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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626982/genetic-and-microscopic-assessment-of-the-human-chemotherapy-exposed-placenta-reveals-possible-pathways-contributive-to-fetal-growth-restriction
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M Verheecke, A Cortès Calabuig, J Finalet Ferreiro, V Brys, R Van Bree, G Verbist, T Everaert, L Leemans, M M Gziri, I Boere, M J Halaska, J Vanhoudt, F Amant, K Van Calsteren
INTRODUCTION: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) carries an increased risk of perinatal mortality and morbidity. A major cause of FGR is placental insufficiency. After in utero chemotherapy-exposure, an increased incidence of FGR has been reported. In a prospective cohort study we aimed to explore which pathways may contribute to chemotherapy-associated FGR. METHODS: Placental biopsies were collected from 25 cancer patients treated with chemotherapy during pregnancy, and from 66 control patients...
April 2018: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625257/5-year-overall-survival-after-early-breast-cancer-diagnosed-during-pregnancy-a-retrospective-case-control-multicentre-french-study
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A Ploquin, B Pistilli, E Tresch, J S Frenel, F Lerebours, A Lesur, C Loustalot, T Bachelot, M Provansal, J M Ferrero, F Coussy, M Debled, P Kerbrat, A Vinceneux, D Allouache, F Morvan, F Dalenc, S Guiu, R Rouzier, L Vanlemmens
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer diagnosed during pregnancy (BCP) is rare, but the prevalence is expected to rise. Long-term follow-up data regarding this clinically challenging condition are scarce. The main objective of this multicentre case-control French study was to compare the survival between pregnant patients and matched controls. METHODS: Patients from 27 centres diagnosed between 2000 and 2009 with histologically proven invasive breast cancer occurring during pregnancy were retrospectively included...
April 3, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620680/triptorelin-for-fertility-preservation-in-adolescents-treated-with-chemotherapy-for-cancer
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Mariaclaudia Meli, Manuela Caruso-Nicoletti, Milena La Spina, Luca Lo Nigro, Piera Samperi, Salvatore D'Amico, Francesco Bellia, Vito Miraglia, Maria Licciardello, Emanuela Cannata, Silvia Marino, Carla Cimino, Federica Puglisi, Laura Lo Valvo, Agnese Pezzulla, Giovanna Russo, Andrea Di Cataldo
BACKGROUND: Triptorelin, a gonadotropin releasing hormone analogue, can be administered to postpubertal female individuals with cancer who receive chemotherapy to obtain menstrual suppression and decrease the risk of hemorrhage caused by thrombocytopenia. Our goal was to assess whether triptorelin also has a protective role against the gonadotoxicity of chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective observational study includes all postmenarchal female patients who presented to our Unit from 2000 to 2015 and received chemotherapy for cancer...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617794/reproductive-intentions-and-use-of-reproductive-health-care-among-female-survivors-of-childhood-cancer
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M van Dijk, M H van den Berg, A Overbeek, C B Lambalk, M M van den Heuvel-Eibrink, W J Tissing, L C Kremer, H J van der Pal, J J Loonen, B Versluys, D Bresters, G J L Kaspers, F E van Leeuwen, E van Dulmen-den Broeder
STUDY QUESTION: Do female childhood cancer survivors (CCSs) express a decreased desire to have children and do they use reproductive health care more often compared to women without a history of cancer? SUMMARY ANSWER: Overall, no difference was found in the desire to have children between CCSs and controls, whereas CCSs consult a fertility specialist more often, at a younger age, and sooner after their first attempt at conceiving. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Female CCSs may face a shorter than anticipated reproductive window as a result of their cancer treatment...
March 30, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580145/ovarian-dysgerminoma-in-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yuanyuan Chen, Ying Luo, Cha Han, Wenyan Tian, Wen Yang, Yingmei Wang, Fengxia Xue
BACKGROUND: Dysgerminoma is an uncommon malignant tumor arising from the germ cells of the ovary. Its association with pregnancy is extremely rare; the incidence is about 0.2-1 per 100,000 pregnancies. Because of its infrequency, there are few recommendations regarding its management in pregnancy; therefore, it is important to discuss and summarize the treatment strategy. CASE: We presented a case of a 23-year-old pregnant woman with a large dysgerminoma originated from the right ovary, which had the unusual coincidence of being associated with an abdominal desmoid tumor simultaneously...
