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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333725/chemoreflex-function-and-brain-blood-flow-during-upright-posture-in-men-and-women
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Christopher Hazlett, Heather Edgell
Orthostatic intolerance is more common in women than men, and some studies have found that women in the early follicular (EF) phase of the menstrual cycle experience the greatest feelings of lightheadedness. Chemoreflex function while supine or upright was investigated to determine the potential contribution of ventilatory control to these phenomena. Men (n = 13) and women (n = 14) were tested while supine and 70° upright (head-up tilt [HUT]) and given: (1) normoxia or (2) hypercapnia (5% CO2 ). Women were tested during the EF phase (days 2-5) and the midluteal phase (ML; days 18-24)...
January 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330056/growth-scaling-for-the-early-dynamics-of-hiv-aids-epidemics-in-brazil-and-the-influence-of-socio-demographic-factors
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L Dinh, G Chowell, R Rothenberg
The early dynamics of an infectious disease outbreak can be affected by various factors including the transmission mode of the disease and host-specific factors. While recent works have highlighted the presence of sub-exponential growth patterns during the early phase of epidemics, empirical studies examining the contribution of different factors to early epidemic growth dynamics are lacking. Here we aim to characterize and explain the early incidence growth patterns of local HIV/AIDS epidemics in Brazil as a function of socio-demographic factors...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325832/the-pics-technique-a-novel-approach-for-residual-curvature-correction-during-penile-prosthesis-implantation-in-patients-with-severe-peyronie-s-disease-using-the-collagen-fleece-tachosil
#3
Georgios Hatzichristodoulou
BACKGROUND: Correction of residual curvature during inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) implantation in patients with Peyronie's disease (PD) by plaque incision and grafting is a common approach. AIM: To present a novel technique for residual curvature correction during IPP implantation using collagen fleece (TachoSil, Baxter Healthcare Corp, Deerfield, IL, USA). METHODS: After the IPP (Titan Touch, Coloplast, Minneapolis, MN, USA) is placed, the implant is inflated maximally...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325831/sexual-dysfunction-among-young-men-overview-of-dietary-components-associated-with-erectile-dysfunction
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Ioannis Mykoniatis, Maria G Grammatikopoulou, Emmanouil Bouras, Efthalia Karampasi, Aikaterini Tsionga, Athanasios Kogias, Ioannis Vakalopoulos, Anna-Bettina Haidich, Michael Chourdakis
BACKGROUND: Sexual dysfunction is relatively common in young men, presenting in diverse manifestations, including erectile dysfunction (ED), for which dietary modifications, including increased intake of dietary antioxidants, have been suggested as promising and cost-efficient approaches. AIM: To assess the consumption of selected dietary antioxidants, in particular flavonoids, in relation to ED symptoms in young men. METHODS: Men 18 to 40 years old were invited to complete an anonymous web-based questionnaire for this case-control study...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319127/sexual-function-and-depressive-symptoms-in-young-men-with-hypothyroidism-receiving-levothyroxine-liothyronine-combination-therapy
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Robert Krysiak, Bogdan Marek, Bogusław Okopień
INTRODUCTION: Both overt and subclinical hypothyroidism are often accompanied by sexual dysfunction. Despite improving male sexual functioning, levothyroxine treatment does not always restore all its aspects. The aim of this study was to compare male sexual functioning and depressive symptoms between men with hypothyroidism receiving levothyroxine/liothyronine combination therapy and men receiving levothyroxine alone. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study population consisted of 21 young levothyroxine-treated men with clinical symptoms of hypothyroidism in whom serum thyrotropin and thyroid hormone levels were within the normal limits...
January 10, 2018: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315457/evaluation-of-sex-hormones-and-sperm-parameters-in-male-epileptic-patients
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L Ocek, H Tarhan, F I Uludağ, A Sarıteke, C Köse, A Colak, F Zorlu, Y Zorlu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of carbamazepine (CBZ) and sodium valproate (VPA) monotherapy on sexual functions, sex hormones, and semen analysis and quality in male patients with epilepsy. METHODS: A total of 59 male patients with epilepsy, of which 30 were on VPA monotherapy and 29 were on CBZ monotherapy, were included in the study between January 2015 and March 2016. A control group was established with 30 healthy males. Luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), prolactin (PRL), free testosterone (fT), estradiol (E2), sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) levels and bioactive testosterone (BAT)/bioactive estradiol (BAE), and BAT/LH ratio were studied in groups...
