Editorial

In utero predisposition

Loutradis Dimitris

In utero life appears to be the most important span of life, as the developing embryo undergoes numerous adaptations and changes, which can affect its health in later life. Nowadays, the association between environmental effects on the fetal-placental unit and the risk of morbidity in childhood and adulthood …

Review

Prediction of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in the first trimester of pregnancy

Eleftheriades M, Karopoulou E, Papastefanou I, Kappou D, Sotiriadis A, Chrousos G

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as any degree of carbohydrate intolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. This entity has been increasing in prevalence and has been associated with various maternal and perinatal adverse outcomes. There is much controversy about the diagnostic criteria and management of GDM and current screening models are based on maternal and obstetric characteristics …

Research Article

Comparative study of endometrial imaging and cytologic evaluation in perimenopause for the timely diagnosis of endometrial cancer

Vaitsi V, Moschaki V, Chatzistamatiou K, Tsertanidou A, Athanatos D, Athanasiou Ε, Loufopoulos Α, Tarlatzis Β, Agorastos T

Ιntroduction: The aim of the present study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of sono – hysterography alone or combined with liquid-based cytology (LBC) of endometrium for endometrial lesions detection in perimenopausal women with abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)…

Research Article

Mobile Cystoscope

Chatzipapas I., Kathopoulis N., Protopapas A., Kyritsis N., Vlachos D. E., Loutradis D.

Introduction: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and clinical outcome of a new setup for cystoscopy using mobile technology. Materials and Methods: A total of 20 women with indications of cystoscopy were examined according to the new setup using smartphone and portable led light sources and the standard cystoscopic setup. The image quality as far as it concerns the ability to end up with a correct diagnosis …

Case Report

Bilateral absence of common iliac artery: Abnormal internal iliac artery during ligation in conservative surgical management of placenta accreta

Ahmed Samy El-Agwany

>Background: Abnormal placental invasion has increased with persistent rise in Caesarean delivery. Management depends on accurate diagnosis and delivery should be planned at an institution with appropriate expertise and resources. Hemorrhage in pregnancy is the leading cause of maternal mortality in developing countries …