9,230 results match your criteria Minerva Ginecologica[Journal]


Fertility preservation in female cancer patients-state of the art.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Department for Gynecology, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital of Saarland, Homburg, Germany.

Protecting fertility in the presence of cancer has become highly significant, as the desire to give birth to a child is increasingly postponed to later in life, and long-term survival with cancer has increased. A variety of fertility-preserving methods have been developed. To find them we did a literature search in Medline with the term "female fertility preservation in cancer" in December 2017. Read More

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April 2019
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Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices of obstetrics-gynecologists on seasonal influenza and pertussis immunizations in pregnant women: preliminary results from North-Western Italy.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Deparment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, IRCCS - AUSL di Reggio Emilia, Guastalla Civil Hospital, Guastalla, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Background: Italian National Immunization Plan (NIP) 2017-2019 has introduced new recommendations regarding immunization practices during pregnancy. In this cross sectional study, we documented specific knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) in a sample of obstetrician-gynecologists (OBGYN).

Methods: A total of 68 OBGYN (39. Read More

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March 2019
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Application of failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) in total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) in benign conditions.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, University of Genova, Genova, Italy.

Introduction: Hysterectomy is the most common major gynecological operation in developed countries. The rate of intraoperative complications related to the laparoscopic approach during hysterectomy is a relevant issue. The FMEA method is a prospective approach, which tries to identify possible errors before they occur. Read More

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March 2019
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Double stimulation in the same ovarian cycle (DuoStim) is an intriguing strategy to improve oocyte yield and the number of competent embryos in a short timeframe.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

G.EN.E.R.A. Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Clinica Valle Giulia, Rome, Italy.

Proper ovarian stimulation regimens are crucial for any patient undergoing IVF. However, maximizing the oocyte yield in advanced maternal age patients with poor or suboptimal response is still a challenge. In fact, no standard treatment has been outlined yet to manage these women. Read More

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March 2019
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Global strategies for cervical cancer prevention and screening.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Feb 22. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Department of Preventive Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, Parel, Mumbai, India -

Cervical cancer is highly preventable and can be easily treated if detected at early stages. However there is disproportionate high burden of cervical cancer incidence and mortality in low-middle income (LMIC) country settings that lack organised screening and prevention programs. Robust evidence for prevention and screening of cervical cancer is currently available. Read More

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February 2019

New diagnostic tools and therapeutic approaches in gynecology: considerations for innovative strategies.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Feb;71(1):1-3

Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics Sciences and Urologic Sciences, Umberto I Hospital, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

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February 2019
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Human endogenous retroviruses HERV-H, HERV-W and HERV-K in preeclampsia.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Public Health and Pediatric Sciences, Citoimmunodiagnostics Laboratory, University of Turin, Medical School, Turin, Italy.

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February 2019
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Three-dimensional printing models on reproductive surgery and human reproduction: systematic review and critical applications.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Baby Center, Center for Reproductive Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil -

Background: 3D printing has wide application in medicine while it provides customizability and precision for anatomical model development. Our aims were to perform a systematic review and to explore the use of 3D printing applications on human reproduction and reproductive surgery.

Methods: We have performed a systematic review in PubMed database to assess previous publications within 3D printing in human reproduction and gynecology. Read More

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February 2019
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Understanding sexual pain in endometriosis.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland.

Sexual dysfunctions, particularly sexual pain, are common in adult women of all ages. In patients with endometriosis, a chronic gynaecological pain condition affecting women of reproductive age, sexual pain is the third most common symptom. Multiple biological factors are involved in endometriosis-related sexual pain including tissue damage, inflammation, hormonal changes, alterations within the peripheral and central nervous system and pelvic floor muscle dysfunctions. Read More

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February 2019
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Pelvic organ prolapse and voiding function before and after surgery.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

ASST Monza, Ospedale San Gerardo, Monza, Italy.

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February 2019
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Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) regulates stemness-promoting factors in fresh and previously vitrified-warmed ovarian cortex.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The C. S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA.

