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Effect of artificial urinary sphincter implantation on erectile function and sexual satisfaction.

Andrologia 2019 Apr 17:e13295. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Deparment of Urology, University of Health Sciences, Haydarpasa Numune Research & Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) implantation is the gold standard treatment in total stress urinary incontinence (SIU). Our aim is to evaluate the effect of AUS implantation on erectile function and sexual satisfaction (SS). Fourteen patients aged 58-73 years (mean: 66. Read More

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Retroperitoneal high ligation versus subinguinal varicocelectomy: Effectiveness of two different varicocelectomy techniques on the treatment of painful varicocele.

Andrologia 2019 Apr 17:e13293. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Hitit University, Çorum, Turkey.

In the present study, we compared the retroperitoneal high ligation with subinguinal varicocelectomy on the treatment of painful varicocele. A total of 90 patients who underwent retroperitoneal high ligation (n = 45) and subinguinal varicocelectomy (n = 45) for painful varicocele were included in this prospective study. Varicocele in all patients was diagnosed with by physical examination and coloured Doppler ultrasonography. Read More

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Disordered APC/C-mediated cell cycle progression and IGF1/PI3K/AKT signalling are the potential basis of Sertoli cell-only syndrome.

Andrologia 2019 Apr 17:e13288. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Institute of Reproductive & Stem Cell Engineering, School of Basic Medical Science, Central South University, Changsha, China.

The cause of Sertoli cell-only syndrome (SCOS), a condition in which only Sertoli cells line the seminiferous tubules in the testis, is unknown. Three microarray data sets were downloaded from public databases and were used to compare SCOS and control group. A total of 291 genes differentially expressed (Log |FC| ≥ 1 and adjusted p value < 0. Read More

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Rare case of an oligospermic male with 46,XX/46,XY tetragametic chimerism.

Andrologia 2019 Apr 17:e13290. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Department of Genetics, Reproductive Biomedicine Research Center, Royan Institute for Reproductive Biomedicine, ACECR, Tehran, Iran.

Chimerism, a rare human disorder, is assumed to be the result of an amalgamation of two separate zygotes in a single embryo. Studies have shown that the phenotypic spectrum of chimerism is variable and there is no definite genotype-phenotype correlation in patients with chimerism, therefore a majority of cases might remain undiagnosed. This study aims to investigate the possible mechanism of the chimerism in a 46,XX/46,XY infertile and phenotypically normal male, with 46,XX blood karyotype and normal spermatogenesis. Read More

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The effects of acrylamide and Vitamin E administration during pregnancy on adult rats testis.

Andrologia 2019 Apr 17:e13292. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biostatistics, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey.

Thirty rats, with confirmed pregnancies by vaginal smear, were divided into five groups, each including six rats, as the Control, Corn Oil, Vitamin E, Acrylamide, Vitamin E + Acrylamide groups. The births were monitored on the 21st day to select the male rats, and the selected male rats were decapitated at the end of the 8th week. Oxidant-antioxidant parameters, serum hormone levels and histopathological examinations were performed on testis tissues of the rats. Read More

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A rare case report: Penile lipoma after hypospadias repair.

Andrologia 2019 Apr 14:e13289. Epub 2019 Apr 14.

Department of Urology, Elazig Fethi Sekin State Hospital, Elazig, Turkey.

Lipomas are the most common benign tumours that originate from adipose tissue and can develop in any anatomical location where the adipose tissue layer is present in the body. Penile lipoma cases are very rare in the literature. Our case is a 21-year-old male patient who underwent TIPU operation 8 years ago due to distal hypospadias. Read More

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Effect of selenium and pentoxifylline on expression of CATSPER1 and 2 genes and FSH/LH levels in treated mice by dexamethasone.

Andrologia 2019 Apr 14:e13279. Epub 2019 Apr 14.

Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.

