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The objective of this retrospective cross-sectional study was to evaluate the value of basal serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels as a predictor of ovarian response and pregnancy outcome in a donor egg program. The study showed that AMH was superior to other biomarkers of ovarian reserve in predicting low and high response in young women selected as(More)
BACKGROUND Endometrial spotting and/or bleeding (ESB) occurs in levonorgestrel subcutaneous implant (LNG SI) users. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) may play a role in ESB. STUDY DESIGN Women between 18 and 40 years with regular menstrual cycles had a baseline evaluation followed by LNG SI insertion and randomization to doxycycline (DOX; 20 mg) or placebo(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and body mass index (BMI) on selected indicators of IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment success. A retrospective cohort study was conducted using existing data on 69 IVF/ICSI treatment cycles undergone by PCOS women and an individually matched(More)
We compared the duration of labor among nulliparous women with varying body mass index (BMI). Laboring nulliparous women at >37 weeks were included. First visit BMI was used to categorize weight as normal (≤24), overweight (25 to 29.9), or obese (≥30 kg/m(2)). Chi-square, one-way analysis of variance, and Bonferroni multiple comparisons tests were used.(More)
OBJECTIVES Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition commonly requiring lifelong care. Both IBD and IBD-related treatments can cause significant morbidity, and it is often difficult to differentiate their relative etiologic contribution to adverse events (AEs). The objectives of this study were to assess the rates of select AEs among patients(More)
A likelihood ratio test, recently developed for the detection of signals of adverse events for a drug of interest in the FDA Adverse Events Reporting System database, is extended to detect signals of adverse events simultaneously for all the drugs in a drug class. The extended likelihood ratio test methods, based on Poisson model (Ext-LRT) and zero-inflated(More)
The maturation mechanism of nitrile hydratase (NHase) of Pseudomonas putida NRRL-18668 was discovered and named as "self-subunit swapping." Since the NHase of Bordetella petrii DSM 12804 is similar to that of P. putida, the NHase maturation of B. petrii is proposed to be the same as that of P. putida. However, there is no further information on the(More)
OBJECTIVES It has been well-documented that serum melatonin levels are insensitive to estrous or menstrual ovarian steroid variations in the female rat or the human. However, a negative coupling has been already demonstrated between the nocturnal serum melatonin peak and serum E2 concentration during the late premenopausal period in the woman. The objection(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the effect of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a marker of the metabolic syndrome, on selected indicators of in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment success. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was conducted using existing data on 69 IVF/ICSI treatment cycles undergone by PCOS women and a(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to evaluate the ease of learning and clinical applicability of a technique (Z technique) for display of the mid-coronal plane of the uterus in volume sonography. METHODS Eight physicians were randomly assigned to 2 groups, A and B, after being instructed on the basic principles of post processing of sonographic(More)