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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938519/gilaburu-viburnum-opulus-l-fruit-extract-alleviates-testis-and-sperm-damages-induced-by-taxane-based-chemotherapeutics
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Serpil Sarıözkan, Gaffari Türk, Ayşe Eken, Latife Çakır Bayram, Ayşe Baldemir, Gülden Doğan
In this study, it was aimed to investigate the possible protective effects of gilaburu (Viburnum opulus L., Glb) fruit extract on testis and sperm damages induced by docetaxel (DTX) and paclitaxel (PTX) chemotherapeutics in rats. Sixty adult male Wistar albino rats were divided into 6 equal groups, 10 animals each. The groups were created as control (weekly i.p. saline injection), Glb (weekly i.p. saline injection and daily oral 100mg/kg Glb), DTX (weekly i.p. injection of 5mg/kg DTX), PTX (weekly i.p. injection of 4mg/kg PTX), DTX+Glb (weekly i...
September 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930257/physicochemical-properties-antioxidant-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-crude-extracts-and-fractions-from-phyllanthus-amarus
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Van Tang Nguyen, Jennette A Sakoff, Christopher J Scarlett
Background:Phyllanthus amarus (P. amarus) has been used as a medicinal plant for the prevention and treatment of chronic ailments such as diabetes, hepatitis, and cancer. Methods: The physicochemical properties, antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of crude extracts and fractions from P. amarus were determined using spectrophotometric method. Results: The P. amarus methanol (PAM) extract had lower levels of residual moisture (7.40%) and water activity (0.24) and higher contents of saponins, phenolics, flavonoids, and proanthocyanidins (1657...
June 18, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926645/alterations-in-regional-homogeneity-of-resting-state-cerebral-activity-in-patients-with-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome
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Yusong Lin, Yan Bai, Peng Liu, Xuejuan Yang, Wei Qin, Jianqin Gu, Degang Ding, Jie Tian, Meiyun Wang
The purpose of this study was to explore the neural mechanism in Chronic prostatitis/Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging. The functional magnetic resonance imaging was performed on 31 male CP/CPPS-patients and 31 age and education matched male healthy controls on a 3-T magnetic resonance imaging unit. A two-sample t-test was adopted to reveal the regional homogeneity between the patients and healthy controls. The mean regional homogeneity values in the alerted brain regions of patients were correlated with the clinical measurements by using Pearson's correlation analyses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904437/cryptococcal-infection-in-transplant-kidney-manifesting-as-chronic-allograft-dysfunction
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C Agrawal, V Sood, A Kumar, V Raghavan
Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are a significant cause of morbidity in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. Common causes among them are Aspergillus, Candida, and Cryptococcus. Antifungal prophylaxis has led to decrease in overall incidence of IFI; however, there is very little decline in the incidence of Cryptococcal infections of SOT recipients because effective prophylaxis is not available against this infectious agent. Spectrum of manifestation of Cryptococcal infection varies in immunocompetent and immunocompromised host with subclinical and self-limiting with lungs being the primary site in immunocompetent and central nervous system as the most common site in an immunocompromised host...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903581/geriatric-assessment-can-predict-outcomes-of-endoscopic-surgery-for-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-elderly-patients
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Thomas Pichon, Cyrille Launay, Thibaut Culty, Denis Chautard, Nadine Collet, Nicolas Hoareau, Elena Brassart, Pierre Bigot, Olivier Beauchet, Abdel-Rahmene Azzouzi, Arnaud Cerruti, Souhil Lebdai
Ojectives: Surgical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in elderly patients is associated with higher morbidity and mortality. This arises the question of benefice and risk balance. We conducted a prospective observational study to evaluate the results of endoscopic surgery for BPH in elderly patients, according to geriatric assessment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included prospectively 60 patients over 75 years, with an indwelling catheter for acute or chronic retention, who were candidates to endoscopic surgery for BPH...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903409/acetyl-lupeolic-acid-inhibits-akt-signaling-and-induces-apoptosis-in-chemoresistant-prostate-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Claudia Schmidt, Cornelia Loos, Lu Jin, Michael Schmiech, Christoph Q Schmidt, Menna El Gaafary, Tatiana Syrovets, Thomas Simmet
The triterpenoid acetyl-lupeolic acid (ac-LA) isolated from the oleogum resin of Boswellia carterii reduced the viability of a panel of cancer cell lines more efficiently than lupeol. There was no detectable intracellular conversion of ac-LA to lupeol and vice versa. In contrast to docetaxel, ac-LA did not induce selection of treatment-resistant cancer cells. By various parameters including DNA fragmentation, ac-LA was shown to induce apoptosis in androgen-independent PC-3 cells, whereas in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells, ac-LA led to cell accumulation in the G2/M phase of the cell cycle, but not to apoptosis...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895000/endoscopic-diode-laser-therapy-for-chronic-radiation-proctitis
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Lino Polese, Lucia Marini, Roberto Rizzato, Edgardo Picardi, Stefano Merigliano
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of endoscopic diode laser therapy in patients presenting rectal bleeding due to chronic radiation proctitis (CRP). A retrospective analysis of CRP patients who underwent diode laser therapy in a single institution between 2010 and 2016 was carried out. The patients were treated by non-contact fibers without sedation in an outpatient setting. Fourteen patients (median age 77, range 73-87 years) diagnosed with CRP who had undergone high-dose radiotherapy for prostatic cancer and who presented with rectal bleeding were included...
