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A Chinese Cross-Sectional Study on Symptoms in Aging Males: Prevalence and Associated Factors.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Mar-Apr;13(2):1557988319838113

1 Department of Urology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.

The Aging Male Symptoms (AMS) scale is a questionnaire designed for assessing health-related quality of life and aging-related symptoms in men. Additional knowledge of the severity of aging symptoms in males revealed by high AMS scores and the factors associated with it in the Chinese population is required. A nationally representative prevalence and risk factor estimate of AMS scores was performed to identify the associated factors for AMS severity in China. Read More

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March 2019
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A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study Examining the Hormonal and Vitality Effects of Ashwagandha ( Withania somnifera) in Aging, Overweight Males.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Mar-Apr;13(2):1557988319835985

1 School of Psychology and Exercise Science, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Ashwagandha ( Withania somnifera) is a herb commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine to promote youthful vigor, enhance muscle strength and endurance, and improve overall health. In this 16-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study, its effects on fatigue, vigor, and steroid hormones in aging men were investigated. Overweight men aged 40-70 years, with mild fatigue, were given a placebo or an ashwagandha extract (Shoden beads, delivering 21 mg of withanolide glycosides a day) for 8 weeks. Read More

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Prospective Study on Sexual Dysfunction in Male Chinese Liver Transplant Recipients.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Mar-Apr;13(2):1557988319835139

2 Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.

In patients with end-stage liver disease, hypogonadism and erectile dysfunction are often seen. This study was to determine the incidence of erectile dysfunction before and after liver transplantation (LT) with correlation to change in sex hormone levels from a Chinese cohort. This prospective longitudinal study was registered with The University of Hong Kong Clinical Trials Centre (HKUCTR-1563). Read More

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Longitudinal Comparison of Patient-Level Outcomes and Costs Across Prostate Cancer Treatments With Urinary Problems.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Mar-Apr;13(2):1557988319835326

1 Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Prostate cancer (PCa) is the leading cancer in men in the United States. This study evaluated direct costs of treating urinary problems after PCa treatments and determined predictors of long-term costs for urinary problems. Data from the Cancer of Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor registry was analyzed for this study. Read More

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March 2019
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Are Men Making Informed Decisions According to the Prostate-Specific Antigen Test Guidelines? Analysis of the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Mar-Apr;13(2):1557988319834843

1 Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Community Health and Prevention Medicine, Cancer Health Equity Institute, Atlanta, GA, USA.

The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening recommendation endorses the opportunity for men to make an informed decision about whether or not to screen. This entails speaking with a provider to discuss the potential advantages, disadvantages, and uncertainties about the PSA screening test. The purpose of this study was to examine (a) the reported level of being informed about the PSA test by race and (b) the association between the receipt of the PSA test and participants reporting that they were informed about the test. Read More

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March 2019
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"Don't Drink Too Much!" Reactance Among Young Men Following Health-Related Social Control.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319825921

1 Department of Psychology, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany.

This study investigated conditions under which young men responded with reactance to the suggestion to reduce their alcohol consumption. In an experimental study, 84 young men (university students, mean age: 24 years) listened to a recorded telephone call and were asked to imagine that they themselves were the recipients of this call. In this call, either a girlfriend or a male friend suggested that the recipient of the call should reduce his alcohol intake that evening. Read More

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Peak Rate of Force Development and Isometric Maximum Strength of Back Muscles Are Associated With Power Performance During Load-Lifting Tasks.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319828622

1 Department of Sports Kinanthropology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.

This study investigates the relationship between peak force and rate of force development (RFD) obtained from maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVC) of the back muscles and the power produced during a loaded lifting task. A group of 27 resistance-trained and 41 recreationally physically active men performed a maximal isometric strength test of the back muscles and a deadlift to high pull while lifting progressively increasing weights. Peak RFD correlated significantly with the peak and mean power produced during a deadlift to high pull with lower weights (from 20 to 40 kg), with r values ranging from . Read More

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Intradermal Growing Hair: Two Case Reports.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319825774

1 Department of Dermatology, The Eastern Hospital of The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510700, P. R. China.

