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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501004/adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-slow-disease-progression-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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Carlos Gilsanz, Maria-Angeles Aller, Sherezade Fuentes-Julian, Isabel Prieto, Alejandro Blázquez-Martinez, Salvador Argudo, Jorge Fernández-Delgado, Jose Beleña, Jaime Arias, María P De Miguel
A serious complication of chronic hepatic insufficiency is acute-on-chronic liver failure, a recognized syndrome characterized by acute decompensation of cirrhosis and organ/system failure. We investigated the use of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AD-MSCs) in an experimental model of acute-on-chronic liver failure, developed by microsurgical extrahepatic cholestasis in rats. Rats undergoing microsurgical extrahepatic cholestasis were treated by intraparenchymal liver injection of human or rat AD-MSCs, undifferentiated or previously differentiated in vitro toward the hepatocyte lineage...
May 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484818/rives-technique-for-the-primary-larger-inguinal-hernia-repair-a-prospective-study-of-1000-repairs
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Enrique J Grau-Talens, Carlos D Ibáñez, Jacob Motos-Micó, Francisco García-Olives, Martina Arribas-Jurado, Carlos Jordán-Chaves, José M Aparicio-Gallego, José F Salgado
OBJECTIVE: We report a prospective study of repairs using the Rives technique of the more difficult primary inguinal hernias, focusing on the immediate post-operative period, clinical recurrence, testicular atrophy, and chronic pain. A mesh placed in the preperitoneal space can reduce recurrences and chronic pain. METHODS: For the larger primary inguinal hernias (Types 3, 4, 6, and some 7), we favour preperitoneal placement of a mesh, covering the myopectineal orifice by means of a transinguinal (Rives technique) approach...
May 8, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466616/one-stage-laparoscopic-orchiopexy-for-the-treatment-of-intraabdominal-testis
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Jaber R Jawdat, Stanislav Kocherov, Boris Chertin
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopy has gradually become the gold standard for the treatment of non-palpable testicles (NPT), with different success and complication rates. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate outcomes of the one-stage laparoscopic orchiopexy for NPT in our department. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the medical files of patients who underwent laparoscopic orchidopexy with the identical technique. Only patients with at least one year follow-up were included...
November 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447709/-atypical-cushing-s-syndrome-in-a-dog-a-case-report
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Stefanie Hoffrogge, Lena Fels, Marion Schmicke, Reinhard Mischke
In a 12-year-old male Labrador Retriever, presented due to other disease symptoms, clinical signs of hyperadrenocorticism (polyuria, polydipsia, abdominal distention, muscle atrophy) were an incidental finding. Abnormal laboratory results and sonographic findings of the adrenal glands, but negative low-dose dexamethasone suppression tests with low basal cortisol concentrations, a negative andrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-stimulation test and exclusion of iatrogenic hyperadrenocorticism, suggested an atypical hyperadrenocorticism (AHAC)...
April 27, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413379/effect-of-microsurgical-subinguinal-varicocele-repair-on-chronic-dull-scrotal-pain-in-men-with-grade-ii-iii-lesions
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Saad Elzanaty, Claus E Johansen
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of microsurgical subinguinal varicocele repair in patients with grade II-III lesions and chronic dull scrotal pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 29 patients with grade II-III varicocele and chronic dull scrotal pain that had a microsurgical subinguinal varicocele repair were included in the study. They were followed-up for 6-12 months including pain assessment and scrotal examination. RESULTS: Of the 29 patients, 28 (97%) reported complete resolution of pain with no palpable varicocele on scrotal examination...
January 2017: Current Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412171/gender-specific-amelioration-of-sma-phenotype-upon-disruption-of-a-deep-intronic-structure-by-an-oligonucleotide
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Matthew D Howell, Eric W Ottesen, Natalia N Singh, Rachel L Anderson, Ravindra N Singh
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic disease of children, is caused by low levels of survival motor neuron (SMN) protein. Here, we employ A15/283, an antisense oligonucleotide targeting a deep intronic sequence/structure, to examine the impact of restoration of SMN in a mild SMA mouse model. We show gender-specific amelioration of tail necrosis upon subcutaneous administrations of A15/283 into SMA mice at postnatal days 1 and 3. We also demonstrate that a modest increase in SMN due to early administrations of A15/283 dramatically improves testicular development and spermatogenesis...
