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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647490/sex-biased-eicosanoid-biology-impact-for-sex-differences-in-inflammation-and-consequences-for-pharmacotherapy
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REVIEW
Simona Pace, Lidia Sautebin, Oliver Werz
The incidence, severity and progression of autoimmune diseases (e.g. scleroderma, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis) and certain inflammatory diseases (e.g. asthma) are sex-biased where these pathologies dominate in women. However, other immune disorders such as sepsis, post-surgery infections and gout display higher incidence and severity in men. The molecular and cellular basis underlying this sex dimorphism remains incompletely elucidated but may provide important insights for sex-specific pharmacotherapy...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644096/comparisons-between-commercial-salivary-testosterone-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-kits
#2
Christoffer R Andersson, Jonas Bergquist, Elvar Theodorsson, Jakob O Ström
INTRODUCTION: Measuring testosterone concentrations is of interest both in clinical situations and for research, the latter expanding rapidly during recent years. An increased demand for convenient methods has prompted a number of companies to develop enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits to measure testosterone concentrations in saliva. However, the inter-comparability of kits from different manufacturers have yet to be determined. AIM OF STUDY: The aim of this study was to compare commercially available ELISA kits from four different manufacturers (Salimetrics, IBL, DRG and Demeditec)...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641524/the-bio-psycho-social-dimension-in-women-s-sexual-desire-argumentum-ad-novitatem
#3
Nur Syazwani Roslan, Nik Ruzyanei Nik Jaafar, Hatta Sidi, Najwa Baharuddin, Jaya Kumar, Srijit Das, Nik Hazlina Nik Hussein
Sexual desire includes complex motivation and drive. In the context of biological and cognitive-emotive state art of science, it is often a neglected field in medicine. With regard to the treatment, study on women's sexual function received less attention compared to the men's sexuality. In the past, this endeavor was relatively not well disseminated in the scientific community. Recently, there was a revolutionized surge of drug targets available to treat women with low sexual desire. It is timely to review the relevant biological approach, especially in the context of pharmacotherapy to understand this interesting clinical entity which was modulated by numerous interactive psychosocial inter-play and factors...
June 21, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640164/associations-between-postmenopausal-endogenous-sex-hormones-and-c-reactive-protein-a-clearer-picture-with-regional-adiposity-adjustment
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Shannon M Conroy, Heather K Neilson, Rachel O'Reilly, Christy G Woolcott, Frank Z Stanczyk, Kerry S Courneya, Christine M Friedenreich
OBJECTIVE: To better understand the pathogenesis of inflammatory-related diseases after menopause, we studied the adiposity-independent association between endogenous sex hormones and C-reactive protein (CRP), a biomarker of inflammation. METHODS: We conducted a secondary, cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from the Alberta Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Prevention Trial (2003-2007), including 319 healthy, postmenopausal women not using hormone therapy...
June 19, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635978/vaginal-testosterone-for-management-of-aromatase-inhibitor-related-sexual-dysfunction-an-integrative-review
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Emily A Lemke, Lydia T Madsen, Joyce E Dains
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: Women taking aromatase inhibitors (AIs) as part of the management of hormone receptor-positive breast cancer experience more symptoms of sexual dysfunction, including vaginal atrophy, as opposed to postmenopausal women and women treated with tamoxifen (Nolvadex®). Vaginal testosterone could be an alternative to estrogen, which is contraindicated in this population.
. LITERATURE SEARCH: A systematic review was completed by searching PubMed and Scopus databases...
May 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629624/the-protective-role-of-oestradiol-against-silent-myocardial-ischemia-and-hypertension-risk-in-south-african-men-the-sabpa-study
#6
Nicolaas T Malan, Roland von Känel, Hendrik S Steyn, Ruan Kruger, Leoné Malan
BACKGROUND: Oestradiol has a protective effect on coronary artery health in women but the effect it has on men, is controversial. A translational approach was followed to assess whether sex hormone levels are associated with silent myocardial ischemia (SMI) and hypertension risk over a 3year period. METHODS: Participants included 89 Black and 91 White men (aged 21-63years) participating in both phases of the Sympathetic activity and Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Africans prospective study...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628972/urinary-sexual-steroids-associated-with-bisphenol-a-bpa-exposure-in-the-early-infant-stage-preliminary-results-from-a-daishan-birth-cohort
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Heng Wang, Liangpo Liu, Jianyue Wang, Zhendong Tong, Jianbo Yan, Tongjie Zhang, Ying Qin, Tingting Jiang, Jianwen She, Heqing Shen
BACKGROUND: Many surveys have shown that older children are ubiquitously exposed to bisphenol A (BPA), and many laboratory studies have shown that BPA exposure has adverse effects related to estrogenic disruption, whereas the evidence in infants has not yet been observed. METHODS: Women in early pregnancy were recruited by the Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning Service Center, Daishan, China, from March 2012 to December 2014. After delivery, urine samples were collected from the diapers of 59 infants (0 to 6months of age)...
