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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423972/sexual-function-and-testosterone-level-in-men-with-conservatively-treated-chronic-kidney-disease
#1
Kerstin S Fugl-Meyer, Marie Nilsson, Britta Hylander, Mikael Lehtihet
Sexual dysfunctions are common, but underrecognized, in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and are inversely associated with the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Sexual dysfunctions may affect quality of life in males with CKD. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship among sex hormones, sexual function, and sexual satisfaction in a group of men between 18 and 50 years of age with CKD Stages 1 to 5 not treated with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. Fasting blood samples for hemoglobin, testosterone, prolactin, and luteinizing hormone and questionnaire surveys (Sexual Complaints Screener for Men, International Index of Erectile Function, and Aging Male Symptom scale) were evaluated in 100consecutive men...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423969/process-evaluation-of-the-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-pulse-program-randomized-controlled-trial-recruitment-engagement-and-overall-satisfaction
#2
Elroy J Aguiar, Philip J Morgan, Clare E Collins, Ronald C Plotnikoff, Myles D Young, Robin Callister
BACKGROUND: Men are underrepresented in weight loss and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) prevention studies. PURPOSE: To determine the effectiveness of recruitment, and acceptability of the T2DM Prevention Using LifeStyle Education (PULSE) Program-a gender-targeted, self-administered intervention for men. METHODS: Men (18-65 years, high risk for T2DM) were randomized to intervention ( n = 53) or wait-list control groups ( n = 48). The 6-month PULSE Program intervention focused on weight loss, diet, and exercise for T2DM prevention...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413906/development-and-validation-of-the-masculine-attributes-questionnaire
#3
Junhan Cho, Steven M Kogan
The present study describes the development and validation of the Masculine Attributes Questionnaire (MAQ). The purpose of this study was to develop a theoretically and empirically grounded measure of masculine attributes for sexual health research with African American young men. Consistent with Whitehead's theory, the MAQ items were hypothesized to comprise two components representing reputation-based and respect-based attributes. The sample included 505 African American men aged 19 to 22 years ( M = 20.29, SD = 1...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413904/helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-texas-hispanic-and-non-hispanic-white-men-implications-for-gastric-cancer-risk-disparities
#4
Dorothy Long Parma, Edgar Muñoz, Susan M Ogden, Gustavo F Westin, Robin J Leach, Ian M Thompson, Amelie G Ramirez
Chronic Helicobacter pylori ( H. pylori) infection is a major gastric adenocarcinoma (GA) risk factor. GA disproportionately affects U.S. Hispanics compared with non-Hispanic Whites (NHWs). Since H. pylori infection studies in Hispanics are few, infection rates in Hispanic and NHW men in Bexar County were compared, and relationships with ethnicity and obesity examined. Age- and zip code-matched participants from a community-dwelling cohort were randomly selected. Sera from 284 men were analyzed by enzyme immunoassay for H...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625120/the-effects-of-ramadan-fasting-on-the-spirometric-data-of-healthy-adult-males
#5
Imed Latiri, Siwar Sandid, Mohamed Amine Fennani, Mohamed Hadrich, Tasnim Masmoudi, Chiraz Maatoug, Makrem Zammit-Chatti, Karim Chamari, Helmi Ben Saad
The few studies carried out on the effects of Ramadan fasting (RF) on spirometric values present contradictory conclusions. This study aimed at assessing whether RF affects healthy adults' spirometric values. Twenty-nine nonsmoking healthy males ( M ± standard error of mean [ SEM] of age: 27 ± 1 years) who fasted during Ramadan (June 29-July 28, 2014) volunteered to the study. Three periods (before-Ramadan [June 23-25], mid-Ramadan [July 14-16] and after-Ramadan [August 11-14]) were selected for spirometry measurements that were consistently performed 5...
July 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625119/sociodemographic-and-health-profile-of-heterosexual-men-living-with-hiv-in-ontario-canada
#6
Kristen M Wheeler, Tony Antoniou, Sandra Gardner, Lucia Light, Ramandip Grewal, Jason Globerman, Winston Husbands, Ann N Burchell
In Ontario, Canada, the number of heterosexual men living with HIV has increased over time, yet they remain an understudied population. The study objective was to describe the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of this population, using data from a multisite clinical cohort of patients receiving HIV care. Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of men interviewed between 2010 and 2012 were compared according to their self-identified sexual orientation, followed by multivariable linear and logistic regression to assess the association of sexual orientation with CD4 cell count, viral load, hepatitis C co-infection, self-rated health, and mental health concerns after adjustment for covariates...
