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Polycystic ovary syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 5–20% of women of reproductive age worldwide. The condition is characterized by hyperandrogenism, ovulatory dysfunction and polycystic ovarian morphologyExpand
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The prevalence and features of the polycystic ovary syndrome in an unselected population.
Notwithstanding the potential public health impact of the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), estimates regarding its prevalence are limited and unclear. Between July 1998 and October 1999, 400Expand
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Positions statement: criteria for defining polycystic ovary syndrome as a predominantly hyperandrogenic syndrome: an Androgen Excess Society guideline.
OBJECTIVE The Androgen Excess Society (AES) charged a task force to review all available data and recommend an evidence-based definition for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), whether already in useExpand
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The Androgen Excess and PCOS Society criteria for the polycystic ovary syndrome: the complete task force report.
OBJECTIVE To review all available data and recommend a definition for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) based on published peer-reviewed data, whether already in use or not, to guide clinicalExpand
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Congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to steroid 21-hydroxylase deficiency: an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline.
OBJECTIVE We developed clinical practice guidelines for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). PARTICIPANTS The Task Force included a chair, selected by The Endocrine Society Clinical GuidelinesExpand
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Prevalence of the polycystic ovary syndrome in unselected black and white women of the southeastern United States: a prospective study.
Estimates of the prevalence of the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in the general population have ranged from 2-20%. The vast majority of these reports have studied White populations in Europe, usedExpand
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Position statement: Utility, limitations, and pitfalls in measuring testosterone: an Endocrine Society position statement.
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to evaluate the current state of clinical assays for total and free testosterone. PARTICIPANTS The five participants were appointed by the Council of TheExpand
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Polycystic ovary syndrome: etiology, pathogenesis and diagnosis
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy in women of reproductive age, with a prevalence of up to 10%. Various diagnostic criteria have been proposed, generally centeredExpand
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Androgen excess in women: experience with over 1000 consecutive patients.
The objective of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of the different pathological conditions causing clinically evident androgen excess and to document the degree of long-term successExpand
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Prevalence and predictors of the metabolic syndrome in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
CONTEXT Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and the metabolic syndrome have many features in common and may share the same pathogenesis. OBJECTIVE This study was performed to determine the prevalenceExpand
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