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See detailStrategies for Using the Sheep Ovarian Cortex as a Model in Reproductive Medicine
Fransolet, Maïté ULg; Labied, Soraya ULg; HENRY, Laurie ULg et al

in PLoS ONE (2014), 9(3), 91073

Objective: To evaluate and compare the distribution and density of primordial follicles within a whole sheep ovary and to gain insight into how to overcome the impact of natural follicular heterogeneity ... [more ▼]

Objective: To evaluate and compare the distribution and density of primordial follicles within a whole sheep ovary and to gain insight into how to overcome the impact of natural follicular heterogeneity on the experimental results. Design: Histological study. Setting: Academic research center. Animals: Five- to nine-month-old ewes. Interventions: Freshly sampled whole sheep ovaries were collected and prepared for histological analysis. Main Outcome Measure(s): The follicular densities and distributions were determined for hematoxylin and eosin sections. A mathematical model was derived based on the follicle counts and Monte-Carlo simulations. Results: Heterogeneous distributions and densities of primordial follicles were identified 1) for distinct areas of the same ovarian cortex, 2) between the ovaries of the same animal and 3) across different ewes. A mathematical model based on the analysis of 37,153 primordial follicles from 8 different ovaries facilitated the estimation of the number of cortical biopsies and sections that had to be analyzed to overcome such heterogeneity. Conclusion: The influence of physiological follicular heterogeneity on experimental and clinical results can be overcome when a definite number of cortical pieces and sections are taken into consideration. [less ▲]

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See detailRobot-assisted laparoscopy for deep infiltrating endometriosis: international multicentric retrospective study.
Collinet, Pierre; Leguevaque, Pierre; Neme, Rosa Maria et al

in Surgical Endoscopy (2014), sous presse

BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the interest in robot-assisted laparoscopy for deep infiltrating endometriosis and to investigate the perioperative results. METHODS: From November 2008 to April ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the interest in robot-assisted laparoscopy for deep infiltrating endometriosis and to investigate the perioperative results. METHODS: From November 2008 to April 2012, 164 women with stage 4 endometriosis who underwent robot-assisted laparoscopy (da Vinci Intuitive Surgical System) were included by to eight international participating clinical centers. This study evaluated the procedures performed, the duration of the intervention, the complications, the recurrence, and the impact on fertility. RESULTS: The average operative time was 180 min. The main complications were laparotomy (n = 1, 0.6 %), sutured bowel injury (n = 2, 1.2 %), transfusion for a 2,300-ml bleed (n = 1), prolonged urinary catheterization (n = 1, 0.6 %), ureter-bladder anastomotic leak (n = 1, 0.6 %), and ureteral fistula after ureterolysis (n = 2, 1.2 %). The reoperation rate was 1.8 % (n = 3). The mean follow-up period was 10.2 months. A full recovery was experienced by 86.7 % (98/113) of the patients. After surgery, 41.2 % (42/102) of the patients had a desire for pregnancy, and 28.2 % (11/39) of them became pregnant. CONCLUSION: This study analyzed the largest series of robot-assisted laparoscopies for deep infiltrating endometriosis published in the literature. No increase in surgical time, blood loss, or intra- or postoperative complications was observed. The interest in robot-assisted laparoscopy for deep infiltrating endometriosis seems to be promising. [less ▲]

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See detailHistology of the vaginal wall in women with pelvic organ prolapse: a literature review.
DE LANDSHEERE, Laurent ULg; Munaut, Carine ULg; Richelle, Betty ULg et al

in International Urogynecology Journal (2013), 24(12), 2011-20

INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The pathophysiology of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is incompletely understood. The purpose of this study is to describe the current knowledge about histology of the vaginal ... [more ▼]

INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The pathophysiology of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is incompletely understood. The purpose of this study is to describe the current knowledge about histology of the vaginal wall and its possible involvement in the pathogenesis of pelvic organ prolapse. METHODS: Eligible studies were selected through a MEDLINE search covering January 1986 to December 2012. The research was limited to English-language publications. RESULTS: Investigations of changes in the vaginal tissue that occur in women with genital prolapse are currently still limited and produced contrary results. The heterogeneity of the patients and the control groups in terms of age, parity and hormonal status, of the localization of biopsies and the histological methods as well as the lack of validation of the quantification procedures do not allow clear and definitive conclusions to be drawn. CONCLUSIONS: This review shows that current knowledge of the histological changes observed in women with POP are inconclusive and relatively limited. More studies are needed in this specific field to better understand the mechanisms that lead to POP. [less ▲]

