Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Loutradis Dimitris

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) appear in approximately 10% of pregnant women. These women have higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality later in life in compared to parous normotensive controls. Several studies have demonstrated that women with preeclampsia present in a state of segmental impaired myocardial function …

Comparison of survival outcomes among patients with uterine carcinosarcoma and those with grade 3 uterine carcinoma: A systematic review of the literature

Vasilios Pergialiotis, Nikolaos Thomakos, Nikol-Natalia Armata, Efthimia Eirini Gkotsi, Andreas Konstantinos Gousias, Ioanna Kaisari, Marianna Marra, Alexandros Rodolakis, Dimitrios Haidopoulos

Introduction: Endometrial carcinosarcoma is an aggressive form of cancer that has been classified in type II endometrial carcinomas. However, survival outcomes seem to differ considerably compared to grade 3 endometrioid adenocarcinoma, the predominant form of cancer in this group of patients. The purpose of the present systematic review is to investigate overall and progression free survival in patients with endometrial carcinosarcoma to those of patients with grade 3 endometrioid adenocarcinoma …

Botryoid Rhabdomyosarcoma of the cervix: A systematic review of the literature from 1937 to 2017 – all registered cases

Eleftherios Zachariou, Ioannis Bellos, Konstantina Papadatou, Kalliopi Rodolaki, Nikolaos Thomakos, Dimitrios Haidopoulos, Alexandros Rodolakis, Vasilios Pergialiotis

Correspondence: Eleftherios Zachariou, MD, PhD, 12, Miriofitou Str., Nea Smirni 17122 – Greece, e-mail: elefthzach@gmail.com

Purpose:  Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the cervix (RMS) is a rare malignancy and occurs mainly in the first two decades of life. Botryoid rhabdomyosarcoma is a subtype of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma and is an aggressive malignancy that arises from embryonal rhabdomyoblasts. It is often found in the genital tract of infants and young children …

Perinatal outcomes following assisted reproductive technology: A Review of the Literature

Konstantina Papadatou, Eleftherios Zachariou, Vasilios Pergialiotis, George Daskalakis

Nowadays, infertility affects approximately 8-12% of the population. Μultiple causative factors are leading to the failure of subfertile couples to achieve a normal pregnancy, as well as various types of assisted reproductive techniques that have developed globally in order to confront infertility. Over the past few years, especially after the birth of the world’s first baby to be conceived by In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) …

Serum relaxin in preeclamptic and normotensive pregnant women at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital

Aloy Okechukwu Ugwu, Kehinde S Okunade, Ayodeji Ayotunde Oluwole, Sarah Ajibola John Olabode, Nneoma Kwemtochukwu Ani-Ugwu, Christian Chigozie Makwe, Emmanuel V Onyebuchi Ugwu, Sunusi-Rimi Garba

Background: Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific multi-systemic progressive disorder that is unique to human pregnancy occurring in the second half of pregnancy.  Reliable biochemical markers for prediction, diagnosis and management of preeclampsia would have a great impact on maternal health and several of these markers have been suggested …

Rare case of 4 times ectopic pregnancy on the same site

Ahmed El Gogari

In the present case report we discuss the factors that contribute to the recurrence of ectopic pregnancy in the interstitial area of the uterus. Interstitial pregnancies account for 2-6% of all ectopic pregnancies and carry a 2-5% mortality rate due to their potential to cause a life-threatening haemorrhage …