Menahem Rubinstein

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OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of low-dose aspirin on ovarian response, uterine and ovarian blood flow velocity, and implantation and pregnancy rates in patients undergoing IVF. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled assay. SETTING Department of Reproductive Medicine, CER Medical Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (More)
Density of 3H-imipramine binding sites and serotonin (5-HT) uptake in blood platelets were repeatedly recorded in normal controls (n = 9) and depressed patients (n = 7 for the imipramine binding assay and n = 4 for the serotonin uptake) over a 1-year period. The study demonstrated a striking seasonal variation of both parameters in both groups, with lower(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a pregnancy after human donor oocyte cryopreservation in association with intracytoplasmic sperm injection in a patient with ovarian failure. SETTING Department of Reproductive Medicine, CER Medical Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina. PATIENT A 48-year-old patient with ovarian failure. RESULTS Ten donated oocytes were(More)
In the present study, we examined the levels of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-18 and its natural inhibitor, the IL-18 binding protein (IL-18BP), in sera of Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG) patients at various stages of the disease. Sera from eight consecutive biopsy-proven systemic WG patients (four men and four women; age at diagnosis 58.4 ± 13.8 years)(More)
BACKGROUND Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases with an unknown etiology. Interleukin-18 is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that is up-regulated in Crohn's disease. IL-18 binding protein neutralizes IL-18. The relationship of IL-18 and IL-18BP and disease activity in these diseases is not fully understood. OBJECTIVES To(More)
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