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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463755/crop-intensification-land-use-and-on-farm-energy-use-efficiency-during-the-worldwide-spread-of-the-green-revolution
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Pedro Pellegrini, Roberto J Fernández
We analyzed crop production, physical inputs, and land use at the country level to assess technological changes behind the threefold increase in global crop production from 1961 to 2014. We translated machinery, fuel, and fertilizer to embedded energy units that, when summed up, provided a measure of agricultural intensification (human subsidy per hectare) for crops in the 58 countries responsible for 95% of global production. Worldwide, there was a 137% increase in input use per hectare, reaching 13 EJ, or 2...
February 20, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461339/neoadjuvant-bleomycin-etoposide-and-cisplatin-bep-chemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-extensively-advanced-yolk-sac-tumors-a-single-center-experience
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Gong-Yi Zhang, Rong Zhang, Ling-Ying Wu, Bin Li, Shu-Min Li
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the role of neoadjuvant bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin (BEP) regimen in patients with extensively advanced yolk sac tumors (YSTs). METHODS: Between July 1982 and December 2015, a total of 58 patients with YST were initially treated at our institution, among which 18 were evaluated to be inoperable and received neoadjuvant BEP regimen. They were either too debilitated by the disease [Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status Scale (ECOG ps) ≥2] to undergo a major surgery or were with too extensively disseminated lesions to be optimally debulked...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402199/fertility-sparing-treatment-of-adenomyosis-in-patients-with-infertility-a-systematic-review-of-current-options
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Tainá Pezzin Rocha, Marina Paula Andres, Giuliano Moysés Borrelli, Mauricio Simões Abrão
Adenomyosis is a benign gynecological disease observed in women in their reproductive age. Recent studies have shown that adenomyosis might be a relevant factor for infertility, either impairing implantation or leading to early miscarriage. However, conservative treatment of infertility related to adenomyosis is still unclear. This study systematically reviews the literature for the reproductive outcomes of the available conservative treatments for patients with adenomyosis-associated infertility. We conducted a search in PubMed/Medline for studies in English published in the last 7 years and included 16 studies...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402157/alternative-approaches-to-surgical-hemostasis-in-patients-with-morbidly-adherent-placenta-undergoing-fertility-sparing-surgery
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Roman G Shmakov, Aleksandr A Vinitskiy, Vladimir D Chuprinin, Ekaterina L Yarotskaya, Gennady T Sukhikh
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of different methods of surgical hemostasis, including the ligation of internal iliac arteries (IIA), temporary occlusion of the common iliac artery (CIA) and combined compression hemostasis, during cesarean section in patients with morbidly adherent placenta (MAP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 54 patients with MAP. All patients underwent cesarean section with application of surgical hemostasis techniques. In Group 1 (n = 15), ligation of IIA was performed, in Group 2 (n = 18) extravasal temporary occlusion of CIA, and in Group 3 (n = 21) combined compression hemostasis was applied...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383195/the-safety-of-fertility-and-ipsilateral-ovary-procedures-for-borderline-ovarian-tumors
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Tong Lou, Fang Yuan, Ying Feng, Shuzhen Wang, Huimin Bai, Zhenyu Zhang
Objective: To explore the optimal treatment options for women with borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs). Materials and Methods: The medical records of consecutive patients with BOTs in two academic institutions were retrospectively collected. The pertinent data, including clinicopathological characteristics and, treatment and prognostic information were evaluated. Results: A total of 281 cases of BOTs were included in this analysis. For the entire series, the 5- year disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) rates were 91...
December 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379671/fertility-preservation-in-male-patients-subjected-to-chemotherapy-innovative-approaches-for-further-progress
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Mohamed Shehata
About 4% of male patients with cancer are under the age of 35 years. With the current increase in efficacy and safety of therapies, a growing number of young adults can achieve long-term survival. In male patients receiving systemic chemotherapy and or bone marrow transplantation, a permanent loss of fertility is a common adverse effect. The only possibility to preserve the patient's fertility is to spare the gametes or gamete-forming cells from the chemotherapeutic effect. In adults, this can be achieved by the cryopreservation of spermatozoa with the subsequent application of assisted reproductive technology...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376013/fertility-preservation-for-patients-with-gynecologic-malignancies-the-korean-society-for-fertility-preservation-clinical-guidelines
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REVIEW
Sanghoon Lee, Seul Ki Kim, Kyung Joo Hwang, Tak Kim, Seok Hyun Kim
Fertility preservation plays a central role in cancer care since an increasingly large number of cancer patients are surviving as a result of improvements in diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. Physicians who take part in the initial diagnosis and management of gynecologic cancer should understand the importance of fertility preservation. Since indications for fertility preservation are limited to early-stage gynecologic cancer, a surgeon must carefully consider each indication. Before performing fertility-sparing surgery, health professionals should compare its oncologic and pregnancy outcomes with those of other standard treatments...
