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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149473/exploring-communication-during-the-journey-from-noticing-bodily-changes-to-a-diagnosis-of-endometrial-cancer
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Catherine Cook, Margaret Brunton, Tepora Pukepuke, Ai Ling Tan
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To understand women's perspectives about the trajectory from first bodily changes to diagnosis. BACKGROUND: With endometrial cancer, as with all gynaecological cancers, early diagnosis is key to successful outcomes. However, women do not always seek clinical advice early. Previously, this gap has been referred to as a 'delay', blamed on fear or refusal to acknowledge symptoms. METHODS: A qualitative research project which involved face-to-face interviews with 16 women who had presented with symptoms of endometrial cancer...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142446/hysterosalpingographic-hsg-pattern-of-infertility-in-women-of-reproductive-age
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Chinwe R Onwuchekwa, Vaduneme K Oriji
Background: Infertility is a complex disorder with significant medical, psychological and economic problems. Aims: The aim of the study is to evaluate the structural abnormalities of the uterus and fallopian tubes in infertile women as elucidated by hysterosalpingography. Setting and Design: A retrospective study, conducted at the Radiology and Obstetric and Gynaecologic Departments of a tertiary health care institution. Materials and Methods: Evaluation of all consecutive patients in whom hysterosalpingographic (HSG) was performed for infertility between July 2013 and June 2015 in the Department of Radiology...
July 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139105/preoperative-medical-therapy-before-surgery-for-uterine-fibroids
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REVIEW
Anne Lethaby, Lucian Puscasiu, Beverley Vollenhoven
BACKGROUND: Uterine fibroids occur in up to 40% of women aged over 35 years. Some are asymptomatic, but up to 50% cause symptoms that warrant therapy. Symptoms include anaemia caused by heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, dysmenorrhoea, infertility and low quality of life. Surgery is the first choice of treatment. In recent years, medical therapies have been used before surgery to improve intraoperative and postoperative outcomes. However, such therapies tend to be expensive.Fibroid growth is stimulated by oestrogen...
November 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137401/hormone-receptors-expression-in-ovarian-cancer-taking-into-account-menopausal-status-a-retrospective-study-in-chinese-population
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Fang Shen, Xuyin Zhang, Yiqun Zhang, Jingxin Ding, Qi Chen
Ovarian cancer is a major gynaecological cancer with different subtypes and studies have suggested that estrogen receptor (ER) or progesterone receptor (PR) positivity are associated with better clinical outcomes. Furthermore, the clinical outcomes of ovarian cancer are better in Asian compared to Caucasian. To date, studies investigating the ER or PR positivity in all subtypes of ovarian cancer, including borderline epithelial, are limited. In this retrospective study we investigated ER and PR positivity in Chinese women with malignant epithelial ovarian cancer (n=577), sex cord-stromal tumor (n=26) and borderline epithelial ovarian cancer (n=98) taking into account menopausal status...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135105/impact-of-abcb1-and-cyp2d6-polymorphisms-on-tamoxifen-treatment-outcomes-and-adverse-events-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Sona Argalacsova, Ondrej Slanar, Hana Bakhouche, Lubos Pertuzelka
PURPOSE: This study was designed to evaluate the effect of CYP2D6 and ABCB1 polymorphisms and co-medication on the outcomes and adverse events (AEs) of tamoxifen therapy. METHODS: In total, 258 women (187 postmenopausal and 71 premenopausal) with hormone positive breast carcinoma were retrospectively evaluated. CYP2D6 polymorphisms were evaluated with AmpliChip (Roche), and polymorphisms of ATP-binding cassettes B1 (P-glycoprotein) (ABCB1) rs2032582 and rs1045642 with restriction fragment length polymorphisms polymerase chain reaction (RFLP-PCR)...
September 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132932/apoptotic-effect-as-biomarker-of-disease-severity-and-follow-up-in-interstitial-cystitis
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C Di Capua-Sacoto, A Sanchez-Llopis, J E Oconnor, A Martinez-Romero, J L Ruiz-Cerdá
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the apoptotic effect test could serve as a biomarker of severity in bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective study was conducted between January 2010 and January 2015, which included 57 patients diagnosed with interstitial cystitis and 49 diagnosed with chronic pelvic pain of gynaecological origin. The urine was exposed to cell cultures, and the urine's capacity for inducing apoptosis in the cultures was analysed...
November 10, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132441/early-screening-for-chlamydia-trachomatis-in-young-women-for-primary-prevention-of-pelvic-inflammatory-disease-i-predict-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jeanne Tamarelle, Anne C M Thiébaut, Bénédicte Sabin, Cécile Bébéar, Philippe Judlin, Arnaud Fauconnier, Delphine Rahib, Layidé Méaude-Roufai, Jacques Ravel, Servaas A Morré, Bertille de Barbeyrac, Elisabeth Delarocque-Astagneau
BACKGROUND: Genital infection with Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection, especially among young women. Mostly asymptomatic, it can lead, if untreated, to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), tubal factor infertility and ectopic pregnancy. Recent data suggest that Ct infections are not controlled in France and in Europe. The effectiveness of a systematic strategy for Ct screening in under-25 women remains controversial. The main objective of the i-Predict trial (Prevention of Diseases Induced by Chlamydia trachomatis) is to determine whether early screening and treatment of 18- to-24-year-old women for genital Ct infection reduces the incidence of PID over 24 months...
