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OBJECTIVE To determine how controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) in assisted reproduction affects the immune system. DESIGN A prospective, nonrandomized, case-control study. SETTING Academic research setting. PATIENT(S) Women with regular menstrual cycles undergoing COH in an assisted reproduction program. INTERVENTION(S) Blood samples were(More)
We retrospectively analyzed 468 deliveries in 1989, 935 deliveries in 1990, and 1020 deliveries in 1991 from cephalic presentation. Oxytocin was given for reason of not sufficient labor (cervical dilatation < 1 cm/hr) after spontaneous or artificial rupture of membranes. Oxytocin was increased at intervals of 20 minutes (in 1989) or 60 minutes (in 1990 and(More)
Neuroendocrine features and cytogenetic abnormalities of one continuous cell line (MTC-SK) and two long-term cultures (GER, STAH) derived from three sporadic cases of human medullary thyroid carcinomas (MTCs) were studied. Specific neuroendocrine markers (NSE, chromogranins, calcitonin, calcitonin gene-related peptide) were identified by electron microscopy(More)
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