December 2017: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363840/silver-nanoparticles-in-sewage-sludge-bioavailability-of-sulfidized-silver-to-the-terrestrial-isopod-porcellio-scaber
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Sebastian Kampe, Ralf Kaegi, Karsten Schlich, Claus Wasmuth, Henner Hollert, Christian Schlechtriem
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are efficiently converted during the wastewater treatment process into sparingly soluble silver sulfides (Ag2 S). In several countries, sewage sludge is used as a fertilizer in agriculture. The bioavailability of sulfidized silver to the terrestrial isopod Porcellio scaber was investigated. Sewage sludge containing transformed AgNP was obtained from a lab-scale sewage treatment plant operated according to guideline OECD 303a. The results of transmission electron microscopy with energy dispersive x-ray of sludge samples suggest that AgNP were completely transformed to Ag2 S...
January 24, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325322/-a-retrospective-study-of-tumor-and-fertility-outcomes-after-fertility-sparing-surgical-treatment-of-patients-with-borderline-ovarian-tumors
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F Liu, D H Hu, Y F Zhang, B Wang, K Huang, C Y Wang, X Y Xia
Objective: To study tumors and fertility outcomes after fertility-sparing surgical treatment with borderline ovarian tumors (BOT). Methods: One hundred and nineteen patients with BOT enrolled from 3 hospitals between January 2004 and January 2017 were analysed retrospectively.The clinical data and follow-up results were obtained and analyzed. Results: Among the 119 BOT patients, 55 patients underwent fertility-sparing surgery.The median age was 43 years (interquartile range: 15-80 years). There were 103 patients (86...
December 19, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324543/short-term-outcomes-and-pregnancy-rate-after-laparoscopic-fertility-sparing-surgery-for-borderline-ovarian-tumors-a-single-institute-experience
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Jianguo Zhao, Caiyan Liu, Jing Liu, Pengpeng Qu
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the short-term outcomes and pregnancy rate after a laparoscopic approach to fertility preservation in patients with borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs). METHODS: Clinic-pathologic variants of patients with BOTs who underwent conservative surgery at the Tianjin Central Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology between January 2009 and July 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Among 211 patients with BOTs, 74 (35...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317550/fertility-sparing-treatment-of-endometrial-cancer-with-initial-infiltration-of-myometrium-by-resectoscopic-surgery-a-pilot-study
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Paolo Casadio, Francesca Guasina, Roberto Paradisi, Concetta Leggieri, Giacomo Caprara, Renato Seracchioli
Three women with a well-differentiated grade 1 endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the endometrium with minimal myometrial infiltration were treated with hysteroscopic resection and hormone therapy. The presence of myometrial infiltration has often been mentioned as an exclusion criterion for conservative management in young patients because of worsening cancer prognosis. The subsequent 5-year follow-up and the pregnancies achieved may confirm the choice of this temporary treatment and indicate a new option for fertility-sparing treatment in highly motivated patients...
January 9, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306233/vanishing-endometrial-carcinoma-in-hysterectomy-specimens-probable-implications-for-fertility-sparing-management
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Murat Öz, Alper Karalök, Levent Şirvan, Tolga Taşçı, Reyhan Öcalan, Ahmet Taner Turan, Tayfun Güngör, Mehmet Mutlu Meydanlı
Background/aim: The vanishing cancer phenomenon was first reported in radical prostatectomy specimens in the absence of neo-adjuvant treatment. Reported cases are mostly well-differentiated and low-volume tumors. A similar entity was described for hysterectomy specimens of patients with biopsy proven endometrial cancer (EC). In this study, we discuss the probable reasons for vanishing EC and long-term follow-up results of EC patients without residual tumors in hysterectomy specimens. Materials and methods: This study was carried at two institutions in Ankara, Turkey, in a retrospective design...
December 19, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305234/reproductive-outcomes-after-fertility-sparing-surgery-for-focal-and-diffuse-adenomyosis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Justin Tan, Sophie Moriarty, Omur Taskin, Catherine Allaire, Christina Williams, Paul Yong, Mohamed A Bedaiwy
Among the variety of treatment options to improve reproductive outcomes for infertile women with adenomyosis (AD), uterine conserving surgery has demonstrated varying success. Hence, we conducted a systematic review around the topic of fertility-sparing surgery across 18 studies and 1396 infertile women with focal and diffuse AD. Patients with focal AD demonstrated mean pregnancy and miscarriage rates of 52.7% (range:14.3-77.5%) and 21.1% (range:0-44.4%), respectively, while patients with diffuse AD had a mean pregnancy and miscarriage rate of 34...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298394/fertility-preservation-for-medical-reasons-in-girls-and-women-british-fertility-society-policy-and-practice-guideline
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Ephia Yasmin, Neerujah Balachandren, Melanie C Davies, Georgina L Jones, Sheila Lane, Raj Mathur, Lisa Webber, Richard A Anderson
Fertility preservation in the female poses several challenges due to the invasive nature of the techniques available to achieve it. The guideline aims to bring together the evidence available for the measures for fertility preservation and their outcome. The guideline addresses fertility preservation for medical reasons and includes both oncological and non-oncological causes. The techniques that the guideline considers are: (i) embryo and oocyte cryopreservation; (ii) ovarian tissue cryopreservation; (iii) GnRH agonist suppression and (iv) ovarian transposition...
