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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090464/the-efficacy-of-intrauterine-instillation-of-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-in-infertile-women-with-a-thin-endometrium-a-pilot-study
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Dayong Lee, Jae Dong Jo, Seul Ki Kim, Byung Chul Jee, Seok Hyun Kim
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to investigate the efficacy of intrauterine instillation of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) on the day of ovulation triggering or oocyte retrieval in infertile women with a thin endometrium. METHODS: Fifty women whose endometrial thickness (EMT) was ≤8 mm at the time of triggering during at least one previous in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle and an index IVF cycle were selected. On the day of triggering (n=12) or oocyte retrieval (n=38), 300 µg of G-CSF was instilled into the uterine cavity...
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049832/forkhead-box-a2-foxa2-is-essential-for-uterine-function-and-fertility
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Andrew M Kelleher, Wang Peng, James K Pru, Cindy A Pru, Francesco J DeMayo, Thomas E Spencer
Establishment of pregnancy is a critical event, and failure of embryo implantation and stromal decidualization in the uterus contribute to significant numbers of pregnancy losses in women. Glands of the uterus are essential for establishment of pregnancy in mice and likely in humans. Forkhead box a2 (FOXA2) is a transcription factor expressed specifically in the glands of the uterus and is a critical regulator of postnatal uterine gland differentiation in mice. In this study, we conditionally deleted FOXA2 in the adult mouse uterus using the lactotransferrin Cre (Ltf-Cre) model and in the neonatal mouse uterus using the progesterone receptor Cre (Pgr-Cre) model...
January 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034338/bioengineering-strategies-to-treat-female-infertility
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Che-Ying Kuo, Hannah B Baker, Melissa H Fries, James J Yoo, Peter Cw Kim, John P Fisher
Bioengineering strategies have demonstrated enormous potential to treat female infertility as a result of chemotherapy, uterine injuries, fallopian tube occlusion, massive intrauterine adhesions, congenital uterine malformations and hysterectomy. These strategies can be classified into two broad categories: 1) Transplantation of fresh or cryopreserved organs into the host; and 2) tissue engineering approaches that utilize a combination of cells, growth factors and biomaterials that leverages the body's inherent ability to regenerate/repair reproductive organs...
December 30, 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013320/angiogenesis-and-pro-angiogenic-factors-in-uterine-fibroids-facts-and-myths
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Monika Konarska, Anna Natalia Wrona, Veronika Aleksandrovych, Tomasz Bereza, Marek Sajewicz, Barbara Gach-Kuniewicz, Maciej Lis, Kinga Komnata, Mateusz Paziewski, Aleksandra Maleszka, Paweł Depukat, Bernard Solewski, Łukasz Warchoł
Uterine leiomyomata present major problem for females. Although they are benign tumors their frequency is associated with many symptoms like infertility, abdominal pain, menorrhagia. Authors based on their own morphological studies and review of the literature try to indicate main factors causing angiogenesis within leiomyomata and its influence on tumor growth. The strongest proangiogenic factor seems to be hypoxia, which stimulates up- and down-regulation of numerous genetically determined substances. Also mechanical pressure acting upon newly growing vessels is one of the factors which may determine formation of so called "vascular pseudocapsule" around the lesion...
2016: Folia Medica Cracoviensia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995397/uterine-tissue-engineering-and-the-future-of-uterus-transplantation
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Mats Hellström, Sara Bandstein, Mats Brännström
The recent successful births following live donor uterus transplantation are proof-of-concept that absolute uterine factor infertility is a treatable condition which affects several hundred thousand infertile women world-wide due to a dysfunctional uterus. This strategy also provides an alternative to gestational surrogate motherhood which is not practiced in most countries due to ethical, religious or legal reasons. The live donor surgery involved in uterus transplantation takes more than 10 h and is then followed by years of immunosuppressive medication to prevent uterine rejection...
December 19, 2016: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966042/fertility-after-uterine-artery-embolization-for-symptomatic-multiple-fibroids-with-no-other-infertility-factors
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Antoine Torre, Arnaud Fauconnier, Vanessa Kahn, Olivier Limot, Laurence Bussierres, Jean Pierre Pelage
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the fertility of women eligible for surgical multiple myomectomy, but who carefully elected a fertility-sparing uterine artery embolization (UAE). METHODS: Non-comparative open-label trial, on women ≤40 years, presenting with multiple symptomatic fibroids (at least 3, ≥3 cm), immediate pregnancy wish, and no associated infertility factor. Women had a bilateral limited UAE using tris-acryl gelatin microspheres ≥500 μm. Fertility, ovarian reserve, uterus and fibroid sizes, and quality of life questionnaires (UFS-QoL) were prospectively followed...
