Richard J Wassersug

Summary

Affiliation: Dalhousie University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Diagnostic and outcome differences between heterosexual and nonheterosexual men treated for prostate cancer
    Richard J Wassersug
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    Urology 82:565-71. 2013
  2. doi request reprint The health and well-being of prostate cancer patients and male-to-female transsexuals on androgen deprivation therapy: a qualitative study with comments on expectations and estrogen
    Richard J Wassersug
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Psychol Health Med 16:39-52. 2011
  3. doi request reprint The effect of estrogen on the sexual interest of castrated males: Implications to prostate cancer patients on androgen-deprivation therapy
    Erik Wibowo
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 87:224-38. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Eunuchs in contemporary society: expectations, consequences, and adjustments to castration (part II)
    Michelle A Brett
    Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, 5850 College Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Sex Med 4:946-55. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Does the timing of estrogen administration after castration affect its ability to preserve sexual interest in male rats?--exploring the critical period hypothesis
    Erik Wibowo
    Room 13 J, 5850 College Street, P O Box 15000, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2
    Physiol Behav 110:63-72. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Tissue sensitivity to thyroid hormone in athyroid Xenopus laevis larvae
    Irena Rot-Nikcevic
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, 5850 College Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 1X5, Canada
    Dev Growth Differ 45:321-5. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Modern-day eunuchs: motivations for and consequences of contemporary castration
    Richard J Wassersug
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, 5850 College Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 1X5, Canada
    Perspect Biol Med 50:544-56. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint The behavioral responses of amphibians and reptiles to microgravity on parabolic flights
    Richard J Wassersug
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 1X5
    Zoology (Jena) 108:107-20. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Arrested development in Xenopus laevis tadpoles: how size constrains metamorphosis
    Irena Rot-Nikcevic
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, 5850 College Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 1X5, Canada
    J Exp Biol 207:2133-45. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint New age eunuchs: motivation and rationale for voluntary castration
    Richard J Wassersug
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Arch Sex Behav 33:433-42. 2004