March 26, 2018: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576341/fertility-rescue-and-ovarian-follicle-growth-promotion-by-bone-marrow-stem-cell-infusion
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Sonia Herraiz, Anna Buigues, César Díaz-García, Mónica Romeu, Susana Martínez, Inés Gómez-Seguí, Carlos Simón, Aaron J Hsueh, Antonio Pellicer
OBJECTIVE: To assess if infusion of human bone marrow-derived stem cells (BMDSCs) could promote follicle development in patients with impaired ovarian functions. DESIGN: Experimental design. SETTING: University research laboratories. ANIMAL(S): Immunodeficient NOD/SCID female mice. INTERVENTION(S): Human BMDSCs were injected into mice with chemotherapy-induced ovarian damage and into immunodeficient mice xenografted with human cortex from poor-responder patients (PRs)...
March 22, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558344/a-positive-urine-pregnancy-test-upt-with-adnexal-mass-ectopic-pregnancy-is-not-the-ultimate-diagnosis
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Mohd Faizal Ahmad, Muhammad Azrai Abu, Kah Teik Chew, Kun Leng Sheng, Mohd Asyraf Zakaria
A positive urine pregnancy test (UPT) with adnexal mass in ectopic pregnancy is not the ultimate diagnosis. The incidence of ectopic pregnancy is about 27 per 1000 pregnancies [1]. On average, about 6-16% will present to an emergency department with first-trimester bleeding and abdominal pain [2]. On presenting with these symptoms with the simultaneous presence of an adnexal mass and an empty uterus, a UPT is of paramount importance to determine whether the symptoms are pregnancy related or not. When the UPT is positive, an ectopic pregnancy is not the only diagnosis as the rare entity of non-gestational ovarian choriocarcinoma (NGOC) should be considered...
March 20, 2018: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546524/prediction-of-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-from-patient-reported-and-genetic-risk-factors
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Sonam Puri, Kelly A Hyland, Kristine Crowe Weiss, Gillian C Bell, Jhanelle E Gray, Richard Kim, Hui-Yi Lin, Aasha I Hoogland, Brian D Gonzalez, Ashley M Nelson, Anita Y Kinney, Stacy M Fischer, Daneng Li, Paul B Jacobsen, Howard L McLeod, Heather S L Jim
PURPOSE: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is common among cancer patients. Early identification of patients at risk for CINV may help to personalize anti-emetic therapies. To date, few studies have examined the combined contributions of patient-reported and genetic risk factors to CINV. The goal of this study was to evaluate these risk factors. METHODS: Prior to their first chemotherapy infusion, participants completed demographic and risk factor questionnaires and provided a blood sample to measure genetic variants in ABCB1 (rs1045642) and HTR3B (rs45460698) as well as CYP2D6 activity score...
March 15, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546456/uterine-artery-embolization-combined-with-dilation-and-curettage-for-the-treatment-of-cesarean-scar-pregnancy-efficacy-and-future-fertility
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Amartuvshin Tumenjargal, Hiroyuki Tokue, Hiroshi Kishi, Hiromi Hirasawa, Ayako Taketomi-Takahashi, Yoshito Tsushima
PURPOSE: To investigate the efficacy and safety of uterine artery embolization (UAE) followed by dilation and curettage (D&C) as a treatment for cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) and to assess pregnancy outcomes after the treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 33 CSP patients treated with UAE followed by D&C. The serum level of beta human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) normalization, hospitalization, menstruation, and successful pregnancy after treatment was assessed as clinical and pregnancy outcomes...
