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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471544/neonatal-hypothyroidism-affects-testicular-glucose-homeostasis-through-increased-oxidative-stress-in-prepubertal-mice-effects-on-glut3-glut8-and-cx43
#1
D Sarkar, S K Singh
Thyroid hormones (THs) play an important role in maintaining the link between metabolism and reproduction and the altered THs status is associated with induction of oxidative stress in various organs like brain, heart, liver and testis. Further, reactive oxygen species play a pivotal role in regulation of glucose homeostasis in several organs, and glucose utilization by Leydig cells is essential for testosterone biosynthesis and thus is largely dependent on glucose transporter 8 (GLUT8). Glucose uptake by Sertoli cells is mediated through glucose transporter 3 (GLUT3) under the influence of THs to meet energy requirement of developing germ cells...
May 4, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470687/correlates-and-prevalence-of-hypogonadism-in-patients-with-early-and-late-onset-type-2-diabetes
#2
Y Li, M Zhang, X Liu, W Cui, S Rampersad, F Li, Z Lin, P Yang, H Li, C Sheng, X Cheng, S Qu
This study aims to compare the prevalence of hypogonadism between male patients with early-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and late-onset type 2 diabetes. A total of 122 male patients with early-onset T2DM (diagnosis age ≤40 years) and 100 male patients with late-onset T2DM (diagnosis age >40 years) were recruited from our in-patient department between 1 January 2013 and 28 December 2015. Serum FSH, LH, testosterone, lipid profile, uric acid, HbA1c, and beta-cell function were determined in blood samples...
May 3, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453908/sexual-dysfunction-in-subjects-treated-with-inhibitors-of-5%C3%AE-reductase-for-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-a-comprehensive-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
REVIEW
G Corona, G Tirabassi, D Santi, E Maseroli, M Gacci, M Dicuio, A Sforza, E Mannucci, M Maggi
Despite their efficacy in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, the popularity of inhibitors of 5α-reductase (5ARIs) is limited by their association with adverse sexual side effects. The aim of this study was to review and meta-analyze currently available randomized clinical trials evaluating the rate of sexual side effects in men treated with 5ARIs. An extensive Medline Embase and Cochrane search was performed including the following words: 'finasteride', 'dutasteride', 'benign prostatic hyperplasia'...
April 28, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440964/effect-of-b9-and-b12-vitamin-intake-on-semen-parameters-and-fertility-of-men-with-mthfr-polymorphisms
#4
R Najafipour, S Moghbelinejad, A Aleyasin, A Jalilvand
The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene codes a crucial enzyme which involve in folate metabolism. The effect of MTHFR gene polymorphisms on male fertility status is uncertain and controversial. We evaluated the effect of B vitamin family intake on total homocysteine content and semen parameters of men with MTHFR gene polymorphisms. MTHFR genotypes frequency and serum total homocysteine concentration were measured among 280 men with impaired spermatogenesis (asthenospermia, oligospermia, severe oligospermia and azoospermia) and 85 control participants...
April 25, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395130/osteocalcin-a-bone-derived-hormone-with-important-andrological-implications
#5
REVIEW
L De Toni, A Di Nisio, M S Rocca, M De Rocco Ponce, A Ferlin, C Foresta
Increasing evidence disclosed the existence of a novel multi-organ endocrine pathway, involving bone, pancreas and testis, of high penetrance in energy metabolism and male fertility. The main mediator of this axis is undercarboxylated osteocalcin (ucOC), a bone-derived protein-exerting systemic effects on tissues expressing the metabotropic receptor GPRC6A. The recognized effects of ucOC are the improvement of insulin secretion from the pancreas, the amelioration of systemic insulin sensitivity, in particular in skeletal muscle, and the stimulation of the global endocrine activity of the Leydig cell, including vitamin D 25-hydroxylation and testosterone production...
April 10, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395129/marijuana-use-and-serum-testosterone-concentrations-among-u-s-males
#6
J E Thistle, B I Graubard, M Braunlin, H Vesper, B Trabert, M B Cook, K A McGlynn
Marijuana has been reported to have several effects on the male reproductive system. Marijuana has previously been linked to reduced adult testosterone, however, a study in Denmark reported increased testosterone concentrations among marijuana users. This study was performed to estimate the effect of marijuana use on testosterone in U.S. males. Data on serum testosterone, marijuana use, and covariates for 1577 men from the 2011-2012 U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) were analyzed...
