Women's Health- October 2014

Table of Contents

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 Pregnancy. 

Sterilization & Contraception. 




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General Gynaecology

Ahmad, G., Mackie, F. L., Iles, D. A. et al. 2014, "Fluid and pharmacological agents for adhesion prevention after gynaecological surgery", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Full-Text

Kongnyuy, E. J. & Wiysonge, C. S. 2014, "Interventions to reduce haemorrhage during myomectomy for fibroids", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Full-Text

Orozco, L. J., Tristan, M., Vreugdenhil-Maria et al, 2014, "Hysterectomy versus hysterectomy plus oophorectomy for premenopausal women", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Full-Text

Saensak, S., Vutyavanich, T., Somboonporn, W. et al 2014, "Relaxation for perimenopausal and postmenopausal symptoms", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Full-Text

Clinical Effectiveness Group British Association Sexual Health and HIV.  2014 “UK National Guideline on the Management of Vulval ConditionsFull-Text

Alayed, N., Alghanaim, N., Tan, X. et al. "Preemptive use of gabapentin in abdominal hysterectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis", Obstet Gynecol, vol. 123, no. 6, pp. 1221-1229.

General Obstetrics

East, C. E., Dolan, W. J., & Forster, D. A. 2014, "Antenatal breast milk expression by women with diabetes for improving infant outcomes", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Al-Obaidly, S., Parrish, J., Murphy, K. E. et al. 2014, "Maternal pre-gravid body mass index and obstetric outcomes in twin gestations", Journal of Perinatology, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 425-428.

Aluri, S. & Wrench, I. J. 2014, "Enhanced recovery from obstetric surgery: A UK survey of practice", International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 157-160.

Donegan, K., King, B., & Bryan, P. 2014, "Safety of pertussis vaccination in pregnant women in UK: observational study", BMJ, vol. 349, p. g4219. Full-Text

Ford, J. M. & Scholefield, H. 2014, "Sepsis in obstetrics: Cause, prevention, and treatment", Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 253-258.

Girard, T., Mortl, M., & Schlembach, D. 2014, "New approaches to obstetric hemorrhage: The postpartum hemorrhage consensus algorithm", Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 267-274.

Huybrechts, K. F., Palmsten, K., Avorn, J., et al, 2014, "Antidepressant use in pregnancy and the risk of cardiac defects", N.Engl.J Med., vol. 370, no. 25, pp. 2397-2407.

Isaacs, R. A., Wee, M. Y. K., Bick, D. E.et al. 2014, "A national survey of obstetric early warning systems in the United Kingdom: Five years on", Anaesthesia, vol. 69, no. 7, pp. 687-692.

Jauniaux, E. 2014, "Determining the lie of the fetus in labour: 100 years of an obstetric struggle coming to an end?", BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 121, no. 8.

Komorowski, K., Leeman, M., Fullilove, M. et al,  2014, "Does a Large Infant Head or a Short Perineal Body Increase the Risk of Obstetrical Perineal Trauma?", Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 147-153.

Public Health England, 2014. “Vaccination against pertussis (Whooping cough) for pregnant women”. Full-Text

Rowe, R. E., Townend, J., Brocklehurst, P. et al, 2014, "Service configuration, unit characteristics and variation in intervention rates in a national sample of obstetric units in England: An exploratory analysis", BMJ Open, vol. 4, no. 5. Full-Text

Stewart, D., Pallivalappila, A. R., Shetty, A. et al, 2014, "Healthcare professional views and experiences of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in obstetric practice in North-East Scotland. A prospective questionnaire survey", BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 121.

Zuckerwise, L. C., Pettker, C. M., Illuzzi, J. et al, 2014, "Use of a novel visual aid to improve estimation of obstetric blood loss", Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 123, no. 5, pp. 982-986.

Fertility & Assisted Reproduction

Jayaprakasan, K., Polanski, L., Sahu,B. et al. 2014, "Surgical intervention versus expectant management for endometrial polyps in subfertile women", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Kwan, I., Bhattacharya, S., Kang, A.et al. 2014, "Monitoring of stimulated cycles in assisted reproduction (IVF and ICSI)", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Legro, R. S., Brzyski, R. G., Diamond, M. P. et al, 2014, "Letrozole versus Clomiphene for Infertility in the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome", N.Engl.J Med., vol. 371, no. 2, pp. 119-129.

Foetal Death

Imanaka, S., Naruse, K., Akasaka, J. et al. 2014, "Vaginal delivery after placental abruption and intrauterine fetal death, including failed cases", International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 126, no. 2, pp. 180-181.

Munk-Olsen, T., Bech, B. H., Vestergaard, M., et al., "Psychiatric disorders following fetal death: a population-based cohort study", BMJ Open, vol. 4, no. 6. Full-Text

Shajpal, A., McParland, P., & Siddiqui, F. 2014, "Retrospective review of in-utero fetal death cases in leicester. Could the use of customised birth centiles and risk stratification improved the detection of in utero growth restriction?", Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition, vol. 99. Full-Text

Yildirim, G., Asicioglu, O., Gungorduk, K., et al. 2014, "Subsequent obstetrics outcomes after intrauterine death during the first pregnancy", Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, vol. 27, no. 10, pp. 1029-1032.

