The Effect of Distraction Techniques on Pain, Fear, and Anxiety in Children Undergoing Circumcision: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
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by Xiaofeng Wang, Hongquan Liu, Gonglin Tang, Fengze Sun, Gang Wu, Jitao Wu
1w ago
American Journal of Men's Health, Volume 18, Issue 1, January-February 2024. Circumcision is a common pediatric operation, and distraction technique can be used as an adjunct analgesic method during the perioperative period. The study aims to explore the effect of distraction techniques on reducing pain, fear, and anxiety in children undergoing circumcision. The PubMed, ClinicalTrials.gov, and Embase databases were searched for articles published from January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2023. Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included. Meta-analysis and forest plots were carried out u ..read more
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Bridging the Gap: Engaging Black Men in Lung Cancer Research Through Barbershop Collaboration
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by Miguel Negrete, Adeolu Ademiluyi, Evgenia Karayeva, George Eskridge, Matthew Huggins, Curtis M. Eskridge, Bobby D. Price, Kestutis G. Bendinskas, Karriem S. Watson, Sage J. Kim
2w ago
American Journal of Men's Health, Volume 18, Issue 1, January-February 2024. Health disparities persist among Black men, notably in the context of lung cancer and stress-related health outcomes. This study explores these disparities through a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach, citizen science, and social network theory, leveraging the expertise and trust of Black barbers as community leaders. The purpose is to understand the nuanced connections between stress and lung cancer in this demographic. Engaging 161 Black men across four Chicago neighborhoods, the study successful ..read more
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Are All Gay Men at Risk of Developing HIV/AIDS? Why China’s Mass HIV Testing Has Majorly Targeted Gay Men in the Era of Biomedicalization
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by Lei Yang, Zhipeng Sun
2w ago
American Journal of Men's Health, Volume 18, Issue 1, January-February 2024. Global HIV/AIDS responses have been increasingly biomedically dominated over the past years. In line with this shifting paradigm, China has prioritized mass HIV testing as a practical approach to controlling its HIV/AIDS epidemics among at-risk populations, especially gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM). This study analyzed why China’s mass HIV testing mainly targeted gay men by understanding the perspectives of public health professionals, community-based organization (CBO) workers, and gay men. In addi ..read more
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Protect and Provide: Perceptions of Manhood and Masculinities Among Disabled Violently Injured Black Men in a Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program
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by Nazsa S. Baker, Cortney VanHook, Tiffany Ricks, Christopher St. Vil, Teri Lassiter, Stephanie Bonne
2w ago
American Journal of Men's Health, Volume 18, Issue 1, January-February 2024. Exploring the post-injury lives of those who have survived gunshot wounds is essential to understanding the entire scope of firearm violence. The lives of Black male firearm violence survivors are transformed in various ways due to their injuries both visible and invisible. This study explored how Black men who suffer from disabilities via a firearm negotiated their masculine identities. Semi-structured, qualitative interviews were conducted with 10 violently injured Black men participating in a hospital-based violenc ..read more
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Health Is Power, and Health Is Wealth: Understanding the Motivators and Barriers of African American/Black Male Immigrants With Gastrointestinal Conditions
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by Daina Potter, Pamela Valera
3w ago
American Journal of Men's Health, Volume 18, Issue 1, January-February 2024. The digestive health of African American/Black male immigrants in the United States has not been previously studied. Much of what is known about gastrointestinal (GI) concerns in this population is based on studies conducted on the overall Black American population. The purpose of this narrative study was to understand how African American/Black male immigrants with GI concerns navigated their GI condition. Fifteen African American/Black male immigrants from various cities in the United States participated in two remo ..read more
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Associations of Incarceration With Subsequent Substance Use, Sexual Risk-Taking, and STI/HIV Incidence Among Black Sexual Minority Men and Black Transgender Women
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by Gökhan Çeker
3w ago
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Penile Strangulation: Analysis of Postextrication Follow-Up, Sequelae, and a Review of Literature
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by Kevin J. Campbell, Elizabeth P. Kwenda, Shahab Bozorgmehri, Russell S. Terry, Lawrence L. Yeung
3w ago
American Journal of Men's Health, Volume 18, Issue 1, January-February 2024. Numerous case reports exist on penile strangulation injuries and extrication methods; however, the care and long-term consequences of penile strangulation injuries have been under-reported. Our aim is to investigate the long-term outcomes and sequalae following penile strangulation injuries. The PubMed Medline database was searched using the keyword string “penile strangulation,” “penis strangulation,” and “constriction” for all studies reporting outcomes of published penile strangulation injuries. Articles were evalu ..read more
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Predicting Anxiety and Depression Among Erectile Dysfunction Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study
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by Nguyen Quang, Le Van Truong, Eric Chung, Bui Van Quang, Luu Quang Long, Nguyen Thanh Ngoc, Nguyen Thanh Minh, Do Mai Anh, Nguyen Dinh Thanh, Nguyen Truong Nam
3w ago
American Journal of Men's Health, Volume 18, Issue 1, January-February 2024. In Vietnam, erectile dysfunction (ED) is prevalent and recognized to be associated with mental disorders; however, societal taboos impede a comprehensive understanding of this connection. Our study aims to investigate the factors related to higher levels of anxiety and/or depression (HAD) in individuals with ED. Between November 2022 and March 2023, a face-to-face survey was conducted at the Center for Andrology of Viet Duc University Hospital, involving 390 patients diagnosed with ED. The survey included 51 questions ..read more
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Sperm Selection Using Zona Pellucida–Binding Enhanced Embryo Morphokinetic and Clinical Outcomes in ICSI: A Sibling Oocytes Study
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by Mahin Izadi, Mohammad Ali Khalili, Mohammad Ebrahim Rezvani, Fatemeh Anbari, Behnam Maleki, Bryan Woodward, Behrouz Aflatoonian
1M ago
American Journal of Men's Health, Volume 18, Issue 1, January-February 2024. The objective was to investigate the embryo morphokinitics using a time-lapse monitoring (TLM) system and assessment of clinical outcomes following intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with zona pellucida (ZP)-bound sperm selection and conventional methods. A total of 371 metaphase II (MII) oocytes from 50 ICSI cycles were studied. Sibling oocytes were randomly divided into control (n = 199) and ZP-bound group (n = 172). All resulting zygotes were cultured and monitored in the TLM system up to Day 3 after ICSI. Fer ..read more
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Comparing the Strength of Associations Between Male Genital Problems and Mental Illnesses and Sleep Disorders
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by Ray M. Merrill, Dajeong Song, McKay K. Ashton
1M ago
American Journal of Men's Health, Volume 18, Issue 1, January-February 2024. This study compares the rate of selected types of mental illnesses (stress, anxiety, depression) and sleep disorders (insomnia, sleep apnea) according to the status of eight male genital problems. Analyses utilize medical claims data for male employees aged 18 to 64 years of a large corporation, 2017 to 2021. Approximately 1,076 (7.3%) men per year have one or more genital problems. The most common being benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH; 3.8%) and then erectile dysfunction (ED; 1.7%). For BPH patients, the rate exper ..read more
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