November 25th, 2015

Volume 58
Number 3
Lawrence D. Devoe, M.D.

 Original Articles
Tovah Thomasino, D.O., Carol Levi, M.D., Michael Draper, M.D., and A. George Neubert, M.D.
ROM Plus is a new point-of-care test for the diagnosis of rupture of membranes. This test has a significantly higher sensitivity and specificity than conventional tests alone.

Amie Kawasaki, M.D., Elizabeth G. Corey, M.D., Robin A. Laskey, M.D., Alison C. Weidner, M.D., Nazema Y. Siddiqui, M.D., M.H.Sc., and Jennifer M. Wu, M.D., M.P.H.
The short-term risk of recurrent anterior vaginal wall prolapse after anterior colporrhaphy was fairly significant, and this risk was increased in obese as compared to normal and overweight women.

Thinh Nguyen, M.D., Cherady J. Hawkins, D.O., Erol Amon, M.D., and Jeffrey Gavard, Ph.D.
Estimating fetal weight in morbidly obese gravidas can be a challenge. Women with class III obesity tend to be more accurate in predicting birth weight than are physicians.

Ursula Zollner, M.D., Cordula Neumann, M.D., and Klaus-Peter Zollner, M.Sc.
The outcome of 433 timed intercourse or intrauterine insemination cycles were evaluated. Ovulation induction, luteal phase support and an exact timing are vital for success.

Eray Caliskan, M.D., Yigit Cakiroglu, M.D., Oner Aynioglu, M.D., Sebiha Ozkan, M.D., Izzet Yucesoy, M.D., and Aydin Corakci, M.D.
Transuterine compression suture and uterine devascularization with hypogastric ligation in the management of postpartum hemorrhage appear to achieve preservation of fertility and, in most cases, menstrual regularity.

Amir Wiser, M.D., Fady Shehata, M.B.B.Ch., M.Sc., Hananel Holzer, M.D., Jordana H. Hyman, Einat Shalom-Paz, M.D., Weon-Young Son, Ph.D., and Togas Tulandi, M.D., M.H.C.M.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome and with an LH/FSH ratio >1.5 respond well during in vitro maturation treatment but have a decreased pregnancy rate.

Nienke E. van Trommel, M.D., Ph.D., Christianne A. R. Lok, M.D., Ph.D., Hans Bulten, M.D., Ph.D., Chris M. G. Thomas, Ph.D., and Leon F. A. G. Massuger, M.D., Ph.D.
This article describes placental site trophoblastic tumors in the Netherlands with data retrieved from a nationwide pathology registry (PALGA) from 1991 to 2009.

Joseph B. Stanford, M.D., M.S.P.H., Jared C. Martin, M.D., Mark Gibson, M.D., Elisabeth Birdsall, Pharm.D., and Diana I. Brixner, Ph.D.
In a university-based, primary-care clinic system, clomiphene was prescribed for appropriate indications of anovulation or infertility, but there was incomplete monitoring of ovulation or pregnancy.

Hatice Ender Soydinc, M.D., Mehmet Siddik Evsen, M.D., Fatmanur Çaça, M.D., Muhammet Erdal Sak, M.D., Mehmet Zeki Taner, M.D., and Sibel Sak, M.D.
Because translocated IUDs can cause severe complications, such cases should be treated by surgical intervention.

Benjamin D. Byers, D.O., George R. Saade, M.D., and Hassan M. Harirah, M.D.
In twin pregnancies the fetus with a single umbilical artery has impaired fetal growth and neonatal outcomes as compared to the co-twin with 3 umbilical vessels.

Athanasios Mousiolis, M.D., Ph.D., Georgis Baroutis, M.D., Ph.D., Nikolaos Papantoniou, M.D., Ph.D., Christos Costalos, M.D., Ph.D., and Aris Antsaklis, M.D., Ph.D.
Data on maternal age trends in Greece from 1980 to 2008 revealed a higher mean maternal age and an increasing number of women giving birth after the age of 40. A positive trend noted was the decline in adolescent pregnancy rates.

 Case Reports
Amanda N. Kallen, M.D., Janelle Luk, M.D., and Lubna Pal, M.B.B.S., M.R.C.O.G., M.S.
This is a case of embryonic exposure to clomiphene citrate in the setting of an undiagnosed early pregnancy with successful follicular response despite attenuated serum progesterone and estradiol and a thin endometrium.

Erin Carey, M.D., Daniel Zedek, M.D., Jasmine Lewis, B.S., and Denniz Zolnoun, M.D., M.P.H.
A case of recurrent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus superficial infection of the vulva secondary to genital eczema, resulting in permanent architectural destruction, is described.

Erin E. Stevens, M.D., Tana S. Pradhan, D.O., Yvonne Chak, M.D., and Yi-Chun Lee, M.D.
Endometriosis in a cesarean section abdominal wall scar occurs at a rate of 0.03–0.45%, and malignant transformation is exceptionally rare. A patient with this rare entity is presented.

Miranda Harris-Glocker, M.D., Loralei L. Thornburg, M.D., and Eva K. Pressman, M.D.
Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome is a complex and rare disease posing significant risks and challenges to pregnancy care. We suggest a multidisciplinary approach for ideal management.

Marco De Santis, M.D., Angelo Licameli, M.D., Terryann Spagnuolo, M.D., and Giovanni Scambia, M.D.
Surgery should be considered for adnexal mass in pregnancy if the mass is larger than 5 cm. In expert hands laparoscopy can be considered a safe approach.


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