Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation (Gynecol Obstet Investig )

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This journal covers the most active and promising areas of current research in gynecology and obstetrics. Invited, well-referenced reviews by noted experts keep readers in touch with the general framework and direction of international study. Original papers report selected experimental and clinical investigations in all fields related to gynecology, obstetrics and reproduction. Short communications are published to allow immediate discussion of new data. The international and interdisciplinary character of this periodical provides an avenue to less accessible sources and to worldwide research for investigators and practitioners

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    Gynecologic and obstetric investigation (Online), Gynecol obstet invest
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    ABSTRACT: Escobar syndrome is characterized with multiple pterygia or webs of the skin and multiple congenital anomalies. We present a 15-year-old patient with Escobar syndrome who complained of persistent blunt abdominal pain for 1 year. Preoperative evaluation confirmed the diagnosis of imperforate hymen, and the patient underwent hymenectomy under intravenous sedation. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful and her complaints resolved completely. After a 3-month follow-up, she reported having normal menstrual bleeding intervals each month without any complications. Patients with Escobar syndrome may suffer from abdominal pain due to imperforate hymen. Careful evaluation of these patients must include a complete gynaecological assessment and, if indicated, surgical treatment must be performed without delay. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 09/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked recessive neuromuscular disease caused by mutation in the DMD gene. A 38-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with her son who was diagnosed with DMD. Multiplex PCR failed to detect DMD mutations in the affected child. The female carrier underwent preimplantation genetic diagnosis by linkage analysis and gender determination. Eight embryos were biopsied after in vitro fertilization. Two healthy embryos determined both as females (E1 and E3) were transferred. Although the paternal allele was absent in E3, it was considered to be a result of allele dropout for the STR-49 marker. Surprisingly, a female and a male baby were delivered at 38 gestational weeks, suggesting that E3 was a male embryo with the allele dropout occurring at the SRY gene. Exon 2 duplication was detected in the DMD patient and the carrier mother using next-generation sequencing and multiple ligation-dependent probe amplification. Next, we verified the duplication of exon 2 by real-time PCR, using a special primer at 3' of intron 1, very close to exon 2. Finally, we confirmed that both newborns inherited the normal allele, using quantitative real-time PCR and linkage analysis. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 08/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Background/Aims: To examine the relationship of the amniotic fluid index (AFI) and single deepest pocket (SDP) with an AFV as modelled by Brace or Magann. Methods: AFI and SDP were evaluated for their correlation with an actual AFV using the Spearman correlation coefficient. Results: 482 AFI and 468 SDP pregnancies were evaluated. There was a significant association between the AFI and SDP and an actual AFV (p < 0.0001). The AFI range of 5.1-20 was better correlated than 5.1-24 for normal AFVs Brace (κ = 0.175) and Magann (κ = 0.356) versus 5.1-24 (κ = 0.150 and κ = 0.319), respectively. The agreement level t for the AFI (κ = 0.175) and SDP (κ = 0.126) using Brace was slight and for the AFI (κ = 0.356) and SDP (κ = 0.295) using Magann was fair. Conclusions: Both the AFI and SDP were correlated with actual AFV using both models. AFI of 5.1-20 better categorizes normal volumes. Although the Magann model correlates AFI/SDP and AFV better, the superiority is minimal. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 08/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: Few studies have evaluated approaches to improve patient follow-up in screening programs within resource-limited areas. This study investigated the patterns of return among women presenting for results from a cervical cancer screening program implemented in a resource-poor region to highlight areas for future research and potential interventions. Methods: In the development of a cervical cancer screening program in rural Haiti, women aged 18-45 years were recruited from local churches to undergo cervical cancer screening and follow-up for results. A dot plot was used to analyze the distribution of women returning during the results phase compared to the random return rates based on the screening phase. Results: Of the 250 women tested, 121 (48%) returned for follow-up. On the 2 result days with the most returnees, 46 and 63% of the women had been tested during only 3 of the 11 testing days which themselves accounted for 41% of the total number of women who returned. The highest volume return days, a Monday and a Friday, gave results to women tested on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. The 2 result days with the lowest return numbers had 80% (8/10) of those who returned coming as the only returnee from their day of testing. Conclusion: Result days corresponding with the highest return rates had increased clustering of women from the screening phase, and the result days with fewer women returning had less clustering. These findings are among the first to implicate the importance of defining these patterns of return and the potential for recruitment techniques that exploit such groupings, potentially described by social connections, in limited-resource settings to improve follow-up for screening programs. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 08/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Aims: To establish leukocyte count and differential percentiles in healthy singleton term laboring women during spontaneous normal vaginal labor following an uncomplicated pregnancy. Methods: An analysis of the records of all women (n = 762) who delivered at our delivery ward during a 2-month period was performed. After exclusion for cesarean delivery, induction of labor, pregnancy complications, preterm labor, multiple pregnancy, fever on admission, and lack of full blood count on admission, 365 parturient women during the 1st stage of labor were included in the final analysis. The total and differential leukocyte counts were determined by standard procedure by an automated cell counter. Results: The leukocyte count range on admission to the delivery ward during the 1st stage of labor in healthy parturient women was between 4.4 × and 21.7 × 10(3)/µl and the 99th percentile limit was 20.06 × 10(3)/µl. The total leukocyte count was not influenced by cervical dilatation, ruptured membranes, or the presence and regularity of uterine contractions. Conclusion: An observed leukocyte count within the 99th percentile limit (20.06 × 10(3)/µl) in an otherwise normal parturient woman is reassuring in the absence of other clinical evidence. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 08/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Background: The progression of the cervical squamous intraepithelial lesion (SIL) is associated with many cofactors, and nutritional aspects are gradually assuming an important role in understanding the physiopathogenesis. Objective: To assess the serum levels of retinol in women from a poor region of Brazil with a histological diagnosis of cervical high-grade SIL (HSIL). Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 62 women aged 14-48 years who had a cervical biopsy and were treated at the Federal University of Ceara in Fortaleza, Brazil. Serum retinol levels were measured in peripheral blood by a spectrophotometry technique. Values were categorized as subnormal (<20 µg/dl) or normal (≥20 µg/dl). Multivariate logistic regression was used to determine the association between serum levels of retinol and HSIL for a confidence interval of 95%. Results: Twenty-six out of 62 women (42%) had a negative histopathological result for SIL and 36 (58%) were diagnosed with SIL (20 low SIL and 16 high SIL). The level of retinol was more frequently low in women with HSIL, but there was no statistical significance [p = 0.409, OR: 2.26 (0.33-15.59)]. Conclusion: There was no association between high SIL and low levels of retinol in peripheral blood. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 08/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To determine the frequency of dysmenorrhea in university students, review some associated factors and evaluate the relationship between dysmenorrhea and sleep quality. Material and Methods: The study group included 520 students. Survey forms prepared previously in line with the study objective were completed by the students under supervision. The severity of dysmenorrhea was rated with Visual Analogue Scale. Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index was used to evaluate the sleep quality. The χ(2) test, Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal-Wallis test were used for the analyses. Statistical significance level was accepted at p < 0.05. Results: Mean age of the students was 20.23 ± 1.59 years (range 17-25). Frequency of dysmenorrhea was determined to be 69.0% (n = 359). Frequency of dysmenorrhea was higher in smokers, those with menstrual irregularity, those who use drugs for menstrual regulation and those having a family history (p < 0.05 for each). The most frequent symptoms in those having dysmenorrhea history were weakness (59.6%), fatigue (58.5%) and breast tenderness (45.4%), respectively. Sleep quality was found to be poorer in the students having a history of dysmenorrhea (p < 0.05). Conclusions: Dysmenorrhea is an important health problem in young women. Dysmenorrhea affects the sleep quality negatively. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 08/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Aim: To investigate the expression and clinical significance of ATP-binding cassette transporter 1 (ABCA1) in pregnant women with preeclampsia (PE). Methods: 52 pregnant women with PE who were admitted for delivery were enrolled in the study, while 30 normal pregnant inpatients were chosen as controls. Blood lipid and serum ABCA1 concentrations were assayed by enzymatic analysis and ELISA, respectively, and the expression of the ABCA1 gene and its encoded protein were detected and quantified by RT-PCR and Western blotting. Results: In the study group, blood lipid levels were significantly higher than those in the control group (p < 0.01), while the ABCA1 gene and its encoded protein expression in both serum and placental tissue were lower than that of controls. These differences were highly correlated with disease severity (p < 0.05). In PE patients, serum ABCA1 concentration was positively correlated with ABCA1 protein expression in placental tissue (r = 0.384, p < 0.01) and high-density lipoprotein level (r = 0.318, p < 0.05), but negatively correlated with low-density lipoprotein level (r = -0.279, p < 0.05). Conclusion: In PE women, expression of ABCA1 was decreased, suggesting that ABCA1 may play an important role in onset of PE by altering blood lipid metabolism. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 08/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Background/Aims: Leukocytes and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels are often used to detect infections. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic and screening validity of leukocytes and CRP levels as well as body temperature >38° C to predict infections after laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy. Methods: The study included 287 patients suffering from genital prolapse higher than POP-Q I. In addition to the sacrocolpopexy, a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy was performed in cases of preexisting uterus (n = 171). Leukocytes and CRP levels were analyzed preoperatively and 4 days after surgery. Early and late onset of infections was documented. Results: Urinary tract infection was identified as the most frequent early postoperative complication (11.4%). Early wound infections were found in 2.8% of the patients (8/287). Late onset of infections was found in 1% of patients (3/287). Areas under ROC curves were low for both leukocytes (0.52, 95% CI: 0.37-0.66) and CRP levels (0.60, 95% CI: 0.44-0.77). Conclusion: Our findings question the benefit of routine determination of leukocytes and CRP levels 4 days after surgery. The sensitivity and specificity of leukocytes and CRP levels are probably more significant after normalization of the initial tissue response (days 8-10). © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 08/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Background/Aims: Preeclampsia (PE) is a life-threatening complication of pregnancy that is associated with a high rate of maternal and perinatal morbidity and/or mortality worldwide. If untreated, it can progress to eclampsia, which can result in the death of the mother, the fetus or both. The etiology of PE is still uncertain; however, recently the role of the immune system has gained in importance. The role of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), a cytokine involved in inflammation processes, has been widely investigated in obstetric disorders. The aims of the present study were to investigate the effect of TNF-α gene G308A (rs1800629) polymorphism on disease risk, renal function, microvascular permeability, endothelial cell dysfunction and organ involvement in women with PE. Methods: Initially, 102 3rd-trimester pregnant women (preeclamptic cases and healthy controls) with singleton pregnancy were invited for participation, of which 76 were genotyped for TNF-α G308A polymorphism and evaluated for plasma levels of soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (sVCAM-1), fibronectin and TNF-α, which were tested for correlations with the profile of PE. The odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence intervals obtained from unconditional logistic regression were used to test the association between the TNF-α polymorphism and PE risk. For continuous variables, we applied Student's t test and, for categorical variables, the Pearson χ(2) or Fisher's exact test. The two-way ANOVA test with Bonferroni correction was used in multivariate analyses. Results: The A allele was more frequent in cases than controls (22.4 vs. 13.2%), which increased disease risk (OR = 2.73). Maternal serum levels of TNF-α, sVCAM-1 and fibronectin were significantly increased in cases (855.8 ± 385.1 pg/ml, 1,243 ± 671 ng/ml, 0.308 ± 0.231 g/l, respectively) compared to controls (301.1 ± 156.1 pg/ml, 651 ± 250 ng/ml, 0.218 ± 0.101 g/l, respectively; p < 0.0001, p < 0.0001 and p = 0.031, respectively), and these levels showed an increasing trend with the mutant allele genotype. Moderate and severe proteinuria was higher in rs1800629 allele A subjects compared to G/G carriers (53.8 vs. 14.3% (p < 0.05) and 13.0 vs. 4.7% (p < 0.01), respectively). The adverse effect of rs1800629 allele A on renal function was confirmed by increased plasma creatine levels, urinary protein excretion and lower tubular resorption rate in preeclamptic patients. Moreover, rs1800629 allele A preeclamptic carriers showed higher serum levels of fibronectin and sVCAM-1 compared to G/G homozygotes. Conclusion: This study reveals a possible association between clinical and laboratory manifestations of PE and the TNF-α gene G308A (rs1800629) polymorphism. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 07/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Background: To evaluate and compare the efficacy of vaginal misoprostol and a rectal nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) on pain relief during Pipelle endometrial biopsies in a placebo-controlled randomized study. Methods: One hundred and fifty-one women who had an indication for a Pipelle endometrial biopsy were randomized into three groups as follows: group 1, vaginal misoprostol; group 2, rectal NSAID, and group 3, control. After the procedure, the women were asked to record their pain severity on a visual analog scale. The secondary outcome of the study was patient acceptability, and vasovagal symptoms and analgesic requirements after the procedure were also recorded. Results: There were no statistically significant differences in the demographic characteristics of the patients. The primary study outcome was the comparison of the median visual analog scale pain scores of groups 1 and 2 versus group 3 (controls); no statistically significant differences were found (p = 0.502). In addition, the patient acceptability (Likert scale), vasovagal symptoms and analgesic requirements after the procedure were similar among the groups (p = 0.204, 1 and 0.546, respectively). Conclusion: Our study did not demonstrate a reduction in pain relief during Pipelle endometrial biopsies for patients receiving vaginal misoprostol or a rectal NSAID when compared to patients receiving placebo treatment. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 07/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Background/Aims: This study aimed to investigate the effect of renal function on bone mineral density (BMD) and arterial stiffness in postmenopausal women. Methods: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study. We studied 252 postmenopausal women who visited a health promotion center for a medical checkup. The estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was calculated using the Cockcroft-Gault (CG) formula and the modification of diet in renal disease (MDRD) formula. Areal BMD measurements were performed using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, and arterial stiffness was measured using the brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV). Results: The eGFR according to the CG formula was significantly correlated with age, BMI, follicle-stimulating hormone, thyroid-stimulating hormone, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, baPWV, and BMD at the lumbar spine, femoral neck, and total hip sites. However, the eGFR according to the MDRD formula was significantly correlated with age and baPWV but not with BMD at the lumbar spine, femoral neck, and total hip sites. Decreased renal function (eGFR <60 ml/min/1.73 m(2) according to the CG formula) was independently associated with decreased BMD at the femoral neck site and with increased baPWV (>1,500 cm/s) after adjusting for confounding variables. Conclusion: Postmenopausal women with decreased renal function are more likely to have a decreased BMD and greater arterial stiffness. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 07/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Precipitous delivery may lead to serious maternal and neonatal complications. Uterine artery pseudoaneurysm (UAP) is one of the causes of delayed postpartum hemorrhage. Here we describe 3 cases of UAP manifesting as delayed postpartum hemorrhage after precipitous delivery. The duration of the second stage of labor in cases 1, 2, and 3 was 15, 15, and 60 min, respectively. Excessive vaginal bleeding occurred 10, 9, and 31 days after delivery, respectively. Ultrasonogram and pelvic angiography revealed the UAP in each case and uterine artery embolization was performed. UAP may be a complication of precipitous delivery. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 07/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Background/Aims: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients have an increased rate of subclinical inflammation, which plays a role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is an inflammatory mediator which belongs to the same family as the well-established cardiovascular biomarker C-reactive protein (CRP). The present study was performed to investigate plasma PTX3 levels in patients with PCOS and to determine the relationship between PTX3 and other known cardiovascular risk factors. Methods: 40 patients with PCOS and 40 age- and BMI-matched healthy controls were included in the study. The groups were divided into subgroups according to BMI. Insulin resistance indexes, lipid profile, CRP and PTX3 levels were analyzed. Results: There was no difference for insulin resistance indexes and lipid profile between the PCOS and control groups. CRP levels were significantly higher in obese PCOS and control subjects than in lean subjects, whereas no difference in PTX3 concentrations was observed between subgroups. Conclusion: PTX3 and CRP levels were similar in the PCOS group compared with the non-PCOS control group. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 07/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Background/Aims: Although the association between inflammation and insulin resistance is well known, the data related to the role of inflammation in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are conflicting. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of several inflammatory mediators with the glycemic status in pregnancy. Methods: Leukocyte count, ferritin, C-reactive protein (CRP), fibrinogen and interleukin-6 levels were measured in 70 patients with normal glucose tolerance, in 57 patients with impaired glucose tolerance and in 35 patients with GDM as determined based on 50-gram oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and 100-gram OGTT results. Results: A significant difference among the groups was seen only with regard to CRP and fibrinogen levels; however, no significant differences were observed after adjustment for body mass index (BMI). CRP was found to be strongly associated with current BMI in all three groups. Conclusion: Maternal serum levels of inflammatory mediators are not related to GDM at the time of the glucose challenge test in the late second or early third trimester. The significant difference in the levels of CRP in different strata of glycemic tolerance was not observed after adjustment for BMI. Adiposity may have a central role in GDM, causing an inflammatory response. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 05/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Aims: To evaluate the association between serum prolactin, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels and cardiovascular disease risk in postmenopausal women regarding the Framingham Risk Score (FRS). Methods: Fifty-eight menopausal women were enrolled into the cross-sectional study. All participants had 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, echocardiography, electrocardiography, and carotid intima-media thickness measurement. Blood samples were obtained for prolactin, hs-CRP, lipid profile, fasting glucose, and insulin. Results: Among the participants, 67.24% had a FRS <10%, and 32.75% had a FRS ≥10%. Levels of prolactin and hs-CRP did not differ between the FRS groups. In the FRS <10% group, significantly higher levels of prolactin were found. Cases with hypertension have significantly higher levels of hs-CRP. Prolactin and hs-CRP were found to be associated with hypertension in the FRS <10% and ≥10% groups, respectively. Conclusions: Hypertensive postmenopausal women with low risk for cardiovascular diseases have increased levels of prolactin, suggesting a possible role in the pathogenesis of hypertension. The correlation of hs-CRP with systolic blood pressure can be interpreted as a potential effect of hypertensive heart disease reflecting a state of high-risk milieu with elevated inflammatory markers. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 05/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Background: The purpose of this report is to describe ovarian paragonimiasis, a rare form of lung fluke infestation, mimicking ovarian cancer. Case: A 47-year-old Thai woman presented with a pelvic mass. Imaging suggested ovarian cancer with pulmonary and hepatic metastases. She was scheduled for complete surgical staging. However, a frozen section revealed Paragonimus eggs in the enlarged ovarian mass. A total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy was performed instead of complete staging. All other lesions were also proven later to be Paragonimus infestation. Postoperative treatment with antiparasitic drugs resulted in dramatic improvement, with nearly complete resolution of all lesions at 4 months of follow-up. Conclusion: This is an unusual case of ovarian paragonimiasis mimicking ovarian cancer, which is instructive and informative for differential diagnoses of pelvic masses. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 04/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Uterine leiomyoma (UL) is an estrogen-responsive benign tumor in the female reproductive system and the main risk of hysterectomy for women. However, gene polymorphism of estrogen-metabolizing enzymes may lead to the different susceptibility to UL. We detected 10 single mucleotide polymorphisms in three key estrogen metabolite enzymes (COMT, CYP1A1, CYP1B1) in a Chinese Han population consisting of 800 patients and 800 healthy women from five different medical centers. The genetic polymorphism of rs3087869 (IVS1+2329C>T) (OR 3.200, 95% CI 1.614-6.345) and rs4680 (Val158Met) (OR 5.675, 95% CI 2.696-11.942) loci on COMT, rs1048943 (Ile462Val) (OR 4.629, 95% CI 2.216-9.672) and rs4646422 (Gly45Asp) (OR 3.240, 95% CI 1.624-6.461) loci on CYP1A1 and rs1065827 (Ala119Ser) (OR 5.635, 95% CI 2.990-10.619) locus on CYP1B1 were the risk factors to UL development and rs1056836 (Leu432Val) (OR 0.188, 95% CI 0.061-0.575) locus on CYB1B1 may be the protective factor to UL. The results provide a theoretical basis for genetic screening and early intervention to UL-susceptible populations. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 04/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the influence on fertility and pregnancy outcome in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) patients after a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) or cold-knife conization (CKC). Methods: 269 patients with CIN-II-III who wanted to conceive were prospectively enrolled in this randomized clinical trial to receive either the LEEP or CKC procedure. Fertility, neonatal and maternal outcomes were observed and compared. Results: 244 evaluable patients were divided into two groups. There were 124 in the LEEP group and 120 in the CKC group. The preterm premature rupture of membranes (16 vs. 8%; p = 0.03), preterm delivery rate (11 vs. 5%; p = 0.04) and low birth weight infants rate (<2,500 g) (10 vs. 6%; p = 0.04) were higher in the CKC group than in the LEEP group, but there was no difference in mean birth weight, cesarean delivery, labor induction, or neonatal intensive care unit admission. There was no case of neonatal mortality. Conclusions: In a prospective evaluation the findings of this study demonstrate that LEEP is safer for future pregnancies when compared to CKC. LEEP should be an appropriate choice for patients with CIN who want to become pregnant later in life. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 04/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women. The data on this syndrome in a Chinese community are limited. Methods: A community-based cross-sectional survey was undertaken. Cluster-randomized sampling was used. Female residents of Chengdu aged between 12 and 44 were included according to the constituent ratio of the female population of Sichuan province. We used three diagnostic criteria to determine the prevalence: the National Institutes of Health diagnostic criteria of PCOS (NIH-1990), the revised Rotterdam diagnostic criteria of PCOS (Rott-2003), and the recommended diagnostic criteria of PCOS by the Androgen Excess Society (AES-2006). Results: 1,645 participants were included. The prevalence of PCOS in women aged between 12 and 44 was 7.1, 11.2 and 7.4%, respectively, according to the three different criteria. After the onset of puberty, the prevalence of PCOS increased rapidly from 12 to 14 years of age, peaked between 15 and 24 and decreased gradually thereafter and reached its lowest point before menopause. Conclusions: The prevalence of PCOS in this study was in the PCOS prevalence range from existing studies. According to the trend of prevalence, PCOS might be a temporary condition. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 04/2014;

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