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G D Stentiford, A Ramilo, E Abollo, R Kerr, K S Bateman, S W Feist, D Bass, A Villalba
The Paramyxida, closely related to haplosporidians, paradinids, and mikrocytids, is an obscure order of parasitic protists within the class Ascetosporea. All characterized ascetosporeans are parasites of invertebrate hosts, including molluscs, crustaceans and polychaetes. Representatives of the genus Marteilia are the best studied paramyxids, largely due to their impact on cultured oyster stocks, and their listing in international legislative frameworks. Although several examples of microsporidian hyperparasitism of paramyxids have been reported, phylogenetic data for these taxa are lacking...
October 17, 2016: Parasitology
Ho Sung Lee, Young Joo Lee, Yoon Hee Chung, Moo Yeol Lee, Sung Tae Kim, Sung Kwon Ko, Mariko Momoi, Yutaka Kondoh, Fumio Sasaki, Ji Hoon Jeong
BACKGROUND: Progressed tissue culture techniques have allowed us to easily obtain mass products of tissue-cultured mountain ginseng over 100 yr old (TCMG-100). We investigated the effects of TCMG-100 extract on erectile function using in vitro and in vivo studies. METHODS: To examine the relaxation effects and mechanisms of action of TCMG-100 on rabbit cavernosal strips evaluated in an organ bath. To investigate the long-term treatment effect of TCMG-100, 8-wk administration was performed...
October 2016: Journal of Ginseng Research
L Zhang, H-Y Zhang, F-C Huang, Q Huang, C Liu, J-R Li
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the clinical value of alprostadil combined with the α-lipoic acid in treating type 2 diabetes mellitus with erectile dysfunction (DMED). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We selected a total of 76 cases of patients who were admitted to endocrinology department of our hospital from June 2014 to June 2015 and diagnosed as DMED, and the average age was (46.7 ± 7.2) years old, average course of diabetes mellitus was (6.2 ± 2.8) years and average body mass index was (25...
September 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Tatyana Darienko, Lydia Gustavs, Thomas Pröschold
The genera Elliptochloris and Pseudochlorella were erected for Chlorella-like green algae producing two types of autospores and cell packages, respectively. Both genera are widely distributed in different soil habitats, either free-living or as photobionts of lichens. The species of these genera are often difficult to identify because of the high phenotypic plasticity and sometimes lack of characteristic features. The taxonomic and nomenclatural status of these species therefore remains unclear. In this study, 34 strains were investigated using an integrative approach...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Phycology
Hendt P Versteegh, Navroop S Johal, Ivo de Blaauw, Michael P Stanton
PURPOSE: There is a paucity of recent evidence regarding long-term urological and sexual outcomes following surgery for Hirschsprung disease (HD). We aimed to undertake a systematic review of all HD literature to define these outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted on studies from 1966 to 2014. Relevant articles were assessed for urological/sexual operative complications and functional sequelae. Studies were analysed in qualitative (Rangel score) and quantitative syntheses...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
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
Ettore Nepote, Carlo Nike Bianchi, Carla Morri, Marco Ferrari, Monica Montefalcone
Marine caves are unique and vulnerable habitats, threatened by multiple global and local disturbances. Whilst the effects of climate change on marine caves have already been investigated, no information exists about the effects of local human impacts, such as coastal development, on these habitats. This study investigated the impact of the construction of a touristic harbour on two shallow underwater marine caves in the Ligurian Sea (NW Mediterranean). As a standard methodology for monitoring marine caves does not exist yet, changes over time on the benthic community were assessed adopting two different non-taxonomic descriptors: trophic guilds and growth forms...
October 5, 2016: Marine Pollution Bulletin
Bernabé Santelices, Alejandra V González, Jessica Beltrán, Verónica Flores
Chimerism is produced by the somatic fusion of two or more genetically distinct conspecific individuals. In animals, the main cost of fusion is competition between genetically different cell lineages and the probability of original cell-line replacement by more competitive invasive lines, which limits its natural frequency (3-5%). In red and brown seaweeds, chimerism is widespread (27-53%), seemingly without the negative outcomes described for animals. The rigidity of cell walls in macroalgae prevents cell motility and invasions...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Phycology
Aldo Franco De Rose, Guglielmo Mantica, Mattia Tosi, Giulio Bovio, Carlo Terrone
Priapism is a rare clinical condition characterized by a persistent erection unrelated to sexual excitement. Often the etiology is idiopathic. Three cases of priapism in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency patients have been described in literature. We present the case of a 39-year-old man with glucose- 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, who reached out to our department for the arising of a non-ischemic priapism without arteriolacunar fistula. We suggest that the glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency could be an underestimated risk factor for priapism...
October 5, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
Fabio Pezzoni, Fabrizio Ildefonso Scroppo
OBJECTIVES: In 2013 the International Society for Sexual Medicine(ISSM) published the guidelines regarding the standard operating procedure (SOP) for penile duplex Doppler ultrasound (PDDU). Although ISSM-SOP have given important strides in reducing interobserver variability in PDDU by procedural protocol and parameters these guidelines do not address the anatomic location along the penis at which hemodynamic measurements have to be done. In our opinion a "double sampling" may be interesting to detect the arteriogenic or venogenic nature of the erectile dysfunction (ED)...
October 5, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
G Kilciler, M Kilciler, M Kadihasanoglu, O Atahan
Priapism is a rare but severe urological emergency of erection of penis in the absence of physical and psychological sexual stimulation. Priapism is often idiopathic and is commonly associated with medications and underlying medical or traumatic causes. In this report, we present a case of a 70-year-old White Caucasian man who developed priapism after the administration of ondansetron, which is a selective serotonin type-3 (5-HT3) receptor antagonist. This case is unique, because, to date, there are only two presented cases in literature...
