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OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness of misoprostol given vaginally for cervical priming before hysteroscopy in postmenopausal women. DESIGN Double-blind randomised controlled study. SETTING Regional hospital, Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS One hundred women with postmenopausal bleeding scheduled for hysteroscopy from October 1998 to September 2001(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the use of transvaginal sonography to detect retained products of conception after first-trimester spontaneous abortion. METHODS All women who arrived at our hospital with spontaneous first-trimester abortions were included in this study and underwent transvaginal sonography. A sonographic diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND Severe and persistent hyperemesis gravidarum is a disabling condition. Women may request termination of pregnancy because of the intolerable symptoms and stress. CASE A woman requested termination of pregnancy because of severe hyperemesis gravidarum. Her first three pregnancies were also complicated by severe and persistent vomiting. The(More)
Midstream urine samples from 106 patients presenting to the Casualty Department of The Royal Melbourne Hospital with frequency or dysuria were cultured for Gardnerella vaginalis and conventional uropathogens. Urine samples collected via an open-end catheter from 70 healthy pregnant women were examined similarly. Midstream urine and other samples, including(More)
  • M H Lam
  • Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine
  • 1995
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of bacteriuria on dipstick urinalysis for microhematuria. DESIGN Selection of urine samples with dipstick readings of at least one plus (+) for blood, followed by microscopic examination and bacterial culture, from patients with signs and symptoms of urinary tract diseases. SETTING A large teaching hospital in(More)
The authors studied the survival of Gardnerella vaginalis in human urine and determined conditions for optimum recovery on agar media. Gardnerella counts declined by greater than 99.9% in urine held at 37 degrees C for 24 hours, whereas the falloff was negligible at 4 degrees C. Viability was lost after 6 hours in urine with pH of 5, and only 0.01% cells(More)
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