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OBJECTIVE To use gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH-a) instead of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) to induce oocyte maturation for in vitro fertilization (IVF). DESIGN Pituitary and ovarian responses to GnRH-a and the outcome of IVF were studied prospectively. Data from patients injected with hCG were analyzed retrospectively. SETTING(More)
Following menopause, some women are troubled by hot flashes (episodes of flushing and perspiration), whereas others do not experience the symptom. To determine whether the extent of estrogen deficiency influences the occurrence of the disturbance, the authors measured the levels of estradiol (E2), estrone (E1), and sex-hormone binding globulin (SHBG), and(More)
To avoid the risks of oestrogen therapy in post-menopausal women, we have examined the effects of a progestin, megestrol acetate (MA), on hot flushes and bone metabolism. Ten normal post-menopausal women were studied before and after the oral administration of 20, 40 and 80 mg of MA daily for 4 wk at each dose level. Finger temperature and skin resistance(More)
To examine the possible relationship between the occurrence of menopausal hot flushes and waking episodes, a study was conducted of nine postmenopausal women with severe hot flushes and five asymptomatic premenopausal women. Measurement of simultaneous changes of finger temperature and skin resistance over the sternum was used as an objective marker of hot(More)
The effectiveness of clonidine in suppressing the occurrence of postmenopausal hot flashes was examined using a dose-response study design and objective recordings of hot flashes. Patients with frequent flashes were studied before and after oral administration of placebo and 0.1, 0.2, and 0.4 mg of clonidine daily for 2 weeks at each dose level. Finger(More)
We describe here 17 cases of fetal gall bladder anomalies, detected as early as the 14th week of gestation, out of 10,016 fetal systemic examinations performed by us in the last 6 years (0.15 per cent). In seven cases, agenesis of the fetal gall bladder was detected. The diagnosis was confirmed by post-abortal examination in five cases and in two(More)
Ovarian hyperstimulation was produced by human menopausal gonadotropin and chorionic gonadotropin in rabbits. A more rapid regression of the hyperstimualted ovaries was observed in an antihistamine-treated group than in a control group. The difference in regression was found to be statistically significant. The possibility of treating the ovarian(More)
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome was produced in rabbits by administration of human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Histamine levels in the animals' plasma were determined by an enzymatic-isotopic assay. The results of this study show that there is no statistically significant difference between histamine levels in(More)