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BACKGROUND Oral contraceptive pills (OC) are usually the first choice of treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), when fertility is not desired. However, they do not improve, or may even further induce impairment of insulin sensitivity, which is already impaired in women with PCOS. In this prospective, randomized study, we analysed the additional(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the predictive value of cycle day 7 follicle count (CD7-FC) for poor ovarian response during IVF in women down-regulated with a luteal start of GnRH analogue (long protocol). DESIGN A retrospective analysis. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Ninety-one consecutive IVF cycles of 82 subjects. INTERVENTION(S) Basal levels of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate tubal patency by transvaginal sonosalpingography. DESIGN Comparative study of transvaginal sonosalpingography with chromolaparoscopy in subjects with unknown tubal function. SETTING Outpatient infertility clinic at Zeynep Kamil Maternity Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey. PATIENTS Forty-two cases of unknown tubal function with(More)
BACKGROUND This study is designed to compare endometrial thickness measured by transvaginal ultrasound with endometrial pathology by dilatation and curettage. METHODS Fifty-four women with postmenopausal bleeding were evaluated. Endometrial thickness, including both layers of the endometrium, was measured by transvaginal ultrasound after which fractional(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM To investigate the expression and value for diagnosis of the genes, p53 and pTEN, the protein, Ki-67, and the receptors, estrogen and progesterone, in differentiating smooth muscle tumors of the uterus. MATERIAL AND METHOD Seventeen samples of leiomyosarcoma, 2 smooth muscle tumors with uncertain malignant potential (STUMP), 9 atypical(More)
BACKGROUND Tests to assess the change in ovarian reserve (OR) with age have been analysed only in monophasic or biphasic linear patterns. Our aim was to analyse an optimum curve that might define the relationship between different OR tests and age. METHODS A total of 81 regularly menstruating women without a history of infertility were included in this(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of finasteride and spironolactone in the treatment of idiopathic hirsutism. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, single-blind study. SETTING A tertiary hirsutism clinic. PATIENT(S) Forty women with idiopathic hirsutism were selected. INTERVENTION(S) Patients were assigned randomly to receive either 5 mg of finasteride or(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of two antiandrogens, cyproterone acetate (CPA) and spironolactone, in the treatment of hirsutism. DESIGN Prospective randomized single-blinded study. SETTING A tertiary hirsutism clinic. PATIENTS Forty-two premenopausal patients with hirsutism were selected. INTERVENTIONS Subjects were randomized to receive either(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of two antiandrogens, spironolactone and flutamide, in the treatment of hirsutism. PATIENTS, PARTICIPANTS Twenty women with idiopathic hirsutism were randomized to receive either flutamide or spironolactone. DESIGN Twenty hirsute women were recruited from patients presenting to the hirsutism clinic in Marmara(More)