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In-vitro fertilization (IVF) by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with spermatozoa retrieved by percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (PESA) is a novel, simple and effective treatment for azoospermic men. In all, 38 azoospermic men had an IVF/PESA/ICSI cycle. A total of 42 cycles were performed. The aetiology of azoospermia was classified as failed(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the rate of recovery of spermatozoa from the epididymis using a percutaneous aspiration technique and to assess the fertilization rate following intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-two patients with azoospermia underwent a total of 46 treatment cycles of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and ICSI. The sperm(More)
BACKGROUND The Lung Cancer Risk Test (LCRT) trial is a prospective cohort study comparing lung cancer incidence among persons with a positive or negative value for the LCRT, a 15 gene test measured in normal bronchial epithelial cells (NBEC). The purpose of this article is to describe the study design, primary endpoint, and safety; baseline characteristics(More)
Instability of the patella is a common cause of knee pain and dysfunction in pediatric and adolescent patients and can be due to several factors. Although some patients will recall a specific traumatic event others may not, requiring the diagnosis to be made on the basis of physical examination and imaging. Congenital dislocation and connective tissue(More)
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