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OBJECTIVE To study the effect of pentoxifylline on sperm motility, oocyte fertilization, embryo cleavage, and quality as well as pregnancy outcome on asthenospermic patients participating in an IVF program. DESIGN Prospective randomized study. SETTING Private IVF unit. PATIENTS Ninety-seven couples, 24 of whom were repeating IVF. Two semen specimens(More)
Background Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are sexually transmitted human carcinogens that may play a role in the oncogenesis of penile cancer. Objectives To investigate the role of HPV infection and expression of the tumour suppressor protein p16 in the pathogenesis of penile cancer. Methods By means of polymerase chain reaction amplification and reverse(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the fetal loss between triplet pregnancies that underwent fetal reduction to twins and triplets which continued in spite of reduction being suggested to all of them. During a five year period a total of 3,518 cycles underwent ovarian stimulation with GnRH analogues, HMG, pure-FSH and HCG for the purpose of IVF; 2,918(More)
BACKGROUND Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are sexually transmitted human carcinogens that may play a role in the oncogenesis of penile cancer. OBJECTIVES To investigate the role of HPV infection and expression of the tumour suppressor protein p16INK4A in the pathogenesis of penile cancer. METHODS By means of polymerase chain reaction amplification and(More)
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