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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200521/zika-virus-in-semen-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-symptomatic-travellers-returning-to-belgium
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Ralph Huits, Birgit De Smet, Kevin K Ariën, Marjan Van Esbroeck, Emmanuel Bottieau, Lieselotte Cnops
Objective: To prospectively monitor Zika viral loads in semen from Belgian travellers with confirmed Zika virus infection, who returned from the Americas during the 2016 Zika virus epidemic. Methods: We recruited symptomatic travellers consulting our clinic and we confirmed infection with either reverse-transcriptase (RT) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay or virus neutralization test. The participants produced semen samples weekly, either at the clinic or at home...
December 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161714/a-rare-cause-of-male-infertility-45-x-46-xy-mosaicism
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Emre Can Akinsal, Numan Baydilli, Ruslan Bayramov, Oguz Ekmekcioglu
OBJECTIVE: To present the clinical, chromosomal, and endocrinological features of 8 infertile male cases with the 45,X/46,XY karyotype who were admitted to our infertility clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of cases who were admitted to our infertility clinic between 1999 and 2015 were investigated. Eight cases with 45,X/46,XY were detected. The clinical, endocrinological, and chromosomal assessments were analyzed. Each patient's height, weight, body mass index, testicular volume, endocrine hormone levels, follow-up period semen analysis, testicular biopsy reports, and karyotype analysis were evaluated retrospectively...
November 21, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150651/comprehensive-functional-enrichment-analysis-of-male-infertility
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Seyed Morteza Razavi, Marjan Sabbaghian, Mahdi Jalili, Adeleh Divsalar, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Ali Salehzadeh-Yazdi
Spermatogenesis is a multifactorial process that forms differentiated sperm cells in a complex microenvironment. This process involves the genome, epigenome, transcriptome, and proteome to ensure the stability of the spermatogonia and supporting cells. The identification of signaling pathways linked to infertility has been hampered by the inherent complexity and multifactorial aspects of spermatogenesis. Systems biology is a promising approach to unveil underlying signaling pathways and genes and identify putative biomarkers...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051002/men-with-severe-oligospermia-appear-to-benefit-from-varicocele-repair-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-assisted-reproductive-technology
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Justin M Dubin, Aubrey B Greer, Taylor P Kohn, Thomas A Masterson, Lunan Ji, Ranjith Ramasamy
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes of men who underwent varicocelectomy for TMSC < 2 million and to perform a cost effectiveness analysis of IUI and IVF/ICSI after varicocelectomy. METHODS: We prospectively collected data of men with TMSC less than 2 million who underwent microsurgical subinguinal varicocelectomy. Men with azoospermia were excluded. Serum testosterone, luteinizing hormone, and follicle stimulating hormone were measured pre-operatively. Post-operative semen analysis was collected first at 3 months and then every 3 months thereafter...
October 16, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939807/a-single-dose-live-attenuated-vaccine-prevents-zika-virus-pregnancy-transmission-and-testis-damage
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Chao Shan, Antonio E Muruato, Brett W Jagger, Justin Richner, Bruno T D Nunes, Daniele B A Medeiros, Xuping Xie, Jannyce G C Nunes, Kaitlyn M Morabito, Wing-Pui Kong, Theodore C Pierson, Alan D Barrett, Scott C Weaver, Shannan L Rossi, Pedro F C Vasconcelos, Barney S Graham, Michael S Diamond, Pei-Yong Shi
Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause congenital abnormities or fetal demise. The persistence of Zika virus in the male reproductive system poses a risk of sexual transmission. Here we demonstrate that live-attenuated Zika virus vaccine candidates containing deletions in the 3' untranslated region of the Zika virus genome (ZIKV-3'UTR-LAV) prevent viral transmission during pregnancy and testis damage in mice, as well as infection of nonhuman primates. After a single-dose vaccination, pregnant mice challenged with Zika virus at embryonic day 6 and evaluated at embryonic day 13 show markedly diminished levels of viral RNA in maternal, placental, and fetal tissues...
