IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 48 / Issue 6 / DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog4806198
Open Access Editorial
Topical Collection “Updates in obstetrics and gynecology”: summary of the first year
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “Filippo Del Ponte” Hospital, University of Insubria, 21100 Varese, Italy
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, AOUI Verona, University of Verona, 37126 Verona, Italy
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2021 , 48(6), 1248–1249; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.ceog4806198
Submitted: 16 November 2021 | Accepted: 19 November 2021 | Published: 15 December 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Updates in Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Copyright: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by IMR Press.
This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

We are very glad of the opportunity of this Editorial, aimed to summarize the first year of the Topical Collection “Updates in obstetrics and gynecology”. The idea derived from the desire to create a collection of manuscripts providing new evidence or summarizing the most recent available pieces of evidence in the field of women’s care, both in obstetrics [1,2] and gynecology [3,4]. From new advances in the treatment of gynecological malignancies to the study of molecular mechanisms involved in pathologies affecting fertility, from the investigation of fetal abnormalities by ultrasound to the most recent advances in obstetric care in the setting of delivery room, providing a Collection able to become the starting point of new researches.

The first year was actually successful, with a high number of manuscripts submitted. Among the most important published articles, Baciu et al. [5] discussed the most up-to-date evidence from a multidisciplinary perspective of using Tenofovir to reduce mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B infection as well as its safety profile for pregnant women. Another important article in the field of infectious disease in obstetrics was published by Zhang et al. [6], who found a high prevalence of Group B Streptococcus colonization in late-pregnant women and revealed the resistant patterns of this colonization, inferring a possible mechanism of the resistance to antimicrobial agents. We are also very proud of announcing in this Topical Collection an important article by Liu et al. [7]: indeed, this study reports the cerebellar extrauterine reference range, between transverse cerebellar diameter, vermis height, vermis diameter, vermis circumference, vermis area, vermis eccentricity ratio of neonates of appropriate for gestational age.

Apart from obstetrics, the first year of the Topical Collection “Updates in obstetrics and gynecology” was also a reference point for gynecological oncology. Among the most important ones, we would like to highlight an article of exceptional quality by Bakır and Colleagues [8], who clarified how ligneous cervico-vaginitis may mimic female genital tract malignancies. In addition, Karakaş et al. [9] published an accurate and precis overview about fertility-sparing treatments in cancer patients. Finally, much space of our Topical Collection was dedicated to minimally invasive surgery: of particular interest, we are glad to highlight the diagnosis and management of intramural ectopic pregnancy reported by Hu et al. [10], whit good outcome as was reported for other type of ectopic pregnancies [11,12]. These points are of paramount importance, and allow us to remark the role of hysteroscopy [13,14] and laparoscopy [15] for the management of gynecological diseases.

From this short overview of the first year, we are honored that our Topical Collection “Updates in obstetrics and gynecology” in Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology was considered a reference point in our field: we are sincerely grateful for the high number of submissions, and we will work hard to ensure the highest quality standard for the future.

Author contributions

ASL and SG wrote, revised and approved the editorial.

Ethics approval and consent to participate

Not applicable.

Acknowledgment

We express sincere gratitude to the authors who submitted their researches on the Topical Collection “Updates in obstetrics and gynecology”, the peer reviewers and the Editorial Office of Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology for the professional editorial management.

Funding

This research received no external funding.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest. ASL and SG are serving as one of the Editorial Board members of this journal. We declare that they had no involvement in the peer review of this article and has no access to information regarding its peer review. Full responsibility for the editorial process for this article was delegated to MD.

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