A E Calogero

Summary

Affiliation: University of Catania
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi Effects of treatment with carnitines in infertile patients with prostato-vesiculo-epididymitis
    E Vicari
    Section of Andrology, Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    Hum Reprod 16:2338-42. 2001
  2. ncbi Mono or bilateral inflammatory postmicrobial prostato-vesciculo-epididymitis: differences in semen parameters and reactive oxygen species production
    S La Vignera
    Unit of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Garibaldi Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Minerva Endocrinol 31:263-72. 2006
  3. ncbi High sperm aneuploidy rate in unselected infertile patients and its relationship with intracytoplasmic sperm injection outcome
    A E Calogero
    Division of Endocrinology, Ospedale Garibaldi, Piazza S Maria di Gesù, University of Catania, 951213 Catania, Italy
    Hum Reprod 16:1433-9. 2001
  4. ncbi IL-6, TNFalfa, IL-10 in the seminal plasma of patients with bacterial male accessory gland infections after sequential therapy
    S La Vignera
    Endocrinology Section, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Biomedical Science Department, Garibaldi Hospital Centre, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Minerva Urol Nefrol 60:141-5. 2008
  5. ncbi Aneuploidy rate in spermatozoa of selected men with abnormal semen parameters
    A E Calogero
    Division of Endocrinology and Master in Andrological Sciences New Methodologies in Human Reproductive Medicine, University of Catania, Italy
    Hum Reprod 16:1172-9. 2001
  6. doi Original evaluation of endothelial dysfunction in men with erectile dysfunction and metabolic syndrome
    S La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Int J Impot Res 24:150-4. 2012
  7. ncbi Hypertrophic-congestive and fibro-sclerotic ultrasound variants of male accessory gland infection have different sperm output
    S La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, and Master in Andrological, Human Reproduction and Biotechnology Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 34:e330-5. 2011
  8. ncbi Placing the newborn on the maternal abdomen increases the volume of umbilical cord blood collected
    C Pafumi
    Department of Microbiological and Gynaecological Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    Clin Lab Haematol 23:397-9. 2001
  9. ncbi Prevalence of male accessory gland inflammations/infections in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus
    R A Condorelli
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 36:770-4. 2013
  10. ncbi Seminal vesicles and diabetic neuropathy: ultrasound evaluation after prolonged treatment with a selective phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor
    S La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Andrology 1:245-50. 2013

Collaborators

  • G Morgia
  • C Pafumi
  • M Farina
  • A Russo
  • R Romeo
  • G Romeo
  • P Pepe
  • D Giuffrida
  • V Unfer
  • G Lombardi
  • L G Nardo
  • F Sorrentino
  • M Maggi
  • Giovanna Giordano
  • P W Gold
  • D Valenti
  • Paolo Sassone-Corsi
  • S La Vignera
  • E Vicari
  • R A Condorelli
  • R D'Agata
  • R Condorelli
  • M Salemi
  • N Burrello
  • S Tumino
  • V Favilla
  • M A Cannizzaro
  • M Di Mauro
  • F Lanzafame
  • B Giammusso
  • R Castiglione
  • M Altomare
  • S Cimino
  • E Magro
  • C Campagna
  • L Ciotta
  • L O Vicari
  • C Battiato
  • L Di Pino
  • S Signorelli
  • A Arancio
  • A Gulisano
  • A Galia
  • P Bosco
  • F Fraggetta
  • P Asero
  • G Improta
  • P Scollo
  • C La Corte
  • F Giacone
  • D Tumino
  • V Giuffrida
  • Y Duca
  • L Iacoviello
  • V Leanza
  • F Lotti
  • D Recupero
  • L Mongioi'
  • I Palermo
  • T Attardo
  • F Di Bari
  • A Cosentino
  • G Zaccarello
  • G Rappazzo
  • A Marziani
  • C Finocchiaro
  • F Garrone
  • Z Noto
  • E Fratantonio
  • G Arcidiacono
  • G Garigali
  • G Ruvolo
  • D De Cesare
  • A La Marca
  • A Cianci
  • M Cannizzaro
  • F Mollica
  • S Travali
  • M R Garofalo
  • M N Lizzio
  • V De Leo
  • C Grazioso
  • L Litrico
  • G Maria Fimia
  • G Emmanuele

Detail Information

Publications58

  1. ncbi Effects of treatment with carnitines in infertile patients with prostato-vesiculo-epididymitis
    E Vicari
    Section of Andrology, Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    Hum Reprod 16:2338-42. 2001
    ..Since this biochemical stress persists even after treatment with antimicrobials, it may relate to an imbalance between pro- and anti-oxidant factors at the epididymal level...
