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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060446/successful-treatment-of-donor-derived-hepatitis-c-viral-infection-in-three-transplant-recipients-from-a-donor-at-increased-risk-for-bloodborne-pathogens
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Ashesh P Shah, Andrew Cameron, Pooja Singh, Adam M Frank, Jonathan M Fenkel
We report here the successful treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmitted from a nucleic acid testing (NAT)-negative donor to 3 HCV-negative recipients - 2 renal transplants and 1 liver. Both renal recipients underwent standard deceased-donor renal transplantation with immediate graft function. The liver recipient underwent standard orthotopic liver transplantation and recovered uneventfully. The donor was a 39-year-old woman with a terminal serum creatinine of 0.7 mg/dL. She was high risk for bloodborne pathogens, based upon a history of sexual contact with an HCV-infected male partner...
January 6, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052647/the-modulative-effects-of-microcurrent-electrical-nerve-stimulation-on-diabetic-mice
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Wen-Ching Huang, Wen-Chieh Chang, Yi-Ju Hsu, Chun-Feng Huang, Chi-Chang Huang, Cheng-Yan Kao, Che-Li Lin
Diabetes (one of non-communicable diseases) is serious due to its complications, such like, cardiovascular ailments, neuropathy, nephropathy, retinopathy, wound gangrene and sexual impotence. Diabetes and associated chronic conditions are rapidly emerging as major health problems. In clinical, there were different drugs for diabetes treatment on different mechanisms. However, there were limited studies on the efficacy of electric stimulations on diabetes therapeutic application. In current study, we try to evaluate the effect of microcurrent electrical nerve stimulator (MENS) on diabetes modulation as an alternative medicine...
28, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040566/marked-sexual-dimorphism-in-5-ht1-receptors-mediating-pronociceptive-effects-of-sumatriptan
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Dioneia Araldi, Luiz F Ferrari, Paul Green, Jon D Levine
Amongst the side effects of triptans, a substantial percentage of patients experience injection site pain and tenderness, the underlying mechanism of which is unknown. We found that the dose range from 10fg to 1000ng (intradermal) of sumatriptan induced a complex dose-dependent mechanical hyperalgesia in male rats, with distinct peaks, at 1pg and 10ng, but no hyperalgesia at 1ng. In contrast, in females, there was 1 broad peak. The highest dose (1000ng) did not produce hyperalgesia in either sex. We evaluated the receptors mediating sumatriptan hyperalgesia (1pg, 1 and 10ng)...
December 29, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039569/young-adult-cancer-survivors-follow-up-care-expectations-of-oncologists-and-primary-care-physicians
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Kiara Hugh-Yeun, Divjot Kumar, Ali Moghaddamjou, Jenny Y Ruan, Winson Y Cheung
PURPOSE: Young adult cancer survivors face unique challenges associated with their illness. While both oncologists and primary care physicians (PCPs) may be involved in the follow-up care of these cancer survivors, we hypothesized that there is a lack of clarity regarding each physician's roles and responsibilities. METHODS: A self-administered survey was mailed to young adult cancer survivors in British Columbia, Canada, who were aged 20 to 39 years at the time of diagnosis and alive at 2 to 5 years following the diagnosis to capture their expectations of oncologists and PCPs in various important domains of cancer survivorship care...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028198/sex-dependent-regulation-of-aromatase-mediated-synaptic-plasticity-in-the-basolateral-amygdala
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Roland A Bender, Lepu Zhou, Ricardo Vierk, Nicola Brandt, Alexander Keller, Christine E Gee, Michael K E Schäfer, Gabriele M Rune
: The basolateral amygdala (BLA) integrates sensory input from cortical and subcortical regions, a function that requires marked synaptic plasticity. Here we provide evidence that cytochrome P450 aromatase (AROM), the enzyme converting testosterone to 17β-estradiol (E2), contributes to the regulation of this plasticity in a sex-specific manner. We show that AROM is expressed in the BLA, particularly in the basolateral nucleus (BL), in male and female rodents. Systemic administration of the AROM-inhibitor letrozole reduced spine synapse density in the BL of adult female mice, but not in the BL of male mice...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027652/melatonin-ameliorates-busulfan-induced-spermatogonial-stem-cell-oxidative-apoptosis-in-mouse-testes
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Bo Li, Xin He, Mengru Zhuang, Bowen Niu, Chongyang Wu, Hailong Mu, Furong Tang, Yanhua Cui, Weishuai Liu, Baoyu Zhao, Sha Peng, Guangpeng Li, Jinlian Hua
AIMS: Many men endure immunosuppressive or anticancer treatments that contain alkylating agents prior to the age of sexual maturity, especially the increasing number of preadolescent males who undergo busulfan treatment for myeloablative conditioning prior to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Prior to sperm production, there are no sperm available for cryopreservation. Thus, it is necessary to identify a solution to ameliorate the busulfan-induced damage of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs)...
