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Effect of low androgen levels on transient receptor potential channels expression in rat penile corpus cavernosum tissue and its relationship with erectile function.

Andrologia 2022 May 20:e14477. Epub 2022 May 20.

Department of Urology, the Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, China.

The exact mechanism by which testosterone deficiency causes ED has not yet been elucidated. TRPC is involved in the process of smooth muscle cell contraction and relaxation. The effect of androgens on TRPCs and their relationship with erectile function are currently unclear. Read More

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The effect of vitamin D replacement in patients with lower urinary tract complaint/erectile dysfunction resistant to Tadalafil 5 mg treatment: A pilot clinical study.

Andrologia 2022 May 20:e14473. Epub 2022 May 20.

Department of Urology, Yeni Yuzyil University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of vitamin D replacement in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)/erectile dysfunction (ED) who did not respond to tadalafil 5 mg treatment. Patients who applied to the Andrology Clinic with LUTS/ED between September 2017 and August 2020 and used 5 mg Tadalafil daily for treatment and did not benefit from treatment for 1 month were included in the study. Vitamin D levels of the patients were analysed and Vitamin D3 100,000 IU/week oral therapy was administered for a month to the patients with low levels of Vitamin D(<20 ng/ml). Read More

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Improvement of associated symptoms using combined therapy in 44 patients with sleep-related painful erection during 1-year follow up.

Andrologia 2022 May 20:e14472. Epub 2022 May 20.

Department of Urology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.

The current study was aimed at analysing the clinical features and efficacy of combined treatments in patients with sleep-related painful erection (SRPE). Patients who presented with SRPE were continuously enrolled from the outpatient clinic of Peking Union Medical College Hospital from 2015 to 2021. Demographic data, medical history, diagnostics, treatment options and their effectiveness on SRPE in the short and long therapeutic term were recorded. Read More

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Effect of over dilution of semen with tris extender on motion and functional attributes of bull spermatozoa during cryopreservation.

Andrologia 2022 May 19:e14478. Epub 2022 May 19.

Division of Animal Physiology and Reproduction, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar, Haryana, India.

The present study was aimed to evaluate the effect of over dilution of semen with tris extender on motion and functional attributes of bull sperm post-thaw. Ejaculates (n = 24; mass motility ≥3+) were collected from bulls (n = 4) using artificial vagina, diluted to 20, 15, 10 and 5 million spermatozoa/0.25 ml, and cryopreserved. Read More

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In vitro assessment of Prunus japonica seed extract on human spermatozoa hypermotility and intracellular alkalization.

Andrologia 2022 May 19:e14471. Epub 2022 May 19.

Department of Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea.

Prunus japonica var. nakaii is used in traditional Korean medicine to treat various conditions; however, it has not been investigated for treating male infertility. In this study, we investigated the in vitro effects of the ethanolic extract of P. Read More

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Awareness and reporting of globozoospermia among in vitro fertilization and andrology laboratories: A national survey.

Andrologia 2022 May 19:e14474. Epub 2022 May 19.

Division of Urology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Globozoospermia (GZ) is a rare disorder found in less than 0.1% of infertile men in which spermatozoa lack acrosomes necessary for penetration of an oocyte. While methods have been demonstrated to allow globozoospermic men to achieve a viable pregnancy with their partner, the Wold Health Organization considers identifying and reporting GZ on semen analysis to be 'important'. Read More

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Effects of different sperm sources on clinical outcomes in intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles.

Andrologia 2022 May 18:e14438. Epub 2022 May 18.

The Reproductive Medical Center, Nanning Second People's Hospital, Nanning, China.

The aim was to investigate the influences of different sperm sources on clinical outcome and neonatal outcome of patients with intracytoplasmic sperm injection. We retrospectively analysed patients who underwent intracytoplasmic sperm injection in our reproductive centre from 2011 to 2020. We screened data on assisted reproductive outcomes from four groups of sources: testicular sperm, epididymal sperm, ejaculated sperm and donor sperm for analysis and divided the non-ejaculated group from the ejaculated group to explore their impact on clinical outcomes and neonatal outcomes. Read More

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Arthrospira platensis nanoparticles defeat against diabetes-induced testicular injury in rat targeting, oxidative, apoptotic, and steroidogenesis pathways.

