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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087922/urogenital-tuberculosis
#1
André A Figueiredo, Antônio M Lucon, Miguel Srougi
Urogenital tuberculosis is the second most frequent form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Starting with a pulmonary focus, 2 to 20% of patients develop urogenital tuberculosis through hematogenous spread to the kidneys, prostate, and epididymis; through the descending collecting system to the ureters, bladder, and urethra; and through the ejaculatory ducts to the genital organs. Urogenital tuberculosis occurs at all age ranges, but it is predominant in males in their fourth and fifth decades. It is a serious, insidious disease, generally developing symptoms only at a late stage, which leads to a diagnostic delay with consequent urogenital organ destruction; there are reports of patients with renal failure as their initial clinical presentation...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086774/androgenic-effects-of-aqueous-and-methanolic-extracts-of-ficus-asperifolia-in-male-wistar-rats
#2
Pierre Watcho, Hermine Meli Watio, Modeste Wankeu-Nya, Esther Ngadjui, Patrick Deeh Defo, Pepin Alango Nkeng-Efouet, Telesphore Benoit Nguelefack, Albert Kamanyi
BACKGROUND: Androgen deficiency is a clinical syndrome resulting from the inability of the testes to produce physiological levels of testosterone due to a disturbance occurring at one or more levels of the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the androgenic properties of aqueous and methanolic extracts of Ficus asperifolia on normal and castrated immature rats. METHODS: Normal rats were treated either per os with aqueous or methanolic extract of Ficus asperifolia (100 mg/kg or 500 mg/kg b...
January 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081510/gestational-and-lactational-exposure-to-di-isobutyl-phthalate-via-diet-in-maternal-mice-decreases-testosterone-levels-in-male-offspring
#3
Xiaoyang Wang, Nan Sheng, Ruina Cui, Hongxia Zhang, Jianshe Wang, Jiayin Dai
Phthalates are a large family of ubiquitous environmental chemicals suspected of being endocrine disruptors, with exposure to these chemicals during prenatal and postnatal development possibly resulting in reproductive disorders. Di-isobutyl phthalate (DiBP) is widely used in consumer and industrial products, and although its exposure in the general population has increased in recent years, the mechanisms behind DiBP-induced reproductive disorders in male offspring remain unclear. Here, pregnant mice were exposed to 0 or 450 mg/kg bw/day DiBP via diet from gestation day (GD) 0 to GD21...
January 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075407/diagnostic-value-of-serum-angiogenesis-markers-in-ovarian-cancer-using-multiplex-immunoassay
#4
Agnieszka Horala, Agata Swiatly, Jan Matysiak, Paulina Banach, Ewa Nowak-Markwitz, Zenon J Kokot
As cancer development involves pathological vessel formation, 16 angiogenesis markers were evaluated as potential ovarian cancer (OC) biomarkers. Blood samples collected from 172 patients were divided based on histopathological result: OC (n = 38), borderline ovarian tumours (n = 6), non-malignant ovarian tumours (n = 62), healthy controls (n = 50) and 16 patients were excluded. Sixteen angiogenesis markers were measured using BioPlex Pro Human Cancer Biomarker Panel 1 immunoassay. Additionally, concentrations of cancer antigen 125 (CA125) and human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) were measured in patients with adnexal masses using electrochemiluminescence immunoassay...
January 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073201/azoospermic-patient-s-treatment-an-experience-of-a-pma-hospital-unit-and-role-of-ultrasonography
#5
Paolo Panella, Pietro Pepe, Placido Borzì, Maria Elena Vento, Michele Pennisi, Paolo Scollo
INTRODUCTION: Azoospermia causes about 10% of male infertility and the best therapeutic option is the retrieval of sperm from testis or epididymis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From Juanary 2008 to June 2016, 92 men (median 36 years; range: 25-54 years) were submitted in 47 cases to TESE (testicular sperm extraction) and in 45 cases to PESA (percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration) for secretory and obstructive azoospermia, respectively; moreover, all the patients previously underwent color Doppler ultrasound of the testis and transrectal ultrasound of the prostate...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063464/mitochondrial-ferritin-deficiency-reduces-male-fertility-in-mice
#6
Federica Maccarinelli, Maria Regoni, Fernando Carmona, Maura Poli, Esther G Meyron-Holtz, Paolo Arosio
Mitochondrial ferritin (FtMt) is a functional ferritin targeted to mitochondria that is highly expressed in the testis. To investigate the role of FtMt in the testis we set up a series of controlled matings between FtMt gene-deletion mice (FtMt-/-) with FtMt+/+ mice. We found that the number of newborns per litter and the fertility rate were strongly reduced for the FtMt-/- males, but not for the females, indicating that FtMt has an important role for male fertility. The morphology of the testis and of the spermatozoa of FtMt-/- mice was normal and we did not detect alterations in sperm parameters or in oxidative stress indices...
