Editorial

Semen infection

Loutradis Dimitris

Semen infection contributes approximately to 10-30% of infertility cases in young couples. The infection harms sperm production, motility and function, while the shady nature of the process,makesits detection difficult resulting frequentlyinasymptomaticand extremely contagious infection of the sexual partner. Symptoms and signs like discomfort, recurrent pregnancy loss, amniotic fluid infection …

Research Article

Antibiotic resistance profiles from isolated bacteria in outpatient infertility clinic in Greece

Karakalpakis D, Kostaras K, Asonitis K, Dimitriadi D, Pittaras T, Charvalos E, Daikos G, Mantzourani M, Pappa K

Aim: To investigate the prevalence of common aerobic gram positive and gram negative bacteria, Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma urealyticum and Chlamydia trachomatis in symptomatic and asymptomatic Greek patients and to determine antibiotic resistance profiles. Methods: This retrospective study included a total of 316 adult men examined at the Assisted Reproduction Department …

Research Article

The outcome of endometrial ablation at Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital between 2001-2016

Ahmed El Gohari

Objective: to determine the long term risk of hysterectomy following balloon endometrial ablation. Design: retrospective cohort study. Setting: A teaching university NHS hospital(Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital. Methods: Patients having balloon endometrial ablation were prospectively recorded in an operating room log-book between 2001 to 2016. This logbook was used to search the pathology laboratory …

Case Report

Neurofibromatosis-1 and Pregnancy: Case report

Kalmantis K, Petsa A, Daskalakis G, Alexopoulos E, Korovesi E, Antsaklis P, Karagkiouzis T

Introduction: Neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF-1) is one of the most common genetic diseases following an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern. Maternal and fetal complications have been reported. Purpose: To present a very interesting and rare case report regarding neurofibromatosis – 1 (NF-1) in pregnancy and to create a complete review concerning this genetic disease …

Case Report

Extra abdominal desmoid tumor (fibromatosis) of the breast

Ioannidis C

Desmoid tumors (or fibromatosis) of the breast are very rare findings. Their clinical and imaging features can easily mislead diagnosis, the lesions being diagnosed as breast cancer. The case of a 46-year old female patient, who presented a desmoid tumor in the area of a previously excised accessory breast, is reported. A review of the international literature revealed no other similar case. The differential diagnosis …