sperm banks

Summary

Summary: Centers for acquiring and storing semen.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Sperm banking for adolescent and young adult cancer patients: sperm quality, patient, and parent perspectives
    Jill P Ginsberg
    Division of Oncology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 50:594-8. 2008
  2. ncbi The history and principles of cryopreservation
    D E Pegg
    Medical Cryobiology Unit, Department of Biology, University of York, York, United Kingdom
    Semin Reprod Med 20:5-13. 2002
  3. ncbi Cryopreservation of semen from endangered pheasants: the first step towards a cryobank for endangered avian species
    M Saint Jalme
    Museum national d histoire naturelle, Laboratoire de Conservation des Especes Animales, Parc Zoologique de Clères, 76690 Clères, France
    Theriogenology 59:875-88. 2003
  4. ncbi Current and future concepts and practices in human sperm cryobanking
    D Mortimer
    Oozoa Biomedical, Box 93012, Caulfeild Village RPO, West Vancouver, BC, Canada V7W 3G4
    Reprod Biomed Online 9:134-51. 2004
  5. ncbi Postmortem parenthood and the need for a protocol with posthumous sperm procurement
    Frances R Batzer
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Fertil Steril 79:1263-9. 2003
  6. ncbi Posthumous sperm procurement: demand and concerns
    Joshua M Hurwitz
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 59:806-8. 2004
  7. doi Nationwide use of postmortem retrieved sperm in Israel: a follow-up report
    Arieh Raziel
    Male Infertility and IVF Unit, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Zerifin, Israel
    Fertil Steril 95:2693-5. 2011
  8. doi Ex situ conservation of Holstein-Friesian cattle: comparing the Dutch, French, and US germplasm collections
    C Danchin-Burge
    AgroParisTech, UMR 1313 Génétique Animale et Biologie Intégrative, 75231 Paris 05, France
    J Dairy Sci 94:4100-8. 2011
  9. ncbi Semen cryopreservation from oncological patients: the Italian experience
    G M Colpi
    Andrology Service, San Paolo Hospital Polo Universitario, Via di Rudini 8, 20142 Milano, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 113:S12-3. 2004
  10. ncbi Sperm motility, plasma membrane integrity, and binding capacity to homologous zona pellucida of cryopreserved epididymal spermatozoa in the domestic cat
    Naomi Kashiwazaki
    Laboraory of Animal Reproduction, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, Kanagawa, Japan
    J Reprod Dev 51:735-9. 2005

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Publications128 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Sperm banking for adolescent and young adult cancer patients: sperm quality, patient, and parent perspectives
    Jill P Ginsberg
    Division of Oncology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 50:594-8. 2008
    ..We aim to evaluate feasibility of offering newly diagnosed patients the opportunity to bank sperm and, to determine the beliefs and decision-making processes of patients and their parents who considered sperm banking...
  2. ncbi The history and principles of cryopreservation
    D E Pegg
    Medical Cryobiology Unit, Department of Biology, University of York, York, United Kingdom
    Semin Reprod Med 20:5-13. 2002
    ....
  3. ncbi Cryopreservation of semen from endangered pheasants: the first step towards a cryobank for endangered avian species
    M Saint Jalme
    Museum national d histoire naturelle, Laboratoire de Conservation des Especes Animales, Parc Zoologique de Clères, 76690 Clères, France
    Theriogenology 59:875-88. 2003
    ..These experiments demonstrated the feasibility of using a very simple and inexpensive method to achieve artificial insemination and cryopreservation of semen in endangered pheasant species...
  4. ncbi Current and future concepts and practices in human sperm cryobanking
    D Mortimer
    Oozoa Biomedical, Box 93012, Caulfeild Village RPO, West Vancouver, BC, Canada V7W 3G4
    Reprod Biomed Online 9:134-51. 2004
    ..To assist workers in this area, a series of recommendations as to current best practice are made, based upon conclusions from risk analyses using currently available information...
  5. ncbi Postmortem parenthood and the need for a protocol with posthumous sperm procurement
    Frances R Batzer
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Fertil Steril 79:1263-9. 2003
    ..This paper discusses the practical and ethical role of posthumous sperm procurement in medical practice and society and submits possible solutions, including the establishment of formal policies and protocols...
