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    Social Support for Exercise as a Predictor of Weight and Physical Activity Status Among Puerto Rican and Mexican Men: Results From the Latino Men's Health Initiative.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Feb 1:1557988318754915. Epub 2018 Feb 1.
    4 Departments of Psychiatry and Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
    Social support is an important factor in increasing positive health outcomes and positive health behaviors across a variety of disease states including obesity. However, research examining the relationship between social support for exercise and weight and physical activity status, particularly among Latino men, is lacking. This paper examined whether social support for exercise predicted weight and physical activity status and whether the direction of these relationships differ as a function of Hispanic/Latino background (Puerto Rican/Mexican). Read More

    "Guys Don't Have Breasts": The Lived Experience of Men Who Have BRCA Gene Mutations and Are at Risk for Male Breast Cancer.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Feb 1:1557988317753241. Epub 2018 Feb 1.
    1 Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.
    Men with BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations are at increased risk of developing breast cancer and may have an indication for breast cancer screening using mammography. Since breast cancer is often viewed as a woman's disease, visibilizing and understanding men's experience of having a BRCA mutation and specifically, of screening for breast cancer through mammography, were the objectives of this research study. The theoretical framework of interpretive phenomenology guided the process of data collection, coding, and analysis. Read More

    Social Cognitive Theory and Physical Activity Among Korean Male High-School Students.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Feb 1:1557988318754572. Epub 2018 Feb 1.
    3 Department of Taekwondo, College of Sports Science, Woosuk University, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea.
    The most critical step in developing and implementing effective physical activity interventions is to understand the determinants and correlates of physical activity, and it is strongly suggested that such effort should be based on theories. The purpose of this study is to test the direct, indirect, and total effect of social cognitive theory constructs on physical activity among Korean male high-school students. Three-hundred and forty-one 10th-grade male students were recruited from a private single-sex high school located in Seoul, South Korea. Read More

    Neighborhood Contexts and Marijuana Use Among Urban Dwelling Emerging Adult Men.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Jan 1:1557988317753222. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    3 Social and Behavioral Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA.
    Neighborhoods are key socio-environmental contexts for marijuana use during emerging adulthood. This study examined the relationships between neighborhood context, traditional masculine norms (status, toughness, and anti-femininity), and marijuana use among 119 majority African American emerging adult men in a small urban community. Poisson regression models were used to determine the associations between neighborhood problems, social cohesion, and marijuana use. Read More

    Understanding the Impact of Fibromyalgia on Men: Findings From a Nationwide Survey.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Jan 1:1557988317753242. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    1 Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.
    Fibromyalgia (FM) is a serious condition that affects approximately four million people in the United States, and is underdiagnosed in men. The objective of this study was to understand this phenomenon by examining multiple impacts of fibromyalgia on men in regard to interactions in society and the U.S. Read More

    Engaging the Underrepresented Sex: Male Participation in Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Programs.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Jan 1:1557988317750943. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    1 Center for Population Health and Aging, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.
    Females are more likely than males to participate in evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs targeted for middle-aged and older adults. Despite the availability and benefits of Stanford's Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) programs, male participation remains low. This study identifies personal characteristics of males who attended CDSME program workshops and identifies factors associated with successful intervention completion. Read More

    Paternal Perinatal Depression Assessed by the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and the Gotland Male Depression Scale: Prevalence and Possible Risk Factors.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Jan 1:1557988317749071. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    3 Center for Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Stockholm County Council, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Several studies have used the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), developed to screen new mothers, also for new fathers. This study aimed to further contribute to this knowledge by comparing assessment of possible depression in fathers and associated demographic factors by the EPDS and the Gotland Male Depression Scale (GMDS), developed for "male" depression screening. The study compared EPDS score ≥10 and ≥12, corresponding to minor and major depression, respectively, in relation to GMDS score ≥13. Read More

    Social Support Networks and Quality of Life of Rural Men in a Context of Marriage Squeeze in China.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Jan 1:1557988317753263. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    2 French National Institute for Demographic Studies, Paris, France.
    A significant number of rural Chinese men are facing difficulties in finding a spouse and may fail to ever marry due to a relative scarcity of women in the adult population. Research has indicated that marriage squeeze is a stressful event which is harmful to men's quality of life, and also weakens their social support networks. Using data collected in rural Chaohu city, Anhui, China, this study explores the effects of social support networks on quality of life of rural men who experience a marriage squeeze. Read More

    Risk of Erectile Dysfunction After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort study in Taiwan.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Jan 1:1557988317750970. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    5 Department of Psychiatry, Tri-Service General Hospital, School of Medicine, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
    Introduction: In our study, we aimed to investigate the association between a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and subsequent erectile dysfunction (ED). This is a population-based study using the claims dataset from The National Health Insurance Research Database.