Hair growing inside the skin and burrowing in the uppermost dermis, previously termed as "ingrowing hair," is a rarely reported cutaneous disorder. Up to July 31, 2018, only five cases have been reported, all were male. The authors report two Chinese Han men, 26-year-old and 31-year-old respectively, presenting with progressive extending black lines inside the skin on the right mandibular angle and the neck respectively. Read More

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Mexican Origin Hispanic Men's Perspectives of Physical Activity-Related Health Behaviors.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319834112

6 Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Department of Health Promotion Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA.

Approximately 83% of Hispanic men of Mexican origin are overweight or obese, which are both associated with increased risk of chronic disease and all-cause mortality. Consequently, men of Mexican origin have some of the highest prevalence rates of obesity-related comorbidities. Physical activity (PA) may be an important strategy for Hispanic men of Mexican origin in reducing incidence and risk factors of lifestyle diseases. Read More

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Sleep Mediates the Relationship Between Depression and Cognitive Impairment in Older Men.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319825765

2 School of Nursing, College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Sleep and depression are strongly associated with cognitive impairment. The role of sleep disturbances in the adverse effect of depression on cognitive dysfunction in older adults remains unclear. This study explored the mediating effect of self-reported sleep disturbances on the relationship between depression and cognitive impairment in older adults according to sex differences. Read More

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Behavioral Intention to Initiate Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Among Chinese HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men Having High CD4 Count in the Era of "Treatment for All".

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319828615

1 Centre for Health Behaviours Research, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.

China has updated its national guideline recommending antiretroviral therapy (ART) to all people living with HIV (PLWH) since 2016. This study was to investigate the prevalence of behavioral intention to initiate ART among HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) with CD4 levels >350 cells/mm, who had just become eligible to receive free ART in China. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 262 eligible HIV-infected MSM who had never received ART. Read More

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March 2019
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Biochemical Data and Metabolic Profiles of Male Exclusive Narghile Smokers (ENSs) Compared With Apparently Healthy Nonsmokers (AHNSs).

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319825754

3 Laboratory of Physiology and Functional Explorations, Farhat Hached Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia.

Studies evaluating the metabolic profiles of ENSs are scarce and presented controversial conclusions. This study aimed to compare the metabolic profiles of ENSs' and AHNSs' groups. Males aged 25-45 years and free from a known history of metabolic and/or cardiovascular diseases were included. Read More

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The Risk of Psychiatric Morbidity and Course of Distress in Males Undergoing Infertility Evaluation Is Affected by Their Factor of Infertility.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318823904

1 The Department of Clinical Psychology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland.

This panel study aimed to explore the effects of male, female, mixed or idiopathic factor of infertility on the course of clinical distress and possible psychiatric morbidity in involuntarily childless males undergoing fertility evaluation for the first time. A sample of 255 males completed the General Health Questionnaire-28 (GHQ-28) (a) at the baseline, before their initial fertility evaluation (T); (b) before their second andrological appointment 2-3 months after diagnostic disclosure (T); and (c) before subsequent treatment-related/follow-up appointments (T, T) to be screened for clinically significant distress and risk for psychiatric morbidity. Then they were dichotomized as non-cases and cases. Read More

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A Qualitative Assessment to Understand the Barriers and Enablers Affecting Contraceptive Use Among Adolescent Male Emergency Department Patients.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319825919

1 Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.

Early fatherhood is common in the United States (U.S.). Read More

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March 2019
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Multilayered Stigma and Vulnerabilities for HIV Infection and Transmission: A Qualitative Study on Male Sex Workers in Zimbabwe.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318823883

2 University of South Carolina, USA.

Male sex workers are marginalized in most societies due to intersectional stigma between prostitution and homosexuality. In Zimbabwe, a proliferation of male sex workers in major cities such as Harare and Bulawayo has been reported. However, there is a shortage of studies that explore their lives. Read More

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March 2019
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Problematic Sexual Behavior and Religion Among Adult Jewish Males: An Initial Study.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318823586

