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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829952/degradable-bioadhesive-nanoparticles-for-prolonged-intravaginal-delivery-and-retention-of-elvitegravir
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Muneeb Mohideen, Elias Quijano, Eric Song, Yang Deng, Gauri Panse, Wei Zhang, Meredith R Clark, W Mark Saltzman
New methods for long-lasting protection against sexually transmitted disease, such as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), are needed to help reduce the severity of STD epidemics, especially in developing countries. Intravaginal delivery of therapeutics has emerged as a promising strategy to provide women with local protection, but residence times of such agents are greatly reduced by the protective mucus layer, fluctuating hormone cycle, and complex anatomical structure of the reproductive tract. Polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) capable of encapsulating the desired cargo, penetrating through the mucosal surfaces, and delivering agents to the site of action have been explored...
August 15, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829842/voice-in-different-phases-of-menstrual-cycle-among-naturally-cycling-women-and-users-of-hormonal-contraceptives
#2
Irena Pavela Banai
Previous studies have shown changes in women's behavior and physical appearance between the non-fertile and fertile phases of the menstrual cycle. It is assumed that these changes are regulated by fluctuations in sex hormone levels across the cycle. Receptors for sex hormones have been found on the vocal folds, suggesting a link between hormone levels and vocal fold function, which might cause changes in voice production. However, attempts to identify changes in voice production across the menstrual cycle have produced mixed results...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829776/effect-of-acupuncture-on-hot-flush-and-menopause-symptoms-in-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Tsai-Ju Chien, Chung-Hua Hsu, Chia-Yu Liu, Ching-Ju Fang
BACKGROUND: Many breast cancer patients suffer from hot flush and medical menopause as side effects of treatment. Some patients undergo acupuncture, rather than hormone therapy, to relieve these symptoms, but the efficacy of acupuncture is uncertain. This meta-analysis evaluated the efficacy of acupuncture on hot flush and menopause symptoms in women with breast cancer. METHODS: A literature search was performed, following the PRISMA Statement and without language restrictions, of 7 databases from inception through March 2017...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829767/circulating-resistin-levels-and-risk-of-multiple-myeloma-in-three-prospective-cohorts
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Loredana Santo, Lauren R Teras, Graham G Giles, Stephanie J Weinstein, Demetrius Albanes, Ye Wang, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Qing Lan, Nathaniel Rothman, Brenda M Birmann, Graham A Colditz, Michael N Pollak, Mark P Purdue, Jonathan N Hofmann
BACKGROUND: Resistin is a polypeptide hormone secreted by adipose tissue. A prior hospital-based case-control study reported serum resistin levels to be inversely associated with risk of multiple myeloma (MM). To date, this association has not been investigated prospectively. METHODS: We measured resistin concentrations for pre-diagnosis peripheral blood samples from 178 MM cases and 358 individually matched controls from three cohorts participating in the MM cohort consortium...
August 22, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828533/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-and-ovarian-reserve-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Nádia Filipa Esteves Martins, Maria Inês Seixas, Joaquim Polido Pereira, Maria Manuela Costa, João Eurico Fonseca
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory disease that affects predominantly females during childbearing age (Lateef and Petri Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 27(3):435-447, 2013). Fertility in SLE patients is considered to be normal (Clowse et al. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64(5):668-674, 2012; Ekblom-Kullberg et al. Scand J Rheumatol 38:375-380, 2009) but several known factors may negatively influence fertility. Immune mechanisms are also thought to be an important cause of premature ovarian senescence, characterized by reduced ovarian reserve markers such as anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) (Oktem et al...
August 22, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827068/endometrium-and-steroids-a-pathologic-overview
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Francisca Plaza-Parrochia, Carmen Romero, Luis Valladares, Margarita Vega
Normal endometrial function requires of cell proliferation and differentiation; therefore, disturbances in these processes could lead to pathological entities such as hyperplasia and endometrial adenocarcinoma, where cell proliferation is increased. The development of these pathologies is highly related to alterations in the levels and/or action of sexual steroids. In the present review, it has been analyzed how steroids, particularly estrogens, androgens and progestagens are involved in the etiopathogenesis of hyperplasia and endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinoma...