  6. ncbi Posthumous sperm procurement: demand and concerns
    Joshua M Hurwitz
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 59:806-8. 2004
  7. doi Nationwide use of postmortem retrieved sperm in Israel: a follow-up report
    Arieh Raziel
    Male Infertility and IVF Unit, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Zerifin, Israel
    Fertil Steril 95:2693-5. 2011
    ..Four widows elected to discard the frozen sperm and all of the remaining spouses were uninterested in its fate. Because none of the samples were requested for use, the need for sperm procurement should be reconsidered...
  8. doi Ex situ conservation of Holstein-Friesian cattle: comparing the Dutch, French, and US germplasm collections
    C Danchin-Burge
    AgroParisTech, UMR 1313 Génétique Animale et Biologie Intégrative, 75231 Paris 05, France
    J Dairy Sci 94:4100-8. 2011
    ..Gene banks can play an important role in conserving genetic diversity within livestock breeds over time, and may support industry in the future when needed...
  9. ncbi Semen cryopreservation from oncological patients: the Italian experience
    G M Colpi
    Andrology Service, San Paolo Hospital Polo Universitario, Via di Rudini 8, 20142 Milano, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 113:S12-3. 2004
    ..The rate of semen sample use for assisted reproduction techniques is similar to international data (5%). At present, semen cryopreservation is possible only in about 20 Italian centers...
  10. ncbi Sperm motility, plasma membrane integrity, and binding capacity to homologous zona pellucida of cryopreserved epididymal spermatozoa in the domestic cat
    Naomi Kashiwazaki
    Laboraory of Animal Reproduction, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, Kanagawa, Japan
    J Reprod Dev 51:735-9. 2005
    ..These results indicated that the freezing system for epididymal sperm used in the present study gives appropriate information for banking the genetic resources of wild felid species...
  11. pmc The combined use of embryos and semen for cryogenic conservation of mammalian livestock genetic resources
    Paul J Boettcher
    Istituto di Biologia e Biotecnologia Agraria, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Milan, Italy
    Genet Sel Evol 37:657-75. 2005
    ..However, combining semen with embryos could decrease costs, allowing for the conservation of more breeds, and specific strategies for semen use could decrease the level of relationships in the reconstructed breed...
  12. ncbi Past semen donors' views about the use of a voluntary contact register
    Marilyn A Crawshaw
    Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York, York, YO10 5DD, UK
    Reprod Biomed Online 14:411-7. 2007
    ..Some donors would be willing to be approached for information or contact even if they did not register. The findings indicate important policy and practice messages about the ongoing needs of donors...
  13. ncbi Semen cryopreservation for ex situ management of genetic diversity in chicken: creation of the French avian cryobank
    E Blesbois
    Unité de Recherches Avicoles, Syndicat des Sélectionneurs Avicoles et Aquacoles Francaiş, Unité Expérimentale Physologie Aviaire et Parasitologie, Unité Expérimentale Station de Recherches Avicoles, France
    Poult Sci 86:555-64. 2007
    ..Current stocks made possible the restoration of more than 96% of the initial genome. This project also provided technical solutions to resolve some of the health problems frequently encountered for gene preservation in poultry...
  14. ncbi Practical aspects of sperm banking for cancer patients
    Matt J Tomlinson
    Assisted Conception Unit, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TG, UK
    Hum Fertil (Camb) 6:100-5. 2003
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  15. ncbi How would a decline in sperm concentration over time influence the probability of pregnancy?
    Remy Slama
    Unité 569 Epidémiologie, Démographie et Sciences Sociales, INSERM and INED the French National Institute for Demographic Studies, IFR69, 82 rue du General Leclerc, 94276 Le Kremlin Bicetre Cedex, France
    Epidemiology 15:458-65. 2004
    ..In practice, the amplitude of this expected effect is not well known and the statistical power of time-to-pregnancy studies to detect it has not been explored...
  16. pmc Fertility preservation in adolescent males with cancer in the United Kingdom: a survey of practice
    A W Glaser
    Yorkshire Regional Centre for Paediatric Oncology and Haematology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK
    Arch Dis Child 89:736-7. 2004
  17. ncbi Normal semen parameters in cancer patients presenting for cryopreservation before gonadotoxic therapy
    Omid Rofeim
    Fertil Steril 82:505-6. 2004
    ..Similar sperm qualities in men with and without cancer were found. Patient and physician awareness and early referral for sperm banking are essential in preserving fertility potential in men with malignancies...
