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The probable destructive mechanisms behind COVID-19 on male reproduction system and fertility.

J Assist Reprod Genet 2021 May 11. Epub 2021 May 11.

Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Yazd Reproductive Science Institute, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.

Purpose: The present study aims to summarize the current understanding of probable mechanisms and claims of adverse effects of SARS-CoV-2 on male fertility potential.

Methods: Our search was including original articles, reviews, guidelines, letters to the editor, comments on guidelines, and editorials, regarding the male reproductive system. We used the words SARS-CoV-2, coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, "2019 ncov," testis, sperm, male factor infertility, fertility treatment, semen, assisted reproductive technology (ART), sexual transmission, and ACE2. Read More

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Semen parameters in men recovered from COVID-19.

Asian J Androl 2021 May 11. Epub 2021 May 11.

The First Affiliated Hospital of USTC, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, The CAS Key Laboratory of Innate Immunity and Chronic Diseases, School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027, China.

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is emerging as a global health threat and shows a higher risk for men than women. Thus far, the studies on andrological consequences of COVID-19 are limited. To ascertain the consequences of COVID-19 on sperm parameters after recovery, we recruited 41 reproductive-aged male patients who had recovered from COVID-19, and analyzed their semen parameters and serum sex hormones at a median time of 56 days after hospital discharge. Read More

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Is obsessive-compulsive personality disorder related to stress-related exhaustion?

Brain Behav 2021 May 10:e02171. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Psychology, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Objective: Recovery from stress-related diagnoses can, in some cases, be long-lasting, and several different factors could be related to such a lengthy recovery. One plausible aspect is obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), which has previously been seen to be related to stress-related mental health. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate whether recovery from exhaustion disorder (ED) is associated with OCPD. Read More

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Double HCG trigger improves recovery of oocytes in women with a paucifollicular response to ovarian stimulation: A pilot study.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Molecular Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, MAR&Gen Clinic, Granada, Spain.

Objective: To examine whether adding a second HCG trigger, 12.5 hours after the first (36.5 hours before ovarian puncture), can facilitate recovery of oocytes in women with a paucifollicular response to ovarian stimulation. Read More

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Endometrial Cancer Suppresses CD8+ T Cell-Mediated Cytotoxicity in Postmenopausal Women.

Front Immunol 2021 23;12:657326. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH, United States.

Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecological cancer. To investigate how it suppresses host immune function, we isolated CD8+ T cells from endometrial endometroid carcinomas and adjacent non-cancerous endometrium and determined if the tumor environment regulates cytotoxic capacity. Endometrial carcinomas had increased numbers of CD8+ T cells compared to adjacent non-cancerous endometrium. Read More

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Residual alterations of cardiac and endothelial function in patients who recovered from Takotsubo cardiomyopathy.

Clin Cardiol 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

The Heart Institute, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel.

Introduction: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is characterized by transient left ventricle dysfunction.

Hypothesis: A residual cardiac and endothelial dysfunction is present in patients who recovered from TCM.

Methods: In this single-center prospective study, patients with prior TCM were included and followed for 6. Read More

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DNA Recovery Using Ethanol-Based Liquid Medium from FTA Card-Stored Samples for HPV Detection.

Acta Cytol 2021 May 5:1-8. Epub 2021 May 5.

Molecular Oncology Research Center, Barretos Cancer Hospital, Barretos, São Paulo, Brazil.

Introduction: Alternative methods of dry storage and transportation may be a viable alternative to the use of liquid storage medium for cervical samples, especially for screening programs in places with few resources.

Objective: The objective of this study is to verify the viability and efficacy of human papillomavirus DNA (HPV-DNA) detection in cervical cell samples collected and stored on a Flinders Technology Associates (FTA) card (Whatman Indicating FTA® Elute Micro Card) and subsequently recovered in ethanol-based liquid medium and to compare the results to those obtained using samples stored directly in ethanol-based liquid medium.

Study Design: Thirty-four women submitted to ETZ (excision of the transformation zone of the cervix) were included in this study. Read More

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Quality of Life in Patients With Heart Failure With Recovered Ejection Fraction.

JAMA Cardiol 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City.

Importance: Heart failure with recovered ejection fraction (HFrecEF) is a recently recognized phenotype of patients with a history of reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) that has subsequently normalized. It is unknown whether such LVEF improvement is associated with improvements in health status.

