Women's Health- February 2015

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General Gynaecology

Bhave, C. P., Franik, S., Pouwer, A. W.et al. 2014, "Minimally invasive surgical techniques versus open myomectomy for uterine fibroids", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Charoenkwan, K. & Matovinovic, E. 2014, "Early versus delayed oral fluids and food for reducing complications after major abdominal gynaecologic surgery", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Daley, A., Stokes, L. H., Thomas, A.et al. 2014, "Exercise for vasomotor menopausal symptoms", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Glazener-Cathryn, M. A. & Cooper, K. 2014, "Bladder neck needle suspension for urinary incontinence in women", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Gupta, J. K., Sinha, A., Lumsden, M. A.,et al. 2014, "Uterine artery embolization for symptomatic uterine fibroids", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Hindocha, A., Beere, L., Dias, S., et al. 2015, "Adhesion prevention agents for gynaecological surgery: an overview of Cochrane reviews", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Lipp, A., Shaw, C., & Glavind, K. 2014, "Mechanical devices for urinary incontinence in women", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Liu, H., Lawrie, T. A., Lu, D.,et al, G. 2014, "Robot-assisted surgery in gynaecology", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Ray, S. & Ray, A. 2014, "Non-surgical interventions for treating heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) in women with bleeding disorders", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Scheffers, C. S., Armstrong, S., Cantineau-Astrid, E. et al. 2015, "Dehydroepiandrosterone for women in the peri- or postmenopausal phase", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

MHRA, 2014. A summary of the evidence on the benefits and risks of vaginal mesh implants. Full-Text

Craciunas, L. & Tsampras, N. 2014, "A literature review of the current evidence for routine antibiotic prophylaxis after cervical tissue excisions", J Obstet Gynaecol., vol. 34, no. 8, pp. 700-705.

Han, S. N., Verheecke, M., Vandenbroucke, et al 2014, "Management of Gynecological Cancers During Pregnancy", Current Oncology Reports, vol. 16, no. 12. Full-Text

Koninger, A., Koch, L., Edimiris, P., et al. 2014, "Anti-Mullerian Hormone: an indicator for the severity of polycystic ovarian syndrome", Arch Gynecol Obstet, vol. 290, no. 5, pp. 1023-1030.

Marschke, J., Hengst, L., Schwertner-Tiepelmann, N., et al, R. 2014, "Transvaginal single-incision mesh reconstruction for recurrent or advanced anterior vaginal wall prolapse", Arch Gynecol Obstet.

Rushwan, H. 2014, "The FIGO Leadership in Obstetrics and Gynecology for Impact and Change (LOGIC) Initiative in Maternal and Newborn Health", International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 127, no. S1, p. S1-S2.

Serhat, E., Cogendez, E., Selcuk, S., et al. 2014, "Is there a relationship between endometrial polyps and obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension?", Arch Gynecol Obstet, vol. 290, no. 5, pp. 937-941.

Somaini, M., Brambillasca, P., Ingelmo, P. M. et al 2014, "Effects of Peritoneal Ropivacaine Nebulization for Pain Control After Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery", Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 863-869.

Wiegersma, M., Panman, C. M., Kollen, B. J.,et al 2014, "Effect of pelvic floor muscle training compared with watchful waiting in older women with symptomatic mild pelvic organ prolapse: randomised controlled trial in primary care", BMJ, vol. 349, p. g7378. Full-Text

General Obstetrics

NICE. 2014. Intrapartum care: care of healthy women and their babies during childbirth.

Chaithongwongwatthana, S., Yamasmit, W., Limpongsanurak, S.,et al. 2015, "Pneumococcal vaccination during pregnancy for preventing infant infection", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Farrar, D., Tuffnell, D. J., & Ramage, C. 2014, "Interventions for women in subsequent pregnancies following obstetric anal sphincter injury to reduce the risk of recurrent injury and associated harms", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Ray, A. & Ray, S. 2014, "Antibiotics prior to amniotomy for reducing infectious morbidity in mother and infant", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Sangkomkamhang, U. S., Lumbiganon, P., & Laopaiboon, M. 2014, "Hepatitis B vaccination during pregnancy for preventing infant infection",  Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Abell, D., Pool, A. W., Sharafudeen, S.et al. 2014, "Enhanced recovery in obstetric surgery (Kings-EROS): Early results from one of the UKs first programmes", European Journal of Anaesthesiology, vol. 31.

Chin, K. 2014, "Obstetrics and fecal incontinence", Clinics in Colon & Rectal Surgery, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 110-112.

