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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667744/intraurethral-erbium-yag-laser-for-the-management-of-urinary-symptoms-of-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-a-pilot-study
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Adrian Gaspar, Sandra Maestri, Joaquin Silva, Hugo Brandi, Daniel Luque, Neža Koron, Zdenko Vižintin
OBJECTIVES: Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) combines the conditions of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) and urinary tract dysfunction, which is a result of urethral atrophy. There are several treatment methods available for the management of vulvovaginal symptoms of GSM, whereas urinary tract dysfunction often remains overlooked and undertreated. The objective of this pilot study was to assess the safety and efficacy of intraurethral Er:YAG laser treatment of urinary symptoms of GSM...
April 18, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621012/spinal-cord-neuromodulation-therapy-for-levofloxacin-reinduced-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-and-neurotoxicity-a-case-report
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David Hao, Geza Kiss, William Grubb, Shaul Cohen, Danielle Levin, Ashraf Sakr
Fluoroquinolones are a class of popular outpatient antimicrobial agents with a wide spectrum of therapeutic indications for respiratory and genitourinary infections. Though the most common side effects are gastrointestinal, fluoroquinolones have been increasingly associated with neurotoxicity including peripheral neuropathy and seizures. We present here a case of a 43-year-old woman with previously resolved type I complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) who presented with symptoms of CRPS and neurotoxicity in the setting of levofloxacin administration...
March 31, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604315/physical-examination-for-men-and-women-with-urological-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndromes-a-mapp-network-study
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Claire C Yang, Jane L Miller, Adam Omidpanah, John N Krieger
OBJECTIVES: To examine the feasibility of implementing a standardized, clinically relevant genitourinary examination for both men and women and to identify physical examination findings characteristic of urological chronic pelvic pain syndromes (UCPPS). METHODS: This study analyzed two samples: men and women with UCPPS who participated in the MAPP Research Network Epidemiology and Phenotyping (EP) Study, and age-matched controls who were either positive for chronic fatigue syndrome or healthy (pain-free)...
March 28, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575160/association-of-serious-infections-with-pemphigus-and-pemphigoid-analysis-of-the-nationwide-inpatient-sample
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Ziyou Ren, Shanthi Narla, Derek Y Hsu, Jonathan I Silverberg
BACKGROUND: Pemphigus and pemphigoid are blistering disorders associated with barrier disruption, immune dysregulation and use of immunosuppressing systemic therapy, which may predispose toward serious infections. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether pemphigus and pemphigoid are associated with increased likelihood of serious infections, and the impact of such infections on mortality and cost of care. METHODS: We analyzed data from the 2002-2012 National Inpatient Sample, including a representative 20% sample of all hospitalizations in the US (total n=72,108,077 adults)...
March 25, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550261/anatomical-associations-and-radiological-characteristics-of-scimitar-syndrome-on-ct-and-mr
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Abdulrahman Masrani, Sebastian McWilliams, Sanjeev Bhalla, Pamela K Woodard
PURPOSE: To report the anatomical associations and radiological characteristics of Scimitar syndrome on CT and MR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of the medical records between February 2001 and February 2016 was performed. To identify patients, radiological reports were queried for "Scimitar" or "partial anomalous pulmonary venous return." Patients with radiological findings of Scimitar syndrome were included. Patients without cross-sectional imaging were excluded...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541472/reversible-intrahepatic-cholestasis-in-metastatic-prostate-cancer-an-uncommon-paraneoplastic-syndrome
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Munveer S Bhangoo, Brian Cheng, Gregory P Botta, Phataraporn Thorson, Michael P Kosty
As with other genitourinary malignancies, a variety of paraneoplastic syndromes have been revealed to occur in patients with prostate cancer. Stauffer's Syndrome is a well-described clinical syndrome which manifests via intrahepatic cholestasis in patients with renal cell carcinoma. Less common is intrahepatic cholestasis occurring in association with prostate cancer. The current case report discusses a 67-year-old man presenting with liver failure secondary to intrahepatic cholestasis co-existing with metastatic prostate adenocarcinoma...
April 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533365/vaginal-estrogen-and-mammogram-results-case-series-and-review-of-literature-on-treatment-of-gsm-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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Stephanie Wang Zuo, Harold Wu, Wen Shen
OBJECTIVE: To examine mammographic density before and after at least 1 year of vaginal estrogen use in a small cohort of healthy postmenopausal women and women with a personal history of breast cancer. METHODS: We extracted data via chart review of patients from a single practitioner's menopause specialty clinic in Baltimore, MD. Mammographic change was primarily determined via the Bi-RADS scoring system, including the Bi-RADS density score. In addition, we conduct a narrative review of the current literature on the usage of local estrogen therapy, and systemic and local alternatives in the treatment of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) in breast cancer survivors...