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See detailElévation faible d’hCG en dehors d’un contexte gravidique : à propos de deux cas et revue de la littérature
DE BACKER, Benjamin ULg; GOFFIN, Frédéric ULg; NISOLLE, Michelle ULg et al

in Annales de Biologie Clinique (2013), 71(4), 496-502

Unexpected finding or persistence of low human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels is not a rare situation. It requires a clinico-biological approach in order to avoid misunderstandings that could lead to ... [more ▼]

Unexpected finding or persistence of low human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels is not a rare situation. It requires a clinico-biological approach in order to avoid misunderstandings that could lead to inappropriate diagnostic or therapeutic attitudes. Beyond pregnancy, persistent low levels of hCG may be associated with various benign and malignant conditions, i.e. quiescent gestational trophoblastic disease (QTD), raised pituitary hCG or false positive elevation caused by circulating heterophile antibodies. We report the cases of two non-pregnant patients with low serum hCG. In the first case, hCG levels raised during several years following a spontaneous abortion. The likelihood of heterophilic antibodies interference was ruled out and extensive clinical investigation excluded the presence of a tumour. The diagnosis was QTD. In the second case, elevated hCG came to light as an incidental finding in a women with chronic renal failure and led the clinicians to question the laboratory. The cause was probably an increase in pituitary hCG consecutive to terminal renal failure. These cases illustrate the importance of understanding the biology of the hCG and the causes of its persistent low elevation, which are reviewed in this article. It is essential to demonstrate clinically the presence of a tumour in order to avoid unnecessary and ineffective chemotherapy and/or hysterectomy. [less ▲]

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See detailROBOT-ASSISTED SURGERY: THE MULTICENTER BELGIAN EXPERIENCE
GOFFIN, Frédéric ULg; Traen, koen; TIMMERMANS, Marie ULg et al

Poster (2013, June)

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See detailEndometriosis by adolescence
CLOSON, François ULg; BRICHANT, Géraldine ULg; TEBACHE, Linda ULg et al

in Médecine de la Reproduction, Gynécologie Endocrinologie (2013), 15(3), 228-33

Endometriosis is a chronic disease usually diagnosed at adult age, even the symptoms begin at adolescence. The medical history could help for the diagnosis and could select the patients for medical or ... [more ▼]

Endometriosis is a chronic disease usually diagnosed at adult age, even the symptoms begin at adolescence. The medical history could help for the diagnosis and could select the patients for medical or surgical treatment. The main criterion is the description of severe dysmenorrhea necessitating the prescription of oral contraceptive pill early after the menarcha. The early diagnosis is a major issue in the evolution of the disease which is caracterized by physical, psyco-social and sexual repercussions. [less ▲]

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See detailLE CAS CLINIQUE DU MOIS Le syndrome miroir : à propos d’un cas
Touhami, O.; CHANTRAINE, Frédéric ULg; DELBECQUE, Katty ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2013), 68(9), 440-443

Mirror syndrome is a rare entity describing the association of foetal hydrops and maternal symptoms as general oedema and excessive weight gain mimicking preec- lampsia. We report the case of a patient ... [more ▼]

Mirror syndrome is a rare entity describing the association of foetal hydrops and maternal symptoms as general oedema and excessive weight gain mimicking preec- lampsia. We report the case of a patient who developed symptoms of oedema, weight gain, headache and biological hemodilution associated with foetal hydrops due to a com- plex congenital heart defect. This symptomatology spontane- ously resolved after foetal expulsion. Mirror or Ballantyne’s syndrome needs to be identified on time and well differenti- ated from preeclampsia. Its consequences may involve the maternal and foetal prognosis. [less ▲]

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See detailExpression of the gamma 2 chain of laminin-332 in eutopic and ectopic endometrium of patients with endometriosis.
Locci, Rosella; Nisolle, Michelle ULg; Angioni, Stefano et al