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February 2019
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Combination of weekly topotecan and gemcitabine as a salvage treatment in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer: a phase I study.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Hellenic Oncology Research Group (HORG), Athens, Greece -

Background: Evaluation of safety of the weekly intravenous gemcitabine/topotecan combination as salvage treatment in patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer.

Methods: Twenty four women with histologically proven relapsed ovarian cancer (ROC) were enrolled in the study. Topotecan (1. Read More

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February 2019
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Role of a natural integrator based on lipoic acid, palmitoiletanolamide and myrrh in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

3 Unit of Gynecology and Human Reproduction Physiopathology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, S. Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

Dysmenorrhea and chronic pelvic pain occur in a significantly higher percentage in women with endometriosis; this benign condition has an incidence ranging from 5 to 10% in the general population, while 35% to 50% of infertile women are affected. Treatment of the symptoms demands integrated approaches with the use of anti-inflammatory substances or drugs and lifestyle changes, including attention to diet. The use of traditional anti-inflammatory drugs over the long term is not very successful because of the fear of side effects so they are almost always used with a short-term formula of 7-10 days when the woman's general condition becomes difficult to bear. Read More

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January 2019
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New evidences and clarifications by world leaders in maternal fetal medicine.

Authors:
Giovanni Sisti

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Apr 14;71(2):79-80. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY, USA -

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April 2019
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Uterine transposition technique: update and review.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Feb 27;71(1):62-71. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, Bogotá, Colombia.

This review concerns the uterine transposition technique for preserving fertility in patients who require pelvic radiotherapy. Uterine transposition was developed from adapting well-established surgical techniques with the goal of keeping the uterus and adnexa outside the radiotherapy field in order to preserve their function. The uterine transposition technique is presented step by step, with discussion of the literature that served as the basis for the technique's development. Read More

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February 2019
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Fetoscopic spina bifida repair.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Apr 27;71(2):163-170. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Johns Hopkins Center for Fetal Therapy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Introduction: Spina bifida is the most common non-lethal congenital birth defect of the central nervous system that causes chronic disability due to the combined effects of local nerve damage and the sequelae of non-communicating hydrocephalus. This abnormality can be identified early in gestation and the damage can be progressive over the course of pregnancy. Advances in fetal treatment have made minimally invasive prenatal surgery a realistic consideration for spina bifida in order to improve the outcome for children affected this condition. Read More

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April 2019
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Cumulative live birth rates in IVF.

Minerva Ginecol 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Surgical and Clinical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vrije Universiteit, Vrije, Brussel.

Introduction: Traditionally, in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates have been reported in terms of live birth per fresh cycle or embryo transfer. However, reporting IVF outcomes using cumulative live birth rates (LBR), defined as the first live birth following the use of all fresh and frozen embryos derived from a single ovarian stimulation cycle appears to be a better measure of IVF treatment success.

Evidence Acquisition And Synthesis: Although there is an initial increase in fresh LBR with the number of oocytes retrieved, LBR either reach a plateau or may even decline when more than 15-20 oocytes are harvested. Read More

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November 2018
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Updates on the management of placenta accreta spectrum.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Apr 27;71(2):113-120. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Women's Health and Perinatology Research Group, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway -

Placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) disorders is a multifactorial process that encompasses a heterogeneous group of conditions characterized by an abnormal invasion of trophoblastic tissue through the myometrium and uterine serosa. PAS is associated with a high burden of adverse maternal outcomes including severe life-threatening hemorrhage, need for blood transfusion, damage to adjacent organs, and death. Prenatal screening of PAS is mandatory so that women may be counselled about the severity of this condition to plan management with a multidisciplinary team and delivery in a specialized center. Read More

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April 2019
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Knowledge and attitudes of midwives regarding reprotoxic agents during pregnancy: snapshot of the Marseille area, southern France.

