Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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List of Papers (Total 377)

The effect of surgical management of endometrioma on the IVF/ICSI outcomes when compared with no treatment? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Objective To assess the impact of surgical management of endometrioma on the outcome of assisted reproduction treatment (ART). Design A systematic review and meta-analysis. Setting Department of reproductive medicine at teaching university hospital, UK. Patients Subfertile women with endometrioma undergoing ART. Interventions Surgical removal of endometrioma or expectant...

Association of endogenous circulating sex steroids and condition-specific quality of life domains in postmenopausal women with pelvic floor disorders

Objective To examine the relationship between endogenous sex steroids and various condition-specific quality of life domains in postmenopausal women with pelvic floor disorders. We hypothesized that woman with lowest androgen and estradiol concentrations would report worse scores of quality of life domains. Methods Forty-six women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and 47 cases...

Maternal and neonatal omentin-1 levels in gestational diabetes

Purpose To evaluate the effect of gestational diabetes on omentin-1 in maternal and cord plasma. As a potent mediator of insulin resistance, Omentin-1, an adipokine derived from human adipose and placental tissue, may be an important player in the pathophysiology of gestational diabetes. Methods This was a prospective case–control study. The study included 96 women with...

Health-related quality of life in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: validation of the German PCOSQ-G

Purpose Patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) report a decreased health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and higher levels of psychological distress. Validated questionnaires are necessary to assess the impact of PCOS on patients’ lives. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the German “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Questionnaire” (PCOSQ-G). Methods The psychometric...

The Society of European Robotic Gynaecological Surgery (SERGS) Pilot Curriculum for robot assisted gynecological surgery

Purpose To set forth experiences in the context of the SERGS Pilot Curriculum—the first standardized educational program for robotic use in gynecological surgery—in terms of feasibility, effectiveness and potential for certification. Methods The Society of European Robotic Gynecological Surgery (SERGS) outlined a Pilot Curriculum for standardized education in robot-assisted...

Practical recommendations for fertility preservation in women by the FertiPROTEKT network. Part II: fertility preservation techniques

Purpose In addition to guidelines focusing on scientific evidence, practical recommendations on fertility preservation are also needed. Methods A selective literature search was performed based on the clinical and scientific experience of the authors. This article (Part II) focuses on fertility preservation techniques. Part I, also published in this journal, provides information...

Practical recommendations for fertility preservation in women by the FertiPROTEKT network. Part I: Indications for fertility preservation

Purpose Most guidelines about fertility preservation are predominantly focused on scientific evidence, but are less practically orientated. Therefore, practically oriented recommendations are needed to support the clinician in daily practice. Methods A selective literature search was performed based on the clinical and scientific experience of the authors, focussing on the most...

Clinical characteristics of acute pancreatitis in pregnancy: experience based on 121 cases

Purpose Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy (APIP) is a rare condition; however, it markedly affects maternal and fetal health. This study aimed to describe the types, clinical characteristics, mortality, and the safety and necessity of gestation termination of acute pancreatitis in pregnancy (APIP). Methods We retrospectively reviewed 121 APIP cases in the Gastroenterology...

Candidate biomarkers in the cervical vaginal fluid for the (self-)diagnosis of cervical precancer

Purpose Despite improvement in vaccines against human papilloma virus (HPV), the causative agent of cervical cancer, screening women for cervical precancer will remain indispensable in the coming 30–40 years. A simple test that could be performed at home or at a doctor’s practice and that informs the woman whether she is at risk would significantly help make a broader group of...

Prognostic values of DNA mismatch repair genes in ovarian cancer patients treated with platinum-based chemotherapy

Purpose DNA mismatch repair (MMR) is a highly conserved biological pathway that plays a key role in maintaining genomic stability. MMR has been reported as a prognostic marker in certain cancers; however, the results are controversial. Therefore, identification of the prognostic value of MMR genes in ovarian cancer based on a large sample size is pivotal. Methods In the current...