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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812739/frequency-dependent-female-genital-cutting-behaviour-confers-evolutionary-fitness-benefits
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Janet A Howard, Mhairi A Gibson
Female genital cutting (FGC) has immediate and long-term negative health consequences that are well-documented, and its elimination is a priority for policymakers. The persistence of this widespread practice also presents a puzzle for evolutionary anthropologists due to its potentially detrimental impact on survival and reproductive fitness. Using multilevel modelling on demographic health survey datasets from five West African countries, here we show that FGC behaviour is frequency-dependent; the probability that girls are cut varies in proportion to the FGC frequency found in their ethnic group...
February 6, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812733/cultural-evolution-evolution-of-female-genital-cutting
#2
Katherine Wander
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812506/don-t-keep-fgm-hidden
#3
Juliet Albert
Annual figures from NHS Digital, published in early July, show that there were 5,391 newly recorded cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in England in 2016-17.
August 16, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811240/changes-in-mucosal-and-serum-immunoglobulin-levels-of-california-sea-lions-during-early-development
#4
W Espinosa-de Aquino, M Bailey, K Acevedo-Whitehouse
To date, most studies on pinniped immunoglobulins have focused on circulating antibodies. However, systemic and local immune activities differ in terms of maturation, intensity, and types of effectors that participate. Here, we examined levels of three immunoglobulin isotypes, IgG, IgM and IgA, in the blood and mucosal membranes of free-living California sea lion pups. We investigated whether age, body condition and sex influenced their concentration. Isotype levels varied among tissues, with age-related patterns that could be indicative of differential regulation along development...
August 12, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808611/red-snappers-and-red-herrings-pelvic-tuberculosis-causing-elevated-ca-125-and-mimicking-advanced-ovarian-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Johnnie Alphonse Yates, Olivia Ann Collis, Thanasak Sueblinvong, Tarquin Kamakana Collis
Female genital tuberculosis (FGTB) is a form of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis that has been primarily described in developing countries, where it is an important cause of infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and miscarriage. FGTB is rare in the United States and because its clinical presentation is non-specific and often insidious, FGTB may be misdiagnosed as a gynecologic malignancy or endometriosis. The tendency of tuberculosis to dramatically increase serum CA 125 levels contributes to the potential for FGTB to be mistaken for ovarian cancer in particular...
August 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803429/patients-with-primary-breast-and-primary-female-genital-tract-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-have-a-high-frequency-of-myd88-and-cd79b-mutations
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Xin-Xin Cao, Jian Li, Hao Cai, Wei Zhang, Ming-Hui Duan, Dao-Bin Zhou
This study is to retrospectively evaluate the prevalence of MYD88 and CD79B mutations and the clinicopathologic characteristics of patients with primary diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) of the female genital tract and breast. The characteristics, treatments, and outcomes of 19 patients diagnosed with primary DLBCL of the female genital tract and breast, who had formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tissues obtained from diagnostic samples diagnosed between January 2004 and June 2016, were analyzed retrospectively...
August 12, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801440/baseline-data-from-a-planned-rct-on-attitudes-to-female-genital-cutting-after-migration-when-are-interventions-justified
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Anna Wahlberg, Sara Johnsdotter, Katarina Ekholm Selling, Carina Källestål, Birgitta Essén
OBJECTIVES: To present the primary outcomes from a baseline study on attitudes towards female genital cutting (FGC) after migration. DESIGN: Baseline data from a planned cluster randomised, controlled trial. Face-to-face interviews were used to collect questionnaire data in 2015. Based on our hypothesis that established Somalis could be used as facilitators of change among those newly arrived, data were stratified into years of residency in Sweden. SETTING: Sweden...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801375/primary-pure-endometrial-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumors-with-ewsr1-gene-rearrangement-report-of-2-cases
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Binara Assylbekova, Amal Kanbour-Shakir, Kavita Varma, Rohit Bhargava, Esther Elishaev
Primary Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET) of the female genital tract is very rare. The majority has been described in ovaries, and the endometrium is an even rarer site. Herein we describe 2 cases of primary uterine corpus PNET cases with EWSR1 FISH confirmation. To the best of our knowledge, there are four cases reported in the English literature. The knowledge of these tumors' incidence in the endometrium is important to keep in mind, to differentiate it from poorly differentiated and undifferentiated adenocarcinomas, should such pattern of growth be encountered...