December 13, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965399/selenium-binding-protein-1-autoantibodies-in-ovarian-disorders-and-ovarian-cancer
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Yi Yu-Rice, Seby L Edassery, Nicole Urban, Ingegerd Hellstrom, Karl Eric Hellstrom, Youping Deng, Yan Li, Judith Luborsky
Infertility is a risk factor for ovarian cancer (OvCa). The goal was to determine if antibodies to Selenium Binding Protein 1 (SBP1), an autoantibody we identified in patients with premature ovarian failure (POF), occurs in both infertility and OvCa patients, and thus could be associated with preneoplasia. Anti-SBP1 was measured by immunoassay against recombinant SBP1, in sera from OvCa (n=41), infertility (n=92) and control (n=87) patients. Infertility causes were POF, unexplained, irregular ovulation or endometriosis...
December 13, 2016: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941441/live-donors-of-the-initial-observational-study-of-uterus-transplantation-psychological-and-medical-follow-up-until-1-year-after-surgery-in-the-9-cases
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Niclas Kvarnström, Stina Järvholm, Liza Johannesson, Pernilla Dahm-Kähler, Michael Olausson, Mats Brännström
BACKGROUND: The first prospective observational study of uterus transplantation was initiated in 2013 with live donation to 9 women with absolute uterine factor infertility. We explored the medical complications and psychosocial wellbeing of the donors during the first postoperative year. METHODS: Complications were registered and graded according to the Clavien-Dindo (C-D) classification. Symptoms related to the surgery were registered. Data on length of hospital stay, sick leave, socioeconomic parameters and life events were obtained...
December 8, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932897/effect-of-ovarian-endometrioma-on-uterine-and-ovarian-blood-flow-in-infertile-women
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Akmal El-Mazny, Ahmed Kamel, Wafaa Ramadan, Sherine Gad-Allah, Suzy Abdelaziz, Ahmed M Hussein
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis has been found to be among the most important factors in the pathogenesis of endometriosis. The formation of new blood vessels is critical for the survival of newly implanted endometriotic foci. The use of 3-D power Doppler allows for the demonstration of the dynamic vascular changes that occur during the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF). We aimed to evaluate the effect of ovarian endometrioma on uterine and ovarian blood flow in infertile women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a case-control study at a university teaching hospital, 138 women with unilateral ovarian endometrioma scheduled for IVF were compared to 138 women with male-factor or unexplained infertility...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930576/hyperthyroidism-secondary-to-hysterosalpingography-an-extremely-rare-complication-a-case-report
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Guotao Ma, Rui Mao, Haixin Zhai
RATIONALE: Hysterosalpingography (HSG), a standard procedure for the evaluation of women with infertility and repetitive pregnancy loss, is associated with complications such as uterine perforation, infection, allergic reactions, syncope, hemorrhage and shock, and pulmonary or retinal embolus. However, hyperthyroidism has not been reported as one of its complications. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: We report the case of a 33-year-old euthyroid woman who presented to our hospital with palpitation, hand tremor, fatigue, and excessive sweating after HSG...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915039/uterine-immune-profiling-for-increasing-live-birth-rate-a-one-to-one-matched-cohort-study
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Nathalie Lédée, Laura Prat-Ellenberg, Lucie Chevrier, Richard Balet, Cynthia Simon, Clarisse Lenoble, Elie El Irani, Dominique Bouret, Guy Cassuto, Dominique Vitoux, Katia Vezmar, Armand Bensussan, Gérard Chaouat, Marie Petitbarat
BACKGROUND: Embryo implantation remains the main limiting factor in IVF/ICSI program. Endometrial immune remodeling events begin before implantation and are a vital process for pregnancy, preparing future maternal immune tolerance and regulating the placentation process. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2014, 193 patients (analyzed group) enrolled in our IVF program benefitted of an endometrial immune profiling to determine if their uterus was immunologically ready to accept an embryo and, if not, the specific immune mechanisms involved...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868389/monitoring-of-human-uterus-transplantation-with-cervical-biopsies-a-provisional-scoring-system-for-rejection
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J Mölne, V Broecker, J Ekberg, O Nilsson, P Dahm-Kähler, M Brännström
Until now, absolute uterine factor infertility has been the major untreatable form of female infertility. Recently, uterus transplantation has proven to be the first successful treatment for absolute uterine factor infertility, with demonstration of live births. Here, live donation uterus transplantation was performed in nine women. 163 cervical biopsies (149 protocol, 14 follow-up) were taken to detect histopathological signs of rejection. Based on experience from animal experiments, we used a three-grade scoring system to evaluate biopsies systematically...
