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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639461/hormonal-contraception-and-breast-cancer-what-more-do-we-need-to-know
#1
Jo Marsden
Most women use hormonal contraception for more than 30 years and for many, this may involve exposure in their older reproductive years when baseline breast cancer risk rises steeply. Overall, the risk of breast cancer diagnosis with exposure to hormonal contraception is very small and outweighed by its contraceptive benefits but despite this, there are still outstanding questions for all methods used in clinical practice due to paucity of available evidence, lack of which should not be taken to imply safety...
January 1, 2017: Post Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634757/a-uhplc-ms-ms-method-for-profiling-multifunctional-steroids-in-human-hair
#2
Zhen Dong, Caihong Wang, Jinlan Zhang, Zhe Wang
It is important to profile steroids in many physiological and pathological processes. Recently, hair has been used for the long-term measurement of endogenous steroid hormones. Analyzing hair has advantages of being noninvasive and time sequential compared with other bio-specimens. Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) techniques have been widely used over the past decades; however, it is challenging to profile estrogens in hair by LC-MS, and more comprehensive steroid profiling is required. In this paper, an ultra high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method was developed to simultaneously profile 28 multifunctional steroids, including corticosteroids (n = 6), estrogens (n = 13), androgens (n = 5) and progestogens (n = 4), in human scalp hair in a single run...
June 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634732/engineering-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-plga-micro-and-nano-carriers-for-controlled-delivery-of-17%C3%AE-estradiol
#3
Alesia V Prakapenka, Heather A Bimonte-Nelson, Rachael W Sirianni
With menopause, circulating levels of 17β-estradiol (E2) markedly decrease. E2-based hormone therapy is prescribed to alleviate symptoms associated with menopause. E2 is also recognized for its beneficial effects in the central nervous system (CNS), such as enhanced cognitive function following abrupt hormonal loss associated with ovariectomy. For women with an intact uterus, an opposing progestogen component is required to decrease the risk of developing endometrial hyperplasia. While adding an opposing progestogen attenuates these detrimental effects on the uterus, it can attenuate the beneficial effects of E2 in the CNS...
June 20, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610679/the-presence-of-a-membrane-bound-progesterone-receptor-induces-growth-of-breast-cancer-with-norethisterone-but-not-with-progesterone-a-xenograft-model
#4
Yue Zhao, Xiangyan Ruan, Husheng Wang, Xue Li, Muqing Gu, Lijuan Wang, Yanglu Li, Harald Seeger, Alfred O Mueck
OBJECTIVES: During menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) a possible increase in breast cancer risk is thought to depend mainly on the progestogen component. In vitro studies have shown that the progesterone receptor membrane component 1 (PGRMC1) is important for tumor proliferation induced by progestogens. The primary aim of this study was to compare for the first time the natural progestogen, progesterone (P), with a synthetic progestogen, norethisterone (NET), using a xenograft model. METHODS: MCF7 cells, transfected with PGRMC1 plasmid or empty vector, were injected into nude mice and estradiol (E2) pellets were implanted...
August 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609128/the-effect-of-different-progestogens-on-sleep-in-postmenopausal-women-a-randomized-trial
#5
Ekachai Leeaunkulsathean, Tawiwan Pantasri, Somsak Chaovisitseree, Nuntana Morakot
BACKGROUND: While progesterone affects sleep, different types of it might affect sleep differently. METHODS: One hundred Thai women, who complained of insomnia, visited the Menopause Clinic at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, Chiang Mai, Thailand from February 2014 to March 2015, and were divided randomly into two groups. Both groups received daily hormonal treatment that included estradiol valerate (progynova) at 1 mg. The first group also received dydrogesterone (duphaston(®)) at 10 mg and the second group micronized progesterone (utrogestran(®)) at 100 mg...
