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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334452/quantitative-assessment-of-the-risk-of-release-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-via-export-of-bull-semen-from-israel
#1
A Meyer, L Zamir, A Ben Yair Gilboa, B Gelman, D U Pfeiffer, T Vergne
Various foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus strains circulate in the Middle East, causing frequent episodes of FMD outbreaks among Israeli livestock. Since the virus is highly resistant in semen, artificial insemination with contaminated bull semen may lead to the infection of the receiver cow. As a non-FMD-free country with vaccination, Israel is currently engaged in trading bull semen only with countries of the same status. The purpose of this study was to assess the risk of release of FMD virus through export of bull semen in order to estimate the risk for FMD-free countries considering purchasing Israeli bull semen...
March 23, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332431/diagnosis-and-management-of-symptomatic-seminal-vesicle-calculi
#2
Michelle Christodoulidou, Arie Parnham, Raj Nigam
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review the management of patients with symptomatic seminal vesicle calculi, from presentation and diagnosis to postoperative outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of the English literature in MEDLINE and Embase was performed, based on the following model: patients with a diagnosis of seminal vesicle calculi; all interventions considered with or without control groups with single and comparator interventions; outcomes considered were incidence, presentation, diagnostic methods and treatment...
March 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331291/pharmacokinetics-and-tolerability-of-da-8031-a-novel-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-for-premature-ejaculation-in-healthy-male-subjects
#3
Dongseong Shin, SeungHwan Lee, Sojeong Yi, Seo Hyun Yoon, Joo-Youn Cho, Mi Young Bahng, In-Jin Jang, Kyung-Sang Yu
OBJECTIVE: DA-8031 is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor under development for the treatment of premature ejaculation. This is the first-in-human study aimed at evaluating the pharmacokinetics and tolerability of DA-8031 and its metabolites (M1, M2, M4, and M5) in the plasma and urine after administration of a single oral dose in healthy male subjects. METHODS: A dose block-randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single ascending dose study was conducted...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330914/evolution-of-male-and-female-choice-in-polyandrous-systems
#4
Mikael Puurtinen, Lutz Fromhage
We study the evolution of male and female mating strategies and mate choice for female fecundity and male fertilization ability in a system where both sexes can mate with multiple partners, and where there is variation in individual quality (i.e. in the availability of resources individuals can allocate to matings, mate choice and production of gametes). We find that when the cost of mating differs between sexes, the sex with higher cost of mating is reluctant to accept matings and is often also choosy, while the other sex accepts all matings...
March 29, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326621/effects-of-single-layer-centrifugation-slc-on-bull-spermatozoa-prior-to-freezing-on-post-thaw-semen-characteristics
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T Nongbua, A Johannisson, A Edman, J M Morrell
Single layer centrifugation (SLC) has been shown to select the most robust spermatozoa from the ejaculate in several species. Here the effects of SLC prior to freezing on various parameters of frozen-thawed bovine sperm quality are reported. Semen from 8 bulls was layered on top of a species-specific colloid, Bovicoll. After centrifugation for 20 min at 300 g, the resulting sperm pellet was resuspended in OPTIXcell(®) (IMV Technologies, l'Aigle, France); the SLC-selected sperm samples and uncentrifuged controls were frozen...
March 21, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326620/effect-of-selenium-and-vitamin-e-addition-to-the-extender-on-liquid-stored-capercaillie-tetrao-urogallus-semen-quality
#6
A M Kowalczyk, J Klećkowska-Nawrot, E T Łukaszewicz
Captive breeding has become an important tool in species conservations programmes, maintaining genetic diversity and restoring wild, endangered populations. In order to improve the reproductive efficiency of captive kept capercaillie, the purpose of the study was to determine the effect of selenium and vitamin E addition to semen extender on sperm characteristic during short-term storage. Ejaculates collected individually from four capercaillie were divided into two parts, diluted threefold with basic EK extender and EK enriched with 1 mg/ml of organic selenium and 8 mg/ml of vitamin E (EK+Se+E) and stored 24 hr at temp...
