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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731489/sexual-health-adherence-to-mediterranean-diet-body-weight-physical-activity-and-mental-state-factors-correlated-to-each-other
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Pier A Della Camera, Simone Morselli, Gianmartin Cito, Giovanni Tasso, Andrea Cocci, Nicola Laruccia, Fabrizio Travaglini, Dario Del Fabbro, Antonio R Mottola, Mauro Gacci, Sergio Serni, Marco Carini, Alessandro Natali
INTRODUCTION: Mediterranean diet has shown a protective role against cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer onset, microvascular damage and dementia in many trials. Our purpose is the assessment of a correlation between physical activity, Mediterranean diet, body mass index (BMI), depression and erection disorder (ED). METHODS: After having signed disclaimer to the study participation, we administered the IIEF 15 questionnaire (International Index of Erectil Function), the Hamilton questionnaire for major depression, the Med-Diet Questionnaire, the Ipaq Questionnaire (International Index of Physical Activity) to 245 patients and calculated the BMI...
July 14, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727950/sociodemographic-characteristics-and-health-outcomes-among-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-u-s-adults-using-healthy-people-2020-leading-health-indicators
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Mitchell R Lunn, Wanjun Cui, Matthew M Zack, William W Thompson, Michael B Blank, Baligh R Yehia
PURPOSE: This study aimed to characterize the sociodemographic characteristics of sexual minority (i.e., gay, lesbian, bisexual) adults and compare sexual minority and heterosexual populations on nine Healthy People 2020 leading health indicators (LHIs). METHODS: Using a nationally representative, cross-sectional survey (National Health Interview Survey 2013-2015) of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population (228,893,944 adults), nine Healthy People 2020 LHIs addressing health behaviors and access to care, stratified using a composite variable of sex (female, male) and sexual orientation (gay or lesbian, bisexual, heterosexual), were analyzed individually and in aggregate...
July 20, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724543/cervical-cancer-screening-in-rural-bhutan-with-the-carehpv-test-on-self-collected-samples-an-ongoing-cross-sectional-population-based-study-reach-bhutan
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Iacopo Baussano, Sangay Tshering, Tashi Choden, Fulvio Lazzarato, Vanessa Tenet, Martyn Plummer, Silvia Franceschi, Gary M Clifford, Ugyen Tshomo
OBJECTIVES: The Bhutanese Screening Programme recommends a Pap smear every 3 years for women aged 25-65 years, and coverage ranges from 20% to 60%, being especially challenging in rural settings. The 'REACH-Bhutan' study was conducted to assess the feasibility and outcomes of a novel approach to cervical cancer screening in rural Bhutan. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, population-based study of cervical cancer screening based on the careHPV test on self-collected samples...
July 19, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723467/human-papillomavirus-infection-and-vaccination-in-males
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REVIEW
Eugenio Ventimiglia, Simon Horenblas, Asif Muneer, Andrea Salonia
CONTEXT: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the commonest sexually transmitted pathogen in humans and is linked to the aetiopathogenesis for both benign and malignant disease in men. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and summarise the evidence for HPV infection and vaccination in men. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A search of Medline, PubMed, and Scopus was performed to identify articles published in English within the last 10 yr addressing HPV epidemiology, the natural history of HPV infection and its long-term consequences, and vaccination in men...
October 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721886/effect-of-eischens-yoga-during-radiation-therapy-on-prostate-cancer-patient-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-a-randomized-phase-ii-trial
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Avital Mazar Ben-Josef, Jerry Chen, Paul Wileyto, Abigail Doucette, Justin Bekelman, John Christodouleas, Curtiland Deville, Neha Vapiwala
PURPOSE: A randomized phase II study was performed to measure the potential therapeutic effects of yoga on fatigue, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and overall quality of life (QOL) in prostate cancer (PCa) patients undergoing external beam radiation therapy (RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: The participants were randomized to yoga and no-yoga cohorts (1:1). Twice-weekly yoga interventions were offered throughout the 6- to 9-week courses of RT. Comparisons of standardized assessments were performed between the 2 cohorts for the primary endpoint of fatigue and the secondary endpoints of erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and QOL before, during, and after RT...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720359/functional-outcomes-following-radical-cystectomy-in-women-with-bladder-cancer-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Angela B Smith, Karen Crowell, Michael E Woods, Eric M Wallen, Raj S Pruthi, Matthew E Nielsen, Cheryl T Lee
CONTEXT: Gender-specific functional and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes following radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer (BCa) remain unclear, with many studies excluding women from the study population. OBJECTIVE: To better characterize female-specific functional outcomes following RC and urinary diversion for BCa. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We performed a critical review of PubMed/Medline and Embase in August 2015 according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis statement...
