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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230890/effect-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy-on-vitamin-d-and-fgf-23-levels-in-congenital-hypogonadism
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Cem Haymana, Alper Sonmez, Aydogan Aydogdu, Serkan Tapan, Yalcin Basaran, Coskun Meric, Kamil Baskoy, Abdullah Taslipinar, Mahmut Ilker Yilmaz, Omer Azal
INTRODUCTION: Patients with hypogonadism are at increased risk of cardiac and metabolic diseases and osteoporosis. Vitamin D and Fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) play role in the regulation of bone mineral metabolism and endothelial functions. Low vitamin D levels are reported in hypogonadism, while there is no data about the effect of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). We investigated the effect of TRT on vitamin D and FGF-23 levels along with endothelial functions and insulin resistance in hypogonadal patients...
February 23, 2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228646/readability-credibility-and-quality-of-patient-information-for-hypogonadism-and-testosterone-replacement-therapy-on-the-internet
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J A McBride, C C Carson, R M Coward
The incidence of hypogonadism and use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) are rising, while data evaluating the complexity and quality of health-care information available to patients on the Internet for hypogonadism or TRT are lacking. This study focuses on characterizing the readability, credibility and quality of patient-centered information for hypogonadism on the Internet. A Google search was performed to identify top-ranked websites offering patient-centered information on hypogonadism and TRT. Readability was quantified by reading grade level using several validated instruments...
February 23, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216289/biomechanical-comparison-of-fixed-loop-and-adjustable-loop-cortical-suspensory-devices-for-metaphyseal-femoral-sided-soft-tissue-graft-fixation-in-anatomic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-a-porcine-model
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Darin D Nye, W Ryan Mitchell, Wei Liu, Roger V Ostrander
PURPOSE: To compare the displacement, stiffness, and ultimate failure load of a fixed-loop cortical suspensory device with 2 adjustable-loop devices when positioned on metaphyseal bone. METHODS: Thirty devices (10 of each device) were positioned on the metaphyseal cortex of 30 porcine femora simulating anatomic anterior cruciate ligament femoral tunnel placement. Bovine tendons were used for soft tissue grafts, and the constructs were then cycled 1,000 times and pulled to failure, measuring displacement, stiffness, and failure load...
February 16, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207525/plasma-levels-of-soluble-programmed-death-ligand-1-may-be-associated-with-overall-survival-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-patients-receiving-thoracic-radiotherapy
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Jing Zhao, Peng Zhang, Jianhua Wang, Qingsong Xi, Xueqi Zhao, Minghua Ji, Guangyuan Hu
Immune-checkpoint signaling plays an important role in immunosuppression of tumors. We aimed to investigate the association of soluble programmed death-ligand 1 (sPD-L1) level in plasma with overall survival (OS) in locally advanced or inoperable nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with thoracic radiotherapy (TRT). We used ELISA to evaluate the sPD-L1 levels at diagnosis and during TRT in 126 clinically inoperable NSCLC patients. OS rates were followed up and recorded. SPSS software and GraphPad Prism 5 were used for statistics...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202344/testosterone-replacement-therapy-and-components-of-the-metabolic-syndrome
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REVIEW
James Anaissie, Natalie H Roberts, Ping Wang, Faysal A Yafi
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) is rapidly increasing in the United States and, because of its strong association with male hypogonadism, has become a significant topic of interest in the sexual medicine community. At the center of this conversation is the efficacy and safety of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) as a therapeutic option for HG and MetS. AIM: To provide a review of the current literature pertaining to TRT and MetS. METHODS: A thorough literature review was performed to review the relation between TRT and MetS using the PubMed online database from 1976 through 2016 with the keywords testosterone, hypogonadism, metabolic syndrome, and testosterone therapy...
February 12, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201827/hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-in-non-functioning-pituitary-adenomas-impact-of-intervention
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Diana Margarida Monteiro, Paula Freitas, Romana Vieira, Davide Carvalho
To determine the prevalence of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) among patients with non-functioning pituitary adenomas (NFPA) and the post-surgery outcome on pituitary gonadotropins secretion (PGS); to determine the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) on male patients with NFPA, to evaluate the impact of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in those with HH. Retrospective evaluation of gonadal function in 109 NFPA patients (45 males), with a mean age of 51.8 years, diagnosed on the last 10 years. ED questionnaire applied to 34 male patients...
