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OBJECTIVE The use of oral contraceptive (OC) pills alters the characteristic features of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) complicating the diagnosis of this disease. Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels are high in PCOS patients and are stable throughout the menstrual cycle in healthy subjects. This study examined the influence of hormonal suppression with(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare cervical length measurements at 10-14 and 20-24 weeks gestation in asymptomatic women with singleton pregnancies and to assess the measurements as a predictor of preterm delivery. STUDY DESIGN In this prospective study, cervical length was measured in 152 asymptomatic women with singleton pregnancies using transvaginal ultrasonography(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the benefit of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) for the initiation and completion of a successful pregnancy in a previously infertile woman with primary biliary cirrhosis. DESIGN Case report. SETTING A university hospital with relevant departments. PATIENT(S) A 29-year-old woman with primary biliary cirrhosis and failure to conceive(More)
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have multiple risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The cardiovascular risk marker homocysteine (Hcy) is elevated in women with PCOS. This prospective study investigated the effect of oral contraceptives containing ethinyl estradiol–cyproterone acetate (EE–CA) on serum Hcy levels in women with PCOS. A total of(More)
We compared the effects of different doses of intrathecal sufentanil when administered together with hyperbaric bupivacaine for elective caesarean section. This was a prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled trial involving 100 pregnant women, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) I-II, who were scheduled for elective caesarean section under(More)
Objective: To determine the incidence, indications, risk factors, and complications of emergency peripartum hysterectomy. Study design: A retrospective study of the patients requiring an emergency peripartum hysterectomy of a 9-year period was conducted. Emergency peripartum hysterectomy was defined as one performed for hemorrhage unresponsive to other(More)
AIMS To compare transvaginal and transperineal ultrasonography in the assessment of cervical length and cervical changes in normal gravid patients at each trimester. METHODS Transperineal and transvaginal ultrasonographic cervical length was measured on 104 asymptomatic pregnant women between 10 and 14, 20-24, and 30-34 weeks' gestation and the presence(More)
BACKGROUND To compare the effect of the GnRH antagonist/letrozole/gonadotropin protocol with the microdose GnRH agonist flare-up protocol in poor ovarian responders for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred twenty-one consecutive patients suspected of having or with a history of poor ovarian response between January 2009 and(More)
Post-partum hemorrhage may be a life-threatening condition. A case of a patient receiving antithrombotic therapy for the factor V Leiden mutation, in whom post-partum hemorrhage had occurred due to placenta increta, is described. In this case, the post-partum hemorrhage did not respond to bilateral hypogastric artery ligation, while the B-Lynch surgical(More)