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3D Printing in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
3D Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.222, CiteScore: 1)
4OR: A Quarterly J. of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.825, CiteScore: 1)
AAPS J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.118, CiteScore: 4)
AAPS PharmSciTech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.752, CiteScore: 3)
Abdominal Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.866, CiteScore: 2)
Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universitat Hamburg     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.439, CiteScore: 0)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.53, CiteScore: 1)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.106, CiteScore: 0)
Accreditation and Quality Assurance: J. for Quality, Comparability and Reliability in Chemical Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.316, CiteScore: 1)
Acoustical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.359, CiteScore: 1)
Acoustics Australia     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Analytica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.367, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Applicandae Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.675, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Biotheoretica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.284, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Diabetologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.587, CiteScore: 3)
Acta Endoscopica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
acta ethologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.769, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geochimica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.24, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.312, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geotechnica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.588, CiteScore: 3)
Acta Informatica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.517, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mathematica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 7.066, CiteScore: 3)
Acta Mathematica Hungarica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.452, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mathematica Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.379, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mathematica Vietnamica     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.27, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.208, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Mechanica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.04, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Mechanica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.607, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.576, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Meteorologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.638, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Neurochirurgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.822, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Neurologica Belgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.376, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Neuropathologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 7.589, CiteScore: 12)
Acta Oceanologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.334, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Physiologiae Plantarum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.574, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.605, CiteScore: 1)
Activitas Nervosa Superior     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.147, CiteScore: 0)
adhäsion KLEBEN & DICHTEN     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.72, CiteScore: 2)
Adhesion Adhesives & Sealants     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.005, CiteScore: 2)
Adsorption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.703, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.698, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.956, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.812, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Contraception     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Data Analysis and Classification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 1.09, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Gerontology     Partially Free   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.144, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.64, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.475, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 1.04, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.075, CiteScore: 3)
Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Aequationes Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.517, CiteScore: 1)
Aerobiologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.673, CiteScore: 2)
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.825, CiteScore: 1)
African Archaeological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.862, CiteScore: 1)
Afrika Matematika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.235, CiteScore: 0)
AGE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Ageing Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.39, CiteScore: 1)
Aggiornamenti CIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.67, CiteScore: 2)
Agricultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.276, CiteScore: 1)
Agriculture and Human Values     Open Access   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.173, CiteScore: 3)
Agroforestry Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.663, CiteScore: 1)
Agronomy for Sustainable Development     Open Access   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.864, CiteScore: 6)
AI & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.227, CiteScore: 1)
AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.792, CiteScore: 3)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.862, CiteScore: 3)
Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Algebra and Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.531, CiteScore: 0)
Algebra Universalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.583, CiteScore: 1)
Algebras and Representation Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.095, CiteScore: 1)
Algorithmica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.56, CiteScore: 1)
Allergo J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.234, CiteScore: 0)
Allergo J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Alpine Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.11, CiteScore: 3)
ALTEX : Alternatives to Animal Experimentation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
AMBIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.569, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.951, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.329, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Criminal Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.772, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Cultural Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.46, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Dance Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.181, CiteScore: 0)
American J. of Potato Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.611, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.314, CiteScore: 0)
American Sociologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
Amino Acids     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.135, CiteScore: 3)
AMS Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.211, CiteScore: 1)
Analysis and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.536, CiteScore: 1)
Analysis in Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Analysis of Verbal Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.978, CiteScore: 3)
Anatomical Science Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.367, CiteScore: 1)
Angewandte Schmerztherapie und Palliativmedizin     Hybrid Journal  
Angiogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.177, CiteScore: 5)
Animal Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.389, CiteScore: 3)
Annales françaises de médecine d'urgence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.192, CiteScore: 0)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.097, CiteScore: 2)
Annales mathématiques du Québec     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.438, CiteScore: 0)
Annali dell'Universita di Ferrara     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.429, CiteScore: 0)
Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.197, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.042, CiteScore: 3)
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.932, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.85, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.579, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.986, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.228, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.043, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.413, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.479, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Nuclear Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.687, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.943, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.614, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.239, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Surgical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.986, CiteScore: 4)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.223, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.495, CiteScore: 1)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.834, CiteScore: 2)
Apidologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.22, CiteScore: 3)
APOPTOSIS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.424, CiteScore: 4)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.294, CiteScore: 1)
Applications of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.602, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.571, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.21, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Categorical Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.49, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 0.58, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Entomology and Zoology     Partially Free   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.422, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.733, CiteScore: 3)
Applied Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.488, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.6, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.319, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Mathematics & Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.886, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Mathematics - A J. of Chinese Universities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Mathematics and Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66, SJR: 1.182, CiteScore: 4)
Applied Physics A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.481, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.74, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.519, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.316, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Solar Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.542, CiteScore: 1)
Aquaculture Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 2)
Aquarium Sciences and Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 0.656, CiteScore: 2)
Aquatic Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 1)
Aquatic Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.109, CiteScore: 3)
Arabian J. for Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.303, CiteScore: 1)
Arabian J. of Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.319, CiteScore: 1)
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.052, CiteScore: 2)
Archaeologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.224, CiteScore: 0)
Archiv der Mathematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.725, CiteScore: 1)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68, SJR: 0.745, CiteScore: 2)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 1)
Archive for Mathematical Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.909, CiteScore: 1)
Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 3.93, CiteScore: 3)
Archive of Applied Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.79, CiteScore: 2)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 168, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.41, CiteScore: 5)
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.006, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.773, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.956, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.644, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.146, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Osteoporosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.71, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Sexual Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.493, CiteScore: 3)
Archives of Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.541, CiteScore: 5)
Archives of Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.973, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Women's Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.274, CiteScore: 3)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.946, CiteScore: 3)
ArgoSpine News & J.     Hybrid Journal  
Argumentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.349, CiteScore: 1)
Arid Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.2, CiteScore: 0)
Arkiv för Matematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.766, CiteScore: 1)
Arnold Mathematical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.355, CiteScore: 0)
Arthropod-Plant Interactions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.839, CiteScore: 2)
Arthroskopie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Artificial Intelligence and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.937, CiteScore: 2)
Artificial Intelligence Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.833, CiteScore: 4)
Artificial Life and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
Asia Europe J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.504, CiteScore: 1)
Asia Pacific Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.479, CiteScore: 1)
Asia Pacific J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.185, CiteScore: 2)
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.353, CiteScore: 1)
Asia-Pacific Financial Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.187, CiteScore: 0)
Asia-Pacific J. of Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.855, CiteScore: 1)
Asian Business & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.378, CiteScore: 1)
Asian J. of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asian J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.543, CiteScore: 1)
AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.548, CiteScore: 1)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
ästhetische dermatologie & kosmetologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Astronomy and Astrophysics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 3.385, CiteScore: 5)

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Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.956
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 17  
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ISSN (Print) 1432-0711 - ISSN (Online) 0932-0067
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  • Auricular acupuncture as effective pain relief after episiotomy: a
           randomized controlled pilot study
    • Abstract: Purpose Previously, pain treatment following episiotomy has relied on non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs as analgesics, whose use during breastfeeding remains controversial due of their transfer to the child. Methods This was a pilot randomized parallel single-center study aiming to evaluate the effects of auricular acupuncture on pain relief after episiotomy. The primary outcome was reduction of pain intensity using visual analogue scale (VAS) scores during the first three postpartum days. The patients were allocated to either of the groups by using a heads–tails binary result coin toss method and the allocation was not masked. The study was completed after including 60 healthy women that underwent mediolateral episiotomy performed during vaginal delivery, with 29 receiving acupuncture therapy and 31 not receiving acupuncture therapy for pain relief. Oral analgesic therapy was made available per request for all patients. Results This study showed that subjective experience of pain was significantly reduced in the acupuncture group on the second and third postpartum days (P = 0.004, P = 0.005, P = 0.22). There were no adverse effects of acupuncture noted. Conclusions Our findings confirm that auricular acupuncture therapy may be a valuable adjunct to analgesic therapy in patients undergoing episiotomy during vaginal delivery. The results prompt a question whether our current ‘best practice’ may yet be improved.
