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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908210/the-sexuological-impact-of-hormonal-contraceptives-based-on-their-route-of-administration
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Maurizio Guida, Costantino Di Carlo, Jacopo Troisi, Alessandra Gallo, Francesca Cibarelli, Ellis Martini, Lara Tiranini, Rossella E Nappi
Evidence on the effects of hormonal contraceptives on female sexuality is conflicting. We enrolled 556 women, divided into six groups: two composed of subjects using a combined hormonal contraceptive (COC) containing 0.020 ("COC20") and 0.030 ("COC30") mg of ethynyl estradiol (EE), "natural", using COC containing 1.5 mg of estradiol (E2), "ring", using a vaginal ring releasing each day 0.015 mg of EE + 0.120 of etonogestrel, "subcutaneous", using a progestin only subcutaneous contraceptive implant releasing etonogestrel and "controls", using no hormonal contraceptive methods...
December 2, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905879/transcriptome-profiling-in-the-damselfly-ischnura-elegans-identifies-genes-with-sex-biased-expression
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Pallavi Chauhan, Maren Wellenreuther, Bengt Hansson
BACKGROUND: Sexual dimorphism occurs widely across the animal kingdom and has profound effects on evolutionary trajectories. Here, we investigate sex-specific gene expression in Ischnura elegans (Odonata: dragonflies and damselflies), a species with pronounced sexual differences including a female-limited colour polymorphism with two female-like gynochrome morphs and one male-mimicking, androchrome morph. Whole-organism transcriptome profiling and sex-biased gene expression analysis was conducted on adults of both sexes (pooling all females as well as separating the three morphs) to gain insights into genes and pathways potentially associated with sexual development and sexual conflict...
December 1, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903446/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-an-under-recognized-cause-of-abnormal-uterine-bleeding-in-adolescents-admitted-to-a-children-s-hospital
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Sofya Maslyanskaya, Hina J Talib, Jennifer L Northridge, Amanda M Jacobs, Chanelle Coble, Susan M Coupey
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether ovulatory dysfunction due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common underlying etiology of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) in adolescents requiring hospitalization and to explore etiology, treatment and complications of AUB with severe anemia in adolescents. DESIGN: We identified females aged 8 to 20 years admitted to a children's hospital for treatment of AUB from January 2000 to December 2014. Our hospital protocol advises hormonal testing for PCOS and other disorders prior to treatment for AUB...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898651/prevalence-and-correlates-of-vaginal-estrogenization-in-postmenopausal-women-in-the-united-states
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Stacy Tessler Lindau, Annie Dude, Natalia Gavrilova, Joscelyn N Hoffmann, L Philip Schumm, Martha K McClintock
OBJECTIVE: This work aims to establish current population-based vaginal estrogenization norms for postmenopausal US women. METHODS: Using a US national probability sample of 868 postmenopausal women ages 57 to 85 years (mean age 67.6 ± 0.3 y, 21.6 ± 0.5 y since menopause), we calculated the epithelial maturation value (MV) generated from self-collected vaginal specimens and compared findings with historical clinical data. Linear and logistic regressions were used to describe the relationship between vaginal estrogenization and sociodemographic, physical, gynecologic, and sexual characteristics...
November 28, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898283/pregestational-type-2-diabetes-and-gestational-diabetes-exhibit-different-sexual-steroid-profiles-during-pregnancy
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Claudio Villarroel, Abril Salinas, Patricia López, Paulina Kohen, Gustavo Rencoret, Luigi Devoto, Ethel Codner
Higher androgen levels are observed in non-pregnant women with diabetes. Whether this hormonal profile is found during pregnancy is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the sexual steroids levels in pregnant women with pregestational type 2 (T2D) and gestational diabetes (GD) compared to healthy control (C) pregnant women during the second half of pregnancy. A prospective study of 69 pregnant women with T2D (n = 21), GD (n = 24) and control (C, n = 24) was followed up during the second half of gestation...
November 29, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894252/transcriptome-analysis-reveals-the-genetic-basis-underlying-the-seasonal-development-of-keratinized-nuptial-spines-in-leptobrachium-boringii
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Wei Zhang, Yue Guo, Jun Li, Li Huang, Eric Gilbert Kazitsa, Hua Wu
BACKGROUND: The expression of sexually selected traits often varies with populations' breeding cycles in many animals. The elucidation of mechanisms underlying the expression of such traits is a research topic in evolutionary biology; however, the genetic basis of the seasonal development of their expression remains unknown. Male Leptobrachium boringii develop keratinized nuptial spines on their upper jaw during the breeding season that fall off when the breeding season ends. To illuminate the genetic basis for the expression of this trait and its seasonal development, we assessed the de novo transcriptome for L...
