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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523408/genetics-and-epigenetics-of-varicocele-pathophysiology-an-overview
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REVIEW
Viviane Paiva Santana, Cristiana Libardi Miranda-Furtado, Flavia Gaona de Oliveira-Gennaro, Rosana Maria Dos Reis
Varicocele is found in approximately 20% of adults and adolescents and in 19-41% of men seeking treatment for infertility. It is associated with a decrease in sperm count as well as sperm motility and morphology. The currently accepted description of the pathophysiology of varicocele does not explain all its clinical manifestations; therefore, other factors such as genetic and epigenetic changes, associated with the environment, might be involved in causing infertility and decrease in sperm quality. It has been reported that the varicocele-induced deterioration of testicular function is progressive and interferes with fertility; hence, early and efficient assessment of the genetic manifestations in patients would be important for developing future medical interventions...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523198/uterine-fibroid-torsion-during-pregnancy-a-case-of-laparotomic-myomectomy-at-18-weeks-gestation-with-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#2
Annachiara Basso, Mariana Rita Catalano, Giuseppe Loverro, Serena Nocera, Edoardo Di Naro, Matteo Loverro, Mariateresa Natrella, Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia
Uterine myomas are the most common benign growths affecting female reproductive system, occurring in 20-40% of women, whereas the incidence rate in pregnancy is estimated from 0.1 to 3.9%. The lower incidence in pregnancy is due to the association with infertility and low pregnancy rates and implantation rates after in vitro fertilization treatment. Uterine myomas, usually, are asymptomatic during pregnancy. However, occasionally, pedunculated fibroids torsion or other superimposed complications may cause acute abdominal pain...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514243/celiac-disease-symptom-resolution-effectiveness-of-the-gluten-free-diet
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Naire Sansotta, Stefano Guandalini, Karine Amirikian, Hilary Jericho
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of the gluten free diet (GFD) on gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal symptom resolution and identify predictors for persistence of symptoms in all celiac patients at the University of Chicago. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review from 2002 to 2015. Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms included: abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, failure to thrive/weight loss, nausea, reflux and vomiting. Extra-intestinal (EI) symptoms included: abnormal liver enzymes, arthralgia/arthritis, dermatitis herpetiformis, alopecia, fatigue, headache, anemia, stomatitis, myalgia, psychiatric disorders, rashes, seizures, neuropathy, short stature, delayed puberty, osteoporosis, and infertility...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511976/fertility-pregnancy-and-prolactinoma-a-survey-of-pituitary-surgeons-view-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Walter C Jean, Daniel R Felbaum
OBJECTIVE: Pituitary surgeons frequently encounter female prolactinoma patients seeking treatment to restore fertility. Current medical guidelines recommend using dopamine agonist (DA) for this, but for fetal safety, DA should stop upon pregnancy confirmation. The probability that prolactinoma may grow during pregnancy makes this last recommendation imperfect. With the advances in endoscopic surgery, we queried the potential role for surgery in these infertile patients, who may be ambivalent about both stopping and continuing DA while pregnant...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506951/pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-and-clinical-aspects-of-ovulation-induction-agents-a-review-of-the-literature
#5
Serkan Kahyaoğlu, Bülent Yılmaz, Ahmet Zeki Işık
Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation is a key step for successful outcomes of assisted reproductive technique cycle outcomes. Many medications are available, which are commonly useed solely or in combination to achieve multiple follicular development. Pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, and clinical information of ovulation induction drugs deserve to be elucidated for every individual patient before commencing infertility treatment. New concepts and new treatment protocols are introduced as ovulation physiology is understood by infertility specialists...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500824/vitamin-d-and-aspects-of-female-fertility
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REVIEW
Nick Voulgaris, Labrini Papanastasiou, George Piaditis, Anna Angelousi, Gregory Kaltsas, George Mastorakos, Eva Kassi
The role of vitamin D in female reproduction has been intensively examined over the last few decades. A large body of evidence suggests that vitamin D might have beneficial effects on metabolic/hormonal parameters of PCOS and endometriosis, while it appears to be associated with IVF outcomes. However, due to the heterogeneity among observational and interventional studies, no cause-effect relationship has yet been established. The aim of this review is to analyze recent in vitro animal and human studies which examined the association of vitamin D with disease entities affecting female fertility potential...
January 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499456/role-of-micrornas-in-premature-ovarian-insufficiency
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REVIEW
Ying Guo, Junyan Sun, Dongmei Lai
Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a typical disorder of amenorrhea lasting for a minimum of 4 months. The typical characteristics comprised of declined estrogen and raised serum concentrations of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in women <40-year-old, primarily originating from iatrogenic factors, karyotypic abnormalities, and genetic factors. However, the etiology of POI remains unknown in approximately 90% of cases. POI could lead to infertility, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disorder, and cognitive dysfunction...
