Volume 2  Issue 4

Volume 2  Issue 4

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Review Article

Metformin and Weight Loss in Patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Coelho JK, Aldrighi JM

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most prevalent endocrinopathy in women of reproductive age, occurring in approximately 6–15% of this population. One of the hallmarks of PCOS is menstrual irregularity, which affects approximately 80% of patients. The pathophysiology of menstrual irregularity is related to chronic anovulation, and the symptom has a direct impact on fertility. Another common manifestation, hyperandrogenism, is typically associated with hirsutism; acne and/or alopecia may also occur, with devastating effects on the patient’s self-esteem.

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Case Report

Cryptosporidium in Pregnancy; an Exploration of Risk

Margaret Krueger*

The patient of study is a 28-year-old African-American female, gravida 3 para 2, with past medical history including chronic hypertension and anxiety. She initially presented to the emergency room at 14 weeks gestation with 9-day complaint of gastrointestinal symptoms which had progressed to severe vomiting and diarrhea over the past 3 days. She reported one of her children had similar illness, and his stool culture had been positive for shigella.

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