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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the histopathologic risk factors for pelvic lymph node (PLN) and para-aortic lymph node (PALN) metastasis in endometrial cancer (EC) and to identify in which patients PALN dissection should be performed. STUDY DESIGN A total of 204 consecutive patients, with EC and underwent systematic pelvic and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between acne, quantified by the Global Acne Grading System (GAGS), and abnormal clinical and laboratory markers of androgen excess in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS The retrospective study included 133 patients with PCOS. Acne severity was quantified with the GAGS score, alopecia was graded(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) and sociodemographic parameters on depression during pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN Between September 2010 and September 2011, 200 consecutive women with HG were defined as the study group and 200 consecutive pregnant women without any signs and symptoms of HG, and matched(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare clinicopathologic characteristics, surgery outcomes and survival outcomes of patients with stage III and IV mucinous epithelial ovarian cancer (mEOC) and serous epithelial ovarian carcinoma (sEOC). METHODS Patients who had surgery for advanced stage (III or IV) mEOC were evaluated retrospectively and defined(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether fasting may cause changes in maternal lipid profile, glucose level and ketonuria, and whether it has any adverse effects on fetal Doppler, birthweight, preterm delivery or cesarean section rate. METHODS Fifty-six consecutive, healthy women with singleton uncomplicated pregnancies of ≥ 28 week(More)
BACKGROUND Disturbed sleep is a significant health issue for pregnant women. Inadequate vitamin D intake is common among pregnant women and can affect many bodily systems. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to test the hypothesis that serum vitamin D levels are low in pregnant women who have poor sleep quality in their last trimester. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of secondary cytoreductive surgery (SCRS) on survival and to determine prognostic factors that may predict surgical and survival outcome. STUDY DESIGN Between 1999 and 2011, data of 67 patients who had SCRS for epithelial ovarian cancer were evaluated. Factors that had an impact on survival were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the role of vitamin D for preventing or reducing postoperative adhesions. STUDY DESIGN The uterine horn adhesion model was carried out in 24 female Wistar rats. The animals were randomized into 4 groups: (1) control, (2) Ringer's lactate, (3) olive oil, and (4) vitamin D. Adhesion grade and histologic findings of adhesion-carrying(More)
15053 Background: The prognosis of metastatic uterine sarcoma is poor with median survival reported between 4 to 26 months. We evaluated the efficacy and toxicity of ifosfamide (I) mesna (M) and doxorubicin (A) (IMA) chemotherapy regimen retrospectively in patients (pts) with metastatic, or recurrent uterine sarcomas. METHODS Eligible patients had(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess para-aortic metastases relative to the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA). In addition, the clinicopathologic features of these patients are discussed. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 2007 and 2009, a total of 78 consecutive patients who had open systematic pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy surgery for endometrial(More)