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Hubacher David - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Increased menstrual bleeding and pain are the primary side effects that lead to early removal of the copper intrauterine device (IUD). Ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are proven treatments for such IUD-induced problems, but their effect on early IUD removal is unknown. METHODS: A total of 2019 ...
Corrada Y - - 2006
Cystic endometrial hyperplasia-pyometra (CEH-P) complex is a progesterone-dependent disease that requires medical treatment in bitches intended for breeding. To test the efficacy and safety of a combined protocol and to assess the effect of age, stage of cycle, previous steroid hormone administration and parity on treatment, 29 bitches diagnosed with ...
Lohle Paul N M - - 2006
PURPOSE: To assess the safety and efficacy of uterine artery embolization (UAE) using large calibrated tris-acryl gelatin microspheres. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred fifty-eight women with symptomatic uterine fibroids underwent UAE. Embosphere was used in 105 women and Embogold microspheres in 53 women. Major and minor complications were assessed. At ...
Holub Zdenek - - 2006
AIM: To determine the frequency and severity of complications and the recurrence of fibroids as a result of laparoscopic occlusion of the uterine artery (LOUA) in women with symptomatic fibroids. METHODS: One hundred and fourteen women with symptomatic fibroids were treated using ultrasonically activated shears, clips or electrosurgery. A retrospective ...
Landi S - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the morbidity associated with laparoscopic complete excision of endometriosis in terms of urinary, digestive and sexual function. METHODS: We performed a prospective non-randomized study in 45 patients with laparoscopic complete excision of all detectable foci of endometriosis with segmental bowel resection using a non nerve-sparing ...
Dechaud Herve - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To examine the outcome of in vitro fertilization according to the body mass index of infertile patients. STUDY DESIGN: Between September 2003 and May 2005, 573 patients underwent 789 in vitro fertilization cycles or ICSI because of male factor, tubal factor, and unexplained infertility were retrospectively included from our ...
Cameron Sharon T - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: Pilot study to compare the effects of a continuous combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) regimen with an interrupted progestogen regimen administered transdermally, upon the endometrium of postmenopausal women, the incidence of amenorrhoea and relief of menopausal symptoms. METHODS: Fifty-nine postmenopausal women aged 50-63 years were randomised to either (i) ...
Nagao S - - 2006
We previously reported a new technique for ovarian transposition to the abdominal subcutaneous fat tissue (OTAFT) following hysterectomy. The purpose of this study is to assess the hormonal function after OTAFT. From 1993 to 2000, OTAFT was performed in 27 patients (group A). Forty-two women underwent hysterectomy and retained ovaries ...
Paulson John D - - 2006
The most advantageous treatment for pelvic endometriosis that is not extensive has long been the subject of debate. In recent years, the ability to detect atypical presentations has allowed the gynecological surgeon to treat this entity more readily. The treatment in the past has been concerned with the singular treatment ...
Thurman Andrea Ries - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To obtain pilot data on the endometrial histology of Depomedroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera, DMPA) users experiencing breakthrough bleeding (BTB) versus users with amenorrhea. To compare the endometrial histology of patients who used DMPA continuously for 3-12 months versus those who used it for 13 months or more. METHODS: Cross-sectional study. ...
Verschuuren Sylvia I - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to determine: 1. the effect of treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma on ovarian function, and 2. the interventions to relieve postmenopausal symptoms. METHODS: Seventy-seven consecutive patients treated between 1989 and 2003 in the Rotterdam region for Hodgkin's lymphoma stages I and II were approached ...
Murad André M - - 2006
This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of docetaxel, epirubicin, and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) [DEF] as treatment for locally advanced unresectable or metastatic gastric cancer. Thirty-seven patients participated in the study (median age, 56 years; range, 22-73 years); Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status [PS], 0-2). Docetaxel 75 mg/m2 IV (day ...
