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A selection of the most recent publications:
Visser GHA, Ayres-de-Campos D, Rane A, Gupta S; FIGO Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health Committee. FIGO Statement: Restrictive use rather than routine use of episiotomy. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2019 Jul; 146(1):17-19.
Visser GHA, Stones W,
; FIGO Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health Committee. Framework for safe delivery: A call to action. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2019 Jul; 146(1):1-2.
Ballout R, Ghanem R,
, Hallal A,
. Splenic Artery Aneurysm (SAA) rupture in pregnancy: A case report of a rare but life-threatening obstetrical complication. J Womens Health Dev 2019 May 16;2(1):20-28.
Ghulmiyyah L, Nassar AH
, Sassine D, Khoury S,
, Ramadan H, Najem E, Berjawi G. Accuracy of pelvic ultrasound in diagnosing adnexal torsion. Radiol Res Pract 2019 Jul. [ahead of print].
Stones W, Visser GHA, Theron G,
for FIGO Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health Committee. FIGO Statement: Staffing requirements for delivery care, with special reference to low- and middle-income countries. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2019, Mar 30. [ahead of print].
Shobeiri SA, Kerkhof MH, Minassian VA,
. IUGA Research and Development Committee. IUGA committee opinion: Laser-based vaginal devices for treatment of stress urinary incontinence, genitourinary syndrome of menopause, and vaginal laxity. Int Urogynecol J 2019;30(3):371-376.
Talab S, Al-Badr A, AlKusayer GM, Dawood A,
. Correlates of vaginal laxity symptoms in women attending a urogynecology clinic in Saudi Arabia. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2019, Mar 29. [ahead of print].
Feghali J, El Semesmani H, Abboud A, Chacra L, Choucai K, Feniano M, Al Jebbawi L, El Sayed F,
El Kak F,
Adib S.Disclosure of diagnosis and prognosis to cancer patients in traditional societies: A qualitative assessment from Lebanon. J Epidemiol Pub Health 2019;4(2):109-116.
Farra C, Dagher C, Badra R, Hammoud M, Alameddine R,
Awwad J, Seoud M,
Abbas J, Boulos F, El Saghir N, Mukreij D. BRCA mutation screening and patterns among high-risk Lebanese subjects. Hered Cancer Clin Pract 2019 Jan;17:4.
Khalife D, El Housheimi A,
, Saba CS,
, Rammal R, Abdallah IE, Abdallah R. Treatment of cervical cancer metastatic to the abdominal wall with reconstruction using a composite myocutaneous flap: A case report. Gynecol Oncol Rep 2018;27:38-41.
Kutteh W. Review of current guidelines for recurrent pregnancy loss: New strategies for optimal evaluation of women who may be superfertile. Semin Perinatol 2018, Dec 20. [ahead of print]
Nassif J, Khalil A, Ghazeeri G,
Taher A. Ovarian teratoma: Yet another cause of immune thrombocytopenia. Int J Womens Health 2018;10:567-570.
Visser GHA, Ayres-de-Campos D, Barnea ER, de Bernis L, Di Renzo GC, Vidarte MFE, Lloyd I,
, et al. FIGO position paper: How to stop the caesarean section epidemic. Lancet 2018 Oct 13;392(10155):1286-1287.
Ghunaim S, Ghazeeri G
. Polycystic ovary syndrome: Facts beyond reproduction. A short review. J Genitourin Disord 2018;2(1):1007.
Abiad F, Khalife D, Safadi B, Alami R,
The effect of bariatric surgery on inflammatory markers in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Diabetes Metab Syndr 2018 Nov;12(6):999-1005.
El Achi H,
, Abou Daya S, Halabi S, Damianos S, Mahfouz R. The association between cardiovascular disease gene mutations and recurrent pregnancy loss in the Lebanese population. Mol Biol Rep 2018 Oct;45(5):911-916.
Choucair F, Awwad J.
Non-invasive pre-implantation genetic testing of human embryos: An emerging concept. Hum Reprod 2018, Oct 24. [ahead of print].
Kaddoura R, DeJong J, Zurayk H, Kabakian T, Abbyad C,
. Episiotomy practice in the Middle East: A Lebanese teaching tertiary care center experience. Women Birth 2018, Jul 26. [ahead of print].
, Abdul-Kadir R, Breymann C, Fraser IS, Taher A. Impact and management of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in women’s health. Expert Rev Hematol 2018 Sep;11(9):727-736.
Yelland LN, Schuit E, Zamora J, Middleton PF, Lim AC,
, et al. Correlation between neonatal outcomes of twins depends on the outcome: Secondary analysis of twelve randomised controlled trials. BJOG 2018, May 22. [ahead of print].
