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OBJECTIVE To determine whether reactive oxygen species in peritoneal fluid might be a factor in infertility. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Andrology laboratory and gynecology clinic at a tertiary care facility. PATIENT(S) Women with endometriosis (n = 15) or idiopathic infertility (n = 11) who underwent laparoscopy for infertility. Patients(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess (1) the effect of increased lipid peroxidation on sperm membrane damage that occurs during the freeze-thaw process of cryopreservation; (2) the effect of sperm concentration on lipid peroxidation in normal fertile men; and (3) the relation between sperm motility, morphology, and lipid peroxidation. METHODS Lipid peroxidation was(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether peritoneal fluid from women with endometriosis contributes to infertility by impairing sperm motion and functional characteristics. METHODS Women with endometriosis (n = 20) underwent laparoscopy for infertility or pelvic pain. Patients undergoing tubal ligation served as controls (n = 14). Peritoneal fluid was aspirated(More)
OBJECTIVES Although pre-freeze and post-thaw semen quality in patients with cancer is poor, it is not clear whether lipid peroxidation affects semen quality. This study assessed (1) whether poor semen quality in patients with cancer is caused by lipid peroxidation, and (2) whether patient age or sperm motility is associated with lipid peroxidation. (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the difference of infiltration of mast cells and the distribution of protein involved in the urothelial barrier function between patients with overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) and interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS). METHODS Bladder wall biopsies were performed in 27 patients with OAB, 18 patients with IC/BPS,(More)
UNLABELLED WHAT'S KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT? AND WHAT DOES THE STUDY ADD?: A single set of botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) injections relieves clinical symptoms of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), but lacks long-term effect. An inadequate anti-inflammatory effect is likely to cause treatment failure. The study shows that chronic inflammation and(More)
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