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OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of intrauterine lidocaine with oral naproxen sodium on pain perception of the patients during endometrial biopsy using the Pipelle instrument and to investigate their effects when used in combination. METHODS One-hundred twenty women were randomly assigned to receive either 5 mL of intrauterine 2% lidocaine or saline and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor rofecoxib on endometrial explants and on peritoneal vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels in the rat endometriosis model. DESIGN Prospective, placebo-controlled study. SETTING Laboratory at Dokuz Eylül University. ANIMAL(S) Twenty-six rats with experimentally induced(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of laparoscopic endometrioma stripping on serum antimüllerian hormone (AMH) and the correlation between the clinicopathologic factors. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Sixty-five women with endometriomas. INTERVENTION(S) All patients underwent laparoscopic cystectomy. Serum AMH,(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated the effects of parity and age at first pregnancy and breast-feeding, as well as duration of BF for total and per child on postmenopausal osteoporosis. STUDY DESIGN The study was conducted among 542 cases who were divided based on the presence or absence of osteoporosis. Patients were separated according to their first(More)
{\it Background}: Hyperemesis gravidarum is a serious health problem for the fetus and the mother. Effective treatment regimens are obscure in patients with severe symptoms. Our aim was to use mirtazapine in hyperemesis gravidarum patients who failed to respond to conventional anti-emetic drugs. Cases: Three pregnant women who had severe hyperemesis(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of raloxifene on leptin and insulin-like growth factor-I levels and their relation with the biochemical markers of bone metabolism in postmenopausal women. STUDY DESIGN Sixty-four women were given 60 mg/d raloxifene for 6 months. Serum leptin, insulin-like growth factor-I, alkaline(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnant women with female fetuses have higher maternal serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels than pregnant women with male fetuses. Ki-67, a cell proliferation and activity marker, is confined mostly in the nuclei of villous cytotrophoblasts of the human placenta. In this study, we examined the effect of fetal gender on the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate follicle loss in ovarian tissue after laparoscopic excision by the stripping technique in endometriomas versus benign nonendometriotic ovarian cysts. METHODS Cystectomy samples obtained from 127 ovaries from 104 patients (mean age, 29.05 ± 05 years; range, 19-40 years) by laparoscopic excision (61 endometriomas and 66 benign(More)
Tubo-ovarian abscess is a serious complication of pelvic inflammatory disease rarely seen in sexually inactive girls. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential to prevent further sequela including infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain. We present a case of 19-year-old sexually inactive girl who presented with abdominal pain and pelvic(More)