March 12, 2018: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492713/fractional-co-2-laser-for-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-in-breast-cancer-survivors-clinical-immunological-and-microbiological-aspects
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Angelamaria Becorpi, Giuseppina Campisciano, Nunzia Zanotta, Zelinda Tredici, Secondo Guaschino, Felice Petraglia, Annalisa Pieralli, Giovanni Sisti, Francesco De Seta, Manola Comar
The composition of vaginal microbiome in menopause and cancer survivor women changes dramatically leading to genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) in up to 7% of patients. Recent reports suggest that laser therapy may be valuable as a not hormonal therapeutic modality. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of fractional CO2 laser treatment on the vaginal secretory pathway of a large panel of immune mediators, usually implicated in tissue remodeling and inflammation, and on microbiome composition in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors...
March 1, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487993/ablative-dual-phase-erbium-yag-laser-treatment-of-atrophy-related-vaginal-symptoms-in-post-menopausal-breast-cancer-survivors-omitting-hormonal-treatment
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A R Mothes, M Runnebaum, I B Runnebaum
PURPOSE: First evaluation of dual-phase vaginal Er:YAG laser to omit hormonal treatment for atrophy-related symptoms in post-menopausal breast cancer survivors following prolapse surgery. METHODS: Patients with a history of breast cancer at the time of surgery for pelvic organ prolapse were offered non-hormonal vaginal Er:YAG laser treatment when complaining of atrophy-related genitourinary syndrome of menopause. A single 10-min course of dual-phase protocol of pulsed Er:YAG laser (2940 nm, fractional ablative and thermal mode, fluence according to tissue thickness)...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465581/atypical-microdeletion-in-22q11-deletion-syndrome-reveals-new-candidate-causative-genes-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Huiping Shi, Zhaoyue Wang
RATIONALE: 22q11 deletion syndrome, the most common chromosomal microdeletion disease, is caused by megabase-sized deletions on chromosome 22q11.2. It is characterized by a wide spectrum of congenital anomalies in velopharyngeal and facial, cardiac, genitourinary, vertebroskeletal, respiratory, digestive, and central nervous systems. Phenotype-genotype studies have revealed several causative genes that regulate the development of the third and fourth pharyngeal arches in human. However, the exact pathogenesis of this syndrome remains unknown...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452831/painless-urethral-bleeding-during-penile-erection-in-an-adult-man-with-klippel-trenaunay-syndrome-a-case-report
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Hongen Lei, Xing Guan, Hu Han, Xiaosong Qian, Xiaoguang Zhou, Xiaodong Zhang, Long Tian
INTRODUCTION: Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is a rare congenital vascular disorder characterized by a triad of cutaneous port wine capillary malformations, varicose veins, and hemihypertrophy of bone and soft tissues. AIMS: To report on a rare case of KTS in an adult man manifested by painless urethral bleeding during penile erection briefly review the clinical presentation and management of the genitourinary forms of this syndrome. METHODS: On presentation, the clinical features of this patient, including medical history, signs and symptoms, and imaging examinations, were recorded...
February 13, 2018: Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436235/long-term-effects-of-vaginal-erbium-laser-in-the-treatment-of-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause
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M Gambacciani, M Levancini, E Russo, L Vacca, T Simoncini, M Cervigni
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the long-term efficacy of a second generation of vaginal laser treatment, the vaginal erbium laser, as a non-ablative photothermal therapy for the management of genitourinary syndrome of menopause. METHODS: The study was performed using an erbium laser crystal yttrium-aluminum-garnet (XS Fotona Smooth™, Fotona, Ljubljana, Slovenia) with a wavelength of 2940 nm. Postmenopausal women (n = 205) were treated with three laser applications at 30-day intervals...
February 13, 2018: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434541/the-influence-of-early-life-experience-on-visceral-pain
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REVIEW
Isabella M Fuentes, Julie A Christianson
Pain is the most reported and troublesome symptom of nearly all functional disorders affecting the genitourinary and gastrointestinal organs. Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS), vulvodynia, and/or chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS; collectively termed chronic pelvic pain syndromes) report pain severe enough to impact quality of life and often suffer from symptoms of or are diagnosed with more than one of these syndromes...
