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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651243/structure-of-the-lps-o-chain-from-fusobacterium-nucleatum-strain-12230
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Evgeny Vinogradov, Frank St Michael, Andrew D Cox
Fusobacterium nucleatum is an anaerobic bacterium found in the human mouth where it causes periodontitis. It was also found in colorectal cancer tissues and is linked with pregnancy complications, including pre-term and still births. Cell surface structures of the bacterium could be implicated in pathogenesis. Here we report the following structure of the lipopolysaccharide O-chain of F. nucleatum strain 12230: -6-α-d-Glc-4-β-d-GlcNHBu3NHBuA-3-β-d-QuiNAc4NABu- where ABu and HBu indicate (R)-3-aminobutanoyl and (R)-3-hydroxybutanoyl, respectively; all monosaccharides are in the pyranose form...
June 16, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651116/pd-1-pd-l1-and-ctla-4-in-pregnancy-related-and-in-early-onset-breast-cancer-a-comparative-study
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Balázs Ács, Lilla Madaras, Anna-Mária Tőkés, Attila Kristóf Kovács, Erzsébet Kovács, Magdolna Ozsvári-Vidákovich, Ádám Karászi, Ede Birtalan, Magdolna Dank, Attila Marcell Szász, Janina Kulka
PURPOSE: We aimed to compare the immunohistochemical expression of PD-1, PD-L1 and CTLA-4 of pregnancy-related breast cancer (PRBC) and early onset non-PRBC (YWBC), and their prognosis prediction potential was correlated to that of conventional clinicopathological factors. METHODS: Twenty-one PRBC cases were paired with 21 YWBC in this matched case-control study. Immune-checkpoint markers (ICM) were evaluated with immunohistochemistry (IHC) on whole slides using the following antibodies: PD-1 (NAT-105), PD-L1 (28-8) and CTLA-4 (F-8)...
June 23, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650773/a-successful-live-birth-with-in-vitro-fertilization-and-thawed-embryo-transfer-after-conservative-treatment-of-recurrent-endometrial-cancer
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Sung Woo Kim, Hoon Kim, Seung-Yup Ku, Chang Suk Suh, Seok Hyun Kim, Young Min Choi
Estrogen-dependent early stage endometrial cancer is relatively common in young women of reproductive age. The standard treatment is hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO), even in early stage well-differentiated endometrial cancer patients. This surgical option results in permanent loss of fertility. There have been some reports of live births using in vitro fertilization after conservative management of endometrial cancer with high-dose progestin for the purpose of fertility preservation. However, most were not recurrent cases and pregnancy was achieved through conventional in vitro fertilization, which usually raises serum estradiol levels and may lead to the recurrence of endometrial cancer...
June 26, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650696/pregnancy-in-cancer-patients-and-survivors-experience-of-a-university-hospital-in-turkey
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Ebru Alıcı Davutoğlu, Riza Madazlı, Nevin Yılmaz, Ayşegül Ozel, Sezin Uludag, Işık Sozen
The aim of this study was to assess the obstetrical and neonatal outcomes of pregnancies in cancer patients and survivors. A retrospective analysis of 68 pregnancies with a history of cancer and 31 newly diagnosed pregnant cancer patients were included in the study. The mean birth weight and the mean gestational age at delivery were significantly lower in the pregnant cancer patients (p < .001). The incidences of delivery less than 34 weeks were 8.8% and 29.1% in the cancer survivors and cancer diagnosed during pregnancy groups respectively (p < ...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649094/current-management-of-pregnancy-associated-breast-cancer
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H Hy Yu, P Sy Cheung, R Cy Leung, T N Leung, W H Kwan
Pregnancy-associated breast cancer is the most common malignancy during pregnancy with an expected rise in incidence. The belief in the need for termination of pregnancy and that chemotherapy is contra-indicated during pregnancy is challenged by recent evidence. Patients can consider breast-conserving surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy with acceptably low fetal risk from radiation exposure. A range of chemotherapeutics is possible in the second trimester in terms of drug class and frequency. Hormone therapy and monoclonal antibody therapy are contra-indicated during pregnancy and lactation...
June 26, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645785/contraceptive-counseling-in-reproductive-aged-women-treated-for-breast-cancer-at-a-tertiary-care-institution-a-retrospective-analysis
#6
Sara L Johansen, Klaira Lerma, Kate A Shaw
OBJECTIVE: To assess the frequency of documented contraceptive and fertility preservation counseling for women treated for breast cancer. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a chart analysis of female breast cancer patients (n=211) ages 18-45 receiving chemotherapy treatment at Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center from 2010-2014. Primary outcomes of contraceptive counseling and fertility preservation counseling documentation were assessed for frequency. Secondary outcomes included pregnancy testing, contraception use, and pregnancy during treatment...
