive for STIs in pregnancy. STI in pregnancy was borderline associated with stillbirth.

REVIEW ARTICLES

Gynecology

The association between vulvodynia and interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome: A systematic review

  • Version of Record online: 24 April 2024
Synopsis

Vulvodynia and interstitial cystitis are both chronic pelvic pain conditions that often coexist. They are characterized by a similar etiopathogenetic pathway and common comorbidities.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Open Access

Comparative study of second-line labor induction methods in patients with unfavorable cervix after first-line low-dose oral misoprostol

  • Version of Record online: 24 April 2024
Synopsis

If a Bishop score was <6 after 24 h oral misoprostol, oxytocin could be the best method to reduce duration to delivery.

Open Access

A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effects of an early postnatal lifestyle modification program on diet, adiposity and metabolic outcome in mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus

  • Version of Record online: 23 April 2024
Synopsis

The lifestyle intervention program implemented within 3 months postpartum was acceptable and appeared to promote postpartum weight loss for women with GDM.

REVIEW ARTICLES

Gynecology

Open Access

Heavy menstrual bleeding and dysmenorrhea in adolescents: A systematic review of self-management strategies, quality of life, and unmet needs

  • Version of Record online: 23 April 2024
Synopsis

Heavy menstrual bleeding and dysmenorrhea significantly affect daily life, leaving numerous unmet needs. Insufficient information hinders symptom management, leading to compromised quality of life.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Risk of intrapartum cesarean delivery in twin pregnancies: A retrospective cohort study

  • Version of Record online: 23 April 2024
Synopsis

Twin pregnancies are associated with a greater risk of intrapartum cesarean delivery, primarily due to a greater risk of failure of labor to progress.

EXPRESSION OF CONCERN

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Comparison of the performance of NIPT and NIPT-plus for fetal chromosomal aneuploidy and high Z-score increases the positive predictive value

  • Version of Record online: 23 April 2024
Synopsis

NIPT-plus showed a significantly higher PPV for T21 than NIPT, and it is suggested that Z-scores and fetal fraction are added to the result report.

The impact of internal iliac artery ligation on hormonal and functional ovarian reserve parameters: A case–control study in patients with postpartum hemorrhage in sub-Saharan Africa

  • Version of Record online: 22 April 2024
Synopsis

The study reveals that IIAL significantly decreases ovarian follicle counts at 6 months but does not impact FSH, LH levels, or ovarian volume.

Screening of single nucleotide polymorphism in matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP2) and tetraspanin CD63 genes in Chlamydia trachomatis-infected tubal ectopic pregnancy patients

  • Version of Record online: 22 April 2024
Synopsis

MMP2 and CD63 genetic variants are significantly linked with increased susceptibility of tubal ectopic pregnancy during Chlamydia trachomatis infection.

REVIEW ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Conservative management or cesarean hysterectomy for placenta accreta spectrum in middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Version of Record online: 22 April 2024
Synopsis

In middle-income countries, conservative treatment of placenta accreta spectrum seems to be a viable option for managing PAS in the short term.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Gynecology

Open Access

Low uptake of Pap test as a cervical cancer screen among Saudi women: Findings from a national survey

  • Version of Record online: 19 April 2024
Synopsis

This study examined the low uptake of Pap tests among Saudi women, identifying barriers and knowledge gaps. Findings emphasize the need for educational campaigns, improved physician-patient communication, and accessible screening services nationwide.

Prevalence, incidence, and treatment trends of adenomyosis in South Korean women for 15 years: A national population-based study

  • Version of Record online: 19 April 2024
Synopsis

The prevalence and incidence of adenomyosis in South Korea increased between 2002 and 2016. The proportion of uterus-preserving adenomyosis treatments has increased over the last 15 years.

Treatment strategies for pelvic organ prolapse and postoperative outcomes in older women with long-term care needs: A population-based retrospective cohort study

  • Version of Record online: 18 April 2024
Synopsis

The proportion of patients who underwent surgery for pelvic organ prolapse was low in women requiring long-term care. Postoperative urinary tract infection was common in this patient population.

Obstetrics

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on reproductive intentions and contraceptive use among females in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  • Version of Record online: 18 April 2024
Synopsis

The COVID-19 lockdown affected the reproductive intentions of most women in Jeddah (49%), and it significantly reduced contraceptive use.

Open Access

Expectations and basic knowledge in ultrasound screening among pregnant women: A questionnaire survey

  • Version of Record online: 16 April 2024
Synopsis

Our results highlight a direct relationship between general knowledge about prenatal ultrasound and sociodemographic characteristics. This study will help future efficient and accurate dissemination actions.

Gynecology

Cumulative live birth rates following intrauterine insemination using donor and husband sperm in different age groups: A cohort study of 10 415 insemination cycles

  • Version of Record online: 16 April 2024
Synopsis

In women of advanced maternal age, intrauterine insemination (IUI) using donor sperm resulted in comparably low cumulative live birth rates as well as using husband sperm.

Cornual adenomyosis in Essure® device users and in patients hysterectomized for other causes: A retrospective cohort study

  • Version of Record online: 16 April 2024
Synopsis

The study provides new histopathologic findings in women with Essure® devices, suggesting new lines of research to deepen the symptomatology of its users.

BRIEF COMMUNICATION

Gynecology

The etiology of endometriosis: Is Fusobacterium to blame?

  • Version of Record online: 15 April 2024
Synopsis

A recent cohort study has highlighted the potential role of Fusobacterium in causing endometriosis which, after further evidence, might call for a modified treatment plan.

