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Effect of Uremia on Semen Quality and Reproductive Function in Humans.
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PMID:  21826526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In this study, we sought to evaluate the effect of uremia on semen quality and reproductive function in humans. For this purpose, 53 end-stage uremic patients were randomly selected. The semen samples were produced by masturbation. Fertility index (FI) was calculated according to the following formula: sperm density (×10(6)/ml) × sperm motility (%) × normal sperm morphology rate (% per 10,000). The semen samples of uremic patients were compared with those of fertile and infertile males. The results show that three patients failed to produce semen. There were no sperm found in four semen samples. The sperm motility, survival rate, sperm density, and normal sperm morphology rate of the remaining 46 patients were found to be significantly lower than those of controls. The uremic patients had the FI of 0.68(2.08) which was obviously lower than that of fertile 7.7(13.51) and infertile 4.13(5.77) males. It was, therefore, concluded that uremia caused a significant decline in sperm quality and reproductive function which resulted in consequential infertility in humans.
Longgen Xu; Huiming Xu; Xiaofeng Zhu; Junrong Zhang; Meili Ma; Xiaomin Shi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cell biochemistry and biophysics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1559-0283     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
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Created Date:  2011-8-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9701934     Medline TA:  Cell Biochem Biophys     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Kidney Transplantation Center, Hangzhou Jiulisong Hospital, 14 Lingyin Road, Hangzhou, 310013, China,
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