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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635527/whose-fault-is-it-blame-predicting-psychological-adjustment-and-couple-satisfaction-in-couples-seeking-fertility-treatment
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Katherine Péloquin, Audrey Brassard, Virginie Arpin, Stéphane Sabourin, John Wright
Infertility bears psychological and relational consequences for couples who face this problem. Few studies have examined the role of self- and partner blaming to explain psychological and relationship adjustment in couple presenting with a fertility problem. This study used a dyadic approach to explore the links between blaming oneself and one's partner and both partners' symptoms of depression and anxiety, and couple satisfaction in 279 couples enrolled in fertility treatments. Partners were questioned about the extent to which they blamed themselves and their partner for the fertility problem...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632112/the-2016-european-guideline-on-the-management-of-epididymo-orchitis
#2
Emma J Street, Edwin D Justice, Zsolt Kopa, Mags D Portman, Jonathan D Ross, Mihael Skerlev, Janet D Wilson, Rajul Patel
Epididymo-orchitis is a commonly encountered condition with a reported incidence of 2.45 cases per 1000 men in the United Kingdom. This 2016 International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections guideline provides up-to-date advice on the management of this condition. It describes the aetiology, clinical features and potential complications, as well as presenting diagnostic considerations and clear recommendations for management and follow-up. Early diagnosis and management are essential, as serious complications can include abscess formation, testicular infarction and infertility...
July 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631913/-molecular-aspects-of-the-impact-of-the-speroton-complex-on-the-male-fertility-in-idiopathic-infertility
#3
Sh N Galimov, R M Akhmetov, E F Galimova, F M Bairamgulov, L R Bikkulova
AIM: To characterize the effect of the Speroton complex on the free radical homeostasis in the ejaculate of males of infertile couples and the likelihood of pregnancy in partners. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group comprised 30 men aged between 26 and 43 years (mean 33 +/- 4.8 years) with idiopathic infertility. All patients received Speroton one sachet once daily during meals for 3 months. The comparison group consisted of 29 men of fertile age having 1 to 3 healthy children...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627813/effect-of-the-oxidant-antioxidant-system-in-seminal-plasma-on-varicocele-and-idiopathic-infertility-in-male-humans
#4
Hayrullah Yazar, Fikret Halis, Yasemin Nasir, Derya Guzel, Mehmet Akdogan, Ahmet Gokce
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate seminal oxidant-antioxidant activity in idiopathic and varicocele infertility in men. METHODS: Total anti-oxidant capacity (TAC), total oxidant status (TOS), paraoxonase (PON1), aryl esterase (ARE), and total thiol levels (TTL) were measured in seminal plasma with an autoanalyzer. The TOS/TAC ratio was determined as the oxidative stress index (OSI). A histopathological evaluation of the sperm was performed in the andrology laboratory of the hospital...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625282/high-intensity-exercise-training-for-improving-reproductive-function-in-infertile-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
Behzad Hajizadeh Maleki, Bakhtyar Tartibian
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this RCT was to investigate whether a 24-week program of high-intensity exercise was beneficial for improving reproductive function in infertile male patients. METHODS: Infertile men (n = 433) were randomly assigned to exercise (n = 218) and non-exercise (n = 215) groups. The seminal markers of inflammation and oxidative stress, semen quality parameters, sperm DNA fragmentation, and pregnancy rate were measured at baseline, at the end of week 12, at the end of week 24, and at 7 and 30 days during recovery...
July 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625145/clomiphene-for-the-treatment-of-male-infertility-a-case-report-of-mood-change
#6
Marine Aussedat, Jennifer Jean-Louis, Orchidée Djahangirian, Marie-Sophie Brochet
BACKGROUND: Clomiphene is normally used in women with ovulatory dysfunction. In men, it is used off label in some cases of infertility. Psychological adverse effects are reported in women but very few in men. CASE: A 34 year-old man treated with clomiphene for oligoteratospermia presented anxiety, decreased appetite, and depressed mood making him unable to function properly at work, five days after initiation of therapy. Symptoms required reduction followed by discontinuation of treatment four days later because of absence of improvement...
