Elisabetta M Colpi

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In a population of non-obstructive azoospermia patients, the efficacy of microsurgical testicular sperm extraction (microTESE) and conventional TESE was evaluated in a randomized controlled study on 138 testicles, classified and paired in a 48-square table according to the different classes of the following three variables: patient plasma FSH concentration,(More)
Serotonergic drugs (SSRIs) are the most commonly used, but they are characterized by relapse some time after medication interruption as well as by sexual side effects. The efficacy of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors seems excellent, but the risk of tachyphylaxis has been reported. The former (fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, clomipramine) should be used(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the applicability of oocyte IVM in case of nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA). DESIGN Case series. SETTING Private IVF unit. PATIENT(S) All male partners were affected by NOA. Twenty-one women (20 normo-ovulatory and 1 with polycystic ovary) underwent 27 IVM treatments. The outcome of controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) cycles in(More)
The authors evaluated the risk of developing a pelvic abscess in a series of 214 in vitro fertilization cycles that were performed in women with endometriomas. This complication was never recorded, indicating that its risk is very low (0.0; 95% confidence interval, 0.0-1.7%).
INTRODUCTION Sexual dysfunction in diabetic women has received less attention in clinical research than the sexual symptoms of diabetic men. Although conflicting results have been reported, several studies suggest an increased prevalence of deficient vaginal lubrication in women with diabetes mellitus. As support to the hypothesis of a potential(More)
The aim of the study is to summarize official data on semen cryopreservation for oncological patients in Italy. The first private semen bank for oncological patients in Italy was founded by Colpi in 1983 in Milan. In 1987, the first public semen bank was established in "Macedonio Melloni" Hospital (Milan) by Ragni. Normal semen samples are usually present(More)
Surgical testicular sperm retrieval for intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) purposes is the only possibility of biological fathering in case of non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA). Successful retrieval only correlates with histology, not with FSH values or testicular volume. Concurrent AZFa and AZFb microdeletion predict unsuccessful recovery. Testicular(More)
There is no general agreement on the definition of premature ejaculation, therefore scientific studies often reach discordant results depending on whether they assess the increase in ejaculatory latency or the couple's sexual satisfaction. Etiological theories can be divided into psycho-sexual (anxiety-related, behavioral) and biological (pelvic floor(More)
The present study sought to determine the diagnostic accuracy of FSH level, testicular volume, and testicular histology in predicting the successful sperm retrieval (SSR) in a large cohort of patients with non-obstructive azoospermia undergoing conventional testicular sperm extraction (TESE). We retrospectively evaluated 356 patients with non-obstructive(More)
A classification of premature ejaculation must distinguish between hyper-orgasmic or hypo-orgasmic, between situational or global; furthermore, it must define whether it occurs during vaginal penetration only or also in masturbation, and must study its latency periods and its relationships to the erectile dysfunction, with which it is often associated.(More)