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Intravenous zoledronic acid in postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density.
BACKGROUND Bisphosphonates are effective agents for the management of osteoporosis. Their low bioavailability and low potency necessitate frequent administration on an empty stomach, which may reduceExpand
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Circulating levels of allopregnanolone in humans: gender, age, and endocrine influences.
Allopregnanolone is a neuroactive steroid involved in modulating behavioral functions, stress, and neuroendocrine axes in rats. Changes in plasma allopregnanolone levels throughout the menstrualExpand
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The management of patients with uterine sarcoma: a debated clinical challenge.
Uterine sarcomas include a heterogeneous group of rare tumours that usually have an aggressive clinical behaviour and a poor prognosis. Total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateralExpand
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Serum tumor markers in the management of ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancer.
CA 125 is the most reliable serum marker for ovarian carcinoma. Whereas its role in the screening of the malignancy is controversial, serum CA 125 assay is very useful for both the differentialExpand
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Peptide signaling in human placenta and membranes: autocrine, paracrine, and endocrine mechanisms.
I. Introduction During the last 15 years our concepts of the role and functioning of intrauterine tissues during human pregnancy have been changing. While initially considered solely for their roleExpand
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Non-genomic actions of sex steroid hormones.
Steroid hormone receptors have been traditionally considered to act via the regulation of transcriptional processes, involving nuclear translocation and binding to specific response elements, andExpand
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Clinical diagnostic criteria for premenstrual syndrome and guidelines for their quantification for research studies
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) encompasses a variety of symptoms appearing during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Although PMS is widely recognized, the etiology remains unclear and it lacksExpand
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Allopregnanolone concentrations and premenstrual syndrome.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate basal allopregnanolone and progesterone in both phases of the menstrual cycle in women suffering from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and their response to a GnRH test. DESIGN WeExpand
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Expression and secretion of inhibin and activin in normal and neoplastic uterine tissues. High levels of serum activin A in women with endometrial and cervical carcinoma.
Inhibins and activins are growth factors belonging to the transforming growth factor-beta) family and are known to influence cell proliferation and differentiation. Because transforming growthExpand
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