June 15, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624859/the-29g-a-fsh-receptor-gene-polymorphism-is-associated-with-higher-fsh-and-lh-levels-in-normozoospermic-men
#7
L Tamburino, S La Vignera, V Tomaselli, R A Condorelli, R Cannarella, L M Mongioì, A E Calogero
PURPOSE: The functional role of the FSHR promoter -29G/A polymorphism (rs1394205) in men is not clear. Some studies failed to find a relationship between the FSHR -29G/A and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels and did not associate the SNP with male infertility. Only one study showed that the FSHR -29 SNP modulates serum FSH levels in Baltic young male cohort. Because the SNP -29G/A has to be shown to have a strong effect on in vitro transcription activity of the FSHR promoter and the activation of FSHR is necessary for a normal FSH function, this study was undertaken to assess whether the FSHR -29G/A SNP modulates the gonadal endocrine function in men...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618741/routine-assessment-of-occupational-exposure-and-its-relation-to-semen-quality-in-infertile-men-a-cross-sectional-study
#8
Salima Daoud, Afifa Sellami, Mehdi Bouassida, Sahbi Kebaili, Leila Ammar Keskes, Tarek Rebai, Nozha Chakroun Feki
BACKGROUND/AIM: Concerns about the detrimental effects of occupational and environmental exposure on male reproductive function have been raised by reports of declining sperm quality over the last decades. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between altered semen parameters and exposure to occupational risk factors as assessed by questionnaire. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional questionnaire-based study among a population of 2122 men who underwent andrological investigation for couple infertility...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614535/should-azoospermic-patients-with-varicocele-disease-undergo-surgery-to-recover-fertility
#9
Leonardo de Souza Alves, Francisco Batista de Oliveira
Introduction: Varicocele disease is well-known cause of infertility in men. The presence of spermatic varices veins create a hostile environment to spermatogenesis. It results in reduced quality of the sperm production and in some cases can determine a total absence of sperm. The varicocelectomy procedure in patients with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) can raise the rates of sperm in the semen analysis. A positive rate for sperm, even if very low, may be sufficient to enable the capture of sperm intended for in-vitro fertilization without the use of donor sperm...
April 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611019/mechanisms-in-endocrinology-aberrations-of-the-x-chromosome-as-cause-of-male-infertility
#10
Albrecht Röpke, Frank Tüttelmann
Male infertility is most commonly caused by spermatogenetic failure, clinically noted as oligo- or azoospermia. Today, in approximately 20% of azoospermic patients, a causal genetic defect can be identified. The most frequent genetic causes of azoospermia (or severe oligozoospermia) are Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY), structural chromosomal abnormalities and Y-chromosomal microdeletions. Consistently with Ohno's law, the human X chromosome is the most stable of all the chromosomes, but contrary to Ohno's law, the X chromosome is loaded with regions of acquired, rapidly evolving genes, which are of special interest because they are predominantly expressed in the testis...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609180/environmental-exposure-to-parabens-and-sperm-chromosome-disomy
#11
Joanna Jurewicz, Michał Radwan, Bartosz Wielgomas, Anna Klimowska, Paweł Kałużny, Paweł Radwan, Lucjusz Jakubowski, Wojciech Hanke
Parabens are widely used as antimicrobial preservatives in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage processing due to their board spectrum of activity, inertness, and low cost. The study population consisted of 156 men under 45 years of age who attended the infertility clinic for diagnostic purposes with normal semen concentration of 15-300 mln/ml. Participants were interviewed and provided a semen sample. The parabens concentrations: ethyl paraben (EP), butyl paraben (BP), methyl paraben (MP), and iso-butyl paraben (iBuP) were analyzed in the urine using a validated gas chromatography ion-tap mass spectrometry method...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608793/the-immunopathogenesis-of-mycoplasma-genitalium-infections-in-women-a-narrative-review
#12
Patricia M Dehon, Chris L McGowin
Mycoplasma genitalium is a common, predominately asymptomatic, and often undiagnosed sexually transmitted infection that is associated with inflammatory urogenital and reproductive tract disease syndromes of men and women. Without programmatic screening in the United States, and with increasing resistance to antibiotics used in empiric sexually transmitted infection management, undiagnosed M. genitalium infections put many women at risk for cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease. Chronic infection may also lead to tubal-factor infertility, adverse pregnancy outcomes in expectant mothers, and is a risk factor for acquisition and transmission of human immunodeficiency virus...
July 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603623/subinguinal-microsurgical-varicocelectomy-vs-percutaneous-embolization-in-infertile-men-prospective-comparison-of-reproductive-and-functional-outcomes
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Elie Bou Nasr, Mouath Binhazzaa, Thierry Almont, Pascal Rischmann, Michel Soulie, Eric Huyghe
BACKGROUND: Varicocele is a condition characterized by dilated, tortuous veins within the pampiniform venous plexus of the scrotal sac. Presence of varicocele is associated with an increased risk of alteration of semen parameters. The objective of this study was to compare the current standard in varicocele treatment procedures: sub-inguinal microscopic ligation to percutaneous embolization in terms of semen parameters improvement, fertility, and morbidity at the university hospital of Toulouse (France)...
2017: Basic and Clinical Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601348/genetic-diagnostics-of-male-infertility-in-clinical-practice
#14
REVIEW
Ryan Flannigan, Peter N Schlegel
Approximately 15% of couples are infertile. Male factors contribute to infertility in over 50% of cases. Identifiable genetic abnormalities contribute to 15%-20% of the most severe forms of male infertility, azoospermia. In this chapter, we explore known genetic causes of male infertility such as Klinefelter syndrome, XYY men, Kallmann syndrome, y-microdeletions, Robertsonian translocations, autosomal inversions, mixed gonadal dysgenesis, x-linked and autosomal gene mutations, and cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator abnormalities...