      PubDate: 2019-09-14
  • The prognosis of stage IA synchronous endometrial endometrioid and ovarian
    • Abstract: Introduction Little is known about the prevalence and prognosis of synchronous endometrial and ovarian carcinomas. This report explores the survival outcomes of synchronous stage IA endometrioid endometrial and stage IA ovarian carcinomas in a retrospective cohort study. Methods All cases of pathological confirmed synchronous stage IA endometrial endometrioid and ovarian carcinomas from June 1, 2010, to June 1, 2017, in a teaching hospital were reviewed. Patients were followed up to February 1, 2019. Survival outcomes were compared between patients with and without synchronous carcinomas. Results In total, 841 cases with confirmed FIGO stage IA endometrioid endometrial carcinomas were included in the study; 33 patients (3.9%) had synchronous stage IA ovarian carcinomas, including 27 (81.8%) and 6 (18.2%) cases of endometrioid and mixed endometrioid/clear cell subtypes, respectively. After a median follow-up time of 56.8 months, 829 patients (97.9%) had definitive survival outcomes. Synchronous ovarian carcinomas had no impact on disease-free, overall or cancer-specific overall survival in univariate and multivariate analyses. Conclusion In these patients with stage IA endometrioid endometrial carcinoma, the genuine incidence of synchronous stage IA ovarian carcinoma was very low, and synchronous carcinoma had no significant effects on survival outcomes.
      PubDate: 2019-09-14
  • Higher rate of early-onset preeclampsia in pregnancies following oocyte
           donation according to increasing maternal age
    • Abstract: Objective To assess the influence of maternal age on the incidence of early-onset preeclampsia requiring delivery before 34 weeks of gestation in pregnancies obtained after oocyte donation. Methods We carried out a prospective cohort analysis of 431 single and twin pregnancies, admitted to 3 Tertiary Referral Hospital in Northern Italy between 2008 and 2017. The rate of early-onset PE was calculated and stratified according to maternal age (from 30 to 49 years). A reference population of 11,197 single pregnancies collected prospectively at the first trimester of pregnancy in the same geographic area of Italy and in same hospitals was used to calculate the expected incidence of early-onset PE. Results In women who delivered after 24 weeks of gestation, the rate of early-onset PE was much higher in oocyte-donation pregnancies, reaching 6.7% (29/431), than the expected rate of 0.5% of the cohort of reference. The mean early PE rate was 4.1% (10/242) in singletons and 10.1% (19/189) in twin pregnancies. According to maternal age, the rate of early PE was 1.16% and 3.12% at 30 years, and 4.98% and 13.14% at 49 years in single and twin pregnancies obtained after oocyte donation, respectively. Conclusion Pregnancies obtained after oocyte donation delivering after 24 weeks had a higher risk of early-onset PE requiring delivery before 34 weeks of gestation, than the general population. The risk is directly correlated with the increase of maternal age and is also higher in twin pregnancies.
      PubDate: 2019-09-14
  • Bed rest after an embryo transfer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    • Abstract: Introduction Bed rest for the variable duration is commonly recommended after an embryo transfer (ET) carried out during an in vitro fertilization (IVF). This is based on beliefs that supine position and the reduction of physical activity—to the minimum—might prevent the risk of embryo expulsion once is transferred to the uterus. Therefore, we have designed a meta-analysis based exclusively on evidence from published randomized controlled trials (RCTs), in the attempt to analyze the effectiveness of bed rest after an ET to improve the chance for success in vitro fertilization. Methods The review protocol was registered in PROSPERO (CRD42019122758), and data extraction started before protocol publication. Five RCTs were included; 499 women were assigned to the intervention group and 503 to the control group. Results The analysis of 1002 women did not show any significant change in clinical pregnancy rate between groups [RR 0.86, 95% CI (0.74–1.00), p = 0.06, I2 = 0%]. Likewise, no difference was found in live birth [RR 0.93, 95% CI (0.51–1.69) p = 0.81, I2 = 68%], ongoing pregnancy rate [RR 0.84, 95% CI (0.60–1.20), p = 0.34, I2 = 63%], miscarriage rate [RR 1.08, 95% CI (0.46–2.57), p = 0.86, I2 = 64%], multiple pregnancy rate [RR 0.08, 95% CI (0.50–1.04), p = 0.71, I2 = 0%] or implantation rate [RR 0.90, 95% CI (0.72–1.13), p = 0.38, I2 = 0%]. Subgroup analyses—considering only immediate mobilization or bed rest 24 h—did not show significant differences regarding the outcome. Conclusion Our findings showed that immediate mobilization after an ET does not have a negative influence over the success rates of IVF. Therefore, bed rest should not be recommended.