November 13, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132430/hospital-choice-in-germany-from-the-patient-s-perspective-a-cross-sectional-study
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Werner de Cruppé, Max Geraedts
BACKGROUND: In many countries health policy encourages patients to choose their hospital, preferably by considering information of performance reports. Previous studies on hospital choice mainly have focused on patients undergoing elective surgery. This study examined a representative sample of hospital inpatients across disciplines and treatment interventions in Germany. Its research questions were: How many patients decide where to go for hospital treatment? How much time do patients have before admission? Which sources of information do they use, and which criteria are relevant to their decision? METHODS: Cross-sectional observational study covering 1925 inpatients of 46 departments at 17 hospitals in 2012...
November 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130005/a-case-of-haematometra-secondary-to-cervical-stenosis-after-vesicle-vaginal-fistula-surgical-repair
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Athanase Lilungulu, Willy Mwibea, Mzee Nassoro, Balthazar Gumodoka
Background. Haematometra is a rare postobstetrics fistula surgical repair outcome complication; however the condition can be misinterpreted especially in limited resource areas that lack routine ultrasound guidance and with a slowly progressed increase in size of abdomen accompanied with a history of amenorrhoea together with a history of having unprotective sexual intercourse which may increase the possibility of being controversial to full-term gravid uterus. The causes of haematometra might be either due to congenital abnormality of the vaginal canal or acquired iatrogenically...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129469/does-the-use-of-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-reduce-gastrointestinal-symptoms-after-pelvic-radiotherapy
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K L White, E Varrassi, J A Routledge, L H Barraclough, J E Livsey, J McLaughlin, S E Davidson
AIMS: Growing numbers of patients with cancer are surviving after treatment with pelvic radiotherapy. We evaluated the technique of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), which delivers a decreased dose to the organs at risk. We aimed to determine outcomes of this technique in terms of patient-reported acute toxicity and late effects and correlate the frequency of gastrointestinal symptoms with the volume of bowel receiving radiation dose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who were to receive VMAT for gynaecological malignancy completed patient-reported outcomes at baseline, the end of treatment, 8 weeks and 1 year...
November 9, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125183/ovarian-surgery-for-symptom-relief-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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REVIEW
Sam Lepine, Junyoung Jo, Mostafa Metwally, Ying C Cheong
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine condition, affecting approximately one in 10 women. PCOS is defined by two of three features: oligo- or anovulation, clinical or biochemical hyperandrogenism or both, or polycystic ovaries.Women with PCOS can have a wide range of health problems, including infrequent and irregular periods, unwanted hair growth and acne, and subnormal fertility. Long-term health concerns include an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and the development of precancerous disease of the womb...
November 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124344/three-dimensional-computed-tomography-angiography-reconstruction-of-the-origin-of-the-uterine-artery-and-its-clinical-significance
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Alexandra Arfi, Julia Arfi-Rouche, Vincent Barrau, Krystel Nyangoh Timoh, Cyril Touboul
PURPOSE: In women, the uterine artery is the main branch of the internal iliac artery, vascularizing most of the uterus. Knowledge of its origin and variations is essential during extensive gynaecological surgery and interventional radiological procedures. We aimed to investigate its origin and explore its anatomical variations by three-dimensional (3D) reconstructed computed tomography (CT) angiography. METHODS: This was a retrospective, monocentric observational study involving CT scans of the abdomen and lower limbs of women < 50 years old with 3D reconstructed CT images of the internal and external iliac arterial axes...
November 9, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123075/evaluation-of-the-awareness-of-attitude-to-and-knowledge-about-fertility-preservation-in-cancer-patients-among-clinical-practitioners-in-hong-kong
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J Pw Chung, T Th Lao, T C Li
INTRODUCTION: Individuals can be exposed to gonadotoxic agents in the course of treatment for cancers and other medical conditions. Fertility preservation refers to strategies that aim to preserve fertility by protecting it against the damage inflicted by gonadotoxic treatment. Many young patients are prescribed gonadotoxic treatment without prior counselling. This study aimed to study the awareness of, attitude to, and knowledge about fertility preservation among clinicians in Hong Kong...
November 10, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121217/effect-of-ulipristal-acetate-and-mifepristone-at-emergency-contraception-dose-on-the-embryo-endometrial-attachment-using-an-in-vitro-human-trophoblastic-spheroid-and-endometrial-cell-co-culture-model
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Hang-Wun Raymond Li, Ying-Xing Li, Tian-Tian Li, Hongjie Fan, Ernest Hung-Yu Ng, William Shu-Biu Yeung, Pak-Chung Ho, Kai-Fai Lee
STUDY QUESTION: Do both ulipristal acetate (UPA) and mifepristone inhibit embryo-endometrial attachment at concentrations corresponding to the emergency contraception (EC) dose? SUMMARY ANSWER: Both UPA and mifepristone at concentrations corresponding to the EC dose do not have an inhibitory effect on embryo implantation, although mifepristone at a higher concentration appeared to have such an effect. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Levonorgestrel is commonly used for EC, but it only acts through inhibition of ovulation...