Gil, M. D., Giunta, G., Macalli, E. A., et al. 2014, "UK NHS pilot study on cell-free DNA testing in screening for fetal trisomies: Factors affecting uptake", Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol.

Harper, A. 2014, "Reducing morbidity and mortality among pregnant obese", Best Pract.Res Clin.Obstet Gynaecol.

Johansson, S., Villamor, E., Altman, M.et al. 2014, "Maternal overweight and obesity in early pregnancy and risk of infant mortality: a population based cohort study in Sweden", BMJ, vol. 349, p. g6572. Full-Text

Prusova, K., Churcher, L., Tyler, A. et al. 2014, "Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists guidelines: How evidence-based are they?", Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 34, no. 8, pp. 706-711. Full-Text

Reid, A. J., Beggs, A. D., Sultan, A. H., et al. 2014, "Outcome of repair of obstetric anal sphincter injuries after three years", International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 127, no. 1, pp. 47-50. Full-Text

Roth, K., Parfitt, E., Hering, L. et al. 2014, "Developing Protocols for Obstetric Emergencies", Nursing for Women's Health, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 378-391.

Saad, A. & Costantine, M. 2014, "Obstetric Hemorrhage: Recent Advances", Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 791-797.

Subramaniam, A., Abramovici, R., Szychowski, M., et al. 2014, "Higher-Dose Oxytocin to Prevent Obstetric Hemorrhage at Vaginal DeliveryùDoes Duration of Infusion Matter?", American Journal of Perinatology, vol. 31, no. 11, pp. 1003-1008.

Vathanan, V., Ashokkumar, O., & McAree, T. 2014, "Obstetric anal sphincter injury risk reduction: a retrospective observational analysis", Journal of Perinatal Medicine, vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 761-768.

Weeks, A. 2014, "The prevention and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage: what do we know, and where do we go to next?", BJOG.

Fertility & Assisted Reproduction

Gutarra-Vilchez, R. B., Urrútia, G., Glujovsky, D., et al. 2014, "Vasodilators for women undergoing fertility treatment", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

McDonnell, R., Marjoribanks, J., & Hart, R. J. 2014, "Ovarian cyst aspiration prior to in vitro fertilization treatment for subfertility", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Tso, L. O., Costello, M. F., Buquerque-Luiz, E. T. et al 2014, "Metformin treatment before and during IVF or ICSI in women with polycystic ovary syndrome", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

NICE, 2014. Fertility problems – quality standard (QS73). Full-Text

Bannister, W. M. 2014, "Comparison of outcomes for women with endometriosis undergoing surgical fertility procedures", Fertility and Sterility, vol. 102, no. 3 SUPPL. 1. Full-Text

Bay, B., Mortensen, E. L., & Kesmodel, U. S. 2014, "Is subfertility or fertility treatment associated with long-term growth in the offspring? A cohort study", Fertility and Sterility, vol. 102, no. 4, pp. 1117-1123.

Crawford, N. M., Chantala, K., & Steiner, A. Z. 2014, "Impact of intermenstrual bleeding on natural fertility", Fertility and Sterility, vol. 102, no. 3 SUPPL. 1. Full-Text

Dayan, N., Laskin, C. A., Spitzer, K.et al. 2014, "Pregnancy complications in women with heart disease conceiving with fertility therapy", Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 64, no. 17, pp. 1862-1864.

Ekberg, M. E. 2014, "Assisted reproduction for postmenopausal women", Human Fertility, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 223-230.

Evers, E. C., McDermott, K. C., Blomquist, J. L., et al. 2014, "Mode of delivery and subsequent fertility", Hum.Reprod. , vol. 29, no. 11, pp. 2569-2574.

La, M. A., Dondi, G., Sighinolfi, G., et al. 2014, "The ovarian response to controlled stimulation in IVF cycles may be predictive of the age at menopause", Hum.Reprod., vol. 29, no. 11, pp. 2530-2535.

Mascarenhas, M., Kamath, M. S., Muthukumar, K. et al. 2014, "Obstetric outcomes of monochorionic pregnancies conceived following assisted reproductive technology: A retrospective study", Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 119-124.

Nastri, C. O., Teixeira, D. M., Moroni, R. M.,et al, 2014. "Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: physiopathology, staging, prediction and prevention", Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol.

Ohannessian, A., Loundou, A., Courbiere, B., et al. 2014, "Ovarian responsiveness in women receiving fertility treatment after methotrexate for ectopic pregnancy: A systematic review and meta-analysis", Human Reproduction, vol. 29, no. 9, pp. 1949-1956.

