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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333842/review-article-sexuality-and-risk-reducing-salpingo-oophorectomy
#1
Paige E Tucker, Paul A Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Women with familial cancer syndromes such as hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (BRCA1 and BRCA2) and Lynch syndrome are at a significantly increased risk of developing ovarian cancer and are advised to undergo prophylactic removal of their ovaries and fallopian tubes at age 35 to 40 years, after childbearing is complete. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search of studies on risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO), sexuality, and associated issues was conducted in MEDLINE databases...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332987/brachytherapy-improves-survival-in-stage-iii-endometrial-cancer-with-cervical-involvement
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Brian Bingham, Andrew Orton, Dustin Boothe, Greg Stoddard, Y Jessica Huang, David K Gaffney, Matthew M Poppe
PURPOSE: To evaluate the survival benefit of adding vaginal brachytherapy (BT) to pelvic external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) in women with stage III endometrial cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The National Cancer Data Base was used to identify patients with stage III endometrial cancer from 2004 to 2013. Only women who received adjuvant EBRT were analyzed. Women were grouped according to receipt of BT. Logistic regression modeling was used to identify predictors of receiving BT...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318642/stage-i-uterine-carcinosarcoma-matched-cohort-analyses-for-lymphadenectomy-chemotherapy-and-brachytherapy
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Brandon-Luke L Seagle, Margaux Kanis, Masha Kocherginsky, Jonathan B Strauss, Shohreh Shahabi
OBJECTIVE: To determine if lymphadenectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are associated with survival benefit among women with stage I uterine carcinosarcoma. METHODS: Women with stage I uterine carcinosarcoma (n=5614) were identified from the 1998-2013 National Cancer Data Base. Kaplan-Meier survival estimates and Cox proportional-hazards regression models were used to evaluate predictors of overall survival. Effects of these predictors were also estimated using propensity score matched analyses for lymphadenectomy, adjuvant chemotherapy, and radiotherapy...
January 12, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317560/stage-i-uterine-carcinosarcoma-matched-cohort-analyses-for-lymphadenectomy-chemotherapy-and-brachytherapy
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Brandon-Luke L Seagle, Margaux Kanis, Masha Kocherginsky, Jonathan B Strauss, Shohreh Shahabi
OBJECTIVE: To determine if lymphadenectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are associated with survival benefit among women with stage I uterine carcinosarcoma. METHODS: Women with stage I uterine carcinosarcoma (n=5614) were identified from the 1998-2013 National Cancer Data Base. Kaplan-Meier survival estimates and Cox proportional-hazards regression models were used to evaluate predictors of overall survival. Effects of these predictors were also estimated using propensity score matched analyses for lymphadenectomy, adjuvant chemotherapy, and radiotherapy...
April 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297424/dosimetric-impact-of-cylinder-size-in-high-dose-rate-vaginal-cuff-brachytherapy-vcbt-for-primary-endometrial-cancer
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Hualin Zhang, Mahesh Gopalakrishnan, Plato Lee, Zhuang Kang, Vythialingam Sathiaseelan
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the dosimetric impact of cylinder size in high-dose-rate (HDR) vaginal cuff brachytherapy (VCBT). Sample plans of HDR VCBT in a list of cylinders ranging from 2.5 to 4 cm in diameter at 0.5 cm increment were created and analyzed. The doses were prescribed either at the 0.5 cm depth with 5.5 Gy for 4 fractions or at the cylinder surface with 8.8 Gy for 4 fractions, in various treatment lengths. A 0.5 cm shell volume called PTV_Eval was contoured for each plan and served as the target volume for dosimetric evaluation...
September 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295403/toward-a-3d-transrectal-ultrasound-system-for-verification-of-needle-placement-during-high-dose-rate-interstitial-gynecologic-brachytherapy
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Jessica Robin Rodgers, Kathleen Surry, Eric Leung, David D'Souza, Aaron Fenster
PURPOSE: Treatment for gynecologic cancers, such as cervical, recurrent endometrial, and vaginal malignancies, commonly includes external-beam radiation and brachytherapy. In high-dose-rate (HDR) interstitial gynecologic brachytherapy, radiation treatment is delivered via hollow needles that are typically inserted through a template on the perineum with a cylinder placed in the vagina for stability. Despite the need for precise needle placement to minimize complications and provide optimal treatment, there is no standard intra-operative image-guidance for this procedure...
March 15, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286720/public-awareness-and-knowledge-of-pap-smear-as-a-screening-test-for-cervical-cancer-among-saudi-population-in-riyadh-city
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Hassan Al Khudairi, Ahmed Abu-Zaid, Osama Alomar, Hany Salem
AIMS: To explore the public awareness, knowledge, and attitudes of Saudi women towards Pap smear as a screening test for cervical cancer. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study took place in four major secondary and tertiary healthcare hospitals located in the capital city Riyadh between January 2016 and June 2016. A self-administered, coded, close-ended survey was randomly distributed to 1000 non-single women attending the obstetrics/gynecology outpatient clinics or inpatient wards...
