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Saúde Soc ; 31(1): e210116, 2022.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1352216

ABSTRACT

Resumo Este artigo analisa a percepção de homens usuários de testosterona acerca dos efeitos adversos no uso do hormônio, a fim de refletir sobre a eficácia e o alcance de ações em saúde voltadas para essa prática. Os dados empíricos foram obtidos a partir de 21 relatos de história de vida de homens que utilizam a testosterona, com ou sem acompanhamento médico, de perfil variado, coletados em 2016 majoritariamente no Rio de Janeiro. A discussão se apoia nos estudos de gênero e de masculinidades para argumentar como os homens interpretam os impactos do uso da testosterona a partir de uma valorização de características masculinas associadas a um ideal normalizador de masculinidade. Os resultados apontam uma percepção generalizada no campo de que o hormônio causa pouco ou nenhum mal, através de um processo de invisibilização ou ressignificação dos efeitos potencialmente negativos. Além disso, há um movimento de deslocamento dos problemas associados ao uso a personagens estereotipadas, num processo de desresponsabilização de si e reafirmação de atributos de um ideal de masculinidade. Com isso, busca-se contribuir para a construção de ações em saúde mais adequadas ao cotidiano dos usuários e, portanto, mais eficazes.


Abstract This article analyzes the perception of male users of testosterone about the adverse effects of the hormone, aiming to challenge the effectiveness and scope of health actions for this practice. Empirical data were obtained in 2016, mostly in Rio de Janeiro, from life history interviews with 21 male users of testosterone, with or without medical monitoring, from different backgrounds. In the light of gender and masculinity studies, it discusses how men interpret the impacts of testosterone use from a social valuation of certain traits associated with a normalizing manhood ideal. Results indicate an invisibilization or re-signification of potentially negative effects of the hormone, culminating in a widespread perception that it causes little or no harm. The problems associated with testosterone use acquire stereotyped characters, through a process of denying self-responsibility and reaffirming attributes of an ideal type of masculinity. This study is expected to contribute to the development of more adequate and thus more effective health actions to users' daily lives.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Gonadal Steroid Hormones , Testosterone/adverse effects , Masculinity
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Braz. J. Pharm. Sci. (Online) ; 58: e18785, 2022. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1364421

ABSTRACT

We were carried out to investigate the efficacy of Rape (Rapeseed, Brassica napus L.) flower on BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) in rats. We found that the extract from Rape flower prevented hyperplasia in testosterone-induced BPH model, the relevant animal model of human BPH. Extract reduced the weight of prostate and induced significantly cell apoptosis in prostate in BPH model. In addition, the extract controlled expression of TGF-ß1 in prostate gland and promoted urinary output in dose-dependence in BPH model. Our data provide that Rape flower may be useful for treatment of BPH


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rats , Prostatic Hyperplasia/pathology , Efficacy , Brassica napus/anatomy & histology , Flowers/classification , Testosterone , Plant Extracts/analysis , Models, Animal
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Rev. bras. ortop ; 56(4): 425-431, July-Aug. 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1341176

ABSTRACT

Abstract Sarcopenia has been acquiring a growing importance in the scientific literature and in doctors' offices. As the population ages, it becomes increasingly essential to know, prevent, and treat this clinical condition. The purpose of the present review is to bring up the current evidence on the diagnosis of this pathology, in a practical way, as well as the main current treatment options.


Resumo A sarcopenia vem ganhando cada vez mais importância na literatura científica e nos consultórios médicos. Com o envelhecimento da população, essa condição clínica se torna cada vez mais imprescindível de se conhecer, se prevenir e de se tratar. O objetivo desta revisão é trazer as evidências atuais sobre o diagnóstico dessa patologia, de forma prática, bem como as principais opções atuais de tratamento.


