In the article, “Postpartum Pelvic Floor Muscle Training and Urinary Incontinence: A Randomized Controlled Trial” by G. Hilde, J. Stær-Jensen, F. Siafarikas, M. Ellström Engh, and K. Bø (Obstet Gynecol 2013;122:1231–8), two references were not provided in describing recruitment of the participants. These were one reference for a cohort study and another reference for a cross-sectional study. The following references should have been cited in the second sentence of the Materials and Methods section (page 1232):
- * Hilde G, Staer-Jensen J, Ellström Engh M, Braekken IH, Bø K. Continence and pelvic floor status in nulliparous women at midterm pregnancy. Int Urogynecol J 2012; 23:1257–63.
- * Hilde G, Staer-Jensen J, Siafarikas F, Gjestland K, Ellström Engh M, Bø K. How well can pelvic floor muscles with major defects contract? A cross-sectional comparative study 6 weeks after delivery using transperineal 3D/4D ultrasound and manometer. BJOG 2013;120:1423–9.
The sentence in question should therefore have been referenced as follows: “Participants were recruited from a cohort study at the hospital (Hilde et al 2012) or in conjunction with the routine medical visit 6 weeks after delivery (Hilde et al 2013).” The authors regret the omission of these references.
In the same article, there is an error in Table 2 on page 1234. The fourth line in the first column incorrectly reads, “Positive pad test 6 wk after delivery.” The correct wording is, “Positive pad test 6 mo after delivery.” This error occurred during production.
The following errors were identified in selected abstracts published in the May 2014 supplement to Obstetrics & Gynecology:
- In “Comparison of Sacrospinous Hysteropexy and Uterosacral Suspension for Treatment of Uterine Prolapse” (Obstet Gynecol 2014;123:102S), two authors' names (Kauser Perveen, MBBS, MRCOG, and Ahmed Al-Badr, MBBS, FRCSC) were inadvertently omitted. The corrected author byline is Ghadeer Khalid Alshaikh, MBBS, FRCSC, Kauser Perveen, MBBS, MRCOG, and Ahmed Al-Badr, MBBS, FRCSC.
- In “Vaginal Hysterectomy as a Viable Option for Female-to-Male Transgender Men” (Obstet Gynecol 2014;123:126–7S, the acronym “CIS” was incorrectly expanded to “carcinoma in situ.” The terminology used in the original manuscript submitted by the authors was “cis-women,” which refers to individuals “whose self-identity conforms with the gender that corresponds to their biological sex.”1 The publisher regrets this error. The corrected abstract Results section is as follows:
- “A total of 948 hysterectomies were performed for benign indications. Of those, 34 were for female-to-male transgender men. Compared with cis-women, female-to-male transgender men were younger, had fewer pregnancies and deliveries, had smaller uteri, had lower body mass index, were usually on testosterone before surgery, and were more likely to have concurrent oophorectomies. The primary indication for hysterectomy for female-to-male transgender men was pain (53%) compared with bleeding (46%) for cis-women. Total vaginal hysterectomies were performed in 24% of female-to-male transgender men compared with 39% of cis-women. There was no difference in complication or conversion rates between the two groups.”
- In “The Acceptability of a Novel Group B Streptococcus Vaccine in Pregnant Women” (Obstet Gynecol 2014;123:131–2S), an author's name was misspelled as Julie A. Hurwitz. The correct spelling is Julie A. Hurvitz, MD.
- In “Predictors of Third- and Fourth-Degree Lacerations in Forceps-Assisted Delivery: A Case–Control Study” (Obstet Gynecol 2014;123:145–6S), an author's name was misspelled as Sherif El Nashar, MBBCh. The correct spelling is Sherif A. El-Nashar, MBBCh, MS.
- In “Microwave Ablation for Twin-Reversed Arterial Perfusion Sequence” (Obstet Gynecol 2014;123:175S), an author's name (David A. Iannitti, MD) was inadvertently omitted. The corrected author byline is Lorene A. Temming, MD, David A. Iannitti, MD, Albert Franco, MD, and Courtney Stephenson, DO.
1. Oxford Dictionaries. Cisgender. Available at http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/cisgender. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
In “Influence of Shift Work on Early Reproductive Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis” (Obstet Gynecol 2014;124:99–110), the order of authors (L.J. Stocker, N.S. Macklon, Y.C. Cheong, and S.J. Bewley) is incorrect. The correct byline is, “Linden J. Stocker, BM, BS, Susan J. Bewley, MD, BMBS, Nicholas S. Macklon, MD, MBChB, and Ying C. Cheong, MD, MBChB. The authors regret this error.