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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730844/correlation-between-uterine-artery-doppler-indices-and-menstrual-irregularities-among-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-and-depot-medroxyprogesterone-acetate-users-a-prospective-observational-study
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Mohamed Rezk, Alaa Al-Halaby, Mohamed Emarh, Mohamed Shawky
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain whether menstrual irregularities among users of levonorgestrel releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) and depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), were associated with changes in uterine artery Doppler indices or not. METHODS: This three-year prospective observational study included 102 women using LNG-IUS and 104 women using DMPA for contraception. Participants were followed at regular intervals over three years with performance of transvaginal ultrasound to measure uterine artery pulsatility index (PI) and resistance index (RI) before starting the method and at six months, 12 months, two and three years thereafter...
July 21, 2017: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729745/insufficient-angiogenesis-cause-of-abnormally-thin-endometrium-in-subfertile-patients
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Joachim Alfer, Lars Happel, Ralf Dittrich, Matthias W Beckmann, Arndt Hartmann, Andreas Gaumann, Volker U Buck, Irmgard Classen-Linke
INTRODUCTION: This study investigated subfertile patients with abnormally thin endometrium after infertility treatment. As they had adequate serum concentrations of hormones, an endometrial factor for subfertility was suspected. METHODS: To elucidate the cause of subfertility, endometrial biopsies were taken in each patient in the late proliferative and mid-secretory phases of one menstrual cycle. Endometrial biopsies from women with normal menstrual cycles and confirmed fertility who were undergoing hysterectomy for benign uterine disease were used as positive controls...
July 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727125/usefulness-of-saline-infusion-sonohysterography-and-feeding-artery-imaging-in-endometrial-polyp-diagnosis
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Marcin Anioł, Grażyna Dec, Katarzyna Wojda, Piotr Sieroszewski
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of sonohysterography with feeding artery visualization using transvaginal sonography to diagnose endometrial polyps. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted an observational study of 60 perimenopausal patients referred to the Department of Fetal Medicine and Gynaecology, Medical University of Lodz with abnormal uterine bleeding or suspicion of endometrial pathology based on sonography scan. In all 60 patients transvaginal sonography scan showed a possibility of an endometrial polyp...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726716/new-insights-into-the-role-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-preeclampsia
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REVIEW
Salvador Espino Y Sosa, Arturo Flores-Pliego, Aurora Espejel-Nuñez, Diana Medina-Bastidas, Felipe Vadillo-Ortega, Veronica Zaga-Clavellina, Guadalupe Estrada-Gutierrez
Preeclampsia is a severe pregnancy complication globally, characterized by poor placentation triggering vascular dysfunction. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) exhibit proteolytic activity implicated in the efficiency of trophoblast invasion to the uterine wall, and a dysregulation of these enzymes has been linked to preeclampsia. A decrease in MMP-2 and MMP-9 interferes with the normal remodeling of spiral arteries at early pregnancy stages, leading to the initial pathophysiological changes observed in preeclampsia...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718893/association-between-maternal-vascular-murmur-and-the-small-for-gestational-age-fetus-with-abnormal-umbilical-artery-doppler-flow
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Diana Riknagel, Richard Farlie, Morten Hedegaard, Peter Humaidan, Johannes J Struijk
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between maternal vascular murmurs (MVMs) and fetal growth restriction (defined as small-for-gestational-age [SGA] fetus) and abnormal Doppler pulsatility index (PI) of the uterine and/or umbilical arteries. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of women aged 18 years or older with a singleton pregnancy at 28-34 weeks was conducted at Regional Hospital Viborg, Denmark, between May 1 and August 1, 2013. Ultrasound fetal biometry was performed and the Doppler PI of the umbilical and uterine arteries was determined...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716637/update-on-the-management-of-abnormal-uterine-bleeding
#6
Yael Levy-Zauberman, Anne-Gaëlle Pourcelot, Perrine Capmas, Hervé Fernandez
Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is a common complaint that affects large numbers of women from puberty to menopause. It negatively affects health by causing anemia, and impacts the quality of life of women affected. AUB also has an economic impact for both women and society. Therefore, it should not be under- or overestimate and diagnosis, investigations and treatment should be proposed, taking into account the scientific data available in the current state of medical knowledge. Using the new terminology and etiologic classification of AUB is essential to communicate properly around the subject...
