Fertility Treatment in SPI and Other Neurologic DiseaseFertility Treatment in SPI and Other Neurologic Disease

How do spinal cord injury and other neurologic disorders impact male fertility? What are the best infertility management options for these patients? Translational Andrology and Urology
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We came across the very interesting article entitled: “Improving Sperm Viability After Spinal Cord Injury Using Hyperbaric Therapy“ by Falavigna A et al,1 with focus on infertility in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI).
Source: World Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewMen with spinal cord injury (SCI) commonly suffer from erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory dysfunction. The literature regarding the causes and treatment of these two important problems was reviewed.Recent FindingsMany of the erectile dysfunction treatments applied to able bodied individuals are also useful in the SCI population, although there are differences in the goals and results of treatment. Ejaculatory dysfunction can be treated with either penile vibratory stimulation or electroejaculation with high success rates. Pregnancies are possible, but poor quality sperm quality in male SCI patien...
Source: Current Urology Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs most often to young men in their family planning years. Fertility is severely impaired in these men. There is widespread lack of knowledge about sperm retrieval in men with SCI and management of couples with an SCI male partner. These couples often are not offered the options or the opportunities to achieve a pregnancy with less expensive, less invasive, and simpler methods of assisted conception that are typically offered to those with a non-injured male partner.
Source: The Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Infertility: Therapy II Source Type: research
This study evaluated effects of hyperbaric therapy (HT) on quality of sperm of rats with SCI and correlated the findings with histologic analysis of the testicles.
Source: World Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
This study evaluated the effects of hyperbaric therapy (HT) on the quality of sperm of rats submitted to SCI, correlating the findings with a histological analysis of the testicles.
Source: World Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Varicocele is one of the causes of male infertility. Treatment aims to improve the chance of conception despite lasting  controversies about benefits of varicocele repair on fertility. Many techniques have been described for varicocele management including the antegrade scrotal sclerotherapy (ASS). Interestingly, ASS is often presented as a safe, easy, and cost-effective procedure with low recurrence and complicati on rates. However, we report the first case of spinal cord paralysis following ASS probably due to embolization of venous anastomoses between left spermatic and ascending lumbar veins, which were undet...
Source: Urologia Internationalis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Sexual satisfaction is impaired after SCI; however, education and new therapies can improve responsiveness. Future research is warranted to improve sexual function and fertility potential in persons with SCIs. PMID: 29036845 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research
Varicocele is one of the causes of male infertility. Treatment aims to improve the chance of conception despite lasting  controversies about benefits of varicocele repair on fertility. Many techniques have been described for varicocele management including the antegrade scrotal sclerotherapy (ASS). Interestingly, ASS is often presented as a safe, easy, and cost-effective procedure with low recurrence and complicati on rates. However, we report the first case of spinal cord paralysis following ASS probably due to embolization of venous anastomoses between left spermatic and ascending lumbar veins, which were undet...
Source: Urologia Internationalis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
This study aimed to describe spinal cord injured patients’ semen characteristics before and after cryopreservation, and assisted reproductive technology cycles outcome compared to the infertile population. Data about sperm analysis and assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles outcomes for 78 men with spinal cord injury referred for sperm cryopreservation between 1998 and 2013 were retrospectively analysed and compared with a reference group consisting of every Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) cycle performed in our in vitro fertilization unit over the 2009–2014 period. Semen was collected by penile...
Source: Andrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Abstract Couples with a spinal cord injured male partner require assisted ejaculation techniques to collect semen that can then be further used in various assisted reproductive technology methods to achieve a pregnancy. The majority of men sustaining a spinal cord injury regardless of the cause or the level of injury cannot ejaculate during sexual intercourse. Only a small minority can ejaculate by masturbation. Penile vibratory stimulation and electroejaculation are the two most common methods used to retrieve sperm. Other techniques such as prostatic massage and the adjunct application of other medications can b...
Source: Asian Journal of Andrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Asian J Androl Source Type: research
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