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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922627/distribution-patterns-and-morphology-of-sensilla-on-the-antennae-of-plutella-xylostella-l-a-scanning-and-transmission-electron-microscopic-study
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Xi-Zhong Yan, Cai-Ping Deng, Jiao-Xin Xie, Lan-Jun Wu, Xue-Jun Sun, Chi Hao
The antennal morphology, types of antennal sensilla, fine structures and distributions of the sensilla in Plutella xylostella L. (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) were studied by scanning (SEM) and transmission (TEM) electron microscopy. The antenna, scape, pedicel and flagellum were all longer in males than in females. A total of seventeen types of sensilla were identified on the antennae: trichodea (two subtypes), basiconica, coeloconica (three subtypes), Böhm's bristles (two subtypes), styloconica (two subtypes), squamiformia, auricillica, furcatea (three subtypes), cupuliform organs and terminal sensory pegs...
September 6, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922406/loss-of-liver-specific-and-sexually-dimorphic-gene-expression-by-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-activation-in-c57bl-6-mice
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Rance Nault, Kelly A Fader, Jack R Harkema, Tim Zacharewski
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a highly conserved transcription factor that mediates a broad spectrum of species-, strain-, sex-, age-, tissue-, and cell-specific responses elicited by structurally diverse ligands including 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). Dose-dependent effects on liver-specific and sexually dimorphic gene expression were examined in male and female mice gavaged with TCDD every 4 days for 28 or 92 days. RNA-seq data revealed the coordinated repression of 181 genes predominately expressed in the liver including albumin (3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921241/evaluating-the-efficacy-of-vaginal-dehydroepiandosterone-for-vaginal-symptoms-in-postmenopausal-cancer-survivors-ncctg-n10c1-alliance
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Debra L Barton, Jeff A Sloan, Lynne T Shuster, Paula Gill, Patricia Griffin, Kathleen Flynn, Shelby A Terstriep, Fauzia N Rana, Travis Dockter, Pamela J Atherton, Michaela Tsai, Keren Sturtz, Jacqueline M Lafky, Mike Riepl, Jacqueline Thielen, Charles L Loprinzi
BACKGROUND: Women with estrogen deficiencies can suffer from vaginal symptoms that negatively impact sexual health. This study evaluated vaginal dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) for alleviation of vaginal symptoms. METHODS: This three-arm randomized, controlled trial evaluated DHEA 3.25 mg and DHEA 6.5 mg, each compared to a plain moisturizer (PM) over 12 weeks, to improve the severity of vaginal dryness or dyspareunia, measured with an ordinal scale, and overall sexual health using the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI)...
September 18, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920784/treatment-success-in-three-andean-bears-tremarctos-ornatus-with-alopecia-syndrome-using-oclacitinib-maleate-apoquel%C3%A2
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Gabby J Drake, Tim Nuttall, Javier López, William Magnone, Antoine Leclerc, Romain Potier, Alexis Lécu, Maëlle Guézénec, Lydia Kolter, Amélie Nicolau, Karin Lemberger, Didier Pin, Sallie B Cosgrove
Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus) alopecia syndrome (ABAS) commonly affects captive bears, particularly sexually mature females. ABAS is characterized by bilaterally symmetrical predominantly flank alopecia with or without profound pruritus and secondary bacterial and Malassezia infections. There is no effective treatment and severely affected bears have been euthanized. This paper describes the successful management of ABAS in three female Andean bears. Skin biopsies and cytology revealed a mixed dermal inflammatory infiltrate, alopecia, hyperkeratosis, and Malassezia dermatitis...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920756/sleep-disturbance-as-a-clinical-sign-for-severe-hypogonadism-efficacy-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy-on-sleep-disturbance-among-hypogonadal-men-without-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Kazuyoshi Shigehara, Hiroyuki Konaka, Kazuhiro Sugimoto, Takahiro Nohara, Koji Izumi, Yoshifumi Kadono, Mikio Namiki, Atsushi Mizokami
OBJECTIVE: The present subanalysis of the EARTH study investigates the effects of one year testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) on sleep disturbance among hypogonadal men without obstructive sleep apnea. METHODS: Sleep disturbance was defined as three or more points in question 4 of the aging males symptoms (AMS) questionnaire. All participants completed the AMS scale, International Prostatic Symptoms Score (IPSS), Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM) and Short Form 36 (SF-36) health survey at baseline and after 12 months...
September 18, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919559/adipokinetic-hormone-receptor-gene-identification-and-its-role-in-triacylglycerol-mobilization-and-sexual-behavior-in-the-oriental-fruit-fly-bactrocera-dorsalis
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Qiu-Li Hou, Er-Hu Chen, Hong-Bo Jiang, Dan-Dan Wei, Shun-Hua Gui, Jin-Jun Wang, Guy Smagghe
Energy homeostasis requires continuous compensation for fluctuations in energy expenditure and availability of food resources. In insects, energy mobilization is under control of the adipokinetic hormone (AKH) where it is regulating the nutritional status by supporting the mobilization of lipids. In this study, we characterized the gene coding for the AKH receptor (AKHR) and investigated its function in the oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) that is economically one of the most important pest insects of tropical and subtropical fruit...
