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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346969/the-comparison-of-laparoscopic-and-microsurgical-varicocoelectomy-in-infertile-men-with-varicocoele-on-paternity-rate-12%C3%A2-months-after-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#1
P Bryniarski, P Taborowski, P Rajwa, Z Kaletka, M Życzkowski, A Paradysz
The best surgical approach for varicocoelectomy is still unknown, however more and more physicians favour subinguinal microsurgery. The aim of this study was to find whether microsurgical approach is superior to laparoscopic varicocoelectomy in terms of pregnancy rate, fertility potential, endocrinological function of the testis, erectile dysfunction and testicle volume increase. It was a prospective, non-masked, parallel-group randomized controlled trial with one to one allocation. It was conducted at authors' institution and designed as per protocol study...
March 27, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345754/second-to-fourth-digit-ratio-2d-4d-is-unrelated-to-measures-of-somatic-reproductive-effort-among-young-men-from-cebu-the-philippines
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Alexander V Georgiev, Calen P Ryan, Lee T Gettler, Thomas W McDade, Christopher W Kuzawa
OBJECTIVES: A low second-to-fourth (2D:4D) digit ratio, a retrospective marker of high prenatal androgens, predicts increased investment in costly sexually dimorphic traits in men in some studies, although results are mixed. Here we test the hypothesis that the association of low 2D:4D ratios with increased muscularity and decreased adiposity depends on current testosterone (T) levels, such that digit ratio will be a particularly strong predictor of outcomes among men exhibiting a mating-effort-oriented endocrinological profile (high T)...
March 27, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344753/statin-testosterone-and-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitor-treatments-and-age-related-mortality-in-diabetes
#3
Geoffrey Hackett, Peter W Jones, Richard C Strange, Sudarshan Ramachandran
AIM: To determine how statins, testosterone (T) replacement therapy (TRT) and phosphodiesterase 5-inhibitors (PDE5I) influence age related mortality in diabetic men. METHODS: We studied 857 diabetic men screened for the BLAST study, stratifying them (mean follow-up = 3.8 years) into: (1) Normal T levels/untreated (total T > 12 nmol/L and free T > 0.25 nmol/L), Low T/untreated and Low T/treated; (2) PDE5I/untreated and PDE5I/treated; and (3) statin/untreated and statin/treated groups...
March 15, 2017: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344518/hypogonadism-in-the-hiv-infected-man
#4
REVIEW
Nicholas Wong, Miles Levy, Iain Stephenson
Low testosterone levels are frequently observed among men with treated and untreated HIV infection. However, the interpretations of biochemical measurements of testicular function are challenging and need to be considered in the context of the clinical presentation and scenario. The distinction between primary and secondary hypogonadism and determination of the underlying clinical pathophysiology are not always straightforward. Early recognition of clinical hypogonadism and appropriate treatment may improve clinical outcomes and quality of life for affected individuals...
2017: Current Treatment Options in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343938/testosterone-influences-volitional-but-not-reflexive-orienting-of-attention-in-human-males
#5
Steve Hansen, Jim McAuliffe, Bernard Goldfarb, Justin M Carré
The impact of testosterone (T) on the exogenous (Experiment 1) and endogenous (Experiment 2) orienting of visual attention in males was examined. Sixteen male participants completed both an exogenous and an endogenous cuing task on two separate days. About 2-3h prior to testing, either a placebo or a dose of T was administered. The inhibition of return (IOR) phenomenon was observed during the exogenous cuing task, but IOR was not influenced by T. During the endogenous task, participants demonstrated the expected cuing effects on both days...
March 23, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343933/testing-the-immunocompetence-handicap-hypothesis-testosterone-manipulation-does-not-affect-wound-healing-in-male-salamanders
#6
Jessica R Thomas, Sarah K Woodley
In vertebrates, a bidirectional relationship exists between the immune system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. In addition, sexual dimorphism in immunity has been documented in many vertebrates as well as some invertebrates, and males are generally less immunocompetent than their female counterparts. A possible explanation for this is described by the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis (ICHH), which proposes that elevated testosterone (T) levels direct resources towards the promotion of secondary sexual characteristics at a cost to immune function...
