Volume 4  Issue 1

Volume 4  Issue 1

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Review article

Domestic Violence during Pregnancy: The role of Midwifery and Screening in the North of Italy

L.Driul*, M. Lot l, S. Ciardi, A.P.Londero, A.Fruscalzol, C.Caissutti, D.Zavarise

Domestic violence is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “any behavior within a relationship that causes physical, psychological or sexual abuse to those who are in that relationship”. Domestic violence is present in the lives of many women; it damages their health and their children and is a major cost to society. This phenomenon is largely hidden, therefore difficult to study. Between 2000 and 2013 in Italy there are 2,399 women victims of murder: 1,692 of them were killed within the family context (70.5%).

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Review article

Uterine Fibroid Embolization with or without Adenomyosis: A Case Series

Mawaldi L*, Khankan A, Ahmed AE, Ruwaisan M, Faqih A, and Dendini M

Uterine fibroid embolization is a nonsurgical treatment option for premenopausal symptomatic patients who wish to preserve their uterus, and suffered from the side effects of prolonged medical therapy, and refused surgery. The procedure is based upon the hypothesis that bilateral reduction of uterine arterial blood flow will result in infarction of fibroids while sparing normal myometrium. Absolute contraindications are pregnancy, active genitourinary infection, and malignancy.

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