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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522219/racial-variation-in-semen-quality-at-fertility-evaluation
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Yash S Khandwala, Chiyuan A Zhang, Shufeng Li, Barry Behr, David Guo, Michael L Eisenberg
OBJECTIVE: To identify racial differences in semen quality among men living in the same geographic area seeking fertility evaluation. METHODS: Men obtaining a semen analysis for infertility evaluation or treatment between 2012 and 2016 at a single center were identified and demographic data including height, weight, BMI and age were described. Mean semen parameters and the proportions of men with suboptimal parameters based on the WHO 5(th) edition criteria were also compared based on race...
May 15, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521575/high-frequency-of-de-novo-daz-microdeletion-in-sperm-nuclei-of-subfertile-men-possible-involvement-of-genome-instability-in-idiopathic-male-infertility
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Hossein Mozdarani, Pegah Ghoraeian, Sohail Mozdarani, Parvin Fallahi, Anahita Mohseni-Meybodi
The occurrence and diagnosis of Y-chromosome microdeletions, specifically deletions of the DAZ (Deleted in Azoospermia) genes are an important issue in male infertility. Screening Y chromosome microdeletion is mainly done using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on blood leukocytes. However, there is some evidence indicating that presence of DAZ in somatic cells might not be indicative of its presence in the germ cell lineage. Therefore, a total of 130 men with poor semen quality were examined for presence of DAZ microdeletion in their leukocytes...
May 19, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514260/differential-diagnostic-value-of-obstructive-and-nonobstructive-azoospermia-by-scrotal-ultrasound
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Jun Liu, Zhiqian Wang, Min Li, Mingyang Zhou, Weiwei Zhan
Our objective was to assess the differential diagnostic value of classification of obstructive versus nonobstructive azoospermia by scrotal ultrasound. Forty patients with azoospermia were selected for our study (ages, 23-35; average, 29 ± 5.34 years). Patients were divided into the obstructive (17) or nonobstructive (23) azoospermia category. Twenty "healthy" volunteers were selected for the control group. We observed the testis, epididymis, and vas deferens in all subjects. Testicular volumes were calculated and compared with the control group for both obstructive and nonobstructive groups...
May 16, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511670/onco-testicular-sperm-extraction-onco-tese-for-bilateral-testicular-tumors-two-case-reports
#4
Sohgo Tsutsumi, Takashi Kawahara, Teppei Takeshima, Sawako Chiba, Koichi Uemura, Masako Otani, Kota Shimokihara, Yutaro Hayashi, Taku Mochizuki, Daiji Takamoto, Yusuke Hattori, Jun-Ichi Teranishi, Yasuhide Miyoshi, Masahiro Yao, Yoshiaki Inayama, Yasushi Yumura, Hiroji Uemura
BACKGROUND: Most patients with testicular cancer are infertile; thus, the preservation of the sperm after surgery is an important factor to consider. We report two cases of bilateral testicular cancer in patients who underwent bilateral higher orchiectomy and simultaneous testicular sperm extraction. CASE PRESENTATION: Two Asian-Japanese men were referred to our hospital with bilateral testicular tumors. Both of the patients were preoperatively diagnosed with azoospermia and requested testicular sperm extraction at the time of higher orchiectomy...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498920/copy-number-variation-of-functional-rbmy1-is-associated-with-sperm-motility-an-azoospermia-factor-linked-candidate-for-asthenozoospermia
#5
Yuanlong Yan, Xiling Yang, Yunqiang Liu, Ying Shen, Wenling Tu, Qiang Dong, Dong Yang, Yongyi Ma, Yuan Yang
STUDY QUESTION: What is the influence of copy number variation (CNV) in functional RNA binding motif protein Y-linked family 1 (RBMY1) on spermatogenic phenotypes? SUMMARY ANSWER: The RBMY1 functional copy dosage is positively correlated with sperm motility, and dosage insufficiency is an independent risk factor for asthenozoospermia. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: RBMY1, a multi-copy gene expressed exclusively in the adult testis, is one of the most important candidates for male infertility in the azoospermia factor (AZF) region of the Y-chromosome...
May 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486688/risk-of-diabetes-according-to-male-factor-infertility-a-register-based-cohort-study
#6
Clara Helene Glazer, Jens Peter Bonde, Aleksander Giwercman, Ditte Vassard, Anja Pinborg, Lone Schmidt, Elvira Vaclavik Bräuner
STUDY QUESTION: Is male factor infertility associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes? SUMMARY ANSWER: The study provides evidence that male factor infertility may predict later occurrence of diabetes mellitus with the risk being related to the severity of the underlying fertility problem. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Previous cross-sectional studies have shown an increased prevalence of comorbidities among infertile men when compared to controls...
May 9, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486644/intraspecific-chromosome-polymorphisms-can-lead-to-reproductive-isolation-and-speciation-an-example-in-red-brocket-deer-mazama-americana
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Maurício Barbosa Salviano, Marina Suzuki Cursino, Eveline Dos Santos Zanetti, Vanessa Veltrini Abril, José Maurício Barbanti Duarte
The red brocket (Mazama americana) is a South American deer with a wide geographical distribution that presents different chromosomal variants depending on their location. At least six different cytotypes belonging to two distinct evolutionary lineages have been described. This study aimed to verify the existence of postzygotic reproductive isolation between cytotypes of M. americana by comparative evaluation of pure and hybrid males. Seven 18-month-old bucks were submitted to seminal collection and evaluation and testicle histological evaluation s...
