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Urethral prolapse denotes the complete circular eversion of the urethral mucosa through the external meatus. Two different entities exist: premenarcheal and menopausal urethral prolapse. Premenarcheal prolapse is predominantly asymptomatic and is usually brought to medical attention by vaginal bleeding. Trauma and medical conditions predisposing a patient… (More)
The management of patients with premature rupture of membranes (PROM) poses one of the most serious dilemmas in obstetrics since PROM significantly increases the likelihood of prematurity and serious perinatal infection. Early infection is not reliably predicted nor detected by standard laboratory parameters. Serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were… (More)
Medical management of tuboovarian abscesses (TOAs) has been shown to be successful. However, the ability to predict which patients with TOA would respond to antibiotic therapy could shorten the hospital stay and decrease treatment costs. C-reactive protein (CRP), an acute-phase-reactant protein with a short half-life, was investigated as a possible… (More)
C-reactive protein (CRP), a biological marker of inflammation, may be a useful indicator of therapeutic response in patients with septic pelvis. In a study comparing ceftizoxime and cefoxitin/doxycycline in patients with septic pelvis, quantitative CRP levels were closely correlated with the responses and failures of therapy. The results of this study… (More)
Injuries to the ureter in the course of gynecologic procedures can occur frequently. The usual histologic signs and symptoms of peri-oophoritis, adhesion and distorted anatomy encountered with residual ovaries make their ablation hazardous to the surrounding structures and the ureter in particular. A method is described and illustrated to facilitate… (More)
Laparoscopic ovarian biopsies performed on 11 patients with congenital absence of the uterus revealed the presence of follicles at different stages of development, with corpora lutea in 2 patients and cystic follicles in 1 patient who had cyclic patterns of serum gonadotropins and plasma progesterone.
Although uterine adnexal torsion is a rare phenomenon and an infrequent diagnosis, there have been several reported cases. Two cases that occurred in our practice in the past year are presented to illustrate the acute and chronic phases of the disease. This paper discusses the intrinsic and extrinsic concepts of etiologic factors of adnexal torsion and… (More)