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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214886/clinical-and-molecular-aspects-of-lead-toxicity-an-update
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Prasenjit Mitra, Shailja Sharma, Purvi Purohit, Praveen Sharma
Lead toxicity is a major public health issue in developed and developing countries. Both acute and chronic lead exposure has the potential to cause many deleterious systematic effects including hypertension, frank anemia, cognitive deficits, infertility, immune imbalances, delayed skeletal and deciduous dental development, vitamin D deficiency, and gastrointestinal effects. The underlying mechanisms for all these systemic effects have not been elucidated completely. However, the most plausible cause is free radical damage...
November 2017: Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212401/evaluating-the-effects-of-administration-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-supplement-on-serum-anti-mullerian-hormone-amh-levels-in-infertile-women
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Zahra Naderi, Maryam Kashanian, Leily Chenari, Narges Sheikhansari
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of administration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH) D] on serum antimullerian hormone (AMH) levels in infertile women. The study was performed as a non-randomized clinical trial on 30 infertile women who had low serum level of both 25(OH) D and anti-mullerian hormone. Vitamin D was prescribed 50,000 IU weekly for up to three months for all eligible participants. Serum levels of both 25(OH) D and AMH have increased significantly after treatment with 25(OH) D. There was a significant correlation between serum levels of 25(OH) D after treatment with AMH (p = ...
December 6, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201630/avoidance-of-harm-from-treatment-for-anca-associated-vasculitis
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REVIEW
Catherine King, Lorraine Harper
Purpose of review With established immunosuppressant treatment regimens for anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody-associated vasculitides (AAV), prognosis has significantly improved. The mainstay of treatment still comprises high-dose corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide for severe forms, although rituximab is being increasingly utilised instead of cyclophosphamide as induction therapy. AAV patients experience an excess of infections, malignancies and cardiovascular events as compared to the general population, which is a combination of the systemic inflammatory process associated with vasculitis and the adverse events from treatment...
2017: Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186429/extracellular-matrix-in-uterine-leiomyoma-pathogenesis-a-potential-target-for-future-therapeutics
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Md Soriful Islam, Andrea Ciavattini, Felice Petraglia, Mario Castellucci, Pasquapina Ciarmela
BACKGROUND: Uterine leiomyoma (also known as fibroid or myoma) is the most common benign tumor of the uterus found in women of reproductive age. It is not usually fatal but can produce serious clinical symptoms, including excessive uterine bleeding, pelvic pain or pressure, infertility and pregnancy complications. Due to lack of effective medical treatments surgery has been a definitive choice for the management of this tumor. OBJECTIVE AND RATIONALE: Extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation and remodeling are thought to be crucial for fibrotic diseases such as uterine leiomyoma...
January 1, 2018: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132734/role-of-vitamin-e-and-d3-supplementation-in-intra-cytoplasmic-sperm-injection-outcomes-of-women-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-a-double-blinded-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Farnaz Fatemi, Afsaneh Mohammadzadeh, Mohammad Reza Sadeghi, Mohammad Mehdi Akhondi, Shayan Mohammadmoradi, Koorosh Kamali, Nicknam Lackpour, Sheida Jouhari, Simin Zafadoust, Sara Mokhtar, Ladan Giahi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Ovulation induction has been proven to impose oxidative stress during ICSI treatment cycle. Also, data indicates that PCOS women show higher oxidative markers. Available data are not convincing about which antioxidant supplements have the potential to overcome oxidative stress in PCOS subjects. The aim of this trial was to investigate the possible role of combined vitamin E and D supplementation in the ICSI outcomes (oocyte number and quality, embryo number and quality, pregnancy rate) of PCOS subjects...