July 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625118/sexual-behaviors-and-sexually-transmitted-infections-among-male-veterans-and-nonveterans
#7
Mark W Evans, Sonya Borrero, Jonathan Yabes, Elian A Rosenfeld
Little is known about the sexual health of male veterans. This study used nationally representative data from the 2011 to 2013 National Survey of Family Growth to compare sexual behaviors and history of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) between male veterans and nonveterans. The sample included 3,860 men aged 18 to 44 years who reported ever having sex with a man or woman. The key independent variable was veteran status. Sexual behavior outcomes included ≥6 lifetime female partners, ≥10 lifetime partners of either sex, ≥2 past-year partners of either sex, having past-year partners of both sexes, and condom nonuse at last vaginal sex...
July 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625117/factors-associated-to-health-care-service-use-among-latino-day-laborers
#8
Javier Francisco Boyas, Nalini Junko Negi, Pamela Valera
Latino day laborers (LDLs) are at elevated risks for disease and injury because of the environments in which they work. Despite this recognition, a comprehensive examination of factors related to LDLs' health service use remains unexamined. Using the Andersen model, the current exploratory study examined predisposing (age, education level, location of educational training, legal status, and marital status), enabling (income, trust in medical personnel, whether the respondent has someone they consider their personal doctor, and whether their doctor speaks the same language, perceived barriers to care), and need (self-rated health, number of chronic conditions) variables to predict use of health services among a purposive sample of LDLs ( N = 150)...
July 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625116/the-effects-of-immigration-and-media-influence-on-body-image-among-pakistani-men
#9
Sheeba Saghir, Lynda Hyland
This study examined the role of media influence and immigration on body image among Pakistani men. Attitudes toward the body were compared between those living in Pakistan ( n = 56) and those who had immigrated to the United Arab Emirates ( n = 58). Results of a factorial analysis of variance demonstrated a significant main effect of immigrant status. Pakistani men living in the United Arab Emirates displayed poorer body image than those in the Pakistan sample. Results also indicated a second main effect of media influence...
July 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625115/do-nonclinical-community-based-youth-serving-professionals-talk-with-young-men-about-sexual-and-reproductive-health-and-intend-to-refer-them-for-care
#10
Arik V Marcell, Susannah E Gibbs, Shalynn R Howard, Nanlesta A Pilgrim, Jacky M Jennings, Renata Sanders, Kathleen R Page, Penny S Loosier, Patricia J Dittus
Young men (ages 15-24) may benefit from community-based connections to care since many have sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs and low care use. This study describes nonclinical community-based youth-serving professionals' (YSPs) SRH knowledge, confidence, past behaviors, and future intentions to talk with young men about SRH and refer them to care, and examines factors associated with care referral intentions. YSPs ( n = 158) from 22 settings in one mid-Atlantic city answered questions about the study's goal, their demographics and work environment from August 2014 to December 2015...
July 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625114/the-role-of-testosterone-supplemental-therapy-in-opioid-induced-hypogonadism-a-retrospective-pilot-analysis
#11
Omer A Raheem, Sunil H Patel, David Sisul, Tim J Furnish, Tung-Chin Hsieh
Chronic opioid therapy for pain management is known to induce several endocrine changes. The authors examined the effect of testosterone supplemental therapy (TST) in patients with chronic, noncancer pain undergoing opioid therapy. It was hypothesized that treatment of opioid-induced hypogonadism (OIH) can reduce opioid requirements in patients suffering from chronic pain and approve their quality of life. Over 18 months period, patients with OIH were identified in a tertiary referral pain center, Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) pain scores and daily morphine equivalent dose (MED) were the primary outcomes measured...
July 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625113/men-with-a-terminal-illness-relax-their-criteria-for-facial-attractiveness
#12
Dariusz P Danel, Agnieszka E Siennicka, Pawel Fedurek, Tomasz Frackowiak, Piotr Sorokowski, Ewa A Jankowska, Boguslaw Pawlowski
According to the life history paradigm, in life-threatening conditions, sexual selection criteria are relaxed in order to increase the probability of a last resort reproduction, ultimately contributing to reproductive success. This should be reflected in loosened mating preferences - a process observed in nonhuman animals. Studies investigating this aspect in humans, however, are scarce. This study explored the aesthetic preferences towards facial and nonfacial stimuli in terminally ill patients with heart failure (HF) and their healthy, same-sex peers...
July 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625112/effect-of-the-parent-adolescent-relationship-on-adolescent-boys-body-image-and-subjective-well-being
#13
Ofra Walter, Vered Shenaar-Golan
Adolescent boys must cope with physical changes that hamper their ability to form a positive body image. Sociocultural messages influence the concepts of body image, personal appearance, and weight, encouraging men to develop lean and muscular bodies. The current study examined adolescent boys' body image and its relationship to their subjective well-being (SWB) and the effect of the parent-adolescent relationship on body image and SWB. Participating in the research were 107 adolescent boys in Israel, aged 13 to 18 years...
