Editorial

CESAREAN EPIDEMIC: State of the art or fleeting trend?

Loutradis Dimitris

There is no doubt that we are witnessing an increasing rise in the number of cesarean deliveries performed throughout the developed world, with Greece being no exception. And even though indications may vary, it is mainly fetal disproportions and abnormal fetal …

Review

Patient controlled epidural vs intravenous analgesia in gynecologic oncology: A systematic review

Pergialiotis Vasilios, Christopoulos Evangelos, Kotrogianni Paraskevi, Koutaki Diamanto, Perrea Despina, Vlachos Dimitrios-Efthymios

Background: Gynecologic oncology surgery includes a large variety of procedures which are mainly characterized as major abdominal operations. To date, the effectiveness of patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) has not been comparedto patient-controlled intravenous analgesia(PCA) for postoperative pain management in patients undergoing these procedures …

Review

Really an epidemic of cesarean section?

Anastasakis Eleftherios, Daskalakis George

In the modern obstetric era, the obstetricians and the maternity units are asked to provide information regarding their obstetric performance. The public debate focus mainly on the percentage of cesarean births. The public belief is that the vaginal delivery is the positive obstetric outcome while caesarian birth is the negative obstetric outcome. However, this approach is not a reliable …

Review

The effect of life threatening conditions of women on perinatal outcome

Simsek Arife, Uludag Seyfettin, Benian Ali, Tuten Abdullah, Oncul Mahmut, Acikgoz S. Abdullah

Introduction: The aim of this study is to evaluate the differences in perinatal – neonatal -postneonatal deaths according to the life threatining conditions of women. Material and Methods: A retrospective study was made of records of 14.968 pregnancies. Antenatal, neonatal, postneonatal deaths were recorded. Causes of perinatal–neonatal- postneonatal deaths were examined

Case Report

Renal failure secondary to pelvic organ prolapse; Can it be predicted?

Theofanakis Charalampos, Thomakos Nikolaos, Grigoriadis Themistoklis, Athanasiou Stavros, Rodolakis Alexandros

Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition that, if left untreated, may lead to obstructive uropathy, hydronephrosis and end stage renal disease. We present a case of a patient who presented to our institution in Athens, Greece with acute kidney failure secondary to complete uterine prolapse, also referred to as procidentia

Case Report

Maternal Klippel – Trenaunay syndrome with complete hydatidiform mole and coexistent fetus: A case managed by surgical evacuation with review of literaturee

Ahmed Samy El-Agwany

Introduction: Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS) is a rare triad of congenital vascular malformations involving extensive Port wine stains, soft tissue or bone hypertrophy and underlying venous and/or lymphatic malformation affecting limb, pelvic or abdominal organs. Pregnancies with a hydatidiform mole and a live fetus are extremely rare …