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Dysfunctional uterine bleeding

O A Melkozerova, N V Bashmakova, E V Volkova, T B Tretyakova, P B Tsyvian
The objective of the study is to assess NOS3 and ESR1 gene polymorphism in adolescent girls born with low birth weight (LBW) and suffered by anomalous uterine bleeding (AUB). A total 95 adolescent girls were studied including 32 born with LBW and AUB; 36 girls with normal birth weight and AUB; and 27 healthy girls. Single allele gene polymorphism NOS3 786T > C, 894G > T, ESR1 351A > G and 397T > C was studied. The existence of polymorphous allele С gene NOS3 786Т > С (for homozygote OR = 2...
October 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
Malihe Hasanzadeh, Ftemeh Vahid Roodsari, Shahnaz Ahmadi, Masoumeh Gavedan Mehr, Tabari Azadeh
BACKGROUND: Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) is a curable disease that involves the development of malignant tumor in the woman after a normal or molar pregnancy. The position of surgery in GTN is not properly specified and is changing due to new chemotherapy protocols. However, the role of surgery is highlighted in chemotherapy-resistant GTN. Other indications of surgery in trophoblastic diseases are drug toxicity and uterine perforation. Based on the fact that most women in certain age tend to preserve fertility, this study reported 4 cases of successful treatment after fertility sparing surgery...
September 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
Chia-Chun Li, Tsui-Hsia Feng
Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecological cancer and the sixth most common cancer among women in Taiwan. Risk factors for endometrial cancer include obesity, long-term estrogen replacement therapy, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, nulliparty, early age at menarche, late age at menopause, and tamoxifen therapy. Most women with endometrial cancer exhibit abnormal uterine bleeding. Endometrial cancer is often diagnosed at stage I. Surgery alone is the primary treatment for stage I endometrial cancer...
October 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
Premila Paiva, Michelle G Lockhart, Jane E Girling, Moshe Olshansky, Nicole Woodrow, Jennifer L Marino, Martha Hickey, Peter A W Rogers
STUDY QUESTION: Does the changing molecular profile of the endometrium during menstruation correlate with the histological profile of menstruation. SUMMARY ANSWER: We identified several genes not previously associated with menstruation; on Day 2 of menstruation (early-menstruation), processes related to inflammation are predominantly up-regulated and on Day 4 (late-menstruation), the endometrium is predominantly repairing and regenerating. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Menstruation is induced by progesterone withdrawal at the end of the menstrual cycle and involves endometrial tissue breakdown, regeneration and repair...
September 8, 2016: Molecular Human Reproduction
Kamuran Karaman, Nesrin Ceylan, Erbil Karaman, Sinan Akbayram, Hatice Tuba Akbayram, Sultan Kaba, Mesut Garipardıç, Ahmet Fayik Öner
Bleeding disorders are a common cause of menorrhagia in the adolescent age group. We aimed to evaluate the incidence of hemostatic disorders, using clinical and laboratory findings of bleeding disorders in adolescent girls with menorrhagia. A retrospective chart review used to evaluate adolescent girls with menorrhagia who were referred to Yuzuncu Yil University Pediatric Hematology clinic between January 2010 and December 2014. Out of 52 patients referred for investigation, 50 patients were included in the study...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
Lorenzo Sabbioni, Isabella Zanetti, Cinzia Orlandini, Felice Petraglia, Stefano Luisi
Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is one of the commonest health problems encountered by women and a frequent phenomenon during menopausal transition. The clinical management of AUB must follow a standardized classification system to obtain the better diagnostic pathway and the optimal therapy. The PALM-COEIN classification system has been approved by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO); it recognizes structural causes of AUB, which can be measured visually with imaging techniques or histopathology, and non- structural entities such as coagulopathies, ovulatory dysfunctions, endometrial and iatrogenic causes and disorders not yet classified...