Dexamethasone has deleterious effects on male fertility and sperm parameters. In this study, the effect of dexamethasone on expression of CATSPER1 and 2 genes was investigated. These two genes play an important role in sperm motility. Read More

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Early varicocelectomy by percutaneous scleroembolization improves seminiferous tubules spermatozoa release in the adolescent phase of testicular growth.

Andrologia 2019 Apr 14:e13286. Epub 2019 Apr 14.

Department of Health Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy.

Varicocele is a rather common andrological condition in adolescents, which can adversely affect testicular growth and seminal parameters, leading to infertility in about 20% of adults. The aim of this study was to investigate if treating varicocele before the age of 18 is a beneficial option to improve testicular hypotrophy and seminal parameters and if minimally invasive techniques could be an appropriate treatment choice for adolescent varicocele associated with spermatic vein reflux. A percutaneous scleroembolization was performed in sixty-four consecutive young patients (13-19 years old) with left varicocele, preceded by a fluoroscopy. Read More

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Effect of p-coumaric acid on the erectogenic enzyme activities and non-protein thiol level in the penile tissue of normal and doxorubicin-induced oxidative stress male rat.

Andrologia 2019 Apr 14:e13281. Epub 2019 Apr 14.

Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Phytomedicine Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

This study investigated effect of p-coumaric acid (PCA) on erectogenic enzyme activity and non-protein thiol level in the penile tissue of normal and doxorubicin (DOX)-induced oxidative stress male rat. Sixty-four (64) adult male rats weighing between 170 and 180 g were used for this work. After 14 days of acclimatisation, the rats were divided into eight groups (n = 8). Read More

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Testis-specific calcium-binding protein CBP86-IV (CABYR) binds with phosphoglycerate kinase 2 in vitro and in vivo experiment.

Andrologia 2019 Apr 10:e13287. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Guangxi Key Laboratory of Utilization of Microbial and Botanical Resources, Guangxi Key Laboratory for Polysaccharide Materials and Modifications, School of Marine Sciences and Biotechnology, Guangxi University for Nationalities, Nanning, China.

The investigation of the interacting proteins with testis-specific calcium-binding protein CBP86-IV (CABYR) was carried out in human spermatozoa. The total RNA from human spermatozoa was extracted, and the ORF sequence of TSCBP86-IV gene was amplified and cloned into expression vector pET-28a. The positive recombinant clones were transformed into Escherichia coli strain BL21 (DE3) to express fusion protein. Read More

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April 2019
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Effects of dihydroartemisinin on HSP70 expression in human prostate cancer PC-3 cells.

Andrologia 2019 Apr 10:e13280. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Oncology, Affiliated Hospital of Jining Medical University, Jining, China.

We aimed to evaluate the effects of dihydroartemisinin (DHA) on heat-shock protein 70 (HSP70) expression in human prostate cancer PC-3 cells and to examine the molecular mechanism. The viability of PC-3 cells following treatment with 25, 50, 100 and 200 μmol/L DHA for 48 hr was detected by flow cytometry and MTT assay. The expression of HSP70 mRNA was detected by RT-qPCR. Read More

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Spermatogonial stem cells identified by molecular expression of PLZF, integrin β1 and reactivity to Dolichos biflorus agglutinin in alpaca adult testes.

Andrologia 2019 Apr 8:e13283. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Endocrine and Reproductive Laboratory, Department of Biological and Physiological Science, Laboratory of Investigation and Development (LID), Faculty of Sciences and Philosophy, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú.

The identification system of spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) was established in alpaca using the molecular expression as well as the reactivity pattern to Dolichos biflorus agglutinin (DBA) by flow cytometry. Twenty-four testicles with their epididymis were recovered from adult alpacas at the slaughterhouse of Huancavelica-Perú. Samples were transported to the Laboratory of Reproductive Physiology at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Read More

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14-3-3 epsilon plays an important role in testicular germ cell apoptosis: A functional proteomic study of experimental varicocele.