Subject(s)
Humans , Testosterone , Creatine , Sarcopenia/diagnosis , Sarcopenia/therapy , Leucine
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Evid. actual. práct. ambul ; 24(3): e002106, 2021. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS, UNISALUD | ID: biblio-1348697

ABSTRACT

A partir del caso de una paciente con trastorno por deseo sexual hipoactivo durante su climaterio y a través del resumen de los resultados de dos revisiones sistemáticas, los autores de este artículo revisan la evidencia sobre la suplementación con andrógenos para el tratamiento de esta condición clínica. Concluyen que su uso sería relativamente seguro a corto plazo, aunque su eficacia no alcanzaría la relevancia clínica y no contamos aún con mayor información sobre la seguridad en el largo plazo. Los autores destacan además que el abordaje de las pacientes con este problema de salud debería ser realizado en forma integral, incluyendo opciones terapéuticas no farmacológicas e informando sobre las incertidumbres todavía presentes. (AU)


Based on the case of a patient with hypoactive sexual desire disorder during her climacteric period and through the summary of the results of two systematic reviews, the authors of this article review the evidence supporting androgen supplementation for the treatment of this clinical condition. They conclude that its use would be relatively safe in the short term, although its efficacy would not reach clinical relevance and no further information on long-term safety is available. The authors also highlight that patients with this health problem should be approached comprehensively, including non-pharmacological therapeutic options and providing information on the uncertainties still present. (AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Middle Aged , Testosterone/therapeutic use , Climacteric , Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological/drug therapy , Androgens/therapeutic use , Menopause , Off-Label Use , Systematic Reviews as Topic
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Braz. J. Pharm. Sci. (Online) ; 57: e19144, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1350234

ABSTRACT

Vildagliptin is an oral hypoglycemic agent used in the management of diabetes. Some oral antidiabetic drugs have been implicated in reproductive toxicity.The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of daily administration of vildagliptin at different dosages (0.35 mg/kg B.W., 0.70 mg/kg B.W. and 1.40 mg/kg B.W.) to male Wistar rats for 8 weeks. Sperm parameters, serum concentrations of testosterone, follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone and the histology of the testis of the rats were assessed. Another set of rats were also treated for 8 weeks and allowed to recover and the same parameters were assessed in them. Fertility study was conducted by determining their litter size. The results showed that vildagliptin administration significantly reduced sperm count and motility of the treated rats. It also significantly increased the number of abnormal sperms. Serum level of testosterone was significantly decreased while luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone levels showed no significant change. The histoarchitecture of the testis of the treated rats appeared visibly normal. The litter size was also significantly reduced. Most of the changes observed were dose dependent. However, these parameters were restored towards normal in the recovery group. Our results suggest that vildagliptin adversely affected sperm parameters, affected litter size and disrupted the pituitary - gonadal axis. These changes were however reversed upon cessation of drug administration.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rats , Sperm Count/classification , Testosterone/agonists , Vildagliptin/administration & dosage , Testis/abnormalities , Fertility/drug effects , Vildagliptin/adverse effects
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Braz. arch. biol. technol ; 64: e21200037, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1249206

ABSTRACT

Abstract Increased apoptosis in the pancreas and beta cell death causes reduced insulin secretion in type 2 diabetes. This study was aimed to evaluate the effects of exercise training and testosterone administration on apoptosis marker (p53 protein) in the pancreas tissue in animal with diabetes. Type 2 diabetes was induced by high fat diet and injection of low dose STZ (35mg/kg; ip). After 2 months of treatment with testosterone (2mg/kg/day) or voluntary exercise alone or in combination, apoptosis (tunnel assay) and p53 protein (ELISA method) were measured. Testosterone and exercise decreased the blood glucose, HbA1c levels, HOMA-IR, p53 protein expression and increased insulin level in treated diabetic and diabetic castrated groups. Simultaneous treatment of these groups with testosterone together voluntary exercise had an additive effect on reducing p53 expression, blood glucose, HbA1c levels, HOMA-IR and subsequently decreasing apoptosis. Our results suggest that the apoptosis decreasing effect of testosterone and voluntary exercise is associated with the reduced levels of blood glucose, HbA1c and HOMA-IR that subsequently decreased the expression of p53 level.


