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Levens Eric D - - 2009
A randomized comparison trial was performed to evaluate whether follicular reaspiration with use of a double-lumen retrieval needle improves oocyte recovery when compared with direct follicular aspiration among low-responding patients undergoing ART. There were no differences observed in the number of oocytes retrieved (single lumen: 6.5 +/- 2.2 oocytes, double ...
Almog B - - 2008
PURPOSE: To examine whether double transfer of embryos on day 2-3 and on day 5 after ovum pick-up (OPU) improves IVF/ET success rates in patients with multiple consecutive IVF failures METHODS: Consecutive IVF failures patients (7.6 +/- 0.5) undergoing IVF/ET cycles were treated with interval double transfer on day 2-3 ...
Weissman Ariel - - 2008
Blastocyst-stage transfer has yielded excellent results in good prognosis IVF patients, but its efficacy in the general IVF population has not been clearly demonstrated. The objective of this study was to compare cleavage-stage and blastocyst-stage transfer in a mixed, general IVF population. In a prospective, quasi-randomized study, 152 patients underwent ...
Khatir H - - 2009
Parthenogenetic activation of the oocyte represents an important step in the somatic cloning. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness (in term of in vitro development) of different methods of parthenogenetic activation of dromedary oocytes. Selected cumulus-oocytes-complexes (n=1264) collected by follicular aspiration from ovaries obtained postmortem ...
Bolarin Alfonso - - 2009
The present study investigated the accuracy of trans-rectal ultrasonography (TRU) for assessing the exact number of preovulatory follicles (POFs, with a diameter from 6 to 10mm) present in the ovaries of weaned sows. The ovaries of 63 hormonally treated (1500 IU of eCG) weaned sows were checked with TRU (7.5-MHz ...
Hsieh Chia-Lin - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of transvaginal ultrasound aspiration and ethanol sclerotherapy in patients with recurrent ovarian endometriomas. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Teaching hospital affiliated with Chang Gung University, Taipei. PATIENT(S): Patients (n = 108) with recurrent ovarian endometriomas >or=3 cm. INTERVENTION(S): Preoperative evaluation of previous pathology, midcycle serum CA-125 ...
Robinson James K - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate postoperative blunt adhesiolysis after sharp adhesiolysis for the treatment of intrauterine adhesions. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of 24 patients treated with primary hysteroscopic adhesiolysis followed by hormone therapy and serial flexible office hysteroscopy (Canadian Task Force Classification II-3). SETTING: University-affiliated community hospital. PATIENT(S): Twenty-four women with menstrual disorders, ...
Cho Hyun Hee - - 2008
BACKGROUND: In patients with myoma, the traditional surgical treatment of choice is myomectomy for women who wish to retain their uterus. However, myomectomy must be performed under general anaesthesia, and the patient requires a long time to recover. AIMS: In the present study, we report our experience with a group ...
Badawy Ahmed - - 2008
The purpose of this study was to test the effect of extended clomiphene citrate treatment compared with gonadotrophin therapy for the management of clomiphene-resistant women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The study comprised 318 women (802 cycles) with clomiphene-resistant PCOS randomized to two treatment groups. Patients in the clomiphene citrate ...
Shakiba Khashayar - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the need for further surgery after laparoscopic excision of endometriosis or hysterectomy. METHODS: In this retrospective study, women who had surgery for endometriosis-associated pain at the Cleveland Clinic were assessed for requirement for subsequent surgery. One hundred twenty patients who underwent hysterectomy with or without oophorectomy for ...
Antinori Monica - - 2008
The aim of this prospective randomized study was to assess the advantages of a new modified intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) technique called intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI) over the conventional ICSI procedure in the treatment of patients with severe oligoasthenoteratozoospermia. The new procedure consisted of IMSI based on a ...
Creus Montserrat - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment has modest efficacy for the treatment of infertility associated with early-stage endometriosis. Immunomodulation with pentoxifylline is considered as a new strategy potentially useful in treating endometriosis. Thus, this study investigated the usefulness of combined laparoscopic surgery and pentoxifylline therapy in the treatment of infertility associated with minimal ...
