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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the reproductive outcomes of patients with a uterine septum and otherwise unexplained infertility who underwent hysteroscopic metroplasty, and to compare them with those of patients with the same diagnosis who did not have hysteroscopic metroplasty. METHODS The present retrospective study included 127 patients with diagnosis of a(More)
This report aimed to examine the effects of atosiban on pregnancy outcome after IVF-embryo transfer. A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical study was performed. A total of 180 women undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection who had top-quality embryos were randomly allocated into treatment and control groups. All the patients had(More)
Pregnancy achieved with sperm from a patient with globozoospermia is rare, even after ICSI, since the activation of the oocyte may not occur in this disorder. Therefore, activation of the oocytes by piezoelectricity or calcium ionophores has been suggested, although spontaneous activation of the oocyte after ICSI has been reported in some cases. We report a(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of two different laparoscopic methods on ovarian reserve as determined by antral follicle count (AFC) and ovarian volume in patients with bilateral endometriomas. DESIGN Randomized prospective study. SETTING Tertiary education and research hospital. PATIENT(S) Forty-eight patients with bilateral endometriomas. (More)
BACKGROUND Phosphorylated insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 (phIGFBP-1) is secreted by decidual cells and leaks into cervical secretions when fetal membranes detach from decidua. Our aim was to assess whether detection of phIGFBP-1 in cervical secretions by a rapid bed-side test could be used to predict preterm delivery in patients with regular(More)
AIM To identify the risk factors for ectopic pregnancy. METHODS We conducted a prospective case-control study for the role of several risk factors in the occurrence of ectopic pregnancy in Turkey. A total of 225 cases and 375 controls were compared for sociodemographic characteristics, cigarette smoking, obstetric, gynaecological, surgical histories, the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of premature ovarian failure on bone mineral density. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-five women with karyotypically normal spontaneous premature ovarian failure underwent hip and spinal bone density measurements by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Findings were compared with a control group of 61 women of similar age. (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy (etanercept) for treating endometriosis in the rat endometriosis model. STUDY DESIGN A randomized, placebo-controlled, blinded study using rat endometriosis model. After the peritoneal implantation of endometrial tissue, twenty-eight Wistar female rats were randomized to two equal(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects on adhesion formation and pregnancy maintenance of an intrauterine device (IUD) and/or estrogen treatment after hysteroscopic septum resection. METHODS After septum resection 100 women received either no treatment, or estrogens, or an IUD, or an IUD plus estrogens (n=25 per group). Most were later checked(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of methods for second trimester pregnancy termination. METHODS A prospective randomized study of women undergoing pregnancy termination between 14 and 28 weeks gestation. Three hundred and forty patients with poor cervical condition (Bishop score < or = 4) in whom one of five termination methods were used were assessed:(More)