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BACKGROUND Despite the efforts to decrease the rate of preterm birth, preterm delivery is still the main cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Identifying patients threatened with preterm delivery remains one of the main obstetric challenges. The aim of this study was to estimate the potential value of elastographic evaluation of internal cervical os(More)
BACKGROUND To present a rare anomaly consisting of uterus didelphys, longitudinal vaginal septum, obstructed hemivagina with pyocolpos, fistula to the open vaginal canal, and ipsilateral renal agenesis, referred as Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich syndrome (HWWS). CASE A 14-year-old girl with recurring purulent vaginal discharge lasting for a few months.(More)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hyperandrogenic disorder, is the commonest endocrinopathy in premenopausal women. This syndrome is associated with fertility problems, clinical manifestations of hyperandrogenism and metabolic disturbances, particularly insulin resistance and obesity. There is a great body of evidence that patients with PCOS present(More)
Epidemiological data indicate that infertility is a problem of global proportions, affecting one- fifth of couples trying to conceive worldwide (60-80 mln). According to the trends observed, the problem is predicted to increase by another two million cases annually. In Poland, infertility-related issues are found in about 19% of couples, including 4% with(More)
Vitamin D deficiency is a common medical problem worldwide and its prevalence rises along with latitude, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, limited sunlight exposure and aging. A great body of evidence has shown that patients with vitamin D deficiency have increased cardiovascular risks and total mortality. Conversely, the presence of comorbidities progressive(More)
The aim of the study was to present clinical issues concerning uterine artery embolization (UAE) in women with uterine fibromas. In order to ensure high clinical efficiency of UAE and prevent subsequent complications, it is necessary to carefully select patients eligible for the procedure. Patients with intramural fibromas, who do not plan to conceive, are(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of two alternative treatment options for uterine fibroids, ulipristal acetate (UPA) and uterine artery embolization (UAE), on fibroid volume and vascularity at 3-month follow-up. METHODS Premenopausal patients with symptomatic, intramural uterine fibroids were included in this prospective case-control study. Seventeen(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY The purpose of the study was to monitor the effect of ulipristal acetate treatment on symptomatic uterine fibroids within 12-months follow-up. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty six patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids qualified for surgical treatment were included in the prospective observational study. All patients received preoperative(More)
INTRODUCTION Uterine anomalies may lead to infertility recurrent miscarriage, preterm labour intrauterine growth restriction and post-partum haemorrhage. Infertility and recurrent miscarriage are relatively common problems in the female population. Diagnostic algorithms in such cases include the evaluation of uterine anatomy Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)(More)
OBJECTIVE To present an unusual side effect of therapy for adolescent menorrhagia, with commentary on management options. DESIGN Case report. SETTING Tertiary gynecologic center. PATIENT(S) A 13-year-old girl presenting with profuse uterine bleeding. INTERVENTION(S) Dysfunctional uterine bleeding was diagnosed, and pharmacologic therapy with a(More)