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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740839/ageing-and-inflammation-in-the-male-reproductive-tract
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M B Frungieri, R S Calandra, A Bartke, M E Matzkin
Ageing is usually characterised by a mild chronic proinflammatory state. Despite the tight association between both processes, the phenomenon has recently been termed inflammageing. Inflammation in the male reproductive tract is frequently linked with bacterial or virus infections but also with a broad range of noninfectious processes. Prostatitis, epididymitis and orchitis, among others, can lead to infertility. However, in spite of the inflammation theory of disease, chronic inflammation in male urogenital system does not always cause symptoms...
May 8, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648649/infectious-inflammatory-and-autoimmune-male-factor-infertility-how-do-rodent-models-inform-clinical-practice
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Monika Fijak, Adrian Pilatz, Mark P Hedger, Nour Nicolas, Sudhanshu Bhushan, Vera Michel, Kenneth S K Tung, Hans-Christian Schuppe, Andreas Meinhardt
BACKGROUND: Infection and inflammation of the reproductive tract are significant causes of male factor infertility. Ascending infections caused by sexually transmitted bacteria or urinary tract pathogens represent the most frequent aetiology of epididymo-orchitis, but viral, haematogenous dissemination is also a contributory factor. Limitations in adequate diagnosis and therapy reflect an obvious need for further understanding of human epididymal and testicular immunopathologies and their contribution to infertility...
April 10, 2018: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620677/a-case-of-ataxia-telangiectasia-presented-with-hemophagocytic-syndrome
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Mehmet H Celiksoy, Pelin Ozyavuz Cubuk, Sukru N Guner, Alisan Yildiran
Ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T) is a multisystem disease caused by a genetic defect located on the long arm of chromosome 11 (11p22-23). The gene defect results in the loss of A-T-mutated protein, subsequently leading to unrepaired DNA fractures and defects in the signal transduction pathway. As a result, characteristic findings arise, including recurrent sinopulmonary infections, hypersensitivity against ionized radiation with the tendency to develop cancer related to progressive cerebellar ataxia, pathognomonic oculocutaneous telangiectasias, varying degrees of humoral and cellular immunodeficiency, and infertility...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559879/polyarteritis-nodosa-in-pregnancy
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Laura Damian, Cristina Pamfil, Marius Fodor, Liliana Rogojan, Natalia Hagau, Simona Rednic
Background: Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a rare disease that occurs predominantly in middle-aged males; its onset during pregnancy is exceptional. Case Report: We present a case of PAN with peripartum onset in a patient with a twin pregnancy after ovarian stimulation for primary infertility. The pregnancy outcome was good in terms of the children's health. In the case of the mother, however, the presence of nonspecific signs and symptoms, a noncontributory ovarian biopsy, and mimics of a puerperal infection delayed the diagnosis of PAN...
2018: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555319/fertility-and-infertility-definition-and-epidemiology
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Mélodie Vander Borght, Christine Wyns
Infertility is a disease characterized by the failure to establish a clinical pregnancy after 12 months of regular and unprotected sexual intercourse. It is estimated to affect between 8 and 12% of reproductive-aged couples worldwide. Males are found to be solely responsible for 20-30% of infertility cases but contribute to 50% of cases overall. Secondary infertility is the most common form of female infertility around the globe, often due to reproductive tract infections. The three major factors influencing the spontaneous probability of conception are the time of unwanted non-conception, the age of the female partner and the disease-related infertility...
March 16, 2018: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511670/whole-exome-sequencing-identified-a-novel-compound-heterozygous-mutation-of-lrrc6-in-a-chinese-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-patient
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Lv Liu, Hong Luo
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a clinical rare peculiar disorder, mainly featured by respiratory infection, tympanitis, nasosinusitis, and male infertility. Previous study demonstrated it is an autosomal recessive disease and by 2017 almost 40 pathologic genes have been identified. Among them are the leucine-rich repeat- (LRR-) containing 6 (LRRC6) codes for a 463-amino-acid cytoplasmic protein, expressed distinctively in motile cilia cells, including the testis cells and the respiratory epithelial cells...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503262/the-implications-of-male-human-papilloma-virus-infection-in-couples-seeking-assisted-reproduction-technologies
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Gamze Sinem Çağlar, Nicolas Garrido
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is one of the most common viral sexually-transmitted diseases worldwide. The prevalence of HPV is higher in infertile males when compared with fertile men and ranges between 10 and 35.7% in men affected by unexplained infertility. HPV can bind to spermatozoa and can potentially be transferred to fertilized oocytes. Viral detection in blastocysts and trophoblastic cells is associated with impaired embryo development and poor pregnancy outcomes. Nevertheless, attempts to eliminate HPV-DNA from sperm samples through routine washing techniques have failed...
