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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the success rate of the Bakri balloon in the event of uncontrollable hemorrhage due to placenta previa. STUDY DESIGN We evaluated 25 patients who were treated with the Bakri balloon who had severe postpartum hemorrhage with placenta previa and failed medical treatment with uterotonic agents. RESULTS The Bakri balloon was inserted(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the importance of transvaginal color Doppler ultrasonography of uterine and intraovarian arteries in the clinical diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). MATERIAL & METHOD This study was planned as a cohort, controlled, prospective study. A total of 80 participants (40 with PCOS and 40 as a control group) were enrolled in(More)
A 56-year-old woman with leiomyosarcoma of the broad ligament discovered in the outpatient clinic in Marmara University Medical School is presented. Treatment consisted of total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. After a one-year disease-free interval, the patient underwent a repeat laparotomy and recurrence of the previously(More)
Iniencephaly is a rare but almost always lethal neural tube defect with the following cardinal features: occipital bone defect, partial or total absence of cervicothoracal vertebrae and fetal retroflexion. Iniencephaly is associated with malformations of the central nervous system, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular system. Prenatally diagnosed cases of(More)
Objective: To compare the effects of frequently used two different regimens of combined continuous hormone replacement therapy; 0.625 mg conjugated equine estrogen (CEE) + 2.5 mg medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) and 1 mg 17β estradiol (E2) + 0.5 mg norethindrone acetate (NETA), on endometrial histopathology and postmenopausal uterine bleeding. Materials(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical, endocrine, and metabolic effects of acarbose use in overweight and nonoverweight patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN Prospective analysis. SETTING Gynecology and infertility clinic of a tertiary care medical center. PATIENT(S) Seventy-four patients with PCOS and 30 healthy women. (More)
A 32-year-old woman, gravida 4, para 2, was diagnosed with a benign right ovarian mucinous cystadenoma. It was diagnosed in the tenth week of pregnancy, measured 47 x 69 mm, and reached 190 x 152 mm at 23 weeks of gestation. Laparotomy was performed and the ovarian cystic mass was removed in the second trimester. The patient had postoperative tocolytic(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of epidural analgesia using 0.2% Ropivacaine on the mother, newborn and during labor. METHODS This study was conducted at the Zeynep Kamil Obstetric, Gynecology, and Pediatric Research and Training Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, between July 2003 and April 2004. Eighty pregnant women of 37-41 weeks' gestation were enrolled(More)