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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232539/how-to-identify-and-manage-cognitive-dysfunction-after-breast-cancer-treatment
#1
Marie Lange, Florence Joly
Attention and memory dysfunction is a common complaint among patients with breast cancer that can be reported during and up to several years after treatment. It can negatively affect patients' quality of life and their ability to work. This phenomenon has mainly been studied in patients with breast cancer who are treated with adjuvant chemotherapy. Women describe concentration problems and difficulties with word finding, multitasking, or remembering new information, as well as more effort and time needed to accomplish these tasks...
December 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231918/-systemic-treatment-of-early-breast-cancer-current-state-of-knowledge-after-the-conference-st-gallen-2017
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REVIEW
Tomasz Sarosiek
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in women around the globe. It is also the world's first cause of female deaths from cancer. With the introduction of screening programs in most developed countries, more and more cases of this cancer are diagnosed at local or localized stages, enabling radical treatment to be successful. At the same time, systemic treatment of early breast cancer is one of the most complex issues in clinical oncology. Because of the many prognostic factors that need to be taken into account when considering eligibility for treatment such as age, reproductive status (before or after menopause), type of cancer and severity of the disease, it is impossible to establish clear standards of conduct for many clinical situations...
November 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231589/-effects-of-moxibustion-at-shenshu-bl-23-on-level-of-sex-hormones-and-amh-in-sub-health-peri-menopausal-women
#3
Jie Shen, Meihong Shen, Zhongren Li, Rongli Zhang, Xia Li, Bingwei Ai
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects between moxibustion at Shenshu (BL 23) and oral administration of Vitamin E on quality of life and mechanism in sub-health perimenopausal women, aiming to provide clinical evidence of moxibustion for health care of sub-health female. METHODS: Sixty participants were randomly divided into a moxibustion group and a medication group, 30 cases in each one. The volunteers in the moxibustion group were treated with mild moxibustion at bilateral Shenshu (BL 23) for 15 min, once a day; five treatments were considered as a course of treatment, and totally 4 courses were given with an interval of 2 days between courses...
April 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230615/association-of-604g-a-and-501a-c-ghrelin-and-obestatin-prepropeptide-gene-polymorphisms-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#4
Talaat Dabbaghi Ghaleh, Somayeh Saadat Skandari, Reza Najafipour, Zahra Rashvand, Masoud Darabi, Mehdi Sahmani
Ghrelin hormone has an important role in a wide range of metabolic and non-metabolic processes. Polymorphisms of ghrelin gene could be associated with a large number of diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of -604G/A and -501A/C polymorphisms in ghrelin and obestatin prepropeptide gene (GHRL) with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in a sample of Iranian women. One hundred and fifty-two women with PCOS and 162 age-matched apparently healthy women as control group were enrolled in this study...
December 11, 2017: Biochemical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229361/a-literature-review-on-maternal-fetal-and-reproductive-disorders-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infection
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REVIEW
Shirzad Fallahi, Ali Rostami, Malihe Nourollahpour Shiadeh, Hamed Behniafar, Shahrokh Paktinat
BACKGROUND: Toxoplasma gondii infection is one of the most prevalent infectious disease with worldwide distribution. Congenital toxoplasmosis is annually responsible for 1.20 million disability-adjusted life years around the world, but often it is overlooked many countries. METHODS: We performed an updated review to summarize the current researches on fetal, neonatal and maternal consequences of T. gondii infection and also adverse effects of toxoplasmosis on women reproductive organs...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228802/role-of-serotonin-hormone-in-weight-regain-after-sleeve-gastrectomy
#6
Hala M Demerdash, Ahmed A Sabry, Emad A Arida
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is gaining popularity as bariatric surgery, a small percentage of subjects regain weight after surgery. This study was designed to evaluate body weight changes over a period of two years after LSG and investigate the role of serotonin in regulating energy balance. This is a prospective cohort study. A total of 92 patients with morbid obesity (64 women and 28 men) underwent LSG. All the participants were subjected to physical examination and detailed medical history. Anthropometric measurements were accomplished pre-operative and post-operatively at a frequency of four times per year for two years follow-up...
