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Matheus Roque, Sandro C Esteves
Varicocele, the leading cause of male infertility, can impair sperm quality and fertility via various oxidative stress mechanisms. An imbalance between excessive reactive oxygen species production and antioxidant protection causes alterations in nuclear and mitochondrial sperm DNA, thus rendering a subset of varicocele men less fertile. In particular, sperm DNA fragmentation is usually elevated in men with clinical varicocele in both abnormal and normal semen parameters by the current World Health Organization criteria...
March 14, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
Francesco Lotti, Mario Maggi
Infertility affects up to 12% of all men, and sexual dysfunction occurs frequently in men of reproductive age, causing infertility in some instances. In infertile men, hypoactive sexual desire and lack of sexual satisfaction are the most prevalent types of sexual dysfunction, ranging from 8.9% to 68.7%. Erectile dysfunction and/or premature ejaculation, evaluated with validated tools, have a prevalence of one in six infertile men, and orgasmic dysfunction has a prevalence of one in ten infertile men. In addition, infertile men can experience a heavy psychological burden...
March 13, 2018: Nature Reviews. Urology
Luna Samanta, Ashok Agarwal, Nirlipta Swain, Rakesh Sharma, Banu Gopalan, Sandro C Esteves, Damayanthi Durairajanayagam, Edmund Sabanegh
PURPOSE: Varicocele may disrupt testicular microcirculation and induce hypoxia-ischemia related degenerative changes in testicular cells and spermatozoa. Superoxide production at low oxygen concentrations exacerbates oxidative stress in men with varicocele. Therefore, the present study was designed to study the role of mitochondrial redox regulation and its possible involvement in sperm dysfunction in varicocele-associated infertility. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Differentially expressed mitochondrial proteins were identified in 50 infertile men with varicocele and ten fertile controls by secondary LC-MS/MS data-driven in silico analysis...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Urology
F Mohammadpour Lashkari, M A Sadighi Gilani, A Ghaheri, M R Zamanian, P Borjian Boroujeni, A Mohseni Meybodi, M Sabbaghian
Disorders of sex development (DSD) are congenital abnormalities as an atypical development process in either gonadal or chromosomal structure. It is the cause of the abnormality in phenotype and characteristics. Chromosomal analysis plays an important role in the DSD determination. 45,X/46,XY mosaicism is a rare karyotype, and its prevalence is about 1.5 in 10,000 newborns. It affects the growth, hormonal balance, gonad development and histology. All data such as height, male general appearance, testis size and volume, external genitalia, spermogram and hormonal levels, testis pathology, Y chromosome microdeletion and karyotype, and assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcome were recorded based on patients profile and history...
March 12, 2018: Andrologia
Frank Tüttelmann, Christian Ruckert, Albrecht Röpke
Infertility is a common condition estimated to affect 10-15% of couples. The clinical causes are attributed in equal parts to the male and female partners. Diagnosing male infertility mostly relies on semen (and hormone) analysis, which results in classification into the two major phenotypes of oligo- and azoospermia. The clinical routine analyses have not changed over the last 20 years and comprise screening for chromosomal aberrations and Y‑chromosomal azoospermia factor deletions. These tests establish a causal genetic diagnosis in about 4% of unselected men in infertile couples and 20% of azoospermic men...
2018: Medizinische Genetik: Mitteilungsblatt des Berufsverbandes Medizinische Genetik E.V
Rulin Dai, Yuan Pan, Yan Fu, Qian Liu, Weifeng Han, Ruizhi Liu
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the roles of male genetic factors, including Y chromosome microdeletions and chromosomal heteromorphism, in recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) in Northeast China. STUDY DESIGN: We evaluated 1072 male patients from Northeast China whose wives had a history of two or more consecutive miscarriages. We also selected 971 infertile and 200 fertile men as control groups. Semen analysis was carried out by computer-assisted sperm analysis...