    Methods: We included 72,642 patients with TBI aged over 20 years, retrospectively, selected from the longitudinal health insurance database during 2000-2010, according to the ICD-9-CM. Read More

    Overweight and Obesity Among Chinese College Students: An Exploration of Gender as Related to External Environmental Influences.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Jan 1:1557988317750990. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    3 Institute of Family and Social Medicine, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China.
    While many studies have examined factors associated with overweight and obesity among college students, no study has yet compared gender differences influencing overweight and obesity using a multilevel framework. The present study examines different influences on overweight and obesity between men and women at both individual and environmental levels. Participants were 11,673 college students identified through a multistage survey sampling process conducted in 50 Chinese universities. Read More

    Air Pollution and Human Sperm Sex Ratio.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Jan 1:1557988317752608. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    3 Department of Environmental Epidemiology, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland.
    The present study was designed to address the hypothesis that exposure to specific air pollutants may impact human sperm Y:X chromosome ratio. The study population consisted of 195 men who were attending an infertility clinic for diagnostic purposes and who had normal semen concentration of 15-300 mln/ml (WHO, 2010). Participants represented a subset of men in a multicenter parent study conducted in Poland to evaluate environmental factors and male fertility. Read More

    Research Brief: Self-Reports of a Constellation of Persistent Antiandrogenic, Estrogenic, Physical, and Psychological Effects of Finasteride Usage Among Men.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Jan 1:1557988317750989. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    1 Departments of Psychology, The University at Albany-SUNY, Albany, NY, USA.
    Our research objective is to understand more, through subjective, self-reports on discussion boards/forums, persons' experiences associated with the use of drugs that alter androgen metabolism, such as finasteride. Finasteride is an orally active, specific inhibitor of 5α-reductase, which is localized to many androgen-dependent tissues. Finasteride inhibits the conversion of testosterone (T) to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and is commonly used to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and male pattern baldness (MPB), both disorders associated with elevated DHT levels and 5α-reductase activity in the prostate and hair follicles, respectively. Read More

    Sense of Coherence, Smoking Status, Biochemical Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Body Mass in Blue Collar Workers-Short Report.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Jan 1:1557988317748393. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    1 Department of Health and Work Psychology, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland.
    The crucial cause of cardiovascular disorders is atherosclerosis developed by abnormal cholesterols levels or disorders affecting blood glucose. One of the best-known cardiovascular risk factors is also tobacco smoking. Simultaneously, sense of coherence (SoC) as a personal resource motivating to managing one's own health behaviors, such as avoiding tobacco smoking, was reported to be protective against coronary heart disease. Read More

    Does Experiential Avoidance Mediate the Relationship Between Gender Role Conflict and Psychological Distress?
    Am J Mens Health 2017 Dec 1:1557988317748123. Epub 2017 Dec 1.
    1 University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.
    Psychological inflexibility or experiential avoidance (EA) is an important construct in the understanding of psychological distress. Both EA and many forms of masculinity can be characterized by inflexibility in men's responses to negative intrapersonal experiences. The current cross-sectional, community-based study investigated whether experiential avoidance mediated the relationship between gender role conflict (GRC) and psychological distress (PD). Read More

    African American Women's Involvement in Promoting Informed Decision-Making for Prostate Cancer Screening Among Their Partners/Spouses.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Jan 1:1557988317742257. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    2 Department of Community Health Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA.
    Routine prostate cancer screening is not recommended but African American men who are at higher risk for the disease should be offered the opportunity for shared decision-making with their health-care providers. This qualitative study sought to better understand the potential role of women in educating their male spouses/partners about prostate cancer screening. Nine focus groups were conducted ( n = 52). Read More

