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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900769/influence-of-menstrual-phase-and-arid-vs-humid-heat-stress-on-autonomic-and-behavioural-thermoregulation-during-exercise-in-trained-but-unacclimated-women
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Tze-Huan Lei, Stephen R Stannard, Blake G Perry, Zachary J Schlader, James D Cotter, Toby Mündel
We studied thermoregulatory responses of ten well-trained (VO2 max, 57 (7) mL min(-1) kg(-1) ) eumenorrheic women exercising in dry and humid heat, across their menstrual cycle. They completed four trials, each of resting and cycling at fixed intensities (125 and 150 W), to assess autonomic regulation, then self-paced intensity (30-min work trial), to assess behavioural regulation. Trials were in early-follicular (EF) and mid-luteal (ML) phases in dry (DRY) and humid (HUM) heat matched for wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT, 27°C)...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881998/a-comparative-study-on-the-effects-of-mri-and-ct-guided-interventional-therapies-on-uterine-fibroids
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Yongxu Mu, Ruiqiang Yan, Junfeng He, Xiaoyan Hu, Qiming Li, Haiyan Liu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of MRI- and CT-guided interventional therapies on uterine fibroids. METHODS: A total of 280 patients with uterine fibroids who were treated in our hospital from August 2008 to February 2014 were selected and divided into a treatment group and a control group by random draw (n=140). The control group and the treatment group were subjected to CT- and MRI-guided interventional therapies for uterine artery embolization. RESULTS: After three months of treatment, 94...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874177/the-differentiation-of-menstrual-from-venous-blood-and-other-body-fluids-on-various-substrates-using-atr-ft-ir-spectroscopy
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Alicia A Quinn, Kelly M Elkins
Crime scene investigators and laboratory analysts use chemical tests to detect and differentiate body fluids. Testing often requires a sample of the stain, and the chemicals may cause degradation of the fluid or interfere with subsequent tests. Colorimetric chemical tests do not differentiate between different types of the same fluid, such as venous and menstrual blood, and there is no presumptive test available to simultaneously differentiate several body fluids. In this study, we recorded ATR FT-IR spectra of venous and menstrual blood, semen, saliva, and breastmilk...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870902/sleep-duration-exercise-shift-work-and-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-related-outcomes-in-a-healthy-population-a-cross-sectional-study
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Audrey J R Lim, Zhongwei Huang, Seok Eng Chua, Michael S Kramer, Eu-Leong Yong
CONTEXT: Few studies have examined the associations between sleep duration, shiftwork, and exercise to the infrequent menstruation, hyperandrogenism, and ovarian morphological changes observed in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). OBJECTIVE: To examine whether lifestyle factors, including short sleep duration, insufficient exercise, and shiftwork, alone or in combination, are associated with the reproductive and metabolic abnormalities typical of PCOS in a healthy population...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867884/comparison-clinical-and-metabolic-effects-of-metformin-and-pioglitazone-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Karoon Shahebrahimi, Nasrin Jalilian, Nasrin Bazgir, Mansour Rezaei
INTRODUCTION: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women. PCOS comprises a broad spectrum of anomalies, including hyperandrogenism, chronic anovulation, obesity, and infertility. Insulin resistance and its compensatory hyperinsulinemia play a key role in the pathogenicity of PCOS. This study compares the effects of 2 types of insulin sensitizer drugs, metformin and pioglitazone, on clinical, metabolic, and endocrine characteristics of women with PCOS...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863914/cultural-aspects-and-mythologies-surrounding-menstruation-and-abnormal-uterine-bleeding
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Delfin A Tan, Rohana Haththotuwa, Ian S Fraser
The objective of this chapter is to present an overview of how menstruation, a normal bodily function, was and is perceived in various ethnic groups and cultures in the world, from ancient mythology, historical, or traditional practices to contemporary belief systems. Mythical tales about menstruation abound in the legends and prehistory of ancient cultures. These tales characterize menstrual blood variously as sacred, a gift from the gods, or a punishment for sin, but it is almost always magical and powerful...
October 26, 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858294/sleep-quality-morningness-eveningness-preference-mood-profile-and-levels-of-serum-melatonin-in-migraine-patients-a-case-control-study
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Hasan Hüseyin Kozak, Murat Boysan, Ali Ulvi Uca, Adem Aydın, İbrahim Kılınç, Emine Genç, Mustafa Altaş, Dilara Cari Güngör, Keziban Turgut, Nejla Özer
The melatonin as the pineal gland's secretory product is implicated in the pathophysiology of migraine. Melatonin has critical functions in human physiology, and research underscores the importance of melatonin in circadian rhythm, sleep, and mood regulation. Clinical observations have indicated that migraine attacks have a seasonal, menstrual, and circadian timing, suggesting that chronobiological mechanisms and their alterations may causally involve in the etiology of the disease. However, the topic has received relatively little attention in the migraine literature...