March 1, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Audrey J Gaskins, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Germaine M Buck Louis, Jorge E Chavarro
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the predictors of sexual intercourse frequency (SIF) among couples trying to conceive despite the well-established link between SIF and fecundity. AIM: To evaluate men's and women's demographic, occupational, and lifestyle predictors of SIF among couples. METHODS: 469 Couples without a history of infertility participating in the Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment Study (2005-2009) were followed up for ≤1 year while trying to conceive...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Zine-Eddine Kherraf, Beatrice Conne, Amir Amiri-Yekta, Marie Christou Kent, Charles Coutton, Jessica Escoffier, Serge Nef, Christophe Arnoult, Pierre F Ray
High throughput sequencing (HTS) and CRISPR/Cas9 are two recent technologies that are currently revolutionizing biological and clinical research. Both techniques are complementary as HTS permits to identify new genetic variants and genes involved in various pathologies and CRISPR/Cas9 permits to create animals or cell models to validate the effect of the identified variants, to characterize the pathogeny of the identified variants and the function of the genes of interest and ultimately to provide ways of correcting the molecular defects...
March 6, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
Mili Nailwal, Jenabhai B Chauhan
BACKGROUND: DEAD-box helicase 3, Y-linked (DBY) is a candidate gene of the AZF region which is involved in spermatogenesis process. Mutations in the DBY gene may disrupt the spermatogenesis and lead to infertility in men. Identification of functionally neutral mutation from the disease-causing mutation is the biggest challenge in human genetic variation analysis. Owing to the importance of DBY in male infertility, functional analysis was carried out to reveal the association between genetic mutation and phenotypic variation through various in silico approaches...
March 8, 2018: Interdisciplinary Sciences, Computational Life Sciences
Esmée Hanna, Brendan Gough
OBJECTIVE: This article aims to provide insights into men's accounts of infertility in the context of their intimate partnerships. BACKGROUND: Although we are beginning to understand that men experience the emotions of infertility acutely, little is known about how such emotions impact on men's intimate partner relationships. Evidence suggests that infertility can impact intimate partner relationships (both positively and negatively), but there is a paucity of research around how men talk about such relationship impacts, and how they share their stories with other men...
April 2017: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Liying Ying, Lai Har Wu, Xiangli Wu, Jing Shu, Alice Yuen Loke
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Infertility affects both women and men in the physical, emotional, existential, and interpersonal realms. When couples seek in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment, they further suffer from the difficulties of the treatment and the uncertainty of its outcome. The aim of this study was to develop a preliminary conceptual framework for couples undergoing IVF treatment to give health professionals a better understanding of the experiences of such couples, and to guide the development of an intervention...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Alejandro Oliva, Luc Multigner
Chronic epididymitis and varicocele are frequently observed genital disorders in men consulting for couple infertility, but their impact on semen characteristics at the time of infertility consultation is still a matter of debate. We investigated 652 male partners of couples who had their first infertility consultation between 1999 and 2015 in Argentina. Men with chronic epididymitis (n = 253), Grade III varicocele (n = 106), and both conditions (n = 125) were compared with a control group (n = 168) composed of men without these disorders or any other recognized causes of male infertility...
March 6, 2018: Asian Journal of Andrology
R Mändar, S Türk, P Korrovits, K Ausmees, M Punab
Micro-organisms are tightly integrated into host-microbiota ecosystem. Microbiota of human semen has been studied so far mostly in case of infertility or prostatitis. We aimed to reveal possible impact of sexual debut on seminal microbiota in healthy young men. The study group included 68 young healthy men, of them 12 men without sexual experience, 11 men with single lifetime sexual partner and 45 men with multiple lifetime sexual partners. Basic semen parameters were similar for all subgroups, and no correlation between sexual experience and WBC counts in semen was found...