November 28, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891404/is-there-any-impact-of-copper-intrauterine-device-on-female-sexual-functioning
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Sezen Bozkurt Koseoglu, Ruya Deveer, Melike Nur Akin, Ali Sami Gurbuz, Burcu Kasap, Huri Guvey
INTRODUCTION: Intrauterine Device (IUD) is the most preferred modern contraceptive method in Turkey. Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) is defined as lack of one or more of the components in the sexual response cycle which includes sexual desire, impaired arousal and inability achieving an orgasm or pain with intercourse. FSD has multi-factorial aetiology. Advanced age and menopause, fatigue and stress, psychiatric and neurologic disease, childbirth, pelvic floor or bladder dysfunction, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, hypertension obesity, medication and substances, hormonal contraceptives, relationship factors are known risk factors for FSD...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888119/prenatal-phthalate-triclosan-and-bisphenol-a-exposures-and-child-visual-spatial-abilities
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Joseph M Braun, David C Bellinger, Russ Hauser, Robert O Wright, Aimin Chen, Antonia M Calafat, Kimberly Yolton, Bruce P Lanphear
INTRODUCTION: During fetal development, sex steroids influence sexually dimorphic behaviors, such as visual-spatial abilities. Thus, endocrine disrupting chemicals that impact sex steroids during gestation may affect these behaviors. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the relationship between prenatal urinary phthalate metabolite, triclosan, and BPA concentrations and visual-spatial abilities in a prospective cohort of 198 mother-child dyads. METHODS: Data are from a prospective cohort in Cincinnati, OH (HOME Study)...
November 23, 2016: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887941/functional-outcomes-and-quality-of-life-after-radical-prostatectomy-only-versus-a-combination-of-prostatectomy-with-radiation-and-hormonal-therapy
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Meike Adam, Pierre Tennstedt, Dominik Lanwehr, Derya Tilki, Thomas Steuber, Burkhard Beyer, Imke Thederan, Hans Heinzer, Alexander Haese, Georg Salomon, Lars Budäus, Uwe Michl, Dirk Pehrke, Pär Stattin, Jürgen Bernard, Bernd Klaus, Raisa S Pompe, Cordula Petersen, Hartwig Huland, Markus Graefen, Rudolf Schwarz, Wolfgang Huber, Stacy Loeb, Thorsten Schlomm
BACKGROUND: While the optimal use and timing of secondary therapy after radical prostatectomy (RP) remain controversial, there are limited data on patient-reported outcomes following multimodal therapy. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of additional radiation therapy (RT) and/or androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) on urinary continence, potency, and quality of life (QoL) after RP. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Among 13150 men who underwent RP from 1992 to 2013, 905 received RP + RT, 407 RP + ADT and 688 RP + RT + ADT...
November 22, 2016: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881754/neuroendocrine-correlates-of-sex-role-reversal-in-barred-buttonquails
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Cornelia Voigt
Sex differences in brain structure and behaviour are well documented among vertebrates. An excellent model exploring the neural mechanisms of sex differences in behaviour is represented by sex-role-reversed species. In the majority of bird species, males compete over access to mates and resources more strongly than do females. It is thought that the responsible brain regions are therefore more developed in males than in females. Because these behaviours and brain regions are activated by androgens, males usually have increased testosterone levels during breeding...
November 30, 2016: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881285/conventionally-fractionationed-volumetric-arc-therapy-versus-hypofractionated-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-quality-of-life-side-effects-and-prostate-specific-antigen-kinetics-in-localized-prostate-cancer
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Makbule Tambas, Fulya Agaoglu, Ayca Iribas, Murat Guveli, Yavuz Dizdar, Murat Okutan, Dilek Sahin, Nuri Tenekeci, Emin Darendeliler
OBJECTIVES: To compare conventionally fractionationed volumetric arc therapy (VMAT) and hypofractionated stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) modalities in terms of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) kinetics, toxicity, and quality of life (QOL) in patients with localized prostate cancer. METHODS: Patients received radical radiotherapy as either 33.5 Gy/5 fr for SBRT or 75.6 Gy/35 fr for VMAT. International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Prostate Cancer Module (QLQ-PR25) forms were used to assess QOL...
September 2016: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879980/theory-based-interventions-for-contraception
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REVIEW
Laureen M Lopez, Thomas W Grey, Mario Chen, Elizabeth E Tolley, Laurie L Stockton
BACKGROUND: The explicit use of theory in research helps expand the knowledge base. Theories and models have been used extensively in HIV-prevention research and in interventions for preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The health behavior field uses many theories or models of change. However, many educational interventions addressing contraception have no explicit theoretical base. OBJECTIVES: To review randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that tested a theoretical approach to inform contraceptive choice and encourage or improve contraceptive use...
November 23, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876434/testosterone-estradiol-ratio-is-it-useful-in-the-diagnosis-of-erectile-dysfunction-and-low-sexual-desire
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A M Castelló-Porcar, J M Martínez-Jabaloyas
Erectile dysfunction and low sexual desire are multifactorial diseases. The decrease in testosterone levels is one of the causes, but the effect of estradiol is not well known. Moreover, study has shown that the testosterone/estradiol ratio has more influence over sexuality than does estradiol alone. The aim of the study was to determine whether the balance between testosterone and estradiol has any relation to some aspects of sexual function. It was an ambispective study of 230 patients with urological problems unrelated to sexuality...