2018: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419532/management-of-menopausal-symptoms-for-women-who-are-at-high-risk-of-thrombosis
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Joann V Pinkerton, Andra H James
For women at elevated risk of thrombosis, clinicians are challenged to relieve menopausal symptoms without increasing the risk of thrombosis. Oral menopausal hormone therapy increases the risk of venous thromboembolism by 2-fold to 3-fold. Observational studies suggest less thrombotic risk with transdermal therapies and with progesterone over synthetic progestogens (progestins), but the data are limited. Beneficial nonpharmacologic therapies include cognitive behavioral therapy and clinical hypnosis, whereas beneficial nonhormonal pharmacologic therapies include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors...
February 6, 2018: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411644/genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-prevalence-and-quality-of-life-in-spanish-postmenopausal-women-the-genisse-study
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E Moral, J L Delgado, F Carmona, B Caballero, C Guillán, P M González, J Suárez-Almarza, S Velasco-Ortega, C Nieto
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) and urogynecological conditions associated with menopause, and to evaluate the impact of GSM on quality of life in a cohort of Spanish postmenopausal women. METHODS: Multicenter, cross-sectional, and observational study involving 430 women. RESULTS: The prevalence of GSM was 70%. GSM was diagnosed in 60.2% of women with no known diagnosis of vulvovaginal atrophy or GSM...
February 7, 2018: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406425/vulvar-and-vaginal-fractional-co2-laser-treatments-for-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause
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Lauren F Streicher
Many healthcare providers are offering women treatment with the fractionated CO2 laser for a myriad of gynecologic issues, including genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). Because existing data are limited, providing guidance is challenging. This Practice Pearl addresses what we know and don't know about the use of the fractionated CO2 laser for the treatment of GSM.
February 5, 2018: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402732/female-sexual-dysfunction-a-systematic-review-of-outcomes-across-various-treatment-modalities
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REVIEW
James M Weinberger, Justin Houman, Ashley T Caron, Jennifer Anger
BACKGROUND: Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a highly prevalent condition. Nevertheless, the scientific literature has only recently begun to accumulate evidence for treatment modalities that address the underlying etiologies of FSD. AIM: The purpose of this systematic review is to elucidate what treatments are effective across the various symptom complexes of FSD. METHODS: Utilizing Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology guidelines, we conducted a systematic review of PubMed, EMBASE, clinicaltrials...
February 3, 2018: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383834/nonsense-mutations-in-fzd2-cause-autosomal-dominant-omodysplasia-robinow-syndrome-like-phenotypes
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Keisuke Nagasaki, Gen Nishimura, Toru Kikuchi, Hiromi Nyuzuki, Sunao Sasaki, Yohei Ogawa, Akihiko Saitoh
Omodysplasia-2 (OMOD2; OMIM%16475) is a rare autosomal dominant (AD) skeletal dysplasia characterized by shortened humeri, short first metacarpal, craniofacial dysmorphism (frontal bossing, depressed nasal bridge, bifid nasal tip, and long philtrum), and variable degrees of genitourinary anomalies. This clinical phenotype overlaps with that of AD type Robinow syndrome. Recently, a mutation in FZD2 encoding a Frizzled Class Receptor 2 has been identified in a family with AD omodysplasia (an affected girl and her affected mother)...
January 31, 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381086/treatment-of-vaginal-atrophy-with-estriol-and-lactobacilli-combination-a-clinical-review
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A O Mueck, X Ruan, V Prasauskas, P Grob, O Ortmann
In recent years, a vast quantity of clinical data has been accumulated on the pathophysiology of symptomatic vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA)/genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) in peri- and postmenopausal women and on the treatment options for these conditions. Guidelines from several societies have recently been updated in favor of VVA/GSM vaginal therapy with the lowest possible doses of estrogens. The combination of a vaginal ultra-low dose of 0.03 mg of estriol (E3) and lyophilized, viable Lactobacillus acidophilus KS400 (0...
January 30, 2018: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371146/couplepause-a-new-paradigm-in-treating-sexual-dysfunction-during-menopause-and-andropause
#20
REVIEW
Emmanuele A Jannini, Rossella E Nappi
BACKGROUND: At midlife and beyond, both men and women face organic changes that can affect sexual functioning. For women, ovarian exhaustion causes estrogen deficiency, leading to genitourinary syndrome of menopause, which may include vaginal dryness, irritation/itching, inadequate lubrication, and dyspareunia. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder also can result from biopsychosocial factors. For men, erectile dysfunction prevalence increases with age, and some men develop testosterone deficiency...
January 19, 2018: Sexual Medicine Reviews
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