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Randi Sylvest, Jeanette Krogh Fürbringer, Anja Pinborg, Emily Koert, Jeanette Bogstad, Kristine Loessl, Lisbeth Praetorius, Lone Schmidt
INTRODUCTION: Infertility is a concern for men and women.There is limited knowledge on how male factor infertility affects the couple in fertility treatment. The aim of this study was to explore how severe male factor infertility affects men's sense of masculinity, the couple's relationship and intentions about family formation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Semi-structured qualitative interview study at the Fertility Clinic at Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark...
January 19, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348331/draft-genome-sequences-of-two-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-strains-associated-with-gastroenteritis-after-raw-seafood-ingestion-in-colorado
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Sonya A Trinh, Semen A Leyn, Ivan D Rodionov, Adam Godzik, Karla J F Satchell
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a Gram-negative pathogen associated with gastrointestinal and wound infections after exposure to raw seafood or contaminated waters. We report here the whole-genome sequences of two stool isolates (CDC-AM50933 and CDC-AM43539) from patients in Colorado presenting with gastroenteritis after ingesting raw seafood.
January 18, 2018: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343909/decline-in-semen-parameters-from-2000-to-2016-among-bangladeshi-men-attending-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Nusrat Mahmud, Eshita Sharmin, Md Arif Mamun, Zayan Shamayeen, Natalie Rivadeneira, Roger Rochat, Akanksha Mehta
Introduction: The objective of this study was to analyze longitudinal changes in sperm parameters of Bangladeshi men. We hypothesized that semen parameters declined for this population. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed semen data from men aged 18-64 years who sought care for general sperm quality or updates on fertility status at an infertility clinic in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from January 2000 to June 2016 (n = 13,953). Samples with incomplete data were excluded (n = 143)...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343824/human-papillomavirus-prophylactic-vaccination-improves-reproductive-outcome-in-infertile-patients-with-hpv-semen-infection-a-retrospective-study
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Andrea Garolla, Luca De Toni, Alberto Bottacin, Umberto Valente, Maurizio De Rocco Ponce, Andrea Di Nisio, Carlo Foresta
In this study we aimed to evaluate the effect on reproductive outcome of HPV vaccination in male subjects of infertile couples with HPV semen infection. In this single-center study, we retrospectively enrolled 151 infertile couples with detection of HPV in semen, attending our Hospital Unit of Andrology between January 2013 and June 2015, counseled to receive adjuvant HPV vaccination. Seventy-nine accepted vaccination (vaccine group) whilst 72 did not (control group). Our protocol of follow-up, aimed to evaluate HPV viral clearance, consisted in semen analysis, INNO-LiPA and FISH for HPV in semen cells after 6 and 12 months from basal evaluation...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343073/human-semen-or-seminal-plasma-do-not-enhance-hiv-1bal-ex-vivo-infection-of-human-colonic-explants
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Kattayoun Kordy, Julie Elliott, Karen Tanner, Elizabeth Jane Johnson, Ian McGowan, Peter A Anton
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether human whole semen (WS) and seminal plasma (SP) either previously frozen or freshly acquired altered ex vivo infectibility of human colonic explants or was associated with histology or toxicity changes which may influence mucosal HIV-1 transmission in vivo. METHODS: Pooled human semen samples were freshly obtained from study volunteers (never frozen) and from commercial sources (frozen /thawed). Endoscopically acquired rectal biopsies were evaluated for toxicity following titered ex vivo WS/SP exposure by histological grading and by MTT assay...
January 18, 2018: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339528/gonadal-function-in-adult-male-patients-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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Manon Engels, Katharina Gehrmann, Henrik Falhammar, Emma A Webb, Anna Nordenstrom, Fred Sweep, Paul N Span, Antonius Eduard van Herwaarden, Julia Rohayem, Annette Richter-Unruh, Claire Bouvattier, Birgit Koehler, Barbara B Kortmann, Wiebke Arlt, Nel Roeleveld, Nicole Reisch, Nike Stikkelbroeck, Hedi L Claahsen-van der Grinten
CONTEXT: Current knowledge on gonadal function in Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) is mostly limited to single center/country studies enrolling small patient numbers. Overall data indicate that gonadal function can be compromised in men with CAH. OBJECTIVE: To determine gonadal function in men with CAH within the European "dsd-LIFE" cohort. DESIGN: Cross-sectional clinical outcome study, including retrospective data from medical records...
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338138/could-cryopreserved-human-semen-samples-be-stored-at-80%C3%A2-c
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Carlos R Vaz, Tamara Lamim, Rafael A Salvador, Anna P B Batschauer, Vera Lucia L Amaral, David Til
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate storage time effects in cryopreserved human semen samples, kept in the freezer at a controlled temperature of -80°C, on sperm viability after thawing. METHODS: We used 20 semen samples. Each sample was cryopreserved in 10 fingers, which were divided into five groups: one group was kept in cryogenic canisters throughout the experiment(control), and four groups were kept in a VIP Ultra Low MDF-U76V- PE freezer, with the temperature set at -80°C, for 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours, respectively...