September 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932299/the-outcome-of-assisted-reproductive-techniques-among-couples-with-male-factors-at-prince-khalid-bin-sultan-fertility-centre-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
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Hytham Bahaeldin Mukhtar, Amani Shaman, Hyder Osman Mirghani, Ayman Adnan Almasalmah
BACKGROUND: Thirty-three percent of infertility due to paternal factors, there are an increasing proportion of couples who decide to conceive by assisted reproductive techniques (ART). The outcome prediction is pivotal for decision making. AIM: We aimed to study the pregnancy outcomes of different ART with male factors infertility. METHODS: This is retrospective cross-sectional study conducted at Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. One hundred fifteen patients' records reviewed using a structured checklist to collect demographic data, sperm (concentration, motility, and morphology)...
August 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929508/association-between-obesity-and-sperm-quality
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G A Ramaraju, S Teppala, K Prathigudupu, M Kalagara, S Thota, M Kota, R Cheemakurthi
There is awareness of likelihood of abnormal spermatozoa in obese men; however, results from previous studies are inconclusive. Advances in computer-aided sperm analysis (CASA) enable precise evaluation of sperm quality and include assessment of several parameters. We studied a retrospective cohort of 1285 men with CASA data from our infertility clinic during 2016. Obesity (BMI ≥30) was associated with lower (mean ± SE) volume (-0.28 ± 0.12, p-value = .04), sperm count (48.36 ± 16.51, p-value = ...
September 19, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877046/quantitative-proton-spectroscopy-of-the-testes-at-3-t-toward-a-noninvasive-biomarker-of-spermatogenesis
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Pippa Storey, Oded Gonen, Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Kiranpreet K Khurana, Tiejun Zhao, Rajesh Bhatta, Joseph P Alukal
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare testicular metabolite concentrations between fertile control subjects and infertile men. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single voxel proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (¹H-MRS) was performed in the testes with and without water suppression at 3 T in 9 fertile control subjects and 9 infertile patients (8 with azoospermia and 1 with oligospermia). In controls only, the T1 and T2 values of water and metabolites were also measured...
September 5, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782309/study-of-seminal-fluid-parameters-and-fertility-of-male-sickle-cell-disease-patients-and-potential-impact-of-hydroxyurea-treatment
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Lulup Kumar Sahoo, Bipin Kishore Kullu, Siris Patel, Nayan Kumar Patel, Pragyan Rout, Prasanta Purohit, Satyabrata Meher
INTRODUCTION: Male Sickle cell disease (SCD) patients often have moderate to severe hypogonadism resulting in abnormal seminal fluid parameters due to testicular dysfunction. Hydroxyurea (HU), the only drug found to be effective in preventing morbidity and mortality in sickle cell disease patients has been found to further aggravate the testicular dysfunction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective study done at a tertiary care hospital over 26 months between September 2011 to October 2013...
June 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730893/multicenter-study-of-genetic-abnormalities-associated-with-severe-oligospermia-and-non-obstructive-azoospermia
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Chong Xie, Xiangfeng Chen, Yulin Liu, Zhengmu Wu, Ping Ping
Objective * Chong Xie, Xiangfeng Chen, and Yulin Liu contributed equally to this work. Genetic defects are identified in nearly 20% of infertile males. Determining the frequency and types of major genetic abnormalities in severe male infertility helps inform appropriate genetic counseling before assisted reproductive techniques. Methods Cytogenetic results of 912 patients with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) and severe oligozoospermia (SOS) in Eastern China were reviewed in this multicenter study from January 2011 to December 2015...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670429/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-308-g-a-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-and-risk-of-sperm-abnormalities-in-iranian-males
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Maryam Khademi Bami, Masoud Dehghan Tezerjani, Fateme Montazeri, Hamid Reza Ashrafzadeh Mehrjardi, Saeed Ghasemi-Esmailabad, Mohammad Hasan Sheikhha, Seyed Mehdi Kalantar
BACKGROUND: Signaling molecules such as cytokines regulate spermatogenesis during the maturation of germ cells and sperm apoptosis. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) is one of the most-documented cytokines that is involved in spermatogenesis. We investigated the association of the TNFα -308 G/A single nucleotide polymorphism with sperm abnormalities in Iranian males. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This case-control study included 180 infertile men who re- ferred to Yazd Research and Clinical Center for Infertility and 100 healthy normospermic controls...