Subject(s)
Animals , Rats , Testosterone/therapeutic use , Exercise , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/therapy , Apoptosis , Glycemic Control
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Med. lab ; 25(1): 393-408, 2021. tab, graf, ilus, fotografia
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1292643

ABSTRACT

La ginecomastia es el crecimiento mamario benigno en el varón. Etiológicamente se clasifica en fisiológica y patológica. La ginecomastia fisiológica se presenta frecuentemente en ciertos periodos de la vida, como la época neonatal, puberal y senil. La patológica se asocia a múltiples factores, incluyendo los hormonales, los de origen tumoral, y al uso de ciertos medicamentos, entre otros; sin embargo, en muchos pacientes no se consigue identificar nunca la causa. La historia clínica y el examen físico son los pilares fundamentales que permiten orientar hacia la etiología, con el apoyo de pruebas de laboratorio e imagenología que permitan descartar una enfermedad clínica subyacente. En los casos moderados o severos, la cirugía es el tratamiento de elección. El objetivo del presente manuscrito es discutir algunos puntos de interés acerca de los aspectos más importantes relacionados con la ginecomastia, incluyendo la fisiopatología, la clínica y el diagnóstico, además de presentar las principales causas asociadas a esta condición. Por último, se describen los tipos de tratamiento disponibles para estos pacientes


Gynecomastia is the benign breast enlargement in males. Etiologically it is classified as physiological and pathological. Physiological gynecomastia is more frequently observed in newborns, adolescents, and in older men. Pathological gynecomastia is associated with multiple factors, including hormonal and of tumor origin, and to the use of certain medications, among other factors; however, in many patients the underlying cause may never be identified. Anamnesis and physical examination are the fundamental pillars that will guide towards the etiology, with the support of laboratory and imaging tests to rule out an underlying disease. In moderate or severe cases, surgery is the treatment of choice. The aim of this article is to discuss some key points about the most important aspects related to gynecomastia, including pathophysiology, symptoms and diagnosis, in addition to presenting the main causes associated with this condition. Finally, the types of treatment available for these patients are described


Subject(s)
Gynecomastia , Testosterone , Estrogens , Hypogonadism , Androgens
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Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 1152-1159, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878126

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND@#Compared to adult studies, studies which involve the treatment of pediatric congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH) are limited and no universal treatment regimen is available. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)/human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) therapy for treating male adolescents with CHH.@*METHODS@#Male adolescent CHH patients were treated with hCG/hMG (n = 20) or a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) pump (n = 21). The treatment was divided into a study phase (0-3 months) and a follow-up phase (3-12 months). The testicular volume (TV), penile length (PL), penis diameter (PD), and sex hormone levels were compared between the two groups. The TV and other indicators between the groups were analyzed using a t-test (equal variance) or a rank sum test (unequal variance).@*RESULTS@#Before treatment, there was no statistical difference between the two groups in terms of the biochemistry, hormones, and other demographic indicators. After 3 months of treatment, the TV of the hCG/hMG and GnRH groups increased to 5.1 ± 2.3 mL and 4.1 ± 1.8 mL, respectively; however, the difference was not statistically significant (P > 0.05, t = 1.394). The PL reached 6.9 ± 1.8 cm and 5.1 ± 1.6 cm (P  0.05, t = 0.314). After 9 to 12 months of treatment, the T level was higher in the hCG/hMG group. Other parameters did not exhibit a statistical difference.@*CONCLUSIONS@#The hCG/hMG regimen is feasible and effective for treating male adolescents with CHH. The initial 3 months of treatment may be a window to optimally observe the strongest effects of therapy. Furthermore, results from the extended time-period showed positive outcomes at the 1-year mark; however, the long-term effectiveness, strengths, and weaknesses of the hCG/hMG regimen require further research.@*TRIAL REGISTRATION@#ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02880280; https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02880280.


