Carriello Rosa

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OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to compare the safety and effectiveness of intravaginally administered misoprostol at doses of 25 micrograms and 50 micrograms for indicated labor induction in patients with an unfavorable cervix. STUDY DESIGN Three hundred ninety-nine patients received either 25 micrograms or 50 micrograms of misoprostol, placed intravaginally(More)
We have characterized the distribution, metabolism and excretion of hCG and its subunits in normal human subjects. The initial apparent volume of distribution was the same for hCG, hCG beta, and hCG alpha. Their disappearance curves fit a two-component exponential model, and calculations indicated that both the rapid and slow phase half-times of hCG are(More)
We have observed unusual forms of human choriogonadotropin (hCG) in the urine of patients with gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. These molecules were of two types: Carboxyterminal fragments of hCG beta-subunit and desialylated forms of hCG. Substantial amounts of these materials were found in the urines of 83% and 50%, respectively, of the patients (n =(More)
OBJECTIVE We attempted to determine, in a pilot study, whether recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, administered to women with an imminent delivery at < or = 30 weeks' estimated gestational age, crosses to the fetal circulation and stimulates fetal neutrophil production. STUDY DESIGN We measured granulocyte colony-stimulating factor(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the performance characteristics of a new DNA probe designed for the rapid identification of heavy colonization of the genital tract with group B streptococci. METHODS Vaginal and combined vaginal-perianal samples were collected from 193 pregnant women and cultured on colistin-nalidixic acid agar plates. Bacterial growth was classified(More)
We determined the MCR and other kinetic parameters of desialylated hCG (as-hCG) in eight subjects (four men and four women), aged 20-47, using a single injection of 1 mg of a highly purified preparation. The plasma disappearance curve was fitted to a single exponential equation, with a half-time of disappearance of 3.56 +/- 0.62 min (mean +/- SD) and an(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether women with chorioamnionitis developed elevated serum granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) concentrations and, if so, whether the G-CSF crossed to the fetus. METHODS We quantified G-CSF before, during, and after delivery and in the cord blood of 12 women with clinical chorioamnionitis and 12 matched controls. We also(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare azithromycin and erythromycin in regard to side effects, intolerance, and cure rate in a pregnant population with chlamydial cervicitis. METHODS Thirty women were randomized to receive either erythromycin, 500 mg orally four times a day for 7 days, or azithromycin, 1 g orally as one dose. All subjects completed questionnaires(More)
A randomized study compared the Novak and Pipelle endometrial biopsy instruments with respect to quality of the biopsy obtained and pain related to the procedure. Fifty-five subjects were randomized to one of two groups. Twenty-six women had a biopsy using the Pipelle, followed immediately by one using the Novak instrument; 29 had the procedures performed(More)
A prospective study was performed to determine whether the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) risk factors for hepatitis B are reliable predictors of the hepatitis B surface antigen carrier state in an obstetric population. At their initial obstetric visit, 1466 consecutive patients had their serum screened for hepatitis B surface antigen by(More)