January 9, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062807/junctional-adhesion-molecule-a-expression-in-the-murine-epididymal-tract-and-accessory-organs-and-acquisition-by-maturing-sperm
#7
Kathie Z Wu, Kun Li, Deni S Galileo, Patricia A Martin-DeLeon
STUDY QUESTION: Is junctional adhesion molecule A (JAM-A), a sperm protein essential for normal motility, expressed in the murine post-testicular pathway and involved in sperm maturation? SUMMARY ANSWER: JAM-A is present in the prostate and seminal vesicles and in all three regions of the epididymis where it is secreted in epididymosomes in the luminal fluid and can be delivered to sperm in vitro. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: JAM-A shares with the plasma membrane Ca(2+)ATPase 4 (PMCA4, the major Ca(2+) efflux pump in murine sperm) a common interacting partner, CASK (Ca(2+)/CaM-dependent serine kinase)...
January 6, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058004/testicular-cancer-in-down-syndrome-with-spinal-cord-metastases
#8
Turky Almouhissen, Hattan Badr, Bassam AlMatrafi, Noor Alessa, Anmar Nassir
A 22-year-old male patient with Down syndrome was referred to our hospital with a vast left testicular mass. He underwent a left radical inguinal orchiectomy, and a histopathological examination of the mass showed a yolk sac tumor invading the epididymis. The patient was discharged in a satisfactory condition. Sixteen days later, the patient presented again complaining of lower limb weakness. Magnetic resonance imaging of the spine showed metastatic lesions compressing the dorsal spine, and he underwent emergency surgical decompression...
October 2016: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053951/effects-of-betulinic-acid-on-the-male-reproductive-system-of-a-streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced-diabetic-mouse-model
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Akram Ahangarpour, Ali Akbar Oroojan, Layasadat Khorsandi, Golshan Arzani, Golshan Afshari
PURPOSE: The present study was conducted to evaluate the favorable or harmful effects of betulinic acid (BA) on a diabetic reproductive system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, 60 male Naval Medical Research Institute mice (20∼25 g) were randomly divided into 6 groups: control, diabetes, diabetes+BA (10, 20, and 40 mg/kg), and diabetes+ metformin (200 mg/kg). A diabetic model was induced by a single dose of streptozotocin (STZ) (65 mg/kg) injection intraperitoneally 15 minutes after an intraperitoneal administration of nicotinamide (NA) (120 mg/kg)...
December 2016: World Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053620/establishment-of-a-surgically-induced-cryptorchidism-canine-recipient-model-for-spermatogonial-stem-cell-transplantation
#10
Won-Young Lee, Ran Lee, Hyuk Song, Tai-Young Hur, Seunghoon Lee, Jiyun Ahn, Hyunjhung Jhun
Transplantation of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) in experimental animal models has been used to study germ line stem cell biology and to produce transgenic animals. The species-specific recipient model preparation is important for the characterization of SSCs and the production of offspring. Here, we investigated the effects of surgically induced cryptorchidism in dog as a new recipient model for spermatogonial stem cell transplantation. Artificially unilateral or bilateral cryptorchidism was induced in ten mature male dogs by surgically returning the testis and epididymis to the abdominal cavity...