Gynaecological Cancers

Clarke, T., Galaal, K., Bryant, A.,et al. 2014, "Evaluation of follow-up strategies for patients with epithelial ovarian cancer following completion of primary treatment", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Matzo, M., Graham, C., Troup, L. et al, 2014, "Development of a Patient Education Resource for Women With Gynecologic Cancers", Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 343-349.

Salani, R., Billingsley, C. C., & Crafton, S. M. 2014, "Cancer and pregnancy: an overview for obstetricians and gynecologists", American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 211, no. 1, pp. 7-14.

Labour/Caesarean Section

Alfirevic, Z., Aflaifel, N., & Weeks, A. 2014, "Oral misoprostol for induction of labour", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Bamigboye, A. A. & Hofmeyr, G. J. 2014, "Closure versus non-closure of the peritoneum at caesarean section: short- and long-term outcomes", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Dodd, J. M., Anderson, E. R., Gates, S. et al, 2014 "Surgical techniques for uterine incision and uterine closure at the time of caesarean section", Cochrane Database Syst.Rev. 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

Hadiati, D. R., Hakimi, M., Nurdiati, D. S. et al.  2014, "Skin preparation for preventing infection following caesarean section", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Lumbiganon, P., Thinkhamrop, J., Thinkhamrop, B., et al. 2014, "Vaginal chlorhexidine during labour for preventing maternal and neonatal infections (excluding Group B Streptococcal and HIV)", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Nishi, D., Shirakawa, M. N., Ota, E., Hanada, N. et al 2014, "Hypnosis for induction of labour", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Thomas, J., Fairclough, A., Kavanagh, J., et al. 2014, "Vaginal prostaglandin (PGE2 and PGF2a) for induction of labour at term", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Bolton, H. L. & Pathak, S. 2014, "Induction of labour for post-dates-is it really associated with fewer caesarean sections? A retrospective audit in a DGH", Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition, vol. 99. Full-Text

Damluji, N., Maclennan, K., Jamieson, K.,et al. 2014, "Enhanced recovery in elective caesarean section: Early experience suggests reduced length of stay", Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition, vol. 99. Full-Text

Duffy, J. M., Wilson, M. J., & Khan, K. S. 2014, "What is the optimal pharmacological management of retained placenta?", BMJ, vol. 349, p. g4778. Full-Text

Edwards, R. K., Reed, C. A., Villano, K. S. et al., 2014, "Effect of hydration on spontaneous labor outcomes in nulliparous pregnant women: A multicenter randomized controlled trial comparing three methods", American Journal of Perinatology, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 455-462.

Fountain, S. & Alleemudder, D. 2014, "A comparison of the long-term consequences of vaginal delivery versus caesarean section of the prevalence, severity and bothersomeness of urinary incontinence subtypes: A national cohort study in primiparous women", BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 121, no. 9, pp. 1175-1176.

Halder, S., Onwere, C., Brennan, C., et al. 2014, "Enhanced recovery programme for elective caesarean section", Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition, vol. 99. Full-Text

Harper, L. M., Caughey, A. B., Roehl, K. A. et al., 2014, "Defining an abnormal first stage of labor based on maternal and neonatal outcomes", American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 210, no. 6, p. 536.

Hochner-Celnikier, D., Solnica, A., & Lavy, Y. 2014, "Second stage of labor and epidural use: A larger effect than previously suggested",  Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 123, no. 6, pp. 1359-1360.

Jauniaux, E. 2014, "Determining the lie of the fetus in labour: 100 years of an obstetric struggle coming to an end?", BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 121, no. 8.

Mackeen, A. D., Khalifeh, A., Fleisher, J. et al, 2014, "Suture compared with staple skin closure after cesarean delivery: a randomized controlled trial", Obstet Gynecol, vol. 123, no. 6, pp. 1169-1175.

McMaster, K., Sanchez-Ramos, L., & Kaunitz, A. 2014, "Balancing the efficacy and safety of misoprostol: a meta-analysis comparing 25 versus 50 micrograms of intravaginal misoprostol for the induction of labour", BJOG. Epub.

Mone, F., Harrity, C., Toner, B. et al. 2014, "Vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC) predictor models: Which is the best model and can it save money?", Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition, vol. 99.Full-Text

NICE, 2014. NICE support for commissioning for induction of labour. Full-Text

Nunes, I., yres-De-Campos, D., Costa-Santos, C. et al. 2014, "Differences between external and internal fetal heart rate monitoring during the second stage of labor: A prospective observational study", Journal of Perinatal Medicine, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 493-498. Full-Text

Ramphul, M., Ooi, P., Burke, G., et al., 2014, "Instrumental delivery and ultrasound : a multicentre randomised controlled trial of ultrasound assessment of the fetal head position versus standard care as an approach to prevent morbidity at instrumental delivery", BJOG, vol. 121, no. 8, pp. 1029-1038.

