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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of i.v. administration of human albumin solution for the prevention of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). DESIGN A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled study comparing the effects of i.v. administration of human albumin solution versus sodium chloride 0.9% solution at the time of oocyte retrieval(More)
The present study evaluated the effect of paternal exposure to Dibromochloropropane (DBCP) during its production, on the sex ratio of offsprings conceived during the exposure period. The study population consisted of 30 families of which 13 fathers became azoospermic, 8 oligozoospermic and 9 normozoospermic. Of the 89 pregnancies recorded, 68 culminated in(More)
It has been suggested recently that, in some quarters, IVF be offered as first-line therapy to all infertile couples, regardless of the type of infertility. Hence, the time was thought right to scrutinise the results and complications of ovulation induction for anovulatory infertile couples. In addition to examining the outcome of conventional treatment(More)
PROBLEM The clinical significance of the differential expression of estrogen receptor (ER) in human monocytes was evaluated. METHOD Two color flow cytometry analysis was used on peripheral blood samples of young and postmenopausal females and postmenopausal females treated with estrogen replacement therapy. In addition, the monocyte and lymphocyte counts(More)
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome has been described after treatment with exogenous gonadotropins, clomiphene citrate, and gonadotropin-releasing hormone. Spontaneous ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome has not been described before, except in association with hypothyroidism. We report on a case associated with spontaneous pregnancy, occurring in a woman with(More)
Polyzoospermia has been repeatedly associated with reduced fertility and increased rates of spontaneous abortion. We examined semen samples of 1374 infertile men and found an incidence of 4.2% of semen with a sperm density exceeding 250 X 10(6) sperm cells/ml. The spontaneous pregnancy rate in 30 evaluated couples in whom the male partner presented with(More)
The authors have reviewed the impact of their practice of external cephalic version (ECV) at term, with respect to success rate, factors associated with successful version and the effect of this protocol on the overall breech and cesarean breech rate. Two hundred and forty-nine parturients identified as having a breech presenting fetus after the 36th(More)
Computerized image analysis was used to study the distribution in cartilage of receptors to estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone during human fetal development. We have examined three histologically distinct cell groups (hypertrophic, proliferating, and reserve zones) in long bones, vertebrae, and trachea from 19 fetuses. Comparisons were made across(More)
OBJECTIVE To review studies that have examined the role of LH, its mechanism of action, and its detrimental effects when hypersecreted during the follicular phase. DESIGN Important published studies related to this topic were identified through a computerized bibliographic search. PATIENTS, PARTICIPANTS Review of the need for LH during the follicular(More)