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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331304/gender-representation-in-urological-subspecialties
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Oluwarotimi S Nettey, Joceline S Fuchs, Stephanie J Kielb, Edward M Schaeffer
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between urologic subspecialization, surgeon gender and practice patterns among certifying urologists over the last 13 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Demographic data of certifying and recertifying urologists (2004 to 2015) was obtained from the American Board of Urology (ABU). We investigated gender-specific trends in self-reported practice type (academic practice, private practice), subspecialization, and employment as a full-time versus part-time physician, relative to certification year and cycle...
January 10, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331084/baus-consensus-document-for-the-management-of-male-genital-emergencies-penile-amputation
#2
REVIEW
C J Shukla, G Brown, T Dorkin, M Lucky, R Pearcy, R W Rees, M Shabbir, D J Summerton, A Muneer
Male genital emergencies relating to the penis and scrotum are rare and require prompt investigation and surgical intervention. Clinicians are often unfamiliar with the management of these conditions and may not work in a specialist centre with on-site expertise in genitourethral surgery available. A series of consensus statements have been developed by an expert consensus comprising BAUS Section of Andrology and Genitourethral Surgery together with experts from units throughout the UK. Penile amputation is a rare gentile emergency and requires prompt intervention and microsurgical reconstruction...
January 13, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314770/calibration-of-redox-potential-in-sperm-wash-media-and-evaluation-of-oxidation-reduction-potential-values-in-various-assisted-reproductive-technology-culture-media-using-mioxsys-system
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M K Panner Selvam, R Henkel, R Sharma, A Agarwal
Oxidation-reduction potential describes the balance between the oxidants and antioxidants in fluids including semen. Various artificial culture media are used in andrology and IVF laboratories for sperm preparation and to support the development of fertilized oocytes under in vitro conditions. The composition and conditions of these media are vital for optimal functioning of the gametes. Currently, there are no data on the status of redox potential of sperm processing and assisted reproduction media. The purpose of this study was to compare the oxidation-reduction potential values of the different media and to calibrate the oxidation-reduction potential values of the sperm wash medium using oxidative stress inducer cumene hydroperoxide and antioxidant ascorbic acid...
January 3, 2018: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299889/effects-of-anastomotic-posterior-urethroplasty-simple-or-complex-on-erectile-function-a-prospective-study
#4
Jalil Hosseini, Farzen Soleimanzadeh Ardebili, Behrouz Fadavi, Hamidreza Haghighatkhah
PURPOSE: Although improvements in urological function have been less challenged, concern about andrological problems following urethral stricture surgeries has been growing in recent years. The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of the anastomotic urethroplasty itself on erectile function in patients with posterior urethral injuries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, patients with urethral strictures referring to Tajrish Hospital during October 2013 to August 2016 for anastomotic urethroplasty, were included...
January 3, 2018: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280354/european-academy-of-andrology-newsletter
#5
Csilla Krausz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247344/molecular-study-of-human-sperm-rna-ropporin-and-cabyr-in-asthenozoospermia
#6
M Pelloni, D Paoli, M Majoli, F Pallotti, T Carlini, A Lenzi, F Lombardo
BACKGROUND: Sperm motility is an essential aspect of human fertility. Sperm contain an abundance of transcripts, thought to be remnants of mRNA, which comprise a genetic fingerprint and can be considered a historic record of gene expression during spermatogenesis. The aberrant expression of numerous genes has been found to contribute to impaired sperm motility; these include ROPN1 (rhophilin associated tail protein 1), which encodes a component of the fibrous sheath of the mammalian sperm flagella, and CABYR (calcium-binding tyrosine-(Y)-phosphorylation-regulated protein), which plays an important role in calcium activation and modulation...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241756/gynecologic-and-andrologic-dermatology-and-the-metabolic-syndrome
#7
Maria Magdalena Roth, Nicholas Leader, George Kroumpouzos
The relationship of sex hormones to obesity and inflammation has been extensively studied. Research on endogenous and exogenous sex steroids, including studies on animal models of metabolic syndrome (MetS), has indicated that sex hormones are involved in metabolic pathways relevant to MetS. Lower testosterone levels in men and higher levels in women increase risks of MetS and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Lower levels of sex hormone-binding globulin increase risks of MetS and T2DM in both sexes. Skin diseases that are sex hormone mediated, such as polycystic ovary syndrome, acanthosis nigricans, acne vulgaris, and pattern alopecia, have been associated with insulin resistance...