Andrologia 2019 Apr 5:e13275. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Department of Infertility and Sexual Medicine, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

The latest perspective indicates that apoptotic dysregulation is an important mechanism in male infertility induced by varicocele. To elucidate the molecular mechanism of apoptosis caused by varicocele, we used proteomics (2D-MALDI-TOF MS) to identify the altered proteins in the testes of experimental varicocele rats compared with the control. Here, 21 significantly different protein spots were detected by proteomics technology. Read More

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Visceral adiposity index is useful for evaluating obesity effect on erectile dysfunction.

Andrologia 2019 Apr 2:e13282. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Department of Urology, Diyarlife Dagkapı Private Hospital, Diyarbakır, Turkey.

Studies show that erectile dysfunction (ED) is associated with obesity, and it has been shown that the possibility of developing sexual dysfunction in obese men is 30% higher compared to those with normal weight. Obesity is measured using various methods, for example waist circumference (WC) measurement or body mass index (BMI), but recently, visceral adiposity index (VAI) has also been utilised to better assess obesity and metabolic syndrome. In our study, the potential link between VAI and ED was investigated. Read More

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April 2019
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The progesterone-induced sperm acrosome reaction is a good option for the prediction of fertilization in vitro compared with other sperm parameters.

Andrologia 2019 Apr 2:e13278. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Reproductive Medicine Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China.

Progesterone (P ) is crucial for the physiological function of spermatozoa. In the study, we investigated the correlation between P -induced sperm acrosome reaction (AR) and parameters including sperm progressive motility, normal morphology and sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF), and compared the in vitro fertilization (IVF) predictive values of these indicators based on the multivariate regressions analysis and receiver operator characteristics (ROC) curve analyses. The results demonstrated a negative correlation between P -induced sperm AR and the SDF, with the correlation -9. Read More

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Effect of aerobic exercise, low-fat and high-fat diet on the testis tissue and sperm parameters in obese and nonobese mice model.

Andrologia 2019 Mar 28:e13273. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Department of Reproductive Biotechnology, Reproductive Biomedicine Research Center, Royan Institute for Biotechnology, ACECR, Isfahan, Iran.

Semen quality and male fertility depend on numerous factors such as age, environment, lifestyle, physical activity, genetic background and occupation. We aimed to access the effect of aerobic exercise, low- and high-fat diet on mice testis tissue, and sperm function. Obese and nonobese male mice C57BL/6 were exposed to high fat (Hf) or low fat (Lf) and/or activity (Exe: exercise or Sed: sedentary). Read More

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March 2019
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DNA integrity and methylation changes of mouse spermatozoa following prolonged incubation.

Andrologia 2019 Mar 28:e13276. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Cellular and Molecular Biology Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Sperm quality can be affected by different factors including the length of incubation time between sperm preparation and intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Here, we have evaluated the level of DNA methylation and expressions of related genes in mice spermatozoa. The spermatozoa were divided into three groups: fresh, spermatozoa incubated at room temperature (RT) and 37°C for 24 hr. Read More

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Comparison of sperm morphology and nuclear sperm quality in SPATA16- and DPY19L2-mutated globozoospermic patients.

Andrologia 2019 Mar 26:e13277. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Laboratoire de Cytogénétique, Génétique Moléculaire et Biologie de la Reproduction Humaine, CHU Farhat Hached, Sousse, Tunisie.

The aim of this study was to compare the sperm morphology and nuclear sperm quality (sperm aneuploidy and DNA fragmentation) in two groups of globozoospermic patients: DPY19L2-mutated patients (n = 6) and SPATA16-mutated patients (n = 2). Results for these two groups were also compared to a group of fertile men (n = 25). Fluorescence in situ hybridisation was performed for chromosomes X, Y and 18. Read More

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March 2019
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Evaluation of ameliorating effect of lycopene against testicular toxicity due to diethylnitrosamine using biochemical, spermatological and histopathological data.

