Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, But Not Infertility Due To PCOS

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 -- Acupuncture, a 3,000-year-old healing technique, received mixed reviews in two new studies from China -- one focusing on incontinence and the other on a cause of female infertility. A research team found acupuncture did...
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ConclusionsThe efficacy of laser therapy for urinary incontinence was confirmed. This is the first study to report on the effect of laser therapy on urinary incontinence in Japanese women.
Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
This study was performed from 2015 to 2017 in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Northwestern University. We included patients who became pregnant after IVF-PGS who were seen by the Division of Reproductive Genetics and non-PGS control group.ResultsSixty-eight patients were included. A total of 50 patients (73.5%) opted for non-invasive prenatal screening; 5 (7.4%) had invasive testing (4 had chorionic villus sampling and 1 had amniocentesis). A total of 13 patients (19%) declined further genetic testing. When comparing demographic data, the mean age was significantly higher in the group of patie...
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractCommon human reproductive inefficiencies have multiple etiologies. Going against chance, many effects, such as polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, and folate metabolic issues, have genetic components, while aneuploid losses arise from diverse mitotic and meiotic errors at different stages, some transitory. This can be advantageous, since greater overall survival with fewer offspring can increase reproductive success. Benefits primarily accrue to mothers, who bear most child related costs, and for whom early losses are less costly than late. Different adaptations to different situations reflect human evolutionary his...
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 August 2018Source: SteroidsAuthor(s): Julius Fink, Masahito Matsumoto, Yoshifumi TamuraAbstractSedentary lifestyle and over-nutrition are the main causes of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, the same causes are major triggers of hypogonadism. Many T2D patients show low testosterone levels while hypogonadal men seem to be prone to become diabetic. Testosterone plays a major role in the regulation of muscle mass, adipose tissue, inflammation and insulin sensitivity and is therefore indirectly regulating several metabolic pathways, while T2D is commonly triggered by insulin resi...
Source: Steroids - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Stress Urinary Incontinence;   Mixed Urinary Incontinence Interventions:   Device: Leva;   Device: PFDx Sponsor:   Renovia, Inc. Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionsThe relief of key OAB symptoms produced by mirabegron 50 mg is significantly better than placebo, and similar to a range of common antimuscarinics, with the benefit of significantly fewer bothersome anticholinergic side effects such as dry mouth. Combination treatment of solifenacin 5 mg plus mirabegron 25 or 50 mg appears to provide an efficacy benefit compared with mirabegron 50 mg, with the expected side effects of individual antimuscarinics.Patient summaryThis study assessed the efficacy and tolerability of different drug treatments for OAB. Mirabegron 50 mg was as effective as antim...
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Stress Urinary Incontinence;   Mixed Urinary Incontinence Interventions:   Device: Leva;   Device: PFDx Sponsor:   Renovia, Inc. Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 15 August 2018Source: Journal of Chemical NeuroanatomyAuthor(s): Cornelia Voigt, Nigel BennettAbstractThe eusocial Damaraland mole-rat (Fukomys damarensis) represents an extreme example of reproductive skew, in that reproduction is completely blocked in female subordinate group members. It is thought that in these animals normal GnRH secretion from the hypothalamus is disrupted. Prolactin, a peptide hormone secreted from the anterior pituitary gland, has been implicated in a wide variety of functions. Well documented in rodents is its role in mediating lactational infertility. Elevated ci...
Source: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Authors: Barut MU, Çoksüer H, Sak S, Bozkurt M, Ağaçayak E, Hamurcu U, Kurban D, Eserdağ S Abstract BACKGROUND Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH), or secondary hypogonadism, results from reduced secretion of gonadotropins, including follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), by the pituitary gland, resulting in lack of production of sex steroids. The aim of this study was to evaluate self-reported sexual function in sexually active women with and without HH using two evaluation methods, the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). MATERI...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Two new trials in JAMA report mixed findings for acupuncture: One shows that acupuncture may help treat stress urinary incontinence, while the other shows no effect on infertility …
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
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