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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792832/sperm-dna-fragmentation-in-the-total-and-vital-fractions-before-and-after-density-gradient-centrifugation-significance-in-male-fertility-diagnosis
#1
U Punjabi, H Van Mulders, I Goovaerts, K Peeters, K Clasen, P Janssens, O Zemtsova, D De Neubourg
BACKGROUND: Sperm DNA fragmentation measured by different techniques make comparisons impossible due to lack of standardization. Induction of DNA damage after sperm preparation in the entire fraction has been observed on independent occasions but findings are not consistent. METHODS: Men presenting at a University hospital setup for infertility treatment. DNA damage via TUNEL assay was validated on fresh semen samples, as conventional semen parameters, to reduce variability of results...
May 21, 2018: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789440/objective-evaluation-of-ram-and-buck-sperm-motility-by-using-novel-sperm-tracker-software
#2
Francisco Buchelly Imbachí, Lucia Zalazar, Juan Ignacio Pastore, Micaela Belén Greco, Maria Iniesta Cuerda, Jose Julian Garde, A J Soler, Virginia Ballarin, Andreina Cesari
This work offers researchers the first version of an open-source sperm tracker software (Sperm Motility Tracker V1.0) containing a novel suit of algorithms to analyze sperm motility using ram and buck sperm as models. The computer-assisted semen analysis (CASA) is used in several publications with increasing trend worldwide in the last years, showing the importance of objective methodologies to evaluate semen quality. However, commercial systems are costly and versatility is constrained. In the proposed method, segmentation is applied and the tracking stage is performed by using individual Kalman filters and a simplified occlusion handling method...
May 22, 2018: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789185/variation-in-post-thaw-sperm-quality-of-white-tailed-deer-bucks-odocoileus-virginianus-during-rut
#3
Jamie L Stewart, Clifford F Shipley, Robyn E Ellerbrock, Fabio S Lima, Igor F Canisso
White-tailed deer farming is a growing industry in the United States, with breeding operations contributing significantly to the industry's economic impact. Artificial insemination with frozen semen allows for selection and dissemination of valuable genetics, yet surprisingly little is known regarding the best time throughout rut to perform semen cryopreservation. The objective of this study was to compare semen quality following cryopreservation of white-tailed deer bucks collected early in the breeding season (September, n = 6), at peak rut (December, n = 8), and late season (March, n = 7)...
May 19, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787941/effect-of-egg-yolk-plasma-and-soybean-lecithin-on-rooster-frozen-thawed-sperm-quality-and-fertility
#4
Mahdieh Mehdipour, Hossein Daghigh Kia, Gholamali Moghaddam, Hamed Hamishehkar
This experiment was conducted to study the effects of egg yolk plasma (10%, 15% and 20%), soybean lecithin (0.5%, 1% and 1.5%) and whole egg yolk (WEY) (control) on post-thawed sperm quality, hatchability and fertility outcomes. In experiment 1, sperm motility, abnormalities, membrane integrity, viability, apoptosis status, mitochondrial activity were studied following freeze-thawing. The best quality of frozen-thawed rooster sperm was chosen to be used for the assessment of the hatchability and fertility rate in experiment 2...
May 19, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786533/-bacteriospermia-effects-on-semen-parameters
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H Hannachi, H Elloumi, M Hamdoun, K Kacem, A Zhioua, O Bahri
OBJECTIVES: Bacteriospermia may result in male hypofertlity. Indeed, 60% of patients treated by Assisted Reproductive Techniques had a local infection or inflammation of genital tract. However, direct effects of bacteriospermia on semen parameters remain controversial. The aim of our work was to explore the effect of bacteriospermia on sperm parameters among patients consulting for hypofertility. METHODS: A retrospective comparative study of two groups: a group of 70 patients with bacteriospermia (group 1) and a control group of 70 patients without bacteriospermia (group 2)...
May 18, 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785804/can-scsa-and-tunel-forecast-apoptosis-related-motility-depletion-in-asthenozoospermia
#6
Z Moradian Fard, M Naghdi, P Salehi, A Ajami, M R Deemeh, M H Meshkibaf
This study is an attempt to determine the power of SCSA and TUNEL for the evaluation of apoptosis status and apoptosis-related motility depletion in Asthenozoospermia. Fifty-one semen samples from Asthenozoospermic and 20 samples from fertile men participated in this study. SCSA and TUNEL were applied for the assessment of DNA integrity by flow cytometry. Annexin V conjugated with FITC labelling and FLICA method were used for the assessment of externalisation of phosphatidylserine and spermatozoon with active Caspase 3 respectively...