March 23, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342428/revealing-the-influence-of-glucocorticoid-treatment-on-the-excretion-of-anabolic-androgenic-steroids-in-horses-through-in-vitro-digestive-simulations-and-an-in-vivo-case-study
#7
Anneleen Decloedt, Sander Damen, Lynn Vanhaecke
Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are strictly forbidden in equine sports because of their stimulating effect on muscle growth and performance. Nevertheless, low levels of AAS have been found in some horses, untreated with AAS. Glucocorticoids (GC), used as an anti-inflammatory therapy and structurally related to AAS, might play a role in this phenomenon. In order to unravel this possible correlation the influence of glucocorticoid treatment on the excretion of AAS was studied both in vivo and in vitro. In vivo effects were investigated by analysing urine samples collected from a gelding treated with betamethasone...
February 24, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342238/a-peel-off-facial-mask-comprising-myoinositol-and-trehalose-loaded-liposomes-improves-adult-female-acne-by-reducing-local-hyperandrogenism-and-activating-autophagy
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Gabriella Fabbrocini, Claudia Capasso, Marianna Donnarumma, Mariateresa Cantelli, Michel Le Maître, Giuseppe Monfrecola, Enzo Emanuele
BACKGROUND: Hyperandrogenism and reduced skin autophagy have been implicated in the pathogenesis of adult female acne (AFA). Here, we tested whether a ready-to-use peel-off facial mask containing myoinositol (an androgen inhibitor) and trehalose-loaded liposomes (as activators of cutaneous autophagy) applied overnight every other day for 60 days can improve AFA. We also sought to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the clinical effects. OBJECTIVES: We conducted an uncontrolled, open-label clinical study in 40 cases of AFA to investigate the effect of the facial mask on lesion count, sebum production (measured with the Sebutape® technique), and Global Acne Grading System (GAGS) scale...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342008/alterations-of-the-oxidative-status-in-rat-hippocampus-and-prodepressant-effect-of-chronic-testosterone-enanthate-administration
#9
Jovana Joksimović, Dragica Selaković, Vladimir Jakovljević, Vladimir Mihailović, Jelena Katanić, Tatjana Boroja, Gvozden Rosić
In a last few decades, anabolic-androgenic steroids (AASs) abuse has become serious health concern especially among adolescents. AASs abuse has been reported to be involved in pathogenesis of various mood disorders, including depression. In order to evaluate the effects of chronic (6 weeks) testosterone enanthate (TE) treatment in supraphysiological dose and exercise on depression-like behavior in rats, 32 male rats were divided into four groups: control (C), testosterone enanthate (T, 20 mg/kg/w, s.c.), exercise (E, swimming for 1 h/day), and combined group-testosterone enanthate plus exercise (T + E)...
March 24, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341581/the-graham-jackson-memorial-lecture-issm-2016-the-man-who-knew-too-much-time-to-recognize-erectile-dysfunction-and-low-testosterone-as-independent-risk-factors-for-cardiovascular-disease
#10
REVIEW
Geoffrey Hackett
INTRODUCTION: Graham Jackson introduced the concept that erectile dysfunction (ED) is a marker for undiagnosed cardiovascular (CV) disease and future events. In the Princeton 3 guidelines, he recognized the important impact of testosterone deficiency (TD) on all-cause and CV mortality. Recent evidence suggests that testosterone therapy to target levels and for sufficient duration decreases CV events. Unfortunately, this had a modest impact on CV disease management because ED is not incorporated into current risk calculators...
March 21, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341571/alterations-in-prostate-morphogenesis-in-male-rat-offspring-after-maternal-exposure-to-di-n-butyl-phthalate-dbp
#11
Talita de Mello Santos, Lívia Teresa Ribeiro da Silveira, Jaqueline Carvalho Rinaldi, Wellerson Rodrigo Scarano, Raquel Fantin Domeniconi
Prostate morphogenesis is regulated by androgens hormones and modulated by morphogenetic proteins such as Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs). This study aims to investigate the effects on prostate development in male offspring and differentiation after gestational and lactational maternal exposure to Di-n-butyl-phthalate (DBP), an important environmental contamination. Pregnant Wistar rats received 100 or 500mg/kg of DBP (DBP100 and DBP500), by gavage, from gestation day 15 (GD15) until postnatal day 21 (PND21)...