      PubDate: 2019-09-14
  • Maternal hyperuricemia as a marker of post-spinal hypotension and uterine
           tone during cesarean delivery: a prospective observational study
    • Abstract: Purpose Raised serum uric acid, a marker of oxidative stress, is known to increase vascular tone and depress myometrial contractility. A rise in serum uric acid levels has also been reported during labor, warranting its correlation with post-spinal hypotension and uterine tone. Methods Serum UA sample was drawn from enrolled healthy, laboring parturients. Of these, 100 women who required emergency cesarean delivery were re-sampled prior to surgery. Following spinal anesthesia we recorded episodes of hypotension (MAP < 80% of baseline), use of vasopressors and supplemental uterotonics. The primary outcome was maternal hyperuricemia (1SD > appropriate for gestation age) and its correlation with post-spinal hypotension. Secondary outcomes were total vasopressors used, duration of labor and its effect on uric acid levels, uterine tone and neonatal outcome. Results Hyperuricemia was observed in 33% of parturients. On comparing with women showing normal uric acid levels, hyperuricemic parturients experienced significantly lower incidence of post-spinal hypotension (45.5% vs. 67.2%; p value = 0.04) and lower vasopressor usage (p value = 0.06). Clinically, an increased use of supplemental uterotonics in these parturients was noted (p = 0.20). The duration of labor had no impact on uric acid levels. Neonatal outcome was unaffected. Conclusions In healthy, normotensive parturients undergoing emergency cesarean delivery, maternal hyperuricemia is associated with lower incidence of post-spinal hypotension and reduced need of vasopressors. Elevated serum uric acid levels may also be associated with decreased uterine tone, necessitating greater requirement of supplemental uterotonics. However, further prospective trials are needed to strongly establish this association.
      PubDate: 2019-09-14
  • The PLART study: incidence of preterm labor and adverse pregnancy outcomes
           after assisted reproductive techniques—a retrospective cohort study
    • Abstract: Key message Even though assisted reproductive techniques represent one of the greatest achievements in modern medicine, the risk of preterm birth related to these pregnancies is about twice as high. This must be highlighted and further investigated to optimize the management of both mothers and newborns. Purpose The purpose of this study was to compare adverse pregnancy outcomes after assisted reproductive techniques (ART) and spontaneous conceptions, focusing on the incidence of preterm births (PTB) and distinguishing between iatrogenic and spontaneous events. Methods This retrospective cohort study analyzed single births of one Italian hospital. The incidence of PTBs in ART pregnancies, divided into iatrogenic procedures, spontaneous preterm labors and preterm premature ruptures of the membranes (pPROMs), was compared with the non-ART control group. The incidence of other adverse pregnancy outcomes and the types of delivery were also reported and compared. Results Of the 11,769 single births included, 2.39% were conceived by ART. The incidence of PTBs was 4.74% for spontaneous pregnancies and 12.8% for ART pregnancies (aOR 1.93; 95% CI 1.29–2.88). The percentage of iatrogenic procedures was 27.78% in the ART-PTBs’ group and 30.88% in the non-ART-PTBs’ controls. ART pregnancies showed an increased incidence of pPROMs (6.40% versus 2.41%), preterm labors (2.85% versus 0.93%), hypertensive disorders of the pregnancy (8.19% versus 2.32%), placenta previa (3.20% versus 0.59%), cesarean sections (28.47% versus 16.27%) and vacuum extractions (10.32% versus 5.19%). Conclusions Singleton ART pregnancies have a higher risk of PTB which is mostly linked to a higher incidence of pPROMs and spontaneous preterm labor. The concurrency of a demonstrated higher risk of hypertensive gestational disorders and placenta previa suggests that placental development plays an important role in the pathogenesis of PTB.
      PubDate: 2019-09-13
  • The expression of galectin-3 in breast cancer and its association with
           chemoresistance: a systematic review of the literature
    • Abstract: Purpose Galectin-3 is a Mr 31,000 protein that belongs to a family of carbohydrate-binding proteins. Galectin-3 has already been associated with protection against apoptosis through cell to cell or cell to matrix adhesion processes. It seems that galectin-3 plays an important role in tumor progression, cell growth, invasion and metastasis. Galectin-3 is the only member of the chimeric galectins that has an N-terminal glycine and proline domain and a C-terminal carbohydrate recognition domain that allows galectin-3 to accommodate larger structures such us polylactosaminoglycans and intervene to DNA damage repair process. In this systematic review, our primary goal is to identify the effect of galectin-3 expression in association with drug resistance and apoptosis inhibition in breast cancer. Materials and methods Scopus and PubMed databases were searched on 26 November 2018 using the following combination of keywords: (galectin-3 OR gal-3 OR LGALS3) AND (breast cancer) AND (chemoresistance OR (drug resistance) OR chemosensitivity). All the articles in English, regardless the time of publication, text availability and species included were initially accepted. Results In the majority of the included studies, the expression of galectin-3 had a protective role in cell survival via different pathways such as the response to DNA damage and repair or the inhibition of apoptosis after treatment with a chemotherapeutic agent. Conclusion Galectin-3 expression in breast tumors might be an important factor in the selection of the most suitable treatment.
