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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144993/evaluate-the-effects-of-antiepileptic-drugs-on-reproductive-endocrine-system-in-newly-diagnosed-female-epileptic-patients-receiving-either-valproate-or-lamotrigine-monotherapy-a-prospective-study
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Harpreet Singh Sidhu, R Srinivasa, Akshay Sadhotra
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the development of reproductive endocrine changes in Indian women with epilepsy initiating on either Valproate (VPA) or Lamotrigine (LTG) monotherapy. METHODS: Reproductive hormonal profiles, hirsutism, ovarian morphology by ultrasonography and menstrual cycle data in newly diagnosed women with epilepsy taking VPA (n=34) or LTG (n=32) monotherapy were compared. None of the women were receiving hormonal contraception. Patients gave details of seizure type and frequency, medical and drug history...
October 28, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138954/identification-of-compounds-from-palicourea-rigida-leaves-with-topical-anti-inflammatory-potential-using-experimental-models
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Rafael P Pinheiro, Muiara A Moraes, Bruna C S Santos, Rodrigo L Fabri, Glauciemar Del-Vechio-Vieira, Célia H Yamamoto, Ana Lúcia S M Araújo, Aílson L A Araújo, Orlando V Sousa
Palicourea rigida Kunth is traditionally used for the treatment of skin diseases, kidney pains and ovarian inflammation. Based on these traditional uses, this study evaluated the topical anti-inflammatory activity of the ethanol extract from P. rigida leaves (EEPR) and identified bioactive compounds. Ear edema was induced in Swiss mice by the topical application of Croton oil, arachidonic acid, phenol and capsaicin. Histopathological analysis and myeloperoxidase and N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase activities were determined...
November 14, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137100/ultrasonic-and-pathological-characteristics-of-ovarian-mucinous-cystic-tumors-with-malignant-mural-nodules-two-cases-report
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Yan Zhang, Zheng Yuan, Kai Sun, Peifeng Li
RATIONALE: Sarcomatous or anaplastic carcinoma mural nodules presenting in ovarian mucinous cystic tumors are very rare. Here, we reported the ultrasonic and pathological features of 2 such cases. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 60-year-old woman presented with a complaint of lower abdominal pain. Physical examination revealed a hard, palpable mass in her right lower abdomen with mild tenderness. In addition, a 48-year-old woman presented with left abdominal pain and abdominal fullness...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133151/laparoscopic-management-of-a-rudimentary-uterine-horn
#4
Emilie Faller, Jean Jacques Baldauf, François Becmeur, Anne Lehn, Cherif Youssef Akladios, Lise Lecointre
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a technique of laparoscopic management of a rudimentary horn in a 12-year-old girl. DESIGN: A step-by-step explanation of the surgery using video (instructive video), approved the local institutional Review Board. SETTING: A university hospital, University Hospital of Strasbourg, France. PATIENT: A 12-year-old girl with a uterine rudimentary horn. INTERVENTION: We describe the case of a 12 years old girl who had no medical history...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132489/auto-amputated-ovary-presenting-as-abdominal-mass-in-an-infant
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Naeem Liaqat, Sajid Hameed Dar, Asif Sandhu, Nayyar Iqbal, Ejaz Ahmed, Sajid Iqbal Nayyar
Among female infants, a mass in the abdomen carries a large number of differential diagnoses. Arelatively uncommon condition is ovarian cyst, which may be encountered among such patients. Even more rare condition is auto-amputation of ovary. We herein, present a case of a female infant who presented as abdominal mass and turned out to be autoamputation of right ovary attached to mesentery of intestine. It was excised successfully and the patient is doing well at 3 years follow-up.
November 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131572/in-vivo-optical-detection-and-spectral-triangulation-of-carbon-nanotubes
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Ching-Wei Lin, Hailing Yang, Stephen R Sanchez, Weiqun Mao, Lan Pang, Kathleen Mary Beckingham, Robert C Bast, R Bruce Weisman
Biocompatible composites of single-walled carbon nanotubes in Matrigel have been surgically implanted into mouse ovaries and then noninvasively detected and located in the first in vivo demonstration of spectral triangulation. This optical method deduces the three-dimensional position of a short-wave IR emission source from the wavelength-dependent attenuation of fluorescence in tissues. Measurements were performed with a second-generation optical scanner that uses an LED matrix emitting at 736 nm for diffuse specimen excitation...
November 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131023/evaluation-of-serum-nidogen-2-as-a-screening-and-diagnostic-tool-for-ovarian-cancer
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Haitham A Torky, Ahmed Sherif, Ashraf Abo-Louz, Mohamed Ali, Ali Ahmed, Ahmad Ali
INTRODUCTION: Ovarian cancer is a relatively common occurrence with the formation of a tumour in the ovaries and is the leading cause of death in the gynecological field. Despite enormous efforts, there are no successful screening methods developed until now to decrease mortality in this regard. AIM: To evaluate nidogen-2 as a new tumour marker combined with higher sensitivity, specificity and accuracy than carbohydrate antigen (CA-125) and Doppler ultrasound to improve early diagnosis of ovarian cancer...
