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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098598/science-of-intracrinology-in-postmenopausal-women
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Fernand Labrie, Alain Bélanger, Georges Pelletier, Céline Martel, David F Archer, Wulf H Utian
OBJECTIVE: To illustrate the marked differences between classical endocrinology that distributes hormones to all tissues of the body through the bloodstream and the science of intracrinology, whereby each cell of each peripheral tissue makes a small and appropriate amount of estrogens and androgens from the inactive precursor dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), DHEA being mainly of adrenal origin. Because only the inactivated sex steroids are released in the blood, influence in the other tissues is avoided...
January 16, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093107/characterization-and-identification-of-microbial-communities-in-bovine-necrotic-vulvovaginitis
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N Y Shpigel, L Adler-Ashkenazy, S Scheinin, T Goshen, A Arazi, Z Pasternak, Y Gottlieb
Bovine necrotic vulvovaginitis (BNVV) is a severe and potentially fatal disease of post-partum cows that emerged in Israel after large dairy herds were merged. While post-partum cows are commonly affected by mild vulvovaginitis (BVV), in BNVV these benign mucosal abrasions develop into progressive deep necrotic lesions leading to sepsis and death if untreated. The etiology of BNVV is still unknown and a single pathogenic agent has not been found. We hypothesized that BNVV is a polymicrobial disease where the normally benign vaginal microbiome is remodeled and affects the local immune response...
January 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092611/prevalence-of-bovine-herpesvirus-type-4-in-aborting-dairy-cows
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Đ Cvetojević, B Savić, V Milićević, B Kureljušić, N Jezdimirović, D Jakić-Dimić, M Pavlović, Lj Spalević
Bovine herpesvirus type 4 (BHV-4) is related to many different conditions: infertility, postpartal metritis, vulvovaginitis, mastitis, encephalitis, calf pneumonia, keratoconjunctivitis, cutaneous lesions, digital dermatitis and abortion. In this study a retrospective PCR examination of 100 extracted DNA samples from aborting cows was performed in order to determine: prevalence of BHV-4 in abortive cattle, whether coinfections BHV-4 with other abortifacient pathogens are present in the same sample and to determine the month of gestation when BHV-4 associated abortions were detected...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066940/comparison-of-two-long-term-gestagen-regimens-in-the-management-of-recurrent-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-a-pilot-study
#4
Jiří Špaček, Jan Kestřánek, Petr Jílek, Daniel Leško, Silvie Plucnarová, Vladimír Buchta
Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is a hormonal-dependent infection but in contrast to sporadic VVC, therapy of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) is still unsolved. Long-term administration of medroxyprogesterone acetate was evaluated for the management of RVVC. Overall, 20 patients were treated with Depo-Provera; 14 patients were treated with Provera. Gestagen therapy was evaluated based on visual analogue scale (VAS), the frequency of attacks, the side effects of gestagens and the consumption of antifungals...
January 9, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065975/vulvovaginitis-and-diabetes
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Bharti Kalra, Sanjay Kalra
Vulvovaginitis is a commonly encountered comorbid condition of diabetes, and is linked to poor glycaemic control. Proper, timely diagnosis and management is necessary to ensure optimal perineal/genital and metabolic health. Knowledge of current guidelines and recommendations helps in achieving this goal. This review describes the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, differential diagnosis, management and prevention of VV in diabetes.
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064523/iranian-postmenopausal-women-s-experiences-of-treatment-of-symptomatic-vulvovaginal-atrophy
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E Fooladi, M Deldar, F Mohammadzadeh, E Ahmadnia, S Khani, Z Ghanbari
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to explore the experiences of Iranian postmenopausal women who sought medical help for their symptomatic vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). METHODS: Five focus group discussions (FGDs) were conducted. Participants had to be postmenopausal; had bothersome symptoms of VVA for which they came to the clinic; had previously sought medical help for their VVA; and had confirmed physical signs of VVA upon examination by a gynecologist. RESULTS: Twenty-five women, aged 49-60 years participated in the five FGDs...
January 8, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052314/elevated-nitric-oxide-in-recurrent-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-association-to-clinical-findings
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Cathrin Alvendal, Sophia Ehrström, Annelie Brauner, Jon O Lundberg, Nina Bohm-Starke
INTRODUCTION: Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) is defined as 3-4 episodes per year and causes substantial suffering. Little is known about the mechanisms leading to relapses in otherwise healthy women. Nitric oxide (NO) is part of the non-specific host defense and is increased during inflammation. NO levels were measured and the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) was analyzed in the vagina during an acute episode of RVVC and after treatment with fluconazole...