Andrologia 2019 Mar 24:e13274. Epub 2019 Mar 24.

Department of Reproduction and Artificial Insemination, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible therapeutic or protective effects of lycopene on diethylnitrosamine (DEN)-induced testicular lipid peroxidation and on the associated changes in spermatological parameters and histopathological architecture of rat testis. DEN is a carcinogenic substance that can be derived from chemicals used in agriculture, such as insecticides and nitrate. The rats were assigned to control, lycopene, DEN(1), DEN(2), lycopene + DEN(1), lycopene + DEN(2), DEN(1) + lycopene and DEN(2) + lycopene groups. Read More

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Evaluation of the cryoprotective effect of seminal plasma on llama (Lama glama) spermatozoa.

Andrologia 2019 Mar 24:e13270. Epub 2019 Mar 24.

Cátedra de Teriogenología, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Instituto de Investigación y Tecnología en Reproducción Animal (INITRA), Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In South American camelids, sperm survival is low after thawing and poor results are obtained when artificial insemination is performed with cryopreserved semen. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different percentages (10% and 50%) of seminal plasma added prior to the process of cryopreservation and also to evaluate the absence of seminal plasma on llama sperm survival after freezing and thawing. A total of 15 ejaculates from five adult llama males (n = 5; r = 3) were evaluated. Read More

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Genetic investigations on causes of male infertility in Western Saudi Arabia.

Andrologia 2019 Mar 24:e13272. Epub 2019 Mar 24.

Center of Excellence in Genomic Medicine Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

In recent years, genetic studies have yielded great progress in elucidating causes of male infertility. This investigation aims to identify frequent genetic abnormalities, that is, sex chromosome aneuploidies and Y-chromosome microdeletions among infertile men in Western Saudi Arabia. From a population of infertile patients, 88 male patients with either azoospermia or severe oligozoospermia (sperm concentration <5 million/ml) were selected. Read More

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March 2019
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In vitro culture of spermatogonial stem cells isolated from adult alpaca (Vicugna pacos) testes analysed with Dolichos biflorus by flow cytometry.

Andrologia 2019 Mar 21:e13269. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Endocrine and Reproductive Laboratory, Department of Biological and Physiological Science, Laboratory of Investigation and Development (LID), Faculty of Sciences and Philosophy, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú.

Spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) is known for its self-renewal capacity. We have studied the in vitro proliferation of isolated SSC from adult alpaca (Vicugna pacos) testes. A total of 107 samples were evaluated of which 31 were evaluated at baseline, 36 were cultivated in DMEM and 40 in STEMPRO media. Read More

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Treatment of idiopathic oligozoospermia with combined human chorionic gonadotropin/human menopausal gonadotrophin: A randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical study.

Andrologia 2019 Mar 19:e13271. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Weifang Nursing Vocational College, Weifang, China.

To evaluate whether hCG/hMG therapy has beneficial effects on idiopathic oligozoospermia in Chinese infertility population. The patients were randomly divided into the treatment group receiving hCG/hMG for 3 months and the placebo group receiving placebo for 3 months. Semen and biochemical analysis was performed, and DNA fragmentation as well as spermatid concentration was evaluated. Read More

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March 2019
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Zeta method: A noninvasive method based on membrane charge for selecting spermatozoa expressing high level of phospholipaseCζ.

Andrologia 2019 Mar 15:e13249. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Department of Reproductive Biotechnology, Reproductive Biomedicine Research Center, Royan Institute for Biotechnology, ACECR, Isfahan, Iran.

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a technique developed to help attain successful fertilisation for couples with severe male factor. However, a small percentage of couples confront low or failed fertilisation, mainly due to failed oocyte activation. Several studies have introduced phospholipase Cζ (PLCζ) as the main sperm factor inducing oocyte activation and thereby has the potential to act as a biomarker for the prediction of ICSI fertilisation outcome. Read More

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March 2019
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Erectile dysfunction, physical activity and physical exercise: Recommendations for clinical practice.

