Women's Health- February 2014


Welcome to the latest February Newsletter.
This will be produced every 2-3 months and lists the most recent literature in the field.


General Gynaecology.

General Obstetrics.

Fertility & Assisted Reproduction.

Foetal Death.

Gynaecological Cancers.

Labour/Caesarean Section.

Non-gynaecological Complications.

Postnatal Care.

Preconception Health.

Pregnancy Complications.

Premature Birth.

Sexual Health.

Smoking and Preganancy.

Sterilization & Contraception. 




General Gynaecology

Fergusson, R. J., Lethaby, A., Shepperd, S., & Farquhar, C. 2013, "Endometrial resection and ablation versus hysterectomy for heavy menstrual bleeding", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Lethaby, A., Marjoribanks, J., Kronenberg, F., Roberts, H., Eden, J., & Brown, J. 2013, "Phytoestrogens for menopausal vasomotor symptoms", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full Text

Tan, Y. H. & Lethaby, A. 2013, "Pre-operative endometrial thinning agents before endometrial destruction for heavy menstrual bleeding", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.Full-Text

Hagen, S., Stark, D., Glazener, C., Dickson, S., Barry, S., Elders, A., Frawley, H., Galea, M. P., Logan, J., McDonald, A., McPherson, G., Moore, K. H., Norrie, J., Walker, A., & Wilson, D. 2013, "Individualised pelvic floor muscle training in women with pelvic organ prolapse (POPPY): a multicentre randomised controlled trial", Lancet. Full-Text

Heliovaara-Peippo, S., Hurskainen, R., Teperi, J., Aalto, A. M., Grenman, S., Halmesmaki, K., Jokela, M., Kivela, A., Tomas, E., Tuppurainen, M., & Paavonen, J. 2013, "Quality of life and costs of levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system or hysterectomy in the treatment of menorrhagia: a 10-year randomized controlled trial", Am.J Obstet Gynecol., vol. 209, no. 6, p. 535. Abstract

Orbo, A., Vereide, A., Arnes, M., Pettersen, I., & Straume, B. 2013, "Levonorgestrel-impregnated intrauterine device as treatment for endometrial hyperplasia: a national multicentre randomised trial", BJOG.[Epub ahead of print] Full-Text

Robert, M., Girard, I., Brennand, E., Tang, S., Birch, C., Murphy, M., & Ross, S. 2014, "Absorbable Mesh Augmentation Compared With No Mesh for Anterior Prolapse: A Randomized Controlled Trial", Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 123, no. 2, PART 1.Abstract

Rudnicki, M., Laurikainen, E., Pogosean, R., Kinne, I., Jakobsson, U., & Teleman, P. 2013, "Anterior colporrhaphy compared with collagen-coated transvaginal mesh for anterior vaginal wall prolapse: a randomised controlled trial", BJOG. [Epub ahead of print] Full-Text

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 2013, “Reconfiguration of women’s services in the UK” Full-Text

Royal College of Radiologists. 2013, “Clinical recommendations on the use of uterine artery embolisation (UAE) in the management of fibroids” Full-Text

Sambrook, A. M., Elders, A., & Cooper, K. G. 2014, "Microwave endometrial ablation versus thermal balloon endometrial ablation (MEATBall): 5-year follow up of a randomised controlled trial", BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology p. n/a Abstract

van der, P. J., van der, S. A., Oude, R. K., van, d., V, & Roovers, J. 2014, "Prolapse surgery with or without stress incontinence surgery for pelvic organ prolapse: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials", BJOG. Abstract

Watson, C., Grando, D., Fairley, C., Chondros, P., Garland, S., Myers, S., & Pirotta, M. 2013, "The effects of oral garlic on vaginal candida colony counts: a randomised placebo controlled double-blind trial", BJOG.[Epub ahead of print] Abstract

General Obstetrics

Tan, K. H., Smyth, R., & Wei, X. 2013, "Fetal vibroacoustic stimulation for facilitation of tests of fetal wellbeing", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Tan, K. H., Sabapathy, A., & Wei, X. 2013, "Fetal manipulation for facilitating tests of fetal wellbeing", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Royal College of Midwives. 2013, “State of Maternity Services Report” Full-Text

Bateman, B. T., Mhyre, J. M., Hernandez-Diaz, S., Huybrechts, K. F., Fischer, M. A., Creanga, A. A., Callaghan, W. M., & Gagne, J. J. 2013, "Development of a comorbidity index for use in obstetric patients", Obstet Gynecol., vol. 122, no. 5, pp. 957-965. Abstract

Chi, C. C., Wang, S. H., Mayon-White, R., & Wojnarowska, F. 2013, "Pregnancy outcomes after maternal exposure to topical corticosteroids: A UK population-based cohort study", JAMA Dermatology, vol. 149, no. 11, pp. 1274-1280. Abstract

Chang, E. 2013, "The role of simulation training in obstetrics: A healthcare training strategy dedicated to performance improvement", Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 482-486. Abstract

Eisenberg, M., Hom, J., & Sharp, C. 2013, "The electronic health record as a healthcare management strategy and implications for obstetrics and gynecologic practice", Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 476-481. Abstract

Howard, K., Handa, S., & Bhandal, N. 2013, "Problems in obstetric anaesthesia", Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, vol. 23, no. 12, pp. 370-374. Abstract

Miller, S., Bergel, E. F., El, A. M., Gibbons, L., Butrick, E. A., Magwali, T., Mkumba, G., Kaseba, C., Huong, N. T. M., Geissler, J. D., & Merialdi, M. 2013, "Non-Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG), a First-Aid Device to Decrease Maternal Mortality from Obstetric Hemorrhage: A Cluster Randomized Trial", PLoS ONE, vol. 8, no. 10. Full-Text

Morales, J., Hervas, D., & Perales, A. 2013, "Can we predict delivery date with obstetric ultrasound?", Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, vol. 26, no. 18, pp. 1807-1811. Abstract

Ofir, K., Kalter, A., Moran, O., Sivan, E., Schiff, E., & Simchen, M. J. 2013, "Subsequent pregnancy after stillbirth: Obstetrical and medical risks", Journal of Perinatal Medicine, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 543-548.Full-Text

Pier, B., Chinn, M., Pier, K., & Tobler, K. 2013, "Practice and perceptions of obstetrics and gynecology providers and the treatment of overweight and obese women", Journal of Reproductive Medicine, vol. 58, no. 11-12, pp. 463-468. Full-Text

Tyagi, V., Perera, M., & Guerrero, K. 2013, "Trends in obstetric anal sphincter injuries over 10 years", Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 33, no. 8, pp. 844-849. Abstract

