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Yang Wen-Jui - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To compare the early-cleavage rates and the implantation potential of embryos between the GnRH antagonist and agonist long stimulation protocols in women older than 35 years. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: Academic medical center. PATIENTS: Two hundred twenty patients older than 35 years old underwent IVF. INTERVENTION(S): Sixty-eight patients received ...
Razzi Sandro - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To describe a safe long-term medical treatment for deeply infiltrating endometriosis, a critical condition characterized by multiple painful symptoms and a high recurrence rate after surgical treatment. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: University of Siena. PATIENT(S): Twenty-one women with deeply infiltrating endometriosis. INTERVENTION(S): In a nonrandomized prospective study a low ...
Qian Li-qi - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy and mechanism of Lirukang Granule in treating hyperplasia of mammary gland (HMG). METHODS: One hundred patients with HMG were randomly assigned to two groups, 50 in each group. The patients in the treated group were orally administered with LRKG thrice a day, one package each ...
Gallinat Adolf - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety, efficacy and data durability of the NovaSure endometrial ablation system 5 years after the procedure in women with severe menorrhagia secondary to dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB). STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, single-arm, pilot study of 107 women undergoing endometrial ablation using the NovaSure system (Canadian Task ...
Huang Ming-Chao - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a microwave endometrial ablation (MEA) procedure to treat patients with menorrhagia after endometrial curettage but without medical pretreatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From February to September 2001, 19 eligible and consenting premenopausal women with menorrhagia underwent endometrial curettage, immediately followed by MEA. No ...
Bonilla David J - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To determine if an enlarged uterus is associated with an increased rate of intraoperative and postoperative complications and prolonged hospital length of stay (LOS) after benign total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) or total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH). STUDY DESIGN: Women who underwent TAH or TLH were stratified, according to uterine weight, ...
Ghezzi Fabio - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Over the past decade an increasing demand for uterine-sparing treatment to manage symptomatic uterine myomas has become apparent in women's health care. A preliminary report showed that radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of uterine fibroids under laparoscopic guidance was a safe and effective minimally invasive approach with encouraging short-term results. The ...
Seracchioli R - - 2007
The aim of this study was to assess the long-term outcome of treating severely symptomatic women with deep infiltrating intestinal endometriosis by laparoscopic segmental rectosigmoid resection. Detailed intraoperative and postoperative records and questionnaires (preoperatively, 1 month postoperatively and every 6 months for 3 years) were collected from 22 women. The ...
Hitkari Jason A - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of Essure microinsert placement in patients with hydrosalpinges before IVF. DESIGN: Retrospective case-series. SETTING: An advanced endoscopic practice within a university-affiliated teaching hospital. PATIENT(S): Five women with unilateral or bilateral hydrosalpinges on transvaginal ultrasound, laparoscopy, or hysterosalpingogram who were planning further fertility therapy. In all ...
Kho Rosanne M - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To review outcomes and pathologic findings of a primarily minimally invasive approach to ovarian remnant syndrome. DESIGN: Data were abstracted from medical records documenting bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and subsequent treatment between 1996 and 2006 for pathologically confirmed ovarian remnant tissue. Follow-up was by mailed questionnaires and telephone interviews. SETTING: Tertiary ...
Papadopoulos Nikolaos P - - 2007
Hysteroscopic guided or first generation endometrial ablation methods include transcervical endometrial resection, and rollerball and laser ablation. These techniques have been shown to be effective and safe alternatives to hysterectomy for dysfunctional uterine bleeding resulting in reduction in menstrual blood loss and dysmenorrhoea, correction of anaemia and improvement in quality ...
Alborzi Saeed - - 2007
In a comparison of follicular responses to controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) between normal ovaries and ovaries previously treated by different laparoscopic techniques for ovarian endometrioma in 65 patients with unilateral endometrioma, laparoscopic ovarian fenestration and coagulation was performed in 24 cases (group 1) and laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy in the other ...
Yildirim Mulazim - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to compare the relationship between estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), androgens, and prolactin blood levels on the one hand, and endometrial thickness and related histopathologic results on the other, in postmenopausal women admitted with uterine bleeding. METHODS: The study was conducted in Gazi University ...
