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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732531/endometrial-scratching-in-women-with-implantation-failure-after-a-first-ivf-icsi-cycle-does-it-lead-to-a-higher-live-birth-rate-the-scratch-study-a-randomized-controlled-trial-ntr-5342
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N E van Hoogenhuijze, H L Torrance, F Mol, J S E Laven, E Scheenjes, M A F Traas, C Janssen, B Cohlen, G Teklenburg, J P de Bruin, R van Oppenraaij, J W M Maas, E Moll, K Fleischer, M H van Hooff, C de Koning, A Cantineau, C B Lambalk, M Verberg, M Nijs, A P Manger, M van Rumste, L F van der Voet, A Preys-Bosman, J Visser, E Brinkhuis, J E den Hartog, A Sluijmer, F W Jansen, W Hermes, M L Bandell, M J Pelinck, J van Disseldorp, M van Wely, J Smeenk, Q D Pieterse, J C Boxmeer, E R Groenewoud, M J C Eijkemans, J C Kasius, F J M Broekmans
BACKGROUND: Success rates of assisted reproductive techniques (ART) are approximately 30%, with the most important limiting factor being embryo implantation. Mechanical endometrial injury, also called 'scratching', has been proposed to positively affect the chance of implantation after embryo transfer, but the currently available evidence is not yet conclusive. The primary aim of this study is to determine the effect of endometrial scratching prior to a second fresh in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) cycle on live birth rates in women with a failed first IVF/ICSI cycle...
July 21, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729745/insufficient-angiogenesis-cause-of-abnormally-thin-endometrium-in-subfertile-patients
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Joachim Alfer, Lars Happel, Ralf Dittrich, Matthias W Beckmann, Arndt Hartmann, Andreas Gaumann, Volker U Buck, Irmgard Classen-Linke
INTRODUCTION: This study investigated subfertile patients with abnormally thin endometrium after infertility treatment. As they had adequate serum concentrations of hormones, an endometrial factor for subfertility was suspected. METHODS: To elucidate the cause of subfertility, endometrial biopsies were taken in each patient in the late proliferative and mid-secretory phases of one menstrual cycle. Endometrial biopsies from women with normal menstrual cycles and confirmed fertility who were undergoing hysterectomy for benign uterine disease were used as positive controls...
July 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719132/endometrial-biopsy-american-college-of-nurse-midwives
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Endometrial biopsy can be used to diagnose endometrial hyperplasia, endometrial cancer, and uterine infections. This cost-effective procedure has minimal side effects, and complications are rare. The purpose of this clinical bulletin is to provide clinicians with guidance about endometrial biopsy including the procedure's advantages and disadvantages, indications and contraindications, and side effects. In addition, step-by-step instructions for performing endometrial biopsy, the equipment required, selection of sampling devices, and care before and after the procedure are discussed...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704325/clinical-utility-of-preoperative-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-endometrial-cancer
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Giorgio Bogani, Bobbie S Gostout, Sean C Dowdy, Francesco Multinu, Jvan Casarin, William A Cliby, Luigi Frigerio, Bohyun Kim, Amy L Weaver, Gretchen E Glaser, Andrea Mariani
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the clinical utility of routine preoperative pelvic and abdominal computed tomography (CT) examinations in patients with endometrial cancer (EC). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records from patients with EC who underwent a preoperative endometrial biopsy and had surgery at our institution from January 1999 through December 2008. In the subset with an abdominal CT scan obtained within 3 months before surgery, we evaluated the clinical utility of the CT scan...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700437/adenomyoma-with-pseudoinvasive-growth-pattern-and-serosal-penetration-mimicking-endometrial-carcinoma
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Thomas Raj, Robert DeWitt, Nathaniel E Smith
We present a novel case of a 48-yr-old female with a uterine adenomyoma with an unusual pseudoinvasive growth pattern displaying full-thickness penetration beyond the serosal surface in association with a dehisced Caesarian scar. Before hysterectomy, magnetic resonance imaging findings showed an infiltrative lesion suggestive of endometrial carcinoma. An endometrial biopsy was benign but definitive operative management was pursued given the concerning imaging. Gross examination of the uterus demonstrated a 7...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698863/evaluation-of-the-expression-of-the-inhibitor-of-apoptosis-protein-family-and-human-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-in-patients-with-advanced-colorectal-adenoma
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Joon Young Choi, Hyuk Yoon, Gyeongjae Na, Yoon Jin Choi, Cheol Min Shin, Young Soo Park, Nayoung Kim, Dong Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that the expression of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) family increases in patients with colon cancer. We evaluated the expression of the IAP family and human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) in normal colon mucosa from patients with advanced colorectal adenoma and investigated their features according to characteristics of advanced colorectal adenoma. METHODS: While resections of polyps were performed in patients (n = 80) diagnosed with advanced colorectal adenoma or carcinoma in situ, additional normal tissues were obtained from the sigmoid colon...