Objective: To examine changes in health-related quality of life in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) whose LVEF normalized, compared with those whose LVEF remains reduced and those with HF with preserved EF (HFpEF). Read More

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Transoral incisionless fundoplication demonstrates durability at up to 9 years.

Therap Adv Gastroenterol 2021 16;14:17562848211004827. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Allegheny Health Network Ringgold Standard Institution - Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Goals: To assess the long-term results of transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF 2).

Background: TIF with the EsophyX2 is an accepted procedure to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Long-term data have been limited. Read More

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Prevalence, population structure, distribution of serotypes, pilus islands and resistance genes among erythromycin-resistant colonizing and invasive Streptococcus agalactiae isolates recovered from pregnant and non-pregnant women in Isfahan, Iran.

BMC Microbiol 2021 May 4;21(1):139. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Hezar-Jerib Street, Isfahan, Iran.

Background: The information on antibiotic resistance and molecular features of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) are essential for epidemiological purposes as well as vaccine development. Therefore, we aimed to assess the antimicrobial resistance profiles and molecular characteristics of GBS isolates in Isfahan, Iran. A total number of 72 colonizing and invasive GBS were collected from pregnant and non-pregnant women. Read More

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Detection and characterization of carbapenem resistant Gram-negative bacilli isolates recovered from hospitalized patients at Soba University Hospital, Sudan.

BMC Microbiol 2021 May 4;21(1):136. Epub 2021 May 4.

Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.

Background: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a complex threat to global health security and universal health coverage. Recently, nosocomial infections with carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) is increasing worldwide. We report the molecular characterization and detection of genes associated with carbapenemase producing Gram negative bacteria isolated from hospitalized patients at Soba University Hospital (SUH) in Khartoum State, Sudan. Read More

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Mesolimbic opioid-dopamine interaction is disrupted in obesity but recovered by weight loss following bariatric surgery.

Transl Psychiatry 2021 May 1;11(1):259. Epub 2021 May 1.

Turku PET Centre, Turku University Hospital and University of Turku, Turku, Finland.

Obesity is a growing burden to health and the economy worldwide. Obesity is associated with central µ-opioid receptor (MOR) downregulation and disruption of the interaction between MOR and dopamine D receptor (DR) system in the ventral striatum. Weight loss recovers MOR function, but it remains unknown whether it also recovers aberrant opioid-dopamine interaction. Read More

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Zoledronic acid modulates osteoclast apoptosis through activation of the NF-κB signaling pathway in ovariectomized rats.

Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 2021 Apr 29:15353702211011052. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Pathology, Guizhou Medical University School of Medicine, Guizhou 550004, P.R. China.

Bone mass loss (osteoporosis) seen in postmenopausal women is an adverse factor for implant denture. Using an ovariectomized rat model, we studied the mechanism of estrogen-deficiency-caused bone loss and the therapeutic effect of Zoledronic acid. We observed that ovariectomized-caused resorption of bone tissue in the mandible was evident at four weeks and had not fully recovered by 12 weeks post-ovariectomized compared with the sham-operated controls. Read More

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Heavy Metal Tolerance Trend in Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase Encoding Strains Recovered from Food Samples.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Apr 28;18(9). Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab, Lahore 54590, Pakistan.

This study evaluates bacteriological profiles in ready-to-eat (RTE) foods and assesses antibiotic resistance, extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) production by gram-negative bacteria, and heavy metal tolerance. In total, 436 retail food samples were collected and cultured. The isolates were screened for ESBL production and molecular detection of ESBL-encoding genes. Read More

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Diversity of Pathological Conditions Affecting Pituitary Stalk.

J Clin Med 2021 Apr 14;10(8). Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Department of Endocrinology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical College, Jagiellonian University, 31-008 Krakow, Poland.

Pituitary stalk lesions (PSL) are a very rare pathology. The majority of conditions affecting the infundibulum do not present with clinically apparent symptoms, what makes the diagnosis difficult. The recognition might be also complicated by the non-specific and transient characteristics of hormonal insufficiencies. Read More

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Investigating the Relationship between Stress and Self-Rated Health during the Financial Crisis and Recession in 2008: The Mediating Role of Job Satisfaction and Social Support in Spain.

