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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143242/comparing-reactive-oxygen-species-and-dna-fragmentation-in-semen-samples-of-unexplained-infertile-and-healthy-fertile-men
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Zahra Zandieh, Akram Vatannejad, Mahmood Doosti, Sara Zabihzadeh, Mahnaz Haddadi, Leila Bajelan, Batool Rashidi, Saeid Amanpour
BACKGROUND: Male factor infertility has increased to more than 40% during the last decade. About 30% of these couples are diagnosed with unexplained infertility. In fact, reactive oxygen species (ROS), especially superoxide anion (O2(-)·) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), play a crucial role in regulation of physiological and pathological processes in spermatozoa. Moreover, since the diagnosis of unexplained infertility just through semen analysis is a matter of much controversy; we aimed to evaluate the levels of ROS and sperm DNA fragmentation in the semen samples of unexplained infertile and fertile control couples...
November 15, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136166/diabetes-induced-hyperglycemia-impairs-male-reproductive-function-a-systematic-review
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Constanze C Maresch, Dina C Stute, Marco G Alves, Pedro F Oliveira, David M de Kretser, Thomas Linn
BACKGROUND: Hyperglycemia can result from a loss of pancreatic beta-cells or a decline in their function leading to decreased insulin secretion or may arise from insulin resistance and variable degrees of inadequate insulin secretion resulting in diabetes and related comorbidities. To date several reviews have addressed the issue of diabetes-related male infertility but most have focused on how metabolic syndrome causes the decline in male fertility. However, a comprehensive overview as to how diabetes-induced hyperglycemia impairs male fertility is missing...
November 10, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135155/-laser-therapy-for-male-infertility-part-1-etiology-and-pathogenesis-experimental-studies
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O I Apolikhin, S V Moskvin
Male infertility is associated with a wide range of pathological conditions affecting both the sexual and other body systems: endocrine, nervous, blood, and immune. Laser therapy is a form of modern physiotherapy that applies low-intensity laser radiation in various parts of the body. It is widely used in all areas of modern medicine due to its high efficiency, ease of use, the absence of contraindications and side effects. The authors reviewed the results of 171 studies investigating laser therapy, of which 93 were experimental (20 in Russian and 73 international publications), 4 clinical and experimental (all in Russian), 74 clinical (73 in Russian and 1in English)...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131013/a-new-baltic-population-specific-human-genetic-marker-in-the-pmca4-gene
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Janis Stavusis, Inna Inashkina, Baiba Lace, Dita Pelnena, Svetlana Limborska, Andrey Khrunin, Vaidutis Kucinskas, Astrida Krumina, Linda Piekuse, Branko Zorn, Violeta Fodina, Margus Punab, Juris Erenpreiss
OBJECTIVES: The PMCA gene family consists of 4 genes and at least 21 splice variants; among these, the Ca2+ ATPase 4 (PMCA4) gene encodes a plasma membrane protein abundantly expressed in several tissues, including the kidney, heart, and sperm. Knockout of PMCA4 causes infertility due to immotile sperm in mouse models. We therefore investigated variants in this gene for potential association with infertility in groups of Estonian (n = 191) and Latvian (n = 92) men with reduced sperm motility...
November 2, 2017: Human Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126319/effects-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-semen-quality-reproductive-hormones-and-live-birth-rate-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Martin Blomberg Jensen, Jacob Gerner Lawaetz, Jørgen Holm Petersen, Anders Juul, Niels Jørgensen
Context: Animal models and cross-sectional cohort studies have suggested a beneficial role for vitamin D in male reproduction. Objective: Determine the effect of vitamin D and calcium supplementation on semen quality in infertile men with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin-D (25OHD)≤ 50 nmol/l. Design: A single centre, triple-blinded, randomized clinical trial. Participants: 1427 infertile men were screened to include 330. 1002 men did not meet inclusion criteria and 95 did not wish to participate...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124647/improvement-of-semen-parameters-after-antibiotic-therapy-in-asymptomatic-infertile-men-infected-with-mycoplasma-genitalium
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Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi, Akbar Mirsalehian, Mohammad Ali Sadighi Gilani, Abbas Bahador, Malihe Talebi
OBJECTIVES: To elucidate the association between asymptomatic infections caused by Mycoplasma genitalium and male infertility, and evaluate the role of antibiotic therapy in treatment of this failure. METHODS: A total of 165 infertile males having abnormal semen parameters (study group) and 165 healthy fertile men (control group) were included. Semen samples were taken from all participants and after analyzing for semen parameters, undergone real-time PCR, microbial culture, and reactive oxygen species (ROS), as well as total antioxidant capacity (TAC) assays...