  18. ncbi Recovery of human sperm motility and ability to interact with the human zona pellucida after more than 28 years of storage in liquid nitrogen
    Gary N Clarke
    Andrology Unit, The Royal Women s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Fertil Steril 86:721-2. 2006
    ..In conclusion, human sperm can survive very long-term storage, which is pertinent information for clinicians referring boys and young men for sperm banking before chemotherapy...
  19. ncbi Semen preservation in male adolescents and young adults with cancer: one institution's experience
    Lisa Bashore
    Cook Children s Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA
    Clin J Oncol Nurs 11:381-6. 2007
    ..In addition, information on infertility needs to be given to families early in the diagnostic phase to provide them with an opportunity to ask questions...
  20. ncbi Donor anonymity
    Alec Samuels
    Med Leg J 73:71-2. 2005
  21. ncbi Season effect on genitalia and epididymal sperm from Iberian red deer, roe deer and Cantabrian chamois
    Felipe Martinez-Pastor
    Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Faculty of Biology, University of Leon, 24071 Leon, Spain
    Theriogenology 63:1857-75. 2005
    ..More in-depth research needs to be carried out on the quality of sperm salvaged at different times of the year in order to confirm these findings...
  22. ncbi [Requests for utilization of a semen bank among oncological patients. Semen cryopreservation prior to chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery]
    José Manuel González Casbas
    Unidad de Reproducción Asistida y Banco de Semen del Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Espana
    Arch Esp Urol 57:1017-20. 2004
    ..The objective of this article is to review current criteria for semen cryopreservation and its usefulness as a method for preservation of fertility in patients with cancer...
  23. doi New Orleans is ready
    Richard P Dickey
    Fertil Steril 90:894-5. 2008
  24. ncbi Inter-sample variability in post-thaw human spermatozoa
    Kiran P Nallella
    Center for Advanced Research in Human Reproduction, Infertility and Sexual Function, Glickman Urological Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Cryobiology 49:195-9. 2004
    ..Further research is necessary to understand the mechanism(s) responsible for this variability. This may also assist clinicians utilize semen samples with optimum semen quality in ART procedures...
  25. ncbi Legal considerations for cryopreservation of sperm and embryos
    Timothy G Schuster
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Fertil Steril 80:61-6. 2003
    ..To summarize the case law for cryopreservation of sperm and embryos and make recommendations for desirable characteristics that should be included in a cryopreservation clinic's disposition agreements...
  26. ncbi Cell and tissue banking plays an important role in the reproductive medicine
    Franco Dondero
    Cell Tissue Bank 7:73-4. 2006
  27. ncbi Oncologists' attitudes and practices regarding banking sperm before cancer treatment
    Leslie R Schover
    University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:1890-7. 2002
    ..The goal of this study was to survey oncologists in three different practice settings to determine their knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding referring patients to bank sperm before cancer treatment...
  28. ncbi [The effect of the period of cryopreservative storage on the cryosurvival of human spermatozoa]
    Jin Xia Ma
    Human Sperm Bank, Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210029, China
    Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue 9:122-3. 2003
    ..To study the effect of cryopreservative period on the cryosurvival of human spermatozoa and find out the optimal recovery time of cryopreservation...
  29. ncbi Gaining consent to freeze spermatozoa from adolescents with cancer: legal, ethical and practical aspects
    G Bahadur
    University College London and UCLH Trust, The Meyerstein Institute of Oncology, Middlesex Hospital, London, UK
    Hum Reprod 16:188-193. 2001
    ..The practical approach to gaining consent that we are using seems a logical and practical method to help early adolescent patients to store spermatozoa...
  30. ncbi Prospective, randomized, blinded evaluation of donor semen quality provided by seven commercial sperm banks
    Douglas T Carrell
    Division of Urology and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    Fertil Steril 78:16-21. 2002
    To evaluate variability in donor semen quality between seven commercial donor sperm banks, within sperm banks, and between intracervical insemination and intrauterine insemination.
