Learn More
A prospective study was performed to assess the relationship between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in 199 infertile couples and outcome of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs). A highly statistically significant correlation between pregnancy loss rate (proportion of pregnancies detected by β-hCG that did not progress beyond 20 weeks) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess fecundity of infertile women after surgical correction of uterine septum. DESIGN Prospective controlled trial. SETTING Three academic infertility clinics. PATIENT(S) Forty-four women affected by septate uterus and otherwise unexplained infertility represented the study group (group A), and 132 women with unexplained infertility(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the development of parasitic myomas after the use of a morcellator. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Tertiary care referral center for the treatment of benign gynecologic pathologies. PATIENT(S) Women undergoing surgery for uterine fibroids. INTERVENTION(S) Chart review. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S) Presence of parasitic(More)
Infection with oncogenic human papilloma virus (HPV) types is a necessary cause of cervical cancer. This study assessed the prevalence of HPV infection and genotypes among 1,006 randomly selected women, ages 18 to 24 years, living in Sicily (south Italy). The overall HPV rate was 24.1% (95% confidence interval, 21.5-26.9). The most frequent types were(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the commonest sexually transmitted infection, and high-risk HPV types are associated with cervical carcinogenesis. This study investigated: the HPV type-specific prevalence in 970 women with an abnormal cytological diagnosis; and the association of HPV infection and cervical disease in a subset of 626 women with a(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the frequency and the determinants of recurrence rate of clinically detectable endometriosis. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort multicenter study. Eligible for the study were all women observed for the first time during the period January-June 1998 at the participating centres with a laparoscopically confirmed first diagnosis of(More)
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS A shift towards younger age at onset of diabetes in susceptible people has been suggested as a possible explanation for the increasing temporal trend in incidence of type 1 diabetes. We aimed to test this hypothesis by assessing trends in incidence rates in the period 1984-2004 in children and young adults in Northern Italy. METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND Pelvic inflammatory phenomena have been suggested as critical players in the natural history of endometriosis. However, to what extent these events could affect the systemic immunologic status remains to be clarified. Here, we compared the gene expression profile in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from endometriosis patients in the severe(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate leuprolide acetate (LA) depot (Enantone Depot, Takeda, Italy) when administered preoperatively in hysteroscopic surgery. DESIGN Prospective, comparative study. SETTING University Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology. PATIENTS One hundred ninety-three patients (114 pretreated with LA depot and 79 controls) who underwent(More)