June 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626448/the-common-follicle-stimulating-hormone-receptor-fshr-promoter-polymorphism-fshr-29g%C3%A2-%C3%A2-a-affects-androgen-production-in-normal-human-small-antral-follicles
#8
Tanni Borgbo, Hana Klučková, Milan Macek, Jana Chrudimska, Stine Gry Kristensen, Lise Lotte Hansen, Claus Yding Andersen
Follicle-stimulating hormone receptors (FSHRs) are almost exclusively expressed on granulosa cells, and FSH action is probably most clearly reflected in intrafollicular hormone milieu of antral follicles. Little is known about the possible effects of the common single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) FSHR -29G > A (rs1394205) on hormonal conditions in humsan small antral follicles (hSAFs) obtained from women in the natural menstrual cycle. This study investigated the follicle fluid (FF) concentrations of anti-Müllerian hormone, estradiol, progesterone, androstenedione, and testosterone in hSAF in relation to the different genotypes of FSHR -29G > A...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624501/new-biomarkers-for-diagnosis-and-management-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#9
REVIEW
Sidika E Karakas
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder affecting young women. Even though the definition of PCOS has changed over the years, all diagnostic criteria include two or more of the following: oligomenorrhea/oligoovulation/anovulation, androgen excess and polycystic ovaries (PCO). Traditional method of assessing the ovarian morphology has been transvaginal pelvic ultrasound. Recent studies support that serum anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) levels correlate with the number of ovarian follicles and cysts...
June 15, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620546/ovarian-morphology-is-associated-with-insulin-resistance-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-study
#10
Sara Pittenger Reid, Chia-Ning Kao, Lauri Pasch, Kanade Shinkai, Marcelle I Cedars, Heather G Huddleston
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a very common disorder well known to be associated with insulin resistance and metabolic disease. Insulin resistance is likely involved in the promotion of the PCOS reproductive phenotype and may mediate some of the ovarian morphology seen in the disorder. The phenotype of each individual woman with PCOS can vary widely as can her metabolic risk. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of patients seen in a multidisciplinary PCOS clinic at the University of California at San Francisco between 2006 and 2014...
2017: Fertility Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620242/salivary-testosterone-measurement-in-women-with-and-without-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Ahmed Al-Qaissi, Eric S Kilpatrick, Soha R Dargham, Joanne Adaway, Brian Keevil, Stephen L Atkin
Clinical and/or biochemical hyperandrogenism is one of the diagnostic criteria for PCOS. An evaluation of the role of salivary testosterone (salT) and androstenedione (salA) for the diagnosis of PCOS was undertaken in a cross sectional study involving 65 women without PCOS and 110 women with PCOS fulfilling all 3 diagnostic Rotterdam criteria. Serum and salivary androgen measurements were determined by LC-MS/MS. salT and salA were significantly elevated in PCOS compared to controls (P < 001). No androgen marker was more predictive than another using ROC curves, but multiple logistic regression suggested salT was more predictive than free androgen index (FAI) (p < 0...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617068/nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-expression-in-the-endometrium-of-normal-and-overweight-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Onder Koc, Safak Ozdemirici, Mustafa Acet, Ummugulsum Soyturk, Suleyman Aydin
The aim of this study was to investigate whether the expression levels of endometrial NFκB p65 differ between normal weight and overweight PCOS women and to compare them with BMI-matched control subjects without PCOS. The study group comprised 20 normal weight (BMI: 18.5-24.9 kg/m(2)) and 15 overweight PCOS women (BMI: 25-29.9 kg/m(2)) with infertility. Healthy fertile women without PCOS were recruited as the control group. The patients in the normal weight PCOS group and control group were age and BMI-matched...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615185/hormone-replacement-treatment-choices-in-complete-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome-an-audit-of-an-adult-clinic
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Jennifer K Y Ko, Thomas F J King, Louise Williams, Sarah M Creighton, Gerard S Conway
OBJECTIVE: To review the treatment choices of women with Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (CAIS) at a single tertiary centre. DESIGN: Retrospective review Patients: Women with CAIS identified from our database. RESULTS: The study group comprised 141 women with CAIS. Eleven percent of women had gonads in situ, 3 of which were under workup for gonadectomy. The age of gonadectomy in the remainder was 17 (0.1-53) years old. The most common form of HRT was oral oestrogen or transdermal oestrogen in 80%...
