Sexual Dysfunction and Infertility in Male Spina Bifida Sexual Dysfunction and Infertility in Male Spina Bifida

Spina bifida is a condition that can result in neurological deficits, but impacts on sexual function and fertility should also be considered.Translational Andrology and Urology
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Authors: Tvrdá E, Michalko J, Árvay J, Vukovic NL, Ivanišová E, Ďuračka M, Matušíková I, Kačániová M Abstract Schisandra chinensis is a woody vine native to China, Korea, and Russia, which has been used as a traditional herbal remedy to treat male infertility. As very little information is available concerning its effects on ejaculated spermatozoa, the aim of this study was to investigate the chemical, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties of the S. chinensis berry (Omija) extract followed by an assessment of its in vitro effects on bovine sperm ...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
In this study, we aimed to describe sexual function in Puerto Rican women with IBD. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of women with IBD at the University of Puerto Rico Center for IBD. Patients were invited to anonymously complete the validated Spanish version of the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaire. On this 36-point scale, a score of 26.55 or less is defined as sexual dysfunction. Data were analyzed by diagnosis, presence of an ostomy, and age, using descriptive statistics, ANOVA, Student's t test, and logistic regression. RESULTS: One hundred women completed the FSFI questionnaire, wi...
Source: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: P R Health Sci J Source Type: research
ConclusionThe findings revealed the heterogeneity of sexual health among BC patients in China and may guide to identify the high-risk patients and enable early intervention.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
In this study, we have evaluated the efficiency of fractional carbon dioxide laser in the treatment of vaginal laxity and urinary incontinence. Thirty patients with vaginal laxity, sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence complaints were treated with fractional carbon dioxide laser. Results were evaluated with patient questionnaires relating to comfort during the procedure and general satisfaction following the procedure. In the survey regarding comfort during the procedure, 90% (n:27) of the patients reported that they were comfortable during the procedure. The survey on the level of general satisfaction six months fol...
Source: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: J Plast Surg Hand Surg Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThe American Society of Clinical Oncology guidelines recommend early referral to reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) specialists for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. Current practice patterns demonstrate an increased utilization of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). We evaluated premenopausal women with breast cancer after consultation with a Fertility Nurse Specialist (FNS) and determine factors associated with referral to REI specialists.MethodsThis retrospective review included all premenopausal women diagnosed at our institution with stage 0 –III unilateral breast cancers betw...
Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Over the last years, increasing evidence has focused on crucial pathogenetic role of PRL on malignant, premalignant and benign uterine diseases. Studies in animals and humans have documented that PRL receptors (PRL-Rs) are widely expressed on uterine cells and that PRL is directly synthesized by the endometrium under the stimulatory action of progesterone. Uterine PRL secretion is finely modulated by autocrine/paracrine mechanisms which do not depend on the same control factors implied in the regulation of PRL secretion from pituitary. On the other hand, PRL is synthesized also in the myometrium and directly promotes uteri...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
AbstractThe conspicuous absence of personal articulations of miscarriage in mainstream discourses attests to the stigmatised nature of the experience. Notably, there exists a growing body of infertility comics which foreground the authors ’ lived realities of miscarriage. In a close reading of select graphic memoirs such as Jenell Johnson’sPresent/Perfect, Paula Knight ’sThe Facts of Life, Phoebe Potts ’Good Eggs, and Diane Noomin ’sBaby Talk, this article examines how the authors use comics to foreground their predicament. In so doing, the essay argues that these narratives attempt to accord ...
Source: Journal of Medical Humanities - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research
In conclusion, the vaginal virome was clearly linked with bacterial community structure and BV-status.
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
ConclusionPartial-AZFc deletions in a Chilean admixed population are associated with secretory azo/oligozoospermia and might have a role in the development of hypospermatogenesis. Low represented haplogroups, Y-hg M and Y-hg H, show an association with the occurrence of spermatogenic failure and gr/gr deletions respectively; however, additional studies are required.
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Hi everyone, super simple question. I'm working as a volunteer at a conductive education program that helps both teach (as in a classroom setting) and physically help babies to senior individuals who are diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Parkinson's, and other neurological motor disabilities. I also do help with taking students to the bathroom, learning more about motor disabilities, and assisting them with physical activities. Conductive education isn't a fairly common thing in... Would conductive education be considered clinical volunteering?
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