Anatomy and biomechanics of genital prolapse.
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ABSTRACT: Surveys have shown that fertility sparing in patients with ovarian tumors has proven to be effective. Thus this approach in ovarian tumor cases has been carried out. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome and pregnancies in women who suffered from ovarian tumor and underwent conservative treatment. All cases who received conservative treatment and those who had recurrence of the disease during the follow-up period were evaluated at Vali-Asr Hospital from 2000-2004. 60 of 410 patients with ovarian tumor (age range: 13-34) were treated conservatively. Three patients (5%) were infertile. Histology of tumors showed: 26 (43.3%) germ cell tumors, 15 (25%) borderline tumors, ten (16.7%) epithelial tumors and nine (15%) sex cord tumors. The cases were followed for 12-48 months. Seven term pregnancies occurred in six patients. Three in the borderline group, two in the germ cell group, one in the epithelial group and one in the sex-cord group. Nine recurrences were reported among our cases. Two of the patients (serous carcinoma and immature teratoma, both Stage IIIc) died during follow-up due to refusal to undergo radical surgery. Fertility preserving surgery in young women with epithelial ovarian tumors, borderline and sex-cord tumors Stage I, grade 1 and 2 is recommended.Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology 01/2010; 37(4):290-4. · 0.36 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: The case of a woman with native mitral valve endocarditis due to Haemophilus parainfluenzae (HPI) associated with a pelvic abscess and endometriosis is reported. Although HPI is an infrequent pathogen involved in endocarditis, association to a gynaecological infection has never been reported. Endometriosis could increase this risk.Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology 01/2010; 37(4):324-5. · 0.36 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Domestic violence is a social problem with increasing dimensions worldwide. The various forms of abuse and especially violence during pregnancy have not been sufficiently studied by the Greek scientific community. The aim of this study was to translate, culturally adapt and validate a special research tool that can be used by health professionals as a diagnostic tool for violence during pregnancy. The Abuse Assessment Screen (AAS) questionnaire was chosen as a screening tool. The questionnaire was translated into Greek in accordance with the procedure suggested by the 'Trust Scientific Advisory Committee', followed by the cultural adaptation of the questionnaire to the Greek reality. Specific psychometric tests were used for the validation of the questionnaire in order to assess the questionnaire's reliability and validity, and a factor analysis was also carried out. The internal consistency for all the parties who were questioned (n = 262), as expressed by Cronbach's alpha coefficient for the AAS, was 0.806 which is quite satisfactory and the results of our study suggest that the Greek translation of the AAS has a high correlation index compared to relevant international studies. The AAS questionnaire in the Greek version seems to be a reliable and valid tool for the diagnosis of violence during pregnancy.Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology 01/2010; 37(4):313-6. · 0.36 Impact Factor