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OBJECTIVES Hepcidin is considered a major regulator of iron metabolism. Despite previous studies showing elevated ferritin and hepcidin levels in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), no study has investigated hepcidin levels in pregnant women with gestational DM (GDM). METHODS A case-control study was conducted in 30 cases of GDM, 47 pregnant women with(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the compliance of patients and side effects of Implanon® during breast feeding. MATERIAL AND METHODS Prospective study of 61 postpartum women who chose Implanon® for long term contraception between April 2007 and December 2009. Compliance, side effects and removals were recorded. RESULTS Amenorrhoea, prolonged bleeding, frequent(More)
BACKGROUND The study was carried out to evaluate the possible effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on renal functions in postmenopausal women. METHODS A total of 85 postmenopausal women without a history of medical illness were enrolled in the study. They were divided into HRT users and control groups. After 30 weeks of HRT use, the changes in(More)
Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) is defined as having four or more symptomatic vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) attacks within a year. This study aimed to investigate whether Human Dectin-1 Y238X Gene Polymorphism plays a role in RVVC pathogenesis. In order to examine and explore this aim, an experimental study was undergone. The clinical study(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with reproductive and metabolic abnormalities and carries a number of cardiovascular risk factors. Low-grade chronic inflammation has been thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and PCOS patients have an increased rate of subclinical inflammation. In the present study,(More)
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS We evaluated the outcomes and the effect of the Macroplastique Implantation System on the quality of life in women with stress incontinence with or without a history of an anti-incontinence operation during 12 to 62 months follow-up. METHODS Thirty-five women with urodynamically proven stress incontinence with intrinsic(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The control of labor pain and the prevention of suffering are major concerns of clinicians and their patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of music on labor pain and anxiety, maternal hemodynamics, fetal-neonatal parameters and postpartum analgesic requirement in primiparous women. METHODS Overall, 156 primiparous(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the predictive power of luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), testosterone, testicular biopsy histology and male age were evaluated with respect to the success of sperm retrieval in a microdissection testicular sperm extraction (microTESE) procedure, pregnancy and live birth rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS We(More)
Urinary stone disease is a complex multifactorial disorder influenced by both intrinsic and environmental factors. It is generally known that age and sex are risk factors for urinary stone disease. Also men have higher mean urinary oxalate concentrations than women. In addition, in animal and human studies, testosterone has been shown to increase the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients have an increased rate of subclinical inflammation, which plays a role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is an inflammatory mediator which belongs to the same family as the well-established cardiovascular biomarker C-reactive protein (CRP). The present study was performed to(More)