Document Detail

Dysmenorrhea induced by autologous transfusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7266947     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A circulating factor capable of inducing symptoms of dysmenorrhea has been demonstrated in 10 women by collecting plasma during periods of dysmenorrhea and infusing it during asymptomatic intervals. Typical symptoms of abdominal pain occurred in 8 of 12 women who received a plasma infusion that had been drawn at the time symptoms were present. Plasma drawn at the time of no symptoms, when given to 10 women, produced no abdominal pain (P less than .01). Combinations of pain and/or emotional irritability were found in 11 of 12 women after symptomatic units were infused and in only 2 of 10 women after asymptomatic units were infused (P less than .001). The uterus need not be involved, as 7 of 10 patients had a hysterectomy prior to the infusions. It is suggested that a circulating factor may activate prostaglandin synthesis, which in turn may stimulate the neuronal system, thus causing symptoms.
J Irwin; E Morse; D Riddick
Related Documents :
21529997 - Statin use and risk of first-time psoriasis diagnosis.
21385807 - All cause and disease specific mortality in patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis: p...
21133827 - Prevalence of renal artery stenosis in subjects with moderate hypertension. a populatio...
21309487 - High-risk human papillomavirus reduces the expression of microrna-218 in women with cer...
22946597 - Prevalence and correlates of elder abuse among older women in rural and urban communiti...
3195567 - Cancer mortality among a group of fluorspar miners exposed to radon progeny.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1981 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-10-25     Completed Date:  1981-10-25     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  286-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Blood Transfusion, Autologous / adverse effects
Dysmenorrhea / etiology*
Nervous System Physiological Phenomena
Pain / etiology
Prostaglandins / biosynthesis,  physiology
Reg. No./Substance:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Comparison of serum unconjugated estriol and estetrol in normal and complicated pregnancies.
Next Document:  Diurnal and short-term variation of blood pressure: comparison of preeclamptic, chronic hypertensive...