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To estimate the prevalence of genital tract tuberculosis (TB) among infertile women during laparoscopic evaluation for infertility in a prospective observational study. A total of 420 infertile women were included. All patients had laparoscopy and all suspicious lesions were biopsied and peritoneal fluids aspirated. Full endometrial curettage followed by(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the maternal and perinatal outcome of pregnancies complicated by cardiac disease in a tertiary care center in Egypt. METHODS During a 1-year period, a total of 86 pregnant women with cardiac disease were admitted. Maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality were calculated and compared with a control group.(More)
This study aimed to assess the von Willebrand factor (VWF) antigen levels and its proteolytic enzyme ADAMTS13 activity in preeclampsia. The study includes 10 non-pregnant women, 50 normal pregnancy, and 110 preeclamptic (PE) women at the same period of pregnancy. For all studied groups plasma ADAMTS13 activities were determined with the FRETs-VWF 73 assay,(More)
BACKGROUND Preeclampsia is a leading cause of maternal and fetal/neonatal mortality and morbidity worldwide. Although the etiology of preeclampsia (PE) is still unclear, recent studies suggest that its major phenotypes, high blood pressure and proteinuria, are due in part to the disturbed angiogenic process. STUDY DESIGN This study included the following(More)
To evaluate the effect of immediate postpartum curettage on rapid resolution of clinical and laboratory indices in pre-eclampsia and eclampsia women. A randomized controlled study, comprised of 420 pre-eclamptic or eclamptic women with singleton pregnancy 24 weeks gestation and more. Patients were divided into two groups: 220 patients underwent immediate(More)
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