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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642801/differences-in-the-tongue-features-of-primary-dysmenorrhea-patients-and-controls-over-a-normal-menstrual-cycle
#1
Jihye Kim, Haebeom Lee, Hyunho Kim, Jong Yeol Kim, Keun Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to investigate the relationships between tongue features and the existence of menstrual pain and to provide basic information regarding the changes in tongue features during a menstrual cycle. METHODS: This study was conducted at the Kyung Hee University Medical Center. Forty-eight eligible participants aged 20 to 29 years were enrolled and assigned to two groups according to their visual analogue scale (VAS) scores. Group A included 24 females suffering from primary dysmenorrhea (PD) caused by qi stagnation and blood stasis syndrome with VAS ≥ 4...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638367/gnrh-agonist-trigger-and-lh-activity-luteal-phase-support-versus-hcg-trigger-and-conventional-luteal-phase-support-in-fresh-embryo-transfer-ivf-icsi-cycles-a-systematic-prisma-review-and-meta-analysis
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Thor Haahr, Matheus Roque, Sandro C Esteves, Peter Humaidan
INTRODUCTION: The use of GnRH agonist (GnRHa) for final oocyte maturation trigger in oocyte donation and elective frozen embryo transfer cycles is well established due to lower ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) rates as compared to hCG trigger. A recent Cochrane meta-analysis concluded that GnRHa trigger was associated with reduced live birth rates (LBRs) in fresh autologous IVF cycles compared to hCG trigger. However, the evidence is not unequivocal, and recent trials have found encouraging reproductive outcomes among couples undergoing GnRHa trigger and individualized luteal LH activity support...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633739/autoimmune-progesterone-dermatitis-presenting-as-fixed-drug-eruption-a-case-report
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Raya Mokhtari, Mozhdeh Sepaskhah, Fatemeh Sari Aslani, Ladan Dastgheib
Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis (APD) is a rare disorder characterized by periodic skin lesions that erupt during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Clinical manifestations of APD is caused by an unusual allergy to progesterone and has a wide range of clinical manifestations from eczema and urticaria to angioedema and erythema multiforme. A 46-year-old woman described recurrent, round erythematous plaques on the lower lip, both forearms and buttocks. These skin eruptions waxed and waned for 10 months, reoccurring 3-4 days before menstruation...
June 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632748/trimetazidine-therapy-for-diabetic-mouse-hearts-subjected-to-ex-vivo-acute-heart-failure
#4
Emilene Breedt, Lydia Lacerda, M Faadiel Essop
Acute heart failure (AHF) is the most common primary diagnosis for hospitalized heart diseases in Africa. As increased fatty acid β-oxidation (FAO) during heart failure triggers detrimental effects on the myocardium, we hypothesized that trimetazidine (TMZ) (partial FAO inhibitor) offers cardioprotection under normal and obese-related diabetic conditions. Hearts were isolated from 12-14-week-old obese male and female diabetic (db/db) mice versus lean non-diabetic littermates (db/+) controls. The Langendorff retrograde isolated heart perfusion system was employed to establish an ex vivo AHF model: a) Stabilization phase-Krebs Henseleit buffer (10 mM glucose) at 100 mmHg (25 min); b) Critical Acute Heart Failure (CAHF) phase-(1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629583/ex%C3%A2-vivo-retrieval-and-cryopreservation-of-oocytes-from-oophorectomized-specimens-for-fertility-preservation-in-a-brca1-mutation-carrier-with-ovarian-cancer
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Nigel Pereira, Andrea G Hubschmann, Jovana P Lekovich, Glenn L Schattman, Zev Rosenwaks
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of ex vivo oocyte retrieval from oophorectomized specimens in a BRCA1 mutation carrier undergoing surgical staging for ovarian cancer. DESIGN: Video case report and literature review. SETTING: University-affiliated center. PATIENT(S): A 37-year-old single woman, gravida 0, with a known BRCA1 mutation, presented to her oncologist with a complex right ovarian mass and elevated CA-125 level...