November 7, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129796/comprehensive-profiling-of-prostaglandins-in-human-ovarian-follicular-fluid-using-mass-spectrometry
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Bruce Pier, Johnathan W Edmonds, Landon Wilson, Alireza Arabshahi, Ray Moore, G Wright Bates, Jeevan K Prasain, Michael A Miller
Prostaglandins are formed by enzymatic and non-enzymatic mechanisms. They have been detected in human ovarian follicular fluid (HFF), a medium rich in growth factors and nutrients important for oocyte growth and fertility. However, the comprehensive identification of HFF prostaglandins has not been addressed. Here we use hybrid triple quadrupole time-of-flight and triple quadrupole mass spectrometers to comprehensively analyze prostaglandins in HFF. We identified PGE1, PGE2, PGF2α, and other prostaglandins synthesized via prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase (i...
November 9, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127342/chemical-analysis-of-morphological-changes-in-lysophosphatidic-acid-treated-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Karen A Bailey, Yuliya Klymenko, Peter E Feist, Amanda B Hummon, M Sharon Stack, Zachary D Schultz
Ovarian cancer (OvCa) cells are reported to undergo biochemical changes at the cell surface in response to treatment with lysophosphatidic acid (LPA). Here we use scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and multiplex coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) imaging via supercontinuum excitation to probe morphological changes that result from LPA treatment. SEM images show distinct shedding of microvilli-like features upon treatment with LPA. Analysis of multiplex CARS images can distinguish between molecular components, such as lipids and proteins...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126396/feasibility-of-structured-endurance-training-and-mediterranean-diet-in-brca1-and-brca2-mutation-carriers-an-interventional-randomized-controlled-multicenter-trial-libre-1
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Marion Kiechle, Ricarda Dukatz, Maryam Yahiaoui-Doktor, Anika Berling, Maryam Basrai, Vera Staiger, Uwe Niederberger, Nicole Marter, Jacqueline Lammert, Sabine Grill, Katharina Pfeifer, Kerstin Rhiem, Rita K Schmutzler, Matthias Laudes, Michael Siniatchkin, Martin Halle, Stephan C Bischoff, Christoph Engel
BACKGROUND: Women with pathogenic BRCA germline mutations have an increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer that seems to be modified by life-style factors. Though, randomized trials investigating the impact of lifestyle interventions on cancer prevention and prognosis in BRCA carriers are still missing. METHODS: We implemented a multicenter, prospective randomized controlled trial in BRCA1/2 patients, comparing a lifestyle intervention group (IG) with a control group (CG) with the primary aim to prove feasibility...
November 10, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125183/ovarian-surgery-for-symptom-relief-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Sam Lepine, Junyoung Jo, Mostafa Metwally, Ying C Cheong
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine condition, affecting approximately one in 10 women. PCOS is defined by two of three features: oligo- or anovulation, clinical or biochemical hyperandrogenism or both, or polycystic ovaries.Women with PCOS can have a wide range of health problems, including infrequent and irregular periods, unwanted hair growth and acne, and subnormal fertility. Long-term health concerns include an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and the development of precancerous disease of the womb...
November 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119698/differences-in-the-ultrasound-features-of-papillations-in-unilocular-solid-adnexal-cysts-a-retrospective-international-multicenter-study
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Chiara Landolfo, Lil Valentin, Dorella Franchi, Caroline Van Holsbeke, Robert Fruscio, Wouter Froyman, Povilas Sladkevicius, Jeroen Kaijser, Lieveke Ameye, Tom Bourne, Luca Savelli, An Coosemans, Antonia Testa, Dirk Timmerman
OBJECTIVES: The aim is to determine if there are any ultrasound features of papillations or of the cyst wall that can discriminate between benign and malignant unilocular-solid cysts with papillations but no other solid components. METHODS: Patients with an adnexal lesion described at ultrasonography as unilocular-solid with papillations but no other solid components were identified from the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) database derived from seven ultrasound centers...
November 8, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112653/long-term-results-for-expectant-management-of-ultrasonographically-diagnosed-benign-ovarian-teratomas
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M Angela Pascual, Betlem Graupera, Cristina Pedrero, Ignacio Rodriguez, Silvia Ajossa, Stefano Guerriero, Juan Luis Alcázar
OBJECTIVE: To assess the natural history of ultrasonographically diagnosed benign ovarian teratomas in asymptomatic women. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational cohort study of 408 women (mean age 36.6 years, range 14-81 years) diagnosed as having an ovarian teratoma by transvaginal ultrasonography (except eight who only had a transabdominal study done) between January 2003 and December 2013 at a single tertiary care institution. Six hundred thirteen women were diagnosed with ovarian teratoma of whom 205 were promptly treated surgically, leaving 408 patients followed conservatively with follow-up scans at 3 and 6 months from diagnosis and then yearly...
