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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819907/weight-and-eating-concerns-in-women-s-reproductive-health
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REVIEW
Courtney McCuen-Wurst, Elizabeth Culnan, Nicole L Stewart, Kelly C Allison
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Women's weight status affects their reproductive functioning, and, likewise, women's lifetime weight trajectories are influenced by reproductive events. We examine the relationship between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), pregnancy, the postpartum period, and gynecological cancers with weight, body image, and other psychiatric issues. RECENT FINDINGS: Women with overweight or obesity are at higher risk for PCOS, and the mood and anxiety symptoms often comorbid with PCOS are linked to weight as well as the core symptoms of the disorder...
August 18, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808611/red-snappers-and-red-herrings-pelvic-tuberculosis-causing-elevated-ca-125-and-mimicking-advanced-ovarian-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Johnnie Alphonse Yates, Olivia Ann Collis, Thanasak Sueblinvong, Tarquin Kamakana Collis
Female genital tuberculosis (FGTB) is a form of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis that has been primarily described in developing countries, where it is an important cause of infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and miscarriage. FGTB is rare in the United States and because its clinical presentation is non-specific and often insidious, FGTB may be misdiagnosed as a gynecologic malignancy or endometriosis. The tendency of tuberculosis to dramatically increase serum CA 125 levels contributes to the potential for FGTB to be mistaken for ovarian cancer in particular...
August 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806962/oncofertility-in-patients-with-stage-i-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-fertility-sparing-surgery-in-young-women-of-reproductive-age
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Xuan Jiang, Jiaxin Yang, Mei Yu, Weimin Xie, Dongyan Cao, Ming Wu, Lingya Pan, Huifang Huang, Yan You, Keng Shen
BACKGROUND: Fertility-sparing surgery is indicated for patients with stage I epithelial ovarian cancers. We sought to evaluate the clinical outcomes and oncofertility in a cohort of patients of reproductive age with stage I epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). METHODS: Overall, 108 patients of reproductive age (≤ 40 years) diagnosed with stage I EOC who were treated at Peking Union Medical College Hospital between 1999 and 2013 were included in the study. The Kaplan-Meier model and Cox regression analyses were used for the survival analysis...
August 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800472/phthalate-and-bisphenol-a-exposure-during-in-utero-windows-of-susceptibility-in-relation-to-reproductive-hormones-and-pubertal-development-in-girls
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Deborah J Watkins, Brisa N Sánchez, Martha Maria Téllez-Rojo, Joyce M Lee, Adriana Mercado-García, Clara Blank-Goldenberg, Karen E Peterson, John D Meeker
BACKGROUND: Over the past several decades, the age of pubertal onset in girls has shifted downward worldwide. As early pubertal onset is associated with increased risky behavior and psychological issues during adolescence and cardiometabolic disease and cancer in adulthood, this is an important public health concern. Exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals during critical windows of in utero development may play a role in this trend. Our objective was to investigate trimester-specific phthalate and BPA exposure in relation to pubertal development among girls in the Early Life Exposure in Mexico to Environmental Toxicants (ELEMENT) birth cohort...
August 8, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799801/cross-generational-effects-of-alcohol-dependence-in-humans-on-hras-and-tp53-methylation-in-offspring
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Shirley Y Hill, Gregory Rompala, Gregg E Homanics, Nicholas Zezza
AIM: We hypothesized that cross-generational effects of alcohol exposure could alter DNA methylation and expression of the HRAS oncogene and TP53 tumor suppressor gene that drive cancer development. METHODS: DNA methylation of the HRAS and TP53 genes was tested in samples from young participants (Mean age of 13.4 years). RESULTS: Controlling for both personal use and maternal use of substances during pregnancy, familial alcohol dependence was associated with hypomethylation of CpG sites in the HRAS promoter region and hypermethylation of the TP53 gene...
August 11, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798811/pregnancy-testing-in-patients-undergoing-radiation-therapy
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Shivam M Kharod, Julie Greenwalt, Camille Dessaigne, Anamaria Yeung
Radiation therapy (RT) can be lethal to a developing fetus; therefore, determining pregnancy status before RT is essential. We here sought to determine how many women treated with RT at our institution for over one year were at risk for pregnancy when starting RT. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all female patients 12-55 years old treated with radiation, i.e. 1 October 2012 to 31 September 2013. Patients were categorised as 'at risk' if they had a uterus and 'no risk' if they had a hysterectomy...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797766/pregnancy-outcomes-after-a-breast-cancer-diagnosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Brigitte Gerstl, Elizabeth Sullivan, Angela Ives, Christobel Saunders, Handan Wand, Antoinette Anazodo
Improvements in local and systemic treatment, along with earlier diagnoses through breast awareness and screening, have led to increases in survival and a decline in breast cancer (BC) recurrence. To the best of our knowledge, no meta-analysis has yet focused on pregnancy outcomes after BC treatment. Hence, our research group explored the reproductive outcomes (pregnancy, miscarriage, termination of pregnancy, live births) after BC treatment. The Embase, MEDLINE, PubMed, and Scopus databases were searched. Studies were included that reported on pregnancy and reproductive outcomes after treatment of BC...
