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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical value of basal anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) measurements compared with other available determinants, apart from chronologic age, in the prediction of ovarian response to gonadotrophin stimulation. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Tertiary referral center for reproductive medicine and an IVF unit. PATIENT(S)(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperandrogenaemia and insulin resistance are prominent features of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and influence the process of folliculogenesis in women with the endocrinopathy. Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels are elevated in women with PCOS and studies including IVF subjects have shown that this is a reliable marker of ovarian(More)
OBJECTIVE Population-based retrospective review of gastroschisis from 1986 to 1996. METHODS This was a retrospective review of gastroschisis. Seventy cases were identified from the Birth Defects Registry of Western Australia (WA). Hospital medical records of live-born cases were reviewed. RESULTS The live-born incidence of gastroschisis in WA was 2.1(More)
BACKGROUND Suspected cardiac chest pain accounts for over 25% of medical admissions but, as only a minority have acute coronary syndromes, there is a tremendous potential to reduce unnecessary admissions. We evaluated five markers of plaque rupture or instability as indicators that would allow safe early exclusion of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) at the(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine if an association exists between the follicle-stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR) gene p.Asn680Ser polymorphism and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or with high anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) levels without PCOS. PATIENTS Fifty-eight women with PCOS, 24 women with high AMH (>44.5 pmol/L) without PCOS and 80 healthy ethnically(More)
OBJECTIVE Small, dense low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles are highly atherogenic and strongly associated with obesity-related dyslipidemia. The metabolic inter-relationships between weight loss induced changes in waist circumference, triglycerides, insulin sensitivity and small-dense LDL particles in clinically obese children and adolescents have not(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the current study was to compare levels of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) and E-selectin in lupus patients and controls and to investigate their association with clinical phenotype, disease activity and damage. METHODS We compared levels of serum VCAM-1 and E-selectin in 178 female lupus patients and 69 age-and(More)
In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), chronic inflammation is thought to drive increased cardiovascular risk through accelerated atherosclerosis. It may also lead to a more high-risk plaque phenotype. We sought to investigate carotid plaque phenotype in RA patients using Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) and Fludeoxyglucose Positron Emission(More)
Isoflurane (1-chloro-2,2,2-trifluoroethyl difluoromethyl ether), C3H2ClF5O, is a commonly used inhalation anaesthetic. Using a proton transfer reaction mass spectrometer (PTR-MS) we have detected isoflurane in the breath of patients several weeks following major surgery. That isoflurane is detected in the breath of patients so long after being anaesthetised(More)