REVIEW ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Open Access

Prediction and prevention of preterm birth: Quality assessment and systematic review of clinical practice guidelines using the AGREE II framework

  • Version of Record online: 15 April 2024
Synopsis

International clinical guidelines agree on several interventions to predict and prevent preterm birth; these are overall of good quality.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Indirect impact of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on incidence of maternal primary cytomegalovirus and Toxoplasma gondii infection in pregnancy

  • Version of Record online: 15 April 2024
Synopsis

Implementation of pandemic-related public health measures and subsequent behavioral modifications exerted a divergent effect on the incidence of primary cytomegalovirus and Toxoplasma gondii infection in pregnancy.

A cost-effectiveness analysis of using umbilical cord blood pH for the diagnosis and management of neonatal asphyxia in term high-risk pregnancy

  • Version of Record online: 15 April 2024
Synopsis

Combination of cord blood pH with APGAR score for neonatal asphyxia assessment in a high-risk term pregnancy can reduce costs and requirement for NICU admission.

Gynecology

APOE-E4 allele as a potential marker for implantation failure: A comparison between fertile women, ART success and RIF patients

  • Version of Record online: 15 April 2024
Synopsis

In this study, recurrent implantation failure patients had significantly higher frequency of the APOE-E4 allele compared with assisted reproductive technology success cases and fertile groups.

Effects of male hepatitis B virus infection and serostatus on sperm quality, pregnancy outcomes, and neonatal outcomes following intrauterine insemination

  • Version of Record online: 15 April 2024
Synopsis

Male hepatitis B virus infection does not adversely impact standard sperm parameters or pregnancy outcomes but can influence sperm acrosin activity and some neonatal outcomes.

Open Access

Comparison of progestin-primed ovarian stimulation regimen and antagonist regimen in women aged 35 years or older with diminished ovarian reserve: A propensity score-matched study

  • Version of Record online: 15 April 2024
Synopsis

For diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) patients aged ≥35, the PPOS and antagonist groups showed no difference in number of retrieved oocytes and inhibition of premature LH surge.

Open Access

Pharmacological treatment of ectopic pregnancy: Accuracy, safety and cost-effectiveness of day 1–7 β-hCG measurements

  • Version of Record online: 15 April 2024
Synopsis

Patients treated with methotrexate for ectopic pregnancy, measurement of day 1–7 β-hCG levels has cost minimization advantage with no decline in safety or accuracy.

Obstetrics

Development of a semi-automated tool to measure fetal abdominal wall thickness during ultrasound at 20 weeks' gestation

  • Version of Record online: 12 April 2024
Synopsis

A semiautomated measurement of abdominal wall thickness (AWT) is being reported to measure fetal adiposity. This would have clinical application in gestational diabetes and fetal growth restriction.

REVIEW ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Open Access

Imaging and video of late preterm delivery by midline laparotomy due to incarcerated uterus: A case report and literature review of a rare but morbid condition

  • Version of Record online: 12 April 2024
Synopsis

A primigravida symptomatic with urinary retention and constipation diagnosed with incarcerated gravida uterus develops obstructive uropathy and is subsequently delivered late preterm by midline laparotomy.

BRIEF COMMUNICATION

Gynecology

Awareness of von Willebrand disease among gynecologists: Investigating the referral of women with heavy menstrual bleeding to hematologists

  • Version of Record online: 12 April 2024
Synopsis

Awareness of bleeding disorders, including von Willebrand disease, as a cause of heavy menstrual bleeding is low among gynecologists/obstetricians, potentially delaying diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Gynecology

Reproductive outcome after laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy using barbed sutures versus conventional smooth sutures: A retrospective cohort study

  • Version of Record online: 12 April 2024
Synopsis

The reproductive outcome of barbed sutures was similar to that of conventional smooth sutures in patients with benign non-endometriotic ovarian cysts undergoing laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy.

Open Access

Factors affecting the long-term prognosis of patients in the AYA generation with epithelial ovarian cancer: A multicenter propensity score matching analysis

  • Version of Record online: 12 April 2024
Synopsis

There were no significant differences in prognosis between AYAs and non-AYAs. AYAs had specific prognostic factors and uterine-preserving surgery was not a significant prognostic factor.

REVIEW ARTICLES

Gynecology

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic versus abdominal and laparoscopic myomectomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Version of Record online: 08 April 2024
Synopsis

The safety and effectiveness of robot-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy are superior to those of abdominal myomectomy but inferior to those of laparoscopic myomectomy.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Gynecology

Open Access

Expression of netrin-1 in uterine serous carcinoma and its association with prognosis

  • Version of Record online: 08 April 2024
Synopsis

Netrin-1 is highly expressed in uterine serous carcinoma but not in healthy tissues; however, its association with survival remains unknown.

Obstetrics

Open Access

Breastfeeding duration is associated with favorable body composition and lower glycoprotein acetyls in later life

  • Version of Record online: 08 April 2024
Synopsis

Longer breastfeeding is associated with favorable body composition and lower glycoprotein acetyls, a novel inflammatory biomarker associated with cardiometabolic risk.

Open Access

Induction of labor in term pregnancies with isolated polyhydramnios: Is it beneficial or harmful?

  • Version of Record online: 06 April 2024
Synopsis

Induction of labor in women with term isolated polyhydramnios is associated with higher rates of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes in comparison to expectant management.

Gynecology

Clinical utility of office hysteroscopy following failed in vitro fertilization–embryo transfer: A retrospective cohort study

  • Version of Record online: 05 April 2024
Synopsis

Before subsequent fertilization–embryo transfer, office hysteroscopy is helpful for improving pregnancy outcome in women with failed in vitro fertilization.

