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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097642/adrenal-cyst-with-both-m%C3%A3-llerian-and-mesothelial-differentiation-a-clinicopathological-and-immunohistochemical-study-with-implications-for-histogenesis
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Łukasz Koperski, Benedykt Szczepankiewicz, Paweł Pihowicz, Łukasz Fus, Ewa Wolińska, Barbara Górnicka
True epithelial-lined cysts are rare forms of adrenal cystic lesions, the pathogenesis of which is still not fully understood. In this report we present a case of an adrenal cyst diagnosed incidentally on imaging in a 31-year-old, previously healthy, obese woman. Due to non-specific hormonal disorders and enlargement of the lesion, a right-sided laparoscopic adrenalectomy was performed. The cyst was lined predominantly by ciliated cuboidal-to-columnar, Müllerian-type epithelium, and focally by flat-to-cuboidal, mesothelium-like lining...
January 18, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094762/persistent-mullerian-duct-syndrome-with-transverse-testicular-ectopia-a-novel-amh-receptor-mutation
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Özlem Korkmaz, Samim Özen, Nurhan Özcan, Petek Bayındır, Sait Şen, Hüseyin Onay, Damla Gökşen, Ali Avanoğlu, Ferda Özkınay, Şükran Darcan
Persistent Mullerian duct syndrome is the result of either anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) deficiency or AMH receptor resistance. A long tubular structure (testis/?) was palpated during the physical examination of a 13-month-old male patient who admitted because of bilateral undescended testes. Structures suggestive of ovaries, a uterus and fallopian tubes were observed during laparoscopic examination of the ectopic testis. AMHR2 gene sequence analysis performed wıth a preliminary diagnosis of AMH receptor resistance revealed a previously unreported homozygous c...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092915/malignant-mixed-m%C3%A3-llerian-tumour-of-the-uterus-analysis-of-44-cases
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Silvana Grasso, Vera Loizzi, Valentina Minicucci, Leonardo Resta, Anna Lina Camporeale, Ettore Cicinelli, Gennaro Cormio
OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to evaluate the clinicopathological features and prognostic factors of uterine carcinosarcoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, the clinical characteristics of 44 patients with uterine MMMT were evaluated. Survival curves were estimated by the Kaplan-Meier method and compared by the log-rank test. RESULTS: Forty-four patients with uterine carcinosarcoma were referred to our unit between 1995 and 2015...
January 17, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090459/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-as-a-predictor-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-treated-with-clomiphene-citrate
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Andon Hestiantoro, Yuwono Sri Negoro, Yohana Afrita, Budi Wiweko, Kanadi Sumapradja, Muharam Natadisastra
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the threshold of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) as predictor of follicular growth failure in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients treated with clomiphene citrate (CC). METHODS: Fifty female subjects with PCOS were recruited and divided into two groups based on successful and unsuccessful follicular growth. Related variables such as age, infertility duration, cigarette smoking, use of Moslem hijab, sunlight exposure, fiber intake, body mass index, waist circumference, AMH level, 25-hydroxy vitamin D level, and growth of dominant follicles were obtained, assessed, and statistically analyzed...
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081535/efficacy-and-safety-of-continuous-subcutaneous-infusion-of-recombinant-human-gonadotropins-for-congenital-micropenis-during-early-infancy%C3%A2
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Athanasia Stoupa, Dinane Samara-Boustani, Isabelle Flechtner, Graziella Pinto, Isabelle Jourdon, Laura González-Briceño, Maud Bidet, Kathleen Laborde, Didier Chevenne, Anne-Elodie Millischer, Henri Lottmann, Thomas Blanc, Yves Aigrain, Michel Polak, Jacques Beltrand
BACKGROUND: Early postnatal administration of gonadotropins to infants with congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH) can mimic minipuberty, thereby increasing penile growth. We assessed the effects of gonadotropin infusion on stretched penile length (SPL) and hormone levels in infants with congenital micropenis. METHODS: Single-center study including 6 males with micropenis in case of isolated CHH (n = 4), panhypopituitarism (n = 1), and partial androgen insensitivity syndrome (PAIS; n = 1)...
January 12, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081480/does-the-addition-of-salpingectomy-or-fimbriectomy-to-hysterectomy-in-premenopausal-patients-compromise-ovarian-reserve-a-prospective-study
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Y Naaman, Y Hazan, M Gillor, G Marciano, R Bardenstein, Z Shoham, A Ben-Arie
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate changes in ovarian reserve in patients following hysterectomy, with or without bilateral salpingectomy or fimbriectomy. STUDY DESIGN: Open-label, prospective cohort trial of patients undergoing hysterectomy for benign uterine indications. Levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), and ultrasonic measures of peak systolic flow velocity/diastolic velocity (S/D) ratio and resistance index (RI) in the ovarian artery were taken from patients before and 6 weeks after hysterectomy, hysterectomy+salpingectomy or hysterectomy+fimbriectomy...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070276/a-hypothesis-to-explain-accuracy-of-wasp-resemblances
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Michael Boppré, Richard I Vane-Wright, Wolfgang Wickler
Mimicry is one of the oldest concepts in biology, but it still presents many puzzles and continues to be widely debated. Simulation of wasps with a yellow-black abdominal pattern by other insects (commonly called "wasp mimicry") is traditionally considered a case of resemblance of unprofitable by profitable prey causing educated predators to avoid models and mimics to the advantage of both (Figure 1a). However, as wasps themselves are predators of insects, wasp mimicry can also be seen as a case of resemblance to one's own potential antagonist...