  2. ncbi Mono or bilateral inflammatory postmicrobial prostato-vesciculo-epididymitis: differences in semen parameters and reactive oxygen species production
    S La Vignera
    Unit of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Garibaldi Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Minerva Endocrinol 31:263-72. 2006
    ....
  3. ncbi High sperm aneuploidy rate in unselected infertile patients and its relationship with intracytoplasmic sperm injection outcome
    A E Calogero
    Division of Endocrinology, Ospedale Garibaldi, Piazza S Maria di Gesù, University of Catania, 951213 Catania, Italy
    Hum Reprod 16:1433-9. 2001
    ..For this reason, the rate of sperm aneuploidy in unselected patients undergoing ICSI and its impact on ICSI performance have been evaluated...
  4. ncbi IL-6, TNFalfa, IL-10 in the seminal plasma of patients with bacterial male accessory gland infections after sequential therapy
    S La Vignera
    Endocrinology Section, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Biomedical Science Department, Garibaldi Hospital Centre, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Minerva Urol Nefrol 60:141-5. 2008
    ..The evaluation of other therapeutical endpoints (cytokine dosage in the seminal plasma; analysis of ROS) is therefore all important...
  5. ncbi Aneuploidy rate in spermatozoa of selected men with abnormal semen parameters
    A E Calogero
    Division of Endocrinology and Master in Andrological Sciences New Methodologies in Human Reproductive Medicine, University of Catania, Italy
    Hum Reprod 16:1172-9. 2001
    ..In conclusion, patients with teratozoospermia or OAT have an increased rate of sperm aneuploidy. This increase is similar in both groups, suggesting that teratozoospermia may be the critical sperm parameter associated with aneuploidy...
  6. doi Original evaluation of endothelial dysfunction in men with erectile dysfunction and metabolic syndrome
    S La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Int J Impot Res 24:150-4. 2012
    ..05) compared with patients without MetS and ED. Patients with arterial ED and MetS have higher EPCs and EMPs compared with patients with MetS but without ED and patients without MetS and ED...
  7. ncbi Hypertrophic-congestive and fibro-sclerotic ultrasound variants of male accessory gland infection have different sperm output
    S La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, and Master in Andrological, Human Reproduction and Biotechnology Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 34:e330-5. 2011
    ..The aims of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of two different additional ultrasound (US) findings (hypertrophic- congestive and a fibro-sclerotic US form) and to evaluate their semen quality...
  8. ncbi Placing the newborn on the maternal abdomen increases the volume of umbilical cord blood collected
    C Pafumi
    Department of Microbiological and Gynaecological Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    Clin Lab Haematol 23:397-9. 2001
    ..The simple manoeuvre of placing the newborn on the maternal abdomen after delivery may thus increase the yield of transplantable haematopoietic progenitor cells in cord blood...
  9. ncbi Prevalence of male accessory gland inflammations/infections in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus
    R A Condorelli
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 36:770-4. 2013
    ..Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) prevalence is going to increase among men of reproductive age. Due to the high prevalence of these two conditions, we could suppose that they might appear together in the same patient...
  10. ncbi Seminal vesicles and diabetic neuropathy: ultrasound evaluation after prolonged treatment with a selective phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor
    S La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Andrology 1:245-50. 2013
    ..In conclusion, these results suggest that infertile DM patients with DN and erectile dysfunction had an improvement of ultrasound features suggestive of diabetic neuropathy after daily treatment with low doses of TAD...