December 27, 2016: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025939/serotonin-selective-reuptake-inhibitors-ssris-and-female-sexual-dysfunction-fsd-hypothesis-on-its-association-and-options-of-treatment
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Nurul Azmi Mahamad Rappek, Hatta Sidi, Jaya Kumar, Sazlina Kamarazaman, Srijit Das, Ruziana Masiran, Najwa Baharudin, Muhammad Hatta
Sexual dysfunctions are commonly seen in women on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The complexities of female sexual functioning are reflected through modulation of inter-playing factors like the neuropsychophysiological factors, inter-personal and relationship issue, psychiatric co-morbidities and physical disorder. The incidence of SSRIs-induced FSD is difficult to estimate because of the potentially confounding effects of SSRIs, presence of polypharmacy, marital effect, socio-cultural factors and due to the design and assessment problems in majority of the studies...
December 27, 2016: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024664/long-term-use-of-opioids-in-210-officially-registered-patients-with-chronic-noncancer-pain-in-taiwan-a-cross-sectional-study
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Tso-Chou Lin, Luo-Ping Ger, Joseph V Pergolizzi, Robert B Raffa, Ju-O Wang, Shung-Tai Ho
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Prescribing opioids for chronic noncancer pain has been strictly regulated for two decades in Taiwan. The aim of this study was to survey the patients' perspectives and potential drawbacks following long-term use of opioids. METHODS: An observational cross-sectional survey using the Taiwanese version of Brief Pain Inventory was conducted among outpatients with chronic noncancer pain registered by the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration. Patients were also asked about their sexual behavior, depression, opioid misuse behaviors, and use of complementary and alternative medicine...
December 23, 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004440/patients-perception-of-chemotherapy-side-effects-expectations-doctor-patient-communication-and-impact-on-quality-of-life-an-italian-survey
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Domenica Lorusso, Emilio Bria, Anna Costantini, Massimo Di Maio, Giovanni Rosti, Annamaria Mancuso
Chemotherapy side effects (CSE) have a strong impact on patients' quality of life (QOL). To assess patient perceptions of CSE, their impact on QOL and doctor-patient communication regarding these aspects, a survey was conducted among Italian cancer patients. Patients at least 18 years of age, who received chemotherapy, were administered a dedicated questionnaire to assess their point of view on five domains: expectations about CSE and impact on QOL; doctor-patient communication about CSE; treatments to reduce the impact of CSE; sexual life; family relationships/activities and employment...
December 22, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995047/the-relationship-between-epilepsy-and-sexual-dysfunction-a-review-of-the-literature
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Muhammad Atif, Muhammad Rehan Sarwar, Shane Scahill
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Regardless of the disease states that people suffer from, maintaining sexual function is an important indicator of quality of life. The objective of this review was to figure out the relationship between epilepsy, antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and sexual dysfunction. RESULTS: In various epidemiological and clinical studies, epilepsy has been correlated with a reduction in sexual function. This sexual dysfunction is not always detected in epileptic patients until systematic efforts are put in place, as part of the assessment and treatment process...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981172/jordanian-physicians-attitudes-toward-disclosure-of-cancer-information-and-patient-participation-in-treatment-decision-making
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Rana Obeidat, Huthaifah I Khrais
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine the attitude of Jordanian physicians toward disclosure of cancer information, comfort and use of different decision-making approaches, and treatment decision making. METHODS: A descriptive, comparative research design was used. A convenience sample of 86 Jordanian medical and radiation oncologists and surgeons practicing mainly in oncology was recruited. A modified version of a structured questionnaire was used for data collection...
July 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973606/evolution-at-sutures-and-centers-recombination-can-aid-adaptation-of-spatially-structured-populations-on-rugged-fitness-landscapes
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Jacob D Cooper, Benjamin Kerr
Epistatic interactions among genes can give rise to rugged fitness landscapes, in which multiple "peaks" of high-fitness allele combinations are separated by "valleys" of low-fitness genotypes. How populations traverse rugged fitness landscapes is a long-standing question in evolutionary biology. Sexual reproduction may affect how a population moves within a rugged fitness landscape. Sex may generate new high-fitness genotypes by recombination, but it may also destroy high-fitness genotypes by shuffling the genes of a fit parent with a genetically distinct mate, creating low-fitness offspring...
December 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964776/-since-both-of-us-are-using-antiretrovirals-we-have-been-supportive-to-each-other-facilitators-and-barriers-of-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-use-in-heterosexual-hiv-serodiscordant-couples-in-kisumu-kenya
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Rena C Patel, Gaelen Stanford-Moore, Josephine Odoyo, Maria Pyra, Imeldah Wakhungu, Keerthana Anand, Elizabeth A Bukusi, Jared M Baeten, Joelle M Brown
INTRODUCTION: Since 2015, the World Health Organization recommends pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for all persons at substantial risk for HIV, including HIV-uninfected partners in serodiscordant relationships in resource-limited settings. As PrEP moves from clinical trials to real-world use, understanding facilitators of and barriers to PrEP initiation and adherence is critical to successful PrEP implementation and rollout. METHODS: We conducted 44 in-depth individual or couple interviews with 63 participants (30 without HIV and 33 with HIV) enrolled in the Partners Demonstration Project in Kisumu, Kenya, between August and September 2014...