May 12, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498625/biomechanics-of-the-human-uterus
#8
REVIEW
Kristin M Myers, David Elad
The appropriate biomechanical function of the uterus is required for the execution of human reproduction. These functions range from aiding the transport of the embryo to the implantation site, to remodeling its tissue walls to host the placenta, to protecting the fetus during gestation, to contracting forcefully for a safe parturition and postpartum, to remodeling back to its nonpregnant condition to renew the cycle of menstruation. To serve these remarkably diverse functions, the uterus is optimally geared with evolving and contractile muscle and tissue layers that are cued by chemical, hormonal, electrical, and mechanical signals...
May 12, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497881/efficacy-of-intrauterine-perfusion-of-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-g-csf-for-infertile-women-with-thin-endometrium-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yiran Xie, Tao Zhang, Zhengping Tian, Jiamiao Zhang, Wanxue Wang, Hong Zhang, Yong Zeng, Jianping Ou, Yihua Yang
This meta-analysis aimed to explore the efficiency of intrauterine perfusion of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) on infertile women with thin endometrium. Following PRISMA protocol, we conducted a comprehensive search of academic literatures on various databases including PubMed, EMbase, and Cochrane Library. Studies published in English before July 1, 2016 were included for primary screening. Data on the thickness of endometrium, cycle cancelation rate,clinical pregnancy rate, and embryo implantation rate were extracted and analyzed, respectively...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497013/racial-ethnic-disparities-in-environmental-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-and-women-s-reproductive-health-outcomes-epidemiological-examples-across-the-life-course
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Tamarra M James-Todd, Yu-Han Chiu, Ami R Zota
Disparities in women's reproductive health outcomes across the life course have been well-documented. Endocrine disrupting chemicals may be one factor driving disparities, as studies suggest exposure to certain environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals, such as certain phthalates, bisphenol A, parabens and polybrominated diphenyl ethers are higher in non-whites. Yet, a limited amount of research has focused on these chemical exposures as a potential mediator of racial/ethnic differences in women's reproductive health outcomes, such as pubertal development, fibroids, infertility, and pregnancy complications...
June 2016: Current Epidemiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495178/transurethral-resection-of-ejaculatory-ducts-a-step-by-step-guide
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Luís Felipe Sávio, Joseph Palmer, Nachiketh Soodana Prakash, Raul Clavijo, Desmond Adamu, Ranjith Ramasamy
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the key components for completing a successful transurethral resection of ejaculatory ducts (TURED) for completely obstructed ejaculatory ducts (EDs). DESIGN: Video presentation. SETTING: University of Miami Hospital. PATIENT(S): A 40-year-old man presenting with primary infertility and abnormal semen analysis (pH 6.4, volume of 0.7 cc, concentration 16 million/cc, and 7% motility) in whom a transrectal ultrasonography revealed dilated seminal vesicles measuring more than 1...
May 9, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494525/ultrasonography-of-pediatric-urogenital-emergencies-review-of-classic-and-new-techniques
#12
Masahiro Kitami
Urogenital emergencies are fairly common in the pediatric population, and a timely and correct diagnosis is necessary to avoid possible future infertility. In this field, ultrasonography is essential, as it has the advantages of being radiation-free and readily accessible. In particular, a high-frequency transducer allows precise evaluation of the morphology and vascularity of the scrotum, which is on the surface of the body. Beyond conventional techniques, new advanced imaging techniques have been developed, including elastography and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography...
March 30, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488229/chronic-prostatitis-and-its-detrimental-impact-on-sperm-parameters-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
R A Condorelli, G Ivan Russo, A E Calogero, G Morgia, S La Vignera
PURPOSE: Prostatitis is a very common urogenital disease of the male with prevalence ranging from 2.2 to 9.7% worldwide. Interestingly, some recent evidences have showed a significant association between chronic prostatitis (CP) and male infertility including a detrimental effect on sperm parameters, reduction of zinc concentration on semen sperm and production of anti-semen antibodies (ASAs). The aim of the current meta-analysis was to evaluate the association between CP and alteration of semen parameters...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479763/microdissection-testicular-sperm-extraction-in-men-with-nonobstructive-azoospermia-experience-of-king-saud-university-medical-city-riyadh-saudi-arabia
#14
Saleh Binsaleh, Dulaim Alhajeri, Khaled Madbouly
OBJECTIVES: Microdissection testicular sperm extraction (micro-TESE) is an optimal technique of sperm extraction for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. This study is to present our experience in micro-TESE and evaluate the relation of its sperm retrieval rate (SRR) with patients' characteristics, testicular functions, and histological parameters as well as previous sperm retrieval interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of 255 patients with nonobstructive azoospermia who underwent micro-TESE between 2011 and 2014...