May 21, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785090/semen-brassicae-ameliorates-hepatic-fibrosis-by-regulating-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-smad-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-akt-signaling-pathways-in-rats
#7
Si Cao, Baoping Zheng, Tao Chen, Xinfeng Chang, Bao Yin, Zhihua Huang, Ping Shuai, Limin Han
Purpose: There is no effective treatment for liver fibrosis, which is a common phase during the progression of many chronic liver diseases to cirrhosis. Previous studies found that Semen Brassicae therapy can effectively improve the clinical symptoms of patients with asthma, allergic rhinitis, and chronic lung diseases; however, its effects on liver fibrosis in rats and its possible mechanisms of action remain unclear. Methods: Rats were injected intraperitoneally with 4% thioacetamide aqueous solution (5 mL·kg-1 ) at a dose of 200 mg·kg-1 twice a week for 8 consecutive weeks to establish the liver fibrosis model and were then treated with different concentrations of Semen Brassicae extract...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783566/re-varicocelectomy-to-upgrade-semen-quality-to-allow-couples-to-use-less-invasive-forms-of-assisted-reproductive-technology
#8
Craig Niederberger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783565/re-role-of-preoperative-testicular-shear-wave-elastography-in-predicting-improvement-of-semen-parameters-after-varicocelectomy-for-male-patients-with-primary-infertility
#9
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782062/a-comparison-of-quality-parameters-of-fresh-feline-ejaculates-collected-by-three-different-collection-techniques
#10
Klara Jelinkova, Roman Vitasek, Robert Novotny, Alena Bartoskova
The aim of our study was to compare the quality parameters of fresh feline ejaculates collected by three different techniques-urethral catheterization after medetomidine administration (CT), electroejaculation (EE) and epididymal slicing after orchiectomy (EP). A total of 34 adult male cats (Felis catus) were included in the study. In all male cats, the sperm collection was performed under general anaesthesia by three collection methods in the following order: urethral catheterization, electroejaculation and epididymal slicing...
May 21, 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782044/effect-of-various-levels-of-dissolved-oxygen-on-reactive-oxygen-species-and-cryocapacitation-like-changes-in-bull-sperm
#11
Beigh Y Amin, Jai K Prasad, Subrata K Ghosh, Shabir A Lone, Abhishek Kumar, Abdul R Mustapha, Omer Din, Ajay Kumar
The present investigation was carried out to study the effect of various levels of dissolved oxygen (DO) on reactive oxygen species (ROS) and cryocapacitation-like changes in bull sperm. Egg yolk-Tris-glycerol (EYTG) extender was split into four subextenders; viz., Extender I (control; no flushing with liquid nitrogen (LN2 )), Extender II, Extender III and Extender IV were flushed with LN2 for 40, 16 and 8 min, respectively. The DO levels were standardized to 11.7, 2, 4 and 8 ppm, respectively, in control (Extender I), Extender II, Extender III and Extender IV...
May 21, 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781510/tramadol-opioid-abuse-is-associated-with-a-dose-and-time-dependent-poor-sperm-quality-and-hyperprolactinaemia-in-young-men
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A G A Farag, M A Basha, S A Amin, N F Elnaidany, N G Elhelbawy, M M T Mostafa, S A Khodier, R A Ibrahem, R Z Mahfouz
Tramadol, one of the most commonly abused drugs in Middle East, impacts spermatogenesis and disturbs reproductive hormones in animal studies. We aimed to investigate tramadol impact on sperm quality and on levels of testosterone, prolactin and gonadotropins, in tramadol abusers (n = 30) to age-matched control (n = 30). Abusers had significantly low percentages of sperm motility, normal forms and vitality compared with control (95% CI -40.7 to -19.3, -13.5 to -9.3 and -31.9 to -9.7 respectively). Hypoandrogenism (95% CI -4...
May 21, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779500/review-understanding-the-causes-of-variation-in-reproductive-wastage-among-bulls
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S Fair, P Lonergan
The ability to predict the fertility of bulls before semen is released into the field has been a long-term objective of the animal breeding industry. However, the recent shift in the dairy industry towards the intensive use of young genomically selected bulls has increased its urgency. Such bulls, which are often in the highest demand, are frequently only used intensively for one season and consequently there is limited time to track their field fertility. A more pressing issue is that they produce fewer sperm per ejaculate than mature bulls and therefore there is a need to reduce the sperm number per straw to the minimum required without a concomitant reduction in fertility...
May 21, 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778381/dietary-patterns-are-positively-associated-with-semen-quality
#14
Michal Efrat, Anat Stein, Haim Pinkas, Ron Unger, Ruth Birk
OBJECTIVE: To study association of semen quality with a priori whole dietary pattern indexes, which reflect real-world dietary practices and the numerous combinations by which foods are consumed: Healthy Eating Index (HEI), Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), alternate Mediterranean Diet score (aMED), and Alternative Healthy Eating Index (AHEI). DESIGN: A cross-sectional single-center study. SETTING: Hospital fertility center and university...
