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OBJECTIVE To qualify and quantify endometrial waves in regularly cycling women. DESIGN A prospective transvaginal ultrasound study was performed throughout 23 cycles of 16 healthy women. Wave type and wave frequency were evaluated. SETTING Normal human volunteers in an academic research environment. PATIENTS Sixteen healthy regularly cycling women. (More)
A prospective longitudinal and standardized study is presented, dealing with ultrasonographic and hormonal characteristics of the luteinized unruptured follicle (LUF) syndrome. Among 600 cycles monitored in 270 infertility patients, 40 cycles in 27 patients showed no evidence of follicle rupture, in spite of signs of luteinization, as reflected by basal(More)
A longitudinal study was conducted to evaluate the ability of a low-dose triphasic oral contraceptive to suppress ovulation as documented by frequent ultrasonographic scanning and progesterone determinations, even in the event of a missed pill. The extent of follicular growth and maturation, the incidence of escape ovulation, and the effect of correct and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether endometrial activity is related to the occurrence of pregnancy in spontaneous menstrual cycles. DESIGN Prospective observational ultrasound evaluation of endometrial activity during fertility screening cycles. SETTING University hospital-based infertility clinic. PATIENT(S) Fifty-nine fertility screening cycles(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the velocity and wave intervals of endometrial wavelike activity in spontaneous menstrual cycles. DESIGN Prospective observational ultrasound (US) evaluation of endometrial wavelike activity. SETTING University hospital. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S) Endometrial wavelike activity, wave velocity, wave intervals. PATIENT(S) Twenty-three(More)
1. In previous studies, the elastic properties of the common carotid artery were found to differ between men and women. In these studies, however, the phase of the menstrual cycle was not taken into consideration. It was the aim of the present study to investigate the effect of changing ovarian hormone levels during the normal menstrual cycle on the(More)
The trend towards changing the composition of the contraceptive pill in order to decrease side effects might lead to increased ovarian activity. This may decrease reliability. Therefore, a non-invasive method for monitoring the suppressive effect of the pill on ovarian function is warranted. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether or not(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe endometrial wavelike activity, endometrial thickness, and texture in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) cycles. DESIGN Prospective observational ultrasound study. SETTING University hospital-based infertility clinic. PATIENT(S) Thirty-five COH cycles in 19 women with unexplained infertility. INTERVENTION(S) Transvaginal(More)
INTRODUCTION Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) is a treatment for consecutive therapy resistant faecal incontinence or constipation. Little is known about the effects of SNS on uterocervical function. Therefore, it is advised to turn off the stimulator during pregnancy or to wait with permanent implantation of the stimulator until family completion. Diagnostic(More)
Human eosinophils, stimulated with phorbol myristate acetate, were found to produce 1268 nm chemiluminescence characteristic of singlet oxygen. Singlet oxygen generation required the presence of bromide ion. A bromide ion concentration of 100 microM, comparable to the total bromine content of whole blood, was sufficient for the eosinophils to generate(More)