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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150464/testosterone-therapy-in-hypogonadal-men-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Jesse Elliott, Shannon E Kelly, Adam C Millar, Joan Peterson, Li Chen, Amy Johnston, Ahmed Kotb, Becky Skidmore, Zemin Bai, Muhammad Mamdani, George A Wells
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relative effects of individual testosterone products among hypogonadal men. DESIGN: Systematic review and network meta-analysis. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane CENTRAL, and grey literature (25 May 2017) for randomised-controlled trials (RCTs) and non-randomised studies (NRS) that involved hypogonadal men given testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for ≥3 months. Comparators were placebo, another TRT, or the same product at a different dose...
November 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150164/testosterone-replacement-therapy-and-the-risk-of-stroke-in-men-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Simone Y Loo, Bing Yu Chen, Oriana Hoi Yun Yu, Laurent Azoulay, Christel Renoux
In recent years, questions have been raised regarding the cardiovascular safety of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). The objective of this study was to systematically review the available evidence on TRT safety in men, specifically with respect to the risk of stroke. We identified publications from MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials up to May 2017. Articles eligible for review included observational studies evaluating TRT and the risk of stroke among men aged 18 or older...
December 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143283/evaluation-of-sequential-spect-and-ct-for-targeted-radionuclide-therapy-dosimetry
#3
Tiantian Li, Nien-Yun Wu, Na Song, Greta S P Mok
PURPOSE: In targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT), a prior knowledge of the absorbed dose biodistribution is essential for pre-therapy treatment planning. Previously, we showed that non-rigid organ-by-organ registration in sequential quantitative SPECT images improved dose estimation. This study aims to investigate if sequential CT can further improve TRT dosimetric accuracy. METHODS: We simulated SPECT/CT acquisitions at 1, 12, 24, 72 and 144 h In-111 Zevalin post-injection using an analytical MEGP projector, modeling attenuation, scatter and collimator-detector response...
November 15, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097035/-good-practices-with-tinnitus-in-adult
#4
Christine Le Pajolec, Martine Ohresser, Jérome Nevoux
The interrogation is essential to trace the genesis of the tinnitus and to appreciate its repercussion. Clinical examination should look for a local, vascular or cervical cause. The ENT consultation with audiogram and tinnitus evaluation is essential to know the characteristics of the tinnitus and to consider the treatment. If tinnitus is accompanied by a decrease in hearing, then wearing hearing aids can correct deafness and decrease the tinnitus. The psychological impact of tinnitus must always be taken into account and the use of a multidisciplinary team is an interesting solution...
October 30, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079309/receipt-of-thoracic-radiation-therapy-and-radiotherapy-dose-are-correlated-with-outcomes-in-a-retrospective-study-of-three-hundred-and-six-patients-with-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer
#5
Xu Li-Ming, Lu-Jun Zhao, Charles B Simone, Chingyun Cheng, Minglei Kang, Xin Wang, Lin-Lin Gong, Qing-Song Pang, Jun Wang, Zhi-Yong Yuan, Ping Wang
BACKGROUND: The importance of the thoracic radiation therapy (TRT) dose has not been clearly defined in extensive stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) and it is unclear whether improved TRT dose translates into a survival benefit. METHODS: 306 patients with ES-SCLC were retrospectively reviewed, of which 170 received IMRT/CRT fractionation RT after ChT, and 136 received chemotherapy (ChT) alone. We adopted the time-adjusted BED (tBED) for effective dose fractionation calculation...
October 24, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050426/influence-of-hot-exposure-on-12-week-old-turkey-hen-physiology-welfare-and-meat-quality-and-16-week-old-turkey-tom-core-body-temperature-when-crated-at-transport-density
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C J Vermette, Z A Henrikson, K V Schwean-Lardner, T G Crowe
The influence of hot conditions on 12-week-old turkey hens and 16-week-old toms while crated at transport density was evaluated. Forty-eight hens and 48 toms (8 birds per flock × 3 flocks × 2 humidity levels) were used in neutral treatments (trt; 20°C), and 16 hens and 16 toms (8 birds per flock × 1 flock × 2 humidity levels) were used in the hot trt (35°C). Birds were placed in crates at a transport stocking density of approximately 83 kg/m2, then inside a pre-conditioned chamber for 8 hours. Live shrink, core body temperature (CBT), heterophil/lymphocyte (H/L) ratio, and breast and thigh pH and color were recorded...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043888/effect-of-sound-generator-on-tinnitus-and-hyperacusis
#7
Jung Mee Park, Woo Jin Kim, Jin Bu Ha, Jung Ju Han, So Young Park, Shi Nae Park
OBJECTIVE: Sound generator (SG) plays a role as effective sound therapy of tinnitus retaining therapy (TRT) in patients with severe tinnitus (Category 1) or hyperacusis (Category 3). This study was performed to evaluate the therapeutic effect of SGs. METHODS: A total of 120 tinnitus patients who visited our tinnitus clinic and were treated with SG along with TRT from January 2008 to December 2016 were included. The patients were divided into two groups by tinnitus category; 78 patients of category 1 and 42 patients of category 3...