August 18, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826845/association-between-dietary-energy-density-and-obesity-associated-cancer-results-from-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Cynthia A Thomson, Tracy E Crane, David O Garcia, Betsy C Wertheim, Melanie Hingle, Linda Snetselaar, Mridul Datta, Thomas Rohan, Erin LeBlanc, Rowan T Chlebowski, Lihong Qi
BACKGROUND: Dietary energy density (DED) is the ratio of energy (kilocalories or kilojoules) intake to food weight (grams) and is a measure of diet quality. Consumption of foods high in DED has been associated with weight gain in adults. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between baseline DED and incident obesity-associated cancers in the Women's Health Initiative. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study of clinical trial and observational study participants...
August 8, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826740/the-effect-of-parnaparin-sodium-on-in-vitro-fertilization-outcome-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Corrado Lodigiani, Francesco Dentali, Elena Banfi, Paola Ferrazzi, Luca Librè, Ilaria Quaglia, Luca Cafaro, Emanuela Morenghi, Veronica Pacetti, Elena Zannoni, Anna Maria Baggiani, Paolo Emanuele Levi-Setti
INTRODUCTION: In-vitro and in-vivo models suggest the influence of low-molecular weight heparin on conception in infertile women undergoing in vitro fertilization procedures (IVF). In this randomized controlled trial we assessed whether a low-molecular weight heparin (parnaparin) could affect IVF outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 271cycles were analyzed in 247 women having a first or subsequent IVF cycle at Fertility Center of Humanitas Research Hospital. Patients, without severe thrombophilia and hormonal or active untreated autoimmune disorders, were randomly allocated (1:1) to receive for the whole cycle parnaparin, or routine hormonal therapy only...
August 15, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822833/complete-knockout-of-estrogen-receptor-alpha-is-not-directly-protective-in-murine-lupus
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Jennifer L Scott, Jena R Wirth, Jackie Eudaly, Phil Ruiz, Melissa A Cunningham
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic and potentially severe autoimmune disease that disproportionately affects women. Despite a known role for hormonal factors impacting autoimmunity and disease pathogenesis, the specific mechanisms of action remain poorly understood. Our laboratory previously backcrossed "estrogen receptor alpha knockout (ERαKO)" mice onto the NZM2410 lupus prone background to generate NZM/ERαKO mice. This original ERαKO mouse, developed in the mid-1990s and utilized in hundreds of published studies, is not in fact ERα null...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822014/functional-igf1r-variant-predicts-breast-cancer-risk-in-women-with-preeclampsia-in-california-teachers-study
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Mark J Powell, Julie Von Behren, Susan Neuhausen, Peggy Reynolds, Christopher C Benz
PURPOSE: Hypertension in pregnancy has been associated with decreased future risk of breast cancer in many but not all studies. In the Marin Women's Study, pregnancy-induced hypertension was shown to interact with the T allele of a functional IGF1R gene variant, rs2016347, to result in lower breast density, as well as decreased breast cancer risk. Our objective was to explore these findings in a larger sample of women from the California Teachers Study (CTS). METHODS: The CTS cohort consists of over 130,000 female educators...
August 18, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821386/serum-and-follicular-fluid-testosterone-concentrations-do-not-correlate-questioning-the-impact-of-androgen-supplementation-on-the-follicular-endocrine-milieu
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Michael von Wolff, Petra Stute, Markus Eisenhut, Ulrich Marti, Norman Bitterlich, Nick A Bersinger
Basic research into a possible link between serum and follicular fluid androgen concentrations to detemine whether androgen supplementation in low responders affects follicular endocrine milieu is still lacking. Ninety-seven women (aged 28-43 years) undergoing one natural IVF cycle without any hormone stimulation were analysed. Serum and follicular fluid were collected at the time of follicle aspiration, and the concentrations of LH, total testosterone, oestradiol, dehydroepiandrosterone and anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) were determined...
