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  • Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 05/2013; 2012(32(8)):816.. · 0.55 Impact Factor
  • Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 11/2012; 32(8):816. · 0.55 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To examine the possible roles of various immunological factors in recurrent miscarriage and unexplained infertility. The synthesis and review of the relevant current literature in English language. Substantial evidence suggests that antiphospholipid antibodies, lupus anticoagulant, antisperm antibodies, antithyroid antibodies, anti-endometrial antibodies, antiovarian antibodies, anti-C trachomatis antibodies, cytokines, and immunological events in endometriosis and premature ovarian failure due to immunologic factors may contribute to reproductive failure including unexplained infertility and/or non-chromosomal recurrent miscarriage. Elimination or suppression of the immunological factors related with reproductive failure might occupy an important place in the treatment of unexplained infertility and non-chromosomal recurrent miscarriage.
    Archives of Gynecology 07/2012; 286(5):1283-9. · 0.91 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The intrauterine device (IUD) is common method of contraception among women because of its low cost and high efficacy. Perforations are possible; most perforations occur at the time of insertion, yet the complication can occur with a previously inserted IUD. Perforation of the bladder by an IUD is extremely rare. In this report, we present a case in which the IUD perforated the uterus and migrated to the bladder. At the time of the diagnosis, the patient was 8 weeks pregnant.
    Canadian Urological Association journal = Journal de l'Association des urologues du Canada 10/2010; 4(5):E141-3. · 1.66 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship of maternal and umbilical cord interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-8 (IL-8), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) serum levels with the existence and severity of preeclampsia. A particular objective was the comparison of normal umbilical serum levels to preeclamptic values. The study group consisted of 24 patients with third trimester singleton pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia (15 severe and 9 mild preeclampsia). The gestational age-matched 19 healthy pregnant women were compared by study group. Maternal and umbilical serum IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-alpha were calculated by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Significantly increased maternal and umbilical serum levels of IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-alpha were found in preeclamptic patient group in comparison with the control group. Maternal serum IL-8 and TNF-alpha concentration were significantly higher in patients with severe preeclampsia than in mild preeclampsia. Increased umbilical serum levels of IL-6 and IL-8 were found in severe preeclampsia than in mild preeclampsia. There were significantly higher levels of maternal serum IL-8 and TNF-alpha in patients with preeclampsia with IUGR than in patients with preeclampsia with normal fetal growth. Our findings suggest that increased concentrations of IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-alpha in the maternal and umbilical serum play a significant role in pathogenesis of preeclampsia. Alterations in maternal and umbilical serum levels of IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-alpha may also play role in preeclampsia complicated by intrauterine growth retardation. These associations may offer insight into the etiology and pathogenesis of preeclampsia.
    The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine: the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians 05/2010; 23(8):880-6. · 1.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To demonstrate diagnostic efficacy of endometrial cytologic sampling for detection of endometrial pathologies (endometrial hyperplasias and cancers), by comparing endometrial full curettage and endometrial cytologic smear pathologic results performed in patients with abnormal uterine bleeding. Materials and methods: Totally 109 reproductive and postmenopausal women with abnormal uterine bleeding who applied our clinic between the dates January 2005-June 2010 were included in the study.After measurement of endometrial thickness by transvaginal ultrasound, patients were treated initialy with endometrial cytologic sampling using endometrial brush then endometrial full curettage using sharp curette. Pathology and cytology reports were evaluated retrospectively by reviewing patient's files. Results: The most frequent diagnoses in endometrial cytologic specimens obtained by endometrial brush was nondiagnostic with a rate of 73.7%(n:42) and 53.8%(n:28) in postmenopausal women and reproductive period women, respectively. When all the patients were analysed together, the diagnosis was non-diagnostic in 64.2%(n:70) (38.5% postmenopausal,25.7% premenopausal) of endometrial cytologic samples. Cytologic assessment was resulted as sufficient in only 35.8% (n:39) of the cases. Endometrial full curettage pathologic diagnoses were resulted as insufficient in 56.1%(n:32) of postmenopausal patients and 9.6%(n:5) of reproductive period cases.The second most frequent diagnosis was endometrial polyp in 13(22.8%) patients in postmenopausal period, whereas the most frequent diagnoses in reproductive period were reported as endometrial polyp in 18 (34.6%) and secretory endometrium in 12(23.1%) patients. When the full curettage was considered as golden standard method with respect to sample sufficiency; the sensitivity of endometrial cytologic evaluation in postmenopausal patients with regard to sample sufficiency was found as 36%, spesificity 81.3%, positive predictive value 60.0%, negative predictive value 61.9%; the values were found as 44.7%, 40.0%, 87.5%, 7.1%, respectively, in reproductive period patients. Conclusions: In both reproductive and postmenopausal period patients; endometrial cytology does not appear as a method which can be used alone for detection of premalignant or malignant lesions of endometrium, due to high rate of material inadequacy obtained by it compared to endometrial full curettage biopsy.