June 20, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645572/longitudinal-associations-between-mental-health-conditions-and-overactive-bladder-in-women-veterans
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Catherine S Bradley, Ingrid E Nygaard, Stephen L Hillis, James C Torner, Anne G Sadler
BACKGROUND: One in five recently deployed U.S. women veterans report overactive bladder symptoms. Mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety commonly co-occur in women with overactive bladder, but temporal relationships between these outcomes have not been well-studied, and the mechanism behind this association is unknown. The Women Veterans Urinary Health Study, a nationwide longitudinal study in recently deployed women veterans, was designed to better understand relationships between overactive bladder and mental health conditions...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645120/acute-abdomen-secondary-to-ruptured-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-during-pregnancy-the-relevance-of-teamwork
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Carlos Manuel Ortiz-Mendoza, Sandra Adriana Vera-Vázquez, Manuel Gómez-Rodríguez, José Luis López-Gómez, Leticia Bornstein-Quevedo
Acute abdomen secondary to epithelial ovarian cancer rupture during pregnancy is a rare event. Our aim is to present how the work of a coordinated multidisciplinary team in a case of ruptured epithelial ovarian cancer during pregnancy is feasible to obtain the best results possible. A 34-year-old woman during the 37th week of her first gestation presented with an acute abdomen. During laparotomy, a ruptured 16.5-cm left ovarian tumor was detected; the tumor was extirpated and sent to pathologic evaluation. In the meantime, a Kerr cesarean section was performed, and a healthy female neonate was born...
June 23, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639461/hormonal-contraception-and-breast-cancer-what-more-do-we-need-to-know
#9
Jo Marsden
Most women use hormonal contraception for more than 30 years and for many, this may involve exposure in their older reproductive years when baseline breast cancer risk rises steeply. Overall, the risk of breast cancer diagnosis with exposure to hormonal contraception is very small and outweighed by its contraceptive benefits but despite this, there are still outstanding questions for all methods used in clinical practice due to paucity of available evidence, lack of which should not be taken to imply safety...
January 1, 2017: Post Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639240/approach-to-thyroid-carcinoma-in-pregnancy
#10
Cristina Modesti, Paola Aceto, Lucia Masini, Celestino Pio Lombardi, Rocco Bellantone, Liliana Sollazzi
Thyroid carcinoma is the first cancer found in general population and the second diagnosed during pregnancy following the breast one. Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to thyroid malignancy in pregnant women pose several and serious issues to the physicians. Even if there is no consensus about the surgical treatment of thyroid carcinomas during pregnancy, a large number of women undergo surgery over the world. The best surgical and anesthesiological treatment should be chosen after reaching a consensus between surgeons, anesthesiologists, obstetrics, and the patients...
June 22, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638048/maternal-folate-deficiency-causes-inhibition-of-mtor-signaling-down-regulation-of-placental-amino-acid-transporters-and-fetal-growth-restriction-in-mice
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Fredrick J Rosario, Peter W Nathanielsz, Theresa L Powell, Thomas Jansson
Maternal folate deficiency is linked to restricted fetal growth, however the underlying mechanisms remain to be established. Here we tested the hypothesis that mTOR functions as a folate sensor in vivo in mice and that maternal folate deficiency inhibits placental mTOR signaling and amino acid transporter activity and causes fetal growth restriction. Folate deficient mice had lower serum folate (-60%). In late pregnancy, fetal weight in the folate deficient group was decreased (-17%, p < 0.05), whereas placental weight, litter size and crown rump length were unaltered...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629253/insights-into-the-management-of-papillary-microcarcinoma-of-the-thyroid
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Akira Miyauchi, Yasuhiro Ito, Hitomi Oda
BACKGROUND: Rapid increases in the incidence of thyroid carcinoma with stable mortality rates from thyroid carcinoma have been reported from many countries, and these increases are thought to be due mostly to the increased detection of small papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs), including papillary microcarcinomas (PMCs, i.e., PTCs ≤10 mm). Some researchers suggested small PTCs have been overdiagnosed and overtreated. In Japan, the active surveillance of patients with low-risk PMCs was initiated by Kuma Hospital (1993) and Tokyo's Cancer Institute Hospital (1995) based on the extremely higher incidences of both latent thyroid carcinomas in autopsy studies and small PTCs detected in mass screening studies using ultrasound examinations compared to the prevalence of clinical thyroid carcinoma...
June 19, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627965/role-of-angiopoietin-2-endoglin-and-placental-growth-factor-in-hiv-associated-preeclampsia
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Nokuzola Mbhele, Jagidesa Moodley, Thajasvarie Naicker
OBJECTIVE: The factors angiopoeitin-2 (Ang-2), endoglin (Eng), and placental growth factor (PlGF) have been implicated in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia (PE). This study assessed their serum levels in HIV-negative and HIV-positive pregnant normotensive and pre-eclamptic women. METHODS: Participants were recruited at the antenatal clinic, serum samples were evaluated using the Bioplex Human Cancer Biomarker (panel 2). RESULTS: Ang-2 and Eng levels were higher, whilst PlGF levels were lower in the PE compared with the normotensive group...
