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OBJECTIVE Recent studies suggest an increased prevalence of obstetric complications in female carriers of hereditary or acquired thrombophilias. The aim of the study was to determine if carriership of the factor V (FV) Leiden mutation (activated protein C [APC] resistance) is higher in women who have had of placental abruption during pregnancy. DESIGN A(More)
BACKGROUND Nodal involvement is one of the most significant prognostic factors in early-stage vulvar cancer. AIMS To determine the diagnostic accuracy of sentinel lymph node (SLN) detection in early-stage vulvar cancer and to describe the characteristics of metastatic lymph node involvement. METHODS Of 23 women with early-stage squamous cell vulvar(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine amniotic fluid soluble Toll-like receptor 2 (sTLR2) levels in PPROM according to the presence of microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC), histological chorioamnionitis (HCA), and both these conditions. To test the cutoff level of 222.7 ng/mL, as proposed in our previous study, in order to distinguish women with both MIAC and(More)
BACKGROUND The study aimed at finding a laboratory approach to detect endothelial damage in normal pregnancy as well as in pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia using selected markers of endothelial activation. MATERIALS A total of 403 healthy pregnant women without a history of deep vein thrombosis and/or hypertension were prospectively studied. From all(More)
BACKGROUND For more than 20 years, infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) has been of a matter of interest not only to gynecologists but also to maxillofacial surgeons and othorhinolaryngologists. HPV is generally known to be involved in cervical cancer. Recently, there are many clinical studies pointed out the potentially dangerous connection(More)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate obstetricians' inter- and intra-observer agreement on intrapartum cardiotocogram (CTG) recordings and to examine obstetricians' evaluations with respect to umbilical artery pH and base deficit. METHODS Nine experienced obstetricians annotated 634 intrapartum CTG recordings. The evaluation of each recording was(More)
OBJECTIVE To draw a comparison between spontaneous vaginal delivery and vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery in relation to the incidence and the type of levator ani avulsion in primiparas. DESIGN Retrospective observational study. SETTIMG: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of Ostrava. METHODOLOGY In the study, the primiparas who(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of markers of inherited thrombophilia in patients with severe form of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) DESIGN AND METHODS: Blood samples were analysed for markers of thrombophilia (mutation of factor V - Leiden, mutation of methylentetrahydrofolat reductase (MTHFR) C677T and mutation of(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the incidence of monozygotic twinning (MZT) in patients using in vitro fertilization, relative to their age, genetic background, ovarian function, and assisted reproductive techniques used. DESIGN Analysis of a collected database. SETTING Infertility treatment center. PATIENT(S) A total of 1,876 patients receiving infertility(More)