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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756417/dehydroepiandrosterone-and-erectile-function-a-review
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REVIEW
Ahmed I El-Sakka
To review the contemporary knowledge regarding the dehydroepiandrosterone and erectile function. Medline was reviewed for English-language journal articles spanning the time between January 1990 and December 2017, using the terms 'erectile function', 'dehydroepiandrosterone'. We used Journal Articles and review articles that found to be relevant to the purpose of this review. Criteria included all pertinent review articles, randomized controlled trials with tight methodological design, cohort studies and retrospective analyses...
May 11, 2018: World Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754011/prolonged-exposure-of-dietary-phytoestrogens-on-semen-characteristics-and-reproductive-performance-of-rabbit-bucks
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N M Hashem, M A Abo-Elsoud, A N M Nour El-Din, K I Kamel, G A Hassan
The effects of inclusion of different sources of dietary phytoestrogens on antioxidant capacity, hormonal balance, libido, semen quality, and fertility of rabbit bucks were studied. Twenty-one, adult, fertile, V-line bucks were randomly allocated into 3 homogenous groups (n = 7/treatment) and received control diet (phytoestrogens-free diet, CON) or soybean meal isoflavones-containing diet (SMI) or linseed meal lignans-containing diet (LML) for 12 wk. The diets were formulated to be isocaloric and isonitrogenous...
March 28, 2018: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733030/enduring-sexual-dysfunction-after-treatment-with-antidepressants-5%C3%AE-reductase-inhibitors-and-isotretinoin-300-cases
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David Healy, Joanna Le Noury, Derelie Mangin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical reports of post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD), post-finasteride syndrome (PFS) and enduring sexual dysfunction following isotretinoin. METHODS: Data from RxISK.org, a global adverse event reporting website, have been used to establish the clinical features, demographic details and clinical trajectories of syndromes of persistent sexual difficulties following three superficially different treatment modalities.RESULTSWe report on 300 cases of enduring sexual dysfunction from 37 countries following 14 different drugs comprised of serotonin reuptake inhibiting antidepressants, 5α-reductase inhibitors and isotretinoin...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727393/sexual-function-in-young-individuals-with-multiple-sclerosis-does-disability-matter
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Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, Margherita Russo, Vincenzo Dattola, Rosaria De Luca, Antonino Leo, Jacopo Grisolaghi, Placido Bramanti, Fabrizio Quattrini
INTRODUCTION: Studies on the prevalence of sexual dysfunction (SD) in multiple sclerosis (MS) have shown that 40% to 80% of women and 50% to 90% of men have had sexual complaints. Sexual function is often disregarded during consultation with healthcare professionals, and SD is frequently underdiagnosed. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of SD and its relationship to sociodemographic and disease-related factors, with regard to disability state, in a hospital cohort of MS patients, by using a semistructured interview...
June 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725310/craving-responses-to-methamphetamine-and-sexual-visual-cues-in-individuals-with-methamphetamine-use-disorder-after-long-term-drug-rehabilitation
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Shucai Huang, Zhixue Zhang, Yuanyuan Dai, Changcun Zhang, Cheng Yang, Lidan Fan, Jun Liu, Wei Hao, Hongxian Chen
Studies utilizing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) cue-reactivity paradigms have demonstrated that short-term abstinent or current methamphetamine (MA) users have increased brain activity in the ventral striatum, caudate nucleus and medial frontal cortex, when exposed to MA-related visual cues. However, patterns of brain activity following cue-reactivity in subjects with long-term MA abstinence, especially long-term compulsory drug rehabilitation, have not been well studied. To enrich knowledge in this field, functional brain imaging was conducted during a cue-reactivity paradigm task in 28 individuals with MA use disorder following long-term compulsory drug rehabilitation, and 27 healthy control subjects...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723453/-erectile-dysfunction-and-psychological-status-in-infertile-males
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Jian-Xiong Ma, Bin Wang, Jin Dang, Xiang-Bin Li, Jin Ding, Yu-Tian Zhu, Ji-Sheng Wang, Hai-Song Li
Objective: To investigate the relationship of erectile dysfunction (ED) with psychological factors in male patients with infertility. METHODS: We conducted a questionnaire investigation among 252 male patients with infertility, which involved the general condition, results of semen routine examination, sexual life, and scores in IIEF-5, self-reported 9-item patient health questionnaire (PHQ-9) and 7-item generalized anxiety disorder scale (GAD-7). We analyzed the prevalence of ED, depression, and anxiety and their correlations among the patients in comparison with 100 fertile male controls...
