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It was aimed to determine the normal hair scores of women of Kirikkale region according to the Ferriman- Gallwey scale and to investigate the relationship between the hair shaft diameter and hair scores. Hair scores were calculated in 204 healthy women, and hair shaft diameters were measured from the hair samples collected from 60 patients. Body mass index,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the variations and the anatomical characteristics of the tendinous arch of pelvic fascia (TAPF), the tendinous arch of levator ani (TALA) and the obturator fascia (Ofa) that are important structures in paravaginal defect repair and their relations with important neurovascular structures. STUDY DESIGN We carried our study on 10 pelvic(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to examine the correlations between androgenic sex steroids and serum lipid levels in postmenopausal women. Methods. The study group included 72 postmenopausal women. Correlation analysis between serum hormone [dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S), androstenedione, free testosterone and sex hormone binding(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to compare the body fat distribution of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) with age and body mass index matched healthy controls and to investigate if androgens and insulin resistance associated with fat distribution. STUDY DESIGN Thirty-three PCOS and 21 age and body mass index (BMI) matched healthy control(More)
UNLABELLED OBJECTIVE. To evaluate plasma levels of lipocalin-2, which is a novel adipokine associated with obesity and insulin resistance, in pregnant women. DESIGN Prospective case-control study. SETTING University hospital. POPULATION Pregnant women with pre-pregnancy body mass index >25kg/m(2) (overweight; n=29) and body mass index <25kg/m(2)(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate endothelial function via serum asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) levels, paraoxonase 1 (PON1) activity, and brachial artery flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN Prospective case-control study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Thirty patients with PCOS with a mean age of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to compare the Helicobacter pylori (HP) seropositivity and cytotoxin associated gene A (cagA) status in pregnant women with dyspeptic complaints and pregnant women with no gastrointestinal symptoms. STUDY DESIGN Seventy-one consecutive pregnant women with gastrointestinal complaints and 72 age-matched pregnant(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to compare the bone mineral density (BMD) measurements between the patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and age and the body mass index (BMI) matched healthy controls, and to examine whether insulin resistance was associated with BMD. STUDY DESIGN Twenty-nine consecutive patients with PCOS and seventeen, age(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate adrenomedullin levels in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Department of obstetrics and gynecology in a university hospital. PATIENT(S) Thirty-eight women with PCOS and 29 healthy control subjects were enrolled in the study. INTERVENTION(S) Plasma adrenomedullin, serum(More)
AIM To investigate the anatomical relationships of the structures and the topographic anatomy of the sacrospinous ligament and validate current anatomic knowledge of this area. MATERIALS Nine embalmed half female cadaver pelvises were dissected to reveal the anatomy of the sacrospinous ligament. RESULTS The average length of the sacrospinous ligament(More)
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