August 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801154/progress-in-prophylactic-human-papillomavirus-hpv-vaccination-in-2016-a-literature-review
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Polona J Maver, Mario Poljak
Prophylactic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine represents a revolutionary step forward in preventing HPV-related cancers, especially cervical carcinoma. Alongside appropriate screening, it has the potential to dramatically reduce cervical cancer incidence and even eradicate it. Following extensive evaluations in clinical trials, the first decade of routine HPV vaccine use provides overwhelming evidence of the vaccines' safety and their real-life effectiveness. In 2016, further clinical trials showed high vaccine efficacy in adult women, especially those that were HPV DNA-negative at baseline, and indicated possible protection from HPV-related diseases after treatment of precancerous cervical lesions...
August 8, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800469/immunotherapy-in-ovarian-endometrial-and-cervical-cancer-state-of-the-art-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Jole Ventriglia, Immacolata Paciolla, Carmela Pisano, Sabrina Chiara Cecere, Marilena Di Napoli, Rosa Tambaro, Daniela Califano, Simona Losito, Giosuè Scognamiglio, Sergio Venanzio Setola, Laura Arenare, Sandro Pignata, Chiara Della Pepa
The tumors of the female genital tract represent a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among women worldwide. Substantial progresses have been made in ovarian cancer, with the increasing knowledge about BRCA mutated tumors and the recent development of PARP inhibitors, and in cervical cancer, thanks to extensive screening and widespread of vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus. Nevertheless many needs remain unmet, advanced stage diseases are still incurable and cervical and endometrial carcinoma, as well as platinum-resistant ovarian carcinoma, can certainly be classifiable among the cancers with poor sensitivity to conventional chemotherapy...
July 31, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796892/a-survey-of-honor-related-practices-among-us-obstetricians-and-gynecologists
#11
Amirhossein Moaddab, Laurence B McCullough, Frank A Chervenak, Lauren Stark, Jay Schulkin, Gary A Dildy, Susan P Raine, Alireza A Shamshirsaz
OBJECTIVE: To assess patterns of honor-related practices-including virginity testing, virginity restoration, and female genital mutilation (FGM)-among US obstetrician-gynecologists (OBGYNs). METHODS: Between June 1 and August 31, 2016, 1000 members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists were invited by email to complete an anonymous online survey. The survey comprised 42 questions evaluating the demographic and practice characteristics of the respondents...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796747/morphologic-and-immunohistochemical-study-of-clear-cell-carcinoma-of-the-uterine-endometrium-and-cervix-in-comparison-to-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
#12
Baohui Ju, Jianmei Wang, Bo Yang, Lin Sun, Yuhong Guo, Quan Hao, Jianghua Wu
Endometrial clear cell carcinoma (ECCC) and clear cell adenocarcinoma of the cervix (CCAC) are uncommon gynecologic cancers that have morphologic and phenotypic features similar to ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC), but the 3 entities may not be completely identical. This study identified the morphologic and phenotypic characteristics and the differences between ECCC and CCAC in Comparison to OCCC. The morphologic features of 16 ECCCs, 7 CCACs, and 22 OCCCs are described. The immunoprofiles of hepatocyte nuclear factor (HNF) 1β, napsin A, estrogen, progesterone, p53, and Ki-67 were assessed...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789667/factors-associated-with-the-support-of-pricking-female-genital-cutting-type-iv-among-somali-immigrants-a-cross-sectional-study-in-sweden
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Anna Wahlberg, Sara Johnsdotter, Katarina Ekholm Selling, Carina Källestål, Birgitta Essén
BACKGROUND: Pricking, classified as female genital cutting (FGC) type IV by the World Health Organization, is an under-researched area gaining momentum among diaspora communities. Our aim was to explore factors associated with being supportive of pricking among Somalis in Sweden. METHODS: In a cross-sectional design, attitudes and knowledge regarding FGC, and measures of socioeconomic status, acculturation, and social capital, were assessed by a 49-item questionnaire in four municipalities in Sweden...
