Learn More
OBJECTIVE Precise determination of fetal head position in labor is a prerequisite for safe instrumental deliveries, and essential for the assessment of labor progress. Recent studies have cast serious doubts on the accuracy of the time-honored digital vaginal examination (DVE) in comparison to transabdominal ultrasound scans (TUS). However, transabdominal(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare a "no touch" approach to diagnostic hysteroscopy without anesthesia with traditional diagnostic hysteroscopy after intracervical injection of mepivacaine hydrochloride 3%. METHODS A total of 130 women undergoing diagnostic hysteroscopy were included in the study and were randomized, using a computer-generated randomization list to one(More)
OBJECTIVE The study's subject was to examine the correlation between histologic findings in patients with high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HGSIL) who have undergone loop electrosurgical excisional procedure (LEEP) with and without prior colposcopically directed biopsy. STUDY DESIGN This retrospective study included 144 patients with cytologic(More)
The content of cytoplasmic 17 beta oestradiol and progesterone receptors in human uterine leiomyoma and normal myometrium in the Negroid population was determined. Eighteen women of reproductive age, at various stages of the menstrual cycle, were included in the study. The serum oestrogen and progesterone concentrations were also measured. This is the first(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of intermittent versus continuous bladder catheterization on labor duration and local anesthetic consumption. DESIGN Randomized, controlled, prospective, single-blind trial. SETTING University-affiliated hospital. PATIENTS 209 ASA physical status I and II, primiparous parturients who received patient-controlled(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the distribution of placental protein 13 (PP13) in fetal and maternal blood and amnionic fluid and to correlate it with PP13 protein and mRNA in the placenta. METHODS Umbilical arterial serum, amnionic fluid, maternal venous serum and placental tissues were collected from normal outcome pregnancies (N = 63) (GA>37), early onset(More)
OBJECTIVE To present our experience with clinical and sonographic diagnosis of retained products of conception and to evaluate its correlation with histopathologic findings. METHODS This was a retrospective study on 156 patients admitted for retained products of conception. Women were referred because of 1 or more of the following: abdominal pain,(More)
We report a case of decreased plasma pseudocholinesterase activity in a patient with hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome. The pseudocholinesterase activity returned to normal with concomitant recovery of HELLP syndrome. This possible association is significant when general anesthesia is provided to patients with HELLP(More)