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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150304/are-the-estrogenic-hormonal-effects-of-environmental-toxins-affecting-small-intestinal-bacterial-and-microfilaria-overgrowth
#1
Edward Lichten
The important role of microfilaria (worms) in human and animal disease remains an area of key disagreement between the naturopathic and allopathic physicians. While microfilaria infections are rampart in undeveloped countries, they rarely rise to identification as a cause of disease in Western countries. New research studies in the diagnosis and treatment of SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and (IBD) Inflammatory Bowel Diseases of ulcerative colitis, Crohn's Disease and microcytic colitis may make both sides equally correct...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148625/evaluation-of-anabolic-steroid-induced-renal-damage-with-sonography-in-bodybuilders
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Umut H Kantarci, Zekine Punduk, Omer Senarslan, Alper Dirik
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of anabolic steroids on kidneys in bodybuilders. METHODS: Twenty two bodybuilders were included in the study. Participants were divided into three groups according to the scheme of steroid usage: Group 1 (n=8, intramuscular 500 mg testosterone enanthate, intramuscular 400 mg nandrolone decanoate and oral 40 mg methandrostenolone for 12 weeks), Group 2 (n=7, intramuscular 500 mg testosterone enanthate, intramuscular 300 mg nandrolone decanoate and intramuscular 300 mg boldenone undecylenate for 16 weeks) and Group 3 (n=7, no steroid intake)...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141576/analysis-of-elevated-levels-of-nandrolone-decanoate-induced-cytochrome-p450-alterations-in-mice
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Parmita Chowdhury, Rita Mahantab
BACKGROUND: Frequent non-medicated use of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) is an instance of substance abuse which mimics the status of a natural hormone and upon prolonged exposure may lead to adverse drug reactions. These adverse drug reactions proceed in a manner so as to alter the normal metabolism of an enzyme mediated pathway such as the cytochrome P450 (CYP) family of enzymes. OBJECTIVE: The present study was conducted to investigate the impact of overuse of Nandrolone Decanoate (ND), an AAS, upon CYP enzyme activity and a CYP gene, belonging to CYP1 family...
November 14, 2017: Drug Metabolism Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141075/treatment-for-livedoid-vasculopathy-a-systematic-review
#4
Robert Micieli, Afsaneh Alavi
Importance: Livedoid vasculopathy is a painful, ulcerative condition of the lower extremities for which no established treatment exists. Current treatment paradigms rely on low levels of evidence, primarily case reports and case series. Objective: To systematically review the treatment for livedoid vasculopathy and synthesize the available clinical data. Evidence Review: A systematic review of the literature using Ovid MEDLINE (covering the period January 1, 1946, through June 9, 2017) and Ovid EMBASE (covering January 1, 1947, through June 9, 2017) databases was performed with a broad and inclusive search strategy along with a subsequent search of the references of retrieved articles...
November 15, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120657/-anabolic-steroid-induced-hypogonadism-in-men-overview-and-case-report
#5
Luboslav Stárka, Michaela Dušková, Lucie Kolátorová, Oldřich Lapčík
An important potential consequence of the anabolic steroid misuse is hypogonadotropic hypogonadism due to the inhibition of pituitary secretion of gonadotropins. By the symptoms as testicular atrophy, spermatogenic and fertility disturbances or dysfunction in sexual life, the anabolic steroids induced hypogonadism (ASIH) could be differentiated from organic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism only with difficulty unless the misuse is reported by the user. When diagnosed, the crucial step in the therapy is the stop of anabolic use...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106633/anabolic-steroid-abuse-what-shall-it-profit-a-man-to-gain-muscle-and-suffer-the-loss-of-his-brain
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M Omar, R Abdul, A Panday, S Teelucksingh
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June 30, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106544/effects-of-adult-female-rat-androgenization-on-brain-morphology-and-metabolomic-profile
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Carmen Perez-Laso, Sebastián Cerdan, Carme Junque, Ángel Gómez, Esperanza Ortega, Mireia Mora, Carlos Avendaño, Esther Gómez-Gil, María Cruz Rodríguez Del Cerro, Antonio Guillamon
Androgenization in adult natal women, as in transsexual men (TM), affects brain cortical thickness and the volume of subcortical structures. In order to understand the mechanism underlying these changes we have developed an adult female rat model of androgenization. Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy were used to monitor brain volume changes, white matter microstructure and ex vivo metabolic profiles over 32 days in androgenized and control subjects. Supraphysiological doses of testosterone prevents aging decrease of fractional anisotropy values, decreased general cortical volume and the relative concentrations of glutamine (Gln) and myo-Inositol (mI)...
