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OBJECTIVE To compare general, epidural and combined spinal-epidural anesthesia with respect to short-term outcome of newborns delivered by elective Cesarean section of healthy parturients with normal pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN A total of 238 eight pregnant women admitted to our institution between January 1998 and July 2002, for whom elective Cesarean(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM This report aims to present a rare case of ovarian carcinosarcoma and its current, optimal diagnosis and therapy strategy. DESCRIPTION OF CASE We report the case of a 70-year-old patient, who presented at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the University Hospital of Mainz, with a short history of increased abdominal circumference.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine whether abnormal antepartum cervical cytologic findings change in the postpartum period and the relation of this alteration to the mode of delivery. STUDY DESIGN Between 1991 and 2000, 192 pregnant women with antepartum abnormal cervical cytology were identified; complete demographic, clinical and cytologic(More)
We aimed to determine the second-trimester amniotic fluid (AF) levels of soluble Fas (sFas) and Fas-ligand (FasL) and investigate their association with fetal growth. Therefore, sFas and FasL levels were measured by enzyme immunoassay in the AF of 21 small for gestational age (SGA), 13 large for gestational age (LGA), and 44 appropriate for gestational age(More)
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder affecting 5-10% of reproductive-age women. Hyperandrogenemia, which characterizes the syndrome, stimulates the maturation of adipocytes and favors central obesity. The linking hub between obesity and other metabolic manifestations of the syndrome seems to be chronic low-grade inflammation. We(More)
Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) are produced as a normal product of aerobic metabolism. Naturally, there is an array of protective mechanisms that neutralize ROS, while any potential imbalance between ROS and antioxidants results in oxidative stress. In an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) setting, existing literature suggests a favorable outcome in terms of(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the possible relationship between maternal homocysteine levels and plasma lipid parameters and whether gestational diabetes can alter the serum maternal concentration of this substance. The study included 36 primigravidas divided into two groups: group A consisted of 21 healthy pregnant women with a mean gestational(More)
Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a rare complication of pregnancy. In cases related to pregnancy, the condition is thought to result from enhanced placental clearance of arginine vasopressin secondary to placental vasopressinase production. In such cases careful monitoring of the patient's fluid balance during and after pregnancy is essential. If treatment is(More)
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