OBJECTIVE Certain functional somatic syndromes (FSSs) such as fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome are accompanied by diffuse pain amplification. Women with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) have numerous FSSs, as well as other non-bladder syndromes (NBSs) that are linked to the FSSs. They also report multiple surgeries. Since pain… (More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To report the feasibility and safety of the use of a novel energy source that uses an electrically neutral beam of pure argon plasma for the laparoscopic management of endometriosis. METHODS In this prospective pilot study, 20 patients undergoing laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis were included. Characteristic endometriotic… (More)
OBJECTIVE We tested the hypothesis that functional somatic syndromes (FSSs) are risk factors for hysterectomy in early bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC). METHODS In 312 women with incident BPS/IC, we diagnosed seven pre-BPS/IC syndromes: chronic pelvic pain (CPP), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS),… (More)
The possibility of formation of lymphatic vessels after introduction of autologous bone marrow-derived multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells transfected with GFP gene into thrombosed femoral vein was studied by fluorescent microscopy. Vascular thrombosis caused by ligation of the great vein with subsequent injection of thrombin solution was accompanied by… (More)
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The results of transplantation of autologous bone marrow multipotent mesenchymal stem cells carrying GFP gene and labeled with cell nucleus-specific dye DAPI near the thrombosed vein in rat hind limb were studied by methods of luminescent microscopy. It was demonstrated that autologous multipotent mesenchymal stem cells participate in the formation of… (More)
The reaction of various tissues of rats to implantation of polyhydroxyalkanoate films and ultrafine fibers was studied by optic microscopy. Implantation of polyhydroxyalkanoate films into the abdominal cavity caused a peritoneal reaction, leading after 1 month to the formation of fibrous adhesions between polyhydroxyalkanoate and intestinal loops. Under the… (More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Women with endometriosis often report onset of symptoms during adolescence; however, the diagnosis of endometriosis is often delayed. The aim of this study was to describe the experience of adolescents who underwent laparoscopy for pelvic pain and were diagnosed with endometriosis: specifically, the symptoms, time from onset of… (More)