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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443501/testicular-dysfunction-is-a-common-feature-in-men-with-type2-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-nigerian-tertiary-hospital
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Onung Samuel Inih, Young Ekenechukwu Esther, Fasanmade Olufemi Adetola, Anyanwu Anthony Chinedu, Nwatu Chidinma Brenda, Ohwovoriole Augustine Efedaye
BACKGROUND: Hypogonadism in male patients with diabetes mellitus is associated with older age, obesity and poor glycaemic control. The patterns of sperm count, testicular volume, sperm motility and morphology have also been reported to be abnormal in these patients, though reports are conflicting. The objectives of this study were to assess gonadal function and sperm parameters in Nigerian males with diabetes mellitus. METHODS: A study sample of 150 males consisting of 108 patients and 56 age-matched controls were recruited...
April 25, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434676/meta-analysis-of-results-of-testosterone-therapy-on-sexual-function-based-on-international-index-of-erectile-function-scores
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Giovanni Corona, Giulia Rastrelli, Abraham Morgentaler, Alessandra Sforza, Edoardo Mannucci, Mario Maggi
CONTEXT: The interpretation of available clinical evidence related to the effect of testosterone (T) treatment (TTh) on sexual function has been inconsistent, in part due to the use of different and self-reported measures to assess outcomes. The International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) is the most frequently used validated tool to assess male sexual function. OBJECTIVE: To perform a meta-analysis of available data evaluating the effect of TTh on male sexual function using IIEF as the primary outcome...
April 20, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432720/androgen-receptor-dysfunction-as-a-prevalent-manifestation-in-young-male-carriers-of-a-flna-gene-mutation
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Laura Carrera-García, Maximiliano Francisco Rivas-Crespo, María Soledad Fernández García
Androgenic actions require the proper signal transmission by the androgen receptor (AR), a nuclear transcription factor. This is initially located in the cell cytoplasm and should translocates to the nucleus to interact with DNA. AR functional impairment causes diverse blockage degrees of androgenic steroid action, known as androgen insensitivity syndromes. Filamin A, a protein coded by the FLNA gene, is a co-activator of various cytoplasmic factors, including AR. The mutational inactivation of the FLNA gene induces insufficiency of translocation and activation of AR...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416925/shear-wave-sonoelastography-findings-of-testicles-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-who-undergo-hemodialysis
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Azad Hekimoglu, Idil Gunes Tatar, Onur Ergun, Aynur Turan, Mehmet Deniz Aylı, Baki Hekimoglu
OBJECTIVE: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is known to cause significant deterioration in the function of the testicles and sexual dysfunction in male patients who undergo hemodialysis. The aim of this study was to show the changes in the testicles that occur as a result of hypogonadism secondary to CKD and to analyze the elasticity of the parenchyma by shear wave sonoelastography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In our study we included 28 male patients who undergo dialysis three times per week and 25 healthy volunteers...
February 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413915/oxidative-stress-status-in-congenital-hypogonadism-an-appraisal
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C Haymana, A Aydoğdu, B Soykut, O Erdem, T Ibrahimov, M Dinc, C Meric, Y Basaran, A Sonmez, O Azal
Patients with hypogonadism are at increased risk of cardiac and metabolic diseases. However, the pathogenesis of increased cardiometabolic risk in patients with hypogonadism is not clear. Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of cardiometabolic diseases. This study aimed to investigate possible differences in oxidative stress conditions between patients with hypogonadism and healthy controls. In this study, 38 male patients with congenital hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (CHH) (mean age: 21...
