September 15th, 2019

Volume 63
Number 2
Lawrence D. Devoe, M.D.

 Original Articles
Caitlin Haswell, M.D., Estil Strawn, Jr., M.D., Aniko Szabo, Ph.D., Joseph Davis, D.O., and Kate D. Schoyer, M.D.
In young women undergoing in vitro fertilization, anti-Müllerian hormone levels <1 ng/mL were predictive of lower clinical pregnancy rates.

Susanne M. Matias-Gomes, D.O., Jamil T. Elfarra, M.D., Alfredo DelaGuardia, M.D., Hani M. Tamim, Ph.D., and Paul D. Bobby, M.D.
This study aimed to compare the sensitivity and specificity of PCR testing for the detection of group B streptococcus maternal colonization with the current gold standard of microbial culture and found it to be a comparable screening method that should be considered in future obstetric practice.

Sabrina N. Wyatt, M.D., Yan Li, B.S., Jeff M. Szychowski, Ph.D., and Todd R. Jenkins, M.D.
Placement of levonorgestrel intrauterine devices in the United States is performed using varied techniques, with scant evidence for best practices.

Nateya Carrington, M.D., Haleema Sadath, M.D., Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar, Ph.D., and Christina Davidson, M.D.
Customized birth weight percentiles generated from estimated fetal weights perform better than estimated fetal weights alone at predicting shoulder dystocia.

Rachel M. Beverley, M.D., Shruti Malik, M.D., Robert L. Collins, M.D., Katie Jean, B.S., and Joseph S. Sanfilippo, M.D., M.B.A.
Tubal patency assessment with the FemVue device is comparable to hysterosalpingogram and is easily performed in the office as part of the infertility evaluation.

Kelly J. Manahan, M.D., M.B.A., Patricia A. Fisher, B.S.N., and John P. Geisler, M.D., M.S.Pharm.
D-dimer cannot be used in the immediate postoperative period to rule out vascular thromboembolic event.

Emily S. Miller, M.D., M.P.H., Ashley Battarbee, M.D., Ariel Moser, M.P.H., and Dana R. Gossett, M.D., MSCI
Obstetrician experience is not associated with severe perineal lacerations after vacuum delivery. Attending experience and resident year are inversely associated with failed vacuum delivery.

Ellen R. Wiebe, M.D., Siavash Jafari, M.D., Beata Byczko, M.D., and Jenn Zelmer, B.A.
Women successfully used a variety of natural coping methods, such as heat, rest, and distraction, for the pain and other symptoms of medical abortions.

Yushan Lee, M.S., Ph.D., Hetao Chen, M.S., Xiyang Yang, M.S., Junjie Liu, M.S., Linkai Wang, M.S., and Yanhua Su, M.S.
SMCP expression was significantly reduced in sperm from Chinese men with asthenozoospermia.

Károly Szili, M.D., Melinda Vanya, M.D., Andrea Szabó, M.D., György Bártfai, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., and János Szabó, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.
Between gestational weeks 14–28, hypoplastic nasal bone was found in 1.83% of euploid and 80.49% of trisomy 21 fetuses in a Caucasian population.

Lisa Hofler, M.D., MPH, Anna Merport Modest, MPH, Laura E. Dodge, Sc.D., MPH, Michele R. Hacker, Sc.D., MSPH, and Sadia Haider, M.D., MPH
There was no benefit to adjunctive sharp curettage for uterine evacuation; providers with less uterine evacuation experience may rely on adjunctive sharp curettage more often.

 Case Reports
Avni Segal, M.D., Syeda Rabia Ali, D.O., and Jay Goldberg, M.D.
The authors present the case of a patient presenting with findings of chorioamnionitis with intact membranes who had an amniocentesis with trichomonads in the amniotic fluid.

Whitney A. Booker, M.D., Soledad Jorge, M.D., Dena Goffman, M.D., Richard L. Berkowitz, M.D., Alexander M. Friedman, M.D., and Mary E. D’Alton, M.D.
A term pregnant woman with history of mild intermittent asthma and preeclampsia developed severe acute respiratory distress and subsequent anoxic maternal brain death after receipt of a single dose of intravenous labetalol.

Hideyuki Chida, M.D., Akihiko Kikuchi, M.D., Teruo Kagabu, M.D., and Go Obara, M.D.
The authors describe an extremely rare case of primary abdominal pregnancy deeply implanted at the anterior wall of the rectum which required low anterior resection.

Charbel Awad, M.D., and Tania Damavandy, M.D.
Autoamputated, free-floating ovary is an extremely rare gynecological finding that is believed to be secondary to an untreated ovarian torsion.

Ashley Thorburn, M.D., Nicholas Moore, B.S., Christopher Heid, B.S., and Kimberly Hendershot, M.D.
We present a case of colonic pseudo-obstruction in a 33-year-old woman following cesarean delivery.

J. Stuart May, M.D., Felix Cheung, M.D., and Nadim Bou Zgheib, M.D.
A lytic lesion of the hip in a patient with endometrial cancer is found to be benign despite the characteristic appearance of a metastatic lesion on plain radiograph.

Martin L. Gimovsky, M.D., Jigna K. Patel, M.D., Rebekah Valthaty, M.D., Karen L. Koscica, D.O., and Munir A. Nazir, M.D.
In pregnancy complicated by cirrhosis, portal hypertension, and/or esophageal varices, a multidisciplinary approach is an essential aspect in achieving optimal pregnancy outcome.

Kelly Yamasato, M.D., and Janet Burlingame, M.D.
Salmonella typhi, a common infection in many developing regions, is associated with a variable clinical presentation in pregnancy, including pneumonia and pancreatitis.

Jong Kil Joo, M.D., Ph.D., Ahrong Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Nam Kyung Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Kyung Un Choi, M.D., Ph.D., and Ki Hyung Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
The authors describe a rare case of coexistence of three different tumors in the same ovary.

Nancy Sokkary, M.D., Cristina Murray-Krezan, M.S., and William Rayburn, M.D., M.B.A.
J Reprod Med 2018;63:3–5


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