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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913927/the-number-of-cycles-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-is-associated-with-prognosis-of-stage-iiic-iv-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
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Xia Xu, Fei Deng, Mengmeng Lv, Xiaoxiang Chen
OBJECTIVE: No consensus exists on the number of chemotherapy cycles to be administered before and after interval debulking surgery (IDS) in patients with advanced stage epithelial ovarian cancer. The present study aims to explore the optimal number of cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and post-operation chemotherapy to treat the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IIIc-IV high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HG-SOC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 129 IIIc-IV stage HG-SOC cases were retrospectively analyzed...
December 3, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912779/ascites-regression-following-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-prediction-of-treatment-outcome-among-stage-iiic-to-iv-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
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Xia Xu, Fei Deng, Mengmeng Lv, Binhui Ren, Wenwen Guo, Xiaoxiang Chen
BACKGROUND: No consensus exists on the outcome-related factors of interval debulking surgery (IDS) in patients with advanced high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HG-SOC) who underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). This study aimed to explore the optimal timing for IDS and the prognosis-associated factors of International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IIIc to IV HG-SOC patients. METHODS: A total of 160 IIIc to IV stage HG-SOC patients were retrospectively analyzed...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910063/epidemiology-of-endometrial-carcinoma-etiologic-importance-of-hormonal-and-metabolic-influences
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Ashley S Felix, Hannah P Yang, Daphne W Bell, Mark E Sherman
Endometrial carcinoma is the most common gynecologic cancer in developed nations, and the annual incidence is projected to increase, secondary to the high prevalence of obesity, a strong endometrial carcinoma risk factor. Although endometrial carcinomas are etiologically, biologically, and clinically diverse, hormonal and metabolic mechanisms are particularly strongly implicated in the pathogenesis of endometrioid carcinoma, the numerically predominant subtype. The centrality of hormonal and metabolic disturbances in the pathogenesis of endometrial carcinoma, combined with its slow development from well-characterized precursors in most cases, offers a substantial opportunity to reduce endometrial carcinoma mortality through early detection, lifestyle modification, and chemoprevention...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909907/obesity-and-ovarian-cancer
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Shelley S Tworoger, Tianyi Huang
Ovarian cancer is the most fatal gynecologic cancer and is an important source of cancer-related mortality, particularly in developed countries. Despite substantial research examining adiposity (primarily adult body mass index [BMI]), the overall evidence suggests only a weak positive association between adiposity and risk of ovarian cancer, with stronger associations observed for population-based case-control studies compared to prospective studies. Ovarian cancer is not one disease and emerging data suggest that higher BMI may only be associated with risk of certain histologic subtypes, including low-grade serous and invasive mucinous tumors...
2016: Recent Results in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909905/obesity-and-endometrial-cancer
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Eileen Shaw, Megan Farris, Jessica McNeil, Christine Friedenreich
Endometrial cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women worldwide and the most common gynecologic malignancy in the developed world. This chapter explores the current epidemiologic evidence on the association between obesity and endometrial cancer risk and mortality. Using body mass index (BMI) as a measure of obesity, we found that obesity (defined as BMI > 30 and < 35 kg/m(2)) was associated with a 2.6-fold increase in endometrial cancer risk, while severe obesity (BMI > 35 kg/m(2)) was associated with a 4...
2016: Recent Results in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900877/mesenchymal-stem-cells-a-promising-tool-for-targeted-gene-therapy-of-endometriosis
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Aghila Rani Koippallil Gopalakrishnan, Uday Kishore, Taruna Madan
Endometriosis is a leading, benign gynecological disorder around the world. Last few years have witnessed tremendous growth in the field of endometriosis and endometrial stem-cell research. Despite advancements in the biology and pathology of endometriosis, disease recurrence is still an enigma. Gene therapy holds promise in treating many pathologic conditions including endometriosis. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) serve as ideal candidates for regenerative medicine and cell-based therapies. Owing to their specificity to the endometrium, residing endometrial MSC populations could be utilized as ideal candidates for targeting endometrial disorders...
November 30, 2016: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899963/recent-perspectives-of-epithelial-ovarian-carcinoma
#7
Xiao-Ying Zhang, Pei-Ying Zhang
Epithelial ovarian tumours have been reported to mainly arise from the simple cuboidal surface epithelium of the ovary, and account for 75% of all ovarian tumours, and 90-95% of ovarian malignancies. Epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) is responsible for the highest number of deaths in women due to gynecologic malignancy, with a low 5-year relative survival of only 44%. The possible reasons for these low survival rates are the high incidence of chemoresistance found with EOC and a lack of consideration of the high degree of heterogeneity of EOC in the current standard of care...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895849/celiac-disease-and-obstetrical-gynecological-contribution
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Giovanni Casella, Guido Orfanotti, Loredana Giacomantonio, Camillo Di Bella, Valentina Crisafulli, Vincenzo Villanacci, Vittorio Baldini, Gabrio Bassotti
Celiac disease (CD) shows an increased prevalence in female, particularly during the fertile period. Celiac disease should be researched in infertility, spontaneous and recurrent abortions, delayed menarche, amenorrhea, early menopause, and children with low birth-weight. Celiac disease is still little considered during the evaluation of infertility. Up to 50% of women with untreated CD refer an experience of miscarriage or an unfavorable outcome of pregnancy. Celiac patients taking a normal diet (with gluten) have a shorter reproductive period...
