Chainarong Choksuchat

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OBJECTIVE To determine the cutoff score for identifying hirsute, Thai women, by using modified Ferriman-Gallwey-Lorenzo (mF-G-L) method. MATERIAL AND METHOD Hirsutism was defined as an amount of terminal hair in the androgen-sensitive skin areas that the women themselves would consider obviously abnormal, and their mF-G-L score was above 97.5 percentile(More)
Misoprostol, a prostaglandin E1 derivative, has been widely used in nonpregnant women because of its cervical ripening and uterotonic effects. A large number of studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in enhancing ease of cervical dilation. This review article describes its pharmacokinetic profile and the relationship between prostaglandins and cervical(More)
BACKGROUND The objective was to compare the efficacy of oral versus vaginal misoprostol for cervical ripening in non-pregnant women. METHODS Sixty non-pregnant women scheduled for diagnostic hysteroscopy were randomized by computerized randomization schedule to 400 microg of misoprostol orally (n = 30) or 200 microg vaginally (n = 30) administered 12 h(More)
BACKGROUND Endometrial spotting and/or bleeding (ESB) occurs in levonorgestrel subcutaneous implant (LNG SI) users. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) may play a role in ESB. STUDY DESIGN Women between 18 and 40 years with regular menstrual cycles had a baseline evaluation followed by LNG SI insertion and randomization to doxycycline (DOX; 20 mg) or placebo(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of postoperative depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) versus postoperative continuous oral contraceptive (OC) pills in the treatment of endometriosis-associated pain. METHODS After a conservative surgery, 84 patients with symptomatic endometriosis were randomized to receive either intramuscular(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of the TINTARA uterine manipulator and the Cohen cannula for gynecologic laparoscopy. MATERIAL AND METHOD Sixty women scheduled for laparoscopy were randomized for use of TINTARA (n = 30) or Cohen (n = 30) as a uterine manipulator. The degree of anterior and lateral deviation of the uterus, operative time, surgical(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated apoptosis in human endometrial endothelial cells (HEECs) incubated with progesterone, levonorgestrel (LNG) and medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA). STUDY DESIGN HEECs were cultured to near confluence, and the progestogens were added. SETTING Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. PATIENTS No patients were involved. (More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the cumulative recurrence rate of endometriosis-associated pain in women receiving estrogen plus progestin and in those using estrogen following definitive surgery for endometriosis. MATERIAL AND METHOD A prospective cohort study was conducted in a university hospital. Consecutive premenopausal women with symptomatic endometriosis(More)
AIM To determine the optimal interval of injections of intramuscular depot medroxyprogesterone acetate 150 mg in the long-term treatment of endometriosis-associated pain. METHOD 112 patients with symptomatic endometriosis were randomized to receive either injections every month for 6 months, then every 3 months for a total of 15 months or injections every(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of the Songkla uterine manipulator (SUM) and the Hulka controlling tenaculum for manipulation of the uterus for laparoscopy. METHOD Forty women scheduled for laparoscopic tubal ligation were randomized to the SUM group (n=20) or the Hulka group (n=20) as uterine manipulator. Laparoscopic evidence of antevertion and(More)
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