  31. ncbi Retrieval and cryopreservation of sperm from spermatocele fluid
    M A Fischer
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Urology 61:417-20. 2003
    ..Assisted reproductive technologies have led to successful pregnancies and deliveries using sperm harvested from the epididymis and/or testis of infertile men...
  32. ncbi Disposition of sperm donors with resultant abnormal pregnancies
    J A Kuller
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7516, USA
    Hum Reprod 16:1553-5. 2001
    ..Inheritance mode appeared to influence decisions to remove donors from sperm banks; however, no clear consensus was noted...
  33. ncbi Current reproductive technology: considerations for the oncologist
    C A Winkel
    Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Oncology (Williston Park) 7:40-5; discussion 46-8, 51. 1993
    ..For men undergoing treatment likely to destroy testicular function, the development of sperm banks to store cryopreserved sperm offers the hope of future fatherhood...
  34. ncbi Evaluation of post-thaw Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) spermatozoa using flow cytometry: the effects of extender and cryoprotectant
    Nikorn Thongtip
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Center for Agricultural Biotechnology, Kasetsaart University, Nakhon Pathom 73140, Thailand
    Theriogenology 62:748-60. 2004
    ..The data support the use of TEST + glycerol as an acceptable cryopreservation media of Asian elephant semen for the establishment of sperm banks.
  35. ncbi No reason for a reduction in the number of offspring per sperm donor because of possible transmission of autosomal dominant diseases
    Pim M W Janssens
    Hospital Rijnstate, Alysis Zorggroep, Department of Clinical Chemistry Semenbank, Postbus 9555, 6800 TA Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 18:669-71. 2003
    ..Reduction desired by individual donors can be obtained by means of mutual agreements between sperm banks and donors...
  36. ncbi [Cryopreservation of semen of adolescents and young adult men with cancer]
    P M W Janssens
    Afd Klinisch Chemisch Laboratorium, Ziekenhuis Rijnstate, Postbus 9555, 6800 TA Arnhem
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 148:1981-4. 2004
    ..There is a need for multidisciplinary protocols for oncology centres and sperm banks, so that the timely informing of patients is guaranteed, responsibilities are recorded--with appropriate ..
  37. ncbi The role of sperm banking in fertility preservation
    O A Olatunbosun
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol 39:283-7. 2012
    ..To investigate factors that influence sperm banking before cancer therapy and assess the use and disposal of banked sperm after cancer treatment...
  38. ncbi Fertility preservation in the male: from childhood to adulthood
    P Masson
    Northwestern University Feinberg, School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Minerva Ginecol 64:461-75. 2012
    ..For these reasons, a change in oncologic treatment paradigms has occurred. Now, the offer of fertility preservation to males diagnosed with cancer is a key component of comprehensive oncologic care...
  39. doi Introduction: Cancer treatment and male fertility: effects of therapy and current and future management options
    Mark Sigman
    Division of Urology, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Division of Urology, Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island Electronic address
    Fertil Steril 100:1179. 2013
    ..Cancer treatments are detrimental to spermatogenesis. This series reviews effects of anticancer therapies on male fertility, current and future approaches to determine sperm health, and gives recommendations for patient management. ..
  40. doi A content analysis of posthumous sperm procurement protocols with considerations for developing an institutional policy
    Sarah M Bahm
    Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Fertil Steril 100:839-43. 2013
    ..To identify and analyze existing posthumous sperm procurement (PSP) protocols in order to outline central themes for institutions to consider when developing future policies...
  41. doi Gamete donation in France: the future of the anonymity doctrine
    Laurence Brunet
    University of Paris Sorbonne, Paris, France
    Med Health Care Philos 16:69-81. 2013
    ..Finally, we shall examine two possible outcomes of the debate, highlighting their respective legitimacy as well as their consequences, as far as the rights of children, the notion of the family, and medical practice are concerned...
  42. pmc Ethical and practical considerations concerning perimortem sperm procurement in a severe neurologically damaged patient and the apparent discrepancy in validation of proxy consent in various postmortem procedures
    J L Epker
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Intensive Care Med 38:1069-73. 2012
    ..Intensive care specialists can be confronted with a request for peri- or postmortem sperm procurement, while not being aware of the country-specific provisions...
