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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185997/rationale-and-design-of-asteroid-2-a-randomized-placebo-and-active-comparator-controlled-study-to-assess-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-vilaprisan-in-patients-with-uterine-fibroids
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Christian Seitz, Žana Bumbuliene, Ana Rosa Costa, Oskari Heikinheimo, Andrea Heweker, Robert Hudeček, Yves Jacquemyn, Gian Benedetto Melis, Pooja Parashar, Tomasz Rechberger, Antonio Cano Sánchez, Bart Van Aken, János Zatik, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson
BACKGROUND: Uterine fibroids (UFs) may be treated with progesterone receptor modulators (PRMs), which have been shown to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding and the size of UFs. To date, one PRM (ulipristal acetate) has received regulatory approval for the treatment of UFs; therapy comprises intermittent treatment courses of up to 3months each, followed by a break to allow two menstruations to occur. We report the design of ASTEROID (Assess Safety and efficacy of vilaprisan in patients with uTERine fibrOIDs) 2, a phase 2 study examining the efficacy and safety of a novel PRM, vilaprisan, in women with UFs...
February 6, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176932/intrauterine-levonorgestrel-delivery-with-frameless-fibrous-delivery-system-review-of-clinical-experience
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REVIEW
Dirk Wildemeersch, Amaury Andrade, Norman D Goldstuck, Thomas Hasskamp, Geert Jackers
The concept of using a frameless intrauterine device (IUD) instead of the conventional plastic framed IUD is not new. Frameless copper IUDs have been available since the late 1990s. They rely on an anchoring system to retain in the uterine cavity. The clinical experience with these IUDs suggests that frameless IUDs fit better as they are thin and, therefore, do not disturb or irritate the uterus. High tolerance and continuation rates have been achieved as complaints of pain are virtually nonexistent and the impact on menstrual blood loss is minimal...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169130/the-history-and-use-of-the-progesterone-receptor-modulator-ulipristal-acetate-for-heavy-menstrual-bleeding-with-uterine-fibroids
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REVIEW
Philippe Bouchard, Nathalie Chabbert-Buffet
Progesterone receptor modulators (PRM) or selective progesterone receptor modulators have two remarkable effects in treated women. They considerably suppress endometrial bleeding by incompletely understood mechanisms, and when administered in women with symptomatic fibroids, they produce a significant and potentially long-term decrease in fibroid volume. The crucial advantage of this therapy lies with the absence of suppression of ovarian oestrogen secretion, which is in contrast to GnRH agonists. Long-term treatments have proven to be useful, especially in women approaching the menopausal transition...
December 18, 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130434/selective-progesterone-receptor-modulator-sprm-ulipristal-acetate-upa-and-its-effects-on-the-human-endometrium
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L H R Whitaker, A A Murray, R Matthews, G Shaw, A R W Williams, P T K Saunders, H O D Critchley
STUDY QUESTION: What is the impact of administration of the selective progesterone receptor modulator (SPRM), ulipristal acetate (UPA) on the endometrium of women with fibroids? SUMMARY ANSWER: UPA administration altered expression of sex-steroid receptors and progesterone-regulated genes and was associated with low levels of glandular and stromal cell proliferation. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Administration of all SPRM class members results in PAEC (progesterone receptor modulator associated endometrial changes)...
January 26, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108214/heavy-menstrual-bleeding-in-adolescents
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Fareeda Haamid, Amy E Sass, Jennifer E Dietrich
Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is a very common gynecological condition in adolescent females and a frequent presenting complaint of females with bleeding disorders. Recommendations have been established to screen for bleeding disorders in this age group where appropriate. The purpose of this document is to impart clinical recommendations regarding HMB in adolescents. Specifically, the document provides a description of the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic approach, and treatment of HMB in adolescents...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099683/angiogenesis-mediators-in-women-with-idiopathic-heavy-menstrual-bleeding
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Osama A Elkilani, Mohamed A Soliman
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between stromal cell-derived factor 1 (SDF-1) and mature endothelial cells in patients with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB). METHODS: In a prospective observational study, women with idiopathic HMB and control individuals attending Menoufia University Hospital, Egypt, between August 2015 and January 2016 were enrolled. The inclusion criteria were a regular menstrual cycle, a normal coagulation study, and no anomalous ultrasonographic or hysteroscopic findings...
