Ekkehard Kemmann

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Menstrual disorders in college students have been reported as higher than in the general population. Several reasons, among them calorie-restricted diets, strenuous exercise, and college-related stress, have been attributed to this increased prevalence. During the period November, 1979, to January, 1980, 991 of 1,420 college students completed(More)
Single-dose methotrexate is an alternative to surgery in treating ectopic pregnancy. Because success rates vary, we sought to identify factors which predict treatment outcome. A total of 44 women with ectopic gestation were treated. The non-laparoscopic diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy was made following history, physical examination, ultrasound, endometrial(More)
The effect of sexual activity on vaginal atrophy was investigated in a group of 52 postmenopausal women (mean age, 57 years). Subjects were divided into two groups: sexually active (intercourse frequency, three or more times monthly) and sexually inactive (intercourse frequency, less than ten times yearly). Two gynecologists examined all subjects and(More)
The use of ovulation induction combined with intrauterine insemination (IUI) as a treatment for subfertility in women with patent Fallopian tubes has increased in recent years. Little is known regarding the efficacy of this treatment in women aged >/=40 years. We reviewed our data in our ovulation induction with IUI programme for 168 consecutive patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effects of human hydrosalpinx fluid on mouse embryo blastulation rate. DESIGN Comparison of mouse embryo blastulation rate in media containing increasing concentrations of hydrosalpinx fluid. SETTING Tertiary care center. PATIENT(S) Women undergoing laparoscopic evaluation or treatment for infertility noted to have hydrosalpinx(More)
Leukocytosis may develop in women undergoing ovulation induction. The production of blood leukocytes and their numbers in circulation are regulated by complex interactions involving endogenous haematopoietic cytokines, such as granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), monocyte-colony stimulating factor (M-CSF), and interleukins. The purpose of this(More)
Semen parameters of raw and prepared (post-swim-up) specimens from 451 cycles of intrauterine insemination (IUI) were analyzed in relation to cycle fecundity in 232 patients undergoing ovarian stimulation with sequential clomiphene citrate/menotropin therapy. Pregnancy occurred in 42 cycles, resulting in an overall pregnancy rate of 17.7%, and a cycle(More)
Women who conceive with human gonadotropins have a high rate of spontaneous abortions. The causes for this poor outcome are unknown. In a retrospective analysis, the authors analyzed potential factors in 45 menotropin-treated patients with spontaneous first-trimester miscarriages. Data were compared with 119 menotropin-treated patients who conceived and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prognostic value of a single serum progesterone measurement for resolution of ectopic pregnancy following methotrexate therapy. METHODS All patients attending our infertility clinic had quantitative beta-hCG and serum progesterone measured prospectively within the first week of missed menses. Ectopic pregnancy was diagnosed(More)
To test the hypothesis that intrauterine insemination with washed spermatozoa induces antisperm antibody formation, we measured serum antisperm antibody levels by the Immunobead technique in a population of women receiving exogenous gonadotropins. Antibody levels were measured before therapy (baseline) and then serially during subsequent stimulation cycles,(More)