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Articles by Nilgun OZTURK TURHAN
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Aim: To compare the semen parameters between pregnant and nonpregnant couples with male factor infertility during intrauterine insemination (IUI).

Materials and Methods: The study included a total of 156 IUI cycles performed in our center from January 2005 to December 2006 with the indication of male infertility. IUI cycles were divided into 2 groups: group 1 pregnancy (24 cycles) and group 2 (132 cycles) nonpregnancy cycles.

Results: In both groups, progressive motility of neither initial nor processed sperm specimens was significantly different (P > 0.05). When comparisons of semen parameters in groups were performed in the initial specimen, sperm concentration and total motile sperm count (TMC) were significantly different between the groups (P = 0.03, P = 0.04, respectively). After processing specimens a definite significant difference was found in sperm concentration and inseminated motile sperm count (IMC) between pregnancy and nonpregnancy cycles (P = 0.03, P = 0.03, respectively). Although TMC > 10 × 106 provided a pregnancy rate (PR) of 18% compared with TMC < 10 × 106 (PR: 10%), no significant differences were detected (P > 0.05).

Conclusions: In addition to the initial TMC and IMC, sperm concentration in both initial and processed specimens may influence IUI-related pregnancy in male factor infertility.

  İlknur Inegol Gumus , Feridun Karakurt , Ayse Kargili , Nilgun Ozturk Turhan and Mehtap Erkmen Uyar
  We aimed to investigate the effects of prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) and excess gestational weight gain on maternal-fetal outcomes. Materials and methods: Obstetrics records of 537 singleton pregnants delivered at our institution were reviewed. According to BMI, the patients were divided into 3 groups, namely, Group 1: normal (BMI 20-24.9 kg/m2) (n = 394); Group 2: overweight (BMI 25-29.9 kg/m2) (n = 112); Group 3: Obese (BMI > 30 kg/m2) (n = 31). According to gestational weight gain, the subjects divided into 2 categories, namely, Group A: 8-15.9 kg weight gain (n = 326); Group B: >16kg weight gain (n = 211). The groups were compared on maternal data and perinatal outcomes. Results: Based on the BMI, obese pregnants faced the highest risk of preeclampsia (P = 0.005), gestational diabetes mellitus and hypertension (P < 0.001), macrosomia (P = 0.041), shoulder dystocia (P = 0.003), and cesarean delivery (P = 0.01). Rates of babies admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit were 13.6%, 6.4%, and 12.9% in group 1, 2, and 3, respectively (P = 0.041). According to gestational weight gain, macrosomia and birthweight were significantly higher in group B (>16kg weight gain) (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Increasing BMI is associated with increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus, hypertension, macrosomia, shoulder dystocia, and cesarean delivery. High birthweight was affected by high gestational weight gain. Before pregnancy, women with high BMI should be advised to lose weight and not to gain much weight during pregnancy.
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