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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924270/clinical-efficacy-of-levonorgestrel-and-norethisterone-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-abnormal-uterine-bleeding
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Muhammad Nadeem Ashraf, Agha Habib-Ur-Rehman, Zahid Shehzad, Shakir DakheelAllah AlSharari, Ghulam Murtaza
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical efficacy of levonorgestrel intrauterine system with oral norethisterone for the treatment of idiopathic chronic abnormal uterine bleeding. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Jubilee Female Hospital, Civil Hospital and private clinics of consultant gynaecologists in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, from March to August 2014, and comprised patients presenting with abnormal uterine bleeding. The patients were equally and randomly divided into two groups, i...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921518/high-birth-rates-despite-easy-access-to-contraception-and-abortion-a-cross-sectional-study
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Helena Hognert, Finn Egil Skjeldestad, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, Oskari Heikinheimo, Ian Milsom, Øjvind Lidegaard, Ingela Lindh
INTRODUCTION: The aim was to describe and compare contraceptive use, fertility, birth and abortion rates in the Nordic countries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: National data on births, abortions, fertility rate (1975-2013), redeemed prescriptions of hormonal contraceptives and sales figures of copper intrauterine devices (2008-2013) among women 15-49 years of age in the Nordic countries were collected and analysed. RESULTS: Use of hormonal contraceptives and copper intrauterine devices varied between 31-44%...
September 16, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915701/comparison-among-fertility-sparing-therapies-for-well-differentiated-early-stage-endometrial-carcinoma-and-complex-atypical-hyperplasia
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REVIEW
Qing Zhang, Gonghua Qi, Margaux J Kanis, Ruifen Dong, Baoxia Cui, Xingsheng Yang, Beihua Kong
OBJECTIVE: To compare fertility-sparing therapies including oral progestogens, hysteroscopic resection (HR), and the levonorgestrel- releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) in achieving disease regression, recurrence and live birth rate in well differentiate early-stage endometrial carcinoma (eEC) and complex atypical hyperplasia(CAH). STUDY DESIGN: This was a meta-analysis of previous studies focus on the fertility-sparing therapy for well differentiate early-stage endometrial carcinoma (eEC) and complex atypical hyperplasia (CAH)...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913650/does-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-increase-breast-cancer-risk-in-peri-menopausal-women-an-hmo-perspective
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Nava Siegelmann-Danieli, Itzhak Katzir, Janet Vesterman Landes, Yaakov Segal, Rachel Bachar, Hadas Rotem Rabinovich, Martin Bialik, Joseph Azuri, Avi Porath, Yossef Lomnicky
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association between levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) use and breast cancer (BC) risk. METHODS: A cohort of all Maccabi Healthcare Services (MHS) female members aged 40-50 years between 1/2003 and 12/2013 was used to identify LNG-IUS users as "cases," and 2 age-matched non-users as "controls." Exclusion criteria included: prior BC diagnosis, prior (5 years pre-study) and subsequent treatment with other female hormones or prophylactic tamoxifen...
September 14, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892980/evaluating-the-efficacy-of-levonorgestrel-intrauterine-system-and-danazol-for-relief-of-postoperative-pain-in-endometriosis
#5
Ashima Taneja, Satinder Kaur, R K Soni, Bhanupriya, Jaspreet Kaur, Laveen Singla
INTRODUCTION: Endometriosis is an oestrogen-dependent disorder, manifests during reproductive years and is associated with pain and infertility. There is considerable debate about the effectiveness of various interventions for pain relief. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System (LNG-IUS) and Danazol in postoperative pain relief for patients with endometriosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hundred patients with diagnosis of endometriosis, who were treated laparoscopically, entered the study to receive either danazol (600 mg once daily) or LNG-IUS (inserted during immediate post operative period) postsurgery, for pain relief...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887327/uterine-flushings-from-women-treated-with-levonorgestrel-affect-sperm-functionality-in-vitro
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Mayel Chirinos, Marta Durand, María Elena González-González, Gabriela Hernández-Silva, Israel Maldonado-Rosas, Pablo Lopez, Fernando Larrea
Levonorgestrel (LNG), a synthetic 19 nor-testosterone derivative, is widely used for emergency contraception. It is well known that LNG prevents ovulation only when given prior to the surge of serum luteinizing hormone (LH) during the periovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle. This observation suggests that LNG, given its contraceptive efficacy, has additional effects other than those affecting ovulation. In this study, we have evaluated the effects on human sperm functionality of uterine flushings (UF) obtained from women at day LH+1 of a control cycle (CTR-LH+1) and after receiving LNG (LNG-LH+1) two days before the surge of LH...
