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PURPOSE We investigated whether the human oocyte maturational profile at the removal of cumulus/corona cells affects the fertilization rate and subsequent embryo quality after intracytoplasmic sperm injection. METHODS A total of 1011 oocytes from 150 cycles was included in this retrospective analysis. Cumulus-free oocytes that were in prophase or(More)
This prospective study was undertaken to evaluate the prognostic value of uterine perfusion on the day of human chorionic gonadotropin administration in patients who were undergoing intrauterine insemination. Uterine perfusion was evaluated by measuring the pulsatility index of the ascending branch of the uterine arteries on the day of administration of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine risk factors for urinary tract infection (UTI) after urodynamic examination by evaluating patients' clinical characteristics and urodynamic parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred and sixty-one female patients (mean age 58.7 ± 12.3 years) from May to December 2011 who had lower urinary tract symptoms or needed definite(More)
BACKGROUND Hysterectomy and hysteroscopic endometrial ablation remain common treatment of symptomatic adenomyosis for women who have completed childbearing. However, for patients who wish to avoid surgery and in whom adenomyosis is suspected of causing infertility, repeated abortion or physical symptoms, medical treatment with gonadotropin-releasing hormone(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the spectrum of sonographic and CT findings in adult ovarian granulosa cell tumors with pathologic correlation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Transabdominal sonograms and CT scans in 13 patients with pathologically proven adult ovarian granulosa cell tumors were retrospectively reviewed. Morphologic(More)
The purpose of our study was to assess the influence of intra-uterine insemination (IUI) on the results of maternal serum Down syndrome screening. 43 women with IUI pregnancies and 4507 healthy women who conceived were studied. Ovulation in IUI pregnancies was induced by clomiphene and/or human menopausal gonadotrophin (hMG). Maternal serum levels of free(More)
Elongation of peripheral nerves would facilitate the repair of peripheral nerve injuries. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of nerve expansion and the effect of different levels of intraluminal expander pressure upon nerve conduction. A 2-mL Silastic expander was placed under one sciatic nerve of adult male rats. The other nerve served(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) surgery combined with gynecologic surgery using general anesthesia. METHODS One hundred and six women with genuine stress incontinence (GSI) diagnosed with a traditional urodynamic examination were prospectively enrolled into this study. All of the 106 women underwent(More)
OBJECTIVES This retrospective study examined the overall efficacy of methotrexate chemotherapy in the treatment of cervical pregnancy and attempted to determine whether differences in the response to methotrexate therapy exist between patients with viable and nonviable cervical pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN A MEDLINE database search and a bibliographic review(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether prophylactic intraoperative uterine artery embolization (UAE) reduces blood loss and minimizes morbidity and mortality in cases of placenta accreta, increta, and percreta. DESIGN A prospective, nonrandomized clinical trial. SETTING A university-based, high-risk pregnancy unit and department of interventional radiology. (More)