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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816074/prostate-specific-antigen-after-salvage-radiotherapy-for-postprostatectomy-biochemical-recurrence-predicts-long-term-outcome-including-overall-survival
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Detlef Bartkowiak, Reinhard Thamm, Dirk Bottke, Alessandra Siegmann, Dirk Böhmer, Volker Budach, Thomas Wiegel
BACKGROUND: For patients with recurrent prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy (RP), salvage radiotherapy (SRT) is a second chance of cure. However, depending on risk factors, 40-70% of the patients experience further progression. With a focus on the pre- and post-SRT serum level of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA), we assessed the determinants of the long-term outcome after SRT. PATIENT AND METHODS: Between 1997 and 2011, 464 patients received 3D-conformal SRT with median 66...
August 17, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815018/serum-complexed-and-free-prostate-specific-antigen-levels-are-lower-in-female-elite-athletes-in-comparison-to-control-women
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Emma Eklund, Eleftherios P Diamandis, Carla Muytjens, Sarah Wheeler, Anu Mathew, Martin Stengelin, Eli Glezer, Galina Nikolenko, Marshall D Brown, Yingye Zheng, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg
BACKGROUND: We hypothesize that prostate specific antigen (PSA), a protein that it is under regulation by androgens, may be differentially expressed in female elite athletes in comparison to control women. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 106 female athletes and 114 sedentary age-matched controls.  Serum from these women was analyzed for complexed prostate specific antigen (cPSA) and free prostate specific antigen (fPSA), by fifth generation assays with limits of detection of around 6 and 140 fg/mL, respectively...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814476/phase-i-trial-of-the-androgen-receptor-modulator-cr1447-in-breast-cancer
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Martin Zweifel, Beat Thuerlimann, Salome Riniker, Patrik Weder, Roger von Moos, Olivia Pagani, Martin Bigler, Karin M Rothgiesser, Christiane Pilop, Hanne Hawle, Peter Brauchli, Coya Tapia, Wolfgang Schoenfeld, Cristiana Sessa
CR 1447 (4-hydroxytestosterone, 4-OHT) binds to the androgen receptor and has antiproliferative activity in both ER-positive and ER-negative/AR-positive breast cancer cells in pre-clinical studies. The objective of this first-in man trial was to evaluate safety and to determine the dose of CR1447, administered as an ointment, for Phase II. Escalating doses (100, 200, 400 mg) of CR1447 were administered topically on a daily basis to patients with ER-positive/AR-positive/HER2-negative advanced breast cancer pretreated with several lines of therapy...
August 16, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814452/medical-ovariectomy-in-menopausal-breast-cancer-patients-with-high-testosterone-levels
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Giorgio Secreto, Paola Muti, Milena Sant, Elisabetta Meneghini, Vittorio Krogh
Five years of adjuvant therapy with anti-estrogens reduce the incidence of disease progression by about 50% in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer patients, but late relapse can still occur after that anti-estrogens have been discontinued. In these patients, excessive androgen production may account for renewed excessive estrogen formation and increased risk of late relapse. In the 50% of patients who do not benefit with anti-estrogens, the effect of therapy is limited by de novo or acquired resistance to treatment...
August 16, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807505/delayed-ejaculation-and-associated-complaints-relationship-to-ejaculation-times-and-serum-testosterone-levels
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Abraham Morgentaler, Paula Polzer, Stanley Althof, Alexander Bolyakov, Craig Donatucci, Xiao Ni, Ankur B Patel, Shehzad Basaria
BACKGROUND: Although delayed ejaculation (DE) is typically characterized as a persistently longer than anticipated or desired time to ejaculation (or orgasm) during sexual activity, a timing-based definition of DE and its association with serum testosterone has not been established in a large cohort. AIM: To examine in an observational study estimated intravaginal ejaculatory latency time (IELT) and masturbatory ejaculation latency time (MELT) in men self-reporting DE, assess the association of IELT and MELT with serum testosterone levels, and determine whether correlation with demographic and sexual parameters exist...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799235/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-serum-activity-and-concentration-are-increased-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Sindy Blauschmidt, Thomas Greither, Katharina Lampe, Solveig Köller, Petra Kaltwaßer, Hermann M Behre
OBJECTIVE: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex disease, the etiology of which is not well understood. Alterations in potential candidate genes involved in the biosynthesis and metabolism of androgens, folliculogenesis, and insulin and glucose metabolism have been suggested as possible etiologies. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) plays a key role in glucose homeostasis and, thus, in the regulation of insulin secretion. The aim of our study was to analyze the DPP4 activity and concentrations in the serum of PCOS and non-PCOS patients and, additionally, study the activation of the DPP4 promoter by androgens in vitro...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761656/androstenedione-and-testosterone-levels-correlate-with-in-vitro-fertilization-rates-in-insulin-resistant-women
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Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Emily H Dickerson, Stephen M Maguiness, John Robinson, Youssra H Z Dakroury, Stephen L Atkin
BACKGROUND: The free androgen index (FAI) calculated using total testosterone measured by immunoassay does not correlate with oocyte fertilization rates; however, there is considerable cross-reactivity for testosterone with other androgens by immunoassay that is not found using isotope dilution liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). AIMS: This study was done to determine relationship between total testosterone and androstenedione measured by LC/MS/MS and fertilization rates...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756619/prostate-carcinoma-with-amphicrine-features-further-refining-the-spectrum-of-neuroendocrine-differentiation-in-tumours-of-primary-prostatic-origin
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Susan Prendeville, Issam Al-Bozom, Eva Compérat, Joan Sweet, Andrew J Evans, Mohamed Ben-Gashir, Ozgur Mete, Theodorus H van der Kwast, Michelle R Downes
OBJECTIVE: The current WHO classification categorises high grade neuroendocrine (NE) carcinomas of the prostate into small cell and large cell types. A distinct form of carcinoma demonstrating synchronous dual exocrine and NE differentiation, termed amphicrine carcinoma, has been described at various other sites, primarily within the gastrointestinal tract. In this study, we describe the clinicopathologic features of a series of metastatic prostatic carcinomas with amphicrine features...