Papaleo Enrico - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of myo-inositol on oocyte quality in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles. DESIGN: A prospective, controlled, randomized trial. SETTING: Assisted reproduction centers. PATIENT(S): Sixty infertile PCO patients undergoing ovulation induction for ICSI. INTERVENTION(S): All participants underwent standard long protocol. Starting ...
Zervoudis S - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Estrogen and progestins have established effects on the gastrointestinal tract and ischemic colitis was related in the past with certain regimens including both hormones. On this basis, we aimed to evaluate a group of postmenopausal women who presented with ischemic colitis after taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) ...
Mikami Koji - - 2008
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of magnetic resonance (MRI)-guided focused ultrasound (MRIgFUS) ablation for uterine fibroids and to identify the candidates for this treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 48 patients with a symptomatic uterine fibroid underwent MRIgFUS. The percent ablation ...
Debby A - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the sonographic appearance of the uterine cavity after first-trimester uterine evacuation and to follow the evolution of these findings in an attempt to reduce the number of unnecessary surgical interventions following evacuation. METHODS: We studied retrospectively the sonographic characteristics of the uterine cavity in 599 women, 5-8 ...
Varma Rajesh - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: Medical treatment of non-atypical endometrial hyperplasia with oral progestogens has limited efficacy and poor compliance. A levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) has been shown to successfully treat hyperplasia in small-sized studies. Our aim was to examine the effectiveness of LNG-IUS in a larger study with long-term follow up. STUDY DESIGN: ...
Jee Byung Chul - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the influence of postoperative GnRH agonist treatment on disease recurrence after conservative laparoscopic surgery for ovarian endometriomas according to duration of the treatment. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): One hundred nine consecutive premenopausal women who underwent conservative laparoscopic surgery for ovarian endometriomas (endometriosis stage ...
Berg Anette - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To compare three types of equipment during hysteroscopic resection. DESIGN: A randomized study. SETTING: Women's clinic at Ullevaal University Hospital, Oslo, Norway. PATIENT(S): Two hundred premenopausal women with menorrhagia caused by dysfunctional bleedings, fibroids, or polyps. INTERVENTION(S): Hysteroscopic resection was performed either with monopolar electrodes using glycine 1.5% as ...
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A number of sites of veld in Natal which have been reinforced by sod-seeding with legumes or by fertilization and oversowing with grass during the last 20 years have been examined. It is concluded that veld reinforcement in this area can lead to more than a two-fold increase in beef ...
Sagay A S - - 2008
This study was conducted to determine any cardiovascular morbidity with Norplant use by electrocardiography. Thirty Nigerian women seeking long-term reversible contraception were recruited. The clients had baseline blood pressure checks and electrocardiography (ECG) tracings. These were repeated at the 12, 24 and 36 months follow-up visits and the results were ...
Manchana Tarinee - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinicopathological characteristics and survival analysis in endometrial adenocarcinoma women younger than the age of 40 years compare to older women. METHODS: Medical records of 423 endometrial adenocarcinoma patients who received primary surgical treatment at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital during 1996-2005 were reviewed. The patients were divided ...
Cheng Zhongping - - 2008
We sought to evaluate the clinical feasibility and mid- to long-term effects of laparoscopic uterine artery occlusion before myomectomy in the treatment of uterine myomas. A total of 566 patients with uterine myoma were treated by laparoscopic uterine artery occlusion before myomectomy from October 2001 through July 2007. Mean blood ...
Kabli Nadia - - 2008
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the amount of pain during office hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy with and without intrauterine anesthesia. DESIGN: Prospective randomized study (Canadian Task Force classification I). SETTING: Academic teaching center. PATIENTS: A total of 82 women underwent outpatient hysteroscopy for evaluation of their uterine cavity. INTERVENTIONS: Randomization to ...
Toor Sundeep S - - 2008
PURPOSE: To investigate the patient and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging characteristics associated with clinical failure after uterine artery embolization (UAE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-eight consecutive patients who underwent UAE were examined. Contrast-enhanced MR imaging was performed before and 4 months after the procedure, and clinical follow-up was performed at 15 ...
