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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315421/development-of-a-new-comprehensive-and-reliable-endometrial-receptivity-map-er-map-er-grade-based-on-rt-qpcr-gene-expression-analysis
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M Enciso, J P Carrascosa, J Sarasa, P A Martínez-Ortiz, S Munné, J A Horcajadas, J Aizpurua
STUDY QUESTION: Is it possible to determine the receptivity status of an endometrium by combined quantitative reverse transcription PCR (RT-qPCR) expression analysis of genes involved in endometrial proliferation and immunity? SUMMARY ANSWER: The new ER Map®/ER Grade® test can predict endometrial receptivity status by RT-qPCR using a new panel of genes involved in endometrial proliferation and the maternal immune response associated to embryonic implantation. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The human endometrium reaches a receptive status adequate for embryonic implantation around Days 19-21 of the menstrual cycle...
January 5, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315133/vaginal-health-of-postmenopausal-women-on-nutraceutical-containing-equol
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Salvatore Caruso, Stefano Cianci, Valentina Fava, Agnese M C Rapisarda, Silvia Cutello, Antonio Cianci
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of nutraceuticals containing equol on vaginal health of postmenopausal women with vulvovaginal symptoms and dyspareunia. METHODS: One hundred twenty-six natural postmenopausal women on +1b +1c (2 and 3-6 y after the final menstrual period, respectively) of the Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop were enrolled in a nonrandomized trial. Of these, 72 women accepted to use nutraceutical (group A). The remaining 54 women refused the treatment and participated as the control group (group B)...
January 8, 2018: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303234/platelet-rich-plasma-as-an-adjuvant-in-the-endometrial-preparation-of-patients-with-refractory-endometrium
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Aixa Molina, Jose Sánchez, William Sánchez, Vanessa Vielma
OBJECTIVE: To improve endometrial quality and implantation rates after the administration of platelet-rich plasma in patients with refractory endometrium. METHODS: 19 patients undergoing in vitro fertilization, aged between 33 and 45 years with a history of refractory endometrium, to whom platelet rich plasma was given by infusion with a catheter into the uterine cavity on the tenth day of the hormone replacement therapy, and then 72 hours after the first administration...
January 5, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302853/progesterone-receptor-pgr-gene-variants-associated-with-breast-cancer-and-associated-features-a-case-control-study
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Rabeb M Ghali, Maryam A Al-Mutawa, Bashayer H Ebrahim, Hanen H Jrah, Sonia Zaied, Hanen Bhiri, Fahmi Hmila, Touhami Mahjoub, Wassim Y Almawi
Insofar as altered estrogen receptor-progesterone receptor (PR) expression contribute to breast cancer pathogenesis, previous studies examined the association of genetic variation in PR gene (PGR) with breast cancer, but with mixed outcome. We evaluated the association between PGR variants, and breast cancer and associated features. A retrospective case-control study involving 183 female breast cancer patients, and 222 control women. PGR genotyping was done by real-time PCR. Minor allele frequencies of rs1042838, rs590688, and rs10895068 PGR gene polymorphisms were significantly higher in breast cancer patients compared to controls...
January 4, 2018: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285277/indirubin-a-bisindole-alkaloid-from-isatis-indigotica-reduces-h1n1-susceptibility-in-stressed-mice-by-regulating-mavs-signaling
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Chong Jie, Zhuo Luo, Huan Chen, Min Wang, Chang Yan, Zhong-Fu Mao, Gao-Keng Xiao, Hiroshi Kurihara, Yi-Fang Li, Rong-Rong He
Isatis indigotica has a long history in treating virus infection and related symptoms in China. Nevertheless, its antivirus evidence in animal studies is not satisfactory, which might be due to the lack of appropriate animal model. Previously, we had utilized restraint stress to establish mouse H1N1 susceptibility model which was helpful in evaluating the anti-virus effect of medicines targeting host factors, such as type I interferon production. In this study, this model was employed to investigate the effect and mechanism of indirubin, a natural bisindole alkaloid from Isatis indigotica, on influenza A virus susceptibility...
December 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276732/normocalcemic-primary-hyperparathyroidism-associated-with-progressive-cortical-bone-loss-a-case-report
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Joseph R Tucci
The existence of normocalcemic primary hyperparathyroidism (NPHP) was acknowledged at the Third and Fourth International Proceedings on primary hyperparathyroidism PHPT but data relating to its clinical presentation, natural history, and skeletal status were limited and there was no information nor guidelines as to definitive therapy. Herein are reported biochemical, hormonal, and densitometry data in a postmenopausal woman seen initially for osteoporosis who was found to have increased serum PTH levels and normal serum total and ionized calcium levels without evidence of secondary hyperparathyroidism...
December 2017: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248982/a-case-series-of-atypical-features-of-patients-with-biopsy-proven-isolated-igg4-related-hypophysitis-and-normal-serum-igg4-levels
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Kevin C J Yuen, Kelley J Moloney, Jennifer U Mercado, Steven Rostad, Brendan J McCullough, Zachary N Litvack, Johnny B Delashaw, Marc R Mayberg
BACKGROUND: IgG4-related hypophysitis is a rare clinical entity that forms part of an emerging group of multi-organ IgG4-related fibrosclerotic systemic diseases. The rare prevalence of the disease, presenting features that overlap with other sellar pathologies, and variable imaging features can make preoperative identification challenging. PURPOSE AND METHODS: We report three cases of isolated IgG4-related hypophysitis with atypical clinical and imaging features that mimicked those of pituitary apoplexy and other sellar lesions...
December 16, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226152/the-phytoestrogen-genistein-produces-similar-effects-as-17%C3%AE-estradiol-on-anxiety-like-behavior-in-rats-at-12-weeks-after-ovariectomy
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Juan Francisco Rodríguez-Landa, Jonathan Cueto-Escobedo, Abraham Puga-Olguín, Eduardo Rivadeneyra-Domínguez, Blandina Bernal-Morales, Emma Virginia Herrera-Huerta, Andrea Santos-Torres
The phytoestrogen genistein produces anxiolytic-like effects in ovariectomized rats, which highlights its potential therapeutic effect in ameliorating anxiety in surgical menopausal women. However, no studies have directly compared the effects of identical doses of genistein and 17β-estradiol, the main estrogen used in hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women. The present study evaluated the anxiolytic-like effects of identical doses of genistein and 17β-estradiol (0.045, 0.09, and 0.18 mg/kg/7 days, s...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202965/role-of-medical-therapy-in-the-management-of-deep-rectovaginal-endometriosis
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REVIEW
Paolo Vercellini, Laura Buggio, Edgardo Somigliana
Defining whether medical therapy is effective in women with deep rectovaginal endometriosis and in which circumstances it can be considered an alternative to surgery is important for patients and physicians. Numerous observational and some randomized controlled studies demonstrated that different hormonal drugs improved pain and other symptoms in approximately two-thirds of women with deep rectovaginal endometriosis. Because major differences in the effect size of various compounds were not observed, much importance should be given to safety, tolerability, and cost of medications when counseling patients...
December 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183775/novel-effects-of-phytoestrogenic-soy-isoflavones-on-serum-calcium-and-chloride-in-premenopausal-women-a-2-year-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
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Lee-Jane W Lu, Nai-Wei Chen, Fatima Nayeem, V-M Sadagopa Ramanujam, Yong-Fang Kuo, Donald G Brunder, Manubai Nagamani, Karl E Anderson
BACKGROUND: Soy phytoestrogens are potential alternatives to postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Adverse effects of HRT such as myocardial infarction, stroke, and pulmonary embolism are mediated by calcium-induced signaling. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether soy isoflavones affect serum calcium in healthy female subjects. DESIGN: In a double-blind trial, 197 premenopausal women were randomly assigned to either isoflavone (N = 99) or placebo pills (N = 98) 5 days per week for up to 2 years, plus prenatal vitamins...
November 11, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182034/molecular-imaging-and-radionuclide-therapy-of-melanoma-targeting-the-melanocortin-1-receptor
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Chengcheng Zhang, Kuo-Shyan Lin, François Bénard
Melanoma is a deadly disease at late metastatic stage, and early diagnosis and accurate staging remain the key aspects for managing melanoma. The melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1 R) is overexpressed in primary and metastatic melanomas, and its endogenous ligand, the α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (αMSH), has been extensively studied for the development of MC1 R-targeted molecular imaging and therapy of melanoma. Natural αMSH is not well suited for this purpose due to low stability in vivo. Unnatural amino acid substitutions substantially stabilized the peptide, while cyclization via lactam bridge and metal coordination further improved binding affinity and stability...
January 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177163/surgical-therapy-of-sporadic-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasias-g1-g2
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REVIEW
Volker Fendrich, Detlef K Bartsch
Background: Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasias (pNENs) are uncommon but fascinating tumors with an annual incidence of 1 per 100,000 people. pNENs present either as functional tumors, causing specific hormonal syndromes like Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) or organic hyperinsulinism, or as non-functional pancreatic tumors (NF-pNENs). The natural history of pNENs is highly variable. 90% of all insulinomas or small NF- pNENs are readily curable by surgical resection. Most other functional and late detected NF-pNENs have a less favorable chance for cure...
October 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165173/health-and-well-being-benefits-of-spending-time-in-forests-systematic-review
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Byeongsang Oh, Kyung Ju Lee, Chris Zaslawski, Albert Yeung, David Rosenthal, Linda Larkey, Michael Back
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have reported that spending time in nature is associated with the improvement of various health outcomes and well-being. This review evaluated the physical and psychological benefits of a specific type of exposure to nature, forest therapy. METHOD: A literature search was carried out using MEDLINE, PubMed, ScienceDirect, EMBASE, and ProQuest databases and manual searches from inception up to December 2016. Key words: "Forest" or "Shinrin -Yoku" or "Forest bath" AND "Health" or "Wellbeing"...
October 18, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164563/melatonin-regulates-traumatic-optic-neuropathy-via-targeting-autophagy
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J Wei, L-S Ma, D-J Liu, J Guo, W-K Jiang, H-J Yu
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic optic neuropathy (TON) usually refers to the indirect damage to the optical nerve, which can cause partial or complete blindness. Melatonin (MT) is a kind of indole hormone, and the retina is one of its natural sites of secretion in the human body. This study aims to explore MT in the retina and optic nerve injuries due to TON. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were used for TON model in the study. After operation, rats were treated with MT or phosphate buffered saline (PBS) for 4, 7, 14, 21, and 28 days before sacrifice...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154465/the-role-of-immunological-testing-and-intervention-in-reproductive-medicine-a-fertile-collaboration
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REVIEW
Syed B Ali, Yogesh Jeelall, Craig E Pennell, Roger Hart, Andrew McLean-Tooke, Michaela Lucas
Advances in reproductive medicine have significantly increased the success of fertility treatments. Nevertheless, some women experience recurrent implantation failure (RIF) after in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). Imbalances in the immune system and failure to achieve immune tolerance to the foetus have been implicated as potentially modifiable causes of idiopathic RIF and RPL. As such, women are increasingly being treated with immunomodulatory agents in an attempt to achieve a successful pregnancy...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151229/effects-of-female-sex-steroids-administration-on-pathophysiologic-mechanisms-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Mohammad Khaksari, Zahra Soltani, Nader Shahrokhi
Secondary brain damage following initial brain damage in traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of adverse outcomes. There are many gaps in TBI research and a lack of therapy to limit debilitating outcomes in TBI or enhance the neurogenesis, despite pre-clinical and clinical research performed in TBI. Females show harmful outcomes against brain damage including TBI less than males, independent of different TBI occurrence. A significant reduction in secondary brain damage and improvement in neurologic outcome post-TBI has been reported following the use of progesterone and estrogen in many experimental studies...
November 19, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150304/are-the-estrogenic-hormonal-effects-of-environmental-toxins-affecting-small-intestinal-bacterial-and-microfilaria-overgrowth
#17
Edward Lichten
The important role of microfilaria (worms) in human and animal disease remains an area of key disagreement between the naturopathic and allopathic physicians. While microfilaria infections are rampart in undeveloped countries, they rarely rise to identification as a cause of disease in Western countries. New research studies in the diagnosis and treatment of SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and (IBD) Inflammatory Bowel Diseases of ulcerative colitis, Crohn's Disease and microcytic colitis may make both sides equally correct...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150170/evaluating-the-content-and-development-of-decision-aid-tools-for-the-management-of-menopause-a-scoping-review
#18
REVIEW
Tasneem Siyam, Humirah Sultani, Sue Ross, Trish Chatterley, Nese Yuksel
OBJECTIVE: Decision-making during menopause (especially surgical menopause) can be complex given the variability in risk-benefit perceptions of menopausal treatments. Decision aid tools (DATs) help women participate in decision-making about options. Our objective is to identify and evaluate the content and development of DATs for managing menopause, with a special focus on surgical menopause. METHODS: We systematically searched electronic databases, including MEDLINE and EMBASE, from inception to March 2017 for relevant records...
December 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150108/economy-class-syndrome-what-is-it-and-who-are-the-individuals-at-risk
#19
Luci Maria SantAna Dusse, Marcos Vinícius Ferreira Silva, Letícia Gonçalves Freitas, Milena Soriano Marcolino, Maria das Graças Carvalho
The term 'economy class syndrome' refers to the occurrence of thrombotic events during long-haul flights that mainly occur in passengers in the economy class of the aircraft. This syndrome results from several factors related to the aircraft cabin (immobilization, hypobaric hypoxia and low humidity) and the passenger (body mass index, thrombophilia, oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy, cancer), acting together to predispose to excessive blood coagulation, which can result in venous thromboembolism...
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149179/postmenopausal-hormone-therapy-and-risk-of-stroke-a-pooled-analysis-of-data-from-population-based-cohort-studies
#20
Germán D Carrasquilla, Paolo Frumento, Anita Berglund, Christer Borgfeldt, Matteo Bottai, Chiara Chiavenna, Mats Eliasson, Gunnar Engström, Göran Hallmans, Jan-Håkan Jansson, Patrik K Magnusson, Peter M Nilsson, Nancy L Pedersen, Alicja Wolk, Karin Leander
BACKGROUND: Recent research indicates a favourable influence of postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) if initiated early, but not late, on subclinical atherosclerosis. However, the clinical relevance of timing of HT initiation for hard end points such as stroke remains to be determined. Further, no previous research has considered the timing of initiation of HT in relation to haemorrhagic stroke risk. The importance of the route of administration, type, active ingredient, and duration of HT for stroke risk is also unclear...
November 2017: PLoS Medicine
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