Semih Tuğrul

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PURPOSE To investigate the impact of oxidative stress on pregnancy success by monitoring malondialdehyde levels in follicular fluid. METHODS Forty five couples were enrolled in this prospective study. Following long protocol of GnRH analogues and r-FSH treatment, oocyte retrieval and intracytoplasmic sperm injection were performed. Malondialdehyde levels(More)
Iniencephaly is a rare but almost always lethal neural tube defect with the following cardinal features: occipital bone defect, partial or total absence of cervicothoracal vertebrae and fetal retroflexion. Iniencephaly is associated with malformations of the central nervous system, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular system. Prenatally diagnosed cases of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical, endocrine, and metabolic effects of acarbose use in overweight and nonoverweight patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN Prospective analysis. SETTING Gynecology and infertility clinic of a tertiary care medical center. PATIENT(S) Seventy-four patients with PCOS and 30 healthy women. (More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of frequently used two different regimens of combined continuous hormone replacement therapy; 0.625 mg conjugated equine estrogen (CEE) + 2.5 mg medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) and 1 mg 17beta estradiol (E2) + 0.5 mg norethindrone acetate (NETA), on endometrial histopathology and postmenopausal uterine bleeding. (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of epidural analgesia using 0.2% Ropivacaine on the mother, newborn and during labor. METHODS This study was conducted at the Zeynep Kamil Obstetric, Gynecology, and Pediatric Research and Training Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, between July 2003 and April 2004. Eighty pregnant women of 37-41 weeks' gestation were enrolled(More)
OBJECTIVES Our aim was to evaluate ultrasound findings and perinatal outcome after prenatal diagnosis of lymphangioma. METHODS This was a retrospective case series study. We searched the archives of our ultrasound database at our center for cases with the prenatal diagnosis of the lymphangioma in the period between January 2008 and November 2014. We(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to determine the duration of intrauterine device (IUD) use, reasons for discontinuation, and problems encountered during removal in patients who were admitted to our clinic for removal of IUD. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 321 cases of IUD removal with respect to duration of use, cause of removal, type of IUD used, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the success rate of the Bakri balloon in the event of uncontrollable hemorrhage due to placenta previa. STUDY DESIGN We evaluated 25 patients who were treated with the Bakri balloon who had severe postpartum hemorrhage with placenta previa and failed medical treatment with uterotonic agents. RESULTS The Bakri balloon was inserted(More)