Filomenamila Lorusso

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To investigate the contribution of contrast-enhanced MR-colonography (CE-MR-C) for the diagnosis of intestinal endometriosis. One hundred and four women with suspected endometriosis were prospectively enrolled. All patients were subjected to MRI consisting of two phases: pelvic high-resolution MRI (HR-MRI) followed by CE-MR-C after colonic distension using(More)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of menstrual disorders, and is characterized by chronic anovulation, hyperandrogenism and infertility. In recent years, it has become apparent that PCOS is also associated with hyperinsulinemia that is probably central to the pathogenesis of PCOS. As a peculiar vascular pattern has been reported to(More)
OBJECTIVE In the present paper we evaluate the incidence of intrauterine pathologies in a population undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. Moreover, we compare the IVF outcome between patients with normal and abnormal uterine findings to determine if office hysteroscopy (OH) is of any clinical significance. METHODS The hysteroscopic findings(More)
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have several cardiovascular disease risk factors. Since hyperhomocysteinemia is associated with early atherosclerosis, it was postulated that the homocysteine levels are higher in PCOS patients than in control subjects which, therefore, may explain the cardiovascular disease risk. Thirty-five women with PCOS and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the response to treatment in a group of patients undergoing IVF and randomised to receive GnRH-antagonist or the GnRH-agonist. The endpoints were the pattern of follicular growth, the maturity of the oocytes collected, the embryo quality and the pregnancy outcome. METHODS A total of 136 patients undergoing(More)
The effect of myomectomy on implantation and pregnancy rates prior to assisted reproduction treatments is controversial. This study was designed to assess clinical outcomes of IVF cycles in women with uterine fibroids. A retrospective single-centre assessment of clinical outcomes of IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatments in infertile women(More)
We evaluated the relationship between the seminal HIV-1 viral load and the efficiency of a standardized sperm-washing procedure in removing HIV-1 RNA from semen samples. The results obtained indicate that the amount of virus present in the original sample affects the efficiency of the procedure and suggest that the seminal viral load should be preevaluated(More)
AIM To evaluate the accuracy of water enema computed tomography (CT) for predicting the location of endometriosis in patients with contraindications to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), focusing on rectosigmoid lesions and having laparoscopic and histological data as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-three women (mean age 33.4 ± 3.1(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the factors predisposing to implants of endometriotic lesions in normal ovarian cortexes of women with and without endometriosis by assessing the expression of pro-apoptotic and anti-apoptotic factors and follicular density. Ovarian biopsies were performed during laparoscopy in 18 patients with endometrioma and in 10(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C (HCV) and B (HBV) virus infection on semen parameters. Semen samples were obtained from 27 HCV, 34 HIV, 30 HBV and 41 HCV-HIV-seropositive patients and compared with those of a control population of healthy seronegative subjects. Tests for detection of HIV, HCV(More)