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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740926/intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-for-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-vulva-treatment-technique-and-outcomes
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Yuan James Rao, Anupama Chundury, Julie K Schwarz, Comron Hassanzadeh, Todd DeWees, Daniel Mullen, Matthew A Powell, David G Mutch, Perry W Grigsby
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to present the treatment technique and evaluate clinical outcomes after intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for vulvar cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This retrospective study included 39 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva treated with IMRT from 2005 to 2015. There were 21 patients treated with postoperative IMRT, 13 with definitive IMRT, and 5 with preoperative IMRT. Tumor staging was Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage I in 6, stage II in 7, stage III in 19, and stage IV in 7 patients...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740427/vulvodynia-is-not-created-equally-empirical-classification-of-women-with-vulvodynia
#2
Meryl Alappattu, Georgine Lamvu, Jessica Feranec, Kathryn Witzeman, Michael Robinson, Andrea Rapkin
BACKGROUND: Vulvodynia classification is based on the sensory dimensions of pain and does not include psychological factors associated with the pain experience and treatment outcomes. Previous work has shown that individuals with chronic pain can be classified into subgroups based on pain sensitivity, psychological distress, mood, and symptom severity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify distinct subgroups of women with vulvodynia enrolled in the National Vulvodynia Registry...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739682/lower-body-lymphedema-in-patients-with-gynecologic-cancer
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REVIEW
Nicoletta Biglia, Valentina Zanfagnin, Alberto Daniele, Elisabetta Robba, Valentina E Bounous
Lower body lymphedema is a chronic condition and a significant cause of morbidity following treatment of gynecologic cancer that strongly impacts patients' quality of life (QoL). Most studies on secondary lymphedema have been performed on the upper limb after breast cancer treatment and much less is known about lower body lymphedema after gynecologic malignancies. This review focuses on secondary lymphedema due to gynecologic cancer treatment, analyzing its incidence in the different types of gynecologic cancer, diagnosis, risk factors, impact on QoL and treatment...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734009/kit-mutations-and-cd117-overexpression-are-markers-of-better-progression-free-survival-in-vulvar-melanomas
#4
D Dias-Santagata, M A Selim, Y Su, Y Peng, R Vollmer, A Chłopik, G T Marti, K Paral, S Shalin, C R Shea, S Puig, M T Fernandez-Figueras, W Biernat, J Ryś, A Marszalek, M P Hoang
BACKGROUND: Few studies have addressed prognostic markers and none has correlated molecular status and prognosis in vulvar melanomas. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: We evaluated the clinicopathologic features of 95 cases. p53, CD117, Ki-67, neurofibromin, brafv600e, and nrasq61r immunostains; and molecular analyses by either targeted next generation or direct sequencing were performed on available archival materials. RESULTS: Molecular testing detected mutations in KIT (44%), BRAF (25%), NF1 (22%), TP53 (17%), NRAS (9%), and TERT promoter (9%)...
July 22, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730615/vulvar-cancer-in-high-income-countries-increasing-burden-of-disease
#5
Yoon-Jung Kang, Megan Smith, Ellen Barlow, Kate Coffey, Neville Hacker, Karen Canfell
The aim of this study was to assess trends in the age-specific incidence of vulvar cancer in 13 high-income countries satisfying a priori conditions regarding the availability of cancer registry data over a 20 year period; these were Canada, USA, 9 European countries, Australia and Japan. Five-yearly incidence and population at risk were obtained from Cancer Incidence in Five Continents for the years 1988-1992 (Volume 7) to 2003-2007 (Volume 10). The 5-yearly average percent change (AvPC) over the 20-year period and standardised rate ratios (SRRs) for 2003-2007 vs...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722159/commentary-changes-are-still-needed-on-multiple-co-primary-endpoints
#6
Christy Chuang-Stein, Jianjun David Li
The Food and Drug Administration in the United States issued a much-awaited draft guidance on 'Multiple Endpoints in Clinical Trials' in January 2017. The draft guidance is well written and contains consistent message on the technical implementation of the principles laid out in the guidance. In this commentary, we raise a question on applying the principles to studies designed from a safety perspective. We then direct our attention to issues related to multiple co-primary endpoints. In a paper published in the Drug Information Journal in 2007, Offen et al...
