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3D Printing in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 22, SJR: 1.118, CiteScore: 4)
AAPS PharmSciTech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.752, CiteScore: 3)
Abdominal Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, 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: 25, 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: 27, 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: 18, 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: 2, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, 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: 21, 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: 6, SJR: 0.822, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Neurologica Belgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.376, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Neuropathologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 7.589, CiteScore: 12)
Acta Oceanologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.334, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Physiologiae Plantarum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.574, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, 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: 23, 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: 16, SJR: 1.005, CiteScore: 2)
Adsorption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, 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: 37, SJR: 0.956, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.812, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Contraception     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Data Analysis and Classification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, 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: 28, SJR: 1.64, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.475, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, 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: 6)
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: 9, SJR: 0.825, CiteScore: 1)
African Archaeological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, 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     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.173, CiteScore: 3)
Agroforestry Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.663, CiteScore: 1)
Agronomy for Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.864, CiteScore: 6)
AI & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, 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: 5, SJR: 1.11, CiteScore: 3)
ALTEX : Alternatives to Animal Experimentation     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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: 8, SJR: 0.772, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Cultural Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.46, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Dance Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, 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: 21, SJR: 0.314, CiteScore: 0)
American Sociologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
Amino Acids     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.135, CiteScore: 3)
AMS Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.211, CiteScore: 1)
Analysis and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.536, CiteScore: 1)
Analysis in Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Analysis of Verbal Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.978, CiteScore: 3)
Anatomical Science Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, 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: 19, 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: 18, 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: 30, 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: 4, SJR: 0.687, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.943, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, 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: 13, 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: 8, 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: 2, SJR: 0.602, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 0.571, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.21, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Cancer Research     Open Access  
Applied Categorical Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.49, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.58, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Entomology and Zoology     Partially Free   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.422, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.733, CiteScore: 3)
Applied Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.488, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.6, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.319, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Mathematics & Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.886, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Mathematics - A J. of Chinese Universities     Hybrid Journal   (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: 64, SJR: 1.182, CiteScore: 4)
Applied Physics A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.481, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, 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: 18, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.542, CiteScore: 1)
