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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of menstrual disorders, and is characterized by chronic anovulation, hyperandrogenism and infertility. In recent years, it has become apparent that PCOS is also associated with hyperinsulinemia that is probably central to the pathogenesis of PCOS. As a peculiar vascular pattern has been reported to(More)
Lissencephaly (agyria) is a cortical dysplasia associated with a disturbance in the migration of neocortical neurons. Because of abnormal sonographic findings in the brain of a 24-week fetus, we carried out serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations which raised the suspicion of isolated lissencephaly. In the second trimester, an area of damage(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the diagnostic inadequacy of dilatation and curettage (D&C) by comparing histologic findings with this technique with those obtained after hysterectomy. DESIGN Retrospective clinical study. SETTING University-affiliated hospital. PATIENT(S) Three hundred ninety-seven patients with abnormal uterine bleeding who underwent D&C and,(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)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the frequency and the determinants of recurrence rate of clinically detectable endometriosis. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort multicenter study. Eligible for the study were all women observed for the first time during the period January-June 1998 at the participating centres with a laparoscopically confirmed first diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND Struma ovarii is a rare form of ovarian neoplasm composed entirely and predominantly of thyroid tissue. The association of pseudo-Meigs syndrome, elevation of CA125 and hyperthyroidism to struma ovarii is a rare condition. CASE We report an unusual presentation of a postmenopausal woman with benign struma ovarii associated with pseudo-Meigs(More)
The aim of this prospective, randomized study was to compare amoxicillin-clavulanic acid with cefazolin as ultra-short term prophylaxis in vaginal gynecologic surgery. It was conducted at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari. Patients were randomly allocated to receive amoxicillin-clavulanic acid (2.2 g) [Group A] or cefazolin (2(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of transvaginal sonography (TVS) in detecting uterine cavity abnormalities in infertile patients, with reference to hysteroscopy as the gold standard method. STUDY DESIGN At the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Bari, 134 infertile women were investigated with both TVS and hysteroscopy.(More)
Although the incidence of cervical cancer has declined in both North America and Europe, it still represents the second most common cancer in women and the fifth most common malignancy worldwide. Most patients in the developed countries present with disease either confined to the cervix or with limited extension beyond it. Historically, the standard(More)