July 14, 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711233/review-of-sleep-eeg-in-preterm-and-term-neonates
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Anneleen Dereymaeker, Kirubin Pillay, Jan Vervisch, Maarten De Vos, Sabine Van Huffel, Katrien Jansen, Gunnar Naulaers
Neonatal sleep is a crucial state that involves endogenous driven brain activity, important for neuronal survival and guidance of brain networks. Sequential EEG-sleep analysis in preterm infants provides insights into functional brain integrity and can document deviations of the biologically pre-programmed process of sleep ontogenesis during the neonatal period. Visual assessment of neonatal sleep-EEG, with integration of both cerebral and non-cerebral measures to better define neonatal state, is still considered the gold standard...
July 12, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711132/additional-conditions-amenable-to-observation-care
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REVIEW
Matthew A Wheatley
ED observation units (EDOUs) are designed for patients who require diagnostics or therapeutics beyond the initial ED visit to determine the need for hospital admission. Best evidence is that this care be delivered via ordersets or protocols. Occasionally, patients present with conditions that are amenable to EDOU care but fall outside the commonly used protocols. This article details a few of these conditions: abnormal uterine bleeding, allergic reaction, alcohol intoxication, acetaminophen overdose and sickle cell vaso-occlusive crisis...
August 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710882/mid-trimester-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-pprom-etiology-diagnosis-classification-international-recommendations-of-treatment-options-and-outcome
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Michael Tchirikov, Natalia Schlabritz-Loutsevitch, James Maher, Jörg Buchmann, Yuri Naberezhnev, Andreas S Winarno, Gregor Seliger
Mid-trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), defined as rupture of fetal membranes prior to 28 weeks of gestation, complicates approximately 0.4%-0.7% of all pregnancies. This condition is associated with a very high neonatal mortality rate as well as an increased risk of long- and short-term severe neonatal morbidity. The causes of the mid-trimester PPROM are multifactorial. Altered membrane morphology including marked swelling and disruption of the collagen network which is seen with PPROM can be triggered by bacterial products or/and pro-inflammatory cytokines...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707725/preventive-effect-of-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-on-the-development-of-uterine-cervical-lesions-in-young-japanese-women
#10
Hidenori Tanaka, Hiromitsu Shirasawa, Dai Shimizu, Naoki Sato, Noriaki Ooyama, Osamu Takahashi, Yukihiro Terada
AIM: To examine the effect that human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has had in Akita Prefecture, by comparing cervical cytology results from women aged 20-24 years with or without HPV vaccination. METHODS: We examined cervical cytology results from 2425 subjects who underwent cervical cancer screening under the jurisdiction of the Akita Foundation for Healthcare between January 2014 and October 2016. We compared the prevalence of cytologic abnormalities among women aged 20-24 years with or without HPV vaccination...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706850/pneumothorax-caused-by-cystic-and-nodular-lung-metastases-from-a-malignant-uterine-perivascular-epithelioid-cell-tumor-pecoma
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Shouichi Okamoto, Moegi Komura, Yasuhisa Terao, Aiko Kurisaki-Arakawa, Takuo Hayashi, Tsuyoshi Saito, Shinsaku Togo, Akira Shiokawa, Keiko Mitani, Etsuko Kobayashi, Toshio Kumasaka, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Kuniaki Seyama