Minerva Ginecol 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Aix Marseille Université, Avignon Université, CNRS, IRD, IMBE, Marseille, France. 3 EU3M Ecole Universitaire de Maïeutique Marseille Méditerranée, Marseille, France.

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November 2018
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Histological evaluation of the prevalence of adenomyosis, myomas and of their concomitance.

Minerva Ginecol 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Medical Area, Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Udine, Udine, Italy -

Background: The objective of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of adenomyosis, leiomyomas and of their concomitance in women who underwent hysterectomy.

Methods: An observational study carried out on a cohort of 347 women who underwent hysterectomy from a sample of 2383 patients who had gynecological surgery for benign disease in a single University Hospital between 2013 and 2016. An histological evaluation of all surgical specimens was carried out for the presence of adenomyosis and leiomyomas. Read More

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November 2018
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Is fertility sparing surgery a treatment option for young patients with yolk sac tumor?

Minerva Ginecol 2018 Dec;70(6):750-753

First Department of Surgery, General Hospital of Attica "KAT", Athens, Greece -

Yolk sac tumor (YST) is the third most frequent ovarian germ cell type ovarian tumor. YST occurs primarily in young girls and in women at reproductive age and thus, the preservation of fertility is considered to be a crucial option if possible for these patients. Compared to previous years, the use of innovative chemotherapeutic regimens in the treatment of YSTs improved significantly the prognosis and outcomes of this rare type of neoplasia. Read More

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December 2018
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Evaluation of safety and skin tolerability of organic cotton pads in case of irritative vulvitis.

Minerva Ginecol 2018 Dec;70(6):729-737

Private Practitioner, Milan, Italy.

Background: The woman vaginal environment is a fragile and delicate ecosystem that is often impaired by physical and chemical agents. This condition tends to damage skin barrier causing allergic reactions that lead to chronic irritating conditions.

Methods: Clinical and in-vitro studies were performed on organic cotton pads in order to assess if their use can prevent the onset of irritant conditions. Read More

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December 2018
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Pearls in clinical obstetrics: challenges in anticoagulation in pregnancy.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Apr 24;71(2):125-132. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

Women are at increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) during both pregnancy and in the post-partum period. We have conducted a comprehensive literature review of the use of anticoagulation in pregnancy for pregnant women at increased risk for VTE. Multiple factors, including physiologic and pharmacokinetic changes make the treatment and prevention of VTE complicated in pregnancy. Read More

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April 2019
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Sentinel node biopsy for treatment of endometrial cancer: current perspectives.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Feb 11;71(1):25-35. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of Bern, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

The risk of lymph nodal metastases in endometrial cancer varies greatly according to the characteristics of the primary tumor. Surgical staging with a systematic lymphadenectomy in endometrial cancer is debated since three decades. On one hand, it provides important pathological information on the spread of the tumor allowing for an appropriate decision making on adjuvant treatment but on the other side it is characterized by a non-negligible short and long-term morbidity. Read More

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February 2019

Errors and pitfalls in reading the cardiotocographic tracing.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Apr 11;71(2):91-96. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Department of Clinical and Experimental Biomedical Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

Reading of fetal heart rate (FHR) tracing during labor remains one of the most controversial and problematic issues in Obstetrics. The incorrect interpretation of CTG can be due to errors and pitfalls. Some common errors are related to the incorrect use of oxytocin, specifically the failure to recognize tachysystole, to correct it and to use oxytocin to accelerate labor when the fetal heart rate tracing is not reassuring. Read More

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April 2019
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Effects of progestogens in women with preterm premature rupture of membranes.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Apr 11;71(2):121-124. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Department of Neuroscience, Reproductive Sciences and Dentistry, School of Medicine, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy -

Different strategies have been adopted for prevention of spontaneous preterm birth, including use of progestogens. So far, five randomized trials have been published evaluating the efficacy of progestogens in women with PPROM, including a total of 425 participants. All the five trials enrolled pregnant women with singleton pregnancies randomized between 20 and 34 weeks of gestation. Read More

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April 2019
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Fetal anemia.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Apr 11;71(2):97-112. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Sciences Center, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, USA.

