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OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that infection with Helicobacter pylori is associated with hyperemesis gravidarum. METHODS From January 1995 to November 1996 we enrolled 105 patients with hyperemesis gravidarum in a prospective study. The Helicobacter serum Immunoglobulin (Ig) G concentrations in these patients were compared with those in asymptomatic(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and association of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in the cervices and placentas of pregnant women. METHODS Cervical samples were taken from 179 of 226 women who had placental biopsies because of abnormal ultrasound findings or were older than 35 years, to detect HPV infections with hybrid capture II tests.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of 17 beta-oestradiol ophthalmic drops in comparison with a traditional tear substitute in postmenopausal women with keratoconjunctivitis sicca. DESIGN Randomised prospective trial. SETTING Menopause clinic. PARTICIPANTS Eighty-four postmenopausal women suffering from keratoconjunctivitis sicca and necessitating a(More)
Premature rupture of the membranes (PROM) is still an unsolved problem in obstetrics. Neither prevention nor diagnosis nor therapy is readily available. The amniotic sac is stabilized mechanically by a dense network of collagenous fibres; in the event of PROM, the collagenous mesh is dissolved and the thickness of the amniotic sac is reduced. In a(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on intraocular pressure (IOP) in menopausal women. METHODS The IOP of 25 white menopausal women without an abnormal ophthalmologic history was measured before and during HRT regimen. IOP fluctations were recorded before and 1, 4, and 12 weeks after the beginning of HRT. These(More)
In a prospective study of 97 uncomplicated twin pregnancies, vaginosonographic cervix measurements of length, thickness and width of the internal os were performed. Furthermore, a group of 113 uncomplicated primipara was measured by vaginosonography. The twin pregnancies were examined sonographically at 4-5 week intervals between the 14th and 34th week of(More)
In a prospective, randomized study, Bartholin's cysts were depicted in 36 patients by means of ultrasound imaging. Patients were requested to return for a follow-up US examination after surgery. We were able to show that Bartholin's cysts can easily be expressed with ultrasonographic techniques. In clinical practice, this approach may not only help to(More)
A 29-year-old woman presented with preterm labour at 32 weeks of gestation. Tocolytic treatment was started with intravenous hexoprenaline. Twenty-four hours after initiation of treatment, the patient developed supraventricular tachycardia, resistant to digoxin and verapamil. Medical treatment with metoprolol finally restored sinus rhythm. We observed no(More)
Twenty patients, showing retention cysts in vaginosonographic examination, were included in our study. We differentiated between superficial and deep located Nabothian cysts. Fourteen cases showed primarily visible superficial cysts, the other six could only be detected vaginosonographically. The Nabothian cysts varied in size from 4 to 26 mm, the average(More)