Open Access

Impacts of male chromosomal polymorphisms on semen quality and IVF/ICSI outcomes: A retrospective cohort study

  • Version of Record online: 04 April 2024
Synopsis

The impact of different types of male chromosomal polymorphisms on assisted reproductive outcomes is highly heterogeneous, and the adverse effects of inv(9) require vigilance.

Obstetrics

Open Access

Selecting a birth weight standard for an indigenous population in a LMIC: A prospective comparative study

  • Version of Record online: 04 April 2024
Synopsis

The INTERGROWTH-21st birth weight standard was the best of four references for this population, but maternal variables affect the actual birth weight (BW) and its deviation from the expected median.

Estimating fetal weight in gastroschisis: A 10 year audit of outcomes at the National Maternity Hospital

  • Version of Record online: 04 April 2024
Synopsis

Our study shows accuracy using standard formulae such as Hadlock's formula for estimating fetal weight in fetuses with abdominal wall defects such as gastroschisis.

REVIEW ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Impact of maternal HIV infection on perinatal outcomes: A systematic review

  • Version of Record online: 04 April 2024
Synopsis

Maternal HIV infection is linked to adverse perinatal outcomes such as increased perinatal mortality, preterm birth, and low birth weight.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Open Access

Risk factors for placenta accreta spectrum without prior cesarean section: A case–control study in China

  • Version of Record online: 04 April 2024
Synopsis

Patients with placenta accreta spectrum without prior cesarean section had unique maternal characteristics, and it is essential to classify and quantify the intrauterine surgeries they have previously undergone.

Open Access

Sexually transmitted infections in pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes: A retrospective cohort study

  • Version of Record online: 04 April 2024
Synopsis

In a retrospective cohort study, etiological testing revealed a strong association between Mycoplasma genitalium and Trichomonas vaginalis with low birth weight and preterm birth, respectively.

Open Access

Costs of integrating hepatitis B screening and antiviral prophylaxis into routine antenatal care in Burkina Faso: Treat all versus targeted strategies

  • Version of Record online: 03 April 2024
Synopsis

The hepatitis B core-related antigen rapid diagnostic test was the least expensive option to prevent mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B in Burkina Faso.

Gynecology

High prevalence of “non-pathogenic” POLE mutation with poor prognosis in a cohort of endometrial cancer from South India

  • Version of Record online: 03 April 2024
Synopsis

The present study identified unique POLE mutations, termed “non-pathogenic”, in an endometrial cancer cohort of Indian ethnicity, characterized by poor survival, which was pronounced in advanced stages.

Clinical characteristics of endometrioma with and without dysmenorrhea diagnosed by laparoscopy: A retrospective cohort study in a tertiary center

  • Version of Record online: 03 April 2024
Synopsis

Patients without dysmenorrhea had less advanced rASRM stage, were older at surgery, and had a higher probability of bilateral than unilateral endometrioma.

BRIEF COMMUNICATION

Obstetrics

An unusual case of gallbladder ascariasis in pregnancy

  • Version of Record online: 03 April 2024
Synopsis

Gallbladder ascariasis in pregnancy presents with protracted nausea and vomiting.

REVIEW ARTICLES

Gynecology

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Validation of the Revised Impact of Miscarriage Scale in the Republic of Burundi: A cross-sectional multicenter study

  • Version of Record online: 02 April 2024
Synopsis

The RIMS questionnaire demonstrates excellent internal consistency for both genders combined. RIMS can assist caregivers in Burundi in identifying individuals who require miscarriage support.

REVIEW ARTICLES

Gynecology

Efficacy and safety of fezolinetant for vasomotor symptoms in postmenopausal women: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

  • Version of Record online: 02 April 2024
Synopsis

This study significantly favors fezolinetant over placebo regarding the primary efficacy outcomes of daily moderate to severe vasomotor symptom (VMS) frequency and severity, including patient-reported outcomes (PROs).

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Gynecology

The association between endometrial cancer and subsequent diabetic retinopathy severity: A retrospective nationwide study

  • Version of Record online: 02 April 2024
Synopsis

The presence of endometrial cancer associates with higher risk of following diabetic retinopathy (DR) but not the diabetic macular edema and proliferative DR.

Obstetrics

REVIEW ARTICLES

Gynecology

Open Access

Postoperative cognitive disorders and delirium in gynecologic surgery: Which surgery and anesthetic techniques to use to reduce the risk?

  • Version of Record online: 01 April 2024
Synopsis

Laparotomy versus laparoscopy does not make a substantial difference, what is important to achieve is a short and dry surgery. Intraoperative monitoring can improve the outcome.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Reliability of the carousel simulator for assessing labor cervical dilation in medical obstetrics education

  • Version of Record online: 30 March 2024
Synopsis

We demonstrated the reliability of a novel simulator device used for digital vaginal examination of cervical dilation during labor for medical education.

Gynecology

Open Access

“I'm not getting paid to give you a TED talk on how my trans body works”. Experiences of hysterectomy gender affirming surgery: A qualitative study

  • Version of Record online: 28 March 2024
Synopsis

Experiences of gender affirming hysterectomy surgery were not consistently safe, or inclusive. A comprehensive care pathway approach is needed to realize equitable healthcare.

Open Access

Introducing surgical intelligence in gynecology: Automated identification of key steps in hysterectomy

  • Version of Record online: 28 March 2024
Synopsis

AI-based model achieves high-accuracy surgical step detection in laparoscopic hysterectomies, paving the way for incorporation of surgical intelligence platforms in gynecology.

