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Sexual disfunction

Tuba Tülay Koca, Günseli Karaca Acet, Emrullah Tanrıkut, Burcu Talu
OBJECTIVE: Sexual problems are commonly seen in women with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). The objective of this study was to reveal the relationship between the severity of symptoms, sleep disorder, and sexual dysfunction in women with FMS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 140 sexually active women with FMS aged 17-67 years who presented to our physical medicine and rehabilitation outpatient clinic between January 2016 and June 2016 were enrolled in the study. The patients' age, height, body weight, body mass index (BMI), and general pain score [visual analogue scale, (VAS)] for the last 1 week were recorded...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Benedetta Conte, Lucia Del Mastro
Since the survival of patients with cancer has significantly improved, chemotherapy-related premature ovarian failure (POF) in young cancer survivors has become a major issue in oncology. POF is associated with several health-related negative consequences, including menopausal symptoms, increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, sexual disfunction, and infertility1-5. According to the major international guidelines, embryo/oocyte cryopreservation are the standard procedures for fertility preservation in young cancer women6,7...
April 10, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
Ibrahim Guler, Kemal Ödev, Havva Kalkan, Cihan Simsek, Suat Keskin, Mehmet Kilinç
PURPOSE: We studied the use of magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of penile fracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1997 and 2012, fifteen patients (age range 17-48 years, mean age 37 years) with suspected penile fracture underwent MRI examinations. Ten patients were injured during sexual intercourse, whereas four patients were traumatized by non-physiological bending of the penis during self manupilation, one patient was traumatized falling from the bed...
March 2015: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
G E Borella, P Borella
The body is the place where the dimensions of space, time, subjectivity and objectivity meet and interact. These dimensions are considered with regard to eating, sleeping and sex within the couple. When a disfunctioning appears in one of these three fundamental aspects, it is, in general, treated alone. Eating, sleeping and sex are, on the contrary, interdependant, and in this perspective, a therapeutical intervention on one of these vital functions can lead to an amelioration of another one of them.
March 20, 2013: Revue Médicale Suisse
L Ragionieri, M Botti, F Gazza, L Bo Minelli, R Panu
The neurons associated with the left first sacral sympathetic trunk ganglion (STG S1), an autonomic ganglion particularly concerned in the innervation of the smooth and striated musculature associated with pelvic organs, were identified in the pig, using the non-trans-synaptic fluorescent retrograde neuronal tracer Fast Blue. The labelled neurons were located mostly ipsilaterally, in the intermediolateral nucleus of the spinal cord segments T10-L5, in the sympathetic trunk ganglia L3-Co1, in the caudal mesenteric ganglia, in the pelvic ganglia, and in the spinal ganglia T13-S4...
October 2012: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
Livio Casarini, Elisa Pignatti, Manuela Simoni
Gonadotropins, the action of which is mediated at the level of their gonadal receptors, play a key role in sexual development, reproductive functions and in metabolism. The involvement of the gonadotropins and their receptor genotypes on reproductive function are widely studied. A large number of gonadotropins and their receptors gene polymorphisms are known, but the only one considerable as a clear, absolute genetic marker of reproductive features or disfunctions is the FSHR Asn680Ser polymorphism, since it modulates ovarian response to FSH...
December 2011: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
Alessandro Del Rosso, Gianna Pace, Ezio Domenico Di Pierro, Stefano Masciovecchio, Giuseppe Paradiso Galatioto, Carlo Vicentini
INTRODUCTION: Overactive Bladder (OAB) and Urge Urinary Incontinence (UUI) are both debilitating and bothersome conditions. OAB negatively impact on women’s quality of life affecting their own ability and personal relationships. Our aim has been to evaluate how OAB and UUI affect women’s sexual function and the possible role of antimuscarinic drugs in improving their sexual condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2009 to May 2010, 58 women diagnosed with OAB filled in the self-administered questionnaires: Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), the short form of Urogenital Distress Inventory (UDI-6) and the Incontinence Impact Questionnaire (IIQ-7)...
