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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 ...
Liu Wei-Min - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of laparoscopic uterine artery occlusion combined with myomectomy through a minilaparotomy in the treatment of recurrent uterine myomas, compared with myomectomy alone. DESIGN: Controlled, nonrandomized clinical study. SETTING: University-affiliated tertiary care referral center. PATIENT(S): Eighty-two women with symptomatic, recurrent myomas warranting surgical treatment, who ...
Elgarib A E H - - 2006
The purpose of the present audit was to assess the effectiveness and safety of thermal balloon ablation of the endometrium for the treatment of menorrhagia and also to assess patients' satisfaction following the treatment. A total of 50 women successfully underwent endometrial ablation using the Thermachoice balloon system for the ...
Archer David F - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a continuous daily regimen of levonorgestrel (LNG) 90 microg/ethinyl estradiol (EE) 20 microg (continuous LNG/EE). METHODS: Healthy women aged 18-49 years with regular menstrual cycles for 3 months enrolled in this single-treatment open-label study and took one pill ...
Razzi Sandro - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of a new progestin progestogen only pill (desogestrel) versus an oral contraceptive in the treatment of recurrent endometriosis. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized prospective clinical study. A group of women with endometriosis (n=40) who showed recurrent dysmenorrhea and/or pelvic pain after conservative surgery, and did not ...
Johnson Julia V - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of a continuous daily regimen of levonorgestrel (LNG) 90 micro g/ethinyl estradiol (EE) 20 micro g on endometrial histology. METHODS: This was a substudy of a large phase 3 trial conducted in six sites in North America. Healthy and ...
Mulic-Lutvica A - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To describe sonographic findings associated with retained placental tissue in patients with secondary postpartum hemorrhage, and to compare these findings with those of women with a normal puerperium. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of 79 women with secondary postpartum hemorrhage. Ultrasound examinations were performed on the day ...
Sabbah Robert - - 2006
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and effectiveness of the NovaSure Impedance Controlled Endometrial Ablation System for the treatment of excessive uterine bleeding in premenopausal and postmenopausal women with intracavitary disease (polyps or myomas) up to 3 cm. DESIGN: Prospective, single-arm study. (Canadian Task Force Classification II-2.) SETTING: Academic medical ...
De Leo Vincenzo - - 2006
The perimenopausal period, from 1 to 4 years, is characterised by vasomotor symptoms, or hot flushes, and other effects due a deficit of estrogens. Approximately 85% of women have hot flushes for 1 year and 25 - 50% continue for up to 5 years. The cause of hot flushes has ...
Laberge Philippe Y - - 2006
The bipolar radiofrequency endometrial ablation system (NovaSure()) has been developed to treat women suffering from menorrhagia due to dysfunctional uterine bleeding. This technology allows for a customized, controlled, contoured endometrial ablation, without the need for hysteroscopic visualization and endometrial pretreatment. Average treatment time is 90 s. Active bleeding, at the ...
Brun Jean-Luc - - 2006
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of Cavaterm thermal balloon endometrial ablation with hysteroscopic endometrial resection. DESIGN: Multicenter randomized trial (Canadian Task Force classification I). SETTING: Departments of obstetrics and gynecology in French university hospitals. PATIENTS: Fifty-one women with menorrhagia unresponsive to medical treatment. INTERVENTIONS: Women were randomized ...
Gangopadhyay, A. N.
To evaluate the role of human chronic gonadotropin (HCG) and compare the results when it is given preoperatively and postoperatively in bilateral nonpalpable undescended testes (BNUDT) to facilitate the surgical outcome. Sixty-six cases of BNUDT, from January 1997 to January 2004, were divided equally into two groups on a random ...
Hamdy Azab
Objective: To compare the results of controlled ovarian stimulation and intra-uterine insemination using 4 protocols. Design: Prospective non randomized study. Setting: An assisted reproduction unit in a private hospital. Materials and methods: 91 couples with unexplained infertility and 79 couples with male subfertility. All women received clomiphene citrate 50 mg ...
So Minna J - - 2006
PURPOSE: To determine whether the phase of menstrual cycle at the time of MR-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) treatment for uterine leiomyomas affects treatment outcome. METHODS: We enrolled all patients participating in a prospective phase III clinical trial from our center who completed 6 months of clinical and imaging follow-up. ...
Guida M - - 2006
BACKGROUND: A randomized, controlled study was performed to compare vaginoscopic versus traditional (speculum with or without tenaculum) hysteroscopy in terms of pain score and procedure time. METHODS: Three hundred patients were randomized in two groups: Group A, diagnostic hysteroscopy with vaginoscopic approach (150 patients) and Group B, diagnostic hysteroscopy with ...
Badawy Ahmed - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To compare clomiphene citrate with N-acetyl cysteine vs. clomiphene citrate alone for augmenting ovulation in management of unexplained infertility. DESIGN: Prospective randomized double-blind controlled trial. SETTING: Department of obstetrics and gynecology in a university medical faculty in Egypt. PATIENT(S): Four hundred four patients as a study group (clomiphene citrate ...
