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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546817/clinical-and-biochemical-characteristics-in-pcos-women-with-menstrual-abnormalities
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Vasiliki Christodoulopoulou, Eftihios Trakakis, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Melpomeni Peppa, Charalampos Chrelias, Dimitrios Kassanos, Nikolaos Papantoniou
Objective: The purpose of the present study was to examine the impact of menstrual cycle abnormalities among patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) on biochemical and anthropometric characteristics. Materials and methods: We conducted a prospective observational study of patients 17-35 years of age with PCOS that attended the department of Gynecological Endocrinology of our hospital. Results: A total of 309 women with PCOS participated in the study. In total, 72.2% suffered from menstrual cycle disorders...
December 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513546/edible-plants-and-their-influence-on-the-gut-microbiome-and-acne
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REVIEW
Ashley K Clark, Kelly N Haas, Raja K Sivamani
Acne vulgaris affects most people at some point in their lives. Due to unclear etiology, likely with multiple factors, targeted and low-risk treatments have yet to be developed. In this review, we explore the multiple causes of acne and how plant-based foods and supplements can control these. The proposed causative factors include insulin resistance, sex hormone imbalances, inflammation and microbial dysbiosis. There is an emerging body of work on the human gut microbiome and how it mediates feedback between the foods we eat and our bodies...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497664/insulin-sensitizers-in-adolescents-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#3
Trang N LE, Edmond P Wickham Iii, John E Nestler
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common disorder of androgen excess in women of reproductive age. The diagnosis of PCOS can be more challenging in adolescents than in adult women given significant overlap between normal puberty and the signs of PCOS, including acne, menstrual irregularity, and polycystic ovarian morphology. Optimal treatments for adult women with PCOS vary depending on patient risk factors and reproductive goals, but mainly include hormonal contraception and insulin sensitizers...
May 11, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492054/a-review-of-hormone-based-therapies-to-treat-adult-acne-vulgaris-in-women
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REVIEW
M K Trivedi, K Shinkai, J E Murase
Hormone-based therapies including combined oral contraceptive medications and spironolactone are considered effective therapies to treat adult acne in women. Our objective is to provide a concise and comprehensive overview of the types of hormonal therapy that are available to treat acne and comment on their efficacy and safety profiles for clinical practice. A systematic search using the PubMed Database was conducted to yield 36 relevant studies for inclusion in the review and several conclusions were drawn from the literature...
March 2017: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492036/updates-in-the-understanding-and-treatments-of-skin-hair-disorders-in-women-of-color
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REVIEW
Christina N Lawson, Jasmine Hollinger, Sumit Sethi, Ife Rodney, Rashmi Sarkar, Ncoza Dlova, Valerie D Callender
Skin of color comprises a diverse and expanding population of individuals. In particular, women of color represent an increasing subset of patients who frequently seek dermatologic care. Acne, melasma, and alopecia are among the most common skin disorders seen in this patient population. Understanding the differences in the basic science of skin and hair is imperative in addressing their unique needs. Despite the paucity of conclusive data on racial and ethnic differences in skin of color, certain biologic differences do exist, which affect the disease presentations of several cutaneous disorders in pigmented skin...
March 2017: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455078/sexual-function-in-infertile-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-and-unexplained-infertility
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Michael P Diamond, Richard S Legro, Christos Coutifaris, Ruben Alvero, Randal D Robinson, Peter A Casson, Gregory M Christman, Hao Huang, Karl R Hansen, Valerie Baker, Rebecca Usadi, Aimee Seungdamrong, G Wright Bates, R Mitchell Rosen, William Schlaff, Daniel Haisenleder, Stephen A Krawetz, Kurt Barnhart, J C Trussell, Nanette Santoro, Esther Eisenberg, Heping Zhang
BACKGROUND: While female sexual dysfunction is a frequent occurrence, characteristics in infertile women are not well delineated. Furthermore, the impact of infertility etiology on the characteristics in women with differing androgen levels observed in women with polycystic ovary syndrome and unexplained infertility has not been assessed. OBJECTIVE: To determine the characteristics of sexual dysfunction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome and unexplained infertility...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434141/prescription-appropriateness-of-cyproterone-acetate-ethinylestradiol-in-primary-care-a-population-based-study-in-italy
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Francesco Lapi, Monica Simonetti, Iacopo Cricelli, Claudio Cricelli, Nicoletta Cassano, Gino A Vena
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the prescription appropriateness of cyproterone acetate in combination with ethinylestradiol (CPA/EE) in a primary care setting before and after the 2013 European Medicines Agency's (EMA) recommendation relating to the risk profile of CPA/EE. METHODS: Data were obtained from the Health Search IMS Health Longitudinal Patient Database (HSD). We compared the results from 2011 to 2012 with the results of 2014, namely before and after the 2013 EMA recommendation, and investigated the burden of concurrent use of CPA/EE and other hormonal contraceptives (HCs) and the reported indication at the time of CPA/EE prescription...