Subair, S., Osbourne, A., & Wilson, S. 2014, "Maternal request caesarean section: 2 NICE Pathways?", Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition, vol. 99. Full-Text

Non-gynaecological Complications

Bech, B. H., Kjaersgaard, M. I., Pedersen, H. S. et al 2014, "Use of antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy and risk of spontaneous abortion and stillbirth: population based cohort study", BMJ, vol. 349, p. g5159. Full-Text

Balci, A., Sollie-Szarynska, K. M., van der Bijl et al 2014, "Prospective validation and assessment of cardiovascular and offspring risk models for pregnant women with congenital heart disease", Heart, vol. 100, no. 17, pp. 1373-1381. Full-Text

Rodger, M. A., Hague, W. M., Kingdom, J., et al, 2014, "Antepartum dalteparin versus no antepartum dalteparin for the prevention of pregnancy complications in pregnant women with thrombophilia (TIPPS): a multinational open-label randomised trial", Lancet. Full-Text

Scifres, C. M., Feghali, M. N., Althouse, A. D., et al. 2014, "Effect of excess gestational weight gain on pregnancy outcomes in women with type 1 diabetes", Obstet Gynecol, vol. 123, no. 6, pp. 1295-1302.

Postnatal Care

Fallon, A., Van-der, P. D., Dring, C.et al, 2014, "Baby-led compared with scheduled (or mixed) breastfeeding for successful breastfeeding", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Molyneaux, E., Howard, L. M., McGeown, H. R., et al. 2014, "Antidepressant treatment for postnatal depression", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Turawa, E. B., Musekiwa, A., & Rohwer, A. C. 2014, "Interventions for treating postpartum constipation", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Schmied, V. & Bick, D. 2014, "Postnatal care -- Current issues and future challenges", Midwifery, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 571-575.

Preconception Health

Hofmeyr, G. J., Lawrie, T. A., Atallah, Á. N., et al., 2014, "Calcium supplementation during pregnancy for preventing hypertensive disorders and related problems", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Full-Text

Chescheir, N. C. & Goodnight, W. 2014, "Improving livebirth rates: a role for preconception aspirin?", Lancet, vol. 384, no. 9937, pp. 5-6. Full-Text

Grieger, J. A., Grzeskowiak, L., & Clifton, V. L. 2014, "Preconception dietary patterns in human pregnancies are associated with preterm delivery", J Nutr. 2014 Jul;144(7):1075-80

Harvey NC, Holroyd C, Ntani G. et al. Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy: a systematic review. Health Technol Assess 2014;18(45). Full-Text

Schisterman, E. F., Silver, R. M., Lesher, L. L. et al, 2014, "Preconception low-dose aspirin and pregnancy outcomes: results from the EAGeR randomised trial", Lancet, vol. 384, no. 9937, pp. 29-36. Full-Text

Stephenson, J., Patel, D., Barrett, G.et al. 2014, "How do women prepare for pregnancy? Preconception experiences of women attending antenatal services and views of health professionals", PLoS ONE, vol. 9, no. 7. Full-Text

Grieger, J. A., Grzeskowiak, L. E., & Clifton, V. L. 2014, "Preconception dietary patterns in human pregnancies are associated with preterm delivery", Journal of Nutrition, vol. 144, no. 7, pp. 1075-1080.

Wallenius, M., Lie, E., Koksvik, H. S., Salvesen, K. A., et al. 2014, "No increased risk of congenital malformations after preconception paternal exposure to DMARDs", Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, vol. 73. Full-Text

Pregnancy Complications 

Godfrey-Edwards, E. 2014, "Age intervention and adverse outcomes"RCM Midwives, vol. 17, no. 2 Full Text

Huang, H., Coleman, S., Bridge, J.A., Yonkers, K. & Katon, W. 2014, "A meta-analysis of the relationship between antidepressant use in pregnancy and the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight", General hospital psychiatry, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 13-8 Full Text

Iyoke, C.A., Ugwu, G.O., Ezugwu, F.O., Lawani, O.L. & Onah, H.E. 2014, "Risks associated with subsequent pregnancy after one caesarean section: A prospective cohort study in a Nigerian obstetric population", Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 442-8 Full Text

McClurg, D. 2014, "Peri-partum and pelvic floor dysfunction", Practising Midwife, vol. 17, no. 7, pp. 10-2 Full Text

Mekaru, K., Masamoto, H., Sugiyama, H., Asato, K., Heshiki, C., Kinjyo, T. & Aoki, Y. 2014, "Endometriosis and pregnancy outcome: are pregnancies complicated by endometriosis a high-risk group?"European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Biology, vol. 172, pp. 36-9 Full Text

Mellor, R., Chua, S.C. & Boyce, P. 2014, "Antenatal depression: an artefact of sleep disturbance?", Archives of Women's Mental Health, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 291-302.

Nelson, D.B., Yost, N.P. & Cunningham, F.G. 2014, "Hemostatic dysfunction with acute fatty liver of pregnancy", Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 124, no. 1, pp. 40-6 Full Text

Qiu, C., Frederick, I.O., Sorensen, T.K., Enquobahrie, D.A. & Williams, M.A. 2014, "Sleep duration and plasma leptin concentrations in early pregnancy among lean and overweight/obese women: a cross sectional study", BMC Research Notes, vol. 7 Full Text

Reau, N. 2014, "Finding the needle in the haystack: predicting mortality in pregnancy-related liver disease", Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 114-6 Full Text

Serra, A.E., Fong, A. & Chung, J.H. 2014, "A gut-wrenching feeling: pregnancy complicated by massive ventral hernia with bowel obstruction", American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 211, no. 1, pp. 79.e1-2 Full Text