March 21, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325770/high-risk-sexual-behaviours-among-gay-and-bisexual-men-comparing-event-level-casual-sex-encounters-among-seroconverters-and-non-seroconverters
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Ian Down, Jeanne Ellard, Kathy Triffitt, Iryna Zablotska, Michael Hurley, Graham Brown, Jack Bradley, Garrett Prestage
BACKGROUND: With increasing use of non-condom-based HIV risk reduction strategies by gay and bisexual men (GBM), we compared occasions of condomless anal intercourse with casual partners (CLAIC) that resulted in HIV transmission and similar occasions when HIV transmission did not occur. METHODS: We compared two demographically similar samples of Australian GBM. The HIV Seroconversion Study (SCS) was an online cross-sectional survey of GBM recently diagnosed with HIV...
March 21, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325537/midline-extraperitoneal-approach-to-retroperitoneal-lymph-node-dissection-in-testicular-cancer-minimizing-surgical-morbidity
#8
Sumeet Syan-Bhanvadia, Soroush T Bazargani, Thomas G Clifford, Jie Cai, Gus Miranda, Siamak Daneshmand
BACKGROUND: Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) is an important component of the management of testicular germ cell tumor (GCT) but carries significant surgical morbidity. OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience with a midline extraperitoneal (EP) approach to RPLND for seminomatous and nonseminomatous GCT. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: From 2010 to 2015, 122 consecutive patients underwent RPLND from a prospective database. Patients requiring aortic resection or retrocrural dissection or with intraperitoneal disease were excluded...
March 18, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322537/what-is-new-in-2017-update-on-fertility-preservation-in-cancer-patients
#9
Katharina Winkler-Crepaz, Bettina Böttcher, Bettina Toth, Ludwig Wildt, Susanne Hofer-Tollinger
Prevention of fertility loss due to cancer treatment as well as non-malignant causes has gained importance during the last decades. Clinically applied modalities for fertility preservation in cancer patients include cryopreservation of oocytes and embryos, the application of GnRH agonists, ovarian tissue banking, and cryopreservation of ejaculated or surgically extracted sperm. In addition, several new possibilities to restore fertility are currently being investigated, such as the establishment of in vitro culture systems for gonadal tissue, the development of artificial gonads, and the application of germline stem cells...
March 21, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314792/comparative-profiling-of-small-rnas-of-pig-seminal-plasma-and-ejaculated-and-epididymal-sperm
#10
Cai Chen, Han Wu, Dan Shen, Saisai Wang, Li Zhang, Xiaoyan Wang, Bo Gao, Tianwen Wu, Bichun Li, Kui Li, Chengyi Song
The similarities and differences of small RNAs in seminal plasma, epididymal sperm and ejaculated sperm remain largely undefined. We conducted a systematic comparative analysis of small RNA profiles in pig ejaculated sperm, epididymal sperm and seminal plasma and found that the diversity distribution of small RNA species was generally similar, whereas the abundance of small RNAs is dramatically different across the three libraries; miRNAs and small RNAs derived from rRNA, tRNA, small nuclear RNA, 7SK RNA, NRON RNA and cis-regulatory RNA were enriched in the three libraries, but piRNA was absent...
March 17, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314435/effect-of-green-tea-camellia-sinensis-extract-and-pre-freezing-equilibration-time-on-the-post-thawing-quality-of-ram-semen-cryopreserved-in-a-soybean-lecithin-based-extender
#11
Mahdieh Mehdipour, Hossein Daghigh Kia, Abouzar Najafi, Hossein Vaseghi Dodaran, Olga García-Álvarez
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of Camellia sinensis extract as antioxidant supplement and pre-freezing equilibration times in a soybean lecithin extender for freezing ram semen. In this study, a total of 20 ejaculates were collected from four Ghezel rams and diluted with extenders (1.5% soybean lecithin, 7% glycerol) containing no supplements (control) and Camellia sinensis extract (5, 10, and 15 mg/L) and cryopreserved, immediately after thermal equilibrium was reached at 5 °C (0 h), or 4 h after equilibration...
