Fatehallah Nahhas

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Fertility potential measurements of the zona-free hamster egg bioassay were compared with the in vitro fertilization of human eggs. Sperm from 31 husbands or donors participating in an in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer program was used in 38 simultaneous inseminations of human and hamster eggs. In 7 out of 31 cases, a positive penetration (hamster)(More)
Several studies have indicated that ovulation induction with human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG)/human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) or clomiphene citrate (CC) is associated with luteal phase defect. To assess the efficiency of luteal support by hCG to an infertile population undergoing ovulation induction, with CC/hCG or hMG/hCG, we have randomly(More)
To test the usefulness of human follicular fluid (FF) in treating male infertility, we incubated washed sperm specimens from 31 couples undergoing intrauterine insemination (IUI), for male and/or unexplained infertility, with either FF or Ham's F-10 medium (Gibco, Grand Island, NY), in alternating cycles in a randomized manner. Semen specimens from 28 men(More)
Based on knowledge from traditional Arabic and Islamic herbal medicine, this study aims to examine the effects of extracts from Ferula assa-foetida L on male fertility and sexual functioning in rats and in man. Therefore, ethanol extract from seeds and 50% water-ethanol extracts from roots were prepared into so-called “Masculine” tablets and assessed for(More)
Early pregnancy factor (EPF) is a factor that has been shown to be involved in the maintenance of the fetal allograft in several mammalian species including man. In that capacity it serves as a link between fertilization and immunomodulation. In the present study we have investigated the secretion of EPF by the human conceptus before and after implantation(More)
An indirect radiolabeled antiglobulin assay (IRAA), adsorption procedures, and an indirect immunofluorescent assay using cytofluorometry (IFAA) failed to identify HLA ABC or D/Dr antigens associated with untreated human sperm or human sperm exposed to capacitating conditions. Two monoclonal clones against HLA ABC and two clones against Dr antigens were(More)
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