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Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review

Katarzyna M Tomczyk, Maciej Wilczak, Paweł Rzymski
There are many reasons for sterility, and uterine malformations are of the greatest concern. Among uterine disorders, myomas play a significant role and are present in 27% of infertile women. The occurrence of myomas is frequent - 20-40% in women of reproductive age. Thus, for those infertile patients surgical treatment may be needed to preserve an opportunity to conceive. This case report refers to an uterine rupture at 28 weeks of gestation after laparoscopic myomectomy (3 months before conceiving). The myomectomy was conducted correctly and two layers of sutures on the myometrium were performed...
June 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Emre Günakan, Yusuf A Tohma, Asuman N Haberal, Ali Ayhan
Synchronous ovarian tumours are rare. Management of these patients can differ from that of patients with uniform tumours. We present a case of synchronous epithelial ovarian cancer and malignant mixed Müllerian tumour in different ovaries, its follow-up and management until death. To our knowledge this is the second case in the English literature to date. A 61-year-old woman with bilateral adnexal masses underwent complete debulking surgery for ovarian cancer. The final pathology was reported as malignant mixed Müllerian tumour in the right ovary with intact borders and stage 2 grade 3 serous carcinoma in the left ovary...
June 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Sara Wawrysiuk, Tomasz Rechberger, Konrad Futyma, Paweł Miotła
Candida lusitaniae is a rare opportunistic yeast which is known for its resistance to amphotericin B (AmB). It is responsible for about 19.3% of all infections caused by non- Candida albicans species, and for about 1.7% of all cases of genitourinary candidiasis brought about by the entire spectrum of Candida species . Most commonly it occurs in patients with hematologic malignancies, especially when a patient is receiving chemotherapy. Candida lusitaniae infection usually presents with fungemia; however, only 7...
June 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Nabil Abdalla, Anna Wnuk, Seweryn Trojanowski, Alicja Jakimiuk, Pawel Stanirowski, Krzysztof Cendrowski, Wlodzimierz Sawicki
Primary transitional cell carcinoma of the fallopian tube is a very rare condition. We present a case of a 70-year-old asymptomatic Caucasian patient with an irregular solid right adnexal mass of 67 × 35 × 59 mm which was discovered during routine ultrasound pelvic examination. There was no acoustic shadow and the patient did not feel pain during examination. No evidence of metastases or ascites was found by ultrasound. There was moderate vascularization of the mass. The mass was considered malignant according to the subjective assessment of the examiner...
June 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Bogna Grygiel-Górniak, Nattakarn Limphaibool, Mariusz Puszczewicz
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) displays a severe disease sub-phenotype with vascular manifestations ranging from peripheral thrombosis to neurologic and ophthalmic symptoms. The prevalence of morbidities including thrombosis, renal lesions, and cognitive impairment contributes to a higher risk of organ damage and a reduced quality of life in patients. In addition to the clinical heterogeneity, the diagnostic challenge is heightened in elderly patients as APS-related SLE is primarily diagnosed in young females...
June 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Tomasz Paszkowski, Violetta Skrzypulec-Plinta
Over 30% of women suffering from menopausal symptoms use products of plant origin. This paper presents the results of a study devoted to evaluation of the efficacy of the Femelis Meno dietary supplement containing standardized flower pollen and pistil extracts (PI 82-GC FEM).
June 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Fatma Beyazit, Eren Pek
Introduction: Despite the accumulating evidence suggesting a possible relationship between femur and lumbar bone mineral density (BMD) and serum uric acid (UA), it is unclear whether alterations in UA levels reflect any underlying subclinical inflammatory conditions in postmenopausal osteoporosis. In addition, the mechanistic link between osteoporosis and dietary factors including vitamin B12 and folate in postmenopausal women is still obscure. The aim of the present study is to investigate the association between serum vitamin B12 , folate, UA, and subclinical inflammatory markers and BMD measurements in postmenopausal women...
June 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Ruchi Rathore, Sonal Sharma, Sarla Agarwal
Introduction: Mature cystic teratoma (MCT) is the most common type of ovarian germ cell neoplasm, but occasionally it may undergo malignant change in any one of its elements. In this study, these rarely encountered tumors, occurring over a period of 25 years, were studied. Material and methods: A retrospective, tertiary hospital-based study was carried out in all histopathologically diagnosed cases of MCT (230) of the ovary from January 1990 to December 2014. The clinicopathological features of malignant transformation (MT) in MCT of the ovary were retrieved from the archives of the Department of Pathology and were analyzed...
June 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Fatma Beyazit, Başak Sahin
Introduction: Identifying and characterizing sexual dysfunction is crucial in order to improve the quality of the marital relationship in postmenopausal women. Regarding this, the present study aimed to determine the association of menopausal characteristics with sexual satisfaction and marital adjustment. Material and methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 89 postmenopausal women chosen using an improbable randomized sampling method. A questionnaire that collects demographic characteristics, the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) and The Golombok Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction (GRISS) index were used to collect relevant data during the survey...
June 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Stefano Savonitto, Luca A Ferri, Delia Colombo
Myocardial infarction (MI) is rare in pre-menopausal women, and in most cases has a gender-specific pathogenesis. After menopause, MI incidence increases gradually to equalize men's rate in the eighth decade of age, with similar pathogenesis. This epidemiological observation has raised a number of hypotheses on the protective effect of estrogen against atherosclerosis and its related diseases. However, MI has a multifactorial pathogenesis with variable contributions of inflammation, eroded or ruptured atherosclerotic plaques, vasoconstriction and thrombosis...