  11. doi Male accessory gland infection and sperm parameters (review)
    S La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine and Master in Andrological, Human Reproduction and Biotechnology Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Int J Androl 34:e330-47. 2011
    ....
  12. ncbi Testosterone therapy improves the clinical response to conventional treatment for male patients with metabolic syndrome associated to late onset hypogonadism
    S La Vignera
    Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine Unit, Department of Biomedic Scieces, University of Catania, Garibaldi Hospital, Catania, Italy
    Minerva Endocrinol 33:159-67. 2008
    ..is apparently influenced by some important unresolved aspects: 1) who really benefits from the T therapy? 2) are the actual dosage methods of T reliable? 3) which vascular and metabolic targets are to be monitored during the T therapy?..
  13. ncbi Sperm parameter abnormalities, low seminal fructose and reactive oxygen species overproduction do not discriminate patients with unilateral or bilateral post-infectious inflammatory prostato-vesiculo-epididymitis
    E Vicari
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, and Master in Andrological and Human Reproduction Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 29:18-25. 2006
    ..Therefore, the diagnosis of unilateral or bilateral involvement of this complicated form of male accessory gland infection relies on scrotal and transrectal ultrasonography...
  14. ncbi In vitro effects of nicotine on sperm motility and bio-functional flow cytometry sperm parameters
    R A Condorelli
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 26:739-46. 2013
    ..Nicotine may be regarded as a noxious component of cigarette smoke on the male reproductive function. ..
  15. doi Male accessory gland infection frequency in infertile patients with chronic microbial prostatitis and irritable bowel syndrome
    E Vicari
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, Master in Andrological, Human Reproduction and Biotechnology Sciences, and Master in Experimental and Clinical Medicine and Cellular Physiopathology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Int J Androl 35:183-9. 2012
    ..This was associated with worse sperm parameters and, hence, poorer reproductive prognosis. We suggest to search for the presence of IBS in the patients with PS and in particular when CBP and/or worse sperm parameters are present...
  16. doi Semen alterations and flow-citometry evaluation in patients with male accessory gland infections
    S La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine and Master in Andrological, Human Reproduction and Biotechnology Sciences, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 35:219-23. 2012
    ..In conclusion, patients with MAGI show alterations of conventional and biofunctional sperm parameters compared to controls. These results suggest to consider the flow cytometry evaluation among the diagnostic tools for male infertility...
  17. ncbi Spermiogram: techniques, interpretation, and prognostic value of results
    S La Vignera
    Unit of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Garibaldi Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Minerva Endocrinol 32:115-26. 2007
    ..A standard semen analysis includes three operative stages: preanalytic phase; analytic phase; postanalytic phase...
  18. ncbi Spontaneous regression over time of the germinal epithelium in a Y chromosome-microdeleted patient: Case report
    A E Calogero
    Division of Endocrinology, New Methodologies in Human Reproductive Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Hum Reprod 16:1845-8. 2001
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first case of a spontaneous regression of the germinal cell epithelium over time in a patient with a Yq microdeletion without the apparent intervention of any cause known to affect the germinal epithelium...
  19. ncbi Arterial erectile dysfunction: reliability of new markers of endothelial dysfunction
    S La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine and Master in Andrological, Human Reproduction and Biotechnology Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 34:e314-20. 2011
    ..Aim of this study was to evaluate a new immunophenotype of EPC and EMP in patients with arterial erectile dysfunction (AED) compared to psychogenic erectile dysfunction (PED)...
  20. ncbi Cryptorchidism and its long-term complications
    S La Vignera
    Andrology and Reproductive Endocrinology Unit, Garibaldi Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 13:351-6. 2009
    ..Also cryptorchidism represents the major risk factor associated with germ cell testicular neoplasia (5-10 times more probably than a normal testicle) due to genetic, hormonal, environmental factors...