November 23, 2016: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876429/can-polyacrylic-acid-treat-sexual-dysfunction-in-women-with-breast-cancer-receiving-tamoxifen
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P T Juliato, A T Rodrigues, R Stahlschmidt, C R T Juliato, P G Mazzola
OBJECTIVE: There is a lack of safety data supporting the use of hormone therapy in women who have had breast cancer and who have complained of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). The objective was to test the efficacy of two non-hormonal therapies for vaginal dryness. METHODS: This was a randomized trial with 52 women with breast cancer who were being treated with tamoxifen and who complained of vaginal dryness. The volunteers answered two questionnaires to evaluate sexual function (Female Sexual Function Index, FSFI) and a customized GSM questionnaire...
November 23, 2016: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875946/the-role-of-sexual-dysfunction-and-infertility-on-reproductive-health-in-diabetics-pathogenesis-evaluation-and-management
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Jason Gandhi, Gautam Dagur, Kelly Warren, Noel Smith, Sardar Ali Khan
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled or long-term diabetes mellitus is conducive to vascular and oxidative stress disturbances that impede several physiological systems, which may in turn elicit psychological symptoms. OBJECTIVE: We assess the sexual and hormonal complications of diabetes mellitus that impair reproductive function in males and females. METHOD: A comprehensive MEDLINE® search was guided using key words relevant to diabetes mellitus and reproductive health...
November 22, 2016: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872768/hip-replacement-surgery-in-14-year-old-girl-with-factor-v-deficiency-haemostatic-treatment-and-thromboprophylaxis
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María Eva Mingot-Castellano, Josefina Pérez-Núñez, Lourdes Baeza-Montañez
Factor V (FV) is a pivotal coagulation factor present in plasma and platelets. It plays an essential role in secondary haemostasis acting as a cofactor in the prothrombinase complex, catalysing the conversion of prothrombin to thrombin. There is little evidence on the management of mayor orthopaedic surgery in paediatric or adolescents subjects with this coagulopathy and almost no information about thromboprophylaxis in these situations. We report a case of a hip replacement in a 14-year-old girl with moderate FV deficiency (0...
2016: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872030/male-sexual-function-and-smoking
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REVIEW
Mark G Biebel, Arthur L Burnett, Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad
INTRODUCTION: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common disorder that has many potential etiologies, including hormonal imbalances, psychogenic factors, neurologic disorders, vascular insufficiency, and other risk factors. Cigarette smoking has been well established as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke, but the relation between smoking and ED is less frequently considered. AIM: To review the current literature that analyzes the association between cigarette smoking and ED...
October 2016: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872000/is-testosterone-a-food-for-the-brain
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REVIEW
Giacomo Ciocca, Erika Limoncin, Eleonora Carosa, Stefania Di Sante, Giovanni L Gravina, Daniele Mollaioli, Daniele Gianfrilli, Andrea Lenzi, Emmanuele A Jannini
INTRODUCTION: Testosterone is fundamental for psychological, sexological, cognitive, and reproductive aspects, and its lack or reduction largely impacts the quality of life in males and females. AIM: Therefore, the aim of this review is to describe the role of testosterone in the neurophysiology of the brain and related aspects regarding the quality of general and sexual life. METHODS: We listed and discussed the principal studies on the role of testosterone in the brain regarding sexual health, psychopathological conditions, and the elderly...
January 2016: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871978/differences-in-testosterone-and-its-precursors-by-sex-of-the-offspring-in-meconium
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Alexander J Frey, Bo Y Park, Emily R Schriver, Daniel R Feldman, Samuel Parry, Lisa A Croen, Daniele M Fallin, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Craig J Newschaffer, Nathaniel W Snyder
Prenatal metabolism exerts profound effects on development. The first stool of the newborn, meconium, provides a window into the prenatal metabolic environment. The objective of this study was to examine the feasibility of meconium as a novel matrix to quantify prenatal steroid levels. We quantified parameters of analytical interest regarding the use of meconium, including sample stability. We hypothesized that meconium steroid content would differ by sex, prompting analysis of meconium to test effects of prenatal steroid metabolism...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871199/influence-of-obesity-and-hormone-disturbances-on-sexuality-of-women-in-the-menopause
#20
Aleksandra Simoncig Netjasov, Milina Tančić-Gajić, Miomira Ivović, Ljiljana Marina, Zorana Arizanović, Svetlana Vujović
OBJECTIVE: To assess influence of obesity and hormone disturbances on sexuality in the menopause. METHODS: The study included 73 menopausal women, who were divided into groups according to body mass index (BMI) ≥ 26.7 kg/m(2). Anthropometric characteristics and blood pressure were measured. Blood was taken at 08:00 for hormones. All the participants filled in McCoy Female Sexual Questionnaire for the assessment of sexual life. STATISTICS: Student's t-test, correlation, analysis of variance (ANOVA)...
September 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
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