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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537350/should-we-abandon-the-gynecologic-resectoscope-in-favor-of-hysteroscopic-morcellators
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Morris Wortman
The treatment of intrauterine masses, such as endometrial polyps and leiomyomas, has undergone a technological revolution in the past few decades. Gynecologists may now choose from a variety of unipolar and bipolar resectoscopes as well as an assortment of both mechanical and bipolar hysteroscopic morcellators. We present a comparison of these technologies to better practitioners understanding of the strengths and limitations of these devices.
May 24, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523429/kir-lilrb-and-their-ligands-genes-as-potential-biomarkers-in-recurrent-implantation-failure
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REVIEW
Izabela Nowak, Karolina Wilczyńska, Jacek R Wilczyński, Andrzej Malinowski, Paweł Radwan, Michał Radwan, Piotr Kuśnierczyk
Reproductive failure in humans is a very important social and economic problem, because nowadays women decide to conceive later in life and delay motherhood. Unfortunately, with increasing age they have less chance for natural fertilization and maintenance of pregnancy. Many of them need assisted reproductive technology. Approximately 10% of women after in vitro fertilization-embryo transfers experience recurrent implantation failure (RIF). Multiple factors may contribute to RIF, including oocyte and sperm quality, parental chromosomal anomalies, genetic or metabolic abnormalities of the embryo, poor uterine receptivity, immunological disturbances in the implantation site, and some gynecologic pathologies such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, hydrosalpinx and endometrial polyps...
May 18, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511462/story-of-a-giant-endometrial-polyp-in-asymptomatic-postmenopausal-female
#3
Jahnavi Meena, Rahul Manchanda, Sudhir Kulkarni, Nirmal Bhargava, Priyanka Mahawar
Endometrial polyps are localized overgrowth of endometrial glands and stoma through the uterine cavity. They are associated with postmenopausal bleeding, infertility and menorrhagia and are affected by unbalanced oestrogen therapy or increased frequency of tamoxifen exposure. We report a case of giant endometrial polyp in postmenopausal female without vaginal bleeding and hormone or drug use. A 65-year-old, postmenopausal female P3L2 with hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus (DM) came for routine health check-up...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483662/the-management-of-polyps-in-female-reproductive-organs
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REVIEW
Vasilios Tanos, Kelsey Elizabeth Berry, Jaana Seikkula, Elissa Abi Raad, Andreas Stavroulis, Zaki Sleiman, Rudi Campo, Stephan Gordts
Polyps of the lower reproductive tract are found in 7.8-50% of women. It has been hypothesized that cytogenetic modifications on chromosomes 6, 7 and 12 as well as epigenetic factors involving enzyme and metabolic activities may cause polyps to develop. Cervical polyps found in 2-5% of cases are of low clinical significance and can cause, although rarely, post coital bleedings. Cervical polyps grow during pregnancy and mucorrhoea. Trans vaginal ultrasound (TVU) provides an excellent diagnostic technique to diagnose the size and the anatomic location of endometrial polyps (EPs)...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472862/three-dimensional-saline-infusion-sonography-compared-to-two-dimensional-saline-infusion-sonography-for-the-diagnosis-of-focal-intracavitary-lesions
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REVIEW
Lotte L Nieuwenhuis, Frederik Jr Hermans, A J Marjolein Bij de Vaate, Mariska Mg Leeflang, Hans Am Brölmann, Wouter Jk Hehenkamp, Ben Willem J Mol, T Justin Clark, Judith Af Huirne
BACKGROUND: Focal abnormalities most commonly acquired within the uterine cavity include endometrial polyps (arising from the endometrium) and submucous fibroids (arising from the myometrium). These benign abnormalities can cause several problems, including abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) and subfertility. Two-dimensional saline infusion sonography (2D SIS) is a minimally invasive test that can be used to diagnose these pathologies, but it is less accurate than hysteroscopy, which is a more invasive procedure by which an endoscope allows direct visualisation of the uterine cavity...
May 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445799/hysteroscopic-polypectomy-prior-to-infertility-treatment-a-cost-analysis-and-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Youssef Mouhayar, Ophelia Yin, Sunni L Mumford, James H Segars
The cost of fertility treatment is expensive and interventions that reduce cost can lead to greater efficiency and fewer embryos transferred. Endometrial polyps contribute to infertility and are frequently removed prior to infertility treatment. It is unclear whether polypectomy reduces fertility treatment cost and if so, the magnitude of cost reduction afforded by the procedure. The aim of this study was to determine whether performing office or operative hysteroscopic polypectomy prior to infertility treatment would be cost-effective...