July 2017: Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue, National Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703008/effectiveness-of-testosterone-therapy-in-obese-men-with-low-testosterone-levels-for-losing-weight-controlling-obesity-complications-and-preventing-cardiovascular-events-protocol-of-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Amanda S Mangolim, Leonardo A R Brito, Vania S Nunes-Nogueira
BACKGROUND: The use of testosterone replacement therapy in obese men with low testosterone levels has been controversial. This review aims to analyze the effectiveness of testosterone therapy for weight loss and preventing cardiovascular complications in obese men with low testosterone levels. METHODS: We will perform a systematic review according to Cochrane Methodology of randomized studies, including crossover studies, wherein patients are allocated into one of the two groups: testosterone therapy and control (no treatment or placebo)...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702200/long-term-neurological-and-neuropsychological-complications-of-sulfur-mustard-and-lewisite-mixture-poisoning-in-chinese-victims-exposed-to-chemical-warfare-agents-abandoned-at-the-end-of-wwii
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O Isono, A Kituda, M Fujii, T Yoshinaka, G Nakagawa, Y Suzuki
In August 2003, 44 victims were poisoned by chemical warfare agents (CWAs) leaked from five drums that were excavated at a construction site in Qiqihar, Northeast China. The drums were abandoned by the former Japanese imperial army during World War II and contained a mixture of Sulfur mustard (SM) and Lewisite. We carried out a total of six regular check-ups between 2006 and 2014, and from 2008 we added neurological evaluations including neuropsychological test and autonomic nervous function test in parallel with medical follow-up as much as was possible...
April 24, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683023/is-there-a-need-for-better-sexual-education-of-young-men-sexual-behaviour-and-reproductive-health-in-swiss-university-students-a-questionnaire-based-pilot-study
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Gabriele Susanne Merki-Feld, Stephanie Felder, Conrad Roelli, Bruno Imthurn, Mary Stewart, Deborah Bateson
OBJECTIVES: There is evidence that men's perception of contraceptive methods and of their effectiveness and health risks have a major impact on couples contraceptive choices. Engaging men in decision making improves reproductive health outcomes. If they are better informed, men can potentially contribute to more effective use of contraception, thus reducing the rate of sexually transmitted infections and abortion. In Central European countries, few data are available on male contraceptive knowledge and behaviour...
April 23, 2018: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675596/post-finasteride-syndrome-and-post-ssri-sexual-dysfunction-two-sides-of-the-same-coin
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REVIEW
Silvia Giatti, Silvia Diviccaro, Giancarlo Panzica, Roberto Cosimo Melcangi
Sexual dysfunction is a clinical condition due to different causes including the iatrogenic origin. For instance, it is well known that sexual dysfunction may occur in patients treated with antidepressants like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). A similar side effect has been also reported during treatment with finasteride, an inhibitor of the enzyme 5alpha-reductase, for androgenetic alopecia. Interestingly, sexual dysfunction persists in both cases after drug discontinuation. These conditions have been named post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD) and post-finasteride syndrome (PFS)...
April 19, 2018: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667763/prospective-randomized-study-of-sexual-function-in-men-taking-dutasteride-for-the-treatment-of-androgenetic-alopecia
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Tsen-Fang Tsai, Gwang Seong Choi, Beom Joon Kim, Moon-Bum Kim, Chi Fai Ng, Puja Kochhar, Stacy Jasper, Betsy Brotherton, Barbara Orban, Zrinka Lulic
Treatment with 5α-reductase inhibitors has been associated with sexual adverse events such as impotence (erectile dysfunction) and decreased libido. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate adverse events related to sexual function, based on their frequency, duration, persistence and associated treatment discontinuations, in men treated with dutasteride for androgenetic alopecia. Participants were randomized to receive double-blind dutasteride 0.5 mg or placebo once daily for 24 weeks, followed by open-label dutasteride 0...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644167/chronic-scrotal-pain-may-lead-to-reduced-sexual-function-and-interest-while-sexual-activity-may-worsen-chronic-scrotal-pain-double-jeopardy
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Aosama Aljumaily, Hind Abdul Jaleel Al-Khazraji, Allan Gordon, Susan Lau, Keith Allen Jarvi
Background: While it is recognized that chronic pain may adversely impact sexual function and activity in men and we also recognize that sexual activity may worsen the pain for men with chronic scrotal pain (CSP), the effect on sexual functioning and conversely the impact of sex on CSP has not previously been documented. Methods: Retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database. Results: From Feb 2014 to Sep 2015, a total of 128 men presenting for assessment of CSP completed all or parts of a standardized questionnaire...
March 2018: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629061/depression-from-the-perspective-of-modern-and-persian-medicine
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Majid Anushiravani, Ali Akhondpour Manteghi, Ali Taghipur, Mahdi Eslami
Background: Depression is one of the five most-common diseases globally, and is expected to be the second leading cause of disability by 2020 and its economic and social burden is a major problem worldwide. Objective: The aim of this research was to elucidate the causes and symptoms of depression according to Persian Medicine (PM) and classic medicine. Methods: In this study, works that were investigated were the Canon of Medicine , Al-Hawi Fi Teb , Kamel Al-Sina'a , Zakhireh Kharazmshahi and Exir A'azam ...