Subject(s)
Adolescent , Adult , Child , Chorionic Gonadotropin/therapeutic use , Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone , Humans , Hypogonadism/drug therapy , Male , Menotropins/therapeutic use , Spermatogenesis , Testosterone
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Rev. cuba. endocrinol ; 31(3): e203, sept.-dic. 2020. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1156393

ABSTRACT

Introducción: Las bases fisiopatológicas del Síndrome de ovario poliquístico pueden predisponer a mayor riesgo de autoinmunidad a las mujeres que tienen esta condición y existen evidencias, aunque escasas, de mayor prevalencia de autoinmunidad tiroidea en ellas. Objetivos: Determinar la frecuencia de marcadores serológicos de autoinmunidad tiroidea en mujeres con Síndrome de ovario poliquístico e identificar si existe asociación entre la presencia de ellos y las concentraciones de progesterona y testosterona. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio en 50 mujeres con Síndrome de ovario poliquístico y 50 sin el síndrome. Se realizaron determinaciones de autoanticuerpos tiroideos (anti tiroglobulina (Anti-Tg) y anti peroxidasa (anti-TPO) a las mujeres de ambos grupos de estudio. Se realizaron determinaciones de hormonas (testosterona y progesterona) solo al grupo de estudio de mujeres con SOP. Se crearon categorías por anticuerpos: Positivo si los títulos fueron superior al rango de referencia y negativo dentro del rango. Se consideró respuesta autoinmune positiva, cuando al menos uno de los anticuerpos se encontró elevado. Para la asociación entre la presencia de autoinmunidad y las variables independientes se hicieron análisis bivariados mediante comparación de medias y test no paramétricos. Se consideró un nivel de significancia de α = 0,05. Resultados: En las mujeres con Síndrome de ovario poliquístico, 62 por ciento mostraron anticuerpos positivos y 14 por ciento en las sin el síndrome. En las mujeres sin síndrome, de las 7 mujeres con marcadores de autoinmunidad positivos, en 6 (85,7 por ciento) el anti-Tg fue el que dio positivo. No hubo diferencias significativas en cuanto a la asociación con los niveles de testosterona y progesterona. Conclusiones: Las mujeres con Síndrome de ovario poliquístico tienen mayor frecuencia de desarrollar respuesta autoinmune tiroidea, independiente de los niveles de progesterona y testosterona(AU)


Introduction: The physio-pathological bases of polycystic ovary syndrome may predispose women with this condition to a higher risk of autoimmunity and there is evidence, albeit scarce, of higher prevalence of thyroid autoimmunity in them. Objectives: Determine the frequency of serological markers of thyroid autoimmunity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome and identify whether there is an association between the presence of them and progesterone and testosterone concentrations. Methods: A study was conducted in 50 women with polycystic ovary syndrome and 50 without the syndrome. Determinations of thyroid autoantiantibodies (anti-thyroglobulin (Anti-Tg) and anti-peroxidase (anti-TPO) were made to women in both study groups. Hormone determinations (testosterone and progesterone) were made only to the study group of women with PCOS. Categories were created by antibodies: Positive if the titles were greater than the reference range, and negative if within the range. It was considered a positive autoimmune response when at least one of the antibodies was found increased. For the association between the presence of autoimmunity and independent variables, bivariate analyses were performed by means comparison and non-parametric tests. It was considered a significance level of α =0.05. Results: In women with polycystic ovary syndrome, 62 percent showed positive antibodies and 14 percent in those without the syndrome. In women without the syndrome, of the 7 women with positive autoimmune markers, in 6 (85.7 percent) the anti-Tg was the one that tested positive. There were no significant differences in the association with testosterone and progesterone levels. Conclusions: Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more often able to develop thyroid autoimmune response, independently from the progesterone and testosterone levels(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Polycystic Ovary Syndrome/epidemiology , Thyroid Gland/physiopathology , Autoimmunity/physiology , Hormones/analysis , Antibodies , Testosterone/analysis , Thyroglobulin/administration & dosage , Case-Control Studies
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Article in Spanish | LILACS-Express | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1138901

