Aldo E Calogero

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Affiliation: University of Catania
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint 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
  2. pmc PARP-1 protein expression in glioblastoma multiforme
    A Galia
    Unit of Pathology, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy
    Eur J Histochem 56:e9. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoke extract immobilizes human spermatozoa and induces sperm apoptosis
    Aldo Calogero
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Reprod Biomed Online 19:564-71. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint 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
  5. ncbi request reprint [Treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in patients with amicrobial chronic prostato-vesiculitis: transrectal ultrasound and seminal findings]
    E Vicari
    Sezione di Endocrinologia, Andrologia e Medicina Interna, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Ospedale Garibaldi, Universita degli Studi di Catania, Catania, Italy
    Minerva Urol Nefrol 57:53-9. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint 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
  7. ncbi request reprint 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
  8. ncbi request reprint [Sperm characteristics in fertile men and healthy men of the south-east Sicily from year 1982 to 1999]
    Enzo Vicari
    Sezione Endocrinologia, Andrologia e Medicina Interna, Dipartimento Scienze Biomediche Ospedale Garibaldi, Universita di Catania, Catania, Italy
    Arch Ital Urol Androl 75:28-34. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint 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
  10. doi request reprint 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

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  1. doi request reprint 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...
  2. pmc PARP-1 protein expression in glioblastoma multiforme
    A Galia
    Unit of Pathology, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy
    Eur J Histochem 56:e9. 2012
    ..The presence of the protein exclusively at the nucleus further support the function played by this gene in genome integrity maintenance and apoptosis. Finally, PARP-1 staining may be used as GBM cell marker...
  3. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoke extract immobilizes human spermatozoa and induces sperm apoptosis
    Aldo Calogero
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Reprod Biomed Online 19:564-71. 2009
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in patients with amicrobial chronic prostato-vesiculitis: transrectal ultrasound and seminal findings]
    E Vicari
    Sezione di Endocrinologia, Andrologia e Medicina Interna, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Ospedale Garibaldi, Universita degli Studi di Catania, Catania, Italy
    Minerva Urol Nefrol 57:53-9. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Sperm characteristics in fertile men and healthy men of the south-east Sicily from year 1982 to 1999]
    Enzo Vicari
    Sezione Endocrinologia, Andrologia e Medicina Interna, Dipartimento Scienze Biomediche Ospedale Garibaldi, Universita di Catania, Catania, Italy
    Arch Ital Urol Androl 75:28-34. 2003
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  10. doi request reprint 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant treatment with carnitines is effective in infertile patients with prostatovesiculoepididymitis and elevated seminal leukocyte concentrations after treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory compounds
    Enzo Vicari
    University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Fertil Steril 78:1203-8. 2002
    ..To evaluate whether the association of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds may be beneficial in treatment of patients with abacterial prostatovesiculoepididymitis (PVE) and elevated seminal leukocyte concentrations...
  12. doi request reprint Sperm DNA damage in patients with chronic viral C hepatitis
    Sandro La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine and Master in Andrological, Human Reproduction and Biotechnology Sciences, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Catania University, Italy
    Eur J Intern Med 23:e19-24. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the conventional and biofunctional parameters of sperm in young infertile patients with Hepatitis C (HCV) infection...
  13. ncbi request reprint 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint 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...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Varicocele and coincidental abacterial prostato-vesiculitis: negative role about the sperm output]
    Enzo Vicari
    Catt Andrologia, Ist Medicina Interna and Spec Internistiche, Universita di Catania, Osp Garibaldi P zza S M Gesù, 95123 Catania, Italy
    Arch Ital Urol Androl 75:35-9. 2003
    ..To evaluate the frequency and the role of a coincidentally expressed abacterial prostato-vesiculitis (PV) on sperm output in patients with left varicocele (Vr)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Lower sperm aneuploidy frequency is associated with high pregnancy rates in ICSI programmes
    Nunziatina Burrello
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Hum Reprod 18:1371-6. 2003
    ..A large proportion of patients undergoing ICSI have been shown to have an increased sperm aneuploidy rate. This study was undertaken to evaluate the impact of sperm aneuploidy on ICSI outcome...
  18. doi request reprint Arterial erectile dysfunction: different severities of endothelial apoptosis between diabetic patients "responders" and "non responders" to sildenafil
    Rosita A Condorelli
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    Eur J Intern Med 24:234-40. 2013
    ..The present study evaluated this objective in type 2 diabetic patients with erectile dysfunction, classified as "non responders" to Sildenafil...
