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BACKGROUND Violence is an important health problem for pregnant women, with numerous studies showing that it may compromise maternal and infant health. Many women who seek an elective abortion (EA) live in difficult personal and social circumstances, in which violence often has a central role, yet few studies have analyzed the relationships between violence(More)
OBJECTIVE Our goal was to study the mucosal host response in bacterial vaginosis by evaluating the presence of a specific immune response elicited against the Gardnerella vaginalis hemolysin in vaginal fluids of patients and by verifying its correlation with usual criteria adopted to diagnose bacterial vaginosis. STUDY DESIGN A total of 123 white women(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To describe safety, tolerability, and effectiveness results through a minimum 2-year follow-up of patients who underwent permanent sterilization with the Essure insert. DESIGN A retrospective multicenter study (Canadian Task Force classification II2). SETTING Seven general hospitals and 4 clinical teaching centers in Italy. PATIENTS A(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the seroimmunologic (CD3, CD4, CD8 lymphocytes, C3c and C4 complement fractions, and several autoantibodies) and immunohistochemical (T lymphocyte subpopulations, B lymphocytes, natural killer cells, macrophages, immunoglobulin [Ig] G, Ig M, and C3c complement fraction) characteristics of vulvar lichen sclerosus. METHODS Serum(More)
Uterine leiomyoma is the most common benign smooth muscle cell tumor of the uterus. Proteomics is a powerful tool for the analysis of complex mixtures of proteins. In our study, we focused on proteins that were upregulated in the leiomyoma compared to the myometrium. Paired samples of eight leiomyomas and adjacent myometrium were obtained and submitted to(More)
To evaluate the appropriateness of the indications for hysteroscopy done, in fertile and postmenopausal women, for the detection of endometrial cancer. A retrospective analysis of 2673 consecutive women who underwent office hysteroscopy chasing for endometrial cancer between January 2012 and June 2014. According to their medical history only low-risk women(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the relationship between violence in the post-partum period and mothers' psychological distress. METHOD Three hundred and fifty two women responded to a questionnaire after the birth, at the Trieste Hospital (Italy), and 292 of them responded to a telephone interview 8 months later. Psychological distress was evaluated with the(More)
Our aim in conducting this study was to analyze the relationships between violence and maternal psychological distress 8 months after a birth, taking into account other important psychosocial factors, known to be associated both with violence and with new mothers' mental health. A total of 352 women responded to a questionnaire after the birth at a(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to evaluate the long-term efficacy and prognosis of hysteroscopic resection and coagulation of the polyp base of endometrial polyps with focal atypia in postmenopausal women. STUDY DESIGN In this observational noncomparative study, conservative treatment was offered to 16 patients, with high anesthesiologic risk, who(More)