O'Neill, S. M., Khashan, A. S., Henriksen, T. B., et al. 2014, "Does a Caesarean section increase the time to a second live birth? A register-based cohort study", Hum.Reprod., vol. 29, no. 11, pp. 2560-2568.

Ostensen, M. 2014, "Rheumatoid arthritis: The effect of RA and medication on female fertility", Nature Reviews Rheumatology, vol. 10, no. 9, pp. 518-519

Sibai, B. 2014, "Subfertility/infertility and assisted reproductive conception are independent risk factors for pre-eclampsia", BJOG.

Foetal Death

Andres, M. D. P., Igai, A. M. K., Barros, V., et al. 2014, "Descriptive analysis of pregnant women with recurrent fetal death and thrombophilia", Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis , vol. 12. Full-Text

Chen, K. H. & Chen, L. R. 2014, "Preterm placental calcification is a major risk factor of late-onset intrauterine fetal death: An experience of over 20,000 pregnancies", Placenta, vol. 35, no. 9.

Maignien, C., Nguyen, A., Dussaux, C.,et al. 2014, "Outcome of pregnancy following second- or third-trimester intrauterine fetal death", International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 127, no. 3, pp. 275-278.

Tennant, P. W., Glinianaia, S. V., Bilous, R. W.et al. 2014, "Pre-existing diabetes, maternal glycated haemoglobin, and the risks of fetal and infant death: a population-based study", Diabetologia, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 285-294.

Trudell, S., Tuuli, G., Cahill, G., et al. 2014, "Balancing the risks of stillbirth and neonatal death in the early preterm small-for-gestational-age fetus", American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 211, no. 3, p. 295-NaN.

Gynaecological Cancers

Liu, R., Wang, X., Tian, J. H., et al. 2014, "High dose rate versus low dose rate intracavity brachytherapy for locally advanced uterine cervix cancer", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

van-der, H. E., Lopes, A. D., Bryant, A., et al 2015, "Follow-up strategies after treatment (large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ)) for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN): Impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) test", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

RCN, 2014. Gynaecological cancer: guidance for nursing staff. Full-Text

Labour/Caesarean Section

Basevi, V. & Lavender, T. 2014, "Routine perineal shaving on admission in labour", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Budden, A., Chen-Lily, J. Y., & Henry, A. 2014, "High-dose versus low-dose oxytocin infusion regimens for induction of labour at term", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Buppasiri, P., Lumbiganon, P., Thinkhamrop, J., et al. 2014, "Antibiotic prophylaxis for third- and fourth-degree perineal tear during vaginal birth", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Chapman, E., Reveiz, L., Illanes, E. et al 2014, "Antibiotic regimens for management of intra-amniotic infection", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Chongsomchai, C., Lumbiganon, P., & Laopaiboon, M. 2014, "Prophylactic antibiotics for manual removal of retained placenta in vaginal birth", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Dodd, J. M., Crowther, C. A., Grivell, R. M. et al. 2014, "Elective repeat caesarean section versus induction of labour for women with a previous caesarean birth", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

East, C. E., Begg, L., Colditz, P. B., et al. 2014, "Fetal pulse oximetry for fetal assessment in labour", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

El, S. A., I, Dargaville, P. A., Ohlsson, A.,et al. 2014, "Surfactant for meconium aspiration syndrome in term and late preterm infants", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Gyte-Gillian, M. L., Dou, L., & Vazquez, J. C. 2014, "Different classes of antibiotics given to women routinely for preventing infection at caesarean section", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Haas, D. M., Morgan, S., & Contreras, K. 2014, "Vaginal preparation with antiseptic solution before cesarean section for preventing postoperative infections", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Liabsuetrakul, T., Choobun, T., Peeyananjarassri, K., et al. 2014, "Antibiotic prophylaxis for operative vaginal delivery", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Mackeen, A. D., Packard, R. E., Ota, E. et al. 2014, "Timing of intravenous prophylactic antibiotics for preventing postpartum infectious morbidity in women undergoing cesarean delivery", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Ohlsson, A., Shah, V. S., & Stade, B. C. 2014, "Vaginal chlorhexidine during labour to prevent early-onset neonatal group B streptococcal infection", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Siriwachirachai, T., Sangkomkamhang, U. S., Lumbiganon, P. et al. 2014, "Antibiotics for meconium-stained amniotic fluid in labour for preventing maternal and neonatal infections", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Smaill, F. M. & Grivell, R. M. 2014, "Antibiotic prophylaxis versus no prophylaxis for preventing infection after cesarean section", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Sng, B. L., Leong, W. L., Zeng, Y., et al. 2014, "Early versus late initiation of epidural analgesia for labour", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Aiken, A. R., Aiken, C. E., Alberry, M. S. et al. 2014, "Management of fetal malposition in the second stage of labor: a propensity score analysis", Am.J Obstet Gynecol.