  19. ncbi request reprint Candida albicans experimental infection: effects on human sperm motility, mitochondrial membrane potential and apoptosis
    Nunziatina Burrello
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Reprod Biomed Online 18:496-501. 2009
    ..This study showed that C. albicans infection may decrease the functional competence of spermatozoa by reducing motility and MMP and by promoting molecular apoptosis mechanisms...
  20. doi request reprint Endothelial antioxidant compound prolonged the endothelial antiapoptotic effects registered after tadalafil treatment in patients with arterial erectile dysfunction
    Sandro La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology, and Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, Catania University, Policlinico G Rodolico, S Sofia 78th St, Bldg 4, Rm 2C82, 95123 Catania, Italy
    J Androl 33:170-5. 2012
    ..Further, EAC treatment prolongs and stabilizes the duration of antiapoptotic effects on the endothelium that are initially promoted by tadalafil treatment...
  21. ncbi request reprint Patients with abnormal sperm parameters have an increased sex chromosome aneuploidy rate in peripheral leukocytes
    Adele De Palma
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine and Master in Andrological Sciences New Methodologies in Human Reproductive Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Hum Reprod 20:2153-6. 2005
    ..In this case, patients with abnormal spermatogenesis should also have an increased somatic cell aneuploidy rate. To test this hypothesis, we evaluated peripheral leukocyte aneuploidy rate in patients with spermatogenic impairment...
  22. ncbi request reprint Absolute polymorphic teratozoospermia in patients with oligo-asthenozoospermia is associated with an elevated sperm aneuploidy rate
    Enzo 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 Androl 24:598-603. 2003
    ..For this reason, germ cells exhibiting this abnormality should not be used in in vitro fertilization programs...
  23. doi request reprint Male accessory gland infection frequency in infertile patients with chronic microbial prostatitis and irritable bowel syndrome: transrectal ultrasound examination helps to understand the links
    Enzo Vicari
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology, and Internal Medicine, Master in Andrological, Human Reproduction, and Biotechnology Sciences, and Master in Experimental and Clinical Medicine and Cellular Physiopathology, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Androl 33:404-11. 2012
    ..Further studies should clarify the meaning of the ultrasound findings...
  24. doi request reprint Endothelial progenitor cells and erectile dysfunction: a brief review on diagnostic significance and summary of our experience
    Rosita A Condorelli
    Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Aging Male 16:29-32. 2013
    ..It is very important to acquire diagnostic tools for the diagnosis of sub clinical form of endothelial dysfunction in these patients, in particular when the erectile dysfunction is associated with cardiovascular risk factors...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effects of tumour necrosis factor-alpha on human sperm motility and apoptosis
    Anna Perdichizzi
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Clin Immunol 27:152-62. 2007
    ..In conclusion, these findings may explain the reduction of fertility, secondary to upregulated production of TNF-alpha, in men with urogenital infections...
  26. ncbi request reprint Quantitative evaluation of partial deletions of the DAZ gene cluster
    G Letizia D'Amico
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, University of Catania, I 95123 Catania, Italy
    Int J Mol Med 17:785-9. 2006
    ..In addition, the probe chosen for this approach may give indication on the DAZ gene copy deleted...
  27. ncbi request reprint Chromosome analysis of epididymal and testicular spermatozoa in patients with azoospermia
    Nunziatina Burrello
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, and Master in Andrological and Human Reproduction Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Eur J Hum Genet 10:362-6. 2002
    ..This study has shown that azoospermic patients have an increased sperm aneuploidy rate. They should therefore be given appropriate genetic counselling before entering in-vitro fertilisation programs...
  28. ncbi request reprint Globozoospermia is associated with chromatin structure abnormalities: case report
    Enzo Vicari
    Division of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Hum Reprod 17:2128-33. 2002
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of round-headed sperm that has shown an elevated number of sperm with abnormal chromatin structure and DNA strand breaks...
  29. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of oocyte fertilization by assisted reproductive techniques and increased sperm DNA fragmentation in the presence of Candida albicans: a case report
    Nunziatina Burrello
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Reprod Biomed Online 8:569-73. 2004
    ..In conclusion, Candida albicans did not affect sperm parameters, but increased sperm chromatin packaging damage and apoptosis that might have caused fertilization failure after assisted reproduction treatment in this couple...
  30. pmc Persistence of ultrasound alterations after antibiotic treatment with levofloxacin in patients with male accessory gland infection
    Sandro La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Paediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Policlinico G Rodolico, Catania 95123, Italy
    Asian J Androl 14:879-83. 2012
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Effects of varicocelectomy on sperm DNA fragmentation, mitochondrial function, chromatin condensation, and apoptosis
    Sandro 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 Androl 33:389-96. 2012
    ..Improvements are seen in conventional parameters and biofunctional parameters not routinely evaluated...
