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Simin Atashkhoii, Sedige Abdollahi, Aliye Ghasemzad Dejani, Laya Farzadi,
Volume 4, Issue 2 (7-2006)

Background: The quality of intraoperative analgesia with paracervical block (PCB) during egg collection in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is still unclear. Objective: This study performed to compare the pain levels during egg collection and the subsequent intra and postoperative side effects in patients receiving a conscious sedation with and without paracervical block.
Materials and methods: In this prospective, double-blind, and placebo–controlled study, 60 patients undergoing egg collection in their first IVF cycle were randomized to receive conscious sedation in conjunction with paracervical block with 10 ml lidocaine 1.5% (sedation + PCB patients or study group) or with 10 ml normal saline (sedation patients or placebo group).
Results: Patients in study group experienced significantly less vaginal (10.40±8.40 mm vs 20.77±4.60 mm respectively; p<0.0005) and abdominal pain (10.87±5.08 mm vs 35.33±4.27 mm respectively; p<0.0005) during egg collection, compared with those in placebo group. Propofol requirements was 8.67±2.42 mg in PCB patients vs 25.60±5.29 mg in placebo group (p<0.0005). Incidence of intraoperative (9.90% vs 50% respectively; p=0.002) and postoperative (3.33% vs 56.66% respectively; p<0.0005) side effects were significantly less in study patients compared with placebo group.
Conclusion: Conscious sedation with PCB appears to be an effective and safe method of providing analgesia and anesthesia for transvaginal retrieval of oocyte.
Bibi Shahnaz Aali, Hamid Abdollahi, Nouzar Nakhaee, Zohreh Davazdahemami, Anahita Mehdizadeh,
Volume 5, Issue 5 (7-2007)

Background: Group B streptococcus is regarded as a potential factor for adverse outcomes of pregnancy such as preterm birth.
Objective: To study the association of maternal vaginal colonization with group B streptococcus (GBS) and preterm labor.
Materials and Methods: From April 2005 to May 2006, vaginal culture for GBS were conducted in 101 laboring women with a gestational age of 24-37 weeks and 105 women admitted for term delivery at maternity center of Afzalipour Hospital in Kerman, Iran. Student`s t test and Chi square test were used to compare continuous and categorical data between the groups. Using multivariate logistic regression the association between GBS colonization and preterm labor was analyzed. P-values<0.05 were considered as significant.
Results: Colonization was detected in 9.2% of all mothers. Although GBS colonization was found more frequently in preterm than term patients (12 v/s 7 cases), the difference was not statistically significant. However, GBS positivity was roughly associated with preterm labor. Age was also a risk factor for GBS colonization. No case of perinatal sepsis occurred during the study period.
Conclusion: Maternal colonization for GBS is relatively low in our center. Increasing age enhances the risk of colonization. Vaginal colonization of GBS is relatively associated with preterm labor.
Parvin Gharabaghi, Seddighe Abdollahifard, Manizheh Gharabaghi, Mohammad Nouri,
Volume 5, Issue 5 (7-2007)

Background: The value of serial measurement of serum ß subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin (ßHCG) and ultrasonography in the early diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy has well established.
Objective: The objective of this study was to explore the diagnostic value of raising level of serum ßHCG, single measurement of progesterone (P) and estradiol (E2) in early diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.
Materials and Methods: Serum levels of ßHCG and estradiol were measured by Radio Immuno Sorbent Assay (RIA) and progesterone level was measured by Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay (ELISA) techniques in 43 symptomatic women with ectopic pregnancy and 42 women with normal intrauterine pregnancy in Alzahra Hospital, Tabriz, Iran. These values were compared by T-test. By determining cut-off levels of these parameters the efficiency and sensitivity of them in prediction of ectopic pregnancy was estimated.
Results: The mean serum levels of ßHCG, estradiol and progesterone in patients with ectopic pregnancies (940 ± 552 mlu/ml, 593 ± 237 pg/ml, 5.83 ± 3.41 ng/ml, respectively) were significantly lower than these levels in normal intrauterine pregnancies (4620 ± 2030 mlu/ml, 1627 ± 435 pg/ml, 24.8 ± 6.08 ng/ml, respectively). The average rate of ßHCG rising was 8.2% for 24 hours in patients with ectopic pregnancy (EP) and 32.8% in normal intrauterine pregnancies (NIUP).
Conclusions: In this study single measurement of serum progesterone level has the greatest sensitivity (100%) and specificity (98%) in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.
Seyed Khalil Foruzan-Nia, Mohammad Hassan Abdollahi, Seyed Hossein Hekmatimoghaddam, Seyedeh Mahdiyeh Namayandeh, Mohammad Hadi Mortazavi,
Volume 9, Issue 2 (7-2011)