June 13, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606744/metabolism-of-steroidal-lactones-by-the-fungus-corynespora-cassiicola-cbs-161-60-results-in-a-mechanistically-unique-intramolecular-ring-d-cyclization-resulting-in-c-14-spiro-lactones
#6
A Christy Hunter, Yewande Inatimi Oni, Howard T Dodd, James Raftery, John M Gardiner, Megan Uttley
The fungus Corynespora cassiicola metabolises exogenous steroids in a unique and highly specific manner. Central to this, is the ability of this organism to functionalise substrates (androgens, progestogens) at the highly stereochemically hindered 8β-position of the steroid nucleus. A recent study has identified that 8β-hydroxylation occurs through inverted binding in a 9α-hydroxylase. In order to discern the metabolic fate of more symmetrical molecules, we have investigated the metabolism of a range of steroidal analogues functionalised with ring-D lactones, but differing in their functional group stereochemistry at carbon-3...
June 9, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594783/progestogens-for-maintenance-tocolysis-in-women-with-a-short-cervix-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#7
Fabio Facchinetti, Patrizia Vergani, Mariarosaria Di Tommaso, Luca Marozio, Barbara Acaia, Roberto Vicini, Lucrezia Pignatti, Anna Locatelli, Marina Spitaleri, Chiara Benedetto, Barbara Zaina, Roberto DʼAmico
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of progestogens for maintenance tocolysis in women undelivered after their first preterm labor episode. METHODS: Women with singleton pregnancies between 22 0/7 and 31 6/7 weeks of gestation with arrested preterm labor and a cervical length 25 mm or less at hospital discharge were eligible. Patients with a previous preterm birth were excluded. In a randomized controlled trial conducted in five university hospitals, women were randomized to receive vaginal progesterone (200 mg per day) or intramuscular 17α-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (341 mg per week) or to an observation groups (control group)...
June 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579415/elagolix-for-the-management-of-heavy-menstrual-bleeding-associated-with-uterine-fibroids-results-from-a-phase-2a-proof-of-concept-study
#8
David F Archer, Elizabeth A Stewart, Rita I Jain, Robert A Feldman, Andrea S Lukes, Janine D North, Ahmed M Soliman, Jingjing Gao, Juki W Ng, Kristof Chwalisz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of elagolix vs. placebo and elagolix with low-dose E2/progestogen add-back therapy. DESIGN: Proof-of-concept, dose-ranging, multiple-cohort study. SETTING: Forty-five US clinics. PATIENT(S): Premenopausal women with fibroids and heavy menstrual bleeding (menstrual blood loss [MBL] >80 mL per cycle). INTERVENTION(S): Three months' treatment with elagolix alone: 100 mg twice daily (BID), 200 mg BID, 300 mg BID, 400 mg once daily (QD), or 600 mg QD (all but the 600 mg QD arm were placebo controlled); or elagolix plus add-back therapy: 200 mg BID plus continuous low-dose E2 0...
June 1, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571999/sex-steroids-and-neurogenesis
#9
REVIEW
Christine Heberden
The brain has long been known as a dimorphic organ and as a target of sex steroids. It is also a site for their synthesis. Sex steroids in numerous ways can modify cerebral physiology, and along with many processes adult neurogenesis is also modulated by sex steroids. This review will focus on the effects of the main steroids, estrogens, androgens and progestogens, and unveil some aspects of their partly disclosed mechanisms of actions. Gonadal steroids act on different steps of neurogenesis: cell proliferation seems to be increased by estrogens only, while androgens and progestogens favor neuronal renewal by increasing cell survival; differentiation is a common target...