March 15, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538257/obstetric-outcomes-in-women-with-early-bulky-cervical-cancer-downstaged-by-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-to-allow-for-fertility-sparing-surgery-a-meta-analysis-and-metaregression
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Alexandros Laios, Jenneke Kasius, Anastasios Tranoulis, Alexandros Gryparis, Thomas Ind
OBJECTIVE: It is difficult to critically outline the optimal treatment for women with early-stage cervical cancer (eCC) wishing fertility preservation. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) to downstage "bulky" eCC could potentially lead to fertility-sparing surgery (FSS) in a wider patient population. The rationale is to provide oncological safety balanced with maximal fertility effort. We aimed to obtain the most accurate fertility outcomes for eCC women treated with NAC followed by FSS and identify potential factors favoring fertility...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534229/ceramide-1-phosphate-has-protective-properties-against-cyclophosphamide-induced-ovarian-damage-in-a-mice-model-of-premature-ovarian-failure
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Natalia Pascuali, Leopoldina Scotti, Mariana Di Pietro, Gonzalo Oubiña, Diana Bas, María May, Antonio Gómez Muñoz, Patricia S Cuasnicú, Débora J Cohen, Marta Tesone, Dalhia Abramovich, Fernanda Parborell
STUDY QUESTION: Is ceramide-1-phosphate (C1P) an ovarian protective agent during alkylating chemotherapy? SUMMARY ANSWER: Local administration of C1P drastically reduces ovarian damage induced by cyclophosphamide (Cy) via protection of follicular reserve, restoration of hormone levels, inhibition of apoptosis and improvement of stromal vasculature, while protecting fertility, oocyte quality and uterine morphology. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Cancer-directed therapies cause accelerated loss of ovarian reserve and lead to premature ovarian failure (POF)...
March 9, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528932/manual-compared-with-electric-vacuum-aspiration-for-treatment-of-molar-pregnancy
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Lilian Padrón, Jorge Rezende Filho, Joffre Amim Junior, Sue Yazaki Sun, Rafael Cortés Charry, Izildinha Maestá, Kevin M Elias, Neil Horowitz, Antonio Braga, Ross S Berkowitz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate uterine evacuation of patients with molar pregnancy, comparing manual with electric vacuum aspiration. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of patients with molar pregnancy followed at the Rio de Janeiro Trophoblastic Disease Center from January 2007 to December 2016. The individual primary study outcomes were incomplete uterine evacuation, uterine perforation, development of uterine synechia, and development of postmolar gestational trophoblastic neoplasia...
April 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512784/transdermal-estrogen-gel-and-oral-aspirin-combination-therapy-improves-fertility-prognosis-via-the-promotion-of-endometrial-receptivity-in-moderate-to-severe-intrauterine-adhesion
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Yugang Chi, Ping He, Li Lei, Yi Lan, Jianguo Hu, Ying Meng, Lina Hu
Intrauterine adhesion (IUA) is one of the most common gynecological diseases in women of reproductive age. IUA, particularlyin moderate to severe forms, accounts for a large percentage of infertility cases. Clinically, the first‑line treatment strategy for IUA is transcervical resection of adhesion (TCRA), followed by adjuvant postoperative treatment. Estrogen is one of the classic chemotherapies used following TCRA and contributes to preventing re‑adhesion following surgery. However, estrogen has limited effects in promoting pregnancy, which is the ultimate goal for IUA management...
March 6, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510639/-non-hodgkin%C3%A2-s-b-lymphoma-of-the-ovaries-with-an-unfavourable-prognosis-incidental-finding-during-caesarean-section
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M Kopáčková, P Beránek, I Bydžovská, R Pytlík, J Soukup, M Mrhalová
OBJECTIVE: Presentation of a rare finding non-Hodgkin´s B-lymphoma of the ovary in a patient during caesarean section. DESIGN: Case report. SETTINGS: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Regional Hospital Liberec, a.s.; First Internal Clinic - Clinic of Hematology, First Faculty of Medicine and General University Hospital, Charles University in Prague; Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Praque and Motol University Hospital...