September 11, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889841/hwanglyunhaedok-pharmacopuncture-versus-saline-pharmacopuncture-on-chronic-nonbacterial-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome
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Kee Moon Seong, Geurin Jang, Dong Woong Kim, Sungchul Kim, Bong Keun Song
PURPOSE: Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis (CP)/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is known not to have a successful therapy as yet. More recently, acupuncture, some herbal compounds, and trigger point injection have been reported to be beneficial. Pharmacopuncture is an herbal acupuncture having these benefits. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of HP (Hwanglyunhaedok Pharmacopuncture) versus normal saline injection (Saline Pharmacopuncture, SP) on CP/CPPS. METHODS: A retrospective follow up study of 63 patients who were diagnosed with CP/CPPS was performed...
August 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886262/effectiveness-of-antibiotic-treatment-in-infertile-patients-with-sterile-leukocytospermia-induced-by-tobacco-use
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Bogdan Pajovic, Ljiljana Pajovic, Marko Vukovic
Our study investigated whether antibiotic therapy in infertile tobacco users with sterile leukocytospermia and a history of former sexual transmitted disease (STD) has an advantage over cessation of smoking alone. For this study, 80 male infertile smokers were divided into two subgroups. The first group numbered 40 patients treated with a two week course of doxycycline, 100 mg, twice daily, while the second group simply ceased smoking. A control group of 20 patients with chronic abacterial prostatitis (CPPS III a) were treated with the same antibiotic for two weeks...
September 8, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881614/autophagy-deactivation-is-associated-with-severe-prostatic-inflammation-in-patients-with-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-and-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Cosimo De Nunzio, Simona Giglio, Antonella Stoppacciaro, Mauro Gacci, Roberto Cirombella, Emidio Luciani, Andrea Tubaro, Andrea Vecchione
Autophagy is a conserved evolutionary process that allows cells to maintain macromolecular synthesis and energy homeostasis during starvation and stressful conditions. We prospectively evaluated the relationship between autophagy and prostatic inflammation in a series of transurethral prostatic resection samples. Inflammatory infiltrates were defined according to the standardized classification of chronic prostatitis of the National Institute of Health. The inflammatory score (IS score) was calculated. High IS score was defined as ≥7...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878603/abdominal-mass-after-robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-prostatectomy-spigelian-type-trocar-hernia
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Seyed Behzad Jazayeri, Johnson F Tsui, David B Samadi
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Men are diagnosed at early stages of prostate cancer with the use of prostate specific antigen. Surgical removal of the prostate is the standard treatment in localized prostate cancer. Complications after surgical procedures are inevitable. Although robotic prostatectomy has resulted in decreased complications compared to open surgery, complications occur. After an uneventful robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy in a 71-year-old gentleman, with history of chronic cough and continued low dose glucocorticoid use, the patient returned to hospital with complain of a tender abdominal mass in right lower quadrant...
August 2017: Current Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878599/clinical-importance-of-histopathological-inflammation-in-patients-with-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-due-to-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-a-prospective-study-of-222-patients
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Thibault Meert, Evert Baten, Koenraad van Renterghem
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the severity of histopathological prostatic inflammation with lower urinary tract symptoms and prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels. METHODS: We prospectively included 222 consecutive patients eligible for transurethral resection of the prostate in a non-academic referral center by a single surgeon. Patients with proven urinary tract infection or prostate cancer were excluded. Preoperative assessment included PSA levels, International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), mean peak flow, mean resected prostate weight and post-residual volume...
August 2017: Current Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874141/stress-alters-the-expression-of-cancer-related-genes-in-the-prostate
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Ivan E Flores, Jorge A Sierra-Fonseca, Olinamyr Davalos, Luis A Saenz, Maria M Castellanos, Jaidee K Zavala, Kristin L Gosselink
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is a major contributor to mortality worldwide, and significant efforts are being undertaken to decipher specific cellular and molecular pathways underlying the disease. Chronic stress is known to suppress reproductive function and promote tumor progression in several cancer models, but our understanding of the mechanisms through which stress contributes to cancer development and progression is incomplete. We therefore examined the relationship between stress, modulation of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) system, and changes in the expression of cancer-related genes in the rat prostate...
