Sergey I Moskovtsev

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OBJECTIVES To analyze the relationship between DNA damage and standard semen parameters (SSP) in patients who present for fertility evaluation. Evaluation of male fertility includes assessment of the SSP and increasingly sperm DNA damage. However, the relationship between DNA damage and SSP remains controversial. METHODS Following Institutional Research(More)
The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between DNA integrity and protamines in human sperm. One hundred forty-nine male infertility patients were included in an Institutional Review Board-approved study. Sperm were evaluated for DNA fragmentation using the DNA Integrity Assay, a test equivalent to the sperm chromatin structure assay(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the levels of postacrosomal WW binding protein (PAWP) in the spermatozoa of men that were used clinically for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and to correlate them with infertility treatment outcomes. DESIGN Prospective clinical and laboratory study. SETTING University-based laboratory and infertility clinic. PATIENT(S)(More)
Mammalian zygotic development is initiated by sperm-mediated intracellular calcium oscillations, followed by activation of metaphase II-arrested oocytes. Sperm postacrosomal WW binding protein (PAWP) fulfils the criteria set for an oocyte-activating factor by inducing oocyte activation and being stored in the perinuclear theca, the sperm compartment whose(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate differences in fertilization, clinical pregnancy, and miscarriage rates between men with a markedly high sperm DNA fragmentation index (DFI) (>50%) and those with low DFI (≤ 15%) in couples matched by female partner age and ovarian reserve as determined by antimüllerian hormone (AMH) level. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. (More)
Gonadal failure, along with early pregnancy loss and perinatal death, may be an important filter that limits the propagation of harmful mutations in the human population. We hypothesized that men with spermatogenic impairment, a disease with unknown genetic architecture and a common cause of male infertility, are enriched for rare deleterious mutations(More)
The purpose of our study was to analyze the relationship of leukocytospermia to sperm DNA damage as assessed by the DNA integrity assay. Results indicate that leukocytospermia has a significant negative effect on the standard semen parameters of concentration, motility, and morphology but at most a very weak effect on DNA integrity as measured by the DNA(More)
STUDY QUESTION What are the medical, psychosocial and legal aspects of gestational surrogacy (GS), including pregnancy outcomes and complications, in a large series? SUMMARY ANSWER Meticulous multidisciplinary teamwork, involving medical, legal and psychosocial input for both the intended parent(s) (IP) and the gestational carrier (GC), is critical to(More)
To date, there is limited published data on same-sex male couples and single men using assisted reproduction treatment to build their families. The objective of this retrospective study was to better understand treatment considerations and outcomes for this population when using assisted reproduction treatment. A total of 37 same-sex male couples and eight(More)