The diagnosis and management of fetal anemia has been at the forefront of advances in the fields of fetal physiology, immunology, fetal imaging, and fetal therapy among others. Alloimmunization and parvovirus infection are the leading cause of fetal anemia in the United States. The middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity (MCA-PSV) diagnoses fetal anemia. Read More

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April 2019
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Role of robotic surgery on pelvic floor reconstruction.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Feb 11;71(1):4-17. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy -

Over the past two decades, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) abdominal surgery has increasingly been used to treat pelvic organ prolapse. Besides the several advantages associated with minimal invasiveness, this approach bridged the gap between the benefits of vaginal surgery and the surgical success rates of open abdominal procedures. The most commonly performed procedure for suspension of the vaginal apex for postoperative vaginal prolapse by robotic-assisted laparoscopy is the sacrocolpopexy. Read More

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February 2019
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Dyslipidemia in pregnancy and maternal-fetal outcome.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Apr 11;71(2):155-162. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Richmond University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA -

Hyperlipidemia is a known cause of atherosclerosis and directly contributes to the current epidemic in cardio-vascular disease. Pregnancy is typified by an increase in serum levels of total cholesterol and triglycerides pushed by the rise in estrogen, progesterone and lactogen. Mobilization of stored fat depots in late pregnancy may provide a reservoir of fatty acids for fetal growth and placental tissue steroid synthesis. Read More

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April 2019
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The role of human epididymis protein 4 as a biomarker in gynecologic malignancies.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Feb 11;71(1):36-43. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy.

Introduction: The serum levels of glycoprotein human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) have been widely investigated in patients with ovarian cancer as a tumor marker to differentiate benign gynecological tumors from ovarian cancers (OC). A few studies demonstrated the promising role of HE4 in endometrial cancer (EC) too. The aim of this review is to provide an outline of published studies investigating HE4 in the diagnosis of gynecologic malignancies, focusing on its role in OC and EC. Read More

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February 2019
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Management of gynecological cancer in pregnant patients.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Apr 11;71(2):133-145. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA -

Introduction: Cancer during pregnancy is a rare but challenging condition. More women delay childbearing and consequently the incidence of cancer during pregnancy is constantly increasing.

Evidence Acquisition: An extensive electronic search was performed in PubMed and Scopus. Read More

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April 2019
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Managing fetal growth restriction: surveillance tests and their interpretation.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Apr 11;71(2):81-90. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Department of Clinical and Experimental Biomedical Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

The main challenges in pregnancies affected by fetal growth restriction consist in identifying signs of disease progression and determining the appropriate timing of delivery. The risk of continuing the pregnancy must be balanced with the risk of prematurity, which depends on gestational age. To allow appropriate monitoring of the growth-restricted fetus, several surveillance tests are available. Read More

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April 2019
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Epigenetics and the vaginal microbiome: influence of the microbiota on the histone deacetylase level in vaginal epithelial cells from pregnant women.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Apr 11;71(2):171-175. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Department of Biological Sciences and the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA.

Background: Histone deacetylase (HDAC) influences the acetylation status of histones at gene promotor loci, providing an epigenetic mechanism that regulates gene expression.

Methods: We determined if variations in the composition of the vaginal microbiome in pregnant women were associated with alterations in the level of HDAC1 in vaginal epithelial cells and whether this influenced the concentration of compounds present in vaginal fluid. Vaginal epithelial cells were obtained from 150 women in their first trimester of pregnancy, lysed and assayed for HDAC1 by ELISA. Read More

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April 2019
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Management of endometriosis from diagnosis to treatment: roadmap for the future.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Feb 11;71(1):54-61. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

Endometriosis, in spite of decades of research on the topic, remains a mysterious and elusive disease. Both in the fields of diagnosis and treatment, many issues remain unresolved, and the scientific community strives in trying to find universal criteria for diagnosis, and algorithms of treatment that may be universally applied. Recently, there has been a shift away from the view of the need of invasive diagnosis and therapy with the universal use of laparoscopy. Read More

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February 2019
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Effects of adenomyosis on obstetric outcomes.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Apr 11;71(2):146-154. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Policlinico Abano Terme, Abano Terme, Padua, Italy.

