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We performed an innovative technique of temporary ovarian suspension after operative laparoscopy for stage 3 and 4 endometriosis and evaluated the results in a retrospective study. Subjects were 20 women who underwent operative laparoscopy for infertility. Temporary ovarian suspension to the anterior abdominal wall was performed as the last step in the(More)
BACKGROUND Head and neck SCC is a common cancer related to various factors. IL-10, a pleiotropic cytokine produced by macrophages, T-helper-2 cells, and B lymphocytes, is thought to play a potential pathogenetic or therapeutic role in a number of human conditions, such as inflammation, autoimmunity and cancer. The present study was designed to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND At the early stages of carcinogenesis, the induction of tumor specific T cell mediated immunity seems to block the tumor growth and give protective anti-tumor immune response. However, tumor associated macrophages (TAMs) might play an immunosuppressive role and subvert this anti tumor immunity leading to tumor progression and metastasis. (More)
BACKGROUND Imatinib mesylate is able to at least modify the course of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs). Neoadjuvant use for locally advanced lesions is evolving as a new treatment paradigm in this hitherto universally fatal disease. METHODS AND RESULTS The study patients with locally advanced GIST received neoadjuvant and adjuvant imatinib(More)
Tumor-associated tissue eosinophilia (TATE) has been described in many sites, including head and neck. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and possible role of TATE as a prognostic factor in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Seventy-six consecutive patients with a diagnosis of OSCC were evaluated, and the number of eosinophils was(More)
Antibodies to citrullinated proteins and rheumatoid factor (RF) are widely used in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the antibodies to citrullinated proteins appear to be the most specific markers of the disease. The objective was to compare the diagnostic performance of the anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide 2 (anti-CCP2) and citrullinated protein(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the in vivo effectiveness of recombinant (r) hCG with urinary (u) hCG during controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and intrauterine insemination (COH-IUI) cycles. DESIGN Prospective controlled clinical study. SETTING Private IVF center. PATIENT(S) Two hundred eighty-four subjects undergoing COH-IUI cycles. INTERVENTIONS(S) Women(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of spirometric abnormalities in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients and its clinical utility in diagnosing OSA. METHODS We conducted an observational study between March 2006 and March 2007 at King Khalid University Hospital on consecutive patients presenting with suspected OSA. Spirometric indices of forced(More)
BACKGROUND Burn is still one of the most devastating injuries in emergency medicine while improvements in wound healing knowledge and technology have resulted into development of new dressings. This study was undertaken to evaluate the healing effect of licorice in Pseudomonas aeruginosa infected burn wounds of experimental rat model. METHODS One hundred(More)