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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218307/effects-of-u0126-and-mk2206-on-cell-growth-and-re-growth-of-endometriotic-stromal-cells-grown-on-substrates-of-varying-stiffness
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Sachiko Matsuzaki, Jean-Luc Pouly, Michel Canis
Endometriosis is a common gynecological disorder responsible for infertility and pelvic pain. A complete cure for patients with endometriosis awaits new targets and strategies. Here we show that U0126 (a MEK inhibitor) and MK2206 (an AKT inhibitor) synergistically inhibit cell growth of deep endometriotic stromal cells (DES) grown on polyacrylamide gel substrates (PGS) of varying stiffness (2 or 30 kilopascal [kPa]) or plastic in vitro. No significant differences in cell proliferation were observed among DES, endometrial stromal cells of patients with endometriosis (EES) from the proliferative phase (P), EES-S (secretory phase) and EES-M (menstrual phase) compared to cells grown on a substrate of the same stiffness at both higher (U0126 [30 μM] and MK2206 [9 μM]) and lower (U0126 [15 μM] and MK2206 [4...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216457/endometriosis-in-hydatid-cysts-of-morgagni-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-another-atypical-manifestation-of-endometriosis
#2
Shweta Gupta, Jeffrey A Gavard, Elena Kraus, Patrick Yeung
OBJECTIVE: To report on the presence and rate of endometriosis in hydatid cysts of Morgagni found at the time of excision surgery for endometriosis, and to describe any association of endometriosis in hydatid cysts of Morgagni to preoperative or operative factors. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study DESIGN: Classification: Canadian Task Force Classification Level II-2 evidence SETTING: Center for Endometriosis at Saint Louis University, a tertiary referral center for endometriosis PATIENTS: Women who underwent optimal excision surgery for suspected endometriosis due to chronic pelvic pain and/or infertility and who also had hydatid cysts of Morgagni removed at the time of surgery, when found...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212593/micrornas-and-endometriosis-distinguishing-drivers-from-passengers-in-disease-pathogenesis
#3
Warren B Nothnick
Endometriosis is a disease common in women of reproductive age, characterized by pelvic pain and infertility. Despite its prevalence, the factors and mechanisms which contribute to the development and survival of ectopic lesions remain uncertain. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small RNA molecules that regulate posttranscriptional gene regulation which have been proposed to contribute to the pathogenesis of many diseases including that of endometriosis. This review summarizes the results of initial studies describing differentially expressed miRNAs between endometriotic lesion tissue and eutopic endometrium...
February 17, 2017: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186620/an-update-on-the-diagnosis-surgical-management-and-fertility-outcomes-for-women-with-endometrioma
#4
Ryan Cranney, George Condous, Shannon Reid
Endometriosis is estimated to affect up to 50% of infertile women, and severity of endometriosis stage appears to correlate with reduced fertility. Ovarian endometrioma are found in up to 44% of women with endometriosis, and are significantly associated with the presence of pelvic deep infiltrating endometriosis, ovarian adhesions, and pouch of Douglas obliteration. Through the use of MEDLINE and PubMed databases, we conducted a literature review of all available research related to the diagnosis, surgical management and fertility outcomes for women with endometrioma...
February 10, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174513/cervical-mucus-proteome-in-endometriosis
#5
Giuseppe Grande, Federica Vincenzoni, Domenico Milardi, Giuseppina Pompa, Domenico Ricciardi, Erika Fruscella, Francesca Mancini, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Massimo Castagnola, Riccardo Marana
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is a chronic gynecological inflammatory disease characterized by the presence of functional endometrial glands and stroma outside of the uterine cavity. It affects 7-10% of women of reproductive age and up to 50% of women with infertility. The current gold standard for the diagnosis combines laparoscopic evaluation and biopsy of the visualized lesions. However, laparoscopy requires general anesthesia and developed surgical skills and it has a high procedural cost...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173742/ultrastructural-evaluation-of-eutopic-endometrium-of-infertile-women-with-and-without-endometriosis-during-the-window-of-implantation
#6
Michele G Da Broi, Carlos V Rocha, Filomena M Carvalho, Wellington P Martins, Rui A Ferriani, Paula A Navarro
Endometriosis is frequently associated with infertility and it is believed that the impairment of endometrial receptivity may be one of the mechanisms involved in this condition. Pinopodes are endometrial cycle-dependent structures that seem to participate in embryo implantation, and alterations in their presence and/or morphology during the window of implantation could affect the endometrial receptivity and be involved in the disease-related infertility. However, the data on pinopodes in these women are scarce and inconclusive...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160506/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-indomethacin-and-piroxicam-administration-before-embryo-transfer-on-pregnancy-rate
#7
Serkan Kumbasar, Özer Gül, Aytek Şık
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) administration before embryo transfer (ET) on pregnancy rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection ET. METHODS: Our study included 255 patients diagnosed with primary or secondary infertility caused by a male or tubal-related factor, endometriosis or unexplained factors. The patients were divided randomly into three groups...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131909/differential-gene-expression-by-1-25-oh-2d3-in-an-endometriosis-stromal-cell-line