December 2016: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050378/large-cell-calcifying-sertoli-cell-tumour-of-testis-a-rare-case-report
#11
Harresh Kumar, Nadeem Tanveer, Natasha Gupta, Kiran Mishra
Sertoli cell tumours of testes are classified into sertoli cell tumour NOS (not otherwise specified), sclerosing variant and large cell calcifying variant. So far, 90 cases of the large cell calcifying variant have been reported in literature. We describe a rare case of inhibin negative locally invasive large cell calcifying sertoli cell tumour of testis. A 62-year-old man presented with complaints of pain and swelling in right scrotum for 8 months. Ultrasound revealed a right testicular mass with internal vascularity and calcification...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043836/egg-white-derived-peptides-prevent-male-reproductive-dysfunction-induced-by-mercury-in-rats
#12
Danize Aparecida Rizzetti, Caroline Silveira Martinez, Alyne Goulart Escobar, Taiz Martins da Silva, José Antonio Uranga-Ocio, Franck Maciel Peçanha, Dalton Valentim Vassallo, Marta Miguel Castro, Giulia Alessandra Wiggers
Oxidative stress in known to contribute to the male reproductive dysfunction induced by mercury (Hg). Our study tested the hypothesis that the egg white hydrolysate (EWH), a potent antioxidant in vitro, is able to prevent the effects of prolonged Hg exposure on male reproductive system in rats. For this, rats were treated for 60 days with: a) Untreated - saline solution (i.m.); b) Hydrolysate - EWH (1 g/kg/day, gavage); c) Mercury - HgCl2 (1st dose 4.6 μg/kg, subsequent doses 0.07 μg/kg/day, i.m.); d) Hydrolysate-Mercury...
December 30, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043346/cryopreservation-of-bison-epididymal-sperm-a-strategy-for-improving-post-thaw-quality-when-collecting-sperm-in-field-conditions
#13
Christiane Garcia Vilela, Juliana Messias Marquez, James K Graham, Jennifer P Barfield
This study was conducted to optimize the cryopreservation of epididymal bison sperm harvested in the field. In the first experiment, epididymal bison sperm were treated with or without seminal plasma (n = 6) and cooled to 5 °C over 2 hours. In a separate experiment, glycerol was added at different times and sperm was held at 5 °C for different periods of time before cryopreservation (n = 11). In addition, epididymal sperm frozen with and without seminal plasma (n = 6) and after 4, 24, and 48 hours (n = 5) of equilibration at 5 °C, were evaluated for their in vitro fertilizing ability...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040552/chemoprotective-role-of-quercetin-in-manganese-induced-toxicity-along-the-brain-pituitary-testicular-axis-in-rats
#14
Isaac A Adedara, Temitayo I Subair, Valerie C Ego, Oluwasetemi Oyediran, Ebenezer O Farombi
Reproductive dysfunction in response to manganese exposure has been reported in humans and animals. Quercetin, a bioflavonoid widely distributed in fruits, vegetables and beverages has been shown to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic activities in different experimental model systems. However, there is dearth of scientific information on the influence of quercetin on manganese-induced reproductive toxicity. This study was designed to evaluate the influence of quercetin on manganese-induced functional alterations along the brain-pituitary- testicular axis in rats...
December 28, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029195/expression-of-tamoxifen-inducible-cre-recombinase-in-lcn5-creer-t2-transgenic-mouse-caput-epididymis
#15
Juan Xu, Guangxin Yao, Yanfei Ru, Shengsong Xie
The epididymis, which connects the testis to vas deferens, plays a crucial role regulating sperm maturation and fertilization. Here, a tamoxifen-inducible CreER(T2) recombinase transgenic mouse was generated to study the function of genes in the caput epididymis using the Cre/LoxP system, which is driven by the 1.8-kb Lcn5 promoter (Lcn5-CreER(T2) ). Both CRE recombinase and ER(T2) mRNA were specifically expressed in the caput epididymis, beginning at postnatal Day 30 and increasing thereafter. Crossing these Lcn5-CreER(T2) transgenic mice with Rosa26;mT/mG reporter mice, which express membrane-bound GFP (mGFP) only after CRE is active at its genetic locus, resulted in the presence of GFP only in the middle/distal caput epididymis after tamoxifen induction...