      PubDate: 2019-09-09
  • Ureteral endometriosis in patients with deep infiltrating endometriosis:
           characteristics and management from a single-center retrospective study
    • Abstract: Purpose As a serious type of deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE), ureteral endometriosis (UE) can result in decreased kidney function. The aims of this study are to investigate risk factors and surgical treatments for UE. Methods The study enrolled 329 patients with deep infiltrating endometriosis, who were treated with laparoscopic surgery between January 2014 to September 2018. All patients were divided into one of two groups: UE or non-UE. Clinical information and other surgery variables of the two groups were examined. Result Out of 329 patients with DIE, 68 (20.67%) cases of UE were diagnosed. Among them, 37 patients also had hydroureteronephrosis. In a multivariate analysis, the variables revised American Fertility Society (rAFS) stage IV, uterosacral ligament (USL) DIE lesion ≥ 3 cm in diameter and previous surgery for endometriosis significantly increased the risk of UE. A total of 27.03% (10/37) of patients with UE and hydroureteronephrosis showed decreased kidney function. Ureterolysis was performed in 59 patients, and an ureteroneocystostomy was performed in 9 patients. A double-J stent was placed in 37 patients with UE. Only 1 patient developed acute pyelonephritis postoperatively. During more than 2 years of follow-up, no patient experienced recurrence. Conclusions The variables of rAFS stage IV, USL DIE lesion ≥ 3 cm in diameter and previous surgery for endometriosis significantly increased the risk of UE. Laparoscopic ureterolysis and ureteroneocystostomy are feasible and safe procedures with low complication and recurrence rates.
      PubDate: 2019-09-07
  • Ultrasound diagnosis of microcephaly: a comparison of three reference
           curves and postnatal diagnosis
    • Abstract: Purpose To evaluate which reference curve (RC)—Snijders, Intergrowth 21st (IG21) and World Health Organization (WHO)—is more accurate for microcephaly diagnosis. Methods Retrospective cohort study with more than 30,000 exams in more than 11,000 women. Microcephaly was confirmed by a neonatologist at birth and positive predictive values (PPVs) and misdiagnosis were assessed. Results A total of 71 cases were confirmed as microcephaly at birth. IG21 and Snijders PPVs showed to be more significant over WHO’s (p < 0.001), without difference between them (p = 0.39). All RC were superimposed and did not show significant difference. When evaluated in different fragments, three trends were observed (until 30 weeks, between 30 and 36 and after 36 weeks of gestational age), with the latter interval showing a significant difference between IG21 and WHO (p = 0.0079). Conversely, WHO exhibited only one misdiagnosis, a much lower rate than Snijders, who missed eight cases and IG21, nine. Conclusion WHO’s RC appears to misdiagnose fewer cases, which could be useful for a population screening, while IG21’s RC presented a more significant PPV, being more useful for a more precise final diagnosis in reference centers.
      PubDate: 2019-09-06
  • Primary peritoneal serous papillary carcinoma: a case series
    • Abstract: Purpose To present the clinical and laboratory characteristics, as well as the management, of patients with primary peritoneal serous papillary carcinoma (PPSPC). Methods This is a retrospective study of 19 patients with PPSPC who underwent debulking surgery followed by first line chemotherapy and were managed in Metaxa Memorial Cancer Hospital between January 2002 and December 2017. Results The median age of the patients was found to be 66 years (range 44–76 years). Clinical presentation of PPSPC included abdominal distention and pain, constipation, as well as loss of appetite and weight gain. Two of the patients did not mention any symptomatology and the disease was suspected by an abnormal cervical smear and elevated CA125 levels respectively. Biomarkers measurement during the initial management of the patients revealed abnormal values of CA125 for all the participants (median value 565 U/ml). Human epididymis secretory protein 4 (HE4) and ratios of blood count were also measured. Perioperative Peritoneal Cancer Index ranged from 6 to 20. Optimal debulking was achieved in 5 cases. All patients were staged as IIIC and IVA PPSPC and received standard chemotherapy with paclitaxel and carboplatin, whereas bevacizumab was added in the 5 most recent cases. Median overall survival was 29 months. Conclusion PPSPC is a rare malignancy, the management of which should take place in tertiary oncology centers.