Obstetrics

Anatomical and functional changes of the fetal adrenal gland in intrauterine growth restriction

  • Version of Record online: 26 March 2024
Synopsis

The adrenal gland of intrauterine growth-restricted fetuses is relatively larger compared with controls and its function is enhanced.

To know or not to know: Effect of third-trimester sonographic fetal weight estimation on outcomes of large-for-gestational age neonates

  • Version of Record online: 26 March 2024
Synopsis

Third-trimester sonographic fetal weight estimation of large-for-gestational-age neonates is associated with higher rates of obstetric intervention with no benefit to neonatal or maternal outcomes.

Gynecology

Premature luteinization and pregnancy outcomes in depot goserelin-downregulated assisted reproductive technology cycles: A cross-sectional study from Ethiopia

  • Version of Record online: 25 March 2024
Synopsis

A long-cycle IVF protocol using a depot goserelin injection is as effective as minimal or antagonist protocol for IVF procdures.

Readmission following methotrexate treatment for tubal pregnancy

  • Version of Record online: 25 March 2024
Synopsis

Readmission following methotrexate treatment for tubal pregnancy was associated with previous PID and pretreatment hCG levels. The latter was also associated with surgical intervention rate.

Obstetrics

Open Access

Quality of analgesic care in labor: A cross-sectional study of the first national register-based benchmarking system

  • Version of Record online: 25 March 2024
Synopsis

This study exposes relevant analgesic shortcomings for parturients in perinatal centers, highlighting the need for tools to monitor and improve the quality of obstetric analgesic care.

Gynecology

Regulatory role of miR-125a expression with respect to its target genes LIFR, ERBB2 and STAT3 in the pathogenesis of recurrent pregnancy losses

  • Version of Record online: 25 March 2024
Synopsis

The impact of altered miR-125a expression causes deregulation in target genes LIFR, ERBB2 and STAT3 that result in deleterious effect in the outcome of the pregnancy.

Obstetrics

Open Access

Evaluating the validity of ChatGPT responses on common obstetric issues: Potential clinical applications and implications

  • Version of Record online: 25 March 2024
Synopsis

ChatGPT demonstrated the ability to provide accurate and comprehensive responses to common obstetric questions.

Open Access

Pregnant women's dietary patterns and knowledge of gestational weight gain: A cross-sectional study

  • Version of Record online: 24 March 2024
Synopsis

Despite knowledge on the impact of high caloric intake on weight gain and cardiovascular complications, few women gained weight within the recommended range.

Pregnancy outcomes for women with pre-existing renal disease and the role of a dedicated joint maternal medicine and renal clinic: A retrospective cohort study

  • Version of Record online: 22 March 2024
Synopsis

The obstetric patients with renal disease that were included in our data had a higher incidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes than the local pregnant population.

Gynecology

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) in prolapse repair: A prospective study on pre-emptive uterosacral/cervical block

  • Version of Record online: 22 March 2024
Synopsis

Pre-emptive uterosacral/cervical block showed efficacy on pain control up to 24 h after vaginal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse.

Obstetrics

Open Access

Inter- and intraobserver agreement of antenatal cardiotocography assessments by maternity care professionals: A prospective study

  • Version of Record online: 22 March 2024
Synopsis

The proportion of agreement levels between and within professionals in midwife-led and obstetrician-led care in the classification of antenatal cardiotocography traces among healthy women are comparable.

Cervical ripening balloon compared with vaginal dinoprostone for cervical ripening in obese women at term: A prospective cohort study

  • Version of Record online: 22 March 2024
Synopsis

Neonatal morbidity was associated with vaginal dinoprostone, compared with a CRB, among obese women at term, without a difference in vaginal delivery and maternal morbidity.

BRIEF COMMUNICATION

Obstetrics

Daily huddles in antenatal clinics: An effective tool to optimize quality of antenatal care

  • Version of Record online: 22 March 2024
Synopsis

Daily huddles are 15 golden minutes in antenatal clinics which can aid in the reduction of maternal and perinatal morbidity as well as mortality.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Open Access

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension and obstetric and neonatal outcomes: A 1:20 matched study from a population database

  • Version of Record online: 21 March 2024
Synopsis

Women with IIH had a higher incidence of obstetrical complications, including preterm deliveries, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, and congenital anomalies.

Open Access

Risk factors and management of perinatal genital hematoma: A single, tertiary medical center retrospective study in China

  • Version of Record online: 20 March 2024
Synopsis

Induced labor and episiotomy are risk factors of perinatal genital hematoma, along with higher incidence of postpartum hemorrhage.

BRIEF COMMUNICATION

Obstetrics

Ovarian torsion–detorsion in a 10-year premenarchial female with chronic recurrent abdominal pain misdiagnosed as ‘ama-afo’ in a suburb: A case report

  • Version of Record online: 19 March 2024
Synopsis

This case involved a 10-year-old female with recurrent abdominal pain misdiagnosed as ‘ama-afo’. Intraoperative findings showed a left-sided strangulated/gangrenous tubo-ovarian mass twisted four times on its pedicle.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Antenatal care inequalities in South Korea: An analysis of health insurance claims data (2013–2022) in a high-resource, high-use country

  • Version of Record online: 17 March 2024
Synopsis

Despite South Korea's well-equipped health system, significant antenatal care inequalities exist, necessitating further exploration and qualitative analysis of maternity care gaps.

