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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909879/investigating-vaginal-bleeding-in-postmenopausal-women-found-to-have-an-endometrial-thickness-of-equal-to-or-greater-than-10%C3%A2-mm-on-ultrasonography
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Hilary L Turnbull, Nikolaos Akrivos, Paul Simpson, Timothy J Duncan, Joaquin J Nieto, Nikolaos Burbos
PURPOSE: This aim of this study is to determine the risk of endometrial cancer in symptomatic postmenopausal women, when endometrial thickness on transvaginal ultrasonography is equal to or greater than 10 mm, and subsequent office-based endometrial sampling histology is negative. METHODS: This is a prospective cross-sectional study, performed in a gynaecological oncology centre in the United Kingdom between February 2008 and July 2012. All postmenopausal women presenting with vaginal bleeding were investigated using transvaginal ultrasonography...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907089/detection-of-human-papillomavirus-infection-in-patients-with-vaginal-intraepithelial-neoplasia
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Cristina Lamos, Charlotte Mihaljevic, Sebastian Aulmann, Thomas Bruckner, Christoph Domschke, Markus Wallwiener, Carmen Paringer, Herbert Fluhr, Sarah Schott, Christine Dinkic, Janina Brucker, Michael Golatta, Lisa Gensthaler, Michael Eichbaum, Christof Sohn, Joachim Rom
INTRODUCTION: Vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN) is a pre-malignant lesion, potentially leading to vaginal cancer. It is a rare disease, representing less than 1% of all intraepithelial neoplasia of the female genital tract. Similar to cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), there are three different grades of VAIN. VAIN 1 is also known as a low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL), whereas VAIN 2 and VAIN 3 both represent high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897023/-current-knowledge-about-hpv-infection
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A Mladěnka, A Kubečková, J Sláma
OBJECTIVE: Overview of current data on HPV infection. DESIGN: Review article. SETTING: Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital in Ostrava, Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital in Hradec Králové, Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics, General University Hospital in Prague. METHODS AND RESULTS: Human papillomavirus is a sexually transmitted pathogen that causes anogenital disorders...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896230/evaluation-of-symptoms-and-prevention-of-cancer-in-menopause-the-value-of-vulvar-exam
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A R Palumbo, C Fasolino, G Santoro, V Gargano, M Rinaldi, B Arduino, M Belli, M Guida
Vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA), is a chronic medical condition experienced by postmenopausal women, with prevalence estimated ranging from 10% to 50% [1]. VVA is characterized by a constellation of symptoms, that may affect daily activities, sexuality, relationships, and quality of life [3]. Early recognition and effective treatment of VVA may enhance sexual health and the quality of life of women and their partners. Some vulvar conditions such as lichen sclerosus are more prevalent in the postmenopausal years...
November 2016: Translational Medicine @ UniSa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895681/rectal-separation-using-hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose-in-intracavitary-brachytherapy-of-cervical-cancer-an-innovative-approach
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Swapnendu Basu, Kazi Sazzad Manir, Abhishek Basu, Koushik Ghosh
PURPOSE: This study was initiated to prove feasibility of hydrogel application in recto-vaginal space in intracavitary brachytherapy (ICBT) of cervical cancer in order to reduce rectal toxicity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a case of stage IIB cervical cancer, after external beam radiotherapy (EBRT), we planned ICBT 7 Gy × 3 fractions. In 1(st) fraction (Plan 1), due to narrow separation between rectum and cervix (0.18 cm), only 5 Gy was delivered at point A (with high-risk clinical target volume [HR-CTV] D90 5...
October 2016: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895680/the-role-of-interstitial-brachytherapy-in-the-management-of-primary-radiation-therapy-for-uterine-cervical-cancer
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Naoya Murakami, Kazuma Kobayashi, Tomoyasu Kato, Satoshi Nakamura, Akihisa Wakita, Hiroyuki Okamoto, Satoshi Shima, Keisuke Tsuchida, Tairo Kashihara, Ken Harada, Kana Takahashi, Rei Umezawa, Koji Inaba, Yoshinori Ito, Hiroshi Igaki, Jun Itami
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to report the clinical results of uterine cervical cancer patients treated by primary radiation therapy including brachytherapy, and investigate the role of interstitial brachytherapy (ISBT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: All consecutive uterine cervical cancer patients who were treated by primary radiation therapy were reviewed, and those who were treated by ISBT were further investigated for clinical outcomes and related toxicities. RESULTS: From December 2008 to October 2014, 209 consecutive uterine cervical cancer patients were treated with primary radiation therapy...
October 2016: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888705/chemotherapy-related-leukopenia-as-a-biomarker-predicting-survival-outcomes-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer
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Giorgio Bogani, Ilaria Sabatucci, Giuseppa Maltese, Francesca Lecce, Mauro Signorelli, Fabio Martinelli, Valentina Chiappa, Alice Indini, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Chiara Borghi, Giovanni Fucà, Antonino Ditto, Francesco Raspagliesi, Domenica Lorusso
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of hematologic toxicity and leukopenia in locally advanced cervical cancer patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT). STUDY DESIGN: Data of consecutive patients undergoing platinum-based NACT followed by surgery were retrospectively searched in order to evaluate the impact of chemotherapy-related toxicity on survival outcomes. Toxicity was graded per the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAEv.4.03). Survival outcomes were evaluated using Kaplan-Meir and Cox hazard models...