June 10, 2016: Minerva Ginecologica
Sandhya Jain, Neelam B Vaid, Yam Narang, Amita Suneja, Kiran Guleria
INTRODUCTION: Combined Oral Contraceptive (COC) pills are being used in patients of abnormal uterine bleeding, especially adolescents and reproductive age women considering their need for contraception. It decreases the blood loss due to haemostatic effect of estrogen and also regularizes the cycle. Intravaginal route has been found to be effective and acceptable; Gastrointestinal absorption and hepatic first-pass metabolism is avoided and steady, uniform blood concentration is achieved...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Anita Olejek, Katarzyna Olszak-Wąsik, Anna Czerwinska-Bednarska
Uterine fibroids are found in almost 20-40% of women of reproductive age. For each woman an individualised treatment method should be applied because the hysterectomy procedure is not a good option in every case. The uterus is an organ necessary not only in reproduction. Its removal may result in: pelvic floor dysfunction and stress urinary incontinence, negative impair on life quality, depressive disorders, increased risk of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, and higher incidence of neoplastic disease...
March 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Angela Deneris
Approximately 30% of women will experience abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) during their life time. Previous terms defining AUB have been confusing and imprecisely applied. As a consequence, both clinical management and research on this common problem have been negatively impacted. In 2011, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) Menstrual Disorders Group (FMDG) published PALM-COEIN, a new classification system for abnormal bleeding in the reproductive years. Terms such as menorrhagia, menometrorrhagia, metrorrhagia, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, polymenorrhea, oligomenorrhea, and uterine hemorrhage are no longer recommended...
May 2016: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Rehana Khan, Rana K Sherwani, Safia Rana, Seema Hakim, Zeeba S Jairajpuri
BACKGROUND: The term dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) refers to any abnormal bleeding from the uterus, unassociated with tumour, inflammation and pregnancy. The histological diagnosis of DUB is very essential for adequate management especially in perimenopausal and postmenopausal females. The present study was undertaken with the aim of evaluating DUB in various age groups, carry out histopathological study of the endometrium and analyze its clinic-pathological patterns. METHODS: The study included 500 cases of atypical uterine bleeding, out of which 120 cases of DUB were included based on clinical features and detailed investigations...
2016: Iranian Journal of Pathology
Kirstin L Parkin, Asgerally T Fazleabas
Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by the growth of endometrial glands and stroma outside of the uterus. The disease affects approximately 10-15% of women of reproductive age and presents with clinical symptoms of pelvic pain and infertility. Changes in the leukocyte populations within the ectopic tissue and eutopic endometrium have been reported, and data suggest these alterations contribute to the pathology and symptoms of the disease. In this review, we discussed differences when comparing uterine NK cells and regulatory T cells within the eutopic endometrium between patients with endometriosis and healthy patients, and how these differences relate to implantation failure and/or decreased clearance of menstrual tissue in patients with the disease...
March 2016: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
Neil F Goodman, Rhoda H Cobin, Walter Futterweit, Jennifer S Glueck, Richard S Legro, Enrico Carmina
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is recognized as the most common endocrine disorder of reproductive-aged women around the world. This document, produced by the collaboration of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the Androgen Excess Society aims to highlight the most important clinical issues confronting physicians and their patients with PCOS. It is a summary of current best practices in 2014. Insulin resistance is believed to play an intrinsic role in the pathogenesis of PCOS. The mechanism by which insulin resistance or insulin give rise to oligomenorrhea and hyperandrogenemia, however, is unclear...
December 2015: Endocrine Practice
Malcolm Koo, Chien-Han Chen, Kun-Wei Tsai, Ming-Chi Lu, Shih-Chun Lin
BACKGROUND: Menstrual disorders and their adverse symptoms can have a deleterious effect on both the private and working lives of women. Previous studies indicated that female nurses have elevated risk of menstrual disorders. Moreover, female nurses showed a higher incidence of ambulatory care visit for genitourinary diseases compared with other female medical personnel. However, little is known whether the medical services utilization for menstrual disorders were different among personnel from various medical professions...