April 22, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413388/a-case-report-of-cushing-s-disease-presenting-as-hair-loss
#8
Emily G Lefkowitz, Jack P Cossman, John B Fournier
Cushing's syndrome is a rare endocrine disorder that comprises a large group of signs and symptoms resulting from chronic exposure to excess corticosteroids. Most cases of Cushing's syndrome are due to increased adrenocorticotropic hormone production from a pituitary adenoma, which is referred to as Cushing's disease. Most of the signs and symptoms are nonspecific and common in the general population, making a diagnosis often challenging. However, several dermatological manifestations, such as fragile skin, easy bruising, and reddish purple striae, are more discriminatory...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405549/cutaneous-manifestations-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-clinical-study
#9
Mohammad Abid Keen, Iffat Hassan Shah, Gousia Sheikh
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women, affecting 5-10% of reproductive-aged women. The dermatologic manifestations of hyperandrogenism, chiefly hirsutism, acne vulgaris, androgenic alopecia, and acanthosis nigricans, are among the cardinal manifestations of PCOS. AIM: To study the incidence and prevalence of various cutaneous manifestations in patients with PCOS and to correlate these skin manifestations with hormonal changes...
March 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329583/dermatologic-care-of-the-transgender-patient
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Timothy Hermosura Almazan, Filamer D Kabigting
Literature is limited regarding the medical and cosmetic dermatologic issues pertinent to transgender patients and the reasons why 19 transgender individuals seek care from dermatologists. Clinical management of this population has historically been limited to 20 mental health providers, endocrinologists, and select surgeons with expertise in sex reassignment surgery. The impact of hormonal 21 therapy on transgender skin has been well documented in endocrinology journals, but is underrepresented in dermatology 22 literature...
October 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328532/cushing-s-syndrome-in-infancy-due-to-ectopic-acth-secretion-by-a-sacro-coccygeal-teratoma
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Marta Rydzewska, Maryna Krawczuk-Rybak, Adrianna Zajkowska, Natalia Jurczuk, Dariusz Polnik, Mieczysław Szalecki, Elżbieta Moszczyńska, Martin O Savage, Artur Bossowski
BACKGROUND: Adenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-dependent Cushing's syndrome in infancy is extremely rare. We describe the case of a sacro-coccygeal ectopic ACTH-secreting immature teratoma in an infant who also presented the triad of defects characteristic of Currarino syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: A girl was born with a large immature teratoma in the sacro-coccygeal region associated with anal atresia. At the age of 7 days, the concentration of α-fetoprotein (AFP) was above the age-specific normal range...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306342/nmr-based-plasma-metabolomic-discrimination-for-male-fertility-assessment-of-rats-treated-with-eurycoma-longifolia-extracts
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Forough Ebrahimi, Baharudin Ibrahim, Chin-Hoe Teh, Vikneswaran Murugaiyah, Kit-Lam Chan
Male infertility is one of the leading causes of infertility which affects many couples worldwide. Semen analysis is a routine examination of male fertility status which is usually performed on semen samples obtained through masturbation that may be inconvenient to patients. Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali, TA), native to Malaysia, has been traditionally used as a remedy to boost male fertility. In our recent studies in rats, upon the administration of high-quassinoid content extracts of TA including TA water (TAW), quassinoid-rich TA (TAQR) extracts, and a low-quassinoid content extract including quassinoid-poor TA (TAQP) extract, sperm count (SC) increased in TAW- and TAQR-treated rats when compared to the TAQP-treated and control groups...
June 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274354/hormonal-therapies-for-acne
#13
Brittany Barros, Diane Thiboutot
Acne is a common, worldwide problem that is usually multifactorial in etiology, but androgens may play a pivotal role in the development and severity of acne. Endocrinopathies, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, ovarian tumors, or adrenal hyperplasia or tumors, may be detected in some patients with acne, especially if acne is sudden in onset, associated with hirsutism or menstrual irregularities, or associated with cushingoid facies, acanthosis nigricans, patterned hair loss, or deepened voice. In these instances, serum-free and total testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone, luteinizing hormone, and follicle stimulating hormone should be tested...
March 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274349/sex-hormones-and-acne
#14
Qiang Ju, Tao Tao, Tingting Hu, Ayşe Serap Karadağ, Safaa Al-Khuzaei, WenChieh Chen
The skin is an endocrine organ with the expression of metabolizing enzymes and hormone receptors for diverse hormones. The sebaceous gland is the main site of hormone biosynthesis, especially for androgens, and acne is the classical androgen-mediated dermatosis. In sebocytes, conversion of 17-hydroxyprogesterone directly to dihydrotestosterone bypassing testosterone has been demonstrated, while type II 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase can inactivate the action of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. The androgen receptor-dependent genomic effect of dihydrotestosterone on sebocytes is confirmed...