November 25, 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089737/browplasminin-a-condensed-tannin-with-anti-plasmin-activity-isolated-from-an-aqueous-extract-of-brownea-grandiceps-jacq-flowers
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Betzabeth Pereira, Josmary Brazón, Mónica Rincón, Eva Vonasek
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Following Venezuelan traditional medicine, females with heavy menstrual blood loss (menorrhagia) drink Brownea grandiceps Jacq. flowers (BG) decoctions to reduce the bleeding. In a previous study, we demonstrated that BG aqueous extract (E) possesses a potent anti-fibrinolytic activity capable of inhibiting plasmin, the main serine-protease that degrades fibrin. It is widely known that plasmin inhibitors are often used as anti-fibrinolytics to reduce bleeding during surgeries with high risk of blood loss such as cardiac, liver, vascular, tooth extraction and large orthopedic procedures, as well as for menorrhagia treatments...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079536/non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-severe-inherited-thrombophilia-a-series-of-33-patients
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Anetta Undas, Tadeusz Goralczyk
The aim of the study was to investigate whether treatment with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) is effective and well tolerated in real-life patients following venous thromboembolism (VTE) associated with severe inherited thrombophilia. We evaluated 33 consecutive patients with severe inherited thrombophilia, defined as the presence of deficiencies in protein C, protein S, or anti-thrombin, homozygous factor V Leiden and prothrombin G20210A mutations, or combined defects. The patients were recruited from March 2010 to December 2015 and followed till July 2016...
January 12, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029503/iron-deficiency-and-iron-deficiency-anaemia-in-women
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REVIEW
Laura Percy, Diana Mansour, Ian Fraser
Iron deficiency (ID) is the most common micronutrient deficiency worldwide with >20% of women experiencing it during their reproductive lives. Hepcidin, a peptide hormone mostly produced by the liver, controls the absorption and regulation of iron. Understanding iron metabolism is pivotal in the successful management of ID and iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) using oral preparations, parenteral iron or blood transfusion. Oral preparations vary in their iron content and can result in gastrointestinal side effects...
October 1, 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012272/is-the-pictorial-blood-loss-assessment-chart%C3%A2-pbac-score-associated-with-treatment-outcome-after-endometrial-ablation-for-heavy-menstrual-bleeding-a-cohort-study
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M C Herman, N Mak, P M Geomini, B Winkens, B W Mol, M Y Bongers
OBJECTIVE: The Pictorial Blood Loss Assessment Chart (PBAC) is a validated tool that is used to diagnose heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB). Knowledge of the effect of its score and its relationship with outcome could have implications for using the PBAC as an outcome measurement in future HMB studies, and as a tool to evaluate the treatment effect in research and clinical practice. Our aim was to relate PBAC scores to other measures of success after endometrial ablation for HMB. DESIGN: Analysis of individual patient data (IPD) of randomised controlled trials studying women with HMB...
January 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990196/levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-52-mg-for-idiopathic-heavy-menstrual-bleeding-a-health-technology-assessment
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BACKGROUND: Heavy menstrual bleeding affects as many as one in three women and has negative physical, economic, and psychosocial impacts including activity limitations and reduced quality of life. The goal of treatment is to make menstruation manageable, and options include medical therapy or surgery such as endometrial ablation or hysterectomy. This review examined the evidence of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the 52-mg levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) as a treatment alternative for idiopathic heavy menstrual bleeding...
2016: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914766/histomorphological-changes-in-endometriosis-in-a-patient-treated-with-ulipristal-a-case-report
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J Bateman, O Bougie, S Singh, S Islam
BACKGROUND: Selective progesterone receptor modulators have shown efficacy in the treatment of endometriosis, however they are not currently licensed in Canada for this purpose. Their histomorphological effects have been well documented in the endometrium, but not in endometriosis. CASE REPORT: The patient presented with uterine fibroids and heavy menstrual bleeding, and was treated with ulipristal acetate over three 90-day courses. She eventually elected to undergo definitive surgical management...
January 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913486/heavy-menstrual-bleeding-work-up-and-management
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Andra H James
Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB), which is the preferred term for menorrhagia, affects ∼90% of women with an underlying bleeding disorder and ∼70% of women on anticoagulation. HMB can be predicted on the basis of clots of ≥1 inch diameter, low ferritin, and "flooding" (a change of pad or tampon more frequently than hourly). The goal of the work-up is to determine whether there is a uterine/endometrial cause, a disorder of ovulation, or a disorder of coagulation. HMB manifest by flooding and/or prolonged menses, or HMB accompanied by a personal or family history of bleeding is very suggestive of a bleeding disorder and should prompt a referral to a hematologist...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898339/dietary-phytochemicals-for-possible-preventive-and-therapeutic-option-of-uterine-fibroids-signaling-pathways-as-target
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REVIEW
Md Soriful Islam, James H Segars, Mario Castellucci, Pasquapina Ciarmela
A growing interest has emerged on dietary phytochemicals to control diverse pathological conditions. Unfortunately, dietary phytochemical research in uterine fibroids is still under construction. Uterine fibroids/leiomyomas are benign tumors developing from the myometrium of the uterus in premenopausal women. They may occur in more than 70% of women, and approximately 25% of women show clinically significant symptoms. These include heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding, pelvic pressure (urinary frequency, incontinence, and difficulty with urination), pelvic pain, pelvic mass, infertility, and reproductive dysfunction...
