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Eduardo Hariton, Pietro Bortoletto, Randi H Goldman, Leslie V Farland, Elizabeth S Ginsburg, Antonio R Gargiulo
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate opinions and attitudes of the general public regarding uterine transplantation (UTx) in the United States (U.S.). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study (Canadian Task Force Classification II-2) SETTING: Web-based survey. PATIENTS(S): Nationally representative sample of adult U.S. residents by age and gender. INTERVENTION(S): Web-based questionnaire administered in November 2016. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Respondents who supported UTx were compared with those who were opposed using log binomial regression to calculate relative risk ratios and 95% confidence intervals RESULT(S): Of the 1,444 respondents recruited, 1,337 (93%) completed the survey...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Lei Wang, Mengnan Yang, Minfei Jin, Yuelin Wu, Tao Zheng, Shengyi Gu, Xiaolin Hua
To investigate the potential beneficial effect of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in BMSC transplantation therapy of uterus injury and the underlying molecular mechanisms, rat BMSCs were isolated and cultured. The relative expressions of IGF-1 and IL-10 were determined by RT-PCR and immunoblotting. The secretory IL-10 and released E2 were measured using ELISA kits. The relative vWF and α-SMA expressions were determined by immunohistochemistry. The direct binding of NF-κB subunit p50 with IL-10 promoter was analysed by chromatin immunoprecipitation assay...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Pietro Bortoletto, Eduardo Hariton, Leslie V Farland, Randi H Goldman, Antonio R Gargiulo
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether reproductive endocrinologists and minimally invasive surgeons support uterine transplantation as a treatment option for absolute uterine factor infertility (AUFI). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study (Canadian Task Force Classification II-2) SETTING: Web-based survey. PATIENTS(S): Physician members of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Fei Li, Myles H Alderman, Aya Tal, Ramanaiah Mamillapalli, Alexis Coolidge, Demetra Hufnagel, Zhihao Wang, Elham Neisani, Stephanie Gidicsin, Graciela Krikun, Hugh S Taylor
Endometriosis is ectopic growth of endometrial tissue traditionally thought to arise through retrograde menstruation. We aimed to determine if cells derived from endometriosis could enter vascular circulation and lead to hematogenous dissemination. Experimental endometriosis was established by transplanting endometrial tissue from DsRed+ mice into the peritoneal cavity of DsRed- mice. Using flow cytometry, we identified DsRed+ cells in blood of animals with endometriosis. The circulating donor cells expressed CXCR4 and mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) biomarkers, but not hematopoietic stem cell markers...
February 16, 2018: Stem Cells
Kreeson Packthongsuk, Theresa Rathbun, Deryl Troyer, Duane L Davis
BACKGROUND: Wharton's jelly cells (WJCs) have multiple differentiation potentials and are easily harvested in large numbers. WJCs are well tolerated in allogeneic environments and there is a growing list of their therapeutic effects. Most therapies require administering large numbers of cells and this is generally accomplished by intravenous injection. Here, we studied the locations of porcine WJCs in immune-competent, allogeneic hosts after intraperitoneal (IP) injection. METHODS: Male porcine WJCs were administered to female neonatal piglets by IP injection...
February 14, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Lu Zhang, Ying Li, Chun-Yi Guan, Shi Tian, Xiao-Dan Lv, Jian-Hui Li, Xu Ma, Hong-Fei Xia
BACKGROUND: Repair deficiency after endometrial injury is an important reason for intra-uterine adhesions, amenorrhea, and infertility in females. Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell (BMSC) transplantation is effective in repairing the damaged endometrium. However, the possibility of using umbilical cord-derived MSCs (UC-MSCs) to treat endometrial injury is rarely reported. METHODS: Ethanol (95%) was injected into rat uterus to establish a model of endometrial injury...
