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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930223/successful-pregnancy-after-treatment-with-chinese-herbal-medicine-in-a-43-year-old-woman-with-diminished-ovarian-reserve-and-multiple-uterus-fibrosis-a-case-report
#1
Benqi Teng, Jie Peng, Madeleine Ong, Xianqin Qu
OBJECTIVE: To highlight a natural approach to coexisting oligomenorrhea, subfertility, luteal phase insufficiency and multiple fibroids cohesively when in vitro fertilisation (IVF) has failed. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43-year-old woman with diminished ovarian reserve and multiple uterine fibroids had previously been advised to discontinue IVF treatment. According to Chinese Medicine diagnosis, herbal formulae were prescribed for improving age-related ovarian insufficiency as well as to control the growth of fibroids...
February 9, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930160/human-chorionic-gonadotrophin-as-a-possible-mediator-of-leiomyoma-growth-during-pregnancy-molecular-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Veronica Sarais, Greta Chiara Cermisoni, Matteo Schimberni, Alessandra Alteri, Enrico Papaleo, Edgardo Somigliana, Paola Vigano'
Uterine fibroids are the most common gynecologic benign tumors. Studies supporting a strong pregnancy-related growth of leiomyomas generally claimed a crucial role of sex steroid hormones. However, sex steroids are unlikely the unique actors involved as estrogen and progesterone achieve a pick serum concentration in the last trimester while leiomyomas show a typical increase during the first trimester. Given the rapid exponential raise in serum human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG) at the beginning of gestation, we conducted a review to assess the potential role of hCG in the striking growth of leiomyomas during initial pregnancy...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928113/pdk4-inhibits-cardiac-pyruvate-oxidation-in-late-pregnancy
#3
Laura Liu, Glenn C Rowe, Steven Yang, Jian Li, Federico Damilano, Mun Chun Chan, Wenyun Lu, Cholsoon Jang, Shogo Wada, Michael Morley, Michael Hesse, Bernd K Fleischmann, Joshua Rabinowitz, Saumya Das, Anthony Rosenzweig, Zoltan Arany
Rationale: Pregnancy profoundly alters maternal physiology. The heart hypertrophies during pregnancy, but its metabolic adaptations are not well understood. Objective: To determine the mechanisms underlying cardiac substrate use during pregnancy. Methods and Results: We use here (13)C-glucose, (13)C-lactate, and (13)C-fatty acid tracing analyses to show that hearts in late pregnant mice increase fatty acid uptake and oxidation into the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, while reducing glucose and lactate oxidation...
September 19, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927899/does-hormonal-contraception-during-molar-pregnancy-follow-up-influence-the-risk-and-clinical-aggressiveness-of-gestational-trophoblastic-neoplasia-after-controlling-for-risk-factors
#4
Patrícia Rangel Sobral Dantas, Izildinha Maestá, Jorge Rezende Filho, Joffre Amin Junior, Kevin M Elias, Neil Howoritz, Antonio Braga, Ross S Berkowitz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of hormonal contraception (HC) on the development and clinical aggressiveness of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) and the time for normalization of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted with women diagnosed with molar pregnancy, followed at the Rio de Janeiro Trophoblastic Disease Center, between January 2005 and January 2015. The occurrence of postmolar GTN and the time for hCG normalization between users of HC or barrier methods (BM) during the postmolar follow-up or GTN treatment were evaluated...
September 16, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926762/progesterone-for-smoking-relapse-prevention-following-delivery-a-pilot-randomized-double-blind-study
#5
Ariadna Forray, Kathryn Gilstad-Hayden, Cristine Suppies, Debra Bogen, Mehmet Sofuoglu, Kimberly A Yonkers
INTRODUCTION: Close to half of women who were smokers prior to conception quit smoking in pregnancy, when endogenous progesterone levels are high. However, at least half resume pre-pregnancy smoking levels within weeks after delivery and when progesterone levels drop. The current pilot study tested the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of postpartum progesterone replacement in preventing relapse to smoking in postpartum women with a history of pre-pregnancy smoking. METHODS: This was an 8-week, double-blind, parallel, randomized, placebo-controlled pilot trial of 41 women with a history of pre-pregnancy smoking who achieved abstinence by 32 weeks of gestation...