September 5, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873433/overview-of-preventive-practices-provided-by-primary-care-physicians-a-cross-sectional-study-in-switzerland-and-france
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Paul Sebo, Hubert Maisonneuve, Bernard Cerutti, Jean-Pascal Fournier, Nicolas Senn, Cédric Rat, Dagmar M Haller
BACKGROUND: A range of preventive practices are recommended to reduce the burden of chronic diseases. The aim of our study was to describe the preventive practices of French-speaking primary care physicians. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2015 in a randomly selected sample of 1100 primary care physicians (700 in Switzerland, 400 in France). The physicians were asked how often they performed the following recommended preventive practices: blood pressure, weight and height measurements, screening for dyslipidemia, screening for alcohol use and brief intervention, screening for smoking (and brief advice for smokers), colon and prostate cancer screening, and influenza immunization...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867799/could-pomegranate-juice-help-in-the-control-of-inflammatory-diseases
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Francesca Danesi, Lynnette R Ferguson
Fruits rich in polyphenols, such as pomegranates, have been shown to have health benefits relating to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Using data obtained from PubMed and Scopus, this article provides a brief overview of the therapeutic effects of pomegranate on chronic inflammatory diseases (CID) such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), metabolic and cardiovascular disorders, and other inflammatory-associated conditions, with an emphasis on fruit-derived juices...
August 30, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853678/hpv-related-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-a-neovagina-after-male-to-female-gender-confirmation-surgery
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Jesús Bollo, Andrea Balla, Carlos Rodriguez Luppi, Carmen Martinez, Silvia Quaresima, Eduard M Targarona
Vaginoplasty by penile and scrotal skin inversion is a well-established technique for male-to-female gender confirmation surgery. In this setting, chronic inflammation and lacerations associated with history of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection may induce a high risk of malignant degeneration in the long term. A 78-year-old transgender woman was admitted with genital discomfort and neovaginal discharge. The patient's history revealed male-to-female gender confirmation surgery with construction of a neovagina by penile and scrotal skin inversion at 33 years of age...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845321/evaluation-of-anterior-segment-changes-of-patients-taking-alpha1-blockers-by-ultrasound-biomicroscopy-in-the-drug-free-period
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Yeliz Acar, Kadir Eltutar, Sibel Zırtıloğlu
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate and compare anterior segment changes in patients taking alpha-1 (α1) blockers (tamsulosin, terazosin, doxazosin, alfuzosin) for benign prostatic hypertrophy, during drug intake and drug-free period, using ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, UBM was done before and after pupil dilatation in 31 phakic eyes of 19 male patients taking α1-blockers. Undilated and dilated UBM was repeated before cataract extraction, after stopping the drug for 10 days...
August 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844821/low-dose-rate-prostate-brachytherapy-4-8%C3%A2-week-postimplant-prostate-specific-antigen-a-novel-predictor-of-biochemical-failure-free-survival
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Cameron M Callaghan, Lin Wang, Abhishek Alluri, Andrew Lauve, Cynthia Boyer, William Russell
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between patient, disease, and treatment variables and biochemical failure-free survival (bFFS) following low-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy (LDR-BT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Data from 624 consecutive patients who received LDR-BT for localized prostate cancer between 2002 and 2012 at a single institution were collected for various patient, disease, and treatment characteristics including a 4-8 week postimplant PSA (4-8wkPSA)...
August 24, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844710/induction-of-plac8-promotes-pro-survival-function-of-autophagy-in-cadmium-induced-prostate-carcinogenesis
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Venkatesh Kolluru, Deeksha Pal, A M Sashi Papu John, Murali K Ankem, Jonathan H Freedman, Chendil Damodaran
Chronic exposure to cadmium is known to be a risk factor for human prostate cancer. Despite over-whelming evidence of cadmium causing carcinogenicity in humans, the specific underlying molecular mechanisms that govern metal-induced cellular transformation remain unclear. Acute exposure (up to 72 h) to cadmium induces apoptosis in normal prostate epithelial cells (RWPE-1), while chronic exposure (>1 year) transforms these cells to a malignant phenotype (cadmium-transformed prostate epithelial cells; CTPE)...
August 24, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844677/procyanidin-b2-ameliorates-carrageenan-induced-chronic-nonbacterial-prostatitis-in-rats-via-anti-inflammatory-and-activation-of-the-nrf2-pathway
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Wei Wang, Renzong Chen, Jiye Wang
Prostatitis is one of the most prevalent problems in andriatry and urinary surgery. In the present study, we evaluated the effect of procyanidin B2 (PB) on carrageenan-induced chronic nonbacterial prostatitis in rats. Results showed that PB significantly decreased the prostatic index and enhanced the body weight inhibited by carrageenan. Biochemical results revealed that PB significantly lowered the prostatic specific antigen (PSA) and alleviated oxidative stress in serum. The levels of TNF-α, IL-6, and IL-10 in prostatic homogenate were also significantly decreased after PB treatment...
August 24, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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