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CYP1A1, CYP19, and GSTM1 polymorphisms increase the risk of endometriosis.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the possibility of genetic contribution of CYP1A1, CYP19, GSTM1, and GSTT1 polymorphisms to endometriosis. DESIGN Genetic polymorphism analysis. SETTING Case-controlExpand
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Epidemiological characteristics in women with and without endometriosis in the Yale series
ObjectiveThe association between demographic factors, menstrual and reproductive characteristics, and clinical profile for women with endometriosis was analyzed in a retrospective case-controlExpand
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Serum concentrations of growth factors in women with and without endometriosis: the action of anti-endometriosis medicines.
Endometriosis is a common gynecologic syndrome of unknown etiology and pathogenesis. Growth factors and inflammatory mediators produced by peritoneal leukocytes have recently been postulated toExpand
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L-carnitine levels in the seminal plasma of fertile and infertile men: correlation with sperm quality.
OBJECTIVE To confirm the presence of L-carnitine in human seminal plasma, to show differences between L-carnitine concentrations in fertile and infertile subjects, and to show potential relationshipsExpand
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Familial aggregation of endometriosis in the Yale Series
ObjectiveTo investigate the familial aggregation and the risk of endometriosis among the female relatives of women with endometriosis. We also compared the epidemiologic characteristics of women withExpand
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The role of leptin in fertility.
The relationship between metabolism and reproduction remains a mystery in female endocrinology. Such substances as insulin, amino acids and IGFBP-I have been proposed as signals of body mass fat onExpand
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Soluble ICAM-1 levels in the serum of endometriotic patients appear to be independent of medical treatment.
Adhesion molecules regulate the interaction of cells with the extracellular matrix and/or other cells. The intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1; CD54) is a member of the immunoglobulinExpand
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Diagnostic role of inhibin B in resistant ovary syndrome associated with secondary amenorrhea.
To report two rare cases of gonadotropin-resistant ovary syndrome associated with secondary amenorrhea and normal levels of inhibin B. Case report. Two university teaching hospitals. Two womenExpand
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Inverse correlation between peritoneal fluid leptin concentrations and the extent of endometriosis.
BACKGROUND The role of leptin in reproductive processes has received increasing attention. Because leptin has intrinsic angiogenic properties, may be induced by inflammatory cytokines and inducesExpand
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Altered expression of interleukin-18 in the peritoneal fluid of women with endometriosis.
OBJECTIVE Peritoneal fluid (PF) inflammatory factors may participate in the pathogenesis of endometriosis. The aim of this study was to investigate PF interleukin (IL)-18 levels in women with andExpand
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