Aquaculture Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 2)
Aquarium Sciences and Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.656, CiteScore: 2)
Aquatic Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 1)
Aquatic Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, 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: 20, 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: 60, 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: 5, SJR: 0.79, CiteScore: 2)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 144, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, 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: 16, SJR: 0.956, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.644, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, 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: 14, 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: 15, SJR: 0.833, CiteScore: 4)
Artificial Life and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
Asia Europe J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, 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: 12, SJR: 0.353, CiteScore: 1)
Asia-Pacific Financial Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, 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: 9)
Asian J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.543, CiteScore: 1)
AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, 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  

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Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.956
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 16  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1432-0711 - ISSN (Online) 0932-0067
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  • Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for ovarian cancer: a
           “useless intraoperative fever” or the next hot voice in the surgical
           management of the “silent killer”'
    • Authors: C. Iavazzo; J. Spiliotis
      Pages: 673 - 674
      Abstract: Abstract The aim of our opinion letter is to highlight the recent findings in the field of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) use in ovarian cancer management. Two recent studies reveal that ovarian cancer patients treated with HIPEC can extend their survival independently of the timing offered—either at the initial cytoreductive effort or at the time of disease relapse. The research field is flourishing and further data are awaited from randomised control trials. Although, HIPEC is not considered yet as the standard of care in the management of ovarian cancer patients, the initial findings of its use are promising.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4877-3
      Issue No: Vol. 298, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Myo-inositol supplementation reduces the amount of gonadotropins and
           length of ovarian stimulation in women undergoing IVF: a systematic review
           and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    • Authors: Antonio Simone Laganà; Amerigo Vitagliano; Marco Noventa; Guido Ambrosini; Rosario D’Anna
      Pages: 675 - 684
      Abstract: Purpose To evaluate whether oral myo-inositol supplementation (MI) is able to reduce the amount of gonadotropins (GA) and the length of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (SL) in both Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and non-PCOS women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). Methods We performed a systematic review (PROSPERO ID: CRD42017069439) of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). We searched articles published in English between January 1985 to August 2017, using the combination of the Medical Subject Headings “Inositol” with “Ovulation Induction”, “follicle-stimulating hormone, human, with HCG C-terminal peptide”, “Reproductive Techniques, Assisted”, and “Fertilization in Vitro”. We collected data about GA and SL comparing MI to no treatment or d-Chiro-Inositol (DCI) supplementation (controls). A subgroup analysis was performed to evaluate selected outcomes in PCOS and non-PCOS women. Results We included 8 studies embedding 812 participants. We found a reduction in GA (p < 0.00001) and SL (p = 0.0007) in patients receiving MI with respect to controls. MI was effective in both PCOS (p < 0.00001) and non-PCOS women (p = 0.02) in reducing GA; conversely, MI supplementation decreased the SL only in PCOS women (p < 0.00001). Conclusion During IVF, MI is effective in both PCOS and non-PCOS women in saving gonadotropins, but reduces efficiently SL only in PCOS women.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4861-y
      Issue No: Vol. 298, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • An effect of maternal nifedipine therapy on fetoplacental blood flow: a
           prospective study
    • Authors: Ahmet Namazov; Leonti Grin; Resul Karakus; Mehmet Uludogan; Habibe Ayvaci
      Pages: 685 - 688