      PubDate: 2019-09-05
  • Early predictive factors of single dose methotrexate outcome in patients
           with ectopic pregnancy
    • PubDate: 2019-09-01
  • Earlier predictors for treatment outcome among single dose methotrexate
           for an ectopic pregnancy
    • PubDate: 2019-09-01
  • Ehlers–Danlos syndrome and other heritable connective tissue disorders
           that impact pregnancies can be detected using next-generation DNA
    • Abstract: Ehlers–Danlos syndromes (EDS) are a genetically heterogeneous group of inherited connective tissue disorders classified into six major types with a variable collection of findings and different inheritance patterns. Although complications occur in about one-half of pregnancies in women with EDS, the majority can have a good outcome if managed appropriately. Classic EDS is characterized by joint hypermobility, loose skin with poor healing and easy bruising, musculoskeletal problems with chronic pain and at risk for pre-term delivery. In addition, the vascular form of EDS can have cardiac anomalies, aneurysms, gastrointestinal perforation and uterine rupture during pregnancy. Due to overlapping features among the connective tissue disorders, it is difficult to categorize the disorder into specific types without detailed genetic testing which is now available through advanced genomic technology using next-generation DNA sequencing, searching genomic databases and bioinformatics approach. Therefore, obstetrical complications are variable but relate to specific connective tissue disorders requiring an exact diagnosis. There are several dozen genes causing connective tissue disorders that are currently available for testing using next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics to provide pertinent care, treatment and surveillance of the affected pregnant woman but also for her at-risk fetus related to the specific heritable condition.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome during the third trimester of pregnancy: prevalence
           and risk factors
    • Abstract: Purpose To estimate the prevalence of indicative signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) during the third trimester of pregnancy; assess the severity of symptoms and functional impairment; evaluate associated factors; and to evaluate the complaint of CTS in pregnant women through ultrasonography (USG). Methods A cross-sectional study, in which participants were classified into two groups: presence and absence of indicative signs and symptoms of CTS. Severity of symptoms and functional status was assessed by the Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire. USG was performed by multiplanar technique of static and dynamic evaluation. Association between USG and indicative signs and symptoms of CTS was estimated using Fischer's exact test and Poisson regression models were used to estimate the association of exploratory variables and indicative signs and symptoms of CTS. Results Altogether, 482 women were recruited and 111 presented indicative signs and symptoms of CTS, resulting in a prevalence of 23.03%. USG was not able to distinguish indicative signs and symptoms of CTS groups. Both the severity of the symptoms and the impairment of the manual function were mild. Being left-handed, gestational diabetes mellitus and maternal age were associated with indicative signs and symptoms of CTS. Conclusions The high prevalence of indicative signs and symptoms of CTS and the difficulties that they can cause reinforce the importance of adequate diagnosis and treatment. Further studies are needed to assess the value of USG as a diagnostic method for CTS during pregnancy.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
  • Expression of annexin A2 in adenomyosis and dysmenorrhea
    • Abstract: Purpose To investigate the expression of annexin A2 (ANXA2) in ectopic and eutopic endometrium and serum of women with adenomyosis, and their relationships with adenomyosis-associated dysmenorrhea. Methods The expression of ANXA2 was detected by immunohistochemical S-P method in ectopic and eutopic endometrium tissues from 30 patients with adenomyosis who underwent hysterectomy. The correlation between ANXA2 expression and dysmenorrhea degree was evaluated. The endometrium tissues from 15 patients with uterine fibroids which underwent hysterectomy were used as controls. The preoperative serum level of ANXA2 was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 30 patients with adenomyosis and 15 patients with hysteromyoma. Result The expression of ANXA2 in eutopic and ectopic endometrium of adenomyosis was higher than in normal endometrium (P < 0.05), but no significant difference of ANXA2 expression was observed between the eutopic endometrium and the ectopic endometrium (P > 0.05). In the ectopic endometrium, but not in the eutopic endometrium, of women with adenomyosis, ANXA2 expression was positively correlated with the severity of dysmenorrhea (R = 0.831, P = 0.000). The preoperative serum level of ANXA2 was markedly higher in patients with adenomyosis compared with the patients with hysteromyoma (P < 0.05). Conclusion The increased ANXA2 may contribute to the occurrence and development of adenomyosis, and may play a important role in the dysmenorrhea. The present study may provide a new idea of diagnosis and treatment to adenomyosis-associated dysmenorrhea.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