J Clin Med 2021 Apr 2;10(7). Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Faculty of Psychology, National Distance University (UNED), 28046 Madrid, Spain.

Background: the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent recession had a strong impact on employment and certain health indicators, such as mental health. Many studies carried out with diverse samples attest to the negative influence of stress on health. However, few studies focus on stress and self-rated health among the Spanish workforce, or analyse which variables can act as a buffer against the negative effects of stress on self-perceived health. Read More

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A New Method for Improving Extraction Efficiency and Purity of Urine and Plasma Cell-Free DNA.

Diagnostics (Basel) 2021 Apr 3;11(4). Epub 2021 Apr 3.

The Baruch S Blumberg Institute, Doylestown, PA 18902, USA.

This study assessed three commercially available cell-free DNA (cfDNA) extraction kits and the impact of a PEG-based DNA cleanup procedure (DNApure) on cfDNA quality and yield. Six normal donor urine and plasma samples and specimens from four pregnant (PG) women carrying male fetuses underwent extractions with the JBS cfDNA extraction kit (kit J), MagMAX Cell-Free DNA Extraction kit (kit M), and QIAamp Circulating Nucleic Acid Kit (kit Q). Recovery of a PCR product spike-in, endogenous TP53, and Y-chromosome DNA was used to assess kit performance. Read More

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Kidney Injury Caused by Preeclamptic Pregnancy Recovers Postpartum in a Transgenic Rat Model.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 5;22(7). Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), A Joint Cooperation of Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine, 13125 Berlin, Germany.

Preeclampsia (PE) is characterized by the onset of hypertension (≥140/90 mmHg) and presence of proteinuria (>300 mg/L/24 h urine) or other maternal organ dysfunctions. During human PE, renal injuries have been observed. Some studies suggest that women with PE diagnosis have an increased risk to develop renal diseases later in life. Read More

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Half-year follow-up of patients recovering from severe COVID-19: Analysis of symptoms and their risk factors.

J Intern Med 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

From the, Department of Hematology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.

Objectives: To understand the sequelae of COVID-19.

Methods: We followed up 1174 patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)who were recovered and discharged for 6 months.

Results: There were 175 cases with clear IgG results 6 months after discharge, of which 82 (46. Read More

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Spinal subdural hematoma and subdural anesthesia following combined spinal-epidural anesthesia: a case report.

BMC Anesthesiol 2021 Apr 26;21(1):130. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Key Laboratory of Birth Defects and Related Diseases of Women and Children (Sichuan University), Ministry of Education, Sichuan Province, Chengdu, China.

Background: Subdural anesthesia and spinal subdural hematoma are rare complications of combined spinal-epidural anesthesia. We present a patient who developed both after multiple attempts to achieve combined spinal-epidural anesthesia.

Case Presentation: A 21-year-old parturient, gravida 1, para 1, with twin pregnancy at gestational age 34 weeks underwent cesarean delivery. Read More

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Eight-month follow-up of olfactory and gustatory dysfunctions in recovered COVID-19 patients.

Am J Otolaryngol 2021 Apr 20;42(4):103065. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Oral Rehabilitation, The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Purpose: To investigate the recovery of loss of smell and taste among recovered COVID-19 patients.

Materials And Methods: This cross-sectional follow-up study is a sequel to a study by Biadsee et al. Among the previous study population of 128 non-hospitalized patients, positive for COVID-19 by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), 97 patients participated in a survey designed for this study. Read More

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A novel technology for reversible fallopian tubal occlusion using a reverse thermo-responsive polymer-Preliminary results from a rabbit animal study.

Contraception 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Medical Imaging, Interventional Radiology Unit, Hadassah Medical Center - Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.

Objectives: To determine if PF-88, a reverse thermo-responsive polymer designed to create a gel at body temperature and liquefy at a lower temperature (21°C) can reversibly occlude the fallopian tubes in rabbits.

Study Design: Mature female New Zealand White rabbits underwent laparotomy and placement of 22-gage catheter into the lumen of the distil uterine horns for evaluation of tubal patency by fluoroscopy using radio opaque contrast and treatment with PF-88. In the Acute Phase group (n = 5) after PF-88 treatment we immediately cooled the serosal surface of the tube with ice for 90 seconds to liquify the gel then reassessed patency. Read More

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Prevalence and characteristics of persistent symptoms after non-severe COVID-19: a prospective cohort study.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2021 Apr 23. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Infectious Diseases and Intensive Care Unit, Pontchaillou University Hospital, Rue Henri Le Guilloux, 35033, Rennes, France.

