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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646101/serum-androgen-profile-and-physical-performance-in-women-olympic-athletes
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Emma Eklund, Bo Berglund, Fernand Labrie, Kjell Carlström, Lena Ekström, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg
BACKGROUND: The role of endogenous androgens for body composition and physical performance in women athletes is still not elucidated. AIM: To examine the serum androgen profile in relation to body composition and physical performance in women Olympic athletes and to compare endocrine variables and body composition to controls. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study, conducted between 2011 and 2015 at the Women's Health Research Unit, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm...
June 23, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635410/pelvic-floor-dysfunction-and-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#2
Seyed Abdolvahab Taghavi, Fatemeh Bazarganipour, Helen Allan, Zahra Khashavi, Nasrin Reisi, Nadiyeh Dosha, Fatemeh Aghili, Mohadeseh Keramati, Sedigheh Zahedi, Amireh Aji-Ramkani
The purpose of this study was to compare the prevalence of pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) symptoms in patients with and without polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and among different PCOS phenotypes. This was a case-control study. All participants were assessed using ultrasonography to determine the presence or absence of polycystic ovaries (PCO) and allocated to the case or control group (having healthy females whose husbands were diagnosed with male infertility). The case group was then further subdivided into the three phenotypes according to the presence or absence of menstrual dysfunction (M), hyperandrogenism (HA) and PCO on ultrasonography...
February 21, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620546/ovarian-morphology-is-associated-with-insulin-resistance-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sara Pittenger Reid, Chia-Ning Kao, Lauri Pasch, Kanade Shinkai, Marcelle I Cedars, Heather G Huddleston
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a very common disorder well known to be associated with insulin resistance and metabolic disease. Insulin resistance is likely involved in the promotion of the PCOS reproductive phenotype and may mediate some of the ovarian morphology seen in the disorder. The phenotype of each individual woman with PCOS can vary widely as can her metabolic risk. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of patients seen in a multidisciplinary PCOS clinic at the University of California at San Francisco between 2006 and 2014...
2017: Fertility Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620495/familial-partial-lipodystrophy-and-proteinuric-renal-disease-due-to-a-missense-c-1045c%C3%A2-%C3%A2-t-lmna-mutation
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Athanasios Fountas, Zoe Giotaki, Evangelia Dounousi, George Liapis, Alexandra Bargiota, Agathocles Tsatsoulis, Stelios Tigas
Proteinuric renal disease is prevalent in congenital or acquired forms of generalized lipodystrophy. In contrast, an association between familial partial lipodystrophy (FPLD) and renal disease has been documented in very few cases. A 22-year-old female patient presented with impaired glucose tolerance, hyperinsulinemia, hirsutism and oligomenorrhea. On examination, there was partial loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue in the face, upper and lower limbs, bird-like facies with micrognathia and low set ears and mild acanthosis nigricans...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620353/the-distribution-of-stroma-and-antral-follicles-differs-between-insulin-resistance-and-hyperandrogenism-related-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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Carlo Alviggi, Alessandro Conforti, Pasquale De Rosa, Ida Strina, Stefano Palomba, Roberta Vallone, Salvatore Gizzo, Rosaria Borrelli, Claus Yding Andersen, Giuseppe De Placido, Stefano Guerriero
INTRODUCTION: Although insulin resistance plays an important pathogenetic role in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), no correlation between ultrasound PCOS pattern and insulin resistance has yet been reported. The aim of this retrospective observational study was to assess whether the ovarian ultrasonographic parameter differed between PCOS women with insulin resistance and those with a hyperandrogenic profile. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women who fulfilled the Rotterdam criteria for PCOS were retrospectively studied...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620242/salivary-testosterone-measurement-in-women-with-and-without-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Ahmed Al-Qaissi, Eric S Kilpatrick, Soha R Dargham, Joanne Adaway, Brian Keevil, Stephen L Atkin
Clinical and/or biochemical hyperandrogenism is one of the diagnostic criteria for PCOS. An evaluation of the role of salivary testosterone (salT) and androstenedione (salA) for the diagnosis of PCOS was undertaken in a cross sectional study involving 65 women without PCOS and 110 women with PCOS fulfilling all 3 diagnostic Rotterdam criteria. Serum and salivary androgen measurements were determined by LC-MS/MS. salT and salA were significantly elevated in PCOS compared to controls (P < 001). No androgen marker was more predictive than another using ROC curves, but multiple logistic regression suggested salT was more predictive than free androgen index (FAI) (p < 0...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617068/nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-expression-in-the-endometrium-of-normal-and-overweight-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Onder Koc, Safak Ozdemirici, Mustafa Acet, Ummugulsum Soyturk, Suleyman Aydin