December 2016: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299421/evaluation-of-sexual-dysfunction-in-female-patients-presenting-with-faecal-incontinence-or-defecation-disorder
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Gianluca Pellino, Lisa Ramage, Constantinos Simillis, Oliver Warren, Christos Kontovounisios, Emile Tan, Paris Tekkis
PURPOSE: Female patients with pelvic floor diseases may suffer from several sexual disorders and sexual life impairments. The aim of this manuscript was to evaluate sexual dysfunction in female patients presenting with faecal incontinence (FI) and defecation disorder (DD). METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of a prospectively collected database of sexually active women referred to the pelvic floor clinic, who completed the Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire-12 (PISQ-12) at first visit...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296285/elevated-seminal-plasma-myeloperoxidase-is-associated-with-a-decreased-sperm-concentration-in-young-men
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J M Pullar, A C Carr, S M Bozonet, P Rosengrave, A J Kettle, M C M Vissers
Myeloperoxidase is a major neutrophil protein which generates oxidants that are highly reactive, and if present in seminal fluid, could be potentially damaging to spermatozoa. We recruited young males aged 18-35 years, unscreened for fertility status, for a pilot study measuring seminal plasma myeloperoxidase. On three occasions, over a 3-month period, we measured parameters of semen quality and correlated these with seminal myeloperoxidase protein and activity. After baseline measurement, participants were supplemented daily with 250 mg of vitamin C, a potent scavenger of reactive oxygen species with antiinflammatory activities...
March 10, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296202/dna-methylation-imprinting-errors-in-spermatogenic-cells-from-maturation-arrest-azoospermic-patients
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P I Marques, S Fernandes, F Carvalho, A Barros, M Sousa, C J Marques
Imprinting errors have been described in spermatozoa from infertile patients with oligozoospermia and azoospermia. However, little is known about methylation of imprinted genes in other spermatogenic cells from azoospermic patients. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the methylation status of single CpGs located in the differentially methylated regions (DMRs) of two imprinted genes, one paternally (H19) and one maternally (MEST) methylated, in primary spermatocytes of azoospermic patients presenting complete (MAc, n = 7) and incomplete (MAi, n = 8) maturation arrest, as well as in other spermatogenic cells from MAi patients that presented focus of complete spermatogenesis in some seminiferous tubules...
March 10, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294377/cumene-hydroperoxide-induced-changes-in-oxidation-reduction-potential-in-fresh-and-frozen-seminal-ejaculates
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A Agarwal, R Sharma, R Henkel, S Roychoudhury, S C Sikka, S du Plessis, Y B Sarda, C Speyer, M Nouh, C Douglas, Z Kayali, E S Ahmed, E Sabanegh
Oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) is a newer integrated measure of the balance between total oxidants (reactive oxygen species-ROS) and reductants (antioxidants) that reflects oxidative stress in a biological system. This study measures ORP and evaluates the effect of exogenous induction of oxidative stress by cumene hydroperoxide (CH) on ORP in fresh and frozen semen using the MiOXSYS Analyzer. Semen samples from healthy donors (n = 20) were collected and evaluated for sperm parameters. All samples were then flash-frozen at -80°C...
March 15, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294371/icariin-improves-the-sexual-function-of-male-mice-through-the-pi3k-akt-enos-no-signalling-pathway
#16
J Ding, Y Tang, Z Tang, X Zu, L Qi, X Zhang, G Wang
We aimed to investigate the effect and mechanism of icariin on male sexual function. Forty-eight Crl:CD1(ICR) male mice were randomly divided into control, low-, medium- and high-dose icariin group (intragastric administration of 50, 100 and 200 mg/kg/d for 21 days). Mating experiment was then performed at a ratio of 1: 3 (male: female). The mating behaviours of male mice were recorded. The genital indexes and serum testosterone, nitric oxide (NO), hypothalamic dopamine (DA) and 5- hydroxy tryptophan (5-HT) concentrations were measured...