  • Is muscle mechanical function altered in polycystic ovary syndrome'
    • Abstract: Purpose Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder of women of reproductive age. The aim of the current study was to assess muscle mechanical function in PCOS and its relationship with hormonal and metabolic features of the syndrome. Methods The study included 44 women with PCOS, all having clinical or biochemical hyperandrogenism, chronic oligo-anovulation and PCOM, and 32 age- and BMI-matched healthy women. Anthropometric, hormonal and biochemical measurements were performed. Muscle mechanical function including lower limb explosive strength and average power (AvP) was measured using isokinetic dynamometry, a valid and reliable instrument for measuring muscle strength. Results The mean age and BMI of the women with PCOS and controls were 21.8 ± 3.2 versus 22.8 ± 3 years and 26.1 ± 5.4 versus 25.5 ± 5.7 kg/m2, respectively (p = NS for both). PCOS patients had higher androgen levels, whereas total and regional fat and lean body mass and insulin resistance parameters were similar between the groups. The peak muscle force output defined as the peak torque of knee extensor and flexor muscles was higher in normal weight women compared to overweight and obese (p < 0.05 for both) but did not differ in patients and controls. AvP determined by the time-averaged integrated area under the curve at 60°/s angular velocity was higher in the PCOS group for extension and flexion (50.3 ± 21.2 vs 42.1 ± 11.6 and 35.3 ± 27 vs 22.2 ± 11.1, respectively, p < 0.05 for both). These measurements were correlated with bioavailable testosterone (r = 0.29, p = 0.012, r = 0.36, p = 0.001, respectively). Conclusion Muscle mechanical function is altered in PCOS. Women with PCOS have increased average lower limb power that is associated with hyperandrogenism.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
  • Chronic ectopic pregnancy: case report and systematic review of the
    • Abstract: Background Chronic ectopic pregnancy (CEP) is a variant of ectopic pregnancy (EP) characterized by low or absent serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels, resistance to methotrexate (MTX), and an adnexal mass with fibrosis, necrosis, and blood clots due to repeated and gradual fallopian tube wall disintegration. CEP may complicate the course of patients with EP and is difficult to diagnose. Case presentation The case of a 36-year-old woman with EP, low serum hCG levels, a small echogenic adnexal mass, and resistance to MTX is presented. Salpingectomy was performed and histology demonstrated CEP with fibrosis, necrosis, and a hematocele within degenerated chorionic villi. Systematic literature review In a database search, 19 case reports, 3 case–control studies, and 3 case series describing 399 patients with CEP were identified. Serum hCG was negative in 40/124 cases (32%) with reported levels of serum hCG. The most common presenting symptom was abdominal pain (284/399 [71%]), followed by irregular vaginal bleeding (219/399 [55%]), and fever (20/399 [5%]). 73/399 (18%) women were asymptomatic. An adnexal mass was seen in 144/298 (48%) cases with perioperative ultrasound examination and with a mean largest diameter of 6.8 cm. Data on treatment modalities and outcomes were available for 297 women. Of these, 89% underwent surgery as first-line therapy. Laparoscopy was performed in most cases. MTX was the first-line therapy in a minority of cases. Complete resolution was achieved by first-line therapy in 287/297 (97%) cases. Adverse events were reported in 218 patients with CEP. Among those, adverse events ≥ grade 3 were seen in 186/218 (85%) cases. There was no case of treatment-related mortality. Conclusion CEP is a variant of EP with low or absent trophoblast activity. A prolonged clinical course is typical and surgery is the mainstay of treatment.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
  • Current usage of qualitative research in female pelvic pain: a systematic