2018: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480840/clinical-management-of-a-unique-case-of-pnet-of-the-uterus-during-pregnancy-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Rosalba De Nola, Edoardo Di Naro, Luca Maria Schonauer, Giuseppe Lucarelli, Michele Battaglia, Maria Grazia Fiore, Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, Giuseppe Loverro
RATIONALE: PNETs (primitive neuroectodermal tumors) are a family of highly malignant neoplasms characterized by small round cells of neuroepithelial origin. They usually involve bone and soft tissues, and have a higher incidence in childhood. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this case report, we describe the obstetric and oncological outcome of a huge mass diagnosed as a leiomyoma in a 39-year-old pregnant woman who complained of low back pain, dysuria, and urinary frequency at 22 weeks of gestation...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436119/laparoscopic-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-an-isolated-epithelioid-trophoblastic-tumor-in-recto-uterine-pouch
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Fang Jiang, Yang Xiang, Li-Na Guo
A 30-year-old Chinese woman with irregular vaginal bleeding was admitted to our department. Serum β-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) was moderately elevated, and ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging revealed an irregular, retro-uterine lesion without intrauterine pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy was the primary consideration, with trophoblastic tumor being another possibility. Laparoscopy revealed a 2 × 3 × 3 cm3 irregular, infiltrating, yellow-white lesion in the left recto-uterine pouch, which was completely resected without rectal damage...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435699/psychosocial-benefits-of-fertility-preservation-for-young-cancer-patients
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Juliana Assi, Juliana Santos, Tatiana Bonetti, Paulo C Serafini, Eduardo L A Motta, Mauricio Barbour Chehin
PURPOSE: The risk of ovarian failure after radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy is a concern among oncologic women. There is no doubt regarding the psycho-emotional benefits of fertility preservation (FP) after a cancer diagnosis because concerns about biological conception are a source of anxiety and can even affect the patient's cancer recovery. The aim of this study was to evaluate oncology patients' feelings, concerns, and life quality impacts related to FP. METHODS: This qualitative cross-sectional study was based on a questionnaire administered to a selected group of women diagnosed with cancer who underwent FP...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427495/hepatitis-b-who-and-when-to-treat
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REVIEW
Jiannis Vlachogiannakos, George V Papatheodoridis
As current treatment options almost never achieve eradication of hepatitis B virus (HBV), the most realistic goal for HBV treatment is persistent inhibition of viral replication and ALT normalization. Thus, the decision to start treatment should be based on careful patient selection and individualized decisions. Treatment is generally indicated in chronic hepatitis B patients with HBV DNA >2000 IU/mL, elevated ALT and/or at least moderate histological lesions, while all patients with cirrhosis and detectable HBV DNA should be treated...
February 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399351/extremely-large-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-associated-with-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Viktoria Husz, Dorottya Bus, Gyorgy Vajda
Ovarian malignancies are rare in pregnancy; however, the incidence of abnormal adnexal masses diagnosed during pregnancy is increasing. The most common masses are ovarian cysts, and only 3-6% of those are malignant. The majority of ovarian masses are diagnosed at an early stage by routine ultrasound examinations. Malignant germ cell tumors are the most common ovarian malignancies associated with pregnancy, while the incidence of epithelial ovarian cancer is only 1:12,000-1:50,000 of pregnancies. The diagnosis and management of ovarian cancer during pregnancy remain unclear due to the rare occurrence and scant data on this condition...
January 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397624/-retrospective-analysis-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-breast-cancer-in-pregnancy
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F W Wang, S M Fu, Y C Jin, X H Gong, H D Cheng, K J Wu
Objective: To investigate the principles of diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer during pregnancy. Methods: Clinical data of patients with breast cancer during pregnancy admitted to Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University between January 2012 to July 2017 were analyzed retrospectively. A total of 17 patients were diagnosed with breast cancer in pregnancy, the median age was 32 years (range from 25 to 45 years old), pathological staging revealed 2 patient with stage 0, 1 with stage Ⅱa, 7 with stage Ⅱb, 1 with stage Ⅲa, 2 with stage Ⅲc, 4 with stage Ⅳ...
February 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
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