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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682309/australasian-society-for-hiv-viral-hepatitis-and-sexual-health-medicine-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-clinical-guidelines-update-april-2018
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EDITORIAL
Edwina Wright, Andrew Grulich, Katy Roy, Mark Boyd, Vincent Cornelisse, Darren Russell, Darryl O'Donnell, Bill Whittaker, Levinia Crooks, Iryna Zablotska
Daily use of coformulated tenofovir and emtricitabine for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by populations at high risk of HIV infection is now recommended in guidelines from the United States, Europe and Australia and globally through the 2015 WHO guidelines. These 2017 Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine's (ASHM) PrEP Guidelines are an updated adaptation of the 2014 US Centers for Disease Control's PrEP guidelines and are designed to: •Support the prescription of PrEP using forms of coformulated tenofovir and emtricitabine that have been registered in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and other bioequivalent generic drugs that are available in Australia through self-importation, private prescription or Australian PrEP clinical trials•Assist clinicians in the evaluation of patients who are seeking PrEP•Assist clinicians in commencing and monitoring patients on PrEP including PrEP dosing schedules, management of side-effects and toxicity, use of PrEP in pregnancy and in chronic hepatitis B infection and how to cease PrEP Daily PrEP with co-formulated tenofovir and emtricitabine, used continuously or for shorter periods of time, is recommended in these guidelines as a key HIV-prevention option for men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender men and women, heterosexual men and women, and people who inject drugs (PWID) at substantial risk of HIV acquisition...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Virus Eradication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682150/positive-effect-of-acupuncture-and-cupping-in-infertility-treatment
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Jun-Xiang Wang, Yang Yang, Yue Song, Liang-Xiao Ma
Background: Infertility is clinically defined as the failure to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. Organic disorders and lifestyle factors are highly associated with infertility. Generally, acupuncture and its related methods can be applied for treating infertility, according to the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Successful cases of acupuncture-treated infertility without concomitant use of any medication are rare. This article presents a case of an infertile woman having a favorable response to acupuncture treatment...
April 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679999/emerging-newly-approved-treatments-for-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-secondary-to-benign-prostatic-hypertrophy
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Hannah Pham, Pranav Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Oral therapy with alpha-blockers or 5-alpha reductase inhibitors remains the most common treatment in men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). For patients who progress or fail medical therapy, the standard of care surgical treatment continues to be transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), which has long-studied and durable outcomes. Emerging, minimally invasive options for LUTS secondary to the BPH, however, have been developed over the last decade with promising results and minimal side effects typically associated with TURP, such as retrograde ejaculation and erectile dysfunction...
April 2018: Canadian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675596/post-finasteride-syndrome-and-post-ssri-sexual-dysfunction-two-sides-of-the-same-coin
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REVIEW
Silvia Giatti, Silvia Diviccaro, Giancarlo Panzica, Roberto Cosimo Melcangi
Sexual dysfunction is a clinical condition due to different causes including the iatrogenic origin. For instance, it is well known that sexual dysfunction may occur in patients treated with antidepressants like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). A similar side effect has been also reported during treatment with finasteride, an inhibitor of the enzyme 5alpha-reductase, for androgenetic alopecia. Interestingly, sexual dysfunction persists in both cases after drug discontinuation. These conditions have been named post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD) and post-finasteride syndrome (PFS)...
April 19, 2018: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664801/the-rectal-cancer-female-sexuality-score-development-and-validation-of-a-scoring-system-for-female-sexual-function-after-rectal-cancer-surgery
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Anne Thyø, Katrine J Emmertsen, Søren Laurberg
BACKGROUND: Sexual dysfunction and impaired quality of life is a potential side effect to rectal cancer treatment. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop and validate a simple scoring system intended to evaluate sexual function in women treated for rectal cancer. DESIGN: This is a population-based cross-sectional study. SETTINGS: Female patients diagnosed with rectal cancer between 2001 and 2014 were identified by using the Danish Colorectal Cancer Group's database...
April 16, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662964/comparison-of-the-effects-of-ginger-extract-with-clomiphene-citrate-on-sex-hormones-in-rats-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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Shekoufeh Atashpour, Hossein Kargar Jahromi, Zahra Kargar Jahromi, Mozhgan Maleknasab
Background: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women which affect fertility. Clomiphene citrate is used as first-line treatment for this disorder, which is associated with some complications and therapeutic resistance. Objective: In this research, we compare the effectiveness of ginger with clomiphene on sexual hormones such as Luteinizing hormone (LH), Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), estrogen and progesterone in order to treat PCOS effectively with fewer side effects...