Ayres-de-Campos, D. 2014, "Obesity and the challenges of caesarean delivery: Prevention and management of wound complications", Best Pract.Res Clin.Obstet Gynaecol.

Brown, A. & Jordan, S. 2014, "Active management of the third stage of labor may reduce breastfeeding duration due to pain and physical complications", Breastfeeding Medicine, vol. 9, no. 10, pp. 494-502.

Dietz, H. P. 2014, "The timing of elective caesarean deliveries and early neonatal outcomes in singleton infants born 37-41 weeks' gestation", Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 54, no. 6.

Eggebo, T. M., Hassan, W. A., Salvesen, K. A. et al. 2014, "Sonographic prediction of vaginal delivery in prolonged labor: a two-center study", Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 195-201.

Garcia-Fortea, P., Gonzalez-Mesa, E., Blasco, M., et al. 2014, "Oxytocin administered during labor and breast-feeding: A retrospective cohort study", Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, vol. 27, no. 15, pp. 1598-1603.

Harper, B. 2014, "Birth, bath, and beyond: the science and safety of water immersion during labor and birth", Journal of Perinatal Education, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 124-134.

Hehir, M. P., Fitzpatrick, M., Cassidy, M. et al. 2014, "Are women having a vaginal birth after a previous caesarean delivery at increased risk of anal sphincter injury?", BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 121, no. 12, pp. 1515-1520.

Kehl, S., Ziegler, J., Schleussner, E., et al. 2014, "Sequential use of double-balloon catheter and oral misoprostol versus oral misoprostol alone for induction of labour at term (CRBplus trial): a multicentre, open-label randomised controlled trial", BJOG.

Kobayashi, N. & Lim, B. H. 2014, "Induction of labour and intrapartum care in obese women", Best Pract.Res Clin.Obstet Gynaecol.

Madaan, M., Agrawal, S., Puri, M. et al. 2014, "Is low dose vaginal misoprostol better than dinoprostone gel for induction of labor: a randomized controlled trial", Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research JCDR, vol. 8, no. 9, p. OC31-OC34.

Masturzo, B., De, D., Gaglioti, P., & Todros, T. 2014, "Ultrasound imaging in prolonged second stage of labor: Does it reduce the operative delivery rate?", Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, vol. 27, no. 15, pp. 1560-1563.

O'Neill, S. M., Khashan, A. S., Henriksen, T. B.et al. 2014, "Does a Caesarean section increase the time to a second live birth? A register-based cohort study", Human Reproduction, vol. 29, no. 11, pp. 2560-2568.

Pereira-da-Silva, L., Cabo, C., Moreira, A. et al. 2014, "The Adjusted Effect of Maternal Body Mass Index, Energy and Macronutrient Intakes during Pregnancy, and Gestational Weight Gain on Body Composition of Full-Term Neonates", American Journal of Perinatology, vol. 31, no. 10, pp. 875-882.

Phipps, H., Hyett, J. A., Graham, K. et al. 2014, "Is there an association between sonographically determined occipito-transverse position in the second stage of labor and operative delivery?", Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, vol. 93, no. 10, pp. 1018-1024.

Ramphul, M., Kennelly, M., Burke, G. et al. 2014, "Risk factors and morbidity associated with suboptimal instrument placement at instrumental delivery: observational study nested within the Instrumental Delivery & Ultrasound randomised controlled trial ISRCTN 72230496", BJOG.

Repke, J. T. 2014, "What is new in labor management?: Best articles from the past year", Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 124, no. 6, pp. 1207-1209.

Rhinehart-Ventura, J., Eppes, C., Sangi-Haghpeykar, H., et al. 2014, "Evaluation of outcomes after implementation of an induction-of-labor protocol", American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 211, no. 3, p. 301.

Steer, P. 2014, "Fetal scalp blood sampling during labour: Is it a useful diagnostic test or a historical test which has no longer a place in modern clinical obstetrics", BJOG, vol. 121, no. 13, pp. 1749-1750.

Youssef, A., Maroni, E., Cariello, L., 2014, "Fetal head-symphysis distance and mode of delivery in the second stage of labor", Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, vol. 93, no. 10, pp. 1011-1017.