February 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610715/complications-of-subcutaneous-contraception-a-review
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REVIEW
Rebecca C Ramdhan, Emily Simonds, Charlotte Wilson, Marios Loukas, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
Over 62 million women in the United States are of childbearing age and 60% of them use contraception. Subcutaneous contraceptives include implantable contraceptives and subcutaneous injections. Implantable contraception involves subdermal time-release of synthetic progestin, which allows for several years of continuous, highly effective contraception. Its main effects are inhibition of ovulation and thickening of the cervical mucus. Many complications have been associated with subcutaneous contraception, including menstrual disturbances, headache, weight gain, acne, dizziness, mood disturbances, nausea, lower abdominal pain, hair loss, loss of libido, pain at the implant site, neuropathy, and follicular cysts...
January 31, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576731/aggressiveness-violence-homicidality-homicide-and-lyme-disease
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Robert C Bransfield
Background: No study has previously analyzed aggressiveness, homicide, and Lyme disease (LD). Materials and methods: Retrospective LD chart reviews analyzed aggressiveness, compared 50 homicidal with 50 non-homicidal patients, and analyzed homicides. Results: Most aggression with LD was impulsive, sometimes provoked by intrusive symptoms, sensory stimulation or frustration and was invariably bizarre and senseless. About 9.6% of LD patients were homicidal with the average diagnosis delay of 9 years...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574572/drug-treatment-for-androgenetic-alopecia-first-italian-questionnaire-survey-on-what-dermatologists-think-about-finasteride
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Elisabetta Sorbellini, Daniela Pinto, Barbara Marzani, Fabio Rinaldi
INTRODUCTION: Treatment with finasteride 1 mg/day represents the therapy of choice for androgenetic alopecia (AGA). We investigated how Italian dermatologists approach use of finasteride for treatment of AGA and common side effects reported by patients. METHODS: A tablet-based survey was conducted from February 2017 to January 2018 in Italy to investigating use of 1 mg/day finasteride in the treatment of AGA. Approximately 1153 Italian dermatologists were surveyed about prescription frequency, therapy duration, treatment practices, and side effects eventually reported...
March 24, 2018: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569731/exercise-and-prostate-cancer-from-basic-science-to-clinical-applications
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REVIEW
Christian Campos, Paula Sotomayor, Daniel Jerez, Javier González, Camila B Schmidt, Katharina Schmidt, Winfried Banzer, Alejandro S Godoy
Prostate cancer (PCa) is a disease of increasing medical significance worldwide. In developed countries, PCa is the most common non-skin cancer in men, and one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths. Exercise is one of the environmental factors that have been shown to influence cancer risk. Moreover, systemic reviews and meta-analysis have suggested that total physical activity is related to a decrease in the risk of developing PCa. In addition, epidemiological studies have shown that exercise, after diagnosis, has benefits regarding PCa development, and positive outcome in patients under treatment...
March 23, 2018: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568783/kratom-an-emerging-drug-of-abuse-raises-prolactin-and-causes-secondary-hypogonadism-case-report
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Lauren LaBryer, Rohan Sharma, Kaustubh Suresh Chaudhari, Mitali Talsania, Robert Hal Scofield
Background. Kratom is a drug derived from the leaves of the tree Mitragyna speciose , which is native to southern Thailand. The route of administration is oral. Kratom has become increasingly available in the United States. The active ingredients in the drug bind the opioid mu-receptor; therefore, kratom has similar physiological effects as mu-opioids. Elevated prolactin is a common medical condition frequently caused by a variety drugs, including opioids. Case Report. A 42-year-old man presented with poor energy and low libido...
January 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567201/in-utero-heat-stress-causes-reduced-testicular-area-at-puberty-reduced-total-sperm-production-and-increased-sperm-abnormalities-in-boars
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Drew W Lugar, Jarret A Proctor, Timothy J Safranski, Matthew C Lucy, Kara R Stewart
In utero stress has been shown to negatively affect intact male rats and mice, though very little research has been conducted in boars. The objectives of the present studies were to determine the effects of in utero heat stress (IUHS) on postnatal development and the response to postnatal heat stress of boars. Ten boars were selected at weaning from litters subjected to IUHS or in utero thermoneutral (IUTN) during 30-60 days of gestation. The boars were evaluated for reproductive performance from birth through 57 weeks of age (WOA)...
February 24, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562803/service-evaluation-project-are-local-recommendations-for-onward-referral-to-a-specialist-menopause-clinic-required-to-translate-guidelines-into-practice
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Anne Marie C Neill
Objective Referral audit - are local recommendations required to translate guideline to practice? Study design In total, 50 consecutive, anonymised referral letters reviewed during the initial consultation in a specialist menopause clinic; the reasons for referral along with the patient's age and the source of referral were analysed. Results Several common reasons for referral were identified. Sexual dysfunction, including loss of libido and dyspareunia, resulted in 11 (22%) referrals. Ten (20%) women were troubled by persistent symptoms or side effects from HRT; 9 (18%) women were referred before hormone replacement therapy was discussed or commenced; 7 (14%) women seeking advice for their menopausal symptoms had a family or personal history of cancer; 5(10%) were migraineurs; 2(4%) women had premature ovarian insufficiency; 2(4%) were denied hormone replacement therapy because of concern about venous thromboembolism risk; and 4 (8%) had miscellaneous medical disorders...
January 1, 2018: Post Reproductive Health
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