April 2017: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126319/effects-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-semen-quality-reproductive-hormones-and-live-birth-rate-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Martin Blomberg Jensen, Jacob Gerner Lawaetz, Jørgen Holm Petersen, Anders Juul, Niels Jørgensen
Context: Animal models and cross-sectional cohort studies have suggested a beneficial role for vitamin D in male reproduction. Objective: Determine the effect of vitamin D and calcium supplementation on semen quality in infertile men with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin-D (25OHD)≤ 50 nmol/l. Design: A single centre, triple-blinded, randomized clinical trial. Participants: 1427 infertile men were screened to include 330. 1002 men did not meet inclusion criteria and 95 did not wish to participate...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070492/vitamin-d-deficiency-infertility-and-neurodevelopmental-diseases-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-autism-and-schizophrenia
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Michael J Berridge
The process of development depends on a progressive sequence of events that are carefully orchestrated by a number of signalling systems. Alteration in these signalling events results in infertility and neurodevelopmental diseases such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and schizophrenia. A prominent role throughout development beginning at fertilization and continuing through early development, implantation and organ differentiation such as heart and brain development is regulated by Ca2+ signalling...
October 25, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062180/evaluation-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphism-in-male-factor-infertility
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R Bhakat, L Chandra, A Saxena, A K Sarda, K Krishnamurthy, P Yadav
Male factor infertility (MFI) is a growing health issue in society. The vitamin D receptor gene (VDR) is expressed in many tissues and modulates expression of several other genes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between MetSyn, VDR gene (FokI, rs-2228570; C > T) polymorphisms and MFI in Indian adults. Fifty cases and fifty-four controls, fulfilling inclusion and exclusion criteria, were included with their informed consent. Fasting plasma glucose, triglyceride, HDL-C were estimated by clinical chemistry analyzer (Beckmam Coulter DXC 800, USA)...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046816/vitamin-d-binding-protein-is-lower-in-infertile-patients-compared-to-fertile-controls-a-case-control-study
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Jason Franasiak, Sue Shapses, Wei Sun, Richard Scott, Xiangbing Wang
BACKGROUND: The importance of vitamin D in general health as well as in human reproductive success has been an area of focus. A better understanding of vitamin D metabolism, particularly vitamin D binding protein, is important when elucidating this relationship. METHODS: This case control trial seeks to characterize vitamin D metabolism in infertile patients undergoing natural cycle IVF as compared to normally cycling premenopausal women with proven fertility matched for age and body mass index (BMI)...
2017: Fertility Research and Practice
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
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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/28844822/diet-and-fertility-a-review
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REVIEW
Audrey J Gaskins, Jorge E Chavarro
The literature on the relationship between diet and human fertility has greatly expanded over the last decade, resulting in the identification of a few clear patterns. Intake of supplemental folic acid, particularly at doses higher than those recommended for the prevention of neural tube defects, has been consistently related to lower frequency of infertility, lower risk of pregnancy loss, and greater success in infertility treatment. On the other hand and despite promising evidence from animal models, vitamin D does not appear to exert an important role in human fertility in the absence of deficiency...
August 24, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795044/n-glycoproteomic-analysis-of-human-follicular-fluid-during-natural-and-stimulated-cycles-in-patients-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization
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Hee-Joung Lim, Ae Eun Seok, Jiyou Han, Jiyeong Lee, Sungeun Lee, Hee-Gyoo Kang, Byung Heun Cha, Yunseok Yang
OBJECTIVE: Hyperstimulation methods are broadly used for in vitro fertilization (IVF) in patients with infertility; however, the side effects associated with these therapies, such as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), have not been well studied. N-glycoproteomes are subproteomes used for the remote sensing of ovarian stimulation in follicular growth. Glycoproteomic variation in human follicular fluid (hFF) has not been evaluated. In this study, we aimed to identify and quantify the glycoproteomes and N-glycoproteins (N-GPs) in natural and stimulated hFF using label-free nano-liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization-quad time-of-flight mass spectrometry...
June 2017: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771916/vitamin-d-deficiency-in-an-italian-cohort-of-infertile-women
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Paola Triggianese, Abdulla Watad, Francesca Cedola, Carlo Perricone, Howard Amital, Ilio Giambini, Roberto Perricone, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Caterina De Carolis
PROBLEM: The purpose of this study was to explore whether vitamin D might be a marker of female primary infertility in association with the presence of autoimmune diseases (ADs). METHODS: The study was a cross-sectional descriptive study in consecutive outpatients of the Polymedical Center for Prevention of Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion (RSA), in Rome, Italy. Women were eligible if they received a diagnosis of primary infertility or RSA. Serum vitamin D, calcium, and PTH were analyzed...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752910/antioxidants-for-female-subfertility
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REVIEW
Marian G Showell, Rebecca Mackenzie-Proctor, Vanessa Jordan, Roger J Hart
BACKGROUND: A couple may be considered to have fertility problems if they have been trying to conceive for over a year with no success. This may affect up to a quarter of all couples planning a child. It is estimated that for 40% to 50% of couples, subfertility may result from factors affecting women. Antioxidants are thought to reduce the oxidative stress brought on by these conditions. Currently, limited evidence suggests that antioxidants improve fertility, and trials have explored this area with varied results...