April 13, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390185/the-non-peptide-vasopressin-v1b-receptor-antagonist-ssr149415-ameliorates-spermatogenesis-function-in-a-mouse-model-of-chronic-social-defeat-stress
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Bin Wang, Jian Zhou, Yan-Yan Zhuang, Liang-Liang Wang, Jin-Xian Pu, Yu-Hua Huang, Fei Xia, Jin-Xing Lv
To determine the effects of SSR149415 on testis and spermatogenesis in male mice subjected to chronic social defeat stress, C57BL/6 male mice were divided into 2 groups: Control and Stress. Then Stress group was subdivided into 4 subgroups administered water, SSR149415 (1 mg/kg/day), SSR149415 (10 mg/kg/day), SSR149415 (30 mg/kg/day), respectively. The behavioral alterations revealed by social interaction test and open field test were measured. The physical indices, including body weight and gonad weight (testis and epididymis) as well as testis/body weight and cauda epididymis/body weight were detected...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389795/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-concerning-single-site-laparoscopic-percutaneous-extraperitoneal-closure-for-pediatric-inguinal-hernia-and-hydrocele
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Yi Chen, Furan Wang, Hongji Zhong, Junfeng Zhao, Yan Li, Zhan Shi
BACKGROUND: Single-site laparoscopic percutaneous extraperitoneal closure (SLPEC) of hernia sac/processus vaginalis has been widely performed for repair of inguinal hernia/hydrocele in children. However, a variety of surgical instruments and techniques were used, and significant differences existed among the SLPEC reports. METHODS: A literature search was performed for all available studies concerning SLPEC for pediatric inguinal hernia/hydrocele in PubMed, Embase and Cochrane library...
April 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371123/effects-of-nano-graphene-oxide-on-testis-epididymis-and-fertility-of-wistar-rats
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Naresh Kumar Nirmal, Kumud Kant Awasthi, Placheril Joseph John
Nanoscale graphene oxide (NGO) has great potential in biomedicine by the virtue of its facile functionalization and tunable characteristics. Toxicity assessments have, therefore, become essential prior to its biomedical applications. The present study examined the effects of NGO exposure on male reproductive function of adult Wistar rats. Rats were exposed intraperitoneally to three increasing doses, namely low (0.4 mg/kg BW), mid (2.0 mg/kg BW) and high (10.0 mg/kg BW) dose of NGO. Repeated exposure of NGO for 15 and 30 days resulted in decreased epididymal sperm counts and elevated sperm abnormalities...
March 29, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366279/chemical-sterilisation-of-animals-a-review-of-the-use-of-zinc-and-cacl2-based-solutions-in-male-and-female-animals-and-factors-likely-to-improve-responses-to-treatment
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John Cavalieri
Chemical sterilisation can be used as an alternative to surgical castration in some circumstances. This review focuses on responses to treatment with zinc- or CaCl2-based chemosterilants, factors that have affected treatments and their potential use to sterilise female cattle. Successful treatment with a low incidence of adverse side effects in male animals has occurred with the use of zinc gluconate (ZG), neutralised in arginine and a 20% solution of CaCl2 in ethanol. Injection technique plays an important role in success...
March 18, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359405/distribution-and-number-of-cajal-like-cells-in-testis-tissue-with-azoospermia
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Eray Hasirci, Tahsin Turunc, Nebil Bal, Mehmet Resit Goren, Huseyin Celik, Enis Kervancioglu, Ayhan Dirim, Mustafa Agah Tekindal, Hakan Ozkardes
We investigated the number and distribution of Cajal-like cells in patients with azoospermia. A total of 99 patients with non-obstructive azoospermia were divided into subgroups [19 patientsin hypospermatogenesis group (S1), 40 patients in maturation arrest group (S2), 20 patients in a Sertoli cell-only syndrome (S3), and 20 patients in a testicular atrophy and fibrosis group (S4)], and 20 patients with obstructive azoospermia group (S0). Sections stained with a c-kit antibody were studied by light microscopy to determine the number and distribution of Cajal-like cells in peritubular and perivascular areas of testis...
April 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333214/-forever-young-%C3%A2-testosterone-replacement-therapy-a-blockbuster-drug-despite-flabby-evidence-and-broken-promises
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Andrea Busnelli, Edgardo Somigliana, Paolo Vercellini
In the last decade, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has been increasingly prescribed to treat a controversial condition known as 'late-onset hypogonadism (LOH)'. This syndrome is diagnosed in men who, for no discernible reason other than older age, obesity or ill health have serum testosterone concentrations below the normal range for healthy young men and report one or more of the following symptoms: muscle weakness or wasting, mood, behaviour and cognition-related symptoms and sexual function or libido impairment...
April 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295462/ferulic-acid-prevents-lead-induced-testicular-oxidative-stress-and-suppressed-spermatogenesis-in-rats
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P Hasanein, F Fazeli, M Parviz, M Roghani
Lead affects multiple organ systems including testis. We investigated the effects of ferulic acid (FA) on lead-induced oxidative stress and spermatogenesis suppression in rats. Animals received lead acetate (500 mg/L in drinking water) and/or FA (50 mg/kg, i.g.) for eight weeks. Lead increased testicular malondialdehyde (MDA) and nitrite levels and decreased glutathione (GSH) content and catalase (CAT) activity. Lead decreased testis weight and testosterone level. Sperm parameters decreased in lead group...