  43. ncbi The sperm donor programme over 11 years at Newcastle Fertility Centre
    Madhavi Gudipati
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Hum Fertil (Camb) 16:258-65. 2013
    ..centres ceased during this time and an increasing number of patients imported sperm from overseas commercial sperm banks. A waiting list for treatment was set up in 2007 with a gradual increase in waiting time to 18 months in 2010...
  44. doi Spermatogonial stem cell preservation in boys with Klinefelter syndrome: to bank or not to bank, that's the question
    Inge Gies
    Department of Pediatrics, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Fertil Steril 98:284-9. 2012
    ..Retrieval of spermatogonial cells in prepubertal boys with KS should therefore still be viewed as experimental and patients and their parents must be counseled accordingly...
  45. pmc Number of sperm donors rises despite removal of anonymity in UK
    Michael Day
    BMJ 334:971. 2007
  46. ncbi Sperm cryopreservation in endangered felids: developing linkage of in situ-ex situ populations
    W F Swanson
    Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA
    Soc Reprod Fertil Suppl 65:417-32. 2007
    ....
  47. ncbi Sperm banking: use and outcomes in patients treated for testicular cancer
    Christopher R Girasole
    Department of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    BJU Int 99:33-6. 2007
    ....
  48. ncbi Testicular function after radioiodine therapy in patients with thyroid cancer
    Pedro W S Rosário
    Department of Thyroid, Endocrinology Service, Santa Casa Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Thyroid 16:667-70. 2006
    ..We recommend the routine use of sperm banks in the cases of men who still wish to have children and who will undergo therapy with (131)I activities of 14 ..
  49. ncbi Procedure control and acceptance sampling plans for donor sperm banks: a theoretical study
    Jose Antonio Castilla
    Unidad Reproducción, HU Virgen de las Nieves, Avda Coronel Munoz s n, 181014, Granada, Spain
    Cell Tissue Bank 8:257-65. 2007
    ..testing, processing, preservation, storage and distribution of human cells and tissues made it obligatory for sperm banks to set up quality control systems to ensure, among other goals, the satisfactory control of all procedures ..
  50. pmc Legal and ethical issues in the international transaction of donor sperm and eggs
    Boon Chin Heng
    National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    J Assist Reprod Genet 24:107-9. 2007
    ....
  51. pmc Factors affecting sperm banking for adolescent cancer patients
    G Bahadur
    Arch Dis Child 91:715-6. 2006
  52. ncbi Semen quality in men with malignant diseases before and after therapy and the role of cryopreservation
    Matthias Trottmann
    Department of Urology, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    Eur Urol 52:355-67. 2007
    ..To review the literature and answer questions about semen quality in young cancer patients before and after therapy and the importance of sperm cryopreservation...
  53. ncbi Establishment of a high-resolution 2-D reference map of human spermatozoal proteins from 12 fertile sperm-bank donors
    Ling Wei Li
    Institute of Reproduction and Stem Cells Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410078, China
    Asian J Androl 9:321-9. 2007
    ..To extend the analysis of the proteome of human spermatozoa and establish a 2-D gel electrophoresis (2-DE) reference map of human spermatozoal proteins in a pH range of 3.5-9.0...
  54. ncbi Deoxyribonucleic acid-damaged sperm in cryopreserved-thawed specimens from cancer patients and healthy men
    Avital Edelstein
    The Institute for the Study of Fertility, Lis Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Fertil Steril 90:205-8. 2008
    ..e., high), rather than a direct effect of an existing malignancy...
  55. ncbi The use of pornographic materials by adolescent male cancer patients when banking sperm in the UK: legal and ethical dilemmas
    Marilyn A Crawshaw
    Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York, York, UK
    Hum Fertil (Camb) 10:159-63. 2007
    ..This paper uses material gained through consultation with the eleven largest UK sperm banks and 94 male teenage cancer survivors, to discuss the associated legal and ethical dilemmas, including those ..
  56. doi The legacy of sperm banking: how fertility monitoring and disposal of sperm are linked with views of cancer treatment
    C Eiser
    Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TP, UK
    Hum Reprod 26:2791-8. 2011
    ..Among them, few attend for fertility monitoring or agree to sperm disposal where fertility recovers. Sperm banks are therefore burdened by long-term storage of samples that may not be needed for conception, with implications ..