    • Abstract: Purpose Qualitative research has received growing attention in the multidisciplinary investigation of patients' perceptions about chronic diseases. The purpose of this systematic review was to characterize the usage of qualitative research in women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP). Methods We performed a structured search in Web of Science, Pubmed, and EMBASE platforms until June 2019. The search combined the keywords: "pelvic pain", "endometriosis", "dyspareunia", "dysmenorrhea", "vaginismus", "focus groups", "qualitative research", "hermeneutics", "grounded theory", and "women". Qualitative studies on female CPP were included and the main findings combined using thematic synthesis. Results We found 1211 citations, of which 52 were included in this review. The majority of included studies were based on phenomenological design. The main method for data collection was semi-structured interviews. Endometriosis was the theme of 23 studies, chronic pelvic pain of eight, dysmenorrhea of eight, dyspareunia of four, interstitial cystitis of two, vaginismus of two, vulvodynia of two, and pelvic inflammatory disease of one study. We found a wide variety of contributions. Among them, the impact of the disease on women's lives was the commonest. Conclusion Qualitative research has the potential to reveal and explain several aspects of CPP in women. The medical community may better accept knowledge gained from these studies if the methods are described more transparently in published articles.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
  • Scoring system for the prediction of the severity of placenta accrete
    • Abstract: Purpose The clinical outcomes are significantly different in accreta, increta, and percreta. There is currently no scoring system that can preoperatively distinguish its severity in an at-risk population. The aim of this study is to establish a scoring system for the prediction of the severity of placenta accrete spectrum (PAS) in women with placenta previa. Methods A prospective observational study was conducted in patients with placenta previa who delivered at a Chinese tertiary care center between June 12, 2016 and June 30, 2018. Optimal scaling regression was performed to determine the parameters which really contribute to the prediction of PAS, and calculate percentage of contribution. Results Among 392 cases with placenta previa, 79, 53, and 28 had been surgically and/or histologically confirmed as accreta, increta, or percreta, respectively. Seven parameters were scheduled for the estimated scores for PAS, and five of them were finally entered into the predictive model. Their percentage of contribution was as follows: placental lacunas (19%), vascularity at the uterus–bladder interface (17.5%), myometrial thickness and hypoechoic retroplacental zone (25.6%), bladder line (22.6%), and previous caesarean sections (15.3%). The thresholds of scores for the prediction of accreta, increta, and percreta yielded 2.25–6.2, 6.2–8.95, and ≧ 8.95, respectively, with the positive and negative predictive value, and false positive rates of the scoring system were 96.68%, 95.44%, and 3.32%, respectively. Conclusions The scoring system can predict the severity of PAS in women with placenta previa. This will help identify the actual high-risk patients and improve their treatment.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
  • Clinical outcomes after transfer of blastocysts derived from
           frozen–thawed cleavage embryos: a retrospective propensity-matched
           cohort study
    • Abstract: Purpose To evaluate the clinical outcomes after fresh transfer of blastocysts cultured from vitrified–thawed cleavage embryos (VTCE) compared with conventional frozen–thawed blastocysts transfer (FBT), or with the usual fresh blastocysts transfer (FRBT). Methods A total of 155 cycles undergoing fresh transfer of VTCE blastocysts, 4904 cycles undergoing FBT, and 1014 cycles undergoing FRBT were retrospectively analyzed from August 2014 to July 2017. Pregnancy, delivery, and neonatal outcomes were compared after propensity score matching. Results VTCE blastocysts’ transfer resulted in a lower risk of early miscarriage (8.82% versus 19.70%, P < 0.05) and a decreased fetal birth weight (2611.90 ± 618.65 g versus 2931.86 ± 546.52 g, P < 0.01) compared to FBT. No significant difference was found regarding live birth rate, gestational age, and cesarean section. Correspondingly, VTCE blastocysts’ transfer led to significantly compromised pregnancy outcomes regarding clinical pregnancy rate and implantation, and even a slightly compromised live birth rate when compared with FRBT. Moreover, a higher occurrence of cesarean Section (88.89% versus 71.29%, P < 0.05) and a shorter gestational age (262.04 ± 14.99 days versus 268.06 ± 14.07, P < 0.05) were also found. Nevertheless, the risk of small for gestational age and large for gestational age, and the neonatal birth weight were comparable. Conclusions VTCE blastocysts’ transfer results in a comprehensively moderate outcome, which is an acceptable option for patients. Our results can provide efficient value for patients’ counseling. Furthermore, these findings indicate directions for exploring the mechanisms of low birth weight and short gestational age.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
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