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An association between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometrial carcinoma was first suggested in 1949. Since then, several studies have been published that appear to support this association, and it is common practice among gynecologists and physicians to prescribe hormonal treatment to reduce this perceived risk, although there is no consensus as(More)
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis is an autoimmune disorder that can occur as a paraneoplastic phenomenon related to ovarian teratomas. It is a serious but reversible condition with improved outcomes following prompt tumor removal. We report two cases from our recent experience. In the first case a small poorly described lesion, confirmed as a(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to investigate asthma prevalence and severity in women with and without endometriosis. METHODS Before laparoscopy, asthma prevalence was evaluated in 879 women of reproductive age, undergoing surgery because of benign gynaecological conditions. Diagnosis of bronchial asthma was based on the American Thoracic Society criteria;(More)
This review summarises current understanding and research on the association between anxiety and outpatient hysteroscopy. Women undergoing hysteroscopy suffer from significant levels of anxiety, with repercussions on pain perception, success rates and satisfaction. Using validated tools such as the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Index (STAI) or the(More)
BACKGROUND The risk factors contributing to maternal mortality from anaesthesia in low-income and middle-income countries and the burden of the problem have not been comprehensively studied up to now. We aimed to obtain precise estimates of anaesthesia-attributed deaths in pregnant women exposed to anaesthesia and to identify the factors linked to adverse(More)
The reporting of embryo transfer methods in IVF research was assessed through a cross-sectional analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published between 2010 and 2011. A systematic search identified 325 abstracts; 122 RCTs were included in the study. Embryo transfer methods were described in 42 out of 122 articles (34%). Catheters (32/42 [76%]) or(More)
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