Background: Successful rehabilitation of cardiac surgery patients should include consideration of their sexual activity, but there is paucity of data regarding this matter.
Objective: This study determined the incidence and type of sexual dysfunction in our patients.
Materials and Methods: Two hundred-seventy nine men with age under 70 years old who had coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), valvular, or other types of cardiac surgery from Dec. 2006 until Dec. 2007 were enrolled in this descriptive-analytical study. They were interviewed before and 12 weeks after the operation in regard to the impact of surgery on their sexuality. The statistical methods used included analysis of variance, Kappa test, and chi-square analysis.
Results: The mean age of the patients was 55.7 ± 10.66 (25-69) years. The incidence of sexual dysfunction was 20.1% before, and76.4%, 12 weeks after the operation. P-valueas tested by Kappa test was 0.0001, which means that cardiac surgery had adverse effect on sexual activity of the patients. Types of sexual dysfunction were impotence, premature ejaculation, and decreased or loss of libido in 6.5%, 4.3% and 9.3%, respectively before operation, and 34.8%, 21.5% and 20.1%, respectively 12 weeks after the operation. Concurrence of more than one dysfunction was not reported. Conclusion: Sexual dysfunction is common after cardiac surgery, and sexual counseling is still not being addressed adequately. The role and responsibility of the physician and the rehabilitation nurse becomes evident, together with the need for the patient’s partner to participate in counseling
Farideh Zafari Zangeneh, Alireza Abdollahi, Fatemeh Aminee, Mohammad Mahdi Naghizadeh,
Volume 10, Issue 2 (7-2012)

Background: “Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine and metabolic disorder associated with ovulatory dysfunction”. “Autonomic and central nervous systems play important roles in the regulation of ovarian physiology”. The noradrenergic nucleus locus coeruleus (LC) plays a central role in the regulation of the sympathetic nervous system and synaptically connected to the preganglionic cell bodies of the ovarian sympathetic pathway and its activation is essential to trigger spontaneous or induced LH surges. This study evaluates sympathetic outflow in central and peripheral pathways in PCO rats.
Objective: Our objectives in this study were (1) to estimate LC activity in rats with estradiol valerate (EV)-induced PCO; (2) to antagonized alpha2a adrenoceptor in systemic conditions with yohimbine.
Materials and Methods: Forty two rats were divided into two groups: 1) LC and yohimbine and 2) control. Every group subdivided in two groups: eighteen rats were treated with estradiol valerate for induction of follicular cysts and the remainders were sesame oil groups.
Results: Estradiol concentration was significantly augmented by the LC lesion in PCO rats (p<0.001), while LC lesion could not alter serum concentrations of LH and FSH, like yohimbine. The morphological observations of ovaries of LC lesion rats showed follicles with hyperthecosis, but yohimbine reduced the number of cysts, increased corpus lutea and developed follicles.
Conclusion: Rats with EV-induced PCO increased sympathetic activity. LC lesion and yohimbine decreased the number of cysts and yohimbine increased corpus lutea and developed follicles in PCO rats.
Seddigheh Abdollahi Fard, Parvin Mostafa Gharabaghi, Farnaz Montazeri, Omid Mashrabi,
Volume 10, Issue 4 (8-2012)