ABSTRACT

RESUMEN Introducción: El uso de la terapia de reemplazo con testosterona en hombres mayores se ha incrementado en los últimos años, lo que ha generado múltiples controversias aún no resueltas acerca de sus beneficios y riesgos potenciales, sobre todo los relacionados con el desarrollo o agravamiento de la enfermedad prostática o cardiovascular. Métodos: Se realizó una revisión bibliográfica con el objetivo de ofrecer un estado de la cuestión que ayude a los médicos a tomar decisiones al considerar el tratamiento con testosterona en pacientes con hipogonadismo de inicio tardío. La búsqueda de información se realizó en las bases de datos Google Académico, Medline y Pubmed. Conclusiones: El tratamiento con testosterona en el hipogonadismo de inicio tardío es seguro, racional y basado en evidencia, pero no se recomienda ofrecerlo a todos los hombres mayores con niveles bajos de testosterona sérica. Se aconseja en aquellos con síntomas manifiestos de deficiencia androgénica, sin cáncer de próstata activo, de mama o hígado, hematocrito elevado, hiperplasia prostática benigna con síntomas obstructivos graves, nódulo o induración prostática no evaluada, antígeno prostático específico > 4 ng/mL (o > 3 ng/mL en pacientes con alto riesgo), apnea obstructiva del sueño severa no tratada, deseos de fertilidad a corto plazo, insuficiencia cardiaca no controlada, infarto agudo de miocardio o accidente cerebrovascular en los últimos SEIS meses o trombofilia. Se recomienda realizar monitoreo trimestral durante el primer año y luego según cada caso, que incluya evaluación de la respuesta clínica, de condiciones que pueden agravarse con el tratamiento y de parámetros de laboratorio(AU)


ABSTRACT Introduction: The use of testosterone replacement therapy in older men has increased in recent years, which has generated multiple controversies not yet resolved about its benefits and potential risks, especially those related to the development or worsening of the prostate or cardiovascular disease. Methods: A literature review was conducted with the aim of offering a state of the art that helps clinicians make decisions when considering testosterone treatment in patients with late-onset hypogonadism. The information search was carried out with the Google Scholar, Medline and Pubmed search engines. Conclusions: Testosterone treatment in late-onset hypogonadism is safe, rational, and evidence-based, but it is not recommended to offer it to all older men with low serum testosterone levels. It is advised in those with overt symptoms of androgen deficiency, without active prostate, breast or liver cancer, elevated hematocrit, benign prostatic hyperplasia with severe obstructive symptoms, untested prostate nodule or induration, prostate specific antigen > 4 ng / mL (or > 3 ng / mL in high-risk patients), severe untreated obstructive sleep apnea, short-term fertility wishes, uncontrolled heart failure, acute myocardial infarction or stroke in the last SIX months, or thrombophilia. It is recommended to carry out quarterly monitoring during the first year and then according to each case, which includes evaluation of the clinical response, of conditions that can be aggravated by treatment, and of laboratory parameters(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Aged , Testosterone/therapeutic use , Hypogonadism/etiology
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Rev. bras. ginecol. obstet ; 42(7): 427-435, July 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1137856

ABSTRACT

Abstract Objective We performed a systematic review to assess the effectiveness and safety of Tribulus terrestris to treat female sexual dysfunction (FSD). Data sources We performed unrestricted electronic searches in the MEDLINE, CENTRAL, EMBASE, LILACS, CINAHL, PsycINFO,WHO-ICTR, Clinicaltrials.gov and OpenGrey databases. Selection of studies We included any randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared T. terrestris versus inactive/active interventions. After the selection process, conducted by two reviewers, 5 RCTs (n = 279 participants) were included. Data collection Data extraction was performed by two reviewers with a preestablished data collection formulary. Data synthesis Due to lack of data and clinical heterogeneity, we could not perform meta-analyses. The risk of bias was assessed by the Cochrane Risk of Bias (RoB) tool, and the certainty of evidence was assessed with Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluations (GRADE). Results After 1 to 3 months of treatment, premenopausal and postmenopausal women randomized to T. terrestris had a significant increase in sexual function scores. Three months of treatment with T. terrestris showed a significant increase in the serum testosterone levels of premenopausal women. There was no report of serious adverse events, and none of the studies assessed health-related quality of life. The certainty of the evidence was very low, whichmeans that we have very little confidence in the effect estimates, and future studies are likely to change these estimates. Conclusion MoreRCTs are needed to supportor refute the use of T. terrestris. The decision to use this intervention should be shared with the patients, and the uncertainties around its effects should be discussed in the clinical decision-making process. Number of Protocol registration in PROSPERO database: CRD42019121130