January 2018: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235134/sex-hormone-binding-globulin-is-associated-with-androgen-deficiency-features-independently-of-total-testosterone
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Giulia Rastrelli, Giovanni Corona, Sarah Cipriani, Edoardo Mannucci, Mario Maggi
OBJECTIVE: It is recognized that total testosterone (TT) does not sufficiently describe androgen status when sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) is altered. However, in humans, evidence supporting the existence of a hypogonadism due to low T bioactivity is scanty. The aim of the study was to assess whether changes in SHBG levels, independently of TT, are associated with subjective and objective androgen dependent parameters. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observation. PATIENTS: 2622 men (aged 51...
December 13, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223749/egg-freezing-for-age-related-fertility-decline
#9
Julio Saumet, Angel Petropanagos, Karen Buzaglo, Eileen McMahon, Gunwant Warraich, Neal Mahutte
OBJECTIVE: To provide a comprehensive review and evidence based recommendations for Canadian fertility centres that offer social egg freezing. OUTCOMES: In social egg freezing cycles we evaluated thawed oocyte survival rates, fertilization rates, embryo quality, pregnancy rates, and live birth rates. We also review how these outcomes are impacted by age, ovarian reserve, and the number of eggs cryopreserved. Finally, we discuss the risks of social egg freezing, the alternatives, the critical elements for counselling and informed consent, and future reporting of egg freezing outcome data...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201524/recent-discovery-of-phallic-depictions-in-prehistoric-cave-art-in-asia-minor
#10
Ayhan Verit
It was more recently announced by archeological society that cave art about human being dated back to 8,000 years ago had been discovered at southern Asia Minor. The primitive human figures involved the phallus pointing the ground almost the same size with legs. The cave artists represented their masterpiece without any exaggeration with the exception of extraordinary phallus. The erected penis is regarded as the symbol of giver of life and linked with the creator of the Universe in the initial period of art...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184804/a-call-for-more-responsible-use-of-assisted-reproductive-technologies-arts-in-male-infertility-the-hidden-consequences-of-abuse-lack-of-andrological-investigation-and-inaction
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180797/outcomes-of-variation-in-technique-and-variation-in-accuracy-of-measurement-in-penile-length-measurement
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Mohamad Habous, Gordon Muir, Tarek Soliman, Mohammed Farag, Ben Williamson, Saleh Binsaleh, Waleed Elhadek, Saad Mahmoud, Hussein Ibrahim, Osama Abdelwahab, Ziad Abdelrahman, Mohamed Abdelkader, Lawrence C Jenkins, John P Mulhall
Accurate data regarding the size of the erect penis is of great importance to several disciplines working with male patients, but little data exists on the best technique to measure penile length. While some previous small studies have suggested good correlation between stretched penile length, others have shown significant variability. Penile girth has been less well studied, and little data exist on the possible errors induced by differing observers and different techniques. Much of the published data report penile length measured from the penopubic skin junction-to-glans tip (STT) rather than pubic bone-to-tip (BTT)...
November 27, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179257/is-the-fshr-2039a-g-variant-associated-with-susceptibility-to-testicular-germ-cell-cancer
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A K Bang, A S Busch, K Almstrup, J Gromoll, S Kliesch, E Rajpert-De Meyts, N E Skakkebaek, A Juul, F Tüttelmann, N Jørgensen
Testicular germ cell cancer (TGCC) is derived from germ cell neoplasia in situ (GCNIS), which arises due to niche disturbances affecting the Sertoli cells. It is believed that exogenous endocrine factors have a crucial role in governing neoplastic transformation but on a strong hereditary background. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is the major regulatory hormone of the Sertoli cells. FSH signalling-related single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have previously been shown to affect FSH action in men at different levels...
