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BACKGROUND Preeclampsia (PE) is a hypertensive disorder that occurs in 2% to 8% of pregnancies. Although numerous studies have investigated the etiology and pathophysiology of preeclampsia, the precise pathological mechanisms remain poorly understood. Hence, in the present study malondialdehyde (MDA) levels and SOD expression, and Cu and Zn concentrations(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare vaginal length and sexual function after total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH), and vaginal hysterectomy (VH). METHODS The present cross-sectional study at a single center in Turkey compared vaginal length and sexual function among women who received TLH, TAH, VH, or no surgery (groups 1, 2, 3, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship of neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) with proteinuria and blood pressure level in patients with pre-eclampsia and to investigate whether or not NLR has a role in predicting the severity of pre-eclampsia. STUDY DESIGN The study comprised 30 healthy pregnant females (Group 1), 37 females with mild pre-eclampsia (Group(More)
OBJECTIVE Striae gravidarum is a form of scarring on the skin observed during pregnancy and can cause serious cosmetic problems. Striae gravidarum may be influenced by hormonal changes, although the etiology is not clear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether body mass index (BMI) and serum collagenase-2 levels in pregnant women are related to(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the results of two different techniques of uterine closure in caesarean section operations in which assistant surgeons participated. METHODS A total of 765 patients were separated into two groups.In Group1(n = 380), the assistant surgeon, while pulling the suture in a caudal direction with the left hand, held the uterine wall from the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the use of solifenacin and fesoterodine in treatment of overactive bladder (OAB). METHODS This prospective study was conducted on patients diagnosed with OAB who presenting to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, School of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey between October 2013 and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate factors affecting general sleep pattern and sleep quality in pregnant women. MATERIALDS AND METHODS We assessed all pregnant women applied to Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Training and Research Hospital, School of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University between 01 January 2014 and 01 March 2014. The participants(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of study was to determine the helicobacter pylori (HP) seropositivity and oxidative parameters in serum and saliva of pregnant women with poor oral hygiene and hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). METHODS A case-control study was conducted involving 50 pregnant women in their first trimester of pregnancy. Twenty-five subjects had a diagnosis of(More)
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