September 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649921/prostate-cancer-information-available-in-health-care-provider-offices-an-analysis-of-content-readability-and-cultural-sensitivity
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Seul Ki Choi, Jessica S Seel, Brooks Yelton, Susan E Steck, Douglas P McCormick, Johnny Payne, Anthony Minter, Elizabeth K Deutchki, James R Hébert, Daniela B Friedman
Prostate cancer (PrCA) is the most common cancer affecting men in the United States, and African American men have the highest incidence among men in the United States. Little is known about the PrCA-related educational materials being provided to patients in health-care settings. Content, readability, and cultural sensitivity of materials available in providers' practices in South Carolina were examined. A total of 44 educational materials about PrCA and associated sexual dysfunction was collected from 16 general and specialty practices...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619017/an-overview-of-the-function-and-maintenance-of-sexual-reproduction-in-dikaryotic-fungi
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REVIEW
R M Wallen, Michael H Perlin
Sexual reproduction likely evolved as protection from environmental stresses, specifically, to repair DNA damage, often via homologous recombination. In higher eukaryotes, meiosis and the production of gametes with allelic combinations different from parental type provides the side effect of increased genetic variation. In fungi it appears that while the maintenance of meiosis is paramount for success, outcrossing is not a driving force. In the subkingdom Dikarya , fungal members are characterized by existence of a dikaryon for extended stages within the life cycle...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614733/factors-that-predict-parental-willingness-to-have-their-children-vaccinated-against-hpv-in-a-country-with-low-hpv-vaccination-coverage
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Maria Ganczak, Barbara Owsianka, Marcin Korzeń
Background: Adolescent HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccination is yet to be introduced as a mandatory program in Poland. Polish literature on factors associated with adolescent HPV vaccination is scant, despite the fact that uptake is one of the poorest in the European Union. Objectives: To assess HPV awareness and identify independent predictors for parental willingness to have their children vaccinated against HPV. Methods: All parents of first grade students from three selected high schools in Zgorzelec, Poland, who participated in parent-teacher meetings at the time the study was conducted, had their children unvaccinated regarding HPV, and who gave informed consent to participate were included...
March 31, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606553/new-and-emerging-technologies-in-treatment-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-from-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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REVIEW
Nikhil K Gupta, Steven N Gange, Kevin T McVary
INTRODUCTION: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) from bladder outlet obstruction from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) occur in a large percentage of urologic patients. Treatment of this condition with medical and surgical therapy provides symptom relief but has serious adverse effects and causes sexual dysfunction. New technologies to treat BPH-associated LUTS aim to effectively treat urinary symptoms and minimize side effects and sexual dysfunction. AIM: To review the efficacy of new and emerging therapies for treatment of LUTS from BPH...
March 29, 2018: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604548/non-ablative-er-yag-laser-therapy-effect-on-stress-urinary-incontinence-related-to-quality-of-life-and-sexual-function-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mija Blaganje, Darija Šćepanović, Lidija Žgur, Ivan Verdenik, Franja Pajk, Adolf Lukanović
OBJECTIVE: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a common complaint in women after childbirth. It affects their quality of life and sexual satisfaction and is one of the major reasons for gynaecological surgery. There is a need for effective non-invasive treatment alternatives. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of non-ablative Er:YAG laser therapy in the treatment of SUI and improvement of sexual gratification in parous women. STUDY DESIGN: 114 premenopausal parous women with SUI were randomized in two groups of 57 women; a laser intervention group and sham group...
March 22, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574572/drug-treatment-for-androgenetic-alopecia-first-italian-questionnaire-survey-on-what-dermatologists-think-about-finasteride
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Elisabetta Sorbellini, Daniela Pinto, Barbara Marzani, Fabio Rinaldi
INTRODUCTION: Treatment with finasteride 1 mg/day represents the therapy of choice for androgenetic alopecia (AGA). We investigated how Italian dermatologists approach use of finasteride for treatment of AGA and common side effects reported by patients. METHODS: A tablet-based survey was conducted from February 2017 to January 2018 in Italy to investigating use of 1 mg/day finasteride in the treatment of AGA. Approximately 1153 Italian dermatologists were surveyed about prescription frequency, therapy duration, treatment practices, and side effects eventually reported...
March 24, 2018: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562803/service-evaluation-project-are-local-recommendations-for-onward-referral-to-a-specialist-menopause-clinic-required-to-translate-guidelines-into-practice
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Anne Marie C Neill
Objective Referral audit - are local recommendations required to translate guideline to practice? Study design In total, 50 consecutive, anonymised referral letters reviewed during the initial consultation in a specialist menopause clinic; the reasons for referral along with the patient's age and the source of referral were analysed. Results Several common reasons for referral were identified. Sexual dysfunction, including loss of libido and dyspareunia, resulted in 11 (22%) referrals. Ten (20%) women were troubled by persistent symptoms or side effects from HRT; 9 (18%) women were referred before hormone replacement therapy was discussed or commenced; 7 (14%) women seeking advice for their menopausal symptoms had a family or personal history of cancer; 5(10%) were migraineurs; 2(4%) women had premature ovarian insufficiency; 2(4%) were denied hormone replacement therapy because of concern about venous thromboembolism risk; and 4 (8%) had miscellaneous medical disorders...