January 3, 2018: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285310/role-of-preoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-histological-assessment-in-identifying-patients-with-a-low-risk-of-endometrial-cancer-a-korean-gynecologic-oncology-group-ancillary-study
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Jung-Yun Lee, Yun Hwan Kim, Jong-Min Lee, Kidong Kim, Sokbom Kang, Myong Cheol Lim, Beob-Jong Kim, Bang Hyun Lee, Jae Weon Kim
Preoperative identification of individuals at low risk of lymph node metastasis is key to the proper management of endometrial cancer. This study evaluated the role of preoperative assessment based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and histological analysis in identifying a group having a low risk of lymph node metastasis. Data of 529 patients with endometrial cancer were obtained from a prospective multicenter database, between January 2012 and December 2014. Clinical staging, based on MRI and histological analysis, was compared with final pathology results after the surgical staging procedure...
December 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259453/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-early-diagnosis-and-intervention-are-necessary-for-fertility-preservation-in-young-women-with-endometrial-cancer-under-35%C3%A2-years-of-age
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Yoshinori Okamura, Fumitaka Saito, Kiyomi Takaishi, Takeshi Motohara, Ritsuo Honda, Takashi Ohba, Hidetaka Katabuchi
Aim: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a significant risk factor for premenopausal endometrial cancer (EC) and/or atypical endometrial hyperplasia (AEH). The aim was to elucidate the clinical background and detailed menstrual history of EC and/or AEH in young women with PCOS. Methods: From January 2001 to December 2013, women under 35 years of age who had been diagnosed with EC and/or AEH and who had been treated at Kumamoto University Hospital, Japan, were recruited...
January 2017: Reproductive Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248013/fertility-sparing-surgery-in-advanced-stage-malignant-ovarian-germ-cell-tumor-a-case-report
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Montassar Ghalleb, Hatem Bouzaiene, Skander Slim, Achraf Hadiji, Monia Hechiche, Jamel Ben Hassouna, Khaled Rahal
BACKGROUND: Malignant ovarian germ cell tumor is a rare type of disease, which generally has a good prognosis due to the high chemosensitivity of this type of tumor. Fertility preservation is an important issue because malignant ovarian germ cell tumor commonly affects young women. Although conservation is the standard for early stage, it becomes more debatable as the disease progresses to more advanced stages. AIM: Report the case of a patient with an International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Stage IIIc malignant ovarian germ cell tumor, who had conservative surgery and chemotherapy with a good fertility outcome...
December 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246560/transvaginal-natural-orifice-transluminal-endoscopic-surgery-a-new-approach-to-ovarian-cystectomy
#18
Jan Baekelandt
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a new approach for performing an ovarian cystectomy via transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (vNOTES) as an alternative for a laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy. DESIGN: Stepwise explanation of the technique using original video footage. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imelda Hospital, Belgium. PATIENT(S): Fourteen patients who provided informed consent and were treated transvaginally to remove a benign ovarian cyst...
December 12, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242280/results-of-fertility-sparing-surgery-for-expansile-and-infiltrative-mucinous-ovarian-cancers
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Sebastien Gouy, Marine Saidani, Amandine Maulard, Slim Bach-Hamba, Enrica Bentivegna, Alexandra Leary, Patricia Pautier, Mojgan Devouassoux-Shisheboran, Catherine Genestie, Philippe Morice
BACKGROUND: No series had been reported focusing on the results of fertility-sparing surgery in stage I mucinous ovarian cancers according to histotype (infiltrative vs. expansile). Investigating such outcomes was the aim of the present study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was a retrospective analysis of patients treated conservatively with preservation of the uterus and contralateral ovary from 1976 to 2016. The pathology of the tumors was reviewed by two expert pathologists according to the 2014 World Health Organization (WHO) classification criteria...
December 14, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241929/fertility-outcomes-following-pelvic-embolization-in-women-with-acquired-uterine-arteriovenous-malformation
#20
Cheng-Yu Ho, Kok-Min Seow, Lee-Wen Huang, Yieh-Loong Tsai
OBJECTIVE: Acquired uterine arteriovenous malformation (UAVM) is a rare, life-threatening disease. Angiography with uterine arterial embolization (UAE) is the diagnostic tool and a choice of fertility-sparing treatment. Here, we present a series of five successful pregnancies after embolization of UAVM. CASE REPORTS: Three reproductive aged women were treated for UAVM, resulting in five successful pregnancies. Their past history suggested that three cases had had previous uterine procedures, including second trimester abortion and elective dilatation and curettage...
December 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
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