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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382212/altered-spinal-cord-activity-during-sexual-stimulation-in-women-with-sci-a-pilot-fmri-study
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Marcalee Alexander, Natalie Kozyrev, Chase R Figley, J Scott Richards
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to evaluate the spinal activation during sexual response of the thoracic, lumbar and sacral spinal cord. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a laboratory-based pilot study in human females at a University-based medical center in the United States. In three healthy spinal cord injury (SCI) females, spinal cord activations during sexual audiovisual stimulation (alone), genital self-stimulation (alone) and simultaneous audiovisual and genital self-stimulation (combined) were assessed and then compared with each subjects' remaining sensory and motor function...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375917/urogenital-symptoms-in-neurologic-patients
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Jalesh N Panicker
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Lower urinary tract and sexual dysfunction are commonly reported sequelae of neurologic disease and have a significant impact on quality of life. This article presents an up-to-date summary of the clinical presentation, investigations, and treatment options for urogenital dysfunction in patients with neurologic disease. RECENT FINDINGS: The pattern of lower urinary tract dysfunction is influenced by the site of the neurologic lesion. The risk for developing upper urinary tract damage is considerably less in patients with slowly progressive nontraumatic neurologic disorders, as compared to those with spinal cord injury or spina bifida...
April 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355966/sexuality-and-spinal-cord-injury
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Kate Eglseder, Barbara Demchick
Although sexuality is an integral aspect of the human experience, individuals who sustain a spinal cord injury (SCI) often receive inadequate education to facilitate successful participation in sexual activities. Intimate partners are often not included in discussions related to sexuality during the rehabilitative process. The purpose of this study was to identify the lived experiences of intimate partners of individuals with SCI related to sexuality. Four intimate partners were selected to participate in semistructured interviews related to their lived experiences of sexuality...
March 1, 2017: OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341580/efficacy-and-safety-of-sildenafil-in-men-with-sexual-dysfunction-and-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
Dana A Ohl, Martin Carlsson, Vera J Stecher, Gregory A Rippon
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is estimated to affect approximately 276,000 individuals in the United States. Since 2010, the mean age of individuals at the time of the SCI has been 42 years, with nearly 80% of cases involving men. This means that individuals with SCI generally are young men who typically place a great deal of importance on normal sexual and reproductive function. AIM: To assess the effect of sildenafil treatment on erectile function and the frequency of ejaculation in men with SCI...
March 21, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320892/sepiapterin-reductase-gene-disrupted-mice-suffer-from-hypertension-with-fluctuation-and-bradycardia
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Chiho Sumi-Ichinose, Yui Suganuma, Taiki Kano, Noriko Ihira, Hiroko Nomura, Kazuhisa Ikemoto, Tadayoshi Hata, Setsuko Katoh, Hiroshi Ichinose, Kazunao Kondo
(6R)-l-erythro-5,6,7,8-Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) is an essential cofactor for monoamine and nitric oxide (NO) production. Sepiapterin reductase (SPR) catalyzes the final step in BH4 biosynthesis. We analyzed the cardiovascular function of adult Spr gene-disrupted (Spr(-/-)) mice for the first time. After weaning, Spr(-/-) mice suffered from hypertension with fluctuation and bradycardia, while the monoamine contents in these mice were less than 10% of those in the wild-type mice as a result of BH4 depletion...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314966/-neuro-urological-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-s2k-guideline-of-the-german-speaking-medical-society-of-paraplegia-dmgp-awmf-register-no-179-001
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R Böthig, B Domurath, A Kaufmann, J Bremer, W Vance, I Kurze
BACKGROUND: Most patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) suffer from neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD), bowel dysfunction and sexual dysfunction. If these remain untreated, severe medical complications and serious limitations (restrictions) in quality of life are imminent. OBJECTIVES: In the long term, there are considerable differences in the treatment results of highly specialized centers versus other treatment facilities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Against this background, a consensus-based guideline, according to the AWMF (Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany) criteria (S2k), was developed by the neuro-urology working group of the DMPG (German-Speaking Medical Society of Paraplegia)...
March 17, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270169/molecules-in-pain-and-sex-a-developing-story
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REVIEW
Josiane C S Mapplebeck, Simon Beggs, Michael W Salter
Microglia are dynamic immune cells with diverse roles in maintaining homeostasis of the central nervous system. Dysregulation of microglia has been critically implicated in the genesis of neuropathic pain. Peripheral nerve injury, a common cause of neuropathic pain, engages microglia-neuronal signalling which causes disinhibition and facilitated excitation of spinal nociceptive pathways. However, recent literature indicates that the role of microglia in neuropathic pain is sexually dimorphic, and that female pain processing appears to be independent of microglia, depending rather on T cells...
