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The new ESHRE/ESGE classification system of female genital anomalies is presented, aiming to provide a more suitable classification system for the accurate, clear, correlated with clinical management and simple categorization of female genital anomalies. Congenital malformations of the female genital tract are common miscellaneous deviations from normal(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of hypoxia inducible factors (HIFs) 1alpha and 2alpha in adhesion formation after laparoscopic surgery. DESIGN Prospective, randomized study. SETTING Academic research center. ANIMAL(S) Forty Swiss/129SvJ wild-type mice and transgenic mice partially deficient for the genes encoding for HIF-1alpha (HIF-1alpha(+/-)) or(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA), and tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) in adhesion formation after laparoscopic surgery. DESIGN Prospective, randomized study. SETTING Academic research center. ANIMAL(S) Seventy female wild-type and transgenic knockout mice for(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and placental growth factor (PlGF) in adhesion formation after laparoscopic surgery. DESIGN Prospective, randomized study. SETTING Academic research center. ANIMAL(S) Female wild-type mice and transgenic mice (n = 110), expressing exclusively VEGF-A(164) (VEGF-A(164/164)) or(More)
In order to reduce the number of multiple pregnancies following IVF, the Belgian government agreed to reimburse laboratory expenses for six IVF cycles up to the age of 42 years, in exchange for restriction of the number of embryos replaced. Data on assisted reproduction outcome before and after the introduction of this new legislation were analysed(More)
UNLABELLED STUDY OBJECTIVE. To evaluate the feasibility of a new endoscopic technique, transvaginal hydrolaparoscopy, for early office screening of subfertile women. DESIGN. Retrospective, descriptive feasibility study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING Office in an infertility center. PATIENTS One hundred fifty-seven continuous women(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnostic hysteroscopy is not widely performed in the office setting, one of the reasons being the discomfort produced by the procedure. This randomized controlled trial was performed to evaluate the effects of instrument diameter, patient parity and surgeon experience on the pain suffered and success rate of the procedure. METHODS Patients(More)
In laparoscopy, specimens have to be removed from the abdominal cavity. If the trocar opening or the vaginal outlet is insufficient to pass the specimen, the specimen needs to be reduced. The power morcellator is an instrument with a fast rotating cylindrical knife which aims to divide the tissue into smaller pieces or fragments. The Food and Drug(More)
A new technique called transvaginal hydrolaparoscopy is described for the exploration of the tubo-ovarian structures in infertile patients without obvious pelvic pathology. It aims to be an acceptable alternative to diagnostic laparoscopy, a standard but not innocuous procedure which infrequently reveals pathology in the asymptomatic patient. Transvaginal(More)
Although laparoscopy is the gold standard for the diagnosis of endometriosis, the need for this invasive diagnostic tool is a major stumbling-block in both effective clinical management and for research into this common and debilitating disease. As visual inspection of the pelvis has also major limitations, particularly for the diagnosis of posterior(More)