June 2017: Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691249/seasonal-or-pathological-findings-morphofunctional-characteristics-of-the-equine-endometrium-during-the-autumn-and-spring-transition
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R Killisch, D Böttcher, T Theuß, H Edzards, G Martinsson, A Einspanier, J Gottschalk, H-A Schoon
The deep anoestrous phase in winter is part of the anovulatory season in mares and is bordered by the autumn and spring transitional periods (ATP/STP). To define an annual time span for effective prognostic biopsy sampling, the aim of this study was to provide a morphofunctional characterization of the endometrium during ATP and STP. To outline both transitional periods, endometrial specimens were taken in September, October and November (n = 76) as well as February, March and April (n = 184) with the requirement of a detailed clinical documentation...
July 9, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667030/the-clinical-significance-of-endometrial-cells-detected-on-pap-testing-the-impact-of-revisions-to-the-3rd-edition-of-the-bethesda-system-for-reporting-cervical-cytology
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Landon H Morikawa, Pamela S Tauchi-Nishi
GOALS: This study aims to examine the effects of raising the reporting age for benign endometrial cells (BEC) on Papanicolaou (Pap) tests according to the 2014 3(rd) edition of the Bethesda System for Cervical Cytology, as well as the sequelae of the 2012 American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) guidelines recommending endometrial asessment only for postmenopausal or symptomatic premenopausal women. PROCEDURES: We retrospectively examined clinical and histologic data from 4438 women aged ≥40 with BEC on Pap tests, of whom 608 (14%) were biopsied...
May 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664484/the-role-of-three-dimensional-power-doppler-hysterosonography-3-dpds-in-distinguishing-atypical-polypoid-adenomyomas-apas-from-other-intrauterine-tumors-correlation-with-pathologic-findings
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Kalmantis Konstantinos, Daskalakis Georgios, Semertzidou Anysia, Rodolakis Alexandros
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to describe the sonographic characteristics of atypical polypoid adenomyomas (APAs) of the uterus and to determine the value of three-dimensional power Doppler hysterosonography (3-DPDS) in distinguishing APA from other polypoid uterine tumors. METHODS: Ninety-five women with a mean age of 37 years (range 28-45) with a suspicious polypoid uterine tumor were referred for preoperative evaluation with 3-DPDS. Sonographic criteria used for the diagnosis of APA were based on a system that consisted of morphological characteristics, histological evaluation and power Doppler imaging...
June 29, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659009/upregulation-of-interleukin-35-in-patients-with-endometriosis-stimulates-cell-proliferation
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Chun Zhang, Zheng Peng, DeYing Ban, Yi Zhang
In this study, we investigated the expression of interleukin 35 (IL-35) and its receptors in endometriosis, analyzed the function of IL-35 in primary culture model of endometrial stromal cells (ESCs), and evaluated their clinicapathological significance. Peripheral blood (PB) and peritoneal fluid (PF) were collected from 37 women with endometriosis and 24 control women. The ectopic endometrium was obtained from patients with endometriosis undergoing laparoscopic surgery. The eutopic and normal endometrium were collected by endometrial biopsy...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652089/in-vivo-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-during-laparoscopy-for-gynecological-surgery-a-promising-tool
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G Chene, L Chauvy, A Buenerd, S Moret, B Nadaud, E Beaufils, K Le Bail-Carval, P Chabert, G Mellier, G Lamblin
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the technical feasibility of optical biopsy (probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy [pCLE]) during laparoscopy and by the vaginal route in the exploration of pelvic gynecological cancers. METHODS: Prospective study including 31 patients undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy (benign or malignant indication). Confocal microlaparoscopy (analysis of tubes, ovaries, and depending on the type de cancer, pelvic adenopathies) and optical biopsy of the endometrium were first carried out by the vaginal route under general anesthesia...