Andrologia 2022 May 12:e14456. Epub 2022 May 12.

Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Science, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

Varieties of studies have been used to investigate the health benefits of Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis); however, more research is needed to examine if its nano form may be utilized to treat or prevent several chronic diseases. So, we designed this study to explore the effect and the cellular intracellular mechanisms by which Arthrospira platensis Nanoparticles (NSP) alleviates the testicular injury induced by diabetes in male Wistar rats. Eighty Wistar male rats (n = 80) were randomly allocated into eight groups. Read More

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IL-17 exacerbates experimental autoimmune prostatitis via CXCL1/CXCL2-mediated neutrophil infiltration.

Andrologia 2022 May 12:e14455. Epub 2022 May 12.

Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China.

Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a poorly understood disease. Accumulating evidence suggests that autoimmune dysfunction is involved in the development of CP/CPPS. Interleukin-17 (IL-17) is associated with the occurrence and development of several chronic autoimmune inflammatory diseases. Read More

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The impact of male infertility faculty on urology residency training.

Andrologia 2022 May 11:e14457. Epub 2022 May 11.

Institute of Urology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA.

The objective of this study was to determine the impact of having male infertility on urology residents' infertility training experience, surgical confidence, and In-Service-Exam Infertility/Sexual Medicine subscores. We electronically surveyed urology residents throughout the United States querying exposure to infertility faculty and fertility knowledge. Univariable and multivariable analysis was performed to determine predictors of higher In-Service Exam Infertility/Sexual Medicine sub-scores and self-rated infertility competency. Read More

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GM-CSF (granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor) treatment improves sperm parameters in men with oligoasthenoteratospermia via PI3K/AKT pathway.

Andrologia 2022 May 11:e14427. Epub 2022 May 11.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Shahid Akbar-Abadi Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Poor sperm quality in oligoasthenoteratospermia patients negatively affects assisted reproductive technology outcomes. Therefore, the development of sperm media is necessary to improve sperm parameters. This study investigated the effect of GM-CSF via PI3K/AKT pathway on sperm quality in OAT patients. Read More

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In vitro effects of aqueous extract of unfermented rooibos on human spermatozoa.

Andrologia 2022 May 11:e14452. Epub 2022 May 11.

Department of Medical Biosciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.

The inability to conceive is a baleful experience for thousands of couples worldwide. Among different well-known reproductive techniques, medicinal plants have been utilized to treat male infertility. Medicinal plants, provide a therapeutic alternative, which is available and affordable for infertile couples. Read More

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Sperm granulomas: Predictive factors and impacts on patency post vasectomy reversal.

Andrologia 2022 May 6:e14439. Epub 2022 May 6.

International Center for Vasectomy Reversal, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

The objective of this study was to identify factors that predict for sperm granuloma formation and the impact of sperm granuloma presence and quantity on vasectomy reversal (VR) outcomes. A cross sectional retrospective review of prospectively collected data, on the impact of granuloma on VR outcomes from a single academic center was performed. The impact of age, obstructive interval, intraoperative vasal fluid findings, anastomosis type, body mass index, tobacco use and total motile count (TMC) was determined. Read More

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Inhibition of human androgen receptor by delta 9-tetrahydro-cannabinol and cannabidiol related to reproductive dysfunction: A computational study.

Andrologia 2022 May 6:e14454. Epub 2022 May 6.

Institute for Drug Research and Development, S.E. Bogoro Center, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria.

There have been conflicting reports on the impact of Cannabis sativa impact on reproductive function. Hence this study was aimed to ascertain the impact of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) binding affinity on human androgen receptor (AR) via computational molecular dynamic simulation. The human AR coordinate in this study is derived from human AR in complex with the ligand metribolone (R18) (PBD ID: 1E3G) template using (MODELER version. Read More

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Efficacy and safety assessment of glandular augmentation with hyaluronic acid for premature ejaculation.

Andrologia 2022 May 6:e14435. Epub 2022 May 6.

Department of Urology, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing, China.