November 9, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124237/oxidation-reduction-potential-as-a-new-marker-for-oxidative-stress-correlation-to-male-infertility
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REVIEW
Ashok Agarwal, Albert Danh Bui
Male infertility affects men worldwide. Oxidative stress (OS), characterized by an overabundance of reactive oxygen species (ROS) or a deficiency of antioxidants, is one of the major causes of male infertility. OS causes damage at the molecular level, which impairs lipids, proteins, and DNA. The cyclic cascade of redox reactions weakens sperm function which leads to poor semen parameters and eventual sterility. There is a need for advanced diagnostic tests that can quickly and accurately detect OS. Most commonly used assays can only measure single constituents of OS...
November 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117433/inter-and-intra-laboratory-standardization-of-tunel-assay-for-assessment-of-sperm-dna-fragmentation
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Sajal Gupta, Rakesh Sharma, Ashok Agarwal
The functional aspects of sperm activity such as sperm chromatin integrity and ability to fertilize cannot be characterized by routine semen parameters. Men with unexplained infertility and idiopathic infertility, as well as men with normozoospermic semen profiles, show high DNA fragmentation. Molecular anomalies in the sperm can be detected by a sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) assay which can be used in adjunct to conventional semen analysis. While the sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA) remains the "gold standard," the TUNEL assay using flow cytometry is becoming popular among the different tests that are currently available to measure sperm DNA fragmentation...
November 8, 2017: Current Protocols in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112941/yoga-can-improve-assisted-reproduction-technology-outcomes-in-couples-with-infertility
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Sara Darbandi, Mahsa Darbandi, Hamid Reza Khorram Khorshid, Mohammad Reza Sadeghi
Context • Depending on the cause of the infertility, nonsurgical or surgical treatments may be used to treat men and women with infertility. Despite improved outcomes due to medical advances, assisted reproductive technology (ART) for couples with infertility is sometimes unsuccessful. Success may be affected by the patient's social, psychological, and physical status. Objective • The study examined the effects of yoga-including asanas (yoga poses), pranayama (proper breathing), shavasana, and meditation-on male and female fertility and ART outcomes...
November 7, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110319/effects-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection-on-sperm-chromatin-condensation-and-dna-integrity
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L Dehghan Marvast, A R Talebi, J Ghasemzadeh, A Hosseini, A A Pacey
The present study was performed to investigate the relation of Chlamydia trachomatis infection to sperm chromatin/DNA integrity in a population of infertile men (male partner of infertile couples) from Iran. Blood, semen and first-void urine samples were obtained from 250 infertile men. Data were analysed with regard to the results of (i) serological analysis for specific antibodies to C. trachomatis in serum; (ii) the presence of C. trachomatis and DNA in first-void urine; and (iii) in the semen sample of the male partner, in addition to sperm analysis, four different tests (aniline blue, chromomycin A3, acridine orange and TUNEL) were used to detect sperm chromatin and DNA abnormalities...
November 6, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102483/the-digital-environment-in-men-s-sexual-disorders-a-systematic-review
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E García-Cruz, J Romero-Otero, M Fode, A Alcaraz
CONTEXT: The revolution of digital technologies constitutes a new setting for the patient-physician relationship and provides patients with a scenario of privacy and universal access to a vast amount of information. However, there is little information on how digital resources are used and what their advantages and disadvantages are. OBJECTIVES: To explore the scope of the scientific research on the use of digital technology related to men's sexual disorders and to analyze the primary sources of digital information related to this field...
November 1, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100112/a-dictionary-learning-approach-for-human-sperm-heads-classification
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Fariba Shaker, S Amirhassan Monadjemi, Javad Alirezaie, Ahmad Reza Naghsh-Nilchi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To diagnose infertility in men, semen analysis is conducted in which sperm morphology is one of the factors that are evaluated. Since manual assessment of sperm morphology is time-consuming and subjective, automatic classification methods are being developed. Automatic classification of sperm heads is a complicated task due to the intra-class differences and inter-class similarities of class objects. In this research, a Dictionary Learning (DL) technique is utilized to construct a dictionary of sperm head shapes...
