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FIGO staging for carcinoma of the vulva: 2021 revision.

Alexander B Olawaiye, Joseph Cotler, Mauricio A Cuello, Neerja Bhatla, Aikou Okamoto, Sarikapan Wilailak, Chittaranjan N Purandare, Gerhard Lindeque, Jonathan S Berek, Sean Kehoe,

To revise the FIGO staging for carcinoma of the vulva using a new approach that involves analyses of prospectively collected data. The FIGO Committee for Gynecologic Oncology reviewed the recent literature to gain an insight into the impact of the 2009 vulvar cancer staging revision. The Committee resolved to revise ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2021, 155(1):43-47]

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A Cross-Sectional Analysis to Evaluate Knowledge, Attitude And Practices Among Pregnant Women During COVID-19 Pandemic.

Tarang P Kaur, Anubhuti Rana, Vanamail Perumal, Aparna Sharma, Vatsla Dadhwal, Vidushi Kulshrestha, Seema Singhal, Jyoti Meena, Sunesh Kumar, Neerja Bhatla,

<h4>Objective</h4>To assess knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) towards COVID-19 among pregnant women at a tertiary care hospital.<h4>Methods</h4>This was a questionnaire-based cross-sectional analysis pertaining to COVID-19 which was conducted at a tertiary care obstetric facility in India among 200 consecutive consenting pregnant women. They were assessed for demographic details and KAP ... Read more >>

J Obstet Gynaecol India (Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology of India)
[2021, :1-10]

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Adjuvant treatment in cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer.

Neerja Bhatla, Swati Tomar, Jyoti Meena, Daya Nand Sharma, Lalit Kumar,

Primary surgical management is successful as the sole therapeutic modality in the majority of women with early-stage cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer, but the presence of certain risk factors in the surgico-pathological specimen indicates a poorer prognosis. Adjuvant treatment can improve overall survival in such cases. Important risk factors in ... Read more >>

Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol (Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology)
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The Effects of a Lifestyle Intervention to Prevent Deterioration in Glycaemic Status Among South Asian Women with Recent Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomised Control Trial

Nikhil Tandon, Yashdeep Gupta, Deksha Kapoor, Josyula Lakshmi, Bhattacharya, Praveen, Billot, Aliya Naheed, Asita de Silva, Ishita Gupta, Noshin Farzana, Renu John, Saumiyah Ajanthan, Hema Divakar, Neerja Bhatla, Ankush Desai, Arunasalam Pathmeswaran, Prabhakaran, Rohina Joshi, Jan, Helena Teede, Sophia Zoungas, Anushka Patel,

Background: Women with recent gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We aimed to determine whether a resource- and culturally-appropriate lifestyle intervention could prevent glycaemic deterioration in South Asia.<br><br>Methods: This was an open-label parallel-group randomised trial. Women with GDM from 19 urban hospitals ... Read more >>

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Efforts in India.

Neerja Bhatla, Jyoti Meena, Sarita Kumari, Dipanwita Banerjee, Prerana Singh, Jayashree Natarajan,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Cervical cancer is one of the leading cancers among women in India. Its prevention and control require a concerted effort to improve awareness among women regarding primary and secondary prevention strategies as well as access to care for treatment and palliation. A focused strategy is important to reach the World ... Read more >>

Indian J Gynecol Oncol (Indian journal of gynecologic oncology)
[2021, 19(3):41]

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Extrarenal rhabdoid tumour of the vulva: diagnostic and management challenges.

Sarita Kumari, Jayashree Natarajan, Lalit Kumar, Neerja Bhatla,

Extrarenal rhabdoid tumour (ERT) of vulva is a rare gynaecological neoplasm with an aggressive course and no clear management guidelines. We present the case of a 25-year-old woman with a rapidly increasing mass in right vulva suggestive of sarcoma. Wide local excision was done. Histopathology examination revealed ERT of vulva. ... Read more >>

BMJ Case Rep (BMJ case reports)
[2021, 14(6):]

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A descriptive audit of healthcare workers exposed to COVID-19 at a tertiary care center in India.