March 1, 2018: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500854/characterization-of-microbiota-in-male-infertility-cases-uncovers-differences-in-seminal-hyperviscosity-and-oligoasthenoteratozoospermia-possibly-correlated-with-increased-prevalence-of-infectious-bacteria
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Catarina Monteiro, Patrícia I Marques, Bruno Cavadas, Isabel Damião, Vasco Almeida, Nuno Barros, Alberto Barros, Filipa Carvalho, Sílvia Gomes, Susana Seixas
PROBLEM: Sexually transmitted diseases and other infections of male genitourinary tract are thought to negatively impact reproductive health, affecting semen quality. Despite a possible link between bacteria and infertility, few studies attempted to characterize seminal microbiota in healthy and diseased subjects. METHODS OF THE STUDY: A high-throughput sequencing of 16S ribosomal RNA gene was performed in a cohort of infertility-related cases (N = 89) and controls (N = 29) using a pooled sample approach...
June 2018: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402277/live-birth-after-laser-assisted-viability-assessment-lava-to-detect-pentoxifylline-resistant-ejaculated-immotile-spermatozoa-during-icsi-in-a-couple-with-male-kartagener-s-syndrome
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Sinan Ozkavukcu, Ciler Celik-Ozenci, Esma Konuk, Cem Atabekoglu
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare, autosomal recessive disease with abnormalities in the structure of cilia, causing impairment of muco-ciliary clearance with respiratory tract infections, heterotaxia and abnormal sperm motility with male infertility. Here, with a comprehensive literature review, we report a couple with an infertility history of 9 years and three unsuccessful IVF treatments, where male partner has Kartagener's Syndrome, a subtype of PCD, displaying recurrent respiratory infections, dextrocardia and total asthenozoospermia...
February 5, 2018: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311626/lipopolysaccharide-and-lipotheicoic-acid-differentially-modulate-epididymal-cytokine-and-chemokine-profiles-and-sperm-parameters-in-experimental-acute-epididymitis
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Erick J R Silva, Camilla M Ribeiro, André F M Mirim, Alan A S Silva, Renata M Romano, Jorge Hallak, Maria Christina W Avellar
Bacterial infections are the most prevalent etiological factors of epididymitis, a commonly diagnosed inflammatory disease in the investigation of male infertility factors. The influence of early pathogenic mechanisms at play during bacterial epididymitis on reproductive outcomes is little understood. We report here that experimental epididymitis induced in rats by Gram-negative (LPS) and Gram-positive (LTA) bacterial products resulted in differential patterns of acute inflammation in the cauda epididymis. LPS elicited a strong inflammatory reaction, as reflected by upregulation of levels of mRNA for seven inflammatory mediators (Il1b, Tnf, Il6, Ifng, Il10, Nos2 and Nfkbia), and tissue concentration of six cytokines/chemokines (IL1A, IL1B, IL6, IL10, CXCL2 and CCL2) within the first 24 h post-treatment...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303286/-cystic-fibrosis-in-adults
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Libor Fila
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease caused by mutations in the transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. The disease leads to dysfunction of the exocrine glands with high concentration of chloride in the sweat and formation of abnormally viscous mucus in the respiratory, digestive and reproductive tract. Chronic sinopulmonary disease, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, liver disease, intestinal obstruction, impaired nutritional status, salt loss syndrome and male infertility dominates in the clinical presentation...
December 0: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302531/need-for-revisiting-the-role-of-sexually-transmitted-disease-clinics-in-government-hospitals-in-india
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Madhulekha Bhattacharya, Hema Gogia
Introduction: The Government of India provides treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) through government's sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics with the mandate of providing curative and preventive services for clients in the context of STIs. However, besides the patients suffering from STDs, other clients with problems related to reproductive and sexual health also attend these clinics. This study aimed to assess the profile and treatment-seeking behavior of clients attending STD clinics in government hospitals in India...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174353/a-new-enrichment-diagnostic-platform-for-semen-culture
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Maria Rosaria Iovene, Francesca Martora, Francesca Bombace, Fortunato Montella, Chiara Del Vecchio, Michele De Rosa, Virginia D'Oriano, Marilena Galdiero, Mariateresa Vitiello
Urogenital bacterial infections have been described in literature as a potential cause of infertility. For the consequences that a failure in diagnosis could have on the evolution of male urogenital infectious disease, an accurate microbiological procedure to investigate the bacterial species composition of seminal fluid plays a crucial role to better understand the eventual correlation with infertility. In order to improve the quality of semen culture investigations, we have developed a new enrichment diagnostic platform...