May 29, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567681/study-on-the-removal-of-hormones-from-domestic-wastewaters-with-lab-scale-constructed-wetlands-with-different-substrates-and-flow-directions
#10
José Alberto Herrera-Melián, Rayco Guedes-Alonso, Alejandro Borreguero-Fabelo, José Juan Santana-Rodríguez, Zoraida Sosa-Ferrera
Eight wastewater samples from a university campus were analysed between May and July of 2014 to determine the concentration of 14 natural and synthetic steroid hormones. An on-line solid-phase extraction combined with ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (on-line SPE-UHPLC-MS/MS) was used as extraction, pre-concentration and detection method. In the samples studied, three oestrogens (17β-estradiol, estrone and estriol), two androgens (boldenone and testosterone), three progestogens (norgestrel, progesterone and norethisterone) and one glucocorticoid (prednisone) were detected...
May 31, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562816/influence-of-hormonal-contraceptives-and-the-occurrence-of-stroke-integrative-review
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Adman Câmara Soares Lima, Larissa Castelo Guedes Martins, Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes, Thelma Leite de Araújo, Francisca Elisângela Teixeira Lima, Priscila de Souza Aquino, Escolástica Rejane Ferreira Moura
Objective: To identify scientific evidence regarding the influence of hormonal contraceptive use and the occurrence of stroke. Method: Integrative review of the literature, through database search using the descriptors "contraceptive agents", "contraceptive devices", "contraceptives, Oral" and "Stroke". Original studies in Portuguese, Spanish and English, published in full and available online were included. Studies that did not answer our guiding questions and duplicated studies were excluded...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560282/clinical-and-biochemical-data-of-endothelial-function-in-women-consuming-combined-contraceptives
#12
Irina I Lobysheva, Sandrine van Eeckhoudt, Flavia Dei Zotti, Ahmad Rifahi, Lucie Pothen, Christophe Beauloye, Jean-Luc Balligand
The data presented in this article are associated with the research article entitled "Heme-Nitrosylated Hemoglobin and Oxidative Stress in Women Consuming Combined Contraceptives. Clinical Application of the EPR Spectroscopy" (Lobysheva et al., 2017 [1]), and describe the characteristics of redox status in blood, as well as biochemical and clinical parameters of young female subjects consuming (or not) contraceptive pills (CP). Erythrocyte concentration of reduced thiols reflecting erythrocyte redox capacity was measured before and after sample deproteinization by electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy (EPR) using a nitroxide biradical spin probe specifically interacting with reduced thiols; additional data were obtained by a colorimetric method using Ellman׳s reagents in the same samples...
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540977/oral-contraceptive-pill-progestogen-or-oestrogen-pretreatment-for-ovarian-stimulation-protocols-for-women-undergoing-assisted-reproductive-techniques
#13
REVIEW
Cindy Farquhar, Luk Rombauts, Jan Am Kremer, Anne Lethaby, Reuben Olugbenga Ayeleke
BACKGROUND: Among subfertile women undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART), hormone pills given before ovarian stimulation may improve outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether pretreatment with the combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) or with a progestogen or oestrogen alone in ovarian stimulation protocols affects outcomes in subfertile couples undergoing ART. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following databases from inception to January 2017: Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group Specialised Register, The Cochrane Central Register Studies Online, MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL and PsycINFO...
May 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527064/treating-migraine-with-contraceptives
#14
Gianni Allais, Giulia Chiarle, Silvia Sinigaglia, Gisella Airola, Paola Schiapparelli, Fabiola Bergandi, Chiara Benedetto
At least 18% of women suffers from migraine. Clinically, there are two main forms of migraine: migraine with aura (MA) and migraine without aura (MO) and more than 50% of MO is strongly correlated to the menstrual cycle. The high prevalence of migraine in females, its correlation with the menstrual cycle and with the use of combined hormonal contraceptives (CHCs) suggest that the estrogen drop is implicated in the pathogenesis of the attacks. Although CHCs may trigger or worsen migraine, their correct use may even prevent or reduce some forms of migraine, like estrogen withdrawal headache...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525380/comparison-among-fertility-sparing-therapies-for-well-differentiate-early-stage-endometrial-carcinoma-and-complex-atypical-hyperplasia
#15
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)...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509626/custom-compounded-bioidentical-hormone-therapy-why-so-popular-despite-potential-harm-the-case-against-routine-use
#16
M L'Hermite
Wide rejection of conventional hormone therapy (HT) after the initial publication of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) led to unjustified use of custom-compounded bioidentical hormones. In the USA, it became an unregulated drug manufacturer industry in disguise, without proper control and making false claims and misleading advertisements. Manufacturing quality is not ensured. Unspecific harm from compounding has occurred on a large scale, such as deaths from infected products and end-stage renal failure plus carcinoma due to confusion between different Chinese herbs...
