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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935491/measurement-of-uterine-natural-killer-unk-cell-percentage-in-the-peri-implantation-endometrium-from-fertile-women-and-women-with-recurrent-reproductive-failure-establishment-of-a-reference-range
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Xiaoyan Chen, Najat Mariee, Lingming Jiang, Yingyu Liu, Chi Chiu Wang, Tin Chiu Li, Susan Laird
BACKGROUND: Uterine natural killer (uNK) cells are the major leucocytes present in the peri-implantation endometrium. Previous studies have found controversial differences in uNK cell percentage in women suffering from recurrent reproductive failure, compared with fertile controls. OBJECTIVE: To compare the uNK cell percentage in women with recurrent reproductive failure and fertile controls. STUDY DESIGN: It was a retrospective study carried out in university hospitals...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921419/sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-in-endometrial-cancer-a-new-standard-of-care
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REVIEW
Stephanie A Sullivan, Emma C Rossi
Lymph node status is one of the most important factors in determining prognosis and the need for adjuvant treatment in endometrial cancer (EMCA). Unfortunately, full lymphadenectomy bears significant surgical and postoperative risks. The majority of patients with clinical stage I disease will not have metastatic disease; thus, a full lymphadenectomy only increases morbidity in this population of patients. The use of the sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy has emerged as an alternative to complete lymphadenectomy in EMCA...
September 18, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915910/colonization-of-the-bovine-uterus-by-candida-kefyr
#3
Cecilia Christensen Karstrup, Bent Aalbæk, Kirstine Klitgaard, Tim Kåre Jensen, Hanne Gervi Pedersen, Jørgen Steen Agerholm
BACKGROUND: While fungal infections of the bovine uterus are well-known diseases in pregnant cattle, very limited knowledge exists on the presence and significance of fungi in the uterus of non-pregnant cows. Presence of fungi in the uterine lumen of postpartum (pp) cows has been reported, but little attention has been paid to this as most studies of the bovine pp uterus have focused on bacteria. CASE PRESENTATION: Microscopy of uterine lavage cytology slides of three cows from one herd revealed the presence of numerous yeast-like organisms, which were located either free in the fluid or within macrophages...
September 16, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914672/endometrial-changes-in-surgical-specimens-of-perimenopausal-patients-treated-with-ulipristal-acetate-for-uterine-leiomyomas
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Francisco F Nogales, Vicente Crespo-Lora, Nelly Cruz-Viruel, Clara Chamorro-Santos, Christine Bergeron
Ulipristal acetate (UPA) is used to treat leiomyomas, and its effect on the endometrium has been studied in biopsy material. Reversible histologic modifications were found, named progesterone receptor modulators-associated endometrial changes (PAEC). However, hysterectomies from patients treated with UPA have not been analyzed. For the first time, we examined surgical specimens from 100 leiomyoma-treated patients for UPA-related endometrial changes. We analyzed the distribution of lesions, involution after treatment, and the relationship between type and extent of lesions and dosage...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911927/dynamic-expression-of-pgrmc1-and-serbp1-in-human-endometrium-an-implication-in-the-human-decidualization-process
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Stefania Salsano, Alicia Quiñonero, Silvia Pérez, Tamara Garrido Gómez, Carlos Simón, Francisco Dominguez
OBJECTIVE: To characterize PGRMC1 and SERBP1 in human endometrium and to investigate the putative role of PGRMC1 in endometrial decidualization. DESIGN: The PGRMC1 and SERBP1 expression in human endometrium was determined throughout the menstrual cycle. We analyzed the colocalization of PGRMC1 and SERBP1. Then, endometrial stromal cells (ESCs) were isolated to investigate the functional effect of PGRMC1 overexpression on decidualization. SETTING: IVI clinic...