July 2011: Urologia
B Marchetti, M C Morale, F Gallo, N Batticane, Z Farinella, M Cioni
The interactions between the nervous, endocrine and immune systems require a complex communication network. The central nervous system (CNS) affects the immune system through endocrine, paracrine and neuronal mechanisms. Evidence that this bidirectional communication plays a vital role in the regulation of physiological homeostatic mechanisms while a disfunction of the neuroendocrineimmune balance favors the susceptibility to a number of diseases is derived largely by animal models but also by an increasing number of clinical studies in different fields, including endocrinology, reproductive physiology, pediatrics, oncology, neurology and psychiatry...
December 1995: Endocrine
Thomas Gasser
There is increasing evidence of causal relation between benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and erectile dysfunction (ED). BPH appears to have a negative impact on sexual function. Drugs commonly used for the treatment of BPH (i.e. alphablockers, 5-alpha reductase inhibitors) may cause retrograde ejaculation, ED and reduced libido. Physicians should be aware of these adverse events and inform their patients accordingly. Conversely, phosphodiestease-5-inhibitors may have a beneficial effect on BPH symptoms.
March 2010: Therapeutische Umschau. Revue Thérapeutique
Giorgio Pigato, Tommaso Toffanin, Giovanni Ferri, Arianna Di Florio, Valeria Giannunzio, Giulia Ida Perini
UNLABELLED: AIMS. To compare, in a "real world" setting, the efficacy and tolerability of two initial duloxetine starting doses: 30 mg once daily (q.d.) for 1 week, followed by escalation to 60 mg q.d. versus 60 mg q.d. without titolation, evaluating expecially the effects on sexual dysfunction. METHODS: The sample is constituted by outpatients meeting diagnostic criteria for mild-severe (HAMD17 > or =24 and CGI-S > or =4) Major Depressive Episode as defined by DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistic Manual for Mental Disorder, Fourth Edition-Text Revision), based on the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV-TR (Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview, MINI)...
November 2009: Rivista di Psichiatria
S La Vignera, A E Calogero, R Condorelli, F Lanzafame, B Giammusso, E Vicari
AIM: In the management of the chronic complications caused by diabetes mellitus, an important role is played to andrological problematics, which require a specialistic evaluation combined in order to concretely contribute to the improvement of quality of life of such patients. The erectile disfunction in the diabetic patient notoriously correlates with the main cardiometabolics risk factors, and recently it has been pointed out how after chronic use of inhibitors of the phospodiesterase-enzyme-5 (PDE5-I) it is possible to improve the vascular response profile, evaluated through ecolor doppler (ECD) penile dynamic...
March 2009: Minerva Endocrinologica
Sandra Mazzoli
Prostatitis is one of the most common illnesses in men aged < or = 50 with different clinical presentation such as pelvic pain, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms or sexual disfunction. Problems in the diagnosis and classification of this condition, however, have delayed epidemiologic research and consequently, our understanding of the natural history of prostatitis is limited. Nowadays, the Meares & Stamey test (M&S Test) in bacterial prostatitis is considered the most important test for diagnosis of bacterial prostatitis, even if several problems have been identified in running the M&S Test...
June 2007: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
Krisztián Bácsi, János Kósa, Aron Lazáry, Henrik Horváth, Bernadett Balla, Péter Lakatos, Gábor Speer
Dehydroepiandrosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate are precursors of androgens and estrogens, support the gonadal sexual steroid production. The levels of dehydroepiandrosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate are maximal between the ages of 20 and 30 years, then start a decline of 2% per year, leaving a residual of 10-20% of the peak production by the eight decade of life. The age-associated decrease may lead to osteoporosis, deterioration of lipid-metabolism, cardiovascular diseases and second type of diabetes mellitus...