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (PEComas) are mesenchymal neoplasms with immunoreactivity for both melanocytic and smooth muscle markers. PEComas occur at multiple sites, and malignant PEComas can undergo metastasis, recurrence and aggressive clinical courses. Although the lung is a common metastatic site of PEComas, they usually appear as multiple nodules but rarely become cystic or cavitary. Here, we describe a female patient whose lungs manifested multiple cystic, cavity-like and nodular metastases 3 years after the resection of uterine tumors tentatively diagnosed as epithelioid smooth muscle tumors with uncertain malignant potential...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706412/uterine-adenofibroma-an-unsual-cause-of-nonpuerperal-uterine-inversion-in-postmenopausal-female
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Latika Chawla, Richa Vatsa, Kallol Kumar Roy, Sunesh Kumar
Uterine adenofibroma is an extremely rare benign mixed mullerian tumor, most often presenting as vaginal mass with pain and abnormal uterine bleeding in postmenopausal females. Nonpuerperal uterine inversion is also an uncommon entity. We present a rare case of nonpuerperal uterine inversion due to a uterine adenofibroma. A 56-year-old postmenopausal female presented to us with bleeding and discharge per vaginum. Examination showed a polyp. Due to associated comorbidities, polypectomy was chosen as management modality failing which laparotomy was done, and the uterus was found to be inverted through the cervix, hysterectomy was done...
April 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706367/diagnostic-office-vaginohysteroscopy-in-evaluation-of-infertility-prior-to-ivf-a-retrospective-analysis-of-1000-cases
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Praveen Kumar, Surender Mohan, Pankaj Talwar, Seema Rai, N Nagaraja, Prashant Sharma
AIM: The aim of this study was to analyze the utility of routine use of diagnostic office vaginohysteroscopy in the evaluation of uterine cavity in infertility patients prior to IVF-ET. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 1000 women who had undergone routine diagnostic office vaginohysteroscopy as an institutional protocol in the evaluation of infertility prior to IVF-ET cycle at a tertiary care hospital. They were divided into two groups: primary infertility (group I) and secondary infertility (group II)...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700429/mucosal-proliferations-in-completely-examined-fallopian-tubes-accompanying-ovarian-low-grade-serous-tumors-neoplastic-precursor-lesions-or-normal-variants-of-benign-mucosa
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Rebecca J Wolsky, Matt A Price, Charles J Zaloudek, Joseph T Rabban
Malignant transformation of the fallopian tube mucosa, followed by exfoliation of malignant cells onto ovarian and/or peritoneal surfaces, has been implicated as the origin of most pelvic high-grade serous carcinoma. Whether a parallel pathway exists for pelvic low-grade serous tumors [ovarian serous borderline tumor (SBT) and low-grade serous carcinoma (LGSC)] remains to be fully elucidated. The literature is challenging to interpret due to variation in the diagnostic criteria and terminology for cytologically low-grade proliferations of the fallopian tube mucosa, as well as variation in fallopian tube specimen sampling...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693952/pathogenesis-of-adenomyosis-an-update-on-molecular-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Silvia Vannuccini, Claudia Tosti, Francisco Carmona, S Joseph Huang, Charles Chapron, Sun-Wei Guo, Felice Petraglia
Adenomyosis is a uterine disorder becoming more commonly diagnosed in women of reproductive age because of diagnostic imaging advancements. The new epidemiological scenario and the clinical evidence of pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding and infertility are changing the classic perspective of adenomyosis as a premenopausal disease. In the last decade, the evaluation of multiple molecular mediators has improved our knowledge of pathogenic mechanisms of adenomyosis, supporting that this is an independent disease from endometriosis...
