Women's Health and Disease: Gynecologic, Endocrine, and Reproductive Issues


The entire span of a woman's reproductive years and beyond is the scope of this volume, which presents research covering events from first menstruation through the post-menopausal years. Special care has been taken to balance basic research and clinical information. The volume comprises chapters on first menstruation, hypothalamic amenorrhea, implantation and recurrent abortion, XX metabolic syndrome, endometriosis, menopause, osteoporosis, minimally invasive surgery, assisted reproduction, ultrasound imaging in ...

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The entire span of a woman's reproductive years and beyond is the scope of this volume, which presents research covering events from first menstruation through the post-menopausal years. Special care has been taken to balance basic research and clinical information. The volume comprises chapters on first menstruation, hypothalamic amenorrhea, implantation and recurrent abortion, XX metabolic syndrome, endometriosis, menopause, osteoporosis, minimally invasive surgery, assisted reproduction, ultrasound imaging in obstetrics, estrogen receptor modulators, and urogynecology. Papers on fertility drugs and gynecologic cancer, contraception today, prenatal genetic diagnosis, cloning and stem cells, transdermal hormone therapy, and estrogen and brain function will also be included. Authors from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics will address issues such as, Is there an optimal rate for cesarean section? and fistulas in Africa, as well as perinatal mortality in Europe.

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Table of Contents

Foreword : George Creatsas, George Mastorakos, George P. Chrousos.

Part I: Introduction:.

1. Contraception Today: Giuseppe Benagiano, Carlo Bastianelli & Manuela Farris.

2. Metabolic Syndrome and Women's Health: A. Mitrakou.

Part II: The First Menstruation:.

3. From Menarche to Regular Menstruation: Endocrinological Background: Ioannis E. Messinis.

4. Presence or Absence of Mestruation in Young Girls: Margaret Rees.

5. A Behind-the-Scene Look at the Safety Assessment of Feminine Hygiene Pads: Miranda A. Farage.

Part III: Adolescent Medicine:.

6. Contraception in Adolescence: Efthimios Deligeoroglou, Panagiotis Christopoulos, George Creatsas.

7. Anorexia Nervosa: Vicenza Bruni.

8. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach of Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: Alessandro D. Genazzani, Federica Ricchieri, Chiara Lanzoni, Claudia Strucchi, Hilda Mehmeti.

9. The Use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: Sarah L. Berga, Tammy L. Loucks.

Part IV: Female Metabolic Syndrome and Chronic Inflammation:.

10. Ovarian and Adrenal Hyperandrogenism: Enrico Carmina.

11. Causes of Intrauterine Growth Restriction and the Postnatal Development of the Metabolic Syndrome: George Valsamakis, Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein, Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner, George Mastorakos.

12. Premature Adrenarche Leads to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? Long-term Consequences: Eleni Kousta.

13. PCOS: A Multifaceted Disease from Adolescence to Adult Age: Renato Pasquali and Alessandra Gambineri.

14. Indices of Low-Grade Inflammation in PCOS: Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis, Thomas Paterakis, Helen A. Kandarakis.

Part V: Minimally Invasive Surgery:.

15. The Retroperitoneal Approach in Minimally Invasive Pelvic Surgery: Jean-Bernard Dubuisson, Yannick de Dycker, Michal Yaron.

16. Laparoscopic Mangement of Hydrosalpinx: John N. Bontis, Theodoros D. Theodoridis.

17. Laparoscopic Management of the Adnexal Mass: George Pados, Dimitris Tsolakidis, John Bontis.

18. Safety Issues of Hysteroscopic Surgery: Minas Paschopoulos, Nikolaos P. Polyzos, Lazaros G. Lavasidis, Thomas Vrekoussis, Nikolaos Dalkalitsis, Evangelos Paraskevaidis.

Part VI: Assisted Reproduction:.

19. Oocyte Maturation in Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Dimitrios Loutradis.

20. Prevention and Management of the Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome: N. Vlahos.

21. Fertility Drugs and Gynecologic Cancer: Themis Mantzavinos and Nikos Kanakas.

22. Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis: George Maroulis.

Part VII: Fetal-Maternal Medicine:.

23. Recent Developments in the Detection of Fetal Single Gene Differences in Maternal Plasma and the Role of the Size Fractionation: Ying Li, Sinuhe Hahn, Wolfgang Holzgreve.

24. Routine Ultrasound in Low-Risk Obstetric Population: Aris J. Antsaklis.

25. Intrauterine Growth Restriction, Brain-Sparing Effect and Neurotrophins: Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner, K.E. Nikolaou, K-P. Puchner.

