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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)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the benefits of adopting 3 simple "diagnostic criteria" in the differential diagnosis between septate and bicornuate uteri, and the relative treatment by hysteroscopy in an office setting. DESIGN Prospective clinical study (Canadian Task Force classification III). SETTING University-affiliated hospital. PATIENTS Two(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)
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of changes in sex hormones occurring during the menstrual cycle on the redox balance and lipid peroxidation in normal human endometrial cells. Forty women, ages 21-41 yr, who were admitted to the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the University of Bari for routine checkups or were treated for benign uterine(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)
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)
Ovarian tissue inadvertently excised along with endometriomas was associated with the presence of pericystic fibrosis and serum levels of CA-125, representing the only clinical parameter for predicting follicle loss before surgery. A consecutive series of 91 ovarian endometriotic cysts were studied, and an inverse relationship between serum CA-125 and the(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)
Therapeutic approaches to chronic anovulation from polycystic ovaries in clomiphene-resistant infertile patients are under debate. This study discusses evidence that supports the possible predictive value of serum basal level of androstenedione in the choice of the better therapy between laparoscopic ovarian electrocautery and ovulation induction. Lower(More)