in Reproductive biology and endocrinology (2013), 11(1), 94

BACKGROUND: Endometrial cells, which are shed by retrograde menstruation, may aberrantly express molecules involved in invasion and migration, leading to endometriosis. The aim of this study was to ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Endometrial cells, which are shed by retrograde menstruation, may aberrantly express molecules involved in invasion and migration, leading to endometriosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of the laminin gamma 2 chain (LAMC2) in the tissues of women with and without endometriosis. METHODS: Endometrial biopsy specimens were collected from healthy volunteers and from endometriosis patients. Biopsy specimens from the corresponding endometriotic lesions were also collected. The expression of laminin gamma 2 chain was evaluated by immunohistochemistry and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). RESULTS: Endometrial tissue from women with or without endometriosis showed constitutive expression of LAMC2 mRNA throughout the menstrual cycle. A higher mRNA level was observed in ectopic endometrium (Ec) from women with endometriosis compared with eutopic endometrium (Eu) from women with endometriosis. Immunohistochemistry revealed a varied pattern of laminin gamma 2 chain expression, with increased epithelial expression in eutopic endometrium from women with endometriosis compared with those without endometriosis. CONCLUSIONS: The altered expression of laminin gamma 2 chain in eutopic endometrium from women with endometriosis may provide new opportunities for diagnosis and treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailLE CAS CLINIQUE DU MOIS Cas rare d’endométriose urétérale neuf ans après une hystérectomie
Bawin, Isabelle ULg; Troisfontaines, E; Nisolle, Michelle ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2013), 68(7-8), 378-381

Ureteral endometriosis is a rare entity, espe- cially when it occurs in the postmenopausal period. In certain circumstances, this severe disease can cause obstruction, leading to ureterohydronephrosis and ... [more ▼]

Ureteral endometriosis is a rare entity, espe- cially when it occurs in the postmenopausal period. In certain circumstances, this severe disease can cause obstruction, leading to ureterohydronephrosis and, finally, to a progressive and often silent loss of renal function. The symptomatology is variable and non specific, making pre- operative diagnosis difficult. The treatment is mainly surgical. Its aim is the relief of obstruction to preserve the renal function. We report the case of a 39 year old patient, hysterect- omised for endometriosis nine years earlier, who developed a recurrence demonstrated by ureteral endometriosis and revealed by ureterohydronephrosis. Robot-assisted lapa- roscopic ureterolysis allowed a complete resection of the lesion and resolved the obstruction. No recurrence of ure- terohydronephrosis was found at the fifth and ninth postop- erative month ultrasonographic controls. [less ▲]

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See detailLe cas clinique du mois. L'adenomyose.
JASON, Maxime; DECHENNE, Valérie ULg; CHANTRAINE, Frédéric ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2013), 68(4), 160-2

Adenomyosis is a medical benign condition of the endometrium-myometrium interface that is histopathologically characterized by the presence of ectopic tissue (endometrial glands and stroma) in myometrium ... [more ▼]

Adenomyosis is a medical benign condition of the endometrium-myometrium interface that is histopathologically characterized by the presence of ectopic tissue (endometrial glands and stroma) in myometrium. The diagnosis is complicated by the low specificity of its symptoms and the frequent associations with others gynaecologic pathologies. Consequently, paraclinic investigations are essential to make the diagnosis. [less ▲]

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See detailAssuétudes et grossesse: comment détruire un projet de naissance
Emonts, Patrick ULg; MASSON, Véronique ULg; CHANTRAINE, Frédéric ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2013), 68(5-6), 239-244

Les femmes enceintes sont conscientes que toute forme d’addiction durant leur grossesse peut être préjudiciable à leur enfant. Pourtant, de nombreuses gestantes continuent de fumer, de boire de l’alcool ... [more ▼]

Les femmes enceintes sont conscientes que toute forme d’addiction durant leur grossesse peut être préjudiciable à leur enfant. Pourtant, de nombreuses gestantes continuent de fumer, de boire de l’alcool, de consommer des drogues illicites ou d’absorber des médicaments, car ces dépendances sont particulièrement tenaces. Le quatuor de tête en termes de préjudice fœtal est composé du tabac, de l’alcool, de la cocaïne et de l’ecstasy. La période de grossesse est le meilleur moment pour mettre fin à ces addictions. Aussi, est-il indispensable de sensibiliser le grand public, les pouvoirs politiques ainsi que les médecins sur le fait que les assuétudes durant la grossesse représentent une inégalité de santé et d’espérance de vie importante pour l’enfant à naître. [less ▲]

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See detailHysteroscopic resection of abnormally invasive placenta residuals.
Nisolle, Michelle ULg; DELBECQUE, Katty ULg; PERRIER d'HAUTERIVE, Sophie ULg et al

in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica (2013), 92(4), 451-6

OBJECTIVE: To present our experience in hysteroscopic removal of abnormally invasive placenta (AIP) residuals using bipolar energy. DESIGN: Case series. SETTING: University hospital. POPULATION: Sixteen ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: To present our experience in hysteroscopic removal of abnormally invasive placenta (AIP) residuals using bipolar energy. DESIGN: Case series. SETTING: University hospital. POPULATION: Sixteen patients with AIP residuals after 17 pregnancies. METHODS: Cases were identified by ultrasound, treated with hysteroscopic bipolar electrosurgery and oral contraceptives, and followed up by ultrasound or hysteroscopy. Nine subsequent pregnancies were described. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES AND RESULTS: Complete removal of AIP residuals was achieved by hysteroscopic bipolar electrosurgery in all cases except one. No peroperative complications occurred. AIP residual recurred in one patient after a subsequent pregnancy and was successfully treated using the same procedure. CONCLUSIONS: AIP residual is a rare condition. Management by hysteroscopic resection using bipolar energy is save and feasible. [less ▲]