Uguz, F. 2014, "Low-dose mirtazapine in treatment of major depression developed following severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy: two cases", General hospital psychiatry, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 125.e5-6 Full Text

Williamson, C. & Geenes, V. 2014, "Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy", Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 124, no. 1, pp. 120-33 Full Text

Premature Birth  

Flenady Vicki, Reinebrant Hanna, E., Liley Helen, G., Tambimuttu Eashan, G. & Papatsonis Dimitri, N.M. 2014, "Oxytocin receptor antagonists for inhibiting preterm labour", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, , no. 6 Full Text

Flenady Vicki, Wojcieszek Aleena, M., Papatsonis Dimitri, N.M., Stock Owen, M., Murray Linda, Jardine Luke, A. & Carbonne Bruno 2014, "Calcium channel blockers for inhibiting preterm labour and birth", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, , no. 6 Full Text

Crowther Caroline, A., Brown Julie, McKinlay Christopher, J.D. & Middleton Philippa 2014, "Magnesium sulphate for preventing preterm birth in threatened preterm labour", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, , no. 8 Full Text

Rafael Timothy, J., Berghella Vincenzo & Alfirevic Zarko 2014, "Cervical stitch (cerclage) for preventing preterm birth in multiple pregnancy", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, , no. 9 Full Text

Vogel Joshua, P., Nardin Juan Manuel, Dowswell Therese, West Helen, M. & Oladapo Olufemi, T. 2014, "Combination of tocolytic agents for inhibiting preterm labour", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, , no. 7 Full Text 

Ball, S.J., Pereira, G., Jacoby, P., de, N. & Stanley, F.J. 2014, "Re-evaluation of link between interpregnancy interval and adverse birth outcomes: retrospective cohort study matching two intervals per mother", BMJ, vol. 349 Full Text

Bassil, K.L., Yasseen, A.S.,3rd, Walker, M., Sgro, M.D., Shah, P.S., Smith, G.N., Campbell, D.M., Mamdani, M., Sprague, A.E., Lee, S.K. & Maguire, J.L. 2014, "The association between obstetrical interventions and late preterm birth", American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 210, no. 6, pp. 538.e1-9 Full Text

Burgess, J.L., Unal, E.R., Nietert, P.J. & Newman, R.B. 2014, "Risk of late-preterm stillbirth and neonatal morbidity for monochorionic and dichorionic twins", American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 210, no. 6, pp. 578.e1-9 Full Text

Gagliardi, L., Rusconi, F., Bellu, R., Zanini, R. & Italian, N.,Network 2014, "Association of maternal hypertension and chorioamnionitis with preterm outcomes", Pediatrics, vol. 134, no. 1, pp. e154-61 Full Text

Grieger, J.A., Grzeskowiak, L.E. & Clifton, V.L. 2014, "Preconception dietary patterns in human pregnancies are associated with preterm delivery", Journal of Nutrition, vol. 144, no. 7, pp. 1075-80 Full Text

Hart, A.R., Smith, M.F., Whitby, E.H., Alladi, S., Wilkinson, S., Paley, M.N. & Griffiths, P.D. 2014, "Diffusion-weighted imaging and magnetic resonance proton spectroscopy following preterm birth", Clinical radiology, vol. 69, no. 8, pp. 870-9 Full Text

Iams, J.D. 2014, "Identification of candidates for progesterone: why, who, how, and when?", Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 123, no. 6, pp. 1317-26 Full Text

Johnston, J., Gusmano, M.K. & Patrizio, P. 2014, "Preterm births, multiples, and fertility treatment: recommendations for changes to policy and clinical practices", Fertility & Sterility, vol. 102, no. 1, pp. 36-9 Full Text

Kacerovsky, M., Lenco, J., Musilova, I., Tambor, V., Lamont, R., Torloni, M.R., Menon, R. & PREBIC, P.R.E.B.I.C.,2012-2013 2014, "Proteomic biomarkers for spontaneous preterm birth: a systematic review of the literature", Reproductive Sciences, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 283-95.

Khor, K. & Bhushan, S.S. 2014, "White matter damage in the preterm neonate", Paediatrics and Child Health (United Kingdom), vol. 24, no. 9, pp. 397-400 Full Text

Kwegyir-Afful, E., Ijaz, S., Rasanen, K. & Verbeek, J. 2014, "Randomized controlled trials are needed to close the evidence gap in the prevention of preterm birth", Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 96-9 Full Text

Platt, M.J. 2014, "Outcomes in preterm infants"Public health, vol. 128, no. 5, pp. 399-403 Full Text

Swaney, P., Thorp, J. & Allen, I. 2014, "Vitamin C supplementation in pregnancy--does it decrease rates of preterm birth? A systematic review", American Journal of Perinatology, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 91-8.

Sexual Health  

Casciotti, D.M., Smith, K.C., Tsui, A. & Klassen, A.C. 2014, "Discussions of adolescent sexuality in news media coverage of the HPV vaccine", Journal of adolescence, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 133-43 Full Text

Fontenot, H.B. & George, E.R. 2014, "Sexually transmitted infections in pregnancy", Nursing for Women's Health, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 67-72.