June 16, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617068/nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-expression-in-the-endometrium-of-normal-and-overweight-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Onder Koc, Safak Ozdemirici, Mustafa Acet, Ummugulsum Soyturk, Suleyman Aydin
The aim of this study was to investigate whether the expression levels of endometrial NFκB p65 differ between normal weight and overweight PCOS women and to compare them with BMI-matched control subjects without PCOS. The study group comprised 20 normal weight (BMI: 18.5-24.9 kg/m(2)) and 15 overweight PCOS women (BMI: 25-29.9 kg/m(2)) with infertility. Healthy fertile women without PCOS were recruited as the control group. The patients in the normal weight PCOS group and control group were age and BMI-matched...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606572/effect-of-dietary-fatty-acid-and-micronutrient-intake-energy-ratio-on-serum-diamine-oxidase-activity-in-healthy-women
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Makoto Miyoshi, Manami Ueno, Mari Matsuo, Yasuhiro Hamada, Michiko Takahashi, Masashi Yamamoto, Ikuko Yamamoto, Reiko Mikajiri, Satoko Tabuchi, Kumiko Wakida, Misa Yamanishi, Midori Hirai, Makoto Usami
OBJECTIVE: Serum diamine oxidase (DAO) activity varies to a greater extent in women than in men. DAO activity during the luteal phase was higher than that during the follicular phase in healthy women. Recent reports have indicated that duodenal lipid infusion increased DAO activity in the intestinal lymph in rats. The aim of this study was to elucidate the effect of dietary nutrient intake on serum DAO activity in healthy women. METHODS: Thirty-four healthy Japanese women were recruited...
July 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597715/effect-of-menstrual-phase-on-the-surgical-treatment-of-ovarian-cysts
#8
Taejong Song, Mi Kyoung Kim, Mi-La Kim, Yong Wook Jung, Bo Seong Yun, Seok Ju Seong
This study aimed to determine whether the menstrual cycle affects operative bleeding and postoperative ovarian reserve in patients undergoing laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy. A total of 155 patients who had undergone laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy were classified into the follicular phase (n = 84) and luteal phase (n = 71) of the menstrual cycle. The primary outcome measures were operative blood loss and the rate of decline in ovarian reserve, as calculated by measuring serial serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels preoperatively and 3 months postoperatively...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583606/the-influence-of-age-antral-follicle-count-and-diestrous-ovulations-on-estrous-cycle-characteristics-of-mares
#9
Anthony Claes, Barry A Ball, Kirsten E Scoggin, Janet F Roser, Elizabeth M Woodward, Gabriel M Davolli, Edward L Squires, Mats H T Troedsson
Reproductive aging must be well understood to optimize the reproductive management of older mares and to predict their reproductive life-span. The objectives of this study were to: 1) examine age-related differences in follicular dynamics, endocrine profiles, and primordial follicle counts, 2) evaluate the influence of antral follicle count (AFC) on age-related changes in follicular parameters, and 3) determine the influence of diestrous ovulations on the estrous cycle. Young (3-8yr; n = 10), middle-aged (9-18 yr; n = 16), and old (>18 yr; n = 19) light horse mares were examined with transrectal ultrasonography to monitor follicular growth over two consecutive estrous cycles...
July 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579410/characterization-of-hormonal-profiles-during-the-luteal-phase-in-regularly-menstruating-women
#10
Rene Ecochard, Thomas Bouchard, Rene Leiva, Saman Abdulla, Olivier Dupuis, Olivia Duterque, Marie Garmier Billard, Hans Boehringer, Christophe Genolini
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the variability of hormonal profiles during the luteal phase in normal cycles. DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Ninety-nine women contributing 266 menstrual cycles. INTERVENTION(S): The women collected first morning urine samples that were analyzed for estrone-3-glucuronide, pregnanediol-3-alpha-glucuronide (PDG), FSH, and LH. The women had serum P tests (twice per cycle) and underwent ultrasonography to identify the day of ovulation...