July 19, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721102/vulvar-varicosities-diagnosis-treatment-and-prevention
#7
Sergey G Gavrilov
OBJECTIVE: Vulvar varicosity is a relatively common venous disorder in women with varicose veins of the pelvis and lower extremities and in pregnant women, but there is little information in the medical literature concerning its diagnosis and management. The aim of this study was to describe our experience with 101 women with vulvar varicosities who were examined and treated at our center during 2000-2014. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were divided into two groups: group 1 with 61 women with varicose veins of the pelvis and enlarged vulvar veins, and group 2 with 40 pregnant women (11-38 weeks of pregnancy) with vulvar varicosities...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720448/the-feminization-of-hpv-how-science-politics-economics-and-gender-norms-shaped-u-s-hpv-vaccine-implementation
#8
Ellen M Daley, Cheryl A Vamos, Erika L Thompson, Gregory D Zimet, Zeev Rosberger, Laura Merrell, Nolan S Kline
Human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause a number of anogenital cancers (i.e., cervical, penile, anal, vaginal, vulvar) and genital warts. A decade ago, the HPV vaccine was approved, and has been shown to be a public health achievement that can reduce the morbidity and mortality for HPV-associated diseases. Yet, the mistaken over-identification of HPV as a female-specific disease has resulted in the feminization of HPV and HPV vaccines. In this critical review, we trace the evolution of the intersection of science, politics, economics and gender norms during the original HPV vaccine approval, marketing era, and implementation...
June 2017: Papillomavirus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719486/p16-expression-and-biological-behavior-of-flat-vulvar-low-grade-squamous-intraepithelial-lesions-lsil
#9
Natasha Lewis, Luis Z Blanco, Kruti P Maniar
Flat low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) of the vulva [vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) 1, flat condyloma] is an uncommon entity with poorly understood biological behavior. We aimed to determine the risk of subsequent vulvar high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) or carcinoma following a diagnosis of vulvar LSIL/VIN 1, as well as the frequency and predictive value of p16 immunohistochemical expression in this setting. Of the 51 included cases, p16 positivity (diffuse block staining) was identified in 2 (4%)...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713038/assessment-of-sexual-function-in-women-with-neurological-disorders-a-review
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REVIEW
Frédérique Courtois, Marina Gérard, Kathleen Charvier, David B Vodušek, Gérard Amarenco
BACKGROUND: Although the rehabilitation of sexual function has been identified as a top priority among women presenting neurological conditions, sexual function is rarely assessed in this clinical group. OBJECTIVES: To review published assessment tools of sexual dysfunction in women with neurological conditions including multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal cord injury (SCI), Parkinson disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury. METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted with Medline via PubMed, PubMed Central, and Medline databases...
July 13, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708790/trends-of-gynecological-cancers-in-turkey-towards-europe-or-asia
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Murat Gultekin, Irem Kucukyildiz, Mujdegul Zayifoglu Karaca, Selin Dundar, Guledal Boztas, Semra Hatice Turan, Ezgi Hacikamiloglu, Bekir Keskinkilic
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate nationwide gynecological cancer trends in Turkey. METHODS: National cancer registry data (2009-2013) of Turkish Ministry of Health were evaluated. Ovarian, cervical, endometrial, vulvar, vaginal, and tubal cancers are evaluated with respect to age of diagnosis, incidence rates within years, stage, histological distributions, and mortality rates. Data were collected from active cancer registry centers, which increased from 23% in 2009 to 47...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708441/safe-monsplasty-technique
#12
Audrey Patoué, Antoine De Runz, Raphael Carloni, Sylvie Aillet, Eric Watier, Nicolas Bertheuil
INTRODUCTION: To improve their health and quality of life, obese patients undergo consultation after weight loss. In these patients, the sub-umbilical abdominal and pubic regions are often characterized by redundant skin, creating aesthetic and functional discomfort. Monsplasty is an important step in abdominoplasty or bodylift procedures. We report on an original technique used to correct deformity in the pubic region following weight loss. METHODS: All interventions were performed by the same surgeon between April and December 2015...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706405/vulvar-lichen-sclerosus-et-atrophicus
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REVIEW
Pragya Ashok Nair
Vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS) is a chronic inflammatory dermatosis characterized by ivory-white plaques or patches with glistening surface commonly affecting the vulva and anus. Common symptoms are irritation, soreness, dyspareunia, dysuria, and urinary or fecal incontinence. Anogenital lichen sclerosus (LS) is characterized by porcelain-white atrophic plaques, which may become confluent extending around the vulval and perianal skin in a figure of eight configuration. Thinning and shrinkage of the genital area make coitus, urination, and defecation painful...
