Frances Christensen

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BACKGROUND The aim of this report was to compare the degree of DNA strand breaks in known normal fertile men to those with oligozoospermia, and evaluate the presence of DNA strand breaks in normal raw sperm, after Percoll and swim-up and following conventional cryopreservation, as all these preparation methods might differ in selection of healthy sperm(More)
Prospective randomization of 60 couples with unexplained infertility was performed for treatment either with intrauterine insemination (IUI), using a volume of 0.5 ml of the inseminate, or Fallopian tube sperm perfusion (FSP), using a volume of 4 ml of inseminate. The protocols for ovarian stimulation and induction of ovulation were the same in the two(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the presence of DNA strand breaks and sperm cell morphology in men suffering from unexplained infertility, and to compare these results with normal fertile and oligozoospermic men. METHODS One fresh sperm sample from proven fertile sperm donors (n=20) and from infertile men with oligozoospermia, (<20 x(More)
Insufficient cementation has been suggested to be the most common cause of loosening of the femoral component after total hip arthroplasty. A clinical and radiographic study of 129 consecutive, primary total hip replacements was performed 5 years after surgery, in order to evaluate the significance of femoral plugging, special attention being focused on(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective, descriptive study of clients with shoulder dysfunction referred to physical therapy. OBJECTIVES To (1) describe the clinical and functional outcomes of clients with shoulder dysfunction following outpatient physical therapy, and (2) to compare the outcomes by type of shoulder dysfunction. BACKGROUND Although individuals(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to examine the correlation between sperm morphology and embryo quality/IVF outcome. METHODS The implication of sperm morphology assessment before an IVF cycle was evaluated. A total of 100 IVF couples where the female partner had either tubal factor (n=50) or unexplained infertility (n= 50) entered a prospective study,(More)
Human alpha1-antitrypsin was prepared from fresh human plasma by (NH4)-SO4-precipitation, gel filtration, affinity chromatography on concanavalin A, ion exchange chromatography and isotachophoresis. Human urokinase (EC (plasminogen activator from urine) with M, 46 000 and 36 000 was further purified from Urokinase Leo reagent preparation by gel(More)
A study of 141 total hip replacements with the Lubinus prosthesis is presented. The complications in the total patient group and the results in 129 hips with follow-up times from 5 to 7 years are described. Three prostheses (2.1%) have been reoperated because of loosening. There were radiographic signs of definitive loosening in 2.3%. Varus positioning was(More)
(1) The relationship between Ca2+ and sugar transport has been studied by comparing the washout of 45Ca and 3-O-[14C]methylglucose from preloaded isolated rat soleus muscles and whole epididymal fat pads. (2) In soleus muscle, nine different agents with well established stimulating effects on glucose transport were all found to produce a marked increase in(More)