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INTRODUCTION Oral contraceptives (OC) are effective for birth control and have good cycle control and tolerability. However, the hormonal components could modify mood and libido. AIM The aim of this study is to evaluate the genital vascular effects and sexual behavior of an OC containing 30 μg ethinyl estradiol and 3 mg drospirenone in comparison with a(More)
We report the case of a patient (RC) who developed a severe visual agnosia, associated to alexia without agraphia, color anomia and amnesia, following an ischemic stroke in the territory supplied by the left posterior cerebral artery. Based on his proficient performance on tests evaluating analysis of elementary visual features, formation of viewer-centered(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound in the diagnosis of congenital uterine anomalies. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Nulliparae with three or more consecutive miscarriages. INTERVENTION(S) All women underwent 3D transvaginal ultrasound study of the uterine cavity. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To produce and validate a simple, systematic and reproducible subclassification system for uterine anomalies previously classified by the American Ferility Society as Class V and VI to achieve a precise definition of each uterine anomaly, confirm the feasibility and safety of surgical correction of the anomalies, determine the type of(More)
AIM To analyze pelvic dysfunctions, quality of life, and survival after nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy (NSRH) compared to classical radical hysterectomy (RH) for cervical cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS All cervical cancer patients undergoing a RH or a NSRH were evaluated for pelvic dysfunctions and filled in a quality-of-life questionnaire. RESULTS A(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of our study were to evaluate the possibility of identifying the sentinel lymph node (SLN) in patients with endometrial cancer (EC) and to directly compare two injection techniques, cervical and hysteroscopic injection. METHODS Fifty-four patients with endometrial carcinoma, clinical stages I and II, were submitted to complete surgical(More)
Pulsatile gonadotropin secretion is a critical endocrine component of the regulation of the normal menstrual cycle. Pulsatile luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion changes dynamically across the menstrual cycle. Derangements of pulsatile LH secretion are found in virtually every menstrual disorder. This article summarizes the key features of pulsatile LH(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility of three-dimensional multiplanar sonography in the local staging of cervical carcinoma. METHODS Between January 2005 and May 2006, 14 patients with invasive cervical carcinoma underwent transvaginal volume ultrasound examination prior to primary surgery. Parametrial invasion was evaluated in the coronal plane, while(More)
UNLABELLED Objective To investigate in depth the effect of increasing age on the peri-operative outcomes of laparoscopic treatment for endometrial cancer, compared to open surgery, with stratification of patients according to the different definitions of elderly age used in the literature. METHODS Data of consecutive patients who underwent surgery for(More)
Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists have become irreplaceable addition to gonadotrophins in ovulation induction for assisted reproduction. Of the several schemes currently employed, long regimens appear to be maximally effective to optimize patient scheduling and to improve clinical results.