January 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278350/the-role-of-the-vaginal-microbiome-in-gynecological-cancer-a-review
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Miriam Champer, Alexandra M Wong, Jackson Champer, Ilana L Brito, Philipp W Messer, June Y Hou, Jason D Wright
Human microbiome research has shown commensal bacteria to be a major factor in both wellness and disease pathogenesis. Interest in the microbiome has recently expanded beyond the gut to include a multitude of other organ systems for which the microbiome may have health implications. Here, we review the role of the vaginal microbiome in health and disease, with a particular focus on gynecologic malignancies. Further, we suggest that it may be possible to expand the use of probiotics in the treatment of gynecologic cancers...
March 9, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277315/clear-cell-carcinoma-of-the-uterine-cervix-presented-as-submucosal-tumor-arising-from-a-background-of-cervical-endometriosis
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Mariko Hashiguchi, Keita Kai, Satoshi Nishiyama, Yoshifumi Nakao, Masatoshi Yokoyama, Shinichi Aishima
Clear cell carcinoma (CCC) of the uterine cervix without prenatal diethylstilbestrol exposure is rare, and its etiology is unclear. We present a case of cervical CCC presenting as a submucosal tumor, which strongly suggests an association between cervical endometriosis and cervical CCC. A 56-year-old postmenopausal Japanese woman visited a gynecologic clinic with a complaint of watery vaginal discharge. A few atypical cells suggesting adenocarcinoma were detected in a cervical cytologic specimen. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a cystic lesion with a solid component at the uterine cervix...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277141/local-hormone-therapy-for-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-in-breast-cancer-patients-is-it-safe
#10
María Fernanda Garrido Oyarzún, Camil Castelo-Branco
The genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is a frequent complaint among breast cancer (BC) survivors that lead to an important affection of their quality of life (QoL). Lifestyle measures such as smoking cessation or regular sexual activity are usually insufficient to significantly improve GMS and although therapies such as lubricants and polycarbophil moisturized gels are considered first-line therapies to alleviate symptoms of vulvovaginal atrophy, these non-hormonal options are not able to reverse atrophy once it occurs...
February 21, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276574/taking-the-tube-uptake-of-salpingectomy-at-the-time-of-hysterectomy-for-benign-indications
#11
Yee S Lin, Alana M Cole, Susannah Lyes, Erika K Hunter
BACKGROUND: International guidelines recommend the fallopian tubes be removed at the time of hysterectomy, to lower the incidence of ovarian cancer in women. AIMS: To determine the rate of salpingectomy at the time of hysterectomy at our institution and to discuss a standard rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hysterectomies (n = 200) performed for benign indications from 13 January 13, 2015 until 26 April 26, 2016 were reviewed. RESULTS: The overall rate of salpingectomy was 76...
March 9, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275694/clear-cell-adenocarcinoma-of-the-cervix-in-second-generation-young-women-who-are-without-maternal-exposure-to-diethylstilbestrol-a-case-report
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Tanitra Tantitamit, Suttha Hamontri, Likit Rangsiratanakul
Clear cell adenocarcinoma of the cervix (CCAC) is a rare type of gynecological cancer. The risk factors and pathogenesis have yet to be clearly determined. This is a case report of a 19-year-old woman, who was never exposed to DES from her mother, who had gone for an examination for vaginal bleeding. A polypoid mass measured at 3 cm presenting in her cervix was discovered. Histological diagnosis following cervical biopsy proved the tumor to be a clear cell carcinoma. The patient was then referred to our hospital...
May 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270196/two-cases-of-perivascular-epithelioid-cell-tumor-of-the-uterus-clinical-radiological-and-pathological-diagnostic-challenge
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Byung Su Kwon, Dong Soo Suh, Nam Kyung Lee, Yong Jung Song, Kyung Un Choi, Ki Hyung Kim
BACKGROUND: Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa) is a rare subtype of mesenchymal origin tumor composed of epithelioid cells which exhibits immunohistochemical co-expressions of melanocytic markers and smooth muscle markers. CASE PRESENTATION: In the first case, malignant uterine PEComa with vaginal and multiple lung metastasis was misdiagnosed preoperatively as uterine leiomyosarcoma despite a preoperative punch biopsy and immunohistochemical analysis of the metastatic vaginal mass...
March 7, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267367/systematic-indirect-comparison-of-ospemifene-versus-local-estrogens-for-vulvar-and-vaginal-atrophy
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N Bruyniks, N Biglia, S Palacios, A O Mueck
In the absence of a direct head-to-head study, we performed an indirect historical comparison of ospemifene 60 mg (Senshio(®)) vs. local vaginal estrogens in moderate or severe vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA). A literature search was carried out of clinical efficacy/safety trials of local vaginal estrogens in VVA approved in Europe. For efficacy comparison, studies had to be placebo-controlled and of 12 weeks' duration. For safety comparison, studies had to be ≥40 weeks' duration. Efficacy endpoints were the difference between active and placebo in change from baseline to week 12 for symptoms, vaginal pH, and maturation value (MV)...
