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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343929/yoga-offers-cardiovascular-protection-in-early-postmenopausal-women
#1
Sinha M Praveena, Gandhi Asha, Mondal Sunita, Jain Anju, Biswas Ratna
Context: Postmenopause, an estrogen deficient state comes with increased incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Yoga has been described as having a beneficial effect on heart rate variability (HRV), a marker for cardiac autonomic activity which can assess cardiovascular risk, in various populations. Aim: the aim of the study was to study the effect of 3-month long Yoga practice on HRV in early postmenopausal women. Settings and Design: A prospective longitudinal study of 67 women within 5 years of menopause between 45 and 60 years of age attending menopause clinic of Department of Gynaecology, Sucheta Kriplani Hospital fulfilling inclusion and exclusion criteria and consenting were enrolled for the study...
January 2018: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334760/polymorphisms-in-estrogen-synthesis-genes-and-symptom-clusters-during-the-menopausal-transition-and-early-postmenopause-observations-from-the-seattle-midlife-women-s-health-study
#2
Nancy Fugate Woods, Lori A Cray, Ellen Sullivan Mitchell, Fred Farrin, Jerald Herting
During the menopausal transition and early postmenopause, participants in the Seattle Midlife Women's Health Study (SMWHS) experienced one of the three symptom severity clusters identified through latent class analysis: severe hot flashes with moderate sleep, mood, cognitive, and pain symptoms (high-severity hot flash); low-severity hot flashes with moderate levels of all other symptom groups (moderate severity); and low levels of all symptom groups (low severity). In an effort to determine whether gene polymorphisms were associated with these symptom severity classes, we tested associations between gene polymorphisms in the estrogen synthesis pathways (cytochrome P450 19 [CYP 19] and 17 beta hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase [ 17HSDB1]) and the three symptom severity clusters...
January 1, 2018: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312586/glucose-impairs-tamoxifen-responsiveness-modulating-connective-tissue-growth-factor-in-breast-cancer-cells
#3
Maria Rosaria Ambrosio, Vittoria D'Esposito, Valerio Costa, Domenico Liguoro, Francesca Collina, Monica Cantile, Nella Prevete, Carmela Passaro, Giusy Mosca, Michelino De Laurentiis, Maurizio Di Bonito, Gerardo Botti, Renato Franco, Francesco Beguinot, Alfredo Ciccodicola, Pietro Formisano
Type 2 diabetes and obesity are negative prognostic factors in patients with breast cancer (BC). We found that sensitivity to tamoxifen was reduced by 2-fold by 25 mM glucose (High Glucose; HG) compared to 5.5 mM glucose (Low Glucose; LG) in MCF7 BC cells. Shifting from HG to LG ameliorated MCF7 cell responsiveness to tamoxifen. RNA-Sequencing of MCF7 BC cells revealed that cell cycle-related genes were mainly affected by glucose. Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF) was identified as a glucose-induced modulator of cell sensitivity to tamoxifen...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304773/breast-carcinoma-with-21-gene-recurrence-score-lower-than-18-rate-of-locoregional-recurrence-in-a-large-series-with-clinical-follow-up
#4
Gulisa Turashvili, Edi Brogi, Monica Morrow, Maura Dickler, Larry Norton, Clifford Hudis, Hannah Y Wen
BACKGROUND: The 21-gene recurrence score (RS) assay determines the benefit of adding chemotherapy to endocrine therapy for patients with early stage, estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. The RS risk groups predict the likelihood of distant recurrence and have recently been associated with an increased risk of locoregional recurrence (LRR). This study analyzed clinicopathologic features of patients with low RS and LRR. METHODS: In our institutional database, we identified 1396 consecutive female patients with lymph node negative, ER+/HER2- invasive breast carcinoma and low RS (<18) results, treated at our center from 2008 to 2013...
