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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317327/a-research-agenda-for-moving-early-medical-pregnancy-termination-over-the-counter
#1
REVIEW
Nathalie Kapp, Daniel Grossman, Emily Jackson, Laura Castleman, Dalia Brahmi
Given the overall safety profile and increasing availability of medical pregnancy termination drugs, we asked: would the mifepristone-misoprostol regimen for medical termination at ≤10 weeks gestation meet U.S. FDA regulatory criteria for over-the-counter (OTC) approval, and if not, what are the present research gaps? We conducted a literature review of consumer behaviors necessary for a successful OTC application for medical termination ≤10 weeks and identified crucial research gaps. If we were to embark on a development program for OTC or more generally, self-use of medical termination, the critical elements missing are the label comprehension, self -selection and actual use studies...
March 19, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303569/efficacy-and-safety-of-mifepristone-buccal-misoprostol-for-early-medical-abortion-in-an-australian-clinical-setting
#2
Philip Goldstone, Clara Walker, Katherine Hawtin
BACKGROUND: In 2014, a composite pack containing mifepristone-buccal misoprostol, indicated for use to 63 days gestation replaced the existing regimen for early medical abortion (EMA) in Australia. AIMS: To provide updated efficacy and safety information for the use of mifepristone-buccal misoprostol for EMA in Australia, and assess the effect of patient age and gestational age on efficacy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Observational cohort study of 15 008 women attending one of 16 Marie Stopes International clinics in Australia for an EMA (gestational age ≤ 63 days) between 1 March 2013 and 30 September 2015...
March 17, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300476/ovarian-steroid-hormones-modulate-the-expression-of-progesterone-receptors-and-histone-acetylation-patterns-in-uterine-leiomyoma-cells
#3
Gabriela Dos Santos Sant'Anna, Ilma Simoni Brum, Gisele Branchini, Lolita Schneider Pizzolato, Edison Capp, Helena von Eye Corleta
Uterine leiomyomas are the most common benign smooth muscle cell tumors in women. Estrogen (E2), progesterone (P4) and environmental factors play important roles in the development of these tumors. New treatments, such as mifepristone, have been proposed. We evaluated the gene expression of total (PRT) and B (PRB) progesterone receptors, and the histone acetyltransferase (HAT) and deacetylase (HDAC) activity after treatment with E2, P4 and mifepristone (RU486) in primary cell cultures from uterine leiomyoma and normal myometrium...
March 16, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292452/sometimes-you-do-get-a-second-chance-emergency-contraception-for-adolescents
#4
REVIEW
Ellen S Rome, Veronica Issac
Unplanned or unintended pregnancy remains a significant challenge for adolescents; many teens who plan ahead but opt not to choose long-acting reversible contraceptive methods have high failure rates with condom usage, oral contraceptives, and other less long-acting methods. Emergency contraception (EC) remains a necessity for those adolescents seeking a second chance to prevent the unintended consequences of unplanned sexual activity. At present, 5 postcoital methods remain available as EC globally: intrauterine devices, ulipristal acetate, a selective progesterone modulator, mifepristone; levonorgestrel, and ethinyl estradiol plus levonorgestrel or norgestrel (rarely used now that progestin only methods are more readily available)...
April 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288649/medical-termination-of-pregnancy-in-general-practice-in-australia-a-descriptive-interpretive-qualitative-study
#5
Angela J Dawson, Rachel Nicolls, Deborah Bateson, Anna Doab, Jane Estoesta, Ann Brassil, Elizabeth A Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Australian Government approval in 2012 for the use of mifepristone and misoprostol for medical termination of pregnancy (MTOP) allows general practitioners (GPs) to provide early gestation abortion in primary care settings. However, uptake of the MTOP provision by GPs appears to be low and the reasons for this have been unclear. This study investigated the provision of and referral for MTOP by GPs. METHODS: We undertook descriptive-interpretive qualitative research and selected participants for diversity using a matrix...
March 14, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272244/management-of-patients-with-placenta-accreta-in-association-with-fever-following-vaginal-delivery
#6
Liuying Zhong, Dunjin Chen, Mei Zhong, Yutian He, Chunhong Su
This study aims to analyze the clinical characteristics and to manage patients with retained placenta left in situ accompanied by fever following vaginal delivery.Twenty-one patients with retained placenta in association with fever following vaginal delivery were enrolled and managed at the maternity department of our university hospital between 2012 and 2014.All patients had risk factors for development of placenta accreta: previous cesarean sections (4/21), previous curettage (15/21), or uterine malformations (7/21)...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263819/cortisol-plays-a-role-in-the-high-environmental-ammonia-associated-suppression-of-the-immune-response-in-zebrafish
#7
A F Gonçalves, J V Neves, J Coimbra, P Rodrigues, M M Vijayan, J M Wilson
Exposure to high environmental ammonia (HEA) levels increases the vulnerability of fishes to parasitic, viral and bacterial diseases. We tested the hypothesis that elevated plasma cortisol levels play a role in the HEA-mediated immunosuppression in fishes. To this end, we tested the effect of exogenous cortisol treatment on the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced immune response in zebrafish (Danio rerio). Also, to test whether glucocorticoid receptor (GR) signaling is involved in HEA-mediated immunosuppression, zebrafish were treated with mifepristone, a GR antagonist, and the LPS-induced immune response assessed after HEA exposure...