Castelo-Branco Camil - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of flutamide therapy for hirsutism. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Gynecology department in a teaching hospital. PATIENT(S): Hyperandrogenic women presenting for hirsutism treatment were followed between January 2000 and January 2007. INTERVENTION(S): Women received flutamide 250 mg/day alone (n = 27) or ...
Patrizio Pasquale - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To assess the real biological efficiency of assisted reproduction technology (ART) cycles by using a new metric called oocyte to baby rate, where live babies born (LBB) are reported in relation to the number of oocytes retrieved and used. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of clinical and embryological database. SETTING: University ...
Tropeano Giovanna - - 2008
To evaluate whether ovarian vein incompetence may be a source of chronic pelvic pain (CPP) in women. Twenty-two women, aged 19-50 years, with chronic pelvic pain, no laparoscopically detected pelvic pathology, and evidence of reflux in dilated pelvic veins on transvaginal color Doppler ultrasound underwent retrograde ovarian venography and sclerotherapy ...
Isachenko Vladimir - - 2008
This investigation compared conventional freezing of human ovarian tissue using either spontaneous or initiated ('seeded') ice formation. Biopsies of ovarian tissue were obtained from women with indications for chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Small pieces of experimental tissue were randomly distributed into three groups that were then subjected to different treatments prior ...
Lohle Paul N M - - 2008
PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term outcomes and factors associated with treatment failure after uterine artery embolization (UAE) in women with symptomatic uterine leiomyomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred consecutive women treated with UAE for symptomatic uterine leiomyomas participated. Clinical outcome data (ie, changes in symptoms, menstrual status, subsequent therapies) and satisfaction ...
Bocca Silvina M - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this series was to prospectively evaluate early postoperative intrauterine changes by 3-dimensional ultrasonography (3DUS) in patients undergoing hysteroscopic correction of various uterine anomalies. METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients with a diagnosis of an anomaly of the uterine cavity who underwent hysteroscopic correction were studied. Patients had transvaginal ...
Lowyck Benedicte - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To extend existing research on the psychological impact of IVF by studying the association between the psychosocial factors of self-criticism and dependency, and romantic attachment, with the well-being and relationship satisfaction of couples across the different phases of IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment. DESIGN: Prospective, three-wave study (i.e., from ...
Pinna Christian - - 2008
The vascular consequences of estrogen treatment may be driven by its initiation timing. We tested the hypothesis that the duration of ovarian hormone deprivation before estrogen reintroduction affects the role of estrogen as mediator of endothelial function and vascular relaxation in nondiseased vessels. Rats were ovariectomized and implanted with 17beta-estradiol ...
Huser M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Frequent negative consequence of chemotherapy (CHT) is ovarian damage and premature ovarian failure (POF). Aim of this prospective case-control study is evaluation of GnRH analogue (GnRH-a) administration to patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) during CHT and prevention of ovarian damage depending upon CHT regimen. METHODS: Study group consists of ...
Bork Konrad - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Hereditary angioedema (HAE) due to C1 inhibitor deficiency is clinically characterized by relapsing skin swellings, abdominal pain attacks, and life-threatening upper airway obstruction. Treatment with androgens prevents attacks for those with this condition. OBJECTIVE: To examine the benefits and risks of long-term treatment with danazol. METHODS: Data were generated ...
Vercellini Paolo - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the postoperative risk of endometrioma recurrence in women using oral contraception and in those undergoing simple observation. STUDY DESIGN: After laparoscopic excision of ovarian endometriotiomas, a cyclic, low-dose, monophasic oral contraceptive pill (OCP) was offered to women not seeking pregnancy. One ...
Duvan Candan Iltemir - - 2008
PURPOSE: To compare oral contraceptive (OC) pretreatment plus microdose GnRH-a in flare-up protocol and non-OC microdose GnRH-a in flare-up protocol among poor responder ICSI patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of poor responder ICSI patients. Patients were divided into two groups according to used microdose protocol. Precycle treatment with OC followed ...