January 6, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303056/is-shifting-to-a-progestin-worthwhile-when-estrogen-progestins-are-inefficacious-for-endometriosis-associated-pain
#5
Paolo Vercellini, Federica Ottolini, Maria Pina Frattaruolo, Laura Buggio, Anna Roberto, Edgardo Somigliana
The purpose of this study was to assess the proportion of patients satisfied with their treatment after a change from a low-dose oral contraceptive (OC) to norethisterone acetate (NETA) because of inefficacy of OC on pain symptoms. To this end, prospective, self-controlled study was conducted on 153 women using OC as a treatment for endometriosis and with persistence of one or more moderate or severe pain symptoms. At baseline and during 12 months after a shift from OC to oral NETA, 2.5 mg/d, pelvic pain was measured by means of a 0- to 10-point numerical rating scale and a multidimensional categorical rating scale...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301182/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-considerations-in-turner-syndrome
#6
REVIEW
Seung Yang
Newly developed genetic techniques can reveal mosaicism in individuals diagnosed with monosomy X. Noninvasive prenatal diagnosis using maternal blood can detect most fetuses with X chromosome abnormalities. Low-dose and ultralow-dose estrogen replacement therapy can achieve a more physiological endocrine milieu. However, many complicated and controversial issues with such treatment remain. Therefore, lifetime observation, long-term studies of health problems, and optimal therapeutic plans are needed for women with Turner syndrome...
December 2017: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298280/complete-objective-response-stable-for-5-years-with-the-di-bella-method-of-multiple-metastatic-carcinoma-of-the-breast
#7
Giuseppe Di Bella, Biagio Colori, Rosilde Toscano
Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer death among women. Despite all efforts, about 11,939 deaths and 50,000 new diagnoses for breast cancer were estimated among Italian women in 2016. Therefore new approaches are needed to improve the survival and higher remission rates. We present a case of a woman with carcinoma of the breast and multiple metastases after right mastectomy, axillary dissection, repeated cycles of chemo and radiotherapy, and estrogen block. Biological method formulated by Prof...
December 4, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297962/postmenopausal-labial-agglutination-mimics-urinary-incontinence-and-hidden-vaginal-lesion
#8
Buo-Jia Lu, Hung-Yen Chin, Chia-Ying Chu, Jimmy T J Wang
Labial agglutination has rarely been reported in postmenopausal women and its treatment has been based on experience with prepubertal girls. We describe an 83-year-old woman who presented with labial agglutination and severe urinary incontinence. She had been treated intermittently with a topical estrogen cream for 3 years, but her symptoms persisted. Surgery was performed and her urinary incontinence was instantly resolved. Incidental vaginal low-grade squamous intraepithelial neoplasia was noted. Later, the lesion progressed and was confirmed to be condyloma acuminata...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291005/proteomic-profiling-of-endometrioid-endometrial-cancer-reveals-differential-expression-of-hormone-receptors-and-mapk-signaling-proteins-in-obese-versus-non-obese-patients
#9
Karen Klepsland Mauland, Zhenlin Ju, Ingvild Løberg Tangen, Anna Berg, Karl-Henning Kalland, Anne Margrete Øyan, Line Bjørge, Shannon N Westin, Camilla Krakstad, Jone Trovik, Gordon B Mills, Erling A Hoivik, Henrica Maria Johanna Werner
Endometrial cancer development is strongly linked to obesity, but knowledge regarding the influence of excess weight on endometrial tumor signaling pathways remains scarce. We therefore analyzed reverse phase protein array (RPPA) data for obesity-related protein expression patterns, using one training (n=272) and two test cohorts (n=68; n=178) of well-annotated samples from women treated for endometrioid endometrial cancer. Gene expression profiling and immunohistochemistry were used for cross-platform validation...
December 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290220/diagnosis-and-management-of-vulvodynia-in-postmenopausal-women
#10
REVIEW
Pedro Vieira-Baptista, Gilbert Donders, Lynnette Margesson, Libby Edwards, Hope K Haefner, Faustino R Pérez-López
Vulvodynia, defined as vulvar pain or burning sensation for more than 3 months, without an identifiable cause, can occur at any age. In this paper, the authors address the classification, epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this condition, focusing on postmenopausal women. In postmenopausal women, vulvar pain and dyspareunia can often be attributed to low levels of estrogen resulting in vulvovaginal atrophy. While correction of vulvovaginal atrophy is an important part of the management of these patients, it will usually be insufficient to manage vulvodynia...