Glandular augmentation (GA) with hyaluronic acid (HA) is a newly developed, minimally invasive therapy for patients with premature ejaculation (PE); however, evidence supporting its efficacy is scarce. To provide a comprehensive profile of GA with HA gel in managing PE, 184 patients with PE who received GA with HA gel therapy from October 2017 to November 2019 were included and followed up for 1 year. The Fan technique was applied. Read More

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Direct conversion from long-acting testosterone replacement therapy to Natesto allows for spermatogenesis resumption: Proof of concept.

Andrologia 2022 May 6:e14453. Epub 2022 May 6.

Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF, Austin, Texas, USA.

Long-acting testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) suppresses spermatogenesis. A short-acting TRT, Natesto, maintains spermatogenesis in some men. This study evaluated hormonal and semen parameters converting men from long-acting TRT to Natesto. Read More

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Association between generalized anxiety symptoms and semen quality in infertile men: A multicentre study in North China.

Andrologia 2022 May 1:e14449. Epub 2022 May 1.

Department of Urology, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin, China.

This study was conducted to investigate the generalized anxiety levels and its association with semen quality in infertile men. We recruited male patients who visited the infertility outpatient departments of three teaching hospitals in North China and evaluated their generalized anxiety symptoms using the self-administered 7-item generalized anxiety disorder (GAD-7) scale. Seminal analysis was performed as per WHO guidelines. Read More

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Impact of heavy alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking on sperm DNA integrity.

Andrologia 2022 Apr 28:e14434. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Saarland University, Homburg/Saar, Germany.

The purposes of the presents study were to investigate the impact of alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking on semen parameters and sperm DNA quality, as well as to determine whether tobacco smoking, or alcohol consumption causes more deterioration of sperm quality. Two hundred and eleven semen samples of men were included in this study. Four groups were studied: heavy smokers (N = 48), heavy drinkers (N = 52), non-smokers (n = 70), and non-drinkers (n = 41). Read More

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Comparative high-throughput analysis of sperm membrane proteins from crossbred bulls with contrasting fertility.

Andrologia 2022 Apr 28:e14451. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Animal Genomics Laboratory, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India.

The aim of the present study was to identify fertility associated sperm membrane proteins in crossbred bulls. Sperm membrane proteins from high- and low-fertile Holstein Friesian crossbred bulls (n = 3 each) were subjected to high-throughput liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for comparative proteomic analysis. Proteomic profiling identified a total of 456 proteins in crossbred bull spermatozoa; it was found that 108 proteins were up regulated while 26 proteins were down regulated (>1. Read More

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Rezum to the rescue: Early outcomes of Rezum on patients with recurrent lower urinary tract symptoms after surgical interventions for benign prostatic enlargement.

Andrologia 2022 Apr 26:e14450. Epub 2022 Apr 26.

Division of Urology, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

We aim to report the short-term outcomes of patients undergoing Rezum as a re-treatment intervention for recurrent lower urinary tract symptoms after prior surgical treatment for benign prostate enlargement. Data from two institutions for baseline International Prostatic Symptom Score with Quality of life item, prostate size, and maximum flow-rate was acquired. Patients were assessed 3-month post-treatment. Read More

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Reduced expression of CFAP44 and CFAP44-AS1 may affect sperm motility and morphology.

Andrologia 2022 Apr 25:e14447. Epub 2022 Apr 25.

Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Basic Health Sciences Institute, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.

Motility and morphology are two important characteristics of a fertile spermatozoon. CFAP44 gene encodes flagellar protein 44 involved in the formation and function of the flagella and cilia. Long non-coding RNAs are regulatory elements involved in several processes, including reproduction. Read More

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External validation of karyotype nomogram to predict karyotype abnormalities in oligospermic men.

Andrologia 2022 Apr 25:e14446. Epub 2022 Apr 25.

Department of Urology, CHA Fertility Center Seoul Station, CHA University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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Relationship between erectile dysfunction and Helicobacter pylori: A prospective controlled pilot study.

Andrologia 2022 Apr 25:e14444. Epub 2022 Apr 25.

Department of Urology, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey.

This study sought to investigate the correlation between Helicobacter pylori (Hp) and arteriogenic erectile dysfunction (ED). This study included 30 patients diagnosed with ED due to penile arterial insufficiency, in accordance with the International Index of Erectile Function scores and penile Doppler ultrasonography results, and 30 healthy individuals without ED in the control group. The levels of fasting blood glucose, serum lipid and C-reactive protein (CRP) were recorded. Read More

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Effect of mitochondria-targeted antioxidant on the regulation of the mitochondrial function of sperm during cryopreservation.