June 1, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577332/hippocampal-fractional-amplitude-of-low-frequency-fluctuation-and-functional-connectivity-changes-in-premenstrual-syndrome
#11
Gaoxiong Duan, Huimei Liu, Yong Pang, Peng Liu, Yanfei Liu, Geliang Wang, Hai Liao, Lijun Tang, Wenfu Chen, Xiaping Mo, Danhong Wen, Hua Lin, Demao Deng
PURPOSE: To investigate differences in hippocampal activity between premenstrual syndrome (PMS) patients and healthy controls, to elucidate the neural mechanisms of PMS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty female patients with PMS (PMS group) and 21 healthy controls (HC group) underwent a single-shot gradient-recalled echo planar imaging (EPI) sequence scan during the luteal phase in 3.0 Tesla MRI. Spontaneous neural activity in hippocampus (HIPP) was measured by fractional amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation (fALFF)...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559342/follistatin-is-critical-for-mouse-uterine-receptivity-and-decidualization
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Paul T Fullerton, Diana Monsivais, Ramakrishna Kommagani, Martin M Matzuk
Embryo implantation remains a significant challenge for assisted reproductive technology, with implantation failure occurring in ∼50% of in vitro fertilization attempts. Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying uterine receptivity will enable the development of new interventions and biomarkers. TGFβ family signaling in the uterus is critical for establishing and maintaining pregnancy. Follistatin (FST) regulates TGFβ family signaling by selectively binding TGFβ family ligands and sequestering them...
June 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558117/gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-triggering-and-a-freeze-all-approach-the-final-step-in-eliminating-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome
#13
Marcus J Davenport, Beverley Vollenhoven, Alon J Talmor
Importance: In vitro fertilization (IVF) has evolved dramatically in recent decades; however, clinical practices have been slow to adopt these advancements, particularly regarding final oocyte maturation and the timing of embryo transfer. Concerns still exist over the ability of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists and elective embryo cryopreservation to reduce the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) without compromising pregnancy outcomes. Objective: This review investigates IVF outcomes associated with GnRH-agonist triggering and elective embryo cryopreservation...
May 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553146/recurrent-pregnancy-loss-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Hady El Hachem, Vincent Crepaux, Pascale May-Panloup, Philippe Descamps, Guillaume Legendre, Pierre-Emmanuel Bouet
Recurrent pregnancy loss is an important reproductive health issue, affecting 2%-5% of couples. Common established causes include uterine anomalies, antiphospholipid syndrome, hormonal and metabolic disorders, and cytogenetic abnormalities. Other etiologies have been proposed but are still considered controversial, such as chronic endometritis, inherited thrombophilias, luteal phase deficiency, and high sperm DNA fragmentation levels. Over the years, evidence-based treatments such as surgical correction of uterine anomalies or aspirin and heparin for antiphospholipid syndrome have improved the outcomes for couples with recurrent pregnancy loss...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532844/effects-of-d-cloprostenol-on-different-layers-and-regions-of-the-bovine-uterus-during-the-follicular-and-luteal-phases
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M Piccinno, R L Sciorsci, V Masciopinto, M De Rosa, A Rizzo
INTRODUCTION: D-cloprostenol is a synthetic PGF2α, commonly used in bovine reproduction, that increases myometral contractility. However, little is known regarding its contractile behaviour and how it depends on the reproductive state and uterine topography (regions and muscular layers). HYPOTHESIS AND OBJECTIVES: These aspects would affect the action of d-cloprostenol on the uterus. Therefore, we hypothesize a possible use of this drug at the time of artificial insemination, to improve conception rates and, in the post-partum, in order to accelerate uterine involution in dairy cattle...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532842/effects-of-diet-and-arginine-treatment-during-the-luteal-phase-on-ovarian-no-pgc-1%C3%AE-signaling-in-ewes