December 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228596/cyp19a1-polymorphisms-associated-with-coronary-artery-disease-and-circulating-sex-hormone-levels-in-a-chinese-population
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Yajie Meng, Dilare Adi, Yun Wu, Yongtao Wang, Mayila Abudoukelimu, Ding Huang, Xiang Ma, Cheng Liu, Ting Wang, Fen Liu, Bangdang Chen, Mintao Gai, Xiaocui Chen, Zhenyan Fu, Yitong Ma
Background: The relationship between CYP19A1 genetic polymorphisms and coronary artery disease (CAD) remains unclear. Thus, the aim of the present study was to investigate the association of CYP19A1 genetic polymorphisms with CAD in Han and Uygur populations and to characterize the association between the levels of sex hormones and aromatase with single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in CYP19A1 genes in Chinese women. Results: There were significant differences in the genotype distributions of rs2236722 and rs4646 between CAD patients and control subjects in the Uygur population...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228555/circulating-betatrophin-is-associated-with-insulin-resistance-in-humans-cross-sectional-and-interventional-studies-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#8
Han Wang, Lin Du, Tong Wu, Gangyi Yang, Wenjing Hu, Hansheng Wang, Mengliu Yang, Dongfang Liu, Harvest F Gu, Zhiming Zhu, Hongting Zheng, Ling Li
Betatrophin has a closely relationship with metabolism. However, its effect on metabolism disorder remains unclear. This study was comprised of a series of cross-sectional and interventional studies in vivo and vitro. PCOS women with IR and healthy women were recruited from the general population and outpatients. Plasma betatrophin levels were measured with ELISA. Insulin sensitivity was assessed with EHC. Gene expressions at mRNA and protein levels were determined with RT-PCR and Western blotting. Influences of insulin, metformin, rosiglitazone and over- or knockdown-expression of betatrophin were analyzed ex vivo...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228373/medical-treatment-or-surgery-for-colorectal-endometriosis-results-of-a-shared-decision-making-approach
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Paolo Vercellini, Maria Pina Frattaruolo, Riccardo Rosati, Dhouha Dridi, Anna Roberto, Paola Mosconi, Olga De Giorgi, Fulvia Milena Cribiù, Edgardo Somigliana
STUDY QUESTION: What is the degree of patient satisfaction in women with symptomatic colorectal endometriosis who choose medical or surgical treatment after a shared decision-making (SDM) process? SUMMARY ANSWER: The degree of satisfaction with treatment was high both in women who chose medical treatment with a low-dose oral contraceptive (OCP) or a progestin, and in those who chose to undergo surgical resection of bowel endometriosis. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Hormonal therapies and surgery for colorectal endometriosis have been investigated in non-comparative studies with inconsistent results...
December 8, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227255/-perspective-management-in-the-treatment-of-genital-endometriosis-in-women-with-polymorphism-of-gens-gstt1-and-gstm1
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L Malanchuk, V Martynyuk, I Malanchyn, Z Kuchma, L Krasnyanska
The article covers the management of patients with internal genital endometriosis, in which the polymorphism of the glutathione-S-transferase genes has been diagnosed. The aim of our study was to select the optimal conservative method for treatment of internal genital endometriosis in women of reproductive age by developing complex therapy taking into account the polymorphism of the genes of the detoxification system. 102 patients with combined gynecological pathology were examined. All patients were subject to a dynamic clinical and laboratory examination...
November 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227253/-pathogenetic-features-of-the-development-of-overacive-bladder-in-women
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V Lesovoy, S Kolupayev
The aim of the research was to study the pathogenetic features of the development of the overactive bladder (OAB) in women. 107 women with OAB and a control group of 29 healthy women were involved into the study. The hormonal status was studied based on the determination of serum concentrations of luteinizing hormone (LH), stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol and progesterone. The urine levels of interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-4 (IL-4), interleukin-8 (IL-8), tumor necrosis factor ά (TNF-ά) and macrophage chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) were assessed...
November 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227165/sex-hormone-binding-globulin-an-important-biomarker-for-predicting-pcos-risk-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
Ritu Deswal, Arun Yadav, Amita Suneja Dang
Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) is a glycoprotein which regulates bioavailability of sex steroid hormones. Interest in SHBG has escalated in recent years because of its inverse association with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes type II. This meta-analysis was performed to examine the associations of SHBG with PCOS and to correlate serum SHBG levels with various PCOS associated endocrine and metabolic dysregulation as well as to determine the effects of various therapeutic agents on serum SHBG levels in PCOS patients in order to assess the true accuracy of SHBG in the prediction of PCOS...
December 11, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226703/sex-differences-in-the-relationship-between-global-advantage-lateralization-and-inter-hemispheric-connectivity-in-a-navon-paradigm
#13
Belinda Pletzer, TiAnni Harris
Sex, stimulus material and attention condition have previously been related to global advantage (faster responses to global targets than to local targets), as well as lateralization during global-local processing. It is presumed that the lateralization of brain functions is either related to the inhibitory influence of the dominant on the non-dominant hemisphere or reduced excitation between hemispheres. However, a direct relationship between the global advantage and lateralization, as well as inter-hemispheric connectivity has not been previously established...
