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The Use of Progesterone in Clinical Practice: Evaluation of its Efficacy in Diverse Indications Using Different Routes of Administration

 

Introduction: Progesterone is a hormone of paramount importance in the reproductive physiology. Its multiple physiological roles and pharmacology have been extensively studied throughout the years. However, the use of progesterone in the pathophysiology of pregnancy as well as in its other indications remains arguable for diverse reasons. One of these reasons concerns the …

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Psychological assessment of the effects of treatment with phytoestrogens on postmenopausal women: a randomized, double-blind, crossover, placebo-controlled study

Objective: To investigate the effects of soy isoflavones on mood and cognitive function in postmenopausal women.

Design: Randomized, double-blind, cross-over, placebo-controlled trial.

Setting: University Hospital, Milan, Italy; A.G.UN.CO. Obstetrics and Gynaecology Centre, Rome, Italy.

Patient(s): Seventy-eight postmenopausal women. Intervention(s): We administered 60 mg/day isoflavones or placebo for 6 months. After a washout period of 1 month, the patients …

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Phytoestrogens may improve the pregnancy rate in in vitro fertilization– embryo transfer cycles

Objective: To compare the effectiveness of IM P and IM P plus oral phytoestrogens for luteal phase support in patients undergoing IVF-ET cycles.

Design: Prospective, controlled, randomized trial. Setting: University Hospital, Perugia, Italy.

Patient(s): Two hundred thirteen infertile patients undergoing IVF-ET were included in the study. The inclusion criteria were use …

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Fitoestrogeni effetti avversi

Negli ultimi vent’anni la scienza della nutrizione e la medicina naturale hanno registrato un gran­de sviluppo, forse anche perché, mai come ora, tutti sentono la necessità di adottare misure preventive più naturali, assediati come siamo da fonti inquinanti: nel cibo, nell’aria, nell’acqua. Si sta diffonden­do un approccio olistico e cioè mantenersi in salute, piuttosto che …

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Ruolo degli acidi grassi polinsaturi nella prevenzione del parto pretermine

L’incidenza del Parto Pre-termine (PP) caratterizzata dalla tendenza ad aumentare con il procedere dell’epoca gestazionale, è rimasta stabile negli ultimi 30 anni, tra il 6 ed il 15% di tutti i parti. II rischio di mortalità neonatale, invece rimane molto elevato fino alla 27° settimana; esso decresce prima gradualmente dalla 28° alla 34° settimana, ed …

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Ruolo degli Omega-3 nella prevenzione dell parto pretermine

Con il termine parto si definisce il processo at­traverso ii quale il feto viene espulso dall’utero nel comparto extrauterino. II parto rappresenta il risultato di una complessa interazione tra fat­tori fetali e materni. Nello scatenamento del parto è fondamentale che l’utero, che si era mantenuto in un relativo stato di quiescenza du­rante la gravidanza, sviluppi …

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Ovulation induction with urinary FSH or recombinant FSH in polycystic ovary syndrome patients: a prospective randomized analysis of cost-effectiveness

The aim of this prospective, randomized trial was to compare the clinical results and the cost-effectiveness of urinary FSH (uFSH) and recombinant FSH (rFSH) in ovarian stimulation for intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients. One-hundred and seventy PCOS infertile patients undergoing IUI were enrolled, and protocols of ovarian stimulation …

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Endometrial effects of long-term treatment with phytoestrogens

Objective: To determine the effects of 5 years of treatment with soy phytoestrogens on histological characteristics of endometrium in postmenopausal women.

Design: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

Setting: Centre of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, Department of Gynecological, Obstetrical, and Pediatric Sciences, University of Perugia, Italy.

Patient(s): Three hundred seventy-six postmenopausal healthy …

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