Non-gynaecological Complications

Bain, E., Pierides, K. L., Clifton, V. L. et al. 2014, "Interventions for managing asthma in pregnancy", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text.

Bromley, R., Weston, J., Adab, N. et al. 2014, "Treatment for epilepsy in pregnancy: neurodevelopmental outcomes in the child", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Abbasi, N., Patenaude, V., & Abenhaim, H. A. 2014, "Evaluation of obstetrical and fetal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by acute appendicitis", Arch Gynecol Obstet, vol. 290, no. 4, pp. 661-667.

Public Health England, 2014. Information for healthcare workers: Ebola in pregnancy. PHE. Full-Text

Theilen, L. H., Mellnick, V. M., Longman, R. E. et al  2014, "Utility of magnetic resonance imaging for suspected appendicitis in pregnant women", Am.J Obstet Gynecol.

Thompson, M. R., Towers, C. V., Howard, B. C. 2014, "The Use of Prostaglandin E in Peripartum Patients with Asthma", Am.J Obstet Gynecol

Postnatal Care

NICE 2014, Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance. Full-Text

Dennis, C. L., Jackson, K., & Watson, J. 2014, "Interventions for treating painful nipples among breastfeeding women", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Fryer-Croxall, C. & Bailey, E. 2014, "A woman-led approach to improving postnatal care", The practising midwife, vol. 17, no. 7, pp. 21-23.

Preconception Health

Beckmann, M. M., Widmer, T., & Bolton, E. 2014, "Does preconception care work?", Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 510-514

Dickinson, H., Bain, E., Wilkinson, D. et al 2014, "Creatine for women in pregnancy for neuroprotection of the fetus", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Hodgetts, V., Morris, R., Francis, A. et al. 2014, "Effectiveness of folic acid supplementation in pregnancy on reducing the risk of small-for-gestational age neonates: a population study, systematic review and meta-analysis", BJOG.

Mumford, S. L., Michels, K. A., Salaria, N. et al. 2014, "Preconception care: It's never too early", Reproductive Health, vol. 11, no. 1. Full-Text

Mumford, S. L., Lesher, L. L., White, M. V., et al. 2014, "Randomized clinical trial of preconception low dose aspirin use and pregnancy loss: Results from the eager trial", Fertility and Sterility, vol. 102, no. 3 SUPPL. 1. Full-Text

Pregnancy Complications

AHMADZIA, H.K., THOMAS, S.M., DUDE, A.M. et al 2014. Prediction of birthweight from third-trimester ultrasound in morbidly obese womenAmerican Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 211(4), pp. 431.e1-7. Full Text

BICK, E., SANDALL, J., FURUTA, M.et al, 2014. A national cross sectional survey of heads of midwifery services of uptake, benefits and barriers to use of obstetric early warning systems (EWS) by midwives. Midwifery, 30(11), pp. 1140-1147.  Full Text

DAVOODI, P. and DOLEN, K., 2014. Asthma During Pregnancy and Clinical Outcomes in Offspring: A National Cohort Study. Pediatrics, 134, pp. S165. Full Text

DE, C., CALDAROLA, G., CORBEDDU, M. et al, 2014. A possible role of polycystic ovary syndrome for pregnancy complications in women with psoriasis. Drug Development Research, 75, pp. S64-S66. Full Text

DIETZ, P., BOMBARD, J., MULREADY-WARD, C. et al , 2014. Validation of Self-reported Maternal and Infant Health Indicators in the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.Maternal & Child Health Journal, 18(10), pp. 2489-2499. Full Text

ESPER, L.H. and FURTADO, E.F., 2014. Identifying maternal risk factors associated with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: a systematic review. European child & adolescent psychiatry, 23(10), pp. 877-89. Full Text

FAVARO, A., TENCONI, E., DEGORTES, D.et al, 2014. Effects of obstetric complications on volume and functional connectivity of striatum in anorexia nervosa patients. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47(7), pp. 686-696. Full Text

GOMAA, M.F., ELKHOLY, A.G., EL-SAID, et al, 2014. Combined oral prednisolone and heparin versus heparin: the effect on peripheral NK cells and clinical outcome in patients with unexplained recurrent miscarriage. A double-blind placebo randomized controlled trialArchives of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 290(4), pp. 757-62. Full Text

GOODMAN, J.H., CHENAUSKY, K.L. and FREEMAN, M.P., 2014. Anxiety disorders during pregnancy: a systematic review. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 75(10), pp. e1153-84. Full Text

