Serra Akar

Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health Research and Education Hospital, Engüri, Ankara, Turkey

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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: To analyze the changes in the endometrial thickness in infertile polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients throughout an entire menstrual cycle and compare the changes to those seen in infertile patients without PCOS. Methods: This prospective, cross-sectional study was conducted in a total of 58 non-obese, infertile women with PCOS. The endometrial thickness was measured at three different times throughout the menstrual cycle by ultrasound. Age- and body mass index (BMI)-matched control group consisted of 62 non-obese infertile patients without PCOS. Demographic, hormonal and the ultrasonographic measurements of the two groups were compared. Results: Day 3 levels of LH were significantly different between the groups (p=0.013). Ovarian volume measurement was significant between the groups (p=0001). All the endometrial thickness measurements in the early, mid-cycle and late luteal phases were also significantly different; p=0.001 for all. Conclusion: The study demonstrated an increased endometrial stripe measurements throughout a menstrual cycle in infertile patients with PCOS, when compared to infertile patients without PCOS.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2012 · Archives of Gynecology
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    ABSTRACT: Aim: To compare hepcidin and erythropoietin levels in the cord blood of neonates with meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) to levels obtained from age-, body mass index- and gravidity-matched neonates with clear amniotic fluid. Methods: A cross-sectional controlled study was conducted in secondary and tertiary care centers. Cord blood samples of 40 neonates following term gestations (≥37 weeks' gestation) with MSAF and 40 maternal age-, body mass index- and gravidity-matched controls with clear amniotic fluid were analyzed in this study. Demographic data, delivery outcomes and laboratory evaluations were recorded. Results: Cord blood pH levels were lower in fetuses with MSAF when compared to those with clear amniotic fluid (P=0.0001). Fetuses with MSAF had higher cord blood erythropoietin levels in comparison to those with clear amniotic fluid (P=0.0001). Delivery outcomes and hepcidin measurements were similar in both groups. Conclusions: We demonstrated a significant relationship between erythropoietin levels and meconium passage, but failed to show the existence of a relationship between hepcidin levels and meconium passage.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2012 · Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research