  57. doi Cancer and fertility: strategies to preserve fertility
    K Diedrich
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Clinic of Schleswig Holstein, Campus Lubeck, 23538 Lubeck, Germany
    Reprod Biomed Online 22:232-48. 2011
    ..Further prospective studies are required to validate cryopreservation of oocytes and ovarian tissue, in-vitro maturation of oocytes and new vitrification techniques and to identify any long-term sequelae of slow freezing of embryos...
  58. doi Easy sperm processing technique allowing exclusive accumulation and later usage of DNA-strandbreak-free spermatozoa
    T Ebner
    Landes Frauen und Kinderklinik, IVF Unit, Linz, Austria
    Reprod Biomed Online 22:37-43. 2011
    ..001). As far as is known, this is the first report ona sperm preparation technique concentrating spermatozoa unaffected in terms of DNA damage. The special chambers most probably select for sperm motility and/or maturity...
  59. ncbi [Impact of seasonal variation on pre- and post-thaw donor semen parameters]
    Xin Zong Zhang
    Zhejiang Institute of Planned Parenthood Research, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310012, China
    Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue 16:619-22. 2010
    ..To investigate the relationship of seasonal variation with pre- and post-thaw semen parameters as well as the cryosurgical of human spermatozoa...
  60. doi Cryopreservation of Atlantic cod Gadus morhua L. spermatozoa: Effects of extender composition and freezing rate on sperm motility, velocity and morphology
    I A E Butts
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Biological Station, St Andrews, NB, Canada
    Cryobiology 61:174-81. 2010
    ..Our findings are also highly relevant to the development of cod mariculture and for aiding in conservation efforts of this very important marine species...
  61. doi Long-term cryostorage of sperm in a human sperm bank does not damage progressive motility concentration
    Leah Yogev
    The Institute for the Study of Fertility, Lis Maternity Hospital, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Hum Reprod 25:1097-103. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the effect of the duration of cryostorage in liquid nitrogen on the sperm cells' progressive motility concentration (PMC) in a large study group...
  62. ncbi Fertility concerns for young males undergoing cancer therapy
    Wendy L Hobbie
    Cancer Survivorship Program, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia Associate Program Director, Pediatric Oncology Program, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, PA 19104, USA
    Semin Oncol Nurs 25:245-50. 2009
    ..The role of the nurse in the education of families and facilitating the sperm banking process will be described...
  63. ncbi Implications of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy transmitted by sperm donation
    Barry J Maron
    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407, USA
    JAMA 302:1681-4. 2009
    ..The unintended consequence in which genetic diseases are unwittingly transmitted to offspring is an underrecognized public health issue not previously prioritized by US Food and Drug Administration guidelines...
  64. ncbi Applied reproductive technologies and genetic resource banking for amphibian conservation
    Andrew J Kouba
    Conservation and Research Department, Memphis Zoological Society, 2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis, TN 38112, USA
    Reprod Fertil Dev 21:719-37. 2009
    ..The purpose of this review is to summarise the current state of knowledge in the area of assisted reproduction technologies and gene banking for the conservation of amphibians...
  65. ncbi Sperm retrieval from terminally ill or recently deceased patients: a review
    Andrew C Kramer
    University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21201 1595, USA
    Can J Urol 16:4627-31. 2009
    ..This review aims to outline the many challenges associated with these requests...
  66. ncbi Genetic testing of sperm donors: survey of current practices
    Charles A Sims
    California Cryobank, Inc, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
    Fertil Steril 94:126-9. 2010
    ..To determine which genetic tests are being performed on sperm donor applicants in the United States...
  67. ncbi A sperm-biz overhaul
    Claudia Kalb
    Newsweek 151:41. 2008
  68. ncbi Managing novel reproductive injuries in the law of tort: the curious case of destroyed sperm
    Nicolette Priaulx
    Centre for Law, Ethics and Society, Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University, UK
    Eur J Health Law 17:81-95. 2010
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  69. doi History of commercializing sexed semen for cattle
    D L Garner
    GametoBiology Consulting, P O Box 1939, Graeagle, CA 96103 1939, USA
    Theriogenology 69:886-95. 2008
    ..Innovative approaches by a diverse group of scientists along with advances in computer science, biophysics, cell biology, instrumentation, and applied reproductive physiology provided the basis for commercializing sexed semen in cattle...