2 Center for Anxiety, New York, NY, USA.

A growing body of research has tied religion to problematic sexual behavior in both positive and negative ways. On the one hand, religious belief and engagement buffer against incidence and severity of problematic sexual behavior, but on the other hand religiously affiliated individuals who engage in such behavior tend to experience spiritual struggles (negative religious coping) and poor psychosocial outcomes. No published empirical studies have examined these variables among adult Jewish males. Read More

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March 2019
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Pleasure and PrEP: Pleasure-Seeking Plays a Role in Prevention Choices and Could Lead to PrEP Initiation.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319827396

1 GRePS, Lyon 2 University, Lyon, France.

Pleasure-seeking plays a role in prevention (means choices and use), and in the sexual quality of life of men who have sex with men (MSM). Since HIV is a major threat to MSM health, new means of prevention, like pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), must meet the needs of MSM to be fully efficient. Using a psychosocial approach, we examined how pleasure-seeking plays a role in participation of MSM in "ANRS-IPERGAY," a community-based trial on sexual health which included sexual on-demand PrEP. Read More

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March 2019
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Factors Associated With Smoking Intentions Among Chinese College Students.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318818285. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

1 Department of Social Medicine and Health Education, School of Public Health, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, P.R. China.

Smoking intention is a strong predictor of future smoking behavior. The aim of this study is to identify the significant factors associated with smoking intention among Chinese college students. A total of 2,827 students in Eastern, Middle, and Western regions of China, randomly selected using a multistage sampling method, completed the self-administered questionnaires. Read More

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December 2018

Human Semen Quality, Sperm DNA Damage, and the Level of Urinary Concentrations of 1N and TCPY, the Biomarkers of Nonpersistent Insecticides.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318816598. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

1 Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland.

The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between environmental exposure to nonpersistent insecticides and semen quality (concentration, motility, morphology, computer-aided semen analysis [CASA] parameters, and sperm DNA damage). Urine samples ( n = 315) collected from men who attended the infertility clinic with normal semen concentration of 15 to 300 mln/ml and age under 45 years were analyzed for two metabolites (1-naphthol [1N] and 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol [TCPY]) of nonpersistent insecticides. Participants provided semen, blood, and saliva samples; additionally, men filled a detailed questionnaire. Read More

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December 2018

Male Experience and Sociodemographic Characteristics of Premarital Pregnancy: Based on a Nationwide Population-Based Survey Among Urban and Rural Chinese Youths.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319831900

1 Institute of Population Research, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Little is known about the male experience of premarital pregnancy (MEPP) and the sociodemographic characteristics of unmarried male youths involved in pregnancy. This study estimates the prevalence of MEPP and identifies the sociodemographic factors associated with it among Chinese unmarried youths aged 15-24 years, using data from the Survey of Youth Access to Reproductive Health in China. Descriptive analyses and χ tests were applied to explore the number and prevalence of MEPP, and logistic regressions were used to identify the associated factors. Read More

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February 2019
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Masculine/Instrumental and Feminine/Expressive Traits and Health, Well-Being, and Psychological Distress in Spanish Men.

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M Pilar Matud

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319832749

1 Universidad de La Laguna, Spain.

Many studies have explored the relationship between masculine norms and men's health outcomes. There are few recent studies published on the relationship between masculine/instrumental and feminine/expressive traits and men's health and well-being. The current cross-sectional study examines whether masculine/instrumental and feminine/expressive traits are associated to men's health and well-being. Read More

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February 2019

Is There a Difference in All-Cause Mortality Between Non-Hispanic Black and Non-Hispanic White Men With the Same Level of Education? Analyses Using the 2000-2011 National Health Interview Surveys.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319827793

2 Program for Research on Men's Health, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Although men have greater societal and economic privileges, men have higher all-cause mortality rates than women, even after controlling for education. Further, racial/ethnic mortality disparities exist among men with varying levels of education. Few studies have explored the independent effects of education and all-cause mortality between non-Hispanic Black and non-Hispanic White men with the same level of education. Read More

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February 2019

Enrollment Challenges: Recruiting Men to Weight Loss Interventions.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319832120

1 The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA.

Obese men are at an increased risk of chronic disease and are far less likely than women to attempt weight loss. There is a need to successfully recruit men to weight loss clinical trials. Overweight and obese men were recruited to a 6-month, randomized, controlled weight loss trial. Read More

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February 2019

Preseason Dynamic Balance Performance in Healthy Elite Male Soccer Players.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319831920

1 Department of Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rheumatology, "Victor Babes" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara, Romania.