July 30, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753828/risk-of-testosterone-flare-in-the-era-of-the-saturation-model-one-more-historical-myth
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Yonah Krakowsky, Abraham Morgentaler
CONTEXT: When luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists were introduced in the 1980s, it was universally believed that the initial transient rise in serum testosterone (T), termed T flare, caused rapid prostate cancer (PCa) growth and led to disease progression, complications, and death. It became routine to offer antiandrogens (AAs) to prevent these risks. However, over the last decade, it has become recognized that androgens have a finite ability to stimulate PCa growth (the saturation model), providing a theoretical challenge to the risks of T flare...
July 1, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751266/testosterone-responders-to-continuous-androgen-deprivation-therapy-exhibit-considerable-variations-in-testosterone-levels-on-follow-up-implications-for-clinical-practice
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Rashid K Sayyid, Abdallah K Sayyid, Zachary Klaassen, Kamel Fadaak, Hanan Goldberg, Thenappan Chandrasekar, Ardalanejaz Ahmad, Ricardo Leao, Nathan Perlis, Karen Chadwick, Robert J Hamilton, Girish S Kulkarni, Antonio Finelli, Alexandre R Zlotta, Neil E Fleshner
PURPOSE: To determine whether continuous androgen deprivation therapy users achieving testosterone levels <0.7 nmol/L demonstrate subsequent testosterone level elevations on follow-up and whether such events predict worse oncologic outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a random, retrospective sample of 514 prostate cancer patients treated with continuous androgen deprivation therapy and having serum testosterone levels <0.7 nmol/L, at the University Health Network between 2007-2016...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744698/association-of-basal-serum-androgen-levels-with-ovarian-response-and-icsi-cycle-outcome
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C Abide Yayla, E Ozkaya, S Kayatas Eser, I Sanverdi, B Devranoglu, T Kutlu
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the predictive value of basal serum testosterone (T) and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) levels during follicular phase for ovarian response and outcome in intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles of women with diminished ovarian reserve. METHODS: We prospectively gathered data of basal serum androgen levels and ICSI cycle characteristics of 120 women with diminished ovarian reserve. Association of basal serum T and DHEAS levels with ovarian response was analyzed...
July 25, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738774/advanced-methods-for-analysis-of-testosterone
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Livia Alexandra Gugoasa, Raluca Ioana Stefan-van Staden
Testosterone is the principal endogenous androgenic-anabolic steroid in humans. The levels of testosterone in the human body are correlated with many hormonal disorders (hypogonadism, impotence, etc) mostly in men, and with many types of diseases such as: prostate cancer, metabolic syndrome, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and so on. Testosterone is extensively used among sportsmen willing to increase strength, aggressiveness, and recovery; making it the most commonly reported substance in steroid abuse. Fast, easy and cheap methods for the evaluation of testosterone are extremely needed in clinics and hospitals...
July 24, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734725/estrogen-receptor-alpha-is-required-in-gabaergic-but-not-glutamatergic-neurons-to-masculinize-behavior
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Melody V Wu, Jessica Tollkuhn
Masculinization of the altricial rodent brain is driven by estrogen signaling during a perinatal critical period. Genetic deletion of estrogen receptor alpha (Esr1/ERα) results in altered hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis signaling and a dramatic reduction of male sexual and territorial behaviors. However, the role of ERα in masculinizing distinct classes of neurons remains unexplored. We deleted ERα in excitatory or inhibitory neurons using either a Vglut2 or Vgat driver and assessed male behaviors...