June 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439599/agreement-of-histopathological-findings-of-uterine-curettage-and-hysterectomy-specimens-in-women-with-abnormal-uterine-bleeding
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Sanam Moradan, Raheb Ghorbani, Azita Lotfi
To examined the diagnostic value of  dilatation and curettage (D and C) in patients with abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) by conducting a histopathological examination of endometrial tissues by D and C and hysterectomy. Methods: In this retrospective study, the medical records of 163 women who had been hospitalized  in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Ward, Amir-al-Momenin Hospital, Semnan, Iran between 2010 and 2015 for diagnostic curettage due to  AUB and who had undergone hysterectomy were investigated. The patients' characteristics and histopathologic results of curettage and hysterectomy were extracted, and sensitivity and specificity and positive and negative predictive values of curettage were calculated...
May 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427752/spontaneously-arising-tumours-and-tumour-like-lesions-of-the-cervix-and-uterus-in-83-pet-guinea-pigs-cavia-porcellus
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C Laik-Schandelmaier, R Klopfleisch, S Schöniger, G Weiffenbach, M Staudacher, H Aupperle
Tumours and tumour-like lesions are rare findings in the genital system of guinea pigs. The aim of the present study was to characterize nodular lesions in the cervix and uterus of guinea pigs submitted for histopathological diagnosis. Samples from 83 pet animals were investigated. Cases included 64 surgically excised masses including complete uteri (n = 37), parts from uteri containing masses (n = 8), complete masses (n = 12) or samples from masses (n = 7) and 19 complete necropsy examinations. In 55 of the cases, only solitary changes were observed; in 28 cases two or more lesions were diagnosed...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416932/assessment-of-endometrial-sampling-and-histopathological-results-analysis-of-4-247-cases
#9
Zeynep Ozturk Inal, Hasan Ali Inal, Ilknur Kucukosmanoglu, Hasan Kucukkendirci
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between indications and histopathological results in patients undergoing endometrial sampling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data of 4,247 patients undergoing endometrial sampling due to non-obstetric gynecological causes between January 2010 and October 2016 were retrospectively evaluated using the archives of the Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic of Konya Training and Research Hospital. RESULTS: The mean age of patients was 46...
February 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412850/assessment-of-hysteroscopic-role-in-management-of-women-with-recurrent-pregnancy-loss
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M Elsokkary, M Elshourbagy, K Labib, M Ali
OBJECTIVES: To assess the hysteroscopic value in the management of intrauterine lesion in women with recurrent pregnancy loss. METHODS: This study done in Ain Shams Maternity Hospital after the approval of the research Ethics Committee, during the period between August 2014 to December 2015 where 200 non-pregnant women with a history of three or more consecutive unexplained first and second trimester miscarriages before 20 weeks were recruited from recurrent miscarriage clinic...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403921/oxidative-and-antioxidative-status-in-the-endometrium-of-patients-with-benign-gynecological-disorders
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C Nayki, U Nayki, M Gunay, M Kulhan, M Çankaya, A Humeyra Taskın Kafa, G Balci
AIM: Oxidative stress and impaired antioxidative system are implicated in the development of many disease states including gynecological diseases. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the oxidative-antioxidative status in endometrium of patients diagnosed with benign gynecological disorders. METHODS: Samples of endometria and blood were obtained from 65 patients admitted to our center for abnormal uterine bleeding or postmenopausal bleeding. Endometrial biopsy was performed for the evaluation of histopathology and oxidative-antioxidative status in endometrial tissue...
March 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381238/homozygous-germ-line-mutation-of-the-pms2-mismatch-repair-gene-a-unique-case-report-of-constitutional-mismatch-repair-deficiency-cmmrd
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N C Ramchander, N A J Ryan, E J Crosbie, D G Evans
BACKGROUND: Constitutional mismatch repair deficiency syndrome results from bi-allelic inheritance of mutations affecting the key DNA mismatch repair genes: MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 or PMS2. Individuals with bi-allelic mutations have a dysfunctional mismatch repair system from birth; as a result, constitutional mismatch repair deficiency syndrome is characterised by early onset malignancies. Fewer than 150 cases have been reported in the literature over the past 20 years. This is the first report of the founder PMS2 mutation - NM_000535...