July 10, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790868/contraception-concerns-utilization-and-counseling-needs-of-women-with-a-history-of-breast-cancer-a-qualitative-study
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Sheila K Mody, Danielle M Panelli, Avanthi Hulugalle, H Irene Su, Jessica R Gorman
INTRODUCTION: Reproductive-aged women who have had breast cancer face unique challenges when it comes to making decisions about contraception. Clinical guidelines indicate that patients should avoid pregnancy during cancer treatment, however the extent of contraception counseling and utilization after diagnosis has not been well studied. METHODS: We conducted three focus groups and one semi-structured interview with women between the ages of 18 and 50 years old diagnosed with breast cancer within the last 5 years...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774548/safety-and-efficiency-of-oocyte-vitrification
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REVIEW
Neelke De Munck, Gábor Vajta
As the oocyte is the starting point for a new life, artificial reproductive technology (ART) techniques should not affect the (ultra) structural and functional integrity, or the developmental competence. Oocyte vitrification -one of the most significant achievements in human ART during the past decade- should therefore be a safe and efficient technique. This review discusses the principles and developments of the existing and future techniques, applications possibilities and safety concerns. The broad range of vitrification media and devices that are currently available, show differences in their effects on the oocyte ultrastructure and preimplantation development...
August 1, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770179/risk-factors-for-breast-cancer-in-gaza-strip-palestine-a-case-control-study
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Mueen Kariri, Marwan O Jalambo, Basil Kanou, Saleh Deqes, Samaher Younis, Baker Zabut, Usama Balawi
Breast cancer (BC) is the main common cause of cancer mortality among women in the world. This study aims at investigating BC epidemiology and identifying the different risk factors associated and the most affecting ones among women in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. This study was a hospital-based case-control (1:2), as the study was carried out over the period of October 2014 to February 2015. A total of 105 BC patients, chosen from Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City and European hospital for the south governorate, were the case and compared to 209 women as a control group who matched the cases in age, residence, and with no history of breast problems...
July 2017: Clinical Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765940/il%C3%A2-33-restricts-invasion-and-adhesion-of-trophoblast-cell-line-jeg3-by-downregulation-of-integrin-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-1-and-cd62l
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Xiao-Hui Wang, Wei Liu, Deng-Xuan Fan, Wen-Ting Hu, Ming-Qing Li, Xiao-Yong Zhu, Li-Ping Jin
Interleukin-33 (IL-33) promotes migration of cancer cells through downregulating the expression of E-cadherin. Previous studies have demonstrated that IL‑33 stimulates the proliferation of trophoblasts. However, the effect of IL‑33 on the adhesion and invasion of trophoblasts has not been investigated in detail. In the present study, the expression of IL‑33 and its receptor, IL‑1 receptor‑like 1 (ST2), was examined in villi from women during early pregnancy using immunohistochemistry. ST2 expression on human trophoblast and choriocarcinoma cell lines JAR, BeWo, JEG3 and HTR8 was confirmed by flow cytometry (FCM) assay...
July 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763365/ultrasound-guided-laparoscopic-ovarian-wedge-resection-in-recurrent-serous-borderline-ovarian-tumours
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Benjamin P Jones, Srdjan Saso, Jessica Farren, Mona El-Bahrawy, Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami, J Richard Smith, Joseph Yazbek
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the use of intraoperative ultrasound-guided ovarian wedge resection in the treatment of recurrent serous borderline ovarian tumors (sBOTs) that are too small to be visualized laparoscopically. METHODS: This was a prospective analysis of all women with recurrent sBOTs that were not visible laparoscopically, who underwent intraoperative ultrasound-guided ovarian wedge resection between January 2015 and December 2016 at the West London Gynaecological Cancer Centre, Imperial College NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763018/maternal-immunization-new-perspectives-on-its-application-against-non-infectious-related-diseases-in-newborns
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REVIEW
Federica Riccardo, Aline Réal, Claudia Voena, Roberto Chiarle, Federica Cavallo, Giuseppina Barutello
The continuous evolution in preventive medicine has anointed vaccination a versatile, human-health improving tool, which has led to a steady decline in deaths in the developing world. Maternal immunization represents an incisive step forward for the field of vaccination as it provides protection against various life-threatening diseases in pregnant women and their children. A number of studies to improve prevention rates and expand protection against the largest possible number of infections are still in progress...