June 14, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612285/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
A L L Rocha, L C Faria, T C M Guimarães, G V Moreira, A L Cândido, C A Couto, F M Reis
PURPOSE: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an insidious pathologic condition that can manifest from simple steatosis to steatohepatitis (NASH) with potential progression to cirrhosis. Like the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), NAFLD is associated with obesity, diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. PCOS women have an increased risk of NAFLD, but it is debatable which features of PCOS, either specific (androgen excess) or unspecific (metabolic derangements) affect the NAFLD risk...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609023/relations-of-sex-hormone-levels-to-leukocyte-telomere-length-in-black-hispanic-and-asian-pacific-islander-postmenopausal-women
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Yan Song, Michele Cho, Kathleen Brennan, Brian H Chen, Yiqing Song, JoAnn E Manson, Andrea L Hevener, Nai-Chieh Y You, Anthony W Butch, Simin Liu
BACKGROUND: Sex hormones may play important roles in sex-specific biological aging. We specifically examined the associations between circulating concentrations of sex hormones and leukocyte telomere length (TL). METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 1124 black, 444 Hispanic, and 289 Asian/Pacific Islander women in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Cohort. Concentrations of estradiol and testosterone were measured using electrochemiluminescence immunoassays...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593921/hyperandrogenism-in-adolescent-girls-relationship-with-the-somatotrophic-axis
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María Isabel Hernandez, Patricia López, Ximena Gaete, Claudio Villarroel, Gabriel Cavada, Alejandra Avila, German Iñiguez, Fernando Cassorla
BACKGROUND: During puberty there is a physiologic increase in adrenal and ovarian androgens. It has been suggested that the somatotrophic axis may be related to the development of hyperandrogenism and anovulation in non-obese adult women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). The objective of the study was to investigate whether ovarian androgen secretion in young postmenarchal girls is related to the function of their somatotropic axis. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of adolescent girls...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591042/acupuncture-for-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Junyoung Jo, Yoon Jae Lee, Hyangsook Lee
BACKGROUND: This systematic review aimed at summarizing and evaluating the evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) using acupuncture to treat polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), specifically focusing on ovulation rate, menstrual rate, and related hormones. METHODS: Fifteen databases were searched electronically through February 2016. Our review included RCTs of women with PCOS; these RCTs compared acupuncture with sham acupuncture, medication, or no treatment...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581534/bone-mineralization-and-densitometric-evaluation-of-vertebral-fractures-in-women-6-21-years-after-the-onset-of-anorexia-nervosa-symptoms
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Gabriela Jagielska, Jerzy Przedlacki, Zbigniew Bartoszewicz, Agnieszka Kondracka, Agnieszka Butwicka, Ewa Racicka, Olgierd Rowiński, Rafał Brzewski, Tomasz Wolańczyk, Celina Tomaszewicz-Libudzic, Urszula Szymańska
OBJECTIVES: We attempted to assess bone mineralization and the frequency of fractures occurrence in women with a history of treatment of anorexia nervosa (AN) in adolescence. METHODS: 47 women (age 20-36.8 years) were re-examined 6.33-21,2 years after the onset of AN symptoms. Bone mineral density (BMD) of total body, lumbar spine, femoral neck, total hip (DXA) and densitometric Vertebral Fracture Assessment (VFA) were performed on 46 of women and BAP, P1NP, CTX, estradiol, testosterone, cortisol, IGF-1, leptin, DHEA-S on 45 of women entered for the current study...
April 30, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579830/effect-of-reduced-dietary-fat-on-estradiol-adiponectin-and-igf-1-levels-in-postmenopausal-women-with-breast-cancer
#19
Blanca Murillo-Ortiz, Sandra Martínez-Garza, Vanessa Cárdenas Landeros, Gerardo Cano Velázquez, David Suárez García
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, epidemiological studies have strongly related obesity with an increased risk of developing postmenopausal breast cancer. The aromatization of fatty tissue increases the levels of estradiol and adiponectin, which is correlated with the body mass index (BMI). It is of interest to investigate the effect of reducing BMI on estradiol, adiponectin, and IGF-1, as reducing BMI could be a new strategy to limit the risk of recurrence during the adjuvant treatment of breast cancer...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576446/prenatal-and-childhood-exposure-to-phthalate-diesters-and-sex-steroid-hormones-in-2-5-8-and-11-year-old-children-a-pilot-study-of-the-taiwan-maternal-and-infant-cohort-study
#20
Hui-Ju Wen, Lillian Sie, Pen-Hua Su, Chia-Jui Chuang, Hsiao-Yen Chen, Chien-Wen Sun, Li-Hua Huang, Chao Agnes Hsiung, Shu-Li Julie Wang
BACKGROUND: Phthalate diesters are commonly used and have been well established as environmental endocrine disruptors. However, few studies have examined their effects on sex steroid hormones in children. We followed children over time to examine the association between pre- and post-natal phthalate exposure and sex steroid hormone levels at 2, 5, 8, and 11 years of age. METHODS: We recruited 430 pregnant women from central Taiwan from 2000 to 2001 and assessed their children at birth, 2, 5, 8, and 11 years of age...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
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