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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227004/automated-tracking-segmentation-and-trajectory-classification-of-pelvic-organs-on-dynamic-mri
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Iman Nekooeimehr, Susana Lai-Yuen, Paul Bao, Alfredo Weitzenfeld, Stuart Hart, Iman Nekooeimehr, Susana Lai-Yuen, Paul Bao, Alfredo Weitzenfeld, Stuart Hart, Paul Bao, Susana Lai-Yuen, Stuart Hart, Alfredo Weitzenfeld, Iman Nekooeimehr
Pelvic organ prolapse is a major health problem in women where pelvic floor organs (bladder, uterus, small bowel, and rectum) fall from their normal position and bulge into the vagina. Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DMRI) is presently used to analyze the organs' movements from rest to maximum strain providing complementary support for diagnosis. However, there is currently no automated or quantitative approach to measure the movement of the pelvic organs and their correlation with the severity of prolapse...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226597/a-node-wise-analysis-of-the-uterine-muscle-networks-for-pregnancy-monitoring
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N Nader, M Hassan, W Falou, C Marque, M Khalil, N Nader, M Hassan, W Falou, C Marque, M Khalil, M Khalil, W Falou, C Marque, M Hassan, N Nader
The recent past years have seen a noticeable increase of interest in the correlation analysis of electrohysterographic (EHG) signals in the perspective of improving the pregnancy monitoring. Here we propose a new approach based on the functional connectivity between multichannel (4×4 matrix) EHG signals recorded from the women's abdomen. The proposed pipeline includes i) the computation of the statistical couplings between the multichannel EHG signals, ii) the characterization of the connectivity matrices, computed by using the imaginary part of the coherence, based on the graph-theory analysis and iii) the use of these measures for pregnancy monitoring...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226241/catsper%C3%AE-regulates-the-structural-continuity-of-sperm-ca-2-signaling-domains-and-is-required-for-normal-fertility
#3
Jean-Ju Chung, Kiyoshi Miki, Doory Kim, Sang-Hee Shim, Huanan F Shi, Jae Yeon Hwang, Xinjiang Cai, Yusuf Iseri, Xiaowei Zhuang, David E Clapham
We report that the Gm7068 (CatSperε) and Tex40 (CatSperζ) genes encode novel subunits of a 9-subunit CatSper ion channel complex. Targeted disruption of CatSperζ reduces CatSper current and sperm rheotactic efficiency in mice, resulting in severe male subfertility. Normally distributed in linear quadrilateral nanodomains along the flagellum, the complex lacking CatSperζ is disrupted at ~0.8 μm intervals along the flagellum. This disruption renders the proximal flagellum inflexible and alters the 3D flagellar envelope, thus preventing sperm from reorienting against fluid flow in vitro and efficiently migrating in vivo...
February 22, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222836/presumptive-spontaneous-lysosomal-storage-like-disease-in-a-crl-cd1-icr-mouse
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Krista M Hernon, Tiffany L Whitcomb, Lori Davis, Timothy K Cooper
A clinically unremarkable 4.5-mo-old female Crl:CD1(ICR) VAF/Elite mouse was euthanized for scheduled sentinel processing. Gross necropsy findings included significant hepatosplenomegaly and visceral lymphadenomegaly, resulting in a preliminary gross diagnosis of lymphoma. Histology revealed florid accumulations of large, 'foamy' macrophages present in the bone marrow, small intestines, and viscera including liver, spleen, lymph nodes, thymus, uterus, and ovaries. The cytoplasm of these cells was abundant, stained pale blue with Wright-Giemsa and was periodic acid-Schiff positive...
February 1, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222080/patient-inspired-research-a-better-way-to-go
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Recently, I attended a meeting of the Oncofertility Consortium and had one of those "a-ha" moments that change one's perspective in a very real way. A surgeon from Sweden was talking about uterus transplantations, and she described how these came about. She told a story about one of her colleagues, who was talking to a young woman who had cervical cancer and had a hysterectomy. The patient asked the physician if they could give her a "new" uterus so that one day she could have a biological child. The physician told her that was not possible and the patient responded, "Why not?" That prompted the physician to start a new field of research, uterine transplantation, that has had some early successes, as well as many failures...