March 2, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238310/-repeat-induced-abortion-a-multicenter-study-on-medical-abortions-in-france-in-2014
#8
M Opatowski, F Bardy, P David, A Dunbavand, M-J Saurel-Cubizolles
OBJECTIVES: To describe the social characteristics of women seeking a medical abortion, and the conditions of that abortion, according to whether they had one or more previous induced abortions. METHODS: An observational study was carried out in 11 French units in 2013-2014, among women 18 years or older. A self-administered questionnaire on the abortion context and social situation was given to them, as well as a diary to record the pain level for each of five days following the mifepristone intake...
January 2017: Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237610/visceral-and-bone-metastases-of-a-who-grade-2-meningioma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
A Paix, W Waissi, D Antoni, R Adeduntan, G Noël
Meningiomas represent the most common tumours of the central nervous system in adults. Risk factors include ionizing radiation, female hormones exposure, head trauma, cell phone use, breast cancer and family history of meningioma. Despite complete surgical resection, natural history of meningiomas often includes local recurrence but very few metastatic meningiomas have been reported. Here, we report the case of a metastatic meningioma. A 43-year-old woman was firstly treated for a symptomatic parietal meningioma WHO grade II by surgical resection followed by an irradiation of the surgical bed...
February 22, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207540/different-dosages-of-mifepristone-versus-enantone-to-treat-uterine-fibroids-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Chongdong Liu, Qi Lu, Hong Qu, Li Geng, Meilu Bian, Minli Huang, Huilan Wang, Youzhong Zhang, Zeqing Wen, Shurong Zheng, Zhenyu Zhang
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of 10 mg and 25 mg mifepristone per day compared with 3.75 mg enantone in treating uterine fibroids. METHODS: This is a Multicenter randomized controlled trial. A total of 501 subjects with symptomatic uterine fibroids were enrolled and randomized into the group of 10mg, 25mg mifepristone and 3.75 enantone (with 307, 102 and 92 subjects respectively), with 458 subjects completed the treatment. Three months of daily therapy with oral mifepristone (at a dose of either 10 mg or 25 mg) or once-monthly subcutaneous injections of enantone (at a dose of 3...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192276/abortion-health-services-in-canada-results-of-a-2012-national-survey
#11
MULTICENTER STUDY
Wendy V Norman, Edith R Guilbert, Christopher Okpaleke, Althea S Hayden, E Steven Lichtenberg, Maureen Paul, Katharine O'Connell White, Heidi E Jones
OBJECTIVE: To determine the location of Canadian abortion services relative to where reproductive-age women reside, and the characteristics of abortion facilities and providers. DESIGN: An international survey was adapted for Canadian relevance. Public sources and professional networks were used to identify facilities. The bilingual survey was distributed by mail and e-mail from July to November 2013. SETTING: Canada. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 94 abortion facilities were identified...
April 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170483/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pituitary-adenomas-a-review
#12
REVIEW
Mark E Molitch
Importance: Pituitary adenomas may hypersecrete hormones or cause mass effects. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment are important. Observations: Prevalence of pituitary adenomas ranges from 1 in 865 adults to 1 in 2688 adults. Approximately 50% are microadenomas (<10 mm); the remainder are macroadenomas (≥10 mm). Mass effects cause headache, hypopituitarism, and visual field defects. Treatments include transsphenoidal surgery, medical therapies, and radiotherapy...
February 7, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129550/atp-binding-cassette-a1-abca1-mediates-microparticle-formation-during-high-density-lipoprotein-hdl-biogenesis
#13
Anouar Hafiane, Jacques Genest
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Micro-particles (MP) are secreted by various cells. Their biological roles in health and in disease remain unknown. Here we describe formation of MP in the process of ABCA1-dependent cholesterol efflux in different cell types. METHODS: The ATP-binding cassette transporter, subfamily A, member 1 (ABCA1) is the rate-limiting step in the biogenesis of high-density lipoproteins (HDL). We have found that ABCA1 and apoA-I contribute to the formation of MP...
February 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119080/allopregnanolone-promotes-proliferation-and-differential-gene-expression-in-human-glioblastoma-cells
#14
Carmen J Zamora-Sánchez, Valeria Hansberg-Pastor, Ivan Salido-Guadarrama, Mauricio Rodríguez-Dorantes, Ignacio Camacho-Arroyo
Allopregnanolone (3α-THP) is one of the main reduced progesterone (P4) metabolites that is recognized as a neuroprotective and myelinating agent. 3α-THP also induces proliferation of different neural cells. It has been shown that P4 favors the progression of glioblastomas (GBM), the most common and aggressive primary brain tumors. However, the role of 3α-THP in the growth of GBMs is unknown. Here, we studied the effects of 3α-THP on the number of cells, proliferation and gene expression in U87 cell line derived from a human GBM...
