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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505621/gnrha-treatment-of-cryptorchid-boys-affects-genes-involved-in-hormonal-control-of-the-hpg-axis-and-fertility
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Faruk Hadziselimovic, Katharina Gegenschatz-Schmid, Gilvydas Verkauskas, Philippe Demougin, Vytautas Bilius, Darius Dasevicius, Michael B Stadler
The gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa; Buserelin) rescues fertility during adulthood in the majority of high infertility risk cryptorchid boys presenting with defective mini-puberty. However, the molecular events governing this effect are not understood. We report the outcome of an RNA profiling analysis of testicular biopsies from 4 operated patients who were treated with GnRHa for 6 months versus 3 operated controls who were not treated. GnRHa induces a significant transcriptional response, including protein-coding genes involved in pituitary development, the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, and testosterone synthesis...
May 16, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478668/relationships-of-pyrethroids-exposure-with-gonadotropins-levels-and-pubertal-development-in-chinese-boys
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Xiaoqing Ye, Wuye Pan, Shilin Zhao, Yuehao Zhao, Yimin Zhu, Jing Liu, Weiping Liu
Although an acceleration of male pubertal development has been observed, precisely which endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) might contribute to the advancing onset of puberty in boys remains unclear. Here, pyrethroids, a class of widely used insecticides that have been as considered as EDCs, are proposed as new environmental risk factors. In this study, 463 boys at the age of 9-16 years old were recruited in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. The common metabolites of pyrethroids, 3-phenoxybenzoic acid (3-PBA) and 4-fluro-3-phenoxybenzoic acid (4-F-3-PBA), as well as the gonadotropins, including luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), were analyzed in urine samples...
May 8, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472343/maturation-in-serum-thyroid-function-parameters-over-childhood-and-puberty-results-of-a-longitudinal-study
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Peter N Taylor, Adrian Sayers, Onyebuchi Okosieme, Gautam Das, Mohd S Draman, Arshiya Tabasum, Hussam Abusahmin, Mohammad Rahman, Kirsty Stevenson, Alix Groom, Kate Northstone, Wolf Woltersdorf, Andrew Taylor, Susan Ring, John H Lazarus, John W Gregory, Aled Rees, Nicholas Timpson, Colin M Dayan
Context: Serum thyroid hormone levels differ between children and adults, but have not been studied longitudinally in the same individuals through childhood. Objective: To assess changes in thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroid hormone levels over childhood and their inter-relationships. Design: Cohort study. Setting: The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children a population-based birth cohort. Participants: 4,442 children who had thyroid function measured at age 7, and 1,263 children who had thyroid function measured at age 15...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467269/the-female-athlete-key-differences-between-girls-and-boys
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Corinna C D Franklin
Studies have shown female athletes to be subject to different risks than male athletes, even for the same sports and particularly after puberty. The purpose of this article is to identify some of those differences, discuss how treatment for female athletes differs both for healing and prevention, and emphasize key school nurse roles in identifying and responding to female athlete injuries.
May 1, 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464352/maternal-experience-raising-girls-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-qualitative-study
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N Navot, A G Jorgenson, S J Webb
BACKGROUND: A growing line of research has sought to characterize the different presentations of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among boys and girls. Much less is known about maternal experience and mother-child relationship in children with ASD based on child gender. The present qualitative study aimed to investigate the mother-daughter relationship from the perspective of mothers who are raising girls with ASD with normal intelligence and functional verbal communication. METHODS: Eleven in-depth interviews were conducted with mothers of girls with ASD, ages 10-19 years...
May 2, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458905/silent-crooke-s-cell-corticotroph-adenoma-of-the-pituitary-gland-presenting-as-delayed-puberty
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Dinesh Giri, Federico Roncaroli, Ajay Sinha, Mohammed Didi, Senthil Senniappan
SUMMARY: Corticotroph adenomas are extremely rare in children and adolescents. We present a 15-year-old boy who was investigated for delayed puberty (A1P2G1, bilateral testicular volumes of 3 mL each). There was no clinical or laboratory evidence suggestive of chronic illness, and the initial clinical impression was constitutional delay in puberty. Subsequently, MRI scan of the brain revealed the presence of a mixed cystic and solid pituitary lesion slightly displacing the optic chiasma...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458458/evaluation-of-growth-hormone-treatment-efficacy-in-short-japanese-children-born-small-for-gestational-age-five-year-treatment-outcome-and-impact-on-puberty
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Reiko Horikawa, Toshiaki Tanaka, Hiromi Nishinaga, Yoshihisa Ogawa, Susumu Yokoya
Some children born small for gestational age (SGA) have short stature and are at an increased risk of developing psychosocial or behavioral problems. Here we evaluated the efficacy of GH and its effects on the timing of pubertal onset in a 3-yr extension of our previous 2-yr (total 5 yr) multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group clinical trial of 65 short Japanese children born SGA. Patients received low or high doses of GH (0.033 or 0.067 mg/kg/day, respectively). Age at onset of puberty was not statistically different for male and female patients receiving high- or low-dose GH...