February 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285243/high-visceral-fat-percentage-is-associated-with-poor-outcome-in-endometrial-cancer
#11
Karen Klepsland Mauland, Øyvin Eng, Sigmund Ytre-Hauge, Ingvild L Tangen, Anna Berg, Helga B Salvesen, Øyvind O Salvesen, Camilla Krakstad, Jone Trovik, Erling A Hoivik, Henrica Maria Johanna Werner, Gunnar Mellgren, Ingfrid S Haldorsen
Despite evidence of increased endometrial cancer (EC) risk in obese women, the impact of obesity on clinical and histological phenotype is poorly understood. This study explored abdominal fat volumes and fat distribution quantified by computed tomography (CT), in relation to tumor characteristics and outcome. 227 EC patients with preoperative abdominal CT scans were included. Total abdominal fat volume (TAV), subcutaneous abdominal fat volume (SAV) and visceral abdominal fat volume (VAV) were quantified, and visceral fat percentage calculated (VAV%=[VAV/TAV]x100)...
December 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282695/strategies-and-progress-of-endocrine-therapy-for-patients-with-metastatic-breast-cancer
#12
Hope S Rugo, Huiping Li, Xinyu Gui
Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers and the leading causes of cancer mortality in women worldwide and in China. For hormone receptor-positive (HR+) breast cancer, accounting for approximately 60-80% of breast cancer, endocrine therapy (ET) is the primary treatment strategy. For patients with HR+ metastatic breast cancer (MBC), there are many endocrine-based treatment options that can improve long-term outcomes and optimize quality of life. With the emergence and availability of new and effective agents, the options for ET have expanded in the last two decades...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273197/relationship-between-estrogen-and-body-composition-energy-and-endocrine-factors-in-obese-women-with-normal-and-low-ree
#13
Somaye Ahmadi, Mohammad Reza Eshraghian, Mehdi Hedayati, Hamideh Pishva
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between estrogen and leptin, thyroid(T3), Uncoupling Protein2(UCP2), sex hormone binding globulin(SHBG), and resting energy expenditure(REE) in obese subjects with normal and low REE, and to investigate the relationship of estrogen with body composition and energy intake. METHOD: A total 49 subjects (25-50 years old) were selected. Anthropometric measurements, body composition, and resting energy expenditure were measured...
December 19, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262443/-the-relationship-between-the-recurrence-of-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-and-the-level-of-bone-mineral-as-well-as-estrogen-in-postmenopausal-women
#14
Y M Zhang, Z D Yang, W X Li, C Shi, Y F Yu
Objective: To investigate the relationship between the recurrence of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo(BPPV) and the levels of bone mineral density(BMD) and estrogen in postmenopausal women. Methods: A total of 38 postmenopausal women with recurrent BPPV were recruited as study group, in the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University from December 2013 to June 2017. Meanwhile, 49 normal menopausal women were included as control. All patients were natural menopausal for over one year.The patients were diagnosed as BPPV based on results of Dix-Hallpike test and Roll-test, with at least two episodes of recurrent onset...
December 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236174/oncotype-dx%C3%A2-in-breast-cancer-patients-clinical-experience-outcome-and-follow-up-a-case-control-study
#15
Michelle G Rath, Lorenz Uhlmann, Marita Fiedler, Joerg Heil, Michael Golatta, Christine Dinkic, Andre Hennigs, Sarah Schott, Veronika Ernst, Thorsten Koch, Christof Sohn, Cosima Brucker, Joachim Rom
PURPOSE: Breast cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer in women and the most common cancer in the world [1]. To date, many patients with estrogen-receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer are overtreated with chemotherapy when the rationale for adjuvant chemotherapy is based on clinicopathologic parameters. Different studies were able to demonstrate that a 21-gene expression assay (Oncotype DX® Genomic Health, Redwood City, CA) can predict the benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy in ER+ breast cancers [2, 3] and provide additional prognostic information independent of clinicopathological features [4]...