#8
Sue Ann Ingles, Liang Wu, Benjamin T Liu, Yibu Chen, Chun-Yeh Wang, Claire Templeman, Doerthe Brueggmann
Endometriosis is a common female reproductive disease characterized by invasion of endometrial cells into other organs, frequently causing pelvic pain and infertility. Alterations of the vitamin D system have been linked to endometriosis incidence and severity. To shed light on the potential mechanism for these associations, we examined the effects of 1,25(OH)2D3 on gene expression in endometriosis cells. Stromal cell lines derived from endometriosis tissue were treated with 1,25(OH)2D3, and RNA-seq was used to identify genes differentially expressed between treated and untreated cells...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120470/hepatitis-b-virus-infection-status-and-infertility-causes-in-couples-seeking-fertility-treatment-indicator-of-impaired-immune-response
#9
Terence T Lao, Jennifer S M Mak, Tin-Chiu Li
PROBLEM: The relationship between hepatitis B (HBV) infection in infertile couples seeking in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment and infertility causes is unknown. METHODS OF STUDY: A total of 831 infertile couples attending our unit seeking IVF during January to December 2015 were recruited. RESULTS: HBV infection was found in 6.3% and 7.3% of female and male partners, respectively, and infection in one or both partners was associated with less primary infertility (44...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118836/the-impact-of-endometriosis-on-the-outcome-of-assisted-reproductive-technology
#10
Mireia González-Comadran, Juan Enrique Schwarze, Fernando Zegers-Hochschild, Maria do Carmo B Souza, Ramon Carreras, Miguel Ángel Checa
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis has been described to impair fertility through various mechanisms. However, studies evaluating the reproductive outcomes of women undergoing assisted reproductive technologies show controversial results. The aim of this study is to assess whether the reproductive outcome is impaired among women with endometriosis-associated infertility undergoing IVF. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed, including women undergoing IVF reported by the Red Latinoamericana de Reproduccion Asistida (Redlara) registry, between January 2010 and December 2012...
January 24, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114727/nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-for-pain-in-women-with-endometriosis
#11
REVIEW
Julie Brown, Tineke J Crawford, Claire Allen, Sally Hopewell, Andrew Prentice
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is a common gynaecological condition that affects women and can lead to painful symptoms and infertility. It greatly affects women's quality of life, impacting their careers, everyday activities, sexual and nonsexual relationships and fertility. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are most commonly used as first-line treatment for women with pain associated with endometriosis. OBJECTIVES: To assess effects of NSAIDs used for management of pain in women with endometriosis compared with placebo, other NSAIDs, other pain management drugs or no treatment...
January 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110632/peritoneal-fluid-from-infertile-women-with-minimal-mild-endometriosis-compromises-the-meiotic-spindle-of-metaphase-ii-bovine-oocytes
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Bruna Talita Gazeto Melo Jianini, Vanessa Silvestre Innocenti Giorgi, Michele Gomes Da Broi, Cláudia Cristina Paro de Paz, Júlio César Rosa E Silva, Rui Alberto Ferriani, Paula Andrea Navarro
Some studies have demonstrated alterations in the composition of peritoneal fluid (PF) from women with endometriosis. Controversial studies have suggested that impaired oocyte quality may be involved in the pathogenesis of endometriosis-related infertility. The aim of this study was to evaluate the spindle and chromosome distribution of in vitro-matured oocytes in the presence of 2 concentrations of PF from infertile women with minimal/mild endometriosis (EI/II) compared to fertile controls. We performed an experimental study using a bovine model...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102491/shedding-new-light-on-female-fertility-the-role-of-vitamin-d
#13
REVIEW
Giovanna Muscogiuri, Barbara Altieri, Cristina de Angelis, Stefano Palomba, Rosario Pivonello, Annamaria Colao, Francesco Orio
In the last decades several studies suggested that vitamin D is involved in the modulation of the reproductive process in women due to the expression of VDR and 1α-hydroxylase in reproductive tissues such as ovary, uterus, placenta, pituitary and hypothalamus. Vitamin D has also a role in the regulation of sex hormone steroidogenesis. Increasing evidence suggests that vitamin D might have a regulatory role in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-associated symptoms, including ovulatory dysfunction, insulin resistance and hyperandrogenism...
January 19, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089574/does-preoperative-antim%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-level-influence-postoperative-pregnancy-rate-in-women-undergoing-surgery-for-severe-endometriosis
#14
Emanuela Stochino-Loi, Basma Darwish, Oana Mircea, Salma Touleimat, Jenny-Claude Millochau, Carole Abo, Stefano Angioni, Horace Roman
OBJECTIVE: To compare postoperative pregnancy rates as they relate to presurgery antimüllerian hormone (AMH) level in patients with stage 3 and 4 endometriosis. DESIGN: Retrospective comparative study using data prospectively recorded in the North-West Inter-Regional Female Cohort for Patients with Endometriosis (CIRENDO) database. SETTING: University tertiary referral center. PATIENT(S): One hundred eighty patients with stage 3 and 4 endometriosis and pregnancy intention, managed from June 2010 to March 2015, were divided into two groups according to their preoperative AMH levels: group A (AMH ≥2 ng/mL) and group B (AMH <2 ng/mL)...
