The Checkup: The Health Impact of Undescended Testicles

In a large Australian study, researchers found that baby boys born with undescended testes had a higher risk of health problems like infertility and cancer, especially if corrective surgery was delayed.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Testicles Babies and Infants Testicular Cancer Children and Childhood Surgery and Surgeons Men and Boys Source Type: news

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ConclusionUsing structured data, we accurately classified patients’ cancer risk group, identified bone scan documentation with two NLP methods, and evaluated guideline adherence. Our pipeline can be used to provide concrete feedback to clinicians and guide treatment decisions.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Biomedical Informatics - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 April 2019Source: Saudi Pharmaceutical JournalAuthor(s): Omar M. Noman, Ramzi A. Mothana, Adnan J. Al-Rehaily, Ali S. Al qahtani, Fahd A. Nasr, Jamal M. Khaled, Mohamed F. Alajmi, Mansour S. Al-SaidAbstractThe Loranthus genus has been demonstrated to be used in the treatment of wide range of diseases e.g. diabetes, inflammations and cancers. Many species of Loranthus represent a major source of biologically active constituents. Therefore, our study was carried out to investigate the anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of Loranthus acaciae Zucc. (Loranthaceae) grown...
Source: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
In this study, we devised a simple industrial method to manufacture lipoplex, which includes short hairpin RNA against the expression of thymidylate synthase (TS shRNA) — a key molecule for DNA biosynthesis. An aqueous solution of TS shRNA was gently mixed with either a precursor of cationic liposome (Presome DF-1) or a cationic lipid mixture in an o/w emulsion. This solution was subsequently lyophilized under optimal conditions to obtain either FD-lipoplex-1 or FD-lipoplex-2, respectively. With this method, a lipoplex in activated form was obtained via a simple “one-step” hydration with saline. Both form...
Source: International Journal of Pharmaceutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Discussion: Clinical studies investigating the efficacy of individualised herbal medicine treatment as prescribed by a naturopath are rare. Our study attempts to fill this gap with a longitudinal observation of individualised care as practiced by naturopaths in Australia; to offer valuable insights into the effectiveness of individualised herbal medicine practice and provide contextualisation of data currently focused on individual herbal medicines in specific conditions.Trial Registration: Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: ACTRN12616000010493
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2019Source: Cancer Epidemiology, Volume 60Author(s): Marie Poiseuil, Gaëlle Coureau, Catherine Payet, Marianne Savès, Marc Debled, Simone Mathoulin-Pelissier, Brice AmadeoAbstractBackgroundSome studies have investigated the role of socio-demographic inequalities in the association between screening and survival. However, in France, no study has been conducted to describe the socio-demographic characteristics and survival of women with breast cancer based on their participation to mass screening. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of socio-demographic inequalities on the associ...
Source: Cancer Epidemiology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe consistent association with educational attainment suggests low health literacy may play a role in CUP diagnosis. These findings highlight the need to develop strategies to achieve earlier identification of diagnostically challenging malignancies in people with low health literacy.
Source: Cancer Epidemiology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionPrevalence of H. pylori infection in LAC is high for all age groups. These data reinforce the necessity of actions towards the prevention and treatment of H. pylori infection for all age groups. Treating H pylori infection in young ages probably will reduce gastric cancer incidence in the future.
Source: Cancer Epidemiology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study evaluates NLR in a large cohort of HCC patients. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 789 HCC cases (1993-2017) for demographics, tumor characteristics, treatment, and survival. NLR was stratified into NLR ≥1.5 and NLR ≥3 and analyzed for correlation with American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) and Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stages. In 235 patients who underwent liver resection, survival and recurrence were evaluated by NLR. Results: In 789 HCC cases, mean NLR was increased with advanced AJCC and BCLC stages. Hepatitis C patients were less likely to have NLR ≥1.5 and ≥3. Non-alcoh...
Source: Clinical and molecular hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Clin Mol Hepatol Source Type: research
In conclusion, the use of the GnRHa to trigger ovulation in patients undergoing ovulation induction may be considered in patients treated with IUI. PMID: 31001335 [PubMed]
Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
AbstractChemotherapy-induced gonadal dysfunction resulting in transient or persistent infertility depends on the type of drugs and cumulative dose, and it is an important long-term complication, especially for adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients. Due to its importance, a clinical practice guideline for fertility preservation in childhood and AYA cancer patients was published by the Japan Society of Clinical Oncology (JSCO) in 2017. Although the precise mechanisms remain unclear, several studies reported that the cancer itself, not the cancer treatment, adversely affected semen quality. It is reported that that...
Source: International Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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