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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210007/bilateral-is-superior-to-unilateral-varicocelectomy-in-infertile-males-with-left-clinical-and-right-subclinical-varicocele-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
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Xiao-Lei Sun, Jiu-Lin Wang, Yun-Peng Peng, Qing-Qiang Gao, Tao Song, Wen Yu, Zhi-Peng Xu, Yun Chen, Yu-Tian Dai
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to compare the effect of bilateral versus unilateral varicocelectomy on seminal response and spontaneous pregnancy rates in infertile male patients with left clinical and right subclinical varicocele. METHODS: A total of 358 infertile men with left clinical and right subclinical varicocele were randomized to group that underwent bilateral (n = 179) and group that underwent unilateral microsurgical subinguinal varicocelectomy (n = 179)...
December 5, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195028/effect-of-varicocelectomy-and-or-mast-cells-stabilizer-on-sperm-dna-fragmentation-in-infertile-patients-with-varicocele
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A Zaazaa, A Adel, I Fahmy, Y Elkhiat, A A Awaad, T Mostafa
This study aimed to assess the effect of varicocelectomy and/or mast cells (MCs) stabilizer on sperm DNA fragmentation in infertile men with varicocele (Vx). Overall, 120 infertile patients were randomized to three equal treatment arms; patients that underwent varicocelectomy, patients on 1 mg ketotifen twice daily for three months, and patients that underwent varicocelectomy followed with 1 mg ketotifen twice daily for three months. These patients were subjected to history taking, clinical examination, semen analysis, and estimation of sperm DNA fragmentation index (DFI)...
December 1, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082206/the-society-for-translational-medicine-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-sperm-dna-fragmentation-testing-in-male-infertility
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REVIEW
Ashok Agarwal, Chak-Lam Cho, Ahmad Majzoub, Sandro C Esteves
Sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) testing has been emerging as a valuable tool for male fertility evaluation. While the essential role of sperm DNA integrity in human reproduction was extensively studied, the clinical indication of SDF testing is less clear. This clinical practice guideline provides recommendations of clinical utility of the test supported by evidence. It is intended to serve as a reference for fertility specialists in identifying the circumstances in which SDF testing should be of greatest clinical value...
September 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082146/clinical-utility-of-sperm-dna-fragmentation-testing-concise-practice-recommendations
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EDITORIAL
Chak-Lam Cho, Ashok Agarwal, Ahmad Majzoub, Sandro C Esteves
Sperm DNA integrity is generally acknowledged as an essential component for human reproduction. While the negative impact of high sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) on outcomes of natural pregnancy and assisted reproductive technology (ART) is well known, the clinical indication of SDF testing is less well defined. A recent review on clinical utility of SDF testing highlighted the different SDF assays and clinical indications of SDF testing. This concise practice recommendations aim at summarizing the evidence and presenting to the readers the essence of the clinical utility of SDF testing based on the currently existing evidence...
September 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071142/the-impact-of-coexisting-sperm-dna-fragmentation-and-seminal-oxidative-stress-on-the-outcome-of-varicocelectomy-in-infertile-patients-a-prospective-controlled-study
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Shabieb A Abdelbaki, Jehan H Sabry, Ahmed M Al-Adl, Hanan H Sabry
OBJECTIVES: To study the relationship between sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in infertile patients with varicocele, and to examine the beneficial effect of varicocelectomy and elucidate predictors of improvement after repair. PATIENTS SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We prospectively studied 60 patients with varicocele and abnormal semen variables who attended the outpatient clinic complaining of infertility for ≥12 months. In all, 25 patients (41...
June 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057495/impact-of-varicocelectomy-on-the-proteome-profile-of-testicular-tissues-of-rats-with-varicocele
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F Xu, Q Q Gao, L L Zhu, H S Jiang, H Chen, Z P Xu, Y Chen, Y T Dai
Varicocele (VC) is a common cause of male infertility, but the molecular mechanisms involved in its pathogenesis are unknown. We investigated the impact of varicocelectomy (VCT) on proteome profiles in testicular tissues of rats with VC, and analysed associated target genes and signalling pathways. Sixty male rats with VC were divided into two groups: control (n = 30), and VCT (n = 30). Tissues were collected 4 weeks after sham or VCT surgery. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight/time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF/TOF MS) was used to analyse the comparative proteome profiles...