December 28, 2016: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013366/teaming-up-synthetic-chemistry-and-histochemistry-for-activity-screening-in-galectin-directed-inhibitor-design
#16
René Roy, Yihong Cao, Herbert Kaltner, Naresh Kottari, Tze Chieh Shiao, Karima Belkhadem, Sabine André, Joachim C Manning, Paul V Murphy, Hans-Joachim Gabius
A hallmark of endogenous lectins is their ability to select a few distinct glycoconjugates as counterreceptors for functional pairing from the natural abundance of cellular glycoproteins and glycolipids. As a consequence, assays to assess inhibition of lectin binding should necessarily come as close as possible to the physiological situation, to characterize an impact of a synthetic compound on biorelevant binding with pharmaceutical perspective. We here introduce in a proof-of-principle manner work with sections of paraffin-embedded tissue (jejunum, epididymis) and labeled adhesion/growth-regulatory galectins, harboring one (galectin-1 and galectin-3) or two (galectin-8) types of lectin domain...
December 24, 2016: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006994/the-role-of-human-epididymis-secretory-protein-e4-in-patients-with-endometrial-cancer-and-premalignant-endometrial-lesions
#17
Setenay Arzu Yılmaz, Sündüz Özlem Altınkaya, Özlem Seçilmiş Kerimoglu, Aybike Tazegül Pekin, Fikret Akyürek, Tolgay Tuyan Ilhan, Nilgün Benzer, Ali Unlu, Hasan Yuksel, Cetin Celik
We evaluated the concentrations of human epididymis secretory protein E4 (HE4) and Ca-125 in relation to clinicopathologic features in patients with endometrial cancer and premalignant endometrial lesions. Women with abnormal uterine bleeding (n = 167) who underwent endometrial sampling were divided into four groups. Group 1: endometrial cancer (n = 68), group 2: atypical endometrial hyperplasia (n = 12), group 3: endometrial hyperplasia without atypia (n = 39) and group 4: controls (n = 48)...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003830/epididymal-adenomatoid-tumor-a-very-rare-paratesticular-tumor-of-childhood
#18
Ioannis Patoulias, Christos Kaselas, Dimitrios Patoulias, Constantine Theocharides, Maria Kalogirou, Konstantinos Farmakis, Thomas Feidantsis
Adenomatoid tumor is an uncommon benign mesothelial neoplasm, usually localized in the epididymis. It is the most common paratesticular tumor of middle-aged patients (average age of clinical presentation: 36 years). However, these tumors in pediatric and pubertal patients are extremely rare. Due to their rarity, we present a case of adenomatoid tumor of the tail of the epididymis in a 16-year-old patient. After systematic research of the current literature, we did not find another case report of epididymal adenomatoid tumor in a male patient aged 16 years old or less...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003740/dose-dependent-effects-of-cisplatin-on-the-severity-of-testicular-injury-in-sprague-dawley-rats-reactive-oxygen-species-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
#19
Kiran Kumar Soni, Hye Kyung Kim, Bo Ram Choi, Keshab Kumar Karna, Jae Hyung You, Jai Seong Cha, Yu Seob Shin, Sung Won Lee, Chul Young Kim, Jong Kwan Park
Cisplatin (CIS) is used in the treatment of cancer, but its nonspecific systemic actions lead to toxic effects on other parts of the body. This study investigated the severity of CIS toxicity by increasing its dose over a constant time period. Sprague Dawley rats were divided into five treatment groups and control group with CIS (2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 mg/kg) administered intraperitoneally for 5 days. The body and organs were weighed, epididymal sperm was counted, and sperm motility and sperm apoptosis were evaluated...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995849/physical-therapy-for-chronic-scrotal-content-pain-with-associated-pelvic-floor-pain-on-digital-rectal-exam
#20
M Ryan Farrell, Sheila A Dugan, Laurence A Levine
INTRODUCTION: Chronic scrotal content pain (CSCP) is a common condition that can be challenging to manage definitively. A cohort of patients with CSCP have referred pain from myofascial abnormalities of the pelvic floor and therefore require treatment modalities that specifically address the pelvic floor such as pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review of all men with a pelvic floor component of CSCP presenting to our tertiary care medical center and undergoing PFPT from 2011-2014...
December 2016: Canadian Journal of Urology
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