August 8, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783855/the-preference-of-women-and-men-regarding-female-genital-depilation
#14
Maria Luiza Prudente de Oliveira Sangiorgi, Lucia Alves da Silva Lara, Maria Rita Lerri, Rui Alberto Ferriani, Adriana Peterson Mariano Salata Romão
Purpose To evaluate the preferences of women and men regarding female pubic hair depilation and identify possible reasons for these preferences. Methods This is a cross-sectional study of men and women over 18 years old who were invited by the official blog of our institution to respond anonymously to an online and self-administered questionnaire made by the researchers. The analyses were made using the Statistical Analysis System (SAS, SAS Inc., Cary, NC, US) software, version 9.3, and contingency tables were used to verify the distribution of variables...
August 7, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780217/female-genital-cutting-mutilation-a-challenge-for-patients-and-clinicians
#15
Sophia Koukoui
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771858/intrauterine-delivery-of-subunit-vaccines-induces-a-systemic-and-mucosal-immune-response-in-rabbits
#16
Jonathan Alexander Pasternak, Glenn Hamonic, Nikki M Forsberg, Colette L Wheler, Michael K Dyck, Heather L Wilson
PROBLEM: Mucosal vaccines have long been sought after to improve protection though the production of both a mucosal and systemic immune response, and are thought to be particularly effective at the site of induction. Development of such vaccines has, however, been delayed by the general propensity to develop immune tolerance to antigens encountered at mucosal sites. This study aimed to determine whether an appropriately formulated subunit vaccine delivered to the uterine lumen would effectively trigger induction of immunity over tolerance...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769717/an-elusive-neotropical-giant-hondurantemna-chespiritoi-gen-n-sp-n-antemninae-mantidae-a-new-lineage-of-mantises-exhibiting-an-ontogenetic-change-in-cryptic-strategy
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Henrique M Rodrigues, Julio Rivera, Neil Reid, Gavin J Svenson
We present the description of a new genus and new species of praying mantis, Hondurantemna chespiritoigen. n. & sp. n. This species of cryptic mantis, collected in National parks in Mexico and Honduras, remained unknown despite its considerable body size. Based on a phylogenetic analysis with molecular data and traditional morphological analysis, we place this new genus within Antemninae, a monotypic Mantidae subfamily. We update the subfamily concept for Antemninae and provide a key to the two genera. We describe the external morphology of immatures and adults of the new species as well as the genital complexes of both sexes and the ootheca of Antemna rapax...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769686/an-illustrated-checklist-of-the-genus-elymnias-h%C3%A3-bner-1818-nymphalidae-satyrinae
#18
Chia-Hsuan Wei, David J Lohman, Djunijanti Peggie, Shen-Horn Yen
We review the genus Elymnias Hübner, 1818, a morphologically diverse satyrine butterfly clade involved in multifarious Batesian mimicry relationships throughout Asia and Africa. A variety of different model species are mimicked, and many Elymnias species are sexually dimorphic mimics, with males and females resembling different model species. We revise species and subspecies delimitations in light of an integrative taxonomic investigation using external morphology, male and female genital morphology, and a multi-locus molecular phylogeny...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769658/a-new-anchialine-stephos-scott-from-the-yucatan-peninsula-with-notes-on-the-biogeography-and-diversity-of-the-genus-copepoda-calanoida-stephidae
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Eduardo Suárez-Morales, Martha A Gutiérrez-Aguirre, Adrián Cervantes-Martínez, Thomas M Iliffe
Surveys of the anchialine crustacean fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula (YP), Mexico, have revealed the occurrence of calanoid copepods. The genus Stephos Scott, 1892, belonging to the family Stephidae is among the most frequent and widely distributed groups in anchialine caves but has not been hitherto recorded from the YP. Recent collections from an anchialine cave in an island off the northern coast of the YP yielded many specimens of a new species of Stephos. The new taxon, S. fernandoisp. n., is described here based on male and female specimens...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765066/outcomes-of-single-staged-phalloplasty-by-pedicled-anterolateral-thigh-flap-versus-radial-forearm-free-flap-in-gender-confirming-surgery
#20
Mona Ascha, Jonathan P Massie, Shane D Morrison, Curtis N Crane, Mang L Chen
PURPOSE: Phalloplasty is a critical step in female-to-male (transmale) gender-confirming genital surgery. This study examines outcomes between transmales who had phalloplasty with vaginectomy and full-length urethroplasty utilizing the anterolateral thigh pedicled flap (pALT) or radial forearm free flap (RFFF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-center retrospective study of patients undergoing phalloplasty with vaginectomy and full-length urethroplasty using either an pALT or RFFF from April 2013 to July 2016 was performed...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Urology
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