July 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27099345/the-disappearing-sperms-analysis-of-reports-published-between-1980-and-2015
#14
Pallav Sengupta, Sulagna Dutta, Elzbieta Krajewska-Kulak
Reports regarding the changes in sperm concentration in different counties of the world are inconsistent. Furthermore, the reports that sprung up from specific epidemiological and experimental examinations did not include data of prior studies or geographical variations. The current study, following a previous report of massive fall in semen volume over the past 33 years, attempts to delineate the trend of altering sperm concentrations and factors responsible for this by reviewing article published from 1980 to July 2015 with geographic differences...
July 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26404474/antenatal-care-and-couples-hiv-testing-in-rural-northern-uganda-a-gender-relations-analysis
#15
Sarah Rudrum, John L Oliffe, Helen Brown
HIV rates continue to increase among heterosexual couples in many countries including Uganda. This article examines approaches to antenatal care and heterosexual partners' HIV testing in Amuru subcounty, northern Uganda, drawing on findings derived from fieldwork and interviews. The study findings reveal how institutional structures influence the uptake of HIV testing amid power dynamics, wherein many male partners refuse to be tested. Discussed are the coercive approaches to HIV testing in which couples' participation in HIV testing is leveraged by connecting testing to future maternity care...
July 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26400715/drinking-patterns-and-hiv-risk-behaviors-among-black-and-latino-men-who-have-sex-within-los-angeles-county
#16
Thomas A Washington, Shivan N Patel, Nancy Meyer-Adams
Alcohol, the most widely used substance among men who have sex with men (85%), remains an important factor in HIV research among this high-risk population. However, research on alcohol use among Black and Latino men who have sex with men (BLMSM), a population disproportionately affected by HIV in the United States, is limited and inconclusive. This study explored sociodemographic and HIV risk with daily heavy and low-risk drinking patterns among BLMSM. BLMSM ( N = 188) aged 18 to 40 years were recruited through social media, local colleges, heteronormative clubs, private men's groups, gay establishments, and organized events in Los Angeles County...
July 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26345402/impact-of-cigarette-smoking-on-serum-pro-and-anti-inflammatory-cytokines-and-growth-factors
#17
Mahdi Hasanzadeh Daloee, Amir Avan, Seyed Reza Mirhafez, Elahe Kavousi, Mehdi Hasanian-Mehr, Sousan Darroudi, Mohammad Tajfard, Maryam Tayefi, Hanie Qazizade, Akram Mohammadi, Narges Ferydouni, Mahmoud Ebrahimi, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
Inflammation plays a key role in the initiation, progression, and clinical manifestation of atherosclerosis. Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. The aim of the current study was to investigate the serum concentrations of 12 cytokines and growth factors (EGF, INF-γ, IL-1α/-1β/-2/-4/-6/-8/-10, MCP-1, TNF-α, and VEGF) in an Iranian population, including 192 smokers, comparing these values with concentrations in nonsmokers. One hundred and ninety-two cases were enrolled from the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences...
July 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26345401/dual-benefits-of-a-student-assisted-interprofessional-men-s-healthy-lifestyle-pilot-program
#18
Rebecca Sealey, Nadene George, Susan Gordon, Lisa Simmons
Men are less willing to seek health professional advice than women and die more often than women from preventable causes. Therefore, it is important to increase male engagement with health initiatives. This study reports the outcomes of a student-assisted, interprofessional, 12-week health program for overweight adult males. The program included weekly health education and structured, supervised group exercise sessions. Thirteen males (participants) and 18 university students (session facilitators) completed the program...
July 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26231728/the-physical-activity-related-barriers-and-facilitators-perceived-by-men-living-in-rural-communities
#19
Adam G Gavarkovs, Shauna M Burke, Robert J Petrella
Men, especially those living in rural areas, experience chronic disease at higher rates than the general population. Physical activity is a well-established protective factor against many chronic diseases; however, only a small fraction of men are meeting national guidelines for physical activity. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceived physical activity-related barriers and facilitators experienced by men living in rural areas in Canada. Participants completed a paper-and-pencil or online survey and asked to select personally relevant physical activity-related barriers and facilitators from a list of 9 and 10 choices, respectively...
July 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26206159/male-contraception-research-new-methods-and-implications-for-marginalized-populations
#20
Olivia Plana
The majority of research on contraception has focused on manipulating the female reproductive system. Recent studies have identified novel contraceptives for males, including hormonal- and nonhormonal-based therapeutics. Although these new contraceptives are still undergoing clinical trials, their development and potential future use in society necessitate serious consideration of their implications for reproductive health. Through my analysis of the research conducted on male contraception over time and the current therapeutics available, it is clear that male contraception has the potential to shift societal gender dynamics and provide males with greater control over their own reproduction...
July 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
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