2017: Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology: Case Reports and Clinical Investigations: Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453658/androgen-receptor-agonists-increase-lean-mass-improve-cardiopulmonary-functions-and-extend-survival-in-preclinical-models-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Suriyan Ponnusamy, Ryan D Sullivan, Dahui You, Nadeem Zafar, Chuan He Yang, Thirumagal Thiyagarajan, Daniel L Johnson, Maron L Barrett, Nikki J Koehler, Mayra Star, Erin J Stephenson, Dave Bridges, Stephania A Cormier, Lawrence M Pfeffer, Ramesh Narayanan
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a neuromuscular disease that predominantly affects boys as a result of mutation(s) in the dystrophin gene. DMD is characterized by musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary complications, resulting in shorter life-span. Boys afflicted by DMD typically exhibit symptoms within 3-5 years of age and declining physical functions before attaining puberty. We hypothesized that rapidly deteriorating health of pre-pubertal boys with DMD could be due to diminished anabolic actions of androgens in muscle, and that intervention with an androgen receptor (AR) agonist will reverse musculoskeletal complications and extend survival...
April 27, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451941/peer-exclusion-during-the-pubertal-transition-the-role-of-social-competence
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Rona Carter, Amira Halawah, Sarah L Trinh
For some youth, early puberty is accompanied by peer exclusion. Yet early developers may experience less peer exclusion if they have social competence, which would bolster their ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with their peers. Accordingly, the present study tests whether pubertal timing and tempo predicts decrements in children's social competence and whether decrements in social competence account for associations between puberty (timing and tempo) and peer exclusion over time. Longitudinal data were drawn from 1364 families (48% female; 76% White; M = 9...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424059/insight-into-human-pubertal-growth-by-applying-the-qeps-growth-model
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Anton Holmgren, Aimon Niklasson, Lars Gelander, A Stefan Aronson, Andreas F M Nierop, Kerstin Albertsson-Wikland
BACKGROUND: Computerized mathematical models describing absolute and relative individual growth during puberty in both cm and standard deviation (SD)-scores are lacking. The present study aimed to fill this gap, by applying the QEPS-model that delineates mathematically the specific pubertal functions of the total growth curve. METHODS: Study population used was the individual growth curves of the longitudinally followed cohort GrowUp1974 Gothenburg (n = 2280)...
April 19, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400459/investigating-the-relationship-between-precocious-puberty-and-obesity-a-cross-sectional-study-in-shanghai-china
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Chang Chen, Yunting Zhang, Wanqi Sun, Yao Chen, Yanrui Jiang, Yuanjin Song, Qinmin Lin, Lixia Zhu, Qi Zhu, Xiumin Wang, Shijian Liu, Fan Jiang
OBJECTIVES: Obesity is reported to be closely relevant to early sexual development but the relationship between sexual precocity and obesity or central obesity is still inconsistent, especially in boys. We aimed to investigate the relationship between precocious puberty and obesity as well as central obesity. DESIGN: A large population-based cross-sectional study using multistage, stratified cluster random sampling. SETTING: Data from the Shanghai Children's Health, Education and Lifestyle Evaluation (SCHEDULE) study in June 2014...
April 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397355/sex-differences-in-athletic-performance-emerge-coinciding-with-the-onset-of-male-puberty
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David J Handelsman
BACKGROUND: Male performance in athletic events begins to exceed that of age-matched females during early adolescence but the timing of this divergence relative to the onset of male puberty and the rise of circulating testosterone remains poorly defined. DESIGN: This study is a secondary quantitative analysis of four published sources which aimed to define the timing of the gender divergence in athletic performance and relating it to the rise in circulating testosterone due to male puberty...
April 11, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395463/-the-combined-effect-of-spermarche-menarche-and-obesity-on-elevated-blood-pressure-among-chinese-students
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Y Song, J Ma, B Zhang, P J Hu
Objective: To investigate the association between the combined effect of spermarche/menarche and obesity with elevated blood pressure among Chinese students. Methods: A total of 106 009 primary and secondary school students (55 614 boys and 50 395 girls) were selected from " 2014 National Physical Fitness and Health Surveillance" (including 31 provinces, with the exception of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan) with full record of height, weight, blood pressure, puberty development data of spermarche/menarche. The level of blood pressure, as well as the prevalence of high blood pressure(HBP), were compared between different subgroups (pre-spermarche/menarche and non-obesity group, pre-spermarche/menarche and obesity group, pro-spermarche/menarche and non-obesity group, pro-spermarche/menarche and obesity group), and mulilevel logistic model was used to investigate the relationship between puberty development, obesity and blood pressure...