January 4, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042734/vulvar-and-vaginal-atrophy-as-viewed-by-the-spanish-revive-participants-symptoms-management-and-treatment-perceptions
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S Palacios, M J Cancelo, C Castelo Branco, P Llaneza, F Molero, R Sanchez Borrego
OBJECTIVES: To gain a deeper comprehension of current vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) knowledge among Spanish postmenopausal women. METHODS: An online survey (REVIVE) was conducted in four European countries with an overall sample of 768 participants included in Spain. Perceptions, experiences and needs of Spanish postmenopausal women in terms of sexual and vaginal health were reported. RESULTS: Vaginal dryness was the most common VVA symptom in Spain (81%)...
January 2, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042431/vulvovaginal-gingival-lichen-planus-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-literature
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A Lucchese, A Dolci, G Minervini, C Salerno, D DI Stasio, G Minervini, L Laino, F Silvestre, R Serpico
PURPOSE: Oral Lichen Planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory disease of skin and mucous membranes. Approximately 20% of women with oral lichen planus develops lesions in the genital mucosa. In 1982, Pelisse described a special form of lichen planus (LP), which consists of a triad of symptoms: vulval, vaginal and gingival (VVG)-LP lesions. Aim of the present report is to report two new cases and review the international literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two cases of VVG-LP are reported and a review of recent literature is performed...
April 2016: Oral & Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034371/vaccines-against-human-papillomavirus-infections-protection-against-cancer-genital-warts-or-both
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REVIEW
E A Joura, S Pils
Since 2006, three vaccines against infections and disease caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) became available in Europe-in 2006 a quadrivalent HPV 6/11/16/18 vaccine, in 2007 a bivalent HPV 16/18 vaccine and in 2015 a nonavalent HPV 6/11/16/18/31/33/45/52/58 vaccine. HPV 16 and 18 are the most oncogenic HPV strains, causing about 70% of cervical and other HPV-related cancers, HPV 6 and 11 cause 85% of all genital warts. The additional types of the polyvalent vaccine account for about 20% of invasive cervical cancer and >35% of pre-cancer...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027121/carcinogenesis-of-vulvar-lesions-morphology-and-immunohistochemistry-evaluation
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Raquel Camara Rivero, Deborah Garcia, Luciano Serpa Hammes, Marcelle Reesink Cerski, Valentino Magno, Lúcia Maria Kliemann, Edison Capp
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the 2 pathways of vulvar carcinogenesis and correlate immunohistochemical expression of p53 with histopathological findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 76 cases. Patients were classified according to the 2004 International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease Terminology, followed by a review of clinical records and immunohistochemical staining for p53. RESULTS: Fifteen cases were in the human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated pathway (12 cases of usual vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia [VIN] and 3 of warty squamous cell carcinoma [SCC]), and 13 cases were in the HPV-independent pathway (5 cases of differentiated VIN and 8 of keratinizing SCC)...
January 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011209/validation-of-clinical-tools-for-vaginal-and-vulvar-symptom-assessment-in-cancer-patients-and-survivors
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Anne A Eaton, Raymond E Baser, Barbara Seidel, Cara Stabile, Jocelyn P Canty, Deborah J Goldfrank, Jeanne Carter
INTRODUCTION: Health care professionals can play a pivotal role in promoting vulvovaginal health through assessment and appropriate intervention. AIM: To develop and validate brief clinical measurements to facilitate the identification of vulvovaginal symptoms in patients with and survivors of cancer. METHODS: One hundred seventy-five women survivors of cancer attending a Female Sexual Medicine and Women's Health Program from September 26, 2012 through October 31, 2014 completed the Vaginal Assessment Scale (VAS) and the Vulvar Assessment Scale (VuAS)-a modified version of the VAS that targets vulvar symptoms...
January 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000024/current-practice-patterns-for-management-of-vulvodynia-in-the-united-states
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Lannah L Lua, Yvette Hollette, Prathamesh Parm, Gayle Allenback, Vani Dandolu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the current practice patterns for the management of vulvodynia in the United States (US) and to estimate healthcare costs related to this condition. METHODS: Truven MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters databases for years 2009-2013 were utilized for analysis. The study cohort included women, 18 years or older, with a diagnosis of vulvodynia (ICD-9 625.70), who had been continuously enrolled for 360 days from the date of diagnosis. Measures included the most common prescriptions, primary procedures, associated diagnoses, as well as net healthcare costs...
