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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811221/is-the-hype-around-the-reproductive-health-claims-of-maca-lepidium-meyenii-walp-justified
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REVIEW
Shruti Beharry, Michael Heinrich
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Maca - Lepidium meyenii Walp has been cultivated and used by Andean people for over 1,300 to 2000 years in Peru as food and medicine. Starting in the late 1990's it has developed into an important herbal medicine in China and is now cultivated there widely, too. AIM OF STUDY: This study aims to provide an insight into the emergence of maca on the global market as an alternative remedy to treat reproductive health related problems in both men and women and to critically assess these health claims...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805586/sexual-dysfunctions-in-parkinson-s-disease-an-underrated-problem-in-a-much-discussed-disorder
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Kalyan B Bhattacharyya, Miguel Rosa-Grilo
Sexual dysfunctions (SDs) are one of the most neglected nonmotor symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD). A number of reasons including social and cultural factors might explain, at least partially, why SD is still one of the most underrecognized aspects of the condition after 200 years since the very first description by James Parkinson. SD has not been extensively investigated, however, a number of studies have shown a high prevalence of decreased libido, orgasmic dysfunction in both men and women with PD, and erectile dysfunction in male subjects...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795962/testosterone-therapy-improves-well-being-and-psychological-health
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Jason Akerman, Jason R Kovac, Larry I Lipshultz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To ascertain whether testosterone therapy (TTh) improves psychological health and a sense of overall well being in a number of clinical domains. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent work suggests small but durable and replicable improvements in the components of male health and well being. SUMMARY: Symptomatic hypogonadism is frequently associated with decreased libido and fatigue that contributes to lowered overall quality-of-life and worsening psychological health...
August 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777257/chronic-levetiracetam-decreases-hippocampal-and-testicular-aromatase-expression-in-normal-but-not-kainic-acid-induced-experimental-model-of-acute-seizures-in-rats
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Mehtap Cincioğlu-Palabiyik, Meral Üner, Dilek Ertoy-Baydar, Yildirim Sara, Hande Karahan, Pelin Kelicen-Uğur
Reproductive disorders are more common in men with epilepsy taking anticonvulsant medications. Antiseizure/anticonvulsant drugs and seizures in medial temporal lobe structures may cause gonadal dysfunction, including infertility, decreased libido, and potency. Levels of circulating bioavailable testosterone are affected by the aromatase enzyme, which converts testosterone into estrogen and may be affected by seizure medications. However, the relationship of anticonvulsant drugs with central aromatase levels is not clear...
August 2, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774755/human-seasonal-and-circadian-studies-in-antarctica-halley-75-0-s
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Josephine Arendt, Benita Middleton
Living for extended periods in Antarctica exposes base personnel to extremes of daylength (photoperiod) and temperature. At the British Antarctic Survey base of Halley, 75(0)S, the sun does not rise for 110 d in the winter and does not set for 100 d in summer. Photoperiod is the major time cue governing the timing of seasonal events such as reproduction in many species. The neuroendocrine signal providing photoperiodic information to body physiology is the duration of melatonin secretion which reflects the length of the night: longer in the short days of winter and shorter in summer...
July 31, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763519/effects-of-nandrolone-decanoate-on-time-to-consolidation-of-bone-defects-resulting-from-osteotomy-for-tibial-tuberosity-advancement
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Danilo R C Marques, Danilo Marques, Jose F Ibanez, Itallo B Freitas, Ana C Hespanha, Juliana F Monteiro, Mayara Eggert, Amanda Becker
STUDY DESIGN: Experimental study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of nandrolone decanoate (ND) on the time taken for bone consolidation in dogs undergoing tibial tuberosity advancement surgery (TTA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen dogs that underwent TTA surgery were randomly divided into two groups: group C (TTA; 9 stifles), and group TTA+ND (TTA and systemic administration of ND; 8 stifles). Three observers (two radiologists and an orthopaedic surgeon), assessed bone consolidation by visual inspection of serial radiographs at intervals of 21 days following surgery...
August 1, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760247/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-hypogonadism-impact-of-symptoms-questionnaire-short-form-his-q-sf
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Heather L Gelhorn, Laurie J Roberts, Nikhil Khandelwal, Dennis A Revicki, Leonard R DeRogatis, Adrian Dobs, Zsolt Hepp, Michael G Miller
BACKGROUND: The Hypogonadism Impact of Symptoms Questionnaire Short Form (HIS-Q-SF) is a patient-reported outcome measurement designed to evaluate the symptoms of hypogonadism. The HIS-Q-SF is an abbreviated version including17 items from the original 28-item HIS-Q. AIM: To conduct item analyses and reduction, evaluate the psychometric properties of the HIS-Q-SF, and provide guidance on score interpretation. METHODS: A 12-week observational longitudinal study of hypogonadal men was conducted as part of the original HIS-Q psychometric evaluation...