Kazez A - - 2007
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Recent reports have focused on detorsion after ovarian torsion in the literature. The aim of the study was to investigate late term changes in both ovaries after delayed detorsion following ovarian torsion in rats. MATERIALS: Female, prepubertal, Wistar albino rats were divided into four groups (n = 6/group). The ...
Szydłowska Iwona - - 2007
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a laparoscopic myolysis with the use of a unipolar electrode. Forty-six patients, 25 to 52 years old with symptomatic myomas (menometrorrhagia or/and pelvic pain) were included in the study. A transvaginal ultrasound showed 1 or 2 intramural or/and subserosal ...
Donnadieu A C - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and the outcome of Essure sterilization associated with different techniques of endometrial ablation. METHOD: Retrospective study conducted among 23 women with confirmed menometrorrhagia and with the desire for or the medical need for permanent tubal sterilization. Patients underwent combined hysteroscopic placement of Essure and hysteroscopic ...
Kriplani A - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy, acceptability, and possible side effects of a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system for menorrhagia. METHODS: Sixty-three women with menorrhagia but without uterine enlargement, endometrial hyperplasia with atypia, or endometrial carcinoma were enrolled in this prospective, open, nonrandomized clinical trial. An intrauterine system releasing 20 microg/day of levonorgestrel ...
Alcázar Juan Luis - - 2007
To assess whether a correlation exists between angiogenesis in ovarian endometrioma with the presence of pelvic pain. Prospective study. Tertiary-care university hospital. Sixty-five patients (mean age, 33.3 years; range, 20-49 years) were diagnosed as having suspected cystic ovarian endometriosis, and were scheduled for surgery. Patients were classified into two groups ...
Heijnen Esther M E W - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Mild in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment might lessen both patients' discomfort and multiple births, with their associated risks. We aimed to test the hypothesis that mild IVF treatment can achieve the same chance of a pregnancy resulting in term livebirth within 1 year compared with standard treatment, and can also ...
Schiavina Mario - - 2007
RATIONALE: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare disease of unknown aetiology which mainly affects women of reproductive age. A growing body of evidence suggests a relation between the disease and estrogenic hormones. In particular, pregnancy and use of estrogens favour the progression of the disease, which is in turn slowed down ...
González-Niño Cristina - - 2007
Patients with blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES) can be classified as types 1 or 2, according to the presence or not of ovarian failure. We report a 5 year-old girl with BPES and large multicystic ovaries who developed peripheral precocious puberty with thelarche (Tanner stage III) and pubarche (Tanner stage II). ...
Kerin John F - - 2007
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the interaction between the trailing ends of a sterilization micro-insert extending into the uterine cavity and the surrounding uterine tissue environment over time. DESIGN: Multicenter, retrospective observational study (Canadian Task Force classification II-1). SETTING: Hospital-based clinical research centers. PATIENTS: A subset of a study population of ...
Chrisman Howard B - - 2007
The authors tested the hypothesis that UAE is an effective treatment option in postmenopausal women with fibroid-related bulk symptoms. The authors retrospectively reviewed a prospectively acquired HI-IQ database. Between 2001 and 2004, 24 women with an average age of 52 years meeting the Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop criteria for ...
Tanaka T - - 2007
Using patient questionnaires, we studied the long-term effect of leaving the peritoneum open on the incidence of lymphedema of the legs in patients following pelvic lymphadenectomy for gynecological malignancies. The patients were retrospectively assigned to one of two groups, depending on whether the retroperitoneum was closed or left open at ...
Ozmen B - - 2007
It is well known that the success of artificial reproductive techniques, especially IVF, for patients with tubal pathologies such as hydrosalpinx is reduced by half compared with patients without hydrosalpinx. Notably, there are also substantial increases in both early pregnancy loss and ectopic pregnancies. Alterations in the outcome of these ...
