Infertility, Male Articles


  • A Schematic Overview of the Current Status of Male Infertility Practice.

    The practice of male infertility has dramatically evolved over the past few decades. This has been achieved after the realization of the important contribution the male counterpart holds in the couple's infertility.

    Published August 11, 2019
  • An In-Depth Bibliometric Analysis and Current Perspective on Male infertility Research.

    Male infertility is emerging as a major, escalating global health problem that imposes the need to investigate research trends in male infertility. The purpose of this study is to analyze male infertility research trends in the past 20 years using the bibliometric database from Scopus.

    Published April 14, 2019
  • Coenzyme Q10 Intake From Foods and Semen Parameters in a Subfertile Population.

    To assess the association between coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) intake from food sources and semen quality. We assessed this association in a prospective cohort of men attending a fertility clinic. CoQ10 supplementation has been associated with improvements in semen parameters.

    Published November 28, 2016
  • Epigenetics of Male Fertility: Effects on Assisted Reproductive Techniques.

    During the last decades the study of male infertility and the introduction of the assisted reproductive techniques (ARTs) has allowed to understand that normal sperm parameters do not always predict fertilization.

    Published January 13, 2019
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Male Fertility.

    Metabolic syndrome (MetS) represents a cluster of conditions that have a negative impact on human health overall. Its prevalence has been rapidly increasing worldwide and has coincided with a global decrease in birth rates and fertility potential.

    Published October 26, 2018
  • Microtubular Dysfunction and Male Infertility.

    Microtubules are the prime component of the cytoskeleton along with microfilaments. Being vital for organelle transport and cellular divisions during spermatogenesis and sperm motility process, microtubules ascertain functional capacity of sperm.

    Published October 26, 2018
  • Oxidative DNA Damage to Sperm Cells and Peripheral Blood Leukocytes in Infertile Men.

    BACKGROUND Oxidative DNA damage is associated with male infertility. The aim of this study was to evaluate the oxidative DNA damage of sperm cells and blood leukocytes and to determine the levels of MDA and NO levels in seminal and blood plasma of idiopathic infertile men.

    Published November 12, 2016
  • Research prioritization of men's health and urologic diseases.

    We sought to determine whether disease representation in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) reflects disease burden, measured by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study as disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs).

    Published January 30, 2017
  • Review of Guidelines for the Evaluation and Treatment of Leukocytospermia in Male Infertility.

    Leukocytospermia is an ill-defined and poorly understood condition affecting up to 30% of male factor infertility. Current guidelines on leukocytospermia vary significantly, although it has been linked to increased rates of infertility, uncertainty about its clinical significance, diagnosis, and treatment remains.

    Published January 27, 2019
  • Testicular Fine-Needle Aspiration for Sperm Retrieval in Azoospermia: A Small Step toward the Technical Standardization.

    The aim was to describe our preliminary experience performing testicular fine-needle aspiration (TEFNA) with a larger needle in infertile patients with obstructive azoospermia, and to provide a systematic literature review of the different testicular sperm aspiration techniques, according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement recommendations.

    Published January 13, 2019
  • The Effect of Shift Work on Urogenital Disease: a Systematic Review.

    Non-standard shift work schedules negatively impact the overall health of shift workers, and several studies have shown that shift work, specifically, is detrimental to urogenital health. The aims of this study are to systematically review the literature and determine the effect of shift work on the outcomes of hypogonadism, male infertility, lower urinary tract symptoms, and urogenital cancers.

    Published July 29, 2018
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine as a Remedy for Male Infertility: A Review.

    Male infertility (MI) is a complex multifactorial disease, and idiopathic infertility accounts for 30% of cases of MI. At present, the evidence for the effectiveness of empirical drugs is limited, and in vitro fertilization is costly and may increase the risk of birth defects and childhood cancers.

    Published February 10, 2019
  • Treatment of Leukocytospermia in Male Infertility: A Systematic Review.

    Male factors account for 20% to 50% of infertility cases, and infection in the genitourinary tract may play a contributing role in up to 15% of male infertility. Leukocytospermia is a well-known indicator of infection or inflammation in the male sex glands and the urogenital tract.

    Published January 9, 2017