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Obstetrics

Treatment of Mycoplasma genitalium infection in pregnancy: A systematic review of international guidelines

  • Version of Record online: 15 March 2024
Synopsis

While international guidelines recommend azithromycin as first-line treatment for M. genitalium infections in pregnancy, there are inconsistencies around second-line treatment options and azithromycin dosing.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

BRIEF COMMUNICATION

Obstetrics

Maternal screening for sexually transmitted infections in pregnant patients in low-resource facilities: A call to action

  • Version of Record online: 13 March 2024
Synopsis

ASSURED criteria for POC test evaluation and rapid test analysis for STIs are discussed for cost-effective screening, especially in low-resource settings. Universal antepartum screening is advocated, with rapid tests as a viable option in low-resource settings.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Open Access

Time matters: Cervical ripening balloon for 6 versus 12 h—Retrospective comparison between two protocols

  • Version of Record online: 13 March 2024
Synopsis

Removal of cervical ripening balloon after 6 versus 12 h was associated with lower cesarean delivery rates and higher vaginal delivery rates within 24 h.

BRIEF COMMUNICATION

Obstetrics

How to choose and apply a uterine compression suture for the management of postpartum hemorrhage?

  • Version of Record online: 12 March 2024
Synopsis

B-Lynch 1 uterine compression suture is useful for bleeding from the uterine body and “B-Lynch 2” (transverse B-Lynch) for bleeding from the lower uterine segment.

Gynecology

A rare case of spontaneous rupture of the uterine artery

  • Version of Record online: 12 March 2024
Synopsis

Spontaneous rupture of the uterine artery is extremely rare in nonpregnant women, and bleeding can be rapidly controlled by laparoscopy.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Gynecology

Relationship between menopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer: A nationwide population-based cohort study

  • Version of Record online: 12 March 2024
Synopsis

Specific progestogens in menopausal hormone therapy were associated with breast cancer risk.

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Obstetrics

Open Access

An umbrella review of systematic reviews on interventions of physical activity before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and postpartum to control and/or reduce weight gain

  • Version of Record online: 11 March 2024
Synopsis

There is evidence that interventions of physical activity during pregnancy and postpartum to control/reduce weight gain in women. There are no systematic reviews before pregnancy.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Gynecology

Open Access

Sexual quality of life and postoperative deep dyspareunia after vNOTES benign adnexal procedures

  • Version of Record online: 06 March 2024
Synopsis

This study investigated the impact of vNOTES on postoperative sexual quality of life following adnexal procedures and suggests a limited risk of developing sexual dysfunction.

Using liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry to predict potential biomarkers for missed miscarriage and its metabolic pathways in a tertiary center: A cross-sectional analytic study

  • Version of Record online: 06 March 2024
Synopsis

Serum metabolites and changes in related metabolic pathways provide a basis for the early prediction and diagnosis of a missed abortion.

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Obstetrics

Maternal GBS vaccination for preventing group B streptococcus disease in newborns: A mini review of current evidence

  • Version of Record online: 06 March 2024
Synopsis

Maternal GBS vaccination effectively prevents early-onset group B streptococcus (GBS) disease in newborns, showing sustained immunogenicity. Although adverse events occurred, they were mostly non-severe.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Effects of COVID-19 infection risk perception on depressive symptoms among pregnant women in different periods of the COVID-19 pandemic in China: A mediation model

  • Version of Record online: 05 March 2024
Synopsis

Perceived stress fully mediated both risk perception and depressive symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic, but traumatic stress only mediated the association between infection worry/infection possibility and depressive symptoms in the acute group.

Gynecology

Prognostic nomogram for predicting the overall survival rate of patients with uterine clear-cell carcinoma: Based on SEER database

  • Version of Record online: 05 March 2024
Synopsis

We identified factors influencing the prognosis of UCCC and constructed a nomogram for predicting the overall survival rate of UCCC patients.

Obstetrics

Can System Inflammation Response Index or Systemic Immune Inflammation Index predict gestational diabetes mellitus in the first trimester? A prospective observational study

  • Version of Record online: 01 March 2024
Synopsis

SIRI and SII indices between the 6th and 8th weeks of gestation were significantly higher in the GDM group than in healthy pregnant women.

Gynecology

Open Access

Comparison of two 3D reconstruction models for understanding of complicated female pelvic tumors

  • Version of Record online: 01 March 2024
Synopsis

The results suggest that cinematic rendering reconstruction models are a useful technique that can improve the surgeon's understanding of complex pelvic tumors.

Obstetrics

Open Access

The association between interpregnancy interval and gestational diabetes mellitus: A nationwide register-based study in Finland

  • Version of Record online: 29 February 2024
Synopsis

The odds for the development of gestational diabetes mellitus increased as the interpregnancy interval increased between the first and second pregnancy.

Gynecology

Obstetrics

Gynecology

A novel predictive model for noninvasively diagnosing bladder outlet obstruction in female patients based on clinical features and uroflowmetry parameters

  • Version of Record online: 28 February 2024
Synopsis

A noninvasive predictive model for diagnosing female bladder outlet obstruction was developed and validated by incorporating age, Qmax, flow time, and voiding efficiency.

Obstetrics

Prevented perinatal HIV infections in the era of antiretroviral prophylaxis and treatment, United States, 1994–2020

  • Version of Record online: 28 February 2024
Synopsis

Annual numbers of perinatal HIV infections have decreased by 97% since 1994, and 22 732 perinatal HIV infections have been prevented in the US from 1994 through to 2020.