April 8, 2007: Orvosi Hetilap
J C van der Heyden, L P F Janssens, S L S Drop
Investigations were carried out in 2 women of 17 and 18 years with primary amenorrhea, normal external female genitalia and delayed secondary sexual characteristics, for the reasons for delayed puberty. The 17-year-old patient had reduced values of FSH, LH and oestradiol. This disturbance in the hypothalamo-hypophysary axis was caused by hydrocephalus. Menarche occurred following drainage of the fluid. The 18-year-old patient had raised values ofFSH and LH and a lowered oestradiol value. There was therefore a disfunction existing at ovarian level, which appeared to be caused by an XX-gonadal dysgenesis...
July 1, 2006: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Ludomir Ficek, Paweł Miotła, Tomasz Rechberger
AIM: Aim of the study is a review of women's sexual life quality assessment questionnaires available in literature, analysis of their construction, special properties and usability in clinical trials. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medline database and accessible literature has been reviewed. Seven questionnaires have been chosen for analysis. Analysis in scope of potential and usability of those questionnaires in clinical tests has been performed. CONCLUSIONS: Suitability of The Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and The Brief Index of Sexual Functioning for Women (BISF-W) have been shown as universal tools for sexual function assessment in clinical trials...
December 2005: Ginekologia Polska
Luciano Janussi Vacanti, Bruno Caramelli
OBJECTIVE: Data on sexual disfunction (SD) after myocardial infarction (MI) are sketchy, especially in our community and in regard to predictors. Both males and females, with active sexual life and no sexual dysfunction prior to MI were evaluated in order to investigate SD incidence after MI, as well as to identify the possible variables associated. METHODS: Forty-three patients were studied consecutively, through structured questionnaires for SD and psychological disorders (PD) diagnosis...
August 2005: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Sheila Assunção, José Jiménez, Nora Pacheco, Fabiola Navarro Marún, Douglas Quintero, Isabel Aspilcueta Flores, Carlos L Pérez Desanti, Arsenio Rosado-Franco, Guillermo Tapia Paniagua, Amado Nieto Caraveo, Sergio Sanchez Cázares, Jaime Aguilar Gasca, Erick Landa Fournais, Joanna Leadbetter
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of a 12 months antipsychotic monotherapy treatment with Olanzapine, risperidone and an atypical antipsychotic drug in Latin American patients with schizophrenia. METHOD: The outcomes of effectiveness and tolerability were evaluated in outpatients with schizophrenia belonging to a large sample (N=7658) in a prospective, international trial carried out in 27 countries. The results for the population of Latin America were presented...
July 2005: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
Henryk Futyma, Grzegorz Jakiel
This research discusses the issues of erectile disfunction in diabetes, which constitute not only a medical but, what results from its spread, also a social problem. Diabetes as a social disease causes many metabolic disorders, dysfunction of many organs, including erectile dysfunction. Because of the fact that there are so many disorders in organs, people who suffer from diabetes should be especially carefully treated in view of metabolism. Erectile dysfunctions in diabetes have definitely an organic background: connected with vessels, neurologic, endocrinologic and psychological functions...
April 2005: Ginekologia Polska
Francesco Bianchi-Demicheli, Dominique De Ziegler
Sexual dysfunction is defined as a disturbance in the sexual response cycle or as a pain with sexual intercourse. The prevalence of sexual dysfunctions is approximately 40% in the female population. The disorders affecting sexual desire are the most common sexual dysfunctions encountered in women. Whereas recent studies have demonstrated clear influences of hormones on sexual dysfunctions, no pharmacological treatment has been approved for that indication. We will review here several pharmacological treatment strategies proposed in case of sexual dysfunction, underlying the fact that they are effective only to treat specific cases of sexual disorders but cannot replace the sex therapies...
March 16, 2005: Revue Médicale Suisse
Irene María Elenitza
Psychotropic drugs affect the regulatory mechanisms of different neuroendocrine axis. This chapter reviews the interactions between psychotropic drugs and prolactin, the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis and the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Hyperprolactinemia can cause galactorrhea, amenorrhea, sexual disfunction, impaired spermatogenesis and increased risk for osteoporosis and fractures. Atypical antipsychotics cause less hyperprolactinemia than conventional antipsychotics. Lithium has important effects on thyroid function...
January 2005: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
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