Wee, M, Mushambi, M. 2014. “Guidance on the provision of obstetric anaesthesia services”. The Royal College of Anaesthetists. Full-Text

Fertility & Assisted Reproduction

Cheong, Y. C., Dix, S., Hung, E. N., Ledger, W. L., & Farquhar, C. 2013, "Acupuncture and assisted reproductive technology", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 7. Full-Text

Siristatidis, C. S., Vrachnis, N., Creatsa, M., Maheshwari, A., & Bhattacharya, S. 2013, "In vitro maturation in subfertile women with polycystic ovarian syndrome undergoing assisted reproduction", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.Full-Text

De, M., Camus, M., Haentjens, P., Verheyen, G., Collins, J., & Tournaye, H. 2013, "Assisted reproduction using donor spermatozoa in women aged 40 and above: the high road or the low road?", Reproductive Biomedicine Online, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 577-585. Abstract

Donnez, J. & Dolmans, M. M. 2013, "Fertility preservation in women", Nature Reviews Endocrinology, vol. 9, no. 12, pp. 735-749. Abstract

Fishel, S. 2013, "Evidence-based medicine and the role of the National Health Service in assisted reproduction", Reproductive BioMedicine Online, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 568-569. Abstract

Franklin, S. & Johnson, M. H. 2013, "Are assisted reproduction health professionals still letting down their patients?", Reproductive BioMedicine Online, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 451-452. Abstract

Micali, N., Dos-Santos-Silva, I., De, S. B., Steenweg-de, G. J., Jaddoe, V., Hofman, A., Verhulst, F., Steegers, E., & Tiemeier, H. 2013, "Fertility treatment, twin births, and unplanned pregnancies in women with eating disorders: findings from a population-based birth cohort", BJOG.[Epub ahead of print] Full-Text

Peterson, B. D., Sejbaek, C. S., Pirritano, M., & Schmidt, L. 2014, "Are severe depressive symptoms associated with infertility-related distress in individuals and their partners?", Hum.Reprod., vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 76-82. Abstract

Sanders, J., Simonsen, S., Porucznik, C., Baksh, L., & Stanford, J. 2014, "Use of Fertility Treatments in Relation to the Duration of Pregnancy Attempt Among Women Who Were Trying to Become Pregnant and Experienced a Live Birth", Maternal & Child Health Journal, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 258-268. Abstract

Udell, J. A., Lu, H., & Redelmeier, D. A. 2013, "Long-term cardiovascular risk in women prescribed fertility therapy", Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 62, no. 18, pp. 1704-1712 Abstract

Foetal Death

Blickstein, I. & Perlman, S. 2013, "Single fetal death in twin gestations", Journal of Perinatal Medicine, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 65-69. Full-Text

Matsubara, S., Kuwata, T., & Fukui, S. 2013, "Fetal movement count may prevent fetal death as early as 26 weeks", Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, vol. 92, no. 12. Abstract

Panda, S., Jha, V., & Singh, S. 2013, "Role of combination of Mifepristone and Misoprostol verses Misoprostol alone in induction of labour in late intrauterin Fetal death: A prospective study", Journal of Family and Reproductive Health, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 177-179. Full-Text

Pinar, H., Goldenberg, R. L., Koch, M. A., Heim-Hall, J., Hawkins, H. K., Shehata, B., Abramowsky, C., Parker, C. B., Dudley, D. J., Silver, R. M., Stoll, B., Carpenter, M., Saade, G., Moore, J., Conway, D., Varner, M. W., Hogue, C. J. R., Coustan, D. R., Sbrana, E., Thorsten, V., Willinger, M., & Reddy, U. M. 2014, "Placental Findings in Singleton Stillbirths", Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 123, no. 2, PART 1. Abstract

Stormdal, H., Hulthen, I. A., Kublickas, M., Papadogiannakis, N., & Pettersson, K. 2014, "Causes of stillbirth at different gestational ages in singleton pregnancies", Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, vol. 93, no. 1, pp. 86-92 Full-Text

Gynaecological Cancers

Edey, K. A., Allan, E., Murdoch, J. B., Cooper, S., & Bryant, A. 2013, "Interventions for the treatment of Paget's disease of the vulva",  Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Henson, C. C., Burden, S., Davidson, S. E., & Lal, S. 2013, "Nutritional interventions for reducing gastrointestinal toxicity in adults undergoing radical pelvic radiotherapy", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Kucukmetin, A., Biliatis, I., Naik, R., & Bryant, A. 2013, "Laparoscopically assisted radical vaginal hysterectomy versus radical abdominal hysterectomy for the treatment of early cervical cancer", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.Full-Text

Lanceley, A., Fiander, A., McCormack, M., & Bryant, A. 2013, "Follow-up protocols for women with cervical cancer after primary treatment", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-text

Lawrie, T. A., Rabbie, R., Thoma, C., & Morrison, J. 2013, "Pegylated liposomal doxorubicin for first-line treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Martin-Hirsch-Pierre, P. L., Paraskevaidis, E., Bryant, A., & Dickinson, H. O. 2013, "Surgery for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Martin-Hirsch-Pierre, P. L. & Bryant, A. 2013, "Interventions for preventing blood loss during the treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Nama, V., Nordin, A., & Bryant, A. 2013, "Patient-reported outcome measures for follow-up after gynaecological cancer treatment", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Auguste, P., Barton, P., Meads, C., Davenport, C., Malysiak, S., Kowalska, M., Zapalska, A., Guest, P., Martin-Hirsch, P., Borowiack, E., Khan, K., Sundar, S., & Roberts, T. 2013, "Evaluating PET-CT in routine surveillance and follow-up after treatment for cervical cancer: a cost-effectiveness analysis", BJOG.[Epub ahead of print] Abstract

Barnett, J. C., Phippen, N. T., & Leath, I. I. I. C. 2013, "Trends in hospital volume and patterns of referral for women with gynecologic cancers: Adherence to treatment guidelines for ovarian cancer as a measure of quality care", Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 122, no. 4, pp. 905-906. Abstract

Craig, C., Gibson, S. J., Osann, K. E., Farley, J., Willmott, L., Monk, B. J., & Chase, D. M. 2013, "The characteristics and associations of pelvic pain in gynecologic cancer patients: A single institution study", Gynecologic Oncology, vol. 131, no. 1. Abstract

Lai, J., Elleray, R., Nordin, A., Hirschowitz, L., Rous, B., Gildea, C., & Poole, J. 2013, "Vulval cancer incidence, mortality and survival in England: age-related trends", BJOG.[Epub ahead of print] Abstract

