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Prostatitis and infertility


NLM CIT. ID: 79122449
The effect of a combination of prostatic massage and antibiotic plus Anticongestive drugs on human semen quality and fertility.
Homonnai ZT; Fainman N; Paz G; Kraicer PF
A total of 123 patients suffering from chronic prostatitis and Infertility were included in this study. No significant improvement In sperm quality was found following prostatic massage with (90 Patients) or without (33) antiobiotic plus anticongestive therapy. There was no apparent change in the relative contribution on the Prostate and seminal vesicle of the ejaculate, as judged by the Concentration of calcium and fructose. Nor was the pregnancy rate Increased. It is concluded that prostatic massage is of little or no Therapeutic value in treatment of infertility.
SOURCE: Andrologia 1979 Jan;11(1):71-6 127
(back to top) NLM CIT. ID: 79036682
Infertility and genitourinary infection.
Caldamone AA; Cockett AT REVIEW
There is a vast amount of evidence linking the presence of Genitourinary infection with infertility. Infection in either partner Can result in specific effects on sperm function, accessory sexual Gland dysfunction, and the induction of immunologic responses in Either partner. Careful investigation for infection should be Undertaken in every couple with the complaint of infertility. Treatment needs to be individualized in each instance.
SOURCE: Urology 1978 Sep;12(3):304-12 129
(back to top) NLM CIT. ID: 79017800
Chronic prostato-vesiculitis and sperm-cell mobility in male Infertility.
Scarselli G; Noci I; Tantini C; Ponchietti R Marrucci G; Tonini M; Franchini M
The purpose of this research has been to value the importance of Chronic inflammation of the prostatovesicular apparatus in sterile Patients. The authors wish to underline the high incidence of chronic Inflammation if this apparatus in such patients, the low incidence of Bacterial forms and the high frequence of association with Bradycinesia. The therapy of such forms gives excellent results.
SOURCE: Acta Eur Fertil 1978 Mar;9(1):7-10 133
(back to top) NLM CIT. ID: 79077919
Melioidosis presenting as prostatitis--a case report from Sabah.
Kan SK; Kay RW
Previous reports of melioidosis in Sabah are reviewed and a detailed Account of a case, presenting as prostatitis, in a 40-year-old British male is given. The history suggested that the organism, Pseudomonas pseudomallei, was transmitted by a fly which entered the Eye. Diagnosis was delayed and treatment presented some difficulty, The organism being relatively insensitive to amplicillin and Gentamicin. Co-trimoxazole was the most effective, followed by Minocycline. Cure was eventually achieved and after four years the Patient was fit and normal, except for sterility.
SOURCE: Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 1978;72(5):522-4 135
(back to top) NLM CIT. ID: 78129323
Decrease of sperm antibody titer in males, and conception after Treatment of chronic prostatitis.
Fjallbrant B; Nilsson S
Although autoimmunization to spermatozoa is a cause of male Infertility, the cause of antibody formation is unknown in most Cases. It has been shown that the titer is usually unchanged for as Much as 16 years in the same individual. Trials to reduce the titer With varying methods have not been successful. A new possibility of Treatment was indicated by the finding of a higher incidence of Prostatitis in men with sperm antibodies than in a control group. Following treatment of prostatitis we observed a reduction of the Antibody titer in eight cases. In five cases the cervical mucus Penetrating capacity of the spermatozoa improved, and conception Occurred.
SOURCE: Int J Fertil 1977;22(4):255-6 140
(back to top) NLM CIT. ID: 76189672
Findings and significance of spermatozoa agglomeration in the semen]
VERNACULAR TITLE: Befund und Bedeutung von Spermatozoen-Agglomerationen im Sperma
Hofmann N; Hornstein OP; Auer WP Ger
Agglomeration of spermatozoa (pseudo-autagglutination, clumping of Spermatozoa) is distinguished from agglutination in immunological Processes by the coarse meshwork of the spermatozoa clumps and the Central inclusion of epithelia, leukocytes, residual bodies, Spermatozoa with persisting cytoplasmatic droplets, as well as parts Of viscous seminal plasma. In 658 semen samples of out-patients with Barried marriage, spermatozoa agglomerations were seen in 13.4% of The samples immediately after liquefaction while in additional 6.7%, They were found up to three hours later. The agglomeration phenomenon Is typical but not specific of the so-called vegetative congestion Syndrome, appearing concomitant with high spermatozoa counts, normal Rate of spermatozoa motility and morphology, as well as an increase In residual bodies and spermatozoa with persisting cytoplasmatic Droplets. Next to congestion syndrome, spermatozoa agglomerations may Also result from post-inflammatory disturbances of epididymal or Accessory gland function whereas in florid stages of inflammation, They are rarely observed. As the congestion syndrome may give rise to Male infertility in some cases, andrologists should be acquainted With its clinical and spermatological symptoms with special regard to Therapy.
SOURCE: Hautarzt 1976 Mar;27(3):106-10 147
(back to top) NLM CIT. ID: 76044020
Semen zinc levels in infertile and postvasectomy patients and patients With prostatitis.
Marmar JL; Katz S; Praiss DE; debenedictis TJ
The semen zinc levels were determined in 18 volunteers, 132 patients Postvasectomy, and in 19 patients with prostatitis. The mean values For semen zinc were the same in the volunteers and postvasectomy Patients. However, the mean zinc concentration in the volunteers and Postvasectomy patients was significantly different from that of the Patients with prostatitis. When a group of 12 patients with Prostatitis was given supplementary zinc sulfate, the levels of semen Zinc rose dramatically and were significantly different from those Before treatment. As part of an infertility evaluation, 153 specimens From 72 men who had not fathered a child were examined. A complete Semen analysis of each specimen was made, including the semen zinc Concentration. The specimens were separated into four arbitrary Groups with differing fertility potential. The groups were organized By sperm counts (less than 20 million sperm/ml, 20 to 60 million Sperm/ml, 60 to 100 million sperm/ml, and greater than 100 million Sperm/ml). There was a trend toward increasing zinc concentrations in The groups with increasing fertility potential. Eleven patients with Oligospermia and low semen zinc levels were given supplementary zinc Sulfate, 80 mg three times/day for 6 months to 1 year. The parameters Of the semen analysis improved in all categories. There were three Pregnancies during the period of treatment.
SOURCE: Fertil Steril 1975 Nov;26(11):1057-63 149
(back to top) NLM CIT. ID: 75199880
Use of methenamine hippurate in male infertility.
Sokol S; Jacobson CB; Derrick FC Jr
In sperm-freezing for infertility patients with low sperm counts, we Found that semen containing high numbers of white blood cells, Greater than 15 to 20 per high-power field, was both poor in quality And difficult to freeze. In examining these patients carefully, we Found that many had smoldering prostatitis and some an overt history Of prostatitis. We treated them with methenamine hippurate using Various methods and found that by decreasing the white blood cell Count in their semen, we could frequently improve the semen quality, Particularly sperm motility, also achieve pregnancies in some cases.
SOURCE: Urology 1975 Jul;6(1):59-62


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