Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (J OBSTET GYNAECOL)

Publisher: Informa Healthcare

Journal 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.

Current impact factor: 0.55

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 0.551
2013 Impact Factor 0.604
2012 Impact Factor 0.546
2011 Impact Factor 0.542
2010 Impact Factor 0.44
2009 Impact Factor 0.431

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 0.60
Cited half-life 6.60
Immediacy index 0.10
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.20
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

Publisher details

Informa Healthcare

  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author cannot archive a post-print version
  • Restrictions
    • 12 months embargo
  • Conditions
    • On author's personal website or institution website
    • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
    • Non-commercial
    • Must link to publisher version
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • NIH funded authors may post articles to PubMed Central for release 12 months after publication
    • Wellcome Trust authors may deposit in Europe PMC after 6 months
  • Classification

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of sterile ozonated saline endometrial irrigation on sonographic and histological endometrial parameters. This prospective investigation was performed in 12 healthy, ovulating women over three consecutive menstrual cycles: control cycle (endometrial irrigation with 10 cc of normal saline at day 10), no intervention cycle and study cycle (irrigation with 10 cc of sterile ozonated saline at day 10). Endometrial thickness was measured by transvaginal ultrasound at days 10 and 12 of the control and study cycles, and endometrial samplings were obtained from the participants two days after the irrigations (i.e. on day 12) for histological evaluation. Ozonated saline irrigation, compared to normal saline irrigation, resulted in a statistically significant elevation of the columnar epithelial height (30.30 ± 3.04 vs. 25.82 ± 3.28 μm, p < 0.003), increased number of endometrial blood vessels (30.48 ± 11.38 vs. 19.12 ± 8.74, p < 0.005) and increased number of stromal cells (191.30 ± 34.40 vs. 151.29 ± 29.98, p < 0.01). In conclusion, sterile ozonated saline irrigation of the endometrium has a significant favourable effect on various histological endometrial parameters. Further studies are needed to evaluate the effect of these changes on endometrial receptivity and pregnancy rates.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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    ABSTRACT: Preeclampsia in Ecuador is an understudied subject since available epidemiological data are scarce. The aim of this study was to describe perinatal outcomes among singleton pregnancies complicated with preeclampsia and eclampsia in a sample of low-income Ecuadorian women. Pregnant women complicated with preeclampsia (mild and severe) and eclampsia (defined according to criteria of the ACOG) delivering at the Enrique C. Sotomayor Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Guayaquil, Ecuador were surveyed with a structured questionnaire containing maternal (socio-demographic) and neonatal data. Perinatal outcomes were compared according to severity of clinical presentation. A total of 163 women with preeclampsia [mild (23.9%), severe (68.7%) and eclampsia (7.4%)] were surveyed. Perinatal mortality and stillbirth rate was similar among studied groups (mild vs. severe preeclampsia/eclampsia cases). However, severe cases displayed higher rates of adverse perinatal outcomes: lower birth Apgar scores, more preterm births, and more low birth weight and small for gestational age infants. Caesarean-section rate and the number of admissions to intensive or intermediate neonatal care were higher in severe cases. A similar trend was found when analysis excluded preterm gestations. In conclusion, in this specific low-income Ecuadorian population perinatal outcome was adverse in pregnancies complicated with severe preeclampsia/eclampsia.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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    ABSTRACT: Despite enormous progress in the understanding of human reproductive physiology, the underlying cause of male infertility remains undefined in about 50.0% of cases, which are referred to as idiopathic infertility. Human apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1 (ApE1) is a multifunctional protein that has an important role in the base excision repair pathway. The present study aimed to evaluate whether two functional ApE1 polymorphisms (−656T > G and 1349T > G) are associated with the susceptibility of female infertility. Blood samples were collected from 100 patients diagnosed with female infertility and 100 control subjects and genotyped by tetra-primer amplification refractory mutation system PCR (T-ARMS-PCR). The results indicated that individuals with the variant TG genotypes had a significantly increased risk of female infertility (p = 0.035, OR = 1.98, 95% CI = 1.04–3.74). Whereas, a significant association between 1349T > G polymorphism and female infertility risk was not observed (p = 0.1). Larger studies with more patients and controls are required to confirm the results.