Testicular ultrasound inhomogeneity is an informative parameter for fertility evaluation.
Testicular ultrasound inhomogeneity is an informative parameter for fertility evaluation. Asian J Androl. 2019 Jul 02;: Authors: Spaggiari G, M Granata AR, Santi D Abstract Testicular volume (TV) is proposed to be a positive predictor of male fertility status, because of the relation known between the TV and the seminiferous tubule content. Independently of the measurement methodology, the role of TV and testicular ultrasound (US) assessments is still debated in andrological clinical practice. In this retrospective cohort study, we evaluated TV and testis US role in the diagnostic workup of andrological patients. All consecutive outpatients undergoing single-operator testis US (Modena, Italy) from March 2012 to March 2018 were enrolled, matching sonographic, hormonal, and seminal data. A total of 302 men were referred and evaluated for gynecomastia, suspected hypogonadism, couple infertility (CI), or sexual dysfunction. In the hypogonadal group, TV was lower compared to that in other groups (P
Objective: The menopausal transition has a negative effect on peripheral dilation in response to various stimuli including shear stress and exercise. Whether the presence of elevated traditional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in women going through menopause exacerbates the adverse effect on peripheral vasodilation is unclear. Methods: Forty-four perimenopausal women with relatively low CVD risk were divided into tertiles based on atherosclerotic CVD (ASCVD) 10-year risk scores (lowest: 0.1%-0.5%, middle: 0.6%-0.9%, higher:>1%). Comparisons were made across tertile groups for the femoral artery vascular ...
Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) are an increasingly important therapeutic modality that are used by clinicians on a daily basis. Unfortunately, clinicians have a limited understanding regarding the underlying mechanism(s) of how SERMs function and their increasingly useful role in the treatment of estrogen-responsive target tissues such as the breast, bone, vagina, uterine endometrium, and brain. This review will provide a basic understanding of our current knowledge of SERM pharmacodynamics and will highlight the clinical applications of Food and Drug Administration–approved SERMs in the treatment of ...
Publication date: Available online 24 September 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Marco Bongiovanni, Alessandro Maria Marra, Angelo De Lauretis, Francesco Bini, Daniela Di Carlo, Giampiero Manes, Bruno Dino Bodini, Lucienne Pellegrini, Mario Schettino, Desiree Picascia, Aldo Bellini
This study extracted information from a case in Italy and a case in South Korea during COVID-19 pandemic. Epidemic threat evolved differently in Italy compared to that in South Korea. Case fatality ratios from Italy and South Korea were consistently diverging over time. It appears that 'epi-epidemic' determinants can strongly influence the epidemic burden in the communities. PMID: 32968430 [PubMed]
Authors: Takenaka M, Omoto S, Kudo M PMID: 32967410 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In conclusion, although EUS-PD remains a challenging procedure with a high risk of adverse events such as pancreatic juice leakage, perforation, and severe acute pancreatitis, the procedure seems to be a promising alternative for PD drainage in patients with altered anatomy or unsuccessful endoscopic retrograde pancreatography. PMID: 32967409 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Mannelli G, Ralli M, Bonali M, Capasso P, Guarino P, Iannini V, Mevio N, Russo G, Scarpa A, Spinato G, Topazio D, Molteni G PMID: 32970046 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Although available evidence suggests that in aging populations SHG can be considered a particular condition associated with an increased CV risk, it is still unknown if treatment with T can improve any outcomes in these subjects. Hence, further interventional studies are advisable in order to better understand the characteristics of SHG and the possible advantages of an early TRT. PMID: 32969626 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsIn this article, we report a rare presentation of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and review the current literature on clinical features, diagnosis, and management.
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