April 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479761/immediate-ureterovaginal-fistula-following-oocyte-retrieval-a-case-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#15
REVIEW
Elysia Sophie Spencer, Heather S Hoff, Anne Z Steiner, Robert Matthew Coward
The aim of this study is to report a case of acute ureterovaginal fistula (UVF) formation with immediate symptomatic presentation after transvaginal ultrasound-guided oocyte retrieval (TVOR) for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and to perform a systematic literature review of ureteral injuries during TVOR. A 33-year-old woman with a history of anovulatory infertility presented with severe abdominal pain and vaginal leakage immediately following TVOR for IVF. We systematically reviewed the current literature regarding ureteral injury resulting from TVOR and present a case of timely identification and management of a UVF followed by a successful pregnancy...
April 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479758/ureteric-injury-during-transvaginal-oocyte-retrieval-tvor-and-review-of-literature
#16
Rana A Choudhary, Neelam M Bhise, Alap V Mehendale, Kedar N Ganla
We report a case of ureteric injury during transvaginal oocyte retrieval (TVOR), which was identified immediately (on the operation table) and managed successfully in the same sitting. A 28-year-old woman with primary infertility underwent in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) in a private centre. Because of the policy of doing an ultrasonography post-procedure, she was diagnosed immediately with vaginal vault haematoma and ureteric injury. A double-J catheter was inserted under cystoscopic guidance. A major complication was averted by the timely diagnosis of ureteric injury and its appropriate management...
January 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479120/what-fertility-specialists-should-know-about-the-vaginal-microbiome-a-review
#17
REVIEW
Juan Antonio García-Velasco, Marco Menabrito, Isidoro Bruna Catalán
Our understanding of the composition of the microbial communities that inhabit the human body, known as the 'microbiome', is aided by the development of non-culture-dependent DNA sequencing. It is increasingly apparent that the balance of microbial species greatly affects the health of the host. Disturbances in the composition of bacterial communities have been shown to contribute to various disease states, and there is a growing body of evidence that the vaginal microbiota, which is unique to each woman, plays an important role in determining many facets of reproductive health...
April 19, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476282/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-pelvic-endometriosis
#18
R Méndez Fernández, J Barrera Ortega
Endometriosis is common in women of reproductive age; it can cause pelvic pain and infertility. It is important to diagnose endometriosis and to thoroughly evaluate its extension, especially when surgical treatment is being considered. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with careful examination technique and interpretation enables more accurate and complete diagnosis and staging than ultrasonography, especially in cases of deep pelvic endometriosis. Furthermore, MRI can identify implants in sites that can be difficult to access in endoscopic or laparoscopic explorations...
May 2, 2017: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474560/redox-regulation-of-fertility-in-aging-male-and-the-role-of-antioxidants-a-savior-or-stressor
#19
Kristian Leisegang, Ralf Henkel, Ashok Agarwal
Oxidative stress (OS), an imbalance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and antioxidant scavengers, is considered an important underlying mechanism associated with ageing, age-related chronic diseases and reproductive decline in males. However, OS is an important regulator of numerous molecular pathways essential for homeostasis within cells, tissues and systems. A fine balance between factors promoting OS and those that scavenge ROS is critically important. In the male reproductive tract and ejaculate, ROS are critical molecular players in essential reproductive processes, including spermatogenesis, epididymal transport, spermatozoa maturation and post-ejaculation processes such as motility, capacitation and the acrosome reaction...
October 19, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473195/-does-fertility-treatment-increase-the-risk-of-breast-cancer-current-knowledge-and-meta-analysis
#20
V Gabriele, J-C Benabu, J Ohl, C Akladios Youssef, C Mathelin
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review was to assess the level of risk of breast cancer for women exposed to ovulation-inducing therapy (OIT). METHODS: The 25 selected studies were extracted from the PUBMED database from January 2000 until March 2016 with the following key-words: "fertility agents", "infertility treatments", "clomiphene citrate", "buserelin", "ovarian stimulation", "assisted reproductive technology" and "breast cancer". Our meta-analysis was performed using Review Manager software, Cochrane Collaboration, 2014...
May 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
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