March 7, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265714/a-short-history-of-the-5-ht2c-receptor-from-the-choroid-plexus-to-depression-obesity-and-addiction-treatment
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REVIEW
Jose M Palacios, Angel Pazos, Daniel Hoyer
This paper is a personal account on the discovery and characterization of the 5-HT2C receptor (first known as the 5-HT1C receptor) over 30 years ago and how it translated into a number of unsuspected features for a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) and a diversity of clinical applications. The 5-HT2C receptor is one of the most intriguing members of the GPCR superfamily. Initially referred to as 5-HT1CR, the 5-HT2CR was discovered while studying the pharmacological features and the distribution of [(3)H]mesulergine-labelled sites, primarily in the brain using radioligand binding and slice autoradiography...
March 7, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238679/how-does-paying-attention-improve-sexual-functioning-in-women-a%C3%A2-review-of-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Nikita Arora, Lori A Brotto
INTRODUCTION: Female sexual dysfunction (FSD), consisting of a constellation of distressing sexual symptoms, is highly prevalent worldwide. Given the central role played by psychological factors in the development of FSD, psychologically and in particular mindfulness-based interventions have arisen as potential treatment options for women. Although mindfulness-based interventions have been evaluated in samples of women with gynecologic cancer; a history of sexual abuse; multiple sclerosis; and spinal cord injury; and provoked vestibulodynia, the mechanisms by which mindfulness leads to improvements in sexual functioning are largely unstudied...
February 23, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208601/surgical-neurostimulation-for-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
Aswin Chari, Ian D Hentall, Marios C Papadopoulos, Erlick A C Pereira
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating neurological condition characterized by a constellation of symptoms including paralysis, paraesthesia, pain, cardiovascular, bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction. Current treatment for SCI involves acute resuscitation, aggressive rehabilitation and symptomatic treatment for complications. Despite the progress in scientific understanding, regenerative therapies are lacking. In this review, we outline the current state and future potential of invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation strategies including deep brain stimulation (DBS), spinal cord stimulation (SCS), motor cortex stimulation (MCS), transcutaneous direct current stimulation (tDCS) and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in the context of SCI...
February 10, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161081/validation-of-a-self-report-questionnaire-assessing-the-bodily-and-physiological-sensations-of-orgasm
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Samantha Dubray, Marina Gérard, Dominic Beaulieu-Prévost, Frédérique Courtois
INTRODUCTION: Despite a plethora of research on sexual functioning during the past decades, the field is still lacking standardized measurements specifically characterizing orgasm. Although several validated tools are available to assess sexual function in healthy and clinical populations, items on orgasm are limited to frequency or dichotomous responses. A neurophysiologic model of orgasm developed from previous research in able-bodied and spinally injured populations offers a promising framework for the construction of a new questionnaire...
February 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113186/epidural-spinal-stimulation-to-improve-bladder-bowel-and-sexual-function-in-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injuries-a-framework-for-clinical-research
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Roderic I Pettigrew, William J Heetderks, Christine A Kelley, Grace C Y Peng, Steven H Krosnick, Lyn B Jakeman, Katharine D Egan, Michael Marge
While some recent studies that apply epidural spinal cord stimulation (SCS) have demonstrated a breakthrough in improvement of the health and quality of the life of persons with spinal cord injury (SCI), the numbers of people who have received SCS are small. This is in sharp contrast to the thousands of persons worldwide living with SCI who have no practical recourse or hope of recovery of lost functions. Thus, the vision is to understand the full potential of this new intervention and to determine if it is safe and effective in a larger cohort, and if it is scalable so that it can be made available to all those who might benefit...
February 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089079/repeated-subarachnoid-administrations-of-autologous-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-supported-in-autologous-plasma-improve-quality-of-life-in-patients-suffering-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury
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Jesús Vaquero, Mercedes Zurita, Miguel A Rico, Celia Bonilla, Concepción Aguayo, Cecilia Fernández, Noemí Tapiador, Marta Sevilla, Carlos Morejón, Jesús Montilla, Francisco Martínez, Esperanza Marín, Salvador Bustamante, David Vázquez, Joaquín Carballido, Alicia Rodríguez, Paula Martínez, Coral García, Mercedes Ovejero, Marta V Fernández
BACKGROUND AIMS: Cell therapy with mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) offers new hope for patients suffering from spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: Ten patients with established incomplete SCI received four subarachnoid administrations of 30 × 10(6) autologous bone marrow MSCs, supported in autologous plasma, at months 1, 4, 7 and 10 of the study, and were followed until the month 12. Urodynamic, neurophysiological and neuroimaging studies were performed at months 6 and 12, and compared with basal studies...