November 3, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112641/obstetrics-and-gynecology-ultrasound-sara-harvey-md-ovarian-masses-with-papillary-projections-diagnosed-and-removed-during-pregnancy-ultrasound-features-and-histological-diagnosis
#14
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106919/using-quality-improvement-methodology-to-improve-ovarian-salvage-for-benign-ovarian-masses
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Jennifer H Aldrink, Dani O Gonzalez, Stephen P Sales, Katherine J Deans, Gail E Besner, Geri D Hewitt
PURPOSE: Most ovarian masses in children are benign and potentially amenable to ovarian salvage surgery (OSS). Despite the common use of OSS among pediatric and adolescent gynecologists (PAG) in recognition of reproductive and hormonal health advantages, this technique is not commonly performed by pediatric surgeons. The aim of this quality improvement (QI) initiative was to improve our institutional rate of OSS for benign ovarian masses. METHODS: Baseline data were obtained retrospectively from surgical procedures performed for benign ovarian masses between January 2012 and February 2016...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105226/large-scale-identification-and-visualization-of-n-glycans-with-primary-structures-using-glyseeker
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Kaijie Xiao, Yue Wang, Yun Shen, Yuyin Han, Zhixin Tian
RATIONALE: Most of the current popular tandem mass spectrometers have the capability of resolving the primary structures (monosaccharide composition, sequence, and linkage) of N-glycans; however, compositions or putative structures have mostly been reported so far. Identification and visualization tools of N-glycans are largely needed. METHODS: The isotopic mass-to-charge ratio and envelope fingerprinting algorithm, which has been successfully used for intact protein database search and identification, was adapted for N-glycan database search, and a stand-alone N-glycan database search engine GlySeeker for automated N-glycan identification and visualization was developed and successfully benchmarked...
November 3, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103254/-a-case-of-leiomyosarcoma-arising-from-the-ovarian-vein-preoperatively-diagnosed-with-radiological-imaging
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Haruki Tsuchiya, Takashi Kawahara, Koji Kawai, Ichiro Chihara, Ken Tanaka, Tomokazu Kimura, Atsushi Ikeda, Takayuki Yoshino, Ryutaro Ishizuka, Natsui Waku, Shuya Kandori, Takahiro Kojima, Akira Joraku, Noriyuki Nakano, Katsuhiro Nasu, Manabu Minami, Hiroyuki Nishiyama
A 54-year-old woman presented withtransient back pain. She was diagnosed withleiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava (IVC) by computed tomography (CT) and was referred to our hospital. Contrastenhanced CT revealed a mass (38×42 mm) located in the retroperitoneal space along the course of the right ovarian vein. The mass compressed the IVC into a crescent shape. A tumor thrombus was also found in the IVC. 18 F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography (PET) revealed high uptake at the caudal side of the tumor...
October 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100380/circulating-tumor-cells-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-adnexal-masses
#18
Dong Hoon Suh, Miseon Kim, Jin Young Choi, Jiyoon Bu, Yoon-Tae Kang, Byung Su Kwon, Banghyun Lee, Kidong Kim, Jae Hong No, Yong-Beom Kim, Young-Ho Cho
The aim of this study was to evaluate circulating tumor cell (CTC) detection in the differential diagnosis of adnexal masses. A total of 87 preoperative women with an indeterminate adnexal mass were prospectively enrolled. Preoperative diagnostic modalities including CTC detection, risk of ovarian malignancy algorithm, risk of malignancy index, and computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging were compared. Forty-three (49.4%) benign tumors, 13 (14.9%) borderline malignant masses, and 31 (35.7%) cancers were pathologically confirmed...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099111/subtle-metabolic-alterations-in-adolescents-with-obesity-and-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
#19
Víctor Saúl Vital-Reyes, Mardia Guadalupe Lopez-Alarcón, Patricia Inda-Icaza, Concepción Márquez-Maldonado
Objective: To evaluate the frequency of some subtle metabolic alterations in a group of adolescents with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional, comparative study was conducted in a group of adolescents with obesity, and characterized as with or without PCOS according with the Rotterdam Consensus. Medical history, anthropometry, gynecologic pelvic ultrasound (to evaluate ovarian volumes, number of antral follicles and endometrial width), as well as serum glucose, insulin, lipoproteins, interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor alpha, total testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone, sexual hormones binding globulin, leptin, adiponectin and insulin-like growth factor 1, the free-androgen index, free and available testosterone, and homeostatic model assessment index were calculated...
2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095955/heterodimerization-of-the-prostaglandin-e2-receptor-ep2-and-the-calcitonin-receptor-ctr
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Shin Matsubara, Akira Shiraishi, Tsubasa Sakai, Toshimi Okuda, Honoo Satake
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) have been found to form heterodimers and modulate or fine-tune the functions of GPCRs. However, the involvement of GPCR heterodimerization and its functional consequences in gonadal tissues, including granulosa cells, have been poorly investigated, mainly due to the lack of efficient method for identification of novel GPCR heterodimers. In this paper, we identified a novel GPCR heterodimer between prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) receptor 2 (EP2) and calcitonin (CT) receptor (CTR)...
2017: PloS One
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