• Urdaneta Machado J
  • Vera Cabana J
  • García Ildefonso J
  • et al.
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Background: Insulin resistance (IR) is a complex physiopathological alteration, present in the terminal organs, of high prevalence in women in fertile age and prepuberal stage, with recognized cardiovascular risk association and infertility. Objective: To determine the frequency of IR in infertile women and factors of risks associated in the patients which going to consultation of gynecology of the Maternity "Dr. Armando Castillo Plaza". Method: An applied and descriptive investigation was realised, with nonexperimental design, being applied the technique of the nonparticipant and structured direct observation, having as instrument the work card. Results: The prevalence of IR was 80%, with HOMA index of 5.4 ± 2.7. In infertile women were identified the following risk factors: increased serum androgens/obesity (OR: 1.51; p<0.001), dyslipidemia (OR: 6.53; p<0.001), arterial hypertension (OR: 8.41; p<0.02), acanthosis nigricans (OR: 9.0; p<0.002), and acne (OR: 2.65; p<0.01). Conclusion: We found a high frequency of IR between the infertile women, which can be corrected with changes in the life styles and low complexity interventions for the treatment of the infertility.




Urdaneta Machado, J., Vera Cabana, J., García Ildefonso, J., Babel Zambrano, N., & Contreras Benítez, A. (2010). INSULINO RESISTENCIA EN MUJERES INFÉRTILES. Revista Chilena de Obstetricia y Ginecología, 75(3).

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