January 6, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043106/factors-affecting-quality-of-life-among-spinal-cord-injury-patients-in-korea
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Jong Soo Lee, Sang Woon Kim, Sang Hyun Jee, Joon Chul Kim, Jong Bo Choi, Sung Yong Cho, Jang Hwan Kim
PURPOSE: Complaints from spinal cord injury (SCI) patients are typically related to physical disability affecting activities of daily life. However, difficulties with voiding and defecation and/or sexual function can also be major concerns. The general population and even physicians are generally unaware of these complaints; therefore, this study focuses on surveying SCI patients regarding challenges that are faced in daily life. METHODS: A questionnaire was administered randomly and anonymously to SCI patients who visited the Korea Spinal Cord Injury Association and several rehabilitation hospitals in the Republic of Korea in 2013...
December 2016: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024664/long-term-use-of-opioids-in-210-officially-registered-patients-with-chronic-noncancer-pain-in-taiwan-a-cross-sectional-study
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Tso-Chou Lin, Luo-Ping Ger, Joseph V Pergolizzi, Robert B Raffa, Ju-O Wang, Shung-Tai Ho
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Prescribing opioids for chronic noncancer pain has been strictly regulated for two decades in Taiwan. The aim of this study was to survey the patients' perspectives and potential drawbacks following long-term use of opioids. METHODS: An observational cross-sectional survey using the Taiwanese version of Brief Pain Inventory was conducted among outpatients with chronic noncancer pain registered by the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration. Patients were also asked about their sexual behavior, depression, opioid misuse behaviors, and use of complementary and alternative medicine...
December 23, 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998238/response-to-alexander-and-courtois-blood-pressure-during-sexual-activity-after-sci-inaccurately-portrayed
#16
Ross Davidson, Stacy Elliott, Andrei Krassioukov
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 27, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917533/human-spinal-ejaculation-generator
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Clément Chéhensse, Patricia Facchinetti, Stéphane Bahrami, Philippe Andrey, Jean-Marc Soler, Fabrice Chrétien, Jacques Bernabé, Pierre Clément, Pierre Denys, François Giuliano
OBJECTIVE: A spinal ejaculation generator (SEG) has been identified in the rat with lumbar galaninergic interneurons playing a pivotal role (Science 2002;297:1566-1569). The aim was to evidence a SEG in humans. METHODS: Spatial distribution of galaninergic neurons was studied in postmortem spinal cord segments of 6 men and compared with that of 6 women for evidencing sexual dimorphism. Based on the identified segmental distribution of galaninergic neurons, the ability for penile vibratory stimulation (PVS) to elicit ejaculation when the concerned spinal segments were injured was studied in 384 patients with clinically complete spinal cord injury (SCI) and consequent anejaculation...
January 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871959/intracavernous-injections-in-spinal-cord-injured-men-with-erectile-dysfunction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Lucie Chochina, Florian Naudet, Clément Chéhensse, Andrea Manunta, Mireille Damphousse, Isabelle Bonan, François Giuliano
INTRODUCTION: Despite improvements in the care of patients after spinal cord injury (SCI), permanent impairment of locomotion, sensation, and autonomic function remains a major hurdle. After the acute stage of injury, recovering sexual function is a high priority. AIM: To review the efficacy of intracavernous injections (ICIs) in men with SCI and to identify prognostic factors affecting the efficacy of ICIs in this population. METHODS: Systematic review of the literature was conducted using the PubMed-Medline, Embase, EBSCO, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases...
July 2016: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796188/blood-pressure-during-sexual-activity-after-spinal-cord-injury-inaccurately-portrayed
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Marcalee Alexander, Frédérique Courtois
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750479/changes-in-gene-expression-and-metabolism-in-the-testes-of-the-rat-following-spinal-cord-injury
#20
Ryan D Fortune, Raymond J Grill, Christine Beeton, Mark Tanner, Redwan Huq, David S Loose
Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in devastating changes to almost all aspects of a patient's life. In addition to a permanent loss of sensory and motor function, males also will frequently exhibit a profound loss of fertility through poorly understood mechanisms. We demonstrate that SCI causes measureable pathology in the testis both acutely (24 h) and chronically up to 1.5 years post-injury, leading to loss in sperm motility and viability. SCI has been shown in humans and rats to induce leukocytospermia, with the presence of inflammatory cytokines, anti-sperm antibodies, and reactive oxygen species found within the ejaculate...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
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