Gynaecology, Obstetrics, and Reproductive Medicine in Daily Practice - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444519177

Gynaecology, Obstetrics, and Reproductive Medicine in Daily Practice, Volume 1279

1st Edition

Proceedings of the 15th Congress of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine in Daily Practice 2005, to be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands between 6 and 8 April 2005, ICS 1279

Editors: Evert Slager Bart Fauser Herman van Geijn Hans Brolmann Harry Vervest
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444519177
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 12th May 2005
Page Count: 476

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Table of Contents

Scientific Committee.
Introduction by the Presidents of the Scientific Committee.
Fertility research and treatment in 2005.
Anovulation diagnostics.

WHO-classification of anovulation: background, evidence and problems (M. Dhont).
PCOS: Backgrounds, evidence and problems in diagnosing the syndrome (J.S.E. Laven et al.).
Ovulation induction.
Ovulation induction with clomiphene or gonadotropins (C.B. Lambalk et al.).
Laparoscopic electrocautery of the ovaries in patients with clomiphene citrateresistant polycystic ovary syndrome (F. van der Veen et al.).
Position of alternatives: insulin sensitizers and others (P. van Zonneveld).
Ovarian stimulation.
'Controlled' ovarian stimulation: who's kidding who? (N. Macklon).
Ovarian stimulation havoc (P.A. van Dop).
Outcome of ovarian stimulation, pregnancy rates and multiple pregnancies (P. De Sutter).
Intrauterine insemination: facts and fairy-tales (B.J. Cohlen).
Keynote lectures.
Is women's emancipation still compatible with reproduction in this century? (E.R. te Velde).
Reproduction and demography in Europe (H. Leridon).
Gynaecology - prevention, diagnostics and therapy in 2005.
Chronic pelvic pain.

Epidemiology of chronic pelvic pain (K.T. Zondervan, S.H. Kennedy).
Laparoscopic adhesiolysis for chronic abdominal pain is not indicated (D. Swank).
Chronic pelvic pain: Sailing between the "Scylla" and the "Charybdis" (A.A.W. Peters).
Keynote lecture.
Is the sexological issue inadequately recognised in gynaecology? (H. Joos, R.-M. Van Hoof).
HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) after occupational and non-occupational exposure (J.M. Prins).
Strategies for the prevention of neonatal herpes: just a matter of opinion? (W.I. van der Meijden).
Congenital cytomegalovirus infection: is screening desirable? (W. Foulon).
Aerobic vaginitis: Abnormal vaginal flora entity that is distinct from bacterial vaginosis (G.G.G. Donders et al.).
Precision control of white corpuscles for cancer immunotherapy (C.J.M. Melief).
Keynote lecture.
Postmenopausal hormone therapy and cancer risk (P. Kenemans, R.A. Verstraeten, R.H.M. Verheijen).
Endometrial carcinoma.
Diagnostic strategies in endometrial cancer (D. Timmerman, T. Van den Bosch).
Investigations into the molecular background of endometrial cancer (L.J. Blok, C.W. Burger).
Sex hormones, anti-hormones and adenocarcinoma of the endometrium (P. Kenemans, R.A. Verstraeten).
Surgical staging in endometrial cancer (M.J. Mourits, J.G. Aalders).
The role of radiotherapy in the treatment of endometrial carcinoma (C.L. Creutzberg).
Keynote lecture.
Molecular biology of benign tumours (C. Braem, J. Declercq, W. Van de Ven).
New diagnostics and operating techniques.
Do we need guidelines for the introduction of new interventions? Views from the UK, the USA, The Netherlands, and Ancient Greece (W.M. Ankum).
Intravenous contrast ultrasound in gynecology (C. Van Holsbeke, D. Timmerman).
EMMY trial: a randomised comparison of uterine artery embolisation and hysterectomy for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids (W.J.K. Hehenkamp et al.).
Hysteroscopic sterilization: away with the laparoscope? (A.L. Thurkow).
New haemostatic technologies; has conventional ligation become obsolete? (P. van Kesteren).
Postgraduate course prenatal imaging and screening.
The mid-gestational scan (M.C. Haak).
Ultrasound examination in twin pregnancies (M. Sueters, D. Oepkes).
Nuchal translucency (I. Witters, Ph. Moerman, J.P. Fryns).
First trimester ultrasound screening for chromosomal anomalies: Fetal nasal bone
evaluation and maxillary length measurement (C.M. Bilardo).
Towards a national program for Down syndrome and neural tube defect screening in the Netherlands (P.C.J.I. Schielen, L.H. Elvers, J.G. Loeber).
On screening for Down syndrome (J.M.M. van Lith).
Organization of screening Down syndrome in the Netherlands (A.T.J.I. Go).
Fetal aneuploidy screening practice in Flanders and Belgium (W. Gyselaers, A. Vereecken, J. Nijhuis).
Prenatal screening and the communication and perception of risks (D.R.M. Timmermans).
Obstetrics - preconceptional, antenatal and perinatal prevention of morbidity and mortality in 2005.
Preconceptional counselling.