June 19, 2017: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626764/does-chemotherapy-for-gynecological-malignancies-during-pregnancy-cause-fetal-growth-restriction
#14
REVIEW
Nabil Abdalla, Magdalena Bizoń, Robert Piórkowski, Paweł Stanirowski, Krzysztof Cendrowski, Włodzimierz Sawicki
Cancer and pregnancy rarely coincide. Gynecological cancers are among the most common malignancies to occur during pregnancy, and chemotherapy with or without surgery is the primary treatment option. The main concern of administering chemotherapy during pregnancy is congenital malformation, although it can be avoided by delaying treatment until after organogenesis. The dose, frequency, choice of chemotherapeutic agents, time of treatment commencement, and method of administration can be adjusted to obtain the best maternal treatment outcomes while simultaneously minimizing fetal toxicity...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625022/ethical-moral-and-theological-insights-into-advances-in-male-pediatric-and-adolescent-fertility-preservation
#15
REVIEW
J J Ramstein, J Halpern, A J Gadzinski, R E Brannigan, J F Smith
The successful treatment of boys with cancer has led to increasing attention to preserving their quality of life after completing cancer therapy. One of the top priorities for living a full life is keeping open the opportunity to have children. While sperm banking for males facing sterilizing cancer treatment can be effective, this approach requires subsequent use of reproductive procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI) to achieve a pregnancy. Advances in fertility preservation techniques may allow pre-pubertal boys to conceive using advanced stem cell technologies and stem cell transplantation in the future...
June 18, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624327/many-tocopherols-one-vitamin-e
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REVIEW
Angelo Azzi
Four tocopherols are available in nature and are absorbed with the diet, but only one RRR-α-tocopherol satisfies the criteria of being a vitamin. The biological activity of the different tocopherols studied in the rat by the resorption-gestation test has been inconsistently extrapolated to human beings where the tocopherols have no influence on a successful pregnancy. Diminution of RRR-α-tocopherol intake results in diseases characterized by ataxia, whose pathogenetic mechanism, despite vigorous claims, has not been clarified...
June 17, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623970/localization-of-the-placental-bcrp-abcg2-transporter-to-lipid-rafts-role-for-cholesterol-in-mediating-efflux-activity
#17
John T Szilagyi, Anna M Vetrano, Jeffrey D Laskin, Lauren M Aleksunes
INTRODUCTION: The breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP/ABCG2) is an efflux transporter in the placental barrier. By transporting chemicals from the fetal to the maternal circulation, BCRP limits fetal exposure to a range of drugs, toxicants, and endobiotics such as bile acids and hormones. The purpose of the present studies was to 1) determine whether BCRP localizes to highly-ordered, cholesterol-rich lipid raft microdomains in placenta microvillous membranes, and 2) determine the impact of cholesterol on BCRP-mediated placental transport in vitro...
July 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619690/metformin-the-aspirin-of-the-21-st-century-its-role-in-gestational-diabetes-prevention-of-preeclampsia-and-cancer-and-the-promotion-of-longevity
#18
REVIEW
Roberto Romero, Offer Erez, Maik Hüttemann, Eli Maymon, Bogdan Panaitescu, Agustin Conde-Agudelo, Percy Pacora, Bo Hyun Yoon, Lawrence I Grossman
Metformin is everywhere. Originally introduced in clinical practice as an anti-diabetic agent, its role as a therapeutic agent is expanding to include treatment of pre-diabetes, gestational diabetes, polycystic ovarian disease, and more recently, experimental studies, as well as observations in randomized clinical trials, suggest that metformin could have a place in the treatment or prevention of preeclampsia. This article provides a brief overview of the history of metformin in the treatment of diabetes, reviews the results of meta-analyses of metformin in gestational diabetes, and the treatment of obese non-diabetic pregnant women to prevent macrosomia...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618048/transcriptomic-profiling-in-human-decidua-of-severe-preeclampsia-detected-by-rna-sequencing
#19
Jing Tong, Weixiu Zhao, Hong Lv, Wei-Ping Li, Zi-Jiang Chen, Cong Zhang
Maternal decidua plays a critical role in implantation and placentation. Impaired decidualization causes failed intravascular trophoblast invasion and inadequate placentation and then increases the risk of preeclampsia (PE). RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) has achieved great advances in the characterization and quantification of transcriptomes, is a powerful tool for new transcript discovery, genome annotation and expression profiling. In the present study, we conducted a RNA-Seq analysis to compare gene expression between decidua of PE (n = 3, early-onset severe PE, EOSPE; n = 3, late-onset severe PE, LOSPE) and normal pregnancies (n = 3)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615017/protocol-for-the-effect-evaluation-of-independent-medical-evaluation-after-six-months-sick-leave-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-independent-medical-evaluation-versus-treatment-as-usual-in-norway
#20
Elisabeth Husabo, Karin Monstad, Tor Helge Holmås, Irene Oyeflaten, Erik L Werner, Silje Maeland
BACKGROUND: It has been discussed whether the relationship between a patient on sick leave and his/her general practitioner (GP) is too close, as this may hinder the GP's objective evaluation of need for sick leave. Independent medical evaluation involves an independent physician consulting the patient. This could lead to new perspectives on sick leave and how to follow-up the patient. METHODS/DESIGN: The current study is a randomized controlled trial in a Norwegian primary care context, involving an effect evaluation, a cost/benefit analysis, and a qualitative evaluation...
June 14, 2017: BMC Public Health
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