Meads, C., Davenport, C., Malysiak, S., Kowalska, M., Zapalska, A., Guest, P., Martin-Hirsch, P., Borowiack, E., Auguste, P., Barton, P., Roberts, T., Khan, K., & Sundar, S. 2013, "Evaluating PET-CT in the detection and management of recurrent cervical cancer: systematic reviews of diagnostic accuracy and subjective elicitation", BJOG. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract

Guidozzi, F. 2013, "Estrogen therapy in gynecological cancer survivors", Climacteric, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 611-617. Abstract

Sjoquist, K. M., Friedlander, M. L., O'Connell, R. L., Voysey, M., King, M. T., Stockler, M. R., Oza, A. M., Gillies, K., Martyn, J. K., & Butow, P. N. 2013, "Hope, quality of life, and benefit from treatment in women having chemotherapy for platinum-resistant/refractory recurrent ovarian cancer: The gynecologic cancer intergroup symptom benefit study", Oncologist, vol. 18, no. 11, pp. 1221-1228. Abstract

Vargas, H. A., Burger, I. A., Donati, O. F., Andikyan, V., Lakhman, Y., Goldman, D. A., Schoder, H., Chi, D. S., Sala, E., & Hricak, H. 2013, "Magnetic resonance imaging/positron emission tomography provides a roadmap for surgical planning and serves as a predictive biomarker in patients with recurrent gynecological cancers undergoing pelvic exenteration", International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, vol. 23, no. 8, pp. 1512-1519. Abstract

Labour/Caesarean Section

Costley, P. L. & East, C. E. 2013, "Oxytocin augmentation of labour in women with epidural analgesia for reducing operative deliveries", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 7. Full-Text

Dodd, J. M., Crowther, C. A., Huertas, E., Guise, J. M., & Horey, D. 2013, "Planned elective repeat caesarean section versus planned vaginal birth for women with a previous caesarean birth", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.Full-Text

Downe, S., Gyte, G. M., Dahlen, H. G., & Singata, M. 2013, "Routine vaginal examinations for assessing progress of labour to improve outcomes for women and babies at term", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 7. Full-Text

Fernando, R. J., Sultan, A. H., Kettle, C., & Thakar, R. 2013, "Methods of repair for obstetric anal sphincter injury", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Gates, S. & Anderson, E. R. 2013, "Wound drainage for caesarean section", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Hofmeyr, G. J., Xu, H., & Eke, A. C. 2014, "Amnioinfusion for meconium-stained liquor in labour", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Kelly, A. J., Kavanagh, J., & Thomas, J. 2013, "Castor oil, bath and/or enema for cervical priming and induction of labour", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 7. Full-Text

Kenyon, S., Tokumasu, H., Dowswell, T., Pledge, D., & Mori, R. 2013, "High-dose versus low-dose oxytocin for augmentation of delayed labour", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 7. Full-Text

Lavender, T., Hart, A., & Smyth, R. M. 2013, "Effect of partogram use on outcomes for women in spontaneous labour at term", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 7. Full-Text

Lawrence, A., Lewis, L., Hofmeyr, G. J., & Styles, C. 2013, "Maternal positions and mobility during first stage labour", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.Full-Text

Yaju, Y., Kataoka, Y., Eto, H., Horiuchi, S., & Mori, R. 2013, "Prophylactic interventions after delivery of placenta for reducing bleeding during the postnatal period", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Andersen, B. B., Knudsen, B., Lyndrup, J., Faelling, A. E., Illum, D., Johansen, M., Borgen, A., Jager, H., Bjerre, C., & Secher, N. J. 2013, "Acupuncture and/or sweeping of the fetal membranes before induction of labor: A prospective, randomized, controlled trial", Journal of Perinatal Medicine, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 555-560. Full-Text

Burgos, J., Cobos, P., Rodriguez, L., Osuna, C., Centeno, M., Martinez-Astorquiza, T., & Fernandez-Llebrez, L. 2013, "Is external cephalic version at term contraindicated in previous caesarean section? A prospective comparative cohort study", BJOG. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract

Carlhall, S., Kallen, K., & Blomberg, M. 2013, "Maternal body mass index and duration of labor", European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, vol. 171, no. 1, pp. 49-53. Abstract

Clark, A., Farber, M. K., Sviggum, H., & Camann, W. 2013, "Cesarean delivery in the hybrid operating suite: A promising new location for high-risk obstetric procedures", Anesthesia and Analgesia, vol. 117, no. 5, pp. 1187-1189. Full-Text

Cohen, A., Cohen, Y., Laskov, I., Maslovitz, S., Lessing, J. B., & Many, A. 2013, "Persistent abdominal pain over uterine scar during labor as a predictor of delivery complications", International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 123, no. 3, pp. 200-202. Abstract

Dagraca, J., Malladi, V., Nunes, K., & Scavone, B. 2013, "Outcomes after institution of a new oxytocin infusion protocol during the third stage of labor and immediate postpartum period", International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 194-199. Abstract

Darney, B. G., Snowden, J. M., Cheng, Y. W., Jacob, L., Nicholson, J. M., Kaimal, A., Dublin, S., Getahun, D., & Caughey, A. B. 2013, "Elective induction of labor at term compared with expectant management : Maternal and neonatal outcomes", Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 122, no. 4, pp. 761-769. Abstract

Edwards, R. K., Cantu, J., Cliver, S., Biggio, J. R., Owen, J., & Tita, A. T. 2013, "The association of maternal obesity with fetal pH and base deficit at cesarean delivery", Obstetrics and gynecology, vol. 122, no. 2 Pt 1, pp. 262-267. Abstract

Faiz, S. H. R., Rahimzadeh, P., Imani, F., & Bakhtiari, A. 2013, "Intrathecal injection of magnesium sulfate: Shivering prevention during cesarean section: A randomized, double-blinded, controlled study", Korean Journal of Anesthesiology, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 293-298. Full-Text

Feese, C. A., Johnson, S., Jones, E., & Lambers, D. S. 2013, "A randomized trial comparing metallic and absorbable staples for closure of a Pfannenstiel incision for cesarean delivery", Am.J Obstet Gynecol., vol. 209, no. 6, pp. 556-5. Abstract

Gross, M. M., Fromke, C., & Hecker, H. 2014, "The timing of amniotomy, oxytocin and neuraxial analgesia and its association with labour duration and mode of birth", Arch.Gynecol.Obstet, vol. 289, no. 1, pp. 41-48. Abstract

Hochler, H., Yaffe, H., Schwed, P., & Mankuta, D. 2014, "Safety of Trial of Labor After Cesarean Delivery in Grandmultiparous Women", Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 123, no. 2, PART 1. Abstract

