Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology

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1040-872X
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1473-656X
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  1. Chemotherapy and amenorrhea: risks and treatment options.

    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(4):408 (2008) PMID 18660694

    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...
  2. Fetal reduction 2008.

    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(4):386 (2008) PMID 18660691

    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 ...
  3. Gynaecological laparoscopy: 'see and treat' should be the gold standard.

    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(4):325 (2008) PMID 18660682

    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...
  4. Premature ovarian failure: predictability of intermittent ovarian function and response to ovulation induction agents.

    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(4):416 (2008) PMID 18660695

    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...
  5. Insulin-sensitizing agents and reproductive function in polycystic ovary syndrome patients.

    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(4):364 (2008) PMID 18660688

    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...
  6. Deep dyspareunia: causes, treatments, and results.

    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(4):394 (2008) PMID 18660692

    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 ...
  7. Bibliography. Current world literature. Reproductive endocrinology.
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    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(4):425 (2008) PMID 18709723

  8. Role of laparoscopic hysterectomy in the management of endometrial cancer.

    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(4):337 (2008) PMID 18660684

    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...
  9. The role of myomectomy in fertility enhancement.

    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(4):379 (2008) PMID 18660690

    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...
  10. Bioidentical hormone therapy: a panacea that lacks supportive evidence.

    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(4):400 (2008) PMID 18660693

    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...
  11. The evolutionary state of electrosurgery: where are we now?

    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(4):353 (2008) PMID 18660686

    The purpose of this review is to discuss the evolutionary changes that have taken place in the area of electrosurgery. The distinct differences between devices along with disadvantages and ways of minimizing hazards will be analyzed. Since the first surgical application of electricity in the 188...
  12. Bibliography. Current world literature. Minimally invasive gynecologic procedures.
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    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(4):421 (2008) PMID 18660696

  13. Poor responder protocols for in-vitro fertilization: options and results.

    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(4):374 (2008) PMID 18660689

    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...
  14. A review of techniques for adhesion prevention after gynaecological surgery.

    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(4):345 (2008) PMID 18660685

    To explore recent developments in the techniques used for the prevention of adhesion formation after gynaecological surgery as well as the current evidence for existing agents and techniques. Recent developments are promising new biomaterials such as polyvinyl alcohol gel and hyaluronic acid cro...
  15. The role of Essure sterilization performed simultaneously with endometrial ablation.

    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(4):359 (2008) PMID 18660687

    To review operative procedures, specific risks, complications and evaluation of efficacy of Essure tubal sterilization performed simultaneously with endometrial ablation. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is a significant health problem in premenopausal women. Endometrial ablation is an effective t...
  16. Review of transobturator and retropubic tape procedures for stress urinary incontinence.

    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(4):331 (2008) PMID 18660683

    Recently, various types of tension free vaginal tapes via retropubic and transobturator route (inside-out technique; outside-in technique) have been adopted for treatment of stress urinary incontinence. The aim of this review is to assess the recent evidence on effectiveness and complications of...
  17. The role of mullerian inhibiting substance in female reproduction.

    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(3):257 (2008) PMID 18460940

    To review the role of mullerian inhibiting substance in the context of female reproduction. Serum and follicular fluid mullerian inhibiting substance can be measured by commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits. Mullerian inhibiting substance is secreted from small antral fol...
  18. Does hyaluronan improve embryo implantation?

    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(3):305 (2008) PMID 18460946

    Taking into consideration the increasing interest on hyaluronan and its biological as well as physiological properties, this review will focus on the role of this molecule in human embryo implantation. Several studies have been performed up to date in order to assess whether the addition of hyal...
  19. Does glucocorticoid therapy in the peri-implantation period have an impact on IVF outcomes?

    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(3):249 (2008) PMID 18460939

    Failure of the embryo to implant remains the major limiting step in assisted reproductive techniques success rates. The existing evidence supports a possible role of glucocorticoids in improving the intrauterine environment and therefore embryo implantation. The present study aims to summarize t...
  20. Traditional Chinese medicine and infertility.

    Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 20(3):211 (2008) PMID 18460933

    The present review gives an overview of the potential use of traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of infertility, including an evidence-based evaluation of its efficacy and tolerance. Recent studies demonstrated that traditional Chinese medicine could regulate the gonadotropin-releasing...