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See detailHypoxia is not required for human endometrial breakdown or repair in a xenograft model of menstruation.
Coudyzer, Pauline; Lemoine, Pascale; Jordan, Benedicte F. et al

in FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (2013), sous presse

Menstrual endometrial breakdown induced by estradiol and progesterone withdrawal is regularly attributed to vasospasm of spiral arteries causing ischemia and hypoxia. We investigated whether hypoxia ... [more ▼]

Menstrual endometrial breakdown induced by estradiol and progesterone withdrawal is regularly attributed to vasospasm of spiral arteries causing ischemia and hypoxia. We investigated whether hypoxia actually occurred in an in vivo model of menstruation. Three complementary approaches were used to look for signs of hypoxia in fragments of human functionalis xenografted to ovariectomized immunodeficient mice bearing pellets-releasing estradiol and progesterone, and then deprived of ovarian steroids. Hormone withdrawal 21 d after grafting induced menstrual breakdown and MMP expression within 4 d. Local partial oxygen pressure (pO2) was measured by electron paramagnetic resonance using implanted lithium phtalocyanine crystals. In mice with hormone maintenance until sacrifice, pO2 was low one week after grafting (14.8+/-3.4 mmHg) but increased twofold from the second week when tissue was largely revascularized. After 3 wk, pO2 was not modified by hormone withdrawal but was slightly increased on hormone reimpregnation 4 d after removal (34.7+/-6.1 mmHg) by comparison with hormone maintenance (27.1+/-8.6 mmHg). These results were confirmed using fluorescence quenching-based OxyLite measurements. In a further search for signs of hypoxia, we did not find significant HIF1-alpha immunostaining, nor pimonidazole adducts after hormone withdrawal. We conclude that hypoxia is not needed to trigger menstrual-like tissue breakdown or repair in human endometrial xenograft.-Coudyzer, P., Lemoine, P., Jordan, B. F., Gallez, B., Galant, C., Nisolle, M., Courtoy, P. J., Henriet, P., and Marbaix, E. Hypoxia is not required for human endometrial breakdown or repair in a xenograft model of menstruation. [less ▲]

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See detailIsoform 111 of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF111) improves angiogenesis of ovarian tissue xenotransplantation
Labied, Soraya ULg; Delforge, Yves ULg; Munaut, Carine ULg et al

in Transplantation (2013), 95(3), 426-433

Background: Cryopreservation of cortex ovarian tissue before anti-cancer therapy is a promising technique for fertility preservation mainly in children and young women. Ischemia in the early stage after ... [more ▼]

Background: Cryopreservation of cortex ovarian tissue before anti-cancer therapy is a promising technique for fertility preservation mainly in children and young women. Ischemia in the early stage after ovarian graft causes massive follicle loss by apoptosis. VEGF111 is a recently described VEGF isoform that does not bind to the extracellular matrix, diffuse extensively and is resistant to proteolysis. These properties confer a significantly higher angiogenic potential to VEGF111 in comparison to the other VEGF isoforms. Methods: We evaluated the morphology of cryopreserved sheep ovarian cortex, grafted in the presence or absence of VEGF111. Ovarian cortex biopsies were embedded in type I collagen with or without VEGF111 addition before transplantation to SCID mice ovaries. Transplants were retrieved 3 days or 3 weeks later. Follicular density, vasculature network, haemoglobin content and cell proliferation were analysed. Results: Addition of VEGF111 increased density of functional capillaries (p=0.01) 3 days after grafting. By double immunostaining of Ki-67 and von Willebrand Factor (vWF) we demonstrated that proliferating endothelial cells were found in 83% of the VEGF111 group when compared to 33% in the control group (p=0.001). This angio-stimulation was associated with a significant enhancement of haemoglobin content (p=0.03). Three weeks after transplantation, the number of primary follicles was significantly higher in VEGF111 grafts (p=0.02). Conclusion: VEGF111 accelerates blood vessels recruitment, functional angiogenesis and improves the viability of ovarian cortex by limiting ischemia and ovarian cortex damage. [less ▲]

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See detailAn overview of new surgical options in the management of menometrorrhagia
Nisolle, Michelle ULg

Conference (2012, October 09)

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