October 23, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051002/men-with-severe-oligospermia-appear-to-benefit-from-varicocele-repair-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-assisted-reproductive-technology
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Justin M Dubin, Aubrey B Greer, Taylor P Kohn, Thomas A Masterson, Lunan Ji, Ranjith Ramasamy
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes of men who underwent varicocelectomy for TMSC < 2 million and to perform a cost effectiveness analysis of IUI and IVF/ICSI after varicocelectomy. METHODS: We prospectively collected data of men with TMSC less than 2 million who underwent microsurgical subinguinal varicocelectomy. Men with azoospermia were excluded. Serum testosterone, luteinizing hormone, and follicle stimulating hormone were measured pre-operatively. Post-operative semen analysis was collected first at 3 months and then every 3 months thereafter...
October 16, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019709/laparoscopic-varicocelectomy-using-polymeric-ligating-clips-and-its-effect-on-semen-parameters-in-pediatric-population-with-symptomatic-varicocele-a-5-year-single-surgeon-experience
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Zenon Pogorelić, Magdalena Sopta, Miro Jukić, Ana Nevešćanin, Ivo Jurić, Dubravko Furlan
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate demographic and clinical characteristics of the children undergoing laparoscopic varicocelectomy by using polymeric ligating clips and to evaluate postoperative outcomes and analyze semen according to the grade of varicocele after surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The case records of 120 pediatric patients who underwent laparoscopic varicocelectomy were retrospectively reviewed. The following parameters were examined: age, grade of varicocele, lateralization, diameter of spermatic veins, indications for surgery, duration and outcomes of surgery, complications, and recurrence rate...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911932/varicocelectomy-to-upgrade-semen-quality-to-allow-couples-to-use-less-invasive-forms-of-assisted-reproductive-technology
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Mary K Samplaski, Kirk C Lo, Ethan D Grober, Armand Zini, Keith A Jarvi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the magnitude of improvement in semen parameters after a varicocelectomy and the fraction that have improvements such that couples needing IVF or IUI are "upgraded" to needing less invasive assisted reproductive technology (ART). DESIGN: Retrospective review of prospectively collected data. SETTING: Academic medical centers. PATIENT(S): Men presenting for a fertility evaluation with a clinical varicocele...
October 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904909/office-based-andrology-and-male-infertility-procedures-a-cost-effective-alternative
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Manaf Alom, Matthew Ziegelmann, Josh Savage, Tanner Miest, Tobias S Köhler, Landon Trost
BACKGROUND: From 2014-2016, our clinical practice progressively incorporated several male infertility and andrology procedures performed under local anesthesia, including circumcision, hydrocelectomy, malleable penile prostheses, orchiectomy, penile plication, spermatocelectomy, testicular prostheses, varicocelectomy, vasectomy reversal (VR), and testicular and microepididymal sperm aspiration (TESE/MESA). Given the observed outcomes and potential financial and logistical benefits of this approach for surgeons and patients, we sought to describe our initial experience...
August 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904905/the-role-of-microsurgical-varicocelectomy-in-treating-male-infertility
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REVIEW
Alexander J Tatem, Robert E Brannigan
Varicoceles are the most common cause of male infertility. They afflict 15-20% of the general male population and 40% of males with primary infertility. Although multiple treatment modalities exist, including radiographic embolization and laparoscopy, open subinguinal microsurgical varicocelectomy is currently the gold standard of treatment for this condition. In this article, we discuss the role of varicocelectomy in the treatment of the modern infertile male and present a practical, safe, and reproducible technique for the microsurgical approach...
August 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865709/minilaparoscopy-in-urology-systematic-review
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A Pérez-Lanzac, R García-Baquero
CONTEXT: There has been a boom in recent years in urological procedures using minilaparoscopy (ML). OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review of the published evidence on ML and its current role in urology. ACQUISITION OF EVIDENCE: We performed a search on MedLine spanning October 1983 to December 2016 according to PRISMA criteria. A total of 6 comparative articles and 13 series were selected for this manuscript. SUMMARY OF THE EVIDENCE: Only 1 study was randomised, 4 studies were prospective and comparative, and most were case series in which the operations were performed with 3-mm instruments...
August 30, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865536/varicocelectomy-before-assisted-reproductive-technology-are-outcomes-improved
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REVIEW
Taylor P Kohn, Jaden R Kohn, Alexander W Pastuszak
Clinical varicoceles have been associated with impaired semen parameters and male-factor infertility. Varicocele repair can improve live birth rates for men with clinical varicocele. Varicocelectomy is often combined with assisted reproductive techniques (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Here we review the literature examining varicocelectomy before ART to evaluate whether improved pregnancy outcomes are realized. Although insufficient evidence exists to determine if correcting a varicocele improves IUI outcomes, a clinical benefit is observed when correcting a clinical varicocele in oligospermic and nonobstructed azoospermic men before IVF/ICSI...
