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Functional defects in growth hormone (GH) secretion and its efficacy as a complementary treatment have been suggested for fibromyalgia. This study investigated the efficacy and safety of low-dose GH as an add-on therapy in patients with both severe FM and low insulin-like growth factor 1 levels. A total of 120 patients were enrolled in a multicenter,(More)
Reports of ectopic gestation after failure of emergency contraceptive pills have thus far been rare, although the use of various types of emergency contraceptive pills is becoming more and more popular world-wide. We report two cases of ectopic gestation following failure of levonorgestrel as over-the-counter emergency contraceptive pills. The women(More)
Prostaglandin (PG) dehydrogenase inactivates PGs by oxidising the 15-hydroxyl group and thus plays a key role in controlling their effective local concentrations. This enzyme is thought to be under the control of steroid hormones and is found in human endometrium at high levels in the secretory phase of the menstrual cycle but is absent during the(More)
The present paper combines the estimates of efficacy and side effects of 10 mg mifepristone for emergency contraception obtained from randomized trials. A total of 6083 women participating in 12 randomized trials and receiving 10 mg mifepristone for emergency contraception up to 120 h after intercourse, were analyzed for efficacy. Between 4188 and 5833(More)
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