2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893679/pelvic-inflammatory-disease-increases-the-risk-of-a-second-primary-malignancy-in-patients-with-cervical-cancer-treated-by-surgery-alone
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Wen-Yen Chiou, Chien-An Chen, Moon-Sing Lee, Hon-Yi Lin, Chung-Yi Li, Yu-Chieh Su, Shiang-Jiun Tsai, Shih-Kai Hung
As the number of long-term cervical cancer survivors continues to increase because of improvements in treatment, concerns about second primary malignancy have grown. The high-risk area of second primary cancers in cervical cancer survivors is the pelvis. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) could be a useful marker for gynecological cancers. Thus, we designed a large-scale, nationwide, controlled cohort study to investigate whether PID or other risk factors increased the risk of second primary cancers in patients with cervical cancer treated by surgery alone...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886039/use-of-personal-digital-assistants-to-detect-healthcare-associated-infections-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-in-egypt
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Elham Am El-Feky, Doa'a A Saleh, Jehan El-Kholy, Ahmed Mahmoud Sayed, Yasmeen Mansi, Mohamed Hashem
INTRODUCTION: Personal digital assistants (PDAs) used in electronic laboratory-based surveillance are a promising alternative to conventional surveillance to detect healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The aim of the study was to monitor, detect, and analyze HAIs using PDAs in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODOLOGY: In this descriptive study, 1,053 neonates admitted to the NICU in the obstetrics and gynecology ward at the Cairo University hospital were included and evaluated for HAIs by collecting data using PDAs programmed by Naval Medical Research Unit 3, Cairo, with the definitions for HAIs provided by the National Healthcare Safety Network of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882213/endometriosis-research-using-capture-microdissection-techniques-progress-and-future-applications
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Luyang Zhao, Chenglei Gu, Ke Huang, Weidong Han, Meng Fu, Yuanguang Meng
Endometriosis is a common gynecological disease with high prevalence, while its etiology and pathophysiology have remained to be fully elucidated. Previous evidence suggested that this disorder may be in part or completely of somatic origin. However, traditional endometrial samples may not be ideal for investigation, as target cells, including epithelial and stromal cells, in endometriotic lesions are too sparse to be analyzed. Recently, capture microdissection techniques have been used to overcome these limitations and eliminate tissue heterogeneity in endometriosis research...
November 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876589/usa-hospitalizations-for-malignant-pleural-effusions-data-from-the-2012-national-inpatient-sample
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Niloofar Taghizadeh, Marc Fortin, Alain Tremblay
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural effusions (MPE) are a common complication of advanced malignancy, but little is known regarding their prevalence and overall burden on a population level. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of MPE associated hospitalizations using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project-Nationwide Inpatient Sample, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (HCUP-NIS 2012). Cases were included if MPE was coded as a primary or secondary diagnosis or if an unspecified pleural effusion was coded in addition to a diagnosis of cancer with either of these being the primary diagnosis...
November 19, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876007/effect-of-pregnane-x-receptor-1b-genetic-polymorphisms-on-postoperative-analgesia-with-fentanyl-in-chinese-patients-undergoing-gynecological-surgery
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Jing-Jing Yuan, Xiao-Jing Ma, Zhi-Song Li, Yan-Zi Chang, Wei Zhang, Quan-Cheng Kan, Jun-Kai Hou, Li-Rong Zhang
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of the pregnane X receptor (PXR)*1B polymorphisms on CYP3A4 enzyme activity and postoperative fentanyl consumption in Chinese patients undergoing gynecological surgery. METHODS: A total of 287 females of Han ethnicity, aged 20 to 50 years old, ASA I or II, scheduled to abdominal total hysterectomy or myomectomy under general anesthesia were enrolled. The analgesic model used was fentanyl consumption via patient-controlled intravenous analgesia (PCIA) in the post-operative period...
November 23, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872195/estrogen-receptors-and-signaling-in-fibroids-role-in-pathobiology-and-therapeutic-implications
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Mostafa A Borahay, Mehmet R Asoglu, Aymara Mas, Sarah Adam, Gokhan S Kilic, Ayman Al-Hendy
Uterine fibroids are the most common gynecologic tumors with a significant medical and financial burden. Several genetic, hormonal, and biological factors have been shown to contribute to the development and growth of fibroid tumors. Of these factors, estrogen is particularly critical since fibroids are considered estrogen dependent because no prepubertal cases have been described in the literature and tumors tend to regress after menopause. Understanding the role of estrogen in fibroids is not only important for understanding the pathobiology of fibroids but also for the development of successful therapeutics...
