Gérard Bijaoui

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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the controversy about fluctuations of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels during the menstrual cycle results from differences between the immunoassays currently available: the Beckman Coulter Immunotech kit (Fullerton, CA) and the Diagnostic Systems Laboratories kit (Webster, TX). DESIGN Prospective trial. SETTING(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between the use of oral contraception (OC) and endometriosis remains controversial. We therefore compared various characteristics of OC use and the surgical diagnosis of endometriosis histologically graded as superficial peritoneal endometriosis (SUP), ovarian endometrioma (OMA) or deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). METHODS(More)
STUDY QUESTION Are anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels lower in women with endometriosis, notably those with endometriomas (OMAs) and deep infiltrating lesions, compared with controls without endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER Endometriosis and OMAs per se do not result in lower AMH levels. AMH levels are decreased in women with previous OMA surgery(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between circumcision and urethral human papillomavirus (HPV) lesions, and the influence of urethritis on the development of urethral HPV infections on inducing squamous metaplasia of the urethral epithelium. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included 210 heterosexual, HIV-negative men (median age 29 years) who all had(More)
Detection and quantification of Mycoplasma genitalium were evaluated in 83 patients with urethritis (group 1), 60 patients with urethral symptoms but no urethritis (group 2), and 50 asymptomatic men (group 3). Quantification of M. genitalium was carried out using real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis of first-pass urine samples. The rate of(More)
BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) may contribute to endometriosis. We tested whether eight functional polymorphisms of these genes could modify the risk of endometriosis. METHODS In this case-control study, 227 endometriosis and 241 controls were genotyped for MMP1 -1607 1G/2G, MMP2 -1575 G/A (MMP2.1), -1306 C/T (MMP2.2), MMP3 -1612 5A/6A, MMP7(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to assess the frequency of herpetic genital infection (HSV) among men attending a human papillomavirus (HPV) screening centre. Clinical screening of a herpetic lesion was completed with biological detection of HSV by cell culture and by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). We also evaluated the role of the male viral factor on the female(More)
Genital bacterial and viral infections may be responsible of couple infertility and may be potentially oncogenic for genital lesions. Genital bacterial infection is associated with human papillomavirus infection in as much as 48% for men and 64% for women. The bacterias most frequently found are intracellular species (29%) and Gram-negative bacilli (14%).(More)