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OBJECTIVE The association between demographic factors, menstrual and reproductive characteristics, and clinical profile for women with endometriosis was analyzed in a retrospective case-control study. METHODS Over a 6-year period, 535 women with endometriosis and 200 infertile women without endometriosis, studied by laparoscopy or laparotomy, were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether random-start controlled ovarian stimulation (COS), in which a patient is stimulated on presentation regardless of her menstrual-cycle phase, has outcomes similar to conventional early follicular phase-start COS for fertility preservation in cancer patients. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Academic medical(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the familial aggregation and the risk of endometriosis among the female relatives of women with endometriosis. We also compared the epidemiologic characteristics of women with and without family history of endometriosis. PATIENT(S) A total of 485 women with endometriosis and 197 infertile women without endometriosis underwent(More)
The patients referred for fertility preservation owing to a malignant disease do not represent the typical population of subfertile patients treated in IVF units. Cancer may affect multiple tissues throughout the body and can result in a variety of complications during controlled ovarian stimulation. Determination of the controlled ovarian stimulation(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this investigation was twofold: first, to demonstrate an association between endometriosis, ABO blood groups and Rhesus factor and, second, to show potential correlation of ABO blood group and stages of endometriosis. METHODS Two hundred and thirty-one women with endometriosis and 166 infertile women without endometriosis were(More)
Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside the uterus. Several theories have been proposed to explain the pathogenesis of this disease. According to Sampson's retrograde menstruation theory, endometrial cells are refluxed through the fallopian tubes during the menstruation and implant onto peritoneum or pelvic organs.(More)
BACKGROUND Implantation is a complex initial step in the establishment of a successful pregnancy. Although embryo quality is an important determinant of implantation, temporally coordinated differentiation of endometrial cells to attain uterine receptivity and a synchronized dialog between maternal and embryonic tissues are crucial. The exact mechanism of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the response to controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and ART outcomes in women with advanced-stage endometriosis and previous surgeries at the Yale IVF program between 1996 and 2002. DESIGN Retrospective case control study. SETTING Academic medical center. PATIENT(S) The study group consisted of 68 women who previously(More)
CONTEXT Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent disease characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside of the uterine cavity, causing pelvic pain and infertility in 10% of reproductive-aged women. It is unclear why ectopic endometrium remains viable in only a subset of women. ERK1/2 plays key intracellular roles in activating cellular survival(More)
A group of 140 women with a body mass index (BMI) < or = 24 kg/m(2) undergoing 291 cycles was compared with a group of 138 women with a BMI >24 kg/m(2) in 291 cycles, with respect to duration of ovarian stimulation and dose of gonadotrophin, number of oocytes collected, cleavage and implantation rate, clinical pregnancy, miscarriage and delivery rates.(More)