January 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067425/conspicuousness-color-resemblance-and-toxicity-in-geographically-diverging-mimicry-the-pan-amazonian-frog-allobates-femoralis
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Adolfo Amézquita, Óscar Ramos, Mabel Cristina González, Camilo Rodríguez, Iliana Medina, Pedro Ivo Simões, Albertina Pimentel Lima
Predation risk is allegedly reduced in Batesian and Müllerian mimics, because their coloration resembles the conspicuous coloration of unpalatable prey. The efficacy of mimicry is thought to be affected by variation in the unpalatability of prey, the conspicuousness of the signals, and the visual system of predators that see them. Many frog species exhibit small colorful patches contrasting against an otherwise dark body. By measuring toxicity and color reflectance in a geographically variable frog species and the syntopic toxic species, we tested whether unpalatability was correlated with between-species color resemblance and whether resemblance was highest for the most conspicuous components of coloration pattern...
January 9, 2017: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066837/age-specific-nomograms-for-follicle-stimulating-hormone-and-anti-mullerian-hormone-a-pilot-study-in-ile-ife-nigeria
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Omoladun Temitope Okunola, Olusegun Kayode Ajenifuja, Morebise Olabisi Loto, Afolabi Salawu, Oluseyi Stephen Omitinde, Joel Akande, Elizabeth Oke
BACKGROUND: Assessment of ovarian reserve is one of the steps in the management of infertile couples. Follicle Stimulating hormone (FSH) and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) are commonly used ovarian reserve markers in Africa. However, there is paucity of age-specific reference values for FSH and AMH among the African population. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at conducting a pilot study for generation of age-specific nomograms for FSH and AMH among fertile women in Ile-Ife, Nigeria...
December 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064548/amniotic-fluid-sludge-prevalence-and-clinical-significans-of-it-in-asymptomatic-patients-at-high-risk-for-spontaneous-preterm-delivery
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Ilknur Adanir, Ozgur Ozyuncu, Ayse Filiz Gokmen Karasu, Lutfu S Onderoglu
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our study is to determine prevalence and clinical significance of the presence of amniotic fluid 'sludge' among asymptomatic patients at high-risk for spontaneous preterm delivery, prospectively. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In our study, 99 patients at high risk for spontaneous preterm delivery were evaluated for the presence of amniotic fluid sludge with transvaginal ultrasonography at 20-22., 26-28. and 32-34. gestational weeks, prospectively; between August 2009 and October 2010 in Hacettepe University Hospital...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063264/preimplantation-3d-ultrasound-current-uses-and-challenges
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Sushila Arya, Sanja Kupesic Plavsic
The preimplantation ultrasound (US) refers to targeted imaging of the uterus and adnexa prior to assisted reproductive techniques (ART) to optimize the infertility treatment outcomes. After a thorough evidence based literature review, we propose the use of transvaginal three-dimensional (3D) US during the early follicular phase. A systematic approach for 3D US examination consists of a detailed examination of the uterine shape, size and contour, evaluation of the endometrial thickness, volume, pattern and vascularity, and assessment of the junctional zone regularity, echogenicity and thickness...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062641/melatonin-levels-in-follicular-fluid-as-markers-for-ivf-outcomes-and-predicting-ovarian-reserve
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Jing Tong, Shi-le Sheng, Yun Sun, Huihui Li, Wei-Ping Li, Cong Zhang, Zijiang Chen
Good-quality oocytes are critical for the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF), but, to date, there is no marker of ovarian reserve available that can accurately predict oocyte quality. Melatonin exerts its antioxidant actions as a strong radical scavenger that might affect oocyte quality directly, since it is the most potent antioxidant in follicular fluid. To investigate the precise role of endogenous melatonin in IVF outcomes, we recruited 61 women undergoing treatment cycles of IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) procedures and classified them into three groups according to their response to ovarian stimulation...
January 6, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061432/identification-and-functional-analysis-of-a-novel-lhx1-mutation-associated-with-congenital-absence-of-the-uterus-and-vagina
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Wei Zhang, Xueya Zhou, Liyang Liu, Ying Zhu, Chunmei Liu, Hong Pan, Qiong Xing, Jing Wang, Xi Wang, Xuegong Zhang, Yunxia Cao, Binbin Wang
Congenital absence of the uterus and vagina (CAUV) is the most extreme female Müllerian duct abnormality. Several researches proposed that genetic factors contributed to this disorder, whereas the precise genetic mechanism is far from full elucidation. Here, utilizing whole-exome sequencing (WES), we identified one novel missense mutation in LHX1 (NM_005568: c.G1108A, p.A370T) in one of ten unrelated patients diagnosed with CAUV. This mutation was absent from public databases and our internal database. Through the luciferase reporter analysis, we found that the mutation could change the transcriptional activity of LHX1 and its effect on the regulation of the downstream target gene GSC, which might be associated with urogenital system development...
