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OBJECTIVE The study was aimed to identify obstetric risk factors for early postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) in singleton gestations and to evaluate pregnancy outcome. STUDY DESIGN A comparison between consecutive singleton deliveries with and without early PPH was performed. Deliveries occurred during the years 1988-2002 in a tertiary medical center. A(More)
The reproductive outcome of women with repeated abortions or infertility was assessed following treatment by operative hysteroscopy for an intrauterine septum or adhesions. A prospective follow-up study (mean +/- SD, 21.1 +/- 10.3 months) of 47 patients with an intrauterine septum (36 suffering from infertility and 11 from recurrent abortions) and 36(More)
Of 10,122 singleton babies born from January 1, 1984 to March 31, 1988, we compared 1,154 term infants with high serum bilirubin levels (greater than 12.9 mg/dl) to 1,154 infants with low serum bilirubin levels (less than or equal to 12.9 mg/dl) randomly selected from the remaining 8,968 subjects. We found that a high bilirubin level was significantly(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the reproductive outcome after operative hysteroscopic resection of submucous myomas in women for whom no other infertility factor was identified. DESIGN Fifteen infertile women with submucous myomas underwent an intensive workup to exclude other causes of infertility. Operative hysteroscopy for resection of the submucous myomas was(More)
This prospective study was designed to examine the feasibility of natural cycle in vitro fertilization (IVF) in poor responders, and the clinical factors that may predict successful outcome. Twenty-two poor responders underwent IVF treatment with 44 unstimulated cycles. The results of the natural cycles were compared with those of the 55 low-response(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the daily work practice under the threat of defensive medicine among obstetricians and gynecologists. STUDY DESIGN A prospective cross-sectional survey of obstetricians and gynecologists working at tertiary medical centers in Israel. RESULTS Among the 117 obstetricians and gynecologists who participated in the survey, representing(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the clinical presentations of and management options for diaphragmatic endometriosis. DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING Referral center. PATIENT(S) Twenty-four women with endometriosis of the diaphragm. INTERVENTION(S) Surgical management. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S) Diagnostic accuracy and therapeutic feasibility of operative(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of markers of thrombophilia in women hospitalized for severe OHSS. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Academic research center. PATIENT(S) Women undergoing induction of ovulation complicated by severe OHSS (n = 20) and women undergoing induction of ovulation without development of severe OHSS (n = 41). (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of the laparoscopic approach for the diagnosis and treatment of severe urinary tract endometriosis. DESIGN Retrospective review of 28 cases of severe urinary tract endometriosis. SETTING Center for Special Pelvic Surgery, a tertiary referral center. PATIENT(S) Between October 1989 and September 1994, we treated 28(More)
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is currently widely used despite concern regarding pregnancy complications and outcome, specifically congenital malformations. The aim of this study was to compare the obstetric and neonatal outcome of pregnancies conceived by IVF and ICSI. Long-term follow-up was achieved through questionnaires sent to women who(More)