April 16, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409903/primary-secondary-and-compensated-hypogonadism-a-novel-risk-stratification-for-infertile-men
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E Ventimiglia, S Ippolito, P Capogrosso, F Pederzoli, W Cazzaniga, L Boeri, I Cavarretta, M Alfano, P Viganò, F Montorsi, A Salonia
Recently, the cohort of men from the European Male Ageing Study has been stratified into different categories distinguishing primary, secondary and compensated hypogonadism. A similar classification has not yet been applied to the infertile population. We performed a cross-sectional study enrolling 786 consecutive Caucasian-European infertile men segregated into eugonadal [normal serum total testosterone (≥3.03 ng/mL) and normal luteinizing hormone (≤9.4 mU/mL)], secondary (low total testosterone, low/normal luteinizing hormone), primary (low total testosterone, elevated luteinizing hormone) and compensated hypogonadism (normal total testosterone; elevated luteinizing hormone)...
May 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409902/testosterone-level-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-vasculogenic-erectile-dysfunction
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Y A Omar, S E Younis, I Y Ismail, A I El-Sakka
The association between endothelial dysfunction and late onset hypogonadism (LOH) in patients with vasculogenic erectile dysfunction (ED) is not yet well settled. Our objective was to assess the association between LOH and endothelial dysfunction in patients with vasculogenic ED. Throughout 2014-2015 a total of 90 men were enrolled in this cross-sectional observational study. Of them 60 patients with a clinical diagnosis of ED were further subdivided into two equal groups: patients with vasculogenic ED and LOH (A); patients with vasculogenic ED and euogonadal (B)...
May 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408926/male-hypogonadism-and-osteoporosis-the-effects-clinical-consequences-and-treatment-of-testosterone-deficiency-in-bone-health
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Gary Golds, Devon Houdek, Terra Arnason
It is well recognized that bone loss accelerates in hypogonadal states, with female menopause being the classic example of sex hormones affecting the regulation of bone metabolism. Underrepresented is our knowledge of the clinical and metabolic consequences of overt male hypogonadism, as well as the more subtle age-related decline in testosterone on bone quality. While menopause and estrogen deficiency are well-known risk factors for osteoporosis in women, the effects of age-related testosterone decline in men on bone health are less well known...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392474/novel-fsh%C3%AE-mutation-in-a-male-patient-with-isolated-fsh-deficiency-and-infertility
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Junjie Zheng, Jangfeng Mao, Mingxuan Cui, Zhaoxiang Liu, Xi Wang, Shuyu Xiong, Min Nie, Xueyan Wu
Isolated follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) deficiency due to mutations in FSHβ is an extremely rare autosomal recessive disease that has only been reported in ten patients to date. Symptoms of the disease include amenorrhoea and hypogonadism in women and azoospermia and normal testosterone levels in men. This study describes a Chinese male patient who presented with cryptorchidism and infertility. His serum hormonal profile revealed low FSH, elevated LH and normal testosterone levels. Sequence analysis identified a novel homozygous mutation in the FSHβ gene (c...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391585/influence-of-vitamin-d-levels-on-the-cardiovascular-profile-of-hypogonadal-men
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G Tirabassi, M Cutini, G Salvio, G Cerqueni, A Lenzi, G Balercia
PURPOSE: A large body of evidence suggests a role for vitamin D in conditioning cardiovascular risk. Therefore, it can be hypothesized that vitamin D might also play a role in influencing the metabolic profile of hypogonadal men. In this work, we aimed at evaluating if any relationship exists between vitamin D levels and cardiovascular parameters in male hypogonadism. METHODS: Hypogonadal patients attending our andrology unit were retrospectively reviewed. Clinical and biochemical parameters were evaluated...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388781/effects-of-hypertrophy-exercise-in-bone-turnover-markers-and-structure-in-growing-male-rats
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Elena Nebot, Virginia A Aparicio, Peter Pietschmann, Daniel Camiletti-Moirón, Garyfallia Kapravelou, Reinhold G Erben, Rosario Martínez, Cristina Sánchez-González, Jesús M Porres, Juan Llopis, María López-Jurado, Pilar Aranda