January 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059846/ultrasound-in-infertility-treatments
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Violet E Klenov, Bradley J VAN Voorhis
Ultrasound (US) is very useful in diagnosing causes of infertility. Pelvic masses, mullerian anomalies, ovarian reserve, and tubal patency can all be assessed using ultrasonographic techniques. US has also proven to be a very useful aid in managing infertility treatments. In this chapter, we review the uses of US in monitoring follicular development, assessing the endometrium during treatment, and as an aid to embryo transfer during in vitro fertilization.
January 4, 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059843/clinically-relevant-female-genital-tract-anomalies
#15
Mary E Christiansen, Laura Detti
Müllerian anomalies are defined as congenital uterine malformations that arise from improperly developing Müllerian ducts. These malformations have a variety of presentations ranging from asymptomatic to amenorrhea, dyspareunia, dysmenorrhea, chronic pelvic pain, pregnancy loss, fetal malpresentation, placental abruption, and intrauterine growth restriction. In this review, we discuss the clinical implications, diagnosis, and treatment of the various Müllerian anomalies focusing on the ones for which clinical intervention is amenable to improve pregnancy outcomes...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059101/steroid-hormone-synthesis-by-the-ovarian-stroma-surrounding-epithelial-ovarian-tumors-a-potential-mechanism-in-ovarian-tumorigenesis
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Luis Z Blanco, Elisabetta Kuhn, Jane C Morrison, Asli Bahadirli-Talbott, Anne Smith-Sehdev, Robert J Kurman
Epithelial ovarian tumors are responsive to steroid hormone stimulation and the ovarian stroma may have a direct role in this process. We evaluated immunohistochemical markers of sex-steroid differentiation and steroidogenesis (calretinin, inhibin, steroidogenic factor 1), steroid enzymes involved in hormone biosynthesis (CYP17, CYP19, HSD17β1, AKR1C3), and hormone receptors (estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and androgen receptor) in 101 epithelial ovarian tumors and in normal structures implicated in ovarian carcinogenesis (ovarian surface epithelium and cortical inclusion cysts) in an attempt to elucidate this process...
January 6, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050957/prediction-of-metaphase-ii-oocytes-according-to-different-serum-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-amh-levels-in-antagonist-icsi-cycles
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Joyce B da Silva, Tatiana R Panaino, Maria A Tamm, Paloma Lira, Patricia C F Arêas, Ana C A Mancebo, Marcelo M de Souza, Roberto A Antunes, Maria do Carmo B de Souza
OBJECTIVE: This paper aims to assess a qualitative aspect of ovarian response in terms of metaphase II oocytes according to different serum Anti-Müllerian hormone levels in antagonist ICSI cycles. A prediction index might contribute to the individualization of care. METHODS: This observational study looked into 287 antagonist ICSI cycles carried out with patients treated in a single center between January of 2012 and January of 2016. Serum AMH and subgroup analyses were performed based on five AMH ranges (≤ 0...
December 1, 2016: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045959/the-impact-of-detoxification-costs-and-predation-risk-on-foraging-implications-for-mimicry-dynamics
#18
Christina G Halpin, John Skelhorn, Candy Rowe, Graeme D Ruxton, Andrew D Higginson
Prey often evolve defences to deter predators, such as noxious chemicals including toxins. Toxic species often advertise their defence to potential predators by distinctive sensory signals. Predators learn to associate toxicity with the signals of these so-called aposematic prey, and may avoid them in future. In turn, this selects for mildly toxic prey to mimic the appearance of more toxic prey. Empirical evidence shows that mimicry could be either beneficial ('Mullerian') or detrimental ('quasi-Batesian') to the highly toxic prey, but the factors determining which are unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044970/-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-a-new-regulator-of-pituitary-gonadotrope-cells-involvement-in-sexual-dimorphism-of-gonadotrope-activity-before-puberty
#19
Ghislaine Garrel, Chrystèle Racine, David L'Hôte, Chantal Denoyelle, Céline J Guigon, Nathalie di Clemente, Joëlle Cohen-Tannoudji
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043339/age-related-changes-in-transcriptional-abundance-and-circulating-levels-of-anti-mullerian-hormone-and-sertoli-cell-count-in-crossbred-and-zebu-bovine-males
#20
S K Rajak, A Kumaresan, N M Attupuram, S Chhillar, R K Baithalu, S Nayak, L Sreela, Raushan K Singh, U K Tripathi, T K Mohanty, Savita Yadav
Age-related changes in peripheral anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) concentrations and transcriptional abundance of AMH gene in testicular tissue were studied in crossbred (Holstein Friesian × Tharparkar) and Zebu (Tharparkar) males. In both the breeds, basal AMH concentrations were estimated using ELISA method in blood plasma obtained from six males each at 1, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months age. After blood collection at respective ages, all the males were castrated and expression and immunolocalization of AMH was performed in the testicular tissue...
February 2017: Theriogenology
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