Gastón J Rey-Valzacchi

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The basic molecular mechanisms by which chromosomal rearrangements in heterozygous state produce spermatogenic disturbances are poorly understood. Testicular biopsies from five patients - one carrier of a Robertsonian translocation rob t(13;14), two carriers of two different Y-autosome translocations, a t(Y;6) and a t(Y;11), one carrier of a reciprocal(More)
BACKGROUND The close apposition of multivalents with the XY body has been repeatedly described in heterozygous carriers of chromosomal rearrangements. Because in many of these carriers spermatogenesis is deeply disturbed at the spermatocyte level, the association of autosomal chromatin with the XY body may impair the spermatocyte life. METHODS Testicular(More)
BACKGROUND In assisted reproduction cycles, gonadotropins are administered to obtain a greater number of oocytes. A majority of patients do not have an adverse response; however, approximately 3-6% develop ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Metformin reduces the risk of OHSS but little is known about the possible effects and mechanisms of action(More)
INTRODUCTION Plaque and bovine pericardium graft surgery is a useful tool for treating Peyronie's disease. OBJECTIVE To determine patient satisfaction following this operation. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a retrospective, observational and descriptive study. We collected data from the medical records of patients who underwent surgery between 2004 and(More)
Erection depends largely on the release of nitric oxide (NO) by vascular endothelial cells. Insulin resistance (IR) is a metabolic abnormality that produces endothelial dysfunction characterized by decreased synthesis and release of NO. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the effect of treatment with metformin on the response to sildenafil in patients(More)
In a previous study, we demonstrated that oligoasthenozoospermic (OAZ) patients had two types of testosterone response to human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) administration: group 1 (OAZ-1) had an altered, monophasic (no first peak) response, and group 2 (OAZ-2) had a normal biphasic response. The objective of the present work was to study the luteinizing(More)
We studied the kinetics of testicular response to human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in oligoasthenospermic and asthenospermic patients (OAZ-AZ). The responses of testosterone (T), androstenedione (A), 17 OH-progesterone (17OHP), and estradiol (E2) were evaluated in 60 OAZ-AZ patients and compared to those of 10 normal men. The responses of T, A, and 17OHP(More)
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