September 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861292/update-on-the-novel-management-and-future-paternity-situation-in-adolescents-with-varicocele
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REVIEW
Selahittin Çayan, Murat Bozlu, Erdem Akbay
Varicocele is a progressive disease, and the incidence of varicocele and varicocele related testicular hypotrophy increases with puberty. This review updates novel management and future paternity potential in adolescents with varicocele. Main goal of treatment of the adolescent varicoceles is preservation of fertility. Current recommendations for adolescent varicocele repair are testicular hypotrophy (>2 mL or >20%) on the affected side and/or impaired spermatogenesis in the post-pubertal period. The best treatment modality for adolescent varicocele should include elimination of the varicocele with lower complication rates...
September 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851509/treatment-of-varicocele-in-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Jennifer A Locke, Maryam Noparast, Kourosh Afshar
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of varicoceles is as high as 15% in children and adolescents. Optimal management of varicoceles has not been consolidated. Options include observation, radiological intervention, or surgical varicocelectomy. OBJECTIVE: Herein, we aim to assess the outcomes of radiological and surgical interventions for varicocele in children and adolescents evaluated by RCTs. STUDY DESIGN: The study subjects were children and adolescents up to 21 years old, diagnosed with varicocele and allocated to receive either "surgical or radiological intervention" or "no treatment"...
October 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845931/-adjuvant-antioxidant-therapy-in-varicocele-infertility
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
S I Gamidov, R I Ovchinnikov, A Yu Popova, A Yu Avakyan, G T Sukhikh
INTRODUCTION: Infertility affects an estimated 15% of couples globally. Male factor infertility accounts for about a half of infertility cases. About 40% of infertile men have varicocele. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of a complex of acetyl-L-carnitine, L-carnitine fumarate and alpha-lipoic acid (SpermActin-forte) (SA) for adjuvant antioxidant therapy after microsurgical varicocelectomy (MVE) in men with varicocele and assess its impact on the level of DNA fragmentation in sperm cells...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807743/two-decades-of-experience-with-laparoscopic-varicocele-repair-in-children-standardizing-the-technique
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Ciro Esposito, Maria Escolino, Marco Castagnetti, Mariapina Cerulo, Alessandro Settimi, Giuseppe Cortese, Francesco Turrà, Marta Iannazzone, Serena Izzo, Giuseppe Servillo
BACKGROUND: Controversy still exists about the indications and the gold standard approach for varicocele treatment in pediatric population. OBJECTIVE: The authors report their 23 years of experience in laparoscopic varicocele repair in the pediatric population. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively evaluated the data of 345 consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic left varicocelectomy from January 1993 to December 2015. Average patient age was 12...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792187/editorial-comment-use-of-indocyanine-green-angiography-in-microsurgical-subinguinal-varicocelectomy-lessons-learned-from-our-initial-experience
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EDITORIAL
Marcello Cocuzza
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771041/obstructive-azoospermia-caused-by-low-ligation-of-varicocele-a-case-report
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Jun Hagiuda, Hiromichi Ishikawa, Masayuki Hagiwara, Hidaka Kono, Ken Nakagawa, Mototsugu Oya
Varicocele is commonly observed in male partners of infertile couples. The surgical ligation of varicoceles under microscopy can be safely performed by a skilled andrologist with most patients subsequently experiencing an improvement in semen quality. This is the first case in which obstructive azoospermia occurred after high inguinal varicocelectomy. The vas deferens was disrupted near the internal inguinal ring by fibrous tissue. A vasovasostomy was performed and semen parameters subsequently recovered.
October 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766734/pressure-flow-pattern-of-varicocele-veins-and-its-correlation-with-testicular-blood-flow-and-semen-parameters
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K Ur Rehman, A B Qureshi, A Numan, H Zaneb, M S Yousaf, I Rabbani, H Rehman
The pressure pattern in varicocele veins of infertile patients and its correlation with semen quality and testicular blood flow was determined. Consecutive patients at andro-urology clinic of a teaching hospital undergoing microsurgical varicocelectomy were included. Their semen quality and testicular blood flow were determined. Peak systolic velocity (PSV) and resistive index (RI) of subcapsular and intraparenchymal branches of testicular artery were noted by colour Doppler ultrasonography. During surgery before ligation of varicocele veins, intravenous pressures of internal spermatic (ISV) and external spermatic (ESV) veins were determined at baseline and after Valsalva manoeuvre...
August 2, 2017: Andrologia
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