September 14, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919264/prolactin-alters-the-mammary-epithelial-hierarchy-increasing-progenitors-and-facilitating-ovarian-steroid-action
#6
Kathleen A O'Leary, Michael P Shea, Stephanie Salituro, Courtney E Blohm, Linda A Schuler
Hormones drive mammary development and function and play critical roles in breast cancer. Epidemiologic studies link prolactin (PRL) to increased risk for aggressive cancers that express estrogen receptor α (ERα). However, in contrast to ovarian steroids, PRL actions on the mammary gland outside of pregnancy are poorly understood. We employed the transgenic NRL-PRL model to examine the effects of PRL alone and with defined estrogen/progesterone exposure on stem/progenitor activity and regulatory networks that drive epithelial differentiation...
September 7, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919028/resumption-of-ovarian-function-the-metabolic-profile-and-body-condition-in-brahman-cows-bos-indicus-is-not-affected-by-the-combination-of-calf-separation-and-progestogen-treatment
#7
Ramiro Díaz, Carlos S Galina, Ivette Rubio, Manuel Corro, José Luis Pablos, Ana Rodríguez, Agustín Orihuela
To evaluate the effect of different calf separation procedures after a progestogen treatment on the resumption of ovarian function, body condition and metabolic profile, 59 multiparous Brahman cows grazing on a mixed grass pasture were studied. No supplementation was given at any time. Body condition score (BCS), fat thickness (FAT) and blood metabolites were measured fortnightly from the beginning of the last trimester of gestation until 96days postpartum. At 30days postpartum all animals received a progesterone (P4)-releasing device (CIDR) which was withdrawn 9days later when prostaglandin F2α was applied...
September 1, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917126/effects-of-a-single-administration-of-different-gonadotropins-on-day-7%C3%A2-post-insemination-on-pregnancy-outcomes-of-rabbit-does
#8
N M Hashem, Z R Aboul-Ezz
This study aimed to investigate the effects of a single administration of one of three different gonadotropins on Day 7 post-insemination on ovarian activity, progesterone (P4) concentration and pregnancy outcomes of rabbit does. Multiparous, non-lactating, V-line does were artificially inseminated after synchronization and ovulation induction with equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG; 25 IU im) and gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH; 0.8  μg buserelin im) 48 h later. On Day 7 post-inseminarion, does were randomly allocated into four groups (n = 40/group)...
September 7, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911854/resumption-of-ovarian-function-the-metabolic-profile-and-body-condition-in-brahman-cows-bos-indicus-is-not-affected-by-the-combination-of-calf-separation-and-progestogen-treatment
#9
Ramiro Díaz, Carlos S Galina, Ivette Rubio, Manuel Corro, José Luis Pablos, Ana Rodríguez, Agustín Orihuela
To evaluate the effect of different calf separation procedures after a progestogen treatment on the resumption of ovarian function, body condition and metabolic profile, 59 multiparous Brahman cows grazing on a mixed grass pasture were studied. No supplementation was given at any time. Body condition score (BCS), fat thickness (FAT) and blood metabolites were measured fortnightly from the beginning of the last trimester of gestation until 96days postpartum. At 30days postpartum all animals received a progesterone (P4)-releasing device (CIDR) which was withdrawn 9days later when prostaglandin F2α was applied...
