Stéphanie Belloc

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A matched case-control study was performed to identify risk factors for acquiring multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDRPA) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients during a 2-year period. MDRPA was defined as P. aeruginosa with combined decreased susceptibility to piperacillin, ceftazidime, imipenem, and ciprofloxacin. Thirty-seven patients who were(More)
More than 17,000 intrauterine insemination (lUI) cycles were analysed retrospectively with respect to outcome according to differing aetiologies of infertility. The quantity and motility of spermatozoa in the final preparation used for insemination had a positive effect on the outcome, as classically observed in the past. It was found that advanced maternal(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between MTHFR and MTRR genetic variants with respect to both blood plasma homocysteine concentration and sperm counts. DESIGN Polymerase chain reaction followed by specific enzymatic digestion to determine the genotype of the individuals and blood plasma homocysteine quantification by high-performance liquid(More)
Malondialdehyde (MDA), a product involved in membrane lipid peroxidation, was dosed in the sperm of 163 patients who had consulted the clinic regarding hypofertility. We attempted to determine if there was correlation between MDA content, sperm World Health Organization parameters and DNA fragmentation that results mainly from reactive oxygen species(More)
Investigate in what extent sperm transcriptome of infertile men is different from that of fertile individuals. Semen samples were collected for determination of sperm parameters as well as for RNA isolation. Gene expression profile was investigated in spermatozoa of 8 infertile and 3 fertile men by microarray analysis using the Affymetrix Chip HG-U133 Plus(More)
The recent trend toward delayed parenthood raises major safety concerns because of the adverse effects of aging on couple fertility. Studies have demonstrated that aging clearly affects female fertility, but can also affect male fertility. Although several theories have been proposed, the exact mechanisms responsible for the observed age-related decline in(More)
The effect of paternal age on sperm DNA fragmentation and decondensation was determined in a retrospective study involving 1769 patients. TdT (terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase)-mediated dUDP nick-end labelling (TUNEL) assay was used to assess fragmentation, and DNA decondensation was measured with either chromomycin or aniline blue staining. The impact(More)
Sperm DNA damage is common in infertile men and is associated with poor semen parameters but the impact of an isolated sperm abnormality on sperm DNA damage has not been studied. To evaluate sperm DNA damage in a large cohort of infertile men with isolated sperm defects. Retrospective study of 1084 consecutive, non-azoospermic infertile men with an isolated(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate DNA fragmentation by using terminal deoxyribonucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick-end labeling in relation to World Health Organization parameters and computer-aided sperm analysis (CASA) in sperm to determine the possibility of obtaining a correlation among CASA parameters, sperm morphology, and DNA fragmentation. DESIGN(More)
Sperm DNA methylation abnormalities have been detected in oligozoospermic men. However, the association between sperm DNA methylation defects, sperm parameters and sperm DNA, and chromatin integrity remains poorly understood. This study was designed to clarify this issue. We recruited a cohort of 92 men (62 normozoospermic and 30 oligoasthenozoospermic)(More)