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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess self-reported depressive and anxiety symptoms in adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and those with the rare Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome (MRKHS), compared with healthy adolescents. MATERIAL AND METHODS The participants were 49 adolescent girls, of whom 27 were patients with(More)
A patient's frequent request is the simultaneous surgical removal of a previously diagnosed myoma during cesarean section. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of myomectomy during cesarean section. From January 1995 until December 2004, 47 pregnant women with coexisting uterine myomas underwent cesarean section and simultaneous(More)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common reproductive endocrine disorder of premenopausal women, is strongly associated with hyperinsulinemia and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Given the phenotypic overlap between PCOS and T2DM, our objective was to investigate whether the TCF7L2 rs7903146(C/T) and the KCNJ11 E23K variants are involved in(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) and the variants rs10830963 and rs1387153 in the MTNR1B locus in a sample of the Greek population. DESIGN One hundred seventy-five unrelated pregnant Greek women (77 with GDM and 98 non-diabetic control subjects) were enrolled and the SNaPshot method was employed in order(More)
OBJECTIVE To present and evaluate the results of the Creatsas modification of Williams vaginoplasty for the creation of a neovagina in young women with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Division of Pediatric-Adolescent Gynecology and Reconstructive Surgery, Second Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,(More)
Emergency peripartum hysterectomy (EPH), is performed when life-threatening obstetric conditions occur. The authors attempt to assess the incidence of EPH as well as to investigate risk factors and patients' characteristics. A retrospective study of all cases of EPH performed at the 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School of Athens(More)
Although androgen receptor (AR) signaling is the main molecular tool regulating growth and function of the prostate gland, estrogen receptor β (ERβ) is involved in the differentiation of prostatic epithelial cells and numerous antiproliferative actions on prostate cancer cells. However, ERβ splice variants have been associated with prostate cancer(More)
ENTOG is the European Network of Trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. This organization aims to represent all European trainee organisations in obstetrics and gynaecology and speaks out on their behalf. Trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology have officially organised meetings for European trainees since 1992, but it was only in 1997 in Athens, that the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy of the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure for the management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in elderly women. METHOD A total of 55 women aged between 65 and 86 years underwent a TVT procedure for urodynamic SUI. Of these, 15 (27%) had undergone previous surgery for treatment of SUI. Before the TVT(More)
The polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), mainly characterized by clinical and/or biochemical hyperandrogenism, ovarian dysfunction and/or polycystic morphology as well as associated metabolic disorders, is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age. The familial clustering of PCOS cases and the accumulating evidence that the interaction(More)