The Follow-Up of Thyroid Disease in 188 Pregnant Women According to the Guidelines of ATA (American Thyroid Association) 2017
Sema Yuksekdag, Aysun Firat, Abdullah Yildiz and Ethem Unal
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: February 03, 2020
Thyroid disease in pregnancy is a common clinical problem. Since the guidelines for the management of these disorders by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) were first published in 2011, significant clinical and scientific advances have occurred in the field. A major and substantial change in the new guidelines includes raising the upper limit in the normal thyroid function tests. For Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), the upper limit was 2.5 mU/L in the 2011 guidelines. Normal upper limit in...
Effectiveness of Homoeopathic Treatment in Female Infertility
Anita Lobo, Prema D'cunha and Blany Lobo
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 19, 2018
Infertility is the inability of a couple to achieve conception after one year of unprotected coitus. Today almost one in six couples face difficulty in conceiving (1). The rise in female infertility and the use of alternative systems in sharing the global burden of treating infertility has remarkably increased. Homoeopathy is often effective in curing infertility where conventional medicine either fails or is expensive or requires operative procedures and hormonal therapy with their added compli...
Handedness Score in Unexplained Infertility, a Contribution to the Debate on Neuronal Function in Fertility
Rifat Taner Aksoy, Mehmet Cinar, Aytekin Tokmak, Enis Ozkaya, Ali Irfan Guzel and Nafiye Yilmaz
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 27, 2018
An estimated 15% of couples remain childless after one year of unprotected intercourse, which represents approximately 140 million people worldwide. Despite proper diagnostic work-up and as our knowledge of the events involved in normal conception is still limited, we fail to determine the cause of infertility in nearly half of these cases. Sometimes abnormalities are likely to be present, but are not detected by conventional approaches....
Optimal Paradigms for Measuring Peak Serum Relaxin in Eumenorrheic, Active Females
Ellen Casey, Travis Anderson, Laurie Wideman, Frances F Shofer and Sandra J Shultz
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: August 25, 2018
Sex disparity in anterior cruciate ligament injury is multifactorial. Sex hormones, such as relaxin, may play a role in the increased risk of injury in female athletes. In order to fully investigate this relationship, optimal strategies for capturing serum relaxin concentration across the menstrual cycle must be determined. The aim of this study was to describe the variability in the timing and magnitude of relaxin concentration changes across the menstrual cycle. ...