We performed a prospective cohort study of 311 outpatients with non-severe COVID-19 (187 women, median age 39 years). Of the 214 (68.8%) who completed the 6-week follow-up questionnaire, 115 (53. Read More

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The influence of the COVID-19 outbreak on European trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology: A survey of the impact on training and trainee.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2021 Apr 10;261:52-58. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Hospital Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca, IC 19, 2720-276, Amadora, Portugal. Electronic address:

Objective: The purpose of this study is to evaluate how the obstetrics and gynaecology residency program and trainees have been affected by the Corona Virus Disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic in Europe.

Study Design: This study is a cross-sectional explorative survey using an online questionnaire. The questionnaire comprised of 40 questions that were subdivided into 4 subjects; workload, specialist training aspects in obstetrics and gynaecology, health and safety of the trainee and women's health and maternal health issues. Read More

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Risk stratification of cardiac sequelae detected using cardiac magnetic resonance in late convalescence at the six-month follow-up of recovered COVID-19 patients.

J Infect 2021 Apr 19. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Department of Radiology, Key Laboratory of Obstetric & Gynecologic and Pediatric Diseases, Birth Defects and Related Diseases of Women and Children of Ministry of Education, West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University, 20# South Renmin Road, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, China. Electronic address:

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'Hot gall bladder service' by emergency general surgeons: Is this safe and feasible?

J Minim Access Surg 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of General Surgery, William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent, UK.

Background: Despite NICE/AUGIS recommendations, the practice of early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (ELC) has been particularly poor in the UK offered only by 11%-20% surgeons as compared to 33%-67% internationally, possibly due to financial constraints, logistical difficulties and shortage of expertise, thus, reflecting the varied provision of emergency general surgical care. To assess whether emergency general surgeons (EGS) could provide a 'Hot Gall Bladder Service' (HGS) with an acceptable outcome.

Patients And Methods: This was a prospective HGS observational study that was protocol driven with strict inclusion/exclusion criteria and secure online data collection in a district general hospital between July 2018 and June 2019. Read More

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A Rare Case of Small Bowel Obstruction Secondary to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.

Cureus 2021 Mar 18;13(3):e13983. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Internal Medicine/Nephrology, Wayne State University Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, USA.

Small bowel obstruction (SBO) secondary to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a rare complication only reported on a few occasions. We presented a 38-year-old female with an acute abdomen secondary to PID diagnosed via CT and MRI abdomen. The patient was treated in a conservative manner and recovered with no further complications. Read More

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Case Report: Central Nervous System Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome Related to Bacterial Meningitis.

Front Immunol 2021 29;12:585316. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Department of Neurology, Center for Mental and Neurological Disorders and Diseases, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Central nervous system immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (CNS-IRIS) describes clinical characteristics that may be observed in previously immunocompromised patients during rapid restoration of immunity function in the presence of a pathogen. There have been no reports about CNS-IRIS related to bacterial meningitis so far. Here, we report a 24-year-old pregnant female patient with bacterial meningitis. Read More

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Cultural Adaptation of Community Informant Tool for Detection of Maternal Depression in Rural Pakistan.

Front Psychiatry 2021 1;12:598857. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Human Development Research Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Evidence indicates that mental health issues like depression, epilepsy, and substance misuse can be detected with reasonable accuracy in resource-poor settings. The Community Informant Detection Tool (CIDT) is one such approach used for detecting mental health problems, including depression. We adapted this community informant approach for detecting maternal depression in Pakistan. Read More

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Pregnant women's psychological state and influence factors: anxiety, and depression during COVID-19 outbreak.

J Perinat Med 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, WuhanHubei, P. R. China.

Objectives: The outbreak of COVID-19 affects both physical and mental health of pregnant women. This study focuses on their psychological status, and analyzes the main factors affecting their emotions of pregnant women so as to provide guidance for psychological counseling and social intervention during epidemics.

Methods: Multiple researchers distributed a questionnaire online via the Internet. Read More

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