Bala Bhagavath

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Many transcription-independent (nongenomic) steroid effects are regulated by G proteins. A well-established, biologically relevant example of steroid/G protein interplay is steroid-triggered oocyte maturation, or meiotic resumption, in Xenopus laevis. Oocyte maturation is proposed to occur through a release of inhibition mechanism whereby constitutive(More)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex disorder affecting a substantial group of women from adolescent to menopausal age groups. A substantial subgroup of these women exhibits increased insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is difficult to establish in clinical practice and many surrogate tests are available, although their value in the clinical(More)
Essure is designed as a hysteroscopically placed permanent birth control. Removal of the Essure microinsert can be a technically challenging procedure. Requests for removal are uncommon but do occur. Although hysteroscopic and laparoscopic removal has been reported, there is limited information available describing appropriate surgical technique. There have(More)
BACKGROUND 46,XY sex reversal is a rare disorder and familial cases are even more rare. The purpose of the present study was to determine the molecular basis for a family with three affected siblings who had 46,XY sex reversal. METHODS DNA was extracted from three females with 46,XY sex reversal, two normal sisters, and both unaffected parents. All(More)
Chronic pelvic pain can result from noncommunicating uterine cavities in patients with müllerian anomalies. Traditional management has been to resect the noncommunicating uterine horn. Two cases are described. One had a unicornuate uterus with noncommunicating left uterine horn (American Fertility Society [AFS] classification IIb) and the other had a normal(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether or not baseline serum transaminases and creatinine measurements, before administration of methotrexate, identified significant liver or kidney disease, which have the potential to alter the management plan for the treatment of ectopic pregnancies. DESIGN This is a retrospective study of patients treated for ectopic pregnancy.(More)
Cesarean scar ectopic pregnancies may be difficult to diagnose and may result in uterine rupture or hysterectomy. Based on location and vascularity, especially in the presence of fetal cardiac activity, local treatment with transvaginal ultrasound-guided injection of methotrexate is an excellent option which also optimizes the chance for fertility(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a step-by-step technique to using a hysteroscopic morcellator to safely gain access into the intrauterine cavity in two patients with severe cervical stenosis and concomitant intrauterine pathology. DESIGN Video article introducing the hysteroscopic morcellator for overcoming severe cervical stenosis. SETTING Academic-based practice.(More)
Hysterectomy is the most frequently performed major gynecologic surgery in women in the United States. This procedure is often accompanied by unilateral or bilateral removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries. Although the overall incidence of bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy has been shown to be in a decreasing trend in recent years, it is possibly 1 of the(More)
Importance The prevalence of uterine malformations has been reported in up to 7% of the general population and 18% of those with recurrent pregnancy loss. The diagnosis, classification, management, and outcome of the management have been subject to debate for decades. Objective The aim of this article is to summarize the current knowledge regarding the(More)