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  • M A Bedaiwy, T Falcone, +4 authors A Agarwal
  • 2002
BACKGROUND The objective of this prospective controlled trial was to investigate the ability of a group of serum and peritoneal fluid (PF) markers to predict, non-surgically, endometriosis. METHODS AND RESULTS Serum and PF samples were obtained from 130 women while undergoing laparoscopy for pain, infertility, tubal ligation or sterilization reversal.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) of spermatozoa and its correlation with semen parameters and production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in infertile men and healthy donors. DESIGN Controlled prospective study. SETTING Male infertility clinic, Glickman Urological Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland,(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to perform complex characterization of cryopreserved and then autotransplanted ovaries including determination of the ability to respond to in vivo follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)-treatment, fertilizability of retrieved oocytes, and morphology, vascularization, cellular proliferation and apoptosis in sheep. (More)
BACKGROUND Leptin influences the proinflammatory immune responses and has angiogenic activity in vitro and in vivo. The objective of this study was to evaluate the peritoneal fluid levels of leptin in patients with endometriosis and idiopathic infertility and compare them with a control group of tubal ligation/reanastomosis patients. METHODS In this(More)
Many couples undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) are at a higher risk of having a child with a genetic abnormality. In a sample of 55 consecutive couples starting IVF, only 33% had no genetic risk factor. The most common genetic risks were advanced maternal age and possible abnormalities associated with severe male infertility. Despite education on(More)
The opposing effects of estrogen (proconvulsant) and progesterone (anticonvulsant) on seizure threshold have been noted in animal and human studies. Levels of these hormones fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle, and, in some women with epilepsy, these fluctuations may be related to the occurrence of seizures around the time of menses or an increase in(More)
In women with epilepsy, seizures can be influenced by variations in sex hormone secretion during the menstrual cycle. The proconvulsant effects of estrogen have been demonstrated in both animals and humans, whereas progesterone has been found to have anticonvulsant properties. Catamenial epilepsy affects approximately one-third of women with epilepsy. This(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate ejaculated spermatozoa from patients with male factor infertility for the role of cytochrome c and caspases 9 and 3 (the proteins known to mediate apoptosis) and to examine association between semen quality and apoptosis in the presence of oxidative stress. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Male infertility clinic at a tertiary(More)
BACKGROUND Time-lapse imaging combined with embryo morphokinetics may offer a non-invasive means for improving embryo selection. Data from clinics worldwide are necessary to compare and ultimately develop embryo classifications models using kinetic data. The primary objective of this study was to determine if there were kinetic differences between embryos(More)
A case of laparoscopic excision of a rudimentary horn is presented. The anatomical features of this case are contrasted with others in the published literature. A 23 year old nulligravida presented with severe dysmenorrhoea and a pelvic mass. At laparoscopy a unicornuate uterus with a rudimentary horn was identified. The patient had stage III endometriosis.(More)