October 6, 2016: Andrologia
L M Moura, P C S Carneiro, N M Vale, L D Barili, L C Silva, J E S Carneiro, C D Cruz
In this study, conducted in two different seasons, we aimed to choose parents to obtain promising segregating populations for the extraction of black bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) lines that are superior in terms of disease resistance, plant architecture, and grain yield. Twelve parents were arranged in two groups to compose a partial diallel in a 5 x 7 scheme. Group 1 was composed of parents with black grains and erect plant architecture, while group 2 was composed of parents that had carioca grains and were resistant to the main fungal diseases that occur in the common bean...
August 29, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Abdullah M Alenizi, Kevin C Zorn, Marc Bienz, Emad Rajih, Pierre Alain Hueber, Naif Al-Hathal, Serge Benayoun, Thierry Lebeau, Assaad El-Hakim
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate erectile function recovery following robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) according to preoperative sexual health inventory for men (SHIM) score stratification. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively collected data on 250 consecutive patients who underwent RARP by a single surgeon between October 2006 and October 2012. Thirty-six patients were excluded because of lack of preoperative SHIM score. All patients had a minimum follow up of 2 years...
October 2016: Canadian Journal of Urology
Justin S Bartlett, Roland Gerstmeier
Opilo nigropiceus Kuwert was described from a specimen collected in Bagamoyo on the north coast of Tanzania, though the description was devoid of informative morphological detail (Kuwert 1893). Without comment, Schenkling (1915) transferred O. nigropiceus to Thanasimodes Murray, a genus erected by Murray (1867) for a single specimen from 'Old Calabar' (south Nigeria) described as Thanasimodes metallicus Murray. Thanasimodes presently contains ten species and is distributed widely throughout Africa, from South Africa to the northernmost countries (Corporaal 1950; Gerstmeier 1998)...
September 15, 2016: Zootaxa
Yani Duan, M D Webb, Yalin Zhang
The leafhopper tribe Stenometopiini is revised from China. Two genera are included: Hodoedocus Jacobi with two species and Stirellus Osborn & Ball with thirteen species of which four are new: S. daii sp. nov., S. multipunctatus sp. nov., S. neospeciosus sp. nov., and S. translucidus sp. nov. S. yeongnamensis (Kwon & Lee) is newly recorded for China. Five new synonyms are proposed: Viridomarus brevialatus Xing et al. and Viridomarus laticellus Xing et al. as junior synonyms of S. capitatus (Distant); Aconura bipunctella Matsumura and Paivanana centristriata Dai & Li as junior synonyms of S...
September 26, 2016: Zootaxa
Oleg E Kosterin
In the current sense, Merogomphus Martin, 1904, is an artificial genus. It includes two unrelated groups of species: those with lyrate cerci with or without an outer spine and those with simple cerci, plus two species with large and broad epiproct branches placed in Merogomphus obviously in error. At the same time a number of species similar and obviously related to the former group were described from China in the genus Anisogomphus Selys, 1857. To resolve this taxonomic tangle, the genus Merogomphus is restricted to include only species with lyrate cerci: M pavici (Martin, 1904) (the type species), M...
September 26, 2016: Zootaxa
Massimo Valerio, Louise Dickinson, Afia Ali, Navin Ramachadran, Ian Donaldson, Neil Mccartan, Alex Freeman, Hashim U Ahmed, Mark Emberton
PURPOSE: Irreversible electroporation (IRE) has attractive attributes for focal ablation, namely non-thermal effect, precise demarcation of treatment, and tissue-selectivity. We report on a prospective development study investigating focal IRE. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 20 men with the following characteristics were recruited: anterior MR-visible index lesion concordant with transperineal targeted and template prostate mapping biopsy, absence of clinically significant disease elsewhere (UCL definition 2), and PSA </= 15 ng/ml...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Urology
Casey A Seideman, Jordan S Gitlin
We present the first reported case of refractory pediatric priapism treated by intracavernosal tunneling T shunt. A 12 year-old male, with sickle cell disease, presented with 72 hrs of painful erection. The patient failed conservative measures including aspiration, injection of phenylephrine, as well as distal shunt procedure. A T-T shunt was performed, as previously described in the adult literature. There was immediate resolution of the erection with no complications. At 1 year follow-up, he reports no subsequent episodes of priapism and normal erections...
September 28, 2016: Urology
Paul Neuville, Nicolas Morel-Journel, Delphine Maucourt-Boulch, Alain Ruffion, Philippe Paparel, Jean-Etienne Terrier
INTRODUCTION: The creation of a neophallus is a complex surgery that must meet functional and esthetic requirements. It is a long and demanding surgical process whose final stage consists of the implantation of a rigid or inflatable material that can be used to reproduce an erection. Data in the literature are scarce, with only the pioneering series present, which includes the use of the first devices and techniques. AIM: To report the outcome of patients with phalloplasty after implantation of erectile implants using standardized surgical techniques and the use of recent prosthesis types with or without a vascular graft...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Bogdan Pajovic, Antonio Dimitrovski, Nikola Fatic, Milos Malidzan, Marko Vukovic
The aim of this study is to investigate changes in the vascular system and hemodynamics between patients with organic erectile dysfunction (ED) (DM type I and II), as well as to compare the quality of sexual life between those two groups after the treatment with vacuum erection device (VED). Study enrolled 50 males with DM, aged from 35 to 67 years, who have attended the urologic clinic due to inability to attain and maintain an erection of the penis sufficient to permit satisfactory sexual intercourse. Patients were using VED and six months later were assessed for therapy results...
October 1, 2016: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
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