June 6th, 2020

Volume 64
Number 2
Lawrence D. Devoe, M.D.

 Clinical Perspectives
Frank A. Chervenak, M.D., Sanja Kupesic Plavsic, M.D., Ph.D., and Laurence B. McCullough, Ph.D.
The obstetrician-gynecologist has ethical obligations to patients in the referral process for assisted reproduction, based on the professional responsibility model of obstetric and gynecologic ethics.

 Original Articles
Tomohiko Murase, M.D. , Akira Iwase, M.D., Ph.D., Michinori Mayama, M.D., Yasuyuki Kishigami, M.D., Hidenori Oguchi, M.D., Ph.D., and Fumitaka Kikkawa, M.D., Ph.D.
No significant differences were found between the preoperative and postoperative serum anti-Müllerian hormone levels in patients who underwent laparoscopic salpingectomy for tubal pregnancy or hydrosalpinx.

Jean C. Hostage, M.D., Judith E. Arnetz, Ph.D., Angelina Cartin, Jay Schulkin, Ph.D., and Joseph R. Wax, M.D.
In a 12-month period 39.9% of responding obstetrician-gynecologists experienced verbal aggression and 4.7% were physically assaulted.

Monjri M. Shah, M.D., Bruce D. Pier, M.D., Janet M. Bouknight, M.D., J. Michael Straughn, Jr., M.D., and Charles A. Leath, III, M.D., MSPH
A cost-effectiveness analysis examined reproductive options in young women with endometrial cancer. Strategies were compared for achieving pregnancy, and no therapy was clearly the most cost-effective.

Laura Eisman, M.D., Kristin Van Heertum, M.D., Erin Masaba, M.D., Stephen Somkuti, M.D., Ph.D., Jennifer Nichols, D.O., and Larry Barmat, M.D.
Since the advent of robotic surgery, more minimally invasive myomectomies are being performed. It is imperative that we compare outcomes of robotic versus traditional open myomectomy.

Phil Miller and William F. Rayburn, M.D., M.B.A.
The median time to see an obstetrician-gynecologist for a new well-woman examination was 14 days (interquartile, 9–20 days) in large and mid-city markets.

Darcy E. Broughton, M.D., Kelsey Anderson, M.D., Cary L. Siegel, M.D., and Emily S. Jungheim, M.D., MSCI
In a cohort of 127 patients with uterine septums, 8.7% also had congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract.

Sylvie Hlavácová, M.Sc., Tatána Rumpíková, M.D., David Rumpík, M.D., Miloslava Lopatárová, D.V.M., CSc., Silvie Belašková, M.Sc., and Lucia Feketeová, Ph.D.
The authors undertake a comparison of the 2 methods of fertilization in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization cycle with donated oocytes by the assessment of embryos by the time-lapse monitoring system.

Emily P. Barnard, D.O., Kristi S. Borowski, M.D., Jani R. Jensen, M.D., Lisa E. Vaughan, M.S., Kristin C. Mara, M.S., and Charles C. Coddington III, M.D.
Recipients of donor oocytes had more hypertension in pregnancy, lower neonatal birth weights, and more preterm births than patients utilizing autologous oocytes.

Jennifer Ka Yee Ko, M.B.B.S., MRCOG, Vivian Chi Yan Lee, M.D., FRCOG, Raymond Hang Wun Li, M.B.B.S., FRCOG, Pak Chung Ho, M.D., FRCOG, and Ernest Hung Yu Ng, M.D., FRCOG
Ovarian sensitivity index is as good as the Bologna criteria in predicting poor ovarian response in a subsequent treatment cycle.

Conisha Holloman, M.D., Neeraj Desai, M.D., Stephen J. Carlan, M.D., and Tope Oshodi, M.D.
Pregnancy outcomes in methadone users are similar to those of nonusers if supervised in a professional program.

Gary Steinman, M.D., Ph.D.
The parallel elevation of twinning frequency and maternal IQ would support the proposed role of insulin-like growth factor in both phenomena.

 Brief Communication
William F. Rayburn, M.D., M.B.A., Gary A. Smith, Ph.D., and Nathan Blue, M.D.
Preparing for and undertaking an interactive, small-group session about interpreting actual fetal ultrasound reports was a valued adjunct to attending an ultrasound clinic alone.

 Case Reports
Addison Alley, M.D., Charles Macri, M.D., and David Frankfurter, M.D.
Via preimplantation genetic diagnosis and in vitro fertilization, embryos were produced without the disease-causing mutation for long QT syndrome for a mother with the condition.

Shawky Z. A. Badawy, M.D., and Shengle Zhang, M.D.
A 25-year-old woman was evaluated for secondary infertility. An intrauterine foreign body was identified by sonogram, and she achieved pregnancy following its removal.

Sarah Colihan, M.D., Scott Dexter, M.D., and Craig Zelig, M.D.
The authors describe a case of maternal mortality related to a large schwannoma in the setting of preeclampsia.

Christy S. Stanley, M.S., CGC, Chad R. Haldeman-Englert, M.D., Brian C. Brost, M.D., and Heather L. Mertz, M.D.
The clinical manifestations of Apert syndrome are difficult to appreciate at the routine fetal anatomy ultrasound. Most cases require follow-up sonography to elucidate diagnostic features.

Kristina Martimucci, D.O., Robyn Bilinski, M.D., Abdulla Al-Khan, M.D., and Jesus R. Alvarez-Perez, M.D.
The authors report a case of primary hyperparathyroidism mimicking preeclampsia, where resolution of symptoms occurred after parathyroidectomy in the third trimester of pregnancy.


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