Editorial

Female genital malformations in ESHRE future

Loutradis Dimitris

The female genital malformations, that are frequent but not always detected, constitute a genuine barrier in fertilization and at the same time a cause of verbal confusion in medical understanding. Up until now, the systems that have been proposed for their classification are the American Fertility Society (AFS), the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (AFS, 1988) and the Vagina, Cervix, …

Mini Review

Sentinel lymph node biopsy. A prospective medical advance to substitute the pelvic lymphadenectomyin early cervical cancer. A reappraisal

Anastasios Pandraklakis, Nikolaos Thomakos, Ioannis Thanopoulos, Dimitrios Vlachos, Maria D. Oikonomou, Dimitrios Chaidopoulos, Alexandros Rodolakis

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common malignancy in the female population and was the ninth cause of deaths in the female population in 2016. According to the American Cancer Society, 13240 new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed in the USA in the year 2018, while 4170 women will die from the disease. Unfortunately,40% of them concern women younger than 45 years old in their reproductive age…

Review

Classification and diagnosis of congenital malformations of the female genital tract according to ESHRE/ESGE

Anastasios Makedos, Grigoris Grimbizis

Congenital malformations of the female genital tract affect 4-7% of the female population. They are mainly detected at reproductive age during the investigation for infertility. Accurate classification is vital for the effective management. In need of a more detailed description of these anomalies, clinical usefulness and simplicity ESHRE and ESGE introduced in 2013 the new classification system and further in 2016…

Review

Management of low and high grade squamous intraepithelial lesions during pregnancy

Panagakis G., Theofanakis H, Pappa K, Loutradis D.

Despite significant advances regarding screening and treatment of cervical dysplasia, cervical cancer in fertile age is becoming more and more common in the last two decades. Cervical cancer screening ideally detects preinvasive lesions that can be eradicated or early stage cervical cancer that can be successfully treated. Cervical cancer screening was previously limited to cervical cytology. However, during the past decade…

Research Article

Assessment of performance of midwives and pediatricians in preparation for receiving a neonate immediately after birth. A prospective observational study.

Lambros Mpoltsis, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Theodoros Xanthos, Nicoletta Iacovidou, Athanasios Chalkias, Evangelia Kouskouni, Demetrios Valsamidis

Background. The 2015 European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Guidelines for Resuscitation and support of transition of babies at birth stress the importance of adequate preparation by the healthcare professionals who are going to receive the newborn immediately after birth in order to avoid preventable neonate deterioration. Midwives and pediatricians are the healthcare professionals in the frontline of neonate reception…