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Because all but four of the patients whose peritoneal fluid had been analyzed received a platinum-based chemotherapy, we speculate that the methylation pattern in cluster 2 represents a surrogate marker for improved chemosensitivity to platinum-based agents.
Only serum IL-6 and peritoneal fluid TNF-[alpha] showed a high sensitivity and specificity in differentiating the 56 women with a postsurgical diagnosis of endometriosis from the 8 women with unexplained infertility and from the control group of 27 women who underwent tubal ligation or reanastomosis, Dr.
The large number of peritoneal fluids used in our study allowed us to calculate with precision the cutoff values of lucigenin and luminol CL as 150 000 and 600 000 cpm/ vial, respectively.
reported a case of inguinal hernia where on exploration excessive peritoneal fluid was found in the sac.
Induction of peritoneal fluid eosinophilia and/or monocytosis by intraperitoneal air injection.
Gram-positive bacilli were identified in 71 specimens from 70 patients (one patient had more than one specimen submitted), including blood (59 specimens), tissue (6 specimens), peritoneal fluid (3 specimens), pleural fluid (2 specimens), and 1 surgical site specimen.
Investigators compared levels of six cytokines-interleukin-1[beta] (IL-1[beta]), IL-6, Il-8, Il-12, IL-13, and tumor necrosis factor-[alpha] (TNF-[alpha])--in blood and peritoneal fluid obtained from women undergoing diagnostic laparoscopy for pain, infertility, tubal ligation, or sterilization reversal.
Peritoneal fluid volume and levels of steroid hormones and gonadotrophins in peritoneal fluid of normal and norethisterone-treated women.
To find out the most common bacteria isolated from peritoneal fluid.