Sadia Mansoor, K Aparna Sharma, Piyush Ranjan, Seema Singhal, Jyoti Meena, Rajesh Kumari, Anubhuti Rana, Archana Kumari, Neha Varun, Sarita Kumari, Sunesh Kumar, Neerja Bhatla,

<h4>Objective</h4>To provide a descriptive audit of healthcare workers (HCWs) exposed to COVID-19, and their contacts, to understand the dynamics of transmission among HCWs.<h4>Methods</h4>Retrospective analysis of contact tracing data of infected HCWs was done from March 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020 at a tertiary care center in New Delhi, India. ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2021, 153(3):393-397]

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Development of a Questionnaire to Assess the Psychosocial Effects of COVID-19 on Peripartum Women.

Archana Kumari, Keerthana Rajasekaran, Piyush Ranjan, Ashish D Upadhyay, Anju Singh, Rakesh Kumar Chadda, Neerja Bhatla,

Objective The social and behavioral changes brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have led to adverse consequences on the psychosocial functioning of peripartum women. Therefore, we developed and validated a tool to assess the psychosocial effect of the pandemic among these women. Methods The questionnaire was developed using ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2021, 13(4):e14270]

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Oncologic and reproductive outcomes of borderline ovarian tumors in Indian population.

Sarita Kumari, Sunesh Kumar, Neerja Bhatla, Sandeep Mathur, Sanjay Thulkar, Lalit Kumar,

Borderline ovarian tumor (BOT) is characterized by atypical epithelial proliferation without stromal invasion and majority are diagnosed at early stages and in women of reproductive age group. A retrospective review of medical records of patients diagnosed with BOT and on regular follow up at All India Institute of Medical Sciences ... Read more >>

Gynecol Oncol Rep (Gynecologic oncology reports)
[2021, 36:100756]

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Efficacy of myoinositol in treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus in Asian Indian women: A pilot randomized clinical trial.

Vidushi Kulshrestha, Shrey Balani, Garima Kachhawa, P Vanamail, Rajesh Kumari, J B Sharma, Neerja Bhatla,

<h4>Objective</h4>To compare efficacy of myoinositol as an adjuvant to dietary modification for treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus in Asian Indian women compared to controls.<h4>Study design</h4>Setting: This pilot randomized open label trial was conducted in a single antenatal clinic in India.<h4>Subjects</h4>One hundred women with singleton pregnancy and gestational diabetes diagnosed between ... Read more >>

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol (European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology)
[2021, 260:42-47]

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Cervical Cancer Screening in HIV-Positive Women in India: Why, When and How?

Amulya Boddu, Neerja Bhatla, Shachi Vashist, Sandeep Mathur, Reeta Mahey, Jayashree Natarajan, Ria Malik, Perumal Vanamail, Shweta Rai, Aruna Kumari, Lalit Dar, Naveet Wig,

<h4>Background</h4>Cervical cancer is an AIDS-defining illness, and HIV-positive women are at high risk. The present study aimed to determine the magnitude of the problem, compare the performance of screening tests and assess factors affecting participation.<h4>Methods</h4>HIV-positive women aged 30-59 years attend the anti-retroviral therapy (ART) clinics were screened by conventional Pap, HPV testing ... Read more >>

J Obstet Gynaecol India (Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology of India)
[2021, 71(3):304-312]

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Utility of Screening Fasting Plasma Glucose and Glycated Hemoglobin to Circumvent the Need for Oral Glucose Tolerance Test in Women with Prior Gestational Diabetes.

Alpesh Goyal, Yashdeep Gupta, Suraj Kubihal, Mani Kalaivani, Neerja Bhatla, Nikhil Tandon,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Our aim is to propose an evidence-based strategy for screening postpartum dysglycemia.<h4>Methods</h4>This study included adult non-pregnant women who were diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GDM) using International Association of Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group (IADPSG) criteria during their index pregnancy (2012-2019). Eligible participants underwent a concurrent oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) ... Read more >>

Adv Ther (Advances in therapy)
[2021, 38(2):1342-1351]

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Impact of COVID-19 on psychosocial functioning of peripartum women: A qualitative study comprising focus group discussions and in-depth interviews.