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Publications17

  1. doi request reprint Diagnostic and outcome differences between heterosexual and nonheterosexual men treated for prostate cancer
    Richard J Wassersug
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    Urology 82:565-71. 2013
    ..To determine if heterosexual and nonheterosexual men treated for prostate cancer differ in diagnostic and treatment outcomes and in various measures of physical health, sexual function, and well being, before and after the treatment...
  2. doi request reprint The health and well-being of prostate cancer patients and male-to-female transsexuals on androgen deprivation therapy: a qualitative study with comments on expectations and estrogen
    Richard J Wassersug
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Psychol Health Med 16:39-52. 2011
    ..This suggests that PCa patients may benefit from using estradiol for androgen suppression...
  3. doi request reprint The effect of estrogen on the sexual interest of castrated males: Implications to prostate cancer patients on androgen-deprivation therapy
    Erik Wibowo
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 87:224-38. 2013
    ..Unless contraindicated, we propose that PCa patients on ADT would benefit from supplemental parenteral estrogen...
  4. ncbi request reprint Eunuchs in contemporary society: expectations, consequences, and adjustments to castration (part II)
    Michelle A Brett
    Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, 5850 College Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Sex Med 4:946-55. 2007
    ..There are men in the Western world who are voluntarily castrated and are not male-to-female transsexuals...
  5. doi request reprint Does the timing of estrogen administration after castration affect its ability to preserve sexual interest in male rats?--exploring the critical period hypothesis
    Erik Wibowo
    Room 13 J, 5850 College Street, P O Box 15000, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2
    Physiol Behav 110:63-72. 2013
    ..In conclusion, E2 administration partially restores sexual interest in castrated male rats, and the length of post-castration delay in E2 administration does not affect the ability of E2 to restore mounting behavior...
  6. ncbi request reprint Tissue sensitivity to thyroid hormone in athyroid Xenopus laevis larvae
    Irena Rot-Nikcevic
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, 5850 College Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 1X5, Canada
    Dev Growth Differ 45:321-5. 2003
    ..It was hypothesized that complete induction of metamorphosis may not be possible in the giant tadpoles due to a disproportionate growth and development of tissues and organs...
  7. ncbi request reprint Modern-day eunuchs: motivations for and consequences of contemporary castration
    Richard J Wassersug
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, 5850 College Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 1X5, Canada
    Perspect Biol Med 50:544-56. 2007
    ..Motivation, rather than physiology, appears to account for these different responses to androgen deprivation...
  8. ncbi request reprint The behavioral responses of amphibians and reptiles to microgravity on parabolic flights
    Richard J Wassersug
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 1X5
    Zoology (Jena) 108:107-20. 2005
    ..The patterns of behavior seen in amphibians and reptiles in mug can be explained in light of their normal ecology and taxonomic relations...
  9. ncbi request reprint Arrested development in Xenopus laevis tadpoles: how size constrains metamorphosis
    Irena Rot-Nikcevic
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, 5850 College Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 1X5, Canada
    J Exp Biol 207:2133-45. 2004
    ..The disproportionate growth of tissues and organs in giant tadpoles may preclude complete metamorphosis, even under exogenous thyroid hormone induction...
  10. ncbi request reprint New age eunuchs: motivation and rationale for voluntary castration
    Richard J Wassersug
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Arch Sex Behav 33:433-42. 2004
    ..Physicians need to be aware of these risks...
  11. doi request reprint The social context for psychological distress from iatrogenic gynecomastia with suggestions for its management
    Richard J Wassersug
    Dalhousie University Anatomy and Neurobiology, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Sex Med 6:989-1000. 2009
    ..However, untreated gynecomastia can be physically uncomfortable and psychologically distressing. Shame from gynecomastia can lead patients to stop otherwise beneficial exercise...
  12. doi request reprint Estradiol treatment modulates spontaneous sleep and recovery after sleep deprivation in castrated male rats
    Erik Wibowo
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, 5850 College Street, PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4R2, Canada
    Behav Brain Res 226:456-64. 2012
    ..The possible benefit of E treatment for improving sleep quality in androgen-deprived men remains to be investigated...
  13. pmc The metamorphic fate of supernumerary caudal vertebrae in South Asian litter frogs (Anura: Megophryidae)
    Gregory R Handrigan
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Anat 211:271-9. 2007
    ..The conservation of megophryid adult axial osteology in the face of extensive larval skeletal diversity reveals the role of metamorphosis in constraining anuran morphology...
  14. doi request reprint Effects of available cover and feeding schedule on the behavior and growth of the juvenile African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
    Gillian M Gouchie
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, 5850 College St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 1X5, Canada
    Lab Anim (NY) 37:165-9. 2008
    ..These results suggest that feeding frogs daily will promote growth and fecundity. Furthermore, although labs often provide frogs with hiding places, such cover does not enhance X. laevis growth...
  15. doi request reprint Role of estrogen in normal male function: clinical implications for patients with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy
    Erik Wibowo
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Urol 185:17-23. 2011
    ..Estrogen may relieve or reduce some of these side effects. We explore the role of estrogen in normal male function, emphasizing sexual interest and performance...
  16. ncbi request reprint Bony-tailed tadpoles: the development of supernumerary caudal vertebrae in larval megophryids (Anura)
    Gregory R Handrigan
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, 1355 Oxford Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1
    Evol Dev 9:190-202. 2007
    ..A likely driving force in the reappearance of the trait in megophryids is the selective pressure associated with a riparian lifestyle...
  17. ncbi request reprint A passion for castration: characterizing men who are fascinated with castration, but have not been castrated
    Lesley F Roberts
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Sex Med 5:1669-80. 2008
    ..A number of men have extreme castration ideations. Many only fantasize about castration; others actualize their fantasies...