Andrologia 2019 Mar 15:e13264. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy.

Erectile dysfunction could be an early sign of endothelial dysfunction and, therefore, of cardiovascular disease, with which it shares many risk factors. Among reversible risk factors, physical inactivity is one of the most important. Regular physical exercise has been shown to improve erectile function through different mechanisms involving glucose and lipid metabolism, regulation of arterial pressure, production of nitric oxide and hormonal modulation. Read More

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March 2019
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Effects of long-term paroxetine or bupropion treatment on puberty onset, reproductive and feeding parameters in adolescent male rats.

Andrologia 2019 Mar 15:e13268. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey.

Antidepressant use in adolescents has become more common in recent years. We have found several studies stating that prenatal antidepressant exposure can lead to delayed or earlier puberty onset but there was no study on postnatal paroxetine or bupropion. The main aim of this study was to investigate the effect of postnatal exposure to bupropion or paroxetine on puberty onset, reproductive and feeding results. Read More

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March 2019
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Dietary trans and saturated fatty acids effects on semen quality, hormonal levels and expression of genes related to steroid metabolism in mouse adipose tissue.

Andrologia 2019 Mar 15:e13259. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Department of Embryology, Reproductive Biomedicine Research Center, Royan Institute for Reproductive Biomedicine, ACECR, Tehran, Iran.

Our objectives were to assess sperm alteration and adipose tissue (AT) genes expression related to steroid metabolism subsequent to fatty acids consumption. Twenty-nine mature male mice were divided into: fat diet (FD; n = 15) and the control group (n = 14). FD group was fed with low level of trans and saturated fatty acids source for 60 days. Read More

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Double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial on the effect of L-carnitine and L-acetylcarnitine on sperm parameters in men with idiopathic oligoasthenozoospermia.

Andrologia 2019 Mar 15:e13267. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

American Center for Reproductive Medicine, Andrology Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

Carnitine is essential for energy metabolism and spermatozoa maturation. Combining L-carnitine and L-acetylcarnitine with micronutrients has been investigated as a treatment for infertility in men. We evaluated the effects of a therapeutic formulation, Proxeed Plus, on sperm parameters in oligoasthenozoospermic men. Read More

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March 2019
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Influence of post-thawing thermal environment on bovine sperm characteristics and in vitro fertility.

Andrologia 2019 Mar 14:e13266. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Laboratory of Biotechnology and Animal Reproduction, Embrapa Southeast Livestock (CPPSE/Embrapa), Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, São Carlos, Brazil.

Our aim was to evaluate the effects of three thermal environments over time on kinetics, functionality and in vitro fertility of cryopreserved bovine spermatozoa. Four ejaculates from five bulls (n = 20) were cryopreserved. After thawing, semen was evaluated (0 hr), incubated for 4 hr in T36. Read More

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Effects of obesity on sperm retrieval, early embryo quality and clinical outcomes in men with nonobstructive azoospermia undergoing testicular sperm aspiration-intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles.

Andrologia 2019 Mar 10:e13265. Epub 2019 Mar 10.

Reproductive Medical Center and Henan Key Laboratory of Reproduction and Genetics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China.

The objective of this study was to assess the effects of body mass index (BMI) on sperm retrieval, early embryo quality and clinical outcomes in patients with nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA) undergoing testicular sperm aspiration-intracytoplasmic sperm injection (TESA-ICSI). A total of 3,005 infertile couples were evaluated between January 2010 and June 2017, including 1585 normal-weight (BMI < 25 kg/m ), 847 overweight (BMI 25-29.99 kg/m ) and 573 obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m ) patients. Read More

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Omeprazole does not alter human sperm motility, viability or DNA integrity in vitro.

Andrologia 2019 Mar 10:e13260. Epub 2019 Mar 10.

Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.

The effect of omeprazole, a commonly used drug belongs to proton--pump inhibitor class, on human sperm function is still undetermined. Here, we hypothesised that addition of omeprazole to the ejaculated human semen may affect sperm parameters, and hence sperm function. Therefore, we assessed the in vitro effect of omeprazole on human sperm motility, viability and DNA integrity. Read More

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Management of male accessory gland inflammations: A response to Haidl et al.

Andrologia 2019 Mar 10:e13261. Epub 2019 Mar 10.

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy.

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March 2019
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A biochemical and histological approach to study antifertility effects of methanol leaf extract of Asplenium dalhousiae Hook. in adult male rats.

Andrologia 2019 Mar 5:e13262. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Animal Sciences, Reproductive Physiology Laboratory, Quaid i Azam University Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan.

The study was designed to investigate the antifertility properties of methanol leaf extract of Asplenium dalhousiae in adult male rats. Forty adult male Sprague Dawley rats (150 ± 10 g) divided into four groups (n = 10 animals/group) were administered with different doses (0, 50, 100, 150 mg/kg) of plant extract for 28 days. On day 29th, rats were decapitated, trunk blood and reproductive tissues were collected, and blood plasma was separated and stored until use for measuring reproductive hormones, while epididymis and testis were used for assessment of sperm parameters, oxidative stress status and morphometric analysis. Read More

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March 2019
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Sperm DNA fragmentation index influences assisted reproductive technology outcome: A systematic review and meta-analysis combined with a retrospective cohort study.

Andrologia 2019 Mar 5:e13263. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Reproductive Medicine Research Center, The Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Studies have explored the influence of DNA damage in assisted reproductive technology (ART), but the outcome remains controversial. To determine whether sperm DNA fragmentation index (DFI) has any effect on ART outcomes, we collected detailed data regarding 1,333 IVF cycles performed at our centre, and the data of our retrospective cohort study were extracted for this meta-analysis. We searched PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE and Google Scholar and performed a systemic review and meta-analysis. Read More

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March 2019
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Diltiazem aggravates testicular function impairment induced by cyclosporine A or tacrolimus in unilateral nephrectomised rats.

Andrologia 2019 Feb 28:e13251. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Department of Urology, Guangzhou First People's Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, the Second Affiliated Hospital of South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China.

The aim of this study was to elucidate the reproductive toxicity of the coadministration of diltiazem and cyclosporine A or tacrolimus. Testicular development, semen quality, sex hormones and testicular tissues were assessed in unilateral nephrectomised (UN) rats, including the control group, UN group, UN+CsA group, UN+FK506 group, UN+Rapa group, UN+CsA+Dil group and UN+FK506+Dil group. The testicular coefficient, the sperm number and the sperm motility were lower in the treatment groups (except UN+FK506) than in the control and UN groups (all p < 0. Read More

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February 2019
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Nuclear sperm quality in total polymorphic teratozoospermia and its impact on intracytoplasmic sperm injection outcome.

Andrologia 2019 Feb 28:e13252. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Department of Cytogenetic and Reproductive Biology, Farhat Hached University Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia.

Various nuclear sperm alterations are reported in patients with syndromic teratozoospermia; however, this has not been clearly identified yet in total polymorphic teratozoospermia. The aim of this study was to analyse sperm aneuploidy, DNA integrity and chromatin packaging in 45 infertile patients with total polymorphic teratozoospermia, and to compare obtained results with those collected from 25 fertile men. For 14 patients, the impact of nuclear sperm abnormalities on intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) outcomes was analysed. Read More

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February 2019
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Rare complication of varicocelectomy: Suture granuloma.

Andrologia 2019 Feb 28:e13256. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey.