The aim of this study was to investigate whether the expression levels of endometrial NFκB p65 differ between normal weight and overweight PCOS women and to compare them with BMI-matched control subjects without PCOS. The study group comprised 20 normal weight (BMI: 18.5-24.9 kg/m(2)) and 15 overweight PCOS women (BMI: 25-29.9 kg/m(2)) with infertility. Healthy fertile women without PCOS were recruited as the control group. The patients in the normal weight PCOS group and control group were age and BMI-matched...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612285/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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A L L Rocha, L C Faria, T C M Guimarães, G V Moreira, A L Cândido, C A Couto, F M Reis
PURPOSE: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an insidious pathologic condition that can manifest from simple steatosis to steatohepatitis (NASH) with potential progression to cirrhosis. Like the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), NAFLD is associated with obesity, diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. PCOS women have an increased risk of NAFLD, but it is debatable which features of PCOS, either specific (androgen excess) or unspecific (metabolic derangements) affect the NAFLD risk...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606381/which-origin-for-polycystic-ovaries-syndrome-genetic-environmental-or-both
#9
Patrick Fenichel, Charlotte Rougier, Sylvie Hieronimus, Nicolas Chevalier
Polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS), the most common female endocrine disorder, affects 7-10% of women of childbearing age. It includes ovarian hyperandrogenism, impaired follicular maturation, anovulation and subfertility. Insulin resistance, although present in most cases, is not necessary for diagnosis. It increases hyperandrogenism and long-term metabolic, cardiovascular and oncological risks. The origin of hyperandrogenism and hyperinsulinemia has a genetic component, as demonstrated by familial aggregation studies and recent identification of associated genomic variants, conferring a particular susceptibility to the syndrome...
June 9, 2017: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604129/severe-hyperandrogenemia-in-postmenopausal-woman-as-a-presentation-of-ovarian-hyperthecosis-case-report-and-mini-review-of-the-literature
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Adam Czyzyk, Justyna Latacz, Dorota Filipowicz, Agnieszka Podfigurna, Rafal Moszynski, Piotr Jasinski, Stefan Sajdak, Michal Gaca, Andrea R Genazzani, Blazej Meczekalski
Ovarian hyperthecosis (OH) is characterized by the presence of abundant luteinized theca cells in ovaries that secret androgen. It typically presents as severe hyperandrogenism and/or virilization in postmenopausal woman. Here we describe a 66-year old woman with presentation of severe hirsutism, alopecia, clitoromegaly and laboratory finding of significantly elevated serum total testosterone concentration and hyperinsulinemia. Performed imaging studies revealed normal sized, homogeneous ovaries, signs of endometrial hypertrophy and normal adrenal glands...
June 11, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597496/elevated-anti-mullerian-hormone-in-lean-women-may-not-indicate-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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Rachel A Bradbury, Paul Lee, Howard C Smith
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous disorder with clinical features shared with functional hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (FHH). AIM: To investigate the usefulness of an elevated (>40 pmol/L) anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) in identifying PCOS and distinguishing PCOS from FHH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 141 patients with an elevated AMH and body mass index either <20 kg/m(2) (lean) or >30 kg/m(2) (obese) were selected and three subgroups analysed - obese, lean, lean with suspected FHH...
June 9, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594910/testosterone-improves-the-differentiation-efficiency-of-insulin-producing-cells-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Haikun Liu, Dongsheng Guo, Aynisahan Ruzi, Yan Chen, Tingcai Pan, Fan Yang, Jialiang Li, Kecheng Xu, Tiancheng Zhou, Dajiang Qin, Yin-Xiong Li
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) may provide potential resource for regenerative medicine research, including generation of insulin-producing cells for diabetes research and insulin production. Testosterone (T) is an androgen hormone which promotes protein synthesis and improves the management of type 2 diabetes in clinical studies. Concurrently, co-existed hyperandrogenism and hyperinsulinism is frequently observed in polycystic ovary syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia and some of Wermer's syndrome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593921/hyperandrogenism-in-adolescent-girls-relationship-with-the-somatotrophic-axis
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María Isabel Hernandez, Patricia López, Ximena Gaete, Claudio Villarroel, Gabriel Cavada, Alejandra Avila, German Iñiguez, Fernando Cassorla
BACKGROUND: During puberty there is a physiologic increase in adrenal and ovarian androgens. It has been suggested that the somatotrophic axis may be related to the development of hyperandrogenism and anovulation in non-obese adult women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). The objective of the study was to investigate whether ovarian androgen secretion in young postmenarchal girls is related to the function of their somatotropic axis. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of adolescent girls...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584602/gestational-diabetes-mellitus-and-metabolic-disorder-among-the-different-phenotypes-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Mahnaz Ashrafi, Fatemeh Sheikhan, Arezoo Arabipoor, Nicole Rouhana, Roya Hosseini, Zahra Zolfaghari
OBJECTIVES: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder related to several metabolic consequences. However, there remains uncertainty regarding the metabolic features of various phenotypes. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and metabolic disorders among the four different phenotypes of PCOS. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in Royan Institute including 208 pregnant women with a history of infertility and PCOS...
