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The goal of this study was to find the most favorable injection interval of norethisterone enanthate (NETE) plus testosterone undecanoate (TU) in terms of gonadotropin, sperm suppression, and prostatic effects. Fifty normal men were randomly assigned to receive NETE 200 mg plus TU 1000 mg every 8 wk (n = 10), every 12 wk (n = 10), every 6 wk for 12 wk and(More)
In this study we evaluated whether testosterone undecanoate (TU), alone or combined with low dose cyproterone acetate (CPA), can maintain spermatogenic suppression induced by higher doses of CPA plus TU. Twenty-four men received for 12 wk 20 mg/d CPA plus 1000 mg/6 wk TU and then 1000 mg/8 wk TU plus 20 mg/d CPA (n = 8), 2 mg/d CPA (n = 8), or plus placebo(More)
AIMS To (a) assess the accuracy of 18F-FDG PET/CT in distinguishing malignant from benign pelvic lesions, compared to transvaginal ultrasonography (TVUS) and (b) to establish the role of whole-body 18F-FDG PET/CT, compared to contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT), in staging patients with ovarian cancer. PATIENTS Fifty consecutive patients with a(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the ability of intrapartum translabial sonography to diagnose fetal station in the second stage of labor. METHODS Patients with uncomplicated pregnancies at term gestation with fetuses in vertex presentation in the second stage of labor underwent serial translabial sonography and digital examinations. In a sagittal section of the(More)
PURPOSE To investigate TAP1, TAP2, and HLA class I antigen expression in primary ovarian carcinoma lesions and to assess the clinical significance of defects in the expression of these molecules. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Fifty-one formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded primary ovarian carcinoma lesions were stained with affinity-purified rabbit anti-TAP1 and(More)
LH plays critical roles in the control of folliculogenesis and ovarian function in humans. LH activity administration during gonadotrophin ovulation induction can enhance ovarian response and optimise treatment. More specifically, LH activity (both LH and low-dose hCG) can support the growth and stimulate the maturation of larger ovarian follicles as a(More)
The aetiology and clinical significance of vulvar papillomatosis is still controversial. To verify the association of micropapillomatosis labialis with certain types of HPV-related lower genital tract infections, 25 patients with colposcopic aspects of vulvar papillomatosis were recruited and vulvar biopsies were obtained for histologic examination and in(More)
The histologic, histochemical, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural features of Brenner tumor (BT) were studied. BT was compared with transitional bladder cells, and close similarities between the two tissues were identified. Abundant glycogen in all cellular layers, an alcianophilic/sialomucinic surface mucous coat, and argyrophilic cells characterized(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound in the diagnosis of congenital uterine anomalies. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Nulliparae with three or more consecutive miscarriages. INTERVENTION(S) All women underwent 3D transvaginal ultrasound study of the uterine cavity. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
Malignant transformation of breast epithelia is frequently associated with an altered expression of MHC products and of antigen processing molecular machinery. The consequent impairment of tumor immune recognition is thought to confer to tumor cells a selective advantage with respect to survival and metastatization. In order to understand if metastatic(More)