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BACKGROUND The purpose of the study was to determine the influence of bowel endometriosis on fertility, and to study whether its removal improves fecundity in women with endometriosis-associated infertility. METHODS Three groups of infertile patients were included in the study. Group A (60 women) consisted of patients who underwent surgery for(More)
BACKGROUND Complete removal of all visible lesions is considered the adequate treatment of pelvic endometriosis in order to reduce recurrence. Laparoscopic colorectal resection of bowel endometriosis is still challenging. A large series is reported. METHODS A longitudinal evaluation of surgical and clinical complications of 436 cases of severe(More)
A detailed picture of the prevalence and distribution of abdomino-pelvic endometriosis in more that 1,500 cases of endometriosis stage IV is presented. A great prevalence of endometriotic localizations in the posterior pelvic compartment compared to the other quadrants with more frequently observed lesions on the left part of the pelvis supports the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to investigate the importance of previous obstetric history for termination of pregnancy in the second-trimester with gemeprost alone. STUDY DESIGN A consecutive series of 423 mid-trimester inductions of abortion at our teaching hospital was reviewed. Termination of pregnancy was carried out with 1mg of vaginal gemeprost every(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to investigate the safety and effectiveness of a short-scheme protocol of gemeprost for second trimester induction of abortion in women with previous uterine surgery. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of women who underwent second trimester medical termination of pregnancy (TOP) at our hospital in a 5-year period. A(More)
The IGFs promote the growth and development of the feto-placental unit during gestation, and impairment of their placental actions may result in altered intrauterine growth of the fetus. In this study, proteins involved in IGF signaling were investigated in human placentas from pregnancies complicated by intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) compared with(More)
OBJECTIVE The accuracy of current formulae for the sonographic estimation of fetal weight (EFW) is compromised by significant intra- and interobserver variability of biometrical measurements, particularly circumferences. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of the linear measurement of mid-thigh soft-tissue thickness (STT) and to derive a(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy and characterize two-dimensional ultrasonographic formulas for the estimation of birth weight according to the type of fetal biometric parameters these formulas rely on to make fetal weight predictions. METHODS A prospective recruitment of 589 pregnant women was carried out for this cross-sectional study. Different(More)
OBJECT To assess whether transvaginal ultrasound is helpful in predicting the post-term onset of labor (> or = 1 weeks). SETTING Antenatal clinic of a University hospital and referral center. SUBJECT AND MEHODS: One hundred and twenty singleton uncomplicated pregnancies in primiparous women were enrolled at 37 weeks of gestation. Ultrasound examination of(More)
OBJECTIVE To study severe endometriosis as a cause of pelvic pain, which represents one of the most challenging disorders in gynecology. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) A total of 1,363 women with severe endometriosis (revised American Society for Reproductive Medicine [rASRM] stage IV). INTERVENTIONS A detailed(More)