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Thirty-three women diagnosed as suffering from vulvar vestibulitis syndrome, marked by a significant history of long-term moderate to severe chronic introital dyspareunia and tenderness of the vulvar vestibule, were selected for treatment. Patients were given a computerized electromyographic evaluation of the pelvic floor muscles and were then provided with(More)
Premature rupture of the membranes is a common and serious complication of pregnancy. Despite the prevalence and severity of sequelae, current diagnostic techniques are less than ideal. We studied 48 women with preterm rupture of the membranes with a rapid, colorimetric monoclonal alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) antibody test. Sensitivity was 98% for AFP testing(More)
Fifty women whose clinical vulvar appearance was compatible with that of hyperplastic or mixed vulvar dystrophy were evaluated in the Vulvovaginal Referral Unit, University of Florida, from 1980 through 1986. Histologic material from biopsies performed on these patients was reviewed. The histologic picture was consistent with the clinical diagnosis in 33(More)
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