Alejo M, Alemany L, Clavero O, Quiros B, Vighi S,
, et al. Contribution of human papillomavirus in neuroendocrinetumors from a series of 10,575 invasive cervical cancer cases. Papillomavirus Res 2018;5:134-142.
El Achi H;
Abou Daya S; Halabi S; Damianos S; Mahfouz R. The association between cardiovascular disease gene mutations and recurrent pregnancy loss in the Lebanese population.Mol Biol Rep. 2018 Jul 4. [Epub ahead of print]
; Ghantous A; Zaatari G. Associations of semen quality with non-essential heavy metals in blood and seminal fluid: data from the Environment and Male Infertility (EMI) study in Lebanon. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2018 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print]
Zaraket H. Pityriasis rosea-like eruption associated with ondansetron use in pregnancy. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2018 May; 84(5): 1077-1080.
Mirza FG, Ghulmiyyah LM,
Tamim H, Makki M, Jeha D,
.To ignore or not to ignore placental calcifications on prenatal ultrasound: a systematic review and meta-analysis.J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2018 Mar;31(6):797-804
Nassif J, Khalil A, Aswad N, Abu Musa A
, Rameh G. Endometriosis and Epigenetics: What do we Know? Women's Health open J 2018 March; 4(1):1-7.
Hobeika E, Usta IM
, Helou R, Jabak S,
Kak FE, Nassar AH
. Practice and attitudes towards immunization among Lebanese obstetricians and gynecologists. Hum Vaccin Immunother 2018, Feb 20, 2018.
, Kerkhof MH, Takahashi SI, Abdel-Fattah M; IUGA Research and Development Committee. Management of post-midurethral sling voiding dysfunction. Int Urogynecol J 2018;29(1):23-28.
Kabakian-Khasholian T, Mourtada R, Bashour H,
, Zurayk H. Perspectives of displaced Syrian women and service providers on fertility behavior and available services in West Bekaa, Lebanon. Reprod Health Matters 2017;25 (S1):S75-S86.
Hamdan AL, Ziade G, Tabet G, Btaiche R, Fakhri G, Yatim F, Sarieddine D,
. Vocal symptoms and acoustic findings in menopausal women in comparison to pre-menopause women with body mass index as a confounding variable. J Menopausal Med 2017 Aug;23(2):117-123.
El Kak F
, El Salibi N, Yasmine R, Ghandour L. Hymen protection and the sexual practices, perceptions, and attitudes of female university students from Lebanon. Int J Gynecol Obstet 2017 Nov;139(2):155-163.
Yared G, Jaffal M, Ayoubi M, Hasbini M,
. When the mirror’s image deceives: A case review. LMJ 2017;65:237-24.
, Nahouli H,
, Mikhael E, Gharzeddine W,
. Epinephrine-induced Takotsubo cardiomyopathy during laparoscopic myomectomy: Case report and review of the literature. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2017 Sep-Oct; 24(6):1037-39.
, Issa K, Baydoun E, Eid AH. Raynaud’s phenomenon: A brief review of the underlying mechanisms. Front Pharmacol 2016 Nov 16;7:438.
, Khoury S,
, Eid J,
. Advanced paternal age: How does it affect fertility and pregnancy related outcomes? LMJ 2017. [ahead of print].
Lakissian Z, Suleiman A,
, Sharara-Chami R. Hybrid simulation in teaching breast examination to medical students. J Cancer Educ 2017. [ahead of print].
Abbas HA, Zebian D,
. Management of weight loss in obesity-associated male infertility: a spotlight on bariatric surgery. Hum Fertil (Camb). 2017 Dec;20(4):227-235.
, Xiong Y, Ebbert J, Lancaster JM. Complementary and alternative Medicine Use in Individuals Presenting for Care at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Integr Cancer Ther. 2017 Mar;16(1):96-103 Epub 2016 Jul 21.
Mirza F, Ghulmiyyah L
, Tamim H, Makki M, Jeha D,
. Placenta calcifications on prenatal ultrasound: to ignore or not to ignore? J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2017 Mar 6:1-8. [ahead of print].
, Stewart WF. Clinical epidemiological insights into urinary incontinence. Int Urogynecol J 2017 Mar 20. [ahead of print].
Hamdan AL, Tabet G, Fakhri G, Sarieddine D, Btaiche R,
. Effect of hormonal replacement therapy on voice. J Voice 2017 Mar 27. [ahead of print].
, Tamim H, Makki M, Jeha D,
.To ignore or not to ignore placental calcifications on prenatal ultrasound: a systematic review and meta-analysis
J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. Mar 2017.
