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OBJECTIVE To present a case of selective arterial embolization for the treatment of placenta increta in a patient with subsequent pregnancy. DESIGN Case report and literature review. SETTING Community-based hospital. PATIENT(S) A 31-year-old G2P1 woman with placenta increta presenting with delayed postpartum hemorrhage. INTERVENTION(S) Selective(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that in couples undergoing IUI, actively managed cycles using clomiphene citrate (CC) stimulation, ultrasound monitoring, and hCG timing will result in increased pregnancy rate (PR) per cycle compared with unstimulated urinary LH-timed cycles. PATIENTS Fifty-six couples with unexplained infertility (n = 26) or male factor(More)
The role of nitric oxide (NO) in activation of cGMP is well established. It has been proposed that the ratio of cAMP to cGMP may be important in the regulation of preimplantation embryonic growth and differentiation. Therefore, we determined the ability of murine preimplantation embryos to produce NO. In addition, NO as an endogenous smooth muscle relaxant(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety, efficacy, and techniques of laparoscopic myomectomy as treatment for symptomatic uterine myomas. DESIGN Medline literature review and cross-reference of published data. RESULTS Results from randomized trials and clinical series have shown that laparoscopic myomectomy provides the advantages of shorter hospitalization,(More)
The purpose of this study was to prospectively compare the effectiveness of administering medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA; 20 mg/day) in either the first (protocol A) or last (protocol B) 12-week period along with a 6-month course of the GnRH analog (GnRH-a; leuprolide acetate; 1 mg/day, sc) on uterine and leiomyomata volumes and hormone (estradiol, LH,(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether the intrauterine instillation of saline solution during transvaginal ultrasonographic imaging (hydrosonography) improves the diagnostic accuracy in detecting intrauterine abnormalities determined by direct visualization of the intrauterine cavity with either hysteroscopy or after hysterectomy. (More)
Dopamine (DA) and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) are putative neurotransmitters in two separate populations of amacrine neurons in the mammalian retina. Pharmacological studies have been conducted to determine if GABA neurons regulate the neuronal activity of the neurons that secrete DA. Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) activity, a biochemical indicator of changes(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if conventional sperm parameters, specific characteristics of sperm motion determined by computer-aided semen analysis (CASA), sperm penetration assay (SPA), and/or spontaneous acrosome reaction assay could best predict fertility outcome after intrauterine insemination (IUI) from frozen donor sperm. DESIGN A retrospective analysis(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Uterine artery embolization for management of symptomatic fibroids is an effective and increasingly popular treatment option. There are several studies evaluating the effects of uterine artery embolization on later pregnancies; however, the effects on fertility are still largely uncertain. This paper reviews the current literature on the(More)