March 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220284/untangling-convoluted-taxonomy-of-chambriella-rego-chubb-pavanelli-1999-cestoda-proteocephalidae-with-erection-of-riggenbachiella-n-g-and-the-description-of-a-new-species-from-pimelodid-catfishes-in-the-neotropical-region
#6
Philippe Vieira Alves, Alain de Chambrier, José Luis Luque, Tomáš Scholz
As part of a complex revision of proteocephalid cestodes parasitic in freshwater bony fishes of the Neotropical Region, the genus Chambriella Rego, Chubb & Pavanelli, 1999 is redefined based on detailed examination of type-specimens and newly collected material of both nominal species of the genus. This examination revealed that the type-species C. agostinhoi (Pavanelli & Santos, 1992) from Zungaro jahu (Ihering) (type-host) and Z. zungaro (Humboldt) is indistinguishable from Lenhataenia megacephala (Woodland, 1934) from Sorubimichthys planiceps (Spix & Agassiz) (all hosts Siluriformes: Pimelodidae), the type- and only species of the genus...
February 20, 2017: Systematic Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220153/high-throughput-flowing-upstream-sperm-sorting-in-a-retarding-flow-field-for-human-semen-analysis
#7
Jen-Kuei Wu, Peng-Chun Chen, Yu-Nan Lin, Chia-Woei Wang, Li-Chern Pan, Fan-Gang Tseng
In this paper, we propose a microfluidic device capable of generating a retarding flow field for the sorting and separation of human motile sperm in a high-throughput manner. The proposed sorting/separation process begins with a rapid flow field in a straight-flow zone to carry sperm into a sorting zone to maintain the sperm's mobility. The sorting zone consists of a diffuser-type sperm sorter to differentiate sperm with different motilities based on the flowing upstream nature of human sperm in a retarding flow field...
February 21, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217678/usefulness-of-modified-brb-technique-in-treatment-to-ablate-uterine-fibroids-with-magnetic-resonance-image-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound
#8
Jae-Heok Jeong, Kil-Pyo Hong, Yu-Ri Kim, Jae-Eun Ha, Kyu-Sup Lee
OBJECTIVE: If bowels and other structures are in the pathway of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) beam during magnetic resonance image-guided HIFU (MRgFUS) therapy, filling to the bladder and the rectum and then emptying the bladder (i.e., the BRB technique) is used to avoid them. A modified BRB technique might be useful method to using a uterine elevator method or by inducing uterus downward traction to lower the position of the uterus. METHODS: A total of 156 patients who had undergone MRgFUS surgery treatment for uterine fibroids from March 2015 to February 2016 were included in this retrospective study...
January 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217665/elastographic-measurement-of-the-cervix-during-pregnancy-current-status-and-future-challenges
#9
REVIEW
Hyunjung Kim, Han Sung Hwang
The cervix is a cylindrical structure that is proximally connected to the uterus and distally to the vaginal cavity. The Bishop score has been used to evaluate the cervix during pregnancy. However, alternatives have been evaluated because the Bishop score is uncomfortable for patients, relies on a subjective examination, and lacks internal os data. Elastography has been used to assess the cervix, as it can estimate tissue stiffness. Recent articles on elastography for cervical assessment during pregnancy have focused on its usefulness for prediction of preterm birth and successful labor induction...
January 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216944/ureteric-erosion-and-obstruction-a-rare-but-dreaded-complication-of-intrauterine-contraceptive-device
#10
Vinod Priyadarshi, Nidhi Sehgal, Dipanwita Sen
Though intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) is a safe and most frequently used long-term contraceptive method, it has some complications. Uterine perforation and intra-abdominal migration have been reported often, but a retroperitoneal migration is exceptional. Here, we are reporting an IUCD which perforated the uterus and migrated to the retroperitoneum; impinging into and obstructing left ureter causing severe hydroureteronephrosis due to the development of the left lower ureteric stricture.