      Abstract: Purpose The aim of this study is to assess the effects of maternal nifedipine administration on placental and fetal blood flow. Methods A total of 29 patients with preterm labor diagnosis admitted to the tertiary care center, Zeynep Kamil Hospital, were evaluated. Before and 24–48 h after administration of oral nifedipine, Doppler ultrasound scan was carried out to measure fetal middle cerebral artery, ductus venosus, umbilical artery, and maternal uterine artery blood flow. Results After 24 and 48 h of therapy, there were no changes in mean PI and RI in the umbilical arteries and ductus venosus (p > 0.05). Fetal middle cerebral artery and maternal uterine artery PI and RI values showed a significant reduction 24–48 h after oral nifedipine therapy (p < 0.05). Conclusions Our study showed that 24 and 48 h after oral nifedipine therapy, there is a significant increase in fetal MCA and maternal uterine artery blood flow, while fetal umbilical artery and ductus venosus Doppler values do not change.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4839-9
      Issue No: Vol. 298, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Supplementation of folic acid in pregnancy and the risk of preeclampsia
           and gestational hypertension: a meta-analysis
    • Authors: Cheng Liu; Chongdong Liu; Qiushi Wang; Zhenyu Zhang
      Pages: 697 - 704
      Abstract: Objectives We aimed to systematically assess the relationship between folic acid supplementation in pregnancy and risk of preeclampsia and gestational hypertension. Methods The relevant studies were included by retrieving the Embase, PubMed and Cochrane library databases. Data extraction was conducted by two investigators independently. The risk ratio (RR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) were used as effect indexes to evaluate the relationship between folic acid supplementation and risk of gestational hypertension or preeclampsia. A subgroup analysis was performed according to the supplementation patterns of folic acid. The homogeneity of the effect size was tested across the studies, and publication biases were examined. Results In total, 13 cohort studies and 1 randomized controlled trial study was included, containing 160,562 and 149,320 women with and without folic acid supplementation during pregnancy. Pooled results showed that risk of gestational hypertension was not associated with the supplementation of folic acid. However, folic acid supplementation during pregnancy could significantly reduce the risk of preeclampsia. Moreover, the results of subgroup analysis showed that the decreased preeclampsia risk was associated with supplementation of multivitamins containing folic acid rather than folic acid alone. Conclusions Our findings indicate that the supplementation of multivitamins containing folic acid during pregnancy could significantly lower preeclampsia risk.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4823-4
      Issue No: Vol. 298, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Demographic influence on maternal weight gain during pregnancy: where will
           we end up'
    • Authors: Veronika Günther; Ibrahim Alkatout; Mohamed Elessawy; Johannes Ackermann; Nicolai Maass; Manfred Voigt
      Pages: 717 - 723
      Abstract: Purpose Maternal obesity is one of the most commonly occurring risk factors in obstetrics. Complications, such as gestational diabetes, venous thromboembolism, preeclampsia and many more, exist far more often in obese women than in pregnant women of normal weight. Methods Changes in maternal weight gain during pregnancy were analysed in Schleswig-Holstein between 1995 and 1997 and between 2004 and 2009. Between 1995 and 1997 data were drawn from 74,000 singleton pregnancies and between 2004 and 2009 from 118,000 pregnancies. The data centre of the University of Rostock performed the statistical analysis. Results Maternal weight at the time of first consultation with proof of pregnancy was 67.6 kg in 1995 and increased to 70.7 kg in 2009. This means an absolute difference of 3.1 kg. Maternal weight at the time of delivery changed from 80.8 to 84.9 kg in the same period. This is an absolute difference of 4.1 kg. Body weight is higher in 2009 than in 1995 across nearly all age groups. Even in younger women (aged 17 years and over) differences in weight can be registered. The obesity rate (BMI ≥ 30) in relation to maternal age was also analysed. In general, the rate of obesity is higher in 2009 than in 1995 across all age groups. Conclusions These results show an increase in maternal weight gain during pregnancy over the last decades. However, the change in maternal weight is not dependent upon maternal age. The weight differences are consistent across nearly all age groups. Thus, age is not a risk factor for overweight and obesity.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4865-7
      Issue No: Vol. 298, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Birthweight and large for gestational age trends in non-diabetic women
           with three consecutive term deliveries
    • Authors: Liran Hiersch; Shiri Shinar; Nir Melamed; Amir Aviram; Eran Hadar; Yariv Yogev; Eran Ashwal
      Pages: 725 - 730
