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The aims of this study were to determine whether serum free choline and phospholipid-bound choline concentrations change during the pregnancy or after childbirth and to determine if the serum choline concentrations of the mother and newborn are correlated. Serum free and bound choline concentrations were 10.7 +/- 0.5 microM and 2780 +/- 95 microM in(More)
We evaluated the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values of 50 grams glucose challenge test, serum fructosamine and HbA1c levels as screening tests for gestational diabetes mellitus. Forty-two pregnant patients between the 24th and 28th week of their pregnancies were included in the study. Blood fructosamine and HbA1c levels did(More)
OBJECTIVE Estrogen may have adverse effects on the ocular surface, intraocular pressure (IOP), lens opacity and tear function. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the effects of different hormone replacement therapy (HRT) protocols on tear function, IOP and lens opacity. DESIGN AND SETTING This was a prospective, uncontrolled study carried out(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the influence of sociodemographic characteristics and menopause perception on self-reported menopause-related symptoms among Turkish women and analyze their knowledge and attitudes towards menopause and hormone therapy. METHODS This was a population-based, cross-sectional, descriptive study. A total of 1007 women were recruited(More)
A bromhexine metabolite ambroxol, is a relatively new promoter of fetal lung maturation. The data on its efficacy and side effects in humans are not yet as many as those of corticosteroids. We found that in 24 premature labor patients ambroxol reduced the incidence of respiratory distress syndrome when compared with the control group, consisting of 58(More)
OBJECTIVES Lipoprotein oxidation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia and paraoxonase, an antioxidant enzyme shown to protect lipoproteins from being oxidized. The aim of the present study was to evaluate oxidizability of apolipoprotein B-containing lipoproteins and serum paraoxonase/arylesterase activities in preeclampsia. DESIGN AND(More)
Concurrent administration of external beam pelvic radiotherapy (RT) and chemotherapy (CT) is an effective treatment modality for rectal cancer. In adults in reproductive age, one of the most important side-effects resulting from this treatment is gonadal toxicity. Fortunately, it is possible to protect the ovaries by transporting them out of the RT area(More)
The incidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria is reported as 2-14% during pregnancy. Fetal and maternal complications like acute pyelonephritis, hypertension, anemia, preterm labor, low-birth-weight infants and intrauterine growth retardation can be expected. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria during pregnancy(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate susceptibility of red blood cell (RBC) lipids to oxidation and antioxidant status in preeclampsia. STUDY DESIGN Twenty-one women with mild preeclampsia, 21 women with severe preeclampsia, and 20 healthy pregnant women were included in this cross-sectional study. Susceptibility of RBC to oxidative stress was determined by measuring(More)