2016: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943512/trajectories-of-quality-of-life-life-satisfaction-and-psychological-adjustment-after-prostate-cancer
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Suzanne K Chambers, Shu Kay Ng, Peter Baade, Joanne Aitken, Melissa K Hyde, Gary Wittert, Mark Frydenberg, Jeff Dunn
BACKGROUND: To describe trajectories of health-related quality of life, life satisfaction and psychological adjustment for men with prostate cancer over the medium-long term and identify predictors of poorer outcomes using growth mixture models. METHODS: 1064 (82.4% response) men diagnosed with prostate cancer were recruited close to diagnosis and assessed over a 72 month (six-year) period with self-report assessment of health-related quality of life; life satisfaction; cancer-related distress, and PSA anxiety...
December 10, 2016: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931918/sexual-dysfunction-among-women-with-schizophrenia-a-cross-sectional-study-from-india
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Manjula Simiyon, Prabha S Chandra, Geetha Desai
: Sexual dysfunction among women usually has a multifactorial etiology and is also difficult to study in cultures where open discussions about sexuality are not common. Not much is known about sexual function in women with schizophrenia even though it may have a significant impact on their quality of life and maybe influenced by several factors. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the frequency and nature of sexual dysfunction in women with schizophrenia and study its association with marital quality, illness, treatment, and socio-demographic factors...
December 2016: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920507/men-s-preferences-for-the-treatment-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-associated-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-a-discrete-choice-experiment
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Colette Mankowski, Divine Ikenwilo, Sebastian Heidenreich, Mandy Ryan, Jameel Nazir, Cathy Newman, Verity Watson
OBJECTIVE: To explore and quantify men's preferences and willingness to pay (WTP) for attributes of medications for lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia using a discrete choice experiment. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Men in the UK aged ≥45 years with moderate-to-severe lower urinary tract symptoms/benign prostatic hyperplasia (based on self-reported International Prostate Symptom Score ≥8) were recruited. An online discrete choice experiment survey was administered...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919863/applying-multiple-data-collection-tools-to-quantify-human-papillomavirus-vaccine-communication-on-twitter
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Philip M Massey, Amy Leader, Elad Yom-Tov, Alexandra Budenz, Kara Fisher, Ann C Klassen
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. There are several vaccines that protect against strains of HPV most associated with cervical and other cancers. Thus, HPV vaccination has become an important component of adolescent preventive health care. As media evolves, more information about HPV vaccination is shifting to social media platforms such as Twitter. Health information consumed on social media may be especially influential for segments of society such as younger populations, as well as ethnic and racial minorities...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894270/evaluation-of-tolerability-with-the-co-formulation-elvitegravir-cobicistat-emtricitabine-and-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-for-post-hiv-exposure-prophylaxis
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Nadia Valin, Laurent Fonquernie, Anne Daguenel, Pauline Campa, Theresita Anthony, Marguerite Guiguet, Pierre Marie Girard, Marie Caroline Meyohas
BACKGROUND: The preferred regimen for HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is based mainly on safety and tolerability because it is given to immunocompetent people without HIV infection for a limited time (28 days). The frequency of adverse events (AEs) may be > 60%. Although AEs are generally not severe, they can lead to lack of adherence and failure to complete the regimen. We evaluated the co-formulation elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Stribild(®)) prescribed as one pill taken once daily for HIV PEP in terms of tolerability and adherence...
November 29, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893604/implementation-of-preexposure-prophylaxis-for-human-immunodeficiency-virus-prevention-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-at-a-new-england-sexually-transmitted-diseases-clinic
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Philip A Chan, Tiffany R Glynn, Catherine E Oldenburg, Madeline C Montgomery, Ashley E Robinette, Alexi Almonte, Julia Raifman, Leandro Mena, Rupa Patel, Kenneth H Mayer, Laura S Beauchamps, Amy S Nunn
BACKGROUND: Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is efficacious in preventing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among men who have sex with men (MSM). We assessed PrEP uptake among MSM presenting for services at a sexually transmitted diseases (STD) clinic. METHODS: Men who have sex with men presenting to the Rhode Island STD Clinic between October 2013 and November 2014 were educated about, and offered, PrEP. We categorized PrEP engagement using an implementation cascade to describe gaps in uptake which described MSM who: (1) were educated about PrEP, (2) indicated interest, (3) successfully received follow-up contact, (4) scheduled an appointment, (5) attended an appointment, and (6) initiated PrEP (ie, received a prescription)...
November 2016: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888982/contraceptive-choices-and-preferences-in-a-cohort-of-women-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Andrea Hsu Roe, Sarah A Traxler, Denis Hadjiliadis, Mary D Sammel, Courtney A Schreiber
OBJECTIVES: As life expectancy for women with cystic fibrosis (CF) improves, reproductive decision-making is becoming increasingly relevant. We sought to characterize fertility intentions, contraceptive use, and preferences among adult females with CF. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of contraceptive use and preferences in reproductive-aged women with CF. Subjects were recruited via an electronic mailing list from the Penn Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program...
December 2016: Respiratory Medicine
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