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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925396/mig-6-negatively-regulates-stat3-phosphorylation-in-uterine-epithelial-cells
#1
J-Y Yoo, W S Yang, J H Lee, B G Kim, R R Broaddus, J M Lim, T H Kim, J-W Jeong
Endometrial cancer is the most common malignancy of the female genital tract. Progesterone (P4) has been used for several decades in endometrial cancer treatment, especially in women who wish to retain fertility. However, it is unpredictable which patients will respond to P4 treatment and which may have a P4-resistant cancer. Therefore, identifying the mechanism of P4 resistance is essential to improve the therapies for endometrial cancer. Mitogen-inducible gene 6 (Mig-6) is a critical mediator of progesterone receptor (PGR) action in the uterus...
September 18, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922561/reconciling-female-genital-circumcision-with-universal-human-rights
#2
John-Stewart Gordon
One of the most challenging issues in cross-cultural bioethics concerns the long-standing socio-cultural practice of female genital circumcision (FGC), which is prevalent in many African countries and the Middle East as well as in some Asian and Western countries. It is commonly assumed that FGC, in all its versions, constitutes a gross violation of the universal human rights of health, physical integrity, and individual autonomy and hence should be abolished. This article, however, suggests a mediating approach according to which one form of FGC, the removal of the clitoris foreskin, can be made compatible with the high demands of universal human rights...
September 18, 2017: Developing World Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921862/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-addition-of-ertugliflozin-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-inadequately-controlled-with-metformin-and-sitagliptin-the-vertis-sita2-placebo-controlled-randomized-study
#3
Samuel Dagogo-Jack, Jie Liu, Roy Eldor, Guillermo Amorin, Jeremy Johnson, Darcy Hille, Yuqin Liao, Susan Huyck, Gregory Golm, Steven G Terra, James P Mancuso, Samuel S Engel, Brett Lauring
AIMS: To assess ertugliflozin in patients with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled on metformin and sitagliptin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this double-blind randomized study (NCT02036515), patients (glycated haemoglobin [HbA1c] 7.0-10.5% [53-91 mmol/mol] on metformin ≥1500 mg/day and sitagliptin 100 mg/day; estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] ≥60 mL/min/1.73 m(2) ) were randomized to ertugliflozin 5 mg once-daily, 15 mg once-daily, or placebo. Primary efficacy endpoint was change from baseline in HbA1c at Week 26; treatment was continued until Week 52...
September 17, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918430/distribution-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-genotypes-in-infective-diseases-of-the-female-lower-genital-tract
#4
Yujie Chen, Jing Chen, Lan Yang, Yanming Jiang, Li Li, Wenjuan Yi, Lifang Lan, Liuhong Zhang
The purpose of this study was to investigate the distribution of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) genotypes in infective diseases of the female lower genital tract, especially in cervical diseases. This study included 128 CT-positive women. DNA was extracted from cervical swabs. Omp1 gene PCR-RFLP and sequencing were used to confirm the subtypes of CT. The association of subtypes with age, clinical symptoms, cervical cytology, and biopsy results was further analyzed. Omp1 gene PCR-RFLP and sequencing showed that the order of prevalent CT genotypes in the female lower genital tract was D (n=38, 29...
September 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917309/toxic-action-of-acmella-oleracea-extract-on-the-male-reproductive-system-of-amblyomma-cajennense-ticks
#5
Luís Adriano Anholeto, Patrícia Rosa de Oliveira, Rodney Alexandre Ferreira Rodrigues, Lais Thiemi Yamane, Karina Neoob de Carvalho Castro, Allan Roberto Fernandes Ferreira, Maria Izabel Camargo-Mathias
The present study evaluated through morphohistological and histochemical techniques the effects of different concentrations of crude ethanolic extract of A. oleracea (EEAO) (Jambu) on the male reproductive system of Amblyomma cajennense sensu stricto (s.s.) ticks. The toxicity of this natural chemical was stablished, signalizing the promising potential of the compound as a strategy to control ectoparasites in the near future. For the experiment, 100 males fed on host rabbits with homogeneous weight (p>0...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915136/laparoscopic-mesh-less-cervicosacropexy-for-uterovaginal-prolapse
#6
Renato Seracchioli, Diego Raimondo, Alessandro Arena, Giulia Gava, Clara Parmeggiani, Valentina Martelli, Elisa Moro, Margherita Zanello, Roberto Paradisi, Mohamed Mabrouk
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate surgical and clinical outcomes of laparoscopic mesh-less cervicosacropexy for the treatment of uterovaginal prolapse. METHODS: This single institutional review board-approved prospective cohort study enrolled 46 consecutive, sexually active symptomatic women requiring surgical correction of uterovaginal prolapse, from July 2013 to March 2016. After supracervical laparoscopic hysterectomy, the cervix was suspended to the anterior longitudinal ligament of the sacral promontory through a continuous suture with plication and shortening of the right uterosacral ligament...
