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CONTEXT Serum LH levels decrease with increasing body mass index (BMI) in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine whether pharmacokinetic factors contribute to the effect of obesity on LH in PCOS. PARTICIPANTS/INTERVENTIONS/SETTING: Twenty-one women with PCOS underwent frequent blood sampling,(More)
Recent studies have demonstrated an age-related decline in gonadotropins and a decrease in pituitary responsiveness to GnRH, indicating that aging influences the neuroendocrine components of the female reproductive axis independently of changes in ovarian function. To determine whether aging might also affect the luteinizing hormone (LH) negative and(More)
STUDY QUESTION What is the relationship between pre-cycle uterine length and IVF outcome (chemical pregnancy, clinical pregnancy, spontaneous abortion and live birth)? SUMMARY ANSWER Women at extremes of uterine length (<7.0 or >9.0 cm) were less likely to achieve live birth and women with uterine lengths <6.0 cm were also more likely to experience(More)
Objective. To examine success of robot-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy (RALM) measured by sustained symptom relief and fertility. Methods. This is a retrospective survey of 426 women who underwent RALM for fibroids, symptom relief, or infertility at three practice sites across the US. We examined rates of symptom recurrence and pregnancy and factors(More)
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