Lewis, M.A., Litt, D.M., Cronce, J.M., Blayney, J.A. & Gilmore, A.K. 2014, "Underestimating protection and overestimating risk: examining descriptive normative perceptions and their association with drinking and sexual behaviors"Journal of sex research, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 86-96 Full Text

Marrazzo, J.M., del, C., Holtgrave, D.R., Cohen, M.S., Kalichman, S.C., Mayer, K.H., Montaner, J.S., Wheeler, D.P., Grant, R.M., Grinsztejn, B., Kumarasamy, N., Shoptaw, S., Walensky, R.P., Dabis, F., Sugarman, J., Benson, C.A. & International, A.,Panel 2014, "HIV prevention in clinical care settings: 2014 recommendations of the International Antiviral Society-USA Panel", JAMA,vol. 312, no. 4, pp. 390-409 Full Text

Payton, S. 2014, "Epidemiology: Largest national survey offers insight into sexual health in Britain", Nature Reviews Urology, vol. 11, no. 1 Full Text

Rickert, V.I., Gilbert, A.L. & Aalsma, M.C. 2014, "Proactive parents are assets to the health and well-being of teens", Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 164, no. 6, pp. 1390-5 Full Text

Temmerman, M., Khosla, R. & Say, L. 2014, "Sexual and reproductive health and rights: a global development, health, and human rights priority", Lancet, vol. 384, no. 9941, pp. e30-1 Full Text

Tornello, S.L., Riskind, R.G. & Patterson, C.J. 2014, "Sexual orientation and sexual and reproductive health among adolescent young women in the United States", Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 160-8 Full Text

Smoking and Pregnancy 

Alberg, A.J. & Korte, J.E. 2014, "Invited commentary: Parental smoking as a risk factor for adult tobacco use: can maternal smoking during pregnancy be distinguished from the social environmental influence during childhood?", American Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 179, no. 12, pp. 1418-21 Full Text

Berlin, I., Grange, G., Jacob, N. & Tanguy, M.L. 2014, "Nicotine patches in pregnant smokers: randomised, placebo controlled, multicentre trial of efficacy"BMJ, vol. 348  Full Text

Hall, G.L. 2014, "Smoking during pregnancy, vitamin C supplementation, and infant respiratory health"JAMA, vol. 311, no. 20, pp. 2070-1
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Holz, N.E., Boecker, R., Baumeister, S., Hohm, E., Zohsel, K., Buchmann, A.F., Blomeyer, D., Jennen-Steinmetz, C., Hohmann, S., Wolf, I., Plichta, M.M., Meyer-Lindenberg, A., Banaschewski, T., Brandeis, D. & Laucht, M. 2014, "Effect of prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke on inhibitory control: neuroimaging results from a 25-year prospective study"JAMA Psychiatry, vol. 71, no. 7, pp. 786-96.

Machaalani, R., Ghazavi, E., Hinton, T., Waters, K.A. & Hennessy, A. 2014, "Cigarette smoking during pregnancy regulates the expression of specific nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subunits in the human placenta"Toxicology & Applied Pharmacology, vol. 276, no. 3, pp. 204-12
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McEvoy, C.T., Schilling, D., Clay, N., Jackson, K., Go, M.D., Spitale, P., Bunten, C., Leiva, M., Gonzales, D., Hollister-Smith, J., Durand, M., Frei, B., Buist, A.S., Peters, D., Morris, C.D. & Spindel, E.R. 2014, "Vitamin C supplementation for pregnant smoking women and pulmonary function in their newborn infants: a randomized clinical trial"JAMA, vol. 311, no. 20, pp. 2074-82 Full Text 

Muraro, A.P., Goncalves-Silva, R.M., Moreira, N.F., Ferreira, M.G., Nunes-Freitas, A.L., Abreu-Villaca, Y. & Sichieri, R. 2014, "Effect of tobacco smoke exposure during pregnancy and preschool age on growth from birth to adolescence: a cohort study"BMC Pediatrics, vol. 14 Full Text 

Qiu, J., He, X., Cui, H., Zhang, C., Zhang, H., Dang, Y., Han, X., Chen, Y., Tang, Z., Zhang, H., Bai, H., Xu, R., Zhu, D., Lin, X., Lv, L., Xu, X., Lin, R., Yao, T., Su, J., Liu, X., Wang, W., Wang, Y., Ma, B., Liu, S., Huang, H., Lerro, C., Zhao, N., Liang, J., Ma, S., Ehrenkranz, R.A., Liu, Q. & Zhang, Y. 2014, "Passive smoking and preterm birth in urban China"American Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 180, no. 1, pp. 94-102 Full Text 

Radin, R.G., Hatch, E.E., Rothman, K.J., Mikkelsen, E.M., Sorensen, H.T., Riis, A.H. & Wise, L.A. 2014, "Active and passive smoking and fecundability in Danish pregnancy planners"  Fertility & Sterility, vol. 102, no. 1, pp. 183-191.e2 Full Text

Rydell, M., Granath, F., Cnattingius, S., Magnusson, C. & Galanti, M.R. 2014, "In-utero exposure to maternal smoking is not linked to tobacco use in adulthood after controlling for genetic and family influences: a Swedish sibling study"European journal of epidemiology, vol. 29, no. 7, pp. 499-506.

