August 2nd, 2021

Volume 63
Number 5
Lawrence D. Devoe, M.D.

 Original Articles
Taonei Mushayandebvu, M.D., and Parita Sahani, D.O.
The Pulsatile test is reliable in determining the correct position of the Veress needle in closed laparoscopic surgery and could help in avoiding iatrogenic injury.

Mehmet Aral Atalay, M.D., Murat Kayaoglu, M.D., Fatma Oz Atalay, M.D., and Sakir Kucukkomurcu, M.D.
Immunoexpression of Fas protein in endometrial cells was downregulated in patients with endometriosis as compared to healthy women.

Linda Street, M.D., Matthew S. Fore, M.D., Olivia Hostetter, M.D., Kristen H. Quinn, M.D., M.S., FACOG, and Jeff M. Denney, M.D., M.S., FACOG
Excessive gestational weight gain alters risk for cesarean section and accelerated fetal growth in an obese cohort. Breastfeeding decreases maternal weight retention postpartum.

Mariam Lotfy, M.D., Rasha Elsayed, M.D., Noha Kamel, M.D., Noha Hammada, M.Sc., and Khaled Elnahas, M.D.
A cutoff value of 8 μIU/mL for vaginal fluid prolactin can be considered a valuable screening test for diagnosis of premature rupture of membranes with high negative predictive value.

Martina L. Badell, M.D., Michael Lindsay, M.D., M.P.H., Tammy L. Loucks, M.P.H., Dr.P.H., Jessica C. Arluck, M.D., and Wendy Book, M.D.
Women with congenital heart disease (CHD) have an increased risk of preterm birth, labor induction, and infant congenital heart disease as compared to women without CHD.

Kiila N. Johnson, M.D., Pietro Bortoletto, M.D., Douglas Gilchrist-Scott, M.D., and Dana R. Gossett, M.D.
Strategies for optimal menstrual suppression are underutilized among women undergoing treatment for nongynecologic malignancies. Improved education and collaboration of oncologists and gynecologists is needed.

Xiruo Zhang, M.D., Xuan Gao, M.D., Linlin Cui, M.D., Ph.D, Bowen Ma, B.S., Yingying Qin, M.D., Ph.D., and Zi-Jiang Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Neither serum anti-Müllerian hormone nor follicular fluid anti-Müllerian hormone was associated with oocyte quality in women with diminished ovarian reserve.

Stephen A. Butler, Ph.D., Jameel Luttoo, Ph.D., Thomas K. Abban, M.D., Ph.D., Zeenath B. Musthan-Timol, B.Sc., Paola T. A. Borrelli, M.D., Laurence A. Cole, Ph.D., and Ray K. Iles, Ph.D.
hCG from women with hyperemesis gravidarum has a lower mass than normal. This molecule is analogous to thyroid-stimulating hormone accounting for hyperthyroidism and emesis in pregnancy.

Maurilio B. Palhares, Jr., M.D., Wellington P. Martins, M.D., Ph.D., Gustavo S. Romão, M.D., Ph.D., Rui A. Ferriani, M.D., Ph.D., and Paula A. Navarro, M.D., Ph.D.
Combining age, anti-Müllerian hormone, antral follicle count, and follicle-stimulating hormone is significantly more accurate than these individual markers for the prediction of poor ovarian response in young, nonobese women undergoing their first IVF cycle.

Mustafa Gazi Uçar, M.D., Mehmet Çelik, M.D., Fatih Sanlikan, M.D., Tolgay Tuyan Ilhan, M.D., Ahmet Göçmen, M.D., and Çetin Çelik, M.D.
Conservative management of patients with isolated fallopian tube torsion can be considered a safe option, even if little evidence of recovery is observed after detorsion.

 Case Reports
Craig V. Towers, M.D.
Some cases of cervical insufficiency appear to be pregnancy specific, and the etiology might be fetal or placental in origin.

Bobby Brar, M.D., Shelley Mueller, M.S., Katherine Hom, M.D., and David Jackson, M.D.
Intravenous furosemide to enhance fetal renal clearance of ACE inhibitors may be a useful adjunct to medication cessation in achieving resolution of associated oligohydramnios.

Chuyu Hayashi, M.D., Ph.D., Kaori Matsumoto, Akikazu Nakamura, M.D., Ph.D., and Fumihisa Chishima, M.D., Ph.D.
The authors describe a successful live birth despite a serum hCG level of 6.1 mIU/mL at 14 days after oocyte pickup.

Ana Karina Bartmann, M.D., Ph.D., Victor César de Paula S. Nascimento, B.Sc., Pérola Rafaella Cedano Godoy P. de Souza, M.D., and Heloisa Gomes, M.D.
A woman who was a heavy smoker had low antral follicle count and low oocyte recovery in oocyte retrieval and was unable to achieve pregnancy via in vitro fertilization.

Weina Guo, M.M., Min Li, M.M., and Yi Shen, M.D.
Raising the awareness of intramural pregnancy is critical to avoid misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment.


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