May 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576872/origin-of-a-rapidly-evolving-homeostatic-control-system-programming-testis-function
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Pengli Bu, Shintaro Yagi, Kunio Shiota, Sheik Alam, Jay Vivian, Michael W Wolfe, Mohammad Rumi, Damayanti Chakraborty, Kaiyu Kubota, Pramod Dhakal, Michael Soares
Mammals share common strategies for regulating reproduction, including a conserved hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis yet individual species exhibit differences in reproductive performance. In this report, we describe the discovery of a species-restricted homeostatic control system programming testis growth and function. Prl3c1 is a member of the prolactin gene family and its protein product (PLP-J) was discovered as a uterine cytokine contributing to the establishment of pregnancy. We utilized mouse mutagenesis of Prl3c1 and revealed its involvement in the regulation of the male reproductive axis...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575537/association-between-biochemical-hyperandrogenism-parameters-and-ferriman-gallwey-score-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-regression-analysis
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Mina Amiri, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Fatemeh Nahidi, Razieh Bidhendi Yarandi, Samira Behboudi-Gandevani, Fereidoun Azizi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: A limited number of studies have evaluated the relationship between clinical and biochemical hyperandrogenism (HA). This study aimed to evaluate the association between biochemical hyperandrogenism parameters (BHPs) and Ferriman-Gallwey (FG) score in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: We searched PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar, ScienceDirect and Web of Sciences databases (2000 to 2015) to identify studies investigating clinical and biochemical parameters of HA in PCOS patients...
June 2, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572510/the-bmp4-smad-signaling-pathway-regulates-hyperandrogenism-development-in-a-female-mouse-model
#17
Yang Liu, Shao-Yue Du, Meng Ding, Xin Dou, Fei-Fei Zhang, Zhi-Yong Wu, Shu-Wen Qian, Wei Zhang, Qi-Qun Tang, Cong-Jian Xu
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder and a major cause of anovulatory sterility in women at reproductive age. Most patients with PCOS have hyperandrogenism, caused by excess androgen synthesis. Bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP4) is an essential regulator of embryonic development and organ formation, and recent studies have also shown that BMP4 may be involved in female steroidogenesis process. However, effect of BMP4 on hyperandrogenism remains unknown. Here, using a female mouse model of hyperandrogenism, we found that ovarian BMP4 levels were significantly decreased in hyperandrogenism...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558523/melatonin-treatment-may-be-able-to-restore-menstrual-cyclicity-in-women-with-pcos-a-pilot-study
#18
Valeria Tagliaferri, Daniela Romualdi, Elisa Scarinci, Simona De Cicco, Christian Di Florio, Valentina Immediata, Anna Tropea, Carla Mariaflavia Santarsiero, Antonio Lanzone, Rosanna Apa
The objective of the study was to investigate the effects of 6 months of melatonin administration on clinical, endocrine, and metabolic features of women affected by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This is a prospective cohort study including 40 normal-weight women with PCOS between January and September 2016, enrolled in an academic research environment. Ultrasonographic pelvic examinations, hirsutism score evaluation, hormonal profile assays, oral glucose tolerance test, and lipid profile at baseline and after 6 months of melatonin administration were performed...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551687/recent-highlights-of-research-on-androgen-receptors-in-women
#19
Kamil Zaręba, Iwona Sidorkiewicz
In this brief review we present an outline of the current state of research on examples of hyperandrogenism that can be strongly associated with diverse modifications in the androgen signaling pathway. We discuss the most prominent clinical features of androgen excess and correlate them with studies on androgen receptor (AR) alterations. For the first time we summarize the confirmed localizations of all known AR receptors in women. The knowledge of ARs may be the basis for AR-targeted therapies of androgenic disorders in women, including malignancy, as it has recently been demonstrated for triple-negative breast cancer...
2017: Developmental Period Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551304/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-understanding-the-role-of-the-brain
#20
REVIEW
Aleisha M Moore, Rebecca E Campbell
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a prevalent endocrine disorder and the leading cause of anovulatory infertility. Characterised by hyperandrogenism, menstrual dysfunction and polycystic ovaries, PCOS is a broad-spectrum disorder unlikely to stem from a single common origin. Although commonly considered an ovarian disease, the brain is now a prime suspect in both the ontogeny and pathology of PCOS. We discuss here the neuroendocrine impairments present in PCOS that implicate involvement of the brain and review evidence gained from pre-clinical models of the syndrome about the specific brain circuitry involved...
May 25, 2017: Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology
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