The third number of the Ginecologia.ro journal in 2020 brings to the fore the caesarean section (C-section), the most important surgical obstetrical procedure, which, according to the European Health for All database, reaches up to 40.1% in Romania, one of the highest rate in the world.
The obstetrics section of the journal includes a review focusing on the data available regarding surgical site infections in obstetrics, including risk factors, diagnosis and management.
Another article about suture techniques in caesarean section concludes that the short-term and the long-term consequences of the intervention depend on the technique used in each stage of the procedure, the choice of method being essentially influenced by the knowledge of anatomical landmarks and by the scientific evidence.
Moving on, maybe one of the most controversial articles focuses on evidence-based medicine on false beliefs about the indications of the C-section in Romania, the intriguing tale of how pregnant women request a caesarean section, sometimes encouraged by healthcare givers, analyzing, one by one, the indications that are misbelieved, such as: fetal nuchal cord, oligohydramnios at term for normally structured fetuses, maternal obesity, fetal macrosomia, the 40-week pregnancy, hepatitis B and C, human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, and uncomplicated myopia.
The articles in this journal also approach gynecology and infertility issues, such as ultrasound diagnosis of ovarian fibromas, inhib as a serum marker for postmenopausal women with epithelial ovarian cancer, and a review with the aim to identify whether poor perinatal outcomes and pregnancy complications are higher among women with poor ovarian response.
In the interdisciplinary section, it is presented one of the most effective and successful techniques for direct resin composite restorations in pregnancy: the bulk-fill technique. The authors emphasize that, in pregnant women, the characteristics of dental treatment must meet few important aspects: a minimal operative stress and trauma, if possible one-session treatment, short working time, and long-time results, meaning an increased survival rate of the restoration.
In the end, it is our great pleasure to invite all of you to two prestigious events in obstetrics and gynecology. First, The 8th Congress of The Romanian Society of Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology, which, this year, taking into account the current situation with the SARS-CoV-2 infection, will take place online, between the 1st and the 3rd of October 2020. Thereafter, also online, between the 26th and the 28th of November 2020, there will be hosted The “Vasile Dobrovici” Medical Days and The National Congress of Urogynecology.