June 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494346/glutamatergic-and-neural-dysfunction-in-postpartum-depression-using-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
#17
Carlos E Rosa, Jair C Soares, Felipe P Figueiredo, Ricardo C Cavalli, Marco A Barbieri, Maristela S Schaufelberger, Carlos E G Salmon, Cristina M Del-Ben, Antonio C Santos
Although postpartum depression (PPD) is a prevalent subtype of major depressive disorder, neuroimaging studies on PPD are rare, particularly those identifying neurochemical abnormalities obtained by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (¹H-MRS). The dorsolateral prefrontal (DLPF) and the anterior cingulate gyrus (ACG) are part of the neural pathways involved in executive functions and emotional processing, and both structures have been implicated in the neurobiology of depressive disorders. This study aimed to evaluate brain metabolites abnormalities in women with PPD compared with healthy postpartum (HP) women...
April 26, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492856/treatment-of-low-bone-density-or-osteoporosis-to-prevent-fractures-in-men-and-women-a-clinical-practice-guideline-update-from-the-american-college-of-physicians
#18
Amir Qaseem, Mary Ann Forciea, Robert M McLean, Thomas D Denberg
Description: This guideline updates the 2008 American College of Physicians (ACP) recommendations on treatment of low bone density and osteoporosis to prevent fractures in men and women. This guideline is endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Methods: The ACP Clinical Guidelines Committee based these recommendations on a systematic review of randomized controlled trials; systematic reviews; large observational studies (for adverse events); and case reports (for rare events) that were published between 2 January 2005 and 3 June 2011...
June 6, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486478/effect-of-chronic-estradiol-plus-progesterone-treatment-on-experimental-arterial-and-venous-thrombosis-in-mouse
#19
Marie-Cécile Valéra, Emmanuelle Noirrit-Esclassan, Marion Dupuis, Melissa Buscato, Alexia Vinel, Maeva Guillaume, Anne Briaux, Cédric Garcia, Thibaut Benoit, Olivier Lairez, Coralie Fontaine, Bernard Payrastre, Jean-François Arnal
Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with estrogen plus progestogens is the first line therapy to treat menopausal symptoms. The progestogen is added to estrogen to reduce or eliminate the excess risk of endometrial cancer due to the unopposed effect of estrogen. Whereas progestin clearly opposes the proliferative and deleterious long-term actions of estrogen on the endometrium, the interference of progestin on the other estrogen action remains unclear. We previously reported that chronic subcutaneous 17α-estradiol (E2) in mice decreases platelet responsiveness, prolongs the tail-bleeding time and protects against acute thromboembolism...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486246/menopause-and-postmenopausal-hormone-therapy-and-risk-of-hearing-loss
#20
Sharon G Curhan, A Heather Eliassen, Roland D Eavey, Molin Wang, Brian M Lin, Gary C Curhan
OBJECTIVE: Menopause may be a risk factor for hearing loss, and postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) has been proposed to slow hearing decline; however, there are no large prospective studies. We prospectively examined the independent relations between menopause and postmenopausal HT and risk of self-reported hearing loss. METHODS: Prospective cohort study among 80,972 women in the Nurses' Health Study II, baseline age 27 to 44 years, followed from 1991 to 2013. Baseline and updated information was obtained from detailed validated biennial questionnaires...
May 8, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
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