February 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700844/follow-up-of-prostatectomy-versus-observation-for-early-prostate-cancer
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Timothy J Wilt, Karen M Jones, Michael J Barry, Gerald L Andriole, Daniel Culkin, Thomas Wheeler, William J Aronson, Michael K Brawer
BACKGROUND: We previously found no significant differences in mortality between men who underwent surgery for localized prostate cancer and those who were treated with observation only. Uncertainty persists regarding nonfatal health outcomes and long-term mortality. METHODS: From November 1994 through January 2002, we randomly assigned 731 men with localized prostate cancer to radical prostatectomy or observation. We extended follow-up through August 2014 for our primary outcome, all-cause mortality, and the main secondary outcome, prostate-cancer mortality...
July 13, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700299/chronic-health-conditions-and-key-health-indicators-among-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-older-us-adults-2013-2014
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Karen I Fredriksen-Goldsen, Hyun-Jun Kim, Chengshi Shui, Amanda E B Bryan
OBJECTIVES: To examine disparities in chronic conditions and health indicators among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults aged 50 years or older in the United States. METHODS: We used data from the 2013 and 2014 National Health Interview Survey to compare disparities in chronic conditions, health outcomes and behaviors, health care access, and preventive health care by sexual orientation and gender. RESULTS: LGB older adults were significantly more likely than heterosexual older adults to have a weakened immune system and low back or neck pain...
August 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694268/the-effect-of-changes-in-cervical-cancer-screening-guidelines-on-chlamydia-testing
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Michelle S Naimer, Jeffrey C Kwong, Deepit Bhatia, Rahim Moineddin, Michael Whelan, Michael A Campitelli, Liane Macdonald, Aisha Lofters, Ashleigh Tuite, Tali Bogler, Joanne A Permaul, Warren J McIsaac
PURPOSE: Many chlamydia infections are identified through screening, which is frequently offered to females concomitantly with cervical cancer screening. Recent cervical cancer screening guidelines recommend screening less frequently and starting later. We sought to evaluate the impact of the May 2012 Ontario, Canada, cervical cancer screening guideline change on Papanicolaou (Pap) and chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia) testing and incidence. METHODS: We extracted population-based physician billing claims data to identify Pap and chlamydia tests and public health surveillance data to identify chlamydia cases...
July 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691337/integrating-cervical-cancer-screening-and-preventive-treatment-with-family-planning-and-hiv-related-services
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Heather L White, Alejandra Meglioli, Raveena Chowdhury, Olivia Nuccio
Cervical cancer is a leading cause of mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa-in large part because of inadequate coverage of screening and preventive treatment services. A number of programs have begun integrating cervical cancer prevention services into existing family planning or HIV/AIDS service delivery platforms, to rapidly expand "screen and treat" programs and mitigate cervical cancer burden. Drawing upon a review of literature and our experiences, we consider benefits and challenges associated with such programs in Sub-Saharan Africa...
July 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680280/interventions-to-address-sexual-problems-in-people-with-cancer
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L Barbera, C Zwaal, D Elterman, K McPherson, W Wolfman, A Katz, A Matthew
BACKGROUND: Sexual dysfunction in people with cancer is a significant problem. The present clinical practice guideline makes recommendations to improve sexual function in people with cancer. METHODS: This guideline was undertaken by the Interventions to Address Sexual Problems in People with Cancer Expert Panel, a group organized by the Program in Evidence-Based Care (pebc). Consistent with the pebc standardized approach, a systematic search was conducted for existing guidelines, and the literature in medline and embase for the years 2003-2015 was systematically searched for both systematic reviews and primary literature...
June 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673377/low-incidence-of-perineal-hernia-repair-after-abdominoperineal-resection-for-rectal-cancer
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Katarina Levic, Kasper von Rosen, Orhan Bulut, Thue Bisgaard
INTRODUCTION: Perineal hernia may be a long-term complication to conventional abdominoperineal resection or proctocolectomy. We analysed the incidence of post-operative perineal hernia repair and described patient-reported outcome measures (PROMS) after perineal hernia repair. METHODS: This was a nationwide retrospective analysis of consecutive Danish patients undergoing conventional abdominoperineal resection or proctocolectomy for rectal cancer from 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2014 combined with patients undergoing a subsequent repair for a perineal hernia during the follow-up period from 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2016...
July 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671391/health-maintenance-in-postmenopausal-women
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I Cori Baill, Analia Castiglioni
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability in postmenopausal women older than 50 years. Clinicians should use the pooled cohort risk assessment equations or another risk calculator every three to five years to estimate a woman's 10-year risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction and stroke. Major guidelines concur that women at average risk of breast cancer benefit from screening mammography at least every other year from 50 to 74 years of age. Several effective options for colorectal cancer screening are recommended for women 50 to 75 years of age...
May 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670890/a-cross-sectional-study-on-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-related-to-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-for-cervical-cancer-prevention-between-medical-and-non-medical-students-in-hong-kong
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Pui Woo Angela Yam, Pak Lun Lam, Tsz Kin Chan, Kei Wai Chau, Mei Lam Hsu, Yat Man Lim, Chun Hin Lo, Lincoln Siu, Hiu Fung Tang, Ann Marie Jing Man Tong, Wai Lok Yeung
Background: One of the most important aetiologies of cervical cancer is Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection. While vaccination is an effective way in preventing high risk HPV infection, HPV vaccine uptake rate in Hong Kong has been low. Considering the proven effectiveness of HPV vaccination and the low vaccination uptake rate in Hong Kong, this study was conducted to compare the knowledge, attitude and practice towards HPV vaccination for cervical cancer prevention between medical and non-medical students in the University of Hong Kong...