November 27, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117321/the-international-glossary-on-infertility-and-fertility-care-2017
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Fernando Zegers-Hochschild, G David Adamson, Silke Dyer, Catherine Racowsky, Jacques de Mouzon, Rebecca Sokol, Laura Rienzi, Arne Sunde, Lone Schmidt, Ian D Cooke, Joe Leigh Simpson, Sheryl van der Poel
STUDY QUESTION: Can a consensus and evidence-driven set of terms and definitions be generated to be used globally in order to ensure consistency when reporting on infertility issues and fertility care interventions, as well as to harmonize communication among the medical and scientific communities, policy-makers, and lay public including individuals and couples experiencing fertility problems? SUMMARY ANSWER: A set of 283 consensus-based and evidence-driven terminologies used in infertility and fertility care has been generated through an inclusive consensus-based process with multiple stakeholders...
September 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105403/association-between-jmjd1a-expression-and-sperm-retrieval-in-non-obstructive-azoospermic-patients
#15
Zahra Eelaminejad, Raha Favaedi, Tahereh Modarresi, Marjan Sabbaghian, Mohammad Ali Sadighi Gilani, Maryam Shahhoseini
Identification of molecular markers which can predict the outcome of sperm retrieval non-invasively in patients with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) are valuable in clinical andrology. Jumonji domain-containing 1a (JMJD1A) is a significant epigenetic regulator during spermatogenesis, which plays an important role in the differentiation of post-meiotic germ cells into mature spermatozoa. We therefore aimed to examine the potential association between JMJD1A expression and the outcome of sperm retrieval in patients with NOA...
January 2018: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082976/integrating-surgical-and-clinical-andrology-is-essential-to-improve-the-quality-of-care-delivered-to-infertile-couples
#16
EDITORIAL
Sandro C Esteves, Ahmad Majzoub, Ashok Agarwal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082966/the-missing-piece-in-management-of-infertile-couple-clinical-andrology
#17
EDITORIAL
Ashok Agarwal, Chak-Lam Cho, Ahmad Majzoub, Sandro C Esteves
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082207/a-strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats-swot-analysis-on-the-clinical-utility-of-sperm-dna-fragmentation-testing-in-specific-male-infertility-scenarios
#18
Sandro C Esteves, Ashok Agarwal, Chak-Lam Cho, Ahmad Majzoub
BACKGROUND: Sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) is recognized as a leading cause of male infertility because it can impair the paternal genome through distinct pathophysiological mechanisms. Current evidence supports SDF as a major factor in the pathophysiology of several conditions, including varicocele, unexplained infertility, assisted reproductive technology failure, and environmental lifestyle factors, although the mechanisms involved have not been fully described yet. Measurement of the levels of DNA fragmentation in semen provides valuable information on the integrity of paternal chromatin and may guide therapeutic strategies...
September 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082143/frontiers-in-clinical-andrology
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EDITORIAL
Ashok Agarwal, Chak-Lam Cho, Ahmad Majzoub, Sandro C Esteves
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969455/the-impact-of-cigarette-smoking-on-protamines-1-and-2-transcripts-in-human-spermatozoa
#20
Mohammed Hamad, Nyaz Shelko, Mathias Montenarh, Mohammed Eid Hammadeh
This study was conducted to evaluate the relation between cigarette smoking, semen quality and ratios of protamine mRNAs in smokers and non-smokers. Spermatozoa from 123 men and 64 smokers and 59 non-smokers whose female partners attended an assisted reproduction and andrology laboratory were evaluated. Protamine mRNA was extracted from purified sperm, reverse-transcribed and subjected to real-time quantitative PCR using specific primer pairs for protamine 1 (PRM1) and protamine 2 (PRM2). The main outcomes showed that PRM1 mRNA levels in smokers were significantly lower (p = 0...
October 2, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
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