      Abstract: Objective Increased birthweight is a risk factor for early neonatal complications, as well as cardiovascular and metabolic disease later in adulthood. We aimed to assess birthweight trends and the rate of large for gestational age newborns in women in their third delivery according to birthweight in the first and second deliveries. Study design A retrospective cohort study of all women who delivered their first three consecutive deliveries in a single medical center (1994–2013). Only non-diabetic women with term (≥ 37 weeks) singleton deliveries in all three deliveries were included. BW centile (according to local gender- and gestational age-specific birth curves) trends between deliveries was assessed. In addition, the risk for large for gestational age (≥ 90th centile) infants in the third delivery was assessed according to the presence or absence of large for gestational age in previous deliveries. Pregnancies complicated by multiple gestations, preeclampsia, chronic or gestational hypertension or fetal anomalies were excluded. Results Of the 121,728 deliveries during the study period, 3521 women (10,563 deliveries [8.6%]) met inclusion criteria. Mean birthweight centile in the first, second and third deliveries were 47.2 ± 26.3, 58.3 ± 25.8 and 61.5 ± 24.7, respectively (p < 0.001). While 45.9% women had their maximal birthweight centile in the third delivery, only 16.5% had it in the first delivery (p < 0.001). In multivariate analysis, adjusted for maternal age, gestational age at delivery and neonatal gender, the rate of large for gestational age infants in the third delivery was increased as the number of previous large for gestational age deliveries increased in a dose-dependent pattern (aOR = 4.37, CI  2.89–6.61 for women with large for gestational age infant only in the first delivery, aOR = 5.31, CI   4.15–6.79 for women with large for gestational age infants only in the second delivery, aOR = 10.62, CI  6.89–16.38 for women with large for gestational infants age in the first and second deliveries; women with no large for gestational age infants in both the first and second delivery served as reference group). Conclusion In women with repeated term deliveries, birthweight centile is frequently increased in the third delivery compared to the previous two deliveries. Moreover, the number and order of previous large for gestational age deliveries in the first two deliveries are major risk factors for large for gestational age in the third delivery.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4872-8
      Issue No: Vol. 298, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Effects of etonogestrel implant on quality of life, sexual function, and
           pelvic pain in women suffering from endometriosis: results from a
           multicenter, prospective, observational study
    • Authors: Anna Sansone; Nicoletta De Rosa; Pierluigi Giampaolino; Maurizio Guida; Antonio Simone Laganà; Costantino Di Carlo
      Pages: 731 - 736
      Abstract: Purpose Progestins are successfully employed as treatment for endometriosis. Our study evaluates the effects of the etonogestrel (ENG) implant on pelvic pain, quality of life, and sexual function in women requiring long-term reversible contraception and presenting ovarian cysts of probable endometriotic origin. Methods We enrolled 25 women asking for contraception with the ENG implant and presenting a cyst with the ultrasound features of an endometrioma and pain symptoms. Patients were interviewed on pain symptoms (dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, dyschezia, and dysuria) using a VAS score (0–10), on quality of life (QoL) using the Short Form-36 questionnaire, and on sexual activity using the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaire before inserting the implant (T0) and after 6 (T1) and 12 months (T2). Results We found a significant decrease in dysmenorrhea and dyspareunia VAS scores comparing baseline scores to 6 and 12 months. After 12 months, the bodily pain, general health, vitality, social functioning, and mental health domains of the QoL score were significantly improved. The total FSFI score results increased in comparison with baseline both at 6 and 12 months. In particular, we highlighted a significant improvement in desire, satisfaction, and pain domains already at 6 months; the arousal domain improved only after 12 months. Finally, mean diameters of endometrioma-like cysts were not changed after 12 months of treatment. Conclusions Etonogestrel implants seem to be able to reduce pelvic pain, improve sexual function, and quality of life in patients with ovarian cysts suspected of endometriotic origin.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4851-0
      Issue No: Vol. 298, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Long-term treatment of endometriosis with dienogest: retrospective
           analysis of efficacy and safety in clinical practice
    • Authors: Thomas Römer
      Pages: 747 - 753
      Abstract: Purpose Endometriosis is a debilitating disease with high recurrence rates requiring long-term management. Progestins such as dienogest are used empirically when first symptoms occur and post-surgery to reduce recurrence. This retrospective, practice-based study assessed the efficacy and safety of dienogest in women with endometriosis treated for at least 60 months. Methods 37 women (age 39 ± 8 years) with laparoscopically diagnosed endometriosis received dienogest 2 mg orally once daily. Endometriosis-associated pelvic pain (EAPP) was measured on a 0–100 mm visual analog scale at baseline and every 12 months. Laboratory measures of lipid and liver metabolism, hemostatic and hormonal parameters were investigated in a subgroup of 15 women. Adverse events including bleeding disturbances and depressive symptoms were recorded. Results In 22 women, dienogest was begun after laparoscopy; median EAPP score was 70 mm pre-surgery and 10, 10, 20, 20, and 20 mm, respectively, after 12, 24, 36, 48, and 60 months of dienogest treatment. Another 15 women began dienogest without prior surgery; median EAPP score was 80 mm pretreatment and 20, 20, 30, 30, and 30 mm, respectively, after 12, 24, 36, 48, and 60 months. All laboratory parameters remained within the normal range. Mean serum estradiol was 28 ± 12 pg/ml after 60 months. Seven women experienced spotting episodes and four women presented with phases of depressed mood, which could all be clinically managed. Conclusions Long-term (60-month) treatment with dienogest 2 mg once-daily in women with endometriosis effectively reduced EAPP and avoided pain recurrence post-surgery. Dienogest was well tolerated and adverse effects were clinically managed.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4864-8