October 10, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095993/mael-promoter-hypermethylation-is-associated-with-de-repression-of-line-1-in-human-hypospermatogenesis
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Yu-Sheng Cheng, Shi-Kae Wee, Tsung-Yen Lin, Yung-Ming Lin
STUDY QUESTION: Does the hypermethylation of the maelstrom spermatogenic transposon silencer (MAEL) promoter and subsequent de-repression of transposable elements represent one of the causes of spermatogenic failure in infertile men? SUMMARY ANSWER: Experimental hypermethylation of a specific region (-131 to +177) of the MAEL promoter leads to decreased expression of MAEL with increased expression of the transposable element LINE-1 (L1) and in infertile men methylation of the MAEL promoter is associated with the severity of spermatogenic failure...
October 31, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082371/frequency-of-tnfr1-36-a-g-gene-polymorphism-in-azoospermic-infertile-men-a-case-control-study
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Hamid Reza Ashrafzadeh, Tahere Nazari, Masoud Dehghan Tezerjani, Maryam Khademi Bami, Saeed Ghasemi-Esmailabad, Nasrin Ghasemi
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is a multifunctional cytokine that regulates different cellular activities related to spermatogenesis. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha receptor 1 (TNFR1) mediates TNF-α activity and polymorphism in TNFR1 could lead to gene dysfunction and male infertility. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine the association of TNFR1 36 A/G polymorphism with the idiopathic azoospermia in Iranian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This case-control study included 108 azoospermic and 119 fertile men...
August 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082368/impact-of-age-on-semen-parameters-in-male-partners-of-infertile-couples-in-a-rural-tertiary-care-center-of-central-india-a-cross-sectional-study
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Naina Kumar, Amit K Singh, Ajay R Choudhari
BACKGROUND: High rates of sub-fertility and adverse pregnancy outcomes were seen after age 40. In contrast to oogenesis, spermatogenesis continues in elderly men. OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively study the impact of aging on semen parameters in male partners of infertile couples in the rural area of developing country over 10 years and to find out whether aging affects male factor fertility and various semen parameters in this part of developing country. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross sectional study, the laboratory semen analysis records of 1219 male partners of infertile couples of a rural tertiary care center of Central India in a 10-year period from January 2005 to December 2014 were evaluated into 5 groups based on men age: Group 1: 21-28 yr (n=57); group 2: 29-35 yr (n=450); group 3: 36-42 yr (n=532); group 4: 43-49 yr (n=165), and group 5: 50-60 yr (n=15)...
August 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
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/29082205/sperm-dna-fragmentation-testing-a-cross-sectional-survey-on-current-practices-of-fertility-specialists
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Ahmad Majzoub, Ashok Agarwal, Chak-Lam Cho, Sandro C Esteves
BACKGROUND: Sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) testing has been recognized as a valuable tool in the evaluation of infertile men. Despite that, its routine use in clinical practice is still hampered by the lack of understanding of the specific clinical scenarios where SDF testing is most beneficial. The aim of this study was to investigate fertility specialists evaluation of infertility of SDF testing in the context of male infertility evaluation and assisted reproductive technology. METHODS: A questionnaire was developed to survey the major aspects of SDF testing and was mailed to specialists with demonstrated clinical experience in the field of infertility...
September 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082198/commentary-the-value-of-testing-sperm-dna-fragmentation-in-infertile-men
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COMMENT
Damayanthi Durairajanayagam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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/29079751/a-missense-mutation-in-slc26a3-is-associated-with-human-male-subfertility-and-impaired-activation-of-cftr
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Satu Wedenoja, Ahlam Khamaysi, Liana Shimshilashvili, Shireen Anbtawe-Jomaa, Outi Elomaa, Jorma Toppari, Pia Höglund, Kristiina Aittomäki, Christer Holmberg, Outi Hovatta, Juha S Tapanainen, Ehud Ohana, Juha Kere
Chloride absorption and bicarbonate excretion through exchange by the solute carrier family 26 member 3 (SLC26A3) and cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) are crucial for many tissues including sperm and epithelia of the male reproductive tract. Homozygous SLC26A3 mutations cause congenital chloride diarrhea with male subfertility, while homozygous CFTR mutations cause cystic fibrosis with male infertility. Some homozygous or heterozygous CFTR mutations only manifest as male infertility...
October 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
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