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Exercise-Induced Male Factor Infertility

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Exercise-Induced Male Factor Infertility
        Case Introduction
E.N. is a 32 year-old male who presents to his primary care provider with his wife with a complaint of infertility. He and his wife, a 30 year-old female, have been unsuccessful at conceiving for the past 15 months. His wife has been having normal monthly menstrual cycles, has been evaluated by her gynecologist and had normal fertility testing. Edward was instructed by his wife’s doctor to seek out fertility testing of his own. He and his wife are concerned about their ability to conceive.

Aytu BioScience Demonstrates Expanded Clinical Utility of MiOXSYS™ for Assessing Oxidative Stress as a Marker for Male Infertility with New Study

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aytu BioScience, Inc. (OTCQX: AYTU), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on global commercialization of novel products in the field of urology, today announced new clinical findings that further validate and expand the potential utility of its MiOXSYS System as an advanced tool for assessing oxidative stress in human semen, which is broadly implicated as a major cause of male infertility.

Changes in Fertility after Exposure of Sperm to Exogenous PAF

In order to understand the concept of male fertility, a basic understanding of two processes is required. Sperm must undergo a series of steps toward maturation. The next to last step in this series is called capacitation. (Article also has audio)

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Micromanipulation techniques offer new hope for couples with male factor infertility By Marc Goldstein, M.D., Zev Rosenwaks, M.D., and Linda F. Davey

In any field of medical research, success is often measured in minute degrees, the impact of which may only be known to those whose careers are spent in the laboratories. Occasionally, however, there comes a discovery so astounding that it revolutionizes medical procedure. Such is the case with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, or ICSI, a new infertility treatment utilizing micromanipulation technology that specifically addresses male factor infertility issues. ICSI is so remarkable, in fact, that most treatments previously used have been abandoned in its favor.

Donor Insemination: Sperm Banks Offer Many Choices by Brent Hazelrigg

Couples and individuals facing reproductive choices have many options available to them today. Just a few decades ago, if a patient needed donor sperm their physician made all the choices for them and had little information to share about the donor.

ICSI and SCSA Sperm Diagnostics by Donald P Evenson, Ph.D., HCLD and Kjersten Larson-Cook, Ph.D.

Amy and Todd have been trying to conceive for 2 years. Initially, when they decided to start a family, Todd was certain they would become pregnant very quickly. In his previous marriage, Todd had conceived each of his two children, now 20 and 22 years old, within 3 months. However, on Amy's 35th birthday, the couple realized they could no longer explain away their problem and decided to consult a fertility specialist.

Thatcher's Thoughts on Aspirin, Endometrium and Paternal Aging

To evaluate the effect of aspirin on infertile women with thin endometrium, 114 women were placed into an aspirin group and 122 women into a nonaspirin group

Normal Ranges for a Semen Analysis

A chart with normal ranges for sperm or semen analysis

Platlet Activating Factor and Intrauterine Inseminations by William E. Roudebush, PhD

Platelet-activating factor (PAF) is present in human spermatozoa, and its content has a significant and positive relationship with motility and pregnancy rate.

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