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The pH as an important determinant of sperm-mucus interaction.
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical significance of endocervical mucus pH on sperm-mucus interaction during infertility investigation. PATIENTS AND MATERIAL Two hundred sixteen couples with aExpand
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Thyroid and ovarian function in infertile women.
The aim of this study was to examine more closely the interaction between thyroid function and pituitary--ovarian axis in infertile women. In 185 infertile women without clinical signs of thyroidExpand
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Estrogen, menstrual cycle phases, and psychopathology in women suffering from schizophrenia.
BACKGROUND Estrogen has been hypothesized to have a protective and antipsychotic-like effect in women at risk for schizophrenia. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association betweenExpand
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Regulation of matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in uterine endometrial cells of patients with and without endometriosis.
OBJECTIVE To determine whether alterations in the secretion and regulation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their inhibitors are present in uterine endometrial cells from endometriosisExpand
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Chlorinated hydrocarbons in women with repeated miscarriages.
This study was conducted to investigate a possible etiological role of chlorinated hydrocarbons in the pathogenesis of repeated miscarriages. The blood levels of chlorinated hydrocarbons [CHCs:Expand
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[The limits of hormone substitution in pollutant exposure and fertility disorders].
Heavy metals and chloro-organic compounds can influence female fertility at every phase of reproduction. They may induce hormonal disorders, preventing ovulations and pregnancies. They can alsoExpand
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Impact of waist-hip-ratio and body-mass-index on hormonal and metabolic parameters in young, obese women
BACKGROUND: To investigate the impact of predominantly upper body fat localisation on the hormonal and metabolic profile in obese, infertile women. DESIGN: Prospective observational study ofExpand
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Antibodies to chlamydia trachomatis in semen and relationship with parameters of male fertility.
To screen for infection with Chlamydia trachomatis in semen samples from asymptomatic men in couples consulting for infertility and to determine the relationship of seminal chlamydial antibodies withExpand
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Microbial colonization and sperm--mucus interaction: results in 1000 infertile couples.
After screening a large series of infertile patients (n = 1000 couples), potentially pathogenic microorganisms were identified in genital secretions of the majority of couples. None of the patientsExpand
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Integrin-mediated adhesion of uterine endometrial cells from endometriosis patients to extracellular matrix proteins is enhanced by tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha) and interleukin-1 (IL-1).
OBJECTIVES (1) to demonstrate specificity of integrin function in endometrial cell adhesion; (2) to investigate their regulation by tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha) and interleukin-1 (IL-1);Expand
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