António J. A. Nogueira

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BACKGROUND There are many hypotheses regarding the pathogenesis of endometriosis. Most theories, including retrograde menstruation, require the existence of a uterine structure and endometrial tissue. We report endometriosis with the absence of a uterus. This finding supports the theory of coelomic metaplasia. CASE A 20-year-old with(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a lower abdominal pain lasting at least 6 months, occurring continuously or intermittently and not associated exclusively with menstruation or intercourse. Although the musculoskeletal system has been found to be involved in CPP, few studies have assessed the contribution of posture in women with CPP. We aimed to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine changes in the incidence of vaginal deliveries, cesarean sections, and forceps deliveries and their potential association with fetal, early neonatal, and perinatal mortality rates over time. METHODS A retrospective study was carried out and the occurrence of deliveries supervised by university services between January 1991 and(More)
In twin pregnancy studies, molecular genetic techniques have rarely been used to determine zygosity, despite their known precision and accuracy. The present work aimed to assess the power of discrimination in zygosity assessment, using a set of microsatellite markers that were routinely used for aneuploidy screening by multiplex-PCR in a prenatal context.(More)
INTRODUCTION Endometrial ossification is an uncommon disease related to secondary infertility and its etiology and pathogenesis are controversial. More than 80% of reported cases occur after pregnancy. CASE PRESENTATION A 33-year-old Caucasian woman was admitted with a history of secondary infertility and with a regular menstrual cycle. She reported a(More)
Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a highly prevalent clinical condition and is recognized as a public health problem. Although the number of qualitative studies related to the topic is increasing, it is essential that this knowledge be presented in a synthesized manner, grounded in the context of the care provided to patients with CPP, in order to increase the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of antiretroviral drugs on neonatal serum insulin levels. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A prospective study was conducted on 57 pregnant women divided into three groups: the zidovudine (ZDV) group, HIV-infected women taking ZDV (n = 20); the triple treatment group, HIV-infected women taking(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and physical and emotional neglect suffered by women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) during childhood and whether these occurrences are associated with symptoms of pain, anxiety and depression. METHODS A case-control study was conducted on 154 women older than 18 years, 77 of(More)
BACKGROUND Uterine leiomyoma is the most common gynecological tumor in the reproductive years. However, it is extremely rare in adolescence (<1%), with few reports found in the literature. The biological behavior of such tumors in this age group is unknown, as well as the best possible treatment for this population. We aimed to analyze all available reports(More)