November 17, 2016: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856968/estrogen-induced-monocytic-response-correlates-with-temporomandibular-disorder-pain-a-case-control-study
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M C Ribeiro-Dasilva, R B Fillingim, S M Wallet
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a set of conditions characterized by pain and dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint and muscles of mastication. These pain conditions are associated with considerable morbidity, societal costs, and reduced quality of life. The prevalence varies between 4% and 10%, with females at higher risk, and a higher prevalence occurs during reproductive years. The increased prevalence of TMD in females and low prevalence in childhood reinforce that sex hormones, like estrogen, play an important, complex role in the pathophysiology of these disorders...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856414/neurovascular-control-of-blood-pressure-is-influenced-by-aging-sex-and-sex-hormones
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Sarah Elizabeth Baker, Jacqueline K Limberg, Sushant M Ranadive, Michael J Joyner
In this review, we highlight that the relationship between muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) and mean arterial pressure is complex, differs by sex, and changes with age. In young men there is an inverse relationship between MSNA and cardiac output where high MSNA is compensated for by low cardiac output. This inverse relationship is not seen in older men. In young women sympathetic vasoconstriction is offset by β-adrenoreceptor mediated vasodilation, limiting the ability of young women to maintain blood pressure in response to orthostatic stress...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847382/there-is-a-positive-correlation-between-socioeconomic-status-and-ovarian-reserve-in-women-of-reproductive-age
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Mert Ulas Barut, Elif Agacayak, Murat Bozkurt, Tarık Aksu, Talip Gul
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential association between socioeconomic status and ovarian reserve, anti-Mullerian hormone level, antral follicle count, and follicle stimulating hormone level in women of reproductive age. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 101 married women between 20-35 years of age who presented to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Research System In Vitro Fertilization (HRS IVF) Center between October 2014 and November 2015 and met the inclusion criteria were included in this study...
November 16, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845405/human-endometrial-mesenchymal-stem-cells-exhibit-intrinsic-anti-tumor-properties-on-human-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Shixia Bu, Qian Wang, Qiuwan Zhang, Junyan Sun, Biwei He, Charlie Xiang, Zhiwei Liu, Dongmei Lai
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most lethal tumor of all gynecologic tumors. There is no curative therapy for EOC thus far. The tumor-homing ability of adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) provide the promising potential to use them as vehicles to transport therapeutic agents to the site of tumor. Meanwhile, studies have showed the intrinsic anti-tumor properties of MSCs against various kinds of cancer, including epithelial ovarian cancer. Human endometrial mesenchymal stem cells (EnSCs) derived from menstrual blood are a novel source for adult MSCs and exert restorative function in some diseases...
November 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843183/low-prevalence-of-anaemia-among-the-wives-of-serving-personnel-in-a-military-station-a-community-based-study
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Puja Dudeja, Rohit Tewari, Amarjeet Singh, S D Roy
BACKGROUND: Various studies in India have reported the prevalence of anaemia to be more than 50% among women of the reproductive age group. A community-based study was done to find out the prevalence of anaemia in non-pregnant, non-lactating wives of serving soldiers in a military station. METHODS: It was a cross-sectional study. The sample size was 600. Venous blood was collected for haemoglobin and ferritin levels. Analysis was done by SPSS 20. RESULTS: The mean age at marriage was 19...