February 13, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Alankrita Taneja, Siddhartha Das, Syed Ather Hussain, Mohammed Madadin, Stany Wilfred Lobo, Huda Fatima, Ritesh G Menezes
Being inherently different from any other lifesaving organ transplant, uterine transplantation does not aim at saving lives but supporting the possibility to generate life. Unlike the kidneys or the liver, the uterus is not specifically a vital organ. Given the non-lifesaving nature of this procedure, questions have been raised about its feasibility. The ethical dilemma revolves around whether it is worth placing two lives at risk related to surgery and immunosuppression, amongst others, to enable a woman with absolute uterine factor infertility to experience the presence of an organ enabling childbirth...
February 8, 2018: Science and Engineering Ethics
Mats Brännström, Pernilla Dahm-Kähler, Niclas Kvarnström
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Tugba Ugurlu, Candan Ozogul, Gulistan Sanem Saribas, Seren Gulsen Gurgen, Seda Nur Akyol, Bahar Kartal
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of antioxidants on angiogenesis in uterine transplantation. We used 24 female rats equally divided into four groups: Group 1 had the uterus stored in HTK (Histidine-Tryptophan-Ketoglutarate) solution at 4 °C cold storage for 4 h. Group 2 had the uterine tissue stored in HTK solution combined with acetyl L-carnitine (10-8  M) for 4 h at +4 °C. The same procedures with Group 1 and 2 were repeated for 24 h for Groups 3 and 4, respectively. Histological investigation and immunohistochemical analysis were performed...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Murat Api, Ayşen Boza, Mehmet Ceyhan
Objective: To evaluate the eligibility of female-to-male (FtM) transgender people as donor candidates with regard to histologic, surgical, and social aspects. Materials and Methods: In this prospective cohort study, 31 FtM transgender people underwent standard hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for gender reassignment upon their request. The pelvic viscera of the transgender people was intraoperatively observed and the histology of the removed uteri were evaluated for fertility capacity and procurement surgery...
December 2017: Turkish journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Leila Rezaeian, Seyed Ebrahim Hosseini, Mehdi Dianatpour, Mohammad Amin Edalatmanesh, Nader Tanideh, Asghar Mogheiseh, Amin Tamadon
Objectives: End-stage hepatic failure is a potentially life-threatening condition for which orthotopic liver transplantation is the only effective treatment. However, a shortage of available donor organs for transplantation each year results in the death of many patients waiting for liver transplantation. Xenotransplantation, or the transplantation of cells, tissues, or organs between different species, was proposed as a possible solution to the worldwide shortage of human organs and tissues for transplantation...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Shailesh Puntambekar, Milind Telang, Pankaj Kulkarni, Seema Puntambekar, Sanjeev Jadhav, Mangesh Panse, Ravindra Sathe, Nikhil Agarkhedkar, Neeta Warty, Sandesh Kade, Manoj Manchekar, Hirav Parekh, Kajal Parikh, Riddhi Desai, Mehul Mehta, Mihir Chitale, Bhushan Kinholkar, Joy Shankar Jana, Avinash Pare, Abhay Sadre, Swapnil Karnik, Abhay Mane, Giriraj Gandhi, Shailendra Kanade, Uday Phadke
OBJECTIVE: To report the first ever laparoscopic-assisted live donor uterus retrieval in two patients for uterus transplant DESIGN: Case study (Canadian Task Force Classification Level III) SETTING: Galaxy CARE Laparoscopy Institute, Pune, India PATIENT(S): Two patients with AUFI with their mothers as donors. INTERVENTION(S): A twelve member team was formed and approval for transplant was obtained from Institutional Review Board (IRB). Pre transplant, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for both patients was done...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
A M Warren, G Testa, T Anthony, G J McKenna, G B Klintmalm, K Wallis, E C Koon, R T Gunby, L Johannesson
Emerging research suggests that uterus transplantation is a viable option for women without a uterus who want to become pregnant and carry a child to term. Currently, no knowledge exists regarding nondirected uterus donors. This study (NCT 02656550) explored the baseline psychological characteristics of nondirected uterus donors at a single study site. Of the 62 potential donors who underwent initial screening, six nondirected donors were chosen and participated in uterus donation. Participants received a comprehensive evaluation, which included clinical history and psychological assessments...