  21. ncbi Tadalafil and modifications in peak systolic velocity (Doppler spectrum dynamic analysis) in the cavernosal arteries of patients with type 2 diabetes after continuous tadalafil treatment
    S La Vignera
    Unit of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Garibaldi Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Minerva Endocrinol 31:251-61. 2006
    ..Responses to the Structured Interview on Erectile Dysfunction (SIEDY) questionnaire and hormonal blood levels (LH, testosterone, prolactin) were studied before and after treatment...
  22. ncbi Does prolactin induce apoptosis? Evidences in a prostate cancer in vitro model
    D Giuffrida
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 33:313-7. 2010
    ..Some studies have suggested that PRL has a pro-apoptotic effect on a myeloma cell line and in newt spermatogonia. The proliferative effect of PRL on prostate cancer cell lines is, however, a controversial area...
  23. ncbi Peak systolic velocity in patients with arterial erectile dysfunction and peripheral arterial disease
    E Vicari
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Int J Impot Res 18:175-9. 2006
    ..Therefore, ED patients with a severe arterial insufficiency should undergo an extensive echo-duplex examination...
  24. ncbi Andrological characterization of the patient with diabetes mellitus
    S La Vignera
    Endocrinology Section, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Biomedical Science Department, Garibaldi Hospital Centre, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Minerva Endocrinol 34:1-9. 2009
    ....
  25. doi High prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in pregnant women
    M Altomare
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Paediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Via S Sofia 78, Catania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 36:407-11. 2013
    ..Maternal thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy has been associated with adverse obstetric and neonatal outcomes. This prospective study evaluates the prevalence of these disorders in pregnant women...
  26. doi Vascular regenerative therapies for the treatment of erectile dysfunction: current approaches
    R A Condorelli
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Andrology 1:533-40. 2013
    ....
  27. doi Testicular microlithiasis: analysis of prevalence and associated testicular cancer in central-eastern Sicilian andrological patients
    S La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Catania University, Catania, Italy
    Andrologia 44:295-9. 2012
    ..The elevated rate of testicular malignancy in men with TM suggests that this US feature may be regarded as a risk factor for testicular tumour...
  28. doi High levels of lipid peroxidation in semen of diabetic patients
    S La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine and Master in Andrological, Human Reproduction and Biotechnology Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Andrologia 44:565-70. 2012
    ..05) and normal forms (r = -.545; P value < 0.05). Based on these results, it could be concluded that increase in lipid peroxidation in men with diabetes with poor metabolic control was associated with low sperm quality...
  29. doi Effects of anti-neoplastic treatment on sperm aneuploidy rate in patients with testicular tumor: a longitudinal study
    N Burrello
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine and Master in Andrological, Human Reproduction and Biotechnology Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 34:e121-5. 2011
    ..Therefore, this prospective, longitudinal study was designed to evaluate the effects of radio- and/or chemotherapy on sperm chromosome...
  30. doi Endothelial apoptosis decrease following tadalafil administration in patients with arterial ED does not last after its discontinuation
    S La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Master in Andrological, Human Reproduction and Biotechnology Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Int J Impot Res 23:200-5. 2011
    ..In conclusion, the administration of tadalafil decreased serum EMPa concentration in patients with arterial ED. This positive effect on the endothelial dysfunction disappeared 6 months after tadalafil discontinuation...
  31. ncbi Chromosome abnormalities in spermatozoa of patients with azoospermia and normal somatic karyotype
    N Burrello
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Cytogenet Genome Res 111:363-5. 2005
    ..The greater frequency of sperm aneuploidy in azoospermic patients increases the risk of transmitting a karyotype abnormality to the offspring generated by ICSI...
  32. doi Different profile of endothelial cell apoptosis in patients with Klinefelter's syndrome
    R A Condorelli
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine and Master in Andrological, Human Reproduction and Biotechnology Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 36:84-91. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of testosterone (T) therapy on the sexual function of middle-aged patients with acquired pre-pubertal hypergonadotropic hypogonadism (HrHy) and patients with Klinefelter syndrome (KS)...