      Issue No: Vol. 298, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Reconstructive breast surgery with partially absorbable bi-component
           Seragyn® BR soft mesh: an outcome analysis
    • Authors: Anna Machleidt; Nora Schmidt-Feuerheerd; Jens-Uwe Blohmer; Ralf Ohlinger; Janina Kueper; Gabriel von Waldenfels; Sissi Dittmer; Stefan Paepke; Evelyn Klein
      Pages: 755 - 761
      Abstract: Objective Synthetic meshes and acellular dermal matrices are increasingly used in implant-based breast reconstruction. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence and severity of complications following the implantation of the partially absorbable bi-component soft mesh SERAGYN® BR and assess risk factors for adverse operative outcomes. Methods A retrospective clinical study was performed: The SERAGYN® BR soft mesh was utilized in 148 operations (skin-sparing mastectomy, nipple-sparing mastectomy, breast-conserving surgery, and secondary reconstruction after mastectomy) in four different institutions in Germany from June 2012 to February 2014. We analyzed whether the results were affected by tumor morphology (e.g., grading), patient characteristics and comorbidities, previous surgery or therapies, and use of alloplastic materials. Results The SERAGYN® BR soft mesh was successfully implanted in 131 of 148 operations. The rate of reconstructive failure was 11.5%. The most common complication was seroma (25.7%), followed by hematoma and skin infection (each 14.2%). Wound-healing issues were detected in 13.5% cases, secondary wound infections in 10.8%. 83.8% of operations had no severe complications. Independent predictors for reconstructive failure were wound-healing issues, nipple- or skin necrosis, wound- or skin infections, a high volume of excised tissue, hematomas, seromas, and sentinel lymph node excisions. A higher body mass index was correlated with a higher rate of infection. Conclusion SERAGYN® BR mesh can be used successfully in breast reconstructive surgery. Rates of major complications or reconstructive failure are comparable to the use of other synthetic or biological meshes.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4859-5
      Issue No: Vol. 298, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss and future risk of female malignancies
    • Authors: Ron Charach; Eyal Sheiner; Ofer Beharier; Ruslan Sergienko; Roy Kessous
      Pages: 781 - 787
      Abstract: Purpose To investigate whether patients with a history of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) have an increased risk for future female malignancies. Methods A retrospective population-based study compared the incidence of long-term female malignancies in a cohort of women with and without a history of RPL (2 or more consecutive pregnancy losses). Deliveries occurred between the years 1988 and 2013, with a mean follow-up duration of 12 years. Women with known malignancies before the index pregnancy were excluded from the analysis. Female malignancies were divided according to specific type including ovary, breast, uterine and uterine cervix. Kaplan–Meier survival curve was used to estimate the cumulative incidence of malignancies. Cox proportional hazards model was used to determine the adjusted hazard ratios (HR) for female malignancy after controlling for confounders. Results During the study period, 106,265 patients met the inclusion criteria; 6.6% (n = 7052) of patients had a diagnosis of RPL. During the follow-up period, patients with RPL had a significantly increased risk of being diagnosed with female malignancies as a group, while individually there was an increased risk of breast and uterine cervix cancer. Using a Kaplan–Meier survival curve, patients with a history of RPL had a significantly higher cumulative incidence of female malignancies. Using a Cox proportional hazards model, adjusted for confounders such as smoking, parity, and diabetes mellitus, a history of RPL remained independently associated with female malignancies (adjusted HR 1.4; P = 0.003). Conclusions RPL is independently associated with long-term female malignancies. Patients with a history of RPL may benefit from counseling and screening for breast and uterine cervix cancer in particular.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4868-4
      Issue No: Vol. 298, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Participation of elderly gynecological cancer patients in clinical trials
    • Authors: Katharina Prieske; Fabian Trillsch; Gülten Oskay-Özcelik; Radoslav Chekerov; Christiane Bleich; Leticia Oliveira-Ferrer; Donata Grimm; Sascha Kuerti; Volkmar Mueller; Anna Suling; Barbara Schmalfeldt; Jalid Sehouli; Sven Mahner; Linn Woelber
