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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731489/sexual-health-adherence-to-mediterranean-diet-body-weight-physical-activity-and-mental-state-factors-correlated-to-each-other
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Pier A Della Camera, Simone Morselli, Gianmartin Cito, Giovanni Tasso, Andrea Cocci, Nicola Laruccia, Fabrizio Travaglini, Dario Del Fabbro, Antonio R Mottola, Mauro Gacci, Sergio Serni, Marco Carini, Alessandro Natali
INTRODUCTION: Mediterranean diet has shown a protective role against cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer onset, microvascular damage and dementia in many trials. Our purpose is the assessment of a correlation between physical activity, Mediterranean diet, body mass index (BMI), depression and erection disorder (ED). METHODS: After having signed disclaimer to the study participation, we administered the IIEF 15 questionnaire (International Index of Erectil Function), the Hamilton questionnaire for major depression, the Med-Diet Questionnaire, the Ipaq Questionnaire (International Index of Physical Activity) to 245 patients and calculated the BMI...
July 14, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632494/long-term-dutasteride-therapy-in-men-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-alters-glucose-and-lipid-profiles-and-increases-severity-of-erectile-dysfunction
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Abdulmaged Traish, Karim Sultan Haider, Gheorghe Doros, Ahmad Haider
Background Dutasteride has been successfully used in treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). However, dutasteride inhibits 5α-reductase type 1 and type 2 enzymes and may compromises glucocorticoids and androgen metabolism and alters metabolic function resulting in undesirable metabolic and sexual adverse side effects. Aim The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term adverse effects of dutasteride therapy in men with BPH on: i) blood glucose, ii) glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), iii) low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C); high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) and total cholesterol (TC), iv) testosterone (T), v) liver alanine and aspartate aminotransferases (ALT and AST) and vi) erectile dysfunction (ED)...
June 21, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631746/prevalence-of-androgen-deficiency-in-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-patients-suffering-from-erectile-dysfunction
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M Behnaz, Z Majd, M Radfar, H Ajami, M Qorbani, A Kokab
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of biochemical androgen deficiency in Iranian spinal cord injured men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) and to determine factors related to this problem. SETTING: An andrology clinic of a teaching hospital in Tehran. METHODS: Men, 18 years of age and older, with chronic (>2 years) spinal cord injury (SCI) suffering from ED were recruited...
June 20, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536104/development-and-validation-of-qrisk3-risk-prediction-algorithms-to-estimate-future-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-prospective-cohort-study
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Julia Hippisley-Cox, Carol Coupland, Peter Brindle
Objectives To develop and validate updated QRISK3 prediction algorithms to estimate the 10 year risk of cardiovascular disease in women and men accounting for potential new risk factors.Design Prospective open cohort study.Setting General practices in England providing data for the QResearch database.Participants 1309 QResearch general practices in England: 981 practices were used to develop the scores and a separate set of 328 practices were used to validate the scores. 7.89 million patients aged 25-84 years were in the derivation cohort and 2...
May 23, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476288/adverse-events-associated-with-unblinded-but-not-with-blinded-statin-therapy-in-the-anglo-scandinavian-cardiac-outcomes-trial-lipid-lowering-arm-ascot-lla-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-and-its-non-randomised-non-blind-extension-phase
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Ajay Gupta, David Thompson, Andrew Whitehouse, Tim Collier, Bjorn Dahlof, Neil Poulter, Rory Collins, Peter Sever
BACKGROUND: In blinded randomised controlled trials, statin therapy has been associated with few adverse events (AEs). By contrast, in observational studies, larger increases in many different AEs have been reported than in blinded trials. METHODS: In the Lipid-Lowering Arm of the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial, patients aged 40-79 years with hypertension, at least three other cardiovascular risk factors, and fasting total cholesterol concentrations of 6·5 mmol/L or lower, and who were not taking a statin or fibrate, had no history of myocardial infarction, and were not being treated for angina were randomly assigned to atorvastatin 10 mg daily or matching placebo in a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled phase...
June 24, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424505/usefulness-of-serum-fetuin-a-level-as-a-marker-of-erectile-dysfunction
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W Kandeel, W El-Shaer, A Sebaey, A A Abou-Taleb, A Fathy, B Elmohamady, A I Mansour
This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between serum levels of fetuin-A and the presence and severity of erectile dysfunction (ED) in Egyptian population. The study was performed on 60 ED patients and 20 age-matched healthy controls. A comprehensive medical history and complete physical examination were obtained and performed in all participants. ED and its severity were assessed via International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5). Doppler ultrasound, fasting blood glucose level, complete lipid profile, serum total testosterone (TT) and serum fetuin-A were performed...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424502/significance-of-serum-endothelial-cell-specific-molecule-1-endocan-level-in-patients-with-erectile-dysfunction-a-pilot-study
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M Karabakan, A Bozkurt, S Akdemir, M Gunay, E Keskin
This study aimed to measure the serum endocan level of patients with erectile dysfunction (ED) and to investigate the possible association between the Endothelial-specific molecule-1 (Endocan) level and ED. Twenty healthy and sixty-four male patients included in the study were divided into four groups: severe ED (19 patients), moderate ED (24 patients), mild ED (21 patients) and control group (20 healthy men). The erectile function of all the patients was evaluated using the International Index of Erectile Function-5 (IIEF-5) questionnaire...