July 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665459/comparison-of-serum-vitamin-d-between-fertile-and-infertile-men-in-a-vitamin-d-deficient-endemic-area-a-case-control-study
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Hamed Akhavizadegan, Mojgan Karbakhsh
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to compare serum vitamin D between fertile and infertile men in endemic area of vitamin D deficiency. The role of vitamin D in all aspects of human health has attracted a great interest. Vitamin D effect on female fertility and to a lesser extent in men is under investigation. Previous researchers have found meaningful positive relationship between semen quality and serum vitamin D level. However, in endemic area of vitamin D deficiency, this effect is under question...
October 25, 2017: Urologia
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/28466668/concordance-of-vitamin-d-peripheral-levels-in-infertile-couples-partners
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Alessio Paffoni, Stefania Ferrari, Alice Mangiarini, Stefania Noli, Alessandro Bulfoni, Paola Vigano, Fabio Parazzini, Edgardo Somigliana
A large number of evidence supports the role of vitamin D insufficiency in both women and men infertility. However, no studies have evaluated the rate of concordance of vitamin D status between the partners. This finding might open new scenarios in the interpretation of the available data linking vitamin D insufficiency and infertility. In the present cross-sectional study, 103 consecutive infertile couples were recruited between April and May 2014. Both partners concomitantly provided a serum sample for the assessment of 25-hydroxy-vitamin D [25-(OH)-D]...
May 3, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436761/androgen-and-estrogen-shifts-in-men-before-and-after-bariatric-surgery-and-links-to-vitamins-and-trace-elements
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Alberto Rosenblatt, Joel Faintuch, Ivan Cecconello
Androgens and estrogens play a key role regarding sexual life and reproduction. Along with hypotestosteronemia, obese men exhibit a 2-fold increase in estradiol concentration, adversely infl uencing these parameters. Estrogens and adipokines also infl uence bone metabolism, exerting a direct effect on vitamin D, calcium homeostasis and bone health. Bariatric procedures normalize some sex hormones, and may reverse several obesity-related conditions. Estrogens levels may remain elevated postoperatively, and despite its protective effect on the skeleton, bariatric patients are more prone to fractures when compared to the general population...
April 24, 2017: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Journal International de Vitaminologie et de Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435337/treatment-strategies-for-the-female-athlete-triad-in-the-adolescent-athlete-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Jill Thein-Nissenbaum, Erin Hammer
Since the passage of Title IX in 1972, female sports participation has dramatically increased. The benefits of physical activity, including decreased risk for heart disease and diabetes as well as improved body image and self-esteem, far outweigh the risks. However, a select population of adolescent and young adult females may experience symptoms related to the female athlete triad (Triad), which refers to the interrelatedness of energy availability, menstrual function, and bone mineral density (BMD). These conditions often manifest clinically as disordered eating behaviors, menstrual irregularity, and stress fractures; an individual may suffer from 1 or all of the Triad components simultaneously...
2017: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401798/most-frequently-reported-prescription-medications-and-supplements-in-couples-planning-pregnancy-the-life-study
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Kristin Palmsten, Katrina F Flores, Christina D Chambers, Lauren A Weiss, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Germaine M Buck Louis
OBJECTIVE: To identify frequently reported prescription medications and supplements among couples planning pregnancy because there is a lack of descriptive information on these agents in women and men who are trying to conceive. METHODS: Five hundred one couples enrolled in the Longitudinal Study of Infertility and the Environment, which took place between 2005 and 2009. Participants reported prescription medications as well as prescription and over-the-counter supplements used through interviews at study enrollment and through daily dairies during the 12-month follow-up...
January 2018: Reproductive Sciences
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