Rydell, M., Magnusson, C., Cnattingius, S., Granath, F., Svensson, A.C. & Galanti, M.R. 2014, "Exposure to maternal smoking during pregnancy as a risk factor for tobacco use in adult offspring"American Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 179, no. 12, pp. 1409-17 Full Text

Spector, L.G., Murphy, S.E., Wickham, K.M., Lindgren, B. & Joseph, A.M. 2014, "Prenatal tobacco exposure and cotinine in newborn dried blood spots"Pediatrics, vol. 133, no. 6, pp. e1632-8 Full Text .

Suzuki, K., Sato, M., Zheng, W., Shinohara, R., Yokomichi, H. & Yamagata, Z. 2014, "Effect of maternal smoking cessation before and during early pregnancy on fetal and childhood growth"Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 60-6 Full Text

Sterilization & Contraception

Edelman, A., Micks, E., Gallo Maria, F., Jensen Jeffrey, T. & Grimes David, A. 2014, "Continuous or extended cycle vs. cyclic use of combined hormonal contraceptives for contraception", , no. 7 Full Text

Okusanya Babasola, O., Oduwole, O. & Effa Emmanuel, E. 2014, "Immediate postabortal insertion of intrauterine devices", , no. 7 Full Text

Smith, C., Gold, J., Ngo Thoai, D., Sumpter, C. & Free, C. 2014, "Mobile phone-based interventions for improving contraception use", , no. 6 ;. Full Text

Farrokh-Eslamlou, H., Aghlmand, S., Khorasani-Zavareh, D., Mohammad Alizadeh Charandabi, S., Moghaddam Tabrizi, F. & Jahanfar, S. 2014, "Structured versus routine family planning counselling for contraception", , no. 7 Full Text

Ayoola, B., Zandee, L., Johnson, E. & Pennings, K. 2014, "Contraceptive Use among Low-Income Women Living in Medically Underserved Neighborhoods", JOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 455-465

Bader, V., Kelly, J., Cheng, A. & Witt, J. 2014, "The Role of Previous Contraception Education and Moral Judgment in Contraceptive Use", Journal of midwifery & women's health, vol. 59, no. 4, pp. 447-452

Cedars, M.I. 2014, "Contraception--when did something so right go so wrong?", Fertility & Sterility, vol. 102, no. 1, pp. 32-3 Full Text

Han, L., Teal, B., Sheeder, J. & Tocce, K. 2014, "Preventing repeat pregnancy in adolescents: is immediate postpartum insertion of the contraceptive implant cost effective?", American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 211, no. 1, pp. 24.e1-NaN Full Text

Krashin, W., Edelman, B., Nichols, D., Allen, J., Caughey, B. & Rodriguez, I. 2014, "Prohibiting consent: what are the costs of denying permanent contraception concurrent with abortion care?", American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 211, no. 1, pp. 76.e1-NaN Full Text

Lind, C., Godfrey, E., Rankin, K. & Handler, A. 2014, "Likelihood of Emergency Contraception Use Among African-American Women at Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes", Maternal & Child Health Journal, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 1190-1196 Full Text

Matulich, M., Cansino, C., Culwell, K.R. & Creinin, M.D. 2014, "Understanding women's desires for contraceptive counseling at the time of first-trimester surgical abortion", Contraception, vol. 89, no. 1, pp. 36-41 Full Text

Mody, K. & Han, M. 2014, "Obesity and Contraception", Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 501-508.

Palermo, T., Bleck, J. & Westley, E. 2014, "Knowledge and Use of Emergency Contraception: A Multicountry Analysis"International Perspectives on Sexual & Reproductive Health, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 79-87 Full Text

Ramiro, L., Reis, M., de, M.,Gaspar & Diniz, J.,Alves 2014, "Trends in adolescent sexual behavior, impact of information, and attitudes about HIV/AIDS in Portugal", Psychology, Health & Medicine, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 614-625.

Savage, L.L. 2014, "Change in sexual behavior with provision of no-cost contraception: health reform in action: updates on implementation of the affordable care act", Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 124, no. 1, pp. 163-4 Full Text

Stone, H., Lodise, M., Morin, K. & Rafie, S. 2014, "What Is the Restriction on Over-the-Counter Emergency Contraception Access Today?", Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 148-149 Full Text

Tyler, C.P., Whiteman, M.K., Kraft, J.M., Zapata, L.B., Hillis, S.D., Curtis, K.M., Anderson, J., Pazol, K. & Marchbanks, P.A. 2014, "Dual use of condoms with other contraceptive methods among adolescents and young women in the United States", Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 169-75 Full Text


Barnard Sharmani, Kim Caron, Park Min Hae & Ngo Thoai, D. 2014, "Doctors or mid-level providers for abortion", Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, , no. 7 ;Full Text

Curley, M. & Johnston, C. 2014, "Exploring treatment preferences for psychological services after abortion among college students", Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 304-320.

Dickinson, J.E., Jennings, B.G. & Doherty, D.A. 2014, "Mifepristone and oral, vaginal, or sublingual misoprostol for second-trimester abortion: a randomized controlled trial", Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 123, no. 6, pp. 1162-8 Full Text

Fylstra, D.L. 2014, "Cervical pregnancy: 13 cases treated with suction curettage and balloon tamponade", American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 210, no. 6, pp. 581.e1-5 Full Text

Goldberg, A.B. 2014, "When pregnancy must end in the second trimester", Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 123, no. 6, pp. 1153-4 Full Text

Kulkarni, K.K. 2014, "Pre-induction with mifepristone for second trimester termination of pregnancy", Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India, vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 102-104 Full Text

Latif, S., Usmani, S.Y. & Fatima, N. 2014, "Comparison of sublingual and vaginal routes of misoprostol in termination of first trimester missed abortion", Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 434-437.