April 10, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395120/are-azfb-deletions-always-incompatible-with-sperm-production
#7
K Stouffs, V Vloeberghs, A Gheldof, H Tournaye, S Seneca
Deletions on the long arm of the Y chromosome are a well-known cause of male infertility and it is generally accepted that deletions involving the AZFb region are not compatible with sperm production. Here, we report on two patients for whom basic diagnostic tests showed a deletion of the AZFb region. Unexpectedly, both patients had some residual sperm production. Subsequently, extension and additional analyses of the AZFb region disclosed an aberrant deletion pattern. Therefore, these results emphasize the need for a detailed and powerful analysis of cases where first-line Yq deletion tests reveal an AZFb deletion...
April 10, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380686/efficacy-of-treatment-with-pseudoephedrine-in-men-with-retrograde-ejaculation
#8
O Shoshany, N Abhyankar, J Elyaguov, C Niederberger
The use of pseudoephedrine, an alpha agonist, for the treatment of retrograde ejaculation is well-known, however, there is no clear consensus from the literature regarding its efficacy and treatment protocol. We evaluated the efficacy of pseudoephedrine treatment in patients with retrograde ejaculation, utilizing a yet undescribed short-period treatment protocol. Twenty men were medically treated with pseudoephedrine for retrograde ejaculation between January 2010 and May 2016 (12 with complete retrograde ejaculation and 8 with partial retrograde ejaculation)...
April 5, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334510/pharmacokinetics-of-testosterone-cream-applied-to-scrotal-skin
#9
R Iyer, S F Mok, S Savkovic, L Turner, G Fraser, R Desai, V Jayadev, A J Conway, D J Handelsman
Scrotal skin is thin and has high steroid permeability, but the pharmacokinetics of testosterone via the scrotal skin route has not been studied in detail. The aim of this study was to define the pharmacokinetics of testosterone delivered via the scrotal skin route. The study was a single-center, three-phase cross-over pharmacokinetic study of three single doses (12.5, 25, 50 mg) of testosterone cream administered in random sequence on different days with at least 2 days between doses to healthy eugonadal volunteers with endogenous testosterone suppressed by administration of nandrolone decanoate...
March 23, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409907/the-roles-of-prostate-specific-antigen-psa-density-prostate-volume-and-their-zone-adjusted-derivatives-in-predicting-prostate-cancer-in-patients-with-psa-less-than-20-0%C3%A2-ng-ml
#10
P Shen, J Zhao, G Sun, N Chen, X Zhang, H Gui, Y Yang, J Liu, K Shu, Z Wang, H Zeng
The aim of this study was to develop nomograms for predicting prostate cancer and its zonal location using prostate-specific antigen density, prostate volume, and their zone-adjusted derivatives. A total of 928 consecutive patients with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) less than 20.0 ng/mL, who underwent transrectal ultrasound-guided transperineal 12-core prostate biopsy at West China Hospital between 2011 and 2014, were retrospectively enrolled. The patients were randomly split into training cohort (70%, n = 650) and validation cohort (30%, n = 278)...
May 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409906/big-clinical-problem-big-advancement-big-questions-to-still-address-the-status-of-microtese
#11
EDITORIAL
D T Carrell, M Simoni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409905/a-call-for-standardized-outcomes-in-microtese
#12
EDITORIAL
C F S Jensen, J M Dupree, J Sonksen, D Ohl, J M Hotaling
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409904/prevalence-of-varicocoele-and-its-association-with-body-mass-index-among-39-559-rural-men-in-eastern-china-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
#13
J Liu, S Zhang, M Liu, Q Wang, H Shen, Y Zhang, D Yan
Varicocoele is a common cause of male infertility. We undertook a population-based cross-sectional study to evaluate the prevalence of varicocoele among rural men in eastern China and its association with body mass index. A total of 39,559 rural men in six counties in Beijing, Guangdong and Shandong provinces were recruited from 2011 to 2012. The presence and severity of varicocoele were measured by physical examinations. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression models were constructed to assess the association between varicocoele and body mass index after adjusting for possible confounders...
May 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409903/primary-secondary-and-compensated-hypogonadism-a-novel-risk-stratification-for-infertile-men
#14
E Ventimiglia, S Ippolito, P Capogrosso, F Pederzoli, W Cazzaniga, L Boeri, I Cavarretta, M Alfano, P Viganò, F Montorsi, A Salonia
Recently, the cohort of men from the European Male Ageing Study has been stratified into different categories distinguishing primary, secondary and compensated hypogonadism. A similar classification has not yet been applied to the infertile population. We performed a cross-sectional study enrolling 786 consecutive Caucasian-European infertile men segregated into eugonadal [normal serum total testosterone (≥3.03 ng/mL) and normal luteinizing hormone (≤9.4 mU/mL)], secondary (low total testosterone, low/normal luteinizing hormone), primary (low total testosterone, elevated luteinizing hormone) and compensated hypogonadism (normal total testosterone; elevated luteinizing hormone)...
