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Effect of sperm DNA fragmentation on pregnancy outcome depends on oocyte quality.
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PMID:  20643402     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the effect of sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) on reproductive outcome by evaluating the most statistically significant bias factors using logistic regression.
DESIGN: Prospective blind observational cohort study.
SETTING: University affiliated private IVF unit.
PATIENT(S): Two hundred ten male partners of couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) or first intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles with fresh or thawed sperm with the women's own or donated oocytes.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): SDF determined before and after swim-up (n=420), odds ratio calculated of the effect of an increase of one unit of SDF on pregnancy, and stratified regression analysis performed to evaluate the confusion effect of oocyte quality, sperm origin, and the fertilization procedure.
RESULT(S): The effect of SDF on pregnancy was not affected by sperm origin (fresh or thawed) or fertilization procedure when measured both before and after swim-up. When oocytes from infertile patients were employed, SDF had a statistically significant negative impact on chance of pregnancy. For every 10% increase in SDF, the probability of not achieving pregnancy increased by 1.31. When donated oocytes were employed, SDF did not have a statistically significant effect.
CONCLUSION(S): The effect of SDF on the probability of pregnancy can be calculated independent of the fertilization procedure or sperm origin. Oocyte quality conditions the extent of the negative impact of SDF on pregnancy; this can be overcome when good quality oocytes are employed.
Marcos Meseguer; Rebeca Santiso; Nicolas Garrido; Sandra García-Herrero; Jose Remohí; Jose Luis Fernandez
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-07-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  95     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  124-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
IVI, Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
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