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Epidemiology and adverse cardiovascular risk profile of diagnosed polycystic ovary syndrome.
Within a large, community-based population receiving health care, diagnosed PCOS was highly prevalent and associated with a much higher frequency of cardiovascular risk factors that varied by race/ethnicity.
Interleukin-1 beta regulates human cytotrophoblast metalloproteinase activity and invasion in vitro.
The results showed that release of IL-1 beta parallels the invasive potential of the cytotrophoblasts; the highest levels are produced by first trimester cells and the lowest levels by term cells.
Risk of Preterm Delivery in Non-Diabetic Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
A higher proportion of PCOS women delivered preterm compared with non-PCOS women, with the majority of cases due to spontaneous preterm birth, and future studies should explore etiologies and strategies to improve pregnancy outcomes in PCOS.
Prevalence of cervical insufficiency in polycystic ovarian syndrome.
It is found that CI occurred with a higher than expected frequency in PCOS women, particularly among South Asian and Black women and significantly associated with gonadotropin use (including in vitro fertilization).
Increased Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Among Women With Diagnosed Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
This study examines the prevalence and association of PCOS and GDM among a large multiethnic population of pregnant women in northern California using hospitalization databases to identify third trimester pregnancies between 1 January 2002 and 31 December 2004.
Seronegative rheumatoid arthritis. Fact or fiction?
The seronegative spondyloarthropathy (SNSA) syndromes, previously believed to be "rheumatoid arthritis variants," eg, Reiter's syndrome and psoriatic arthritis, are now considered to be genetically separate from RA and have been shown to be closely associated with HLA-B27, raising question as to the validity of RF negative RA (ie, ser onegative RA).
Transsphenoidal pituitary resection for preoperative diagnosis of prolactin-secreting pituitary adenoma in women: long term follow-up.
The experience demonstrates that women undergoing transsphenoidal surgery for diagnosis of PRL-secreting adenoma form a heterogeneous patient population, and the best long term results are achieved in the pure prolactinoma group, for whom transSphenoidal resection is generally safe and effective.