Introduction: Several studies investigated the correlation between adenomyosis and adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, the role of adenomyosis as a risk factor for adverse outcomes has yet to be established. The aim of this systematic review is to clarify the possible association between uterine adenomyosis and poor obstetrical outcomes. Read More

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April 2019
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Update in non-invasive prenatal testing.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Feb 11;71(1):44-53. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Department of Gynecological, Obstetrical, and Urological Sciences, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) has revolutionized the approach to prenatal diagnosis and, to date, it is the most superior screening method for the common autosomal aneuploidies, mostly trisomy 21. This screening is having a significant population-wide impact on the uptake of conventional screening and diagnostic testing. In recent years, emerging genomic technologies, largely based around next generation sequencing, have expanded the analyses to the sub-chromosomal aneuploidies. Read More

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February 2019
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Optimal settings for childbirth.

Minerva Ginecol 2018 Dec 5;70(6):687-699. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Research in Childbirth and Health Unit (ReaCH), School of Community Health and Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.

Many studies highlight how health is influenced by the settings in which people live, work, and receive health care. In particular, the setting in which childbirth takes place is highly influential. The physiological processes of women's labor and birth are enhanced in optimal ("salutogenic," or health promoting) environments. Read More

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December 2018
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Postpartum stretchmarks: repairing activity of an oral Centella asiatica supplementation (Centellicum®).

Minerva Ginecol 2018 Oct;70(5):629-634

IRVINE3 Labs, Department of Medical and Oral Sciences, and Biotechnologies, G. D'Annunzio University, Chieti, Italy.

Background: This registry study evaluates the effects of oral Centellicum®, a new preparation of Centella asiatica (CA) on cutaneous stretchmarks (SMs) on the lower abdominal wall in comparison with the topical treatment with a specific antistretch cream. This cream is used for pregnancy SMs. The aim of the management was to give back to the structurally damaged skin areas (apparent as SMs) a normal elasticity and resistance and improving the local microcirculation. Read More

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October 2018
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Effectiveness, quality of life and sexual functions in women with anterior compartment prolapse treated by native tissue repair.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Feb 2;71(1):18-24. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

Department of Gynecological, Obstetric and Urological Sciences, Umberto I Hospital, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

Anterior compartment defect is the most common pelvic organ prolapse. It is defined as the descent of the bladder into the anterior vaginal wall. The etiology is multifactorial and the main risk factors are vaginal delivery and conditions associated with increased abdominal strain. Read More

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February 2019
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Ovarian tumors secreting androgens: an infrequent cause of hyperandrogenism.

Minerva Ginecol 2019 Feb 2;71(1):72-77. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

Argentine Society of Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproduction (SAEGRE), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Background: The sex cord-stromal tumors are relative rare, comprising 5-8% of all ovarian neoplasms.

Methods: The study androgen tumors and a description of three cases: Leydig tumor, steroid cell (NOS) tumor and Sertoli-Leydig tumor.

Results: Twelve patients were menopausal and one patient of reproductive age. Read More

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February 2019
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Optimal outcomes and women's positive pregnancy experience: a comparison between the World Health Organization guideline and recommendations in European national antenatal care guidelines.

Minerva Ginecol 2018 Dec 2;70(6):650-662. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

Research in Childbirth and Health Unit (ReaCH), School of Community Health and Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.