2015: BMC Women's Health
Asli Sonmez, Murat Sunbul, Bedrettin Yildizeli, Bulent Mutlu
Riociguat is a new drug prescribed to patients with pulmonary hypertension that reduces the pressure in pulmonary artery by vasodilation. This drug like many other drugs has several side effects, some of which can be serious such as bleeding. Riociguat causes vaginal bleeding by increasing endometrial thickness and blood flow to the endometrium, therefore, should be used with care especially for patients who have history of dysfunctional uterine bleeding. In this case report, we present a 27-year-old female patient with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension and dysfunctional uterine bleeding presented with severe vaginal bleeding under riociguat treatment...
September 2016: American Journal of Therapeutics
Serdar E Bulun, Molly B Moravek, Ping Yin, Masanori Ono, John S Coon, Matthew T Dyson, Antonia Navarro, Erica E Marsh, Hong Zhao, Tetsuo Maruyama, Debabrata Chakravarti, J Julie Kim, Jian-Jun Wei
Uterine leiomyomas (fibroids) represent the most common class of benign tumors in women. Multiple leiomyomas usually arise from the uterus of a symptomatic woman. These tumors cause a variety of symptoms, including abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, bladder or bowel dysfunction, and recurrent pregnancy loss, and are responsible for more than 200,000 hysterectomies in the United States annually. Each leiomyoma seems to arise from the clonal expansion of a single myometrial smooth muscle cell transformed by a mutation...
September 2015: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
Seema N Baxi, Nirav S Panchal
BACKGROUND: Cytology of the endometrium is an underused technique in diagnostic pathology. It has been used in the past for endometrial hyperplasia and carcinoma. Only few studies have used cytology in the diagnosis of dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB). Endometrial imprint cytology has been rarely used except for application of immunocytochemistry in diagnosis of endometrial carcinoma. AIM: The present study was conducted to evaluate whether it is possible to assign histopathology-like diagnosis by imprint cytology and also to evaluate its usefulness in the assessment of patients of dysfunctional uterine bleeding of low clinical suspicion...
April 2015: Journal of Cytology
Feng Hui, Luo Xiaobo, Jiang Lu, Qianming Chen
Pemphigus is a severe chronic autoimmune mucocutaneous bullous disease. Glucocorticoids are considered as the first line of treatment for this disease. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is also observed as a result of hypothalamic-pituitary-ovary axis dysfunction. This study reported one female patient with pemphigus vulgaris complicated with dysfunctional uterine bleeding upon systemic glucocorticoid usage. Before this disease was diagnosed, the patient experienced normal menstruation. The mechanism of dysfunctional uterine bleeding triggered by glucocorticoids is elucidated on the basis of case studies and literature review...
April 2015: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
Elizabeth Sokol, Radhika Peddinti
Abnormal vaginal bleeding in a postmenarchal adolescent patient is most often related to dysfunctional uterine bleeding. However, there are other potential etiologies, including hematologic disorders, infections, and oncologic problems. We present a 12-year-old girl who presented with prolonged vaginal bleeding and was ultimately diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma. In this article, we discuss the approach to a patient with vaginal bleeding along with a more in-depth review of risk stratification in rhabdomyosarcoma, including treatment options such as chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy...
July 2015: Pediatric Annals
D Athanatos, G Pados, C A Venetis, P Stamatopoulos, D Rousso, D Tsolakidis, C P Stamatopoulos, B C Tarlatzis
PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION: To compare the efficacy and safety of two different second-generation ablation devices, Novasure impedance control system and microwave endometrial ablation (MEA), in cases of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a randomized controlled trial that took place in a single Gynecological Department of a University Hospital. Sixty-six women with dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB), unresponsive to medical treatment, were included in the trial...
2015: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology
Alexis N Hokenstad, Sherif A El-Nashar, Zaraq Khan, Matthew R Hopkins, Abimbola O Famuyide
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of endometrial ablation (EA) for the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) associated with ovulatory dysfunction. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: An academic medical center. PATIENTS: Women with AUB who underwent EA during an 8-year period. INTERVENTIONS: EA by radiofrequency or thermal balloon ablation techniques...
November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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