  32. ncbi request reprint Morphologically normal spermatozoa of patients with secretory oligo-astheno-teratozoospermia have an increased aneuploidy rate
    Nunziatina Burrello
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, and Master in Andrological and Human Reproduction Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Hum Reprod 19:2298-302. 2004
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Myoinositol: does it improve sperm mitochondrial function and sperm motility?
    Rosita A Condorelli
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology, and Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Urology 79:1290-5. 2012
    ..A second purpose was to evaluate the effects of myoinositol (MYO) on sperm apoptosis, quality of chromatin compaction, and DNA integrity...
  34. doi request reprint Chlamydia trachomatis prevalence in unselected infertile couples
    Mario Salmeri
    Department of Microbiological and Gynaecological Sciences, University of Catania, Via Androne 81, Catania, Italy
    Syst Biol Reprod Med 56:450-6. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that C. trachomatis infection is present in about 8% of unselected infertile couples and that the bacterium should be searched in the male partner urethral swab which has a higher sensitivity...
  35. doi request reprint Transrectal ultrasonography in infertile patients with persistently elevated bacteriospermia
    Sandro La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Garibaldi Hospital, 95123 Catania, Italy
    Asian J Androl 10:731-40. 2008
    ..To identify and define prostate and seminal vesicle abnormalities in patients with chronic male accessory gland infection (MAGI) who failed to respond to antibacterial treatment...
  36. ncbi request reprint Expression of SpanX mRNA in testicular germ cell tumors
    Michele Salemi
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Hum Cell 19:87-90. 2006
    ..Therefore, we evaluated the presence of SpanX mRNA in six TGCT cases by RT-PCR. The results showed that SpanX mRNA is present in TGCT, confirming transcriptional activity of these genes in such tumors...
  37. ncbi request reprint Normal expression of isoforms activating cyclic adenosine monophosphate responsive element modulator in patients with spermatid maturation arrest
    Irina Palermo
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Unit of Pathology and Cytodiagnosis, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Fertil Steril 82:1072-6. 2004
    ..To evaluate whether defective cyclic adenosine monophosphate responsive element modulator (CREM) expression is the causative factor of spermatid maturation arrest (SMA)...
  38. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Expression of SpanX proteins in normal testes and in testicular germ cell tumours
    Michele Salemi
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Int J Androl 29:368-73. 2006
    ..In conclusion, these data suggest that the SpanX protein family is not exclusively expressed post-meiotically and that seminomas and embryonal carcinomas may originate from SpanX-positive carcinoma-in-situ cell...
  40. doi request reprint Microbiological investigation in male infertility: a practical overview
    Sandro La Vignera
    Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Med Microbiol 63:1-14. 2014
    ..These include sperm culture, urine culture, urethral swabbing, the Meares-Stamey test and balanopreputial swabbing. Finally, we discuss the role of human papilloma virus infection in male infertility. ..
  41. pmc Does alcohol have any effect on male reproductive function? A review of literature
    Sandro La Vignera
    Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Asian J Androl 15:221-5. 2013
    ..In conclusion, alcohol consumption is associated with a deterioration of sperm parameters which may be partially reversible upon alcohol consumption discontinuation...
  42. doi request reprint Follicle-stimulating hormone treatment in normogonadotropic infertile men
    Daniela Valenti
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Building 4, Room 2C17, Via S Sofia 78, 95123 Catania, Italy
    Nat Rev Urol 10:55-62. 2013
    ..For this reason, additional studies are needed to determine the predictive factors and clinical conditions that can be used to identify patients who could benefit from FSH treatment...
  43. doi request reprint Prevalence of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis infection in unselected infertile men
    Mario Salmeri
    Section of Microbiology, Department of Bio Medical Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    J Chemother 24:81-6. 2012
    ....
  44. pmc High frequency of chronic bacterial and non-inflammatory prostatitis in infertile patients with prostatitis syndrome plus irritable bowel syndrome
    Enzo Vicari
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    PLoS ONE 6:e18647. 2011
    ..Therefore, this study was undertaken to estimate the frequency of PS and IBS and to evaluate the prevalence of the various diagnostic categories of prostatitis...
  45. doi request reprint Markers of semen inflammation: supplementary semen analysis?
    Sandro La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy Electronic address
    J Reprod Immunol 100:2-10. 2013
    ....