December 10, 2017: Brain Connectivity
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
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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/29225794/premature-ovarian-insufficiency-an-update-on-recent-advances-in-understanding-and-management
#15
REVIEW
Saioa Torrealday, Pinar Kodaman, Lubna Pal
Premature ovarian insufficiency is a complex and relatively poorly understood entity with a myriad of etiologies and multisystem sequelae that stem from premature deprivation of ovarian sex hormones. Timely diagnosis with a clear understanding of the various comorbidities that can arise from estrogen deficiency is vital to appropriately counsel and treat these patients. Prompt initiation of hormone therapy is critical to control the unsolicited menopausal symptoms that many women experience and to prevent long-term health complications...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225044/fear-extinction-in-an-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-animal-model-influence-of-sex-and-estrous-cycle
#16
Adriano Edgar Reimer, Amanda Ribeiro de Oliveira, Juliana Belo Diniz, Marcelo Queiroz Hoexter, Euripedes Constantino Miguel, Mohammed Ragib Milad, Marcus Lira Brandão
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a neuropsychiatric condition that affects men and women equally, but with a sexually dimorphic pattern of development. Reproductive cycle events can influence symptom severity of OCD in females, indicating that ovarian hormones or their interaction with distinct neurotransmitter systems may play a role in OCD pathophysiology. Clinical studies and animal models have confirmed the importance of the serotonergic (5-HT) system in the neurobiology and treatment of OCD. Accordingly, the non-selective 5-HT2c agonist, meta-chlorophenylpiperazine (mCPP), exacerbates symptoms in untreated OCD patients...
December 7, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224673/understanding-the-role-of-environmental-factors-in-the-development-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#17
REVIEW
Christine G Parks, Aline de Souza Espindola Santos, Medha Barbhaiya, Karen H Costenbader
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem disease with a complex etiology. Its risk is higher among women, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with a family history of SLE or related autoimmune diseases. It is believed that genetic factors interact with environmental exposures throughout the lifespan to influence susceptibility to developing SLE. The strongest epidemiologic evidence exists for increased risk of SLE associated with exposure to crystalline silica, current cigarette smoking, use of oral contraceptives, and postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy, while there is an inverse association with alcohol use...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224099/the-role-of-skeletal-muscle-estrogen-receptors-in-metabolic-homeostasis-and-insulin-sensitivity
#18
Andrea L Hevener, Zhenqi Zhou, Brian G Drew, Vicent Ribas
Women in the modern era are challenged with facing menopausal symptoms as well as heightened disease risk associated with increasing adiposity and metabolic dysfunction for up to three decades of life. Treatment strategies to combat metabolic dysfunction and associated pathologies have been hampered by our lack of understanding regarding the biological causes of these clinical conditions and our incomplete understanding regarding the effects of estrogens and the tissue-specific functions and molecular actions of its receptors...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224098/role-of-estrogens-in-the-regulation-of-liver-lipid-metabolism
#19
Brian T Palmisano, Lin Zhu, John M Stafford
Before menopause, women are protected from atherosclerotic heart disease associated with obesity relative to men. Sex hormones have been proposed as a mechanism that differentiates this risk. In this review, we discuss the literature around how the endogenous sex hormones and hormone treatment approaches after menopause regulate fatty acid, triglyceride, and cholesterol metabolism to influence cardiovascular risk.The important regulatory functions of estrogen signaling pathways with regard to lipid metabolism have been in part obscured by clinical trials with hormone treatment of women after menopause, due to different formulations, routes of delivery, and pairings with progestins...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224097/menopause-estrogens-and-glucose-homeostasis-in-women
#20
Franck Mauvais-Jarvis
Randomized trials suggest that menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) prevents type 2 diabetes. Still, the mechanisms of these antidiabetic effects are a matter of controversy. This chapter provides an analysis of epidemiological and clinical evidence and proposes a mechanism for the effect of menopause and MHT on type 2 diabetes development and prevention. It discusses the beneficial role of estradiol on glucose homeostasis that is lost at menopause and improved by MHT, which delays type 2 diabetes. This chapter aims to reconcile differences among studies of the effect of menopause and MHT formulations on type 2 diabetes and argues that discrepancies arise from physiological differences in methods used to assess glucose homeostasis...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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