September 11, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911214/growth-regulation-by-estrogen-in-breast-cancer-1-greb1-is-a-novel-progesterone-responsive-gene-required-for-human-endometrial-stromal-decidualization
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Alison J Camden, Maria M Szwarc, Sangappa B Chadchan, Francesco J DeMayo, Bert W O'Malley, John P Lydon, Ramakrishna Kommagani
STUDY QUESTION: Is Growth Regulation by Estrogen in Breast Cancer 1 (GREB1) required for progesterone-driven endometrial stromal cell decidualization? SUMMARY ANSWER: GREB1 is a novel progesterone-responsive gene required for progesterone-driven human endometrial stromal cell (HESC) decidualization. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Successful establishment of pregnancy requires HESCs to transform from fibroblastic to epithelioid cells in a process called decidualization...
September 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892985/cellular-fibroma-of-ovary-coexisting-with-proliferative-endometrium-post-menopause-a-rare-presentation
#7
Vandana Mohapatra, Susama Patra, Mamita Nayak, Radhamohan Gharei, Nibedita Sahoo
Ovarian fibromas are benign sex cord stromal tumours occurring in peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women. These tumours are composed of spindle fibroblastic cells producing collagen. They are almost always endocrine-inert and are rarely associated with hormone production. We report herein a case of a 60-year-old Indian woman presenting as post-menopausal bleeding. Imaging studies and endometrial biopsy revealed a right ovarian solid tumour coexisting with thickened proliferative endometrium, other causes of hyperoestrogenism being excluded in the woman...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892979/efficacy-of-foley-s-catheter-and-the-effect-of-histopathology-age-and-endometrial-thickness-relative-to-the-measured-outcomes-in-menorrhagia
#8
Zaheera Saadia, Robina Farrukh, Madiha Ghulam Rasool
INTRODUCTION: Menorrhagia adversely affects the quality of life. Hysterectomy is the definitive treatment for menorrhagia however, a number of conservative alternatives are available. AIM: Hysterectomy is the definitive treatment for menorrhagia however, a number of conservative alternatives are available. A thermal balloon is an effective but costly option. We used a Foley's catheter as an alternative to commercially available thermal balloons. If effective, it will provide a cheap alternative to the thermal balloon...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890426/lymph-node-dissection-in-atypical-endometrial-hyperplasia
#9
Salih Taşkın, Özgür Kan, Ömer Dai, Elif A Taşkın, Kazibe Koyuncu, Ayşegül Alkılıç, Mete Güngör, Fırat Ortaç
OBJECTIVE: The rate of concomitant endometrial carcinoma in patients with atypical endometrial hyperplasia is high. We aimed to investigate the role of lymphadenectomy in deciding adjuvant treatment in patients with concomitant atypical endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial carcinoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with atypical endometrial hyperplasia were enrolled in this retrospective study. Lymph node dissection was performed in only some patients who gave informed consent if their surgeon elected to do so, or if the intraoperative findings necessitated...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888122/interferon-%C3%AF-induced-gene-expression-in-bovine-hepatocytes-during-early-pregnancy
#10
B Ruhmann, K Giller, A K Hankele, S E Ulbrich, M Schmicke
Interferon-tau (IFNτ) is the conceptus derived specific early pregnancy signal in bovidae. Locally, IFNτ induces an IFNτ specific gene expression (ISG) in endometrial cells and by this it averts luteolysis of the corpus luteum (CL) by suppressing prostaglandin production. Moreover, it was shown that IFNτ also induces ISG in the liver in pregnant sheep and in liver biopsies from Holstein Friesian heifers on Day 18 of pregnancy. The objective of the present study was to confirm increased hepatic ISG in vivo on Day 18 of pregnancy and to prove if hepatocytes and not non-parenchymal cells react to IFNτ by using immunohistochemistry and primary bovine hepatocytes stimulated in vitro with recombinant bovine IFNτ...
July 31, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885397/accuracy-of-endometrial-sampling-in-endometrial-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Nicole C M Visser, Casper Reijnen, Leon F A G Massuger, Iris D Nagtegaal, Johan Bulten, Johanna M A Pijnenborg
OBJECTIVE: To assess the agreement between preoperative endometrial sampling and final diagnosis for tumor grade and subtype in patients with endometrial carcinoma. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, ClinicalTrials.gov, and the Cochrane library were searched from inception to January 1, 2017, for studies that compared tumor grade and histologic subtype in preoperative endometrial samples and hysterectomy specimens. METHODS OF STUDY SELECTION: In eligible studies, the index test included office endometrial biopsy, hysteroscopic biopsy, or dilatation and curettage; the reference standard was hysterectomy...
September 5, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870960/risk-reducing-salpingo-oophorectomy-in-women-at-higher-risk-of-ovarian-and-breast-cancer-a-single-institution-prospective-series
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Enzo Ricciardi, Federica Tomao, Giovanni Aletti, Luca Bazzurini, Luca Bocciolone, Sara Boveri, Fabio Landoni, Maria Teresa Lapresa, Matteo Maruccio, Gabriella Parma, Fedro Peccatori, Maria Cristina Petrella, Vanna Zanagnolo, Nicoletta Colombo, Angelo Maggioni
BACKGROUND/AIM: Occult cancers' reported rates vary from 2-12% and serous tubal intraepithelial carcinomas (STICs) have been identified in 3-12% of the prophylactically removed tubes of women carrying a BRCA mutation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of tubal minor epithelial atypia (STIL), STIC, and occult invasive cancer and to evaluate the cancer-specific mortality in a prospective series of women at higher risk of ovarian and breast cancer undergoing risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) n a tertiary cancer center...
September 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856666/fly-thru-imaging-feasibility-study-and-comparison-with-outpatient-hysteroscopy
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Sumathi Rajendran, Ritu Mogra, Ying Li, Bradley de Vries, Jon Hyett
BACKGROUND: In the investigation of abnormal uterine bleeding, hysteroscopy with endometrial biopsy is considered the gold standard. Fly Thru™ imaging is a new application used to generate virtual hysteroscopy clips. AIMS: We aimed to investigate the feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of sonohysterogram with virtual hysteroscopy as an alternative to outpatient diagnostic hysteroscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two separate cohorts of women were recruited...
August 30, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854727/effect-of-randomized-serum-progesterone-concentration-on-secretory-endometrial-histologic-development-and-gene-expression
#14
Steven L Young, Ricardo F Savaris, Bruce A Lessey, Andrew M Sharkey, Ursula Balthazar, Richard J Zaino, Robert A Sherwin, Marc A Fritz
STUDY QUESTION: What doses of secretory phase progesterone (P) in women are associated with altered endometrial structure and/or function? SUMMARY ANSWER: Consistently delayed histological maturation was seen at the lowest tested daily P dose (2.5 mg), whereas consistently altered functional response, as reflected by microarray analysis of gene expression was seen at both the 5 and 2.5 mg doses. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Progesterone is absolutely required for normal embryo implantation and pregnancy survival...
September 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852831/uterine-intravascular-lymphoma-as-a-cause-of-fever-of-unknown-origin
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Jérôme Hadjadj, Hubert Nielly, Eve Piekarski, Wendy Cuccuini, Bénedicte Deau-Fischer, Muriel Hourseau, Khadija Benali, Claire Fieschi, Marc Aletti, Thomas Papo, Eric Oksenhendler, Lionel Galicier, David Boutboul
Primary intravascular large B cell lymphoma (IVL) remains a diagnostic challenge because of non-specific clinical, laboratory and imaging findings. The aim of the study was to analyse the major characteristics of IVL with uterine involvement. We retrospectively collected features of IVL with uterine involvement that was proven histologically or demonstrated by significant (18)FDG uptake on (18)FDG-PET/CT. Findings were compared to a comprehensive literature review. Five patients were identified. All of them were admitted for fever of unknown origin (FUO), with haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in three cases...
