The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Transvaginal ultrasound detection of multifollicular ovaries in non-hirsute ovulatory women.

OBJECTIVES: To characterize ovarian morphology in a group of ovulatory, non-hirsute women with infertility and normal circulating levels of gonadotropins and sex steroids. METHODS: Thirty-three women with normal physical examinations, regular ovulatory menses, and absence of hirsutism (Ferriman-Gallwey score < or = 7) were studied. No woman had thyroid disease, galactorrhea, polycystic ovary syndrome, 21-hydroxylase deficiency or diabetes. Two-dimensional (2D) transvaginal sonography (TVS) was used to measure follicle size and ovarian volume on menstrual cycle day 5. Three-dimensional (3D) TVS images were stored to determine the number of follicles (measuring 2-10 mm in diameter) in the largest sonographic plane. Fasting blood sampling and oral glucose tolerance testing were performed to assess serum gonadotropin and sex steroid levels as well as glucose tolerance. RESULTS: The median ovarian volume by 2D-TVS imaging was 7.2 (range, 2.3-15.8) cm(3) (n = 64 ovaries). No follicles were > 10 mm in diameter. The median number of follicles by 3D-TVS was 4 (range, 2-8) (n = 63 ovaries) in the largest sonographic plane. Fourteen of 63 ovaries (22%) had six or more small follicles in one plane distributed within normal stroma (multifollicular ovary, MFO). No ovary had 10 or more follicles in one plane located within abundant stroma (polycystic ovary). Of 33 women examined, 20 women (61%) had apparently normal ovaries bilaterally, while 13 (39%) had at least one MFO. There were no significant differences between women with and those without MFO in serum gonadotropin and steroid levels or glucose tolerance. CONCLUSIONS: MFO is a common morphological variant in non-hirsute ovulatory women with normal gonadotropin secretion and ovarian steroidogenesis.[1]


  1. Transvaginal ultrasound detection of multifollicular ovaries in non-hirsute ovulatory women. Phy, J., Foong, S., Session, D., Thornhill, A., Tummon, I., Dumesic, D. Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. (2004) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities