Frank Lüdicke

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BACKGROUND A single 10 mg dose of mifepristone, and two 0.75 mg doses of levonorgestrel 12 h apart, are effective for emergency contraception. Because no studies had compared the efficacies of both compounds, or investigated a single dose of 1.5 mg levonorgestrel, we undertook this three-arm trial. METHODS We did a randomised, double-blind trial in 15(More)
The objective of the study was to determine the suppressive effect on ovarian activity of 20 micrograms ethinylestradiol plus 75 micrograms gestodene administered for 21 or 23 days. The study was designed as a double-blind, randomized, multicenter trial in 60 women. A pre-treatment cycle, three treatment cycles and a post-treatment period were monitored by(More)
The majority of menopausal women suffer from climacteric symptoms. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of acupuncture on the quality of life and reproductive hormones secretion in menopausal women. Eleven (11) menopausal women with climacteric symptoms entered this prospective study. The Menopause Specific Quality of life Questionnaire was(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of high- and intermediate-risk type human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cervical dysplasia in an urban Swiss adolescent population attending the local Adolescent Clinic, using a liquid-based Pap test combined with risk type HPV DNA testing. To determine the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis in the same(More)
Fifty-three women were randomly allocated to one of two combined low-dose monophasic oral contraceptives (20 micrograms ethinyl estradiol with 75 micrograms gestodene or 20 micrograms ethinyl estradiol with 150 micrograms desogestrel). The ability of these formulations to inhibit ovulation was compared using hormonal parameters and ovarian ultrasound. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the influence of termination of pregnancy (TOP) on women's sexuality. DESIGN Prospective qualitative and quantitative study. SUBJECTS 103 women undergoing induced abortion by vacuum aspiration, interviewed 1-3 weeks before surgery and 6 months later. RESULTS After TOP, patients described symptoms of fatigue (39%), feelings of(More)
OBJECTIVE Our study was designed to investigate 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) as a candidate for intraperitoneal photodynamic therapy (IP-PDT). The toxicity of IP-PDT and the effects of IP-PDT on abdominal and pelvic organs, particularly the small intestine, were investigated after ALA administration and illumination with violet laser light. STUDY DESIGN(More)
Stage IIIA endometrial cancer includes patients with serosal or adnexal invasion and patients with positive peritoneal cytology only. In this study, we assessed the impact of peritoneal cytology on endometrial cancer survival. All endometrial cancer patients receiving surgery and radiotherapy at the Geneva University Hospitals between 1980 and 1993 were(More)
The unfailing detection of micrometastases during surgery of patients suffering from ovarian cancer is mandatory for the optimal management of this disease. Thus, the present study aimed at determining the feasibility of detecting micrometastases in an ovarian cancer model using the intraperitoneal administration of the photosensitiser precursor(More)
This study is part of a larger prospective research program focusing on termination of pregnancy (TOP). One hundred and three women requesting TOP were interviewed before the intervention and 6 months later using open and closed questions and psychological tests. This paper focuses on contraceptive practices before and after abortion. The analysis took into(More)