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AIM We aimed to measure the levels of total antioxidant status (TAS) in placental samples from preeclamptic pregnant women and evaluate the relation of placental TAS, total oxidant status (TOS) and oxidative stress index (OSI) with fetomaternal compartments using the more recently designated Erel method. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty four preeclamptic and(More)
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) is an uncommon benign disease characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It affects adults as well as infants and children (1). It commonly involves the antrum of the stomach and proximal small bowel (2). However, the large bowel may occasionally be involved (3). The etiology of the(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate maternal and fetal serum levels of homocysteine, folic acid, vitamin B12 and placental tissue levels of homocysteine and their association with severity of pre-eclampsia. MATERIAL & METHODS A case-control study, performed by a single center, included 26 pregnant women with mild pre-eclampsia, 26 pregnant women(More)
To examine the relationship between bladder symptoms and serum testosterone levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). A total of 140 patients diagnosed with PCOS according to ESHRE/ASRM criteria in two clinics were evaluated for the effects of testosterone on bladder symptoms. The effect of testosterone on bladder symptoms was quantified by(More)
OBJECTIVE To discuss common pitfalls in diagnosis and management of distal vaginal agenesis, and summarize 10 years of experience among 11 patients using an interposition full-thickness graft and fibrin glue. STUDY DESIGN Eleven patients with distal vaginal agenesis were evaluated and managed with an interposition full-thickness graft to bridge the gap(More)
To evaluate the accuracy of endometrial biopsy (EB), transvaginal ultrasonography (TVS) and intraoperative frozen section (FS) for assessment of myometrial invasion and histologic grade to predict more conservative surgery in endometrial carcinoma. Demographic and clinical data of 220 patients with endometrial carcinoma were retrospectively reviewed.(More)
AIM To evaluate whether fasting during Ramadan has any significant effects on maternal oxidative stress or fetal health in healthy, pregnant women with an uncomplicated, second-trimester, singleton pregnancy. METHODS During the month of Ramadan, 1-29 September 2008, 42 fasting and 30 non-fasting pregnant women were enrolled in this prospective controlled(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, we aimed to evaluate the association between hydatidiform mole (HM) and paraoxonase 1 (PON1) activity and phenotyping in comparison with healthy subjects (both pregnant and nonpregnant women). METHODS Eighty women were enrolled in this study. Of these, 26 had HM (group 1). Twenty-seven healthy women in the first trimester of(More)
PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION To evaluate the effect of pregnancy on uterine myoma and the effect of uterine myoma on the pregnancy prospectively. METHODS Prospective evaluation of 19 pregnant women with uterine myomas was done between January 2005 and February 2008 at the Gynecology and Obstetrics Department Gaziantep University. The number and changes in(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine MPO gene polymorphisms of women with preeclampsia in Turkish population. METHODS Sixty-one preeclamptic and 61 normotensive women without history of preeclampsia in earlier pregnancies were enrolled in this prospective controlled study. MPO mutations were characterized by PCR-RFLP method. RESULTS We demonstrated a significant(More)