December 19th, 2018

Volume 62
Number 6
Lawrence D. Devoe, M.D.

 Original Articles
Minesh Morker, M.D., Dana Gossett, M.D., Tacoma McKnight, M.D., Bhavita Patel, M.S., Moksha Patel, M.D., and Hrayr Attarian, M.D.
Women with moderate to severe gestational restless legs syndrome (gRLS) had significantly lower folic acid levels than did trimester-matched pregnant women without gRLS or with mild gRLS.

Biljana Arsic, M.D., M.Sc., Milan Perovic, M.D., Ph.D., Biljana Medjo, M.D., Ph.D., Biljana Macanovic, Ph.D., Ivan Soldatovic, M.D., Ph.D., and Eliana Garalejic, M.D., Ph.D.
No significant correlation was found between two commercial embryo culture media and birth weight and length.

Shu Zhou, M.D., Li-Qun Dong, M.D., Xiao-Mei Sun, M.D., Lin-Bo Guan, M.D., Jun Zhu, M.D., Li-Xing Yuan, M.D., and Ping Yu, Ph.D.
We found that the first trimester cells at the maternal-fetal interface are fully permissive for human cytomegalovirus infection.

Elliott G. Richards, M.D., Qing Liu, Ph.D., William Gibbons, M.D., Joe Leigh Simpson, M.D., and Ertug Kovanci, M.D.
Although identified as a candidate gene for premature ovarian failure, we found only 2 synonymous heterozygous variants in PIN1 in 68 predominantly Caucasian patients.

Daryl Wieland, M.D., MSMI, Maureen Burke, M.D., Andrew Rausch, M.D., Donna Bowman, DNP, FNP-BC, RNC-OB, and Paul Bobby, M.D.
A quality initiative employing education with audit and feedback is a useful tool to decrease the routine use of episiotomy at a community hospital.

Olga Ramón, M.D., Ph.D., Haizea Goiti, M.D., Beatriz Corcostegui, B.S., Jorge Burgos, M.D., Ph.D., Oihane Gomez-Picado, B.S., Antonia Exposito, B.S., Ph.D., Iñaki Brouard, M.D., and Roberto Matorras, M.D., Ph.D.
The influence of endometrial polyp-like lesions first observed during ovarian stimulation for intrauterine insemination on pregnancy rates, if any, is much smaller than previously supposed.

Yue Lin, M.S., Yizuo Chen, M.S., Xuefeng Huang, M.D., Jinju Lin, M.M., Peiyu Wang, M.M., and Junzhao Zhao, M.D.
Infertile patients should be treated with IVF-ET as soon as possible after excision of ovarian endometrioma, even if their basal FSH is normal.

Yukun Liu, M.D., Yinglin Liu, M.D., Hui Chen, M.D., Meilan Liu, M.D., and Jianping Zhang, M.D.
The authors investigate the etiological factors associated with recurrent spontaneous abortion in patients of advanced maternal age.

Demet Coskun, M.D., Berrin Gunaydin, M.D., Ph.D., Ayca Tas Tuna, M.D., Hulya Celebi, M.D., Kadir Kaya, M.D., and Ahmet Erdem, M.D.
We demonstrated that IV bolus administration of fentanyl either 1 or 1.5 μg/kg with TCI of propofol at Ce 1.5 μg/mL provided similarly satisfactory conscious sedation and analgesia without changing hemodynamics, recovery profile, and side effects during oocyte retrieval.

Anna Strohl, M.D., Ashley Battarbee, M.D., Lindsay Zimmerman, M.P.H., Ashlesha Patel, M.D., M.P.H., and Radha Burtch, M.D., M.S.
CA-125 is an important preoperative factor for risk stratification of women with ovarian masses and has different thresholds in pre- and postmenopausal women.

Özgür Tökmeci, M.D., Muammer Dogan, M.D., Hasan Onur Topçu, M.D., Özgür Demirel, M.D., and Ali Irfan Güzel, M.D.
Transfer of lower numbers of blastocyst embryos with a high implantation rate can decrease the rate of multiple pregnancies without reducing the rate of clinical pregnancies.

Ahmad Sabzevari, M.D., Abbas Yazdanbod, M.D., Fariba Kahnamouei Aghdam, M.D., and Nasrollah Maleki, M.D.
We recommend that all couples with unexplained infertility should be screened for celiac disease.

 Brief Communication
Sarina Schrager, M.D., M.S., and Lindsey Yanke, M.D.
Our chart review of women with normal Pap smears and positive HPV subtypes 16 or 18 demonstrated a low rate of significant cervical abnormalities, with only 2 out of 81 having CIN II or greater.

 Case Reports
Lily Proctor, M.D., and Jeffrey E. Roberts, M.D., FRCSC
The authors present a case report describing a novel stimulation protocol designed to manage breast cancer patients who present in the late follicular phase for emergency fertility preservation.

Nadav Cohen, M.D., Steven Warsof, M.D., Inbar Ben Shachar, M.D., and David Peleg, M.D.
Temporary stability due to arterial tamponade of a ruptured splenic artery aneurysm may delay the correct diagnosis in pregnancy. Treatment includes laparotomy with splenic artery repair or splenectomy.

John S. Joyce, M.D., Christopher P. Chung, M.D., and Paul M. Yandell, M.D.
Shirodkar cerclage eroded into the patient’s bladder 28 years after placement and was successfully removed cystoscopically.

Hongxiang Chen, M.D., Fen Wang, M.D., Libin Liao, M.D., Lin Wang, M.D., and Shengbin Bai, Ph.D.
The authors present a rare case of congenital absence of the vagina combined with vesicocervical fistula and describe the 2 surgical procedures performed together to repair the defects.

Abigail Mancuso, M.D., Abbey Hardy-Fairbanks, M.D., and Rachel Mejia, D.O.
A 13-year-old girl underwent laparoscopic guided dilation and evacuation following uterine perforation during a second trimester pregnancy termination.

Chi-Yuan Liao, M.D., and Fuh-Jinn Luo, M.D.
The authors describe a case of placenta percreta at 8 weeks’gestation followed by uterine rupture at 13 weeks, necessitating total abdominal hysterectomy.

Ioannis Aliakiozoglou, M.D., M.Sc., Constantinos Charalambides, M.D., Ph.D., Georgia Papaioannou, M.D., Ph.D., and Lina Michala, Ph.D., MRCOG
Menstrual disorders are common in adolescence. The authors present the cases of 3 adolescents found to have brain tumors.

Sareena Singh, M.D., Gaetan Pettigrew, M.D., Robert DeBernardo, M.D., and Kimberly Resnick, M.D.
We present an unusual case of a 46-year-old woman with widespread cervical cancer diagnosed after she was found to have a metastasis in her oral cavity at the site of a recent tooth extraction.

Emre Zafer, M.D., Sumeyra Nergiz Avcioglu, M.D., Kanay Yanarbas, M.D., and Canten Tataroglu, M.D.
Placental mesenchymal dysplasia can be suspected by obstetric ultrasound in cases with multi cystic placenta, and short tandem repeat marker analysis can reinforce final diagnosis in postpartum specimens.

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