26. Doppler Assessment of the Intrauterine Growth Restricted Fetus: Dimitrios Botsis, Nicholaos Vrachnis, George Christodoulacos.

27. The Symmetric Small for Gestational Age Fetus: Nikolaos Vrachnis, Dimitrios Botsis, Zoe Iliodromiti.

28. Reproductive Corticotropin Releasing Hormone: Nikolaos Vitoratos, Dimitrios C. Papatheodorou, Sophia Kalantaridou, George Mastorakos.

Part VIII: Treating Menopausal Women Under the WHI Shadow:.

29. Pitfalls of the WHIs: George Mastorakos, Vaggelis Gr. Sakkas, George Creatsas.

30. Hormone Replacement Therapy and Cardioprotection. What is Good and What is Bad for the Cardiovascular System: Giuseppe M.C. Rosano, Cristiana Vitale, Massimo Fini.

31. Hormone Replacement Therapy in Breast Cancer Survivors: Antonios M. Xydakis, Vaggelis Gr. Sakkas, George Mastorakos.

32. Potential Biological Functions Emerging from the Different Estrogen Receptors: Karen D. Carpenter and Kenneth S. Korach.

33. The Cardiovascular Effects of SERMs: George E. Christodoulakos, Irene V. Lambrinoudaki, Dimitrios C. Botsis.

Part IX: Menopause-Osteoporosis:.

34. Bone Remodelling: Dimitrios J. Hadjidakis, Ioannis I. Androulakis.

35. Bisphosphonates: Irene Lambrinoudaki, George Christodoulakos, Dimitrios Botsis.

36. Strontium Ranelate: A novel treatment in postmenopausal osteoporosis: S. Tournis, G.P. Lyritis, D. Economopoulos.

Part X: Selected Research Papers:.

37. Myomectomy during Cesarean Section-A Safe Procedure?: Dimitrios Hassiakos, Panagiotis Christopoulos, Nicolaos Vitoratos, E. Xarchoulakou, G. Vaggos, K. Papadias.

38. Maternal Age and the Duration of the Second Stage of Labor: K. Papadias K., Panagiotis Christopoulos, E. Deligeoroglou, Nicolaos Vitoratos, Evangelos Makrakis, P. Kaltapanidou, A. Tsoukas, George Creatsas.

39. Poor Responders in IVF: Cancellation of a First Cycle is not Predictive for a Subsequent Failure: Stavroula Baka, Evangelos Makrakis, Despoina Tzanakaki, Socrates Konidaris, Dimitris Hassiakos, Theodoros Moustakarias, George Creatsas.

40. The Varying Patterns of Neurotrophin Changes in the Perinatal Period: K.E. Nikolaou, A. Malamitsi-Puchner, T. Boutsikou, E. Economou, M. Boutsikou, K-P. Puchner, Stavroula Baka, Dimitris Hassiakos.

41. Insulin-like Growth Factor – 1 Isoforms mRNA Expression in Women with Endometriosis: Eutopic Endometrium vs Endometriotic Cyst: Dimitrios Milingos, Haralampos Katopodis, Spyros Milingos, Athanasios Protopapas, George Creatsas, Stelios Michalas, Aris Antsaklis, Michael Koutsilieris.

42. Possible Early Prediction of Preterm Birth by Determination of Novel Pro-inflammatory Factors in Mid-Trimester Amniotic Fluid: Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner, Nikolaos Vrachnis, Evi Samoli, Stavroula Baka, Zoe Iliodromiti, Karl-Philipp Puchner, Pantelis Malligianis, Dimitrios Hassiakos.

43. Effect of Prolactin in the Absence of hCG on Maturation, Fertilization and Embryonic Development of in vitro Matured Mouse Oocytes: Erasmia Kiapekou, Evangelia Zapanti, George Mastorakos, Panagiotis Beretsos, Ritsa Bletsa, Peter Drakakis, Dimitris Loutradis, Aristidis Antsaklis.

44. The Greek Experience in the Use of Thermachoice(TM) for Treating Heavy.

Menstrual Bleeding: A Prospective Study: Minas Paschopoulos, Lazaros Lavasidis, Thomas Vrekoussis, Nikolaos Polyzos, Nikolaos Dalkalitsis, Panagiotis Stamatopoulos, Odysseas Grigoriou, Nikolaos Vlachos, Panagiotis Skolarikos, George Adonakis, Anastasia Goumenou, George Lalios, George Maroulis, Evangelos Paraskevaidis

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