September 8, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885425/reducing-pain-during-intrauterine-device-insertion-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-adolescents-and-young-women
#7
Aletha Y Akers, Caren Steinway, Sarita Sonalkar, Lisa K Perriera, Courtney Schreiber, Jennifer Harding, J Felipe Garcia-Espana
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the effect of a 1% lidocaine paracervical nerve block on pain during intrauterine device (IUD) insertion compared with a sham block in adolescents and young women. METHODS: We conducted a multisite, single-blind, sham-controlled randomized trial in adolescents and young women having a 13.5-mg levonorgestrel IUD inserted. Enrollment occurred at three family planning clinics in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eligible adolescents and young women were aged 14-22 years, nulliparous, not currently or recently pregnant, and English-speaking...
September 5, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868937/ameliorative-effect-of-nicotine-exposure-on-insulin-resistance-is-accompanied-by-decreased-cardiac-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3-and-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-during-oral-oestrogen-progestin-therapy
#8
Olugbenga S Michael, Lawrence A Olatunji
CONTEXT: Cigarette smoking is considered to be a major risk factor for the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Oestrogen-progestin combined oral contraceptive (COC) use has been associated with adverse cardiometabolic events. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that nicotine would ameliorate insulin resistance (IR) that is accompanied by decreased cardiac glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1). METHODS: Female Wistar rats received (po) low-(0...
September 3, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868004/a-disease-modifying-approach-for-advanced-hidradenitis-suppurativa-regimen-with-metformin-liraglutide-dapsone-and-finasteride-a-case-report
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Birgit N Khandalavala
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a challenging skin disease with limited therapeutic options. Obesity and metabolic syndrome are being increasingly implicated and associated with younger ages and greater metabolic severity. A 19-year-old female with an 8-year history of progressively debilitating cicatricial HS disease presented with obesity, profound anemia, leukocytosis, increased platelet count, hypoalbuminemia, and elevated liver enzymes. A combination of metformin, liraglutide, levonorgestrel-ethinyl estradiol, dapsone, and finasteride was initiated...
May 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867443/association-of-hormonal-contraception-with-depression-in-the-postpartum-period
#10
Timothy A Roberts, Shana Hansen
OBJECTIVES: Studies have demonstrated an association between hormonal contraception use with subsequent depression and antidepressant use. This association has not been assessed among postpartum women. STUDY DESIGN: This study is a secondary analysis of insurance records from 75,528 postpartum women enrolled in the US military medical system, who delivered between October 2012 and September 2014. Our analyses excluded women who used antidepressants or had a diagnosis of depression in the 24months prior to delivery...
September 1, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863005/hiv-and-contraception
#11
Wing K Fok, Paul D Blumenthal
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Contraception is a vital component of medical care for women with HIV or at high risk of acquiring HIV. Over the last several years, there has been emerging evidence regarding the safety and effectiveness of various contraceptive methods, ultimately leading to a revision in the WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria for contraceptive use. RECENT FINDINGS: Progestogen-only injectables may be associated with an increased risk of HIV acquisition and its use has been revised to category 2 from category 1...
August 31, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844878/overcoming-barriers-to-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-placement-an-evaluation-of-placement-of-lng-ius-8-using-the-modified-evoinserter%C3%A2-in-a-majority-nulliparous-population
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Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, Dan Apter, Eeva Lukkari-Lax, Katrin Roth, Marco Serrani
OBJECTIVES: To report placement success rate, and ease and pain associated with placement, of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) 8 using the modified EvoInserter® placement device. STUDY DESIGN: This was a pooled analysis using data from three previously reported Phase III studies in nulliparous (83.3%) or parous (16.7%) women aged 12-35years (N=965). LNG-IUS 8 was placed using the modified Evolnserter®. The main outcomes assessed were placement success, ease of placement as reported by healthcare professionals (HCPs), pain at placement as reported by participants, and assessment of the EvoInserter® placement device by HCPs...
August 24, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842126/immediate-postpartum-levonorgestrel-intrauterine-device-insertion-and-breast-feeding-outcomes-a-noninferiority-randomized-controlled-trial
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David K Turok, Lawrence Leeman, Jessica N Sanders, Lauren Thaxton, Jennifer L Eggebroten, Nicole Yonke, Holly Bullock, Rameet Singh, Lori M Gawron, Eve Espey
BACKGROUND: Immediate postpartum levonorgestrel intrauterine device insertion is increasing in frequency in the United States, but few studies have investigated the effect of early placement on breast-feeding outcomes. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effect of immediate vs delayed postpartum levonorgestrel intrauterine device insertion on breast-feeding outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted this noninferiority randomized controlled trial at the University of Utah and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Centers from February 2014 through March 2016...