The benefits of exercise on bone density, structure and turnover markers are rather controversial. The present study aimed to examine the effects of hypertrophy exercise (HE) on bone. 20 male Wistar rats were randomly distributed in 2 experimental groups, one performing HE and the other untrained over 12 weeks. Plasma parameters, bone mineral content, bone mineral density (BMD), structure, and trabecular and cortical microarchitecture were measured. Femur Mg content was 12% higher (p<0.001), whereas femur length, dry weight, P content, and aminoterminal propeptides of type I procollagen were lower in the HE group (all, p<0...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379417/subcutaneous-injection-of-testosterone-is-an-effective-and-preferred-alternative-to-intramuscular-injection-demonstration-in-female-to-male-transgender-patients
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Daniel I Spratt, India Stewart, Clara Savage, Wendy Craig, Norman P Spack, Donald Walt Chandler, Lindsey V Spratt, Toni Eimicke, Jerrold S Olshan
Context: Testosterone is commonly administered intramuscularly (IM) to treat hypogonadal males and female-to-male transgender (FTM) patients. However, these injections can involve significant discomfort and may require arrangements for administration by others. Objective: We assessed whether T could be administered effectively and safely by the subcutaneously (SC) as an alternative to IM injections. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: Outpatient Reproductive Endocrinology Clinic at an academic medical center...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378913/efficacy-of-varicocelectomy-in-the-treatment-of-hypogonadism-in-subfertile-males-with-clinical-varicocele-a-meta-analysis
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X Chen, D Yang, G Lin, J Bao, J Wang, W Tan
To reassess the efficacy of varicocelectomy in the treatment of hypogonadism in subfertile males, we carried out a meta-analysis of clinical trials and retrospective studies that compared the pre-operative and postoperative serum testosterone. We searched Embase and PubMed (1980 to May 2016) for studies. Eight studies and 712 patients were included. The combined analysis of seven studies discovered that the mean serum testosterone of patients post-operation improved by 34.3 ng/dl (95% CI: 22.57-46.04, p < ...
April 5, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368486/pulsatile-gnrh-therapy-may-restore-hypothalamus-pituitary-testis-axis-function-in-patients-with-congenital-combined-pituitary-hormone-deficiency-a-prospective-self-controlled-trial
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Junjie Zheng, Jangfeng Mao, Hongli Xu, Xi Wang, Bingkun Huang, Zhaoxiang Liu, Mingxuan Cui, Shuyu Xiong, Wanlu Ma, Le Min, Ursula B Kaiser, Min Nie, Xueyan Wu
Context: The effectiveness of pulsatile gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) therapy in congenital combined pituitary hormone deficiency (CCPHD) patients has not been investigated due to the limited number of patients as well as these patients' presumed pituitary hypoplasia, poor gonadotrophic cell reserve, and impaired gonadotrophic response to GnRH. Objective: To assess the pituitary response to pulsatile GnRH therapy in men with CCPHD. Design: A prospective, self-controlled, 3 months clinical trial...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367841/a-higher-score-on-the-aging-males-symptoms-scale-is-associated-with-insulin-resistance-in-middle-aged-men
#15
Nobuya Hamanoue, Makito Tanabe, Tomoko Tanaka, Yuko Akehi, Junji Murakami, Takashi Nomiyama, Toshihiko Yanase
An age-associated androgen decrease and its pathological conditions are defined as late-onset hypogonadism (LOH). Among the various symptoms associated with LOH, a visceral fat increase is strongly associated with relatively low levels of testosterone. However, few studies have investigated the relationship between the Aging Males' Symptoms (AMS) scores and metabolic abnormalities. Thus, we aimed to clarify this relationship by investigating the relationship between AMS scores and various markers in blood. During routine health examinations in 241 middle-aged males (52...
March 30, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361372/state-of-the-art-a-review-of-cardiovascular-effects-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy-in-adult-males
#16
REVIEW
Ahmed Elsherbiny, Matthew Tricomi, Digant Bhatt, Hari Kumar Dandapantula
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: According to an Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline published in June 2010, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) should be administered only to men who are hypogonadal with documented low testosterone level on two morning measurements. This recommendation was based on previous studies that did not show an increased risk in cardiovascular events with TRT. In contrast, recent studies did show an increased risk which prompted the FDA to investigate further...
