Maurizio Barbieri

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OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of cancer and premalignant lesions in polyps on atrophic endometrium in asymptomatic postmenopausal women to compare these findings with a similar cohort of patients with abnormal uterine bleeding. STUDY DESIGN One thousand one hundred fifty-two asymptomatic and 770 consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND The hormonal milieu that characterizes pregnancy may determine profound modifications of ovarian endometriomas leading to lesions mimicking malignancy. In this study, we report on our experience and perform a review of the literature on this issue. METHODS Data from women evaluated at our referral center for prenatal diagnosis were reviewed in(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate damage to ovarian reserve following laparoscopic cystectomy of benign ovarian cysts. DESIGN Prospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-3). SETTING Tertiary gynecologic endoscopic unit at a university-affiliated hospital. PATIENTS Thirty-one patients who underwent excision of monolateral (n=25) or bilateral(More)
OBJECTIVE Given the great variability of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) levels after a single dose of methotrexate (MTX) for ectopic pregnancy, it remains complicated to identify cases undergoing persistence until a week from treatment. We evaluated whether pre-treatment patterns of HCG levels could be useful for an earlier detection of persistent(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess changes in uterine and umbilical arteries during laparoscopy in human pregnancy. DESIGN Case series (Canadian Task Force classification III). SETTING University tertiary care referral center for high-risk pregnancy and minimally invasive surgery. PATIENTS Nine pregnant women who underwent first- and second-trimester(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrasound assessment of abdominal circumference early in the third trimester had been proposed to introduce insulin therapy in order to prevent fetal overgrowth in women with mild gestational diabetes mellitus. The purpose of this study was to investigate adequate weeks gestation timing for testing this parameter. METHODS One hundred and(More)
Dear Editor, We read with interest the article by Beall et al [1] entitled BPatients with prior vertebral or hip fractures treated with teriparatide in the Direct Assessment of Nonvertebral Fractures in Community Experience (DANCE) observational study .̂ In their post hoc analysis aimed to assess the effect of teriparatide (TPTD) in osteoporotic (OP)(More)