November 21, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814383/adult-gli2-gli3%C3%AE-699-male-and-female-mice-display-a-spectrum-of-genital-malformation
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Fei He, Pedram Akbari, Rong Mo, Jennifer J Zhang, Chi-Chung Hui, Peter C Kim, Walid A Farhat
Disorders of sexual development (DSD) encompass a broad spectrum of urogenital malformations and are amongst the most common congenital birth defects. Although key genetic factors such as the hedgehog (Hh) family have been identified, a unifying postnatally viable model displaying the spectrum of male and female urogenital malformations has not yet been reported. Since human cases are diagnosed and treated at various stages postnatally, equivalent mouse models enabling analysis at similar stages are of significant interest...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806819/secondary-infertility-due-to-retained-fetal-bones-diagnosed-via-saline-sonography
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Rubina Izhar, Samia Husain, Suhaima Tahir, Sonia Husain
Prolonged intrauterine retention of any fetal bones can lead to secondary infertility. The exact incidence remains unclear. This case report describes a 36-year woman with secondary infertility of eight years. Workup revealed echogenic foci partially embedded in endometrium on saline sonography. After ultrasound guided dilation and curettage, fetal bones were retrieved. Unexplained infertility can often be explained if before applying this label, uterine factor is also taken into account. When common causes like tubal blockage, male factor, and ovulatory dysfunction have been excluded, infrequent causes like polyps, adhesions, and in rare instances foreign bodies also should be looked for...
October 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774233/other-women-s-wombs-uterus-transplants-and-gestational-surrogacy
#15
John A Robertson
The birth of a child after uterus transplant from a living donor in Sweden in October, 2013 has spurred reproductive and transplant physicians in Europe and North America to investigate whether uterus transplants, from living or cadaveric donors, will be a safe and effective therapy for women with uterine insufficiency. While progress with uterus transplant depends on medical factors, there are also important ethical and legal concerns. Uterus transplant is essential for women without access to surrogacy. It may also be sought by infertile women who dislike surrogacy...
April 2016: Journal of Law and the Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759453/innovative-approach-in-assessing-the-role-of-neurogenesis-angiogenesis-and-lymphangiogenesis-in-the-pathogenesis-of-external-genital-endometriosis
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T Sheveleva, V Bejenar, E Komlichenko, A Dedul, A Malushko
Endometriosis is a chronic, progressive, relapsing estrogen-dependent disorder characterized by the growth of tissue structure and function similar to the endometrium outside the normal mucosa of the uterine cavity localization. Endometriosis is found in 10-15% of women in reproductive age and it is one of the main causes of pelvic pain syndrome and infertility. Mechanisms of the development of endometriosis and related pathological pain impulses are still poorly understood and therapeutic approaches do not always have a sufficient effect; in this connection, the study of the pathogenesis of endometriosis and endometriosis-associated pain currently is perspective...
October 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759452/predicting-of-successful-implantation-at-ivf-cycles
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E A Devyatova, K A Tsaturova, E V Vartanyan
Many of the uterine infertility factors are associated with chronic endometritis. Its prevalence reaches 92.6%. Quality of endometrial transformation during the "implantation window" is the basis of successful fertility. In our retrospective comparative study of 101 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles, the efficacy of transvaginal Doppler ultrasound (TVDUS) in predicting successful implantation was evaluated. Inclusion criteria were as follows: age younger than 41 years and good quality of embryos. Exclusion criteria were as follows: 41 and older age, poor quality of embryos and uterine cavity lesions...
October 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720095/uterine-transplants-in-the-canadian-setting-a-theoretical-framework
#18
Jacques Balayla
The uterine transplant is an innovative surgical procedure whereby a healthy uterus is transplanted into a woman with uterine factor infertility (UFI) for the purpose of procreation. Twelve uterine transplants have been attempted in the world in the last two decades, and five have led to viable births. While uterine transplantation is still in its experimental stages, it remains unclear whether Canadian centres plan to attempt the procedure in the near future. Herein, I raise several observations that are specific to the Canadian setting and apply the Montreal Criteria for the Ethical Feasibility of Uterine Transplantation to determine whether there is fertile ground for a uterine transplantation program to be adopted in Canada...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711226/placental-growth-factor-is-secreted-by-the-human-endometrium-and-has-potential-important-functions-during-embryo-development-and-implantation
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Natalie K Binder, Jemma Evans, Lois A Salamonsen, David K Gardner, Tu'uhevaha J Kaitu'u-Lino, Natalie J Hannan
Embryo implantation requires synchronized dialogue between the receptive endometrium and activated blastocyst via locally produced soluble mediators. During the mid-secretory (MS) phase of the menstrual cycle, increased glandular secretion into the uterine lumen provides important mediators that modulate the endometrium and support the conceptus during implantation. Previously we demonstrated the importance of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the human uterus, particularly with respect to embryo implantation...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699734/-overview-of-endometrial-cancer
#20
Chia-Chun Li, Tsui-Hsia Feng
Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecological cancer and the sixth most common cancer among women in Taiwan. Risk factors for endometrial cancer include obesity, long-term estrogen replacement therapy, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, nulliparty, early age at menarche, late age at menopause, and tamoxifen therapy. Most women with endometrial cancer exhibit abnormal uterine bleeding. Endometrial cancer is often diagnosed at stage I. Surgery alone is the primary treatment for stage I endometrial cancer...
October 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
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