Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (J OBSTET GYNAECOL )

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Description

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology represents an established forum for the entire field of obstetrics and gynaecology, publishing a broad range of original, peer-reviewed papers, from scientific and clinical research to reviews relevant to practice and case reports. It also includes occasional supplements on clinical symposia. The journal continues to attract a world-wide readership thanks to the emphasis on practical applicability and its excellent record of drawing on an international base of authors.

Impact factor 0.60

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    Impact factor
  • 5-year impact
    0.59
  • Cited half-life
    5.60
  • Immediacy index
    0.06
  • Eigenfactor
    0.00
  • Article influence
    0.18
  • Website
    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology website
  • Other titles
    Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology (Online), Journal of obstetrics and gynecology
  • ISSN
    0144-3615
  • OCLC
    37915558
  • Material type
    Document, Periodical, Internet resource
  • Document type
    Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Taylor & Francis

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    • STM: Science, Technology and Medicine
    • SSH: Social Science and Humanities
    • Publisher last contacted on 25/03/2014
    • 'Taylor & Francis (Psychology Press)' is an imprint of 'Taylor & Francis'
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study is to investigate the accuracy and adequacy of the Pipelle endometrial sampler for endometrial biopsy as compared with those of conventional dilatation and curettage (D&C). A total of 245 patients subject to endometrial biopsy were included in this study. We have shown that the failure rates with D&C and Pipelle were 7.75% and 8.98%, respectively, without statistical difference. Additionally, the obtained specimen quality and accurate diagnosis of various diseases using the two methods had no significant statistical differences. Furthermore, patients experienced less pain when Pipelle sampler was used than D&C. Therefore, Pipelle sampler is effective in obtaining adequate endometrial tissue for histodiagnosis, and is applicable in most of the cases for Chinese endometrial biopsy.
    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 12/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: We explored the feasibility of applying gene diagnosis in prenatal diagnosis by analysis of hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase-1 (HPRT1) gene mutation in a Chinese Lesch-Nyhan family. A homozygous mutation of p.R170X (c.508C>T) in HPRT1 gene was detected in the proband, and a heterozygous mutation of p.R170X was detected in his mother. This mutation failed to be found in the 50 unrelated healthy individuals. Prenatal diagnosis indicated that the foetus was male and also carried p.R170X (c.508C>T) mutation, same as the proband. Parents of the foetus decided termination of pregnancy, and the result of gene analysis for the aborted tissue was consistent with that of prenatal diagnosis. We can see that Lesch-Nyhan syndrome (LNS) is caused by non-sense mutation p.R170X(c.508C>T)in HPRT1 gene in this family. Prenatal gene diagnosis is a valid strategy to prevent LNS because it can avoid the birth of LNS foetuses.
    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 12/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: The effect of postural changes on inferior vena cava (IVC) dimensions and its influence on intra-operative haemodynamics in term parturients can be studied using abdominal ultrasound by a subcostal approach. Thirty-two term parturients scheduled to undergo elective caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia were recruited in this observational study. End expiratory diameter and collapsibility index of IVC was measured preoperatively in 3 different positions - supine, recumbent with wedge and left lateral positions. End expiratory diameter was significantly high in recumbent (10.79) and left lateral (12.27) compared with supine (9.96) position (P < 0.0001). A greater fall in systolic blood pressure (>20%) was noted in patients with collapsibility index of more than 11.5 in recumbent with wedge position with a positive predictive value of 86%. IVC dimensions change significantly with change in position and collapsibility index in recumbent position can be a useful parameter for predicting hypotension during caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia.
    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 12/2014;
  • Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 12/2014;
  • Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 12/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: In this study we aimed to explore the effects of epidural analgesia achieved by a combination of low-dose bupivacaine and fentanyl infused through an epidural catheter on mother, foetus and labour process in nulliparous at-term pregnant women during vaginal delivery. This study was designed in a prospective, randomised controlled manner. Epidural analgesia was achieved in 50 nulliparous women. Fifty nulliparous women did not undergo epidural analgesia procedure. The duration of the first stage of labour was significantly shortened, while the second stage was significantly lengthened in pregnant women who underwent epidural analgesia (p < 0.05). In conclusion, starting epidural analgesia application during the active phase of the first stage of labour may shorten the duration of the first stage compared with the group of nulliparous women not undergoing epidural analgesia. The factor that has an impact on this may be the addition of fentanyl to bupivacaine used for epidural analgesia.
    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 12/2014;
  • Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 12/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: This study assessed the risk factors for poor clinical outcomes in patients with tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA). Patients managed with medical therapy and discharged within 7 days without complications constituted the favourable prognosis group (n = 22), whereas those who were managed surgically or discharged after 7 days of antibiotic therapy constituted the poor prognosis group (n = 87). Variables including age, gravidity, number of dilation and curettage procedures, caesarean delivery, smoking status, serum C-reactive protein levels, serum white blood count, body temperature, abscess diameter, presence of an intrauterine device (IUD), duration of IUD placement and length of hospitalisation were evaluated to assess their relationship with the clinical prognosis of TOA. Abscess diameter of ≥ 6 cm was a significant parameter that increased the risk eightfold for poor prognosis. No significant differences were observed regarding the other variables.
    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 12/2014;
  • Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 12/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Endometriosis is a chronic gynaecological disorder that is accompanied by inflammation and oxidative stress. Atherosclerosis has a long subclinical progression in arteries of children and young adults decades before overt clinical manifestations of the disease. In this study, we determined arterial stiffness by measuring brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) in women with endometriosis to assess the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis. We also measured markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in women with endometriosis. baPWV in women with endometriosis aged over 30 years was significantly higher than that in women without endometriosis aged over 30 years (p < 0.05), but not in women aged less than 30. Serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein level in women with endometriosis was significantly higher than that in controls (p < 0.05). Young women with endometriosis show significantly increased arterial stiffness, suggesting that women with endometriosis need to be cautious of the future onset of atherosclerosis.