Andrologia 2022 Apr 22:e14431. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

Animal Physiology and Reproduction Division, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar, Haryana, India.

Sperm mitochondrion is one of the major susceptible organelles that get damaged during cryopreservation. The study aimed to minimize mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress during sperm cryopreservation using mitochondria-specific antioxidants. For this, semen was collected from five buffalo bulls (3 ejaculates/bull). Read More

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A factor not to be ignored in post-COVID-19 erectile dysfunction; psychological effect, a prospective study.

Andrologia 2022 Apr 21. Epub 2022 Apr 21.

Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Kutahya Health Sciences University, Kutahya, Turkey.

It was aimed to show the effect of anxiety and depression on erectile dysfunction seen after coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Between March and July 2021, the participants completed the International Index of Erectile Function, Beck Depression Inventory and Generalised Anxiety Disorder 7 forms at the beginning and after the 1st month of the disease. We investigated the psychological impact of COVID-19 on the development of erectile dysfunction. Read More

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Coding and regulatory transcriptome comparisons between fertile and infertile spermatozoa identify RNA signatures of male infertility.

Andrologia 2022 Apr 18:e14437. Epub 2022 Apr 18.

Division of Endocrinology, Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India.

The aim of the present study was to identify RNA-based signatures of male infertility by sperm transcriptome analysis. In this study, deep sequencing analyses of coding (mRNA) and regulatory (miRNA) transcriptomes were performed by pooling 15 oligo/oligoasthenozoospermic infertile sperm and 9 normozoospermic fertile sperm samples. Furthermore, interesting candidates were selected for validation by real-time PCR. Read More

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Curcumin improves the protective effects of quercetin against atrazine-induced testicular injury in adult Wistar rats.

Andrologia 2022 Apr 18:e14445. Epub 2022 Apr 18.

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.

This study evaluated the beneficial protective effect of cotreatment of curcumin (CUR) and quercetin (QUE) on atrazine (ATZ)-induced testicular toxicity in rats. ATZ challenge diminished luteinizing hormone, follicular stimulating hormone, testosterone and myeloperoxidase enzyme activity, but these effects were attenuated on co-treatment with CUR and QUE. Also, co-treatment of CUR + QUE was better than separate administration of QUE at diminishing malondialdehyde and glutathione and improving tumour necrosis factor-α concentration, germ cell numbers (spermatogonia, spermatocytes and round spermatids) and epididymal sperm quality. Read More

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Methamphetamine can induce alteration of histopathology and sex determination gene expression through the oxidative stress pathway in the testes of human post-mortem.

Andrologia 2022 Apr 15:e14441. Epub 2022 Apr 15.

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

Methamphetamine is a recreational drug that can be taken ingestion orally, injected, smoked or snorted. Methamphetamine abuse may lead to male infertility. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term effects of methamphetamine abuse on the sex reprogramming of human post-mortem testis. Read More

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Ranitidine decreases human sperm motility and vitality and increases the activity of seminal creatine kinase.

Andrologia 2022 Apr 14:e14436. Epub 2022 Apr 14.

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

Ranitidine (brand name: Zantac), an acid reducer, belongs to histamine-2 receptor antagonists. Since 1981, even though several adverse effects of this drug were reported in the body, still, its effects on human sperm parameters have yet to be confirmed. In this work, we attempted to measure sperm motility, sperm vitality and activity of seminal creatine kinase in the ejaculated human semen (n = 31) in the presence of ranitidine at a range of concentrations (0. Read More

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A study of diabetes-induced erectile dysfunction treated with human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells.

Andrologia 2022 Apr 12:e14440. Epub 2022 Apr 12.

Department of Urology, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin, China.

The present study aimed to assess the value of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) for the treatment of diabetes-induced erectile dysfunction (DMED). We established a type 1 diabetes model through intra-abdominal streptozotocin injection. After 10 weeks, an apomorphine test was performed to screen the rats for erectile dysfunction (ED). Read More

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