Schneider Andreas - - 2006
AIM: We present our experience with diagnosing and treating 22 cases of urinary tract endometriosis in women of reproductive age. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2001 to January 2003, 22 women of reproductive age (mean age 34.8 years) were diagnosed suffering from endometriosis of the urinary tract. We used the ...
Milic Andrea - - 2006
Four patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids measuring less than 6 cm underwent laparoscopic ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) using multiprobe-array electrodes. Follow-up of the treated fibroids was performed with gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and patients' symptoms were assessed by telephone interviews. The procedure was initially technically successful in 3 of ...
Simsek Mehmet - - 2006
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of laparoscopic uterine artery coagulation (LUC) in symptomatic myomatous patients. DESIGN: Prospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II). SETTING: Tertiary care center PATIENTS: Twenty-one women with myomatous uteri. INTERVENTIONS: Laparoscopic uterine artery coagulation. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Laparoscopic ...
Molnár Béla G - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To assess the level of patient satisfaction after transcervical endometrial resection (TCRE) with no preoperative hormonal preparation. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective audit of a continuous case series was accomplished on 131 consecutive patients who underwent TCRE for dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Data of postal questionnaires were analysed and subjected to ...
Shin So-Young - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to evaluate the incidence and the factors associated with uterine bleeding while taking GnRH agonist treatment combined with tibolone add-back therapy in endometriosis patients of reproductive age. STUDY DESIGN: The medical records of 188 endometriosis (stages III-IV) patients of reproductive age receiving postoperative GnRH agonist ...
Nedambale T L - - 2006
This study was conducted to compare the efficacy of four in vitro fertilization (IVF) media: Bracket and Oliphant's medium (BO), modified medium 199 (IVF-M199), modified Tyrode's medium (MTM), and modified KSOM (m-KSOM) on fertilization efficiency and blastocyst formation rate. In addition, we wanted to investigate the benefit of prolonging the ...
Garuti Giancarlo - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: A prospective evaluation of the effects on endometrium of third generation aromatase inhibitors (AIs), administered as adjuvant up-front therapy or switched therapy in menopausal patients suffering from breast cancer. METHODS: Forty-five patients suffering from estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer were treated with AIs as adjuvant endocrine therapy; 27 patients switched ...
Palomba Stefano - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic ovarian diathermy (LOD) has been used successfully as a first-, second- and third-line treatment for ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). However, little is known about the predictors for LOD efficacy. The aim of the present study was to evaluate reproductive outcomes in clomiphene citrate ...
van Santbrink Evert J P - - 2006
Treatment of normogonadotropic anovulatory infertility (World Health Organization class 2, or WHO2) is by induction of ovulation using clomiphene citrate (CC), followed by follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in cases of treatment failure. Not all patients will become ovulatory or will conceive with this treatment. Others, exhibiting multifollicular instead of monofollicular development, ...
Pietrzak Bronisława - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: The assessment of efficacy and safety of two regimens of hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) in women after kidney transplantation with climacteric symptoms. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Combined transdermal or transdermal-oral hormonal replacement therapy was administered to 86 kidney-transplanted women, aged 31-52 years, with moderate to severe climacteric symptoms in years ...
Zolghadri Jaleh - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the outcome of pregnancy following laparoscopic unilateral tubal fulguration of hydrosalpinges in patients with recurrent spontaneous early abortion. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled trial. SETTING: University tertiary center. PATIENT(S): Thirteen patients with history of unexplained recurrent early spontaneous abortion and a unilateral hydrosalpinx diagnosed by sonography and hysterosalpingography ...
Emuveyan, Ejiro E; Department ...
Context: Luteinising hormone analogues are being increasingly advocated in the management of common oestrogendependent gynaecological conditions, notably uterine fibroids, endometriosis and menorrhagia. <BR><BR>Objective: The aim was to assess the effects of depot injections of goserelin (Zoladex<sup>®</sup>), a GnRH-agonist analogue, on the management of uterine fibroids. <BR><BR><B>Patients and Methods: Forty female ...
Mona M. Aboulghar,Hesham G. ...
Objective: To evaluate the effect of fibroids on outcome of IVF and study value of myomectomy prior to IVF. Design: Prospective controlled study. Setting: Private IVF center, The Egyptian IVF ET Center, Maadi, Cairo. Materials and methods: One hundred and eighty four patients were included. Sixty three patients with intramural ...
Esinler Ibrahim - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of prior unilateral or bilateral endometrioma cystectomy on controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) outcome. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. PATIENT(S): Fifty-seven consecutive infertile patients were enrolled who had previously ...
Demirol Aygül - - 2006
The study was conducted to investigate the effect of conservative surgery of ovarian endometriomas before an ICSI cycle. Ninety-nine patients with endometriomas who were referred to an intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycle were enrolled in the study. The patients were prospectively randomized into two groups; group I (49 patients) underwent ...
Kim Hyun S - - 2006
PURPOSE: To assess the prevalence of anastomoses between uterine and ovarian arteries on angiography and their association with clinical outcome after uterine artery embolization (UAE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent UAE for symptomatic uterine leiomyomata according to a uniform embolization technique by a single operator at a single ...