October 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911214/growth-regulation-by-estrogen-in-breast-cancer-1-greb1-is-a-novel-progesterone-responsive-gene-required-for-human-endometrial-stromal-decidualization
#10
Alison J Camden, Maria M Szwarc, Sangappa B Chadchan, Francesco J DeMayo, Bert W O'Malley, John P Lydon, Ramakrishna Kommagani
STUDY QUESTION: Is Growth Regulation by Estrogen in Breast Cancer 1 (GREB1) required for progesterone-driven endometrial stromal cell decidualization? SUMMARY ANSWER: GREB1 is a novel progesterone-responsive gene required for progesterone-driven human endometrial stromal cell (HESC) decidualization. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Successful establishment of pregnancy requires HESCs to transform from fibroblastic to epithelioid cells in a process called decidualization...
September 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910675/equine-chorionic-gonadotropin-administration-after-insemination-affects-luteal-function-and-pregnancy-establishment-in-postpartum-anestrous-beef-cows
#11
R Núñez-Olivera, T de Castro, G A Bó, J Piaggio, A Menchaca
Two experiments were conducted with the aim of determining the effect of equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) administration on day 14 after insemination on ovarian response and pregnancy establishment in postpartum anestrous beef cows. In both experiments, cows were subjected to a progesterone- and estradiol-based treatment for fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI) and were randomly allocated into 4 groups to receive or not receive eCG (400 IU) at the time of device removal and/or at 14 d after FTAI. In experiment 1, from day 14 to 22, daily ultrasonographic determinations were performed to monitor ovarian dynamics, and blood was collected to determine hormone concentrations in 60 cows...
August 31, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906392/comparison-of-fertility-sparing-treatments-in-patients-with-early-endometrial-cancer-and-atypical-complex-hyperplasia-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Jing Wei, Weiyuan Zhang, Limin Feng, Wanli Gao
BACKGROUND: There are some fertility-sparing treatments in patients with early endometrial cancer (EEC) or atypical complex hyperplasia (ACH), and the objective is to compare them by evaluating the oncologic and reproductive outcomes. METHODS: We searched the published literature using Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Google Scholar databases up to January 3, 2017, with various combinations of keywords fertility-sparing treatments, progesterone, progestin, intrauterine devices, early endometrial cancer, and atypical complex hyperplasia...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901587/serum-estradiol-and-progesterone-profiles-during-estrus-pseudopregnancy-and-active-gestation-in-steller-sea-lions
#13
Renae Sattler, Lori Polasek
While the proximate driver behind the decline of the Western stock of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus, >80% since 1970s) is likely multifactorial, the population reduction may have been powered by a decrease in fecundity. A harvest of Steller sea lions in the 1970s and 80s revealed a 30% reduction in the proportion of pregnant females from early (October-November) to late gestation (April-May). Identification and quantification of these reproductive failures are difficult when we lack species-specific data on endocrinology associated with discrete stages of the reproductive cycle (i...
September 13, 2017: Zoo Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894896/-hypospadias-insights-and-challenges
#14
I Rübben, R Stein
Disorders of the ventral tubularization of the urethra, such as the hypospadias, are among the second most frequent congenital childhood malformations. An increasing incidence has been observed suggesting a doubling in the US, which could not be documented for the European area. The underlying causes of this congenital defect remain unidentified. Genetic risk constellations or environmental influences, in particular by so-called endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), are discussed as triggering factors. Boys after in vitro fertilization are more likely to have hypospadias than in nonreproductive-assisted pregnancies...
September 11, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890427/blastocyst-transfer-does-not-improve-cycle-outcome-as-compared-to-d3-transfer-in-antagonist-cycles-with-an-elevated-progesterone-level-on-the-day-of-hcg
#15
Cem Demirel, Serkan Aydoğdu, Arzu İlknur Özdemir, Gülşah Keskin, Ercan Baştu, Faruk Buyru
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between progesterone elevation on the day of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) administration and clinical pregnancy rates of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) cycles with the transfer of embryos at different developmental stages (day-3 versus day-5 ETs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of fresh IVF/ICSI; 194 cycles out of 2676 conducted in a single center...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889957/pathophysiology-of-preterm-labor-with-intact-membranes
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REVIEW
Asha N Talati, David N Hackney, Sam Mesiano
Preterm labor with intact membranes is a major cause of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB). To prevent sPTB a clear understanding is needed of the hormonal interactions that initiate labor. The steroid hormone progesterone acting via its nuclear progesterone receptors (PRs) in uterine cells is essential for the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy and disruption of PR signaling (i.e., functional progesterone/PR withdrawal) is key trigger for labor. The process of parturition is also associated with inflammation within the uterine tissues and it is now generally accepted that inflammatory stimuli from multiple extrinsic and intrinsic sources induce labor...