#16
Yi-Xuan Guo, Hai-Tao Nie, Ling-Wei Sun, Guo-Min Zhang, Kai-Ping Deng, Yi-Xuan Fan, Feng Wang
The aim of this study was to determine whether arginine (Arg) supplementation of malnourished ewes affects the expression of key NO/PGC-1α signaling pathway genes in the ovary. On Day 6-15 of the estrous cycle, 24 multiparous Hu sheep (BW = 43.56 ± 1.53 kg) were randomly assigned to three groups: control group (CG; n = 6), restriction group (RG; n = 9) and l-arginine group (AG; n = 9), and administered Arg treatment (or vehicle) three times per day. The ewes were slaughtered at the end of treatment, and blood samples and ovaries were collected for analysis...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532837/interleukin-1%C3%AE-system-in-the-oviducts-of-pigs-during-the-oestrous-cycle-and-early-pregnancy
#17
M Martyniak, A Franczak, G Kotwica
Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) acts throughout the IL-1β system, which contains IL-1β and the IL-1β receptor (IL-1R), accessory protein (IL-1RacP), and receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra). In pigs, the expression of the members of the IL-1β system was documented in uterine tissues during the oestrous cycle and early pregnancy, as well as in embryos harvested during the peri-implantation period. In the oviducts of non-gravid and gravid pigs, the expression of the IL-1β system is unknown. Thus, in this study, the expression of the IL-1β system was examined in porcine oviducts harvested on days 2-3 to 18-20 of the oestrous cycle and on days 2-3 to 15-16 of pregnancy...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527083/shared-mechanisms-of-epilepsy-migraine-and-affective-disorders
#18
Davide Zarcone, Simona Corbetta
Since the nineteenth century several clinical features have been observed in common between migraine and epilepsy (such as episodic attacks, triggering factors, presence of aura, frequent familiarity), but only in recent years researchers have really engaged in finding a common pathogenic mechanism. From studies of disease incidence, we understand how either migraine among patients with epilepsy or epilepsy among migraine patients are more frequent than in the general population. This association may result from a direct causality, by the same environmental risk factors and/or by a common genetic susceptibility...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525334/influence-of-%C3%AE-2-and-%C3%AE-3-adrenoceptor-agonists-on-contractile-activity-of-the-porcine-myometrium-in-the-luteal-phase-and-the-first-days-of-pregnancy
#19
W Markiewicz, J J Jaroszewski
This study analysed the relaxant properties of salbutamol (β2-adrenoceptors agonist) and BRL 37344 (β3-adrenoceptors agonist) regarding the contractility of porcine myometrium on days 10-14 of the oestrous cycle (cyclic group; n = 10) and on days 3-5 of pregnancy (early pregnant group; n = 6). The activity of myometrial strips (tension, frequency and amplitude) was recorded under isometric conditions using force transducers. The contractility was assessed further following the administration of increasing concentrations of the agonists (10-9-10-4 M), both with and without β-adrenoceptor antagonists (butaxamine - a selective β2- adrenoceptor antagonist, propranolol- a non-selective β1- and β2-adrenoceptor antagonist and bupranolol - a non-selective β1-, β2- and β3-adrenoceptor antagonist) at a concentration of 10-4 M...
March 28, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522756/influence-of-sex-menstrual-cycle-and-oral-contraceptives-on-cerebrovascular-resistance-and-cardiorespiratory-function-during-valsalva-or-standing
#20
Syed Abidi, Misha Nili, Stephania Serna, Simon Kim, Christopher Hazlett, Heather Edgell
Women experience orthostatic intolerance more than men, and experience faintness more in the early follicular (i.e. low hormone (LH)) compared to the luteal (i.e. high hormone (HH)) phase of the menstrual cycle. Men (n=13, age: 25.8±1.8) and women in the LH (day 2-5; placebo) and HH) (day 18-24; high dose) phases of the menstrual cycle with (OC; n=14, age: 22.0±0.8) or without oral contraceptives (NOC; n=12, age: 21.8±0.5) underwent the Valsalva maneuver and a supine-sit-stand protocol. Blood pressure, normalized stroke volume (SVi), cardiac output index (Qi), heart rate (HR), end-tidal carbon dioxide (ET-CO2), and middle cerebral artery blood velocity (MCA) were measured...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
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