March 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246310/hyperandrogenemia-and-high-prolactin-in-congenital-utero-vaginal-aplasia-patients
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Patricia G Oppelt, Andreas Mueller, Liana Stephan, Ralf Dittrich, Johannes Lermann, Christian Büttner, Arif B Ekici, Gabi Conzelmann, Harald Seeger, Dorit Schöller, Katharina Rall, Matthias Wilhelm Beckmann, Pamela Lynn Strissel, Sara Brucker, Reiner Strick
Patients with the Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH) have a congenital utero-vaginal-cervical aplasia, but normal or hypoplastic adnexa and develop with normal female phenotype. Although reports mostly demonstrated regular steroid hormone levels in small MRKH cohorts, single MRKH patients with hyperandrogenemia and clinical presentation, like hirsutism and acne has also been shown. Genetically a correlation of WNT4 mutations with singular MRKH patients and hyperandrogenemia was noted. This present study analyzed the hormone status of 215 MRKH patients by determining the levels of luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol, 17-OH progesterone, testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) and prolactin in order to determine the incidence of hyperandrogenemia and hyperprolactinemia in MRKH patients...
February 28, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225994/a-rare-case-of-ectopic-acth-syndrome-originating-from-malignant-renal-paraganglioma
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Esra Tutal, Demet Yılmazer, Taner Demirci, Evrim Cakır, Salih Sinan Gültekin, Bahadır Celep, Oya Topaloğlu, Erman Çakal
Ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) syndrome is characterized by hypercortisolism due to the hypersecretion of a non-pituitary ACTH-secreting tumor leading to Cushing's syndrome. Only a few cases have been reported previously as causing ectopic ACTH related to paraganglioma. Herein, we present a case of Cushing's syndrome, in who was proved to be attributable to an ACTH-secreting renal malignant paraganglioma. A 40-year-old woman presented with a five-month history of newly diagnosed hypertension and diabetes, weakness, hyperpigmentation, oligomenorrhea, hirsutism, and acneiform lesions...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207416/are-aromatase-inhibitors-in-boys-with-predicted-short-stature-and-or-rapidly-advancing-bone-age-effective-and-safe
#17
Jessica A Ferris, Mitchell E Geffner
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess aromatase inhibitor (AI) efficacy in increasing predicted adult height (PAH) and to describe clinical and biochemical safety profiles of AI-treated boys. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted at an academic children's hospital endocrinology clinic. Twenty-one boys with predicted short stature and/or rapidly advancing bone age, divided as Tanner stage (TS) I-III Group 1 (G1, n=9) and TS IV-V Group 2 (G2, n=12), were treated with AIs, either letrozole or anastrozole (mean duration, G1: 2...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183214/appearance-of-a-thymic-mass-after-treatment-of-cushing-s-syndrome
#18
Alessandro P Delitala, Laura Olita, Carla Piras, Rossella Cosseddu, Giorgio Bagella, Giuseppe Fanciulli
A 23-year-old woman was referred to our center with hirsutism, acne, weight gain, weakness, and irregular menses. Laboratory tests revealed increased levels of cortisol and sex hormones, and reduced adrenocorticotropic hormone levels. The patient underwent a right adrenalectomy. Pathology of the resected right adrenal gland showed an adrenal carcinoma. Computed tomography 8 months after the surgery revealed a thymic mass that was not detected preoperatively. The frequency of rebound thymic hyperplasia after normalization of hypercortisolism is not known, but possibly as high as 40%...
February 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178574/is-acne-a-sign-of-androgen-excess-disorder-or-not
#19
Gulsum Uysal, Yılmaz Sahin, Kursad Unluhizarci, Ayten Ferahbas, Semih Zeki Uludag, Ercan Aygen, Fahrettin Kelestimur
OBJECTIVE: Acne is not solely a cosmetic problem. The clinical importance of acne in the estimation of androgen excess disorders is controversial. Recently, the Amsterdam ESHRE/ASRM-sponsored third PCOS Consensus Workshop Group suggested that acne is not commonly associated with hyperandrogenemia and therefore should not be regarded as evidence of hyperandrogenemia. Our aim was to investigate whether acne is a sign of androgen excess disorder or not. STUDY DESIGN: This is a cross sectional study that was performed in a university hospital involving 207 women, aged between 18 and 45 years, suffering mainly from acne...
April 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128074/the-role-of-androgens-and-estrogens-in-hidradenitis-suppurativa-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Peter Theut Riis, Hans Christian Ring, Lotte Themstrup, Gregor Borut Jemec
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is an inflammatory skin disease. Several observations imply that sex hormones may play a role in its pathogenesis. HS is more common in women, and the disease severity appears to vary in intensity according to the menstrual cycle. In addition, parallels have been drawn between HS and acne vulgaris, suggesting that sex hormones may play a role in the condition. The role of androgens and estrogens in HS has therefore been explored in numerous observational and some interventional studies; however, the studies have often reported conflicting results...
December 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
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