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OBJECTIVE To examine the outcome of treatment with IVF-ET of women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) who failed to conceive on conventional treatment. DESIGN Retrospective analysis with an age-matched control group. SETTING University hospital infertility clinic and IVF unit. PATIENTS. INTERVENTIONS Sixty-eight women with PCOS who had failed to(More)
Autoantibodies against bactericidal/permeability- increasing protein (BPI-ANCA) were found in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). It is speculated that they represent a marker of the chronic endobronchial infection and sustained inflammatory response in CF. Our aim was to evaluate whether azithromycin (AZM), through its antiinflammatory effect, could affect(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) are susceptible to an episodic malignant ventricular tachyarrhythmia known as torsade de pointes, which can result in a cardiac arrest and death. Patients can suffer severe cardiac events resulting in syncope, seizures, and sudden cardiac death during times of physical and emotional stress and when(More)
BACKGROUND The most common primary tumors of the eye are melanomas in adults and retinoblastomas in children. Although generally not recognized, metastases to the eye are more frequent than primary tumors. RESULTS Occult esophageal carcinoma metastasized to the retina in a 51-year-old woman. The cytologic diagnosis of carcinoma was established on(More)
AIM Ischaemia-reperfusion injury is associated with reduced bioavailability of nitric oxide (NO) and microvascular dysfunction. One emerging mechanism behind reduced NO bioavailability is upregulation of arginase, which metabolizes the NO synthase substrate l-arginine. This study investigated the effects of arginase inhibition on coronary flow velocity and(More)
A 36-year-old, 204-kg parturient with a past medical history of Factor V Leiden requiring enoxaparin therapy developed a postdural puncture headache. With careful coordination of her enoxaparin dosing, an epidural blood patch was successfully performed. Performance of a blood patch in patients taking enoxaparin involves the withholding of the medication for(More)