June 23, 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651916/challenges-in-endometriosis-mirna-studies-from-tissue-heterogeneity-to-disease-specific-mirnas
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REVIEW
Merli Saare, Kadri Rekker, Triin Laisk-Podar, Nilufer Rahmioglu, Krina Zondervan, Andres Salumets, Martin Götte, Maire Peters
In order to uncover miRNA changes in endometriosis pathogenesis, both endometriotic lesions and endometrial biopsies, as well as stromal and epithelial cells isolated from these tissues have been investigated and a large number of dysregulated miRNAs have been reported. However, the concordance between the result of different studies has remained small. One potential explanation for limited overlap between the proposed disease-related miRNAs could be the heterogeneity in tissue composition, as some studies have compared highly heterogeneous whole-lesion biopsies with endometrial tissue, some have compared the endometrium from patients and controls, and some have used pure cell fractions isolated from lesions and endometrium...
June 23, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647784/replacing-single-frozen-thawed-euploid-embryos-in-a-natural-cycle-in-ovulatory-women-may-increase-live-birth-rates-compared-to-medicated-cycles-in-anovulatory-women
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Alexis P Melnick, Robert Setton, Logan D Stone, Nigel Pereira, Kangpu Xu, Zev Rosenwaks, Steven D Spandorfer
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to compare pregnancy outcomes between natural frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles in ovulatory women and programmed FET cycles in anovulatory women after undergoing in vitro fertilization with preimplantation genetic screening (IVF-PGS). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study performed at an academic medical center. Patients undergoing single FET IVF-PGS cycles between October 2011 and December 2014 were included. Patients were stratified by type of endometrial replacement: programmed cycles with estrogen/progesterone replacement and natural cycles...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639334/uterine-natural-killer-cells-in-patients-with-idiopathic-recurrent-miscarriage
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Ruben-J Kuon, Maja Weber, Julia Heger, Isabel Santillán, Kilian Vomstein, Christin Bär, Thomas Strowitzki, Udo R Markert, Bettina Toth
PROBLEM: Uterine natural killer (uNK) cells are major players during implantation and early pregnancy. The aim of our study was to analyze uNK cell concentration in the endometrium of idiopathic recurrent miscarriage (iRM) patients and fertile controls. METHOD OF STUDY: Out of n=130 couples with ≥3 consecutive, clinical RM screened according to a standardized diagnostic protocol, n=58 patients with iRM were identified. Endometrial biopsies were investigated in patients and n=17 fertile women (controls) via immunohistochemistry...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638271/proex-c-as-diagnostic-marker-for-detection-of-urothelial-carcinoma-in-urinary-samples-a-review
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REVIEW
Gerardo Botti, Maria Gabriella Malzone, Elvira La Mantia, Micaela Montanari, Daniela Vanacore, Sabrina Rossetti, Vincenzo Quagliariello, Carla Cavaliere, Rossella Di Franco, Luigi Castaldo, Gianluca Ametrano, Francesca Cappuccio, Francesco Jacopo Romano, Raffaele Piscitelli, Maria Filomena Pepe, Carmine D'Aniello, Gaetano Facchini
The gold standard for the detection of urothelial carcinoma is represented by urethro-cystoscopy and biopsy. Both procedures are invasive and expensive and therefore cytology is often used as first approach to investigate on a possible neoplasia, being a safe and cost-effective diagnostic modality of evaluation. Because cytology alone is not highly sensitive for detection of low grade urothelial carcinoma and recurrence of the disease, several adjunct markers and urine based tests for urothelial carcinoma have been developed, which can help in the final diagnosis...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634372/dna-methylation-changes-in-endometrium-and-correlation-with-gene-expression-during-the-transition-from-pre-receptive-to-receptive-phase
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Viktorija Kukushkina, Vijayachitra Modhukur, Marina Suhorutšenko, Maire Peters, Reedik Mägi, Nilufer Rahmioglu, Agne Velthut-Meikas, Signe Altmäe, Francisco J Esteban, Jaak Vilo, Krina Zondervan, Andres Salumets, Triin Laisk-Podar
