TITLE

Correct scan, for the correct patient, at the correct time: A guideline for sonographic evaluation of the infertility for midwives and nurses

AUTHOR(S)
Irani, Sh.; Javam, M.; Ahmadi, F.
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Jun2014 Supplement, Vol. 12, p127
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Abstract
ABSTRACT
Introduction: The aim of this article was to describe a guideline for sonography in evaluation of infertility for midwives and nurses. Materials and Methods: A narrative review was performed within articles published at "PubMed", "Elsevier", "SID" and original text books to reach the aim. Results: Sonographic evaluation of infertility is indicated in several periods of time during the infertility treatment cycle. Sonography is the first imaging modality in the investigation of the female pelvis which provides information for detecting and characterizing possible factors of infertility such as: endometrial polyp, poly cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), congenital uterine malformations, uterine fibroma, endometriosis, hydrosalpinx, etc. Moreover, it provides data of ovarian and endometrial responses to hormonal therapy during the treatment cycle. However, pelvic organs are influenced by cyclic changes during menstrual cycle and hormone therapy. Thus, pathologic conditions of pelvis need to be well assessed depending on the day of the cycle. Therefore, best timing of the sonography is the key point for diagnosis and decision making about the patients. With respect to the importance of sonography in infertility workup, we have tried to mention a guideline that every midwife and nurse working at infertility centers needs to know for planning the best time of sonography and to analyze the sonographic findings. Conclusion: Sonography is an accurate and noninvasive tool that helps midwives and obstetricians to evaluate infertile women and make better treatment choices. Therefore, every midwife needs to learn about the application of which and how to manage patients based on sonography reports.
ACCESSION #
96841805

 

Related Articles

  • Focus Issue on Male Infertility. Kobayashi, Hideyuki; Nagao, Koichi; Nakajima, Koichi // Advances in Urology;2012, p1 

    Male infertility problems can occur when sperms are limited in number or function. In this paper, we describe the clinical evaluation of male infertility. A detailed history, physical examination, and basic semen analysis are required. In addition, ultrasound, karyotyping, and hormonal studies...

  • Importance of Transition Zone Biopsies in Patients Undergoing Ultrasound-Guided Prostate Systemic Biopsies for the First Time. Ishizuka; Iijima; Ishikawa; Hirakata; Nagai; Ueki; Nishizawa // Urologia Internationalis;Aug2002, Vol. 69 Issue 2, p102 

    Introduction: We analyze the efficacy of routine transition zone biopsies in patients undergoing ultrasound-guided systemic prostate biopsies for the first time because of a suspicious digital rectal examination or an elevated serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level. Patients and Methods:...

  • Role of transrectal ultrasonography in evaluating the cause of azoospermia.  // Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal;Aug2001, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p266 

    Investigates the role of transrectal ultrasonography in evaluating the cause of azoospermia. Infertility workup conducted by subject patients; Discussion regarding azoospermia; Radiologic changes in seminal vesicles of patients with azoospermia; Advantages in availability and costs of...

  • What is the best diagnostic approach to postmenopausal vaginal bleeding in women taking hormone replacement therapy? Kerns, J. William; Mabry, Sandi; Lopez, Ricardo // Journal of Family Practice;Oct2001, Vol. 50 Issue 10, p843 

    The article discusses the diagnostic approach to post-menopausal vaginal bleeding in women who are on standard estrogen or progestin hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Since cervical abnormalities are not uncommon, women who have vaginal bleeding and are taking HRT should have a Pap test....

  • Hepatic haemangiomas: possible association with female sex hormones. Glinkova, V.; Shevah, O.; Boaz, M.; Levine, A.; Shirin, H. // Gut;Sep2004, Vol. 53 Issue 9, p1352 

    Background and aims: The association of hepatic haemangiomas with female sex hormones is not entirely clear. We prospectively evaluated the impact of female sex hormones on the natural history of liver haemangiomas. Methods: We followed 94 women with 181 haemangiomas diagnosed by ultrasound for...

  • Postmenopausal Vaginal Bleeding in a Woman Treated for Breast Carcinoma. Martinez, Antonio E.; Robinson, Morton J. // Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine;May2003, Vol. 127 Issue 5, pe261 

    Presents a case study of postmenopausal vaginal bleeding in a woman treated for breast carcinoma. Microscopic findings; Ultrasonography findings; Hormonal therapy.

  • Application of 3D Ultrasonography in Detection of Uterine Abnormalities. Ahmadi, Firoozeh; Zafarani, Fatemeh; Niknejadi, Maryam; Vosough, Ahmad; Haghiahi, Hadieh; Dizaj, Taqi // International Journal of Fertility & Sterility;Jan-Mar2011, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p144 

    Structural pathologies in the uterine cavity such as müllerian duct anomalies (MDAs) and intrauterine lesions (fibroids, polyps, synechiae) may have important roles in subinfertility, implantation failure and pregnancy outcome. Various imaging modalities such as hysterosalpingography (I ISO),...

  • A simplified ultrasound based infertility investigation protocol and its implications for.... Strandell, Annika; Bourne, Thomas // Journal of Assisted Reproduction & Genetics;Feb2000, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p87 

    Examines simplified infertility protocol and its implications for patient management in Goteborg, Sweden. Emphasis on the use of hystero-contrast sonography (HyCoSy), a blood test, and a semen analysis; Comparison of management between the simplified HyCoSy and the routine full protocol;...

  • Patent on the Fourth Dimension.  // SCIENCE First Hand;2009, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p14 

    The article talks about the development of fourth-dimensional (4D) contrast histerosonography, a new method aimed at diagnosing changes in myometrium, including endometriosis, the most widespread and enigmatic gynecological disease. It provides a brief background of this condition, with emphasis...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics