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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930606/association-between-ovarian-endometrioma-and-ovarian-reserve
#1
Michio Kitajima, Khaleque Newaz Khan, Ayumi Harada, Ken Taniguchi, Tsuneo Inoue, Masanori Kaneuchi, Kiyonori Miura, Hideaki Masuzaki
Endometrioma is one of the main pathologies of endometriosis, though its pathogenesis still remains enigmatic. Ovarian reserve is defined as the number and quality of the follicles left in the ovary at any given time. The cause of infertility in women with endometriosis is multifactorial. Diminished ovarian reserve is major concern in women with endometriosis-associated infertility. Cystectomy for endometriomas could negatively impact on post-operative ovarian reserve. Some women had surgery for endometriomas suffer from poor ovarian response, which directly affects treatment results...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925754/plasma-urocortin-1-as-a-preoperative-marker-of-endometriosis-in-symptomatic-women
#2
Laura M Maia, Ana L Rocha, Helen L Del Puerto, Felice Petraglia, Fernando M Reis
Accurate noninvasive diagnostic tests for endometriosis are still missing. This study evaluated the predictive value of the neuropeptide urocortin 1 (Ucn1) to detect pelvic endometriosis in symptomatic women. We enrolled prospectively 97 consecutive women submitted to gynecologic laparoscopy for chronic or acute pelvic pain, infertility or adnexal mass. Preoperative blood samples were assayed for Ucn1 using enzyme immunoassay. Patients with endometriosis had higher plasma Ucn1 levels compared to patients with no lesions (median 59 vs...
September 19, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921452/the-spectrum-of-imaging-appearances-of-m%C3%A3-llerian-duct-anomalies-focus-on-mr-imaging
#3
REVIEW
Takeru Fukunaga, Shinya Fujii, Chie Inoue, Naoko Mukuda, Atsushi Murakami, Yoshio Tanabe, Tasuku Harada, Toshihide Ogawa
Müllerian duct anomalies (MDAs) are the result of incomplete development, vertical or lateral fusion, or absorption of the müllerian ducts. The range of anomalies includes uterovaginal agenesis or hypoplasia, unicornuate uterus, uterus didelphys, bicornuate uterus, septate uterus, and arcuate uterus. Correct diagnosis and classification of these anomalies are essential because pregnancy outcomes and treatment options vary between the types of anomaly. Furthermore, early identification of MDAs helps to avoid prolonged symptomatic periods and the complications that may subsequently arise, such as infertility, endometriosis, and neoplasm...
September 18, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904495/to-study-the-vitamin-d-levels-in-infertile-females-and-correlation-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-with-amh-levels-in-comparison-to-fertile-females
#4
Indu Lata, Swasti Tiwari, Amrit Gupta, Subhash Yadav, Shashi Yadav
CONTEXT: Human and animal data suggest that low vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D) status is associated with impaired fertility, endometriosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome. Vitamin D regulates antimullerian hormone (AMH), FSH, mRNA, and expression of genes in reproductive tissues, implicating a role in female reproduction. AIMS: To study the vitamin D levels in infertile females and to know the correlation of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) with serum AMH in infertile females compare to fertile females...
April 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900768/maternal-and-paternal-infertility-disorders-and-treatments-and-autism-spectrum-disorder-findings-from-the-study-to-explore-early-development
#5
Laura A Schieve, Carolyn Drews-Botsch, Shericka Harris, Craig Newschaffer, Julie Daniels, Carolyn DiGuiseppi, Lisa A Croen, Gayle C Windham
Previous studies of associations between ASD and conception using assisted reproductive technology (ART) are inconsistent and few studies have examined associations with other infertility treatments or infertility disorders. We examined associations between ASD and maternal/paternal infertility disorders and numerous maternal treatments among 1538 mother-child pairs in the Study to Explore Early Development, a population-based case-control study. ASD was associated with any female infertility diagnosis and several specific diagnoses: blocked tubes, endometriosis, uterine-factor infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892980/evaluating-the-efficacy-of-levonorgestrel-intrauterine-system-and-danazol-for-relief-of-postoperative-pain-in-endometriosis
#6
Ashima Taneja, Satinder Kaur, R K Soni, Bhanupriya, Jaspreet Kaur, Laveen Singla
INTRODUCTION: Endometriosis is an oestrogen-dependent disorder, manifests during reproductive years and is associated with pain and infertility. There is considerable debate about the effectiveness of various interventions for pain relief. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System (LNG-IUS) and Danazol in postoperative pain relief for patients with endometriosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hundred patients with diagnosis of endometriosis, who were treated laparoscopically, entered the study to receive either danazol (600 mg once daily) or LNG-IUS (inserted during immediate post operative period) postsurgery, for pain relief...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889936/decreased-zinc-and-increased-lead-blood-levels-are-associated-with-endometriosis-in-asian-women
#7
Guan-Lin Lai, Chih-Ching Yeh, Ching-Ying Yeh, Ruey-Yu Chen, Chiung-Lin Fu, Chi-Huang Chen, Chii-Ruey Tzeng
Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease associated with multiple pathogenic factors and studies regarding roles of trace metals in endometriosis have been inconsistent and limited. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to compare the blood levels of miscellaneous trace metals measured by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in infertile women with and without endometriosis. Zinc level is associated with declining odds (adjusted OR=0.39, 95% CI=0.18-0.88) of endometriosis. By contrast, lead level is associated with increasing odds (adjusted OR=2...
September 7, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873380/the-endometriosis-fertility-index-is-useful-for-predicting-the-ability-to-conceive-without-assisted-reproductive-technology-treatment-after-laparoscopic-surgery-regardless-of-endometriosis
#8
Rutsuko Hobo, Koji Nakagawa, Chie Usui, Rie Sugiyama, Nao Ino, Hiroshi Motoyama, Yasushi Kuribayashi, Masato Inoue, Rikikazu Sugiyama
OBJECTIVE: The endometriosis fertility index (EFI) is a novel index for predicting pregnancy after surgery. We investigated the utility of the EFI for predicting the ability to conceive without assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment after laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: From July 2011 through December 2012, we recruited 133 infertile patients who underwent laparoscopy, and the EFI was calculated. After surgery, 55 of 133 achieved pregnancy without ART treatment...
September 6, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864051/-bowel-endometriosis-and-infertility-do-we-need-to-operate
#9
M Bourdon, P Santulli, L Marcellin, M C Lamau, C Maignien, C Chapron
Endometriosis is a benign chronic inflammatory disease, whose pathogenesis is still unclear. Endometriosis is responsible for infertility and/or pelvic pain. One of the most important features of the disease is the heterogeneity (clinical and anatomical: superficial peritoneal, ovarian and/or deep infiltrating lesions). Bowel involvement constitutes one particularly severe form of the disease, affecting 8-12% of women with deep endometriosis. In case of associated infertility, bowel endometriosis constitutes a real therapeutic challenge for gynecologists...
August 29, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854724/mental-health-in-women-with-endometriosis-searching-for-predictors-of-psychological-distress
#10
F Facchin, G Barbara, D Dridi, D Alberico, L Buggio, E Somigliana, E Saita, P Vercellini
STUDY QUESTION: What factors affect the mental health of women with endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Not only pelvic pain, but also individual characteristics (i.e. self-esteem, body esteem and emotional self-efficacy), time from diagnosis and intimate relationship status influence the psychological health of endometriosis patients. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The negative impact of endometriosis on mental health has been widely demonstrated by the research literature, along with the fact that presence and severity of pelvic pain are associated with anxiety and depression...
September 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
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
#11
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/28831646/endometriosis-associated-infertility-gdf-9-amh-and-amhr2-genes-polymorphisms
#12
Emily De Conto, Úrsula Matte, João Paolo Bilibio, Vanessa Krebs Genro, Carlos Augusto Souza, Delva Pereira Leão, João Sabino Cunha-Filho
PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to determine whether there is a correlation between polymorphisms in the growth differentiation factor-9 (GDF-9) gene and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) gene and its receptor, AMHR2, and endometriosis-associated infertility. METHODS: This is a case-control study to evaluate whether there is a correlation between polymorphisms in the GDF-9 gene (SNPs determined by direct sequencing), AMH gene, AMHR2 (both SNPs determined by genotyping using TaqMan Allelic Discrimination), and endometriosis-associated infertility...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828592/drug-delivery-for-the-treatment-of-endometriosis-and-uterine-fibroids
#13
REVIEW
David R Friend
Endometriosis and uterine fibroids (also known as uterine leiomyomas) are serious medical conditions affecting large numbers of women worldwide. Many women are asymptomatic but those with symptoms require medical intervention to relieve chronic pain and dysmenorrhea and to address infertility. Drug delivery has played a role in reducing some of the symptoms associated with endometriosis and uterine fibroids. Use of drug delivery systems for both conditions can roughly be divided into two categories: (1) existing systems designed for other indications such as contraception for symptomatic relief and (2) development of novel systems aimed at addressing some of the underlying biochemical changes associated with endometriosis and uterine fibroids such as oxidative stress, angiogenesis, and matrix degradation...
August 21, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808611/red-snappers-and-red-herrings-pelvic-tuberculosis-causing-elevated-ca-125-and-mimicking-advanced-ovarian-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
Johnnie Alphonse Yates, Olivia Ann Collis, Thanasak Sueblinvong, Tarquin Kamakana Collis
Female genital tuberculosis (FGTB) is a form of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis that has been primarily described in developing countries, where it is an important cause of infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and miscarriage. FGTB is rare in the United States and because its clinical presentation is non-specific and often insidious, FGTB may be misdiagnosed as a gynecologic malignancy or endometriosis. The tendency of tuberculosis to dramatically increase serum CA 125 levels contributes to the potential for FGTB to be mistaken for ovarian cancer in particular...
August 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807807/in-vitro-fertilization-ivf-success-rates-after-surgically-treated-endometriosis-and-effect-of-time-interval-between-surgery-and-ivf
#15
Basheer AlKudmani, Itai Gat, Danielle Buell, Joveriyah Salman, Khaled Zohni, Clifford Librach, Prati Sharma
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of endometriosis staging and endometriomas on IVF outcome and to assess the optimal time interval between laparoscopy and IVF. DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study. DESIGN CLASSIFICATION: II1 SETTING: University affiliated private infertility clinic PATIENTS: 216 infertile patients with endometriosis and 209 infertile patients without endometriosis. INTERVENTIONS: Laparoscopy, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807397/colorectal-endometriosis-associated-infertility-should-surgery-precede-art
#16
Sofiane Bendifallah, Horace Roman, Emmanuelle Mathieu d'Argent, Salma Touleimat, Jonathan Cohen, Emile Darai, Marcos Ballester
OBJECTIVE: To compare the impact of first-line assisted reproductive technology (ART; intracytoplasmic sperm injection [ICSI]-IVF) and first-line colorectal surgery followed by ART on fertility outcomes in women with colorectal endometriosis-associated infertility. DESIGN: Retrospective matched cohort study using propensity score (PS) matching (PSM) analysis. SETTING: University referral centers. PATIENT(S): A total of 110 women were analyzed from January 2005 to June 2014...
September 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776545/endometriosis-fertility-index-for-predicting-pregnancy-after-endometriosis-surgery
#17
Xin Li, Cheng Zeng, Ying-Fang Zhou, Hui-Xia Yang, Jing Shang, Sai-Nan Zhu, Qing Xue
BACKGROUND: The endometriosis fertility index (EFI) has a predictive value for pregnancy after surgery. In vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) is a good treatment to infertility. This study aimed to provide external validation of EFI, assess the factors affecting the ability of EFI to predict cumulative spontaneous pregnancy rates (PRs), and propose reasonable advice for treatment by evaluating the effect of infertility management combining surgery and IVF-ET. METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled 345 endometriosis-related infertile women after laparoscopic surgery from January 2012 to January 2016...
August 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761446/characteristics-of-human-endometrium-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-their-tropism-to-endometriosis
#18
Yan Cheng, Liru Li, Dejun Wang, Qiuyan Guo, Yanan He, Tian Liang, Liyuan Sun, Xiaojun Wang, Yulei Cheng, Guangmei Zhang
Human endometrial tissue has become an attractive source of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for cell-based therapies because these MSCs can be easily harvested and have tumour tropism as well as reduced immunogenic and inflammatory properties. Our study aimed to obtain and characterise human endometrial mesenchymal stem cells (EMSCs) and assess their endometriosis tropism. EMSCs were successfully isolated from the endometrium of women undergoing laparoscopy for idiopathic infertility. The EMSCs presented a fibroblast-like morphology during culture...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760003/surgical-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-endometriosis-surgery-a-6-year-experience
#19
S Alborzi, A Hosseini-Nohadani, T Poordast, Z Shomali
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to review 6 year experience on the surgical outcomes of laparoscopic endometriosis surgery. METHODS: A cohort study was performed in Shiraz University of Medical Sciences using data from medical records of 1315 cases of patients with endometriosis undergoing laparoscopic surgery with follow-up of 6 to 72 months. RESULTS: This study concerned a cohort of 1315 patients diagnosed with endometriosis operated between April 2010 and April 2016, 1086 (82...
August 31, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758928/role-of-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-type-1-in-pathologies-of-female-reproductive-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Yao Ye, Aurelia Vattai, Xi Zhang, Junyan Zhu, Christian J Thaler, Sven Mahner, Udo Jeschke, Viktoria von Schönfeldt
Normal pregnancy is a state of hypercoagulability with diminishing fibrinolytic activity, which is mainly caused by an increase of plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1). PAI-1 is the main inhibitor of plasminogen activators, including tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) and urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA). In human placentas, PAI-1 is expressed in extravillous interstitial trophoblasts and vascular trophoblasts. During implantation and placentation, PAI-1 is responsible for inhibiting extra cellular matrix (ECM) degradation, thereby causing an inhibition of trophoblasts invasion...
July 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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