The inner uterine lining (endometrium) is a unique tissue going through remarkable changes each menstrual cycle. Endometrium has its characteristic DNA methylation profile, although not much is known about the endometrial methylome changes throughout the menstrual cycle. The impact of methylome changes on gene expression and thereby on the function of the tissue, including establishing receptivity to implanting embryo, is also unclear. Therefore, this study used genome-wide technologies to characterize the methylome and the correlation between DNA methylation and gene expression in endometrial biopsies collected from 17 healthy fertile-aged women from pre-receptive and receptive phase within one menstrual cycle...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608596/live-birth-rate-following-oral-antibiotic-treatment-for-chronic-endometritis-in-infertile-women-with-repeated-implantation-failure
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Kotaro Kitaya, Hidehiko Matsubayashi, Yukiko Takaya, Rie Nishiyama, Kohei Yamaguchi, Takumi Takeuchi, Tomomoto Ishikawa
PROBLEM: The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the prevalence of chronic endometritis (CE) in infertile women with a history of repeated implantation failure (RIF) and to determine whether oral antibiotic treatment improves their live birth rate in the following embryo transfer (ET) cycles. METHOD OF STUDY: Endometrial biopsy samples obtained from infertile women with RIF were subjected to immunohistochemistrical/histopathologic diagnosis of CE. Following antibiotic administration to the RIF/CE group, their histopathologic cure rate, microbial detection rate, and reproductive outcome in the subsequent ET cycles were prospectively studied...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604450/low-volume-lymph-node-metastases-in-endometrial-carcinoma
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Lani K Clinton, Jordan Kondo, Michael E Carney, Pamela Tauchi-Nishi, Keith Terada, David Shimizu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the histopathologic characteristics of patients with endometrial carcinoma with low-volume metastases (micrometastases and isolated tumor cells) compared with macrometastases. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patients with endometrial carcinoma. RESULTS: Among 350 robotic-assisted hysterectomies for endometrial cancer, 187 (53%) underwent attempted sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy...
July 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601378/gnrh-agonist-administration-prior-to-embryo-transfer-in-freeze-all-cycles-of-patients-with-endometriosis-or-aberrant-endometrial-integrin-expression
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Eric S Surrey, Mandy Katz-Jaffe, Laxmi V Kondapalli, Robert L Gustofson, William B Schoolcraft
Prolonged gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) administration before IVF with fresh embryo transfer to patients with endometriosis or aberrant endometrial integrin expression (-integrin) improves outcomes but may suppress ovarian response and prevents elective cryopreservation of all embryos. This retrospective cohort pilot study evaluates freeze-all cycles with subsequent prolonged GnRHa before embryo transfer in these populations. Patients from 2010 to 2015 who met inclusion criteria and received a long-acting GnRHa every 28 days twice before FET were evaluated...
May 17, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600051/histological-component-quantification-for-the-evaluation-of-endometrial-receptivity-in-women-with-natural-cycles-undergoing-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection
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Dong-Ying Wang, Li Tian, Danhua Shen, Zhen-Juan Yang
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to evaluate the value of the volumetric fraction of vascular endothelial cells (EnVF) for determining endometrial receptivity in women undergoing in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of women undergoing IVF/ICSI between 2006 and 2010 were retrospectively reviewed. An endometrial biopsy was performed in the cycle prior to IVF/ICSI. EnVF was calculated from endometrial biopsy staining...
June 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
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