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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145209/methodological-issues-for-psychological-evaluation-across-the-lifespan-of-individuals-with-a-difference-disorder-of-sex-development
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Franco D'Alberton, Sofia Vissani, Chiara Ferracuti, Vickie Pasterski
The aim of the current report is to provide guidance relevant to psychological evaluation for healthcare providers and researchers working in the field of disorders of sexual development (DSD). In doing so, we give careful consideration to methodological issues and limitations that may influence the utility of investigations. For example, rarity and heterogeneity of DSD conditions restrict sample sizes when conducting evaluations aimed at establishing condition-specific psychological outcomes. At the same time, the potential for stigmatization by virtue of conducting psychological evaluations is particularly high given the fundamental contribution of sex and gender to one's sense of self and integrity...
November 17, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137943/cystoscopic-assisted-laparoscopic-excision-of-prostatic-utricle
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Ibrahim A Mostafa, Mark N Woodward, Mohamed S Shalaby
We present a video of our technique for resection of a large prostatic utricle (PU) in a patient who presented initially with disordered sexual development. His karyotype was 46XY, and phenotypically had penoscrotal hypospadias, bifid scrotum, and retractile right testis. An initial micturating cystourethrogram (MCUG) demonstrated the utricle but failed to cannulate the bladder. Being asymptomatic, we carried out staged repair of his hypospadias. Later, he started to have recurrent epididymo-orchitis with resistance to multiple antibiotics...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131362/sex-discordance-identification-following-non-invasive-prenatal-testing
#3
Ebony J Richardson, Fergus P Scott, Andrew C McLennan
OBJECTIVE: To characterize genotype-phenotype discordance identified in the routine clinical setting, and explore the associated diagnostic and counseling challenges. METHOD: Cases were derived from a cohort of pregnant women who attended a multi-site specialist prenatal screening and ultrasound service for non-invasive prenatal testing by cell-free DNA analysis and mid-trimester fetal morphology assessment. RESULTS: Seven cases of genotype-phenotype discordance were identified from a cohort of 12,919 women between June 2013 - March 2017 (incidence 1/1845 pregnancies)...
November 13, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127865/which-information-on-women-s-issues-in-epilepsy-does-a-community-pharmacist-need-to-know-a-delphi-consensus-study
#4
Ramzi Shawahna
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop and achieve consensus on a core list of important knowledge items that community pharmacists should know on women's issues in epilepsy. METHODS: This was a consensual study using a modified Delphi technique. Knowledge items were collected from the literature and from nine key contacts who were interviewed on their views on what information community pharmacists should have on women's issues in epilepsy. More knowledge items were suggested by five researchers with interest in women's issues who were contacted to rate and comment on the knowledge items collected...
November 8, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120194/effect-of-maternal-borderline-personality-disorder-on-adolescents-experience-of-maltreatment-and-adolescent-borderline-features
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Gretchen Kurdziel, Stephanie Kors, Jenny Macfie
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a severe and chronic mental illness. Self-reported borderline features correlate highly with a diagnosis (affective instability, negative relationships, unstable sense of self, self-harm). Etiological factors of BPD include childhood maltreatment. The current study compared the experience of maltreatment in adolescent offspring of mothers with BPD, who are themselves at risk of developing the disorder, with that of offspring of mothers with no current diagnosis. Participants were 56 adolescents aged 14 to 18 years...
November 9, 2017: Personality Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119034/a-unique-case-of-testicular-compromise-in-a-patient-with-ovotesticular-disorder-of-sexual-development-and-a-solitary-testicle
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Ethan Vargo, Lillianne Stanitsas, Mark Memo
Ovotesticular disorder of sexual development (OT-DSD), previously true hermaphroditism, is a condition in which one or both gonads contain testicular and ovarian tissue. A 23-year-old OT-DSD male patient presented with continuous pain in his right testicle which had been previously intermittent over the past five days. The patient had a prior history of left ovotestis removal with prosthesis placement, a right undescended testicle with aberrant anatomy, and hypospadias repair, all of which were corrected shortly after birth...
2017: Case Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110807/psychobiological-correlates-of-vaginismus-an-exploratory-analysis
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Elisa Maseroli, Irene Scavello, Sarah Cipriani, Manuela Palma, Massimiliano Fambrini, Giovanni Corona, Edoardo Mannucci, Mario Maggi, Linda Vignozzi
BACKGROUND: Evidence concerning the determinants of vaginismus (V), in particular medical conditions, is inconclusive. AIM: To investigate, in a cohort of subjects consulting for female sexual dysfunction, whether there is a difference in medical and psychosocial parameters between women with V and women with other sexual complaints. METHODS: A series of 255 women attending our clinic for female sexual dysfunction was consecutively recruited...