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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    ABSTRACT: Borderline ovarian tumours (BOTs) are characterised histologically by a low degree of cellular proliferation and nuclear atypia in the absence of infiltrative growth or stromal invasion. Surgical treatment has been a crucial component of BOT therapy. Surgical decisions are established intraoperatively via the frozen section. We evaluated the accuracy of frozen section diagnosis. The rate of correct diagnosis, underdiagnosis and overdiagnosis of BOTs with frozen sections was 78%, 17% and 5%, respectively. The sensitivity and positive predictive values for the diagnosis of BOTs with frozen sections were 82.3% and 93.3%, respectively. The positive likelihood ratio was 0.82 (95% CI: 0.85–0.96). The histological classification of BOTs had a significant effect on the accuracy of diagnosis (p = 0.001). Frozen section diagnosis is not suitable to be considered as the gold standard for a definitive diagnosis. Clinicians should be aware that using frozen sections is insufficient for the accurate staging of BOTs.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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    ABSTRACT: Earlier data on the relationship of 25 hydroxyvitamins (25OHD) levels with various components of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has been conflicting. We studied 122 normal body mass index (BMI) women with PCOS (cases) and 46 age and BMI-matched healthy women (controls) and assessed the impact of serum 25OHD levels on clinical, biochemical and insulin sensitivity parameters in these lean Indian women with PCOS. The mean age and BMI of the cases and controls were comparable. Mean serum 25OHD levels respectively were 10.1 ± 9.9 and 7.9 ± 6.8 ng/ml with 87.7% and 91.1% vitamin D (VD) deficient. No significant correlation was noted between 25OHD levels and clinical, biochemical and insulin sensitivity parameters except with the total testosterone levels (p = 0.007). Also, no significant difference in these parameters was observed once the PCOS women were stratified into various subgroups based on the serum 25OHD levels. We conclude that VD deficiency being common in normal BMI Indian women with or without PCOS does not seem to alter the metabolic phenotype in these women.
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    ABSTRACT: Thrombocytopenia during pregnancy is quite common. Evaluation of blood counts of pregnant women has shown that thrombocytopenia is the second most common haematological problem in pregnancy, after anaemia. While mostly thrombocytopenia has no consequences for either the mother or the foetus, in some cases it is associated with substantial maternal and/or neonatal morbidity and mortality. It may result from a number of diverse aetiologies. Adequate knowledge of these causes will help the clinicians in making proper diagnosis and management of thrombocytopenia in pregnancy. The evaluation of thrombocytopenia is essential to rule out any systemic disorders that may affect pregnancy management as thrombocytopenia can present as an isolated finding or in combination with underlying conditions. In this concise review, we have provided the overview of thrombocytopenia diagnosed during pregnancy.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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  • No preview · Article · Mar 2015 · Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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    ABSTRACT: We aimed to investigate whether conservative management of preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) at 32-34 weeks' gestation improves outcome. In this retrospective analysis of singleton pregnancies, the study group included patients with PPROM at 28-34 weeks' gestation and the control group included patients presented with spontaneous preterm delivery at 28-34 weeks' gestation. Both groups were subdivided according to gestational age - early (28-31 weeks' gestation) versus late (32-34 weeks' gestation). Adverse neonatal outcome included neonatal death, intraventricular haemorrhage grade 3/4, respiratory distress syndrome, periventricular leucomalacia and neonatal sepsis. The study and control groups included 94 and 86 women, respectively. The study group had a lower incidence of adverse neonatal outcome at the earlier weeks (28-31), compared with the control group at the same gestational age. In contrast, at 32-34 weeks' gestation no difference in the risk for adverse neonatal outcome was noticed. Additionally, within the study group, chorioamnionitis rate was significantly higher among those who delivered at 32-34 weeks' gestation (p < 0.01). No advantage for conservative management of PPROM was demonstrated beyond 31 weeks' gestation. Moreover, conservative management of PPROM at 32-34 weeks' gestation may expose both mother and neonate to infectious morbidity.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2015 · Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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    ABSTRACT: Transabdominal sonoelastography (TASE) is a new imaging technique that maps the elastic properties of soft tissue. We evaluated 34, consecutive women with suspected scar endometrioma using standard B-mode ultrasound and elastography. Twenty-three women (23/34) underwent surgical excision and had the diagnosis confirmed by histopathology. All endometriomas (23 patients) in B-mode imaging appeared as hypoechoic masses along the line of a previous caesarean section incision and the outer borders were difficult to define precisely. By TASE, the endometrioma presented a typical blue-green-red appearance and the outer borders were clearly defined. (red and green area corresponds with the central hypoechoic soft areas). Strain ratios varied from 0.02 to 0.75. Real-time TASE is a simple, useful technique in confirming a clinical diagnosis of endometrioma in a caesarean section scar. Compared with B-mode ultrasound, it provides additional, preoperative information about the extent of the lesion that may be helpful to the surgeon.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2015 · Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • No preview · Article · Feb 2015 · Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology