Immacolata Marcucci

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The advent of modern treatments together with the improvement of the surgical techniques has significantly increased 5-year survival rates of young patients with cancer. Although the deleterious effects of chemotherapy and radiation are well documented, controversies exist about the effect of cancer itself on semen parameters before treatment. We collected(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the combined administration of myo-inositol and α-lipoic acid in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients with normal body mass index (BMI), who had previously undergone intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and received myo-inositol alone. Thirty-six of 65 normal-weight patients affected(More)
BACKGROUND Severeal in vivo and in vitro studies have been carried out in order to evaluate the efficacy of long-term treatment with phosphodiesterase type-5 (PDE5) inhibitors (PDE5i) on spermatogenesis, but the results are still controversial. AIM To evaluate the effects of vardenafil on seminal parameters of infertile men after a short-term treatment.(More)
BACKGROUND Tubal and uterine cavity diseases commonly compromise female fertility. At the present time, hysteroscopy, laparoscopy with chromopertubation and RX-Hysterosalpingography (RX-HSG) are widely accepted screening procedures enabling the effective assessment of both tubal patency and uterine cavity. Nevertheless, consistent evidence supports the(More)
BACKGROUND The increased use of mobile phones, the media's attention for general health, and the increase of idiopathic male infertility suggest to investigate the possible consequences of an excessive use of mobile phones on semen quality. AIM To evaluate the conventional and some of the main biofunctional sperm parameters in healthy men according to the(More)
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