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OBJECTIVE To detect risk factors for the appendiceal metastasis and to define the role of routine appendectomy in patients with epithelial ovarian carcinoma. METHODS A total of 285 patients with epithelial ovarian carcinoma who had undergone primary cytoreductive surgery including appendectomy were retrospectively evaluated. Appendiceal involvement was(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic factors, and the patterns of lymphatic metastasis in EOC patients who were treated with systematic pelvic and paraaortic lymphatic dissection. METHODS A total of 420 EOC patients was retrospectively evaluated. Clinical factors available were evaluated for a possible significance in terms(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the cardiac and cerebral oxidative stress in the offspings of pregnant rats treated with oxytocin antagonist atosiban. METHODS Experimentally naive, adult female Wistar-albino rats (200-250 g) were mated with adult male rats for copulation. After confirming pregnancy, eight gravid rats were then randomly(More)
Ascites is a common finding in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Clinico-pathologic correlations with respect to the presence of ascites, positive cytology and prognostic role of ascites, and the impact of ascitic volumes were not previously studied extensively. A total of 372 patients with EOC were retrospectively evaluated with respect to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of sublingual misoprostol for cervical ripening before diagnostic hysteroscopy in premenopausal women. DESIGN Placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized trial. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Fifty-two women with an indication for diagnostic hysteroscopy. INTERVENTION(S) Randomized women who had(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to define risk factors associated with the occult metastasis in early stage epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC), and to compare the survivals in respect to occult metastasis. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review of 169 patients with clinically early stage EOC was performed. RESULTS Overall, 53 patients (53/169,(More)
To assess maternal serum and cord blood apelin-36 and nesfatin-1 concentrations in pregnant women with and without gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Thirty pregnant women with GDM and 30 gestational age matched healthy pregnant subjects participated to the study. Maternal serum and cord blood nesfatin-1 and apelin-36 levels were measured with ELISA, at(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish an early, safe, and well-tolerated time to start oral hydration after cesarean delivery. METHODS A prospective randomized trial of women delivered by cesarean under regional anesthesia at Alanya Research and Medical Center, Turkey, between 2005 and 2006. A clear liquid drink was given to 100 women in the early oral intake (EOI)(More)
AIMS To determine whether there is a relationship between Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, iron deficiency anemia and thrombocytopenia in pregnant women. METHODS Hemoglobin and ferritin levels and platelet counts of pregnant women were measured during the third trimester. H. pylori infection was determined using a 14C-urea breath test (14C-UBT)(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to evaluate the role of secondary cytoreduction in patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer. STUDY DESIGN Secondarily, cytoreduced patients were retrospectively analyzed with respect to the clinicopathologic variables. RESULTS A total of 64 patients were evaluated in this report. Multivariable analysis(More)