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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and nitric oxide (NO) levels in obese and lean patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and find out their relation with hormonal and metabolic parameters. METHODS Twenty-two obese, 18 lean patients with PCOS and 11 obese, 24 lean healthy control patients were enrolled prospectively.(More)
OBJECTIVES Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance, first time detected in pregnancy. Diagnostic criteria for GDM have changed over the decades. The aim of the study was to examine the effect of diet on birth weight, number of large for gestational age (LGA) (birth weight > 90th percentile) babies, total maternal weight gain,(More)
OBJECTIVE High sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is a serum marker for acute inflammation and/or infection. The diagnostic value of serum levels of this protein has been investigated among patients with preterm delivery, premature rupture of the membranes (PROM) and preeclampsia. In this study, the predictive value of hs-CRP for successful labour(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of tubal sterilization on the ovarian reserve by means of hormonal and ultrasonographic evaluation during a cesarean section or when performed as a planned interval procedure. STUDY DESIGN Fifty women who had undergone tubal sterilization during a cesarean section (n=24) and by minilaparotomy(More)
OBJECTIVE Population-based studies on maternal deaths in Turkey are rare. The aim of the present study was to analyze the cardiac causes of all maternal deaths in Turkey between 2007 and 2009. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective study, case files of all pregnancy-associated deaths recorded in Turkey between 2007 and 2009 were reviewed. Records for(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of postpartum counseling on postpartum contraceptive use. One hundred and forty-three women who delivered between 1 January 2004 and 31 September 2004 and counseled about postpartum contraception were included in the study. The participants were interviewed by telephone. Age, gravidity, parity, and mode of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Although the association between inflammation and insulin resistance is well known, the data related to the role of inflammation in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are conflicting. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of several inflammatory mediators with the glycemic status in pregnancy. METHODS Leukocyte count,(More)
OBJECTIVE Obstetric cholestasis is a cholestatic disease usually commencing in the third trimester of pregnancy and characterized by pruritus, elevation of liver enzymes, and increase in bile acids. The objective of this study was to compare the first trimester serum indicators of obstetric cholestasis with normal pregnancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE Our primary aim was to investigate whether N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) increases in adolescent with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) compared with healthy controls and secondary aim was to determine whether metabolic and hormonal differences exist between groups. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 25 adolescent(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare serum maternal adiponectin concentrations in pregnant women with isolated intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) and in pregnant women with IUGR concomitant with pre-eclampsia (IUGRcwPE). MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty patients with isolated IUGR (group 1), 20 patients with IUGRcwPE (group 2), and 30 healthy(More)