March 23rd, 2018

Volume 62
Number 2
Lawrence D. Devoe, M.D.

 Original Articles
Carlos A. Garcia-Jasso, M.D., Gokhan S. Kilic, M.D., Tony Wen, M.D., Russell R. Snyder, M.D., Sangeeta Jain, M.D., and John Y. Phelps, M.D., J.D., L.L.M.
This medicolegal review seeks to bring awareness to the medical and legal ramifications of administering methotrexate to patients with misdiagnosed ectopic pregnancy.

Robert J. Rubino, M.D., Kelly H. Roy, M.D., James Presthus, M.D., and Suzanne Trupin, M.D.
Concurrent hysteroscopic morcellation of intrauterine lesions immediately before endometrial ablation significantly and safely increases amenorrhea rate, ameliorates abnormal uterine bleeding symptoms, and improves quality of life.

Sarah Druckenmiller, M.D., Shannon DeVore, M.D., Jaime M. Knopman, M.D., and Nicole Noyes, M.D.
This survey discloses young women’s attitudes towards reproductive practices resulting from childbearing delay. Lacking fertility knowledge, they seek autonomy when considering conception-enhancing modalities and oocyte donation.

Steffen A. Brown, M.D., Rebecca Hall, Ph.D., Lauren Hund, Ph.D., Hilda L. Gutierrez, B.S., Timothy Hurley, M.D., Bradley D. Holbrook, M.D., and Ludmila N. Bakhireva, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
The authors describe a novel technique for biometric assessment of the fetal frontal lobe using 3D sonography and construct frontal lobe growth curves throughout pregnancy.

Lauren W. Sundheimer, M.D., M.S., Anupama Kathiresan, M.D., Daniel Dumesic, M.D., Ram Parvataneni, M.D., M.P.H., and Mousa Shamonki, M.D.
Performing hysteroscopic polypectomy, particularly in an office setting, before controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and intrauterine insemination is more cost beneficial than fertility treatment alone.

María Angela Pascual, M.D., Ph.D., Juan Luis Alcazar, M.D., Ph.D., Betlem Graupera, M.D., Ph.D., Cristina Pedrero, M.D., María Fernandez-Cid, M.D., and Lourdes Hereter, M.D.
Measurement of the uterine transverse diameter may be a simple and practical method for ruling out a uterine canalization defect in infertile women.

Ying Zhang, M.D., Fang Chen, M.M., Tin Chiu Li, Ph.D., Hua Duan, M.D., and Yan Hua Wu, Ph.D.
Estradiol at both high and low levels adversely affects endometrial repair after curettage.

Jiaqi Lu, M.D., Xiaoni Yue, M.D., Ph.D., Congjian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., and Xin Lu, M.D., Ph.D.
Tubal gestational trophoblastic disease, although extremely rare, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of tubal pregnancy.

Jennifer Fay Kawwass, M.D., Sheree L. Boulet, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., Heather S. Hipp, M.D., Donna R. Session, M.D., Dmitry M. Kissin, M.D., M.P.H., and Denise J. Jamieson, M.D., M.P.H., for the National ART Surveillance System Group
If able to avoid cancellation, women with severe diminished ovarian reserve who undergo embryo transfer have chances of pregnancy and live birth similar to that of women without diminished ovarian reserve.

Ugo Indraccolo, M.D., Ph.D., Monica Caddeo, R.M., Pantaleo Greco, M.D., Romolo Di Iorio, M.D., Ph.D., and Salvatore Renato Indraccolo, M.D.
Amniotic fluid embolism has at least two serendipitous symptoms (restlessness and confusion) and a serendipitous laboratory parameter (rise in C-reactive protein).

Kemal Ozbilgin, M.D., Burcu Kahraman, M.Sc., Coskun Atay, Assistant Professor, Seda Vatansever, M.D, Ph.D., Elgin T. Uluer, M.D., and Tayfun Özçakır, M.D.
Proopiomelanocortin has a role in the parturition process. Local production of proopiomelanocortin in placenta and decidua may influence pregnancy and may have a role in missed abortion pathogenesis.

Haitian Chen, M.D., Linan Xu, M.D., Wenjing Zhu, M.D., Yanxin Wu, M.D., Man Xu, M.D., and Zilian Wang, M.D.
Cord blood adiponectin and leptin levels, along with maternal obesity, impact birth weight; adiponectin alone impacts one-year weight of infants born to women with gestational diabetes mellitus.

Bilge Cetinkaya Demir, M.D., Mehmet Aral Atalay, M.D., Fatma Oz Atalay, M.D., Emine Emsal Durusoy, M.D., Guven Ozkaya, Ph.D., Arzu Yilmaztepe Oral, M.D., and Kemal Ozerkan, M.D., Ph.D.
Extended time of ovarian torsion decreases ovarian reserve, which may be predicted by anti-Müllerian hormone results.

 Case Reports
Carrie K. Riestenberg, M.D., Mark D. Nixon, M.D., Ph.D., Isiah D. Harris, M.D., and Lisa Farah-Eways, M.D.
The authors present a rare case of triplet heterotopic pregnancy with bilateral tubal ectopics and a nonviable intrauterine pregnancy after gonadotropins and timed intercourse.

Michael Tchirikov, M.D., Ph.D., Jörg Buchmann, M.D., Ph.D., and Michael Bergner, M.D.
The authors demonstrate that the Nd:YAG laser technique can be successfully used to close a small iatrogenic chorioamniotic membranes defect after fetoscopic surgery with ultrathin instruments.

Fengli Chi, M.D., Kunming Li, M.D., Jing Sun, B.S., and Tony Duan, M.D.
We report an unusual case of severe uterine dehiscence diagnosed before pregnancy which remained asymptomatic during pregnancy to term delivery with expectant management.

Andrew Knox, MBBCH, Neil Black, MBBCH, and Ishola Agbaje, MBBCH, Ph.D.
The authors describe the management of a patient with azoospermia following the diagnosis of systemic sarcoidosis: testicular stimulation with resumption of spermatogenesis and sperm retrieval.

Amanda Sparks, M.D., Stephen J. Carlan, M.D., Jack Wilson, M.D., and John Busowski, M.D.
The authors present a rare case of primary adrenocortical carcinoma occurring in pregnancy and diagnosed on ultrasound subsequent to sudden, severe pain.

Stefano R. Giannubilo, M.D., Ph.D., Sara D’Eusanio, M.D., and Andrea Ciavattini, M.D., Ph.D.
The authors describe the case of a 42-year-old woman at 34 weeks’ gestation with a renal angiomyolipoma causing renovascular hypertension.

Kristina Drusany Staric, M.D., Pepita Taneska, M.D., Andrej Zore, M.D., Adolf Lukanovic, M.D., Ph.D., Borut Kobal, M.D., Ph.D., Branko Cvjetic´anin, M.D., and Katja Jakopicˇ, M.D.
The authors present two cases in which levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine devices were found in the abdominal cavity.

 Letter to the Editors
Gunnar Lose, M.D., D.M.Sc.

Adam Ostrzenski, M.D., Ph.D., Dr.Hab.

M. D. Benson, A. Kurapey, R. Weisenburger Lipetz, and J. B. Benson


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