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The aim of this study in patients at risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) was to determine the efficacy and safety of luteal support using human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) after triggering ovulation with gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist in IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection antagonist cycles. A total of 192 OHSS-risk patients,(More)
GOAL Our goal was to analyze and describe cases of ovarian cancer in pregnant women treated at our hospital. METHOD Retrospective study based on clinical histories from patients diagnosed and treated at our hospital for ovarian cancer and pregnancy from 1987 to 2005. RESULTS Fifteen cases of ovarian cancer were diagnosed among pregnant women; the ratio(More)
The role played by insulin and the adrenergic system in the development of hypokalemia due to intravenous ritodrine has been evaluated. Fifteen women presenting with premature labor (group 1) were treated with ritodrine infusion, whereas seven pregnant women not in labor (group 2) were given 100 g glucose per os to induce hyperinsulinemia without(More)
This single centre randomized controlled trial was undertaken to compare the efficacy and safety of clomiphene citrate and low-dose recombinant FSH as first line pharmacological therapy for anovulatory infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Seventy-six infertile patients with PCOS were randomized to receive clomiphene citrate (50-150(More)
Serum concentrations of PRL, LH and FSH were examined in 17 perimenopausal women with dysfunctional uterine bleeding (PDUB group), after stimulation with exogenous GnRH (a 100-micrograms i.v. bolus dose), and endogenous GnRH (as induced by an estrogen challenge test). Five normal cycling women during the follicular phase of the cycle were used as control(More)
BACKGROUND Syndrome of transient Headache and Neurological Deficits with cerebrospinal fluid Lymphocytosis (HaNDL) is a rare disease which can present with focal neurological deficits and mimic stroke. A neurologist-on-duty faced with a HaNDL patient in the first hours might erroneously decide to use thrombolytic drugs, a non-innocuous treatment which has(More)
Tamoxifen is a selective oestrogen receptor modulator (SERM) with anti-oestrogenic activity in the breast and oestrogenic effects in various tissues such as the endometrium, bone and cardiovascular territory. As adjuvant hormone therapy, it has a clear beneficial effect in patients with breast cancer, reducing relapses, contralateral breast cancer and(More)
We describe a rare case of complete hydatidiform mole with twin live fetus (CHMTF) confirmed by histopathology, flow cytometry, and polymerase chain reaction techniques. No malformations were observed, fetal karyotype was normal and β-human chorionic gonadotropin levels were increased (>100,000 IU/ml). Once the patient had been informed of the risks, it was(More)
1. Experiments were performed to examine and to compare vascular endothelial function in aortic rings from oophorectomized and from ovary-intact rats and to test the effect of thiol compound as N-acetylcysteine on endothelial function. 2. In precontracted aortic rings from oophorectomized and intact rats, vascular endothelial function was evaluated by(More)
Twenty-nine clomiphene tests were carried out, 19 on subjects with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCO) who did not wish to conceive and 10 on women with correct ovarian function (control women). The intention was to determine if the response of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovary axis varies according to different LH/FSH ratios. The results indicate that with(More)