Lower limb musculoskeletal injuries in sports are linked with balance abnormalities and altered postural control. Dynamic balance screening should be performed in order to identify athletes at risk. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the preseason dynamic balance performance and side-to-side asymmetry of healthy elite male soccer players, using modified Star Excursion Balance Test (mSEBT). Read More

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February 2019

Barriers to Receiving HPV Vaccination Among Men in a Chinese Community: A Qualitative Study in Hong Kong.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319831912

1 Department of Applied Social Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause various diseases; low-risk strains can cause genital warts, whereas high-risk strains can cause cervical cancer and cancer of the vulva in women and cancers of the penis, anus, and oropharynx in men. Although HPV affects men, literature has reported that the prevalence of HPV vaccination is far lower among men than among women. Few studies have examined perceptions and acceptability of the HPV vaccine among men, particularly in Chinese communities. Read More

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February 2019
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Paternal Postnatal Depression Among Fathers of Newborn in Saudi Arabia.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319831219

1 Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Paternal postnatal depression (PPND) is not a commonly recognized phenomenon. The aim of the study was to identify the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) cutoff for Saudi fathers, to estimate PPND prevalence and to determine the risk factors of PPND among fathers of newborn in Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional study of fathers with babies born up to 6 months prior to the survey was conducted. Read More

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February 2019

Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy as a Novel Agent for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Refractory to Current Medical Therapy.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319831899

1 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China.

This study aimed to assess efficacy and safety data from pilot trials of the radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refractory to current medical therapy. A total of 29 men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) suggestive of BPH who had responded poorly to medical therapy for at least 6 months and were poor surgical candidates were enrolled. Each participant was treated with rESWT once a week for 8 weeks, each by 2000 impulses at 2. Read More

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February 2019
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February 2019

Income and Marital Status Interact on Obesity Among Black and White Men.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319829952

2 Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Racial disparities in obesity among men are accompanied by positive associations between income and obesity among Black men only. Race also moderates the positive association between marital status and obesity. This study sought to determine how race, income, and marital status interact on obesity among men. Read More

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February 2019

Beyond the Individual: Social and Cultural Influences on the Health-Seeking Behaviors of African American Men.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319829953

1 FHI 360, Durham, NC, USA.

Morbidity and mortality rates are alarmingly high among African American men and are influenced by the health-seeking behaviors of this population. This study examined data from 40 focus groups with African American men in Durham, North Carolina, to better understand social and cultural influences on health-seeking behaviors. Data were analyzed using inductive thematic analysis. Read More

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February 2019

"Take a Spoonful of Concrete and Harden the **** up!": How British Men in Hong Kong Talk About Health and Illness.

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Tina L Rochelle

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Mar;13(1):1557988319829334

1 City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

The present study draws on semistructured focus group discussions conducted with British men living in Hong Kong to examine how men's constructions of masculinity influence health behavior and attitudes. Twenty-eight men aged 21-51 years were divided into groups based on age (≤35 years and ≥36 years); length of residence ranged from 2 to 20 years. Discussions were analyzed using open-ended thematic analysis. Read More

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February 2019

Male Nursing Students' Social Appearance Anxiety and Their Coping Attitudes.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Mar;13(1):1557988319825922

1 Istanbul University Cerrahpasa, Florence Nightingale Nursing Faculty, Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey.

This study aimed at examining social appearance anxiety levels of male nursing students and their coping attitudes and identifying the relationship between them. A cross-sectional research approach was adopted in a study population of 180; the sample comprised 129 students. Data were collected using a socio-demographic information form, the Social Appearance Anxiety Scale (SAAS), and the Assessment of Coping Attitudes Inventory (COPE). Read More

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February 2019

The Negative Impact of Higher Body Mass Index on Sperm Quality and Erectile Function: A Cross-Sectional Study Among Chinese Males of Infertile Couples.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318822572. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

3 National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China.

The objective of the current study was to explore the role of body mass index (BMI) in sperm quality and erectile function in Chinese males of infertile couples. A total of 28 fertility centers in different regions of China were enrolled. Patient data were collected from June 1, 2017, through October 31, 2017. Read More

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January 2019
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Men's Help-Seeking Attitudes in Rural Communities Affected by a Natural Disaster.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318821512. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

1 Department of Human and Social Development, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rouyn-Noranda, QC, Canada.