Recurrent miscarriage (N. Exalto).
Prepregnancy counseling: preterm birth (D.N.M. Papatsonis).
Preconception care of women with diabetes (M.G.A.J. Wouters).
Long-term follow-up after pre-eclampsia/HELLP syndrome (M. van Pampus).
Keynote lectures.
Preconception care. Teratogenic risks of medication (E.A.P. Steegers).
Molecular biology related to pre-eclampsia (C. Williamson).
Antepartum foetal care.
Amniotic fluid volume (P. Defoort).
Fetal growth (K.W.M. Bloemenkamp).
The role of venous Doppler studies in the monitoring of growth-restricted fetuses (C.M. Bilardo, A.A. Baschat).
The value of uterine artery Doppler flow velocity in the prediction of uncomplicated pregnancies (S.G. Oei).
Antenatal cardiotocography (G.H.A. Visser).
Keynote lecture.
When to deliver the small, for gestational age, fetus? (J.G. Thornton).
Intrapartum fortal care.
Intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring (H.P. van Geijn).
Intrapartum fetal surveillance: Monitoring fetal oxygenation with fetal blood sampling and umbilical cord blood analysis (P. van den Berg).
ST-analysis (Y. Jacquemyn).
Hypoxic–ischemic encephalopathy: facts and insights (G. Braems).
Early and long-term consequences of intrapartum asphyxia (E. Ortibus).
Postpartum haemorrhage.
Misoprostol in the management of postpartum haemorrhage (A.H. Feitsma, H.H.H. Kanhai).
Medical therapies for primary postpartum hemorrhage (A.C. Bolte, L.S. Bouma, H.P. van Geijn).
Surgical treatment of postpartum haemorrhage (H.W. Bruinse, G.C.H. Metz, A. Kwee).
Newborn life support.
Newborn life support (J.F.M. Bruinenberg).
Postgraduate course vaginal prolapse and urine incontinence.
Vaginal prolapse.

Distribution of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in the general population (M.C.P. Slieker-ten Hove et al.).
Synthetic and biodegradable prostheses in pelvic floor surgery (J. Deprest et al.).
Review of surgical techniques to insert implants in urogynaecology (P. Hinoul).
The role of laparoscopy in genital prolapse (H. Brölmann).
Keynote lecture.
European Urogynaecology Association — A new perspective to practice urogynaecology in Europe (H. Koelbl).
Urine incontinence.
Diagnosis and treatment of the overactive bladder syndrome (C.H. van der Vaart, J.P.W.R. Roovers).
Treatment of urge urinary incontinence when drug treatment fails (J.P.F.A. Heesakkers).
Medicinal treatment of stress urinary incontinence among women (M.E. Vierhout).
Which sling for stress urinary incontinence? (H.A.M. Vervest).
Author index.
Keyword index.


Gynaecology, Obstetrics, and Reproductive Medicine in Daily Practice is a unique publication aimed at the non-academic practicing gynaecologist, and students alike. The papers included in the book are written by invited speakers who attended the 15th Congress of Infertility, Gynaecology and Obstetrics. All the information is important to both doctors in training as well as qualified gynaecologists. Certain sections are interesting to fertility specialists as well as midwives. This is a useful tool to refresh and enhance skills in the fields of gynaecology, urogynaecology, obstetrics and reproductive medicine. The emphasis has been put on accomplishments achieved as opposed to ongoing controversies in the field.

Key Features

  • The book has a clear, primary target group.
  • The book provides refresher and enhancing opportunities for all subspecialisations: gynaecology, urogynaecology, obstetrics and reproductive medicine
  • Emphasis on the consensus achieved rather than ongoing controversies


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About the Editors

Evert Slager

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, IJsselland Hospital, Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands

Bart Fauser

Affiliations and Expertise

Department in Reproductive Medicine, Division of Perinatology and Gynaecology, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Herman van Geijn

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hans Brolmann

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Gynaecology, VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Harry Vervest

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St. Elisabeth Hospital, Tilburg, The Netherlands