May 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778100/associations-of-sperm-dna-fragmentation-with-lifestyle-factors-and-semen-parameters-of-saudi-men-and-its-impact-on-icsi-outcome
#15
Basmah Al Omrani, Nadia Al Eisa, Murid Javed, Maher Al Ghedan, Hamoud Al Matrafi, Hamad Al Sufyan
BACKGROUND: Male factor infertility is quite common as 30-50% of infertility cases are due to sperm defects. The high sperm DNA fragmentation is one of the causes of male factor infertility. Many factors cause sperm DNA fragmentation and could be testicular or post-testicular. The purpose of this study was to assess relationships among sperm DNA fragmentation, lifestyle factors and semen values of Saudi men and to determine impact of sperm DNA fragmentation on ICSI cycle outcome. METHODS: The duration of this study was from January 2015 to June 2016...
May 19, 2018: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777964/protection-of-gnrh-analogue-by-chitosan-dextran-sulfate-nanoparticles-for-intravaginal-application-in-rabbit-artificial-insemination
#16
L Casares-Crespo, P Fernández-Serrano, M P Viudes-de-Castro
The present study was designed to prove new rabbit insemination extenders containing aminopeptidase inhibitors (AMIs) with or without chitosan (CS)-dextran sulfate (DS) nanoparticles entrapping the GnRH analogue. In addition, different hormone concentrations were tested in these extenders, evaluating their in vivo effect on rabbit reproductive performance after artificial insemination. A total of 911 females were inseminated with semen diluted with the four experimental extenders (C4 group: 4 μg buserelin/doe in control medium (Tris-citric acid-glucose supplemented with bestatin 10 μM and EDTA 20 mM), C5 group: 5 μg of buserelin/doe in control medium, Q4 group: 4 μg of buserelin/doe into CS-DS nanoparticles in control medium, Q5 group: 5 μg of busereline/doe into CS-DS nanoparticles in control medium)...
May 16, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777963/red-wolf-canis-rufus-sperm-quality-and-quantity-is-affected-by-semen-collection-method-extender-components-and-post-thaw-holding-temperature
#17
Ashley D Franklin, William T Waddell, Karen L Goodrowe
Cryopreserving genetic resources is becoming increasingly important for species management. In the zoo-based red wolf (Canis rufus) population, inbreeding continues to increase in the absence of new founders. Through banking sperm, we preserve genetic diversity and create the ability to decrease inbreeding accumulation in the future. The quality and quantity of banked sperm can be affected by cryopreservation media and semen collection methods. This study's objectives were to further optimize semen extender used for red wolf sperm cryopreservation, investigate effects of post-thaw holding temperature, and to determine if urethral catheterization is an effective method for semen collection in this species...
May 16, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777790/effect-of-intratesticular-hematoma-on-testis-microstructure-spermatogenesis-and-testosterone-production-defining-a-cut-off-point-for-significant-intratesticular-hematoma
#18
Alireza Aminsharifi, Alireza Monsef, Ali Noorafshan, Saied Karbalay-Doust, Zahra Jafarinezhad, Omid Koohi, Afshin Molaei
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of different degrees of intratesticular hematoma (ITH), a major consequence of blunt testis trauma, on testis microstructure and function. We determined a cut-off point for significant vs. nonsignificant ITH. METHODS: Seventy male rats were divided into 7 equal groups. The control group (G) remained intact. Sham groups consisted of rats given an intratesticular injection of normal saline in both testicles with volumes equivalent to 40% of testis volume (G-II), 30% (G-III) and 10% (G-IV)...
May 16, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775922/acid-phosphatase-test-on-phadebas-%C3%A2-sheets-an-optimized-method-for-presumptive-saliva-and-semen-detection
#19
Yael Herman, Ilan Feine, Ron Gafny
The precise and efficient detection of semen and saliva in sexual assault case-work items is a critical step in the forensic pipeline. The outcome of this stage may have a profound impact on identifying perpetrators as well as on the investigation process and the final outcome in court. Semen detection is usually based on the activity of acid phosphatase (AP), an enzyme found in high concentration in the seminal plasma. Amylase, an enzyme catalyzing starch hydrolysis is found in high concentrations in saliva and therefore is a useful target for its detection...
April 30, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774504/environmental-toxins-and-male-fertility
#20
REVIEW
Mahmoud Mima, David Greenwald, Samuel Ohlander
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Global industrialization has increased population exposure to environmental toxins. A global decline in sperm quality over the last few decades raises questions about the adverse impact of environmental toxins on male reproductive health. RECENT FINDINGS: Multiple animal- and human-based studies on exposure to environmental toxins suggest a negative impact on semen quality, in terms of sperm concentration, motility, and/or morphology. These toxins may exert estrogenic and/or anti-androgenic effects, which in turn alter the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis (HPGA), induce sperm DNA damage, or cause sperm epigenetic changes...
May 17, 2018: Current Urology Reports
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