January 24, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
Nobuhiko Suganuma, Ayako Hayashi, Iori Kisu, Kouji Banno, Hisako Hara, Makoto Mihara
Background: In recent years, uterus transplantation (UTx) has been applied as the treatment for patients with uterine factor infertility worldwide. Thus, the clinical application of UTx in Japan should be considered through both the history of UTx technology development in the world and future prospects. Methods: Recent information on UTx was collected via a literature survey and the Internet. Results: Basic research using various animals has been done mainly since 2000...
October 2017: Reproductive Medicine and Biology
Hubert Fornalik, Nicole Fornalik
OBJECTIVE: To study the safety and feasibility of robotic dissection of deep pelvic vessels as applied to the robotic harvesting of a uterus from live transplant donor. DESIGN: Surgical video. SETTING: Gynecologic oncology practice of a tertiary community cancer center. PATIENT(S): Two patients undergoing robotic nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy for International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage Ib1 cervical cancer...
February 2018: Fertility and Sterility
S Zaami, E Marinelli, N M di Luca, G Montanari Vergallo
Uterus transplantation was firstly tested with animal trials sixty-five years ago. Despite several successful attempts in human subjects, the different procedures still lay at the experimental stage, in need of further studies and investigations before they can be considered as standard clinical practices. Uterus transplant cannot be regarded as a life-saving procedure, but rather a method to restore woman ability to procreate, when lost, thus improving her quality of life. Uterus transplant is a complex surgical procedure and presents significant health threats...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Liza Johannesson, Kristin Wallis, E Colin Koon, Greg J McKenna, Tiffany Anthony, Sara G Leffingwell, Goran B Klintmalm, Robert T Gunby, Giuliano Testa
BACKGROUND: Little is known about attitudes toward uterus donation and transplantation in society and the interest of the women the treatment is aimed to assist. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the interest of recipients and living donors in our uterus transplantation program; it describes the screening protocol we developed and the results of the screening and reports demographic data and characteristics of screened candidates. STUDY DESIGN: Initial screening and evaluation included physical examinations by a gynecologist and a transplant surgeon; psychological evaluation; imaging (x-ray, computed tomography, ultrasound); blood tests; immunological testing; viral, bacterial, and fungal testing; drug screen; hormonal testing; Papanicolau smear; urinalysis; and electrocardiogram...
March 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mats Brännström, Pernilla Dahm Kähler, Robert Greite, Johan Mölne, César Díaz-García, Stefan G Tullius
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2017: Transplantation
Melanie Henes, Ludmila Jurow, Andreas Peter, Birgitt Schoenfisch, Florin Andrei Taran, Markus Huebner, Harald Seeger, Sara Yvonne Brucker, Kristin Katharina Rall
PURPOSE: This study aimed to analyze the hormone profiles, to detect the rate of hyperandrogenemia and to investigate the potential effect of Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKHS) on ovarian reserve, as reflected by the serum Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) levels. Clinical implications were analyzed by including our own experiences with three patients after ovarian stimulation in preparation for uterus transplantation. METHODS: Serum samples of 100 patients with MRKHS (50 patients with MRKHS type 1 and 50 with type 2) were analyzed and compared to 50 individually age-matched healthy controls...
February 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Huan Yang, Su Wu, Ran Feng, Junjiu Huang, Lixiang Liu, Feng Liu, Yuqing Chen
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine adhesion (IUA) is a common uterine cavity disease which can be caused by mechanical damage that may eventually lead to infertility and pregnancy abnormalities. Since the effect of therapeutic drugs appears disappointing, cell therapy has emerged as an alternative choice for endometrium regeneration. The aim of this study is to investigate whether the combination of hydrogel Pluronic F-127 (PF-127), Vitamin C (Vc), and a bone marrow stromal cell (BMSC) mixture could be a feasible strategy to improve the endometrial regeneration in a mechanical damage model of IUA in rats...
November 21, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
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