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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914613/association-between-cardiometabolic-index-and-erectile-dysfunction-a-new-index-for-predicting-cardiovascular-disease
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Murat Dursun, Huseyin Besiroglu, Alper Otunctemur, Emin Ozbek
Over the past decade, it has been suggested that erectile dysfunction (ED) is an early indicator of cardiovascular disease. In a recent study, a new index, termed as cardiometabolic index (CMI), was defined and measured as the product of triglyceride (TG)/high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) ratio and waist-to-height ratio, which are good predictors of coronary artery disease and main components of metabolic syndrome (MetS). All components of the CMI are also included in MetS criteria. Thus, we decided to evaluate the correlation between CMI, including the criteria of MetS, and ED...
December 2016: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857900/sudden-death-of-a-middle-aged-man-with-an-artificial-vagina-in-situ
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Muditha Vidanapathirana, Rohan P Ruwanpura, Sriyantha Rrg Amararatne
Artificial vaginas are designed to imitate the female sex organ. This is the first reported case in the forensic literature of a man being pronounced dead with an artificial vagina in situ. A middle-aged man was found unconscious in a bathroom when the door was forced open and was pronounced dead on admission. Autopsy revealed that the penis was inside an artificial vagina. There were no injuries, but there were left ventricular hypertrophy, myocardial fibrosis, and narrow coronaries. The cause of death was ascertained as ischemic heart disease due to coronary atherosclerosis and the comments included were no evidence of violence, and ischemic heart disease could have been precipitated due to abnormal sexual activity...
October 2016: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853168/depressive-symptoms-and-prevalence-of-erectile-dysfunction-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-dogo-study
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S Furukawa, T Sakai, T Niiya, H Miyaoka, T Miyake, S Yamamoto, K Maruyama, T Ueda, H Senba, M Torisu, H Minami, M Onji, T Tanigawa, B Matsuura, Y Hiasa, Y Miyake
In several studies of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, a positive association between depressive symptoms and erectile dysfunction (ED) has been reported. No evidence exists, however, regarding the association between depressive symptoms and ED among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Thus, we examined this issue among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Study subjects were 469 male Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, aged 19 years or over. ED, moderate to severe ED and severe ED were defined as present when a subject had a Sexual Health Inventory for Men score <22, <12 and <8, respectively...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836682/self-reported-sitting-time-and-prevalence-of-erectile-dysfunction-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-dogo-study
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Shinya Furukawa, Takenori Sakai, Tetsuji Niiya, Hiroaki Miyaoka, Teruki Miyake, Shin Yamamoto, Sayaka Kanzaki, Koutatsu Maruyama, Keiko Tanaka, Teruhisa Ueda, Hidenori Senba, Masamoto Torisu, Hisaka Minami, Takeshi Tanigawa, Bunzo Matsuura, Yoichi Hiasa, Yoshihiro Miyake
AIMS: No evidence exists regarding the association between sitting time and erectile dysfunction (ED) among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between self-reported sitting time and ED among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Study subjects were 430 male Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (mean age, 60.5years). A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect information on the variables under study...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832474/social-support-and-hiv-risks-among-migrant-and-non-migrant-market-workers-in-almaty-kazakhstan
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Gaukhar Mergenova, Stacey A Shaw, Assel Terlikbayeva, Louisa Gilbert, Lenore Gensburg, Sholpan Primbetova, Nabila El-Bassel
: Migration processes are listed within the primary factors facilitating the heterosexual spread of HIV. The study examines the relationship between social support, sexual HIV risk behaviors and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among 1342 male migrant and non-migrant market workers from Barakholka Market in Almaty, Kazakhstan. RESULTS: (1) higher level of perceived social support [Enhancing Recovery in Coronary Heart Disease (ENRICHD) Social Support Instrument (ESSI score)] was associated with a lower likelihood of having sex with a female sex worker (FSW) [OR = 0...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817849/-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-women
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M Ghannem, L Ghannem, S Lamouchi, K D Justin, P Meimoun, L Ghannem
Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs later in life in women when compared to men (10 years later). The FAST-MI study has shown that the profile of women with CAD has changed in the past 15 years, they are younger, more obese, and usually smokers. Whatever the age at which CAD occurs in women, the prognosis tends to be worse than in men, despite a higher frequency of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with angiographically normal coronary arteries in women. In women without significant lesion at coronary angiography, the WISE study has shown abnormalities of the coronary vasomotricy...