Gynecology

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Obstetrics

Oxytocin and vaginal dinoprostone in labor induction: A systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Version of Record online: 25 February 2024
Synopsis

Labor induction medication systemic review and meta-analysis.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Gynecology

Open Access

Sharing the multidisciplinary clinical approach to peri- and postmenopausal women: A Delphi consensus among Italian gynecologists, endocrinologists, and cardiologists for an integrated and optimal approach to clinical practice

  • Version of Record online: 25 February 2024
Synopsis

The leading scientific societies agree that comorbidities and hormone deprivation are crucial clinical problems to be evaluated in peri- and postmenopause requiring specific cardiovascular and endocrinologic investigations.

BRIEF COMMUNICATION

Gynecology

18F-FDG PET/CT findings of endometriosis and corpus luteum cyst

  • Version of Record online: 25 February 2024
Synopsis

PET/CT can differentiate between endometriosis, the malignant progression of endometriosis, and ovarian cysts.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Open Access

Clinical characteristics and pregnancy outcome analysis of 20 cases of acute pancreatitis during pregnancy

  • Version of Record online: 23 February 2024
Synopsis

Hypertriglyceridemic acute pancreatitis is the primary cause of acute pancreatitis during pregnancy, and blood lipid management during pregnancy should be emphasized.

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Gynecology

Advances in the use of organoids in endometrial diseases

  • Version of Record online: 23 February 2024
Synopsis

The paper explores endometrial organoids, their use in studying physiologic states and diseases, and recent advancements in this field.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Cesarean sections and sociodemographic disparities in Ecuador: A nationwide study from hospital registries between 2015 and 2022

  • Version of Record online: 23 February 2024
Synopsis

Ecuador's cesarean sections continue to exceed the medically justified ranges, and socioeconomic and ethnic disparities seem to play a role in these excess numbers.

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Obstetrics

Open Access

Rapid systematic review of interventions to improve antenatal screening rates for syphilis, hepatitis B, and HIV in low- and middle-income countries

  • Version of Record online: 23 February 2024
Synopsis

This systematic review identifies the need for urgent implementation research on interventions to improve antenatal screening for hepatitis B and syphilis in low- and middle-income countries.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Polyethylene glycol compared to lactulose for constipation in pregnancy: A randomized controlled trial

  • Version of Record online: 23 February 2024
Synopsis

Polyethylene glycol 4000 and lactulose are similarly effective as laxatives for constipation in pregnancy; diarrhea and loose stools are less frequent encountered with polyethylene glycol.

BRIEF COMMUNICATION

Gynecology

Primary fallopian tube carcinoma diagnosed 29 years after bilateral partial salpingectomy: A case report

  • Version of Record online: 21 February 2024
Synopsis

Salpingectomy has a reported theoretical decreased risk of tubal and ovarian cancers. Here we describe a case 29 years after partial salpingectomy.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Surviving maternal sepsis: Clinical, laboratory, and treatment features

  • Version of Record online: 21 February 2024
Synopsis

A protocol for maternal sepsis to be routinely used is able to provide better treatment and improve outcomes reducing infectious complications.

Emotional inhibition mediates the relationship between maternal postpartum security and pregnancy distress in China: A cross-sectional study

  • Version of Record online: 17 February 2024
Synopsis

In China, postpartum mothers generally have a low sense of security, and emotional inhibition mediates the relationship between maternal postpartum security and pregnancy distress.

Open Access

Quality and comprehensiveness of YouTube videos on back pain during pregnancy

  • Version of Record online: 17 February 2024
Synopsis

The study investigated back pain videos during pregnancy. Videos by health professionals were of higher quality but overall quality varied. The video quality of back pain videos needs improvement.

Gynecology

Myomectomy with ArtiSential fully articulating laparoscopic instruments: A prospective multicenter study

  • Version of Record online: 15 February 2024
Synopsis

Myomectomy as performed with an ArtiSential instrument enabling free, 360°-unrestricted movement of the wrist joint seems to be feasible and safe.

Obstetrics

Open Access

Maternal origin matters: Country of birth as a risk factor for obstetric anal sphincter injuries

  • Version of Record online: 15 February 2024
Synopsis

Maternal country of birth plays an important role in the risk of sphincter injuries. Female genital circumcision is associated with increased risk of sphincter injuries.

Gynecology

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Obstetrics

A novel tool for risk assessment, screening, diagnosis, assessment, and therapy in postpartum depression

  • Version of Record online: 11 February 2024
Synopsis

Insomnia and anxiety are important comorbidities of postpartum depression. Risk assessment must be conducted in the prenatal and antenatal period for preventive treatment.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Gynecology

Open Access

The expanding role of sonography for the diagnosis of deep infiltrating endometriosis: Results of a large case series

  • Version of Record online: 10 February 2024
Synopsis

A series of cases is described of sonographically detected deep infiltrating endometriosis with three-dimensional transvaginal sonography, which were all surgically explored and histologically examined.

Obstetrics

Association between gestational weight gain and behavioral problems of the offspring aged 6–7 years: A population-based study in Japan

  • Version of Record online: 10 February 2024
Synopsis

Low gestational weight gain (<7 kg) increases risk of behavioral problems, while high gain (>14 kg) lowers risk of problems in prosocial behavior in 6- to 7-year-old Japanese children.

Antenatal steroids and neonatal outcomes in late preterm births with pregestational diabetes

  • Version of Record online: 10 February 2024
Synopsis

Antenatal steroid use in late preterm births complicated by pregestational diabetes was associated with increased risk of short-term adverse neonatal respiratory outcomes.

