RESEARCH PROJECT - PCOS ultrasound study

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RESEARCH PROJECT - PCOS ultrasound study

Postby Lutzomyia » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:05 am

Dear All,

Please take a few minutes to read this research summary from the University of Nottingham. Ethical approval has been given by the appropriate committee. If you are interested in taking part please contact Dr Haoula directly at:

Thank you

Tracy Nevatte - Verity Research Officer

The aim of our project is to identify specific markers in the blood (Biomarkers) in addition to check for the thickness of endometriun (lining of the womb), number and size of follicles and the blood flow to the ovaries which may be altered in women with PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) (using new scientific techniques which now make this possible) compared with women without it to determine what is different. In this project, 100 women with PCOS and 100 women without PCOS will be approached. The purpose of the study will be explained, and following informed consent, a fasting blood test and a pelvic 3D ultrasound test will be obtained. This project may improve our understanding of PCOS and may help us identify new factors which could be targeted in the future to improve management of women with PCOS. On the other hand, we may not find any significant changes between women with and without PCOS in this study.

Dr Zeina Haoula
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