September 14, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914673/nodular-hyperplasia-of-the-bartholin-gland-a-benign-mimicker-of-aggressive-angiomyxoma-a-case-series-and-literature-review
#7
Yun-An Tseng, W Dwayne Lawrence, Shahrzad E Slater
Nodular hyperplasia (NH) of the Bartholin gland is an exceedingly rare benign solid lesion of the female genital tract that can mimic the Bartholin gland cyst clinically. The histologic criteria for NH were established in 1998 by Koenig and Tavassoli. In this case series, we describe 4 cases of NH from Women and Infants Hospital in Rhode Island. All cases have microscopic features of lobular proliferation of acini and inspissated mucin. One case especially has extensive mucin extravasation mimicking an aggressive angiomyxoma...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913150/features-of-ovarian-brenner-tumors-experience-of-a-single-tertiary-center
#8
Batuhan Turgay, Kazibe Koyuncu, Salih Taşkın, Uğur Fırat Ortaç
OBJECTIVE: Brenner tumors are rare neoplasms of the ovary. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical features of Brenner tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical features of 22 patients who were treated in Ankara University Faculty of Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology Department between 2005 and 2015 were evaluated retrospectively from hospital medical records. RESULTS: The patients were aged 34 to 79 years at the time of diagnosis and the mean age was 55...
June 2017: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912990/triple-synchronous-primary-neoplasms-of-the-cervix-endometrium-and-ovary-a-rare-case-report-and-summary-of-all-the-english-pubmed-indexed-literature
#9
Ahmed Abu-Zaid, Mohannad Alsabban, Mohammed Abuzaid, Osama Alomar, Hany Salem, Ismail A Al-Badawi
The incidence rate of triple or more synchronous primary neoplasms of the female genital system is exceedingly uncommon. To the best of our knowledge, only 13 such cases have been reported in the PubMed-indexed English literature. Herein, we report a single case of triple synchronous primary neoplasms of the cervix, endometrium, and left ovary with three distinct histological patterns that were not reported previously. Moreover, we briefly present a summary table of all the English PubMed-indexed cases of triple or more synchronous primary neoplasms of the female genital system (n = 13)...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910994/paediatric-and-maternal-schistosomiasis-shifting-the-paradigms
#10
Amaya L Bustinduy, J Russell Stothard, Jennifer F Friedman
Background: In endemic areas, schistosomiasis causes both overt and subclinical disease in young children and their mothers, as well as in returned travellers. Sources of data: Key recently published literature. Areas of agreement: An action plan for paediatric schistosomiasis and female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) is needed with expanded access to praziquantel (PZQ) treatment required. Areas of controversy: Schistosomiasis-related morbidity is underappreciated...
September 1, 2017: British Medical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905674/angioleiomyoma-of-uterus-a-clinicopathologic-study-of-6-cases
#11
Mayank Gupta, Mayur Suryawanshi, Ramani Kumar, Abraham Peedicayil
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Angioleiomyoma is a benign perivascular neoplasm commonly involving subcutaneous tissue of extremities, head, and trunk region. They rarely involve the female genital tract. This study analyses clinicopathological features of 6 cases of uterine angioleiomyoma. METHODS: Routine sections of 6 cases were reviewed and immunohistochemical markers namely muscle-specific actin, h-caldesmon, desmin, CD10, WT-1, HMB-45, and melan-A were done. RESULTS: Of the 6 cases, 4 cases had tumor involving the corpus and 2 cases had tumor in the cervix...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905520/vaginal-enterobius-vermicularis-diagnosed-on-liquid-based-cytology-during-papanicolaou-test-cervical-cancer-screening-a-report-of-two-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#12
Chun-Yi Tsai, Rachel Junod, Martine Jacot-Guillarmod, Charles Beniere, Sonia Ziadi, Massimo Bongiovanni
Enterobiasis is one of the most common human parasitic infections. It is considered an intestinal parasite, but cases of extra-intestinal affections exist, notably infections of the female genital tract. Enterobius vermicularis (EV) eggs (or ova) have been found in the cervical smears of two patients in our institute during the last 16 years. No gynaecological or gastrointestinal symptoms were reported, and there was no known intestinal infection in these two cases. A review of the available literature revealed rare cases of vaginal enterobiasis, with a wide range of clinical presentations, many patients being asymptomatic...