November 20, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854131/perspectives-from-patients-and-healthcare-providers-on-the-practice-of-maternal-placentophagy
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Stephanie A Schuette, Kara M Brown, Danielle A Cuthbert, Cynthia W Coyle, Katherine L Wisner, M Camille Hoffman, Amy Yang, Jody D Ciolino, Rebecca L Newmark, Crystal T Clark
PURPOSE: Placentophagy (maternal consumption of the placenta) has become increasingly prevalent in the past decade among women seeking to promote health and healing during the postpartum period. The purpose of this study was to assess patient and provider familiarity with and attitudes toward placentophagy, as well as patients' willingness to try placentophagy. METHODS: Two cross-sectional surveys with questions regarding placentophagy practice were distributed to healthcare providers and patients...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847479/understanding-molecular-landscape-of-endometrial-cancer-through-next-generation-sequencing-what-we-have-learned-so-far
#16
Siti-Syazani Suhaimi, Nurul-Syakima Ab Mutalib, Rahman Jamal
Endometrial cancer (EC) is among the most common gynecological cancers affecting women worldwide. Despite the early detection and rather high overall survival rate, around 20% of the cases recur with poor prognosis. The Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology, also known as massively parallel sequencing, symbolizes a high-throughput, fast, sensitive and accurate way to study the molecular landscape of a cancer and this has indeed revolutionized endometrial cancer research. Understanding the potential, advantages, and limitations of NGS will be crucial for the healthcare providers and scientists in providing the genome-driven care in this era of precision medicine and pharmacogenomics...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847382/there-is-a-positive-correlation-between-socioeconomic-status-and-ovarian-reserve-in-women-of-reproductive-age
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Mert Ulas Barut, Elif Agacayak, Murat Bozkurt, Tarık Aksu, Talip Gul
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential association between socioeconomic status and ovarian reserve, anti-Mullerian hormone level, antral follicle count, and follicle stimulating hormone level in women of reproductive age. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 101 married women between 20-35 years of age who presented to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Research System In Vitro Fertilization (HRS IVF) Center between October 2014 and November 2015 and met the inclusion criteria were included in this study...
November 16, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845405/human-endometrial-mesenchymal-stem-cells-exhibit-intrinsic-anti-tumor-properties-on-human-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-cells
#18
Shixia Bu, Qian Wang, Qiuwan Zhang, Junyan Sun, Biwei He, Charlie Xiang, Zhiwei Liu, Dongmei Lai
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most lethal tumor of all gynecologic tumors. There is no curative therapy for EOC thus far. The tumor-homing ability of adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) provide the promising potential to use them as vehicles to transport therapeutic agents to the site of tumor. Meanwhile, studies have showed the intrinsic anti-tumor properties of MSCs against various kinds of cancer, including epithelial ovarian cancer. Human endometrial mesenchymal stem cells (EnSCs) derived from menstrual blood are a novel source for adult MSCs and exert restorative function in some diseases...
November 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843072/toward-a-more-evidence-based-nosology-and-nomenclature-for-female-sexual-dysfunctions-part-ii
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Sharon J Parish, Andrew T Goldstein, Sue W Goldstein, Irwin Goldstein, James Pfaus, Anita H Clayton, Annamaria Giraldi, James A Simon, Stanley E Althof, Gloria Bachmann, Barry Komisaruk, Roy Levin, Susan Kellogg Spadt, Sheryl A Kingsberg, Michael A Perelman, Marcel D Waldinger, Beverly Whipple
INTRODUCTION: Current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) definitions of sexual dysfunction do not identify all sexual problems experienced clinically by women and are not necessarily applicable for biologic or biopsychosocial management of female sexual dysfunction. A unified nomenclature system enables clinicians, researchers, and regulatory agencies to use the same language and criteria for determining clinical end points, assessing research results, and managing patients...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829461/gender-difference-in-preference-of-specialty-as-a-career-choice-among-japanese-medical-students
#20
Ryuichi Kawamoto, Daisuke Ninomiya, Yoshihisa Kasai, Tomo Kusunoki, Nobuyuki Ohtsuka, Teru Kumagi, Masanori Abe
BACKGROUND: In Japan, the absolute deficiency of doctors and maldistribution of doctors by specialty is a significant problem in the Japanese health care system. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors contributing to specialty preference in career choice among Japanese medical students. METHODS: A total of 368 medical students completed the survey giving an 88.2 % response rate. The subjects comprised 141 women aged 21 ± 3 (range, 18-34) years and 227 men aged 22 ± 4 (range, 18-44) years...
November 10, 2016: BMC Medical Education
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