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To investigate the correlation between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-VD) concentrations and metabolic parameters in obese and non-obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). One hundred women with PCOS were divided into two groups, obese and non-obese, according to their body mass index (BMI). Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), Ferriman–Gallwey score,(More)
Catalase (antioxidant enzyme) activity in erythrocytes and serum levels of trace elements (copper, iron, zinc), heavy metals (cadmium, cobalt) and vitamins A (retinol), D (cholecalciferol) and E (alpha-tocopherol) were measured in 145 subjects comprising 47 pre-eclamptic pregnant women (PE), 48 healthy pregnant women (HP) and 50 healthy non-pregnant(More)
The relationship between clinico-biochemical characteristics and self reported psychological parameters in 42 women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and 42 age-matched healthy controls was examined. The General Health Questionnaire was used (GHQ-12) to ascertain emotional distress and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) to determine depressive(More)
Intestinal obstruction due to sigmoid volvulus during pregnancy is rare. The presenting signs/symptoms seen in these patients are the same as with non-pregnant patients. Fetal and maternal mortality rates are higher during pregnancy due to delays in diagnosis. We aimed to present four patients diagnosed with sigmoid volvulus during pregnancy and puerperium(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of domestic violence against infertile women in a Turkish setting. METHODS A total of 122 women with primary infertility attending an obstetrics and gynecology outpatient clinic were interviewed using the Abuse Assessment Screen questionnaire to investigate their experiences of domestic violence. RESULTS In total,(More)
BACKGROUND Infertility patients are a vulnerable group that often seeks a non-medical solution for their failure to conceive. World-wide, women use CAM for productive health, but only a limited number of studies report on CAM use to enhance fertility. Little is known about traditional and religious forms of therapies that are used in relation to(More)
To review our experience with brucellosis in pregnancy and to characterize the risk factors, clinical presentations, the rates of possible perinatal complications, and the effect of hospitalization on pregnancy outcomes. We reviewed the medical records of 21 pregnant women at a tertiary care hospital and 12 at a maternity hospital, who presented with acute,(More)
To review our experience with preterm premature rupture of membranes at a tertiary-care hospital in Turkey to determine whether the amount of residual amniotic fluid after rupture has prognostic value for adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. We reviewed the medical records of 191 pregnant women with gestational ages between 24 and 34 weeks at the time of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), leptin, and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) levels in young women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and to investigate their relationship with each other and with clinical, metabolic, and hormonal parameters. DESIGN Clinical study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Fifty-seven young(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the experience of uterine rupture at a tertiary obstetric unit in Eastern Turkey and to propose preventive measures. METHODS All uterine rupture cases managed from November 1995 to March 2007 at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Medical School of Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey, were analyzed retrospectively. (More)