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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051074/pairing-ultrasonography-with-endocrinology-to-elucidate-underlying-mechanisms-of-successful-pregnancy-in-the-northern-fur-seal-callorhinus-ursinus
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Michelle R Shero, Don R Bergfelt, J Ward Testa, Gregg P Adams
Reproductive success is one of the central tenets of conservation management programs, yet the inability to study underlying physiological processes in a minimally-invasive manner and the unpredictable nature of wild animal populations leaves large gaps in our knowledge of factors critical to successful reproduction in wild species. This study integrated ultrasonography of the reproductive tract and analysis of reproductive hormones in 172 northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) to identify intrinsic factors associated with reinitiating embryonic growth at the end of diapause...
October 16, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039178/-potential-clinical-application-of-kisspeptin-in-reproductive-endocrinology
#2
Yanling Fu, Yimin Zhu
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) plays an important role in the process of reproduction. Studies have shown that a family of peptides Kisspeptin can act on GnRH-related neurons, stimulating the secretion of GnRH, and activating the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Both animal experiments and clinical studies have shown that exogenous administration of Kisspeptin is able to induce physiological GnRH release in healthy individuals and those with endocrine-disorders, which brings great hope for treatment of reproductive endocrine diseases...
May 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018613/relationship-between-hemoglobin-glycation-index-and-extent-of-coronary-heart-disease-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-cross-sectional-study
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Po Chung Cheng, Shang Ren Hsu, Yun Chung Cheng, Yu Hsiu Liu
BACKGROUND: Individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are at an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Diabetic complications have recently been associated with a measure of glucose metabolism known as the hemoglobin glycation index (HGI). Currently there is insufficient information regarding a potential link between HGI and cardiovascular disease. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between HGI and extent of CHD in individuals with T2D. METHODS: This cross-sectional study screened individuals visiting the endocrinology clinic between June 2012 and May 2016 for eligibility...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016514/disparities-in-care-for-publicly-insured-women-with-pregestational-diabetes
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Sarah Rae Easter, Emily W Rosenthal, Emma Morton-Eggleston, Nawal Nour, Ruth Tuomala, Chloe A Zera
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association among public health insurance, preconception care, and pregnancy outcomes in pregnant women with pregestational diabetes. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort of pregnant women with pregestational type 1 or type 2 diabetes from 2006 to 2011 in Massachusetts-a state with universal insurance coverage since 2006. Women delivering after 24 weeks of gestation and receiving endocrinology and obstetric care in a multidisciplinary clinic were included...
October 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985546/ovulation-induction-and-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-using-letrozole-gonadotropin-combination-a-single-center-retrospective-cohort-study
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Sushila Arya, Sanja Kupesic-Plavsic, Zuber D Mulla, Alok K Dwivedi, Zeni Crisp, Jisha Jose, Luis S Noble
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of letrozole in combination with low dose gonadotropins for ovulation induction in anovulatory infertility from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and controlled ovarian stimulation for endometriosis, and unexplained infertility patients. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study in a setting of private Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Clinic affiliated with the University. Three hundred couples (650 cycles) requiring OI/COS for PCOS (92 patients, 195 cycles), endometriosis (89 patients, 217 cycles), and unexplained infertility (119 patients, 238 cycles)...
September 23, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982961/mechanisms-in-endocrinology-maternal-thyroid-dysfunction-during-pregnancy-and-behavioural-and-psychiatric-disorders-of-children-a-systematic-review
#6
REVIEW
Dagnachew Muluye Fetene, Kim S Betts, Rosa Alati
BACKGROUND: Maternal thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy may lead to persistent neurodevelopmental disorders in the offspring appearing in later life. This study aimed to review the available evidence concerning the relationship between maternal thyroid status during pregnancy and offspring behavioural and psychiatric disorders. METHODS: Systematic electronic database searches were conducted using PubMed, Embase, PsycNET, Scopus, Google Scholar and Cochrane library...
November 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911144/randomized-trial-comparing-two-algorithms-for-levothyroxine-dose-adjustment-in-pregnant-women-with-primary-hypothyroidism
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Shannon D Sullivan, Erin Downs, Geanina Popoveniuc, Alexander Zeymo, Jacqueline Jonklaas, Kenneth D Burman
Context: Regulation of maternal thyroid hormones during pregnancy is crucial for optimal maternal and fetal outcomes. There are no specific guidelines addressing maternal levothyroxine (LT4) dose adjustments throughout pregnancy. Objective: To compare two LT4 dose-adjustment algorithms in hypothyroid pregnant women. Design: Thirty-three women on stable LT4 doses were recruited at <10 weeks gestation during 38 pregnancies and randomized to one of two dose-adjustment groups...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901587/serum-estradiol-and-progesterone-profiles-during-estrus-pseudopregnancy-and-active-gestation-in-steller-sea-lions
#8
Renae Sattler, Lori Polasek
While the proximate driver behind the decline of the Western stock of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus, >80% since 1970s) is likely multifactorial, the population reduction may have been powered by a decrease in fecundity. A harvest of Steller sea lions in the 1970s and 80s revealed a 30% reduction in the proportion of pregnant females from early (October-November) to late gestation (April-May). Identification and quantification of these reproductive failures are difficult when we lack species-specific data on endocrinology associated with discrete stages of the reproductive cycle (i...
