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STUDY QUESTION During controlled ovarian stimulation (COS), does the duration of premature serum progesterone (P) elevation before administration of hCG affect the outcomes of IVF/ICSI embryo transfer (-ET) cycles? SUMMARY ANSWER The duration of the premature serum P elevation is inversely related to the clinical pregnancy rate of IVF/ICSI-ET cycles. (More)
BACKGROUND Decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) levels, and the metabolic syndrome, are all closely associated with a higher prevalence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. We investigated the association between HDL-C, SHBG and the metabolic syndrome in women with polycystic ovary syndrome(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficiency of a single-dose and a multiple-dose protocol for GnRH antagonist administration. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. SETTING University hospital, tertiary medical center. PATIENT(S) Sixty-one patients undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) and IVF/ICSI. INTERVENTION(S) COS with either a multiple-dose(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine changes in local cytokine production in the eutopic endometrium of adenomyosis after treatment with medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) and danazol. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Tertiary university hospital. PATIENT(S) Twenty-four women with adenomyosis (study group) and 22 women without adenomyosis (control group). (More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the prevalence of intrauterine adhesion (IUA) formation in women undergoing transcervical resection (TCR) for submucous myomas. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Tertiary university hospital. PATIENT(S) One hundred fifty-three women undergoing TCR for submucous myomas were retrospectively analyzed. Among them, 132 women(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is associated with increased incidence and severity of HPV-related cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer in women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. This study examined the incidence of genital HPV infection in HIV-infected Taiwanese women and its relationship with cervical(More)
BACKGROUND Increased expression of killer cell inhibitory receptors (KIRs) has been found on natural killer (NK) cells in peritoneal fluid in women with endometriosis. In this study, we tried to measure the expression of KIRs on NK and T cells in women with adenomyosis, in an attempt to find the possible role of KIRs in the development of adenomyosis. (More)
STUDY QUESTION Can the use of whole-exome sequencing (WES) together with single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array help to identify novel causative genes of isolated Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome? SUMMARY ANSWER OR4M2 (olfactory receptor, family 4, subfamily M, member 2) and PDE11A (phosphodiesterase 11A) gene loss-of-function variants(More)
The role of testosterone on the development of hypertension is controversial, especially in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who have higher prevalence of obesity and insulin resistance than women without PCOS. Little is known about the association between serum testosterone level and blood pressure in young women with PCOS. In the 151 young(More)