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BACKGROUND To evaluate the protective effects of curcumin in experimental ischemia and ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury of rat ovaries. METHODS Forty-eight female adult Wistar Albino rats were used. Rats divided into six groups and designed: Sham, Torsion, Detorsion, Sham + Curcumin, Torsion + Curcumin, and Detorsion + Curcumin. Except for the Sham and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to determine to what extent ovarian reserves are affected by ischemia-reperfusion injury, evaluating the number of growing follicles and the serum levels of the ovarian hormones. STUDY DESIGN Thirty female fertile adult Wistar albino rats, weighing 200 to 220 g, were previously numbered to randomization, and then(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate follicular fluid vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) concentrations in endometriosis, and their effect on the outcome of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). A prospective study was performed among patients who had either a laparoscopic diagnosis of endometriosis(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate insulin resistance in patients with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). DESIGN Single center, case-control, prospective study. METHODS The study was performed at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic at the Dicle University Medical Faculty from May to October 2009. 64 study subjects who had RPL were compared to 64 controls. Both(More)
CONDENSATION Even though relaparotomy is unavoidable in some cases, several measures such as careful surgical technique, meticulous hemostasis and aseptic conditions must be undertaken to prevent unnecessary interventions in obstetrics and gynecology OBJECTIVE To assess the indications, procedures, risk factors and outcome for relaparotomy after obstetric(More)
AIM There are many studies evaluating the role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. However, little is known about the relationship between the severity of inflammation and the severity of preeclampsia due to insufficient of studies reporting this matter. To investigate the maternal serum concentrations of IL-6, TNF-alpha and Neopterin in(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to investigate the antioxidative effects of estradiol (E), E plus progesteron (P) combination (E/P) and genistein (G) treatment in the brain of ovariectomized (OVX) rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Adult female Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into five groups, with each group including ten rats. Rats were anesthetized(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine placental expression of vimentin and desmin in relation to ultrastructural changes within the placental villi in cases of HELLP syndrome. STUDY DESIGN Formaldehyde-fixed and paraffin-embedded specimens of 15 healthy pregnant and 13 Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count (HELLP) syndrome, placentas were used for(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between maternal infections and preeclampsia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-four pregnant women with preeclampsia (study group) and 54 healthy pregnant women (control group) were enrolled in this study. Chlamydia pneumoniae (CP), Mycoplasma hominis (MH), Helicobacter pylori (HP),(More)
BACKGROUND An examination of the alterations in Fibroblast Growth Factor-1 (FGF-1) expression in a group of repeated implantation failure after in vitro fertilization (IVF) patients, when compared to fertile patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Study group consisted of 24 patients with repeated implantation failure and 29 fertile control patients. Endometrial(More)