September 7, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889776/risk-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth-in-ivf-conceived-twin-pregnancies
#17
Gabriele Saccone, Fabrizio Zullo, Amanda Roman, Andrew Ward, Giuseppe Maruotti, Pasquale Martinelli, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVE: To compare the mean transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) cervical length (CL) at midtrimester in screening for preterm birth in in vitro (IVF)-conceived twin pregnancies versus spontaneously-conceived twin pregnancies. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study. Potential study subjects were identified at the time of a routine second trimester fetal ultrasound exam at 18 0/7 - 23 6/7-week gestation. All women with twin diamniotic pregnancies screened with a singlet TVU CL for this trial were included...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888896/hormonal-profile-and-follicular-dynamics-concurrent-with-cidr-and-insulin-modified-ovsync-tai-programs-and-their-impacts-on-the-fertility-response-in-buffaloes
#18
A A Ramoun, A M Emara, B A Heleil, S A Darweish, H A Abou-Ghait
Fifty one cyclic Egyptian buffaloes were used to study the hormonal profile and follicular dynamics concurrent with CIDR and insulin modified Ovsync TAI programs and their impacts on the consequent fertility responses. The buffaloes were randomly assigned into 3 ovulation synchronization protocols: Ovsync-alone (n = 13, control) CIDR-sync (n = 20) and Insulin-sync (n = 18). Ovsync-alone protocol consisted of two im injections of 20 μg bueserlin (GnRHa) on Day 0 (GnRH 1) and on Day 9 (GnRH 2) with an im injection of 500 μg of cloprostenol sodium (PGF2 α) on Day 7...
August 19, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888122/interferon-%C3%AF-induced-gene-expression-in-bovine-hepatocytes-during-early-pregnancy
#19
B Ruhmann, K Giller, A K Hankele, S E Ulbrich, M Schmicke
Interferon-tau (IFNτ) is the conceptus derived specific early pregnancy signal in bovidae. Locally, IFNτ induces an IFNτ specific gene expression (ISG) in endometrial cells and by this it averts luteolysis of the corpus luteum (CL) by suppressing prostaglandin production. Moreover, it was shown that IFNτ also induces ISG in the liver in pregnant sheep and in liver biopsies from Holstein Friesian heifers on Day 18 of pregnancy. The objective of the present study was to confirm increased hepatic ISG in vivo on Day 18 of pregnancy and to prove if hepatocytes and not non-parenchymal cells react to IFNτ by using immunohistochemistry and primary bovine hepatocytes stimulated in vitro with recombinant bovine IFNτ...
July 31, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887145/role-of-an-estradiol-regulatory-factor-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-hsd-in-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-and-pathogenicity
#20
Xiao Zhang, Jing Liu, Muzi Li, Yong Fu, Taotao Zhang, Qian Han, Qun Liu
Toxoplasma gondii is an apicomplexan parasite that infects most species of warm-blooded animals, including humans, and causes abortions and severe damage to the fetal central nervous system. During pregnancy, the prevalence of toxoplasmosis increases throughout the second and third quarter of gestation, while the hormones progesterone and estradiol simultaneously increase. Thus, it has been suggested that these hormones could affect parasite reproduction. This study was mainly focused on an estradiol regulatory factor-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (HSD) gene in T...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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