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OBJECTIVE To study the maternal and neonatal outcome of twin pregnancies complicated by the intrauterine death of one fetus after 20 weeks of gestation. DESIGN Retrospective, observational study of 7 twin pregnancies out of 185 twin pregnancies with the diagnosis of a single intrauterine death over a 5-years period in a university hospital. RESULTS The(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of three progestin regimens in perimenopausal menorrhagia. DESIGN One hundred thirty-two women with menorrhagia were included in this prospective, randomized, comparative trial. Women were randomized to three groups of 44 in each, either to get a single shot of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, intramuscularly (Group 1),(More)
BACKGROUND Antigen-derived HLA class I-restricted peptides can generate specific CD8(+) T-cell responses in vivo and are therefore often used as vaccines for patients with cancer. However, only occasional objective clinical responses have been reported suggesting the necessity of CD4(+) T-cell help and possibly antibodies for the induction of an effective(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to investigate the diagnostic value of invasive prenatal diagnosis (PD) of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection from amniotic fluid (AF) and fetal blood (FB). METHODS A retrospective study was conducted on 115 pregnancies with CMV primary infection. A total of 111 AF and 106 FB samples were investigated for(More)
To determine the expression of cancer testis (CT) genes and antibody responses in a nonselected population of patients with primary breast cancer, we investigated the composite expression of 11 CT genes by RT-PCR in fresh biopsies of 100 consecutive cases of primary breast carcinoma and by immunohistology in selected RT-PCR-positive cases. Antibody(More)
The SSX2 gene encodes the tumor-specific antigen HOM-MEL-40/SSX2 expressed in a broad spectrum of tumors of different origin, against which humoral and CD8+ T-cell-mediated MHC-I-restricted responses have been demonstrated. Searching for promiscuous MHC-II-restricted peptides that might be suitable as a CD4+ stimulating vaccine for many patients, we used(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to determine if nucleated red blood cells are elevated in pregnancies that continue beyond 289 days of gestation. STUDY DESIGN Cord blood was prospectively collected from term and post-term singleton gestations from August 1 to December 31, 1998. Umbilical artery nucleated red blood cells were counted per 100 white blood cells.(More)
We analyzed the karyotype of fetuses with ultrasonographically detected neural tube defects (NTDs). In our study, we included a total of 194 fetuses with NTDs. We analyzed the type of NTD, the karyotype, maternal age, fetal gestational age at diagnosis, and fetal sex. Of the 194 fetuses with NTDs, 87 were anencephalic and 107 had other, nonanencephalic,(More)
Increased neonatal nucleated red blood cell counts are thought to be related to intrauterine hypoxemia. We sought to determine the effect of increasing circulatory impairment in fetuses on the neonatal nucleated red blood cell count. One hundred thirty-four singleton pregnancies were included in the study and were allocated to 4 study groups according to(More)
We report of a case of Meckel Gruber Syndrome (MGS) in a woman, who suffered previously from a pregnancy with the same disorder. MGS, consisting of an occipital encephalocele, bilateral cystic kidneys and postaxial polydactyly, is a rare autosomal recessive disorder, with a recurrence risk of 25%. With the present technology, a targeted ultrasound in the(More)