Abraham Golan

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To study the effect of mycoplasmas and Chlamydia trachomatis infection on semen quality, these microorganisms were cultured from the semen and anterior urethra respectively, in a group of 175 infertile men suspected of a silent genital infection with a poor postcoital test. Chlamydia infection, but not mycoplasmas, was parodoxically more frequent in the(More)
Iatrogenic injuries to the ureter are hazardous complications of pelvic and vaginal operations, causing severe morbidity and even mortality. Eighteen such instances that occurred during the last 30 years are analyzed. Most of the injuries were associated with attempts to achieve hemostasis without proper identification of the ureter. The incidence of(More)
OBJECTIVE To present our experience with clinical and sonographic diagnosis of retained products of conception and to evaluate its correlation with histopathologic findings. METHODS This was a retrospective study on 156 patients admitted for retained products of conception. Women were referred because of 1 or more of the following: abdominal pain,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the rate, indications, and outcome of re-laparotomy after cesarean section in the early postoperative period. DESIGN A retrospective observational study during a 121-month period. SETTING A tertiary care university center. POPULATION A cohort of 3380 women who underwent cesarean section out of 18,609 parturients. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have addressed the influence of labor and mode of delivery on oxidative stress. Still it is unclear whether oxidative stress is related to delivery itself or whether it reflects a pre-existing fetal oxidative status. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the degree of fetal oxidative stress is different between distressed fetuses(More)
OBJECTIVES We assessed the efficacy and toxicity of once-weekly topotecan (Hycamtin; GlaxoSmithKline) for relapsed or persistent epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) and primary peritoneal carcinoma (PPC). METHODS Patients with recurrent or persistent EOC and PPC previously treated with > or = 1 course of platinum-based chemotherapy were treated with weekly(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess obstetric performance and fetal outcomes after laparoscopy or laparotomy performed during pregnancy. DESIGN Nationwide, multicenter, retrospective chart review (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING Seventeen hospitals throughout Israel: 12 university or university-affiliated hospitals and 5 general hospitals. (More)
The incidence and behavior of follicle cysts after different timing of gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog (GnRH-a) administration was studied in 321 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. Group M included 198 cycles in which GnRH-a was injected at menstruation. Of these, 171 (88.6%) were without cysts (group M1) and 27 (13.6%) with cysts (group M2). Group(More)
The value of luteal phase supplementation with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) was assessed after a combined protocol of ovarian stimulation, using a long acting gonadotropin releasing hormone analog (GnRH-a) and human menopausal gonadotropins (hMG), in a randomized prospective study of 36 consecutive cycles in an in vitro fertilization (IVF) program.(More)