September 14, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904795/cervical-superficial-myofibroblastoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
Mohamed Abdelaziz, Noura Eziba, Suash Sharma, Daniel Kleven, Ayman Al-Hendy
Superficial myofibroblastoma of the lower female genital tract is a rare benign, recently recognized neoplasm that mostly affects the vulvovaginal area. Our report discusses a case of cervical superficial myofibroblastoma of the lower female genital tract in a 45-year-old patient who is presented with menometrorrhagia. On examination, she had multiple uterine fibroids and a circumscribed submucosal mass lesion involving the anterior lip of cervix. At hysterectomy, histopathological examination of the cervical mass revealed a relatively hypocellular tumor consisted of bland spindled and stellate cells...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899923/a-retrospective-analysis-of-34-potentially-missed-cases-of-female-genital-mutilation-in-the-emergency-department
#14
Richard John Fawcett, George Kernohan
OBJECTIVES: To discover if healthcare professionals working within an ED are able to make a diagnosis of female genital mutilation (FGM) in those patients who have previously undergone the procedure and report it as per UK law. DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of patients' notes who were assigned an FGM code during the period of May 2015 to August 2016. SETTING: Single-centre, large UK major trauma centre offering a tertiary FGM clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Any woman coded during the study period as having undergone FGM...
September 12, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898279/lifestyle-factors-and-oncogenic-papillomavirus-infection-in-a-high-risk-male-population
#15
Elena Lopez-Diez, Sonia Perez, Manuel Carballo, Amparo Iñarrea, Angel de la Orden, Maximo Castro, Moises Rodríguez, Sheila Almuster, Ruben Montero, Miguel Perez, Jorge Sanchez, Antonio Ojea
BACKGROUND: High risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection in males is a health issue with implications for HPV-related lesions in their partners. The identification of risk factors for male infection may improve our understanding of HR-HPV transmission and prevention. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationships between lifestyle, genital warts and HR-HPV infection. The study was focused on men with an increased risk of HR-HPV infection: male sexual partners of women diagnosed with high-grade squamous intraepithelial cervical lesions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894670/reply-what-is-the-ideal-neophallus-response-to-frey-et-al-2017-an-update-on-genital-reconstruction-options-for-the-female-to-male-transgender-patient-a-review-of-the-literature
#16
Jordan D Frey, Grace Poudrier, Michael V Chiodo, Alexes Hazen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894669/what-is-the-ideal-neophallus-response-to-frey-et-al-2017-an-update-on-genital-reconstruction-options-for-the-female-to-male-transgender-patient-a-review-of-the-literature
#17
Lian Elfering, Mujde Özer, Marlon E Buncamper, Jan-Maerten Smit, Garry L S Pigot, Mark Bram Bouman, Margriet G Mullender
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894259/cd161-identifies-polyfunctional-th1-th17-cells-in-the-genital-mucosa-that-are-depleted-in-hiv-infected-female-sex-workers-from-nairobi-kenya
#18
Geneviève Boily-Larouche, Kenneth Omollo, Julianna Cheruiyot, Jane Njoki, Makobu Kimani, Joshua Kimani, Julius Oyugi, Julie Lajoie, Keith R Fowke
CD161 identifies a subset of circulating Th17 cells that are depleted in the blood and gut of HIV-infected individuals. In the female reproductive tract (FRT), the pattern of CD161 expression on CD4(+) cells remains unknown. Here, we characterized CD161 expression in the FRT of Kenyan female sex workers (FSW). Compared to the blood, CD161(+)CD4(+) T cells were enriched in the FRT of uninfected FSWs. These cells were depleted in FRT of HIV-infected FSWs. Cervical CD161(+) cells harboured an activated phenotype (CD69, CD95, HLA-DR) with elevated expression of tissue-homing markers (CCR6, β7 integrin) and HIV co-receptor (CCR5)...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893652/a-new-threat-to-human-reproduction-system-posed-by-zika-virus-zikv-from-clinical-investigations-to-experimental-studies
#19
REVIEW
Xiangdong Li, Wenqiang Ma, Gary Wong, Shuoqian Ma, Shihua Li, Yuhai Bi, George F Gao
Zika virus (ZIKV) was first isolated in 1947 from a rhesus monkey in the Zika forest of Uganda. ZIKV has since been silently circulating in a number of equatorial countries for over 50 years. The largest outbreak in humans occurred in Brazil in 2015-2016. Unlike its flavivirus relatives, sexual and post-transfusion transmissions of ZIKV have been reported. In addition, fetal infection can result in microcephaly and congenital Zikv syndrome has been reported in neonates. Moreover, ZIKV RNA can persist for at least 6 months in semen and 11 weeks in vaginal secretions after the infection, suggesting potential tropism for the male and female genital tracts...
September 8, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893304/preventing-hiv-infection-without-targeting-the-virus-how-reducing-hiv-target-cells-at-the-genital-tract-is-a-new-approach-to-hiv-prevention
#20
REVIEW
Julie Lajoie, Lucy Mwangi, Keith R Fowke
For over three decades, HIV infection has had a tremendous impact on the lives of individuals and public health. Microbicides and vaccines studies have shown that immune activation at the genital tract is a risk factor for HIV infection. Furthermore, lower level of immune activation, or what we call immune quiescence, has been associated with a lower risk of HIV acquisition. This unique phenotype is observed in highly-exposed seronegative individuals from different populations including female sex workers from the Pumwani cohort in Nairobi, Kenya...
September 12, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
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