GORDON, C.T., JIMENEZ-FERNANDEZ, S., DANIELS, L.B., et al, 2014. Pregnancy in women with a history of Kawasaki disease: management and outcomes. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 121(11), pp. 1431-8 Full Text

GRAHAM, A., DEVARAJAN, S. and DATTA, S., 2015. Complications in early pregnancyObstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, 25(1), pp. 1-5

GUERCI, P., VIAL, F., FEUGEAS, J. et al, 2014. Cerebral oximetry assessed by near-infrared spectrometry during preeclampsia: an observational study: impact of magnesium sulfate administration. Critical Care Medicine, 42(11), pp. 2379-86 Full Text

KOSINSKA-KACZYNSKA, K., SZYMUSIK, I., BOMBA-OPON, D. et al, 2014. Late prematurity in twins: a Polish multicenter study. Twin Research & Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies, 17(5), pp. 369-75 Full Text

MAINA, A., ARROTTA, M., CICOGNA, L et al, 2014. Transdermal clonidine in the treatment of severe hyperemesis. A pilot randomised control trial: CLONEMESI. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 121(12), pp. 1556-62. Full Text

MHYRE, M., D'ORIA, R., HAMEED, B., et al, 2014. The Maternal Early Warning Criteria: A Proposal from the National Partnership for Maternal SafetyJOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 43(6), pp. 771-780. Full Text

WASDEN, S.W., RAGSDALE, E.S., CHASEN, S.T. et al, 2014. Impact of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Pregnancy Hypertension, 4(4), pp. 259-263

XIAO, J., ZHANG, S., WANG, F. et al, 2014. Cesarean scar pregnancy: noninvasive and effective treatment with high-intensity focused ultrasoundAmerican Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 211(4), pp. 356.e1-7. Full Text

Premature Birth

ENDLER, M., SALTVEDT, S., CNATTINGIUS, S.et al., 2014. Retained placenta is associated with pre-eclampsia, stillbirth, giving birth to a small-for-gestational-age infant, and spontaneous preterm birth: a national register-based studyBJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 121(12), pp. 1462-1470. Full Text

JANA, N., BARIK, S. and ARORA, N., 2014. Unexplained antepartum haemorrhage - a risk factor for preterm labour and delivery. BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 121(11), pp. 1446-0528.12814.

KOSS, C.A., NATUREEBA, P., PLENTY, A. et al, 2014. Risk factors for preterm birth among HIV-infected pregnant Ugandan women randomized to lopinavir/ritonavir- or efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS, 67(2), pp. 128-35.

LUNDSBERG, L.S., ILLUZZI, J.L., BELANGER, K. et al, 2015. Low-to-moderate prenatal alcohol consumption and the risk of selected birth outcomes: a prospective cohort study. Annals of Epidemiology, 25(1), pp. 46-54.e3. Full Text

PERNG, W., STUART, J., RIFAS-SHIMAN, S.L. et al, 2015. Preterm birth and long-term maternal cardiovascular health. Annals of Epidemiology, 25(1), pp. 40-45. Full Text

Sexual Health

ALBRIGHT, J.N. and FAIR, C.D., 2014. Providers caring for adolescents with perinatally-acquired HIV: Current practices and barriers to communication about sexual and reproductive health. AIDS Patient Care & Stds, 28(11), pp. 587-93. Full Text

BRITO, M.O., DAVIS, M. and CHAKRABARTI, A., 2014. A cross-national study to compare the knowledge, attitudes, perceptions of sexually transmitted diseases and the sexual risk behaviors of Latino adolescents. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine & Health, 26(2), pp. 203-8

COOPER, B., TOSKIN, I., KULIER, R. et al, 2014. Brief sexuality communication--a behavioural intervention to advance sexually transmitted infection/HIV prevention: a systematic review. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 121 Suppl 5, pp. 92-103. Full Text

GAMAGEDARA, N., HOCKING, J.S., LAW, M. et al, 2014. What are seasonal and meteorological factors are associated with the number of attendees at a sexual health service? An observational study between 2002-2012. Sexually transmitted infections, 90(8), pp. 635-40. Full Text

KNIGHT, V., RYDER, N., BOURNE, C. et al, 2014. A cross sectional study of how people diagnosed with a bacterial sexually transmitted infection inform their partners. Sexually transmitted infections, 90(8), pp. 588-91 Full Text

LAU, J.T., LI, J., CHOI, K.C. and GU, J., 2014. A randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of a theory-based intervention promoting condom use among Chinese monogamous female sexually transmitted infection patients. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21(4), pp. 719-29 Full Text