August 1, 2017: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760341/biological-effects-of-anti-rankl-antibody-administration-in-pregnant-mice-and-their-newborns
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Nobuaki Okamatsu, Nobuhiro Sakai, Akiko Karakawa, Naoka Kouyama, Yurie Sato, Katsunori Inagaki, Yuji Kiuchi, Katsuji Oguchi, Takako Negishi-Koga, Masamichi Takami
Denosumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody that neutralizes receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL) and blocks osteoclast differentiation, has received approval in Japan for use as an anti-resorptive drug for osteoporosis and skeletal-related events (SREs) in patients with solid cancer. Denosumab is contraindicated during pregnancy, though the effects of blocking RANKL activity on pregnant mothers and their newborns are unclear. We used mice to investigate the effects of an anti-RANKL antibody on maternal and newborn health...
July 29, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756339/whole-body-mri-for-systemic-staging-of-breast-cancer-in-pregnant-women
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Fedro A Peccatori, Giovanni Codacci-Pisanelli, Maria Del Grande, Giovanna Scarfone, Fabio Zugni, Giuseppe Petralia
When breast cancer is diagnosed during pregnancy, treatment should be as close; as possible to what is used in non-pregnant patients. This requires accurate local and systemic staging: ultrasound (US) is used for local staging and allows adequate evaluation of the liver and pelvis, but chest and bones cannot be explored and imaging techniques involving exposure to ionizing radiation would be needed. However, since imaging techniques involving ionizing radiation and the use of radionuclides should be limited, whole body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) without administration of contrast agent represents a very interesting alternative, but limited data is available...
July 27, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755198/remaining-challenges-in-the-treatment-of-tyrosinemia-from-the-clinician-s-viewpoint
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Grant A Mitchell, Hao Yang
This chapter provides a clinical perspective on the challenges that stand between current clinical practice and a cure for hepatorenal tyrosinemia (HT1). HT1 has been transformed in the last 50 years from an aggressive often undiagnosed childhood disease causing liver failure or liver cancer, with infant death in most patients, to a condition that is detectable at birth, and for which treatment with nitisinone (NTBC) and diet can prevent detectable liver or kidney abnormalities. What challenges remain? The properties of the affected metabolic pathway and the broad spectrum of severity seen in untreated patients are incompletely understood but potentially important for patients...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754175/case-report-term-birth-after-fertility-sparing-treatments-for-stage-ib1-small-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-cervix
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Pei-Ying Wu, Ya-Min Cheng, Geok Huey New, Cheng-Yang Chou, Chun-Ting Chiang, Hung-Wen Tsai, Yu-Fang Huang
BACKGROUND: Advances in cervical cancer management for childbearing women have led to less radical approaches. Use of fertility-sparing treatment to treat small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (SCNEC) is challenging owing to the aggressive nature of the disease, even in early stage disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old nulligravida woman presented with malodorous vaginal discharge and was diagnosed to have an exophytic cervical SCNEC. A magnetic resonance image scan showed no evidence of parametrial invasion or distant metastasis...
July 28, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754015/human-chorionic-gonadotropin-and-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Susanne Schüler-Toprak, Oliver Treeck, Olaf Ortmann
Breast cancer is well known as a malignancy being strongly influenced by female steroids. Pregnancy is a protective factor against breast cancer. Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a candidate hormone which could mediate this antitumoral effect of pregnancy. For this review article, all original research articles on the role of HCG in breast cancer were considered, which are listed in PubMed database and were written in English. The role of HCG in breast cancer seems to be a paradox. Placental heterodimeric HCG acts as a protective agent by imprinting a permanent genomic signature of the mammary gland determining a refractory condition to malignant transformation which is characterized by cellular differentiation, apoptosis and growth inhibition...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750297/fertility-and-pregnancy-issues-in-brca-mutated-breast-cancer-patients
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REVIEW
Matteo Lambertini, Oranite Goldrat, Angela Toss, Hatem A Azim, Fedro A Peccatori, Michail Ignatiadis, Lucia Del Mastro, Isabelle Demeestere
Fertility and pregnancy-related issues represent one of the main areas of concerns for young women with breast cancer. Carrying a germline deleterious BRCA mutation adds additional burden on this regard due to the specific issues that should be considered during the oncofertility counseling of this special patient group. Despite the availability of a growing amount of data in the general breast cancer population on the feasibility and safety of fertility preservation and pregnancy after diagnosis, numerous challenges remain for BRCA-mutated breast cancer patients in whom very limited studies have been performed so far...
July 14, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746163/the-potential-contribution-of-dietary-factors-to-breast-cancer-prevention
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Niva Shapira
Breast cancer (BC), the leading cancer in women, is increasing in prevalence worldwide, concurrent with western metabolic epidemics, that is, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes, and shares major risk factors with these diseases. The corresponding potential for nutritional contributions toward BC prevention is reviewed and related to critical stages in the life cycle and their implications for carcinogenic and pathometabolic trajectories. BC initiation potentially involves diet-related pro-oxidative, inflammatory, and procarcinogenic processes, that interact through combined lipid/fatty acid peroxidation, estrogen metabolism, and related DNA-adduct/depurination/mutation formation...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
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