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Volume 3, No 4 - Fall 2010

Volume 3, No 4 - Fall 2010

Table of Contents

Living Up to Our Potential
[Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2010;3(4):147-148 doi: 10.3909/riog0129]© 2010 MedReviews®, LLC
Abdominal Leiomyomatosis Images in Ob-Gyn
[Rev Obstet. Gynecol. 2010;3(4):149 doi: 10.3909/riog0133]© 2010 MedReviews®, LLC
Primary Stress Urinary Incontinence: What to Do and Why Treatment Review
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is defined as the involuntary leakage of urine on effort, exertion, sneezing, or coughing. SUI is the most common cause of urinary incontinence in younger women and the second most common cause in older women. Surgery offers high cure rates and is considered by many to be the first-line therapy for uncomplicated SUI in women. Currently, a variety of surgical procedures are available to treat symptomatic SUI. This article reviews the process of choosing a primary surgical procedure for women with SUI.[Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2010;3(4):150-155 doi: 10.3909/riog0132]© 2010 MedReviews®, LLC
Clinical Performance Characteristics of the Adiana® System for Permanent Contraception: The First Year of Commercial Use Treatment Update
In 2009, the Adiana® System for Permanent Contraception was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and became the second device on the market for hysteroscopic sterilization. This article outlines the basics of the Adiana procedure as it relates to the initial 12-month clinical experience following commercial launch. Safety, efficacy, and practical applications are explored to provide a better understanding of product performance characteristics in the first year of actual clinical use.[Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2010;3(4):156-162 doi: 10.3909/riog0139]© 2010 MedReviews®, LLC
Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Pregnancy Management Review
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids that must be consumed in the diet. Adequate consumption of omega-3 fatty acids is vitally important during pregnancy as they are critical building blocks of fetal brain and retina. Omega-3 fatty acids may also play a role in determining the length of gestation and in preventing perinatal depression. The most biologically active forms of omega-3 fatty acids are docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid, which are primarily derived from marine sources such as seafood and algae. Recent surveys, however, indicate that pregnant women in the United States and in other countries eat little fish and therefore do not consume enough omega-3 fatty acids, primarily due to concern about the adverse effects of mercury and other contaminants on the developing fetus. This review discusses the benefits of omega-3 fatty acid consumption during pregnancy and provides guidelines for obstetricians advising patients.[Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2010;3(4):163-171 doi: 10.3909/riog0137]© 2010 MedReviews®, LLC
Cytomegalovirus Infection in Pregnancy: Should All Women Be Screened? Diagnostic and Management Update
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common cause of congenital infection and complicates approximately 1% of all live births. Primary maternal CMV infection carries a 30% to 40% risk of vertical transmission to the fetus. In cases where maternal CMV infection is suspected, it is important to evaluate the risk to the fetus to provide appropriate counseling and guidance to parents. This article reviews the published literature and summarizes current diagnostic and management recommendations to help answer the question, should all women be screened for CMV infection in pregnancy?[Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2010;3(4):172-179 doi: 10.3909/riog0131]© 2010 MedReviews®, LLC
Obesity in Resource-Poor Nations
Obesity is increasing in resource-poor nations at an alarming rate. Obesity is a risk factor for noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and high-risk pregnancy. The combination of obesity and its concomitant diseases affects more women than men. Obesity places a large burden on an already thinly stretched health system that creates a public health challenge. Given faster population growth, increased urbanization, and lifestyle changes, an epidemic of obesity is expected in resource-poor nations within the next decade. Diet, exercise, medication, and weight-loss surgery are methods of weight reduction, but cultural and public health considerations must be assessed when implementing these various methods of weight loss.[Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2010;3(4):180-184 doi: 10.3909/riog0135]© 2010 MedReviews®, LLC
Robotic Myomectomy: A Review of Indications and Techniques The Operator's Manual
The primary surgical techniques used in myomectomy are open surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and, recently, robot-assisted (“robotic”) surgery. The optimal surgical treatment of myomas is still a subject of debate because of the limitations of minimally invasive techniques and the disadvantages of laparotomy. In this article, the authors discuss the technique and the application of robotic myomectomy in the treatment of uterine fibroids.[Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2010;3(4):185-191 doi: 10.3909/riog0134]© 2010 MedReviews®, LLC
BRCA Mutation Carriers BRCA Gene Mutation
[Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2010;3(4):192 doi 10.3909/riog0140a]© 2010 MedReviews®, LLC
World Maternal Mortality Rates Maternal Mortality Rates
[Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2010;3(4):193-194 doi 10.3909/riog0140c]© 2010 MedReviews®, LLC
Embryo Transfers In Vitro Fertilization
[Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2010;3(4):193 doi 10.3909/riog0140b]© 2010 MedReviews®, LLC
Cerebral Palsy and Gestational Age Cerebral Palsy
[Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2010;3(4):194 doi 10.3909/riog0140d]© 2010 MedReviews®, LLC
Snippets Miscellaneous
[Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2010;3(4):194-195 doi 10.3909/riog0140e]© 2010 MedReviews®, LLC