December 17th, 2014


Volume 58
Number 1
   
 Editorial
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Lawrence D. Devoe, M.D.


 Brief Communication
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Richard G. Stefanacci, D.O., M.G.H., M.B.A., A.G.S.F., C.M.D.
The Affordable Care Act may increase access to reproductive services through many provisions such as the introduction of State Insurance Exchanges, Medicaid expansion, and the Dependent 26 provision.


 Original Articles
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Michael L. Power, Ph.D., Ellen K. Wilson, Ph.D., Sean O. Hogan, Ph.D., John D. Loft, Ph.D., Jennifer L. Williams, M.S.N., M.P.H., Patricia W. Mersereau, M.N., and Jay Schulkin, Ph.D.
Pregnant diabetic patients appear to receive quality care regardless of insurance status; however, physicians with high minority or low insurance patient populations may lack access to resources.


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Inês Pestana, M.D., Teresa Loureiro, M.D., Ph.D., Amélia Almeida, M.D., Ilda Rocha, M.D., Rosa Maria Rodrigues, M.D., and Teresa Rodrigues, M.D., Ph.D.
The outcomes of 52 monochorionic diamniotic twins delivered vaginally were compared with those of 172 delivered by cesarean section. Our study suggests that vaginal delivery is a safe procedure.


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Luiz Gustavo Oliveira Brito, M.D., Ph.D., Heitor Leandro Paiva Rodrigues, M.D., Maria Ângela Cury Ramos Carvalho, M.D., M.Sc., Pedro Sérgio Magnani, M.D., Alessandro Henrique Antunes Lopes, M.D., and Maurício Mesquita Sabino-de-Freitas, M.D., Ph.D.
The subjective efficacy rate of transobturator slings was found to be equal to that of autologous fascial slings during a 24-month follow-up period in a retrospective study.


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Sixto E. Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., Gabriella C. Puente, B.S., Guillermo Atencio, M.D., Chungfang Qiu, M.D., M.S., David Yanez, Ph.D., Bizu Gelaye, M.P.H., and Michelle A. Williams, Sc.D.
Our study demonstrated that the risk of preterm birth increased with maternal psychiatric symptoms during pregnancy among pregnant Peruvian women.


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Maryam Kashanian, M.D., Maziar Moradi Lakeh, M.D., Afsane Ghasemi, M.D., and Shahla Noori, M.D.
Vitamin E may reduce the pelvic pain of dysmenorrhea.


39
Takafumi Kohama, M.D., and Masako Negami, M.D.
Pycnogenol shows potential to be an effective treatment option for periclimacteric disorders.


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Muhammet Erdal Sak, M.D., Mehmet Siddik Evsen, M.D., Hatice Ender Soydinc, M.D., Sibel Sak, M.D., and Ahmet Yalinkaya, M.D.
This study presents the preoperative and postoperative clinical findings and the surgical procedures of imperforate hymen and its relation to tumor markers CA 125 and CA 19-9.


51
Hai-xia Jin, Ph.D., Zhi-min Xin, Ph.D., Wen-yan Song, Ph.D., Shan-jun Dai, Ph.D., and Ying-pu Sun, Ph.D.
Short-term insemination (4 hours) caused a statistical increase in polyspermic fertilization. In order to ensure correct oocyte fertilization and reduction of polyspermic fertilization, it is better to retain the cumulus cells for 16–18 hours.


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Sunday Uche Mbamara, M.B.B.S., FMCOG, FWACS, and Nworah J. Obiechina, M.B.B.S., FWACS
Voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) for HIV/AIDS is a concept designed to educate the public about HIV/AIDS and to offer counseling, testing, and support in Nigeria. Public health education and VCT centers need to be more widely offered and utilized, especially by young people.


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Ana Paula de Souza Lobo Machado, M.D., Luciana Rodrigues Silva, M.D., Ph.D., Bela Zausner, M.D., Joventina de Araújo Oliveira, M.D., Daniel Rui Diniz, M.D., PhD., and Juliana de Oliveira
This cross-sectional study analyzes the prevalence of celiac disease in 170 Brazilian women with infertility.


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S. Sinan Ozalp, M.D., and Tufan Oge, M.D.
Trophoblastic disease centers and national case registry systems are necessary to overcome regional differences in the management and outcome of hydatidiform mole in Turkey.


 Case Reports
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Hiroshi Takai, M.D., Hirohiko Tani, M.D., and Hiroshi Matsushita, M.D., Ph.D.
This report describes a rare case of ruptured cystic degeneration of a uterine fibroid presenting as acute abdomen.


75
Alexander M. Friedman, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., Brenda Martin, M.D., and Kristen A. Matteson, M.D., M.P.H.
Ectopic pregnancy after hysterectomy represents a challenging diagnosis because it is counterintuitive and very uncommon.


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Bassam Rimawi, M.D., Malini D. Persad, M.D., M.P.H., Robert Robertazzi, M.S., and Johannes Jones, M.D., F.A.C.O.G
Heterotopic pregnancy may occur in the absence of associated risk, such as assisted reproductive techniques, prompting caution when treating.


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Puneet Kaur Kochhar, M.D., D.N.B., MRCOG, Monica Sarangal, D.G.O., and Usha Gupta, M.D.
Uterine artery embolization together with methotrexate enables conservative management of uterine arteriovenous malformation complicating a cesarean scar pregnancy, an extremely rare and life-threatening condition.


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John S. Cupp, M.D., Jeffrey Illeck, M.D., Naser Rahbar, M.D., Mark A. Rettenmaier, M.D., and Bram H. Goldstein, Ph.D.
Retroperitoneal tumors can be difficult to resect, and thus surgeons should carefully evaluate the disease’s location and extent of infiltration intraoperatively to ensure the lesion remains intact.


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Suk Woo Lee, M.D., Hyun Joo Choi, M.D., Ph.D., Yoon Kyung Lee, M.D., and Joo Hee Yoon, M.D., Ph.D.
A rare case of secondary omental pregnancy from a ruptured tubal pregnancy with negative urine pregnancy test is reported.


 

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