August 29, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852646/the-role-of-hysteroscopy-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-adenomyosis
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REVIEW
Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Gloria Calagna, Fabrizia Santangelo, Brunella Zizolfi, Vasilis Tanos, Antonino Perino, Rudy Leon De Wilde
Uterine adenomyosis is a common gynecologic disorder in women of reproductive age, characterized by the presence of ectopic endometrial glands and stroma within the myometrium. Dysmenorrhea, abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, and deep dyspareunia are common symptoms of this pathological condition. However, adenomyosis is often an incidental finding in specimens obtained from hysterectomy or uterine biopsies. The recent evolution of diagnostic imaging techniques, such as transvaginal sonography, hysterosalpingography, and magnetic resonance imaging, has contributed to improving accuracy in the identification of this pathology...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837027/expression-of-pgr-hbegf-itgav-itgb3-and-spp1-genes-in-eutopic-endometrium-of-infertile-women-with-endometriosis-during-the-implantation-window-a-pilot-study
#17
Michele G Da Broi, Carlos V Rocha, Juliana Meola, Wellington P Martins, Filomena M Carvalho, Rui A Ferriani, Paula A Navarro
OBJECTIVE: Alterations in endometrial receptivity may be involved in the etiopathogenesis of endometriosis-related infertility. The literature has suggested that patients with endometriosis present progestin resistance, which could affect embryo implantation. We question the presence of alterations in the expression of the progesterone receptor gene (PGR) and the genes related to endometrium-embryo interaction regulated by progesterone. This pilot study compared the expression of PGR, HBEGF, ITGAV, ITGB3, and SPP1 genes in eutopic endometrium during the implantation window (IW) in infertile women with endometriosis with that observed in the endometrium of fertile and infertile controls...
September 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834688/innate-immune-genes-in-persistent-mating-induced-endometritis-in-horses
#18
Christina D Marth, Simon M Firestone, Dave Hanlon, Lisa Y Glenton, Glenn F Browning, Neil D Young, Natali Krekeler
Persistent mating-induced endometritis (PMIE) severely decreases fertility in horses. The aim of the present study was to evaluate differences between horses susceptible to PMIE and a control group in terms of the expression of selected immune response and effector genes, and the effects of oestrous cycle stage on this expression. Endometrial biopsies from 18 uterine samples of mares in the control group (eight in dioestrus, 10 in oestrus) and 16 PMIE-susceptible mares (four in dioestrus, 12 in oestrus) were analysed by quantitative real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction...
August 24, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831418/primary-low-grade-endometrial-stromal-sarcoma-of-the-omentum
#19
Kiran Clair, Juliet Wolford, Sonia Veran-Taguibao, Grace Kim, Ramez N Eskander
•Extra-uterine endometrial stromal sarcoma may arise in endometriosis.•Abdominal exploration for extra pelvic endometriosis is warranted.•Representative endometriotic implants should be resected and/or biopsied if clinically suspicious.
August 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822903/uterine-clinical-findings-fertility-rate-leucocyte-migration-and-cox-2-protein-levels-in-the-endometrial-tissue-of-susceptible-mares-treated-with-platelet-rich-plasma-before-and-after-ai
#20
Lorenzo G Segabinazzi, Aime M Friso, Sebastian B Correal, André M Crespilho, José Antonio Dell'Aqua, Jordi Miró, Frederico O Papa, Marco Antonio Alvarenga
Persistent mating-induced endometritis (PMIE) results in decreased fertility in horses, thereby causing a significant impact in the horse market. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a modulator of the inflammatory response, has been largely used in veterinary medicine. Here, we investigated the effects of PRP on uterine inflammation, conception rate, endometrial polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) migration, and COX-2 protein levels in the endometrial tissue. Thirteen PMIE-susceptible mares were used for artificial insemination (AI)...
August 12, 2017: Theriogenology
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