July 6, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105125/prevalence-and-correlates-of-tattooing-in-norway-a-large-scale-cross-sectional-study
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Dominic Sagoe, Ståle Pallesen, Cecilie Schou Andreassen
To our knowledge, no previous large-scale study has examined the prevalences and correlates of having only easily concealed tattoos, or readily visible tattoos. We conducted an exploratory online survey in Norway asking 15,654 (6,151 females) persons aged 16-91 (m = 33.65 ± 12.27) about various demographic, sports, substance use, mental health, personality, and tattooing questions. The estimated prevalence of tattooing was 20.8% (females: 23.8%, males: 17.9%), of which 13.3% had readily visible tattoos. Results of multivariate logistic regression analysis indicated that females, being older than 19 years, higher body mass index, lifetime anabolic-androgenic steroid use (AAS), and higher scores on extraversion were associated with higher odds of having a tattoo...
December 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098788/urine-reference-intervals-for-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-hcg-isoforms-by-immunoextraction-tandem-mass-spectrometry-to-detect-hcg-use
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Anthony W Butch, Brian D Ahrens, Nuraly K Avliyakulov
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) stimulates testosterone production by the testicles and can normalize suppressed testosterone concentrations in males following prolonged anabolic steroid use. Because of the potential for abuse by males, hCG is on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list of prohibited substances. The majority of WADA-accredited laboratories measure urinary hCG using an automated immunoassay. Only immunoassays that recognize the intact alpha and beta heterodimer of hCG (intact hCG) should be used to measure urinary hCG for doping control purposes since intact hCG is the only biologically active molecule...
November 3, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096544/a-systematic-review-investigating-the-behaviour-change-strategies-in-interventions-to-prevent-misuse-of-anabolic-steroids
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Geoff Bates, Emma Begley, David Tod, Lisa Jones, Conan Leavey, Jim McVeigh
We examined intervention effectiveness of strategies to prevent image- and performance-enhancing drug use. Comprehensive searches identified 14 interventions that met review inclusion criteria. Interventions were predominantly educational and delivered within school sport settings, but targeted a wide range of mediating factors. Identification of effective components was limited across studies by brief or imprecise descriptions of intervention content, lack of behavioural outcome measures and short-term follow-up times...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058169/chronic-exercise-reduces-cetp-and-mesterolone-treatment-counteracts-exercise-benefits-on-plasma-lipoproteins-profile-studies-in-transgenic-mice
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Andrea Camargo Casquero, Jairo Augusto Berti, Laura Lauand Sampaio Teixeira, Helena Coutinho Franco de Oliveira
Regular exercise and anabolic androgenic steroids have opposing effects on the plasma lipoprotein profile and risk of cardio-metabolic diseases in humans. Studies in humans and animal models show conflicting results. Here, we used a mice model genetically modified to mimic human lipoprotein profile and metabolism. They under-express the endogenous LDL receptor gene (R1) and express a human transgene encoding the cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP), normally absent in mice. The present study was designed to evaluate the independent and interactive effects of testosterone supplementation, exercise training and CETP expression on the plasma lipoprotein profile and CETP activity...
October 20, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055822/anabolic-steroid-use-among-gay-and-bisexual-men-living-in-australia-and-new-zealand-associations-with-demographics-body-dissatisfaction-eating-disorder-psychopathology-and-quality-of-life
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Scott Griffiths, Stuart B Murray, Matthew Dunn, Aaron J Blashill
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Gay and bisexual men may be at heightened risk for using anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS). Few studies, however, have examined AAS use among gay and bisexual men living in countries outside the United States. In addition, few studies have explored the potential associations of AAS use with body image concerns beyond muscularity, including height and genitals, or with eating disorder symptoms and quality of life. Thus, we examined the associations of AAS use, and of thoughts about using AAS, with body image, eating disorder symptoms, and quality of life among gay and bisexual men living in Australia and New Zealand...
October 18, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040222/neurovascular-response-during-exercise-and-mental-stress-in-anabolic-steroid-users
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Rafael Armani Porello, Marcelo Rodrigues Dos Santos, Francis Ribeiro de Souza, Guilherme Wesley Peixoto da Fonseca, Ana Luiza Carrari Sayegh, Tiago Franco de Oliveira, César Abreu Akiho, Maurício Yonamine, Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira, Carlos Eduardo Negrão, Maria-Janieire de Nazaré Nunes Alves
PURPOSE: Increased resting muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) and lower forearm blood flow (FBF) were observed in young men who use anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS). However, the response of MSNA and FBF in AAS users triggered by muscle mechanoreflex and central command has never been tested. Additionally, we evaluated the blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) responses during these maneuvers. METHODS: Nineteen AAS users (AASU) aged 31±6 yr and 18 AAS nonusers (AASNU) aged 29±4 yr were recruited...
October 16, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022571/epidemiology-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-young-individuals
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REVIEW
Charlotte Andersson, Ramachandran S Vasan
In the past 2 decades, a high prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as obesity, physical inactivity, and poor diet, has been observed among young individuals living in developed countries. The rate of substance abuse (opioids, cocaine, electronic cigarettes, and anabolic steroids) is also increasing among young adults, whereas cigarette smoking might be declining. Among younger individuals (aged 18-50 years), the incidence of cardiovascular diseases over the same time period has either been steady or has increased, in contrast to the trend towards a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease in adults aged >50 years...