April 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361003/case-report-primary-osteonecrosis-associated-with-thrombophilia-hypofibrinolysis-and-worsened-by-testosterone-therapy
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Michael Ian Jarman, Kevin Lee, Ariel Kanevsky, Sarah Min, Ilana Schlam, Chris Mahida, Ali Huda, Alexander Milgrom, Naila Goldenberg, Charles J Glueck, Ping Wang
BACKGROUND: Familial and acquired thrombophilia are often etiologic for idiopathic hip and jaw osteonecrosis (ON), and testosterone therapy (TT) can interact with thrombophilia, worsening ON. CASE PRESENTATION: Case 1: A 62-year-old Caucasian male (previous deep venous thrombosis), on warfarin 1 year for atrial fibrillation (AF), had non-specific right hip-abdominal pain for 2 years. CT scan revealed bilateral femoral head ON without collapse. Coagulation studies revealed Factor V Leiden (FVL) heterozygosity, 4G/4G plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI) homozygosity, high anti-cardiolipin (ACLA) IgM antibodies, and endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase (eNOS) T786C homozygosity (reduced conversion of L-arginine to NO, required for bone health)...
2017: BMC Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355719/-a-clinical-analysis-of-123-cases-of-primary-empty-sella
#18
J Li, H W Jia, C L Wang, R Zhang, M Y Qu, W Li, M H Yuan, J Cui, Q He, H Y Wei, T H Zhu, Z S Ma, W Liu, Z L Dong, Z G Gao
Objective: This study was conducted to analyze the clinical characteristics and pituitary function of patients with primary empty sella (PES). Methods: The clinical data from 123 hospitalized adult patients with PES from January 2010 to May 2016 were retrospectively studied. Results: (1) The average age of the 123 (male 43, female 80) PES patients was (59.2±13.6) years (ranging 24-92 years), among whom 61% patients were in the age group between 50-69 years. (2) The symptoms of the patients included fatigue (56...
April 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351621/critical-roles-of-astrin-in-the-mitosis-of-immature-rat-sertoli-cells
#19
Yuki Tochigi, Yuka Iwasaki, Masanori Sano, Hidenori Yasuda, Kentaro Katayama, Hiroetsu Suzuki
Male hypogonadism (hgn/hgn) rats show testicular hypoplasia accompanied by dysplastic development of seminiferous tubules due to loss-of-function mutation of the gene encoding Astrin, which is required for mitotic progression in the division cycle of HeLa cells. In the present study, we examined the cytological base leading to the decrease of Sertoli cells in hgn/hgn testes. In hgn/hgn testes on postnatal day 3, anti-phospho-histone H3 (Ser10) (pH3)-positive mitotic phase and TUNEL-positive apoptosis increased in GATA4-positive Sertoli cells...
May 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334861/defective-signaling-through-plexin-a1-compromises-the-development-of-the-peripheral-olfactory-system-and-neuroendocrine-reproductive-axis-in-mice
#20
Séverine Marcos, Carine Monnier, Xavier Rovira Algans, Corinne Fouveaut, Nelly Pitteloud, Fabrice Ango, Catherine Dodé, Jean-Pierre Hardelin
The olfacto-genital syndrome (Kallmann syndrome) associates congenital hypogonadism due to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) deficiency and anosmia. This is a genetically heterogeneous developmental disease with various modes of transmission, including oligogenic inheritance. Previous reports have involved defective cell signaling by semaphorin-3A in the disease pathogenesis. Here, we report that the embryonic phenotype of Plxna1-/- mutant mice lacking plexin-A1 (a major receptor of class 3 semaphorins), though not fully penetrant, resembles that of Kallmann syndrome fetuses...
March 2, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
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