Women's Health and Disease / Edition 1

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This field of women’s health and disease has been attracting the attention of the scientific community over the past 50 years. At the dawn of the 21st century a substantial amount of accumulated knowledge has found its way to clinical application giving rise, however, to new pertinent questions. The volume covers issues concerning women's health and disease, keeping a particular interest on gynecology, obstetrics, endocrinology, and assisted reproduction. The volume includes contributions that present a balance not only between basic and clinical science, but also between preventive and therapeutic approaches.

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Continuing education and clinical research for the training of obstetricians and gynecologists in Europe
George Creatsas and George Mastorakos

The role of gonadotropins in the follicular phase
Ioannis E. Messinis, Christina I. Messini and Konstantinos Dafopoulos

Bone acquisition during adolescence in athletes
Kostas B. Markou, Anastasia Theodoropoulou, Athanasios Tsekouras, Apostolos G. Vagenakis and Neoklis A. Georgopoulos

Umbilical cord blood stem cells: what to expect
Xiao Yan Zhong, Bei Zhang, Reza Asadollahi, Shyan Huey Low and Wolfgang Holzgreve

Evaluation and management of adolescent amenorrhea
Efthimios Deligeoroglou, Nikolaos Athanasopoulos, Pandelis Tsimaris, Konstantinos D. Dimopoulos, Nikolaos Vrachnis and G. Creatsas

Athletic amenorrhea: energy deficit or psychogenic challenge?
Samuel A. Pauli and Sarah L. Berga

The influence of intensive physical training on growth and pubertal development in athletes
Neoklis A. Georgopoulos, Nikolaos D. Roupas, Anastasia Theodoropoulou, Athanasios Tsekouras, Apostolos G. Vagenakis and Kostas B. Markou

Pathophysiology of bone loss in the female athlete
Irene Lambrinoudaki and Dimitra Papadimitriou

Can HPV testing replace the pap smear?
Theodoros Agorastos, Alexandros Sotiriadis and Konstantinos Chatzigeorgiou

Clinical management of HPV-related disease of the lower genital tract
M. Kyrgiou, G. Valasoulis, C. Founta, G. Koliopoulos, P. Karakitsos, M. Nasioutziki, I. Navrozoglou, N. Dalkalitsis and E. Paraskevaidis

The role of stress in female reproduction and pregnancy: an update
Thomas Vrekoussis, Sophia N. Kalantaridou, George Mastorakos, Emmanuel Zoumakis, Antonis Makrigiannakis, Marika Syrrou, Lazaros G. Lavasidis, Kostas Relakis and George P. Chrousos

The effects of adipose tissue and adipocytokines in human pregnancy
G. Valsamakis, S. Kumar, G. Creatsas and G. Mastorakos

The role of adipocytokines in fetal growth
Despina D. Briana and Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner

Establishing consensus criteria for the diagnosis of diabetes in pregnancy following the HAPO study
Eran Hadar and Moshe Hod

Perinatal mortality in diabetic pregnancy
N. Vitoratos, N. Vrachnis, G. Valsamakis, K. Panoulis and G. Creatsas

Fetal origins of adult diabetes
Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein

Coagulation disorders in pregnancy: acquired and inherited thrombophilias
Chiara Benedetto, Luca Marozio, Anna Maria Tavella, Loredana Salton, Sara Grivon and Francesca Di Giampaolo

Intrauterine inflammation and preterm delivery
N. Vrachnis, N. Vitoratos, Z. Iliodromiti, S. Sifakis, E. Deligeoroglou and G. Creatsas

Management of premature prelabor rupture of the membranes
Helena Strevens, Kirsten Allen and Jim G. Thornton

Neonatal outcome of preterm delivery
Nicoletta Iacovidou, Marianna Varsami and Angeliki Syggellou

Is it possible to reduce obstetrical brachial plexus palsy by optimal management of shoulder dystocia?
Stergios K. Doumouchtsis and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Congenital cytomegalovirus infection
Angeliki Syggelou, N. Iacovidou, S. Kloudas, Z. Christoni and V. Papaevangelou

Fetal origins of the metabolic syndrome (pages 148–155)
Nektaria Xita and Agathocles Tsatsoulis

The impact of insulin resistance on woman's health and potential treatment options
Konstantinos Lois, Georgios Valsamakis, Georgio Mastorakos and Sudhesh Kumar

Diagnosis and management of hirsutism
Héctor F. Escobar-Morreale

Polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescence
Vincenzina Bruni, Metella Dei, Sara Nannini, Daniela Balzi and Daniela Nuvolone

Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-? and -d polymorphisms in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
P. Christopoulos, G. Mastorakos, M. Gazouli, E. Deligeoroglou, I. Katsikis, E. Diamanti-Kandarakis, D. Panidis and G. Creatsas

Metformin in polycystic ovary syndrome
Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis, Frangiskos Economou, Sotiria Palimeri and Charikleia Christakou

Evidence-based management of poor ovarian response
Christos A. Venetis, Efstratios M. Kolibianakis, Theoni B. Tarlatzi and Basil C. Tarlatzis

Endometriosis and assisted reproduction techniques
Päivi Härkki, Aila Tiitinen and Olavi Ylikorkala

Fertility drugs and ovarian cancer risk: a critical review of the literature
Nikos F. Vlahos, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos and George Creatsas

Cryopreservation of human genetic material
Yoel Shufaro and Joseph G. Schenker

Update on the role of ovarian corticotropin-releasing hormone
Erasmia Kiapekou, Evangelia Zapanti, George Mastorakos and Dimitris Loutradis

The future of women's contraception: stakes and modalities
Justine Hugon-Rodin, Nathalie Chabbert-Buffet and Philippe Bouchard

Hormonal contraception in obesity, the metabolic syndrome, and diabetes
Sven O. Skouby

Estrogen therapy and Alzheimer's dementia
Michael C. Craig and D.G.M. Murphy

Menopause and sexuality: key issues in premature menopause and beyond
Alessandra Graziottin

Effectiveness of phytoestrogens in climacteric medicine
Farook Al-Azzawi and May Wahab

Is the decrease in breast cancer incidence related to a decrease in postmenopausal hormone therapy?
A. Gompel and G. Plu-Bureau

Bone anabolic versus bone anticatabolic treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis
George P. Lyritis, Thomas Georgoulas and Christos P Zafeiris

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