June 14th, 2021

Volume 66
Number 1
Lawrence D. Devoe, M.D.

 Original Articles
Esra Demirel, M.D., Stephanie Trentacoste McNally, M.D., Weiwei Shan, Ph.D., and Gary L. Goldberg, M.D.
This retrospective study aims to redefine recurrent vaginitis in the ambulatory setting and offer information to consider testing for Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma in women presenting with persistent vaginitis symptoms.

Tugba Gurbuz, M.D., and Oya Gokmen, M.D.
Homeostatic model assessment used in the assessment of insulin resistance in polycystic ovary syndrome becomes a stronger diagnostic tool when evaluated together with red blood cell distribution width. Their combination might provide diagnostic information without adding any extra cost.

Zhuandi Gong, M.S., Yuhui Niu, M.S., Zhaofang Yuan, M.S., Xiaoqiang Bai, M.D., and Suocheng Wei, Ph.D.
FSH receptor binding inhibitor (FRBI) was found to reduce the production of c-Myc and K-Ras in the in vitro maturation medium fluids and attenuate the FSH receptor levels of the cumulus-oocyte complex. FRBI also suppressed the upregulating function of FSH on the production of c-Myc, K-Ras, and IP3, resulting in a decrease of FSH receptor expression.

Jozef Zahumensky, M.D., Ph.D., Pavel Dolezal, M.D., Petra Psenkova, M.D., Marian Krizko, Jr., Ph.D., and Paula Drabiscakova, M.D.
A linear correlation between cesarean section frequency and fertility rate exists in European countries; first delivery by cesarean section lowers the probability of having another child.

Xiaohui Zhang, M.S., Weihong Tan, M.B.B.S., Weiying Mo, M.B.B.S., Shikai Wang, M.S., Yaoxi Mo, M.M., and Lintao Xue, Ph.D.
Variations in female chromosomal polymorphisms qh+ and the D/G group negatively affect outcomes of in vitro fertilization–embryo transfer.

Cuneyt Kirkil, M.D., Ahmet Bozdag, M.D., and Mehmet Fatih Korkmaz, M.D.
While nonoperative treatment of acute uncomplicated appendicitis during pregnancy may be possible, it is unclear whether it can reduce complications or the unnecessary use of resources.

Yagmur Minareci, M.D., and Suleyman Portakal, M.D.
Although it is an effective treatment, transvaginal hydrolaparoscopic ovarian drilling seems to have many disadvantages as compared to rFSH therapy in patients with clomiphene citrate–resistant polycystic ovary syndrome. Therefore, rFSH therapy appears to be the better option for this patient subgroup.

Ya Chen, M.S., Haiyan Yang, M.S., and Xuefeng Huang, Ph.D.
In this specific sample of Chinese women, serum baseline and 25(OH)D levels on the day of oocyte retrieval were not associated with clinical outcomes after in vitro fertilization.

 Case Report
Jennifer J. Chae-Kim, M.D., Rasha Makkia, Ph.D., Clifford C. Hayslip, Jr., M.D., and Keith H. Nelson, M.D.
Organ segmentation via cancer imaging software is a novel method of visualizing complex Müllerian anatomy and may improve preoperative planning for surgical management.


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