Hirsbrunner Gaby - - 2006
Delayed uterine involution has negative effects on the fertility of cows; use of prostaglandin F2alpha alone as a single treatment has not been shown to consistently improve fertility. Combined administration of PGF2alpha and PGE2 increased uterine pressure in healthy cows. We hypothesized, that the combination of both prostaglandins would accelerate ...
Revelli Alberto - - 2006
Both recombinant FSH (r-FSH) and highly-purified, urinary FSH (HP-uFSH) are frequently used in ovulation induction associated with timed sexual intercourse. Their effectiveness is reported to be similar, and therefore the costs of treatment represent a major issue to be considered. Although several studies about costs in IVF have been published, ...
Gupta J K - - 2006
Uterine fibroids cause heavy and prolonged bleeding, pain, pressure symptoms and subfertility but are mostly benign. The traditional method of treatment has been surgery as long term medical therapies have not shown to be effective. Uterine artery embolization (UAE - complete occlusion of both the uterine arteries with particulate emboli) ...
Levi-Setti Paolo E - - 2006
The objective was to verify the outcome of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with ovulation induction performed with GnRH antagonists, comparing the use of recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (r-FSH) alone and in combination with recombinant luteinizing hormone (r-LH) in a prospective and randomized trial. Forty male-factor infertile normo-ovulatory patients undergoing ovarian stimulation ...
Pink Daniel - - 2006
Endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS) is a rare disease with probably less than 700 new cases in the US or EU per year. ESS usually expresses steroidal receptors and is regarded to be hormone-sensitive. A higher risk in women receiving estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) or tamoxifen has been suspected, and remissions ...
Spitz Irving M - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To determine clinical side effects and biochemical and hematological abnormalities in patients with nonresectable meningioma on long-term mifepristone (RU 486) therapy. DESIGN: Long-term mifepristone administration in patients with meningioma. SETTING: Outpatient clinic of a university hospital. PATIENT(S): Sixteen women and 9 men aged 22-80 years with nonresectable meningioma. INTERVENTION(S): ...
Magtibay Paul M - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to examine surgical management of patients with ovarian remnant syndrome. STUDY DESIGN: Data were abstracted from records of patients with a history of bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy who were treated surgically at Mayo Clinic between 1985 and 2003 for pathologically confirmed residual ovarian tissue. A follow-up questionnaire ...
Cahill D J - - 2005
To predict the ongoing likelihood of natural conception, when a couple has ceased to try to conceive by assisted conception. A postal questionnaire survey obtained information on further attempts to conceive and have a baby, either without treatment or by treatment elsewhere. From a response rate of 44%, there were ...
Humaidan P - - 2005
To investigate the possible beneficial effect of a new stimulation protocol (termed 'CRASH') on the outcome of poor responder patients, a multicentre, prospective longitudinal study including a total of 36 women undergoing 72 IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles with patients serving as their own controls, was conducted. A poor responder ...
Hasan Jahan Ara - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of metformin therapy in achieving menstrual regularity, pregnancy, reducing obesity and hyperinsulinemia in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN: Interventional, quasi-experimental study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Civil Hospital, Karachi from January 2002 to December 2003. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with PCOS diagnosed ...
Vercellini Paolo - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of an estrogen-progestogen combination versus low-dose norethindrone acetate in the treatment of persistent pain after surgery for symptomatic rectovaginal endometriosis. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Academic center. PATIENT(S): Ninety women with recurrent moderate or severe pelvic pain after unsuccessful conservative surgery for ...
Agostini Riccardo - - 2005
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy (in terms of induction of uterine bleeding) and safety (in terms of absence of endometrial hyperplasia) of 17alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17alpha-HPC) in a therapeutic regimen for hormonal replacement after menopause. Fifty postmenopausal patients received hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for 24 ...
Palomba Stefano - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Metformin has been shown to improve fertility in anovulatory patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), inducing not only a high ovulation and pregnancy rate but also reducing the incidence of miscarriages. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the uterine effects of metformin in patients with PCOS ...