November 19, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888650/closure-of-the-cervical-os-in-patients-after-fertility-preserving-treatment-for-early-cervical-cancer-results-of-a-prospective-observational-study
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Mandy Mangler, Malgorzata Lanowska, Anne Bartens, Aaron Schindler, Jens-Uwe Blohmer, Dorothee Speiser
INTRODUCTION: Up to 50% of the infants delivered after radical vaginal trachelectomy (RVT) are born prematurely. An effective strategy to reduce this number could be the closure of the cervical os (CCO). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifteen pregnant patients who had a RVT due to early cervical cancer were included in this prospective case control study. All patients were scheduled for CCO early in the second trimester. CCO was performed in 12 patients. Their data were compared to data from 125 pregnancies after a RVT without CCO...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884207/potential-contribution-of-the-uterine-microbiome-in-the-development-of-endometrial-cancer
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Marina R S Walther-António, Jun Chen, Francesco Multinu, Alexis Hokenstad, Tammy J Distad, E Heidi Cheek, Gary L Keeney, Douglas J Creedon, Heidi Nelson, Andrea Mariani, Nicholas Chia
BACKGROUND: Endometrial cancer studies have led to a number of well-defined but mechanistically unconnected genetic and environmental risk factors. One of the emerging modulators between environmental triggers and genetic expression is the microbiome. We set out to inquire about the composition of the uterine microbiome and its putative role in endometrial cancer. METHODS: We undertook a study of the microbiome in samples taken from different locations along the female reproductive tract in patients with endometrial cancer (n = 17), patients with endometrial hyperplasia (endometrial cancer precursor, n = 4), and patients afflicted with benign uterine conditions (n = 10)...
November 25, 2016: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882055/determinants-of-patient-delay-in-seeking-diagnosis-and-treatment-among-moroccan-women-with-cervical-cancer
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Fatima Ouasmani, Zaki Hanchi, Bouchra Haddou Rahou, Rachid Bekkali, Samir Ahid, Abdelhalem Mesfioui
Introduction. This study sought to investigate potential determinants of patient delay among Moroccan women with cervical cancer. Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted from June 2014 to June 2015 at the National Institute of Oncology in Rabat. Data were collected using questionnaire among patients with cervical cancer locally advanced or metastatic (stages IIA-IVB). Medical records were abstracted to complete clinical information. An interval longer than 90 days between discovery of initial symptoms and presentation to a provider was defined as a patient delay...
2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876429/can-polyacrylic-acid-treat-sexual-dysfunction-in-women-with-breast-cancer-receiving-tamoxifen
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P T Juliato, A T Rodrigues, R Stahlschmidt, C R T Juliato, P G Mazzola
OBJECTIVE: There is a lack of safety data supporting the use of hormone therapy in women who have had breast cancer and who have complained of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). The objective was to test the efficacy of two non-hormonal therapies for vaginal dryness. METHODS: This was a randomized trial with 52 women with breast cancer who were being treated with tamoxifen and who complained of vaginal dryness. The volunteers answered two questionnaires to evaluate sexual function (Female Sexual Function Index, FSFI) and a customized GSM questionnaire...
November 23, 2016: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870704/clinical-outcomes-for-stereotactic-ablative-radiotherapy-in-oligometastatic-and-oligoprogressive-gynecological-malignancies
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Shane Mesko, Kiri Sandler, Joshua Cohen, Gottfried Konecny, Michael Steinberg, Mitchell Kamrava
OBJECTIVES: We report single-institution clinical outcomes of women treated with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) for oligometastatic or progressive gynecological malignancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2009 to 2015, 47 lesions from 28 patients were treated with SABR and retrospectively analyzed. All patients had oligometastatic (93%) or oligoprogressive (7%) disease. Primary cancer diagnoses were 15 ovarian, 8 endometrial, 2 cervical, 2 vaginal, and 1 uterine carcinosarcoma...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868156/vaginal-and-sexual-health-treatment-strategies-within-a-female-sexual-medicine-program-for-cancer-patients-and-survivors
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Jeanne Carter, Cara Stabile, Barbara Seidel, Raymond E Baser, Shari Goldfarb, Deborah J Goldfrank
PURPOSE: We sought to evaluate patient adherence and response to simple vaginal and sexual health treatment strategies in female cancer patients receiving treatment at a female sexual medicine and health program and identify improvements of physical symptoms, per patient and clinical evaluation. METHODS: Evaluability criteria included gynecologic exam at initial visit, at least one follow-up with gynecologic exam within 8 months of initial visit, and all consecutive follow-ups <6 months apart...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862635/sexual-distress-and-associated-factors-among-cervical-cancer-survivors-a-cross-sectional-multicenter-observational-study
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R M Bakker, G G Kenter, C L Creutzberg, A M Stiggelbout, M Derks, W Mingelen, C D Kroon, W M Vermeer, M M Ter Kuile
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether sexual distress among cervical cancer (CC) survivors is associated with frequently reported vaginal sexual symptoms, other proposed biopsychosocial factors, and whether worries about painful intercourse mediates the relation between vaginal sexual symptoms and sexual distress. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 194 sexually active partnered CC survivors aged 25-69 years. Sexual distress, vaginal sexual symptoms, sexual pain worry, anxiety, depression, body image concerns, and relationship dissatisfaction, and the socio-demographic variables age, time since treatment, and relationship duration, were assessed using validated self-administrated questionnaires...