Archana Kumari, Piyush Ranjan, K Aparna Sharma, Anamika Sahu, Juhi Bharti, Rinchen Zangmo, Neerja Bhatla,

<h4>Objective</h4>Peripartum is a period of profound hormonal changes in the body and COVID-19 seems to have an additional impact on these women's psychosocial functioning. This calls for a need to address the psychosocial and behavioural impact of COVID-19 on peripartum women's lives.<h4>Methods</h4>Three focus group discussions and ten in-depth interviews were ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2021, 152(3):321-327]

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Population-based human papillomavirus testing: The new paradigm for cervical cancer screening.

Anu N Joseph, Neerja Bhatla,

Natl Med J India (The National medical journal of India)
[2021, 34(1):36-37]

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Acquisition, prevalence and clearance of type-specific human papillomavirus infections in young sexually active Indian women: A community-based multicentric cohort study.

Richard Muwonge, Partha Basu, Tarik Gheit, Devasena Anantharaman, Yogesh Verma, Neerja Bhatla, Smita Joshi, Pulikottil O Esmy, Usha Rani Reddy Poli, Anand Shah, Eric Zomawia, Surendra S Shastri, Sharmila Pimple, Priya R Prabhu, Sanjay Hingmire, Aruna Chiwate, Catherine Sauvaget, Eric Lucas, Sylla G Malvi, Maqsood Siddiqi, Subha Sankaran, Thiraviam Pillai Rameshwari Ammal Kannan, Rintu Varghese, Uma Divate, Shachi Vashist, Gauravi Mishra, Radhika Jadhav, Massimo Tommasino, M Radhakrishna Pillai, Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, Kasturi Jayant, ,

In context of the ongoing multi-centric HPV vaccine study in India, unvaccinated married women (N = 1484) aged 18-23 years were recruited in 2012-2015 as age-matched controls to the vaccinated women and followed up yearly. We assess type-specific prevalence, natural history and potential determinants of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2020, 15(12):e0244242]

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Acting on the call: A framework for action for rapid acceleration of access to the HPV vaccination in low- and lower-middle-income countries.

Somesh Kumar, Arunima Khanduri, Anissa Sidibe, Christopher Morgan, Julie Torode, Partha Basu, Neerja Bhatla, Celina Schocken, Paul Bloem,

Cervical cancer, caused by HPV infection, is responsible for more than 311  000 preventable deaths every year. A global call to accelerate efforts to eliminate this disease has generated a new global strategy proposing ambitious, but achievable, targets for HPV vaccination of girls, and screening and treatment of women. The present ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2021, 152(1):32-39]

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Program organization rather than choice of test determines success of cervical cancer screening: Case studies from Bangladesh and India.

Neerja Bhatla, Ashrafun Nessa, Kunal Oswal, Shachi Vashist, Paul Sebastian, Partha Basu,

The call for elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem by the World Health Organization has led to intense focus on the burden of disease, available resources, and the possibility of introducing efficient systems for screening and treatment that allow effective cancer control in limited-resource settings. Presently, the ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2021, 152(1):40-47]

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Predictors of chemotherapy resistance & relapse in gestational trophoblastic neoplasia.

Seema Singhal, Lalit Kumar, Sunesh Kumar, Sachin Khurana, Neerja Bhatla,

<h4>Background & objectives</h4>Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) is a chemosensitive malignancy with an excellent cure rate. The primary objective of the present study was to determine the predictors of chemoresistance and disease relapse, and the secondary objective was to appraise the WHO/FIGO risk scoring and course of disease in women with ... Read more >>

Indian J Med Res (The Indian journal of medical research)
[2020, 152(6):595-606]

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Facility preparedness for an obstetric unit during the Covid-19 pandemic.

K Aparna Sharma, Vatsla Dadhwal, Anubhuti Rana, Seema Singhal, Sunesh Kumar, Neerja Bhatla,

Covid-19 infection has placed health systems under unprecedented strain and foresight for preparedness is the key factor to avert disaster. Every facility that provides obstetric service needs a certain level of preparedness to be able to handle at least Covid-suspect pregnant women awaiting test reports, who need to be managed ... Read more >>

Natl Med J India (The National medical journal of India)
[2020, 33(6):349-357]

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Rifampicin as an Adjunct to Ursodeoxycholic Acid for Treating Severe Refractory Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy in a Patient with Elevated Bilirubin.