March 21, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341248/abnormal-lipid-lipoprotein-metabolism-and-high-plasma-testosterone-levels-in-male-but-not-female-aromatase-knockout-mice
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Akiko Amano, Yoshitaka Kondo, Yoshihiro Noda, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Noriaki Kawanishi, Shuichi Machida, Kazuteru Mitsuhashi, Takafumi Senmaru, Michiaki Fukui, Osamu Takaoka, Taisuke Mori, Jo Kitawaki, Masafumi Ono, Toshiji Saibara, Hiroshi Obayashi, Akihito Ishigami
Sex steroid hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone, are believed to play important roles in lipid metabolism. To elucidate the effects of estrogen depletion on lipid metabolism in male and female mice, we used aromatase-knockout (ArKO) mice, in which Cyp19 gene disruption prevented estrogen synthesis in vivo. These mice were divided into the following 4 groups: male and female ArKO mice and male and female wild-type (WT) mice. These mice were fed a normal-fat diet (13.6% fat) ad libitum. At 159 days after birth, the mice were tested for liver and plasma lipid content and hepatic hormone receptor- and lipid/lipoprotein metabolism-related gene expression...
March 21, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339345/alanine-aminotransferase-is-a-marker-of-lipotoxicity-consequences-and-hyperandrogenemia-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#13
Matea Belan, Chloé Pelletier, Jean-Patrice Baillargeon
BACKGROUND: Several studies have reported higher levels of Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) compared with control subjects. Plasma ALT levels are considered a marker of hepatic lipotoxicity because of their significant associations with different hepatic metabolic dysfunctions, such as hepatic steatosis and hepatic insulin resistance. METHODS: Retrospective chart review aiming to assess, in PCOS women, the relationship between ALT levels and measures of lipotoxicity consequences that are available clinically, both during fasting and using the oral glucose tolerance test...
April 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338402/testosterone-plus-finasteride-prevents-bone-loss-without-prostate-growth-in-a-rodent-spinal-cord-injury-model
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Joshua F Yarrow, Ean G Phillips, Christine F Conover, Taylor E Bassett, Cong Chen, Tyler Teurlings, Andrea Vasconez, Jonathan Alerte, Hannah M Prock, Jessica M Jiron, Micah Flores, J Ignacio Aguirre, Stephen E Borst, Fan Ye
We have reported that testosterone-enanthate (TE) prevents the musculoskeletal decline occurring acutely after spinal cord injury (SCI), but results in a near doubling of prostate mass. Our purpose was to test the hypothesis that administration of TE plus finasteride (FIN, type II 5α-reductase inhibitor) would prevent the chronic musculoskeletal deficits in our rodent severe contusion SCI model, without inducing prostate enlargement. Forty-three 16-week old male Sprague-Dawley rats received: (1) SHAM surgery (T9 laminectomy), (2) severe (250 kdyne) contusion SCI, (3) SCI+TE (7...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337175/effects-of-chronic-acth-excess-on-human-adrenal-cortex
#15
REVIEW
Xavier Bertagna
Chronic ACTH excess leads to chronic cortisol excess, without escape phenomenon, resulting in Cushing's syndrome. Excess adrenal androgens also occur: in females, they will overcompensate the gonadotrophic loss, inducing high testosterone; in males, they will not compensate it, inducing low testosterone. Chronic ACTH excess leads to chronic adrenal mineralocorticoid excess and low aldosterone levels: after an acute rise, aldosterone plasma levels resume low values after a few days when ACTH is prolonged. Two other mineralocorticoids in man, cortisol and 11 deoxycorticosterone (DOC), at the zona fasciculata, will not escape the long-term effect of chronic ACTH excess and their secretion rates will remain elevated in parallel...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336198/augmented-oxidative-stress-in-infertile-women-with-persistent-chlamydial-infection
#16
Jelena Tošić-Pajić, Dragana Šeklić, Jelena Radenković, Snežana Marković, Jelena Čukić, Dejan Baskić, Suzana Popović, Milos Todorovic, Predrag Sazdanović
There is established association between oxidative stress, infections of genital tract and fertility. Genital tract infections may provoke increased production of free radicals and generate oxidative stress that can be involved in pathophysiology of a number of reproductive diseases and complications during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to determine connection between oxidative stress and infertility associated with persistent chlamydial infection. Serum samples of infertile women with tubal factor infertility (TFI), women with multiple spontaneous abortions (MSA) and fertile women was screened for C...
