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AIM OF THE STUDY This study was designed to investigate the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities of the extracts and the structure-based fractions from P. capitatum so as to provide the evidence for the traditional use of this plant in the treatment of urinary tract infections and to clarify the structural types that were responsible for the(More)
Tamoxifen citrate, as the first line of treatment for infertile men with idiopathic oligozoospermia, was proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO), and testosterone undecanoate has shown benefits in semen values. Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of treatment with tamoxifen citrate and testosterone undecanoate in infertile men with(More)
INTRODUCTION Polygonum capitatum is a well-known Chinese medicinal plant widely used by the Miao people for the treatment of various urologic disorders. Previous investigations have shown the presence of various types of phenolics. Our ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography with photodiode array detection and mass spectrometry (UPLC-PDA-MS) analysis(More)
Metanephric adenoma (MA) of the kidney is a rare and frequently benign tumor with a favorable prognosis that is often diagnosed following surgical treatment. In the present study, a 54-year-old female patient presented with complaints of intermittent right-flank pain and anterior abdominal pain occurring over 2 years and sporadic gross hematuria occurring(More)
Fluorosis of coal burning is a new type of endemic fluorosis in China, which affects the male reproductive system. Furthermore, the content of fluoride in the semen, sperm mortality, sperm concentration and the incidence of infertility are higher in severe fluorosis areas than in mild- and non-fluorosis areas, so are the levels of serum follicle-stimulating(More)
Primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is extremely rare in the seminal vesicle. A 26-year-old male patient presented with complaints of difficulty in urination for 10 years and gross hematuria for 7 months. Ultrasonography and computed tomography imaging demonstrated a large mixed solid/cystic mass lesions in the rectovesical pouch. The mass was completely(More)
Malignant triton tumor (MTT) is a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) with rhabdomyoblastic differentiation. It is very rare and has an aggressive clinical course and poor prognosis. A 27-year-old male patient presented with complaints of difficulty in urination for 3 months. Computerized tomography (CT) imaging demonstrated a huge irregular(More)
Numerous people die of paraquat (PQ) poisoning every year in the world. Although several studies regarding paraquat (PQ) poisoning have been conducted, the metabolic changes in plasma remain unknown. In this study, the metabolomics of 15 PQ poisoned patients with plasma PQ concentrations in excess of 0.1 µg/mL and 16 healthy volunteers were investigated.(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the effect of endemic fluoride poisoning caused by coal burning on the oxidative stress in rat testis. METHODS Totally 40 male SD rats were equally randomized into four groups control group, low fluorosis group, middle fluorosis group, and high fluorosis group. Rats in all three fluorosis groups were fed with corn dried by burning(More)
Although fluoride has been widely used in toothpaste, mouthwash, and drinking water to prevent dental caries, the excessive intake of fluoride can cause fluorosis which is associated with dental, skeletal, and soft tissue fluorosis. Recent evidences have drawn the attention to its adverse effects on male reproductive system that include spermatogenesis(More)