Duffy S - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Tamoxifen treatment results in a doubling of the risk of endometrial cancer after 1-2 years of treatment and a quadrupling after 5 years. Anastrozole, a third-generation aromatase inhibitor, with superior efficacy to tamoxifen, may also offer tolerability benefits in terms of effects on the endometrium. METHODS AND RESULTS: A ...
Akinola O I - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of uterine artery ligation by the vaginal route for the management of symptomatic uterine fibroids. A pilot study had suggested that the procedure was effective. METHODS: After bilateral uterine artery ligation, ultrasonic measurements of uterine and fibroid volumes were determined at 6 and 12 months ...
Viberga I - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to investigate the clinical course of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and factors that could predict failed conservative treatment of PID. Additionally, the study aimed to examine the role of age and intrauterine device (IUD) use on the severity of PID. METHOD: Fifty-one women ...
Bahçeci Mustafa - - 2005
The hypothesis that ICSI outcome can be improved by culturing human embryos in an atmosphere of controlled O(2) concentration (5%) compared with 20% was tested in a prospective randomized study of 712 transfer cycles. The cycle characteristics and the embryology parameters were similar between groups. The embryo qualities were similar ...
Persico N - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of transdermal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on plasma viscosity, serum levels of thromboxane B2 (TXB2) and vascular impedance in the uterine, bladder wall, internal carotid and ophthalmic arteries in normotensive and hypertensive postmenopausal patients. METHODS: Thirty postmenopausal patients underwent continuous estradiol transdermal supplementation at a ...
Qian Yuanshu - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of microwave endometrial ablation (MEA) in the treatment of menorrhagia in patients with severe systemic disease or medical conditions. METHODS: Forty-two menorrhagic women undergoing systemic disorders with failure of medical management were treated with MEA under local or general anesthesia, and were followed-up for 1 ...
Loo Tao-Chuan - - 2005
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy for endometrioma on the clinical outcome of IVF treatment. METHODS: Patients who received IVF treatment were retrospectively classified into two groups. Group 1 included 95 patients who received IVF due to tubal occlusion. Group 2 included 127 patients who had received ...
Taylor Alexander - - 2005
PURPOSE: To evaluate the hemodynamic changes in uterine perfusion following the vascular occlusion of the uterine arteries with an absorbable cervical tourniquet applied during open myomectomy. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients with symptomatic fibroids and a clinical uterine size equivalent to 14 or more weeks' gestation underwent open myomectomy. Patients were randomized ...
Dede F Suat - - 2006
BACKGROUND/AIM: To compare the changes in uterine and ovarian artery blood flow following laparoscopic sterilization via bipolar cautery with Pomeroy tubal ligation via mini-laparotomy in patients who had voluntary surgical sterilization. METHODS: Ninety consecutive fertile women applying for voluntary tubal ligation were recruited in this prospective study. Patients were allocated ...
Barad David H - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of dramatically improved ovarian reserve in a 42.7-year-old woman who was using the dietary supplement dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) as well as acupuncture. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Private IVF center. PATIENT(S): A 42.7-year-old patient with initial severely decreased ovarian reserve. INTERVENTION(S): Serial ovulation induction with concomitant use ...
Heijnen E M E W - - 2006
This meta-analysis was conducted to compare outcomes of conventional IVF in women presenting with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and non-PCOS patients. Studies in which PCOS patients undergoing IVF were compared with a matched--no male factor--control group were considered for this review. A definition consistent with the Rotterdam consensus criteria of ...
Cooley Sharon - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To determine the medium-term (1-3 years) and long-term (3-5 years) outcome for women who underwent endometrial ablative techniques. To determine the uptake of these operations and the outcome results. STUDY DESIGN: The hospital records of all women who underwent either Uterine Balloon Therapy (UBT) or VESTA (Multiple Electrode Device) ...
Vercellini Paolo - - 2005
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this article is to evaluate the biological rationale for the use of an intrauterine device releasing 20 mug/day of levonorgestrel in women with endometriosis, and to assess its efficacy in relieving pelvic pain symptoms. RECENT FINDINGS: Levonorgestrel induces endometrial glandular atrophy and extensive decidual ...