April 5, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381136/expression-of-glut-1-in-normal-endometrium-and-endometrial-lesions
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Kristýna Němejcová, Jana Rosmusová, Michaela Bártů, Miroslav Důra, Ivana Tichá, Pavel Dundr
BACKGROUND: Glucose transporter-1 (Glut-1) is a membrane glycoprotein that is, together with other glucose transporters, responsible for the regulation of glucose uptake. An increased expression of this protein seems to be a general feature of several malignant tumors that are able to reprogram their metabolism and switch from oxidative phosphorylation to aerobic glycolysis. METHODS: We performed comprehensive immunohistochemical analysis of Glut-1 expression in 336 endometrial samples, including tumors, nontumor lesions, and normal tissues...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378558/common-causes-of-postmenopausal-bleeding-in-korean-women-10-year-outcomes-from-a-single-medical-center
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Min Kyoung Kim, Yeon Soo Jung, Seung Joo Chon, Bo Hyon Yun, Sihyun Cho, Young Sik Choi, Byung Seok Lee, Seok Kyo Seo
The common causes of postmenopausal bleeding (PMB), according to the data from the western world, are atrophy, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), endometrial cancer, etc. We conducted a retrospective study to assess whether the causes of PMB in Korean postmenopausal women are similar to those already known. This retrospective study used 10-year medical records (March 2005 to December 2014) of 792 PMB women in the Yonsei University Health System. The data were divided into 2 categories by 5-year intervals to compare the differences between the 2 periods...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345488/deep-infiltrating-endometriosis-and-endometrial-adenocarcinoma-express-high-levels-of-myostatin-and-its-receptors-messenger-rnas
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Patrizia Carrarelli, Lucia Funghi, Pasquapina Ciarmela, Gabriele Centini, Fernando M Reis, Cynthia Dela Cruz, Alberto Mattei, Silvia Vannuccini, Felice Petraglia
Myostatin is a growth factor member of the transforming growth factor β superfamily, which is known to play major roles in cell proliferation and differentiation. The present study investigated the messenger RNA (mRNA) expression of myostatin and myostatin receptors (activin receptor-like kinase 4 [ALK4], transforming growth factor (TGF)-β type I receptor kinase [ALK5] and activin receptor type IIB [ActRIIB]) in endometrium of healthy women during menstrual cycle as well as in benign (endometriosis, polyps) and malignant (endometrial adenocarcinoma) conditions...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341383/utilization-of-gynecologic-services-in-women-with-breast-cancer-receiving-hormonal-therapy
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Jason D Wright, Vrunda B Desai, Ling Chen, William M Burke, Ana I Tergas, June Y Hou, Melissa Accordino, Cande V Ananth, Alfred I Neugut, Dawn L Hershman
BACKGROUND: The selective estrogen receptor modulator tamoxifen is now widely used for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. Tamoxifen use has been associated with a variety of gynecologic problems. Despite the frequency with which hormonal therapy is used for the treatment of breast cancer, limited population-level data are available to describe the occurrence of gynecologic conditions and the use of surveillance testing in women receiving tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337095/routine-saline-infusion-sonohysterography-prior-to-assisted-conception-a-review-of-our-initial-experience
#17
G Obajimi, B Ogunkinle
Saline infusion sonohysterography has been employed to evaluate the uterine cavity prior to commencement of assisted conception.Intra-uterine lesions play an important role in the outcome of assisted conception procedures. A descriptive retrospective study of 760 patients who had saline infusion sonohysterography prior to assisted conception, between January 2008 and December, 2010. Forty-six percent of the patients had intra-uterine pathologies. Submucous fibroids accounted for almost half (48.57%) of the pathologies, followed by adhesions (28...
December 2016: Annals of Ibadan Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326746/histopathological-evaluation-of-intrauterine-polyps-and-scrapings-of-the-uterine-cavity-in-women-with-endometrial-polyp-described-in-ultrasound
#18
Malgorzata Radowicka, Ewa Legutowska, Malgorzata Gajewska, Miroslaw Wielgos
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to analyze the histopathology results of polyps removed and scrapings taken from the uterus in women, in whom ultrasound described endometrial polyp. METHODS: The study included 412 patients whose ultrasound described endometrial polyp in the uterine cavity. The material obtained during hysteroscopy or curettage of the uterine cavity were subjected to the histological evaluation. The study group was divided into two subgroups depending on the presence of symptoms...
December 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319569/survivin-expression-in-simple-endometrial-polyps-and-tamoxifen-associated-endometrial-polyps
#19
Ayse F Gokmen Karasu, Fatma C Sonmez, Serdar Aydin, Ilknur Adanir, Mustafa Marasli, Gulsah K Ilhan
Endometrial polyps are benign pathologies originating as localized overgrowths of basal endometrium. Risk factors include endogenous and exogenous estrogen excess and tamoxifen (TAM) exposure. Our main objective was to investigate the role of an apoptosis-inhibiting protein, survivin, in endometrial polyps. We performed a cross-sectional, analytical study; our samples were obtained from the archives of Department of Pathology. Sixty samples were included, comprising 20 TAM polyps, 20 simple endometrial polyps, and 20 cases of simple endometrial hyperplasia without atypia not associated with TAM use...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252269/endometrial-sampling-before-or-after-saline-infusion-sonography-espresso-trial-a-national-survey-and-a-study-protocol-of-a-multicenter-rct
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Albertine J Vroom, Marileen M Prins, Marlies Y Bongers, Peggy M Geomini, Anne Timmermans, Nehallenia van Hanegem
Postmenopausal bleeding can be the first clinical sign of an endometrial abnormality. Because of an increased risk of malignancy, evaluation is advocated. Polyps are reported up to 40% in women with postmenopausal bleeding. These polyps carry a risk of 6% for a focal (pre-) malignancy. To perform complete diagnostic work-up, recent guidelines recommend endometrial sampling and a saline infusion sonography if a previous transvaginal ultrasound shows an endometrial thickness of more than 4 mm. The current guideline shows no consensus of the sequence of both diagnostic procedures...
June 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
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