January 7, 2018: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315088/the-effect-of-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-on-sexual-function-and-quality-of-life-of-cardiac-rehabilitation-patients
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Pricilla Geraldine Wittkopf, Allana Alexandre Cardoso, Tales de Carvalho, Fernando Luiz Cardoso
BACKGROUND: Comorbidities are stressors to the body and have a negative impact on quality of life and sexual function. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of the coexistence of coronary heart disease and chronic musculoskeletal pain on sexual function and quality of life of patients undergoing an exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation program. METHODS: This cross-sectional observational study included 105 patients...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306609/efficacy-and-safety-of-med2005-a-topical-glyceryl-trinitrate-formulation-in-the-treatment-of-erectile-dysfunction-a-randomized-crossover-study
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David J Ralph, Ian Eardley, Jorg Taubel, Paul Terrill, Tim Holland
BACKGROUND: Current treatments for erectile dysfunction (ED) have some limitations. AIM: This study evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of MED2005, a 0.2% glyceryl trinitrate topical gel, formulated into an enhanced absorption topical delivery system (DermaSys), administered on demand, in the treatment of ED. METHODS: This randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, phase II crossover trial involved 232 men with ED (231 treated, 230 assessed for efficacy) and their partners...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304991/a-multi-institutional-phase-2-trial-of-prostate-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-sbrt-using-continuous-real-time-evaluation-of-prostate-motion-with-patient-reported-quality-of-life
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William C Jackson, Robert T Dess, Dale W Litzenberg, Pin Li, Matthew Schipper, Seth A Rosenthal, Garrick C Chang, Eric M Horwitz, Robert A Price, Jeff M Michalski, Hiram A Gay, John T Wei, Mary Feng, Felix Y Feng, Howard M Sandler, Robert E Wallace, Daniel E Spratt, Daniel A Hamstra
PURPOSE: The use of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for prostate cancer has been reported predominantly from single institutional studies, although concerns for broader adoption exist. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From 2011 through 2013, 66 men were accrued to a phase 2 trial at 5 centers. SBRT consisted of 5 fractions of 7.4 Gy to a total dose of 37 Gy using conventional linear accelerators. Electromagnetic transponders were used for motion management. Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) was evaluated via the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite 26 questionnaire...
January 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304808/prospective-longitudinal-outcomes-of-quality-of-life-after-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy-compared-with-retropubic-radical-prostatectomy
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Katsuyoshi Hashine, Toshio Kakuda, Shunsuke Iuchi, Tadanori Hosokawa, Iku Ninomiya
BACKGROUND: There have been few reports on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) in Japanese patients. The aim of this study is to assess changes in HRQOL during 36 months after LRP compared with retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP). METHODS: The subjects were 105 consecutive patients treated with LRP between 2011 and 2012. HRQOL was evaluated using the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), Medical Outcome Study 8-Items Short Form Health Survey (SF-8), and Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC) at baseline and 1, 3, 6, 12 and 36 months after surgery...
January 5, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299211/the-evaluation-of-relationship-between-sexual-self-concept-and-sexual-dysfunction-in-individuals-undergoing-methadone-maintenance-treatment
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Ghodratolah Rajabizadeh, Fatemeh Yazdanpanah, Mohammad Arash Ramezani
Background: The present study was conducted with the aim of designing a causal model for the evaluation of sexual dysfunctions based on the variables of methadone dosage and sexual self-concept among individuals undergoing methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). Methods: The study population of the present study consisted of married men of 20 to 45 years of age with sexual ýrelations and undergoing MMT for a minimum of 8 weeks referring to all MMT clinics of Kerman, Iran, in ýý2015-2016...
April 2017: Addiction & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289535/female-sexual-function-following-surgical-treatment-of-stress-urinary-incontinence-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Maria Cláudia Bicudo-Fürst, Pedro Henrique Borba Leite, Felipe Placco Araújo Glina, Willy Baccaglini, Rafael Vilhena de Carvalho Fürst, Carlos Alberto Bezerra, Sidney Glina
INTRODUCTION: The impact of surgery for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) on female sexual function has received attention in the medical literature, but not in a structured manner. AIM: To assess the most recent evidence on the impact of surgical management for female SUI on female sexual function. METHODS: The review and meta-analysis of available articles published in Medline, Cochrane, LILACS, SCOPUS, Web of Science, CINHAL, and EMBASE included prospective randomized and non-randomized studies that assessed patients who underwent surgical treatment for UI through 2 validated questionnaires: the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Urinary Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire (PISQ-12) and the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI)...
December 27, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288122/worse-urinary-sexual-and-bowel-function-cause-emotional-distress-and-vice-versa-in-men-treated-for-prostate-cancer
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Heather Orom, Caitlin Biddle, Willie Underwood, Christian J Nelson
PURPOSE: Definitive therapy for prostate cancer (e.g., surgery, radiotherapy) often has side effects, including urinary, sexual, and bowel dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to test whether urinary, sexual, and bowel function contribute to emotional distress during the first two years post treatment, and whether distress may, in turn, decrease function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants were 1,148 men diagnosed with clinically localized disease who were treated with either surgery (63%) or radiotherapy (37%)...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288108/sexual-dysfunction-after-good-grade-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Lorenz Epprecht, Michael Messerli, Robin Samuel, Martin Seule, Johannes Weber, Jean-Yves Fournier, Werner Surbeck
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to assess the consequences of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) on sexual pleasure in patients with an otherwise favorable neurological outcome. METHODS: Anonymous, standardized questionnaires concerning sexual function, including the International Index of Erectile Function, Female Sexual Function Index, and a statement on subjective change in sexual pleasure after aSAH, were completed by 33 patients treated at the Cantonal Hospital St...
