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OBJECTIVE Our aim was to analyse the results of a donor insemination program using ovarian stimulation, swim-up sperm preparation and intrauterine insemination proposed to women with a maximum age of 39. Incidence of several clinical and biological parameters on success rates was investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of the results of(More)
Sperm banking is an important procedure to preserve fertility before cancer therapy. The aim of this study was to comprehensively analyse cryopreservation activity retrospectively for 1080 patients referred to the sperm bank for sperm cryopreservation before cancer treatment. This study included 1007 patients diagnosed with testicular cancer (TC) (41.7%),(More)
In industrial countries, evidence suggests that semen quality has been steadily decreasing over the past 5 decades. We employed a short questionnaire to examine the association between self-reported physical or chemical occupational exposures and semen quality. The study included 402 men consulting for couple infertility (314 with oligospermia,(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess midwifery students' knowledge in the field of female fertility and to study their decision if they had diagnosis of diminished ovarian reserve (DOR). SUBJECTS AND METHODS A prospective observational study by self-administered questionnaire was conducted among female midwifery students of seven French schools from June to December(More)
BACKGROUND This study was aimed at evaluating the rate of pairing failure in pachytene spermatocytes of patients presenting either an obstructive (O) or a non-obstructive (NO) infertility. METHODS Forty-one patients and 13 controls underwent testicular biopsy. Among the patients, 19 had an O infertility and 22 a NO infertility. Preparations of all(More)
STUDY QUESTION Does the live birth rate after IVF depend on the etiology of diminished ovarian reserve (DOR)? SUMMARY ANSWER IVF outcome and live birth rate are significantly impaired in women with DOR caused by a previous cystectomy for endometrioma compared with women with idiopathic DOR. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY The safety of the surgical treatment of(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the distribution of benzo(a)pyrene-diol-epoxide (BPDE)-DNA adducts in spermatozoa selected and nonselected by a swim-up procedure with relation to smoking habits. DESIGN Comparative study. SETTING Public university and public university hospital. PATIENT(S) Seventy-nine men (37 smokers and 42 nonsmokers) who visited an infertility(More)
AIMS To describe and evaluate a novel technique of spermatozoa retrieval from patients suffering from infertility secondary to refractory retrograde ejaculation. METHOD Prospective study to compare mobility and vitality of spermatozoa obtained from urine (U) after oral modification of chemical parameter (PH, Osmolarity) versus from endovesical(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the genotoxicity of 1,2-propanediol (PrOH) on mouse oocytes by comet assay. DESIGN In vitro assay using murine model. SETTING Biogenotoxicology research laboratory. ANIMAL(S) CD1 female mice. INTERVENTION(S) Three 40-oocyte groups were exposed to different PrOH concentrations (5%, 7.5%, and 15%). Each concentration was tested(More)
OBJECTIVE We want to highlight the risk of infertility and failure of Assisted Reproductive Technologies due to the presence of macrocephalic spermatozoa (MS) in the sperm at rate equalling or superior to 20% in at least one semen analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS We did a retrospective analysis of 19 infertile patients presenting MS at average rate between(More)