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The FACT/GOG (Gynecologic Oncology Group) Neurotoxicity (Ntx) subscale for assessing platinum/paclitaxel-induced neurologic symptoms was evaluated. The 11-item questionnaire was administered to patients with advanced endometrial cancer treated with doxorubicin/cisplatin (AP) or doxorubicin/cisplatin/paclitaxel (TAP) prior to 1-7 cycles of treatment in GOG(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify cervicovaginal fluid (CVF) biomarkers predictive of spontaneous preterm birth in women with symptoms of preterm labour. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Melbourne, Australia. POPULATION Women with a singleton pregnancy admitted to the Emergency Department between 22 and 36 weeks of gestation presenting with symptoms of(More)
A case-control study of 913 black cancer patients (aged 15-50 years) was undertaken to measure the association between human immunodeficiency (HIV) infection and cancers believed to have an infective aetiology. Controls were patients with cancers believed not to be infective in origin. The prevalence of HIV in the controls of 7.3% (24 of 325) was similar to(More)
BACKGROUND In order to test the feasibility of cord blood screening for inherited metabolic disease, a two-year cohort study of births in six obstetric units from five towns in the north of England was undertaken. These towns have a high prevalence of consanguineous marriages, largely among the immigrant Asian community. The purpose of the study was to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether serum macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1, pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A), anandamide, or β-human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) measured in an asymptomatic population in the middle of the first trimester with a viable fetus predicts subsequent miscarriage. METHODS We undertook a prospective cohort study at Mercy(More)
The ability to recognise women who are at-risk of preterm labour (PTL) is often difficult. Over 50% of women who are identified with factors associated with an increased risk of preterm birth will ultimately deliver at term. The cervicovaginal fluid (CVF) comprises a range of proteins secreted by gestational tissues, making it an ideal candidate for the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to determine whether obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with reduced fetal growth, and whether nocturnal oxygen desaturation precipitates acute fetal heart rate changes. STUDY DESIGN We performed a prospective observational study, screening 371 women in the second trimester for OSA symptoms. 41(More)
Vitamin D binding protein (VDBP) has previously been identified in the amniotic fluid and cervicovaginal fluid (CVF) of pregnant women. The biological functions of VDBP include acting as a carrier protein for vitamin D metabolites, the clearance of actin that is released during tissue injury and the augmentation of the pro-inflammatory response. This(More)
Angiographic contrast material is generally considered a vasodilator, although in vitro experiments have documented a spasmogenic effect. In this report we describe a patient with exercise and rest angina who developed spasm of the right coronary artery immediately following left ventricular angiography. The patient was treated successfully with calcium(More)
A significant obstetric complication facing contemporary materno-fetal medicine is preterm premature rupture of the fetal membranes (preterm PROM), which occurs in 30% of all preterm births. The objective of this study was to identify differentially expressed proteins in the cervicovaginal fluid of asymptomatic women before the clinical manifestation of(More)