October 2016: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837558/menstrual-blood-derived-stem-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-characterization-of-functional-effects
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Maria Carolina Oliveira Rodrigues, Trenton Lippert, Hung Nguyen, Sussannah Kaelber, Paul R Sanberg, Cesar V Borlongan
Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that menstrual blood stands as a viable source of stem cells. Menstrual blood-derived stem cells (MenSCs) are morphologically and functionally similar to cells directly extracted from the endometrium, and present dual expression of mesenchymal and embryonic cell markers, thus becoming interesting tools for regenerative medicine. Functional reports show higher proliferative and self-renewal capacities than bone marrow-derived stem cells, as well as successful differentiation into hepatocyte-like cells, glial-like cells, endometrial stroma-like cells, among others...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832807/sex-specific-variation-in-signaling-pathways-and-gene-expression-patterns-in-human-leukocytes-in-response-to-endotoxin-and-exercise
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Asghar Abbasi, Rodolfo de Paula Vieira, Felix Bischof, Michael Walter, Masoud Movassaghi, Nicole C Berchtold, Andreas M Niess, Carl W Cotman, Hinnak Northoff
BACKGROUND: While exercise effects on the immune system have received increasing attention in recent years, it remains unclear to what extent gender and fluctuations in sex hormones during menstrual cycle influence immunological responses to exercise. METHODS: We investigated mRNA changes induced through exhaustive exercise (half-marathon; pre-exercise and post-exercise [30 min, 3 h, 24 h] on whole blood cultures ± lipopolysaccharide [LPS] [1 h]) with a specific focus on sex differences (men vs women in luteal phase) as an extension of our previous study...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823095/heavy-menstrual-bleeding
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Lynne Pearce
Essential facts Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is defined as excessive menstrual blood loss that interferes with a woman's physical, emotional, social or material quality of life. In England and Wales, around 80,000 women a year will be referred for the first time to secondary care, with 30,000 requiring surgical treatment.
October 5, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798373/prolongation-of-cardiac-allograft-survival-by-endometrial-regenerative-cells-focusing-on-b-cell-responses
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Xiaoxi Xu, Xiaochun Li, Xiangying Gu, Bai Zhang, Weijun Tian, Hongqiu Han, Peng Sun, Caigan Du, Hao Wang
: : Endometrial regenerative cells (ERCs) have been recently evaluated as an attractive candidate source for emerging stem cell therapies in immunosuppression, but their role in immunoregulation is not fully understood. The present study was designed to investigate their effects, especially on B-cell responses in heart transplantation. In this study, ERCs were noninvasively obtained from menstrual blood. Heart transplantation was performed between C57BL/6 (H-2(b)) donor mice and BALB/c (H-2(d)) recipients...
October 26, 2016: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789349/iron-deficiency-anemia-in-adolescents-presenting-with-heavy-menstrual-bleeding
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Amanda G Cooke, Timothy L McCavit, George R Buchanan, Jacquelyn M Powers
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical severity and initial treatment of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in adolescent females with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) in our center DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of electronic medical records via search of administrative records using International Classification of Diseases Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes for IDA or unspecified anemia and disorders of menstruation SETTING: Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Texas PARTICIPANTS: 107 patients with HMB and concomitant IDA (median age 14...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775189/laparoscopic-repair-with-hysteroscopy-of-cesarean-scar-diverticulum
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Song-Jun Liu, Wen Lv, Wu Li
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical data of laparoscopic repair with hysteroscopy of cesarean scar diverticulum (CSD). METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 49 patients with CSD in our hospital who had undergone laparoscopic repair with hysteroscopy from January 2014 to June 2015. All patients had a history of cesarean section deliveries and prolonged postmenstrual spotting (duration 16.1 ± 3.4 days). The diagnosis of CSD was established by using 2-D transvaginal ultrasound...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770815/human-endometrial-regenerative-cells-alleviate-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-mice
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Shanzheng Lu, Ganggang Shi, Xiaoxi Xu, Grace Wang, Xu Lan, Peng Sun, Xiang Li, Baoren Zhang, Xiangying Gu, Thomas E Ichim, Hao Wang
BACKGROUND: The endometrial regenerative cell (ERC) is a novel type of adult mesenchymal stem cell isolated from menstrual blood. Previous studies demonstrated that ERCs possess unique immunoregulatory properties in vitro and in vivo, as well as the ability to differentiate into functional hepatocyte-like cells. For these reasons, the present study was undertaken to explore the effects of ERCs on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced acute liver injury (ALI). METHODS: An ALI model in C57BL/6 mice was induced by administration of intraperitoneal injection of CCl4...
October 22, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770546/skeletal-muscle-patch-engineering-on-synthetic-and-acellular-human-skeletal-muscle-originated-scaffolds
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Birol Ay, Erdal Karaoz, Cumhur C Kesemenli, Halime Kenar
The reconstruction of skeletal muscle tissue is currently performed by transplanting a muscle tissue graft from local or distant sites of the patient`s body, but this practice leads to donor site morbidity in case of large defects. With the aim of providing an alternative treatment approach, skeletal muscle tissue formation potential of human myoblasts and human menstrual blood derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMB-MSCs) on synthetic (poly(L-lactide-co-caprolactone), 70:30) scaffolds with oriented microfibers, human muscle extracellular matrix (ECM), and their hybrids was investigated in this study...
October 22, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
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