April 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378787/from-lark-to-owl-developmental-changes-in-morningness-eveningness-from-new-borns-to-early-adulthood
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Christoph Randler, Corina Faßl, Nadine Kalb
Morningness-eveningness or chronotype changes significantly throughout the life span. This has been reported for the transition during adolescence in some studies, and to a lesser extent in early adulthood. Primary and pre-school children have been under investigation in fewer studies. This is the first comprehensive study covering the age range from very young children until early adulthood (0-30 years) based on the same measurement instrument. Here, we show that the turn towards eveningness starts at an early age in German children...
April 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374175/extensive-bmi-gain-in-puberty-is-associated-with-lower-increments-in-bone-mineral-density-in-estonian-boys-with-overweight-and-obesity-a-3-year-longitudinal-study
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Eva Mengel, Vallo Tillmann, Liina Remmel, Pille Kool, Priit Purge, Evelin Lätt, Jaak Jürimäe
The aim of this 3-year prospective study was to examine changes in bone mineral characteristics during pubertal maturation in boys with different BMI values at the beginning of puberty and with different BMI increments during puberty. 26 boys with overweight and obesity (OWB) and 29 normal weight boys (NWB) were studied yearly for 3 years from the age of 11 years to measure the changes in different bone mineral characteristics. The OWB group was further divided into two subgroups according to extensive or non-extensive BMI increment during 3-year period...
April 3, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362191/increase-in-depression-diagnoses-and-prescribed-antidepressants-among-young-girls-a-national-cohort-study-2000-2013
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Charlotte Wessel Skovlund, Lars Vedel Kessing, Lina Steinrud Mørch, Øjvind Lidegaard
AIMS: To analyse trends in depression diagnoses and antidepressant use according to age and gender. METHODS: Nationwide cohort study including all women and men of 10-49 years living in Denmark during 2000-2013. The Psychiatric Registry and Prescription Registry provided data on depression diagnoses and antidepressant medication, respectively. Incidence rates as well as 1-year prevalence rates were calculated. RESULTS: The incidence and 1-year prevalence rates of depression diagnoses increased during 2000-2013...
March 31, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359061/intrafamilial-phenotypic-variability-and-consequences-of-non-compliance-with-treatment-in-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-and-congenital-hypothyroidism-within-a-single-family%C3%A2
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Nicola Improda, Caroline Ponmani, Nadia Schoenmakers, Senthil Senniappan, Abigail Atterbury, Angela Barnicoat, Krishna Chatterjee, Mehul T Dattani
BACKGROUND: Coexistence of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and congenital hypothyroidism (CH) due to TG mutation in the same non-consanguineous family is rare. CASE SERIES: We report 4 siblings born to unrelated parents, the father being an asymptomatic carrier of homozygous p.V281L and heterozygous p.I172N CYP21A2 mutations. Sibling 1 had salt-wasting CAH (CYP21A2 genotype Intron 2 splice/p.I172N and p.V281L). She also had CH (TG genotype p.R296/ p.T1416Rfs*30) and learning difficulties...
March 30, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339861/constitutive-luteinizing-hormone-receptor-signaling-causes-sexual-dysfunction-and-leydig-cell-adenomas-in-male-mice1
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Lan Hai, Deepak S Hiremath, Marilène Paquet, Prema Narayan
The luteinizing hormone receptor (LHCGR) is necessary for fertility and genetic mutations cause defects in reproductive development and function. Activating mutations in LHCGR cause familial male limited precocious puberty (FMPP). We have previously characterized a mouse model (KiLHRD582G) for FMPP that exhibits the same phenotype of precocious puberty, Leydig cell hyperplasia and elevated testosterone as boys with the disorder. We observed that KiLHRD582G male mice became infertile by 6 months of age although sperm count and motility were normal...
February 17, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334719/meta-analysis-of-paediatric-patients-with-central-precocious-puberty-treated-with-intramuscular-triptorelin-11-25-mg-3-month-prolonged-release-formulation%C3%A2
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Adélaïde Durand, Maithé Tauber, Bharat Patel, Pascale Dutailly
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A meta-analysis was undertaken to assess the effect of triptorelin 11.25 mg 3-month prolonged-release formulation in central precocious puberty (CPP). METHODS: All available clinical studies with triptorelin 11.25 mg were included. The primary outcome was the proportion of children with suppressed luteinising hormone (LH) response (peak LH ≤3 IU/L) to the gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) test 3 months after triptorelin 11.25 mg injection...
March 23, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332107/mechanisms-driving-gender-differences-in-asthma
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Hubaida Fuseini, Dawn C Newcomb
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Many phenotypes of asthma exist, ranging from mild asthma with onset during childhood to severe asthma with later onset, making asthma a broad disease with different pathologies. A gender disparity exists in asthma prevalence. As adults, women have an increased asthma prevalence compared to men. Further, women are more likely to have severe asthma and a later onset of asthma compared to men. Here, we review clinical and animal studies that have defined the role of sex hormones in airway inflammation, smooth muscle contraction, mucus production, and airway mechanics associated with asthma pathogenesis...
March 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
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