Oswald Petrucco

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We examined the effectiveness of acupuncture to reduce the severity and intensity of primary dysmenorrhea. A randomized controlled trial compared acupuncture with control acupuncture using a placebo needle. Eligible women were aged 14-25 years with a diagnosis of primary dysmenorrhea. Women received nine sessions of the study treatment over 3 months. The(More)
In recent years it has become evident that a leukocyte-cytokine network contributes to the paracrine regulation of ovarian function. The objectives of this study were to examine the presence of a potent lympho-haemopoietic cytokine, granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), in tissues and fluids from human ovaries. In a prospective study,(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with fresh and frozen-thawed surgically retrieved spermatozoa from men diagnosed with congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens (CBAVD). Twenty-seven azoospermic men with their partners were treated [25 with CBAVD and two with clinical cystic fibrosis (CF)]. CF(More)
We have previously observed a low incidence of ectopic pregnancies in couples having gamete intra-Fallopian transfer (GIFT) with donated spermatozoa. Based on findings in both animal and human models, we proposed the hypothesis that sperm defects may be associated with the expression of paternal genes which cause abnormal early embryo development and(More)
Levels of steroid hormones, prolactin and protein were determined in trans-cervical flushings of uteri of 73 consenting women presenting for reversal of sterilization. Median total levels of steroids (pmol), prolactin (mu i.u.) and protein (mg) in the washings were: pregnenolone, 4.22; pregnenolone sulphate, 15.1; progesterone, 1.01; dehydroepiandrosterone(More)
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