    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 12/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: The establishment of early pregnancy assessment units (EPAUs)/Gynaecology assessment units (GAUs) started more than 20 years ago in the UK to decrease hospital admissions of patients with early pregnancy problems. However, there are still wide variations in the quality of services provided by these units. The objective of this study was to create a method that can be used for continuous assessment of these units on a regular basis. We designed a dashboard covering all aspects of EPAU/GAU activities depending upon the early pregnancy unit association guidelines, and the department of health data and statistics. The EPAU/GAU dashboard has been used successfully in the early assessment pregnancy unit of Yeovil District hospital for few years and is still implemented until now. It is an excellent tool for continuous audit. It is a simple method that should be adopted by different EPAUs/GAUs for their objective assessment in order to improve the services provided by these units.
    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 12/2014;
  • Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 12/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction: The implantation of embryo is one of the crucial steps of a successful pregnancy. The foetus should be protected from maternal immune system, for the appropriate implantation and modification in maternal immunity is crucial. We investigated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs CRP), which is an indicator of low-grade inflammation and Cp10 that has immunosuppressant and growth-promoting capabilities at embryo levels in ovulation induction and intra-uterine insemination (IUI)applied in infertile women. The ovulation induction was maintained by clomiphene citrate or gonadotropins for 42 infertile patients. After successful ovulation induction, IUI was carried out. The blood samples were taken 2 and 8 days after IUI to evaluate Cp10 and hs CRP levels. The pregnant and non-pregnant groups’ results were analyzed. The Cp10 levels 8 days after IUI were higher in pregnant group, whereas there was no difference for the 2 days after levels between pregnant and non-pregnant group. The hs CRP levels were similar for both 2nd and 8th days when we compared pregnant and non-pregnant groups. The Cp10 levels increased from day 2 to day 8 in pregnant group. In contrast, the Cp10 levels decreased in non-pregnant group. The change in hs CRP levels from day 2 to day 8 was not significant in pregnant and non-pregnant groups. The Cp10 levels were higher in early phases of fertilisation and elevated through the preceding days of conception in pregnant patients, while it decreased in non-pregnant patients with failed cycles.
    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 12/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Opposition by male partners is one of the barriers to contraceptive use in sub-Saharan Africa. The study aimed at determining the extent of male partner involvement in female contraceptive (FP) choices in Enugu, south-east Nigeria. Questionnaires were administered to 243 consecutive women attendee of family planning clinic, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu from January to June, 2012. A total of 137 women made contraceptive decisions jointly with their partners, which gave a male involvement rate of 56.4%. Only respondents' higher age (≥ 35 years) had significant association with male partner involvement in FP choices (odds ratio (OR) = 2.1; 95% confidence interval: 1.22, 3.51; p = 0.008). Covert contraceptive use rate was 4.9% (12/243). A majority of women attending the FP clinic of UNTH, Enugu involved their partners when making contraceptive choices. Male-partner-targeted family planning programme has the potential to increase uptake of contraception in our environment.
    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 12/2014;
  • Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 12/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, we compared psychiatric symptoms, quality of life and disability in patients with pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). Forty-nine women with PMDD were compared with 43 women with PMS. All participants were asked to complete a socio-demographic data collection form, a Brief Disability Questionnaire, a medical study short form-36 (SF-36) and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) forms. The patients with PMDD had higher HAD-A and HAD-D scores than the patients in PMS group (p < 0.01). No statistically significant differences were found on brief disability between two groups (p > 0.05), but both groups had medium level of brief disability. The PMDD group had a lower SF-36 scoring than the PMS group in every compared parameters (p < 0.01). PMS and PMDD may lead to brief disability, and PMDD may cause loss of quality of life and psychological problems. The evaluation of patients with PMS and PMDD pre-menstrual disorders should be more detailed.
    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 12/2014;
  • Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 12/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Pre-eclampsia is a serious multisystem disorder and causes significant increase in both maternal and foetal morbidity and perinatal mortality globally. Due to the limited understanding of the molecular mechanism of pre-eclampsia, the current study conducted bioinformatic analyses to screen key regulators involved in pre-eclampsia. The gene expression profiling dataset GSE44711 containing 8 early-onset pre-eclampsia placentas and 8 gestational-age-matched control placentas was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were screened by limma software package, which were then subjected to Gene Ontology and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathway analysis on the Database for Annotation, Visualization, and Integrated Discovery website. Finally, protein-protein interaction network was constructed using the Search Tool for the Retrieval of Interacting Genes database. In total, 192 DEGs including 106 upregulated and 86 downregulated genes were obtained. Proteoglycan 2 and podoplanin were the most significantly up- and downregulated genes, respectively. In addition, three potential pathways and their related DEGs: spermidine/spermine N1-acetyltransferase 1, amiloride-binding protein 1 and adenosylmethionine decarboxylase 1 were associated with arginine and proline metabolism. Vascular endothelial growth factor C; phosphatidylinositol-4, 5-bisphosphate 3-kinase, catalytic subunit beta; collagen, type I, alpha 1 (COL1A1); and fibronectin 1 (FN1) were associated with focal adhesion. COL6A1 as well as COL1A1 and FN1 were involved in extra-cellular matrix-receptor interaction. The current study identified several potential genes and three pathways which may be considered as candidate targets for diagnosis and therapy of pre-eclampsia.
    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 12/2014;
  • Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 12/2014;