April 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700430/epidermodysplasia-verruciformis-like-hpv-infection-of-the-vulva-in-immunosuppressed-women
#14
Natkrita Pohthipornthawat, Sarah Feldman, Scott R Granter, Alvaro C Laga, Christopher P Crum, Michael Herfs
The vast majority of vulvar human papilloma virus infections are produced by α human papilloma viruses and consist of exophytic or flat warts and classic or "usual" vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia. This report details 2 examples of epidermodysplasia verruciformis-like lesions of the vulva in women who were immunosuppressed. The most consistent morphologic feature was the presence of abnormal mature keratinocytes with large pale open nuclei with small nucleoli and eosinophilic cytoplasm, situated in the upper epithelial layers...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700423/sox2-gene-amplification-and-overexpression-is-linked-to-hpv-positive-vulvar-carcinomas
#15
André Gut, Holger Moch, Matthias Choschzick
SOX2 (SRY-related HMG-box 2) belongs to the SOX gene family of high-mobility transcription factors indispensably involved in gene regulation in pluripotent stem cells and neural differentiation. SOX2 copy number increases have been frequently reported in various types of squamous cell cancer. To better understand the effect of SOX2 aberrations on vulvar cancer phenotype and patient prognosis, we analyzed SOX2 copy number changes using fluorescence in situ hybridization and SOX2 expression by immunohistochemistry in 55 squamous cell carcinomas of the vulva...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698071/bilateral-plication-of-the-puborectal-muscles-a-new-surgical-concept-for-treating-vulvar-widening
#16
M Serrand, A Lefebvre, E Delorme
OBJECTIVES: This study describe a new myorraphy technique by bilateral plication of the puborectalis bundles (PRP) of the levator ani muscle to treat vulvovaginal widening. The aim of this work was to report our preliminary experience in terms of morbidity and results (anatomical and functional) in the short and medium term. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single centre retrospective study concerned 69 women who underwent PRP between January 2011 and December 2014...
July 8, 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697104/lipsch%C3%A3-tz-ulcers-a-rare-diagnosis-in-women-with-vulvar-ulceration
#17
Vera Wolters, Isabella Hoogslag, Jan Vanʼ T Wout, Kim Boers
BACKGROUND: Lipschütz ulcers are characterized by painful vulvar ulceration, most commonly in young women. Because these lesions are so rarely seen, the diagnosis can be challenging. CASE: An 18-year-old woman, without any prior sexual activity, developed painful blue vulval lesions. These became necrotizing ulcers, and she began antiviral therapy for presumptive herpes infection. Herpes cultures, however, were negative. Serology consistent with a recent Epstein-Barr virus infection resulted in a diagnosis of Lipschütz ulcers...
July 7, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688453/mycoplasma-pneumoniae-as-a-cause-of-vulvar-ulcers-in-a-non-sexually-active-girl-a-case-report
#18
Maria G Koliou, Talia Kakourou, Jan Richter, Christina Christodoulou, Elpidoforos S Soteriades
BACKGROUND: Non-sexually active young females very rarely develop genital ulcers. Such ulcers pose a diagnostic challenge as well as physical and emotional distress for patients and family; therefore, the search for their etiology requires exhaustive investigation. Several viruses such as Epstein-Barr virus have been associated with this entity; however, Mycoplasma pneumoniae has rarely been linked to such ulcers in the literature. We present a case of vulvar ulcers in a non-sexually active young girl during the course of pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae...
July 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687171/volume-controlled-versus-short-drainage-after-inguinofemoral-lymphadenectomy-in-vulvar-cancer-patients-a-dutch-nationwide-prospective-study
#19
A W Pouwer, F Hinten, J van der Velden, R G V Smolders, B F M Slangen, H J M A A Zijlmans, J IntHout, A G J van der Zee, D Boll, K N Gaarenstroom, H J Arts, J A de Hullu
OBJECTIVE: Inguinofemoral lymphadenectomy for patients with vulvar squamous cell carcinoma is associated with a high incidence of postoperative wound complications, which may be influenced by inguinal drain management. The aim of this nationwide prospective study (MAMBO: Morbidity And Measurement of the BOdy) was to assess the feasibility and the incidence of complications after volume-controlled versus short drainage. METHODS: The MAMBO study consisted of two observational studies in all eight oncology centers in the Netherlands, conducted between 2012 and 2016...
July 4, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686502/recurrent-yeast-infections-and-vulvodynia-can-we-believe-associations-based-on-self-reported-data
#20
Bernard L Harlow, Rachel E Caron, Samantha E Parker, Devavani Chatterjea, Matthew P Fox, Ruby H N Nguyen
OBJECTIVE: We determined whether self-reported new or recurrent yeast infections were a risk factor for and/or consequence of vulvodynia and then determined the extent to which various levels of misclassification of self-reported yeast infections influenced these results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this case-control study we retrospectively assessed self-reported new and recurrent yeast infections prior and subsequent to first vulvar pain onset among 216 clinically confirmed cases and during a similar time period for 224 general population controls...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
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