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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficiency of testicular sperm recovery by testicular sperm aspiration (TESA) in an IVF program. DESIGN Retrospective Data Analysis. SETTING The Center of Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy. PATIENT(S) Couples undergoing TESA/ICSI for obstructive or(More)
Spiral or volumetric computed tomography (CT) is a new scanning technique which allows the scanning of body regions with a continuously rotating system based on the slip ring technology; the patient is also moved continuously, synchronously with data acquisition. The physical characteristics of spiral CT image acquisition were compared with those of(More)
The presence of os penis in man is very rare. To date only 11 cases have been published. A close study of these cases shows their extreme heterogeneity. We think that the os penis should be considered as a heterotopic bone structure similar to that found in the animal world. To confirm this we present our personal case study.
BACKGROUND To describe the Sacral Hitch, vesical pexys to sacral promontory, an alternative technique to the Psoas Hitch when this is impossible to perform. We report intraoperative complications, and long-term functional results. METHODS From 1989 to date we performed 66 ureteroneocystostomies (UNCS) (transbladder technique and Politano-Leadbetter(More)
The aim of this study is to test the response of bone during cutting actions in dental procedures by sampling alkaline phosphatase (ALP) as a biological reference marker. ALP is found abundantly in bone tissue. In the first series of experiments a temporal-minimum quantity of ALP enzyme response was recorded, the observed period was 40 minutes. The ALP(More)
Three feeding methods were compared in 36 4- to 6-year-old Franche-Montagne horses during the military school of St-Luzisteig (GR) of Spring 1992. The horses were separated into 3 groups: a group with the traditional oats-hay ration (OH), a group with a pelleted feed and hay ration (PFH), and a group with the complete diet (CD). Feed analyses were performed(More)