February 15, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164664/serum-amyloid-p-component-level-may-be-a-biomarker-for-lung-toxicities-and-overall-survival-after-thoracic-radiotherapy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Jing Zhao, Alexander Chi, Rui Mao, Guangyuan Hu, Minghua Ji
BACKGROUND: Serum amyloid P-component (SAP) contributes to the clearance of apoptotic cells. As one of the main acute-phase reactants, SAP regulates key aspects of inflammation and sets a threshold for immune cell activation. This study aimed to investigate the association of SAP levels with symptomatic lung toxicities after thoracic radiotherapy (TRT) and overall survival (OS) in non-small lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. METHODS: The SAP level at diagnosis and during TRT was evaluated by ELISA in 113 clinically inoperable NSCLC patients...
November 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155104/estimating-sleep-time-from-non-eeg-based-psg-signals-in-the-diagnosis-of-sleep-disordered-breathing
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M B Norman, C E Sullivan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to use non-EEG PSG signals to estimate TST in order to diagnose SDB with a greater sensitivity than type 3 device methodology that relies on TRT. METHODS: Movement patterns were obtained from the thoracoabdominal signals of adult PSG recordings (n = 60) in the laboratory and the home. Parameters obtained allowed, with 95% certainty, identification of sleep and wake based on the duration of movements and quiescent time (Qd)...
February 3, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150377/romiplostim-for-therapy-related-thrombocytopenia-in-pediatric-malignancies
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Amanda E Jacobson, Nilay Shah, Bhuvana A Setty
Therapy-related thrombocytopenia (TRT), due to chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, is common with pediatric cancer treatments, and it can result in dose reductions and therapy delays. Romiplostim, a thrombopoietin mimetic, is efficacious as a second-line treatment for immune thrombocytopenia in children and for TRT in adult cancer patients. However, there are no data for its use for TRT in children. We report a case series of five children treated for solid tumors where romiplostim was used without adverse effects to successfully resolve and prevent therapy-limiting refractory TRT...
February 2, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150363/blood-donation-and-testosterone-replacement-therapy
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Benjamin Chin-Yee, Alejandro Lazo-Langner, Terrie Butler-Foster, Cyrus Hsia, Ian Chin-Yee
BACKGROUND: Polycythemia is the most common adverse effect of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and may predispose patients to adverse vascular events. Current Canadian guidelines recommend regular laboratory monitoring and discontinuing TRT or reducing the dose if the hematocrit exceeds 54% (hemoglobin ≥180 g/L). This threshold has been interpreted by some physicians and patients to indicate the need for phlebotomy or blood donation while on TRT. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We reviewed all male blood donors in Southwestern Ontario at Canadian Blood Services from December 2013 to March 2016 who self-identified or were found on donor screening to be on TRT...
February 1, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137739/etoposide-and-cisplatin-vs-paclitaxel-and-carboplatin-with-concurrent-thoracic-radiotherapy-in-unresectable-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-multicenter-randomized-phase-iii-trial
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J Liang, N Bi, S Wu, M Chen, C Lv, L Zhao, A Shi, W Jiang, Y Xu, Z Zhou, W Wang, D Chen, Z Hui, J Lv, H Zhang, Q Feng, Z Xiao, X Wang, L Liu, T Zhang, L Du, W Chen, Y Shyr, W Yin, J Li, J He, L Wang
BACKGROUND: The optimal chemotherapy regimen administered currently with radiation in patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains unclear. A multi-center phase III trial was conducted to compare the efficacy of concurrent thoracic radiation therapy (TRT) with either etoposide/cisplatin (EP) or carboplatin/paclitaxel (PC) in patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were randomly received 60 to 66 Gy of TRT concurrent with either etoposide 50 mg/m(2) on days 1 to 5 and cisplatin 50 mg/m(2) on days 1 and 8 every 4 weeks for two cycles (EP arm), or paclitaxel 45 mg/m(2) and carboplatin (AUC 2) on day 1 weekly (PC arm)...
January 30, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118875/testosterone-deficiency-and-sleep-apnea
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REVIEW
Omar Burschtin, Jing Wang
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition among middle-aged men and is often associated with reduced testosterone (T) levels. OSA can contribute to fatigue and sexual dysfunction in men. There is suggestion that T supplementation alters ventilatory responses, possibly through effects on central chemoreceptors. Traditionally, it has been recommended that T replacement therapy (TRT) be avoided in the presence of untreated severe sleep apnea. With OSA treatment, however, TRT may not only improve hypogonadism, but may also alleviate erectile/sexual dysfunction...
