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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between bone mineral density (BMD), arterial stiffness, and coronary atherosclerosis in healthy postmenopausal women. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of 152 postmenopausal women who visited the health promotion center for a routine checkup, after excluding participants who had(More)
PROBLEM The aim of this study was to evaluate osteopontin (OPN) mRNA expression in eutopic endometrium and plasma OPN levels in patients with endometriosis. METHOD OF STUDY A total of 79 patients with histologically confirmed endometriosis and 43 patients without endometriosis participated in this study. OPN mRNA expression in endometrial tissues was(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, proteomic technologies have demonstrated that several proteins are differently expressed in various body fluids of patients with endometriosis compared with those without this condition. The aim of this study was to investigate proteins secreted in urine of patients with endometriosis using proteomic techniques in order to identify(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of red ginseng (RG) on menopausal symptoms and cardiovascular risk factors in postmenopausal women. METHODS A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial was conducted with postmenopausal women between the ages of 45 and 60 years. A total of 72 women were randomly assigned to(More)
OBJECTIVE Although the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) is effective in reducing the recurrence of endometriosis-associated pain, its efficacy in preventing endometrioma recurrence is questionable. We compared the efficacy of postoperative use of LNG-IUS with oral contraceptives (OC) for preventing endometrioma recurrence. DESIGN A(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare plasma kisspeptin, serum leptin, and serum retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) levels in women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and to correlate these among each other and with clinical, hormonal, and metabolic parameters. METHODS Ninety women, including 54 women with PCOS and 36 without PCOS, participated in this(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The purpose of this study is to evaluate the level and pattern of cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2) expression in endometriosis and to investigate the correlation between the expression of Cox-2 and several clinicosurgical parameters. METHODS Twenty-six patients with endometriosis and 21 patients with other benign gynecological conditions were(More)
PROBLEM We investigated the association of COX -2 gene-765G/C polymorphism and risk of advanced-stage endometriosis in Korean women. METHOD OF STUDY This study consisted of 268 women with advanced-stage endometriosis and 242 control women without endometriosis in Korea. Subjects were genotyped for the -765G/C polymorphism of the COX -2 gene by RFLP-PCR(More)
The aim of this study was to compare intrafollicular biomarkers of thiol-redox system and chronic inflammation in infertile patients with and without endometriosis, and examine correlations between biomarkers and IVF outcomes. The study included 65 patients receiving IVF: 31 patients with endometriosis vs 34 patients without endometriosis. Follicular fluid(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to assess changes in muscle mass and strength according to changes in bone mineral density (BMD) after alendronate-calcitriol therapy and to assess subsequent changes in common biomarkers for osteoporosis and sarcopenia to establish a common strategy against these coexisting conditions. METHODS Thirty-eight women with(More)