December 26, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286987/a-systematic-review-of-intravaginal-testosterone-for-the-treatment-of-vulvovaginal-atrophy
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Robin J Bell, Farwa Rizvi, Rakabul M Islam, Susan R Davis
OBJECTIVES: Intravaginal testosterone has emerged as a potential treatment for vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) in women, in general, and women taking an aromatase inhibitor (AI). A systematic review of the literature was undertaken to determine whether available clinical trial data support efficacy and safety of intravaginal testosterone for the treatment of VVA. METHODS: Scopus, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library databases were systematically searched on July 26, 2017, for human studies published in English of clinical trials of intravaginal testosterone...
December 28, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276043/associations-between-personality-disorder-characteristics-psychological-symptoms-and-sexual-functioning-in-young-women
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Andrea Grauvogl, Britt Pelzer, Veerle Radder, Jacques van Lankveld
BACKGROUND: Recently, the etiology of sexual dysfunctions in women has been approached from different angles. In clinical practice and in previous studies, it has been observed that women with sexual problems experience anxiety problems and express more rigid and perfectionistic personality traits than women without these problems. AIM: To investigate whether personality disorder characteristics according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) and psychological symptoms are associated with sexual problems in women...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275958/edeus-a-real-life-study-on-the-users-of-phosphodiesterase-type-5-inhibitors-prevalence-perceptions-and-health-care-seeking-behavior-among-european-men-with-a-focus-on-2nd-generation-avanafil
#17
Giovanni Corona, Mario Maggi, Emmanuele A Jannini
INTRODUCTION: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a multidimensional disorder with an estimated prevalence of 1% to 10% in men younger than 40 years and up to 100% in men in their 70s and 80s. AIM: To evaluate the real-life characteristics and unmet needs of men with ED, its impact on well-being, and treatment rates across Europe. METHODS: Adult men in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain were invited to participate in the survey...
December 21, 2017: Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275957/effect-of-linear-low-intensity-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-for-erectile-dysfunction-12-month-follow-up-of-a-randomized-double-blinded-sham-controlled-study
#18
Grzegorz Lukasz Fojecki, Stefan Tiessen, Palle Jørn Sloth Osther
INTRODUCTION: Short-term data on the effect of low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (Li-ESWT) on erectile dysfunction (ED) have been inconsistent. The suggested mechanisms of action of Li-ESWT on ED include stimulation of cell proliferation, tissue regeneration, and angiogenesis, which can be processes with a long generation time. Therefore, long-term data on the effect of Li-ESWT on ED are strongly warranted. AIM: To assess the outcome at 6 and 12 months of linear Li-ESWT on ED from a previously published randomized, double-blinded, sham-controlled trial...
December 21, 2017: Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275880/long-term-effects-of-statins-blood-pressure-lowering-and-both-on-erectile-function-in-persons-at-intermediate-risk-for-cardiovascular-disease-a-substudy-of-the-heart-outcomes-prevention-evaluation-3-hope-3-randomized-controlled-trial
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Philip Joseph, Eva Lonn, Jackie Bosch, Patricio Lopez, Jun Zhu, Matyas Keltai, Anthony Dans, Christopher Reid, Kamlesh Khunti, William Toff, Leopoldo Piegas, Jae-Hyung Kim, Balakumar Swaminathan, Michael Bohm, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether modifying cholesterol, blood pressure, or both affect erectile dysfunction. Also, there are concerns that erectile dysfunction is worsened by common medications used to treat these risk factors. In this study, we evaluated the effect of: (1) cholesterol-lowering with a statin; (2) pharmacologic blood pressure reduction; and (3) their combination, on erectile function. METHODS: A priori, this was a secondary analysis of the Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation-3 (HOPE-3) randomized controlled trial...
January 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275046/plasma-testosterone-and-sexual-function-in-southeast-asian-men-receiving-methadone-and-buprenorphine-maintenance-treatment
#20
Anne Yee, Huai Seng Loh, Mahmoud Danaee, Shahrzad Riahi, Chong Guan Ng, Ahmad Hatim Sulaiman
BACKGROUND: Methadone has been recognized as an effective maintenance treatment for opioid dependence. However, its use is associated with several complications, including sexual dysfunction in men. AIM: To assess plasma testosterone and sexual function in Southeast Asian men on methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) or buprenorphine maintenance treatment (BMT). METHODS: 76 sexually active men on MMT (mean age = 43.30 ± 10.32 years) and 31 men on BMT (mean age = 41...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
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