September 15, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918485/the-5-oxoprolinase-is-required-for-conidiation-sexual-reproduction-virulence-and-deoxynivalenol-production-of-fusarium-graminearum
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Piao Yang, Yunyun Chen, Huiming Wu, Wenqin Fang, Qifu Liang, Yangling Zheng, Stefan Olsson, Dongmei Zhang, Jie Zhou, Zonghua Wang, Wenhui Zheng
In eukaryotic organisms, the 5-oxoprolinase is one of the six key enzymes in the γ-glutamyl cycle that is involved in the biosynthetic pathway of glutathione (GSH, an antioxidative tripeptide counteracting the oxidative stress). To date, little is known about the biological functions of the 5-oxoprolinase in filamentous phytopathogenic fungi. In this study, we investigated the 5-oxoprolinase in Fusarium graminearum for the first time. In F. graminearum, two paralogous genes (FgOXP1 and FgOXP2) were identified to encode the 5-oxoprolinase while only one homologous gene encoding the 5-oxoprolinase could be found in other filamentous phytopathogenic fungi or Saccharomyces cerevisiae...
September 16, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916463/penile-prosthesis-implantation-in-priapism
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Ömer Barış Yücel, Yaşar Pazır, Ateş Kadıoğlu
INTRODUCTION: Priapism is defined as a full or partial erection lasting longer than 4 hours after sexual stimulation and orgasm or unrelated to sexual stimulation. The main goal of priapism management is to resolve the episode immediately to preserve erectile function and penile length. Corporal smooth muscle necrosis is likely to have already occurred, and medically refractory erectile dysfunction is expected in patients with a protracted episode. Penile prosthesis implantation (PPI) in the early or late phase of priapism can restore erectile function...
September 12, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916285/profiling-of-bisphenol-s-towards-nuclear-receptors-activities-in-human-reporter-cell-lines
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Ondrej Zenata, Zdenek Dvorak, Radim Vrzal
Bisphenol S (BPS) is heat-stable structural analog of bisphenol A (BPA), a known endocrine disruptor. Due to the effort to replace BPA with BPS, it is essential to know if BPS is suitable non-toxic replacement without reported deleterious effects of BPA. Since most of the BPA effects are ascribed to its ability to activate nuclear receptors, we screened some prominent members of this family in order to confirm or refute some recent findings. We found that BPS insignificantly activated aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) in reporter gene assay and no induction of AhR target gene CYP1A1 was observed in human hepatocytes (HH)...
September 12, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916244/-how-do-immigrant-women-access-health-services-in-the-basque-country-perceptions-of-health-professionals
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Iratxe Pérez-Urdiales, Isabel Goicolea
OBJECTIVE: To determine the perception of health professionals working in alternative health centres on the barriers and facilitators in the access by immigrant women to general public health services and sexual and reproductive health in the Basque Country. LOCATION: Basque Country. DESIGN: Analysis of qualitative content based on 11 individual interviews. PARTICIPANTS: Health professionals working in alternative health centres of Primary Care and sexual and reproductive health...
September 12, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915136/laparoscopic-mesh-less-cervicosacropexy-for-uterovaginal-prolapse
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Renato Seracchioli, Diego Raimondo, Alessandro Arena, Giulia Gava, Clara Parmeggiani, Valentina Martelli, Elisa Moro, Margherita Zanello, Roberto Paradisi, Mohamed Mabrouk
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate surgical and clinical outcomes of laparoscopic mesh-less cervicosacropexy for the treatment of uterovaginal prolapse. METHODS: This single institutional review board-approved prospective cohort study enrolled 46 consecutive, sexually active symptomatic women requiring surgical correction of uterovaginal prolapse, from July 2013 to March 2016. After supracervical laparoscopic hysterectomy, the cervix was suspended to the anterior longitudinal ligament of the sacral promontory through a continuous suture with plication and shortening of the right uterosacral ligament...
September 14, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914706/long-term-sexual-function-after-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injuries
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Michele S OʼShea, Christina Lewicky-Gaupp, Dana R Gossett
OBJECTIVES: Obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) are associated with severe short and long-term morbidities, although little is known about the long-term sexual function or satisfaction of women and partners of women with history of OASIS. The objective of this study was to describe the long-term sexual function and satisfaction of women who previously sustained OASIS and to assess sexual satisfaction among their male partners. METHODS: This was a follow-up study of participants enrolled in the For Optimal Recovery: Care After Severe Tears (FORCAST) prospective cohort study of women with a history of OASIS after delivery of a full-term singleton infant between 2011 and 2013...
