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Intensified peroxidation in the Graafian follicle may be a factor compromising the normal development of the oocyte. The aim of this study was to measure concentrations of three oxidative stress markers: conjugated dienes, lipid hydroperoxides and thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances, in preovulatory follicular fluids and sera of 145 women attending an(More)
The objective of the present investigation was to determine fetal and maternal plasma concentrations of nonglucose carbohydrates and polyols in normal human pregnancies at term. Uncomplicated human pregnancies (n = 50) were studied at > or =37 wk gestation. Blood samples were obtained from umbilical artery, umbilical vein, and maternal peripheral blood at(More)
The human placenta is a particular organ that inseparably binds the mother and the fetus. The proper development and survival of the conceptus relies on the essential interplay between maternal and fetal factors involved in cooperation within the placenta. In our study, high-throughput sequencing (RNA-seq) was applied to analyze the global transcriptome of(More)
UNLABELLED OBJECTIVE AND METHODSs: The aim of this paper is to propose a classification of vesicouterine fistula based on the routes of menstrual flow. RESULTS Three types of the fistula are distinguished: type I - with menouria; type II - with dual flow via both the bladder and vagina; and type III - with normal vaginal menses. CONCLUSIONS There is(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate fertility of women following surgical closure of vesicouterine fistula. STUDY DESIGN Long-term retrospective investigation combined with a follow-up in the setting of an academic department. Operative hospital records (15,718) were reviewed for a 12-year period. RESULTS Sixteen women with a vesicouterine fistula at reproductive(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the nonenzymatic antioxidant properties of human seminal plasma. DESIGN Determination of total (peroxyl) radical-trapping antioxidant parameter and malondialdehyde concentration in seminal plasma of 112 men attending IVF-ET or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) programs. SETTING University-based center for reproductive(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to determine amino acid (AA), ammonia and urea concentrations in human ovarian follicular fluid and to compare these concentrations with those in the circulation. METHODS Samples of pre-ovulatory follicular fluid and peripheral venous blood were obtained from 14 IVF patients. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)(More)