Using a Smartphone to Screen for Male Infertility

More than 45 million couples worldwide grapple with infertility, but current standard methods for diagnosing male infertility can be expensive, labor-intensive and require testing in a clinical setting. Cultural and social stigma, and lack of access in resource-limited countries, may prevent men from seeking an evaluation. Investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) set out to develop a home-based diagnostic test that could be used to measure semen quality using a smartphone-based device.
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CONCLUSIONS Our data proved that polydatin effectively alleviated testes injury after irradiation, mainly through reducing ROS and oxidative stress. Our findings suggest polydatin as a potential radioprotector for testes radiation damage. PMID: 30539937 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Yale Medicine ’s Reproductive Endocrinology&Infertility Section is scheduled to move to West Campus ’ Long Wharf Medical Center in Nov. 2019.
Source: Yale Science and Health News - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Authors: Saleh R, Assaf H, Abd El Maged WM, Elsuity M, Fawzy M Abstract Objective: To investigate the effects of in vitro myo-inositol (Myo-Ins) supplementation of cryopreserved human semen on the cryo-survival rate (CSR). Methods: Semen samples were obtained from 41 infertile men. Following routine semen analysis, each sample was divided into two equal aliquots (0.5 mL each). One aliquot was treated with 1 mg of Myo-Ins dissolved in 10 µL of sperm preparation medium. The second aliquot was treated with 10 µL of the same medium (control). Both aliquots were incubated for 20 minutes prior to freezing...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Clin Exp Reprod Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Women can be reassured that fertility drugs do not appear to significantly increase the risk of invasive ovarian, endometrial, breast or other cancers, while achieving a pregnancy at an earlier age is a significant protective factor. PMID: 30536354 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine condition that represents a lifelong health concern for 1 in 10 women worldwide.1 PCOS is commonly diagnosed by the presence of ovulatory dysfunction, androgen excess, and/or ovaries with polycystic morphology on ultrasound examination.2 Half of patients experience overweight or obesity.3 Most are at increased risk for serious comorbidities, including infertility, pregnancy complications (eg, gestational diabetes mellitus), impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, gynecological cancers, anxiety, depression, eati...
Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Date: Friday, 12 14, 2018; Speaker: Dr. Frances Grimstad, MD, Obstetrician, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, NICHD; Building 10-CRC; FAES 1&2
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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women of reproductive age. It is characterised by a combination of hyperandrogenism (either clinical or biochemical), chronic oligo/anovulation, and polycystic ovaries. It is frequently associated with insulin resistance and obesity. PCOS receives considerable attention because of its high prevalence and possible reproductive, metabolic, and cardiovascular consequences. It is the most common cause of anovulatory infertility.
Source: Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
ABSTRACT Introduction: We evaluated the relationship between total testicular volume (TTV) and testicular volume differential (TVD) in adolescent males with varicocele. Both low TTV and high TVD have been independently associated with higher incidences of infertility later in life, but a predictive relationship between TTV and TVD directly has yet to be described. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively analyzed a database of Tanner 5 boys ages 16-21 who presented with varicocele at a single institution between 2009 and 2017. All patients had a scrotal sonogram prior to surgical intervention. TTV and TVD were calculated ...
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionEndometrial HOXA-10 gene expression in women with endometriosis is significantly down-regulated than in those without endometriosis. Endometriosis patients with infertility have significantly lower levels of endometrial HOXA-10 gene expression than endometriosis without infertility; thus decreased expression of this gene may, directly or indirectly, be related with the endometriosis-associated infertility. Severe endometriosis cases express, in their both endometrium and endometrioma tissues, significantly lower levels of HOXA-10 gene than moderate endometriosis cases.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conditions:   Polycystic Ovary Syndrome;   Infertility Interventions:   Drug: sequential IVM system;   Procedure: intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI);   Procedure: Thawed embryo transfer (TET);   Drug: traditional IVM system Sponsors:   Sun Yat-sen University;   Hospital for Reproductive Medicine Affiliated to Shandong University;   The First Affiliated Hospital with Nanjing Medical University;   First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University;   Shanghai 10th People's Hosp...
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