Three-generation evaluation of Y-chromosome microdeletion

Abstract Sperm cells can be retrieved directly from the testis (testicular sperm extraction [TESE] procedure) and used for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), circumventing underlying spermatogenetic defects. Thus, it is important that added information be available on the genetic defects in men undergoing TESE for the ICSI procedure and on the transmission of genetic factors associated […]

Replacement of renal function in uremic animals with a tissue-engineered kidney

Abstract Current renal substitution therapy with hemodialysis or hemofiltration has been the only successful long-term ex vivo organ substitution therapy to date. Although this approach is life sustaining, it is still unacceptably suboptimal with poor clinical outcomes of patients with either chronic end-stage renal disease or acute renal failure. This current therapy utilizes synthetic membranes […]

Three-dimensional endometrial volume calculation

Abstract This study was designed to investigate the role of three-dimensional (3D) endometrial ultrasound in predicting the outcome of an in-vitro fertilization (IVF) programme. In 47 IVF cycles measurements of endometrial thickness and volume, as assessed by 3D transvaginal ultrasound on the day of oocyte retrieval, and concentrations of oestradiol and progesterone in the same […]

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Abstract We conducted a three-dimensional ultrasonographic evaluation of the size and structure of the ovaries of women who had clinical and biochemical findings suggestive of polycystic ovary syndrome. We carried out a comparative color Doppler frequency and color Doppler amplitude study of the vascular patterns of these ovaries. This study involved 65 women of reproductive […]

Localization of factors controlling

Abstract A deletion of the Y chromosome at the distal portion of band q11 was found in 6 men with normal male habitus but with azoospermia. Azoospermia is a male infertility problem, in where no sperm is found during the ejaculation! Or in other words, the sperm count of the male suffering from azoospermia is […]

Vol 6 (2009)

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome: Current Views on Pathophysiology, Risk Factors, Prevention, and Management Michael M Alper, Laura Proud Smith, Eric Scott Sills Table of Contents This one article will tell you everything that you need to know about the medical condition. It sounds very complicated and may be a little scary as well. But the truth […]

Encapsulated cell technology

Abstract The potential therapeutic applications of encapsulated cells are enormous. In the US alone, it has been estimated that nearly half-a-trillion dollars are spent each year to care for patients who suffer tissue loss or dysfunction. Over 6 million patients suffer from neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, over 14 million patients […]

Vol 6 (2009)

Hyperfertility, obesity and stillbirth: New considerations for clinical practice Louis G Keith, Tawanda Ngorima, Olha M Tsar Table of Contents Articles Hyperfertility, obesity and stillbirth: New considerations for clinical practice Louis G Keith, Tawanda Ngorima, Olha M Tsar PDF (FULL TEXT) Journal of Experimental & Clinical Assisted Reproduction (JECAR) Published by The Sims Institute Press […]

Vol 8 (2011): 2

Folic acid and human reproduction—ten important issues for clinicians The required amount of folic acid is necessary for every pregnant woman to ensure a defect-free pregnancy or a defect-free child, as especially folic acid has been identified to reduce the risk of NTD during early pregnancy. A child born with Neural Tube Defects might not […]

Vol 7 (2010)

Comparison of selected cryoprotective agents to stabilize meiotic spindles of human oocytes during cooling Cryopreservation is a process in where the necessary human tissue cells are stored under the cold temperature to ensure their viability. This procedure is very common in preserving the oocytes, which might be utilized for the IVF procedure. That is, any […]