After varicocelectomy, complications such as hydrocele, testicular atrophy and recurrence can be seen. Our case was a 29-year-old male patient who had a fistula mouth laterally on the left scrotum. In the examination and scrotal ultrasonography (USG), a foreign body was detected under the skin. Read More

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February 2019

Molecular investigation of mutations in androgen receptor and 5-alpha-reductase-2 genes in 46,XY Disorders of Sex Development with normal testicular development.

Andrologia 2019 Feb 27:e13250. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Medical Genetics Department, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

In this study, we aimed to determine androgen receptor (AR) and SRD5A2 gene mutations in 45 patients characterised by 46,XY Disorders of Sex Differentiation (DSD) signs with normal testicular development referred to the Children's Medical Center from February 2015 to September 2017. Karyotype and sex hormone analyses were performed. Cytogenetic investigation showed that seven patients were 46,XX DSD, six patients were chromosomal DSD and 32 patients were 46,XY DSD. Read More

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February 2019
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Correlation of oxidation-reduction potential with hormones, semen parameters and testicular volume.

Andrologia 2019 Feb 26:e13258. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Urology Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.

Seminal oxidative stress (OS) is a major cause of male factor infertility and can be measured as oxidation-reduction potential (ORP). Studies showed significant negative relationships of ORP with sperm count, motility or DNA integrity. Since these parameters are also positively or negatively associated with reproductive hormones follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinising hormone (LH), testosterone, testicular volume and the occurrence of varicocele, it is important to understand the mechanistic relationship between ORP and hormonal and/or testicular parameters. Read More

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Effect of premature ejaculation desensitisation therapy combined with dapoxetine hydrochloride on the treatment of primary premature ejaculation.

Andrologia 2019 May 20;51(4):e13135. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Andrology Department, First Hospital of Qinhuangdao, Qinhuangdao, Hebei, China.

To evaluate the overall treatment benefits of premature ejaculation desensitisation therapy combined with 30 mg dapoxetine hydrochloride treatment on patients with primary premature ejaculation (PPE). Ninety-nine PPE patients were randomly divided into two groups at the ratio of 2:1. Sixty-six PPE patients received premature ejaculation desensitisation therapy accomplished by Weili Automatic Semen Collection-Penis Erection Detection and Analysis workstation (WLJY-2008) combined with 30 mg dapoxetine hydrochloride treatment (DTCD group), and another 33 patients received 30 mg dapoxetine hydrochloride-only treatment (DO group). Read More

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Improvements in semen parameters in men treated with clomiphene citrate-A retrospective analysis.

Andrologia 2019 Feb 18:e13257. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Urology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Clomiphene citrate (CC) is commonly used off-label for the treatment of male infertility, yet there is limited data to guide patient selection. To identify a subset of patients more likely to benefit from CC, we aimed to define predictors of improvement in semen parameters among men receiving CC. We retrospectively analysed 151 men treated with at least 25 mg CC daily for male infertility and/or hypogonadism at two institutions between 2004 and 2014. Read More

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Sperm agglutination: Prevalence and contributory factors.

Andrologia 2019 Feb 13:e13254. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Urology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Agglutination is a finding noted in semen analyses (SAs) that often causes confusion as to its significance. While some have attributed agglutination to antisperm antibodies (ASAs), there are other causes as well, such as genital tract infection and ascorbic acid deficiency. Additionally, it is known that patients with ASAs often have risk factors such as a history of scrotal trauma or surgery. Read More

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Testicular torsion and reperfusion: Germ cell DNA damage and development.

Andrologia 2019 Feb 11:e13243. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Urmia Branch, Islamic Azad University, Urmia, Iran.

This study is aimed to analyse the cross-link between cyclin D1, cdk-4, p21, PCNA and DNA damage during different periods of reperfusion following experimental torsion in rats. Thirty mature male Wistar rats (N = 6) were used. Following 4 hr from torsion induction, the reperfusion was induced. Read More

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Germ cell differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells.

Andrologia 2019 May 11;51(4):e13229. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Research Laboratory for Embryology and Stem cells, Faculty of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Science, Ardabil, Iran.

Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) were first cultured under induction of retinoic acid (RA), Sertoli cells conditioned medium and RA + con (conditioned medium) as treatment groups. The presence of Sertoli cells was confirmed by immunocytochemistry of follicle-stimulating hormone receptor in Sertoli cells and flow cytometry by anti-Gata4 antibody. Cell viability and morphology of nucleus and cytoplasm of BM-MSCs were evaluated by MTT test and DAPI staining respectively. Read More

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A rare case in literature: Isochromosome Xq in Klinefelter syndrome.

Andrologia 2019 Feb 11:e13253. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Department of Medical Genetics, Meram Medical Faculty, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey.

Background: Klinefelter syndrome(KS), affecting 1 in 500-1,000 newborn males, is the most common sex chromosome aneuploidy among males with primary hypogonadism. Isochromosome Xq on the other hand is a rare variant of Klinefelter syndrome, accounting approximately 0.3% of all KS and associated with normal height and androgenisation compared to classical KS. Read More

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Medium containing different concentrations of catalase as a strategy for optimising sperm parameters and chromatin in normospermic persons.

Andrologia 2019 May 11;51(4):e13231. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.

The aim of this study was to comprise the effect of catalase on sperm parameters and chromatin in normospermic persons. Semen samples were obtained from fertile men. A certain amount of different concentrations of catalase (0. Read More

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Platelet indices and erectile dysfunction: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Andrologia 2019 Feb 10:e13248. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Drum Tower Hospital Affiliated to School of Medicine, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.

Elevated platelet levels have been postulated to be associated with cardiovascular diseases, conditions closely linked to erectile dysfunction (ED). The current systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to assess the platelet indices, which including platelet count (PLT), mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW) in subjects with ED compared to controls in an attempt to clarify the possible role of platelet indices in the pathogenesis of ED. We initially screened the candidate studies observing the possible association between platelet indices and ED following literature search of database Cochrane Library, PubMed, EMBASE and MEDLINE and therefore included the studies based on the pre-defined inclusion and exclusion criteria. Read More

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Quantitative (stereological) study of the epididymis and seminal vesicle in the rat from young to old.

Andrologia 2019 Feb 7:e13247. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Morphometric Research Laboratory, North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong, China.

There is a scarcity of morphometric data on the developmental and ageing changes in the epididymis and seminal vesicle in young and old rats. Eighty-six normal male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly sampled from a cohort of animals aged 1-36 months (7-9 animals each age group). The epididymis and seminal vesicle (with the closely attached coagulating gland) were removed, and methacrylate resin-embedded sections were prepared for quantitative study of key histological structures by light microscopy. Read More

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Jiedu Huoxue decoction improves inflammation in rat type III prostatitis: The importance of the NF-κB signalling pathway.

Andrologia 2019 Feb 6:e13245. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of TCM Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanchang, China.

This study aimed to investigate the mechanism of Jiedu Huoxue decoction (JDHXD) in type III prostatitis based on the NF-κB signalling pathway. Twenty-six Sprague-Dawley male rats were divided into blank control, model, positive (Prostate Plus), low-dose JDHXD, medium-dose JDHXD and high-dose JDHXD groups. Type III prostatitis rat model was established and confirmed with HE staining. Read More

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Protective effects of silymarin on testis histopathology, oxidative stress indicators, antioxidant defence enzymes and serum testosterone in cadmium-treated mice.

Andrologia 2019 Feb 6:e13242. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Faculty of Science, Biology Department, Arak University, Arak, Iran.

Cadmium is known as an oxidative stress-inducing factor. Silymarin extracted from Silybum marianum is regarded as a potent antioxidant. The present study investigated the preventing effects of silymarin on cadmium chloride-induced toxicity in terms of testis histopathology and serum testosterone level as well as oxidative stress indicators in mice. Read More

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