Campo Sebastiano - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the safety and efficacy of resectoscopic myomectomy and to evaluate the influence of GnRH analog pretreatment on short- and long-term surgery outcome. METHODS: Data were collected from 80 consecutive resectoscopic myomectomies performed on premenopausal women. Forty-two patients (52.5%) had not received ...
Rosa e Silva Julio Cesar - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (LNG-IUD) for the treatment of women with uterine myomas with increased bleeding by measuring total uterine volume and by determining patient clinical improvement, uterine artery flow velocity and hemoglobin levels. STUDY DESIGN: Ten patients with a complaint of increased uterine ...
Marci Roberto - - 2005
The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the efficacy of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone antagonist (GnRH) in comparison with the standard long protocol in poor-responder patients. Sixty patients with poor ovarian response in previous treatment cycles were randomized into two groups: group A (n = 30) was stimulated with a ...
Amany Shaltout, Amal Shohayeb, ...
Objective: To detect the effect of late coasting on oocyte quality. Design: Retrospective study. Setting: Samir Abbas Medical Center Materials and methods: Patients where estradiol level was over 4000 pg/ml and late coasting was used as a method to prevent OHSS, and patients where estradiol level was over 4000 pg ...
Tanahatoe S J - - 2005
BACKGROUND: We questioned whether a laparoscopy should be performed after a normal hysterosalpingography before starting intrauterine inseminations (IUI) in order to detect further pelvic pathology and whether a postponed procedure after six unsuccessful cycles of IUI yields a higher number of abnormal findings. METHODS: In a randomized controlled trial, the ...
Maleux Geert - - 2006
The purpose of this retrospective study is to assess the radiological and clinical outcome of transcatheter embolization of acquired uterine vascular malformations in patients presenting with secondary postpartum or postabortion vaginal hemorrhage. In a cohort of 17 patients (mean age: 29.7 years; standard deviation: 4.23; range: 25-38 years) 18 embolization ...
van der Steeg Jan W - - 2005
The current approach of the basic fertility work-up has been questioned recently in this journal. Based on new data on human fecundity, the authors advocated starting the fertility work-up after just 6 months of trying to conceive instead of the usual 12 months. In women younger than 39 years and ...
Bhak Jong-Sik - - 2006
Bovine oocyte activation is one of the essential elements that determine the success of nuclear transfer and the subsequent development of cloned embryos. Three methods for oocyte activation, including 5 microM ionomycin (5 min, Group 1) alone, ionomycin+1.9 mM 6-dimethylaminopurine (DMAP, 3h, Group 2), and ionomycin+10 microg/ml cycloheximide (CHX, 3h, ...
Kelekçi Sefa - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relation of sterilization and depression in association with Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and to analyze whether preoperative BDI scores have predictive value on satisfaction. METHODS: One hundred sixty-two women who had laparoscopic surgical sterilization were recruited into the study. Patients identified to have an intra-abdominal disease ...
Vereide Anne Beate - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate apoptosis as a growth regulatory mechanism of gestagen in endometrial precancers and to compare differences in the apoptotic cascade after high and low dose gestagen regimens. METHOD: Pre- and post-treatment paraffin-embedded endometrial hyperplasia specimens from women treated with levonorgestrel intrauterine device ...
Cicinelli Ettore - - 2005
In a 3-year prospective study, 30 postmenopausal women received transdermal E2 gel and every-other-day vaginal P in capsules. At study completion, endometrial thickness was significantly reduced as compared with baseline (2.7 +/- 0.5 vs. 3.4 +/- 0.9 mm), endometrial biopsy showed endometrial atrophy in all cases, and amenorrhea was achieved ...
Pirard C - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The study objective was to investigate whether repeated intranasal administration of a GnRH agonist could provide convenient and safe luteal support. METHODS: Twenty-four patients with unexplained infertility were enrolled. All patients were treated with an aromatase inhibitor. When ovulation trigger criteria were met, patients were randomly allocated to either ...
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