Vidushi Kulshrestha, Shinjini Narang, Shalimar, Neerja Bhatla,

J Obstet Gynaecol India (Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology of India)
[2021, 71(2):188-190]

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The impact of a segregated team roster on obstetric and gynecology services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in a tertiary care center in India.

Reeta Mahey, Aparna Sharma, Archana Kumari, Garima Kachhawa, Monica Gupta, Jyoti Meena, Neerja Bhatla,

<h4>Objective</h4>To determine the impact of roster reorganization on ensuring uninterrupted services while providing necessary relief to healthcare workers (HCW) in the obstetrics department of a tertiary care center amid the COVID-19 outbreak.<h4>Methods</h4>The COVID-19 rostering response began in April 2020 and evolved in two phases: (1) development of new areas for ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2020, 151(3):341-346]

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Glycemic profile of women with normoglycemia and gestational diabetes mellitus during early pregnancy using continuous glucose monitoring system.

Charandeep Singh, Yashdeep Gupta, Alpesh Goyal, Mani Kalaivani, Vineeta Garg, Juhi Bharti, Seema Singhal, Garima Kachhawa, Vidushi Kulshrestha, Rajesh Kumari, Reeta Mahey, Jai B Sharma, Neerja Bhatla, Rajesh Khadgawat, Nandita Gupta, Nikhil Tandon,

<h4>Aim</h4>We studied women between 8 and 20 weeks of gestation with the aim of evaluating and comparing those having normoglycemia and GDM according to WHO 2013 criteria.<h4>Methods</h4>In this cross-sectional study (2017-2019), eligible pregnant women underwent a 75-g OGTT, followed by placement of a CGMS.<h4>Results</h4>Women (n = 96, 58 with normoglycemia and 38 with ... Read more >>

Diabetes Res Clin Pract (Diabetes research and clinical practice)
[2020, 169:108409]

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Impact of myoinositol with metformin and myoinositol alone in infertile PCOS women undergoing ovulation induction cycles - randomized controlled trial.

Priyanka Prabhakar, Reeta Mahey, Monica Gupta, Rajesh Khadgawat, Garima Kachhawa, Jai Bhagwan Sharma, Perumal Vanamail, Rajesh Kumari, Neerja Bhatla,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To evaluate the benefits of myoinositol plus metformin versus myoinositol alone in infertile polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) women undergoing ovulation induction cycles.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>Total 116 infertile PCOS women were randomized: Group I (n = 57): metformin (1500 mg) plus myoinositol (4 g) per day; Group II (n=59): myoinositol 4 g per day. Subjects were advised ... Read more >>

Gynecol Endocrinol (Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology)
[2021, 37(4):332-336]

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Knowledge and awareness about fertility preservation among female patients with cancer : a cross-sectional study.

Reeta Mahey, Shobha Kandpal, Monica Gupta, Perumal Vanamail, Neerja Bhatla, Neena Malhotra,

<h4>Objective</h4>The incidence of women in the reproductive age group diagnosed with cancer has recently increased. However, very few patients opt for or are offered fertility preservation (FP) strategies because of a significant lack in awareness. The present study was conducted to evaluate the knowledge of the effect of cancer treatment ... Read more >>

Obstet Gynecol Sci (Obstetrics & gynecology science)
[2020, 63(4):480-489]

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Human papillomavirus vaccination: Good clinical practice recommendations from the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India.

Neerja Bhatla, Jyoti Meena, Krishnendu Gupta, Bhaskar Pal, Hema Divakar, Sarita Bhalerao, Abraham Peedicayil, Shikha Srivastava, Partha Basu, Chittaranjan Narahari Purandare, ,

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination offers an excellent prospect for the primary prevention of cervical cancer. The bivalent and quadrivalent vaccines are both available in India. The nonavalent vaccine is licensed but not yet available. However, there still remain controversies regarding the vaccination of older women, immunocompromised females and other special ... Read more >>

J Obstet Gynaecol Res (The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research)
[2020, 46(9):1651-1660]

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