Background: The publication of the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on antenatal care in 2016 introduced the perspective of women as a necessary component of clinical guidelines in maternity care. WHO highlights the crucial role played by evidence-based recommendations in promoting and supporting normal birth processes and a positive experience of pregnancy. This paper aims to explore and critically appraise recommendations of national antenatal care guidelines across European countries in comparison with the WHO guideline. Read More

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December 2018
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Humanities in the undergraduate medical and midwifery curriculum: a descriptive Italian comparative study.

Minerva Ginecol 2018 Dec 2;70(6):700-709. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

Research in Childbirth and Health Unit (ReaCH), School of Community Health and Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.

There is an increasing emphasis on humanized care in obstetric and midwifery practice. The goal of this paper is to investigate if and how medical humanities content was present in the undergraduate medical syllabus and how similar or different this is from the undergraduate midwifery program in Italy. A review of the 2017-18 curriculum for Italian Schools of Medicine and of Midwifery was carried out through institutional websites or mailing requests. Read More

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December 2018
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Molecular human reproduction: advancements in clinical and basic research.

Authors:
Livio Casarini

Minerva Ginecol 2018 10 26;70(5):495-496. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Unit of Endocrinology, Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy -

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October 2018
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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog therapeutics.

Minerva Ginecol 2018 Oct 26;70(5):497-515. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Centre for Neuroendocrinology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa -

Dysregulation at any level of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis results in, or aggravates, a number of hormone-dependent diseases such as delayed or precocious puberty, infertility, prostatic and ovarian cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, lean body mass, as well as metabolism and cognitive impairment. As gonadotropin-releasing-hormone (GnRH) is an essential regulator of the HPG axis, agonist and antagonist analogs are efficacious in the treatment of these conditions. GnRH analogs also play an important role in assisted reproductive therapies. Read More

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October 2018
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The gonadotropin system, lessons from animal models and clinical cases.

Minerva Ginecol 2018 Oct 26;70(5):561-587. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

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This review article centers upon family of gonadotropin hormones which consists of two pituitary hormones - follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) as well as one non-pituitary hormone - human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) secreted by placenta, and their receptors. Gonadotropins play an essential role in proper sexual development, puberty, gametogenesis, maintenance of pregnancy and male sexual differentiation during the fetal development. They belong to the family of glycoprotein hormones thus they constitute heterodimeric proteins built of common α subunit and hormone-specific β-subunit. Read More

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October 2018
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Findings from the Italian Babies Born Better Survey.

Minerva Ginecol 2018 Dec 26;70(6):663-675. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Research in Childbirth and Health Unit (ReaCH), School of Community Health and Midwifery, Unversity of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.

Background: The most recent WHO recommendations "Intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience" highlight the need to identify women-centered interventions and outcomes for intrapartum care, and to include service users' experiences and qualitative research into the assessment of maternity care. Babies Born Better (B3) is a trans-European survey designed to capture service user views and experiences of maternity care provision. Italian service users contributed to the survey. Read More

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December 2018
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Variation in caesarean section rates in Cyprus, Italy and Iceland: an analysis of the role of the media.

Minerva Ginecol 2018 Dec 26;70(6):676-686. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Research in Childbirth and Health Unit (ReaCH), School of Community Health and Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.

Introduction: Cyprus has Europe's highest rate of births by caesarean section (CS). In 2015 56% of all babies were born by CS. This compares with 36% in Italy, and 16% in Iceland, which is among the lowest rates in Europe. Read More

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December 2018
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Does supraphysiologic estradiol level during IVF have any effect on oocyte/embryo quality? A sibling embryo cohort analysis of fresh and subsequent frozen embryo transfer.

Minerva Ginecol 2018 Dec 26;70(6):716-723. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA -

Background: The aim of this paper was to determine the effect of supraphysiologic serum estradiol (E2) level on oocyte and embryo development during IVF cycles.

Methods: This is a retrospective data analysis of all autologous IVF cycles where fresh embryo transfer was performed followed by subsequent frozen embryo transfer (FET) using cryopreserved sibling embryos. Primary outcome was live birth rate (LBR). Read More

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December 2018
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