      Pages: 797 - 804
      Abstract: Background Elderly patients are underrepresented in clinical trials in gynecological cancer, even though they are disproportionally often affected. This study aimed to evaluate the disposition and apprehension of elderly patients toward study participation. Methods 112 elderly gynecological cancer patients (median age 70) were surveyed in a multicenter cross-sectional study. Besides fitness, state of disease, education and domestic situation, questions aimed at the general willingness to participate in a clinical trial. Personal reasons for refusal and anticipated advantages/disadvantages that might evolve from participation were inquired. Results Willingness to participate in a clinical study was generally high (72%, 74/102). Reasons for potential study participation were: ‘better monitoring of the disease’ (67.1%), ‘better medical care’ (46.1%), ‘to help medical research’ (44.7%), ‘better medication’ (35.5%) and ‘because of my doctor’s recommendation’ (22.4%). Reasons for potential refusal were: ‘too time consuming’ (24.4%), ‘fear of side effects’ (21.8%), ‘misuse as experimental animal’ (18%), ‘long distance to clinic’ (14.1%) and ‘too little or unclear information’ (10.3%). 37.2% (29/78) of the patients stated that they had ‘no objection’ at all against study participation. The question if patients anticipated having a longer life due to study participation was answered with ‘yes’ or ‘rather yes’ in 42% (38/90); 28.9% answered ‘no’ or ‘rather no’ (29% undecided). No statistical significant relation between willingness to participate in a study and general fitness (p = 0.133), education (p = 0.122), age (p = 0.474) or domestic situation (p = 0.123) could be observed in a multivariate logistic regression model. Conclusions Elderly patients are generally willing to participate in clinical studies, in our cohort regardless of their fitness. Benefits of participation seem to be unclear among a majority of potential study participants. Therefore, it might be decisive to provide more general information regarding benefits and safety for elderly patients in a clinical trial.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4886-2
      Issue No: Vol. 298, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Residual lesions in uterine specimens after loop electrosurgical excision
           procedure in patients with CIN
    • Authors: Lin Jing; Wu Dan; Li Zhunan; Xu Ying; Chen Yi
      Pages: 805 - 812
      Abstract: Objective To identify the risk factors for residual lesion in hysterectomy specimens after loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). Methods and results We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 594 patients who underwent total hysterectomy after LEEP for CIN at the International Peace Maternity and Child Health Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University between July 2006 and June 2015. Among the 594 patients, there were no residual lesions in uterine specimens of 409 (68.9%) patients; residual CIN1 was found in 24 (4%) patients, CIN2 and CIN3 in 142 (23.9%) patients, and cervical cancer in 19 (3.2%) patients. On univariate analysis age, menopausal status, margin involvement, lesion grade, abnormal endocervical curettage (ECC) result, and persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection post operation were significantly associated with residual lesions after LEEP (P < 0.05). Multivariate regression analysis using the logistic regression model showed abnormal ECC result and persistent HPV positivity to be independent risk factors for residual lesions after LEEP. LEEP with positive margins and persistent HPV infection were also associated with high risk of invasive cervical cancer in CIN2+ patients. Conclusions Abnormal ECC result and post-treatment HPV infection are predictors of residual lesion after LEEP. In combination, they could be useful for risk stratification and selection of the management approach. Postmenopausal CIN2+ patients with positive margins and persistent postoperative HPV infection may have high risk of cervical invasive cancer.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4881-7
      Issue No: Vol. 298, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Galectin-3 as a novel biomarker in women with PCOS
    • Authors: Gokce Anik Ilhan; Cansu Kanlioglu; Gaye Arslan; Begum Yildizhan; Tanju Pekin
      Pages: 821 - 825
      Abstract: Purpose This study aimed at evaluating galectin-3 levels as a novel metabolic biomarker in women with PCOS. Methods Ninety consecutive women with PCOS fulfilling the inclusion criteria were divided into two groups according to the presence of metabolic syndrome as MetS+ and MetS−. Clinical, hormonal, and metabolic parameters and galectin-3 levels were compared between the groups. Correlation analyses were performed between galectin-3 and clinical and metabolic parameters. Results Ninety PCOS subjects were enrolled in the study, 25 of which were diagnosed with MetS. Waist-to-hip ratio, systolic and diastolic blood pressures, triglyceride, HOMA-IR, FAI, FGS, and galectin-3 levels were significantly higher in the MetS+ group compared with the MetS− group (13.19 ± 5.63 vs 9.37 ± 3.99 ng/mL, respectively, p = 0.001). HDL cholesterol was significantly higher in the MetS− group than in the MetS+ one. Galectin-3 levels were found to be positively correlated with systolic blood pressure (r = 0.450, p < 0.01), diastolic blood pressure (r = 0.293, p < 0.01), and triglyceride levels (r = 0.218, p < 0.05) in women with PCOS. Conclusions Galectin-3 may be a promising novel biomarker in women with PCOS. Galectin-3 levels were significantly higher in the MetS+ group compared with the MetS− one and positively correlated with systolic, diastolic blood pressures and triglyceride levels in women with PCOS.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4862-x