  70. doi Use rate and assisted reproduction technologies outcome of cryopreserved semen from 629 cancer patients
    N J van Casteren
    Department of Urology, Andrology Division, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Fertil Steril 90:2245-50. 2008
    ..To assess the use rate and assisted reproductive technologies (ART) outcome of the cryopreserved semen of cancer patients with an average follow-up of 7 years (range, 2-23 years)...
  71. ncbi Effect of long-term storage on deoxyribonucleic acid damage and motility of sperm bank donor specimens
    Avital Edelstein
    The Institute for the Study of Fertility, Lis Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Fertil Steril 90:1327-30. 2008
    ..17), whereas the percentage of motile cells was lower (P=.009) after long-term (9-13 years) compared with short-term (1-5 years) storage. Density gradient isolation reduced the difference in sperm motility between the two groups...
  72. ncbi Tigers in trouble: year of the tiger
    Jerry Guo
    Nature 449:16-8. 2007
  73. doi Fertility clinic, egg donation agency, and sperm bank policies
    Katherine M Johnson
    Department of Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    Fertil Steril 96:877-9. 2011
    To assess the level of openness in U.S. gamete donation policies across fertility clinics, egg donation agencies, and sperm banks.
  74. ncbi Storing reproduction for oncological patients: some points for discussion
    H Tournaye
    Centre for Reproductive Medicine and Research Unit for Reproductive Biology, Brussels, Belgium
    Mol Cell Endocrinol 169:133-6. 2000
    ....
  75. ncbi Dead sperm donors or world hunger: are bioethicists studying the right stuff?
    Timothy F Murphy
    University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Hastings Cent Rep 35:49. 2005
  76. ncbi How would revealing the identity of gamete donors affect current practice?
    Juan A Garcia-Velasco
    IVI Madrid, Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain
    Reprod Biomed Online 10:564-6. 2005
    ..Previous experiences with patients and donors, as well as different cultural viewpoints in northern and southern Europe, are presented...
  77. ncbi Strategies for fertility preservation in female and male cancer survivors
    Sergio Oehninger
    The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    J Soc Gynecol Investig 12:222-31. 2005
    ..Gonadal tissue cryopreservation and transplantation should be considered experimental in humans for the present time until greater evidence regarding efficacy and safety is accrued...
  78. ncbi Designing deaf babies and the question of disability
    H Dirksen L Bauman
    Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC 20002, USA
    J Deaf Stud Deaf Educ 10:311-5. 2005
    ..This leads to the ironic claim that seeking a deaf child could actually mitigate the conditions of disability within the family...
  79. ncbi Computer simulations to determine the efficacy of different genome resource banking strategies for maintaining genetic diversity
    V K Harnal
    Conservation and Research Center, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution, Front Royal, Virginia, USA
    Cryobiology 44:122-31. 2002
    ..The following types of sperm banks were assessed: (1) a "Wild Bank" consisting of sperm (i.e...
  80. ncbi [Bioethical considerations of genetic engineering]
    M E González-Fraguela
    Rev Neurol 35:701-4. 2002
    ..It is very important for it to have a biosocial approach: there must be an unrelenting battle against pseudoscientific ideas and attempts to use the recent advances in Biology for reactionary, antihuman purposes...
  81. ncbi Comparing the clinical outcomes of intrauterine insemination by two different density gradient preparation methods
    Yung Chieh Tsai
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chi Mei Foundation Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 67:168-71. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to compare 2 different density gradient preparations for sperm separation in respect to sperm recovery, motility, motion parameters and clinical outcome after intrauterine insemination...
  82. ncbi Validation of the sperm quality analyzer and the hypo-osmotic swelling test for frozen-thawed ram and minke whale (Balaenoptera bonarensis) spermatozoa
    Yutaka Fukui
    Laboratory of Animal Reproduction, Department of Animal Production Science, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro 080 8555, Japan
    J Reprod Dev 50:147-54. 2004
    ..However, sperm concentration and morphologically normal spermatozoa are not assessed accurately by SQA in minke whales...