Knight, H., Gurol-Urganci, I., van der, M. J., Mahmood, T., Richmond, D., Dougall, A., & Cromwell, D. 2013, "Vaginal birth after caesarean section: a cohort study investigating factors associated with its uptake and success", BJOG. Abstract

Kuppens, S. M., Hutton, E. K., Hasaart, T. H., Aichi, N., Wijnen, H. A., & Pop, V. J. 2013, "Mode of delivery following successful external cephalic version: comparison with spontaneous cephalic presentations at delivery", Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, vol. 35, no. 10, pp. 883-888. Abstract

Macones, G. A., Chang, J. J., Stamilio, D. M., Odibo, A. O., Wang, J., & Cahill, A. G. 2013, "Prediction of cesarean delivery using the fetal-pelvic index", American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 209, no. 5, p. 431. Abstract

Marroquin, G. A., Tudorica, N., Salafia, C. M., Hecht, R., & Mikhail, M. 2013, "Induction of labor at 41 weeks of pregnancy among primiparas with an unfavorable Bishop score", Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 288, no. 5, pp. 989-993. Abstract

Maxfield, D. G., Lyndon, A., Kennedy, H. P., O'Keeffe, D. F., & Zlatnik, M. G. 2013, "Confronting safety gaps across labor and delivery teams", American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 209, no. 5, pp. 402-408. Abstract

Najafi Anaraki, A. & Mirzaei, K. 2014, "The effect of gabapentin versus intrathecal fentanyl on postoperative pain and morphine consumption in cesarean delivery: a prospective, randomized, double-blind study", Arch Gynecol Obstet pp. 1-6. Abstract

Noroozinia, H., Mahoori, A., Hasani, E., Gerami-Fahim, M., & Sepehrvand, N. 2013, "The effect of acupressure on nausea and vomiting after cesarean section under spinal anesthesia", Acta medica Iranica, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 163-167. Full-Text

Rosenstein, M. G., Kuppermann, M., Gregorich, S. E., Cottrell, E. K., Caughey, A. B., & Cheng, Y. W. 2013, "Association between vaginal birth after cesarean delivery and primary cesarean delivery rates", Obstetrics and gynecology, vol. 122, no. 5, pp. 1010-1017. Abstract

Shirvani, M. A. & Ganji, J. 2013, "The influence of cold pack on labour pain relief and birth outcomes: a randomised controlled trial", J Clin.Nurs. Abstract

Starr, S. A. & Baysinger, C. L. 2013, "Inhaled Nitrous Oxide for Labor Analgesia", Anesthesiology Clinics, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 623-634. Abstract

Timofeev, J., Reddy, U. M., Huang, C. C., Driggers, R. W., Landy, H. J., & Laughon, S. K. 2013, "Obstetric complications, neonatal morbidity, and indications for cesarean delivery by maternal age", Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 122, no. 6, pp. 1184-1195. Abstract

Wee, M., Tuckey, J., Thomas, P., & Burnard, S. 2013, "A comparison of intramuscular diamorphine and intramuscular pethidine for labour analgesia: a two-centre randomised blinded controlled trial", BJOG. [Epub ahead of print] Full-Text

Zaki, M. N., Hibbard, J. U., & Kominiarek, M. A. 2013, "Contemporary labor patterns and maternal age", Obstetrics and gynecology, vol. 122, no. 5, pp. 1018-1024. Abstract

Non-gynaecological Complications

Okusanya, B. O. & Oladapo, O. T. 2013, "Prophylactic versus selective blood transfusion for sickle cell disease in pregnancy", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Khoo, C. M. & Lee, K. O. 2013, "Endocrine emergencies in pregnancy", Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 885-891. Abstract

Theilen, L., Mellnick, V., Tuuli, M., Odibo, A., Macones, G., & Cahill, A. 2014, "Obstetric outcomes in women with acute appendicitis during pregnancy", American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 210, no. 1 SUPPL. 1, p. S298-S299. Full-Text

Westhoff-Bleck, M., Podewski, E., Hilfiker, A., & Hilfiker-Kleiner, D. 2013, "Cardiovascular disorders in pregnancy: Diagnosis and management", Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 821-834. Abstract

Postnatal Care

Lavender, T., Richens, Y., Milan, S. J., Smyth, R. M., & Dowswell, T. 2013, "Telephone support for women during pregnancy and the first six weeks postpartum", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 7.Full-Text

Yonemoto, N., Dowswell, T., Nagai, S., & Mori, R. 2013, "Schedules for home visits in the early postpartum period", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 7. Full-Text

Barker, K. 2013, "Cinderella of the services - 'the pantomime of postnatal care'", British Journal of Midwifery, vol. 21, no. 12, pp. 842-843. Full-Text

Doumouchtsis, S., Nikolopoulos, K., Talaulikar, V., Krishna, A., & Arulkumaran, S. 2013, "Menstrual and fertility outcomes following the surgical management of postpartum haemorrhage: a systematic review", BJOG. [Epub ahead of print] Full-Text

Hilde, G., Staer-Jensen, J., Siafarikas, F., Ellstrom, E. M., & Bo, K. 2013, "Postpartum pelvic floor muscle training and urinary incontinence: a randomized controlled trial", Obstet Gynecol., vol. 122, no. 6, pp. 1231-1238. Abstract

O'Mahen, H. A., Woodford, J., McGinley, J., Warren, F. C., Richards, D. A., Lynch, T. R., & Taylor, R. S. 2013, "Internet-based behavioral activation-Treatment for postnatal depression (Netmums): A randomized controlled trial", Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 150, no. 3, pp. 814-822. Abstract

Preconception Health

Bialystok, L., Poole, N., & Greaves, L. 2013, "Preconception care: Call for national guidelines [French;English] Soins preconceptionnels: Lignes directrices nationales preconisees", Canadian Family Physician , vol. 59, no. 10, p. 1037-e437. Full-Text

Farahi, N. & Zolotor, A. 2013, "Recommendations for preconception counseling and care", American Family Physician, vol. 88, no. 8, pp. 499-506. Full-Text

Lewis, C., Hill, M., Silcock, C., Daley, R., & Chitty, L. 2014, "Non-invasive prenatal testing for trisomy 21: a cross-sectional survey of service users' views and likely uptake", BJOG. Abstract

Vais, A., Green, L., & Harding, K. 2013, "Preconception care for healthy women and those with medical conditions", British Journal of Hospital Medicine, vol. 74, no. 6, pp. 312-318. Full-Text