September 2017: Zoo Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854581/unexplained-recurrent-miscarriages-are-associated-with-an-aberrant-sperm-protamine-mrna-content
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Nina Rogenhofer, Johannes Ott, Adrian Pilatz, Julia Wolf, Christian J Thaler, Lisa Windischbauer, Undraga Schagdarsurengin, Klaus Steger, Viktoria von Schönfeldt
STUDY QUESTION: Are unexplained recurrent miscarriages associated with abnormal protamine-1 and protamine-2 mRNA levels in spermatozoa? SUMMARY ANSWER: Both protamine-1 and protamine-2 mRNA levels as well as the protamine-1 to protamine-2 mRNA ratio in spermatozoa from men whose female partners experienced two or more consecutive miscarriages were significantly different compared to those from both healthy control men and subfertile couples undergoing IVF/ICSI. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Aberrant sperm protamine ratios are known to be associated with male-factor infertility...
August 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846969/effects-of-maternal-exposure-to-bisphenol-af-on-emotional-behaviors-in-adolescent-mice-offspring
#10
Miao Gong, Ziqing Huai, Han Song, Lingyu Cui, Qingjun Guo, Juan Shao, Yuan Gao, Haishui Shi
Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), one kind of environmental endocrine disruptors (EEDs), exerted significantly detrimental effects on neuro-endocrinological system and related disorders, such as memory dysfunction and depression. Bisphenol AF (BPAF),a newly introduced chemical structurally related to BPA, is used extensively. BPAF has stronger estrogenic activities than BPA. However, the potential neurotoxicological effects of BPAF are still elusive. The present study aimed to investigate the potential effects of maternal BPAF exposure during pregnancy on emotional behaviors of adolescent mice offspring...
August 25, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724173/a-comparative-study-between-myo-inositol-and-metformin-in-the-treatment-of-insulin-resistant-women
#11
K Nas, L Tűű
OBJECTIVE: Insulin resistance (IR) is a common disorder, which can impair female fertility and is characterized by phenotypic heterogeneity. Life-style treatment and insulin sensitizers are commonly used in the management of women with IR and consequent hyperinsulinemia, in order to restore the normal endocrinological and clinical parameters. Metformin (MET) is considered one of the first approaches to this pathology but new evidences are showing promising results using myo-inositol (MYO) in the management of this pathology...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634705/how-does-pregnancy-affect-the-patients-with-pituitary-adenomas-a-study-on-113-pregnancies-from-turkey
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Z Karaca, S Yarman, I Ozbas, P Kadioglu, M Akturk, F Kilicli, H S Dokmetas, R Colak, H Atmaca, Z Canturk, Y Altuntas, N Ozbey, N Hatipoglu, F Tanriverdi, K Unluhizarci, F Kelestimur
OBJECTIVE: Data regarding pregnancies in relation to pituitary tumors are limited. The effects of pregnancy on pituitary adenomas and the effects of adenoma itself (hormonal activity, mass effects and pituitary insufficiency) and/or treatment on the ongoing gestation and developing fetus were evaluated. METHODS: The study was a retrospective study. A questionnaire involving questions regarding medical history before index gestation, history of related pregnancy, result of index gestation and postpartum follow-up of the patients was filled by the investigator in one of the eight Referral Endocrinology Centers from Turkey...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604326/screening-for-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-south-african-population-prevalence-comparison-of-diagnostic-criteria-and-the-role-of-risk-factors
#13
Sumaiya Adam, Paul Rheeder
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing. Most major world organisations now recommend universal screening for GDM based on the International Association of Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) criteria. Currently there is a lack of consensus on the diagnostic criteria for GDM used in South Africa (SA). The Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa's revised guidelines recommend the use of the IADPSG criteria for the diagnosis of GDM...