August 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742500/adverse-effects-of-androgen-deprivation-therapy-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer-focus-on-metabolic-complications
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REVIEW
Vasileios Tzortzis, Michael Samarinas, Ioannis Zachos, Athanasios Oeconomou, Louis L Pisters, Alexandra Bargiota
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is the most effective treatment for this disease. The cornerstone of the treatment of prostate cancer is inhibition of testosterone production which interrupts testosterone-induced growth of the prostate tumor. The dramatic decrease in testosterone levels, however, has several undesirable effects on the metabolic profile and bone metabolism and can also lead to fatigue, loss of libido, gynecomastia, and anemia, provoke vasomotor flushing, and generally affect the quality of life...
April 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723522/efficacy-and-safety-of-hexanic-lipidosterolic-extract-of-serenoa-repens-permixon-in-the-treatment-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-due-to-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Giacomo Novara, Gianluca Giannarini, Antonio Alcaraz, José-M Cózar-Olmo, Aurelien Descazeaud, Francesco Montorsi, Vincenzo Ficarra
CONTEXT: A recent Cochrane Collaboration meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the efficacy of different extracts of Serenoa repens in relieving lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) concluded that these extracts were no more effective than placebo. However, among all Serenoa repens extracts, Permixon (Pierre Fabre Medicament, Paris, France) has the highest activity and the most accurate standards of drug preparation and extraction...
December 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723517/practice-patterns-compared-with-evidence-based-strategies-for-the-management-of-androgen-deprivation-therapy-induced-side-effects-in-prostate-cancer-patients-results-of-a-european-web-based-survey
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Renée Bultijnck, Cristian Surcel, Guillaume Ploussard, Alberto Briganti, Pieter De Visschere, Jurgen Fütterer, Pirus Ghadjar, Gianluca Giannarini, Hendrik Isbarn, Christophe Massard, Prasanna Sooriakumaran, Massimo Valerio, Roderick van den Bergh, Piet Ost
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based recommendations are available for the management of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT)-induced side effects; however, there are no data on the implementation of the recommendations into daily practice patterns. OBJECTIVE: To compare practice patterns in the management of ADT-induced side effects with evidence-based strategies. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A European Web-based survey was conducted from January 16, 2015, to June 24, 2015...
December 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721216/switch-to-restoration-therapy-in-a-testosterone-treated-central-hypogonadism-with-erythrocytosis
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B Cangiano, C Cacciatore, L Persani, M Bonomi
We describe a case of severe erythrocytosis caused by testosterone replacement therapy in a 66-year-old man affected with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) determining osteoporosis, resolved by switching to restoration therapy with clomiphene citrate. The patient complained fatigue, loss of libido and defective erections and a spontaneous vertebral fracture despite bisphosphonate therapy and vitamin D supplementation. The examinations proved isolated HH and he was therefore treated with testosterone gel with regression of specific manifestations but elevated hemoglobin and hematocrit values...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717276/testosterone-versus-clomiphene-citrate-in-managing-symptoms-of-hypogonadism-in-men
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Pranav Dadhich, Ranjith Ramasamy, Jason Scovell, Nathan Wilken, Larry Lipshultz
INTRODUCTION: Both clomiphene citrate (CC) and testosterone supplementation therapy (TST) are effective treatments for men with hypogonadism. We sought to compare changes in symptoms and treatment efficacy in hypogonadal men before and after receiving CC and TST. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 52 men who received TST and 23 men who received CC for symptomatic hypogonadism were prospectively followed for change in hormone levels and symptoms after treatment. These men were also compared to eugonadal men who were not on CC or TST during the same period...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698776/the-sleeping-brain
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Chiara Cirelli, Giulio Tononi
The role of sleep has long baffled scientists, but the latest research is providing new indicators about what it does for both the brain and body. While scientists believe that sleep re-energizes the body's cells, clears waste from the brain, and supports learning and memory, much still needs to be learned about the part it plays in regulating mood, appetite and libido. Source/Shutterstock.