Pregnancy Complications

Bogaerts, A., Witters, I., Van, R.H.,Bea, Jans, G. & Devlieger, R. 2013, "Obesity in pregnancy: Altered onset and progression of labour", Midwifery, vol. 29, no. 12, pp. 1303-1314. Full Text

Brown, A. & Johnston, R. 2013, "Maternal experience of musculoskeletal pain during pregnancy and birth outcomes: Significance of lower back and pelvic pain", Midwifery,vol. 29, no. 12, pp. 1346-1352. Full Text

Carolan, M. 2013, "Maternal age≥45 years and maternal and perinatal outcomes: A review of the evidence", Midwifery, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 484-490. Full Text

Carolan-Olah, M. & Frankowska, D. 2014, "High environmental temperature and preterm birth: A review of the evidence", Midwifery, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 50-60. Abstract

Gaillard, R., Arends, R., Steegers, A.P., Hofman, A. & Jaddoe, W.V. 2013, "Second- and Third-Trimester Placental Hemodynamics and the Risks of Pregnancy Complications", American Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 177, no. 8, pp. 743-755. Abstract

Holmgren, C.M., Esplin, M.S., Jackson, M., Porter, T.F., Henry, E., Horne, B.D. & Varner, M.W. 2013, "A risk stratification model to predict adverse neonatal outcome in labor", Journal of Perinatology, vol. 33, no. 12, pp. 914-919. Abstract

Klinger, G., Sokolover, N., Boyko, V., Sirota, L., Lerner-Geva, L. & Reichman, B. 2013, "Perinatal risk factors for bronchopulmonary dysplasia in a national cohort of very-low-birthweight infants", American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 208, no. 2, pp. 115.e1-NaN. Full Text

Liu, S., Joseph, K.S., Hutcheon, A., Bartholomew, S., León, J.,Andrés, Walker, M., Kramer, S. & Liston, M. 2013, "Gestational age-specific severe maternal morbidity associated with labor induction", American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 209, no. 3, pp. 209.e1-NaN. Full Text

Ma, S.,Christine, Yeung, A.C., Chan, P.,Sheung & Graham, A. 2013, "Transvaginal ultrasound probe contamination by the human papillomavirus in the emergency department", Emergency Medicine Journal, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 472-476. Full Text

Mackintosh, N., Watson, K., Rance, S. & Sandall, J. 2014, "Value of a modified early obstetric warning system (MEOWS) in managing maternal complications in the peripartum period: an ethnographic study", BMJ Quality & Safety, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 26-35. Abstract

Ofir, K., Kalter, A., Moran, O., Sivan, E., Schiff, E. & Simchen, J. 2013, "Subsequent pregnancy after stillbirth: obstetrical and medical risks", Journal of perinatal medicine, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 543-549. Abstract

Oliver-Williams, C.,Teresa, Heydon, E., Smith, C.S. & Wood, M. 2013, "Miscarriage and future maternal cardiovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis",Heart, vol. 99, no. 22, pp. 1636-1645.Full Text

Schoofs, K., Grittner, U., Engels, T., Pape, J., Denk, B., Henrich, W. & Verlohren, S. 2014, "The importance of repeated measurements of the sFlt-1/PlGF ratio for the prediction of preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction", Journal of perinatal medicine, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 61-69. Abstract

Skupski, W., Lin, N., Reiss, J. & Eglinton, S. 2014, "Extremely short cervix in the second trimester: bed rest or modified Shirodkar cerclage?", Journal of perinatal medicine,vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 55-60. Abstract

Terry, R., Barker, G.,Fred, Leffert, L., Bateman, T., Souter, I. & Plotkin, R. 2013, "Neurofibromatosis type 1 and pregnancy complications: a population-based study",American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 209, no. 1, pp. 46.e1-NaN. Full Text

Premature Birth

Boots, B., Sanchez-Ramos, L., Bowers, M., Kaunitz, M., Zamora, J. & Schlattmann, P. 2014, "The short-term prediction of preterm birth: a systematic review and diagnostic metaanalysis", American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 210, no. 1, pp. 54.e1-NaN. Full Text

Boutin, A., Demers, S., Roberge, S., Roy-Morency, A., Chandad, F. & Bujold, E. 2013, "Treatment of periodontal disease and prevention of preterm birth: systematic review and meta-analysis", American Journal of Perinatology, vol. 30, no. 7, pp. 537-44. Abstract

Conde-Agudelo, A. & Romero, R. 2013, "Transdermal nitroglycerin for the treatment of preterm labor: a systematic review and metaanalysis", American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 209, no. 6, pp. 551.e1-551.e18. Full Text

Dodd, J.M., Jones, L., Flenady, V., Cincotta, R. & Crowther, C.A. 2013, "Prenatal administration of progesterone for preventing preterm birth in women considered to be at risk of preterm birth", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 7. Full Text

Flenady, V., Hawley, G., Stock Owen, M., Kenyon, S. & Badawi, N. 2013, Prophylactic antibiotics for inhibiting preterm labour with intact membranes, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 12. Full Text

Liu, X.R., Luo, X., Xiao, X.Q. & Qi, H.B. 2013, "Cervical cerclage for preventing preterm birth in twin pregnancies. A systematic review and meta-analysis", Saudi medical journal, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 632-8. Abstract

Schleusner, E. 2013, "The prevention, diagnosis and treatment of premature labor", Deutsches Arzteblatt International, vol. 110, no. 13, pp. 227-35; quiz 236. Full Text

Su, L., Samuel, M. & Chong, Y. 2014, Progestational agents for treating threatened or established preterm labour, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Vol. 1. Full Text

Tinloy, J., Chuang, H., Zhu, J., Pauli, J., Kraschnewski, L. & Kjerulff, H. 2014, "Exercise during Pregnancy and Risk of Late Preterm Birth, Cesarean Delivery, and Hospitalizations", Women's Health Issues, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. e99-NaN. Full Text

Velez, D.R.,DR, Likis, F.E., Andrews, J.C., Woodworth, A.L., Jerome, R.N., Fonnesbeck, C.J., Nikki, J. & Hartmann, K.E. 2013, "Progestogens for preterm birth prevention: a systematic review and meta-analysis by drug route", Archives of Gynecology & Obstetrics, vol. 287, no. 6, pp. 1059-66. Abstract

Sexual Health

Booth, A.R., Harris, P.R., Goyder, E. & Norman, P. 2013, "Beliefs about chlamydia testing amongst young people living in relatively deprived areas", Journal of Public Health,vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 213-22. Full Text