    Exploring the Occupational Context of Independent Male Escorts Who Seek Male Clients: The Case of Job Success.
    Am J Mens Health 2017 Dec 1:1557988317746836. Epub 2017 Dec 1.
    3 Department of Community Health and Social Sciences, City University of New York, New York, NY, USA.
    Male sex work (MSW) research has been generally limited to the examination of "social problems." Although there have been studies on occupational aspects, pointed examinations of the occupational environment, detailing the contemporary nature of the field, are rare. Research on nuances of the occupational context of MSW, providing insight on the rapidly changing face of the field, is wanting. Read More

    Men's Mental Health Help-Seeking Behaviors: An Intersectional Analysis.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Jan 11;12(1):64-73. Epub 2016 Jan 11.
    1 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA.
    Men seek mental health treatment less often than women. The present study sought to elucidate identities and individual difference characteristics that are associated with enhanced or decreased mental health help-seeking in a large national sample of U.S. Read More

    Complex Relationships Among Masculine Norms and Health/Well-Being Outcomes: Correlation Patterns of the Conformity to Masculine Norms Inventory Subscales.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 8;12(2):229-240. Epub 2017 Dec 8.
    1 Department of Psychology, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA.
    The Conformity to Masculine Norms Inventory (CMNI) is a widely used multidimensional scale. Studies using the CMNI most often report only total scale scores, which are predominantly associated with negative outcomes. Various studies since the CMNI's inception in 2003 using subscales have reported both positive and negative outcomes. Read More

    Foods, Dietary Patterns and Occupational Class and Leukocyte Telomere Length in the Male Population.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 6;12(2):479-492. Epub 2017 Dec 6.
    6 Blood Transfusion Research Center, High Institute for Research and Education in Transfusion Medicine, Tehran, Iran.
    Telomeres contain TTAGGG repetitive sequences and are located at the end of human chromosomes. Telomere dysfunction is associated with some age-related and chronic diseases, but its relationship with foods, dietary patterns, and occupational class in the young male population is not yet known. In this cross-sectional study, 300 healthy men, residents of Tehran, aged 25-40 years were enrolled from January to December 2016. Read More

    Promoting Postpartum Mental Health in Fathers: Recommendations for Nurse Practitioners.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 28;12(2):221-228. Epub 2017 Nov 28.
    1 School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    The transition to fatherhood can challenge the mental health of first-time fathers and heighten their risk for postpartum depression (PPD). Paternal PPD not only affects the individual, but relationships with partners and children as well. This scoping review explores paternal PPD, highlighting the factors for and impacts of paternal PPD, the experiences of first-time fathers during the postnatal period, including their knowledge gaps and learning preferences. Read More

    Variation in Practice Pattern of Male Hypogonadism: A Comparative Analysis of Primary Care, Urology, Endocrinology, and HIV Specialists.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 28;12(2):472-478. Epub 2017 Nov 28.
    1 Department of Urology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA.
    The objective of the current study was to measure the adherence of guideline-based evaluation and treatment of hypogonadism by medical specialty. A retrospective review was performed analyzing patients from a single academic institution within the past 10 years. The cohort of 193 men was grouped according to medical specialty of the diagnosing physician (50 urology, 49 primary care, 44 endocrinology, and 50 HIV medicine). Read More

    "Just as Canadian as Anyone Else"? Experiences of Second-Class Citizenship and the Mental Health of Young Immigrant and Refugee Men in Canada.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 28;12(2):210-220. Epub 2017 Nov 28.
    3 Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada.
    In recent years, the experiences of immigrant and refugee young men have drawn attention worldwide. Human-induced environmental disasters, local and global conflicts, and increasingly inequitable distributions of wealth have shaped transnational migration patterns. Canada is home to a large immigrant and refugee population, particularly in its urban areas, and supporting the mental health and well-being of these communities is of critical importance. Read More

    Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Bulbar Urethra Accompanied by Lichen Sclerosus: A Case Report.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 28;12(2):493-497. Epub 2017 Nov 28.
    1 Department of Urology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, China.
    Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the bulbar urethra accompanied by lichen sclerosus (LS) is rarely reported. This study reports the case of a 56-year-old man with urethral squamous cell carcinoma (USCC) accompanied by a long history of genital LS. The man presented with a painful perineal mass and had a long-term history of urethral strictures and urethral dilatation. Read More

