BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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Edited By: Professor Khalid Khan

Impact Factor: 3.76

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 7/78 (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Online ISSN: 1471-0528

Best of 2009

The Editor-in-Chief, Professor Philip Steer, has chosen 20 of his favourite BJOG articles from 2009 (Volume 116). The articles reflect the Journal’s mission of publishing the best original research in women’s health, from around the world. All articles are available free.

Efficacy and safety of transvaginal mesh kits in the treatment of prolapse of the vaginal apex: a systematic review (pages 15–24)
B Feiner, JE Jelovsek and C Maher

Complications and failure of uterine artery embolisation for intractable postpartum haemorrhage (pages 55–61)
MS Maassen, MDA Lambers, RP Tutein Nolthenius, PHM Van Der Valk and OE Elgersma

Noninvasive prenatal detection of fetal chromosomal aneuploidies by maternal plasma nucleic acid analysis: a review of the current state of the art (pages 152–157)

Novel developments on cervical length screening and progesterone for preventing preterm birth (pages 182–187)
V Berghella

Instrumental requirements for minimal invasive fetal surgery (pages 188–197)
P Klaritsch, K Albert, T Van Mieghem, L Gucciardo, E Done’, B Bynens and J Deprest

New technologies in contraception (pages 230–239)
S Rowlands

Fetal inflammatory response in women with proteomic biomarkers characteristic of intra-amniotic inflammation and preterm birth (pages 257–267)
CS Buhimschi, AT Dulay, S Abdel-Razeq, et al

‘Blood On The Tracks’ from corpora lutea to endometriomas (pages 366–371)
P Vercellini, E Somigliana, P Vigano, A Abbiati, G Barbara and L Fedele

The effect of maternal alcohol consumption on fetal growth and preterm birth (pages 390–400)
CM O’Leary, N Nassar, JJ Kurinczuk and C Bower

A series of 3190 laparoscopic hysterectomies for benign disease from 1990 to 2006: evaluation of complications compared with vaginal and abdominal procedures (pages 492–500)
O Donnez, P Jadoul, J Squifflet and J Donnez

Optimal management strategies for placenta accreta (pages 648–654)
AG Eller, TF Porter, P Soisson and RM Silver

The effect of urinary incontinence status during pregnancy and delivery mode on incontinence postpartum. A cohort study (pages 700–707)
SL Wesnes, S Hunskaar, K Bo and G Rortveit

World Health Organisation multicentre randomised trial of supplementation with vitamins C and E among pregnant women at high risk for pre-eclampsia in populations of low nutritional status from developing countries (pages 780–788)
J Villar, M Purwar, M Merialdi, et al

Long-term mortality in women treated for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (pages 838–844)
M Jakobsson, M Gissler, J Paavonen and A-M Tapper

The active components of effective training in obstetric emergencies (pages 1028–1032)
D Siassakos, JF Crofts, C Winter, CP Weiner and TJ Draycott

Perinatal mortality and morbidity in a nationwide cohort of 529 688 low-risk planned home and hospital births (pages 1177–1184)
A De Jonge, BY Van Der Goes, ACJ Ravelli, et al

Defining the surgical management of suspected early-stage ovarian cancer by estimating patient numbers through alternative management strategies (pages 1225–1241)
J Warwick, E Vardaki, N Fattizzi, et al

Predictive value for preterm birth of abnormal vaginal flora, bacterial vaginosis and aerobic vaginitis during the first trimester of pregnancy (pages 1315–1324)
GG Donders, K Van Calsteren, G Bellen, et al

Low saliva progesterone concentrations are associated with spontaneous early preterm labour (before 34 weeks of gestation) in women at increased risk of preterm delivery (pages 1515–1519)
GCL Lachelin, HHG McGarrigle, PT Seed, A Briley, AH Shennan and L Poston

Age at menarche and the risk of operative first delivery (pages 1613–1621)
GCS Smith