LaCroix, J.M., Pellowski, J.A., Lennon, C.A. & Johnson, B.T. 2013, "Behavioural interventions to reduce sexual risk for HIV in heterosexual couples: a meta-analysis",Sexually transmitted infections, vol. 89, no. 8, pp. 620-7. Full Text

Lindroth, M., Tikkanen, R. & Lofgren-Martenson, L. 2013, "Unequal sexual health--differences between detained youth and their same aged peers", Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, vol. 41, no. 7, pp. 722-8. Full Text

Mitchell, K.R., Mercer, C.H., Ploubidis, G.B., Jones, K.G., Datta, J., Field, N., Copas, A.J., Tanton, C., Erens, B., Sonnenberg, P., Clifton, S., Macdowall, W., Phelps, A., Johnson, A.M. & Wellings, K. 2013, "Sexual function in Britain: findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3)", Lancet, vol. 382, no. 9907, pp. 1817-29. Full Text

Platteau, T., Muller, M.C., Niderost, S., Csepe, P., Dedes, N., Apers, L., Schrooten, W., Nostlinger, C. & Eurosupport, 5.,Group 2013, "Patients' satisfaction with sexual and reproductive health services delivered in HIV clinics across European regions", Central European journal of public health, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 123-7. Abstract

Siva, N. 2013, "Studying sexual health in the UK", Lancet, vol. 382, no. 9907, pp. 1770-2.

Womack, J., Kell, P. & Scally, G. 2013, "Holding up the mirror: how to use quality assurance, peer review to improve sexual health", Sexually transmitted infections, vol. 89, no. 8, pp. 616-9. Abstract

Zielinski, R.E. 2013, "Assessment of women's sexual health using a holistic, patient-centered approach", Journal of midwifery & women's health, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 321-7. Abstract

Smoking and Preganancy

Bombard, J.M., Farr, S.L., Dietz, P.M., Tong, V.T., Zhang, L. & Rabius, V. 2013, "Telephone smoking cessation quitline use among pregnant and non-pregnant women",Maternal & Child Health Journal, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 989-95. Abstract

Chisolm, M.S., Fitzsimons, H., Leoutsakos, J.M., Acquavita, S.P., Heil, S.H., Wilson-Murphy, M., Tuten, M., Kaltenbach, K., Martin, P.R., Winklbaur, B., Jansson, L.M. & Jones, H.E. 2013, "A comparison of cigarette smoking profiles in opioid-dependent pregnant patients receiving methadone or buprenorphine”,  Nicotine & Tobacco Research,vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 1297-304. Abstract

De, K.S.,KS, Trommelmans, L.C., Laevens, H.H., Maes, L.R., Temmerman, M. & Boudrez, H.L. 2013, "Smoking patterns, depression, and sociodemographic variables among Flemish women during pregnancy and the postpartum period", Nursing research, vol. 62, no. 6, pp. 394-404. Abstract

El-Mohandes, A.A., Windsor, R., Tan, S., Perry, D.C., Gantz, M.G. & Kiely, M. 2013, "A randomized clinical trial of trans-dermal nicotine replacement in pregnant African-American smokers", Maternal & Child Health Journal, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 897-906. Abstract

Ivorra, C., García-Vicent, C., Ponce, F., Ortega-Evangelio, G., Fernández-Formoso, J.,Antonio & Lurbe, E. 2014, "High cotinine levels are persistent during the first days of life in newborn second hand smokers", Drug & Alcohol Dependence, vol. 134, pp. 275-280. Full Text

Jimenez-Muro, A., Nerin, I., Samper, P., Marqueta, A., Beamonte, A., Gargallo, P., Oros, D. & Rodriguez, G. 2013, "A proactive smoking cessation intervention in postpartum women", Midwifery, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 240-5. Full Text

Kareli, D., Pouliliou, S., Nikas, I., Psillaki, A., Karelis, A., Nikolettos, N., Galazios, G., Liberis, V. & Lialiaris, T. 2014, "Effect of maternal smoking during pregnancy on fetus: a cytogenetic perspective", Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 127-132. Abstract

Mormile, R., Vittori, G., De, M. & Squarcia, U. 2013, "Cigarette smoke exposure in utero and impact on neurological development: a knockdown of the expression of Hox-genes?", Archives of Gynecology & Obstetrics, vol. 288, no. 2, pp. 455-6. Abstract

NICE 2013, "Smoking cessation - acute, maternity and mental health services (PH48)", NICE Pathways,

Räisänen, S., Sankilampi, U., Gissler, M., Kramer, R., Hakulinen-Viitanen, T., Saari, J. & Heinonen, S. 2014, "Smoking cessation in the first trimester reduces most obstetric risks, but not the risks of major congenital anomalies and admission to neonatal care: a population-based cohort study of 1 164 953 singleton pregnancies in Finland", Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 159-165. Abstract

Seal, N., Krakower, G. & Seal, J. 2013, "Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy and Metabolic Syndrome in Their Children", Journal for Nurse Practitioners, vol. 9, no. 10, pp. 695-706. Abstract

Tong, V.T., Dietz, P.M., Morrow, B., D'Angelo, D.V., Farr, S.L., Rockhill, K.M., England, L.J. & Centers, (.C.D.C.).,(CDC) 2013, "Trends in smoking before, during, and after pregnancy--Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, United States, 40 sites, 2000-2010", Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report.Surveillance Summaries, vol. 62, no. 6, pp. 1-19. Full Text

Wen, X., Shenassa, E.D. & Paradis, A.D. 2013, "Maternal smoking, breastfeeding, and risk of childhood overweight: findings from a national cohort", Maternal & Child Health Journal, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 746-55. Abstract

Windsor, R., Clark, J., Cleary, S., Davis, A., Thorn, S., Abroms, L. & Wedeles, J. 2014, "Effectiveness of the Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment (SCRIPT) Dissemination Project: A Science to Prenatal Care Practice Partnership", Maternal & Child Health Journal, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 180-191. Abstract

Xu, H., Wen, L.M., Rissel, C. & Baur, L.A. 2013, "Smoking status and factors associated with smoking of first-time mothers during pregnancy and postpartum: findings from the Healthy Beginnings Trial", Maternal & Child Health Journal, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 1151-7. Abstract

Yasuda, T., Ojima, T., Nakamura, M., Nagai, A., Tanaka, T., Kondo, N., Suzuki, K. & Yamagata, Z. 2013, "Postpartum smoking relapse among women who quit during pregnancy: Cross-sectional study in Japan", Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Research, vol. 39, no. 11, pp. 1505-1513. Abstract