    "We hide…": Perceptions of HIV Risk Among Black and Latino MSM in New York City.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 21;12(2):180-188. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
    3 Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, New York, NY, USA.
    Black and Latino men who have sex with men (BLMSM) are disproportionately infected with HIV; they comprised 66% of HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States in 2015. Risk factors for HIV infection among BLMSM include a high community prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed HIV/STDs, and dense sex partner networks. Perceptions of HIV risk among BLMSM were explored to inform HIV prevention efforts. Read More

    Barriers to and Facilitators of Help-Seeking Behavior Among Men Who Experience Sexual Violence.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 22;12(2):189-201. Epub 2017 Nov 22.
    1 Department of Community Health and Social Medicine, City University of New York School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.
    Research on sexual violence and related support services access has mainly focused on female victims; there is still a remarkable lack of research on men who experience sexual violence. Research demonstrates that people who both self-identify as men and are members of sexual-orientation minority populations are at higher risk of sexual violence. They are also less likely to either report or seek support services related to such experiences. Read More

    Changes in Anthropometry and Selected Metabolic Parameters in Young Men During Their First Year of Study at a University of Physical Education.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 21;12(2):463-471. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
    3 Department of Anatomy and Biomechanics, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education, Marymoncka, Warsaw, Poland.
    This study aims to determine main health-related anthropometric and metabolic parameters in young physically active male students in their first year of study. Sixty one male students from a Polish university of physical education were studied twice-at the beginning of their first and second academic years. Body weight, height, waist circumference, and body composition were measured. Read More

    Predicting the Risk of Opioid Use Disorder Based on Early Maladaptive Schemas.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 17;12(2):202-209. Epub 2017 Nov 17.
    5 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran.
    Substance use is a globally devastating social problem. Early maladaptive schemas (EMSs) are inefficient mechanisms leading directly or indirectly to psychological distress. The current study aimed to assess the role of EMSs in predicting opioid use disorder. Read More

    Erectile Dysfunction in Brazilian Primary Health Care: Dealing with Medicalization.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 27;12(2):431-440. Epub 2017 Oct 27.
    1 Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
    Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common sexual problem and has been attracting growing interest from the field of medicine. The pharmaceutical industry works together with medical associations to popularize the theme, emphasizing individual enhancement and medication, besides reinforcing an idea of a male sexuality defined by the ability to have an erection and penetrate. Patients worried about erection problems search for general practitioners (GPs), frequently without a clear complaint, and a comprehensive primary health care (PHC) must be capable of dealing with these issues considering medicalization and disease mongering. Read More

    Health-Promoting Home and Workplace Neighborhoods: Associations With Multiple Facets of Men's Health.
    Am J Mens Health 2017 Nov 11;11(6):1680-1691. Epub 2016 Jan 11.
    1 Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    Despite the importance of healthy settings for health promotion, little is known about how neighborhood characteristics affect men's health. The present study aims to explore the associations between perceptions of home and workplace neighborhoods with diverse health outcomes, and to examine mediating mechanisms. A sample of 669 men members of labor unions in Quebec, Canada, completed a questionnaire assessing social and physical aspects of their work and home neighborhoods (the Health-Promoting Neighborhood Questionnaire) as well as subjective and objective health outcomes (perceived health, positive mental health, body mass index) and potential mediators (health behaviors, self-efficacy). Read More

    The Effects of Ramadan Intermittent Fasting (RIF) on Spirometric Data of Stable COPD Patients: A Pilot Study.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 26;12(2):359-369. Epub 2017 Oct 26.
    1 Physiology Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, University of Sousse, Tunisia.
    No previous study has raised the effects of RIF on lung function data of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The objective of the present study was to assess the effects of RIF on spirometric data measured in male patients with a stable COPD. Sixteen patients with stable COPD (mean ± SD of age: 64 ± 7 years) who fasted during Ramadan volunteered to the study. Read More

    Efficacy of Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy on Men With Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome Refractory to 3-As Therapy.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 26;12(2):441-452. Epub 2017 Oct 26.
    1 Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
    Managing patients with chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) refractory to the traditional 3-As therapy (antibiotics, alpha-blockers, and anti-inflammatories) is a challenging task. Low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (LI-ESWT) was recently reported to be able to improve pain, urinary symptoms, and even sexual function by inducing neovascularization and anti-inflammation, reducing muscle tone, and influencing nerve impulses. This study evaluates whether combined treatment with LI-ESWT can restore clinical ability and quality of life (QoL) in patients refractory to 3-As therapy. Read More