June 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Dobrosława L Sikora-Szczęśniak
There are only two reports on leiomyoma cellulare (LC) in the parametrium that have been published so far. Aim of the study was analysis of two cases of LC in the parametrium diagnosed postoperatively, and review of literature on the subject. Case 1: A 50-year-old patient was operated on for LC located in the right parametrium and concomitant malignant tumour in the right ovary. Leiomyoma cellulare was resected, hysterectomy and bilateral appendectomy performed, and bilateral iliac and obturator lymph nodes excised...
March 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
YanNa Zhou, Ke-Qin Hua
Introduction: For the prediction of endometriosis associated ovarian carcinoma (EAOC), the risk factors for malignant ovarian endometriosis (MOE) were explored. Material and methods: A group of 104 EAOC patients was compared with a group of 104 ovarian endometrial cyst patients. Using single and multivariate risk analysis of EAOC by calculating the area under the curve (AUC) of receiver-operator characteristics (ROC) curves, risks of MOE transformation were calculated for various burdens of risk factors...
March 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Sebastián Carranza-Lira, Flor de Durazno Casillas Núñez
Introduction: To determine the prevalence of sexual dysfunction in pre and postmenopausal women. Material and methods: A cross-sectional, descriptive, comparative study was done in climacteric women from 40 to 59 years of age. Female sexual function was evaluated with the female sexual function index (FSFI) on the day of consultation. The comparison between pre and postmenopausal women and between those with or without sexual dysfunction was done with Mann Whitney U test, χ2 , and Spearman's correlation analysis was done...
March 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Salvatore Caruso, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Stefano Cianci, Antonio Cianci
Introduction: Menopause results in metabolic changes that contribute to increase risk of cardiovascular diseases: increase in low density lipoprotein (LDL) and triglycerides and decrease in high density lipoprotein (HDL), weight gain are associated with a correspondent increase in incidence of hypertension and diabetes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a preparation of isoflavones, calcium vitamin D and inulin in menopausal women. Material and methods: We performed a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study...
March 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Marzanna Obrzut, Marian Cholewa, Jakub Baran, Agnieszka Obrzut-Palusińska, Ewa Kurczab
Introduction: Core needle biopsy is a preferable breast biopsy technique under ultrasound guidance. However, fine-needle biopsy is considered equally popular. Aim of the study: To redefine the role of fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in the diagnosis of breast lesions. Material and methods: We retrospectively analysed the medical records of 680 patients who underwent breast ultrasound examination. In most cases, no pathologic structures were observed within the mammary glands...
March 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Dariusz Owczarek, Andrzej Malinowski, Miłosz Wilczyński
Aim of the study: was an evaluation of the effects, exerted by obtained haemostasis on ovarian reserve, depending on haemostasis technique, applied after laparoscopic enucleation of endometrial cysts. Material and methods: Sixty-six female patients, at the age of 20-35 years, were included into the study. The diameters of the cystic lesions were within 40-70 mm. The patients were randomly assigned to two study groups. Group 1 involved patients after laparoscopic enucleation of ovarian cysts, in whom haemostasis was achieved by ovary suturing, while Group 2 included patients with haemostasis achieved by bipolar coagulation technique...
March 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Emre Günakan, Zeliha Atak, Mustafa Albayrak, Yüksel Kurban, Gülçin G Şimşek
The incidence of premalignant and malignant endometrial disorders increases during the postmenopausal period. In the literature, endometrial disorders are usually discussed in the context of menopausal status. But there are limited data regarding endometrial disorders in geriatric patients. Early diagnosis of endometrial cancers with aggressive behaviour that increases during the geriatric period may allow simpler treatment options and also decrease the treatment-associated morbidity risk. Records of geriatric patients who underwent an endometrial histopathological evaluation between 2011 and 2016 were evaluated...
March 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Dominika B Majchrzak-Baczmańska, Ewa Głowacka, Miłosz Wilczyński, Andrzej Malinowski
Introduction: The aim of the study was to compare serum concentration of soluble L- and P-selectins in women with ovarian cancer (OC) and healthy controls, and to investigate sL- and sP-selectin levels with regard to clinical and pathological parameters. Correlation analysis was used to measure the following: sL- and sP-selectin concentration and Ca125; sP-selectin and platelet concentrations; and sL-selectin and serum leukocyte levels in women with OC. Material and methods: The study included 29 patients with OC and 23 healthy controls...
March 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Narjes Bahri, Sharareh Saljooghi, Ali Delshad Noghabi, Mahdi Moshki
Introduction: Menopause is a physiological process during which women can improve their quality of life by taking proper self-care measures. Performing self-care requires proper and effective training. The present study was conducted to investigate the effect of self-care training programs based on the teach-back method on the self-care status in postmenopausal women. Material and methods: The present clinical trial was conducted in 2016 in Gonabad, in the east of Iran...
March 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Radosław Słopień, Ewa Milewska, Piotr Rynio, Błażej Męczekalski
Hormonal contraception in both reproductive and late reproductive age, as well as contraceptive action, is used also for other indications like dysmenorrhoea, menstrual disorders, endometriosis, acne vulgaris, and hirsutism. Acne vulgaris and hirsutism are important signs related to hyperandrogenaemia and present a serious medical problem for the patients and a challenge for medical doctors in terms of effective treatment. The application of hormonal contraception to treat acne vulgaris and hirsutism requires knowledge of the mechanism of antiandrogenic actions and the possible contraindications and complications...
March 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
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