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Infertility management. Advances in the management of polycystic ovarian disease.

Allison M Case
OBJECTIVE: To review family physicians' role in investigation and management of infertile couples. QUALITY OF EVIDENCE: MEDLINE and PubMed were searched using the MeSH headings infertility, advanced maternal age, polycystic ovarian syndrome, clomiphene citrate, and insulin sensitizers. Bibliographies of review articles and textbooks were also searched. Review articles, randomized trials, observational studies, and case series are cited. MAIN MESSAGE: Approximately 8% of Canadian couples have difficulty conceiving...
November 2003: Canadian Family Physician M├ędecin de Famille Canadien
M E Markle
PURPOSE: To discuss the diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) by the advanced practice nurse in primary care. DATA SOURCES: Selected research and clinical articles. CONCLUSIONS: The disorder is an endocrinopathy characterized by chronic anovulation, resulting in multiple ovarian cysts. Recent research suggests a genetic etiology and a close association with obesity. Patients often present with hyperandrogenism, irregular menses, and infertility...
April 2001: Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
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