November 3, 2016: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814783/-coronary-disease-in-women-the-role-of-sexual-hormones
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E Vautrin, S Marlière, H Bouvaist, R Guerbaai, G Barone-Rochette
During their lives, women go through three different phases during which sex hormones play a fundamental role in contributing to specific cardiovascular and coronary risks. To evaluate this risk, we must take into account these various phases with their associated cardiovascular risk factors, and this during three key steps: contraception, pregnancy and menopause. Arterial risk linked to estrogen combined with progestin contraception, depends on the dosage of estrogen. The main cardiovascular risk factor responsible for increasing the risk of myocardial infarction is tobacco, especially after 35 years of age, contraindicating estrogen combined with progestin contraception at the benefit of progestin...
November 1, 2016: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804874/a-focused-review-of-gender-differences-in-antithrombotic-therapy
#8
Andrea Salzano, Pablo Demelo-Rodriguez, Alberto Maria Marra, Marco Proietti
BACKGROUND: The biological differences among male and female, based on distinctive expression of sex chromosomes, on varied gene-expression and on peculiar sexual hormones, lead to important differences in physiology and pathophysiology. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to briefly review the relationships among gender-related differences and clinical implications in antithrombotic therapy, that could be related to sex-differences in platelet biology and coagulation reactions...
October 29, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788774/alcohol-consumption-and-prevalence-of-erectile-dysfunction-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-baseline-data-from-the-dogo-study
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Shinya Furukawa, Takenori Sakai, Tetsuji Niiya, Hiroaki Miyaoka, Teruki Miyake, Shin Yamamoto, Koutatsu Maruyama, Teruhisa Ueda, Keiko Tanaka, Hidenori Senba, Yasuhiko Todo, Masamoto Torisu, Hisaka Minami, Morikazu Onji, Takeshi Tanigawa, Bunzo Matsuura, Yoichi Hiasa, Yoshihiro Miyake
Diabetes mellitus and heavy alcohol consumption are both associated with vascular disease, a category that includes erectile dysfunction (ED). However, the association between alcohol consumption and ED among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus remains unclear. The aim of the present multicenter cross-sectional study was to investigate the relationship between drinking frequency, weekly alcohol consumption, daily alcohol consumption, and ED among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Study subjects were 340 male Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, aged 19-70 years, who had undergone blood tests at our institutions...
September 2016: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733045/abuse-nocturnal-stress-hormones-and-coronary-heart-disease-risk-among-women-with-hiv
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Sannisha K Dale, Kathleen M Weber, Mardge H Cohen, Leslie R Brody
This study investigated the relationships among abuse, nocturnal levels of cortisol and norepinephrine (NE), and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk as measured by the Framingham risk score among women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Participants (n = 53) from the Chicago Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), a longitudinal prospective cohort study initiated in 1994, were enrolled in this study during 2012. At WIHS baseline and annual follow-up visits, women were asked about recent experiences of abuse...
October 13, 2016: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729664/-percutaneous-intervention-therapy-for-vascular-erectile-dysfunction
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Giuseppe Sangiorgi, Riccardo Colantonio, Gabriele Antonini, Antonio Savino, Massimiliano Sperandio
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to get and maintain a sufficient erection to ensure an acceptable sexual activity for the subject and the partner. Although ED does not represent per se a serious disease, it carries a notable and severe influence on quality of life, with significant implications on familiar and social relationship; DE may cause depression, shame, impairment of personal esteem and relational problems. Among many possible etiologies of ED, atherosclerotic disease of penile arteries represents one of the most frequent causes, so it should always be looked for in patients with multiple risk factors for cardiovascular disease or an established coronary or peripheral artery disease...
October 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726072/genetic-research-and-women-s-heart-disease-a-primer
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Maryam Kavousi, Lawrence F Bielak, Patricia A Peyser
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review provides a brief synopsis of sexual dimorphism in atherosclerosis with an emphasis on genetic studies aimed to better understand the atherosclerotic process and clinical outcomes in women. Such studies are warranted because development of atherosclerosis, impact of several traditional risk factors, and burden of coronary heart disease (CHD) differ between women and men. RECENT FINDINGS: While most candidate gene studies pool women and men and adjust for sex, some sex-specific studies provide evidence of association between candidate genes and prevalent and incident CHD in women...
November 2016: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27521883/management-strategies-for-the-ovaries-at-the-time-of-hysterectomy-for-benign-disease
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REVIEW
Catherine A Matthews
Gynecologists performing hysterectomy for benign disease must universally counsel women about ovarian management. The beneficial effect of elective bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) on incident ovarian and breast cancer and elimination of need for subsequent adnexal surgery must be weighed against the risks of ovarian hormone withdrawal. Ovarian conservation rates have increased significantly over the past 15 years. In postmenopausal women, however, BSO can reduce ovarian and breast cancer rates without an adverse impact on coronary heart disease, sexual dysfunction, hip fractures, or cognitive function...