Resumo Objetivo Nós realizamos uma revisão sistemática para avaliar a efetividade e a segurança do Tribulus terrestris no tratamento da disfunção sexual feminina (DSF). Fontes de dados Nós realizados uma busca eletrônica irrestrita nas seguintes bases de dados: MEDLINE, CENTRAL, EMBASE, LILACS, CINAHL, PsycINFO, WHO-ICTR, Clinicaltrials.gov, e OpenGrey. Seleção dos estudos Nós incluímos todos os ensaios clínico randomizados (ECR) que comparou T. terrestris com controles ativos/inativos. Após o processo de seleção, conduzido por 2 revisores, 5 ECRs (n = 279 participantes) foram incluídos. Extração de dados O processo de extração de dados foi realizado por dois revisores, utilizando-se um formulário de extração de dados pré-estabelecido. Síntese de dados Devido à falta de dados disponíveis e à heterogeneidade clínica entre os estudos incluídos, nós não realizamos meta-análises. O risco de viés foi avaliado pela tabela de risco de viés da Cochrane e, a certeza do corpo da evidência foi avaliada pelo Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluations (GRADE). Resultados Após 1 a três 3 meses de tratamento, mulheres na pré e pós-menopausa randomizadas ao T. terrestris tiveram um aumento significante nos escores de função sexual. O grupo com 3 meses de tratamento com T. terrestris exibiu um aumento significante dos níveis séricos de testosterona emmulheres pré-menopausa. Não houve relato de eventos adversos graves, e nenhum estudo avaliou qualidade de vida das participantes. A certeza da evidência foi considerada muito baixa, o que significa que existe pouca certeza na estimativa dos efeitos e que é provável que futuros estudos mudem estas estimativas. Conclusão Mais ECRs são importantes para apoiar ou refutar o uso do T. terrestris. A decisão de usar essa intervenção deve ser compartilhada com pacientes, e as incertezas sobre seus efeitos devem ser discutidas durante o processo de decisão clínica.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological/drug therapy , Drugs, Chinese Herbal/therapeutic use , Plant Extracts/therapeutic use , Tribulus/chemistry , Saponins/adverse effects , Saponins/therapeutic use , Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological/blood , Testosterone/blood , Drugs, Chinese Herbal/adverse effects , Plant Extracts/adverse effects , Premenopause , Postmenopause , Diosgenin/analogs & derivatives , Diosgenin/adverse effects , Diosgenin/therapeutic use
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Rev. Hosp. Ital. B. Aires (2004) ; 40(1): 34-38, mar. 2020. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1102292

ABSTRACT

Las mujeres han sido tratadas por décadas con testosterona intentando aliviar una gran variedad de síntomas con riesgos y beneficios inciertos. En la mayoría de los países, la testosterona se prescribe "off-label", de modo que las mujeres están utilizando compuestos y dosis ideadas para tratamientos en hombres. En este sentido, varias sociedades médicas de distintos continentes adoptaron recientemente por consenso una toma de posición sobre los beneficios y potenciales riesgos de la terapia con testosterona en la mujer, explorar las áreas de incertidumbre e identificar prácticas de prescripción con potencial de causar daño. Las recomendaciones con respecto a los beneficios y riesgos de la terapia con testosterona se basan en los resultados de ensayos clínicos controlados con placebo de al menos 12 semanas de duración. A continuación se comentan las recomendaciones. (AU)