May 8, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483505/post-thaw-recovery-of-rare-or-very-low-concentrations-of-cryopreserved-human-sperm
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Martin Kathrins, Nikita Abhyankar, Ohad Shoshany, Juergen Liebermann, Meike Uhler, Gail Prins, Craig Niederberger
OBJECTIVE: To analyze cases in which no sperm could be identified after thawing among cryopreserved samples of rare or very low concentrations of sperm. DESIGN: Retrospective, single-institution, cross-sectional. SETTING: Male infertility clinic. PATIENT(S): We identified couples that underwent intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with the use of either ejaculated or testicular cryopreserved-thawed sperm. Inclusion criteria were men with <100,000 total ejaculated sperm or men with azoospermia due to spermatogenic dysfunction who underwent microsurgical testicular sperm extraction with similarly low pre-cryopreservation sperm counts...
May 5, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483501/fertility-outcomes-after-extended-searches-for-ejaculated-spermatozoa-in-men-with-virtual-azoospermia
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Netanella Miller, Tal Biron-Shental, Yael Pasternak, Michael Belenky, Shai Shefi, Pavel Itsykson, Arie Berkovitz
OBJECTIVE: To assess the fertility outcomes of extended searches for ejaculated spermatozoa in men with virtual azoospermia. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort of 242 couples whose male partner suffered from nonobstructive azoospermia and who were treated with the use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): One hundred forty patients were referred to an extended search in the ejaculate and 102 patients were referred to microsurgical testicular sperm extraction (microTESE)...
May 5, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479763/microdissection-testicular-sperm-extraction-in-men-with-nonobstructive-azoospermia-experience-of-king-saud-university-medical-city-riyadh-saudi-arabia
#10
Saleh Binsaleh, Dulaim Alhajeri, Khaled Madbouly
OBJECTIVES: Microdissection testicular sperm extraction (micro-TESE) is an optimal technique of sperm extraction for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. This study is to present our experience in micro-TESE and evaluate the relation of its sperm retrieval rate (SRR) with patients' characteristics, testicular functions, and histological parameters as well as previous sperm retrieval interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of 255 patients with nonobstructive azoospermia who underwent micro-TESE between 2011 and 2014...
April 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466478/nos3-gene-variants-and-male-infertility-association-of-4a-4b-with-oligoasthenozoospermia
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N L J Vučić, Z Z Nikolić, V D Vukotić, S M Tomović, I I Vuković, S D Kanazir, D L J Savić-Pavićević, G N Brajušković
Results of recent studies confirmed that oxidative stress negatively affects sperm motility and causes sperm DNA damage. Produced by nitric oxide synthase 3 (NOS3), nitric oxide is considered to be one of the important mediators of oxidative stress in testis tissue. The aim of this study was to assess the possible association of three genetic variants (rs2070744, rs1799983 and intron variant 4a/4b) in NOS3 gene and infertility occurrence in two groups of infertile men (idiopathic azoospermia and oligoasthenozoospermia) and fertile controls...
May 3, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465081/characterization-of-male-germ-cell-markers-in-canine-testis
#12
Won-Young Lee, Ran Lee, Hyun-Jung Park, Jeong Tae Do, Chankyu Park, Jin-Hoi Kim, Hyunjhung Jhun, Ji-Heon Lee, Taiyoung Hur, Hyuk Song
Spermatogenesis begins at puberty and continues throughout a male's life. This process is initiated and maintained by spermatogonial stem cells in the seminiferous tubules, and these cells produce haploid spermatozoa. Markers of male germ cells have been fully identified in rodents, including mice and rats, but not in canines. To characterize the canine male germ cells, histological and immunohistochemical analyses were performed, using prepubertal (1-3-month-old), early pubertal (4-month-old), and postpubertal (7-month-old) dog testes...
January 12, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462155/azoospermia-in-a-male-with-klippel-feil-anomaly
#13
Maria Uloko, Elizabeth Bearrick, Joshua Bodie
Müllerian-duct aplasia, renal agenesis, and cervical somite dysplasia (MURCS) is a rare genetic disorder. Previously thought to be exclusive in females, there have now been a small number of case reports describing a male analogue. We describe a patient with obstructive azoospermia and Klippel-Feil anomaly.
July 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456595/cftr-gene-mutations-and-polymorphism-are-associated-with-non-obstructive-azoospermia-from-case-control-study
#14
Lingying Jiang, Jiamin Jin, Shasha Wang, Fuxing Zhang, Yongdong Dai, Libing Shi, Songying Zhang
A variety of experimental studies have yielded evidence that the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein participates in the process of spermatogenesis. However, the association between CFTR gene and non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) disease remained to be a question. First, we reviewed available data from the PubMed and Embase databases before May 2016 to find the most common mutations of CFTR gene in NOA patients. Second, an original case-control study was conducted on NOA patients (n=100) and a control group consisting of fertile males (n=100), selected from August 2015 to March 2017, to detect CFTR gene mutations and polymorphism...