The article describes a mixed methods study of help-seeking in men living in the Chilean Central Valley, following exposure to a major earthquake event in 2010. The results identify that, within the sample, positive attitudes toward help-seeking correlated with younger age, higher education levels, above-average incomes, and stable personal relationships. It appears that education plays a significant role in shaping such positive attitudes, particularly by influencing views of gender roles and help-seeking. Read More

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December 2018
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Masculinity, Mental Health, and Desire for Social Support Among Male Cancer and Infertility Patients.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318820396. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

2 Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, QC, Canada.

By surveying men who are currently infertile ( N = 251) and men who are potentially infertile (i.e., men with cancer; N = 195), the mental health consequences of reproductive masculinity, or the cultural assumption that men are virile and should be fathers, were investigated. Read More

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December 2018
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Access to Health Services Among Young Adult Gay Men in New York City.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318818683. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

2 Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA.

This research is a cross-sectional study of young adult gay men (YAGM), ages 18 to 29, that aims to understand their health-care access including: having a primary care provider (PCP), frequency of health-care visits, and instances of foregone health care. Surveys were conducted with a modified time-space sample of 800 YAGM in New York City (NYC). Surveys were conducted between November 2015 and June 2016. Read More

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December 2018
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The Pulsatile Gonadorelin Pump Induces Earlier Spermatogenesis Than Cyclical Gonadotropin Therapy in Congenital Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism Men.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318818280. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

1 Endocrinology Department, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, P.R. China.

The objective of this study was to compare the effect of pulsatile gonadorelin pump (PGP) and cyclical gonadotropin (human chorionic gonadotropin [HCG]/human menopausal gonadotropin [HMG]) therapy (CGT) on spermatogenesis in congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH) men. Twenty-eight azoospermic CHH males were included in this nonrandomized study. Ten received PGP and 18 received CGT. Read More

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December 2018
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Longitudinal HIV Transmission Risk Profiles Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Living With HIV in the SUN Study.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318818283. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

1 Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, RI, USA.

Examining how multiple concomitant factors interact to augment HIV transmission risk is needed to inform more effective primary and secondary HIV prevention programs for men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States. The development of a "taxonomy" of long-term sexual and drug-related risk behavior profiles may have important implications for resource allocation and targeted HIV prevention programming. A secondary data analysis was conducted to explore longitudinal HIV transmission risk profiles among 423 MSM living with HIV enrolled in the Study to Understand the Natural History of HIV and AIDS in the Era of Effective Therapy (SUN Study). Read More

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December 2018
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The Effect of Ramadan Fasting on Body Composition and Metabolic Syndrome in Apparently Healthy Men.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318816925. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

1 Department of Exercise Physiology, College of Sport Sciences & Physical Activity, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

There are few studies investigating the role of Ramadan fasting on body composition and the characteristics of metabolic syndrome, especially in hot environments. The main aim of the study was to investigate the effect of Ramadan fasting on body composition and the characteristics of metabolic syndrome in apparently healthy men. In a randomized design, 44 college students aged 27. Read More

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December 2018
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Systematic Review of Commercially Available Mobile Phone Applications for Prostate Cancer Education.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318816912. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

4 Health Sciences Department, Health and Behavioral Studies College, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA.