November 15, 2016: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836494/associations-between-vaginal-infections-and-potential-high-risk-and-high-risk-human-papillomavirus-genotypes-in-female-sex-workers-in-western-kenya
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Sonia Menon, Davy Vanden Broeck, Rodolfo Rossi, Emiliono Ogbe, Stacy Harmon, Hillary Mabeya
PURPOSE: Infection with and persistence of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR HPV) are the strongest risk factors for cervical cancer. Little is known about the prevalence and role of concurrent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) found in HPV-infected female sex workers (FSW) in Africa. This study purports to test our a priori hypotheses that STIs are associated with genotypes pertaining to the α-group species 9. The objectives were to determine the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis (BV), Trichomonas vaginalis, and Candida spp in FSW, the association between these STIs and the prevalence of any potential HR and HR HPV genotypes in FSWs...
November 8, 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834003/prediction-of-rehabilitation-needs-after-treatment-of-cervical-cancer-what-do-late-adverse-effects-tell-us
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Tina Broby Mikkelsen, Bente Sørensen, Karin B Dieperink
PURPOSE: Women treated for cervical cancer with radiotherapy and chemotherapy have reported serious bowel, vaginal, and sexual late effects. The purpose of this study was to describe late adverse effects, health-related quality of life, and self-efficacy in a representative Danish cervical cancer population in order to describe rehabilitation needs. METHODS: Women, mean age 55 years, treated for cervical cancer from January 2010 to July 2013, who were alive and without known relapse/metastases were included in this cross-sectional study...
November 10, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832260/vaginal-testosterone-cream-vs-estradiol-vaginal-ring-for-vaginal-dryness-or-decreased-libido-in-women-receiving-aromatase-inhibitors-for-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Michelle E Melisko, Mindy E Goldman, Jimmy Hwang, Amy De Luca, Sally Fang, Laura J Esserman, Amy J Chien, John W Park, Hope S Rugo
Importance: Aromatase inhibitors (AI) are associated with significant urogenital atrophy, affecting quality of life and drug compliance. Objective: To evaluate safety of intravaginal testosterone cream (IVT) or an estradiol-releasing vaginal ring (7.5 μg/d) in patients with early-stage breast cancer (BC) receiving an AI. Intervention was considered unsafe if more than 25% of patients had persistent elevation in estradiol (E2), defined as E2 greater than 10 pg/mL (to convert to pmol/L, multiply by 3...
November 10, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821987/a-study-of-pap-smear-in-hiv-positive-females
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Apeksha Madan, Sunita Patil, Leena Nakate
BACKGROUND: HIV-positive females are more likely to have abnormal Pap smears than HIV-negative women. These abnormal Pap smears are usually associated with low CD4 cell counts and human papilloma virus infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective hospital-based study from April 2013 till March 2014. A total of 250 (both symptomatic and asymptomatic) HIV-positive females were examined in Gynaecology OPD at R.C.S.M. G.M.C and C.P.R. Hospital, Kolhapur, and their cervical smears were taken...
December 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821656/gel-sonovaginography-a-new-way-of-evaluating-a-variety-of-local-vaginal-and-cervical-disorders
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Mala Sibal
Gel sonovaginography is a new way of assessing local cervical and vaginal disorders, in which regular transvaginal sonography is known to have limitations. In gel sonovaginography, 20 mL of ultrasound gel is instilled into the vagina, followed by examination with a transvaginal transducer. In a study involving 28 women with known or suspected disorders such as cervical and vaginal cancer, cervical polyps, vaginal septa, and deep infiltrating endometriosis, a substantial improvement in visualization and assessment of local lesions and structures was noted with gel sonovaginography...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817837/estrogen-progestins-and-progestins-for-the-management-of-endometriosis
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Paolo Vercellini, Laura Buggio, Nicola Berlanda, Giussy Barbara, Edgardo Somigliana, Silvano Bosari
Endometriosis is characterized by frequent recurrences of symptoms and lesions even after extirpative surgery. Because medical therapies control but do not cure the disease, long periods of pharmacologic management may be needed until pregnancy desire or, sometimes, physiologic menopause. Hormonal drugs suppress ovulation and menstruation and have similar beneficial effects against pain. However, only estrogen-progestins and progestins have safety/tolerability/cost profiles that allow long-term use. These compounds induce atrophy of eutopic and ectopic endometrium, have antiinflammatory and proapoptotic properties, and can be delivered via different modalities, including oral, transdermal, subcutaneous, intramuscular, vaginal, and intrauterine routes...
November 4, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
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