Sterilization & Contraception

Cleary, T.P., Tepper, N.K., Cwiak, C., Whiteman, M.K., Jamieson, D.J., Marchbanks, P.A. & Curtis, K.M. 2013, "Pregnancies after hysteroscopic sterilization: a systematic review", Contraception, vol. 87, no. 5, pp. 539-48. Full Text

Fransoo, R., Bucklaschuk, J., Prior, H., Burland, E., Chateau, D., Martens, P. & Need, t., Team 2013, "Social gradients in surgical sterilization rates: opposing patterns for males and females", Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 454-60. Full Text

Graham, C.A., Panicker, S., Shawe, J. & Stephenson, J. 2013, "Women's experiences with tailored use of a combined oral contraceptive: a qualitative study", Human Reproduction, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 1620-5. Abstract

Havrilesky, L.J., Moorman, P.G., Lowery, W.J., Gierisch, J.M., Coeytaux, R.R., Urrutia, R.P., Dinan, M., McBroom, A.J., Hasselblad, V., Sanders, G.D. & Myers, E.R. 2013, "Oral contraceptive pills as primary prevention for ovarian cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis", Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 122, no. 1, pp. 139-47. Abstract

Jost, S., Huchon, C., Legendre, G., Letohic, A., Fernandez, H. & Panel, P. 2013, "Essure permanent birth control effectiveness: a seven-year survey", European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Biology, vol. 168, no. 2, pp. 134-7. Full Text

Kaislasuo, J., Suhonen, S., Gissler, M., Lahteenmaki, P. & Heikinheimo, O. 2013, "Uterine perforation caused by intrauterine devices: clinical course and treatment", Human Reproduction, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 1546-51. Abstract

Lindh, I. & Milsom, I. 2013, "The influence of intrauterine contraception on the prevalence and severity of dysmenorrhea: a longitudinal population study", Human Reproduction, vol. 28, no. 7, pp. 1953-60. Abstract

Lopez, L.M., Steiner, M., Grimes, D.A., Hilgenberg, D. & Schulz, K.F. 2013, "Strategies for communicating contraceptive effectiveness", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 4. Full Text

Lunde, B., Rankin, K., Harwood, B. & Chavez, N. 2013, "Sterilization of rural and urban women in the United States", Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 122, no. 2, pp. 304-11. Abstract

Marnach, M.L., Long, M.E. & Casey, P.M. 2013, "Current issues in contraception", Mayo Clinic proceedings, vol. 88, no. 3, pp. 295-9. Full Text

McClester, M., Mounsey, A. & Mackler, L. 2013, "Clinical inquiry: Do oral contraceptives carry a significant risk of stroke for women with migraines?", Journal of Family Practice, vol. 62, no. 11, pp. 662-3. Full Text

McNicholas, C., Zhao, Q., Secura, G., Allsworth, J.E., Madden, T. & Peipert, J.F. 2013, "Contraceptive failures in overweight and obese combined hormonal contraceptive users", Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 121, no. 3, pp. 585-92. Abstract

Mwalwanda, C.S. & Black, K.I. 2013, "Immediate post-partum initiation of intrauterine contraception and implants: review of the safety and guidelines for use", Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol.53, no.4, pp. 331-7. Abstract

Nichols, H.B., Baird, D.D., DeRoo, L.A., Kissling, G.E. & Sandler, D.P. 2013, "Tubal ligation in relation to menopausal symptoms and breast cancer risk", British journal of cancer, vol. 109, no. 5, pp. 1291-5. Abstract

Sieh, W., Salvador, S., McGuire, et al. 2013, "Tubal ligation and risk of ovarian cancer subtypes: a pooled analysis of case-control studies", International journal of epidemiology, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 579-89. Abstract


Chai, J., Wong, C.Y. & Ho, P.C. 2013, "A randomized clinical trial comparing the short-term side effects of sublingual and buccal routes of misoprostol administration for medical abortions up to 63 days' gestation", Contraception, vol. 87, no. 4, pp. 480-5. Full Text

Elami-Suzin, M., Freeman, M.D., Porat, N., Rojansky, N., Laufer, N. & Ben-Meir, A. 2013, "Mifepristone followed by misoprostol or oxytocin for second-trimester abortion: a randomized controlled trial", Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 122, no. 4, pp. 815-20. Abstract

Hawkins, A., Stenzel, A., Taylor, J., Chock, V.Y. & Hudgins, L. 2013, "Variables influencing pregnancy termination following prenatal diagnosis of fetal chromosome abnormalities", Journal of Genetic Counseling, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 238-48. Abstract

Legendre, C.M., Moutel, G., Drouin, R., Favre, R. & Bouffard, C. 2013, "Differences between selective termination of pregnancy and fetal reduction in multiple pregnancy: a narrative review", Reproductive Biomedicine Online, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 542-54. Full Text

Maccarthy, S., Rasanathan, J.K., Crawford-Roberts, A., Dourado, I. & Gruskin, S. 2014, "Contemplating abortion: HIV-positive women's decision to terminate pregnancy",Culture, Health & Sexuality, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 190-202. Abstract

Ogilvie, C.M. 2013, "Multiple pregnancy, fetal reduction and selective termination", Reproductive Biomedicine Online, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 522-4. Full Text

Pennings, G. 2013, "Selective termination, fetal reduction and analogical reasoning", Reproductive Biomedicine Online, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 525-7. Full Text

Pongsatha, S. & Tongsong, T. 2013, "How to manage unresponsiveness to misoprostol in failed second trimester pregnancy termination", Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Research, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 154-9. Abstract

Pongsatha, S. & Tongsong, T. 2014, "Randomized controlled trial comparing efficacy between a vaginal misoprostol loading and non-loading dose regimen for second-trimester pregnancy termination", Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Research, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 155-161. Abstract

Sak, M.E., Soydinc, H.E., Evsen, M.S., Sak, S. & Gul, T. 2013, "Which factors may influence the duration of misoprostol-induced abortion in the second trimester?", Clinical & Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 356-8. Abstract

Verweij, E.J., Oepkes, D. & de, M.A.,MA 2013, "Changing attitudes towards termination of pregnancy for trisomy 21 with non-invasive prenatal trisomy testing: a population-based study in Dutch pregnant women", Prenatal diagnosis, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 397-9. Abstract

Woolner, A., Bhattacharya, S. & Bhattacharya, S. 2014, "The effect of method and gestational age at termination of pregnancy on future obstetric and perinatal outcomes: a register-based cohort study in Aberdeen, Scotland", BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol. 121, no. 3, pp. 309-319. Abstract

Zaman, R., Bashar, N., Kemp, M. & Maharan, M. 2013, "Medical versus surgical termination of pregnancy in primigravid women--is the next delivery differently at risk?",BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol. 120, no. 10, pp. 1299-300. Full Text