There are currently no clear established indications for testosterone replacement therapy for women. Nonetheless, clinicians have been treating women with testosterone to alleviate a variety of symptoms for decades with uncertainty regarding its benefits and risks. In most countries, testosterone therapy is prescribed off-label, which means that women are using testosterone formulations or compounds approved for men with a modified dose for women. Due to these issues, there was a need for a global Consensus Position Statement on testosterone therapy for women based on the available evidence from placebo randomized controlled trials (RCTs). This Position Statement was developed to inform health care professionals about the benefits and potential risks of testosterone therapy intended for women. The aim of the Consensus was to provide clear guidance as to which women might benefit from testosterone therapy; to identify symptoms, signs, and certain conditions for which the evidence does not support the prescription of testosterone; to explore areas of uncertainty, and to identify any prescribing practices that have the potential to cause harm. (AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Aged , Testosterone/therapeutic use , Postmenopause/drug effects , Appetite Depressants/adverse effects , Phenytoin/adverse effects , Placebos/administration & dosage , Psychotropic Drugs/adverse effects , Tamoxifen/adverse effects , Testosterone/administration & dosage , Testosterone/analysis , Testosterone/adverse effects , Testosterone/pharmacology , Cardiovascular Agents/adverse effects , Indomethacin/adverse effects , Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone/adverse effects , Postmenopause/physiology , Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic , Cholinergic Antagonists/adverse effects , Contraceptives, Oral/adverse effects , Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological/etiology , Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological/therapy , Danazol/adverse effects , Consensus , Aromatase Inhibitors/adverse effects , Off-Label Use , Factor Xa Inhibitors/adverse effects , Amphetamines/adverse effects , Histamine Antagonists/adverse effects , Androgen Antagonists/adverse effects , Androgens/physiology , Ketoconazole/adverse effects , Narcotics/adverse effects
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Rev. bras. ginecol. obstet ; 42(1): 43-50, Jan. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1092627

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Abstract Objective The present article aims to evaluate the impact of testosterone treatment on the expansion of visceral, subcutaneous and intramedullary adipose tissue of ovariectomized rats and the visceral and subcutaneous fat expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) gamma. Methods In total 48 female Wistar rats were castrated and randomly divided into 6 treatment groups: group E2 was submitted to estradiol 5 μg/day; group T, to testosterone 5 μg/day; group E2+ T, to estradiol 5 μg/day + testosterone 5 μg/day; group TT, to testosterone 30 μg/day; group E2+ TT, to estradiol 5 μg/day+ testosterone 30 μg/day; and placebo was administered to group P. After 5 weeks, the rats were euthanized, the inguinal and visceral adipose tissues were harvested, weighted, and had their PPAR gamma expression evaluated by reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RTqPCR). The right femurs were harvested and histologically prepared to performthe number count of the intramedullary adipocytes. Results The expansion of visceral fat tissue was much higher in the TT group when compared with other treated groups (p < 0.001). The TT group also showed a higher expansion of inguinal fat (p < 0.01), and groups E2 +T and E2+ TT presented lower growth compared to the P group (p < 0.01). The number of femur intramedullary adipocytes only showed significant differences between groups TT and E2 + TT (p < 0.05). The expression of PPAR gamma showed no differences among the groups. Conclusion The use of testosterone in high doses leads to an important expansion in both visceral and inguinal adipose tissues. Association with estradiol exerts an expansion-repressive effect on the visceral and inguinal adipose tissues.


Resumo Objetivo Este artigo tem como objetivo avaliar o impacto do tratamento com testosterona na expansão dos tecidos adiposos visceral, subcutâneo e intramedular de ratas ovariectomizadas e a expressão de receptores ativados por proliferadores de peroxissoma (RAPPs) gama nas gorduras visceral e subcutânea. Métodos No total, 48 ratas Wistar foram castradas e divididas aleatoriamente em 6 grupos de tratamento: o grupo E2 recebeu estradiol 5 μg/dia; o grupo T, testosterona 5 μg/dia; o grupo E2 + T, estradiol 5 μg/dia + testosterona 5 μg/dia; o grupo TT, testosterona 30 μg/dia; o grupo E2 + TT, estradiol 5 μg/dia + testosterona 30 μg/dia; e o grupo P recebeu placebo. Após 5 semanas, as ratas foram submetidas a eutanásia, o tecido adiposo inguinal e visceral foi coletado, pesado, e se avaliou a expressão dos RAPP gama por reação em cadeia da polimerase via transcriptase reversa quantitativa (RCP-TRq). Os ossos do fêmur direito foram colhidos e processados histologicamente para contagem de números de adipócitos intramedulares. Resultados A expansão do tecido adiposo visceral foi muito maior no grupo TT quando comparado a outros grupos tratados (p < 0,001). O grupo TT também apresentou maior expansão da gordura inguinal (p < 0,01), e os grupos E2 +T e E2 + TT apresentaram menor crescimento em relação ao grupo P (p < 0,01). O número de adipócitos intramedulares no fêmur mostrou apenas diferenças significativas entre os grupos TT e E2 + TT (p < 0,05). A expressão de RAPP gama não mostrou diferenças entre os grupos. Conclusão O uso de testosterona emaltas doses leva a uma importante expansão nos tecidos adiposos visceral e inguinal. A associação com o estradiol exerce um efeito repressivo de expansão nos tecidos adiposos visceral e inguinal.