January 2018: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162952/oral-health-status-and-fertility-treatment-including-ivf
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REVIEW
Sunali Sundeep Khanna, Prita A Dhaimade, Shalini Malhotra
Oral health is extremely important for the general wellbeing of the individual. From a number of research articles, it is established that there is a definitive connection between periodontal health and many systemic diseases, like type II diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and even preterm labor and low birth weight of babies. The significant rate of failure in the treatment of infertility and IVF (in vitro fertilization) even with multiple advancements in the last decade has made scientist take interest in newer parameters of health, an important one among them being periodontal health...
December 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017172/the-emerging-roles-of-cib1-in-cancer
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Xianwang Wang, Xiaochun Peng, Xueqing Zhang, Hanyi Xu, Chengbiao Lu, Lian Liu, Jiaxing Song, Yingjie Zhang
Calcium and integrin-binding protein 1 (CIB1) is an EF-hand calcium binding protein, which is involved in many cellular processes, including calcium signaling, cell survival and proliferation, cell migration, cell adhesion and apoptosis. A number of studies have found that CIB1 is ubiquitously expressed and is related to various human diseases, such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease (AD), cardiac hypertrophy and male infertility. The mechanism of CIB1 in human diseases is still not clear, although multiple functions of CIB1 are modulated by interacting with numerous interacting partners...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992374/male-accessory-gland-inflammation-infertility-and-sexual-dysfunctions-a-practical-approach-to-diagnosis-and-therapy
#16
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A E Calogero, Y Duca, R A Condorelli, S La Vignera
The role of urogenital inflammation in causing infertility and sexual dysfunctions has long been a matter of debate in the international scientific literature. The most recent scientific evidences show that male accessory gland infection/inflammation could alter, with various mechanisms, both conventional and biofunctional sperm parameters, and determine worst reproductive outcome. At the same time, the high prevalence of erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation in patients with male accessory gland infection/inflammation underlines the close link between these diseases and sexual dysfunctions...
October 9, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924382/linker-histone-in-diseases
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Xin Ye, ChuanLin Feng, Tian Gao, Guanqun Mu, Weiguo Zhu, Yang Yang
The linker histone is a protein that binds with the nucleosome, which is generally considered to achieve chromatin condensation in the nucleus. Accumulating evidences suggest that the linker histone is essential in the pathogenesis of several diseases. In this review, we briefly introduce the current knowledge of the linker histone, including its structure, characteristics and functions. Also, we move forward to present the advances of the linker histone's association with certain diseases, such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, infection, male infertility and aberrant immunity situations, focusing on the alteration of the linker histone under certain pathological conditions and its role in developing each disease...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892594/male-infertility-the-other-side-of-the-equation
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Darren J Katz, Patrick Teloken, Ohad Shoshany
BACKGROUND: A male factor contributes to infertility in approximately 50% of couples who fail to conceive, causing significant psychosocial and marital stress. OBJECTIVE: This article reviews the general practitioner's (GP's) evaluation of male infertility and indications for referral to a male infertility specialist, and gives an overview of the specialist management of male infertility. DISCUSSION: Male infertility can result from anatomical or genetic abnormalities, systemic or neurological diseases, infections, trauma, iatrogenic injury, gonadotoxins and development of sperm antibodies...
September 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838078/mycoplasma-genitalium-in-women-current-knowledge-and-research-priorities-for-this-recently-emerged-pathogen
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Harold C Wiesenfeld, Lisa E Manhart
Health consequences of sexually transmitted diseases disproportionately affect women, making it important to determine whether newly emerged pathogens cause sequelae. Although the pathogenic role of Mycoplasma genitalium in male urethritis is clear, fewer studies have been conducted among women to determine its pathogenic role in the female reproductive tract. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an important cause of infertility and ectopic pregnancy, and Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae are recognized microbial causes...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746835/genetic-ataxia-telangiectasia-porcine-model-phenocopies-the-multisystemic-features-of-the-human-disease
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Rosanna Beraldi, David K Meyerholz, Alexei Savinov, Attila D Kovács, Jill M Weimer, Jordan A Dykstra, Ryan D Geraets, David A Pearce
Ataxia telangiectasia (AT) is a progressive multisystem autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the AT-mutated (ATM) gene. Early onset AT in children is characterized by cerebellar degeneration, leading to motor impairment. Lung disease and cancer are the two most common causes of death in AT patients. Accelerated thymic involution may contribute to the cancer, and recurrent and/or chronic respiratory infections may be a contributing factor to lung disease in AT. AT patients have fertility issues, are highly sensitive to ionizing radiation and they present oculocutaneous telangiectasia...
November 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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