October 18, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029885/cost-effectiveness-of-thoracic-radiation-therapy-for-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-using-evidence-from-the-chest-radiotherapy-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-trial-crest
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Grace I Patrice, Nataniel H Lester-Coll, James B Yu, Jordan Amdahl, Thomas E Delea, Stephen J Patrice
PURPOSE: The Chest Radiotherapy Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer Trial (CREST) showed that adding thoracic radiation therapy (TRT) to the standard treatment (ST) paradigm of chemotherapy and prophylactic cranial irradiation improves overall survival and progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC). We evaluated the cost-effectiveness of adding TRT to ST in ES-SCLC patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A cost-utility analysis was performed comparing TRT plus ST versus ST alone...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018642/pulmonary-embolism-secondary-to-testosterone-enhancing-herbal-supplement-use
#9
Steven M Nguyen, Nway Ko Ko, Asad S Sattar, Esra Gucuk Ipek, Sayed Ali
Decreased testosterone levels in men are often a normal sign of aging. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a well-established option for those with symptomatic hypogonadism related to low testosterone levels. Conversely, designer herbal supplements in the context of testosterone supplementation are poorly studied, yet remain popular among aging men who seek the well-known, often enhancing, effects of testosterone that involve muscle mass and sexual function/drive. In 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about the significant risk of venous clots secondary to testosterone product use...
August 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017017/the-effect-of-resistance-training-set-configuration-on-strength-power-and-hormonal-adaptation-in-female-volleyball-players
#10
Hamid Arazi, Aida Khanmohammadi, Abbas Asadi, G Gregory Haff
The primary purpose of this investigation was to determine the impact of altering the set structure during an 8-week resistance training program on anthropometric, hormonal, and strength power characteristics. Thirty female volleyball players were recruited for participation and then randomly assigned to one of three resistance training groups: 1) cluster sets (CRT; n=10), 2) traditional sets (TRT: n=10), or 3) control (CON: n=10). All athletes were evaluated for thigh and arm circumference, vertical jump (VJ), 20-m sprint, 4x9-m shuttle-run, 1 repetition maximum (1RM) back squat, bench press, military press, and deadlift prior to and after an 8-week periodized training intervention...
October 10, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990951/testosterone-replacement-therapy-and-cardiovascular-events
#11
Alp Burak Çatakoğlu, Muammer Kendirci
A low testosterone level and hypogonadism are associated with cardiovascular disease. Aging, chronic health problems, and obesity are all associated with a low testosterone level as well as the presence and severity of cardiovascular disease. Testosterone is increasingly prescribed for patients with clinical hypogonadism and a low testosterone level. The information we have is still contradictory regarding testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and its association with adverse cardiovascular events. Older patients and patients who are susceptible to cardiovascular diseases could be at risk with a testosterone prescription...
October 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949900/is-it-important-to-disclose-how-treatments-are-selected-in-clinical-research-and-clinical-care
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Rahul K Nayak, David Wendler
BACKGROUND: Current practice and policies maintain that it is very important to disclose to potential research subjects that their treatment will be selected by randomization. In contrast, it typically is not considered important to disclose to patients how doctors select their treatment. Unfortunately, when the available treatment options are similar to one another, this approach has the potential to inadvertently undermine both clinical research and clinical care. Hence, it is important to assess whether, in the context of similar treatment options, individuals support current practice of using very different disclosure practices in research and care...
July 2017: AJOB Empirical Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938789/impacts-of-dietary-calcium-phytate-and-phytase-on-inositol-hexakisphosphate-degradation-and-inositol-phosphate-release-in-different-segments-of-digestive-tract-of-broilers
#13
W Li, R Angel, S-W Kim, K Brady, S Yu, P W Plumstead
A total of 720 straight-run Heritage 56 M × fast feathering Cobb 500F broiler chickens was fed from 11 to 13 d of age to determine the impacts of dietary calcium (Ca), phytate phosphorus (PP), and phytase concentrations on inositol phosphate (IP3-6) profile in different digestive tract (GI) segments. The experiment was a 2 × 2 × 3 randomized block design with 2 Ca (0.7 and 1.0%) and 2 PP (0.23 and 0.34%) concentrations and 3 doses of Buttiauxella sp. phytase (0, 500, and 1,000 FTU/kg). The experiment was replicated in time (block) with 3 replicates per treatment (Trt) of 10 birds per block...
October 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929064/efficacy-of-trt-using-noise-presentation-from-mobile-phone
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Md Noorain Alam, Manish Gupta, Sanjay Munjal, Naresh K Panda
The purpose of tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) is to induce habituation, first of the reaction to the tinnitus signal, and subsequently to habituate the perception of tinnitus itself. Habituation of sound is achieved through sound treatment which involves the use of low-level broadband noise mainly through noise maskers. Noise maskers are costly hence there is a need to find an alternate source of noise like MP3 and mobile phones. The goal of present study was to find out whether persons with tinnitus may be successfully treated with TRT using sound treatment from the noise presented through mobile phones...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920756/sleep-disturbance-as-a-clinical-sign-for-severe-hypogonadism-efficacy-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy-on-sleep-disturbance-among-hypogonadal-men-without-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#15
Kazuyoshi Shigehara, Hiroyuki Konaka, Kazuhiro Sugimoto, Takahiro Nohara, Koji Izumi, Yoshifumi Kadono, Mikio Namiki, Atsushi Mizokami
OBJECTIVE: The present subanalysis of the EARTH study investigates the effects of one year testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) on sleep disturbance among hypogonadal men without obstructive sleep apnea. METHODS: Sleep disturbance was defined as three or more points in question 4 of the aging males symptoms (AMS) questionnaire. All participants completed the AMS scale, International Prostatic Symptoms Score (IPSS), Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM) and Short Form 36 (SF-36) health survey at baseline and after 12 months...