June 25, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666465/the-association-between-physical-activity-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-breast-cancer-survivors
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Woo-Kyoung Shin, Sihan Song, So-Youn Jung, Eunsook Lee, Zisun Kim, Hyeong-Gon Moon, Dong-Young Noh, Jung Eun Lee
BACKGROUND: The quality of life for breast cancer survivors has become increasingly important because of their high survival rate and prolonged life expectancy. The purpose of this study was to examine the association of physical activity following diagnosis and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in breast cancer survivors. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of breast cancer survivors. A total of 231 women aged 21-78 years who had been diagnosed with stages I to III breast cancer and had breast cancer surgery at least 6 months prior were recruited from three hospitals between September 2012 and April 2015 and were included in this study...
June 30, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663791/human-papillomavirus-vaccination-the-population-impact
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REVIEW
Lai-Yang Lee, Suzanne M Garland
We currently have the knowledge and experience to prevent much of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related disease burden globally. In many countries where prophylactic HPV vaccination programs have been adopted as highly effective public health programs with good vaccine coverage, we are already seeing, in real-world settings, reduction of vaccine-related HPV-type infections, genital warts and cervical pre-cancers with potential reductions in vulvar, vaginal and anal pre-cancers. Moreover, we are seeing a change in cervical screening paradigms, as HPV-based screening programs now have strong evidence to support their use as more sensitive ways to detect underlying cervical abnormalities, as compared with conventional cervical cytology...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658700/prevalence-of-human-papillomavirus-infection-and-cervical-cancer-screening-among-riverside-women-of-the-brazilian-amazon
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Daniel Valim Duarte, Rodrigo Covre Vieira, Elza Baía de Brito, Maria da Conceição Nascimento Pinheiro, Jeniffer do Socorro Valente Monteiro, Mário Diego Rocha Valente, Edna Aoba Yassui Ishikawa, Hellen Thais Fuzii, Maísa Silva de Sousa
Purpose The aim of this study was to evaluate the overall and type-specific prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection among females living in riverside communities in the state of Pará, in the Eastern Brazilian Amazon. These communities are inhabited by low-income people, and are accessible only by small boats. Cervical cytology and risk factors for HPV infection were also assessed. Methods Cervical samples from 353 women of selected communities were collected both for Papanicolau (Pap) test and HPV detection...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657361/sleep-deprivation-and-chronic-health-conditions-among-sexual-minority-adults
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Hongying Dai, Jianqiang Hao
Objectives - To examine associations between sleep duration and health outcomes among distinct groups of sexual minority adults. Methods - Using data from the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, we compared sleep duration (very short: ≤5 hours, short: 6 hours, normal: 7-8 hours, and long: ≥9 hours per day) between cisgender straight adults and distinct groups of sexual minorities. We further examined associations between sleep duration and 10 chronic health conditions among sexual minorities...
June 28, 2017: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652291/talking-about-human-papillomavirus-and-cancer-development-of-consultation-guides-through-lay-and-professional-stakeholder-coproduction-using-qualitative-quantitative-and-secondary-data
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Maggie Hendry, Diana Pasterfield, Simon Gollins, Richard Adams, Mererid Evans, Alison Fiander, Michael Robling, Christine Campbell, Marie-Jet Bekkers, Julia Hiscock, Sadia Nafees, Janice Rose, Margaret Stanley, Olwen Williams, Matthew Makin, Clare Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: High-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs) cause all cervical cancer and the majority of vulvar, vaginal, anal, penile and oropharyngeal cancers. Although HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection, public awareness of this is poor. In addition, many clinicians lack adequate knowledge or confidence to discuss sexual transmission and related sensitive issues. Complex science needs to be communicated in a clear, digestible, honest and salient way. Therefore, the aim of this study was to coproduce with patients who have cancer appropriate resources to guide these highly sensitive and difficult consultations...
June 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652166/multilingual-self-management-resources-for-prostate-cancer-survivors-and-their-partners-results-of-a-long-term-academic-state-health-department-partnership-to-promote-survivorship-care
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Ted A Skolarus, Jennifer A Ragnoni, Carol Garlinghouse, Ann Schafenacker, Debbie Webster, Polly Hager, Daniela Wittmann, Laurel Northouse
INTRODUCTION: There is increasing need for innovative, sustainable ways to provide evidence-based self-management information and supportive care for prostate cancer survivors and their partners. For these reasons, we describe how an academic-public partnership facilitated the broad dissemination of evidence-based, multilingual survivorship educational materials via a state-managed prostate cancer website. METHODS: We outline the steps of an academic-public partnership leading to dissemination of online, survivorship materials as a resource for prostate cancer survivors and their partners...
June 23, 2017: Urology
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