March 7, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265850/a-general-description-for-chinese-medicine-in-treating-premature-ovarian-failure
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Jing Lin, Xue-Lian Li, Hui Song, Qian Li, Ming-Yan Wang, Xue-Min Qiu, Da-Jin Li, Ling Wang
Premature ovarian failure (POF) is a kind of gynecological disease that causes amenorrhea, infertility, menopause and urogenital symptoms. Currently hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the most popular choice for women with POF to get rid of menopausal syndrome. However, as the popularization of Chinese herbs made Chinese medicine (CM) shine new lights, physicians are able to treat POF with both meno-herbs and integrated therapy. HRT has its own indications and contraindications. For example, unexplained vaginal bleeding, acute liver damage, liver dysfunction, vascular embolization, and breast cancer are all contraindications of HRT, and CM is taken by more physicians as an adjuvant therapy...
February 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260594/melanomas-of-the-vulva-and-vagina
#16
Sasia Skovsted, Karsten Nielsen, Jan Blaakær
INTRODUCTION: Malignant melanoma is a rare type of cancer in the vagina and vulva associated with a poor prognosis due to late diagnosis and early dissemination. Only a limited amount of literature exists on the condition. This study elucidates the effect of current treatment. METHODS: All patients diagnosed with malignant melanoma in the vagina or vulva at Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Denmark, in the period from 1996 to 2013 were included. Data were collected from the electronic patient records and from the Danish Pathology Register...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252463/colorectal-cancer-diagnosed-during-pregnancy-systematic-review-and-treatment-pathways
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Gianluca Pellino, Constantinos Simillis, Christos Kontovounisios, Daniel L Baird, Stella Nikolaou, Oliver Warren, Paris P Tekkis, Shahnawaz Rasheed
The aim of this study was to identify the mode of presentation and incidence of colorectal cancer in pregnancy (CRC-p), assess the outcomes of the mother and foetus according to gestational age, treatment delivered and cancer features and location. A systematic review of the literature was carried out to identify studies reporting on CRC-p and pooled analysis of the reported data. Seventy-nine papers reporting on 119 patients with unequivocal CRC-p were included. The calculated pooled risk is 0.002% and age at diagnosis has decreased over time...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251642/the-endometrial-and-breast-safety-of-menopausal-hormone-therapy-containing-micronised-progesterone-a-short-review
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REVIEW
John Eden
For a significant minority of women, menopausal symptoms can be very unpleasant; however, many are worried about taking menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) for fear of causing breast cancer. Micronised progesterone (mP4) has been available in Europe since the 1990s and clinical trials have shown that 100 mg oral daily, 200 mg oral sequentially or 100 mg vaginal every second day effectively protect the endometrium from the stimulatory effects of oestrogen. MHT containing mP4 has a significantly lower breast cancer risk than those containing progestins...
February 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246983/comorbidity-profiles-among-women-with-postcoital-bleeding-a-nationwide-health-insurance-database
#19
Hsin-Li Liu, Chuan-Mei Chen, Lee-Wen Pai, Yueh-Juen Hwu, Horng-Mo Lee, Yueh-Chin Chung
PURPOSE: Most of the existing studies on postcoital bleeding (PCB) in Western countries. To date, no study has focused on the various PCB-related comorbidities in Taiwan women. This work aims to analyze and compare the presence or absence of PCB among Taiwanese women with gynecological comorbidity. METHODS: This study is a population-based retrospective cohort investigation. Outpatients with PCB after the index date were considered. A total of 2377 female patients with PCB (ICD-9 626...
February 28, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245859/californium-252-neutron-brachytherapy-combined-with-external-pelvic-radiotherapy-plus-concurrent-chemotherapy-for-cervical-cancer-a-retrospective-clinical-study
#20
Shen Qian, Ling Ye, Yun-Hong Tian, Li-Gen Wang, Zuo-Ping Huang, Feng Li, Bing Hou, Ni Song, Juan Chen, Ying Liu, Xiao Liu, Tao Zhou
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the sixth most common cancer in Chinese women. A standard treatment modality for cervical cancer is the combination of surgery, chemotherapy, external-beam radiotherapy and intracavitary brachytherapy. The aim of this study was to retrospectively assess the long-term treatment outcomes of patients with cervical cancer who were treated with californium-252 neutron brachytherapy combined with external-beam radiotherapy plus concurrent chemotherapy. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 150 patients with primary stages IB-IVB cervical cancer who received neutron brachytherapy combined with external-beam radiotherapy concurrently with cisplatin chemotherapy...
February 28, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
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