December 20, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997350/a-low-dose-6-5-mg-of-intravaginal-dhea-permits-a-strictly-local-action-while-maintaining-all-serum-estrogens-or-androgens-as-well-as-their-metabolites-within-normal-values
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Fernand Labrie, Céline Martel
OBJECTIVE: Serum concentrations of estradiol (E2) and testosterone (testo) measured by mass spectrometry-based assays should remain below the 95th centile measured at 9.3 pg/mL for E2 and 0.26 ng/mL for testo in normal postmenopausal women in order to avoid the risk of non-physiological systemic exposure to elevated serum concentrations of these two sex steroids. METHODS: Serum E2 and testo, as well as dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and nine of its other metabolites, were measured at 10 time intervals over 24 h on the first and seventh days of daily intravaginal administration of 0...
December 20, 2016: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975027/use-of-platelet-rich-plasma-for-vulvovaginal-autoimmune-conditions-like-lichen-sclerosus
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Fariba Behnia-Willison, Nina Reza Pour, Behrang Mohamadi, Nadia Willison, Madeleine Rock, Ian W Holten, Robert O'Shea, Joseph Miller
BACKGROUND: Lichen sclerosus (LS) is an inflammatory dermatosis with autoimmune pathogenesis. Although relatively common, its true incidence is unknown and likely underestimated. LS is usually anogenital, but in around 10% of patients, it can present as extragenital lesions. Continuous administration of topical corticosteroids is the mainstay of medical treatment. Other treatments are available but are only occasionally prescribed along with or instead of topical steroids. Injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into affected areas has been reported to result in the regeneration of normal skin...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969009/clinical-recommendation-vulvovaginitis
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Andrea Zuckerman, Mary Romano
Vulvovaginitis is a commonly encountered condition among prepubertal and adolescent females. The objective of this report is to provide the latest evidence regarding the diagnosis and management of vulvovaginitis in prepubertal and adolescent females. In this systematic review we used the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation evidence system. Vulvovaginal complaints are common in the pediatric and adolescent age group. The patient's age in conjunction with history and associated complaints will guide evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment...
December 2016: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957732/chronic-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-in-patients-using-a-levonorgestrel-containing-intrauterine-device
#17
Yvonne Nguyen, Gayle Fischer
Chronic vulvovaginal candidiasis is usually responsive to therapy with oral antifungals. We present a case series of 13 patients with this condition who were also using a levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS). All cases responded to ongoing oral fluconazole therapy while the LNG-IUS was in situ. The LNG-IUS was removed in six patients and of these, two experienced clinical improvement with lower fluconazole dosage requirements and three experienced complete resolution of symptoms. One remains on fluconazole 100 mg daily...
December 13, 2016: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915439/presence-of-ureaplasma-diversum-in-the-genital-tracts-of-female-dairy-cattle-in-mato-grosso-state-brazil
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Jaqueline B Azevedo, Gustavo S Silva, Priscylla S Rocha, Letícia C Pitchenin, Valéria Dutra, Luciano Nakazato, Anderson Castro Soares de Oliveira, Caroline A Pescador
Ureaplasma diversum infection in bovine females may result in various reproductive problems, including granular vulvovaginitis, abortion, weak calves, salpingitis, and spontaneous abortion. The presence of U. diversum in a dairy bovine population from midwestern Brazil has not been established. The aim of this study was to determine whether U. diversum was present in dairy cattle from midwestern Brazil using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Vulvovaginal mucus was analyzed from 203 cows located in six municipalities in the north region of Mato Grosso State, Brazil...
December 3, 2016: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915337/quercetin-assists-fluconazole-to-inhibit-biofilm-formations-of-fluconazole-resistant-candida-albicans-in-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antifungal-managements-of-vulvovaginal-candidiasis
#19
Mei Gao, Hui Wang, LiJuan Zhu
BACKGROUND: Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is a common gynecological disease. Candida albicans is believed to be mainly implicated in VVC occurrence, the biofilm of which is one of the virulence factors responsible for resistance to traditional antifungal agents especially to fluconazole (FCZ). Quercetin (QCT) is a dietary flavonoid and has been demonstrated to be antifungal against C. albicans biofilm. METHODS: 17 C. albicans isolates including 15 clinical ones isolated from VVC patients were employed to investigate the effects of QCT and/or FCZ on the inhibition of C...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906807/quality-of-life-and-sexual-distress-in-women-with-erosive-vulvovaginal-lichen-planus
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Harriet Cheng, Amanda Oakley, John V Conaglen, Helen M Conaglen
OBJECTIVES: Erosive vulvovaginal lichen planus (EVLP) is a chronic and painful genital dermatosis. Little is published about its impact on quality of life. This study aimed to evaluate quality of life and sexual function in women with EVLP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women with genital dermatoses were surveyed using the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) and Hospital Depression and Anxiety Scales. A subgroup completed the Female Sexual Distress Scale and Female Sexual Function Index subscales...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
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