September 18, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894836/the-effect-of-tinnitus-retraining-therapy-on-chronic-tinnitus-a-controlled-trial
#16
Carol A Bauer, Jennifer L Berry, Thomas J Brozoski
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to compare treatment outcomes for chronic bothersome tinnitus after Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) versus standard of care treatment (SC) and to determine the longevity of the effect over an 18-month period. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial comparing TRT to SC for chronic tinnitus. METHODS: Adults with subjective, stable, bothersome chronic tinnitus associated with hearing loss amenable to aural rehabilitation with hearing aids were recruited...
August 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843678/supplementation-of-vitamin-e-selenium-and-increased-energy-allowance-mitigates-the-transition-stress-and-improves-postpartum-reproductive-performance-in-the-crossbred-cow
#17
Amit Khatti, Sanjeev Mehrotra, Pankaj Kumar Patel, Gyanendra Singh, Vijai Prakash Maurya, Ajit Singh Mahla, Ravjibhai Karshanbhai Chaudhari, Gautam Kumar Das, Mithilesh Singh, Mihir Sarkar, Harendra Kumar, Narayanan Krishnaswamy
Dairy cow undergoes tremendous physiological challenges during the transition period leading to negative energy balance (NEBAL), impaired immunity and oxidative stress that ultimately compromises the postpartum fertility. Accordingly, we investigated the effects of antioxidant supplementation and increased energy allowance on transition stress and fertility of crossbred cow. Advanced pregnant crossbred cows (n = 26) of 2-4 parity and lactation potential of >10 L/day were divided into two equal groups (n = 13 cows/group)...
August 16, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835666/thoracic-radiotherapy-trt-improved-survival-in-both-oligo-and-polymetastatic-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer
#18
Li-Ming Xu, Chingyun Cheng, Minglei Kang, Jing Luo, Lin-Lin Gong, Qing-Song Pang, Jun Wang, Zhi-Yong Yuan, Lu-Jun Zhao, Ping Wang
There has been no previous study on the efficacy of the thoracic radiotherapy (TRT) in oligometastatic or polymetastatic extensive stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) to the overall survival (OS). In a group of 270 ES-SCLC cases retrospective study, 78 patients (28.9%) had oligometastases and 192 (71.1%) had polymetastases, among which 51 oligometastatic patients (65.4%) and 93 polymetastatic patients (51.6%) received TRT. Propensity score matching (PSM) was utilized. The 2-year OS, progression free survival (PFS) and local control (LC) in oligometastatic and polymetastatic patients were 22...
August 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781213/quality-of-life-and-sexual-function-benefits-of-long-term-testosterone-treatment-longitudinal-results-from-the-registry-of-hypogonadism-in-men-rhyme
#19
Raymond C Rosen, Frederick Wu, Hermann M Behre, Hartmut Porst, Eric J H Meuleman, Mario Maggi, Javier Romero-Otero, Juan I Martinez-Salamanca, Thomas Hugh Jones, Frans M J Debruyne, Karl-Heinz Kurth, Geoff I Hackett, Richard Quinton, Peter Stroberg, Yacov Reisman, Edoardo S Pescatori, Antonio Morales, Lluis Bassas, Natalio Cruz, Glenn R Cunningham, Olivia A Wheaton
BACKGROUND: The benefits and risks of long-term testosterone administration have been a topic of much scientific and regulatory interest in recent years. AIM: To assess long-term quality of life (QOL) and sexual function benefits of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) prospectively in a diverse, multinational cohort of men with hypogonadism. METHODS: A multinational patient registry was used to assess long-term changes associated with TRT in middle-age and older men with hypogonadism...
September 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771964/testosterone-replacement-therapy-improved-sexual-desire-and-erectile-function-in-men-with-type-2-diabetes-following-a-30-week-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
#20
G Hackett, N Cole, A Saghir, P Jones, R C Strange, S Ramachandran
Although testosterone replacement treatment (TRT) can improve sexual function in many hypogonadal (HG) men with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), some show either no improvement or only in a limited number of domains. Indeed, it is often difficult for the clinician to offer an indication of the likely efficacy of TRT as little data exist on the proportion of TRT-treated men who will demonstrate improvement in domains such as sexual desire (SxD) and erectile function (EF). We describe in men with T2DM: firstly, the likelihood of improved sexual desire (SxD) and erectile function (EF) following TRT at various time points, and secondly, if probability of SxD change predicted likelihood of subsequent EF change...
September 2017: Andrology
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