Androgen And Reproductive Disorders

Reproductive Management in Multiple Sclerosis: Quick Takeaways for Your Practice

Reproductive Management in Multiple Sclerosis: Quick Takeaways for Your Practice

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While it is now well-established that having MS should not limit patients' reproductive choices, this was not always the case.

Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Lower Success Rates of Fertility Treatment in PCOS

Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Lower Success Rates of Fertility Treatment in PCOS

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Investigators sought to determine the effect of vitamin D deficiency on the success of ovarian stimulation in women with PCOS or unexplained infertility.

Dexamethasone Improves Outcomes for Patients Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization

Dexamethasone Improves Outcomes for Patients Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization

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Investigators assessed whether adrenal suppression with low-dose dexamethasone improved IVF outcomes.

Does Adolescent Vaccination Increase Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Risk?

Does Adolescent Vaccination Increase Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Risk?

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For this study, researchers investigated the incidence of primary ovarian insufficiency incidence and estimated risk for POI after vaccination with human papillomavirus, Tdap, influenza and meningococcal conjugate using Kaiser Permanente Northwest electronic health records from 2006 to 2014.

Low Testosterone Linked With Social Anxiety in Boys With Klinefelter Syndrome

Low Testosterone Linked With Social Anxiety in Boys With Klinefelter Syndrome

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This finding suggests that clinicians should monitor anxiety among individuals with testosterone deficiency and XXY.

Cytovene-IV Labeling Updated to Include Additional Fertility Impairment Data

Cytovene-IV Labeling Updated to Include Additional Fertility Impairment Data

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Cytovene-IV is a deoxynucleoside analogue cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA polymerase inhibitor.

Testosterone Prescribing Trends in the United States Between 2002 and 2016

Testosterone Prescribing Trends in the United States Between 2002 and 2016

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In 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a safety bulletin for the use of testosterone.

Psychiatric Morbidity Decreased After Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment

Psychiatric Morbidity Decreased After Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment

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These analyses may serve clinicians in addressing potential psychiatric obstacles in patients undergoing fertility treatments.

The Value of Low-Quality Infertility Care in Regions With Infrastructure Deficits

The Value of Low-Quality Infertility Care in Regions With Infrastructure Deficits

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The case study focused on the story of a clinician who arrived in Lebanon to discuss how to best offer infertility treatment to Syrian refugees in the region.

Combo Therapy Appears Effective for Treating Subfertile Men

Combo Therapy Appears Effective for Treating Subfertile Men

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To evaluate safety and efficacy of this therapy, study authors gathered data on patients treated with the combination from 2014 to 2017.

Exercise Modifies Predisposition to Obesity After Menopause

Exercise Modifies Predisposition to Obesity After Menopause

Physical activity modifies the association between the body mass index genetic risk score and BMI.

PAH Risk, Mortality Increased by Disturbances in Male Sex Hormones

PAH Risk, Mortality Increased by Disturbances in Male Sex Hormones

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Men with higher estradiol and estradiol/testosterone levels had an increased risk for pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Serum Chemerin May Predict Risk for Spontaneous Abortion in Women With PCOS

Serum Chemerin May Predict Risk for Spontaneous Abortion in Women With PCOS

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Serum chemerin may serve as a biomarker to identify pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome who are at particular risk for later abortion, and who may benefit from prevention strategies.

Risk for Premenstrual Syndrome Moderately Linked to Alcohol Consumption

Risk for Premenstrual Syndrome Moderately Linked to Alcohol Consumption

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Meta-analysis shows that alcohol intake is moderately associated with premenstrual syndrome risk.

Hormonal Antiandrogen Therapy for Acne May Help Reduce Antibiotic Use

Hormonal Antiandrogen Therapy for Acne May Help Reduce Antibiotic Use

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Recognizing the increased need for antibiotic stewardship, the researchers consider HAAT to be a useful alternative to systemic antibiotic therapy that is effective and well tolerated among women with inflammatory acne.

Irregular Menstruation Common in Girls With Type 2 Diabetes

Irregular Menstruation Common in Girls With Type 2 Diabetes

Menstrual dysfunction is common in girls with recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes, and does not improve with 2years of anti-hyperglycemic treatment.

Metabolic Influence of Metformin in Pregnant Women With PCOS

Metabolic Influence of Metformin in Pregnant Women With PCOS

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Metformin treatment during pregnancy did not influence the metabolic profile in women with polycystic ovary syndrome at 7.7 years of follow-up.

Adverse Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Outcomes in PCOS

Adverse Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Outcomes in PCOS

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These data confirmed the increased risk for psychiatric disorders in women with PCOS, and indicated an increased risk for ADHD and ASD in their children.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Tied to Risk for Mental Health Issues

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Tied to Risk for Mental Health Issues

Researchers evaluated the association between PCOS and psychiatric outcomes, as well as whether rates of autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are higher in children of mothers with PCOS.

AUA: New Guidelines for Diagnosis, Management of Testosterone Deficiency

AUA: New Guidelines for Diagnosis, Management of Testosterone Deficiency

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Clinicians should use a total testosterone level below 300ng/dL as a reasonable cut-off in support of the diagnosis of low testosterone.

Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Higher in Survivors of Testicular Cancer

Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Higher in Survivors of Testicular Cancer

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Results from the ongoing Platinum Study revealed the prevalence of risk factors for CVD among survivors of testicular cancer who received chemotherapy for their cancer.

Case Report Reveals Another Possible Side Effect of Kratom

Case Report Reveals Another Possible Side Effect of Kratom

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A number of adverse events or side effects have been reported, but this is the first report of hyperprolactinemia as the result of ingestion of kratom.

Bremelanotide NDA Submitted to FDA for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Bremelanotide NDA Submitted to FDA for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

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Bremelanotide, an investigational product, is thought to possess a novel mechanism of action, activating endogenous melanocortin pathways involved in sexual desire and response.

Effect of High Androgen Levels on Cardiovascular Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Effect of High Androgen Levels on Cardiovascular Risk in Postmenopausal Women

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Researchers conducted a prospective, population-based cohort study to assess the risk for cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women with increased androgen levels.

Use of FSH in Early Diagnosis of Turner Syndrome

Use of FSH in Early Diagnosis of Turner Syndrome

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Karyotyping of girls with short stature and high FSH levels would allow early diagnosis of Turner syndrome in a significant number of patients, especially where resources for chromosome study are limited.

Low Sperm Count Linked to Poor Metabolic, Cardiovascular, Bone Health

Low Sperm Count Linked to Poor Metabolic, Cardiovascular, Bone Health

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Researchers tested whether semen quality and reproductive function could be a marker of general health in men.

Estrogen Improves Eating Behavior, Psychopathology in Oligo-Amenorrheic Athletes

Estrogen Improves Eating Behavior, Psychopathology in Oligo-Amenorrheic Athletes

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A new study presented at ENDO 2018 finds that giving 1 year of estrogen replacement to female athletes with exercise-induced menstrual irregularities improves drive for thinness, body dissatisfaction, and uncontrolled eating.

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