July 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295458/improvement-in-erectile-function-in-a-rat-model-of-high-cholesterol-diet-induced-atherosclerosis-by-atorvastatin-in-a-manner-that-is-independent-of-its-lipid-lowering-property
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Z Zhang, L Tang, W Yu, Y Chen, Y-T Dai
The purpose of the present study is to explore the effects of a lipid-lowering drug atorvastatin, a three-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor, in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in a rat model of atherosclerosis (AS) and the possible mechanisms underneath. A high-cholesterol diet was administrated to Sprague-Dawley rats in an attempt to induce an ASED model, which was later confirmed by abdominal aorta histopathology and erectile function evaluation. ASED rats were further assigned to non-treatment group, atorvastatin low-dose treatment group (5 mg kg(-1)  day(-1) ), high-dose group (10 mg kg(-1)  day(-1) ) and sildenafil (1...
March 10, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280316/the-impact-of-hypomagnesemia-on-erectile-dysfunction-in-elderly-non-diabetic-stage-3-and-4-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-a-prospective-cross-sectional-study
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Omer Toprak, Yasin Sarı, Akif Koç, Erhan Sarı, Ali Kırık
BACKGROUND: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is common in older men with chronic kidney disease. Magnesium is essential for metabolism of nitric oxide which helps in penile erection. There is little information available about the influence of serum magnesium on ED. The aim of the study was to assess the influence of hypomagnesemia on ED in elderly chronic kidney disease patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 372 patients aged 65-85 years, with an estimated glomerular filtration rate of 60-15 mL/min/1...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235412/the-herbal-formula-kh-204-is-protective-against-erectile-dysfunction-by-minimizing-oxidative-stress-and-improving-lipid-profiles-in-a-rat-model-of-erectile-dysfunction-induced-by-hypercholesterolaemia
#10
Hoon Jang, Woong Jin Bae, Su Jin Kim, Hyuk Jin Cho, Seung Mo Yuk, Dong Seok Han, Chang Shik Youn, Eun Bi Kwon, Sung Yeoun Hwang, Sae Woong Kim
BACKGROUND: Hypercholesterolaemia (HC) is a major risk factor for ischemic heart disease and is also known to be a risk factor for erectile dysfunction (ED). ED caused by HC is thought to be related to HC-induced oxidative stress damage in the vascular endothelium and erectile tissue. KH-204 is an herbal formula with a strong antioxidant effect. We evaluated the effects of KH-204 on erectile function in a rat model of HC-induced ED. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats (6 weeks old) were divided into normal control, high-fat and cholesterol diet (HFC), and HFC with KH-204 treatment (HFC + KH) groups (n = 12 each)...
February 24, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179637/the-relationship-between-acquired-premature-ejaculation-and-metabolic-syndrome-a-prospective-comparative-study
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D Bolat, G U Kocabas, B Gunlusoy, O Aydogdu, M E Aydin
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and acquired premature ejaculation (PE). A total of 100 patients with acquired PE and 100 control cases were enrolled in the study. After obtaining a detailed medical history, anthropometric (weight, height and waist circumference) and blood pressure measurements were performed. Ejaculation and erection functions were evaluated by Premature Ejaculation Diagnostic Tool (PEDT) and International Index of Erectile Function-5 (IIEF-5), respectively...
May 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109691/erectile-dysfunction-in-male-adults-with-atopic-dermatitis-and-psoriasis
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Alexander Egeberg, Peter R Hansen, Gunnar H Gislason, Lone Skov, Jacob P Thyssen
INTRODUCTION: Patients with psoriasis have increased risk of cardiovascular disease, but data on atopic dermatitis (AD) are less clear-cut. However, it is well-established that erectile dysfunction (ED) can serve as a risk marker for coronary disease. AIM: To investigate the incidence, prevalence, and risk of ED in men with psoriasis and AD. METHODS: The sample included all Danish men at least 30 years old. In patients with AD and psoriasis, we determined disease severity based on use of systemic therapy...
