Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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The purpose of this study is to review the impact of chemotherapy on fertility and to update the reader on the current state of fertility preservation techniques. Chemotherapy results in irreversible damage to ovarian follicles and stromal function, and alkylating agents cause the most significa...
Multifetal pregnancies have skyrocketed over the past two decades as a consequence of infertility treatments. Multifetal pregnancy reduction has lowered the complications considerably. Here, we review the historical and current literature to determine reasonable statistics upon which to counsel ...
Two hundred and fifty thousand gynaecological laparoscopies are performed yearly in the UK, many of them diagnostic. Unless a patient has major endometriosis and needs advanced surgery, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists suggest a 'see and treat' policy. Thus, gynaecologists w...
To summarize our current knowledge about the predictability of intermittent ovarian function and the response to ovulation induction agents in patients with premature ovarian failure. In addition to clinical, histological or ultrasonographic features, a new biological marker anti-Müllerian hormo...
To review the current reproductive advances in insulin-sensitizing agents for treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome patients. To date, among insulin-sensitizing drugs, only metformin should be used to improve reproductive function in well selected polycystic ovary syndrome patients. Preliminary...
We critically review the causes and treatments of deep dyspareunia. Endometriosis, pelvic congestion syndrome, and interstitial cystitis have been associated with deep dyspareunia. Although medical therapies may improve deep dyspareunia in women with endometriosis, laparoscopic excision of deep ...
By the current review we aim to describe different options for laparoscopic hysterectomy in patients with endometrial cancer and discuss the reported risk factors and limitations of laparoscopic hysterectomy in surgical staging of endometrial cancer. Laparoscopic techniques and equipment have ma...
To review current available literature on the relationship between fibroids and infertility with particular emphasis on the benefits of myomectomy. Pregnancy complications related to the presence of these lesions and to their removal are also addressed. There is a biological plausibility support...
In the practice of 'bioidentical hormone therapy', it is our belief that pharmacists are compounding bioidentical hormone therapy with the best intentions. These pharmacists are, however, ill informed regarding the lack of scientific underpinning associated with the efficacy and safety of the pr...
To present the options and the results in the management of poor responders in in-vitro fertilization. There is no controlled ovarian hyperstimulation protocol which is best suited for all poor responders. Low dose gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist regimes appear to be most advantageous. Pr...