Gynecology

Effectiveness and continuation rates of the etonogestrel-subdermal contraceptive implant versus short-acting contraceptive methods offered at no cost in Campinas, Brazil

  • Version of Record online: 08 February 2024
Synopsis

We found that users of the ENG-implant showed higher contraceptive effectiveness and higher continuation rates when compared to users of the SARC methods up to 2 years after study initiation.

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Obstetrics

Open Access

Adverse neonatal outcomes in pregnant women with asthma: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Version of Record online: 07 February 2024
Synopsis

Risk of neonatal hospitalizations, congenital malformations and perinatal mortality is increased for infants from mothers with asthma. Healthcare professionals need to optimize early pregnancy care.

Outpatient cervical ripening with balloon catheters: A Bayesian network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

  • Version of Record online: 06 February 2024
Synopsis

Outpatient balloon catheter had shorter total hospital duration compared with inpatient balloon catheter, and could be considered as an available option for cervical ripening.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Open Access

Risk factors for early postpartum hemorrhage: A retrospective, population-based, cohort analysis

  • Version of Record online: 06 February 2024
Synopsis

We found that risk factors for early PPH differ significantly according to its severity as well as the mode of delivery.

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Gynecology

Efficacy, safety, and feasibility of the treatment of intrauterine pathologies with the mini-resectoscope: A systematic review

  • Version of Record online: 05 February 2024
Synopsis

The mini-resectoscope is an effective and versatile instrument for treating intrauterine pathologies both in inpatient and outpatient settings.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Gynecology

An exploratory study of the factors associated with use of contraceptive methods in young Chilean women aged 17–29 years

  • Version of Record online: 05 February 2024
Synopsis

Using contraception at onset of sexual activity increased the likelihood of contraceptive use. Unintended pregnancy was linked to long-term methods, while later sexual initiation was correlated with immediate contraception.

Obstetrics

Open Access

Transient ischemic attack and pregnancy, delivery and neonatal outcomes—An evaluation of a population database

  • Version of Record online: 04 February 2024
Synopsis

Women with a transient ischemic attack had a higher incidence of obstetrical complications, including hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, venous thromboembolism, and congenital anomalies.

Gynecology

Open Access

Open access transition in obstetrics and gynecology journals—The international impact

  • Version of Record online: 04 February 2024
Synopsis

Transition to open access leads to a citation advantage, coupled with increasing gaps in equity of authorship.

Obstetrics

The relationship between active/passive smoking and spontaneous preterm birth: Data from a multicenter study

  • Version of Record online: 01 February 2024
Synopsis

Active and passive smoking during pregnancy are associated with, but do not directly cause, spontaneous preterm birth..

Open Access

Which fetal growth charts should be used in France? Position of the French College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (CNGOF)

  • Version of Record online: 30 January 2024
Synopsis

Our data highlight the importance of validating fetal growth charts prior to their use in a local setting, as has also been suggested by FIGO and WHO.

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Obstetrics

Cardiotocography use for fetal assessment during labor in low- and middle-income countries: A scoping review

  • Version of Record online: 29 January 2024
Synopsis

Cardiotocography (CTG) use in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) lacks consistency and clarity, with limited evidence on outcomes.

Gynecology

Adenomyosis and fertility-sparing surgery: A literature appraisal

  • Version of Record online: 29 January 2024
Synopsis

This research summarizes the laparoscopic and laparotomic fertility-sparing treatments for adenomyosis and adenomyoma, two complex entities, which are difficult to approach surgically due to the subsequent possible sequelae.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Gynecology

Comparison of the clinical outcomes of patients with stage IA–IIA2 cervical adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma after radical hysterectomy: A propensity score-matched real-world analysis

  • Version of Record online: 29 January 2024
Synopsis

Differences in survival between patients with ADC and SCC were observed in the high- or intermediate-risk factor subgroups, but not in the no-risk-factor subgroups.

Obstetrics

New definitions, old complications: The association between duration of transition from latent to active labor and adverse obstetrical outcomes

  • Version of Record online: 29 January 2024
Synopsis

Women whose transition from latent to active phase of labor exceeds the 90th centile have increased risk for cesarean delivery and maternal and neonatal complications.

Gynecology

Rates of genetic consultation in high-grade serous ovarian cancer patients in the era of PARP inhibitor therapy: A population-based study

  • Version of Record online: 29 January 2024
Synopsis

Genetic consultation rates improved significantly among ovarian HGSC patients from 2012 to 2019; however, overall consultation rates remained suboptimal. Barriers to care persist despite publicly insured services.

BRIEF COMMUNICATION

Obstetrics

A bumpy ride—Acute recurrent pancreatitis in pregnancy in a Type 2 diabetic, presenting with euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis: A case report

  • Version of Record online: 28 January 2024
Synopsis

We describe a case of recurrent idiopathic pancreatitis in a pregnant diabetic who presented with euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), was managed successfully and delivered a healthy baby.

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Gynecology

Clinician perspectives on hysterectomy versus uterine preservation in pelvic organ prolapse surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Version of Record online: 25 January 2024
Synopsis

In women with indication for surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse, the decision to preserve or remove the uterus should be tailored on individual factors.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Gynecology

Association of fat distribution differences in infertile women with assisted reproductive outcomes: A prospective cohort study

  • Version of Record online: 24 January 2024
Synopsis

Infertile women with varying fat distribution experience reduced reproductive outcomes when undergoing assisted reproductive technology.

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Obstetrics

Gynecology

Implementation strategies of cervical cancer screening in South Asia: A systematic review

  • Version of Record online: 24 January 2024
Synopsis

Cervical cancer screening can be effectively implemented in developing countries by shifting the focus from educational interventions to restructuring the ongoing programs.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

The optimal cutoff for intertwin delivery interval: A retrospective cohort study

  • Version of Record online: 23 January 2024
Synopsis

A 10-min IDI cutoff is the best predictor for neonatal acidemia in twin deliveries, with implications for cesarean delivery and placental abruption risks.

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Gynecology

Opportunistic salpingectomy at the time of vaginal hysterectomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Version of Record online: 21 January 2024
Synopsis

Opportunistic salpingectomy is safe, effective, and feasible at the time of VH. Nulliparity and pelvic organ prolapse are factors potentially influencing surgical outcomes.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Obstetrical and neonatal outcomes in women with gestational Lyme disease

  • Version of Record online: 21 January 2024
Synopsis

Lyme disease in pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of placental abruption and preterm birth.

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Obstetrics

Membrane sweeping at term to promote spontaneous labor and reduce the likelihood of formal labor induction for prolonged pregnancy, in South Asia and the world: A meta-analysis

  • Version of Record online: 21 January 2024
Synopsis

Membrane sweeping effectively reduces formal labor induction and promotes spontaneous labor, particularly in South Asian populations, but more research is needed due to limited data.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

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Obstetrics

Open Access

The economic consequences of obstetric fistula: A systematic search and narrative review

  • Version of Record online: 19 January 2024
Synopsis

Women experiencing obstetric fistula lose income, become financially dependent on others, and face economic barriers and hardships when seeking care for the condition.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Open Access

The effect of Xylocaine spray on suture material degradation

  • Version of Record online: 19 January 2024
Synopsis

This in vitro experiment shows that Xylocaine spray containing ethanol can decrease the tensile strength of the suture material, leading to early suture breakage.

Open Access

Impacted fetal head extraction methods at second stage cesarean and subsequent preterm delivery: A multicenter study

  • Version of Record online: 18 January 2024
Synopsis

The method of fetal head extraction in second-stage cesarean delivery has no statistically significant effect on the risk of spontaneous subsequent preterm delivery.

Impacts of β-thalassemia/hemoglobin E disease on pregnancy outcomes

  • Version of Record online: 17 January 2024
Synopsis

β-thal/HbE disease is associated with increased incidence of risk of fetal growth restriction and preterm birth. The adverse impact appears to be more pronounced with β-thal0/HbE disease.

Does delayed vacuum-assisted delivery harbor greater maternal or neonatal complications?

  • Version of Record online: 17 January 2024
Synopsis

Vacuum extraction delivery performed in the late second stage of labor, up to 3 h, is probably safe as VE performed in the early stages.

Timing of cesarean delivery for fetal heart rate abnormalities in hypertensive pregnancies induced with oral misoprostol or Foley catheter: Secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial

  • Version of Record online: 17 January 2024
Synopsis

The incidence of cesarean delivery for fetal heart anomalies increased faster in the misoprostol group than in Foley group, and for that reason tailoring fetal monitoring timing to induction method is critical.

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Obstetrics

Association between earthquakes and perinatal outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Version of Record online: 17 January 2024
Synopsis

Preterm birth and low birth weight might not change after earthquakes. However, earthquakes may be associated with an increase of preterm birth in Asia.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Accuracy of Dare's formula in estimating fetal birth weight in pregnant women

  • Version of Record online: 17 January 2024
Synopsis

Dare's formula can be used by healthcare workers as a reasonable alternative to ultrasonography in locations where ultrasonography is unavailable, especially for good-size newborns.

Open Access

Impact of 2 years of COVID-19 pandemic on preterm birth: Experience from a tertiary center of obstetrics in western Germany

  • Version of Record online: 17 January 2024
Synopsis

The decrease in preterm births in high-income countries during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted most likely from underdiagnosed pregnancy complications.

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Obstetrics

Open Access

Simplifying the use of the Kiwi vacuum

  • Version of Record online: 11 January 2024
Synopsis

This article describes a simplification of the Kiwi vacuum technique. A retrospective review of 239 consecutive patients under the author's care, requiring instrumental delivery at full dilatation, is undertaken.

Gynecology

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Prenatal diagnosis and outcomes in fetuses with duplex kidney

  • Version of Record online: 08 January 2024
Synopsis

For fetal duplex kidney, the chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) identified seven (11.1%) pCNVs, and the whole exome sequencing (WES) identified three P/LP single gene variants.

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Gynecology

Obstetrics

Open Access

Screening and treatment of iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy: A review and appraisal of current international guidelines

  • Version of Record online: 09 December 2023
Synopsis

This multidisciplinary review of international guidance on iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy highlights research gaps in the prevention and management of this common condition.

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Gynecology

Effects of medical abortion assisted by traditional Chinese medicine: A network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

  • Version of Record online: 01 December 2023
Synopsis

As a supplementary drug for medical abortion, traditional Chinese medicine can improve the rate of complete abortion and shorten the duration of vaginal bleeding.

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Obstetrics

Labor pain management practices and associated factors in Ethiopia: A systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Version of Record online: 27 November 2023
Synopsis

Labor pain management practice in Ethiopia is still low. Formulating a systematic approach to implement pain management guidelines would be valuable across the maternity care pathways.

CORRESPONDENCE

Obstetrics

CORRIGENDUM

CLINICAL ARTICLES

Obstetrics

Open Access

Do neonatal birth weight thresholds for labor dystocia outcomes differ between short and normal stature women?

  • Version of Record online: 23 September 2023
Synopsis

Cesarean deliveries due to cephalopelvic disproportion occur in lower neonatal birth weights among short-statured women compared with women with normal stature.

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