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer among all men and the second most common cause of death. To ameliorate the burden of prostate cancer, there is a critical need to identify strategies for providing men with information about prostate cancer screening and the importance of informed decision making. With mobile phones becoming more ubiquitous, many individuals are adopting their phones as sources for health information. Read More

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December 2018
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Mobile Phone Base Station Tower Settings Adjacent to School Buildings: Impact on Students' Cognitive Health.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318816914. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

2 Department of Thoracic Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The use of mobile phones has remarkably increased and become a basic need of daily life. Increasing subscriptions of mobile phones boost the installation of mobile phone base station towers (MPBSTs) in crowded commercial and residential areas including near school buildings. This study investigated the impact of exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) radiation generated by MPBSTs on cognitive functions. Read More

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December 2018
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KLF2 Inhibits the Migration and Invasion of Prostate Cancer Cells by Downregulating MMP2.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318816907. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

1 Department of Urology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, China.

KLF2, a member of the Kruppel-like factor (KLF) family, is thought to be a tumor suppressor in many kinds of malignant tumors. Its functions in prostate cancer (PCa) are unknown. This study aimed to explore the role of KLF2 in the migration and invasion of PCa cells. Read More

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December 2018
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Efficacy of Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: A Nonrandomized Controlled Trial.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318814663. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

1 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China.

This study aims to determine the effect of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) versus drug when treating chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS; type III B chronic prostatitis). The study included 45 participants with CPPS, divided into two groups: Group I comprised 25 participants, who were treated with rESWT (3,000 pulses each; pressure: 1.8-2. Read More

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November 2018
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Impact of a Pharmacist-Led Intervention on 30-Day Readmission and Assessment of Factors Predictive of Readmission in African American Men With Heart Failure.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318814295. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

1 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Mercer University, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Heart failure (HF) is responsible for more 30-day readmissions than any other condition. Minorities, particularly African American males (AAM), are at much higher risk for readmission than the general population. In this study, demographic, social, and clinical data were collected from the electronic medical records of 132 AAM patients (control and intervention) admitted with a primary or secondary admission diagnosis of HF. Read More

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November 2018
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Abdominal Obesity is Associated With Lower Bone Mineral Density in Non-Weight-Bearing Site in Korean Men.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318813499. Epub 2018 Nov 25.

3 Department of Family Medicine, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

This research aimed to investigate the relationship between abdominal obesity and lower bone mineral density (BMD) at non-weight-bearing site in Korean men using data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which is a nationwide cross-sectional survey. The study population ( n = 5,941) was selected from the 2009-2010 survey. Abdominal obesity in men was defined as waist circumference ⩾ 90 cm. Read More

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November 2018
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An Investigation of Health Management Perceptions and Wellness Behaviors in African American Males in Central Texas.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318813490. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

1 Division of Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA.

Little is known regarding interventions that incorporate health management perceptions among African American (AA) men, to reduce the risk for developing various medical conditions. Using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), the study objective was to better understand health-care perceptions of AA men by assessing participants' attitudes, subjective norms (SNs), and perceived behavioral control (PBC) regarding health management. AA adult males in Texas were recruited to participate in one of four qualitative focus groups. Read More

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November 2018
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Couvade Syndrome Among Jordanian Expectant Fathers.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318810243. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

3 Department of Community and Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan.

Studies of different cultures have reported that expectant fathers experience physiological and psychological changes during their partner's pregnancy. These symptoms are classed as Couvade Syndrome (sympathetic pregnancy) symptoms. The main aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Couvade Syndrome among Jordanian expectant fathers. Read More

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November 2018
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The Role of FTO Genotype in the Association Between FTO Gene Expression and Anthropometric Measures in Obese and Overweight Adolescent Boys.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318808119. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

12 Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

The role of FTO genotype in the effect of FTO gene expression level on change in body mass index and body composition has not been studied. This study aimed to investigate the role of FTO genotype in the association between change in the expression level of the FTO gene with changes in anthropometric measurements in obese and overweight adolescent boys. Eighty-four boys aged 12 to 16 years participated in this longitudinal study. Read More

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October 2018
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Discerning Disparities: The Data Gap.

Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988318807098. Epub 2018 Oct 20.

3 Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Health disparities that focus on gender and on the ancillary dependent variables of race and ethnicity reflect continually early illness, compromised quality of life, and often premature and preventable deaths. The inability of the nation to eliminate disparities also track along race and gender in communities where a limited number of health-care providers and policymakers identify as being from these traditionally underserved and marginalized population groups. Epidemiologists and other researchers and analysts have traditionally failed to integrate the social determinants of health and other variables known to support upward mobility in their predictive analyses of health status. Read More

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October 2018
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