Arda Lembet

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BACKGROUND Phosphorylated insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 (phIGFBP-1) is secreted by decidual cells and leaks into cervical secretions when fetal membranes detach from decidua. Our aim was to assess whether detection of phIGFBP-1 in cervical secretions by a rapid bed-side test could be used to predict preterm delivery in patients with regular(More)
The perinatal outcome of patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis has been improved in recent years. In this report we review the treatment and outcome of seven pregnancies in women undergoing chronic hemodialysis before and during pregnancy between 2000 and 2002. The hemodialysis schedule was increased from 4 hours twice weekly to 4 hours four to six times(More)
OBJECTIVE Fetal alloimmune thrombocytopenia is the result of maternal fetal platelet antigen incompatibility; intracranial hemorrhage is its most serious complication. Our previous studies have demonstrated an inability to accurately predict fetal platelet counts in this disorder. The goal of the present investigation was to identify factors that would(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the insulin response to a 3-hour oral glucose tolerance test and to compare the insulin levels in the gestational diabetes mellitus and single abnormal test value groups with a nondiabetic control group. STUDY DESIGN One hundred ten Turkish women with uncomplicated pregnancy participated in this(More)
There is an increased risk of fetal goiter in patients who have a history of Grave's disease and undergo propylthiouracil (PTU) treatment during pregnancy. In this report, we describe a case of a fetal goiter detected by antenatal ultrasound at the 26th week of gestation in a mother treated with PTU for Grave's disease. A 32 x 38 x 20 mm fetal goiter was(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the significance of different degrees of birth weight discordance in twin pregnancies. DESIGN Population based study. METHODS Three hundred and eighty-four twin gestations over 20 weeks of gestation during a two-year period ending in 31.12.1995 were retrospectively analyzed. Twins were stratified into six categories according to(More)
OBJECTIVE To present a case of laparoscopic removal of a heterotopic cesarean scar pregnancy under ultrasound guidance. DESIGN Case report. SETTING Private hospital. PATIENT(S) A 34-year-old woman with heterotopic cesarean scar pregnancy. INTERVENTION(S) Laparoscopic removal of heterotopic cesarean scar pregnancy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S) Delivery(More)
OBJECTIVE A 27-year-old woman was referred to our laboratory for genetic counseling at 26 weeks of gestation due to abnormal ultrasound findings including intrauterine growth retardation, Dandy-Walker malformation and lower extremity anomalies. METHODS Chromosome analysis was performed on fetal blood sample obtained by cardiocentesis. RESULT We observed(More)
Multifetal pregnancy reduction (MFPR) offers a therapeutic option which reduces the maternal, prenatal, neonatal morbidity and mortality associated with multifetal pregnancies. In certain cases of MFPR, where difficulty is encountered in reaching the thorax due to the fetal position as well as the location of membranes and placenta, an alternative approach(More)