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Laparoscopic ovarian drilling (LOD) is the accepted second-line treatment for clomiphene citrate-resistant anovulatory infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Although multiple pregnancy rates are reduced with ovarian drilling procedures, postoperative adhesion formation is a potential complication in up to 85% of the women subjected to(More)
AIM To investigate the short- and medium-term consequences of performing total salpingectomy during abdominal hysterectomy (without oophorectomy) on certain ovarian reserve parameters and blood flow velocity measurements through the ovarian stroma. METHODS Twenty-four patients were recruited and randomized into two groups. Group 1 patients (n = 12)(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between raloxifene administration and serum malondialdehyde (MDA), erythrocyte superoxide dismutase (SOD), erythrocyte glutathione peroxidase (GPx) levels in healthy postmenopausal women. METHODS In a randomized and placebo-controlled design, 80 women received either 60 mg/day raloxifene or placebo for 24 weeks.(More)
BACKGROUND Primary ovarian fibrosarcoma is a very rare tumor. Its Doppler waveform characteristics have not been described before. CASE A 35-year-old woman presented with a 5-cm solid ovarian mass. Intratumoral artery resistance index (RI) and pulsatility index (PI) were very low (0.19 and 0.21, respectively). Peak systolic velocity calculated by using(More)
Our aim was to investigate the hypoglycaemic and antioxidant effects of the Helichrysum plicatum ssp. plicatum (HPsP) plant extract in the streptozotocin-induced type 1 diabetes rat model during pregnancy. Five groups (n = 8, each) were formed: (1) diabetic non-mated control, (2) non-diabetic mated control, (3) diabetic mated control, (4) diabetic non-mated(More)
We aimed to compare reported observations, participation in, and perceptions of unprofessional behaviors across preclinical and clinical medical students using a 23-item questionnaire that asked participants whether they witnessed or participated in the behavior and considered it unprofessional. Overall, 111 preclinical (year 3) and 104 clinical (year 4)(More)
BACKGROUND Intraoperative lavage with normal saline or taurolidine solutions is commonly used in abdominal surgery. For this purpose, normal saline and taurolidine, which may modify the intrinsic fibrinolytic activity of the peritoneum by breaking the peritoneal adhesions, are frequently used. We aimed to evaluate how normal saline and taurolidine affect(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of preeclampsia before 25 weeks of gestation remains controversial. The aim was to evaluate the outcome of expectant management of preeclamptic women presenting prior to 25 weeks of gestation. MATERIAL/METHODS During a five-year period, 55 women presenting with severe preeclampsia at or before 24 weeks and 6 days of gestation were(More)
To evaluate the independent contribution of absent or reversed end-diastolic umbilical artery Doppler flow (AREDF) in the prediction of subsequent adverse neonatal outcomes, we performed Doppler examinations on 270 preeclamptic women with a singleton pregnancy. The end-point variables were low Apgar scores and adverse neonatal outcomes (respiratory distress(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the possible protective effect of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a polar sphingoid metabolite that seemingly promotes cell survival, on cytotoxin- and irradiation-induced ovarian injury in the rat model. Administration of S1P into ovarian bursa before whole-body irradiation led to decreased percentage of apoptotic cells,(More)