  33. doi Dysfunction of the endothelial-platelet pathway in patients with erectile dysfunction before and after daily treatment with tadalafil
    S La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Italy
    Andrologia 44:152-6. 2012
    ..Chronic treatment with tadalafil reduced endothelial apoptosis in these patients and also reduced VR expression...
  34. ncbi L-thyroxin treatment and post-menopausal osteoporosis: relevance of the risk profile present in clinical history
    S La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Minerva Ginecol 60:475-84. 2008
    ..Particular attention was paid in examining the role of some anamnestic risk factors for osteoporosis on the clinical response...
  35. ncbi Erectile vascular dysfunction and analysis of the risk factors related to it: clinical experience
    S La Vignera
    Unit of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Garibaldi Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Minerva Endocrinol 32:17-21. 2007
    ..Particularly we wanted to analyze the factors of risk correlated to the vascular erectile dysfunction...
  36. pmc Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 protein expression in normal and neoplastic prostatic tissue
    M Salemi
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
    Eur J Histochem 57:e13. 2013
    ..These findings suggest that PARP-1 expression in prostate cancer is an attempt to trigger apoptosis in this type of tumor similarly to what reported in other cancers. ..
  37. doi Endothelial dysfunction and subclinical hypothyroidism: a brief review
    S La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine and Master in Andrological, Human Reproduction and Biotechnology Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 35:96-103. 2012
    ..Furthermore, replacement therapy seems to improve all these aspects...
  38. doi High frequency of sexual dysfunction in patients with male accessory gland infections
    S La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine and Master in Andrological, Human Reproduction and Biotechnology Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Andrologia 44:438-46. 2012
    ..Finally, MAGI US+ group showed a high percentage of sexual dysfunction...
  39. doi Understanding polycystic ovarian syndrome pathogenesis: an updated of its genetic aspects
    A E Calogero
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, and Master in Andrological, Human Reproduction and Biotechnology Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 34:630-44. 2011
    ..This article reviews the large body of literature generated to support the presence of genetic abnormalities in PCOS women by taking in consideration the most important studies regarding PCOS candidate genes...
  40. ncbi Sperm aneuploidy in infertile men
    A E Calogero
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Reprod Biomed Online 6:310-7. 2003
    ..Thus, sperm aneuploidy evaluation is recommended in infertile patients with abnormal semen parameters, particularly if they undergo IVF programmes...
  41. pmc Expression of SPANX proteins in normal prostatic tissue and in prostate cancer
    M Salemi
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Policlinico G Rodolico, Via S Sofia 78, Catania, Italy
    Eur J Histochem 54:e41. 2010
    ..This suggests a possible association between SPANX over expression and prostate cancer development. Additional studies are needed to corroborate this hypothesis...
  42. doi Environmental car exhaust pollution damages human sperm chromatin and DNA
    A E Calogero
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine and Master in Andrological, Human Reproduction and Biotechnology Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 34:e139-43. 2011
    ..The adverse role of traffic pollutants on male fertility is well known. Aim of this study was to evaluate their effects on sperm chromatin/DNA integrity...
  43. ncbi Incidence of extragenital vascular disease in patients with erectile dysfunction of arterial origin
    E Vicari
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Int J Impot Res 17:277-82. 2005
    ..Therefore, arterial ED may be regarded as a sign of a more generalized atherosclerosis...
  44. ncbi Effects of myoinositol on sperm mitochondrial function in-vitro
    R A Condorelli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Human Reproduction and Biotechnology Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 15:129-34. 2011
    ..Recently, a seminal antioxidant action has also been suggested...
  45. ncbi Clinical, endocrine and metabolic effects of acarbose, an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, in PCOS patients with increased insulin response and normal glucose tolerance
    L Ciotta
    Department of Microbiological and Gynaecological Sciences, University of Catania, Ospedale Santo Bambino, Via Torre del Vescovo, 95124 Catania, Italy
    Hum Reprod 16:2066-72. 2001
    ..This improvement was associated with a significant decrease of the insulin response to oral glucose load and of LH and androgen serum concentrations and with a significant rise of sex hormone binding globulin concentration...