March 10, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292594/the-management-of-boys-under-3-months-of-age-with-an-inguinal-hernia-and-ipsilateral-palpable-undescended-testis
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Naomi J Wright, Joseph R Davidson, Christina Major, Natalie Durkin, Yew-Wei Tan, Matthew Jobson, Niyi Ade-Ajayi, Nigel J Hall, Nordeen Bouhadiba
AIMS: The optimal management for boys under 3 months of age with an indirect inguinal hernia (IIH) and ipsilateral palpable undescended testis (IPUDT) is unknown. We aimed to: 1) determine the current practice for managing these boys across the UK, and 2) compare outcomes of different treatment strategies. METHODOLOGY: We undertook two studies. Firstly, we completed a National Survey of all surgeons on the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons email list in 2014...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271601/phytochemical-compounds-in-sport-nutrition-synephrine-and-hydroxycitric-acid-hca-as-examples-for-evaluation-of-possible-health-risks
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Nadiya Bakhiya, Rainer Ziegenhagen, Karen I Hirsch-Ernst, Birgit Dusemund, Klaus Richter, Katharina Schultrich, Sophie Pevny, Bernd Schäfer, Alfonso Lampen
Numerous food supplements contain phytochemical compounds as active ingredients. Although such supplements are often perceived by consumers as being risk-free, the safety of many of them is currently uncertain. The present review provides two examples for risk assessment for phytochemical ingredients that are used in certain supplements marketed for sportspeople-synephrine (extracted from fruits of Citrus aurantium) and hydroxycitric acid (HCA, isolated from fruits of Garcinia cambogia). Animal and human studies, as well as case reports, provide evidence for cardiovascular effects due to ingestion of high synephrine doses, especially in combination with caffeine and physical exertion...
March 8, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261663/zika-virus-causes-testicular-atrophy
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Ryuta Uraki, Jesse Hwang, Kellie Ann Jurado, Sarah Householder, Laura J Yockey, Andrew K Hastings, Robert J Homer, Akiko Iwasaki, Erol Fikrig
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging mosquito-borne flavivirus that has recently been found to cause fetal infection and neonatal abnormalities, including microcephaly and neurological dysfunction. ZIKV persists in the semen months after the acute viremic phase in humans. To further understand the consequences of ZIKV persistence in males, we infected Ifnar1(-/-) mice via subcutaneous injection of a pathogenic but nonlethal ZIKV strain. ZIKV replication persists within the testes even after clearance from the blood, with interstitial, testosterone-producing Leydig cells supporting virus replication...
February 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260214/polydactylous-transverse-erythronychia-report-of-a-patient-with-multiple-horizontal-red-bands-affecting-the-fingernails
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Carina Chang, Bryce D Beutler, Philip R Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Redness of the nail plate-erythronychia-is a common condition involving one or multiple digits. It may affect the entire nail or present as longitudinal red bands that extend from the proximal nail fold to the distal tip of the nail plate. Rarely, red bands may traverse the nail bed horizontally. Although erythronychia is often idiopathic, it has also been associated with amyloidosis, Darier's disease, lichen planus, and various other cutaneous conditions. We describe the clinical features of a 64-year-old Caucasian man who presented with transverse and longitudinal erythronychia affecting his fingernails...
March 4, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250657/short-term-effects-of-date-palm-extract-phoenix-dactylifera-on-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-induced-by-testicular-torsion-detorsion-in-rats
#18
Alireza Raayat Jahromi, Rokhsana Rasooli, Younes Kamali, Nasrollah Ahmadi, Ehsan Sattari
BACKGROUND: Antioxidants are potent scavengers of free radicals and have beneficial effects on human health. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the potential protective antioxidant activity of the edible portion of date fruit extract in an experimental testicular torsion/detorsion (T/D) model in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To investigate the potential protective effects of date palm (DP), 30 male Spraque-Dawley rats were divided into three groups: sham-operated, T/D, and T/D + DP-treated (500 mg/kg, PO) groups...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249332/pancreas-transplantation-delays-the-progression-of-morphological-morphometric-and-ultrastructural-changes-in-testes-of-alloxan-induced-diabetic-rats
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César Tadeu Spadella, Amélia Arcângela Teixeira Trindade, Amanda Natália Lucchesi, Célia Sperandéo de Macedo
Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the effects of pancreas transplantation on the progression of testicular lesions in diabetic rats. Methods: Diabetic rats were subjected to pancreas transplantation and sacrificed after 6, 14, 26 and 50 weeks of follow-up, using non-diabetic and untreated diabetic rats as controls. Results: Successful pancreas transplantation corrected all of the metabolic changes observed in diabetic rats, including low levels of testosterone. The testicular mass was decreased, and the relative weight of the testes was high in diabetic rats...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215837/antegrade-sclerotherapy-in-adolescent-varicocele-patients
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D J B Keene, R M Cervellione
INTRODUCTION: In the 1970s, Tauber described the antegrade sclerotherapy technique to treat varicoceles, and reported a 10% recurrence rate. The present study aimed to evaluate paediatric success rates and the effect of modifications to the surgical technique. METHODS: A prospective study was performed of all adolescent patients undergoing antegrade sclerotherapy surgery. Each patient had an idiopathic varicocele with spontaneous venous reflux on Doppler examination, and underwent cannulation of a pampiniform plexus vein via a scrotal incision under general anaesthetic...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
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