    Opinions and Perceptions Regarding Traditional Male Circumcision With Related Deaths and Complications.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 26;12(2):453-462. Epub 2017 Oct 26.
    2 SA NCDs Alliance, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
    The notion of manhood values is highly treasured and respected by various cultural groups practicing traditional male circumcision (TMC) in South Africa. This study was conducted at Libode, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The goals of this study were to (a) explore opinions and perceptions related to TMC among boys from 12 to 18 years of age, and (b) determine the actions to be taken to prevent high mortality and morbidity rates related to TMC. Read More

    Men's Perceptions of Women's Participation in Development Initiatives in Rural Bangladesh.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 13;12(2):398-410. Epub 2017 Oct 13.
    5 Division of Social Medicine and Global Health, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Without taking masculine issues into account, women's participation in development initiatives does not always guarantee their empowerment, health, and welfare in a male-dominated society. This study aimed to explore men's perceptions of women's participation in development (WPD) in rural Bangladesh. In adopting a qualitative approach, the study examined 48 purposively selected married and unmarried men aged 20-76 years in three northwest villages. Read More

    Fatherhood in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: An Examination of Barriers and Opportunities to Strengthen the Male Parenting Role.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 13;12(2):420-430. Epub 2017 Oct 13.
    3 Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, School of Psychiatry University of New South Wales,. Academic Mental Health Unit, Liverpool Hospital, New South Wales, Australia.
    Traditional Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies value men's role as parents; however, the importance of promoting fatherhood as a key social determinant of men's well-being has not been fully appreciated in Western medicine. To strengthen the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male parenting role, it is vital to examine current barriers and opportunities. The first author (a male Aboriginal health project officer) conducted yarning sessions in three remote Australian communities, two being Aboriginal, the other having a high Aboriginal population. Read More

    Associations Between Sleep Deprivation and Salivary Testosterone Levels in Male University Students: A Prospective Cohort Study.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 13;12(2):411-419. Epub 2017 Oct 13.
    2 Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Applied Science Private University, Amman, Jordan.
    Sleep deprivation is a common health problem that is growing rapidly worldwide and it is associated with short- and long-term impacts on health. The aim of this study was to detect potential predictors of salivary testosterone (sT) association with sleep deprivation in Arab male university students. In this prospective cohort study, 77 university male students in the age range of 18 to 26 years were divided into two groups, sleep-deprived (SD) participants and non-sleep-deprived (NSD) participants. Read More

    A Content Analysis of Testosterone Websites: Sex, Muscle, and Male Age-Related Thematic Differences.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 13;12(2):388-397. Epub 2017 Oct 13.
    1 Department of Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, USA.
    Male testosterone supplementation is a large and growing industry. How is testosterone marketed to male consumers online? The present exploratory study entailed a content coding analysis of the home pages of 49 websites focused on testosterone supplementation for men in the United States. Four hypotheses concerning anticipated age-related differences in content coding were also tested: more frequent longevity content toward older men, and more frequent social dominance/physical formidability, muscle, and sex content toward younger men. Read More

    Impact of Attending the Diwaniyyah on Kuwaiti Men's Health.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 12;12(2):380-387. Epub 2017 Oct 12.
    1 College of Social Science, Kuwait University, Kuwait.
    Diwaniyyah is a traditional gathering place for men in the Arab world. Most Kuwaiti men spend most of their time in the diwaniyyah, which is an important part of their social activity. The current study aims to examine the relationship between the diwaniyyah as a social community and the attendees' health conditions to determine how the diwaniyyah affects Kuwaiti men's lifestyle. Read More

    Amitriptyline and Sexual Function: A Systematic Review Updated for Sexual Health Practice.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 11;12(2):370-379. Epub 2017 Oct 11.
    1 Graduate School of Human Sexuality, Shu-Te University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
    Amitriptyline is an old drug but is still prevalently used as the first-line treatment for a variety of common diseases. Surprisingly, knowledge of sexual risks with amitriptyline comes from only one clinical trial and several case reports from three decades ago. In the current study, a systematic review of the literature following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) related to amitriptyline and sexual dysfunction (SD) was performed. Read More

