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OBJECTIVE To assess maternal and fetal outcomes, in epileptic and non-epileptic pregnant women. METHODS A retrospective case-control study was conducted from January 2005 - December 2006 at Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A total of 16508 live birth charts were reviewed. Maternal, obstetrical, and fetal outcomes were compared(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the reoperation rate after laparoscopic treatment of ovarian endometriomas by excision and by fenestration. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING University-affiliated teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) Two hundred thirty-one premenopausal women with ovarian endometriomas treated laparoscopically. INTERVENTION(S) Seventy women were(More)
Laparoscopic salpingostomy remains the definitive and universal treatment of ectopic pregnancy in patients who are hemodynamically stable and who wish to preserve their fertility. The reproductive performance after salpingostomy appears to be equivalent or better than salpingectomy, but the recurrent ectopic pregnancy rate may be slightly greater. Expectant(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of 10 minutes of bed rest after intrauterine insemination (IUI) on the pregnancy rate. DESIGN Prospective randomized study. SETTING University teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) One hundred sixteen couples with unexplained infertility. INTERVENTION(S) Patients were prospectively randomized either to immediate(More)
BACKGROUND To identify the risk factors for failed instrumental vaginal delivery, and to compare maternal and neonatal morbidity associated with failed individual and sequential instruments used. DESIGN A retrospective case-control study. METHODS From January 1995 to June 2001, there were 39 508 live births at >37 weeks' gestation of which 2628 (6.7%)(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the serum vascular endothelial growth factor concentrations and insulin responses to the oral glucose tolerance test before and after laparoscopic ovarian drilling in women with PCOS. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University teaching center. PATIENT(S) Twenty-seven women with clomiphene citrate-resistant polycystic ovary(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare maternal and neonatal outcomes of fetal macrosomia in diabetic and nondiabetic women. METHODS A retrospective case-control study was conducted at Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from January 2004 to December 2006. A total of 766 macrosomic newborns met the inclusion criteria. We compared maternal and neonatal(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate adrenal steroid responses to ACTH stimulation and insulin responses to oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in clomiphene-citrate-resistant anovulatory women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) before and after laparoscopic ovarian drilling. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Healthy participants in a university teaching hospital.(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the nonsurgical and surgical treatment and the role of insulin-sensitizing agents in the management of anovulatory infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). MATERIALS AND METHODS The search term of subfertile women with anovulation and PCOS was used for identification of randomized controlled trials. Nonrandomized(More)
PURPOSE Vitamin D may play a role in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes (T1D). The aim of the current study was to determine the possible association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels and circulating levels of type 1 and type 2 cytokines, as well as the pathophysiology of T1D in children. METHODS A total of 250 T1D patients and 250 sex- and(More)