Acupuncture Shows Benefits for Stress Incontinence, Not for PCOS-Related Infertility (FREE)

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 …
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Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in SportAuthor(s): Alice Carvalhais, Joana Araújo, Renato N.Jorge, Kari BøAbstractObjectivesTo evaluate the association between urinary incontinence and disordered eating, in elite female athletes.DesignThis cross-sectional study included 744 young and healthy Portuguese women: 372 elite athletes and 372 age-matched non-athletes, mean age 21 ± 5.3 years.MethodsData regarding clinical, demographic, and sport practice characteristics were collected by questionnaire. The International Consultation on Urin...
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewOpioids are the cornerstone for pain treatment with significant recent increases in the number of prescriptions. Sexual dysfunction (SD) is a major side effect of opioid therapy. The goal of this review is to examine the current literature on the effects of opioids on male SD (erectile dysfunction [ED], hypogonadism, ejaculatory dysfunction) and infertility.Recent FindingsHigh prevalence of SD exists in men with opioid use as compared to the general population, with an abundance of evidence suggesting an association between opioid use and ED and hypogonadism. There appears to be a role for testoste...
Source: Current Sexual Health Reports - Category: Sexual Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractTesticular apoptotic cell death (TACD) contributes to diabetes  mellitus (DM)-induced male infertility. MicroRNA-34a (miR-34a) is a pro-apoptotic RNA that targets sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) which provides protection against complications of (DM). However, the specific role of miR-34a in (DM)-induced TACD is unknown. MiR-34a targetsSirt1 mRNA, resulting in apoptosis. However, whether or not SIRT1 is a major target of miR-34a in (DM)-induced TACD is unclear. The present study aimed to define the role of miR-34a/SIRT1 in (DM)-induced TACD. C57BL/6 male mice were induced to (DM) by streptozotocin, for a period of 24  ...
Source: Journal of Molecular Medicine - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
ConclusionThis case suggests a manifestation of the proximal PNS in NMOSD. Thus, NMOSD should be considered as a differential diagnosis for patients presenting with signs of spinal cord disease and additional radicular involvement.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This prospective study confirms the predictive value of normal CTT and normal resting pressure, in the evolution towards spontaneous faecal continence. If CTT is abnormal, irrespective of the ARM, bowel management will be necessary to obtain pseudo-continence. In these cases, ARM is not a designated examination. PMID: 30024699 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Unbalanced production of Cho signal in the follicular fluid may have occurred secondary to membrane damage of cumulus-oocyte-complexes due to CC therapy. PMID: 30024629 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
A doctor may detect enlarged ovaries during an ultrasound or physical examination. The ovaries can become enlarged for several reasons, including ovulation, polycystic ovary syndrome, and benign cysts. In this article, learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of enlarged ovaries, including during pregnancy.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news
Conditions:   Polycystic Ovary Syndrome;   Dental Caries;   Oxidative Stress Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: polycystic ovary syndrome Sponsor:   Recep Tayyip Erdogan University Training and Research Hospital Recruiting
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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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(MedPage Today) -- Two acupuncture studies find different outcomes in different conditions
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