December 2016: Sleep Medicine Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118612/consolidative-thoracic-radiotherapy-for-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Xiaoli Zhang, Jinming Yu, Hui Zhu, Xue Meng, Minghuan Li, Liyang Jiang, Xingchen Ding, Xindong Sun
Extensive stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) represents approximately half of all diagnosed small cell lung cancer worldwide. It is notorious for a high risk of local recurrence although it's sensitive to chemotherapy. Nearly 90% of intrathoracic failures happen in the first year after diagnosis. The cornerstone of treatment for ES-SCLC is etoposide-platinum based chemotherapy. Consolidative radiotherapy to thorax has diminished the incidence of local relapse, therefore it should be offered to patients with excellent response to induction first-line chemotherapy...
January 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095966/potential-underestimation-of-sleep-apnea-severity-by-at-home-kits-rescoring-in-laboratory-polysomnography-without-sleep-staging
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Matt T Bianchi, Balaji Goparaju
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Home sleep apnea testing (HSAT) is increasingly available for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). One key limitation of most HSAT involves the lack of sleep staging, such that the respiratory event index is calculated using the total recording time (TRT) rather than total sleep time (TST). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of n = 838 diagnostic polysomnography (PSG) nights from our center; n = 444 with OSA (4% rule, apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥ 5), and n = 394 with AHI < 5...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089762/long-terms-results-of-a-trial-of-concurrent-chemotherapy-and-escalating-doses-of-radiation-for-unresectable-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-ncctg-n0028-alliance
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Steven E Schild, Shauna L Hillman, Angelina D Tan, Helen J Ross, William L McGinnis, Yolanda A Garces, David L Graham, Alex A Adjei, James R Jett
INTRODUCTION OR HYPOTHESIS: This phase I/II trial was originally designed to determine the maximally tolerated dose(MTD) of thoracic radiotherapy(TRT) as part of a combined modality approach. This report includes the long-term outcome of patients treated on this study. The phase II portion was never completed as RTOG-0617 opened before it was concluded. METHODS: The MTD was defined as 74Gy in 37 fractions in this study. Twenty-five patients with unresectable non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC) were treated with 2Gy daily fractions and concurrent weekly carboplatin and paclitaxel...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087132/practice-patterns-of-thoracic-radiotherapy-for-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-survey-of-us-academic-thoracic-radiation-oncologists
#16
Carl M Post, Vivek Verma, Timur Mitin, Charles B Simone
PURPOSE: Despite the recent CREST trial demonstrating a survival benefit to thoracic radiotherapy (TRT) for patients with extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) with response to chemotherapy, as well as endorsement by current National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, TRT may not be uniformly delivered in clinical practice across all circumstances. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We surveyed US academic thoracic radiation oncologists regarding their practice patterns for TRT and assessed conditions in which withholding TRT could be warranted...
December 22, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078224/impact-of-recent-fda-ruling-on-testosterone-replacement-therapy-trt
#17
Sarita O Metzger, Arthur L Burnett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078221/testosterone-replacement-therapy-and-voiding-dysfunction
#18
REVIEW
Wesley Baas, Tobias S Köhler
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) represents an increasing popular treatment option for men with late-onset hypogonadism (LOH). Because of unsubstantiated beliefs of testosterone's effect on the prostate, the FDA has recently placed a warning on testosterone products, stating that TRT may worsen benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Within this review article we have demonstrated the current understanding of the physiology of testosterone and its relationship with prostatic and lower urinary tract physiology...
December 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078214/pharmacology-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy-preparations
#19
REVIEW
Jennifer J Shoskes, Meghan K Wilson, Michael L Spinner
The goal of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is to return serum testosterone levels to within physiologic range and improve symptoms in hypogonadal men. Some of the symptoms aimed to improve upon include decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, infertility, hot flashes, depressed mood, and loss of muscle mass or hair. Clinical use of testosterone for replacement therapy began approximately 70 years ago. Over the decades, numerous preparations and formulations have been developed primarily focusing on different routes of delivery and thus pharmacokinetics (PKs)...
December 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078213/adult-onset-hypogonadism-evaluation-and-role-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy
#20
REVIEW
Andrew J Davidiuk, Gregory A Broderick
Testosterone deficiency (TD) has become a growing concern in the field of men's sexual health, with an increasing number of men presenting for evaluation of this condition. Given the increasing demand for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), a panel of experts met in August of 2015 to discuss the treatment of men who present for evaluation in the setting of low or normal gonadotropin levels and the associated signs and symptoms of hypogonadism. This constellation of factors can be associated with elements of both primary and secondary hypogonadism...
December 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
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