Ronen S Gold

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PURPOSE To assess the 5-year efficacy of the inside-out transobturator tension-free vaginal tape (TVT-O) for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and to explore possible predictors for long-term failure. METHODS Sixty-five consecutive patients who underwent TVT-O were prospectively enrolled. Patients who required concomitant anterior or(More)
Human and rat granulosa cells express receptors to leptin which synergies with glucocorticoid hormones in stimulation of ovarian steroidogenesis. To examine whether leptin affects follicular development and maturation, we injected recombinant ovine leptin (300 ng-10 microg/animal) daily to immature 21 day-old female rats. Non-treated rats reached puberty at(More)
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is seen in 5% of fertile aged women. However, there is no satisfactory PCOS model in experimental animals. To induce polycystic ovary phenotype in immature female rats, Wistar rats 21 days of age were injected daily with testosterone propionate 1 mg/100 g body weight dissolved in propylene glycol or propylene glycol for up to 35(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to assess the modern prevalence and risk factors for third- and fourth-degree perineal tears. STUDY DESIGN The study population comprised 38,252 women who delivered in one medical center, from January 2005 through December 2009, and met the following inclusion criteria: singleton pregnancy, vertex presentation, and vaginal delivery. Of(More)
OBJECTIVES Continent patients with a positive stress test demonstrated on repositioning of severe genitourinary prolapse are considered to be at high risk of developing postoperative symptomatic stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Our aim was to evaluate in a prospective study whether a prophylactic, tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure, performed(More)
AIMS Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in young women is usually the result of pelvic floor injury during vaginal delivery. Whether cesarean section delivery may prevent such injury is questionable. We undertook a prospective study to compare the prevalence of SUI among primiparae 1 year after spontaneous vaginal delivery versus elective cesarean section,(More)
AIMS Clinically continent women with genitourinary prolapse and occult stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are considered to be at high risk of developing symptomatic SUI once the prolapse is repaired. We studied the efficacy and safety of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure in preventing postoperative SUI in these women. METHODS One hundred(More)
This study was conducted to compare early serum human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) concentrations in singleton pregnancies achieved after intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), with those achieved after conventional in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Early serum HCG, 14-16 days after embryo transfer, was analysed in 99 IVF pregnancies achieved after ICSI(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the 10-year subjective outcome of use of retropubic tension-free vaginal tape (TVT). DESIGN Structured telephone interview (Canadian Task Force classification II-3). SETTING Universitiy-affiliated tertiary medical center. PATIENTS Sixty consecutive women with urodynamically confirmed stress urinary incontinence (SUI) who(More)
OBJECTIVE A prospective study was undertaken to examine the incidence of surgical complications and medium-term outcomes of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) surgery in a large, heterogeneous group of stress-incontinent women. METHODS Surgery was tailored according to preoperative clinical and urodynamic findings: stress-incontinent women underwent TVT(More)