Lokeland, M., Iversen, O.E., Engeland, A., Okland, I. & Bjorge, L. 2014, "Medical abortion with mifepristone and home administration of misoprostol up to 63 days' gestation", Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, vol. 93, no. 7, pp. 647-53.

Murray, H. 2014, "A reflective study on abortions in theatre"Journal of Perioperative Practice, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 147-50 Full Text

Ngo, T.D., Free, C., Le, H.T., Edwards, P., Pham, K.H.T., Nguyen, Y.B.T. & Nguyen, T.H. 2014, "Attributes and perspectives of public providers related to provision of medical abortion at public health facilities in vietnam: A cross-sectional study in three provinces", International Journal of Women's Health, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 789-797 Full Text

Oliver, A. & Overton, C. 2014, "Diagnosis and management of miscarriage", Practitioner, vol. 258, no. 1771, pp. 25-8, 3 Full Text

Reardon, D.C. 2014, "Abortion and mental health: findings from the national comorbidity survey-replication"Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 123, no. 6, pp. 1354-5 Full Text

Smith, S.C. & Dutta, I. 2014, "Termination of pregnancy (TOP)", Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, vol. 24, no. 7, pp. 221-226 Full Text

Sonfield, A. & Gold, R.B. 2014, "Beyond consent to sterilization: facing up to the full range of barriers to post-abortion contraception"American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 211, no. 1, pp. 3-4 Full Text

Tsikouras, P., Vrachnis, N., Grapsa, A., Tsagias, N., Pinidis, P., Liberis, A., Ammari, A., Grapsas, X., Galazios, G. & Liberis, V. 2014, "IUD in first-trimester abortion: immediate intrauterine contraceptive devices insertion vs delayed insertion following the next menstruation bleeding", Archives of Gynecology & Obstetrics, vol. 290, no. 1, pp. 99-105 Full Text

Van, L., Zeeman, G.G., Page-Christiaens, G.C.M., Vandenbussche, F., Oei, S.G., Scheepers, H.C.J., Van, J., Middeldorp, J.M., Pajkrt, E., Duvekot, J.J., De, C.J.M. & Bolte, A.C. 2014, "Termination of pregnancy for maternal indications at the limits of fetal viability: A retrospective cohort study in the Dutch tertiary care centres", BMJ Open, vol. 4, no. 6 Full Text


"Committee opinion no. 603: evaluation of uncomplicated stress urinary incontinence in women before surgical treatment", 2014, Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 123, no. 6, pp. 1403-1408 Full Text

Borer, J.G., Strakosha, R., Bauer, S.B., Diamond, D.A., Pennison, M., Rosoklija, I. & Khoshbin, S. 2014, "Combined cystometrography and electromyography of the external urethral sphincter following complete primary repair of bladder exstrophy", Journal of Urology, vol. 191, no. 5, pp. 1547-52 Full Text

Finazzi, E., Costantini, E., Pietropaolo, A., Palleschi, G., Carbone, A., Topazio, L., Soligo, M., Del, G., Li, V., Salvatore, S. & Serati, M. 2014, "Urodynamics useless before surgery for female stress urinary incontinence: Are you sure? Results from a multicenter single nation database", European Urology, Supplements, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. e386-e386a Full Text

Heckler, A.M., Sung, J., Watters, S., Martinez, A., Conlin, M. & Skoog, S. 2014, "The long-term incidence of urinary tract infection after endoscopic management of vesicoureteral reflux", Urology, vol. 83, no. 6, pp. 1383-7 Full Text

Kanao, H., Fujiwara, K., Ebisawa, K., Hada, T., Ota, Y. & Andou, M. 2014, "Various types of total laparoscopic nerve-sparing radical hysterectomies and their effects on bladder function", Journal of Gynecologic Oncology, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 198-205 Full Text

Lose, G. & Klarskov, N. 2014, "Re: The effect of urodynamic testing on clinical diagnosis, treatment plan and outcomes in women undergoing stress urinary incontinence surgery: L. T. Sirls, H. E. Richter, H. J. Litman, K. Kenton, G. E. Lemack, E. S. Lukacz, S. R. Kraus, H. B. Goldman, A. Weidner, L. Rickey, P. Norton, H. M. Zyczynski and J. W. Kusek J Urol 2013;189:204-209", Journal of Urology, vol. 191, no. 4, pp. 1184; discussion 1184-5 Full Text

Roshanzamir, F., Rouzrokh, M., Mirshemirani, A., Khaleghnejad, A., Mohajerzadeh, L. & Dalirani, R. 2014, "Treatment outcome of neurogenic bladder dysfunction in children; a five-year experience"Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 323-326 Full Text

Tangal, S., Gokce, M.I., Ozayar, A., Gulpinar, B., Haliloglu, A.H., Burgu, B. & Ozdiler, E. 2014, "Evaluation of a new ultrasound measurement tool for the diagnosis of dysfunctional voiding in pediatric population: full/empty bladder wall thickness ratio", Urology, vol. 83, no. 6, pp. 1369-72 Full Text

Vi­rseda-Chamorro, M., Salinas-Casado, J., de, M., Marta-Garci­a, Esteban-Fuertes, M. & Mendez, S. 2014, "Comparison of ambulatory versus video urodynamics in patients with spinal cord injury", Spinal Cord, vol. 52, no. 7, pp. 551-556.