      Issue No: Vol. 298, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Adverse effect of paternal hepatitis B virus infection on clinical
           pregnancy after frozen–thawed embryo transfer
    • Authors: Fan He; Lisi Wang; Chanyu Zhang; Sanglin Li; Chengguang Sun; Lina Hu
      Pages: 827 - 832
      Abstract: Purpose This study aimed to determine the effect of paternal hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection on reproductive outcomes of couples undergoing frozen–thawed embryo transfer (FET). Methods This retrospective cohort study included FET cycles performed between January 2014 and March 2017 in couples with a hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive male partner and an HBsAg-negative female partner, which was categorized as HBsAg group. The FET cycles underwent by couples with both HBsAg-negative partners were randomly selected as controls. The primary outcome was clinical pregnancy. Results A total of 117 FET cycles, comprising 39 in the HBsAg group and 78 in the control group, were included. Couples with HBsAg-positive male partners had significantly lower clinical pregnancy rate (17.9 vs 41.0%, P = 0.013), lower implantation rate (11.1 vs 24.5%, P = 0.014), and lower live birth rate (12.8 vs 30.8%, P = 0.034) compared with the control group. Moreover, the multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that paternal HBV infection was negatively associated with clinical pregnancy (odds ratio = 0.297, 95% confidence interval 0.108–0.817, P = 0.019). The miscarriage rate was not significantly different between the two groups (28.6 vs 25.0%, P = 1.000). Conclusions Paternal HBV infection resulted in a lower frequency of clinical pregnancy after FET, a difference that was probably attributed to a detrimental effect of HBV on the ability of embryos to survive freezing and thawing.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4863-9
      Issue No: Vol. 298, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • The risk of birth defects among children born after vitrified blastocyst
           transfers and those born after fresh and vitrified cleavage-stage embryo
           transfers
    • Authors: Qianqian Zhu; Ningling Wang; Bian Wang; Yun Wang; Yanping Kuang
      Pages: 833 - 840
      Abstract: Purpose To explore the risk of birth defects among children born after vitrified blastocyst transfers and those born after fresh and vitrified cleavage-stage embryo transfers. Methods A retrospective cohort study was conducted including infants born after fresh and vitrified day 3 embryo transfers and those born after vitrified day 5 or 6 blastocyst transfers from January 2005 through December 2016. The outcome measures included any birth defect, multiple birth defects and 13 individual categories of birth defects. Results Any birth defect occurred in 1.15% of infants born after fresh day 3 embryo transfers, 1.75% of infants born after vitrified day 3 embryo transfers, 1.60% of infants born after vitrified day 5 blastocyst transfers and 1.10% of infants born after vitrified day 6 blastocyst transfers. There was no difference in the risk of birth defects between vitrified blastocyst-stage transfers and vitrified cleavage-stage transfers (including day 5 vs. day 3 and day 6 vs. day 3) among all births or in only singletons or twins. For infants born after cleavage-stage embryo transfers at day 3, there was no difference in the risk of birth defects between fresh embryo transfers and vitrified embryo transfers among all births or in only singletons or twins. Conclusions Transfer of vitrified day 5 or 6 blastocysts does not increase the risk of birth defects compared with vitrified day 3 embryos. However, randomized control trials and follow-up studies of the long-term outcome of children born after blastocyst-stage transfers are needed to confirm the clinical safety of extending embryo culture to the blastocyst stage.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4870-x
      Issue No: Vol. 298, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Prenatal diagnosis of ectopia cordis in a twin fetus
    • Authors: Habib Atallah; Camille BouSaba; Linda Daou; Antoine Germanos; Assaad Kesrouani
      Pages: 841 - 842
      Abstract: Abstract We report images of the 7th case worldwide of a twin fetus with a complete isolated ectopia cordis in a dichorionic diamniotic twin gestation. There is no consanguinity, family history of abnormalities, IVF, or first trimester medication. The diagnosis of this isolated anomaly was done at 23 weeks in one fetus, while the other had normal morphology; the pregnancy was complicated by preterm labor and a cesarean delivery followed at 34 weeks. The affected baby weighed 1800 g and had an outcome complicated by episodes of desaturation and deceased at day 8. Parents did not wish either in utero termination of pregnancy or postnatal surgery for reintegration in the thorax and chose instead palliative care.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4879-1