  46. ncbi Concentrations of insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I and IGF binding protein-3 in the follicular fluid of women undergoing ovarian hyperstimulation with different gonadotropin preparations
    L G Nardo
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Radiological Sciences, University of Catania, School of Medicine, Catania, Italy
    Gynecol Endocrinol 15:413-20. 2001
    ....
  47. ncbi Early clamping of umbilical cord blood and foetal CD34 enrichment
    C Pafumi
    Department of Microbiology, University of Catania, Italy
    Acta Med Austriaca 28:141-4. 2001
    ..This increases the possibility of reducing graft versus host disease in adult patients and produces survival rates similar to the ones we observed in transplantation of bone marrow from unrelated donors...
  48. ncbi VLA-2 and VLA-5 cell adhesion molecules expression in CD34+ cells from umbilical cord blood and from bone marrow
    C Pafumi
    Department of Microbiological and Gynaecological Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    Blood Purif 20:174-6. 2002
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate the number of two cell adhesion molecules in cord blood and in bone marrow...
  49. ncbi Two CD34+ stem cells from umbilical cord blood enrichment methods
    C Pafumi
    Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Catania, Italy
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 19:239-45. 2002
    ....
  50. ncbi A case of reversible azoospermia following withdrawal from alcohol consumption
    E Vicari
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 25:473-6. 2002
    ....
  51. ncbi Influence of the kind of delivery on umbilical cord blood collection
    C Pafumi
    Department of Microbiological and Gynaecological Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    Haematologia (Budap) 31:341-5. 2002
    ..The higher median volume of blood collected from infants delivered by Caesarean section seems mainly due to the different clamping time, rather than to the kind of delivery...
  52. ncbi Umbilical cord blood collection in Cesarean section: a comparison before and after placental delivery
    C Pafumi
    Department of Microbiology and Obstetrical Science, Via G D Annunzio, 125 95127, Catania, Italy
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 266:193-4. 2002
    ..The mean volume of fetal blood collected while the placental was still in utero was 74.93+/-7.1 ml as against 35.78+/-3.6 ml for collection of fetal blood after delivery of the placenta...
  53. ncbi Corticotrophin-releasing hormone inhibits insulin-like growth factor-I release from primary cultures of rat granulosa cells
    A E Calogero
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Ospedale Garibaldi, Piazza S Maria de Gesú, 95123 Catania, Italy
    J Endocrinol 174:493-8. 2002
    ..In conclusion, CRH suppressed the release of oestrogen and IGF-I, but not of IGFBP-3. Thus, the inhibitory effects of CRH on oestrogen release could be mediated, partly, by a suppression of the autocrine/paracrine action of IGF-I...
  54. ncbi Differences in umbilical cord blood units collected during cesarean section, before or after the delivery of the placenta
    C Pafumi
    Department of Microbiological and Gynecological Sciences, Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, University of Catania, Italy
    Gynecol Obstet Invest 54:73-7. 2002
    ..7 +/- 6.0 versus 60.9 +/- 13.7 ml; the cord blood nucleated cell number was 10.1 +/- 1.2 x 10(8) vs. 7.1 +/- 0.8 x 10(8); and the mean cord blood CD34+ cell number was 20.0 +/- 6.0 x 10(5) vs. 16.4 +/- 2.4 x 10(5), respectively...
  55. ncbi Spontaneous transmission from a father to his son of a Y chromosome microdeletion involving the deleted in azoospermia (DAZ) gene
    A E Calogero
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 25:631-4. 2002
    ..This case adds further evidence that the deletion of the DAZ gene is associated with different phenotypic expressions, including normal fertility...
  56. ncbi Procaine and lidocaine stimulate corticotropin-releasing hormone secretion by explanted rat hypothalami through a sodium conductance-independent mechanism
    A E Calogero
    Developmental Endocrinology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Developmental, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland
    Horm Metab Res 22:25-8. 1990
    ..abstract truncated at 250 words)..
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