In the dawn of 2021

Loutradis Dimitris

In the dawn of 2021 and with the hope that COVID-19 will be eradicated within the forthcoming year, HJOG welcomes the new year with articles written by international collaborators….

Primary and secondary prevention of uterine cervical cancer: Up-To-Date Information, Guidelines, and the need for their application in Greece

Dimitra Mitsopoulou, Angeliki-Astero Papathanasiou, Emmanouil Kalampokas, Nikolaos Vlahos

Background/Aim: Human papilloma virus (HPV) and uterine cervical cancer (UCC) are causatively related. In Greece, evidence-based guidelines for primary and secondary prevention of UCC have yet to be developed and applied in clinical practice. Our purpose here is to present such guidelines together with up-to-date data on HPV screening protocols…

Enhanced recovery protocols after pelvic floor reconstructive surgery

Dimitrios Zacharakis, Thomas Ntounis, Michail Diakosavvas, Nikolaos Kathopoulis, Christos Kalantzis, Stavros Athanasiou, Themos Grigoriadis

Introduction: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols consist of several evidence-based interventions that have been adopted to ameliorate perioperative care. Until this day, no such specific protocols suggested for urogynecology patients, exist. However, there are recent efforts towards the development of such protocols, as it has been shown to have beneficial effects among patients undergoing other gynecological procedures…

Outcome of laparoscopic ovarian drilling (LOD) for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): A retrospective case note review

Rifat Syed, Jamal Zaidi, Nabeha Dhar

Objective: To evaluate the effectivity of laparoscopic ovarian drilling procedures at the East Sussex Healthcare Trust, UK, over the past decade on sub-fertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome, regardless of clomiphene resistance. Design: Retrospective case note review of LOD procedures Methods: Study 1: Evaluating a systematic literature review investigating ovulation and pregnancy rates following LOD…

Antenatal and perinatal factors associated with newborn behavior: A prospective cohort study

Effrosine Tsekoura, Kleopatra Chrelia, Abraham Pouliakis, Achilleas Attilakos, Paraskevi Matsota

The idea that the newborn is an uncharted and therefore pliable organism, which can be formed according to the will of its parents, has long been rejected, especially after the existence of rules of behavior not only in full-term but also in marginally premature newborns, which are affected by various both prenatal and perinatal factors. The ability of newborns to determine the rules of their behavior …

Comparison between ibuprofen and paracetamol in primary dysmenorrhea

Panagiotis Christopoulos, Maria-Konstantina Liakopoulou, Victoria Perdikari, Nicolaos Vrachnis, Theodoros Kalampokas, Nikolaos Vlachos

Background: Primary dysmenorrhea refers to the symptom of painful menstruation in the absence of identifiable pelvic or uterus pathology. Initial presentation usually occurs in adolescence and early adulthood. Medications used to treat primary dysmenorrhea include anti-inflammatory drugs, principally, ibuprofen and paracetamol…

Two critically ill pregnant patients with SARS-CoV-2: A clinical cases report from the Republic of Cyprus

Andria Syka, Kyriakos Alexandrou, Lakis Palazis

An interdisciplinary and individualized approach should be implemented with regard to the management of severe COVID-19 in pregnancy. The present study deals with the clinical course of 2 pregnant women who have been diagnosed with this disease and needed admission to an ICU and mechanical respiratory support in Cyprus. The data collection took place in a general ICU of the General Hospital of Nicosia …

Successful management of cervical ectopic pregnancy following invitro fertilisation

Aloy Okechukwu Ugwu, Christian Chigozie Makwe, Sunday Isaac Omisakin, Nneoma Kwemtochukwu Ani-ugwu, Egba Augustine, Lulu Gethrude Ojiefoh, Ifunanya Tobechukwu Okafor

We report a case of a 45-year-old woman with successful management of cervical ectopic pregnancy using ultrasound guided suction evacuation and balloon tamponade. The case report owes its significance to the high morbidity and mortality associated with this form of ectopic pregnancy in our environment, because of misdiagnosis and late presentation …