Predictive value of sperm morphology and progressively motile sperm count for pregnancy outcomes in intrauterine insemination

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
In addition to female factors, a low percentage of morphologically normal spermatozoa and moderate number of inseminated motile spermatozoa have a positive predictive value for successful intrauterine insemination, albeit low.

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Effect of semen quality on human sex ratio in in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection An analysis of 27158 singleton infants born after fresh single embryo transfer

Friday, April 1, 2016
Lower sperm motility was associated with significant lower sex ratio in in vitro fertilization whereas intracytoplasmic sperm injection was associated with significant lower sex ratio regardless of sperm quality.

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Sperm DNA fragmentation and mitochondrial membrane potential combined are better for predicting natural conception than standard sperm parameters

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Sperm DNA fragmentation and mitochondrial membrane potential combined are superior to standard sperm parameters in predicting natural conception.

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Global deoxyribonucleic acid methylation A window into the spermatogonial stem cells reproductive potential

Monday, November 30, 2015

Author:
Jim Hotaling, M.D., M.S., F.E.C.S.M.…

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MicroRNA A step beyond bulk seminal parameters

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Reflections on "Spermatozoa from patients with seminal alterations exhibit a differential miRNA profile" by Salas-Huetos et al.

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Concordance among sperm deoxyribonucleic acid integrity assays and semen parameters

Monday, June 29, 2015
The sperm chromatin structure assay and TUNEL assay are moderately correlated measures of sperm DNA integrity but often yield conflicting results. The DNA fragmentation index is well correlated with semen analysis parameters, whereas TUNEL is not.

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Analysis of semen parameters in male referrals Impact of reference limits stratification by fertility categories predictors of change and comparison of normal semen parameters in subfertile couples

Monday, December 29, 2014
Men with “normal” semen results are vastly underrepresented in the referral population. Men with any semen parameter below the World Health Organization 2010 criteria demonstrated findings indicative of a global dysfunction in spermatogenesis.

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Semen analysis parameters Stay calm they are just numbers

Monday, December 29, 2014

Authors:
Ajay K. Nangia, M.B.B.S.…

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Sperm morphology and reproductive outcomes A perplexing relationship

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Reflections on "The impact of sperm morphology on the likelihood of pregnancy following intrauterine insemination" by Deveneau et al.

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Male infertility testing Reactive oxygen species and antioxidant capacity

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Elevated reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels have been associated with abnormal semen parameters and male infertility. The impact ofROSon fertilization rates and pregnancy remains controversial.

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Beyond bulk semen parameters

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
What can the analysis of semen reveal about the fertility potential of sperm? A series of articles reviews the current status and limitations of basic and advanced semen testing.

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Youth varicocele and varicocele treatment A meta analysis of semen outcomes

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
A meta-analysis of the literature regarding youth varicocele and semen outcomes demonstrates an overall negative effect of varicocele on semen, and improvement of semen parameters following varicocele treatment.

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Acrosome reaction is impaired in spermatozoa of obese males A preliminary study

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Sperm acrosome reaction is impaired in obese men, showing a reduced response to P and an elevated spontaneous component, which may affect sperm fertilization potential.

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Semen quality of consecutive ejaculates from cancer patients for fertility preservation

Monday, June 30, 2014
This is the first study showing that repeated ejaculates from cancer patients did not show substantial variation in semen quality.

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Sperm proteomics Fertility diagnostic testing beyond the semen analysis

Sunday, June 1, 2014
Reflections on "Acute epididymitis induces alterations in sperm protein composition" by Pilatz et al.

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The basic fertility workup in women with polycystic ovary syndrome a systematic review

Friday, June 28, 2013
In subfertile women with anovulation we evaluated the prevalence of additional fertility-reducing factors and the diagnostic and prognostic capacity of fertility tests.

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Proteomic analysis of seminal plasma in adolescents with and without varicocele

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Normal semen analysis may not reflect important alterations in protein levels in the seminal plasma. A classic proteomics approach shows that unbalanced apoptosis may prevent normal spermatogenesis in the adolescent varicocele.

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Determination of Male Infertility Is the 2010 WHO Reference Range Helpful or Confusing

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Reflections on Murray et al. "The Effect of the New 2010 World Health Organization Criteria for Semen Analyses on Male Infertility"

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The Effect of the New 2010 World Health Organization Criteria for Semen Analyses on Male Infertility

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Fifteen percent of men with previously abnormal semen analysis would be reclassified as normal by the 2010 WHO criteria. This may lead to less male infertility diagnosis or evaluation.

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Sperm or No Sperm That Is the Question Finding the Elusive Spermatozoa

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Reflections on "Supersensitive fluorescent semen analysis: validation on azoospermic and oligozoospermic samples"

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Ten years’ experience with an external quality control program for semen analysis

Monday, July 30, 2012
Voluntary participation in this external quality control program improved overall performance of semen analysis. Surprisingly, <8% of laboratories strictly adhered to WHO guidelines.

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Commentary on 10 years’ experience with an external quality control program for semen analysis

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Author:
Thinus F. Kruger, M.D.…

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Semen analysis: looking for an upgrade in class

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Present-day semen analysis is better than it has ever been. However, alone, it does not meet modern day clinical diagnostic needs.

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Emergency testicular sperm extraction after scrotal trauma in a patient with a history of contralateral orchiopexy for cryptorchidism: case report and review of the literature

Friday, May 4, 2012
Successful testicular sperm extraction was performed with seven vials of sperm frozen for a man with previous right cryptorchidism, pelvic trauma, and left tunica albuginea rupture.

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