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PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION Celiac disease (CD) involves immunologically mediated intestinal damage with consequent micronutrient malabsorption and varied clinical manifestations, and there is a controversial association with infertility. The objective of the present study was to determine the presence of CD in a population of infertile women with(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of storage duration on cryopreserved ovarian tissue using fresh and frozen-thawed samples. METHODS Seventeen fertile patients underwent an ovarian biopsy during elective laparoscopic tubal ligation. The tissue sample was divided into three parts: one part was processed fresh (FG), and two were slowly frozen, cryopreserved(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a common and complex disease whose cause is often clinically inexplicable, with consequent difficulty in diagnosis and treatment. Patients with CPP have high levels of anxiety and depression, with a consequent impairment of their quality of life. AIMS The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of(More)
OBJECTIVE To document a rare case of endometriosis in the soleus and gastrocnemius muscles. DESIGN Case report. SETTING Tertiary care center. PATIENT(S) A 30-year-old fertile woman presented with moderate dysmenorrhea associated with calf pain and bulging that had been gradually worsening over the last years, particularly during menses. A mass in the(More)
Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a highly prevalent clinical condition and is recognized as a public health problem. Although the number of qualitative studies related to the topic is increasing, it is essential that this knowledge be presented in a synthesized manner, grounded in the context of the care provided to patients with CPP, in order to increase the(More)
Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) has various treatments; however, no standardized treatment has been established. The aim was to analyze different types of treatment of BPS/IC and their effectiveness. A literature review with a search strategy for articles related to BPS/IC published between 1990 and 2014 was conducted on MEDLINE,(More)
BACKGROUND There are many hypotheses regarding the pathogenesis of endometriosis. Most theories, including retrograde menstruation, require the existence of a uterine structure and endometrial tissue. We report endometriosis with the absence of a uterus. This finding supports the theory of coelomic metaplasia. CASE A 20-year-old with(More)
Similar to dyslipidemia, the oxidative stress and intrinsic inflammatory status may be associated with the development of endometriosis. Thus, we performed a cross-sectional study and found that women with endometriosis had an increased low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and non-high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels compared with controls presumably(More)
INTRODUCTION Endometriosis is a benign, estrogen-dependent, chronic gynecological disorder associated with pelvic pain and infertility. The disease most commonly affects women during the reproductive age, although postmenopausal patients do rarely present it. These rare occurrences are generally associated with hormonal use. MATERIAL AND METHODS We(More)
Chronic pelvic pain is lower abdominal pain lasting at least 6 months, occurring continuously or intermittently and not associated exclusively with menstruation or intercourse. The involvement of the musculoskeletal system in chronic pelvic pain has been increasingly demonstrated. However, few studies exclusively examining abdominal myofascial pain syndrome(More)