September 27th, 2020

Volume 64
Number 4
Lawrence D. Devoe, M.D.

 Original Articles
David A. Forstein, D.O., Samantha D. Buery-Joyner, M.D., Jodi F. Abbott, M.D., LaTasha B. Craig, M.D., John L. Dalrymple, M.D., Scott Graziano, M.D., Brittany S. Hampton, M.D., Laura Hopkins, M.D., Sarah Page-Ramsey, M.D., Archana Pradhan, M.D., Abigail Wolf, M.D., and Margaret Mckenzie, M.D., for the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
For students interested in obstetrics and gynecology, the structure of the fourth year remains challenging. Research suggests a curriculum combining audition rotations with enhancing of medical knowledge.

Edward Kim, M.D., M.P.H., William Rayburn, M.D., M.B.A., and Imam Xierali, Ph.D.
Across the United States there has been a decrease in the cost of professional liability insurance and an increase in the obstetricians and gynecologists workforce. There does not seem to be a relationship between these 2 variables.

Arthur Sitelman, M.D., Justin Diedrich, M.D., M.S.C.I., and Neal M. Lonky, M.D., M.P.H.
Cervical biopsy and curettage obtained using frictional fabric-based biopsy brushes during colposcopy induce a persistent inflammatory immune cellular response in cervical tissue.

Luis A. Bracero, M.D., Matthew J. Blitz, M.D., M.B.A., Dara J. Seybold, M.A.A., Mike Broce, B.A., Arsal Khan, B.S., and Sarah J. Turner, M.D.
Prenatal ultrasound measurement of dividing membrane thickness is not associated with spontaneous preterm birth in twin pregnancies. Membrane thickness <1.9 mm is predictive of monochorionicity.

Mashael Marzouq Alshebly, M.D.
The early diagnosis of endometriosis can help mitigate the pain and prevent the development of the disease.

Abdul Kadir Abdul Karim, M.O.G., Mohamad Nasir Shafiee, Ph.D., Nor Haslinda Abd Aziz, Ph.D., Mohd Hashim Omar, M.O.G., Reena Rahayu Md Zin, Ph.D., and Norfilza M. Mokhtar, Ph.D.
Progestin is a treatment for endometriosis which acts via progesterone receptors. Progesterone receptor isoforms A and B vary according to ovarian-endometrial cycle, site, and treatment.

Kiyak Huseyin, M.D., Karacan Tolga, M.D., Bulut Berk, M.D., Ozyurek Eser, M.D., Gedikbasi Ali, M.D., and Api Murat, Ph.D., M.D.
The difference between pregnancy rates in patients with primary or recurrent endometriomas and who undergo treatment with controlled ovarian hyperstimulation+intrauterine insemination was investigated.

Jie Ou, Ph.D., and Xinyan Liu, Ph.D.
The authors evaluate prednisone, platelet transfusion, and the combination of the two methods in the termination of second trimester pregnancies affected by thrombocytopenia.

Ju Hwan Park, M.S., An Na Jung, Ph.D., Eui Hyeok Rhie, B.S., and Jin Hyun Jun, Ph.D.
Menstrual irregularities were found to be related to ferritin concentration in young women with a smoking habit. Proper iron metabolism and smoking cessation should be encouraged for reproductive health.

 Case Reports
Tracy B. Grossman, M.D., M.Sc., Ashutosh Kacker, M.D., Eugene Shostak, M.D., and Inna V. Landres, M.D.
A timed delivery is necessary if a pregnant patient with subglottic stenosis and respiratory compromise requiring tracheostomy is unable to receive optimal treatment in pregnancy.

Nishita Patel, M.D., John Hoff, M.D., and M. Brigid Holloran-Schwartz, M.D.
The authors describe the case of a woman who presented with a 3-year history of amenorrhea, whose course of treatment revealed a rare cause.

Zhimin Hao, M.D., and Sufen Yang, M.D.
The case presented is unique in that 2 rare pathologies―ovarian tumor of low malignant potential at an early age and Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome―developed concomitantly in the same patient.

Xiaochuan Chen, M.D., Haishan Xie, M.D., Shuzhong Yao, M.D., Ph.D., and Shu-Qin Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
A case of secondary vaginal atresia was diagnosed and treated by hysteroscopy combined with laparoscopy.


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