Kim Hyun S - - 2008
PURPOSE: To assess long-term clinical efficacy of uterine artery embolization (UAE) in young women and the clinical significance of patent anastomoses between uterine and ovarian arteries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive women no older than 39 years of age treated with UAE for symptomatic uterine leiomyomata with at least 3 years ...
Maginnis G - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is a condition where endometrium-like tissue forms lesions at ectopic sites outside the uterus. In women, oral contraceptive pills and progestins are often prescribed as therapy for early stage endometriosis. In contrast, in macaques the disease is frequently advanced at the time of diagnosis and ovariectomy is the ...
Abbas M - - 2008
This study evaluated the use of metformin as first line treatment for patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. A retrospective review of patients' files diagnosed with PCOS over 16 months in Department of obstetrics and gynaecology of a Regional hospital. The outcome was the response to metformin treatment regardless of the ...
Küçük Tansu - - 2008
To assess the efficacy of chromohysteroscopy in detecting endometrial pathologies in recurrent in vitro fertilization (IVF) failure. Sixty-four patients in whom conventional hysteroscopy did not show any apparent endometrial pathology were included. Five milliliter of 1% methylene blue dye was introduced through the hysteroscopic inlet. Biopsies were obtained both from ...
Fedele Luigi - - 2008
A prospective comparative clinical trial was done in a tertiary referral center for the treatment of endometriosis in 10 patients with bladder detrusor endometriosis: five were treated with a continuous oral contraceptive (OC) and another five with a GnRH agonist. Continuous OC therapy may be effective in the short-term treatment ...
Begum Mosammat Rashida - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of letrozole and clomiphene citrate (CC) in induction of ovulation in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, not blinded, controlled trial. SETTING: A tertiary level infertility care center. PATIENT(S): Sixty-four anovulatory patients with PCOS, who failed to ovulate when taking 100 mg/day CC in ...
Kamencic Huse - - 2008
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes after conservative surgery for endometriosis with and without pentoxifylline and to assess the efficacy of pentoxifylline in preventing recurrence of endometriosis after conservative surgery. DESIGN: Parallel-group, randomized, controlled trial (Canadian Task Force classification I). SETTING: Tertiary care hospital. PATIENTS: Women undergoing conservative surgery for endometriosis. ...
Wurn Belinda F - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of a non-invasive, manual soft-tissue physical therapy in opening completely blocked fallopian tubes in infertile women with confirmed bilateral occlusion and a history indicative of abdominopelvic adhesions. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: Clear Passage Therapies, Inc, clinic, Gainesville, Florida. PATIENTS: 28 infertile women (mean age = ...
Kleebkaow Pilaiwan - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To determine agreement of preoperative and postoperative histopathology of endometrial hyperplasia (EH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Histopathology of specimens obtained by curettage and hysterectomy within 1 year was retrospectively compared by a skilled gynecological pathologist. Patients who received hormone therapy were excluded. RESULTS: Of 79 women with a preoperative diagnosis ...
Kuzel D - - 2008
The aim of this study was to assess whether uterine artery Doppler velocimetry [pulsatility index (PI) and resistance index (RI)] and thickness of the endometrium (TE) are able to predict 3-year clinical outcome after endometrial ablation (EA) for dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB). This was a prospective, observational study of 29 ...
McLucas Bruce - - 2008
The aim of this study was to assess the risk and clinical significance of purulent necrosis following Gelfoam uterine artery embolization in the minimally invasive management of uterine leiomyomata. This study compares the incidence of purulent necrosis in leiomyomata affecting women who underwent Gelfoam embolization with those who had embolization ...
Yurdakul Talat - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the value of transurethral resection of the ejaculatory duct (TURED) in the treatment of complete ejaculatory duct obstruction (EDO) as a treatable cause of male factor infertility. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 12 azoospermic infertile men who were diagnosed as having complete EDO. The mean age ...
Jenkins Todd R - - 2008
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether relief of chronic pelvic pain symptoms with hormonal treatment is predictive of presence or absence of endometriosis or location of endometriosis within the pelvis. DESIGN: A retrospective, chart review (Canadian Task Force classification II-3). SETTING: A private practice endometriosis referral center. PATIENTS: Patients ...
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