Background: Hysteroscopy is a safe and high efficient procedure so it is changing to a widespread procedure in dealing with many gynecologic and obstetrical conditions.
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic and therapeutical efficiency of hysteroscopy in managing the common conditions including abnormal uterine bleeding, abortion and infertility.
Materials and Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study to compare hysteroscopy as a minimally invasive approach with conventional laparatomy and hysterectomy or repair of mulerian anomalies and watch the uterine cavity for intrauterine pathology in cases of infertility. Overall 277 women underwent hysteroscopy were evaluated in three groups: with AUB 226 cases, with infertility 34 cases and with recurrent abortions with septate uterus17 cases. The overall success rate was recorded and analyzed after six months in order of indication of hysteroscopy
Results: Hysteroscopy as sole diagnostic procedure in 16.5, 8.8 and 14.3%of AUB, infertility and abortion cases, respectively. In AUB cases, curettage, myomectomy, polypectomy and hysterectomy were the main diagnostic-therapeutical approaches along with hysteroscopy. In infertiles, myomectomy, polypectomy were the main diagnostic-therapeutical approaches
In abortion group, laparoscopy guided, septum resection adhessiolysis , curettage and myomectomy were the main aproach. There was not any major complication. The diagnostic-therapeutically measures accompanying with the hysteroscopy were successful in 73.5% of the bleeding group and 33.3% of the infertility group in follow-up period.
Conclusion: Based on our results, hysteroscopy is a safe, accurate and highly-efficient procedure in managing women with abnormal uterine bleeding, recurrent abortion due to septate uterus

Seyed Khalil Forouzannia, Mohammad Hassan Abdollahi, Seyedhossein Hekmatimoghaddam, Sadegh Ali Hassan Sayegh,
Volume 10, Issue 5 (10-2012)

Background: Sexual dysfunction is one of the most common problems in men after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). Etiology of sexual dysfunction in these patients may be psychological or organic due to hormonal changes.
Objective: The purpose was to evaluate the incidence and type of sexual dysfunction and changes in serum concentration of sex hormones in male patients undergoing on-pump CABG.
Materials and Methods: In this before and after study we enrolled 40 men aged less than 70 years who were candidate for on-pump CABG. Interviews were done by a physician before and 12 weeks after the operation in regard to the impact of surgery on their sexual activities. The serum levels of 6 sex hormones were also determined. The statistical tests used for data analysis included analysis of variance, McNemar's test and chi-square analysis. Results: The mean±SD age of the patients was 51.27±7.86 years. Incidence of sexual dysfunction was 22.5% (9 cases) before and 47.7% (19 cases) after operation. Types of sexual dysfunction were premature ejaculation (5% before, 2.5% after), impotence (7.5% before, 12.5% after) and loss of libido (10% before, 32% after). The level of sex hormones were generally decreased after operation but it was statistically significant only for estrogen (p-value=0.02).
Conclusion: Sexual dysfunction and reduction in serum level of sex hormones are common in patients before on-pump CABG and mostly get worse after surgery. Complementary studies are suggested for prevention and treatment of sexual dysfunction.
Roshangar Leila, Seddighe Abdollahifard, Abbas Majdi, Armin Zarrintan, Alia Ghasemzade, Laaia Farzadi, Sara Soleimani Rad, Jafar Soleimani Rad,
Volume 11, Issue 5 (7-2013)

Background: More than 40% of infertilities are due to endometriosis. Ultrustructural and histochemical study of endometrium will help to clarify the etiology of endometriosis.
Objective: The aim of the present study was to investigate the ultrastructure and occurrence of apoptosis in endometrial cells of women with or without endometriosis.
Materials and Methods: In the present case-control study, endometrial specimens from 12 women without endometriosis (as control) and 12 women with endometriosis (as case) were examined. Specimens for control group were obtained from the patients that were referred to gynecology hospital for hysterectomy due to various reasons. In case group the endometriosis was diagnosed according to laparoscopy and endometrial samples were taken using pippel biopsy. The specimens from both case and control groups were processed for Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), TUNEL reaction technique and morphometric studies.
Results: The results show that endometrial epithelium lost its continuity in women with endometriosis and endometrial cells have euchromatic nucleus in comparison to those from non-endometriosis. There were several apoptotic cells in the luminal and glandular endometrial epithelium and stroma from endometrium of control group. However, apoptotic cells were rarely seen in the endometrium from women with endometriosis. The difference in number of apoptotic cells between two groups statically was significant (p<0.001).
Conclusion: Regarding the ultrastructural characteristics of endometrial epithelial cells and comparison of apoptotic occurrence in control and case groups it is concluded that endometrial cells in endometriosis group have higher potential to survive and possibly implant.
Ataollah Ghahiri, Amin Firozmand, Mojdeh Ghasemi, Fahime Nasiri, Maryam Sharifi, Mehry Abdollahi,
Volume 12, Issue 6 (8-2014)

Background: One of the most important points concerning the patients who undergo assisted reproductive techniques (ART) for getting pregnant can be the possible neonatal chromosomal abnormalities as a result of these methods. Objective: This study was conducted to help answering a part of this question. Materials and Methods: This is a historical cohort study from April 2006 to April 2007. Data were collected from women admitted in Mehregan Hospital and Esfahan Infertility Center. 225 of 2000 infertile women who had taken ART methods and 225 of 1800 women undergoing no ART treatment were included in our study. All of the cases were aged 35 or more. Data were obtained from patient files from 2 infertility centers of Isfahan, Iran. Results: Chromosomal analysis was successfully performed for all clinically suspicious infants for trisobmy 21. As a result, 4 cases of trisomy 21 in ART group and 7 in non-ART group were found. Two cases from IUI, 1 case of IVF and 1 of ICSI were found to have trisomy 21 in infants. There was no statistically difference in occurring trisomy 21 in our two groups of study and this was also the same for women undergoing IVF and ICSI. Conclusion: ART methods did not increase the rate of Trisomy 21 according to our study although we found less in ART group, it was not statistically significant
Batool Hosein Rashidi, Roya Kabodmehri, Mamak Shariat, Ensieh Shahrokh Tehraninejad, Alireza Abdollahi, Maryam Bagheri, Fedieh Hagholahi,
Volume 17, Issue 3 (March 2019 2019)

Background: Because of the unexpected and often dramatic inhibition of luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion related with the usage of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)-antagonist, there has been a probable need for exogenous LH supplementation. There is a basic and clinical evidences that show late development of follicle needs an LH but there is a threshold for LH requirements during folliculogenesis.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the changes in serum LH and the identification of patients who benefit from the addition of LH. Materials and Methods: Seventy volunteers for antagonist protocol in IVF cycle were enrolled in this prospective cross-sectional study. The study was carried out in Reproductive Health Research Center, University of Medical Sciences between July 2016 and February 2016. Serum LH level was estimated 24 h before and after the first (GnRH) antagonist injection. The primary outcome was the serum level of LH and its change in the three groups and the secondary outcome was Egg and Embryo quality.
Result: LH changes above or below 50% had no effect on the number of follicle, the number of oocyte, Germinal vesicle oocyte, metaphase 1 oocyte, metaphase 2 oocyte, endometrial thickness, and chemical and clinical pregnancy.
Conclusion: We evaluated the changes of serum LH in the patients who were entered in the antagonist protocol. Our study showed no significant difference in LH levels 24 h before and after the injection of the antagonist between the three groups, and LH changes did not affect the outcome of pregnancy. 
Alieh Ghasemzadeh, Masumeh Dopour Faliz, Laya Farzadi, Nazli Navali, Behzad Bahramzadeh, Arash Fadavi, Parvin Hakimi, Sepideh Tehrani-Ghadim, Sedigheh Abdollahi Fard, Kobra Hamdi,
Volume 18, Issue 1 (January 2020)

Background: Oral progesterone is recommended as an alternative to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists and antagonists to prevent luteinizing hormone (LH) surge in assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles. However, there are little data regarding its use.
Objective: We aimed to compare the effect of oral Utrogestan and Cetrotide (a GnRH antagonist) on preventing LH surge in ART cycles.
Materials and Methods: In this randomized clinical trial, 100 infertile women undergoing ART who received recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) at 150-225 IU/day were randomly assigned to receive either Utrogestan 100 mg twice a day (case group) or GnRH antagonist protocol (control group) from cycle day 3 until the trigger day. Triggering was performed with 10,000 IU hCG) when there were at least three mature follicles. Viable embryos were cryopreserved for transfer in the next cycle for both groups. The number of oocytes retrieved and transfered embryos were compared between groups.
Results: The case group had significantly higher progesterone levels on triggering day, more follicles of >14 mm with higher maturity, and more oocytes retrieved with a higher rate of embryos transferred. A small increase in the pregnancy rate was observed in the case group, with no significant between-group differences. The most important result was the lack of premature LH surge in either group upon serum LH assessment on the triggering day.
Conclusion: Utrogestan is an alternative treatment that could reduce the LH surge rate and increase the ART outcomes including number of oocytes retrieved and transfered embryos compared with GnRH agonists and antagonists.

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