February 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884916/usual-medical-treatments-or-levonorgestrel-ius-for-women-with-heavy-menstrual-bleeding-long-term-randomised-pragmatic-trial-in-primary-care
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Joe Kai, Lee Middleton, Jane Daniels, Helen Pattison, Konstantinos Tryposkiadis, Janesh Gupta
BACKGROUND: Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is a common, chronic problem affecting women and health services. However, long-term evidence on treatment in primary care is lacking. AIM: To assess the effectiveness of commencing the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) or usual medical treatments for women presenting with HMB in general practice. DESIGN AND SETTING: A pragmatic, multicentre, parallel, open-label, long term, randomised controlled trial in 63 primary care practices across the English Midlands...
December 2016: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881998/a-comparative-study-on-the-effects-of-mri-and-ct-guided-interventional-therapies-on-uterine-fibroids
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Yongxu Mu, Ruiqiang Yan, Junfeng He, Xiaoyan Hu, Qiming Li, Haiyan Liu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of MRI- and CT-guided interventional therapies on uterine fibroids. METHODS: A total of 280 patients with uterine fibroids who were treated in our hospital from August 2008 to February 2014 were selected and divided into a treatment group and a control group by random draw (n=140). The control group and the treatment group were subjected to CT- and MRI-guided interventional therapies for uterine artery embolization. RESULTS: After three months of treatment, 94...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873052/symptoms-of-uterine-myomas-data-of-an-epidemiological-study-in-germany
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Dolores Foth, Friedrich-Wilhelm Röhl, Cornelia Friedrich, Heike Tylkoski, Thomas Rabe, Thomas Römer, Ann Kitay, Hans-Joachim Ahrendt
PURPOSE: Currently, no reliable data are available concerning the type and frequency of symptoms in premenopausal women with uterine myomas. METHODS: 2296 women were examined by means of vaginal ultrasound for the presence of myomas in seven gynaecological outpatient departments in Germany. From this population, 1314 premenopausal women between the ages of 30 and 55 years were evaluated to determine the type and frequency of myoma-related symptoms and their relationship to anamnestic factors, and the number, size, and location of the myomas...
November 21, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865826/heavy-menstrual-bleeding-in-women-treated-with-rivaroxaban-and-vitamin-k-antagonists-and-the-risk-of-recurrent-venous-thromboembolism
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Agata Hanna Bryk, Magdalena Piróg, Krzysztof Plens, Anetta Undas
Anticoagulants increase the risk of heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB). We sought to investigate the incidence, predictors and management of HMB in women on rivaroxaban compared to those on vitamin K antagonists (VKA). We addressed the issue as to whether HMB is associated with VTE recurrences. We performed a single-center prospective study in menstruating women aged 18-55years treated with rivaroxaban or VKA≥3months since the index VTE episode. Seventy six women on rivaroxaban and 45 patients on VKA were included...
December 2016: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843183/low-prevalence-of-anaemia-among-the-wives-of-serving-personnel-in-a-military-station-a-community-based-study
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Puja Dudeja, Rohit Tewari, Amarjeet Singh, S D Roy
BACKGROUND: Various studies in India have reported the prevalence of anaemia to be more than 50% among women of the reproductive age group. A community-based study was done to find out the prevalence of anaemia in non-pregnant, non-lactating wives of serving soldiers in a military station. METHODS: It was a cross-sectional study. The sample size was 600. Venous blood was collected for haemoglobin and ferritin levels. Analysis was done by SPSS 20. RESULTS: The mean age at marriage was 19...
October 2016: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829826/evaluate-the-effectiveness-of-conservative-treatment-for-menorrhagia-in-women-who-were-admitted-to-the-shahid-sadoughi-hospital-of-yazd-iran-in-2014-2015
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M Karimi-Zarchi, M Zaid Abadinezhad, B Bonyadpour, S Kabyrpour-Ashkezar, A M Abhaji
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Abnormal uterine bleeding is one of the most common debilitating menstrual problems. The first therapeutic strategy for abnormal uterine bleeding is drug treatment. This study was, therefore, designed to determine the efficacy of megestrol, medroxyprogesterone, GnRh agonist, Levonorgestrol IUD and endometrial ablation on bleeding and also to evaluate the side effects of each methods in patients with menorrhagia who were admitted to the Shahid Sadoughi clinic of Yazd University of Medical Sciences...
September 2016: International Journal of Biomedical Science: IJBS
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