May 2017: Cerebrum: the Dana Forum on Brain Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697291/genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause
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Elizabeth Farrell Am
BACKGROUND: Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is the new term for vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). Oestrogen deficiency symptoms in the genitourinary tract are bothersome in more than 50% of women, having an adverse impact on quality of life, social activity and sexual relationships. GSM is a chronic and progressive syndrome that is underdiagnosed and undertreated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to increase knowledge and understanding of GSM, improving the ability of healthcare professionals to discuss and obtain an appropriate history sensitively, and treat accordingly...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694969/hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-in-men-with-hereditary-hemochromatosis
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Rabih El Osta, Nicolas Grandpre, Nicolas Monnin, Jacques Hubert, Isabelle Koscinski
Hereditary hemochromatosis is a genetic disease that progresses silently. This disease is often diagnosed late when complications appear. Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) is one of the classical complications of hemochromatosis. Its frequency is declining probably because of earlier diagnosis and better informed physicians. Certain symptoms linked to HH can have an impact on a patient's sexuality, such as decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, and impairment of ejaculation, as well as on his reproductive capacities...
2017: Basic and Clinical Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693591/aphrodisiac-potentials-of-the-ethanol-extract-of-aloe-barbadensis-mill-root-in-male-wistar-rats
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Joseph O Erhabor, MacDonald Idu
BACKGROUND: Aloe barbadensis (AB) is a short stemmed succulent medicinal herb that is being used by locals in Nigeria to enhance libido. Therefore this study evaluates the aphrodisiac potential and acute toxicological effect of A. barbadensis (AB) root in male Wistar rats. METHODS: Aphrodisiac potential was determined following the oral administration of graded doses (100, 200 and 400 mg/kg) of ethanol extract of A. barbadensis root. Sildenafil citrate (Viagra) and distilled water served as positive and negative controls respectively...
July 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693434/symptom-burden-in-chronic-kidney-disease-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Sameera Senanayake, Nalika Gunawardena, Paba Palihawadana, Palitha Bandara, Rashan Haniffa, R Karunarathna, Priyantha Kumara
BACKGROUND: Physical and psychological symptoms are among main manifestations of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). This study aimed to assess the symptom burden and self-perceived severity of symptoms among CKD patients living in a district in Sri Lanka. METHOD: A community based cross-sectional study included a sample of randomly selected 1174 CKD patients from all 19 Medical Officer of Health areas in the district of Anuradhapura. Trained para-medical staff visited the households and administered the locally validated questionnaire to assess the presence and severity of symptoms...
July 10, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672971/effect-of-%C3%AE-receptor-blockers-on-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-sexual-function-and-quality-of-life-in-young-and-middle-aged-men-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Tongqing Wang, Lei Wang, Yalin Liang, Jiechang Ju, Yi Cai, Jie Zhang, Hongtao Zhen, Yaolei Liu, Xiaolong Tang, Jizheng Wang, Jian Liu
The purpose of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of two common α1-receptor blockers, alfuzosin and tamsulosin, on lower urinary tract symptoms, sexual function, and quality of life in young and middle-aged people with benign prostatic hyperplasia. We recruited 80 young and middle-aged patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia and divided them into two groups that received either the non-selective α1-receptor blocker alfuzosin or the selective α1A-receptor blocker tamsulosin for 18 consecutive days...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671151/a-profile-of-adverse-effects-of-antihypertensive-medicines-in-a-tertiary-care-clinic-in-nigeria
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Abimbola O Olowofela, Ambrose O Isah
BACKGROUND: There has been a dearth of comprehensive data on the profile of adverse reactions to antihypertensive medicines in the Nigerian setting despite increased use. OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed to characterize the adverse reactions experienced in the homogenously black African population. METHODS: The study was carried out at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria, in consenting eligible hypertensive patients ≥18 years...
July 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660204/protein-aggregation-triggers-a-declining-libido-in-elder-yeasts-that-still-have-a-lust-for-life
#20
COMMENT
Fabrice Caudron
Many organisms have to face a physiological decline that is associated with age. Humans and even budding yeast accumulate scars and cellular damages. A single yeast cell can only produce a limited number of daughter cells and thus has a finite replicative lifespan. Many studies have now identified molecular ageing factors and defects in organelle functions linked to the ageing process. However, at the cellular level, the most striking phenotype of yeast elders is their loss of mating ability. This sterility in old cells has been linked to a loss of response to mating pheromone, the peptide that haploid yeast cells send to opposite mating type cells in order to signal their presence and readiness to mate...
May 28, 2017: Microbial Cell
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