January 17, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337420/a-proinflammatory-response-of-bovine-endometrial-epithelial-cells-to-active-sperm-in-vitro
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Ahmed Essam Elweza, Mohamed Aboul Ezz, Tomas J Acosta, Anup K Talukder, Takashi Shimizu, Hiroyuki Hayakawa, Masayuki Shimada, Kazuhiko Imakawa, Ahmed Hamed Zaghloul, Akio Miyamoto
In the cow, cryopreserved semen is inseminated into the uterus, and most of sperm are removed by backflow and phagocytes. Nevertheless, the mechanism responsible for sperm phagocytosis is unclear. Here, we used cultured bovine uterine epithelial cells (BUECs) to investigate the uterine response to sperm and the mechanism that activates polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs). BUEC monolayers were co-cultured with different numbers of washed sperm obtained from cryopreserved semen (104 , 105 and 106 sperm/ml) for 3 h...
January 16, 2018: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336051/right-testicular-volume-is-a-dominant-predictor-of-testicular-function-determined-by-sperm-parameters-and-total-testosterone
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Y-P Huang, W Liu, Y-D Liu, H-X Wang, K Hu, B Chen, M-J Lu
This study aims to evaluate the predictive value of left testicular volume (LTV) and right testicular volume (RTV) for testicular function respectively. Men who requested fertility testing for any reason were enrolled from December 2012 to November 2015. Subjects with primary scrotal diseases or a condition interfering reproductive system were excluded. Testicular volume (TV) was evaluated by scrotal ultrasound. Sex hormone and semen analysis including sperm concentration (SC) and sperm motility rate (SMR) were performed...
January 15, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336040/evaluation-of-reference-values-of-standard-semen-parameters-in-fertile-egyptian-men
#10
H Zedan, S Ismail, A Gomaa, R Saleh, R Henkel, A Agarwal
The reference values of human semen, published in the WHO's latest edition in 2010, were lower than those previously reported. The objective of this study was to evaluate reference values of standard semen parameters in fertile Egyptian men. This cross-sectional study included 240 fertile men. Men were considered fertile when their wives had recent spontaneous pregnancies with time to pregnancy (TTP) ≤12 months. The mean age of fertile men was 33.8 ± 0.5 years (range 20-55 years). The 5th percentiles (95% confidence interval) of macroscopic semen parameters were 1...
January 15, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335812/sperm-telomere-length-in-donor-samples-is-not-related-to-icsi-outcome
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Marc Torra-Massana, Montserrat Barragán, Emanuela Bellu, Rafael Oliva, Amelia Rodríguez, Rita Vassena
PURPOSE: Variations in sperm telomere length (STL) have been associated with altered sperm parameters, poor embryo quality, and lower pregnancy rates, but for normozoospermic men, STL relevance in IVF/ICSI is still uncertain. Moreover, in all studies reported so far, each man's STL was linked to the corresponding female partner characteristics. Here, we study STL in sperm donor samples, each used for up to 12 women, in order to isolate and determine the relationship between STL and reproductive outcomes...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334412/stallion-semen-quality-depends-on-mhc-matching-to-teaser-mare
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E Jeannerat, E Marti, C Berney, F Janett, H Bollwein, H Sieme, D Burger, C Wedekind
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) has repeatedly been found to influence mate choice of vertebrates, with MHC-dissimilar mates typically being preferred over MHC-similar mates. We used horses (Equus caballus) to test whether MHC matching also affects male investment into ejaculates after short exposure to a female. Semen characteristics varied much among stallions. Controlling for this variance with a full-factorial within-subject experimental design, we found that a short exposure to an MHC-dissimilar mare enhanced male plasma testosterone and led to ejaculates with elevated sperm numbers as compared to exposure to an MHC-similar mare...
January 15, 2018: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334212/comparison-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-palomo-ivanissevich-and-laparoscopic-varicocelectomy-in-iranian-infertile-men-with-palpable-varicocele
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Kamal Hosseini, Masoumeh Nejatifar, Ali Kabir
Background: This study aimed to compare the effects of three commonly used varicocelectomy techniques namely, open retroperitoneal ligation (Palomo), open inguinal ligation (Ivanissevich) and laparoscopy, in Iranian infertile men. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted on 70 infertile men with palpable varicocele who underwent one of the varicocelectomy techniques namely, Palomo, Ivanissevich, or laparoscopy. Basic information about semen parameters were collected and registered prior to the surgery...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333626/effect-of-astaxanthin-on-the-quality-of-boar-sperm-stored-at-17%C3%A2-c-incubated-at-37%C3%A2-c-or-under-in-vitro-conditions
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A Basioura, C M Boscos, I Parrilla, G Tsousis, I A Tsakmakidis
The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of the antioxidant astaxanthin on boar semen. Twenty ejaculates from 10 boars (two ejaculates/boar) were extended and split in three groups: semen control (SC), solvent control (C; semen with dimethyl sulfoxide, the diluent of astaxanthin) and semen with astaxanthin (A) in concentration 0.5 μmol/L. Sperm quality parameters (motility and kinetics, morphology, viability, functional integrity of sperm plasma membrane by Hypo-Osmotic Swelling Test [HOST] and DNA integrity) were assessed at 0, 24 and 48 hr of storage at 17°C (experiment I), before (0 hr) and after (1 hr) of sperm thermal resistance assay at 37°C (experiment II) and finally before (0 hr) and after (1 hr) sperm in vitro incubation (38...