May 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409902/testosterone-level-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-vasculogenic-erectile-dysfunction
#15
Y A Omar, S E Younis, I Y Ismail, A I El-Sakka
The association between endothelial dysfunction and late onset hypogonadism (LOH) in patients with vasculogenic erectile dysfunction (ED) is not yet well settled. Our objective was to assess the association between LOH and endothelial dysfunction in patients with vasculogenic ED. Throughout 2014-2015 a total of 90 men were enrolled in this cross-sectional observational study. Of them 60 patients with a clinical diagnosis of ED were further subdivided into two equal groups: patients with vasculogenic ED and LOH (A); patients with vasculogenic ED and euogonadal (B)...
May 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409901/comparison-of-markers-predicting-litter-size-in-different-pig-breeds
#16
COMPARATIVE STUDY
W-S Kwon, M S Rahman, D-Y Ryu, A Khatun, M-G Pang
To overcome the limitations of conventional analysis of male fertility in animals and humans, proteomic studies have been performed to develop fertility-related biomarkers for prognosis and diagnosis of male fertility. However, the studies were focused on specific species or breeds. Therefore, a study is required to validate whether fertility-related markers would apply to other breeds in pigs. In this study, previously developed fertility-related biomarkers from Landrace were validated to use for prognosis of male fertility in commercially available breeds...
May 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346969/the-comparison-of-laparoscopic-and-microsurgical-varicocoelectomy-in-infertile-men-with-varicocoele-on-paternity-rate-12%C3%A2-months-after-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
P Bryniarski, P Taborowski, P Rajwa, Z Kaletka, M Życzkowski, A Paradysz
The best surgical approach for varicocoelectomy is still unknown, however more and more physicians favour subinguinal microsurgery. The aim of this study was to find whether microsurgical approach is superior to laparoscopic varicocoelectomy in terms of pregnancy rate, fertility potential, endocrinological function of the testis, erectile dysfunction and testicle volume increase. It was a prospective, non-masked, parallel-group randomized controlled trial with one to one allocation. It was conducted at authors' institution and designed as per protocol study...
May 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334513/the-number-of-cag-and-ggn-triplet-repeats-in-the-androgen-receptor-gene-exert-combinatorial-effect-on-hormonal-and-sperm-parameters-in-young-men
#18
M Grigorova, M Punab, T Kahre, M Ivandi, N Tõnisson, O Poolamets, V Vihljajev, B Žilaitienė, J Erenpreiss, V Matulevičius, M Laan
Androgen receptor (AR) is a transcription factor that is activated upon binding to testosterone (T) and is implicated in regulating the expression of reproduction-related genes. The human AR gene (Xq11-12) spans 186,588 bp and eight exons. N-terminal transactivation domain of the encoded AR protein harbours two polymorphic stretches of identical amino acids, a polyglutamine tract (encoded by 8-37 CAG-repeats) and a polyglycine tract (encoded by 10-30 GGN-repeats). We set forward to analyse independent and combinatory effects of the length of these repetitive tracts on male reproductive hormones, testicular and sperm parameters in a population-based cohort of Baltic young men (n = 974; aged 20...
May 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334509/disturbed-testicular-expression-of-the-estrogen-metabolizing-enzymes-cyp1a1-and-comt-in-infertile-men-with-primary-spermatogenic-failure-possible-negative-implications-on-sertoli-cells
#19
A Parada-Bustamante, C Molina, C Valencia, M Flórez, M C Lardone, F Argandoña, A Piottante, M Ebensperguer, P A Orihuela, A Castro
Estradiol (E2 ) is normally metabolized to hydroxyestradiols and methoxyestradiols by CYP1A1, CYP1B1 and COMT. However, an altered production of these metabolites by a disturbed expression of these enzymes is associated with reproductive and non-reproductive pathologies. In vitro studies suggest that increased hydroxyestradiols and methoxyestradiols intratesticular generation is related to male infertility, but no studies have explored whether infertile men have a disturbed testicular expression of the enzymes that generate these E2 metabolites...
May 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334508/dietary-fatty-acids-influence-sperm-quality-and-function
#20
A Ferramosca, N Moscatelli, M Di Giacomo, V Zara
Recently, obesity has been linked to male infertility. In animal models the administration of a high-fat diet caused a reduction in sperm quality, by impairing gamete energy metabolism. The aim of this study was to investigate a possible effect of dietary fatty acids supplementation in the modulation of sperm energy metabolism and, in turn, in the improvement of sperm quality in rats fed a high-fat diet. Sexually mature male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups and fed for 4 weeks a standard diet (control group), a high-fat diet (enriched in 35% of fat and 15% sucrose), a high-fat diet supplemented with 2...
May 2017: Andrology
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