April 26, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456540/azfa-microdeletions-occurrence-in-chinese-infertile-males-and-novel-deletions-revealed-by-semiconductor-sequencing
#15
Xiang-Yin Liu, Hong-Yang Zhang, Da-Xin Pang, Lin-Tao Xue, Xiao Yang, Yu-Shuai Li, Rui-Zhi Liu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of AZFa microdeletions among infertile males, and establish a new high-throughput sequencing method to detect novel deletion types. METHODS: A total of 3,731 infertile men were included. Karyotype analysis was performed using G-band staining of peripheral blood lymphocytes. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification using specific sequence-tagged sites (STS) was performed to screen for AZF region microdeletions of the Y chromosome...
April 26, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450650/y-chromosomal-microdeletion-in-idiopathic-azoospermic-and-severe-oligozoospermic-indonesian-men
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Ponco Birowo, Donny Eka Putra, Mewahyu Dewi, Nur Rasyid, Akmal Taher
AIM: to detect Y-chromosomal microdeletion in Indonesian men with azoospermia or severe oligozoospermia using multiplex PCR. METHODS: we performed 2 multiplex PCR amplifications of the Azoospermia Factor (AZF) region in 71 men. Criteria for including a patient were fulfilled if they presented with azoospermia or severe oligozoospermia, with or without additional abnormalities of sperm motility or of head morphology, raised or normal levels of FSH, normal levels of LH and testosterone, and with no evidence of testicular tumors or other abnormalities...
January 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445960/effect-of-folate-deficiency-on-promoter-methylation-and-gene-expression-of-esr1-cav1-and-elavl1-and-its-influence-on-spermatogenesis
#17
Hong-Fang Yuan, Kai Zhao, Yu Zang, Chun-Yan Liu, Zhi-Yong Hu, Jia-Jing Wei, Ting Zhou, Ying Li, Hui-Ping Zhang
This study aims to investigate the effect of folate deficiency on the male reproductive function and the underlying mechanism. A total of 269 screened participants from 421 recruitments were enrolled in this study. An animal model of folate deficiency was constructed. Folate concentration was measured in the ejaculate, and its association with semen parameters was then determined. The expression and promoter methylation status of ESR1, CAV1, and ELAVL1 were also evaluated. Results showed that seminal plasma folate level was significantly lower among subjects with azoospermia than those with normozoospermia...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444885/hypoxia-induced-apoptosis-of-mouse-spermatocytes-is-mediated-by-hif-1%C3%AE-through-a-death-receptor-pathway-and-a-mitochondrial-pathway
#18
Jun Yin, Bing Ni, Wei-Gong Liao, Yu-Qi Gao
Hypoxia in vivo induces oligozoospermia, azoospermia and degeneration of the germinal epithelium, but the underlying molecular mechanism of this induction is not fully clarified. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the death receptor pathway and the mitochondrial pathway in hypoxia-induced apoptosis of mouse GC-2spd (GC-2) cells and the relationship between HIF-1α and apoptosis of GC-2 cells induced by hypoxia. GC-2 cells were subjected to 1% oxygen for 48 h. Apoptosis was detected by flow cytometry, TUNEL staining, LDH, caspase-3/8/9 in the absence and presence of HIF-1α siRNA...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444255/effect-of-cranial-irradiation-on-sperm-concentration-of-adult-survivors-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-report-from-the-st-jude-lifetime-cohort-study%C3%A2
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Daniel M Green, Liang Zhu, Mingjuan Wang, Wassim Chemaitilly, DeoKumar Srivastava, William H Kutteh, Raymond W Ke, Charles A Sklar, Ching-Hon Pui, Larry E Kun, Raul C Ribeiro, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson
STUDY QUESTION: Does lower dose (<26 Gy) cranial radiation therapy (CRT) used for central nervous system prophylaxis in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) adversely affect sperm concentration or morphology? SUMMARY ANSWER: CRT doses <26 Gy had no demonstrable adverse effect on sperm concentration or morphology. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Treatment with alkylating agents produces oligospermia and azoospermia in some patients. No prior study has been large enough to evaluate the independent effects of alkylating agents and lower dose (<26 Gy) CRT on sperm concentration or morphology...
June 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440964/effect-of-b9-and-b12-vitamin-intake-on-semen-parameters-and-fertility-of-men-with-mthfr-polymorphisms
#20
R Najafipour, S Moghbelinejad, A Aleyasin, A Jalilvand
The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene codes a crucial enzyme which involve in folate metabolism. The effect of MTHFR gene polymorphisms on male fertility status is uncertain and controversial. We evaluated the effect of B vitamin family intake on total homocysteine content and semen parameters of men with MTHFR gene polymorphisms. MTHFR genotypes frequency and serum total homocysteine concentration were measured among 280 men with impaired spermatogenesis (asthenospermia, oligospermia, severe oligospermia and azoospermia) and 85 control participants...
April 25, 2017: Andrology
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