May 24, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553600/knowledge-awareness-practices-and-adherence-to-treatment-of-patients-with-primary-hypothyroidism-in-delhi
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Pradeep Kumar, Deepak Khandelwal, Suresh Mittal, Deep Dutta, Sanjay Kalra, Pratima Katiyar, Vivek Aggarwal
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data on knowledge, awareness, and practices (KAP) of patients with hypothyroidism in India. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To study the KAP and adherence to treatment of participants with primary hypothyroidism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational cross-sectional study was conducted in Endocrinology Outpatient Department of Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi. Two-fifty consecutive primary hypothyroidism participants, aged ≥18 years, who were on treatment for at least 3 months responded to a structured questionnaire, to assess their KAP about the disease and adherence to treatment...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458884/urinary-profiles-of-progestin-and-androgen-metabolites-in-female-polar-bears-during-parturient-and-non-parturient-cycles
#15
Katrina K Knott, Gabriela F Mastromonaco, Megan A Owen, Andrew J Kouba
Due to the environmental and anthropogenic impacts that continue to threaten the reproductive success of polar bears, a more detailed understanding of their reproductive cycle is needed. Captive populations of polar bears provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about the reproductive physiology of the species. Progestin (P4) and androgen (T) metabolites in urine, and their ratio (P4:T), were examined during 11 reproductive cycles of captive female polar bears (n = 4) to characterize the steroid hormone profile during pregnancy and determine possible variations related to reproductive failure...
2017: Conservation Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381449/endocrinology-in-pregnancy-pheochromocytoma-in-pregnancy-case-series-and-review-of-literature
#16
REVIEW
K van der Weerd, C van Noord, M Loeve, M F C M Knapen, W Visser, W W de Herder, G Franssen, C D van der Marel, R A Feelders
Pheochromocytoma in pregnancy is extremely rare. Early recognition is crucial as antepartum diagnosis can largely decrease maternal and fetal mortality rates. As symptoms of pheochromocytoma are rather similar to those of other far more common causes of hypertension during pregnancy, timely diagnosis is a challenge. In pregnant patients, similar to non-pregnant patients, increased plasma and/or 24-h urine (nor)metanephrine concentrations most reliably confirm the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma. MRI and ultrasound are the only imaging modalities that can be used safely during pregnancy to localize the tumor...
August 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377377/mechanisms-in-endocrinology-neurodevelopmental-disorders-in-children-born-to-mothers-with-thyroid-dysfunction-evidence-of-fetal-programming
#17
REVIEW
Stine Linding Andersen, Allan Carlé, Jesper Karmisholt, Inge Bülow Pedersen, Stig Andersen
Fetal programming is a long-standing, but still evolving, concept that links exposures during pregnancy to the later development of disease in the offspring. A fetal programming effect has been considered within different endocrine axes and in relation to different maternal endocrine diseases. In this critical review, we describe and discuss the hypothesis of fetal programming by maternal thyroid dysfunction in the context of fetal brain development and neurodevelopmental disorders in the offspring. Thyroid hormones are important regulators of early brain development, and evidence from experimental and observational human studies have demonstrated structural and functional abnormalities in the brain caused by the lack or excess of thyroid hormone during fetal brain development...
July 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367299/low-dose-urinary-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-is-effective-for-oocyte-maturation-in-in-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-cycles-independent-of-body-mass-index
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Luis R Hoyos, Sana Khan, Jing Dai, Manvinder Singh, Michael P Diamond, Elizabeth E Puscheck, Awoniyi O Awonuga
BACKGROUND: Currently, there is no agreement on the optimal urinary derived human chorionic gonadotropin (u-hCG) dose requirement for initiating final oocyte maturation prior to oocyte collection in in vitro fertilization (IVF), but doses that range from 2500- 15000 IU have been used. We intended to determine whether low dose u-hCG was effective for oocyte maturation in IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles independent of body mass index (BMI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated a cohort of 295 women who underwent their first IVF/ICSI cycles between January 2003 and December 2010 at the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA...
April 2017: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346969/the-comparison-of-laparoscopic-and-microsurgical-varicocoelectomy-in-infertile-men-with-varicocoele-on-paternity-rate-12%C3%A2-months-after-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
P Bryniarski, P Taborowski, P Rajwa, Z Kaletka, M Życzkowski, A Paradysz
The best surgical approach for varicocoelectomy is still unknown, however more and more physicians favour subinguinal microsurgery. The aim of this study was to find whether microsurgical approach is superior to laparoscopic varicocoelectomy in terms of pregnancy rate, fertility potential, endocrinological function of the testis, erectile dysfunction and testicle volume increase. It was a prospective, non-masked, parallel-group randomized controlled trial with one to one allocation. It was conducted at authors' institution and designed as per protocol study...
May 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292614/embryo-transfer-simulation-improves-pregnancy-rates-and-decreases-time-to-proficiency-in-reproductive-endocrinology-and-infertility-fellow-embryo-transfers
#20
Ryan J Heitmann, Micah J Hill, John M Csokmay, Justin Pilgrim, Alan H DeCherney, Shad Deering
OBJECTIVE: To design and evaluate an ET simulator to train Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) fellows' techniques of ET. DESIGN: Simulation model development and retrospective cohort analysis. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Patients undergoing IVF. INTERVENTION(S): Simulation model evaluation and implementation of ET simulation training. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Pregnancy rates...
May 2017: Fertility and Sterility
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