March 7, 2018: Andrology
S Keihani, C Martin, J R Craig, C Zhang, A P Presson, J B Myers, K I Aston, B R Emery, D T Carrell, J M Hotaling
The effects of statin use on conventional semen parameters in humans are largely unknown and have not been previously studied in subfertile men. We retrospectively reviewed data from 10,140 patients seen at our fertility clinic between 2002 and 2013 to assess the effects of statin use on semen parameters. Men who used any statins for >3 months before semen sample collection were included as cases. Data were gathered on patient age, medication use and conventional semen parameters. A total of 118 patients (126 samples) used statins for at least 3 months before semen sample collection...
March 7, 2018: Andrologia
Seda Karabulut, İlknur Keskin, Pelin Kutlu, Nuri Delikara, Özhan Atvar, Metin I Öztürk
Objective: Semen parameters are directly correlated with the infertility of the male. Incidence rates of male factor infertility, azoospermia and cryptozoospermia differ according to many factors such as geographic region, age, occupation and body weight. The aim of the present study is to determine the incidence of male factor infertility, azoospermia and cryptozoospermia among patients who have been admitted to three separate infertility clinics in Turkey for infertility investigation and analyze the outcomes of these patients...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Urology
Jane M Ussher, Janette Perz
BACKGROUND: Infertility is a major concern for people with cancer and their partners. There have been calls for further research on the gendered nature of psychosocial, emotional and identity concomitants of fertility post-cancer across women and men. METHOD: The gendered construction and experience of infertility following cancer was examined through a survey of 693 women and 185 men, and in-depth one-to-one interviews with a subsample of survey respondents, 61 women and 17 men, purposively selected across cancer types and age groups...
March 5, 2018: BMC Cancer
Eva Münster, Stephan Letzel, Jasmin Passet-Wittig, Norbert F Schneider, Bettina Schuhrke, Rudolf Seufert, Ulrike Zier
BACKGROUND: It is estimated that 5-15% of all couples in industrialised nations are infertile. A perceived unfulfilled desire for a child or self-identification as infertile can lead to psychological strain and social isolation. About 53.000 women underwent assisted reproduction treatments in Germany in 2014. Little is known about the first medical consultation and patient needs prior to the first visit in a fertility clinic in Germany. The baseline survey of the prospective cohort study on couples undergoing fertility treatment in Germany (PinK Study) provides first results on this topic for Germany...
March 5, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Gamze Sinem Çağlar, Nicolas Garrido
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is one of the most common viral sexually-transmitted diseases worldwide. The prevalence of HPV is higher in infertile males when compared with fertile men and ranges between 10 and 35.7% in men affected by unexplained infertility. HPV can bind to spermatozoa and can potentially be transferred to fertilized oocytes. Viral detection in blastocysts and trophoblastic cells is associated with impaired embryo development and poor pregnancy outcomes. Nevertheless, attempts to eliminate HPV-DNA from sperm samples through routine washing techniques have failed...
March 1, 2018: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
Nelly Reynaud, Frédérique Courtois, Pierre Mouriquand, Nicolas Morel-Journel, Kathleen Charvier, Marina Gérard, Alain Ruffion, Jean-Etienne Terrier
BACKGROUND: The bladder exstrophy-epispadias complex is a rare congenital malformation associated with severe dysfunction of the genital and urinary tracts and requiring a staged surgical reconstruction. AIM: The primary aims of this study were to report the sexuality, infertility, and urinary incontinence outcomes in a cohort of men born with bladder exstrophy-epispadias complex. The secondary aim was to highlight some predictive factors of infertility in this population...
March 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
C Choux, M Cavalieri, J Barberet, M Samson, B Bonnotte, P Fauque, P Sagot
Fertility preservation is routinely performed in cancerology but less systematically used in the field of immune diseases, even though the use of gonadotoxic treatments in young patients may be required and even though the disease itself can alter fertility. This review aimed to clarify the indications and methods of fertility preservation in this context. Cyclophosphamide is the only immunosuppressive drug requiring fertility preservation in women. In men, fertility preservation should be proposed before treatment with cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, mycophenolate mofetil or mTOR inhibitors...
February 27, 2018: La Revue de Médecine Interne
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