  46. doi request reprint Arterial erectile dysfunction: reliability of penile Doppler evaluation integrated with serum concentrations of late endothelial progenitor cells and endothelial microparticles
    Sandro 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 Androl 33:412-9. 2012
    ..Finally, this study confirmed the reliability of penile Doppler evaluation integrated with these serum markers of endothelial dysfunction...
  47. doi request reprint Three apoptotic genes are upregulated in a patient with Alzheimer's disease and well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma
    Michele Salemi
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, and Master in Andrological and Human Reproduction Sciences, University of Catania, Catania Italy
    Int J Biol Markers 27:60-3. 2012
    ..We therefore evaluated the differential expression of LDOC1, PARP1, and CASP3 mRNA in peripheral blood leukocytes of our patient. We found increased expression of all these genes compared with the expression in control subjects...
  48. doi request reprint Ultrasound characterization of the seminal vesicles in infertile patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Sandro 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, Catania, Italy
    Eur J Radiol 80:e64-7. 2011
    ..05) lower in patients with DM. In conclusion, this study showed that infertile patients with DM have peculiar SV ultrasound features suggestive of functional atony...
  49. doi request reprint Circulating endothelial progenitor cells and endothelial microparticles in patients with arterial erectile dysfunction and metabolic syndrome
    Sandro La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology, and Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, Catania University, Policlinico G Rodolico, S Sofia 78th St, Bldg 4, Rm 2C82, 95123 Catania, Italy
    J Androl 33:202-9. 2012
    ..Tadalafil administration increased EPCs but not EMPs, suggesting that this compound may play a role in the endothelial repair response...
  50. doi request reprint Diabetes mellitus and sperm parameters
    Sandro La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology, and Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, Catania University, Policlinico G Rodolico, S Sofia 78th St, Bldg 4, Rm 2C82, 95123 Catania, Italy
    J Androl 33:145-53. 2012
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Experimental Chlamydia trachomatis infection causes apoptosis in human sperm
    Annalisa Satta
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine and Master in Andrological and Human Reproduction Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Hum Reprod 21:134-7. 2006
    ..No other effects of C. trachomatis have been reported on sperm despite the crucial role of DNA integrity for sperm function. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of C. trachomatis on sperm apoptosis...
  52. ncbi request reprint 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...
  53. ncbi request reprint Expression of SPANX proteins in human-ejaculated spermatozoa and sperm precursors
    Michele Salemi
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Int J Androl 27:134-9. 2004
    ..In the latter, they are preferentially located in the sperm head. The greater number of SPANX-negative spermatids observed could relate to their easier exfoliation from the seminiferous tubules...
  54. doi request reprint Effects of the exposure to mobile phones on male reproduction: a review of the literature
    Sandro La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology, and Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, Catania University, Policlinico G Rodolico, S Sofia 78th St, Bldg 4, Rm 2C82, 95123 Catania, Italy
    J Androl 33:350-6. 2012
    ..These abnormalities seem to be directly related to the duration of mobile phone use...
  55. doi request reprint Physical activity and erectile dysfunction in middle-aged men
    Sandro La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology, and Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, Catania University, Policlinico G Rodolico, S Sofia 78th St, Bldg 4, Rm 2C82, 95123 Catania, Italy
    J Androl 33:154-61. 2012
    ..There are conflicting data regarding the effects of exercise on androgen status. In clinical practice it would be recommended to add regular physical activity to balanced diet and drugs to achieve better therapeutic results...
  56. ncbi request reprint Genetics of polycystic ovarian syndrome
    Enza Fratantonio
    Section of Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Reprod Biomed Online 10:713-20. 2005
    ..It is likely that PCOS may represent the final outcome of different, deeply inter-related genetic abnormalities that influence each other and perpetuate the syndrome...
  57. doi request reprint Negative effect of increased body weight on sperm conventional and nonconventional flow cytometric sperm parameters
    Sandro La Vignera
    Sezione di Endocrinologia, Andrologia e Medicina Interna, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Patologie Sistemiche, Universita di Catania, Policlinico G Rodolico, Via S Sofia 78, Catania, Italy
    J Androl 33:53-8. 2012
    ..The important role played by these parameters in a couple's fertility suggests a program of body weight loss among the therapeutic repertoire for male infertility...
  58. pmc Seminal vesicles and diabetic neuropathy: ultrasound evaluation in patients with couple infertility and different levels of glycaemic control
    Sandro La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine and Master s Program in Andrological, Human Reproduction and Biotechnology Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania 95123, Italy
    Asian J Androl 13:872-6. 2011
    ..05). In conclusion, infertile DM patients with DN showed peculiar SV ultrasound features suggestive of functional atony, and low glycaemic control was associated with greater expression of these features...
