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Growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor I, and leptin interaction in human cultured lutein granulosa cells steroidogenesis
Objective: To investigate the effect of leptin on the actions of growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) in ovarian steroidogenesis in vitro. Design: In vitro cell culture study. Setting: Research ...
Massive vulvar edema in a woman with preeclampsia: A case report
BACKGROUND: Massive vulvar edema in a woman with preeclampsia preceded the development of massive ascites and impending eclampsia. CASE: A 17-year-old preeclamptic, primiparous woman was admitted with preeclampsia and ...
Relation between leptin and cortisol values in umbilical vessels at normal vaginal delivery
To study the role of various hormones in the control of fetal leptin secretion during labour, 33 pregnant women with normal singleton term pregnancy were recruited. At the time of spontaneous vaginal delivery, a venous ...
Uterine perforation as a rare complication of attempted pregnancy termination with misoprostol: A case report
BACKGROUND: Abortion induced by drugs is now a viable alternative to surgically induced abortion, but it can cause severe complications. CASE: Products of conception were found in the peritoneal cavity after administration ...