      Issue No: Vol. 298, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Sleep quality in the end of pregnancy and its relevance in labor
    • Authors: Leandro Lucena; Sergio Tufik; Helena Hachul
      Pages: 843 - 844
      PubDate: 2018-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4876-4
      Issue No: Vol. 298, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • ESHRE–ESGE versus ASRM classification in the diagnosis of septate
           uterus: a retrospective study
    • Authors: Yan Ouyang; Yan Yi; Fei Gong; Ge Lin; Xihong Li
      Pages: 845 - 850
      Abstract: Background The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology–European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESHRE–ESGE) system is designed mainly for clinical orientation; its overdiagnosis of septate uteri was confirmed in a general population in comparison to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) supplemental classification proposed by Ludwin. However, the agreement among septate uterus recognition using the ESHRE–ESGE and the supplemental ASRM classifications and the rate of overdiagnosis of septate uterus by ESHRE-ESGE in infertile women remain unclear. Methods We conducted a retrospective study of 53,540 infertile patients in our reproductive centre from June 2013 to December 2016, to compare septate uterus recognition using three systems. The data were analysed by the ESHRE–ESGE system, the ASRM by Salim and the ASRM by Ludwin separately. The concordance of diagnoses of septate uteri using these three systems was compared. Results ESHRE–ESGE classification significantly increased the frequency of septate uteri (11.31%, 6056 vs. 7.20%, 3854 vs. 3.80%, 2034). Good agreement was observed between the ESHRE-ESGE and the ASRM by Salim (k = 0.686, p < 0.001) and between the ASRM by Salim and that by Ludwin (k = 0.671, p < 0.001), while moderate agreement was found between the ESHRE–ESGE and ASRM by Ludwin systems (k = 0.444, p < 0.001). These results suggest that Ludwin’s criteria are the strictest, while the ESHRE–ESGE system is much more relaxed for septate uterus diagnosis. Conclusion A risk of overtreatment may also exist in infertile patients when using the ESHRE–ESGE system. Therefore, the ESHRE–ESGE system should be used with caution when guiding hysteroscopic metroplasty in infertile patients.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4878-2
      Issue No: Vol. 298, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Correction to: Two-year outcome after recurrent implantation failure:
           prognostic factors and additional interventions
    • Authors: Christiane Kling; Andreas Schmutzler; Georg Wilke; Jürgen Hedderich; Dieter Kabelitz
      Pages: 851 - 851
      Abstract: The article Two-year outcome after recurrent implantation failure: prognostic factors and additional interventions.
      PubDate: 2018-10-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4873-7
      Issue No: Vol. 298, No. 4 (2018)
       
  • Risk of endometrial cancer in asymptomatic postmenopausal patients with
           thickened endometrium: data from the FAME-Endo study: an observational
           register study
    • Authors: Lukas Hefler; Judith Lafleur; Sonja Kickmaier; Heinz Leipold; Carmen Siebenhofer; Barbara Tringler; Christian Schauer; Alexandra Ciresa-König; Alexander Reinthaller
      Abstract: Purpose To evaluate the risk for endometrial cancer (EC) in a large series of asymptomatic patients with thickened endometrium at ultrasound examination based on previously published data of a theoretical cohort. Methods In a prospective register study, a total of 1024 women with thickened endometrium in ultrasound examination undergoing histological diagnosis by dilation, hysteroscopy and curettage were evaluated. 124 patients were excluded due to current medication with tamoxifen and/or presence of HNPCC leaving 900 patients for further analysis. Results Mean [standard deviation (SD)] age of patients was 65.6 (8.6) years. Mean (SD) endometrial thickness was 11.9 (5.8) mm. 32 and 6 cases of EC and complex endometrial hyperplasia with atypia were found, respectively. In the univariate analysis, a statistically significant association between endometrial thickness, current use of antihypertensive medication, number of deliveries, and the presence of endometrial fluid in preoperative vaginal ultrasound (p < 0.05) with EC was found. A multivariate logistic regression model incorporating these parameters showed a statistically significant independent association of endometrial thickness, number of deliveries, and the presence of endometrial fluid in preoperative vaginal ultrasound (p < 0.05), but not current use of antihypertensive medication, with EC. Using a cut-off of the endometrial thickness of > 11 mm, the risk for “EC alone” and “EC and complex endometrial hyperplasia with atypia combined” was found to be 6.7% and 7.9%, respectively. Conclusions Our data compare favorably to a theoretical cohort suggesting a clinically reasonable cut-off of > 11 mm endometrial thickness to discriminate between “normal” and “pathological”. The data regarding “risk for endometrial cancer” can be used for counseling affected women.
      PubDate: 2018-09-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s00404-018-4885-3
       
 
 
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