Keegan Debbra A - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To assess the rates of select obstetric outcomes in oocyte donation (OD) recipients aged <35 years and > or =40 years and compare them to similarly aged IVF patients. DESIGN: Retrospective anonymous questionnaire study. SETTING: University-based IVF center. PATIENT(S): Live-birth outcome was experienced by 199 OD recipients and 488 ...
Edwards Richard D - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of uterine-artery embolization, as compared with standard surgical methods, for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids remain uncertain. METHODS: We conducted a randomized trial comparing uterine-artery embolization and surgery in women with symptomatic uterine fibroids. The primary outcome was quality of life at 1 year ...
Frishman Gary N - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The embryo transfer is a critical part of in vitro fertilization. When performed under abdominal ultrasound guidance, the embryo transfer procedure requires a full bladder. Patients often state that the discomfort of the distended bladder causes more pain than the actual transfer procedure. Phenazopyridine HCl is a bladder analgesic. ...
Fatemi H M - - 2007
BACKGROUND: We aimed to explore the endometrial histology and endocrine profiles on day 21 of an artificial cycle in patients with premature ovarian failure (POF) treated with oral dydrogesterone (DG) or vaginal micronized progesterone. METHODS: The study was designed as a prospective pilot study at an academic reproductive medicine unit. ...
Owj M - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of coasting (withdrawing gonadotropin administration) on the cycle outcomes, including total number and quality of oocytes and embryos and pregnancy rate in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization. STUDY DESIGN: Sixty-seven patients undergoing coasting were evaluated in a retrospective study ...
Tian Shu-Jun - - 2007
This study was designed to examine the reduced incidence of normal fertilization in vitrified ovine oocytes. After in vitro maturation for 24 h, the oocytes were randomly allocated into three groups: (1) untreated (control), (2) exposed to vitrification solution (VS) without being plunged into liquid nitrogen (toxicity), or (3) vitrified ...
S.A. Makawi
Forty Desert ewes were allocated for monitoring the effect of different hormonal treatments and Artificial Insemination (A.I) on their reproductive performance with an regard to oestrous response and fertility rates. The animals were randomly divided into four equal groups (10 ewes each) with average age of 2.00?0.80 years and body ...
Fürst Stine Nymann - - 2007
BACKGROUND: This paper presents a ten-year follow-up of a randomized, controlled trial which gives the long-term hysterectomy rate and patient satisfaction rate of transcervical hysteroscopic endometrial ablation in the treatment of heavy dysfunctional bleeding. METHODS: There were 120 women enrolled in the study, from June 10, 1993 to August 31, ...
Koo Young-Ah - - 2007
AIMS: To evaluate the effects of pioglitazone on menstruation and the metabolic parameters of non-obese women of reproductive age with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and compare the effects among different subgroups of PCOS patients with different clinical presentations. METHODS: Twenty-eight women of reproductive age with PCOS were recruited; 20 women ...
Hald Kirsten - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical outcome 6 months after treatment with bilateral laparoscopic occlusion of the uterine artery versus uterine leiomyoma embolization. METHODS: Sixty-six premenopausal women with symptomatic uterine leiomyomata were randomized to treatment with either laparoscopic occlusion of uterine arteries or uterine leiomyoma embolization. The primary outcome was reduction of ...
Fulop Tamas - - 2007
STUDY OBJECTIVE: A 7-year follow-up evaluation of the safety, efficacy, and long-term outcome of endometrial ablation when using the NovaSure system in patients with menorrhagia secondary to abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB). DESIGN: Prospective, single-arm study (Canadian Task Force classification II-1). SETTING: St. Imre Teaching Hospital, Budapest, Hungary. PATIENTS: Seventy-five premenopausal ...
Kim Man Deuk - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Controversy exists regarding the effectiveness of uterine artery embolization (UAE) in the management of symptomatic adenomyosis. The aim our study was to determine the long-term clinical efficacy of UAE in the management of symptomatic adenomyosis without fibroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cases of all patients who underwent UAE for ...
Alborzi Saeed - - 2007
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of pentoxifylline administration on patients with different stages of endometriosis on whom laparoscopy was performed. DESIGN: Prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical (Canadian Task Force classification I). SETTING: University and private hospitals. PATIENTS: Eighty-eight women, all with infertility, some with dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, or pelvic pain, ...