August 2, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819518/-a-rare-case-of-giant-galactocele-associated-with-prolactinoma
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Mariam Tayae, Jihad Jamor
Galactocele is a rare cystic formation, a benign breast lesion, occurring when breast duct is blocked and engorged. It generally affects postpartum women, either breastfeeding or not. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature and they were not related to lactation, as in the case of postmenopausal women or of men; moreover, their relationship to the overproduction of prolactin, a growth factor stimulating mammary epithelial cells, is not very well defined at this time. We here report the unusual case of a 30-year old patient with no personal history of childbirth or abortion...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819171/thyroid-function-and-ischemic-heart-disease-a-mendelian-randomization-study
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Jie V Zhao, C Mary Schooling
To clarify the role of thyroid function in ischemic heart disease (IHD) we assessed IHD risk and risk factors according to genetically predicted thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine (FT4) and thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb) positivity. Separate-sample instrumental variable analysis with genetic instruments (Mendelian randomization) was used in an extensively genotyped case (n = 64,374)-control (n = 130,681) study, CARDIoGRAMplusC4D. Associations with lipids, diabetes and adiposity were assessed using the Global Lipids Genetics Consortium Results (n = 196,475), the DIAbetes Genetics Replication And Meta-analysis case (n = 34,380)-control (n = 114,981) study, and the Genetic Investigation of ANthropometric Traits (body mass index in 152,893 men and 171,977 women, waist-hip ratio in 93,480 men and 116,741 women)...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819015/adrenal-cushing-s-syndrome-during-pregnancy
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Corina Andreescu, Rehmat Ali Alwani, Johannes Hofland, Leendert Looijenga, Wouter de Herder, Leo Hofland, Richard A Feelders
Cushing syndrome (CS) during pregnancy is a rare condition with only a few cases reported in the literature. Misdiagnosis of CS is common because of overlapping features like fatigue, weight gain, striae and emotional changes that can occur during normal pregnancy. Changes in maternal hormones and their binding proteins complicate assessment of glucocorticoid hormone levels during gestation. CS during pregnancy is most frequently due to an adrenal adenoma and to a lesser degree to adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) hypersecretion by a pituitary adenoma...
August 17, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818705/hormone-replacement-therapy-after-risk-reducing-salpingo-oophorectomy-minimises-endocrine-and-sexual-problems-a-prospective-study
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Ravi F M Vermeulen, Marc van Beurden, Jacobien M Kieffer, Eveline M A Bleiker, Heiddis B Valdimarsdottir, Leon F A G Massuger, Marian J E Mourits, Katja N Gaarenstroom, Eleonora B L van Dorst, Hans W H M van der Putten, Neil K Aaronson
BACKGROUND: There has been some doubts raised in earlier studies about the efficacy of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in reducing endocrine and sexual problems in women who have undergone a risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO). METHODS: In this prospective, observational study, we recruited 178 premenopausal women with a high risk for ovarian cancer. Fifty-seven women opted for RRSO and 121 for gynaecological screening (GS). Women completed questionnaires before surgery (T1) and 3 (T2) and 9 (T3) months post surgery, or at equivalent time points for the GS-group...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818270/the-glass-ceiling-a-biological-phenomenon
#16
Tom W J Schulpen
Many brilliant and ambitious young women lose their drive for top careers after childbirth. New maternal impulses are at odds with their original ambitions and for many mothers stress and frustration will be the result as they have to combine child care with workweeks of 60-80h to reach or remain at the top. Pregnancy hormones modify the female's brain as has been demonstrated already for decades in animals. This brain plasticity due to adult neurogenesis in the so called maternal circuitry of the limbic system is long-lasting and perhaps lifelong...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817836/sitting-physical-activity-and-serum-oestrogen-metabolism-in-postmenopausal-women-the-women-s-health-initiative-observational-study
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Hannah Oh, Hannah Arem, Charles E Matthews, Nicolas Wentzensen, Kerryn W Reding, Louise A Brinton, Garnet L Anderson, Sally B Coburn, Jane A Cauley, Chu Chen, Deborah Goodman, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Roni T Falk, Xia Xu, Britton Trabert
BACKGROUND: Prolonged sitting and lower levels of physical activity have been associated with increased levels of parent oestrogens (oestrone and oestradiol), the key hormones in female cancers, in postmenopausal women. However, it is unknown whether sitting and physical activity are associated with circulating oestrogen metabolite levels. METHODS: Among 1804 postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study, 15 serum oestrogens/oestrogen metabolites were quantified using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry...