May 10, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599293/dysregulation-of-an-x-linked-primate-specific-epididymal-microrna-cluster-in-unexplained-asthenozoospermia
#15
Xingrong Qing, Jian Shi, Tingting Dong, Chunlin Wu, Lian Hu, Honggang Li
Asthenoszoopermia, characterized by reduced sperm motility, is one of the primary forms of male infertility. Whereas most cases were diagnosed into unexplained asthenozoospermia (UA) because the etiology cannot be identified. In animal models, epigenetic dysregulation in epididymis can impair sperm maturation and result in asthenozoospermia. However, researches of epididymal epigenetic regulation on humans are impeded by the difficulty in obtaining epididymal tissues. We previously identified cell-free seminal microRNAs predominately derived from epididymis in human ejaculate...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597829/urogenital-infection-as-a-risk-factor-for-male-infertility
#16
Hans-Christian Schuppe, Adrian Pilatz, Hamid Hossain, Thorsten Diemer, Florian Wagenlehner, Wolfgang Weidner
BACKGROUND: Infections of the genital tract are considered common causes of male fertility disorders, with a prevalence of 6-10%. Most of the affected men are asymptomatic. The diagnostic evaluation is based mainly on laboratory testing. Inconsistent diagnostic criteria have been applied to date, and this may explain the controversial debate about the role of infection and inflammation in the genital tract as a cause of infertility. The risk of an irreversible fertility disorder should not be underestimated...
May 12, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593539/the-ahrr-c-565c-g-transversion-may-increase-total-antioxidant-capacity-levels-of-the-seminal-plasma-in-infertile-men
#17
Gholam Ali Josarayi, Azadeh Mohammad-Hasani, Younes Aftabi, Emadodin Moudi, Abasalt Hosseinzadeh Colagar
The Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR)-repressor (AhRR) is a regulator of the AhR pathway, which plays an important role in xenobiotic and reactive oxygen species (ROS) metabolism. Total antioxidant capacity (TAC) is a major factor in semen quality that protects sperm against ROS stress. Malondialdehyde (MDA) is the indicator of lipid peroxidation damage that is occurred due to ROSs. In this study, we determined and compared the MDA and TAC levels of infertile men's semen and blood plasma regarding genotype groups of AhRR-c...
June 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591755/a-novel-homozygous-missense-fshr-variant-associated-with-hypergonadotropic-hypogonadism-in-two-siblings-from-a-brazilian-family
#18
Monica M França, Antonio M Lerario, Mariana F A Funari, Mirian Y Nishi, Amanda M Narcizo, Maricilda P de Mello, Gil Guerra-Junior, Andrea T Maciel-Guerra, Berenice B Mendonça
Hypergonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) is defined by increased gonadotropin levels in men and women. Primary ovarian failure (POF) is a form of female infertility characterized by amenorrhea, hypoestrogenism, and elevated gonadotropin levels in women under the age of 40 years. Although several genes have been associated with POF, its causative genes remain to be identified. Here, we used whole-exome sequencing (WES) to study a consanguineous family with a 46,XX girl and a 46,XY man affected by HH. All exons of both siblings and their parents were captured and massively sequenced by WES, and the candidate variant was confirmed by Sanger sequencing...
June 8, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584661/evaluation-of-sexual-and-fertility-dysfunction-in-spinal-cord-injured-men-in-jamaica
#19
Belinda F Morrison, Ian White-Gittens, Simon Smith, Shari St John, Romar Bent, Rory Dixon
INTRODUCTION: Sexual dysfunction and infertility are common in males with traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCIs). The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of sexual dysfunction and infertility in males with traumatic SCI managed in Jamaica, as well as the therapeutic options offered. CASE PRESENTATION: A cross-sectional study including males with traumatic SCI managed at the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre, Kingston, Jamaica was carried out between 1 January and 31 December 2015...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577616/dnah1-gene-mutations-and-their-potential-association-with-dysplasia-of-the-sperm-fibrous-sheath-and-infertility-in-the-han-chinese-population
#20
Yanwei Sha, Xiaoyu Yang, Libin Mei, Zhiyong Ji, Xu Wang, Lu Ding, Ping Li, Shenmin Yang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate dynein, axonemal, heavy chain 1 (DNAH1) gene mutations that may be associated with dysplasia of the sperm fibrous sheath (DFS) and infertility in the Han Chinese population. DESIGN: Dysfunction of DNAH1 is known to cause multiple morphologic abnormalities of the flagella (MMAF), DFS, and infertility. Whole-exome sequencing was performed in DFS subjects and the healthy control subjects. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Twenty-one patients of Han ethnicity with primary infertility and diagnosed with asthenozoospermia and MMAF, but without primary ciliary dyskinesia...
June 2017: Fertility and Sterility
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