January 12, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074436/intrafollicular-inflammatory-cytokines-but-not-steroid-hormone-concentrations-are-increased-in-naturally-matured-follicles-of-women-with-proven-endometriosis
#15
Gengxiang Wu, N A Bersinger, M D Mueller, M von Wolff
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess whether the intrafollicular cytokine profile in naturally developed follicles is different in women with endometriosis, possibly explaining the lower reproductive outcome in endometriosis patients. METHODS: A matched case-control study was conducted at a university-based infertility and endometriosis centre. The study population included 17 patients with laparoscopically and histologically confirmed endometriosis (rAFS stages II-IV), each undergoing one natural cycle IVF (NC-IVF) treatment cycle between 2013 and 2015, and 17 age-matched NC-IVF women without diagnosed endometriosis (control group)...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063264/preimplantation-3d-ultrasound-current-uses-and-challenges
#16
Sushila Arya, Sanja Kupesic Plavsic
The preimplantation ultrasound (US) refers to targeted imaging of the uterus and adnexa prior to assisted reproductive techniques (ART) to optimize the infertility treatment outcomes. After a thorough evidence based literature review, we propose the use of transvaginal three-dimensional (3D) US during the early follicular phase. A systematic approach for 3D US examination consists of a detailed examination of the uterine shape, size and contour, evaluation of the endometrial thickness, volume, pattern and vascularity, and assessment of the junctional zone regularity, echogenicity and thickness...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049501/the-abnormal-expression-of-oxytocin-receptors-in-the-uterine-junctional-zone-in-women-with-endometriosis
#17
Miaomaio Huang, Xuqing Li, Peipei Guo, Zhaojuan Yu, Yuting Xu, Zhaolian Wei
BACKGROUND: The junctional zone (JZ), also called as the endometrial-myometrial junction, is related to peristaltic-like movements in the non-pregnant uterus. Hyperperistalsis and dysperistalsis of uterus constructions might underlie many important disorders such as dysmenorrhea, infertility, endometriosis, implantation failure. The major proteins for uterine contraction of the non-pregnant uterus may be Oxytocin (OT) and oxytocin receptor (OTR). The objective of this study was to inspect the expression of OTR in isthmic and mid-fundal parts of the uterine junctional zone at different stages of the follicular cycle in patients with and without endometriosis...
January 3, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049216/cancer-implications-for-patients-with-endometriosis
#18
Mary Ann Wilbur, Ie-Ming Shih, James H Segars, Amanda N Fader
Endometriosis is defined as the presence of viable endometrial glands and stroma outside of the uterus. It is a common disease, occurring in 5 to 15% of all women. Endometriosis is associated with chronic pelvic pain and infertility and often requires surgical intervention for definitive treatment. Although it is a benign gynecologic condition, endometriosis shares pathophysiologic features with cancer. In recent years, both histologic and epidemiologic evidence has accumulated, suggesting that ovarian endometriosis may give rise to malignant ovarian tumors, primarily those that are epithelial in origin, known as endometriosis-associated ovarian carcinoma (EAOC) including ovarian clear cell carcinoma, endometrioid carcinoma, and the least common, seromucinous tumors...
January 2017: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030942/the-role-of-vitamin-d-in-reproductive-dysfunction-in-women-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Patrycja Skowrońska, Ewa Pastuszek, Waldemar Kuczyński, Mariusz Jaszczoł, Paweł Kuć, Grzegorz Jakiel, Izabela Wocławek-Potocka, Krzysztof Łukaszuk
Vitamin D is essential for the proper functioning of the human body. There is also evidence of its strong association with fertility problems in women. This review aims to evaluate the relationship between vitamin D and diseases affecting women's fertility (polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), uterine leiomyomas and endometriosis), and in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcome. A systematic review of the literature was conducted in Scopus and PubMed for relevant English language publications since 1989. Vitamin D influences the functioning of the reproductive system in women and has been associated with PCOS, uterine leiomyomas, endometriosis and in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcome...
23, 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030938/matrix-metalloproteinase-2-mmp-2-mmp-9-tissue-inhibitor-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-timp-1-and-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-2-tgf-%C3%AE-2-expression-in-eutopic-endometrium-of-women-with-peritoneal-endometriosis
#20
Krzysztof Szymanowski, Mateusz Mikołajczyk, Przemysław Wirstlein, Anna Dera-Szymanowska
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of endometriosis among reproductive age women is 7-17%; however, these figures reach 20-50% in patients suffering from infertility. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) activity is thought to be particularly essential in the early phases of endometriosis development. Any changes in the equilibrium between MMPs activity and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) could be potentially harmful, promoting endometriosis development. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the MMP-2, MMP-9, TIMP-1 or TGF-B2 expression in eutopic endometrium from women with early endometriosis differ when compared with healthy subjects...
23, 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
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