Akanksha Mehta

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate surgical sperm retrieval rates in adolescents with Klinefelter syndrome and testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). DESIGN Case series. SETTING Academic medical center. PATIENT(S) Ten patients with Klinefelter syndrome, aged 14-22 years, treated with testosterone replacement and aromatase inhibitor therapy for a period of 1-5(More)
Varicocelectomy is the most commonly performed surgical procedure for the treatment of male infertility. Although several different techniques for varicocele repair have been described in the literature, microsurgical varicocelectomy performed through a subinguinal or inguinal incision is recognized as the gold-standard approach for varicocelectomy, due to(More)
The aim of the study was to provide more comprehensive data on the clinical characteristics of hospitalized AIDS patients in Cambodia. Chart review of 381 HIV-infected patients admitted to a public hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia between December 1999 and May 2000 was performed. The in-hospital mortality rate was 43.6%. Approximately 50% of patients had(More)
PURPOSE Estradiol (E2) modulates testicular functions including steroidogenesis, but the mechanisms of E2 signaling in human testis are poorly understood. GPER-1 (GPR30), a G protein-coupled membrane receptor, mediates rapid genomic and non-genomic response to estrogens. The aim of this study was to evaluate GPER-1 expression in the testis, and its role in(More)
IMPORTANCE Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is increasingly used in patients without severe male factor infertility without clear evidence of a benefit over conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF). OBJECTIVE To assess national trends and reproductive outcomes for fresh IVF cycles (embryos transferred without being frozen) following the use of(More)
The aim of this study was to design a molecular assay for the diagnosis of Klinefelter syndrome (KS), based on the detection of supernumerary X-chromosomes (X-chs). DNA was extracted from peripheral blood samples of twenty-six 47,XXY males; two 46,XY/47,XXY males; twenty-two 46,XY males; and 15 females; and deaminated. Methylation-specific quantitative(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the effect of daily perioperative celecoxib on patient reported pain control and opioid use after testicular surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Men scheduled to undergo elective outpatient microsurgical testicular sperm extraction were prospectively randomized to receive 200 mg celecoxib or placebo twice daily, which was initiated the(More)
Although sperm have been shown to be present in the postejaculate urinalysis (PEU) of both fertile and infertile men, the number of sperm present in the PEU of the general population has never been well defined. The objective of this study was to describe the semen and PEU findings in both the general and infertile population, in order to develop a(More)
PURPOSE The role of endothelial function testing using peripheral artery tonometry (PAT) in the evaluation of ED is not well established. Endothelial dysfunction is expected to be more common in men presenting with general or vasculogenic ED, compared with men who develop ED after prostatectomy. This study evaluated whether PAT could help identify men in(More)
Men presenting with chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) frequently report concomitant erectile dysfunction (ED), but the underlying cause of ED in this patient population has not been previously studied. This study prospectively investigated the aetiology of ED in men with CPPS. The study population comprised 46 men with penile pain or dysorgasmia, and(More)