July 2017: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656231/cytogenic-and-molecular-studies-of-male-infertility-in-cases-of-y-chromosome-balanced-reciprocal-translocation
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Ding Wang, Rui Chen, Shu Kong, Qian-Ying Pan, Yu-Hong Zheng, Wen-Jun Qiu, Yong Fan, Xiao-Fang Sun
Y-autosomal translocation has been previously reported in association with male infertility; however, the mechanisms of Y-autosomal translocation and non‑obstructive azoospermia or severe oligospermia remain unclear. G‑banding and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) were performed to analyze the translocation of chromosomes, and a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping assay was used to test mutations. The present study describes three new cases with a de novo balanced translocation t(Y;13), t(Y;9) and t(Y;6)...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511670/onco-testicular-sperm-extraction-onco-tese-for-bilateral-testicular-tumors-two-case-reports
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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/28486688/risk-of-diabetes-according-to-male-factor-infertility-a-register-based-cohort-study
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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...
July 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444774/protective-effect-of-l-carnitine-and-l-arginine-against-busulfan-induced-oligospermia-in-adult-rat
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A M Abd-Elrazek, O A H Ahmed-Farid
Busulfan is an anticancer drug caused variety of adverse effects for patients with cancer. But it could cause damage to the male reproductive system as one of its adverse effects. This study aimed to investigate the protective effect of L-carnitine and L-arginine on semen quality, oxidative stress parameters and testes cell energy after busulfan treatment. Adult male rats were divided into four groups: control (Con), busulfan (Bus), busulfan plus L-arginine (Bus + L-arg) and busulfan plus L-carnitine (Bus + L-car)...
April 25, 2017: Andrologia
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
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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...
July 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367414/the-prevalence-of-y-chromosome-microdeletions-in-iranian-infertile-men-with-azoospermia-and-severe-oligospermia
#18
Fahimeh Asadi, Mohammad Ali Sadighi Gilani, Azadeh Ghaheri, Javad Roodgar Saffari, Mohammadreza Zamanian
OBJECTIVE: Microdeletions of the Y chromosome long arm are the most common molecular genetic causes of severe infertility in men. They affect three regions including azoospermia factors (AZFa, AZFb and AZFc), which contain various genes involved in spermatogenesis. The aim of the present study was to reveal the patterns of Y chromosome microdeletions in Iranian infertile men referred to Royan Institute with azoospermia/ severe oligospermia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Through a cross-sectional study, 1885 infertile men referred to Royan Institute with azoospermia/severe oligospermia were examined for Y chromosome microdeletions from March 2012 to March 2014...
April 2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341418/a-novel-y-chromosome-microdeletion-potentially-associated-with-defective-spermatogenesis-identified-by-custom-array-comparative-genome-hybridization
#19
Tianwen He, Xiangzhong Zhang, Hua Deng, Weiping Zhou, Xin Zhao, Hui Zhao, Jian Lu, Yichun Zheng, Changbin Zhang, Liang Zhang, Aihua Yin
Male infertility is a major health problem worldwide. Oligospermia and azoospermia are the most common symptoms of this disorder. Despite recent advances, the aetiopathogenesis of defective spermatogenesis remains largely uncertain. The aim of this study is to discover unknown or novel chromosome aberrations associated with male reproductive failure. We developed a high-resolution custom array comparative genomic hybridization for initial screening of copy number variations in 10 patients with idiopathic oligozoospermia and azoospermia and eight normal fertile men...
January 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330469/preclinical-evaluation-of-a-tex101-protein-elisa-test-for-the-differential-diagnosis-of-male-infertility
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Dimitrios Korbakis, Christina Schiza, Davor Brinc, Antoninus Soosaipillai, Theano D Karakosta, Christine Légaré, Robert Sullivan, Brendan Mullen, Keith Jarvi, Eleftherios P Diamandis, Andrei P Drabovich
BACKGROUND: TEX101 is a cell membrane protein exclusively expressed by testicular germ cells and shed into seminal plasma. We previously verified human TEX101 as a biomarker for the differential diagnosis of azoospermia, and developed a first-of-its-kind TEX101 ELISA. To demonstrate the clinical utility of TEX101, in this work we aimed at evaluating ELISA performance in a large population of fertile, subfertile, and infertile men. METHODS: Mass spectrometry, size-exclusion chromatography, ultracentrifugation, and immunohistochemistry were used to characterize TEX101 protein as an analyte in seminal plasma...
March 23, 2017: BMC Medicine
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