Safak Tavukcuoglu

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PURPOSE A model for differentiating live and dead sperm cells during intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is proposed. METHODS We used pentoxifylline, a phosphodiesterase inhibitor known to enhance sperm motility, to initiate motility in testicular spermatozoa. Ten immotile testicular sperm samples were divided into two parts for examination of sperm(More)
BACKGROUND We performed this study to evaluate use of fresh and frozen sperm samples in non-obstructive azoospermia microdissection testicular sperm extraction (micro-TESE-ICSI) treatment. METHODS We performed a total of 82 consecutive in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles at Fertijin IVF Center in Istanbul, Turkey from January 2010 to March 2012. In 43(More)
In Turkey, physicians treated 22 first-trimester pregnant women aged 20-34 exhibiting signs and symptoms of bacterial vaginosis with commercially available yogurt containing more than 100 million Lactobacillus acidophilus per ml and at a pH of less than 4.5. The treatment involved vaginal douching with a 10-ml syringe daily for 7 days and was repeated(More)
The present study was designed to determine the efficacy of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) using spermatozoa with abnormal head morphology in 17 cases with total teratozoospermia. A total of 160 oocytes were retrieved and 144 metaphase II oocytes were injected. The fertilization and cleavage rates were 50.7 and 93.2% respectively. Fertilization(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether the endometrium acts as a reservoir for Candida albicans in cases of recurrent vaginal candidiasis. Twenty-five women with documented history of recurrent vaginal candidiasis were enrolled in the study and endometrial samples were cultured for Candida albicans. Only two patients had positive cultures for(More)
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