Batinic, D., Milosevic, D., Topalovic-Grkovic, M., Nizic, L., Vrljicak, K., Batinic, D. & Turudic, D. 2013, "Vesicoureteral reflux and urodynamic dysfunction", Urologia internationalis, vol. 90, no. 4, pp. 480-3. Abstract

Bonneau, C., Zilberman, S., Ballester, M., Thomin, A., Thomassin-Naggara, I., Bazot, M. & Darai, E. 2013, "Incidence of pre- and postoperative urinary dysfunction associated with deep infiltrating endometriosis: relevance of urodynamic tests and therapeutic implications", Minerva ginecologica, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 385-405. Abstract

Dass, A.K., Lo, T.S., Khanuengkitkong, S. & Tan, Y.L. 2013, "Bacteriuria and safety of female urodynamic studies", International Urogynecology Journal, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 677-82. Full Text

Gupta, A., Garg, R.K., Singh, M.K., Verma, R., Malhotra, H.S., Sankhwar, S.N., Jain, A., Singh, R. & Parihar, A. 2013, "Bladder dysfunction and urodynamic study in tuberculous meningitis", Journal of the neurological sciences, vol. 327, no. 1-2, pp. 46-54. Full Text

Kuo, Y.C. & Kuo, H.C. 2013, "The urodynamic characteristics and prognostic factors of patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome", International journal of clinical practice, vol. 67, no. 9, pp. 863-9. Abstract

Leone, U.,Maggiore, Ferrero, S. & Salvatore, S. 2013, "Value of urodynamics before stress urinary incontinence surgery: a randomized controlled trial", Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 122, no. 4, pp. 904-5. Abstract

McCooty, S. & Latthe, P. 2013, "Quality control in urodynamics", Nursing Standard, vol. 27, no. 43, pp. 35-39. Abstract

Moore, H., Allen, W., Woodman, J., Bushati, A. & Burcher, E. 2013, "Response to resiniferatoxin in women with refractory detrusor overactivity: Role of bacterial cystitis",Australian & New Zealand Continence Journal, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 66-74. Abstract

Rodrigues, P., Hering, F. & Dias, E.C. 2013, "Female obstruction after incontinence surgery may present different urodynamic patterns", International Urogynecology Journal, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 331-6. Abstract


Aigmueller, T., Umek, W., Elenskaia, K., Frudinger, A., Pfeifer, J., Helmer, H., Huemer, H., Tammaa, A., van, M.,Kleyn, Tamussino, K., Koelle, D. & Austrian, U.,Group 2013, "Guidelines for the management of third and fourth degree perineal tears after vaginal birth from the Austrian Urogynecology Working Group", International Urogynecology Journal, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 553-8. Abstract

Brown, L.K., Fenner, D.E., Berger, M.B., Delancey, J.O., Morgan, D.M., Patel, D.A. & Schimpf, M.O. 2013, "Defining patients' knowledge and perceptions of vaginal mesh surgery", Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 282-7.Abstract

Chey, W.Y., Chang, V., Lubukin, M., Lee, K.Y., Hoellrich, C.M. & Chey, W.D. 2013, "Mega-cecum: a novel clinical entity which explains overlapping gastrointestinal and urogynecologic symptoms in women with chronic constipation", American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 108, no. 10, pp. 1665-6. Abstract

Clemons, J.L., Weinstein, M., Guess, M.K., Alperin, M., Moalli, P., Gregory, W.T., Lukacz, E.S., Sung, V.W., Chen, B.H., Bradley, C.S. & AUGS, A.U.G.S.,Committee 2013, "Impact of the 2011 FDA transvaginal mesh safety update on AUGS members' use of synthetic mesh and biologic grafts in pelvic reconstructive surgery", Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 191-8. Abstract

Dietz, H.P. 2013, "Pelvic floor trauma in childbirth", Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 220-30. Abstract

El, N., Atallah, D., Moukarzel, M., Ghaname, W., Chalouhy, C., Suidan, J., Villet, R. & Salet-Lizee, D. 2013, "Surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse in women: how to choose the best approach", Journal Medical Libanais - Lebanese Medical Journal, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 36-47. Abstract

Fan, H.L., Chan, S.S., Law, T.S., Cheung, R.Y. & Chung, T.K. 2013, "Pelvic floor muscle training improves quality of life of women with urinary incontinence: a prospective study", Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 298-304. Abstract

Kirby, A.C., Luber, K.M. & Menefee, S.A. 2013, "An update on the current and future demand for care of pelvic floor disorders in the United States", American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 209, no. 6, pp. 584.e1-5. Full text

Korbly, N.B., Kassis, N.C., Good, M.M., Richardson, M.L., Book, N.M., Yip, S., Saguan, D., Gross, C., Evans, J., Lopes, V.V., Harvie, H.S. & Sung, V.W. 2013, "Patient preferences for uterine preservation and hysterectomy in women with pelvic organ prolapse", American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 209, no. 5, pp. 470.e1-6. Full Text

Lensen, E.J., Withagen, M.I., Kluivers, K.B., Milani, A.L. & Vierhout, M.E. 2013, "Urinary incontinence after surgery for pelvic organ prolapse", Neurourology & Urodynamics,vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 455-9. Abstract

Mamik, M.M., Rogers, R.G., Qualls, C.R. & Komesu, Y.M. 2013, "Goal attainment after treatment in patients with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse", American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 209, no. 5, pp. 488.e1-5.

Matarazzo, M.G., Cianci, S., Rampello, L., Presti, L.L. & Caruso, S. 2013, "Urethral sphincter innervation and clitoral blood flow after the transobturator (TOT) approach",International Urogynecology Journal, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 621-5. Abstract

Morandi, A. & Maffeis, C. 2013, "Urogenital complications of obesity", Best Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 209-18. Abstract

Robinson, B.L., Parnell, B.A., Sandbulte, J.T., Geller, E.J., Connolly, A. & Matthews, C.A. 2013, "Robotic versus vaginal urogynecologic surgery: a retrospective cohort study of perioperative complications in elderly women", Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 230-7. Abstract

Yune, J.J. & Siddighi, S. 2013, "Perceptions and practice patterns of general gynecologists regarding urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery", Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 225-9. Abstract


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  •          American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  •          Archives of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  •          BJOG
  •          BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
  •          Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  •          Contraception
  •          Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
  •          Fertility and Sterility
  •          Human Reproduction
  •          International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  •          International Urogynaecology Journal
  •          Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  •          Seminars in Reproductive Medicine

Healthcare Databases (MEDLINE, BNI, CINAHL, Embase)

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