Magyar Zoltan - - 2007
The aim of the study was to determine the effect of postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) (treatment using estrogen only and sequential and continuous combined estrogen-progestogen treatment) on endometrial bleeding and histological changes of the endometrium. In a six-year period (2000-2005), 5893 patients were given care and the incidence of ...
Henriquez Dacia D C A - - 2007
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To estimate the effectiveness of hysteroscopic polypectomy in premenopausal women with abnormal uterine bleeding and to identify prognostic factors for persistence or recurrence of symptoms after polypectomy. DESIGN: Retrospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-3). SETTING: University teaching hospital. PATIENTS: Premenopausal women with abnormal uterine bleeding. INTERVENTION: Hysteroscopic ...
Thia E W H - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment is an emotional and physical burden. Couples rate the experience of waiting for the outcome of the IVF treatment and an unsuccessful IVF treatment cycle as the most stressful. The outcome of treatment would affect how they feel about their IVF experience. Our ...
Alborzi S - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To compare the accuracy of saline infusion sonohysterography (SIS) with transvaginal sonography (TVS) for the screening of causes of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) in out-patients. METHODS: 81 patients with AUB were studied. All cases who were examined with TVS, were further investigated with SIS using saline as contrast medium, ...
Loverro Giuseppe - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of adjuvant treatment with gonadotropin-releasing-hormone agonist (GnRHa) following conservative surgical treatment of endometriosis. STUDY DESIGN: Sixty patients in the reproductive age (mean age 28.6 years), with symptomatic stages III and IV endometriosis following laparoscopic surgery and without previous hormonal treatment were enrolled in a prospective, ...
Kaminski Pawel - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to analyze the use of endoscopic procedures in the group of infertile patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study material consisted of 636 patients, aged 20-41. They all had endoscopic procedures performed (laparoscopy and/or hysteroscopy) due to infertility, and were qualified for the procedure ...
Grunberg Steven M - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Mifepristone (RU486) is an oral antiprogestational and, to a lesser extent, antiglucocorticoid agent commonly used for short-term (single-day) therapy. However, treatment of neoplasms or chronic conditions will require long-term administration. Meningioma is a benign central nervous system tumor that is often progesterone-but not estrogen-receptor positive, making long-term antiprogestational therapy ...
diZerega Gere S - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To correlate parameters of endometriosis obtained during routine clinical evaluation with the subsequent formation of adhesions following surgical treatment by laparoscopy. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled, double-blind, clinical trial. SETTING: Tertiary referral centers for the treatment of endometriosis. PATIENT(S): Thirty-seven patients (65 with adnexa) with stage I-III endometriosis; endometrioma-only patients were ...
Nobili Maria Patrizia - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate, by means of a randomized controlled trial, whether a patient-centered contraceptive counseling intervention increased the use of contraception, and the knowledge and positive attitudes towards contraception, in women who undergo a termination of pregnancy (TOP). METHODS: The study was carried out ...
Amany A.M. Shaltout, Mohamed ...
Objective: To evaluate the effect of 5000 IU as compared to 10000 IU of uhCG on the outcome of ICSI cycles. Study Design: A prospective randomized double blind clinical trial. Setting: Dr. Samir Abbas Medical Center, Jeddah, KSA. Material and methods: One hundred patients scheduled for ICSI were recruited for ...
Donoso Patricio - - 2007
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis for aneuploidy screening (PGD-AS) constitutes a technique developed to improve embryo selection in patients with a poor outcome after in-vitro fertilization treatment due to an increased frequency of numerical chromosome abnormalities in the embryos. Although multiple studies have evaluated the performance of PGD-AS in different groups of ...
Fu H-C - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical outcomes and hemodynamic alterations of uterine and ovarian stromal arteries between patients with symptomatic myomas undergoing myomectomy preceded by arterial ligation and those undergoing myomectomy alone. METHODS: In this prospective, non-randomized comparative study, myomectomy was performed on 69 women with symptomatic myomas. Myomectomy alone was performed ...
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