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Animals , Female , Rats , Testosterone/pharmacology , Menopause , Hormone Replacement Therapy , Testosterone/metabolism , Ovariectomy , Adipose Tissue/metabolism , Rats, Wistar , Disease Models, Animal
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Actual. osteol ; 16(3): 176-186, 2020. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1253780

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Una persona transgénero es aquella en la cual el género autopercibido difiere del asignado al nacer, mientras que el término cisgénero es utilizado en aquellos individuos no trans. El tratamiento hormonal cruzado (THC) constituye una opción para lograr caracteres sexuales secundarios deseados. Es conocido que los esteroides sexuales desempeñan un rol fundamental en la adquisición de la densidad mineral ósea (DMO) durante la pubertad. Por lo tanto, el impacto del THC sobre la masa ósea se ha convertido en materia de estudio. En estadios puberales tempranos, los análogos de la hormona liberadora de gonadotrofinas (GnRH) son utilizados con un efecto reversible. Si bien la DMO parece mantenerse estable, cuando se compara con una población de referencia del mismo sexo biológico y edad, el Z-score se encuentra por debajo de lo esperado. En adultos, durante el THC no se informaron disminuciones en la DMO. Está reportado que las mujeres trans antes del inicio del TH presentan características densitométricas diferentes de los hombres cisgénero. Hasta el momento, la carga de datos para los calculadores del riesgo de fractura y el software del equipo DXA se basan en el sexo biológico y no en identidad de género. Recientemente, la International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) emitió sus recomendaciones para la evaluación de la masa ósea en personas transgénero y en aquellos individuos no conformes con el género. Si bien la ISCD sugiere realizar la evaluación únicamente en aquellos pacientes con factores de riesgo, es de importancia realizar DXA basal, sobre todo en mujeres transgénero, para determinar el riesgo inicial de dicha población. En este artículo se revisa la evidencia disponible sobre el impacto del THC en la salud ósea de personas transgénero. (AU)


Cross sex hormone therapy (CSHT) in transgender women (TW) it is an option to achieve desired secondary sexual characteristics. It is known that sex steroids play a fundamental role in the acquisition of bone mineral density during puberty, in addition to determining a different characteristic bone pattern between both biological sexes. So the impact of affirming HT on bone is it has become in subject of study. In early pubertal stages, GnRH analogs are used with a reversible effect. Although bone mineral density (BMD) seems to remain stable, when compared with a reference population of the same biological sex and age, the Z-score is lower than expected. In adults, during CSHT no decreases in BMD were reported. However, it was reported that TW prior to starting CSHT present different densitometric characteristics than cisgender men. So far, the data load for the fracture risk calculators and DXA software is based on biological sex and not gender identity. Recently the ISCD issued its recommendations for the evaluation of bone mass in transgender subjects and in those non-conforming to gender. Although the ISCD suggests performing the evaluation only in those patients with risk factors, our group recognizes that baseline DXA, especially in TW, constitutes a useful tool to determine the initial risk of this population. Our proposal arises from our own experience and from that compiled in the international literature, where it is observed that even without starting CSHT, transgender women have lower BMD. DXA. This article reviews the available evidence regarding the effect of CSHT on health bone in transgender people. (AU)


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Humans , Male , Female , Bone Density/drug effects , Cisgender Persons , Gonadal Steroid Hormones/therapeutic use , Testosterone/therapeutic use , Sex Factors , Risk Factors , Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone/analogs & derivatives , Puberty , Sex Characteristics , Densitometry , Estrogens/therapeutic use , Sex Reassignment Procedures , Transgender Persons , Androgen Antagonists/therapeutic use
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