March 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919363/the-effects-of-statin-treatment-on-adrenal-and-sexual-function-and-nitric-oxide-levels-in-hypercholesterolemic-male-patients-treated-with-a-statin
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Osman Baspınar, Fahri Bayram, Selda Korkmaz, Murat Aksu, Derya Kocer, Oğuzhan Sıtkı Dizdar, Yasin Simsek, Peter P Toth
BACKGROUND: Erectile dysfunction complaints among men treated with a statin are not uncommon. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) to target levels using varying doses of atorvastatin therapy in hypercholesterolemic male patients on adrenocortical hormones, sexual functions, and serum nitric oxide (NO) levels. METHODS: Eleven hypercholesterolemic male patients who had LDL-C levels greater than 160 mg/dL were included in the study and 11 healthy male individuals served as controls...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914613/association-between-cardiometabolic-index-and-erectile-dysfunction-a-new-index-for-predicting-cardiovascular-disease
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Murat Dursun, Huseyin Besiroglu, Alper Otunctemur, Emin Ozbek
Over the past decade, it has been suggested that erectile dysfunction (ED) is an early indicator of cardiovascular disease. In a recent study, a new index, termed as cardiometabolic index (CMI), was defined and measured as the product of triglyceride (TG)/high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) ratio and waist-to-height ratio, which are good predictors of coronary artery disease and main components of metabolic syndrome (MetS). All components of the CMI are also included in MetS criteria. Thus, we decided to evaluate the correlation between CMI, including the criteria of MetS, and ED...
December 2016: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819758/effect-of-tadalafil-5mg-daily-treatment-on-the-ejaculatory-times-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-and-erectile-function-in-patients-with-erectile-dysfunction
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Mehmet Karabakan, Ercument Keskin, Serkan Akdemir, Aliseydi Bozkurt
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of a 5mg daily tadalafil treatment on the ejaculation time, erectile function and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in patients with erectile dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 patients diagnosed with erectile dysfunction were retrospectively evaluated using the international index of erectile function questionnaire-5 (IIEF-5), intravaginal ejaculatory latency time (IELT) and international prostate symptoms scores (IPSS)...
March 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619893/hyperlipidemia-impairs-erectile-function-in-rats-by-causing-cavernosal-fibrosis
#16
R Li, K Cui, T Wang, S Wang, X Li, J Qiu, G Yu, J Liu, B Wen, K Rao
Men with hyperlipidemia are more likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED) than those without hyperlipidemia, but the mechanisms are not fully understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the underlying mechanism of ED caused by hyperlipidemia. Fourteen 8-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into two groups: a control group and a hyperlipidemia group (fed chow containing 4% cholesterol and 1% cholic acid). After 6 months, we assessed erectile function by performing cavernous nerve electrostimulation followed by intracavernosal pressure/mean arterial pressure measurements, as well as plasma lipid profile assessment in all rats...
September 13, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562011/thiol-disulphide-homeostasis-levels-in-erectile-dysfunction-patients
#17
Y Ustundag-Budak, M Sambel, M Alisik, M Aydos, O Erel, S Oner, M Demirbas, M Kilic, D Unal
This study explored the use of thiol/disulphide homeostasis as a novel oxidative stress marker in patients with erectile dysfunction (ED). Fifty-five patients aged 40-57 were divided into two groups: Group I (International Index of Erectile Function [IIEF-5] score between 22 and 25, n = 20) and Group II (IIEF-5 score < 22, n = 35). Blood samples were used to evaluate hormone levels, lipid profile and thiol/disulphide levels. A novel, fully automated method measured plasma native thiol, total thiol and disulphide levels...
August 26, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27513408/effects-of-resveratrol-on-the-alterations-of-cavernosal-enos-and-lox-1-expression-in-the-hypercholesterolemic-condition-a-preliminary-study
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Ozan Bozkurt, Aykut Kefi, Ömer Demir, Nergis Murat, Sedef Gidener, Ahmet Adil Esen
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of resveratrol on the alterations of cavernosal eNOS and LOX-1 mRNA expression in the hypercholesterolemic condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-one New Zealand white male rabbits were separated into three groups. Rabbits were fed with a normal dietary intake for the control group and a 2% cholesterol diet for the hypercholesterolemia and resveratrol groups for 6 weeks. Resveratrol 4 mg/kg daily was administered for the resveratrol group...
2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27468624/-mechanism-of-rhoa-rho-kinase-signal-pathway-induced-erectile-dysfunction-in-hyperlipidemic-rats
#19
R Li, K Cui, T Wang, S G Wang, W M Yang, J H Liu, K Rao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression of RhoA/Rho-kinase (ROCK) in penile corpus cavernosum smooth muscles in rats of hyperlipidemia-induced erectile dysfunction and its molecular mechanism. METHODS: Forty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into control and experimental groups using a random number table. Rats in the control group (n=20) were fed with regular diet for 24 weeks and those in the experimental group (n=20) with high-fat diet for the same period of time...
July 12, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27439215/improvement-of-endothelial-function-in-a-murine-model-of-mild-cholesterol-induced-atherosclerosis-by-mineralocorticoid-antagonism
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Mario T Kratz, Stephan H Schirmer, Magnus Baumhäkel, Michael Böhm
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system (RAAS) plays a role in endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. During treatment with RAAS-inhibitors, elevated aldosterone may sustain "aldosterone escape". METHODS: We investigated the effects of treatment with the mineralocorticoid antagonist eplerenone (Ep) compared with ramipril (Rami) or the combination of both on oxidative stress, plaque formation and endothelial function, in atherosclerotic apolipoprotein E deficient mice (ApoE(-/-)-mice)...
August 2016: Atherosclerosis
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