June 27, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693176/flexible-magnifying-endoscopy-with-narrow-band-imaging-for-the-diagnosis-of-uterine-cervical-tumors-a-cooperative-study-among-gastrointestinal-endoscopists-and-gynecologists-to-explore-a-novel-microvascular-classification-system
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Noriko Nishiyama, Kenji Kanenishi, Hirohito Mori, Hideki Kobara, Shintaro Fujihara, Taiga Chiyo, Nobuya Kobayashi, Tae Matsunaga, Maki Ayaki, Tatsuo Yachida, Ayako Fujimori, Makoto Oryu, Chiaki Tenkumo, Megumi Ishibashi, Uiko Hanaoka, Toshiyuki Hata, Yumi Miyai, Kyuichi Kadota, Reiji Haba, Tsutomu Masaki
Narrow band imaging with magnifying endoscopy (NBI-ME), which is useful for the assessment of micro-vessels, has excellent diagnostic potential for early gastrointestinal epithelial neoplasia. Conventional diagnostic tools for uterine cervical epithelial tumors are still unsatisfactory. An accurate diagnostic tool for uterine cervical epithelial tumors is required to preserve the reproductive ability of young women with uterine cervical tumors. Flexible NBI-ME was performed in patients with cervical squamous cell lesions that required further examinations based on their Pap smear results (cytology ≥ low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion) at Kagawa University Hospital between April 2014 and April 2015...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692759/sperm-morphology-assessment-pathophysiology-clinical-relevance-and-state-of-the-art-in-2017
#17
REVIEW
N Gatimel, J Moreau, J Parinaud, R D Léandri
For over 30 years, sperm morphology assessment has been one of the most common tests in evaluation of fertility. This review examines the clinical relevance of sperm morphology assessment in the diagnosis of infertility and in assisted reproductive technology, as well as its analytical reliability. Publications on the pathophysiology, the analytical reliability of the test and its clinical relevance in diagnosis and in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) were evaluated. This review compared and discussed study methodologies and results, including patient characteristics, preparation, smear staining methods and classification systems...
July 10, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689806/cigarette-smoke-impaired-maturation-of-ovarian-follicles-and-normal-growth-of-uterus-inner-wall-of-female-wild-type-and-hypertensive-rats
#18
Hae-Miru Lee, Cho-Won Kim, Kyung-A Hwang, Jae-Hyuck Sung, Jin-Kyu Lee, Kyung-Chul Choi
Cigarette smoke (CS) is well known to be very harmful to human body functions such as fertility, reproduction, and development. CS is considered to more affect patients with hypertension (HT). To estimate the effect of CS associated with female rat's fertility, we examined the histopathological characteristics of the uterus and ovary which were obtained from the female rats exposed to smoke of the standard cigarette (3R4F) for 4 weeks (10h a week) according to the OECD guidelines. The female wild-type Wistar Kyoto (WK) rats (WTR) and spontaneously hypertensive WK rats (SHR) were used to compare the effect of CS on healthy and hypertensive rats...
July 6, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684328/genetics-of-gynaecological-disorders
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REVIEW
Dragana J Josifova
From genomic imbalances associated with developmental abnormalities of the female genital tract to the molecular mechanisms underpinning endometriosis and uterine leiomyomatosis, new technologies have allowed the exploration of the genetic contribution and mapping the molecular pathways underpinning common and rare gynaecological conditions. While some of these conditions have historically been considered sporadic, recent research has demonstrated their potentially heritable nature linked to single genes or copy number variants...
July 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679680/chronic-hypoxia-alters-maternal-uterine-and-fetal-hemodynamics-in-the-term-pregnant-guinea-pig
#20
Shifa Turan, Graham W Aberdeen, Loren P Thompson
Placental hypoxia is associated with maternal hypertension, placental insufficiency and fetal growth restriction. In the pregnant guinea pig, prenatal hypoxia during early gestation inhibits cytotrophoblast invasion of spiral arteries, increases maternal blood pressure and induces fetal growth restriction. This study evaluated the impact of chronic maternal hypoxia on fetal heart structure with 4D echocardiography with spatio-temporal image correlation and tomographic ultrasound (STIC-TUI) and uterine and umbilical artery resistance/pulsatility indices and fetal heart function using pulsed wave Doppler ultrasound...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
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