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BACKGROUND Inflammatory prostatitis patients are characterized by oxidative stress (OxS) at local and systemic levels. Less is known about the occurrence of OxS in the case of other frequent male genital tract disorders. METHODS The study included 196 men: controls (n = 28), asymptomatic inflammatory (NIH category IV) prostatitis patients (n = 21),(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the occurrence of mycoplasmas in the semen of chronic prostatitis patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Genital mycoplasmas (Mycoplasma hominis, Mycoplasma genitalium, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Ureaplasma parvum) were sought in the semen of 121 chronic prostatitis patients [38 National Institutes of Health (NIH) category IIIa, 59 NIH category(More)
Several studies have suggested the association of disturbed genital tract microbiota with infertility. Our aim was to clarify the influence of sexual intercourse on partner's genital tract microbiota in infertile couples. Seventeen couples were studied, and in 5 men inflammatory prostatitis (IP) was diagnosed. Semen samples were collected during(More)
Prostatitis is a disease that seriously affects the quality of patients' life. In the majority of cases, chronic prostatitis (chronic pelvic pain syndrome--CPPS) has an unclear pathogenesis. Anti-inflammatory and anti-infectious treatments have remained controversial. According to the latest research, prostatitis has been associated with oxidative stress(More)
The aim of this study was to contribute to the knowledge concerning pathogenesis of inflammatory chronic prostatitis by revealing possible shifts in the balance of markers of oxidative stress and anti-oxidative activity in case of leucocytospermic prostatitis. We also attempted to identify possible relations between seminal micro-organisms and oxidative(More)
We investigated the prevalence of oxidative stress in male partners of infertile couples displaying different inflammation patterns in their genital tract and/or oligospermia. The levels of acknowledged oxidative stress markers (8-isoprostanes [8-EPI], diene conjugates, reactive oxygen species-total antioxidant capacity [ROS-TAC] score) were elevated in(More)
Our aim was to compare the presence and species composition of coryneform bacteria in chronic prostatitis patients and controls. Semen of 50 men with inflammatory prostatitis and 59 controls (without pelvic pain/discomfort complaints and leukocytospermia) was investigated. First-catch urine was additionally investigated in 36 men (30 with and 6 without(More)
In this study, we aimed to compare the level of zinc, selenium, glutathione peroxidase activity and antioxidant status in following populations of men: severe inflammation in prostate (>10(6) white blood cells in prostate secretion; n=29), severe leukocytospermia, (>10(6) white blood cells in semen; n=31), mild inflammation, (0.2-1M white blood cells in(More)
Some individuals remain uninfected despite repeated exposure to HIV. This protection against HIV has been partly associated with altered T cell subset distributions and CCR5 expression levels. However, the majority of studies have been conducted in sexually exposed subjects. We aimed to assess whether HIV infection and intravenous drug use were associated(More)
BACKGROUND Coryneform bacteria constitute an important segment of male urogenital microbiota. They have been generally considered as saprophytes, although some species have been associated with prostatitis as well. At the same time, biofilm infections have been suspected as a cause of prostatitis. OBJECTIVE To identify a set of coryneform bacteria(More)