  59. ncbi request reprint Human follicular fluid stimulates the sperm acrosome reaction by interacting with the gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors
    Nunziatina Burrello
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, and Master School in Andrological and Human Reproduction Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Fertil Steril 82:1086-90. 2004
    ..To evaluate whether gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors are involved in human sperm acrosome reaction induced by the follicular fluid (FF)...
  60. ncbi request reprint 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...
  61. doi request reprint Statins and erectile dysfunction: a critical summary of current evidence
    Sandro La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology, and Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Policlinico G Rodolico, S Sofia 78, Catania, Italy
    J Androl 33:552-8. 2012
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  62. doi request reprint Arterial erectile dysfunction and peripheral arterial disease: reliability of a new phenotype of endothelial progenitor cells and endothelial microparticles
    Rosita A Condorelli
    Section of Endocrinology, Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Androl 33:1268-75. 2012
    ..Moreover, this study confirms the diagnostic reliability of the immunophenotype of EPCs and EMPs chosen in the clinical practice...
  63. doi request reprint New immunophenotype of blood endothelial progenitor cells and endothelial microparticles in patients with arterial erectile dysfunction and late-onset hypogonadism
    Sandro La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Policlinico G Rodolico, Via S Sofia 78, Building 4, Room 2C19, 95123 Catania, Italy
    J Androl 32:509-17. 2011
    ..This suggests that LOH is an additional vascular risk factor and that EPCs and EMPs may be considered predictors of endothelial dysfunction in patients with ED and LOH...
  64. doi request reprint Seminal vesicles and diabetic neuropathy: ultrasound evaluation
    Sandro La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Master in Andrological, Human Reproduction, andBiotechnology Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Androl 32:478-83. 2011
    ..05) lower in group C. In conclusion, infertile patients with diabetes and neuropathy have peculiar SV ultrasound features suggestive of functional atony, and duration of disease is associated with worse changes in ultrasound findings...
  65. ncbi request reprint Increased ACTH and cortisol secretion after interleukin-alpha injection in the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus jacchus)
    R Bernardini
    Department of Experimental Pharmacology, University of Catania School of Medicine, Italy
    Life Sci 68:1657-65. 2001
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint 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...
  67. ncbi request reprint 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...
  68. ncbi request reprint 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...
  69. ncbi request reprint 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...
  70. ncbi request reprint 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
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  71. ncbi request reprint 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...
  72. ncbi request reprint 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...
  73. ncbi request reprint 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...
  74. ncbi request reprint 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...
  75. pmc Bone demineralization in postmenopausal women: role of anamnestic risk factors
    Sandro La Vignera
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Policlinico, 95123 Catania, Italy
    Int J Endocrinol 2012:837187. 2012
    ....
  76. doi request reprint Efficacy and limits of sildenafil citrate in patients with arterial erectile dysfunction: role of peripheral arterial disease and cardiovascular comorbidities
    Enzo Vicari
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania 95123, Italy
    Asian J Androl 10:847-53. 2008
    ....
  77. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint 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...
  80. ncbi request reprint [Male Accessory Gland Infections (MAGI): patient questionnaire and additional ultrasonography criteria]
    S La Vignera
    Sezione di Endocrinologia Andrologia e Medicina Interna, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Universita di Catania, Ospedale Garibaldi, Catania, Italia
    Minerva Med 99:421-30. 2008
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  81. ncbi request reprint Gene expression in mouse spermatogenesis during ontogenesis
    Vincenza Giuffrida
    Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine and Master in Andrological and Human Reproduction Sciences, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    Int J Mol Med 17:523-8. 2006
    ..This study contributes to understanding the role played by genes important for spermatogenesis...
  82. ncbi request reprint Genetic, andrological and clinical characteristics of patients with congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens
    T Attardo
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Catania Medical School, Catania, Italy
    Int J Androl 24:73-9. 2001
    ..The screening for mutations and a careful clinical examination may contribute to better identification of patients with CFTR-related CBAVD...
  83. ncbi request reprint 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...
  84. doi request reprint 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...
  85. ncbi request reprint Cloning and expression of activator of CREM in testis in human testicular tissue
    I Palermo
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Master in Andrological Sciences New Methodologies in Human Reproductive Medicine, University of Catania, Italy
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 283:406-11. 2001
    ..Expression studies by RT-PCR confirmed that ACT is present in normal human testis. The human ACT gene is localized on the chromosome 6...