September 13, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914698/male-hepatitis-c-patients-sexual-functioning-and-its-determinants
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Christos K Triantos, Aggeliki Tsintoni, Katerina Karaivazoglou, Xristina Grigoropoulou, Chrysostomos Tsolias, Georgia Diamantopoulou, Gregoris Iconomou, Konstantinos Thomopoulos, Chrisoula Labropoulou-Karatza, Konstantinos Assimakopoulos
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to detect sexual impairment in male hepatitis C virus patients and determine its associations. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 61 male hepatitis C virus patients were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Sexual functioning was assessed using the International Index of Erectile Function. Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) was evaluated using the Greek version of the Short Form 36 Health Survey, and the presence and severity of anxiety and depression were assessed using the Greek version of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914080/gender-identity-and-sexual-orientation-in-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Rita George, Mark A Stokes
Clinical impressions indicate that there is an overrepresentation of gender-dysphoria within the autism spectrum disorder. However, little is presently known about the demographics of gender-identity issues in autism spectrum disorder. Based upon what little is known, we hypothesized that there would be an increased prevalence of gender-dysphoria among those with autism spectrum disorder compared to a typically developing population. We surveyed gender-dysphoria with the Gender-Identity/Gender-Dysphoria Questionnaire among 90 males and 219 females with autism spectrum disorder and compared these rates to those of 103 males and 158 females without autism spectrum disorder...
September 1, 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913676/the-cost-of-being-cool-how-adolescent-pseudomature-behavior-maps-onto-adult-adjustment
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Leslie Gordon Simons, Tara E Sutton, Sarah Shannon, Mark T Berg, Frederick X Gibbons
During adolescence, one's status among peers is a major concern. Such status is often largely a function of popularity and establishing oneself as "cool." While there are conventional avenues to achieving status among adolescents, engaging in adult-like, or pseudomature, behaviors such as substance use or sexual activity is a frequent occurrence. Although past research has examined the consequences of adolescent delinquency, what remains unclear is the long-term fate of adolescents who are both popular and antisocial...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913592/chronic-stress-causes-sex-specific-and-structure-specific-alterations-in-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-activity-in-rat-brain
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Carina de Souza Mota, Simone Nardin Weis, Roberto Farina Almeida, Carla Dalmaz, Fátima Therezinha Costa Guma, Letícia Ferreira Pettenuzzo
Chronic restraint stress (CRS) induces a variety of changes in brain function, some of which are mediated by glucocorticoids. The response to stress occurs in a sex-specific way, and may include mitochondrial and synaptic alterations. The synapse is highly dependent on mitochondrial energy supply, and when mitochondria become dysfunctional, they orchestrate cell death. This study aimed to investigate the CRS effects on mitochondrial respiratory chain activity, as well as mitochondrial potential and mass in cell body and synapses using hippocampus, cortex and striatum of male and female rats...
September 14, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913149/comparison-of-libido-female-sexual-function-index-and-arizona-scores-in-women-who-underwent-laparoscopic-or-conventional-abdominal-hysterectomy
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Semra Kayataş, Enis Özkaya, Murat Api, Seyhan Çıkman, Ayşen Gürbüz, Ahmet Eser
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to compare female sexual function between women who underwent conventional abdominal or laparoscopic hysterectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-seven women who were scheduled to undergo hysterectomy without oophorectomy for benign gynecologic conditions were included in the study. The women were assigned to laparoscopic or open abdominal hysterectomy according to the surgeons preference. Women with endometriosis and symptomatic prolapsus were excluded...
June 2017: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913148/the-effect-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse-type-on-sexual-function-muscle-strength-and-pelvic-floor-symptoms-in-women-a-retrospective-study
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Nuriye Özengin, Hatice Çankaya, Elif Duygu, Muhammet Fatih Uysal, Yeşim Bakar
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective research was planned to investigate the effect of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) type on sexual function, muscle strength, and pelvic floor symptoms in symptomatic women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on POP type and stages as assessed using the Pelvic Organ Prolapse-Quantification system of 721 women who presented to the women's health unit between 2009 and 2016 were collected retrospectively. POP types were recorded as asymptomatic, anterior, apical, and posterior compartment prolapses...
June 2017: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913121/the-impact-of-abdominal-and-laparoscopic-hysterectomies-on-women-s-sexuality-and-psychological-condition
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Meryem Kürek Eken, Gülşah İlhan, Osman Temizkan, Evrim Erbek Çelik, Dilşad Herkiloğlu, Ateş Karateke
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether there were any differences in the quality of life, sexual function, and self-esteem of patients who underwent total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) (n=42) and total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) (n=42). MATERIALS AND METHODS: All premenopausal patients who underwent TLH or TAH because of benign uterine disorders were enrolled. The sexual function and quality of life status were assessed preoperatively and 6 months postoperatively using three standardized validated questionnaires: the Arizona Sexual Experiences Scale (ASEX), the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R), and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES)...
December 2016: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913116/evaluation-of-sleep-disorder-and-its-effect-on-sexual-dysfunction-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia-syndrome
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Tuba Tülay Koca, Günseli Karaca Acet, Emrullah Tanrıkut, Burcu Talu
OBJECTIVE: Sexual problems are commonly seen in women with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). The objective of this study was to reveal the relationship between the severity of symptoms, sleep disorder, and sexual dysfunction in women with FMS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 140 sexually active women with FMS aged 17-67 years who presented to our physical medicine and rehabilitation outpatient clinic between January 2016 and June 2016 were enrolled in the study. The patients' age, height, body weight, body mass index (BMI), and general pain score [visual analogue scale, (VAS)] for the last 1 week were recorded...
December 2016: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
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