January 22, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099741/abortion-choices-among-women-in-cambodia-after-introduction-of-a-socially-marketed-medicated-abortion-product
#15
Khim Sotheary, Dianna Long, Gary Mundy, Yasmin Madan, Paul D Blumenthal
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether a social marketing initiative focusing on medicated abortion via a mifepristone/misoprostol "combipack" has contributed to reducing unsafe abortion in Cambodia. METHODS: In a questionnaire-based cross-sectional study, annual household surveys were conducted across 13 Cambodian provinces in 2010, 2011, and 2012. One married woman of reproductive age who was not pregnant and did not wish to be within the next 2 years in each randomly selected household was approached for inclusion...
February 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093219/a-mixed-glucocorticoid-mineralocorticoid-receptor-modulator-dampens-endocrine-and-hippocampal-stress-responsivity-in-male-rats
#16
Elizabeth T Nguyen, Joshua Streicher, Sarah Berman, Jody L Caldwell, Valentina Ghisays, Christina M Estrada, Aynara C Wulsin, Matia B Solomon
Aberrant glucocorticoid secretion is implicated in the pathophysiology of stress-related disorders (i.e., depression, anxiety). Glucocorticoids exert biological effects via mineralocorticoid (MR) and glucocorticoid (GR) receptors. Previous data from our laboratory indicate that GR antagonism/modulation (i.e., mifepristone, CORT 108297) regulate endocrine, behavioral, and central stress responses. Because of the dynamic interplay between MR and GR on HPA axis regulation and emotionality, compounds targeting both receptors are of interest for stress-related pathology...
January 14, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091906/effect-of-mifepristone-on-corticosteroid-production-in-vitro-by-adrenal-glands-of-rats-with-streptozotocin-diabetes
#17
N V Kuznetsova, N A Palchikova, V G Selyatitskaya, O I Kuzminova
Changes in pregnenolone and corticosterone production by the adrenal glands of normoglycemic rats receiving the course of intraperitoneal mifepristone or NaCl administration were co-directed, but differed in magnitude. In rats with hyperglycemia, corticosteroid production increased after NaCl administration over 5 days and returned to the initial values after 15-day administration. On the contrary, pregnenolone and corticosterone production was suppressed after 5-day course of mifepristone, but significantly increased after mifepristone administration for 15 days...
January 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089628/crf1-but-not-glucocorticoid-receptor-antagonists-reduce-separation-induced-distress-vocalizations-in-guinea-pig-pups-and-crf-overexpressing-mouse-pups-a-combination-study-with-paroxetine
#18
P Monika Verdouw, Joantine C J van Esterik, Bernard W M M Peeters, Mark J Millan, Lucianne Groenink
RATIONALE: Given the large number of patients that does not respond sufficiently to currently available treatment for anxiety disorders, there is a need for improved treatment. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the anxiolytic effects of corticotropin releasing factor (CRF)1 receptor antagonists and glucocorticoid receptor (GR) antagonists in the separation-induced vocalization test in guinea pigs and transgenic mice with central CRF overexpression. Furthermore, we explored effects of these drugs when given in combination with a suboptimal dose of a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI)...
March 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088388/activation-of-gr-but-not-pxr-by-dexamethasone-attenuated-acetaminophen-hepatotoxicities-via-fgf21-induction
#19
Saurabh G Vispute, Pengli Bu, Yuan Le, Xingguo Cheng
Glucocorticoid receptor (GR) signaling is indispensable for cell growth and development, and plays important roles in drug metabolism. Fibroblast growth factor (Fgf) 21, an important regulator of glucose, lipid, and energy metabolism, plays a cytoprotective role by attenuating toxicities induced by chemicals such as dioxins, acetaminophen (APAP), and alcohols. The present study investigates the impact of dexamethasone (DEX)-activated GR on Fgf21 expression and how it affects the progression of APAP-induced hepatotoxicity...
January 11, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081359/benzoic-acid-enhances-embryo-implantation-through-lif-dependent-expression-of-integrin-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-and-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-5
#20
Hee-Jung Choi, Tae-Wook Chung, Mi-Ju Park, Hyung Sik Kim, Sooseong You, Myeong Soo Lee, Bo Sun Joo, Kyu Sup Lee, Keuk-Jun Kim, Gabbine Wee, Choong-Yong Kim, Cheorl-Ho Kim, Ki-Tae Ha
The embryo implantation is crucial step for successful pregnancy. Diverse factors including adhesion molecules, growth factors, and cytokines are important to the embryo implantation through improving endometrial receptivity. Benzoic acid (BA), a component of various plants, has been shown to have anti-fungal and anti-oxidant effects. However, the effect of BA on the embryo implantation remains unknown. Here, we showed the contribution of BA for the enhancement of endometrial receptivity through the leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF)-dependent increase of integrin αV, β3, and β5 expression...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
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