November 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105627/macrophage-related-cytokine-expressions-in-depression-mouse-model-induced-by-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress
#8
Shoulian Zhu, Lejing Li, Ying Li, Wenyuan Cao
Depression is characterized by mental retardation, interest blank, hypoactivity, anxiety, appetite loss, sexual dysfunction, sleep disorders and other symptoms. The incidence of depressed patients has demonstrated an upward trend in recent years. Antidepressant drugs are commonly used in modern medicine, but they have the side effect of drug resistance. This study aims to explore the effect of acupuncture stimulation on expressions of macrophage-related cytokines in mice with depression induced by chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS), and to explore the underlying immunological mechanism...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098041/migration-stress-poor-mental-health-and-engagement-in-sex-with-high-risk-partners-a-mediation-modeling-analysis-of-data-from-rural-to-urban-migrants-in-china
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Bin Yu, Xinguang Chen, Yaqiong Yan, Jie Gong, Fang Li, Emily Robserson
Background: There is a growing need for better understanding of mechanisms underpinning the relationship between migration stress and HIV risk behaviors for the development of HIV prevention and control policy. Methods: Survey data from a random sample of 1,293 Chinese rural-to-urban migrants were analyzed. Stress was assessed using the Domestic Migration Stress Questionnaire (DMSQ), mental health status was assessed using the Brief Symptoms Inventory (BSI), and having sex with high risk partners was assessed as if ever have had sex with high risk partners (e...
December 2017: Sexuality Research & Social Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094914/testosterone-therapy-review-of-clinical-applications
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Ryan C Petering, Nathan A Brooks
Testosterone therapy is increasingly common in the United States, and many of these prescriptions are written by primary care physicians. There is conflicting evidence on the benefit of male testosterone therapy for age-related declines in testosterone. Physicians should not measure testosterone levels unless a patient has signs and symptoms of hypogonadism, such as loss of body hair, sexual dysfunction, hot flashes, or gynecomastia. Depressed mood, fatigue, decreased strength, and a decreased sense of vitality are less specific to male hypogonadism...
October 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091779/towards-a-psychopathology-specific-to-substance-use-disorder-should-emotional-responses-to-life-events-be-included
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Angelo G I Maremmani, Marco Maiello, Manuel Glauco Carbone, Alessandro Pallucchini, Francesca Brizzi, Iacopo Belcari, Ciro Conversano, Giulio Perugi, Icro Maremmani
INTRODUCTION: The severity of emotional responses to life events (PTSD spectrum) as part of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Substance Use Disorder (SUD) patients has often been considered from a unitary perspective. Light has also been shed on the possible definition of a specific psychopathology of SUD patients. This psychopathology has been proved to be independent of treatment choice, of being active in using substances, of lifetime psychiatric comorbidity and primary substance of abuse (heroin, alcohol, cocaine)...
October 6, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080672/fezf1-is-a-novel-regulator-of-female-sex-behavior-in-mice
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Tomaz Büdefeld, Tanja Spanic, Milka Vrecl, Gregor Majdic
Female sexual behavior is a complex process regulated by multiple brain circuits and influenced by sex steroid hormones acting in the brain. Several regions in the hypothalamus have been implicated in the regulation of female sexual behavior although a complete circuitry involved in female sexual behavior is not understood. Fez family zinc finger 1 (Fezf1) gene is a brain specific gene that has been mostly studied in the context of olfactory development, although in a recent study, FEZF1 has been identified as one of the genes responsible for the development of Kallman syndrome...
November 13, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079868/-new-aspects-of-symptomatic-ms-treatment-part%C3%A2-6-cognitive-dysfunction-and-rehabilitation
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REVIEW
T Henze, W Feneberg, P Flachenecker, D Seidel, H Albrecht, M Starck, S G Meuth
The symptomatic treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) is nowadays of similar importance as immunotherapy within a comprehensive treatment concept of this chronic disease. It makes a considerable contribution to the reduction of disabilities in activities of daily living as well as social and occupational life. Moreover, symptomatic treatment is of great importance for amelioration of the quality of life. Since our last survey of symptomatic MS treatment in 2004 and publication of the guidelines of the German Neurological Society and the Clinical Competence Network Multiple Sclerosis ("Klinisches Kompetenznetz Multiple Sklerose", KKN-MS) in 2014 several developments within the topics of mobility, bladder and sexual function, vision, fatigue, cognition and rehabilitation have taken place...
October 27, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079866/-new-aspects-of-symptomatic-ms-treatment-part%C3%A2-4-sexual-dysfunction-and-eye-movement-disorders
#14
REVIEW
T Henze, W Feneberg, P Flachenecker, D Seidel, H Albrecht, M Starck, S G Meuth
The symptomatic treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) is nowadays of similar importance as immunotherapy within a comprehensive treatment concept of this chronic disease. It makes a considerable contribution to the reduction of disabilities in activities of daily living as well as social and occupational life. Moreover, symptomatic treatment is of great importance for amelioration of the quality of life. Since our last survey of symptomatic MS treatment in 2004 and publication of the guidelines of the German Neurological Society and the Clinical Competence Network Multiple Sclerosis (Klinisches Kompetenznetz Multiple Sklerose, KKNMS) in 2014, several developments within the topics of mobility, bladder and sexual function, vision, fatigue, cognition and rehabilitation have taken place...