Ghandour L, Minassian V, Al-Badr A, Abou Ghaida R, Geagea S,
. Prevalence and degree of bother of pelvic floor disorder symptoms among women from primary care and specialty clinics in Lebanon: an exploratory study. Int Urogynecol J 2017;28(1):105-118.
, Rosenbaum T. The impact of culture and ethnicity on sexuality and sexual function. Curr Sex Health Rep 2016;8:144.
. Cultural aspects in sexual function and dysfunction in the geriatric population: a review of the current literature and clinical overview of clinicalinterventions with efficacy. Top Geriatr Rehabil 2016;32:56-166.
, Nasr R, Berjawi G, Zaatari G, Seoud T, Shatila A,
Placenta accreta: Elective versus emergent delivery as a major predictor of blood loss. J Neonatal Perinatal Med 2016.
Postpartum sacral stress fracture: a case report. BioMed Central 2016;16(1):96.
, Gebeily S, Kobeissy F, Fares Y. Pregnancy outcomes in Lebanese women with multiple sclerosis (the LeMS study): a prospective multicentre study. BMJ Open 2016;6(5):e011210.
Naja F, Nasreddine L, Al Thani AA, Yunis K, Clinton M,
, Farhat Jarrar S, Moghames P,
, et al. Study protocol: Mother and Infant Nutritional Assessment (MINA) cohort study in Qatar and Lebanon. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2016;16(1):98.
El Hayek S, Bitar L, Hamdar LH,
, Daoud G. Polycystic ovarian syndrome: an updated overview. Front Physiol 2016; 7:12.
Takahashi S, Ismail S, Bø K, Ruiz-Zapata AM, Duckett J, Kammerer-Doak D. Prevention of pelvic floor disorders: international urogynecological association research and development committee opinion. Int Urogynecol J 2016;27(12):1785-1795.
, Abbasi SA, Kechli MK, Boutary SS,
, Khalifeh I, Abou Ghaddara H,
. Effect of the Mode of Application of Cryopreserved Human Amniotic Membrane on Adhesion Formation after Abdomino-Pelvic Surgery in a Mouse Model. Front Med (Lausanne). 2016 Mar, 2016
. Female genital mutilation: the role of medical professional organizations. Int Urogynecol J Nov 17, 2016. [ahead of print].
Kammerer-Doak D, Svabik K,
. Variability in practice patterns in stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse: results of an IUGA survey. Int Urogynecol J Oct 17, 2016. [Epub ahead of print].
Cheong-See F, Schuit E, Arroyo-Manzano D,
, Barrett J, Joseph KS, Asztalos E, Hack K, Lewi L, Lim A, Liem S, Norman JE, Morrison J, Combs CA, Garite TJ, Maurel K, Serra V, Perales A, Rode L, Worda K,
Aboulghar M, Rouse D, Thom E, Breathnach F, Nakayama S, Russo FM, Robinson JN, Dodd JM, Newman RB, Bhattacharya S, Tang S, Mol BW, Zamora J, Thilaganathan B, Thangaratinam Sl; Global Obstetrics Network (GONet) Collaboration. Prospective risk of stillbirth and neonatal complications in twin pregnancies: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Sep 6, 2016;354:i4353.
Kim JJ. Cost-effectiveness of increasing cervical cancer screening coverage in the Middle East: An example from Lebanon. Vaccine Dec 22, 2016. [ahead of print].
Ghulmiyyah LM, Usta IM, Ghazeeri G
, Taher N, Abu-Ghannam G, Tamim H,
Intravenous oxytocin use to decrease blood loss during scheduled cesarean delivery: A randomized double-blinded controlled trial (OXYTIAL). Am J Perinatol Sep 2, 2016. [ahead of print].
, Harajly S, Abdallah A, Hakimian S, Skaiff B, Abbas HA,
. Knowledge, attitudes and awareness regarding fertility preservation among oncologists and clinical practitioners in Lebanon. Hum Fertil (Camb) 2016 Jul 4:1-7.
, Xiong Y, Lancaster JM, Judson PL. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Women With Gynecologic Malignancy Presenting for Care at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2015 Nov;25(9):1724-30.
, Tamim H, Bou Hamdan F, Geagea S, Brediy J,
. Echogenic Intracardiac Focus on Second Trimester Ultrasound: Prevalence and Significance in Middle Eastern Population. Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2015 Sep 15:1-4. [Epub ahead of print]
, Thaker HM, Flejter WL, D’ Alton ME. Fetomaternal Hemorrhage Following Placement of an Intrauterine Pressure Catheter: Report of a New Association. Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2015;2015:348279. doi: 10.1155/2015/348279. Epub 2015 Aug 31.