August 17, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817835/history-of-thyroid-disease-and-survival-of-ovarian-cancer-patients-results-from-the-ovarian-cancer-association-consortium-a-brief-report
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Albina N Minlikeeva, Jo L Freudenheim, Rikki A Cannioto, Kevin H Eng, J Brian Szender, Paul Mayor, John L Etter, Daniel W Cramer, Brenda Diergaarde, Jennifer A Doherty, Thilo Dörk, Robert Edwards, Anna deFazio, Grace Friel, Marc T Goodman, Peter Hillemanns, Estrid Høgdall, Allan Jensen, Susan J Jordan, Beth Y Karlan, Susanne K Kjær, Rüdiger Klapdor, Keitaro Matsuo, Mika Mizuno, Christina M Nagle, Kunle Odunsi, Lisa Paddock, Mary Anne Rossing, Joellen M Schildkraut, Barbara Schmalfeldt, Brahm H Segal, Kristen Starbuck, Kathryn L Terry, Penelope M Webb, Emese Zsiros, Roberta B Ness, Francesmary Modugno, Elisa V Bandera, Jenny Chang-Claude, Kirsten B Moysich
BACKGROUND: Findings from in vitro studies suggest that increased exposure to thyroid hormones can influence progression of ovarian tumours. However, epidemiologic evidence on this topic is limited. METHODS: We pooled data from 11 studies from the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium. Using multivariate Cox proportional hazards models, we estimated associations between hyper- and hypothyroidism and medications prescribed for these conditions with 5-year all-cause survival among women diagnosed with invasive ovarian cancer...
August 17, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816987/analysis-of-background-parenchymal-echogenicity-on-breast-ultrasound-correlation-with-mammographic-breast-density-and-background-parenchymal-enhancement-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#19
Kyung Hee Ko, Hae Kyoung Jung, Inwha Kim
The purpose of this study was to analyze the background parenchymal echotexture (BP echo) on breast ultrasound in detail and to evaluate the relation BP echo with menopausal status. In addition, we correlated BP echo with mammographic breast density (MGD) and background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).The institutional review board of our hospital approved this retrospective study, and the requirement of informed consent was waived. We studied 138 women (mean age 51.6 years, range from 26 to 79 years) with newly diagnosed invasive breast cancer, who had performed preoperative mammography, ultrasound, and MR from June 2013 to June 2015...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816924/treatment-of-premenstrual-breakthrough-of-depression-with-adjunctive-oral-contraceptive-pills-compared-with-placebo
#20
Whitney Peters, Marlene P Freeman, Semmie Kim, Lee S Cohen, Hadine Joffe
PURPOSE/BACKGROUND: Two-thirds of women with depressive disorders report reemergence of depression premenstrually, or premenstrual exacerbation (PME), despite effective treatment of the underlying mood disorder during the remainder of the cycle. There is a paucity of studies that rigorously assess treatments targeting PME. Open-label data suggest that augmentation of antidepressants with the oral contraceptive pill (OCP) drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol (DRSP/EE) improves depressive symptoms that break through treatment premenstrually...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
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