    The Role of Monocyte Percentage in Osteoporosis in Male Rheumatic Diseases.
    Am J Mens Health 2017 Nov 13;11(6):1772-1780. Epub 2017 Sep 13.
    3 Department of Neurology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
    Osteoporosis is easily overlooked in male patients, especially in the field of rheumatic diseases mostly prevalent with female patients, and its link to pathogenesis is still lacking. Attenuated monocyte apoptosis from a transcriptome-wide expression study illustrates the role of monocytes in osteoporosis. This study tested the hypothesis that the monocyte percentage among leukocytes could be a biomarker of osteoporosis in rheumatic diseases. Read More

    Men Respond Too: The Effects of a Social-Evaluative Body Image Threat on Shame and Cortisol in University Men.
    Am J Mens Health 2017 Nov 11;11(6):1791-1803. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
    4 Department of Psychology, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada.
    Framed within social self-preservation theory, the present study investigated men's psychobiological responses to social-evaluative body image threats. University men ( n = 66) were randomly assigned to either a high or low social-evaluative body image threat condition. Participants provided saliva samples (to assess cortisol) and completed measures of state body shame prior to and following their condition, during which anthropometric and strength measures were assessed. Read More

    A Call for Gender-Inclusive Global Health Strategies.
    Am J Mens Health 2017 Nov 8;11(6):1804-1808. Epub 2017 Sep 8.
    4 Global Action on Men's Health, Brighton, UK.
    The WHO's "Global Strategy for Women's, Children's, and Adolescents' Health 2016-2030" (GS-WCAH 2016-2030) is a comprehensive plan developed to improve the lives of women, children, and adolescents. Due to the success in the creation, ratification, and advocacy of the GS-WCAH 2016-2030, the clear health outcome disparities between males and females, and the general absence of male health from existing policies and sponsored programs, it is time now to develop a global strategy specifically drafted to improve the lives of men and boys. The following commentary provides three points for why a male-oriented program, like the GS-WCAH 2016-2030, should be created: (a) health outcomes disparities, (b) economic impact of poor male health, and (c) fathers' role in promoting the health of women, children, and adolescents. Read More

    Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Can Improve Erectile Function in Patients Who Failed to Respond to Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors.
    Am J Mens Health 2017 Nov 8;11(6):1781-1790. Epub 2017 Sep 8.
    2 Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
    Managing patients with erectile dysfunction (ED) who failed to respond to phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5is) is a challenging task. Recently, low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LI-ESWT) was reported to improve ED by enhancing perfusion of the penis. The current study was performed to evaluate whether combined treatment with LI-ESWT and PDE5is can restore erectile function in patients who failed to respond to PDE5is alone. Read More

    Acceptability of the POWERPLAY Program: A Workplace Health Promotion Intervention for Men.
    Am J Mens Health 2017 Nov 8;11(6):1809-1822. Epub 2017 Sep 8.
    4 School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada.
    The workplace health promotion program, POWERPLAY, was developed, implemented, and comprehensively evaluated among men working in four male-dominated worksites in northern British Columbia, Canada. The purpose of this study was to explore the POWERPLAY program's acceptability and gather recommendations for program refinement. The mixed-method study included end-of-program survey data collected from 103 male POWERPLAY program participants, interviews with workplace leads, and field notes recorded during program implementation. Read More

    Growth Hormone Secretagogue Treatment in Hypogonadal Men Raises Serum Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 Levels.
    Am J Mens Health 2017 Nov 22;11(6):1752-1757. Epub 2017 Aug 22.
    2 Center for Reproductive Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
    Realizing the reported misuse of human growth hormone (GH), investigation of a safe alternative mechanism for increasing endogenous GH is needed. Several GH secretagogues are available, including GH-releasing peptides (GHRPs) GHRP-2 and GHRP-6, and the GH-releasing hormone analog, sermorelin (SERM). Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) serves as a surrogate marker for GH. Read More

    African American Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Are Candidates for Active Surveillance: The Will-Rogers Effect?
    Am J Mens Health 2017 Nov 22;11(6):1765-1771. Epub 2017 Aug 22.
    2 Division of Urology, Department of Surgery and Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.
    It is controversial whether African American men(AAM) with low-risk prostate cancer (PC) should be placed on active surveillance (AS). Recent literature indicates AAM diagnosed with low-risk disease have increased pathologic upgrading and disease progression. We evaluated the surgical pathology of AAM and Caucasians who underwent prostatectomy to assess the suitability of AAM for AS. Read More

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