Naila M Goldenberg

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BACKGROUND We sought to determine whether metformin, which had facilitated conception in 72 oligoamenorrhoeic women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), would safely reduce the rate of first trimester spontaneous abortion (SAB) and increase the number of live births without teratogenicity. METHODS Seventy-two oligoamenorrheic women with PCOS conceived(More)
In 138 oligo-amenorrheic white women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) (31+/-9-years-old), our first specific aim was to assess the incidence of the metabolic syndrome and to compare metabolic syndrome abnormalities in women with PCOS to those in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) III cohort of 1,887 white women. Our second(More)
Our specific aim was to determine whether coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients were independent of their higher body mass index (BMI) and centripetal obesity. In adult, premenopausal, white women, CHD risk factors were compared between 488 patients with well-defined PCOS and 351 healthy free-living(More)
Our specific aims were to determine whether low serum 25 (OH) vitamin D (D2 + D3) (<32 ng/mL) was associated with myalgia in statin-treated patients and whether the myalgia could be reversed by vitamin D supplementation while continuing statins. After excluding subjects who took corticosteroids or supplemental vitamin D, serum 25 (OH) D was measured in 621(More)
We studied thrombophilia, hypofibrinolysis, and polycystic-ovary syndrome (PCOS) in 65 women consecutively referred because of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) as a means of better understanding the origin of IIH, with the ultimate goal of developing novel medical therapies for IIH. Our hypothesis: IIH results in part from inadequate drainage of(More)
Thrombophilia, hypofibrinolysis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are associated with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) and spontaneous abortion (SAB) alone and concurrently. The efficacy and safety of combined enoxaparin-metformin was prospectively assessed in women with PCOS with one or more previous SAB, thrombophilia, and/or hypofibrinolysis.(More)
BACKGROUND In an observational study of 13 women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) not optimally responsive to metformin diet, we assessed the efficacy and safety of addition of pioglitazone. We also compared these 13 women to 26 women with PCOS, who were responsive to metformin diet, matched by age and by pre- treatment menstrual history and not(More)
The authors hypothesized that a metformin (MET)-diet would improve symptoms of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) in women who also had polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or hyperinsulinemia without PCOS. Changes in weight, papilledema, headache, visual fields, and overall life status were prospectively assessed in response to 6 to 14 months on 2.25(More)
BACKGROUND In 20 adolescents age < or = 17 (16 +/- 1 yr) with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), we assessed efficacy and safety of metformin-diet for 1 year in treatment of endocrinopathy and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors. METHODS Calories were targeted to 1,500-1,800/ day if body mass index (BMI) was < 25 or to 1,200-1,500/day if BMI was > or(More)
Pregnancy increases requirements for insulin secretion, increasing insulin resistance and demands on pancreatic b cells, promoting development of gestational diabetes (GD), particularly in women with preexisting insulin resistance, commonly in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Preliminary studies suggest that metformin may have the unique potential to(More)