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Chronic GnRH agonist therapy lowers androgens and decreases androgen-dependent hair shaft diameter, but the resulting induction of hypoestrogenemia has limited its usefulness as a single agent. Estrogen- and progestin-containing oral contraceptives also reduce circulating androgen levels and are commonly used empirically for the treatment of hirsutism, but(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the predictive value of a single serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) measurement obtained on day 14, 15, or 16 after transfer in in vitro fertilization or gamete intrafallopian transfer pregnancies. DESIGN Retrospective. SETTING Assisted reproductive technology (ART) programs. PATIENTS One hundred thirty-four consecutive(More)
SRAM-based FPGA devices are susceptible to single event effects (SEE) including single event upsets (SEU) within the configuration memory. Configuration scrubbing along with TMR or other hardware redundancy techniques are often used to mitigate the effects of these SEUs. However, the use of traditional configuration scrubbing prevents the ability to(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the size of arterial vessels in myomas from women treated with GnRH agonist (GnRH-a) or given placebo. METHODS Our study group included 46 women about to undergo myomectomy or hysterectomy; 30 were treated with leuprolide acetate (3.75 or 7.5 mg) in three monthly doses, and 16 were given placebo. Arterial diameters of the(More)
PROBLEM To investigate the relationship between the histologic phase and the quantitative expression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mRNA in the endometrium of normal and leiomyomatous uteri. METHODS To test this relationship, endometrium was collected at hysterectomy from 38 women with a history of regular cycles. Total RNA (20 micrograms) was(More)
As FPGA logic density continues to increase, new techniques are needed to store initial configuration data efficiently, maintain usability, and minimize cost. In this paper, a novel compression technique is presented for Xilinx Virtex partially reconfigurable FPGAs. This technique relies on constrained hardware design and layout combined with a few simple(More)
Using observed GALEX far-ultraviolet (FUV) fluxes and VLA images of the 21-cm HI column densities, along with estimates of the local dust abundances, we measure the volume densities of a sample of actively star-forming giant molecular clouds (GMCs) in the nearby spiral galaxy M83 on a typical resolution scale of 170 pc. Our approach is based on an(More)
We present an approach for analysing the morphology and physical properties of Hi features near giant OB associations in M33, in the context of a model whereby the Hi excess arises from photodissociation of the molecular gas in remnants of the parent Giant Molecular Clouds (GMCs). Examples are presented here in the environs of NGC604 and CPSDPZ204, two(More)