August 23, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833891/relationship-between-user-satisfaction-with-the-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-and-bleeding-patterns
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Nelsilene M Carvalho, Victoria Chou, Waleska Modesto, Deborah Margatho, Elaine A L Garcia, Luis Bahamondes
AIM: Satisfaction with a contraceptive method constitutes an important factor in its acceptance and long-term use. The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between user satisfaction with the 20-μg/day levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) and the bleeding patterns reported at two different time-points during follow-up. METHODS: A total of 251 LNG-IUS users aged 18-45 years were invited to answer a questionnaire on their return to the clinic for a routine follow-up visit and again 1 year later...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831309/effect-of-efavirenz-on-endogenous-progesterone-concentrations-and-contraceptive-outcomes-among-ugandan-hiv-infected-women-coadministering-ethinylestradiol-levonorgestrel
#15
Grant Munkwase, Kuteesa R Bisaso, Othman Kakaire, Sarah Nanzigu
This study assessed the effect of efavirenz mid-dose plasma concentrations on mid-luteal endogenous progesterone concentrations and contraceptive outcomes among 49 HIV infected women coadministering ethinylestradiol/levonorgestrel, including 34 HIV positive women on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) and 15 HAART naïve HIV infected women, purposively selected from Mulago Hospital, Uganda. A blood sample was collected once between days 20 and 22 of each woman's menstrual cycle for measuring endogenous progesterone and efavirenz concentrations by electrochemiluminescence technology and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), respectively...
2017: AIDS Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826801/postplacental-intrauterine-device-expulsion-by-12-weeks-a%C3%A2-prospective-cohort-study
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Lisa M Goldthwaite, Jeanelle Sheeder, Jennifer Hyer, Kristina Tocce, Stephanie B Teal
BACKGROUND: An intrauterine device placed immediately following a delivery can serve as an effective and safe contraceptive strategy in the postpartum period. There is limited evidence that the levonorgestrel intrauterine system may have a higher rate of expulsion compared to the copper intrauterine device; however, rates of expulsion for these 2 intrauterine device types have not been compared directly. OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare expulsion rates by 12 weeks' postpartum for the levonorgestrel intrauterine system and copper intrauterine device...
August 19, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810976/women-s-health-knowledge-and-skills-among-transitional-year-internship-trained-military-medical-officers-serving-as-independent-health-care-providers
#17
Ryan J Heitmann, Crystal B Hammons, Alison L Batig
BACKGROUND: Women comprise 14.5% of active duty service members. Delivery of women's health services is a critical component to personal, medical, and mission readiness. Our objective was to evaluate the knowledge, skills, and practices pertaining to basic elements of women's/reproductive health issues among transitional internship-trained general medical officers in the Army, Navy, and Air Force. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a cross-sectional survey study of transitional internship-trained graduates from 2012 to 2015 who transitioned to an operational assignment as an independent provider after internship graduation...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796898/comparison-of-the-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-hysterectomy-and-endometrial-ablation-for-heavy-menstrual-bleeding-in-a-decision-analysis-model
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REVIEW
Michelle Louie, Jennifer Spencer, Stephanie Wheeler, Victoria Ellis, Tarek Toubia, Lauren D Schiff, Matthew T Siedhoff, Janelle K Moulder
BACKGROUND: A better understanding of the relative risks and benefits of common treatment options for abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) can help providers and patients to make balanced, evidence-based decisions. OBJECTIVES: To provide comparative estimates of clinical outcomes after placement of levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS), ablation, or hysterectomy for AUB. SEARCH STRATEGY: A PubMED search was done using combinations of search terms related to abnormal uterine bleeding, LNG-IUS, hysterectomy, endometrial ablation, cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness, and quality-adjusted life years...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783867/absence-of-effect-of-intravaginal-miconazole-clindamycin-nonoxynol-9-and-tampons-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-an-anastrozole-levonorgestrel-intravaginal-ring
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Rüdiger Nave, Stefan Klein, André Müller, Xinying Chang, Joachim Höchel
A study was performed to investigate the effect of an intravaginally administered antimycotic, an antibiotic, and a spermicide plus the co-usage of tampons on the pharmacokinetics (PK) of levonorgestrel (LNG) and anastrozole (ATZ) administered as an intravaginal ring (IVR) releasing 1050 μg ATZ per day and 40 μg LNG per day. In this parallel-group, randomized, open-label study, healthy premenopausal women received an IVR as the main treatment. Comedications were administered on 3 consecutive evenings during treatment with IVR on days 9-11 (group A, 400 mg miconazole; group B, 100 mg clindamycin; group C, 75 mg nonoxynol-9); tampon co-usage (group D) was performed on days 20-23...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780893/abnormal-uterine-bleeding-in-perimenopause
#20
S R Goldstein, M A Lumsden
Abnormal uterine bleeding is one of the commonest presenting complaints encountered in a gynecologist's office or primary-care setting. The wider availability of diagnostic tools has allowed prompt diagnosis and treatment of an increasing number of menstrual disorders in an office setting. This White Paper reviews the advantages and disadvantages of transvaginal ultrasound, blind endometrial sampling and diagnostic hysteroscopy. Once a proper diagnosis has been established, appropriate therapy may be embarked upon...
August 7, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
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