October 12, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020729/diagnosing-and-managing-androgen-deficiency-in-men
#15
REVIEW
Raveen Kaur Sandher, Jonathan Aning
Androgens play a crucial role in bone, muscle and fat metabolism, erythropoiesis and cognitive health. In men aged 40-79 years the incidence of biochemical deficiency and symptomatic hypogonadism is 2.1-5.7%. Decreased libido or reduced frequency and quality of erections, fatigue, irritability, infertility or a diminished feeling of wellbeing may be presenting complaints. However, a significant proportion of men with androgen deficiency will be identified when they present for unrelated concerns. Important factors to elicit from the history in addition to the presenting complaint include: a medical history of obesity, type 2 diabetes, systemic diseases or metabolic syndrome which all impact on testosterone physiology...
April 2017: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019018/long-term-anabolic-steroids-in-male-bodybuilders-induce-cardiovascular-structural-and-autonomic-abnormalities
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Octávio Barbosa Neto, Gustavo Ribeiro da Mota, Carla Cristina De Sordi, Elisabete Aparecida M R Resende, Luiz Antônio P R Resende, Marco Antônio Vieira da Silva, Moacir Marocolo, Rafael Silva Côrtes, Lucas Felipe de Oliveira, Valdo José Dias da Silva
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to examine the hypothesis that users of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) would have cardiac autonomic disorders and that there is a correlation between sympathetic modulation, high blood pressure (BP) and alterations to cardiac dimensions. METHODS: Forty-five male subjects were enrolled in the study. They were categorized into three groups comprising bodybuilders actively using AAS (AAS users; n = 15), bodybuilders who had never used AAS (nonusers; n = 15) and age-paired healthy sedentary controls (n = 15)...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988314/the-prostate-response-to-prolactin-modulation-in-adult-castrated-rats-subjected-to-testosterone-replacement
#17
Flávia B Constantino, Ana C L Camargo, Sérgio A A Santos, Ketlin T Colombelli, Laura F Martin, Marcia G Silva, Sérgio L Felisbino, Luis A Justulin
Despite the androgenic dependence, other hormones, growth factors, and cytokines are necessary to support prostatic growth and maintain the glandular structure; among them, prolactin is a non-steroidal hormone secreted mainly by the pituitary gland. However, extra-pituitary expression of prolactin, such as in the prostate, has also been demonstrated, highlighting the paracrine and autocrine actions of prolactin within the prostate. Here, we investigated whether prolactin modulation alters ventral prostate (VP) morphophysiology in adult castrated rats...
December 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987069/is-zebrafish-danio-rerio-a-tool-for-human-like-metabolism-study
#18
Carina de Souza Anselmo, Vinicius Figueiredo Sardela, Bernardo Fonseca Matias, Amanda Reis de Carvalho, Valeria Pereira de Sousa, Henrique Marcelo Gualberto Pereira, Francisco Radler de Aquino Neto
One of the greatest challenges in anti-doping science is the large number of substances available and the difficulty in finding the best analytical targets for detecting their misuse. Therefore, metabolism studies involving prohibited substances are fundamental. However, metabolism studies in humans could face an important ethical bottleneck, especially for non-approved substances. An emerging model for metabolism assessment is the zebrafish, due to its genetic similarities with humans. In the present study, the ability of adult zebrafish to produce metabolites of sibutramine and stanozolol, substances with well-known metabolism that are widely used as doping agents in sports, was evaluated...
October 7, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984784/severe-hypokalemic-paralysis-and-rhabdomyolysis-occurring-after-binge-eating-in-a-young-bodybuilder-case-report
#19
Tae Won Lee, Eunjin Bae, Kyungo Hwang, Ha Nee Chang, Hee Jung Park, Dae-Hong Jeon, Hyun Seop Cho, Se-Ho Chang, Dong Jun Park
RATIONALE: Severe hypokalemia can be a potentially life-threatening disorder and is associated with variable degrees of skeletal muscle weakness. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of severe hypokalemic paralysis and rhabdomyolysis in a 28-year-old bodybuilder. He was admitted to the emergency room due to progressive paralysis in both lower extremities, which had begun 12 hours earlier. He was a bodybuilder trainer and had participated in a regional competition 5 days earlier...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971759/steroidal-oximes-useful-compounds-with-antitumor-activities
#20
Catarina Canário, Samuel Silvestre, Amílcar Falcão, Gilberto Alves
BACKGROUND: Steroids play an important role in life because they can regulate a variety of biological processes and have been widely used in medicine namely as anti-inflammatory, anabolic, contraceptives and anticancer drugs. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the introduction of the oxime group in a large variety of molecules in order to increase their biological effects. This review highlights steroidal oximes with anticancer properties and their potential mechanisms of action, as well as data on their relative potencies reported in literature in the last few years...
October 3, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
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