March 20, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334771/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-3-month-dosing-regimen-of-degarelix-in-japanese-patients-with-prostate-cancer-a-phase-ii-maintenance-dose-finding-study
#17
Seiichiro Ozono, Taiji Tsukamoto, Seiji Naito, Yasuo Ohashi, Takeshi Ueda, Tsutomu Nishiyama, Hideki Maeda, Hidehito Kusuoka, Rio Akazawa, Mototsugu Ito, Hideyuki Akaza
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of degarelix 3-month depot in Japanese patients with prostate cancer. Methods: In this Phase II, open-label, parallel-group study, 155 Japanese prostate cancer patients were randomized to treatment with degarelix administered subcutaneously at a maintenance dose of 360 or 480 mg every 84 days for 12 months, after receiving an initial dose of 240 mg. The primary endpoint was the cumulative probability of serum testosterone ≤0...
February 18, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334513/the-number-of-cag-and-ggn-triplet-repeats-in-the-androgen-receptor-gene-exert-combinatorial-effect-on-hormonal-and-sperm-parameters-in-young-men
#18
M Grigorova, M Punab, T Kahre, M Ivandi, N Tõnisson, O Poolamets, V Vihljajev, B Žilaitienė, J Erenpreiss, V Matulevičius, M Laan
Androgen receptor (AR) is a transcription factor that is activated upon binding to testosterone (T) and is implicated in regulating the expression of reproduction-related genes. The human AR gene (Xq11-12) spans 186,588 bp and eight exons. N-terminal transactivation domain of the encoded AR protein harbours two polymorphic stretches of identical amino acids, a polyglutamine tract (encoded by 8-37 CAG-repeats) and a polyglycine tract (encoded by 10-30 GGN-repeats). We set forward to analyse independent and combinatory effects of the length of these repetitive tracts on male reproductive hormones, testicular and sperm parameters in a population-based cohort of Baltic young men (n = 974; aged 20...
March 23, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334510/pharmacokinetics-of-testosterone-cream-applied-to-scrotal-skin
#19
R Iyer, S F Mok, S Savkovic, L Turner, G Fraser, R Desai, V Jayadev, A J Conway, D J Handelsman
Scrotal skin is thin and has high steroid permeability, but the pharmacokinetics of testosterone via the scrotal skin route has not been studied in detail. The aim of this study was to define the pharmacokinetics of testosterone delivered via the scrotal skin route. The study was a single-center, three-phase cross-over pharmacokinetic study of three single doses (12.5, 25, 50 mg) of testosterone cream administered in random sequence on different days with at least 2 days between doses to healthy eugonadal volunteers with endogenous testosterone suppressed by administration of nandrolone decanoate...
March 23, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334509/disturbed-testicular-expression-of-the-estrogen-metabolizing-enzymes-cyp1a1-and-comt-in-infertile-men-with-primary-spermatogenic-failure-possible-negative-implications-on-sertoli-cells
#20
A Parada-Bustamante, C Molina, C Valencia, M Flórez, M C Lardone, F Argandoña, A Piottante, M Ebensperguer, P A Orihuela, A Castro
Estradiol (E2 ) is normally metabolized to hydroxyestradiols and methoxyestradiols by CYP1A1, CYP1B1 and COMT. However, an altered production of these metabolites by a disturbed expression of these enzymes is associated with reproductive and non-reproductive pathologies. In vitro studies suggest that increased hydroxyestradiols and methoxyestradiols intratesticular generation is related to male infertility, but no studies have explored whether infertile men have a disturbed testicular expression of the enzymes that generate these E2 metabolites...
March 23, 2017: Andrology
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