July 20, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717276/testosterone-versus-clomiphene-citrate-in-managing-symptoms-of-hypogonadism-in-men
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Pranav Dadhich, Ranjith Ramasamy, Jason Scovell, Nathan Wilken, Larry Lipshultz
INTRODUCTION: Both clomiphene citrate (CC) and testosterone supplementation therapy (TST) are effective treatments for men with hypogonadism. We sought to compare changes in symptoms and treatment efficacy in hypogonadal men before and after receiving CC and TST. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 52 men who received TST and 23 men who received CC for symptomatic hypogonadism were prospectively followed for change in hormone levels and symptoms after treatment. These men were also compared to eugonadal men who were not on CC or TST during the same period...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715798/bone-mineral-density-in-women-living-with-complete-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome-and-intact-testes-or-removed-gonads
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Silvano Bertelloni, Maria C Meriggiola, Elenora Dati, Antonio Balsamo, Giampiero I Baroncelli
Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS) is due to complete androgen resistance in androgen-dependent tissues. Since androgens are involved in growth, development, and mass maintenance of the skeleton, bone health may be a relevant clinical issue for improving quality of life of women living with CAIS. Bone mineral density (BMD) in women with CAIS and intact gonads has been reported in a normal range, although exceptions are known showing a low BMD mainly at the lumbar level. In women with CAIS and removed gonads, BMD is usually reduced at both the lumbar spine and femoral neck...
July 18, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712786/the-relationship-between-hot-flashes-and-testosterone-recovery-after-12-months-of-androgen-suppression-for-men-with-localised-prostate-cancer-in-the-ascende-rt-trial
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M Dosani, W J Morris, S Tyldesley, T Pickles
AIMS: This study describes the proportion of men who experienced hot flashes (flashes), and the testosterone level at onset, peak frequency and cessation of flashes after 12 months of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in men undergoing curative-intent external beam radiation therapy (± brachytherapy boost). We also aimed to characterise testosterone recovery in this population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a pre-specified secondary analysis of the ASCENDE-RT clinical trial...
July 13, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712091/contribution-of-genetic-factors-to-lower-dheas-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Lucia Vernerova, Martina Mravcova, Lucia Paulikova, Miroslav Vlcek, Andrea Marko, Milada Meskova, Adela Penesova, Jozef Rovensky, Juraj Wendl, Katarina Raslova, Branislav Vohnout, Ivana Jochmanova, Ivica Lazurova, Zdenko Killinger, Guenter Steiner, Josef Smolen, Richard Imrich
OBJECTIVE: Lower production of adrenal androgens has been confirmed in females with rheumatoid arthritis (RA); however, the mechanisms of this finding are not completely understood. The aim of our study was to assess the contribution of genetic factors associated with variability of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) levels to lower DHEAS in female RA patients. METHODS: 448 RA and 648 healthy controls were genotyped for single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes ZKSCAN5 (rs11761528), SULT2A1 (rs2637125), HHEX (rs2497306), and ARPC1A (rs740160)...
July 15, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711501/comparing-the-androgenic-and-estrogenic-properties-of-progestins-used-in-contraception-and-hormone-therapy
#18
Renate Louw-du Toit, Meghan S Perkins, Janet P Hapgood, Donita Africander
Progestins used in endocrine therapies bind to multiple steroid receptors and are associated with several side-effects. It is thus important to understand the relationship between steroid receptor cross-reactivity and the side-effect profile of progestins. In cell lines that express negligible levels of steroid receptors, we report for the first time the binding affinities, potencies and efficacies of selected progestins from different generations determined in parallel. We show that the progestins bind to the androgen receptor (AR) with similar affinities to each other and progesterone, while none bind estrogen receptor (ER)-β, and only norethisterone acetate, levonorgestrel and gestodene bind ERα...
September 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710978/relationships-between-pops-biometrics-and-circulating-steroids-in-male-polar-bears-ursus-maritimus-from-svalbard
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Tomasz M Ciesielski, Ingunn Tjelta Hansen, Jenny Bytingsvik, Martin Hansen, Elisabeth Lie, Jon Aars, Bjørn M Jenssen, Bjarne Styrishave
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and biometric variables on circulating levels of steroid hormones (androgens, estrogens and progestagens) in male polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from Svalbard, Norway (n = 23). Levels of pregnenolone (PRE), progesterone (PRO), androstenedione (AN), dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), testosterone (TS), dihydrotestosterone (DHT), estrone (E1), 17α-estradiol (αE2) and 17β-estradiol (βE2) were quantified in polar bear serum by gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS), while POPs were measured in plasma...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706413/virilization-in-a-postmenopausal-female-due-to-androgen-secreting-ovarian-dermoid-cyst
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Murali Subbaiah, Gowri Dorairajan, Debasis Gochhait, G Vijayalakshmi
Virilizing ovarian dermoid cysts are very rare. The source of androgen in these cysts may be tumors such as Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor or Leydig cell hyperplasia. A 52-year-old postmenopausal female with virilization was found to have an ovarian dermoid cyst on ultrasound. Her serum testosterone levels were elevated. Leydig cell hyperplasia within the dermoid cyst was found to be the source of androgen in this patient.
April 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
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