Caroline Helwick


Sperm retrieval in NOA varicocele patients: Side matters

March 01, 2007

New Orleans-When retrieving sperm from men with nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA) and associated varicocele, go for the testis on the right side. That's the bottom line advice of University of California, San Francisco investigators who evaluated whether side matters in retrieving sperm for ICSI.

High BMI linked to reduced inhibin B, sperm quality

March 01, 2007

New Orleans-Men with high body mass index values have lower serum inhibin B levels, according to a report from Reproductive Biology Associates, Atlanta. The study's authors point out that additional research is needed to determine whether increased BMI affects men's fertility.

Teratospermia does not affect IVF/ICSI outcomes

March 01, 2007

New Orleans-Having severe teratospermia does not affect pregnancy outcomes when using in vitro fertilization with intracytoplasmic sperm injection, according to a large retrospective review presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual meeting by investigators from Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York.

Do culture type, duration affect sperm motility?

March 01, 2007

New Orleans-While improvements in sperm motility are seen when sperm are incubated in media for extended periods, no guidelines have been established yet for the optimal duration of incubation and culture type. Investigators from the University of Michigan have addressed this issue and have made determinations that may help guide intracytoplasmic sperm injection.