January 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216917/uterine-conserving-surgery-in-a-case-of-cervicovaginal-agenesis-with-unicornuate-uterus
#11
Vineet Mishra, Suwa Ram Saini, Sakshi Nanda, Sumesh Choudhary, Priyankur Roy, Tanvir Singh
The presence of cervicovaginal agenesis with unicornuate uterus is a very rare mullerian anomaly. Its true incidence is still unknown. The presence of functioning unicornuate uterus poses a great challenge for a gynecologist because a successful repair could restore normal menses and may preserve a patient's fertility. Hence, we report a case of 16-year-old unmarried female who presented with chief complaints of primary amenorrhea with cyclical lower abdominal pain. On clinical and radiological evaluation, she was diagnosed with complete cervicovaginal agenesis with right unicornuate uterus (hematometra and hematosalpinx)...
October 2016: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216916/a-rare-case-of-46-xx-gonadal-dysgenesis-and-mayer-rokitansky-kuster-hauser-syndrome
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Sriharibabu Manne, C H Veeraabhinav, Mounica Jetti, Yalamanchali Himabindu, Kiranmai Donthu, Mutyalarayudu Badireddy
46,XX gonadal dysgenesis is a rare genetically heterogeneous disorder characterized by underdeveloped ovaries with consequent, impuberism, primary amenorrhea, and hypergonadotropic hypogonadism. Mullerian agenesis or Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome is characterized by congenital aplasia of the uterus and the upper part (2/3) of the vagina in a woman with normal development of secondary sexual characteristics and a normal 46,XX karyotype. The phenotypic manifestations of MRKH syndrome may sometimes overlap with various other syndromes and require accurate delineation...
October 2016: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216513/cellular-localization-expression-and-functional-implications-of-the-utero-placental-endothelin-system-during-maintenance-and-termination-of-canine-gestation
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Aykut Gram, Alois Boos, Mariusz P Kowalewski
Utero-placental (Ut-Pl) angiogenesis and blood flow are fundamental for successful outcome of pregnancy. They are controlled by numerous vasodilator and vasoconstrictor systems such as endothelins (EDNs) and the renin angiotensin system. Dogs possess an invasive type of placentation, classified as endotheliochorial. Despite increasing knowledge regarding canine Ut-Pl function, little information exists on uterine and placental vascular activity during initiation, maintenance and termination of pregnancy in this species...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216266/perinatal-administration-of-bisphenol-a-alters-the-expression-of-tight-junction-proteins-in-the-uterus-and-reduces-the-implantation-rate
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Annia A Martínez-Peña, Jorge Rivera-Baños, Laura L Méndez-Carrillo, Marcos I Ramírez-Solano, Aarón Galindo-Bustamante, J Carlos Páez-Franco, Morimoto Sumiko, Lorenza González-Mariscal, Cruz M Esther, C Adriana Mendoza-Rodríguez
We studied the effect of bisphenol-A (BPA) administration to rats, during the perinatal period, on the fertility of F1 generation and on the expression of tight junction (TJ) proteins in the uterus during early pregnancy. Pregnant Wistar dams (F0) received: BPA-L (0.05mg/kg/day), BPA-H (20mg/kg/day) or vehicle, from gestational day (GD) 6 to lactation day 21. F1 female pups were mated at 3 months of age and sacrificed at GD 1, 3, 6, and 7. Serum hormonal levels, ovulation rate, number of implantation sites and expression of TJ proteins in the uterus of F1 females were evaluated...