LURIE, M.N., KIRWA, K., DANIELS, J. et al, 2014. High burden of STIs among HIV-infected adults prior to initiation of ART in South Africa: a retrospective cohort study. Sexually transmitted infections, 90(8), pp. 615-9. Full Text

LUSTI-NARASIMHAN, M., COLLINS, L. and HOPKINS, J., 2014. Lessons learnt from sexual and reproductive health and HIV linkages for multipurpose prevention technology service delivery.  BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 121 Suppl 5, pp. 87-91. Full Text

MASSON, L., MLISANA, K., LITTLE, F. et al, 2014. Defining genital tract cytokine signatures of sexually transmitted infections and bacterial vaginosis in women at high risk of HIV infection: a cross-sectional study. Sexually transmitted infections, 90(8), pp. 580-7. Full Text

THORLEY, N.L., KUMAR, V., NIGHTINGALE, P. et al, 2014. Screening for alcohol use disorders in a genitourinary medicine and contraception clinic: a service evaluation. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 25(11), pp. 812-6. Full Text

Smoking & Pregnancy

CHEN, L., BAKER, B., PIPER, E. et al, 2014. Interplay of genetic risk (CHRNA5) and environmental risk (partner smoking) on cigarette smoking reduction. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 143, pp. 36-44. Full Text

ESDONK, T., GLOVER, M., KIRA, A. et al, 2014. Reducing Smoking in Pregnancy Among MÄori Women: 'Aunties' Perceptions and Willingness to Help. Maternal & Child Health Journal, 18(10), pp. 2316-2323 Full Text

FARR, S.L., HUTCHINGS, Y.L., ONDERSMA, S.J.  et al, 2014. Brief interventions for illicit drug use among peripartum women. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 211(4), pp. 336-43. Full Text

HAWKINS, S.S., BAUM, C.F., OKEN, E. and  et al, 2014. Associations of tobacco control policies with birth outcomesJAMA Pediatrics, 168(11) Full Text

HUMPHREY, A. and DINAKAR, C., 2014. Maternal Second-Hand Smoke Exposure in Pregnancy Is Associated With Childhood Asthma Development. Pediatrics, 134, pp. S145 Full Text

JADDOE, W.V., DE, L.,LAYLA, VAN, M. et al, 2014. Fetal exposure to parental smoking and the risk of type 2 diabetes in adult women. Diabetes care, 37(11), pp. 2966-2974 Full Text

KESSOUS, R., SHOHAM-VARDI, I., PARIENTE, G. et al 2014. Recurrent pregnancy loss: a risk factor for long-term maternal atherosclerotic morbidity? American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 211(4), pp. 414.e1-11. Full text

LOPEZ, D. and SENG, S., 2014. Posttraumatic stress disorder, smoking, and cortisol in a community sample of pregnant women. Addictive Behaviors, 39(10), pp. 1408-1414. Full text

LOTFIPOUR, S., FERGUSON, E., LEONARD, G. et al, 2014. Maternal cigarette smoking during pregnancy predicts drug use via externalizing behavior in two community-based samples of adolescentsAddiction, 109(10), pp. 1718-1730. Full Text

OLIVER, E., GRIMSHAW, K., SCHOEMAKER, A.,et al, 2014. Dietary Habits and Supplement Use in Relation to National Pregnancy Recommendations: Data from the EuroPrevall Birth Cohort. Maternal & Child Health Journal, 18(10), pp. 2408-2426. Full Text

SKRIPAK, M., 2014. Persistent Effects of Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy on Lung Function and Asthma in Adolescents. Pediatrics, 134, pp. S146. Full text

TORRES, E., GUIDO, J., MONEGRO, Z. et al, 2014. Understanding Sociodemographic and Sociocultural Factors that Characterize Tobacco Use and Cessation During Pregnancy Among Women in the Dominican RepublicMaternal & Child Health Journal,18(10), pp. 2275-2284.