March 15, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292616/strong-adherence-to-a-healthy-dietary-pattern-is-associated-with-better-semen-quality-especially-in-men-with-poor-semen-quality
#17
Elsje C Oostingh, Régine P M Steegers-Theunissen, Jeanne H M de Vries, Joop S E Laven, Maria P H Koster
OBJECTIVE: To study associations between periconceptional dietary patterns and semen quality parameters. DESIGN: Prospective periconception cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary hospital. PATIENT(S): One hundred and twenty-nine male partners of pregnant women who participated in the Rotterdam Periconception Cohort (Predict study). INTERVENTION(S): None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Semen quality parameters-ejaculate volume, sperm concentration, total sperm count, progressive motility, immotile sperm, and total motile sperm count (TMSC)...
March 11, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287188/quality-of-seminal-fluids-varies-with-type-of-stimulus-at-ejaculation
#18
E Jeannerat, F Janett, H Sieme, C Wedekind, D Burger
The theory of ejaculate economics was mainly built around different sperm competition scenarios but also predicts that investments into ejaculates depend on female fecundity. Previous tests of this prediction focused on invertebrates and lower vertebrate, and on species with high female reproductive potential. It remains unclear whether the prediction also holds for polygynous mammals with low female reproductive potential (due to low litter size and long inter-birth intervals). We used horses (Equus caballus) to experimentally test whether semen characteristics are adjusted to the oestrous cycle of the mare a stallion is exposed to during few moments before ejaculation...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283447/multi-centre-assessment-of-nitroblue-tetrazolium-reactivity-in-human-semen-as-a-potential-marker-of-oxidative-stress
#19
Jaime Gosálvez, Lamberto Coppola, Jose Luis Fernández, Carmen López-Fernández, Alfredo Góngora, Ricardo Faundez, John Kim, Nabil Sayme, Moises de la Casa, Rebeca Santiso, Keith Harrison, Ashok Agarwal, Stephen Johnston, Sandro C Esteves
The nitroblue tetrazolium (NBT) reaction as a tracer of oxidative stress was examined in 707 ejaculates from seven clinics. Semen was initially surveyed by classifying the NBT reaction using a pre-established rank for the Oxisperm® test based on three colourimetric levels: L1, low (n = 141 [20%]); L2, medium (n = 538 [76%]) and L3, high (n = 28 [4%]). L3 was indicative of a high level of superoxide anions. Halosperm® chromatin dispersion assay was used to analyse samples of ejaculates 30 min after ejaculation; no difference was found in DNA fragmentation of L1 or L3; L3 category semen samples incubated for 24 h at 37(o)C showed a significantly faster rate (P < 0...
February 16, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283446/magnetic-cell-sorting-of-semen-containing-spermatozoa-with-high-dna-fragmentation-in-icsi-cycles-decreases-miscarriage-rate
#20
Pascual Sánchez-Martín, Mónica Dorado-Silva, Fernando Sánchez-Martín, Mercedes González Martínez, Stephen D Johnston, Jaime Gosálvez
This retrospective cohort study investigated whether reproductive outcome could be improved in couples presenting with a high level of sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) by treating the ejaculate with the magnetic cell sorting (MACS) sperm selection procedure in combination with prior density gradient centrifugation (DGC). Only men presenting with ≥30% sperm DNA in the ejaculate were included because these patients can be potentially treated with MACS to reduce the proportion of sperm presenting DNA damage. In total, 305 couples were included in this study, and from these, 216 women underwent autologous ICSI (AUTO-ICSI), whereas the remaining 89 participated in oocyte donor ICSI (DONOR-ICSI)...
February 24, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
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