February 16, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215895/short-communication-repeat-breeder-cows-with-fluid-in-the-uterine-lumen-had-poorer-fertility
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M Jaureguiberry, M J Giuliodori, A V Mang, L V Madoz, H Pothmann, M Drillich, R L de la Sota
The objective of the present study was to test the association between the presence of fluid in uterine lumen and the fertility of repeat breeder cows (RBC). Grazing Holstein cows that were clinically normal and were not pregnant after at least 3 consecutive inseminations were defined as RBC and included in the study (n = 358). A cut-point ≥2 mm of uterine lumen visible by ultrasonography was used as indicative of the presence of fluid in the uterus. The effect of this fluid on the fertility of RBC was assessed by mixed logistic regression...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215893/short-communication-diagnostic-performance-of-on-farm-bacteriological-culture-systems-for-identification-of-uterine-escherichia-coli-in-postpartum-dairy-cows
#16
J Dubuc
The objectives of this study were to validate the performance of on-farm bacteriological culture systems for identification of Escherichia coli in the uterus of early postpartum dairy cows and to determine if an association is present between the results and the subsequent occurrence of puerperal metritis (PM). A prospective cohort study was conducted in one commercial Holstein dairy herd in which 400 cows were sampled between 24 and 48 h after parturition. Three bacteriological samples were obtained from the uterus of each cow and were cultured for identification of E...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215687/deterioration-of-eggshell-quality-is-related-to-calbindin-in-laying-hens-infected-with-velogenic-genotype-viid-newcastle-disease-virus
#17
Ruiqiao Li, Xuefeng Qi, Xueying Han, Caihong Liu, Jing Wang, Ruichun Wang, Jingyu Wang, Jinhai Huang
The aim of this study was to determine the mechanism by which Newcastle disease virus (NDV) affects eggshell quality. Thirty-week-old specific pathogen free (SPF) egg-laying hens were inoculated with the velogenic genotype VIId NDV strain (infected group) or with inoculating media without virus (control group) by combined intraocular and intranasal routes. The levels of CaBP-D28k mRNA expression in the uterus, a gene related to eggshell quality, were examined by quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
March 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215453/beef-heifers-with-diminished-numbers-of-antral-follicles-have-decreased-uterine-protein-concentrations
#18
Anthony K McNeel, Émerson M Soares, Allyson L Patterson, Jeffrey L Vallet, Elane C Wright, Erin L Larimore, Olivia L Amundson, Jeremy R Miles, Chadwick C Chase, Clay A Lents, Jennifer R Wood, Andrea S Cupp, George A Perry, Robert A Cushman
Previous research demonstrated a favorable relationship between the number of follicles detectable in the bovine ovary by ultrasonography and fertility, and bovine females with diminished numbers of antral follicles had smaller reproductive tracts. Therefore, we hypothesized that uterine function would be compromised in beef heifers with diminished numbers of antral follilcles. Angus heifers (n=480) were submitted for ultrasonographic evaluation of antral follicle number at 325 and 355d of age. After the second ultrasonographic examination, 40 pubertal heifers with the greatest average number of antral follicles (30...
January 12, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215431/global-decrease-in-the-expression-of-signalling-pathways-genes-in-murine-uterus-during-preimplantation-pregnancy
#19
Katarzyna Buska, Anna Ewa Kedzierska, Anna Slawek, Anna Chelmonska-Soyta
Early preimplantation embryo-maternal communication is crucial for the establishment and development of pregnancy. Though the involvement of several candidate genes and proteins in this complex event has been described, the hierarchy of molecular networks governing this communication remains unknown. The primary objective of this study was to determine whether the presence of embryos in the uterine lumen stimulated or inhibited gene expression in the uterine tissue on day 3.5 post coitum. To answer this question, we investigated the gene expression of dedicated signal transduction pathways in the uterus of CD-1 mice during the preimplantation stage of pregnancy and compared this expression to mice with induced pseudopregnancy...
February 15, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214855/fatty-acid-binding-protein-4-in-endometrial-epithelium-is-involved-in-embryonic-implantation
#20
Peng Wang, Qiuyuan Zhu, Huilian Peng, Mengkai Du, Minyue Dong, Hanzhi Wang
AIMS: To clarify the role of fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) of endometrial epithelial cell in the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy and the involvement in the pathogenesis of pregnancy loss. METHODS: The expression of FABP4 and uterine receptive factor (LIF, Integrin-β3 and Claudin 4) was determined by Western blotting or quantitative PCR. FABP4 siRNA was used to silence FABP4 while FABP4 inhibitor was used to inhibit the function of FABP4 in endometrial epithelial cell...
January 30, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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