October 27, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076247/sexuality-and-sexual-health-among-female-youth-with-borderline-personality-disorder-pathology
#15
Katherine N Thompson, Jennifer Betts, Martina Jovev, Yolanda Nyathi, Emma McDougall, Andrew M Chanen
AIM: Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a severe mental disorder that is characterized by unstable relationships, impulsive behaviours and identity disturbance. BPD usually has its onset between puberty and young adulthood and presents disproportionately among females in clinical settings. Taken together, this makes young women with BPD a particularly vulnerable group with regard to healthy psychosexual development. It was hypothesized that female youth with BPD pathology would be more likely to score worse on measures of sexual health and safety, and to show greater uncertainty in sexual identity formation...
October 27, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073621/sexually-dimorphic-epigenetic-regulation-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-fetal-brain-in-the-valproic-acid-model-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Melissa A Konopko, Allison L Densmore, Bruce K Krueger
Prenatal exposure to the antiepileptic, mood-stabilizing drug, valproic acid (VPA), increases the incidence of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs); in utero administration of VPA to pregnant rodents induces ASD-like behaviors such as repetitive, stereotyped activity, and decreased socialization. In both cases, males are more affected than females. We previously reported that VPA, administered to pregnant mice at gestational day 12.5, rapidly induces a transient, 6-fold increase in BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) protein and mRNA in the fetal brain...
October 27, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068264/two-consecutive-successful-live-birth-in-woman-with-17%C3%AE-hydroxylase-deficiency-by-frozen-thaw-embryo-transfer-under-hormone-replacement-endometrium-preparation
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Michio Kitajima, Kiyonori Miura, Tsuneo Inoue, Yuko Murakami, Yuriko Kitajima, Naoko Murakami, Ken Taniguchi, Ko-Ichiro Yoshiura, Hideaki Masuzaki
17α-Hydroxylase deficiency is rare autosomal recessive disorder that manifested by hypertension, hypokalemia, delayed sexual development, primary amenorrhea and infertility. The information regarding infertility care and conception in women with this disorder are extremely limited. We report a 24-year-old Japanese woman with primary amenorrhea who was diagnosed as partial 17α-hydroxylase deficiency caused by homozygous 3 bp deletion in exon 1 of 17α-hydroxylase gene. In vitro fertilization with controlled ovarian stimulation was carried out and all viable embryo were frozen...
October 25, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063259/-what-is-new-in-symptomatic-ms-treatment-part%C3%A2-2-gait-disorder-and-spasticity
#18
REVIEW
T Henze, W Feneberg, P Flachenecker, D Seidel, H Albrecht, M Starck, S G Meuth
The symptomatic treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) nowadays is of similar importance as immunotherapy within a comprehensive concept of therapy of this chronic disease, since it contributes considerably to the reduction of disabilities in activities of daily living as well as social and occupational life. Moreover, symptomatic treatment is of great importance for amelioration of quality of life. Since our last survey of symptomatic MS treatment in 2004 and publication of the guidelines of the German Neurological Society and the Klinisches Kompetenznetz Multiple Sklerose (KKN‑MS) in 2014 several developments within the topics of mobility, bladder and sexual function, vision, fatigue, cognition and rehabilitation took place...
October 23, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057520/editorial-minding-the-gap-research-on-sexual-minority-and-gender-nonconforming-children-and-adolescents
#19
EDITORIAL
Charles H Zeanah, Myo Thwin Myint
There is often a gap between politics and science, but the influence across the gap is bidirectional. This editorial considers a longitudinal, community-based sample of children and adolescents and asks about risks from early childhood gender non-conformity and adolescent reported sexual minority status for subsequent anxiety disorders. It is especially valuable to have longitudinal data from a non-referred sample to address questions of risk, and the investigators must be complemented for having foresight about these questions twenty years ago...
November 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050221/pdgfra-hsd17b4-and-hmgb2-are-potential-therapeutic-targets-in-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-and-breast-cancer
#20
Huiyu Xu, Yong Han, Jiaying Lou, Hongxian Zhang, Yue Zhao, Balázs Győrffy, Rong Li
To explore the key genes associated with both PCOS and breast cancer, we overlapped the synchronously differently expressed genes in two obese insulin-resistant GEO datasets in muscle tissue and genes exert essential roles in breast cancer prognosis together base on the following reasons: (1) Androgens excess is believed to contribute to the onset of both PCOS and breast cancer. (2) PCOS is usually complicated with metabolic symptoms, such as obesity and insulin-resistance. (3) Muscle is the main place where energy metabolism and material metabolism take place...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
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