OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the integrity of the chromatin structure, reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), DNA damage and lipid peroxidation of semen samples from infertile men classified as unexplained infertility. METHODS Between February 2010 and July 2011 semen parameters and functional tests were evaluated… (More)
BACKGROUND Several factors have been shown to influence semen parameters, one of which is sexual abstinence; a clinical criteria included in the semen evaluation to provide maximum sperm quality. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of a daily ejaculation frequency on conventional and functional semen parameters. METHODS Semen samples… (More)
SUMMARY What do men of the Aburra Valley know about reproductive health? Objective: To evaluate the information and perceptions about reproductive health of a group of men in the Aburra Valley, Antioquia, Colombia.
Studies have shown an association between recurrent pregnancy loss and inherited thrombophilia in Caucasian populations, but there is insufficient knowledge concerning triethnic populations such as the Colombian. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether inherited thrombophilia is associated with recurrent pregnancy loss. Methods. We conducted a… (More)