Clementina Peris

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OBJECTIVE To determine (1) the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in male and female patients with reproductive disorders and controls; (2) the presence of anti-H. pylori antibodies in samples of follicular fluid, vaginal secretions and sperm; and (3) the existence of a structural homology between a major spermatozoa protein, tubulin, and H. pylori(More)
In postmenopausal women oral ethinylestradiol causes a reduction in circulating insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and an increase in serum growth hormone levels. There are no data on the effect of conjugated estrogens, the preparation most often used in estrogen replacement treatment (ERT), on these parameters. We evaluated serum IGF-1 and growth hormone(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether patients with Eating Disorders (ED) who restore menses differ from those who remain amenorrheic after treatment and to provide longitudinal data about this debated criterion of Anorexia Nervosa (AN). METHODS 184 outpatients were recruited: 50 patients with AN Restrictive type, 75 amenorrheic Eating Disorder Not Otherwise(More)
Unlike parenteral estrogens, oral estrogen administration in menopause causes, through its hepatocellular action, a significant decrease of circulating insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) levels; this effect is opposed by the addition of an androgenic progestogen. In vitro studies show that IGF-I is a potent mitogen for 'estrogen responsive' breast cancer(More)
Oral oestrogen treatment in postmenopausal women causes a decrease of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) serum level, probably through a hepatocellular effect. To explore the possibility that the androgenic progestogens oppose this effect, serum IGF-I and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) were evaluated in two groups of patients treated respectively(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the personality features of infertile patients. DESIGN A double-blind, controlled study. SETTING An outpatient facility for diagnosis and care of infertility. PATIENT(S) We assessed 142 infertile couples with obstetric-gynecologic clinical and instrumental examinations. The couples were divided into three groups: organic(More)
Background :-Breast cancer is responsible for the death of millions of women worldwide every year. It is widespread in the world and Iraq that become a genuine problem for public health. The etiology of the disease is unknown. Genetic and hormonal factors are involved in the development of breast cancer and progression of the disease. Insulin like growth(More)
In recent years there has been an increase in the use of parenteral oestradiol as an alternative to the conventional oral preparations used in hormone replacement treatment (HRT) in menopause, such as conjugated equine oestrogens (CEE). The latter have been subject in the past to apprehensions, partly due to misunderstanding and oversimplification but also(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The emerging association of assisted reproductive techniques (ART) with imprinting disorders represents a major issue in the scientific debate on infertility treatment and human procreation. We studied the prevalence of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) in children conceived through ART to define the specific associated relative(More)