TRAN, D., ROBERTS, C., JORM, L. et al, 2014. Change in smoking status during two consecutive pregnancies: a population-based cohort study. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 121(13), pp. 1611-1621. Full Text

TURNER, S., FIELDING, S., MULLANE, D. et al., 2014. A longitudinal study of lung function from 1 month to 18 years of age. Thorax, 69(11), pp. 1015-20. Full Text


GLINTBORG, D., ALTINOK, M.L., MUMM, H. et al, 2014. Body composition is improved during 12 months' treatment with metformin alone or combined with oral contraceptives compared with treatment with oral contraceptives in polycystic ovary syndrome. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 99(7), pp. 2584-91 Full Text

KAHRAMAN, K., SUKUR, Y.E., ATABEKOGLU, C.S. et al, 2014. Comparison of two oral contraceptive forms containing cyproterone acetate and drospirenone in the treatment of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized clinical trial. Archives of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 290(2), pp. 321-8 Full Text

KMICHIE, L., CAMERON, S.T., GLASIER, A. et al, 2014. Pharmacy-based interventions for initiating effective contraception following the use of emergency contraception: A pilot study. Contraception, 90(4), pp. 447-453 Full Text

MODESTO, W., BAHAMONDES, M.V. and BAHAMONDES, L., 2014. A randomized clinical trial of the effect of intensive versus non-intensive counselling on discontinuation rates due to bleeding disturbances of three long-Acting reversible contraceptives. Human Reproduction, 29(7), pp. 1393-1399 Full Text


ANDERSSON, I.M., CHRISTENSSON, K. and GEMZELL-DANIELSSON, K., 2014. Experiences, feelings and thoughts of women undergoing second trimester medical termination of pregnancyPLoS ONE, 9(12), Full Text.

BELL, R., GLOVER, L. and ALEXANDER, T., 2014. An exploration of pregnant teenagers' views of the future and their decisions to continue or terminate their pregnancy: implications for nursing care. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23(17), pp. 2503-2515

FISHER, J. and LAFARGE, C., 2015. Women's experience of care when undergoing termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly in EnglandJournal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 33(1), pp. 69-87

FITZGERALD, M., KRAUSE, E., YERMAK, D. et al, 2014. The first survey of attitudes of medical students in Ireland towards termination of pregnancyJournal of medical ethics, 40(10), pp. 710-714 Full Text

HASSELBACHER, A., DEKLEVA, A., TRISTAN, S.et al, 2014. Factors Influencing Parental Involvement Among Minors Seeking an Abortion: A Qualitative Study. American Journal of Public Health, 104(11), pp. 2207-2212 Full Text

NISAND, I. and BETTAHAR, K., 2014. Medical management of unwanted pregnancy in France: Modalities and outcomes. the aMaYa study. European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 184, pp. 13-18 Full Text

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ARLEN, A.M., BRODERICK, K.M., HUEN, K.H. et al, 2014. Temporal pattern of vesicoureteral reflux on voiding cystourethrogram correlates with dynamic endoscopic hydrodistention grade of ureteral orifice. Journal of Urology, 192(5), pp. 1503-7      Full Text

BARNARD, J., VAN, S. and WESTENBERG, A.M., 2014. A Valsalva leak-point pressure of >100cmH2O is associated with greater success in AdVance sling placement for the treatment of post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence. BJU international, 114 Suppl 1, pp. 34-7 Full Text

BLAIVAS, J.G. and MEKEL, G., 2014. Management of urinary fistulas due to midurethral sling surgery. Journal of Urology, 192(4), pp. 1137-42. Full Text

JHA, S., 2014. The rise and fall of the vaginal meshBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 121(11) p. 1438 Full Text

KOCJANCIC, E., TU, L.M., ERICKSON, T., GHEILER, E. et al, 2014. The safety and efficacy of a new adjustable single incision sling for female stress urinary incontinenceJournal of Urology, 192(5), pp. 1477-82. Full Text

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SIRLS, L.T. and ROSENBLUM, N., 2014. Transobturator versus retropubic approach for a mid urethral sling. Journal of Urology, 192(5), pp. 1326-8. Full Text


CARDOZO, L., STASKIN, D., CURRIE, B. et al, 2014. Validation of a bladder symptom screening tool in women with incontinence due to overactive bladder. International urogynecology journal, 25(12), pp. 1655-1663. Full Text

GIARENIS, I. and CARDOZO, L., 2014. Managing urinary incontinence: what works? Climacteric : the journal of the International Menopause Society, 17 Suppl 2, pp. 26-33. Full Text

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MCCOOTY, S. and LATTHE, P., 2014. Electronic pelvic floor assessment questionnaire: a systematic review. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 23 Suppl 18, pp. S32-7. Full Text

REILLY, E.T., FREEMAN, R.M., WATERFIELD, M.R., et al, 2014. Prevention of postpartum stress incontinence in primigravidae with increased bladder neck mobility: a randomised controlled trial of antenatal pelvic floor exercises. BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 121 Suppl 7, pp. 58-66. Full Text




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