De Falco Marianna - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical features and the expression of transforming growth factor-beta3 (TGF-beta3) and connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) in myometrium and uterine leiomyomas after preoperative treatment with gonadotropin-releasing hormone-analogs (GnRH-a) and tibolone. METHODS: Twenty-three patients received 3.75 mg leuprolide acetate depot for 4 months. Twenty-two patients received the ...
Cheng Ming-Huei - - 2006
Massive ovarian edema (MOE) is a rare entity characterized by an accumulation of stromal edema fluid and occurs primarily in young women. The etiology is not clear, but is suspected to be the result of partial torsion of the ovary. After the establishment of a correct diagnosis, organ-sparing surgical treatment ...
Farrugia Martin - - 2006
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility and patient acceptability of global endometrial ablation using the Hydro ThermAblator (HTA) in an outpatient hysteroscopy clinic setting under local anaesthesia. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: University hospital in the United Kingdom. PATIENTS: Forty patients with medication-resistant menorrhagia. ...
Howles C M - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Identifying parameters that can accurately predict the response to controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) would be of great benefit in assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures. An analysis was undertaken with the objective of determining whether specific factors could optimally predict a response to stimulation in ART, and to then develop ...
Koga K - - 2006
BACKGROUND: To analyse risk factors that influence the recurrence of endometrioma after laparoscopic excision. METHODS: A total of 224 patients who had a minimum of 2 years of post-operative follow-up after laparoscopic ovarian endometrioma excision were studied retrospectively. Recurrence was defined as the presence of endometrioma more than 2 cm ...
Qublan H - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to determine the incidence and recurrence rate of luteinized unruptured follicle (LUF) syndrome in women with unexplained infertility undergoing intrauterine insemination (IUI). METHODS: A total of 167 women with unexplained infertility who underwent 292 cycles of IUI were enrolled in the study. All ...
Mohamed Mohamed A - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The following study was conducted to determine which FSH, recombinant or urinary, works better in older women. DESIGN: We conducted a controlled randomized study in a single university IVF center. SETTING: University IVF center. PATIENT(S): Women (N = 257) over 39 years old undergoing IVF. INTERVENTION(S): The patients were ...
Triolo Onofrio - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To compare danazol and gestrinone treatment as preoperative endometrial preparation for operative hysteroscopy. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized clinical study. SETTING: University department of gynecological, obstetrical sciences and reproductive medicine. PATIENT(S): One hundred thirty-five patients with endouterine pathologies (endometrial polyps, submucous myoma, septate uterus). INTERVENTION(S): Patients pretreated with gestrinone (n = ...
Altgassen C - - 2006
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of patients with fibroids wish to retain their uterus without improving fertility. We evaluated the rate of complications in our teaching hospital and its association with patients' age. METHODS: Chart records of 351 patients were evaluated according to patients' age. RESULTS: A total of 654 fibroids ...
Mandic A - - 2006
PURPOSE: In 90% of all endometrial cancers vaginal bleeding is the leading clinical symptom. Nowadays, scoring systems have become acceptable in medicine as less invasive, adequate, diagnostic methods. The main goal of this study was to examine the clinical-sonographic scoring system as a noninvasive diagnostic method for endometrial cancer. PATIENTS ...
Pirard C - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to investigate whether intranasal (IN) administration of a GnRH agonist could provide luteal support in IVF/ICSI patients. METHODS: Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) was performed using hMG/FSH and a GnRH antagonist. Patients were then randomly allocated to either 10,000 IU hCG, followed by vaginal ...
Fedele Luigi - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To compare the laparoscopic excision of primary versus recurrent ovarian endometriomas. DESIGN: Descriptive study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center for the treatment of endometriosis. PATIENT(S): Between 1993 and 2002, 359 consecutive patients: 305 primary surgeries (group A) and 54 reoperations for a recurrent endometrioma in the same ovary of the ...
Ayhan A - - 2006
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of immediate hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on oncologic outcome of patients with endometrial cancer. The patients were recruited prospectively after extensive discussion of risks and benefits of HRT. Continuous daily regimen of 0.625 mg conjugated equine estrogen plus 2.5 mg ...
McGonigle K F - - 2006
The purpose of the study was to evaluate tamoxifen-associated changes in the vagina and uterus in postmenopausal breast cancer patients. Between June 1994 and December 1998, 45 patients enrolled in a prospective study before commencing tamoxifen therapy. Patients with endometrial thickness >5 mm or neoplasia were excluded. Transvaginal ultrasonography, vaginal ...
Katsumori Tetsuya - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of uterine artery embolization using only gelatin sponge particles for symptomatic fibroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: As part of an ongoing study of the procedure for fibroids, prospective data of the initial 96 consecutive women treated between December 1997 ...
Bese T - - 2006
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of long-term use of progesterone treatment on proliferation and apoptosis in simple endometrial hyperplasia without atypia. In this prospective control study, endometrial tissue samples of 19 patients with simple endometrial hyperplasia without atypia (group 1), posttreatment biopsy materials of the ...
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