Mehmet Cengiz Çolakoğlu

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AIM To evaluate the effect of antenatal treatment with a single dose of betamethasone between the 34th and the 36th week of pregnancy on the maturation of fetal lung. METHODS To study 100 pregnant women in their 34th-36th week of pregnancy who were diagnosed as susceptible to have preterm delivery. Fifty patients did not receive betamethasone (group 1).(More)
AIM To demonstrate adnexal masses detected during gestations in a 6-year period. METHODS A retrospective study of pregnancy with adnexal masses requiring surgery over a 6-year period at the Selcuk University Hospital, a tertiary referral center, between June 2000 and June 2006. RESULTS We detected 36 pregnancies with adnexal masses. The mean age of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy and side effects of Implanon used for long-term contraception. MATERIAL AND METHOD Prospective study of 80 patients who used Implanon for long-term contraception between January 2004 and January 2006. Side effects, efficacy and removals were recorded. RESULTS Amenorrhoea, infrequent bleeding and frequent bleeding were(More)
OBJECTIVE This prospective study aimed to evaluate an alternative laparoscopic extracorporeal approach for the treatment of benign ovarian cysts. MATERIALS AND METHODS The initial study population included 243 patients diagnosed with benign ovarian masses. Two patients with suspected malignancies and 21 patients with technical difficulties secondary to(More)
The aim of the this study was to investigate Lupus Anticoagulan (LA), Anticardiolipin Antibody (ACA), Tumor Necrosis Factor-α (TNF-α) and Interleukin-6 (IL-6) serum levels in 40 pregnant and 20 nonpregnant. The women were divided into three groups. The first group consisted of 20 pregnant women of less than 20 gestational weeks and a past history of(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of some thrombophilic factors and its relation to in vitro fertilization (IVF)-embryo transfer failure in women who had had three or more previously failed IVF-embryo transfer cycles. METHODS The study group included 51 consecutive women with three or more previously failed IVF-embryo(More)
Cellular growth is under the control of certain molecules such as cyclins and cyclin dependent kinases. Dysregulation of these proteins disrupt cell cycle and may trigger malignant transformation. Cyclins and kinase inhibitors also play essential roles in endometrial cellular proliferation. But the exact roles of these mediators in the disease process is(More)
AIMS In this study, modified biophysical profile (MBP) and uterine and umbilical artery Doppler ultrasonographic (USG) analysis were compared in predicting the perinatal outcome of pregnancies at > or =36 weeks. METHODS Three hundred and fifteen pregnant women were included in this study. Following routine examination, amniotic fluid index, uterine and(More)
In this prospective study 294 patients diagnosed with ectopic pregnancy (EP) were treated with multiple-dose methotrexate (MTX) to determine the conversion rate to surgery. We concluded that multiple-dose MTX treatment had a low success rate, and the success rate was not related to initial b-hCG value; it was more related to the size of gestational mass(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the levels of anticipated and perceived pain and anxiety in expectant mothers at the times of pre-counseling, post-counseling, and post-amniocentesis and to investigate the effect of pre-amniocentesis counseling on the level of pain and anxiety. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study was carried out on 240(More)