January 1, 2018: Post Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551179/exploring-the-lived-experience-of-gay-men-with-prostate-cancer-a-phenomenological-study
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Robert W McConkey, Catherine Holborn
PURPOSE: Gay men with prostate cancer are an 'invisible species' in the research literature despite concerns that the impact of treatment may be more profound and in some ways unique compared to heterosexual men. The aim of this research is to explore the lived experience of gay men with prostate cancer. METHOD: In-depth interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim from a purposive sample of eight gay men treated for prostate cancer in Ireland. A qualitative methodological approach employing Giorgi's descriptive phenomenological method was used to collect and analyse data...
April 2018: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550349/sex-metabolism-and-health
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REVIEW
Adriana Maggi, Sara Della Torre
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological and clinical studies have largely demonstrated major differences in the prevalence of metabolic disorders in males and females, but the biological cause of these dissimilarities remain to be elucidated. Mammals are characterized by a major change in reproductive strategies and it is conceivable that these changes subjected females to a significant evolutionary pressure that perfected the coupling between energy metabolism and reproduction. SCOPE OF REVIEW: This review will address the plausibility that female liver functions diverged significantly from males given the role of liver in the control of metabolism...
February 27, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541946/sex-differences-in-the-treatment-of-sexual-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Veronica Harsh, Anita H Clayton
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sex differences in the treatment of sexual dysfunction are partly due to neurobiological differences, as well as, the central and peripheral physiological effects of hormones and neurotransmitter actions on reproductive systems in men and women. Differences in epidemiology of complaints and diagnostic considerations, variance in medical comorbidities, and interference from related medications also contribute to the need for different strategies for treatments of sexual dysfunction according to gender...
March 14, 2018: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529952/surgically-induced-weight-loss-results-in-a-rapid-and-consistent-improvement-of-female-pelvic-floor-symptoms
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Avner Leshem, Asnat Groutz, Hadar Amir, David Gordon, Mordechai Shimonov
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect over time of bariatric surgery on female pelvic floor symptoms. METHODS: In total, 160 consecutive adult women were requested to complete four anonymous questionnaires [International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire (ICIQ), Bristol Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (BFLUTS), Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI-20) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire (PISQ-12)] before bariatric surgery and at 3-6 months and 12-24 months postoperatively...
March 13, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523718/potential-negative-effects-of-anti-histamines-on-male-reproductive-function
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Carolina Mondillo, María Luisa Varela, Adriana María Belén Abiuso, Ramiro Vázquez
Histamine (HA) is a pleiotropic biogenic amine synthesized exclusively by histidine decarboxylase (HDC) in most mammalian tissues. The literature on the role of HA within the male gonad has expanded over the last years, attracting attention to potential unexpected side-effects of anti-histamines on testicular function. In this regard, HA receptors (HRH1, HRH2 and HRH4) have been described in Leydig cells of different species, including human. Via these receptors, HA has been reported to trigger positive or negative interactions with the LH/hCG signaling pathway depending upon its concentration, thereby contributing to the local control of testicular androgen levels...
March 9, 2018: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512736/development-of-podophyllotoxin%C3%A2-loaded-nanostructured-lipid-carriers-for-the-treatment-of-condyloma-acuminatum
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Yan Gao, Kai Han, Qi Wang, Zhili Hu, Qingxiu Liu, Lishi Liu, Kang Zeng
Condyloma acuminatum (CA) is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Podophyllotoxin (POD), a cytotoxic compound, is able to effectively treat HPV; however, the severe irritation side effects of POD restrict its use as a treatment for CA. The aim of the present study was to construct novel POD‑loaded nanostructured nanolipid carriers (POD‑NLCs) and evaluate their physicochemical characteristics and cytotoxicity. POD‑NLCs (0.5%) were prepared using emulsion‑evaporation and low temperature‑solidification methods with optimized conditions and preparations...
March 7, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511827/impulse-control-disorders-in-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Ana Marques, Franck Durif, Pierre-Olivier Fernagut
Impulse control disorders (ICD) are frequent side effects of dopamine replacement therapy (DRT) used in Parkinson's disease (PD) with devastating consequences on the patients and caregivers. ICD are behavioural addictions including compulsive gambling, shopping, sexual behaviour, and binge eating that are mainly associated with dopamine D2/D3 agonists. Their management is a real clinical challenge due to the lack of therapeutic alternative. Clinical studies have identified demographic and clinical risk factors for ICD such as younger age at disease onset, male gender, prior history of depression or substance abuse, REM sleep behaviour disorders and higher rate of dyskinesia...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Neural Transmission
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