Williams, J.P., Bevan, W., Ellis-Jones, J. & Hashim, H. 2014, "Ambulatory urodynamics in clinical practice: A single centre experience", European Urology, Supplements, vol. 13, no. 1


Andy, U.U., Nosti, P.A., Kane, S., White, D., Lowenstein, L., Gutman, R.E. & Harvie, H.S. 2014, "Incidence of unanticipated uterine pathology at the time of minimally invasive abdominal sacrocolpopexy", Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 97-100 Full Text

Bjelic-Radisic, V., Aigmueller, T., Preyer, O., Ralph, G., Geiss, I., Muller, G., Riss, P., Klug, P., Konrad, M., Wagner, G., Medl, M., Umek, W., Lozano, P., Tamussino, K., Tammaa, A. & Austrian, U.,Group 2014, "Vaginal prolapse surgery with transvaginal mesh: results of the Austrian registry"International Urogynecology Journal, vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 1047-52.

Brazell, H.D., O'Sullivan, D.M. & Steinberg, A.C. 2014, "Do patients with pelvic organ prolapse have an increased frequency of asymptomatic microscopic hematuria?", Urology, vol. 83, no. 6, pp. 1236-8 Full Text

Carlsson, S., Berglund, A., Sjoberg, D., Khatami, A., Stranne, J., Bergdahl, S., Lodding, P., Aus, G., Vickers, A. & Hugosson, J. 2014, "Effects of surgeon variability on oncologic and functional outcomes in a population-based setting"BMC Urology, vol. 14 Full Text

Ignjatovic, I.M. & Potic, M.B. 2014, "Experimental and clinical use of meshes in urogynecology"Vojnosanitetski Pregled, vol. 71, no. 7, pp. 673-8 Full Text

Karantanis, E., Parsons, M., Blackwell, A., Robinson, D., Cardozo, L., Moore, H. & Stanton, L. 2014, "Women’s treatment preferences for stress urinary incontinence -- physiotherapy or surgery"Australian & New Zealand Continence Journal,vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 34-43 Full Text

Liu, E., Smalldridge, J. & Scott, B. 2014, "Unipedicle TRAM flap procedures are associated with symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction in women: a case control study", New Zealand Medical Journal, vol. 127, no. 1397, pp. 41-6 Full Text

Lone, F., Sultan, A.H., Stankiewicz, A. & Thakar, R. 2014, "The value of pre-operative multicompartment pelvic floor ultrasonography: a 1-year prospective study", British Journal of Radiology, vol. 87, no. 1040.

Lowder, J.L., Ghetti, C., Oliphant, S.S., Skoczylas, L.C., Swift, S. & Switzer, G.E. 2014, "Body Image in the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Questionnaire: development and validation", American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 211, no. 2, pp. 174.e1-9 Full Text

Lutgendorf, M.A., Snipes, M.A. & O'boyle, A.L. 2014, "Prevalence and predictors of domestic violence in a military urogynecology clinic"Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 123 Suppl 1 Full Text

Moossdorff-Steinhauser, H., Albers-Heitner, P., Weemhoff, M., Nieman, F. & Berghmans, B. 2014, "Barriers and facilitators for participation in a preventive pelvic floor muscle training program from the perspective of postpartum women: A web-based survey", Neurourology and urodynamics, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 902-903. [Conference Abstract]

Oversand, S., Kamisan, I., Shek, K.L. & Dietz, H.P. 2014, "The association between different measures of pelvic floor muscle contractility and female pelvic organ prolapse", Neurourology and urodynamics, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 904-905. [Conference Abstract]

Reeves, H., Cartwright, R., Sorrentino, F., Franklin, L. & Khullar, V. 2014, "Symptom bother and care seeking for urinary incontinence in women", International urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. S194-S195. [Conference Abstract]

Rodriguez, M.A., Laso, I.M., Jimenez, M.A., Orosa, A., Carracedo, D., Gomez, J.M.,Vicente, Lopez-Fando, L. & Burgos, F.J. 2014, "Complications in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse through transvaginal mesh with minimum follow-up of 4 years", Neurourology and urodynamics, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 826-828.

Roman, R.,Sabiniano, Albersen, M., Manodoro, S., Zia, S., Osman, I., Bullock, J., Chapple, R., Deprest, J. & MacNeil, S. 2014, "Acute in vivo response to an alternative implant for urogynecology", BioMed Research International, vol. 2014, pp. 853610-853611 Full Text

Shalom, F., Liao, C., O'Shaughnessy, L. & Winkler, A. 2014, "The Effect of Collection Method On Urinalysis Results in Women With Pelvic Organ Prolapse", Urologic Nursing, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 128-131 Full Text

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The following sources have been searched for evidence published in the previous three months


  •          American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  •          Archives of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  •          BJOG
  •          BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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  •          Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
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  •          Human Reproduction
  •          International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
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