September 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27459447/psychiatric-psychological-and-social-determinants-of-health-in-the-nurses-health-study-cohorts
#14
Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald, Ying Chen, Ankura Singh, Olivia I Okereke, Laura D Kubzansky
OBJECTIVES: To review the contribution of the Nurses' Health Studies (NHS) on factors that influence mental and physical health. METHODS: Narrative review of all published articles using data from the NHS, the NHS II, and the Growing Up Today Study focusing on mental health conditions (e.g., depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety) and psychosocial resources and stressors (e.g., job strain, interpersonal violence, social relationships, sexual orientation) between 1990 and 2016...
September 2016: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27379456/prevalence-of-erectile-dysfunction-and-associated-factors-in-korean-older-adults-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Youn-Jung Son, Miyoun Jang, Eun-Young Jun
The current study aimed to identify the prevalence and associated factors of erectile dysfunction (ED) among 161 Korean adults 60 and older with coronary artery disease (CAD). ED was diagnosed in 72.2% of patients-the prevalence of which was significantly associated with age, education, employment, monthly income, frequency of sexual intercourse, body mass index, and low-density lipoprotein. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) was lower in patients with ED than in those without ED (p < 0.001). Hierarchical multiple regression analysis revealed that ED significantly influenced HRQoL in patients with CAD after adjusting for sociodemographic and disease-related characteristic variables (p < 0...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27375006/relation-between-erectile-dysfunction-and-silent-myocardial-ischemia-in-diabetic-patients-a-multidetector-computed-tomographic-coronary-angiographic-study
#16
Amr Abdelhamed, Shin-Ichi Hisasue, Essam A Nada, Ali M Kassem, Mohammed Abdel-Kareem, Shigeo Horie
INTRODUCTION: Erectile dysfunction (ED) can precede coronary artery disease. In addition, silent myocardial ischemia (SMI) is more common in diabetic patients and is a strong predictor of cardiac events and death. AIM: To evaluate the presence of SMI in patients with diabetes and ED using multidetector computed tomographic coronary angiography (MDCT-CA). METHODS: This study evaluated patients with diabetes and ED without any history of cardiac symptoms or signs...
September 2016: Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27225056/the-effect-of-asymptomatic-histological-prostatitis-on-sexual-function-and-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms
#17
Ahmet Urkmez, Ozgur Haki Yuksel, Fatih Uruc, Serkan Akan, Caglar Yildirim, Aytac Sahin, Ayhan Verit
OBJECTIVE: Prostatitis affects 10-14% of men of all ages and ethnicities. More than 50% of the men experience episodes of prostatitis at one time of their lives. Patients with CP typically have longlasting genitourinary/pelvic pain and obstructive and/or irritative voiding symptoms. Sexual dysfunction and psychological symptoms are frequently added to these symptoms. We also investigated the relationship between sexual functions, and lower urinary system symptoms, and asymptomatic histological prostatitis detected on transrectal ultrasound-guided (TRUS) biopsy performed with the indication of high PSA levels...
May 2016: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27215685/coronary-heart-disease-diabetes-and-sexuality-in-men
#18
Geoff Hackett, Michael Krychman, David Baldwin, Nelson Bennett, Ahmed El-Zawahry, Alessandra Graziottin, Monika Lukasiewicz, Kevin McVary, Yoshikazu Sato, Luca Incrocci
Erectile dysfunction (ED) has been well recognized as a marker of increased cardiovascular risk for more than 15 years, especially in younger men. Early detection of ED represents an opportunity to intervene to decrease the risk of future cardiovascular events and limit the progression of ED severity. Evidence suggests there is a window of opportunity of 3 to 5 years from the onset of ED to subsequent cardiovascular events. This opportunity is usually missed if the onus is placed on the patient to seek care for his sexual problems...
June 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27179809/total-colpocleisis-technical-considerations
#19
Brian J Linder, John B Gebhart, John A Occhino
INTRODUCTION: We present a video describing the technical considerations for performing a total colpocleisis in the management of symptomatic post-hysterectomy pelvic organ prolapse. METHODS: A 76-year old female presented with pelvic pressure and the presence of a palpable vaginal bulge. She had significant bother and had previously failed use of a pessary. She wasnot sexually active, with no plans for future sexual activity. Her medical history was significant for coronary artery disease with prior myocardial infarction...
May 14, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27173506/coronary-heart-disease-and-sexual-activity
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EDITORIAL
Paolo Emilio Puddu, Joachim Alexandre
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 15, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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