December 13, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227723/interventions-to-address-sexual-problems-in-people-with-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline-adaptation-of-cancer-care-ontario-guideline
#16
Jeanne Carter, Christina Lacchetti, Barbara L Andersen, Debra L Barton, Sage Bolte, Shari Damast, Michael A Diefenbach, Katherine DuHamel, Judith Florendo, Patricia A Ganz, Shari Goldfarb, Sigrun Hallmeyer, David M Kushner, Julia H Rowland
Purpose The adaptation of the Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) guideline Interventions to Address Sexual Problems in People With Cancer provides recommendations to manage sexual function adverse effects that occur as a result of cancer diagnosis and/or treatment. Methods ASCO staff reviewed the guideline for developmental rigor and updated the literature search. An ASCO Expert Panel ( Table A1 ) was assembled to review the guideline content and recommendations. Results The ASCO Expert Panel determined that the recommendations from the 2016 CCO guideline are clear, thorough, and based upon the most relevant scientific evidence...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226152/the-phytoestrogen-genistein-produces-similar-effects-as-17%C3%AE-estradiol-on-anxiety-like-behavior-in-rats-at-12-weeks-after-ovariectomy
#17
Juan Francisco Rodríguez-Landa, Jonathan Cueto-Escobedo, Abraham Puga-Olguín, Eduardo Rivadeneyra-Domínguez, Blandina Bernal-Morales, Emma Virginia Herrera-Huerta, Andrea Santos-Torres
The phytoestrogen genistein produces anxiolytic-like effects in ovariectomized rats, which highlights its potential therapeutic effect in ameliorating anxiety in surgical menopausal women. However, no studies have directly compared the effects of identical doses of genistein and 17β-estradiol, the main estrogen used in hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women. The present study evaluated the anxiolytic-like effects of identical doses of genistein and 17β-estradiol (0.045, 0.09, and 0.18 mg/kg/7 days, s...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210631/uterine-function-from-normal-to-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-alterations
#18
Silvana Rocio Ferreira, Alicia Beatriz Motta
BACKGROUND: The endometrium is one of the most important female reproductive organs. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a reproductive and endocrine pathology that affect women of reproductive age. PCOS negatively affects the endometrium, leading to implantation failure and proliferative aberrations. METHODS: We conducted a search at the http://www.ncbi.nlm.nhi.gov/pubmed/electronic database using the following key words: endometrial steroid receptors, endometrium, uterine function, endometrium and PCOS, implantation window, implantation and PCOS, implantation markers, inflammation, oxidative stress...
December 5, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208958/the-positivity-of-estrogen-receptor-and-progesterone-receptor-may-not-be-associated-with-metastasis-and-recurrence-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#19
Shouzhen Chen, Xujing Dai, Yifei Gao, Fang Shen, Jingxin Ding, Qi Chen
The estrogen (ER) or progesterone receptors (PR) is positively associated with better clinical outcomes in ovarian cancer. Whether metastasis or recurrence of ovarian cancer is correlated with this association has not been investigated. Data on 894 women with epithelial ovarian cancer were collected and the association between ER or PR positivity and peritoneal or lymph node metastases or recurrence was analysed. ER or PR positivity was higher in high-grade, low-grade serous and endometrioid carcinoma, but lower in mucinous and clear-cell carcinoma...
December 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208612/increased-body-fat-mass-explains-the-positive-association-between-circulating-estradiol-and-insulin-resistance-in-postmenopausal-women
#20
Geneviève B Marchand, Anne-Marie Carreau, S John Weisnagel, Jean Bergeron, Fernand Labrie, Simone Lemieux, Andre Tchernof
The relationship between circulating estrogen levels and cardiometabolic risk factors such as insulin resistance is unclear in postmenopausal women. High estradiol (E2) levels have been reported to predict increased risk of type 2 diabetes in this population. We aimed to examine associations among estrogen levels, adiposity measurements and cardiometabolic risk variables including insulin resistance in postmenopausal women. 101 healthy participants (mean{plus minus}SD: age 57{plus minus}4 years; BMI 27.9{plus minus}4...
December 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
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