January 14, 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331832/investigations-on-a-cryopreservation-protocol-for-long-term-storage-of-psittacine-spermatozoa-using-cockatiel-semen-as-an-example
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H Schneider, D Fischer, K Failing, C Ehling, S Meinecke-Tillmann, A Wehrend, M Lierz
The aim of the present study was the establishment of an effective protocol for cryopreservation of psittacine semen. Therefore, pooled semen samples of 30 cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) were diluted with modified Lake diluent (1:4), partitioned into four equal parts. Three portions were mixed with three cryoprotectants (dimethylacetamide, dimethyl sulfoxide, glycerol) in 4%, 8% and 12% final concentration, respectively, whereas the 4rth part served as control. Altogether, 96 incremental diluted semen samples were obtained for investigation...
December 16, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330508/picometer-polar-atomic-displacements-in-strontium-titanate-determined-by-resonant-x-ray-diffraction
#16
Carsten Richter, Matthias Zschornak, Dmitri Novikov, Erik Mehner, Melanie Nentwich, Juliane Hanzig, Semën Gorfman, Dirk C Meyer
Physical properties of crystalline materials often manifest themselves as atomic displacements either away from symmetry positions or driven by external fields. Especially the origin of multiferroic or magnetoelectric effects may be hard to ascertain as the related displacements can reach the detection limit. Here we present a resonant X-ray crystal structure analysis technique that shows enhanced sensitivity to minute atomic displacements. It is applied to a recently found crystalline modification of strontium titanate that forms in single crystals under electric field due to oxygen vacancy migration...
January 12, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330018/testicular-adrenal-rest-tumor-screening-and-fertility-counseling-among-males-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
#17
Monika Chaudhari, Emilie K Johnson, Daniel DaJusta, Leena Nahata
BACKGROUND: Reduced fertility is a common potential problem among males with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), with nearly half experiencing impaired sperm production. The major cause of oligo/azoospermia in CAH is testicular adrenal rest tumors (TARTs). Studies indicate that ultrasound screening for TARTs should begin during childhood, yet it remains unclear whether boys with CAH are routinely screened for TARTs and/or counseled about infertility risk and potential interventions such as fertility testing and/or preservation...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325972/antioxidant-activity-of-cape-caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-in-vitro-can-protect-human-sperm-deoxyribonucleic-acid-from-oxidative-damage
#18
Şule Ayla, Gülden Tunalı, Bülent E Bilgiç, Kenan Sofuoğlu, A Arman Özdemir, Gamze Tanrıverdi, Semra Özdemir, B Cem Soner, Bahar Öztürk, Serçin Karahüseyinoğlu, Esra Güler Aslan, Ismail Seçkin
PURPOSE: Sperm processing (e.g., centrifugation) used in preparation for assisted reproduction can result in excessive generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and potential sperm damage. The use of antioxidants during sperm processing has been shown to prevent iatrogenic sperm damage, including DNA damage. In this study, we evaluated the effect of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) on oxidative stress mediated sperm dysfunction and DNA damage. METHODS: Semen samples were obtained to liquefy at room temperature...
January 8, 2018: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325880/cryoprotective-effect-of-glutamine-taurine-and-proline-on-post-thaw-semen-quality-and-dna-integrity-of-donkey-spermatozoa
#19
M Bottrel, D Acha, I Ortiz, M Hidalgo, J Gósalvez, J Camisão, J Dorado
This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of amino acid addition to semen on post-thaw quality of donkey spermatozoa. Eighteen ejaculates were pooled and divided into aliquots which were cryopreserved in Gent A® containing 1% ethylene glycol (Gent-EG) and supplemented with 0 (as control), 20, 40, or 60 mM of glutamine, proline, or taurine. The greatest concentration (60 mM) of glutamine and taurine resulted in greater (P < 0.001) post-thaw sperm motility. Amino acid supplementation did not improve (P > 0...
December 30, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325341/-morphological-characteristics-and-phenotypic-analysis-of-multiple-morphological-abnormalities-in-sperm-flagella
#20
J X Wang, X Y Yang, H B Cheng, L Y Shen, G G Wang, Y C Shi, H Li, S M Yang
Objective: To analyze the sperm morphological characteristics of multiple morphological abnormalities of the sperm flagella (MMAF), and to analyze their common features and subtypes. Methods: Twenty-eight patients with abnormal morphology of flagella were analyzed by semen analysis. The morphological characteristics were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Histological observation of one case of testicular tissue was performed. Results: Of the 28 patients, only 13 patients (46...
December 26, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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