November 7, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114990/contextualisation-of-patient-centred-care-a-comparative-qualitative-study-of-healthcare-professionals-approaches-to-communicating-with-seriously-ill-patients-about-their-dependent-children
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A Dencker, M Kristiansen, B A Rix, P Bøge, T Tjørnhøj-Thomsen
Patients' family relations play an important part in the provision of patient-centred cancer care, not least when healthcare professionals encounter seriously ill patients with dependent children. Little is known about how children are perceived and dealt with in clinical encounters. In this qualitative comparative study, we explore the influence of medical contexts in three Danish hospital wards, haematology, oncological gynaecology and neuro-intensive care, on communication with patients about their children...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114265/dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate-insulin-resistance-and-ovarian-volume-estimation-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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Chrysi Christodoulaki, Eftihios Trakakis, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Periklis Panagopoulos, Charalampos Chrelias, Dimitrios Kassanos, Dimos Sioutis, Nikolaos Papantoniou, Dimitrios Xirofotos
Objective: To investigate the potential association of DHEA-S with metabolic and hormonal alterations and with disorders of ovarian morphology. Materials and methods: The present study was based on women with PCOS that attended the Gynaecological Endocrinology - Paediatric and Adolescence Endocrinology Department of our clinic. Overall, 321 patients who met the Rotterdam ESHRE/ ASRM - Sponsored criteria for the definition of PCOS were included. Women's personal medical history was recorded, anthropometric parameters were assessed and blood was drawn for analysis of metabolic and hormonal parameters...
March 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113220/pax8-is-a-potential-marker-for-the-diagnosis-of-primary-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Hong-Juan Chai, Qing Ren, Qin Fan, Liu Ye, Guang-Ye Du, Hua-Wen Du, Wei Xu, Yue Li, Lan Zhang, Zhong-Ping Cheng
The present study aimed to investigate the clinical significance of paired-box 8 (PAX8) in primary epithelial ovarian cancer (PEOC). Using immunohistochemical (IHC) staining, the expression of PAX8 in 60 patients with PEOC, 20 patients with ovarian benign lesions and 10 patients with metastatic ovarian cancer (MOC), was examined based on the clinicopathological profiles of the patients. The correlation between PAX8 expression and the clinicopathological parameters or prognosis of patients was statistically analyzed...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111787/performance-status-prognostic-scoring-and-parenteral-nutrition-requirements-predict-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-receiving-home-parenteral-nutrition
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Niamh Keane, Konstantinos C Fragkos, Pinal S Patel, Friderike Bertsch, Shameer J Mehta, Simona Di Caro, Farooq Rahman
We describe a cohort of Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) patients with advanced cancer in order to identify factors affecting prognosis. Demographic, anthropometric, biochemical and medical factors, Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS), Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS), and PN requirements were recorded. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed including Kaplan-Meier curves, Cox Regression, and correlation analyses. In total, 107 HPN patients (68 women, 39 men, mean age 57 yr) with advanced cancer were identified...
November 7, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109863/pattern-of-gynaecological-malignancies-in-south-western-region-of-pakistan-an-overview-of-12-years
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Hina Manzoor, Hamida Naheed, Khushnaseeb Ahmad, Shehla Iftikhar, Muhammad Asif, Jamila Shuja, Neelam Sultan, Irfan Ali, Syed Inayatullah, Yasir Hayat Khan
Gynaecological malignancies contribute significantly to cancer burden and have a higher rate of mortality and morbidity. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the pattern of gynaecological malignancies identified between January, 2000 and December, 2011, at the Centre for Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy (CENAR). At CENAR 5,072 female patients were registered with different malignancies, of which 632 cases were gynaecological malignancies. Ovarian cancer (47%) was the most common gynaecological malignancy, followed by cervical cancer (29%), uterine cancer (14%), vulvar and vaginal cancer (6%), and gestational trophoblastic neoplasm (4%)...
November 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109114/pointers-to-earlier-diagnosis-of-endometriosis-a-nested-case-control-study-using-primary-care-electronic-health-records
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Christopher Burton, Lisa Iversen, Sohinee Bhattacharya, Dolapo Ayansina, Lucky Saraswat, Derek Sleeman
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is a condition with relatively non-specific symptoms, and in some cases a long time elapses from first-symptom presentation to diagnosis. AIM: To develop and test new composite pointers to a diagnosis of endometriosis in primary care electronic records. DESIGN AND SETTING: This is a nested case-control study of 366 cases using the Practice Team Information database of anonymised primary care electronic health records from Scotland...
November 6, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
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