, Alame MM,
, Zaraket H,
. Influenza and its treatment during pregnancy: A review. J Neonatal Perinatal Med May 2015 [ahead of print].
Kabakian- Kasholian T, Shayboub R, Kanaan M, Mahfoud Z,
El Kak F
. Promoting women’s participation in maternity care in Lebanon. Int J Childbirth May 2015 [ahead of print].
Yasmine R, El Salibi N,
El Kak F,
Ghandour L. Postponing sexual debut among university youth: how do men and women differ in their perceptions, values and non-penetrative sexual practices? Cult Health Sex 2015 May; 17(5):555-75.
Farran HE, Haddad AG, Radwan AH,
, Hourani R, Taher AT. Post-partum ovarian vein thrombosis: combined effect of infection and factor V Leiden mutation. Turk J Haematol 2015; 32(1):80-81.
. A review of the risks and consequences of ad
olescent pregnancy. J Neonatal Perinatal Med 2015 March 12. [Epub ahead of print]
, Yacoub N, Succar J, Hayek S, Saasouh W,
. A randomised controlled double-blind clinical trial of 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate for the prevention of preterm birth in twin gestation (PROGESTWIN): evidence for reduced neonatal morbidity. BJOG 2015 Jan;122(1):71-9.
Schuit E, Stock S, Rode L, Rouse D, Lim A, Norman J,
, et al. Effectiveness of progestogens to improve perinatal outcome in twin pregnancies: an individual participant data meta-analysis. BJOG 2015 Jan;122(1):27-37.
Dany M, Chidiac A,
. Human papillomavirus vaccination: assessing knowledge, attitudes, and intentions of college female students in Lebanon, a developing country. Vaccine 2015;33(8):1001-7.
. Use of Antenatal Corticosteroids in the Management of Preterm Delivery. Am J Perinatol. 2014 Dec 23. [Epub ahead of print]
, Eid J,
. Recurrent Twin Pregnancy, with the Second a Heterotopic Pregnancy, Following Clomiphene Citrate Stimulation: An Unusual Case and a Review of the Literature. Surg Technol Int. 2014 Nov;XXV:195-200.
, Nasr R. 1. Re: Management of Vesicovaginal Fistulae: A Multicenter Analysis From the Fellows' Pelvic Research Network. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep.
, El-Hout Y, Suidan F, Saleh ZM,
Congenital vesicovaginal fistula: spontaneous or forced? Two cases and literature review. Int Urogynecol J. 2014 Sep;25(9):1167-72.
, Arawi T, Ashkar H, Monsef C,
. The Utilization of Preimplantation Genetic testing in the absence of governance: a real-time experience. Clinical Genetics August 2014;86(2):177-80.
Kammerer-Doak D, Rizk DE, Sorinola O, Agur W, Ismail S,
Mixed urinary incontinence: international urogynecological association research and development committee opinion. Int Urogynecol J. 2014 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print]
harafeddine L, El Rafei R, Azizi S, Sinno D, Alamiddine K, Howson CP, Walani SR, Ammar W,
, Yunis K. Improving awareness of preconception health among adolescents: experience of a school-based intervention in Lebanon. BMC Public Health July 2014;14 (1):774.
Fakih A, Fares F,
Intimate Partner Violence in a Lebanese Population Attending Gynecologic Care: A Cultural Perspective. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 2014; doi:10.1177/0886260513520507.
Shamseddine A, Saleh A, Charafeddine M,
, Mukherji D, Temraz S, Mehio Sibai A. Cancer trends in the Lebanese Population: A review of incidence rates for the period of 2003-2008 and projections until 2018. Population Health Metrics April 2014.
Sanjosé S , Alemany L, Ordi J, Tous S, Bigby SM, Joura EA, Maldonado P, Laco J, Bravo IG, Vidal A, Guimerà N, Cross P, Wain GV, Petry KU, Luciano M, Bergeron C, Mandys V, Sica AR, Félix A, Usubutun A,
Muñoz, F. Boschet X al on behalf of the HPV VVAP study group. Human Papillomavirus Genotype Attribution in Over 2,000 Worldwide Cases of Intraepithelial and Invasive Lesions of the Vulva. European journal of cancer April 2014.
Sayegh L, El-Hajj Fuleihan G,
. Vitamin D in Endometriosis: A Causative or Confounding Factor? Metabolism 2014;63:32-41.
. A clinical approach to intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. Am J Perinatol 2014 Jan;31(1):1-8. DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1333673.
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