  83. ncbi Seasonal variations in pre- and post-thaw donor sperm quality
    L Yogev
    The Institute for the Study of Fertility, Lis Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Affiliated to Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Hum Reprod 19:880-5. 2004
    ..The present study was conducted to evaluate seasonal variability in the quality of pre- and post-thaw semen parameters among sperm bank donors...
  84. ncbi Fertility after cancer: a prospective review of assisted reproductive outcome with banked semen specimens
    Ashok Agarwal
    Center for Advanced Research in Human Reproduction, Infertility and Sexual Function, Glickman Urological Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Fertil Steril 81:342-8. 2004
    ..To examine the outcome of assisted reproduction techniques (ART) using cryopreserved semen from patients with cancer...
  85. ncbi Assisted reproduction in HIV and HCV infected men of serodiscordant couples
    N Garrido
    Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad Valencia, Valencia, Spain
    Arch Androl 50:105-11. 2004
    ..This review explores the possibilities offered by assisted reproduction and molecular biology techniques to HIV and/or HCV serodiscordant couples by which they may conceive children with the minimum risk...
  86. pmc Shortage of sperm donors predicted when anonymity goes
    Clare Dyer
    BMJ 328:244. 2004
  87. ncbi Comparison of nitric oxide production motion characteristics of sperm after cryopreserved in three different preparations
    C C Chan
    Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tri Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    Arch Androl 50:1-3. 2004
    ..NO produced in the swim-up group was significantly lower than the PureSperm group, and the PureSperm group was lower than the semen treated with cryoprotectant group. Best semen quality was achieved due to the decreased NO production...
  88. ncbi Access to infertility treatment: lessons from Patrick's story
    Adiva Sifris
    Faculty of Law, Monash University
    J Law Med 11:9-15. 2003
  89. ncbi Oocyte and semen donation: a survey of UK licensed centres
    C Murray
    Family and Child Psychology Research Centre, City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, UK
    Hum Reprod 15:2133-9. 2000
    ..Clinics also reported a shortage of both oocyte and semen donors from specific ethnic groups...
  90. ncbi Nurse practice issues regarding sperm banking in adolescent male cancer patients
    Jeri F Reebals
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 23:182-8. 2006
    ..Lack of knowledge regarding sperm banking could be limiting nurses' willingness to introduce the topic, and education regarding cryopreservation may improve their knowledge and practice...
  91. ncbi Frequency and distribution of chromosome abnormalities in human spermatozoa
    C Templado
    Departament de Biologia Cellular, Fisiologia i Immunologia, Facultat de Medicina, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain
    Cytogenet Genome Res 111:199-205. 2005
    ..An association between advancing donor age and increased frequency of numerical and structural chromosome abnormalities has been reported in spermatozoa of normal men...
  92. ncbi Comparison of two methods for obtaining spermatozoa from the cauda epididymis of Iberian red deer
    Felipe Martinez-Pastor
    Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of Leon, 24071 Leon, Spain
    Theriogenology 65:471-85. 2006
    ..The cuts method may be more practical on certain occasions, but care must be taken in order to achieve rapid extension of the sample and to avoid contamination in order to improve sample condition...
  93. pmc Sperm banking in adolescent cancer patients
    B Edge
    Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    Arch Dis Child 91:149-52. 2006
    ..Semen cryopreservation is a widely available method of maintaining fertility in male cancer patients. However this facility is not always used...
  94. ncbi [Identification of the resource suspected sperm by DNA fingerprinting]
    Wen Bing Zhu
    Reproduction and Stem Cell Engineering Institute, Central South University, Changsha 410078, China
    Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 29:537-9. 2004
    ..To identify the resource suspected sperm of donor in human sperm bank and apply the parentage testing between the donor and his offspring...
  95. ncbi Gene banking of the neotropical fish Leporinus obtusidens (Valenciennes, 1836): a protocol to freeze its sperm in the field
    P F Taitson
    Graduate Program on Vertebrate Zoology, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Laboratory of Cryobiology, Institute of Human Reproduction, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
    Anim Reprod Sci 105:283-91. 2008
    ....
  96. ncbi Biomedicalizing kinship: sperm banks and the creation of affinity-ties
    Laura Mamo
    Sociology, University of Maryland, 2112 Art Sociology Building, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Sci Cult (Lond) 14:237-64. 2005
  97. ncbi Who's your daddy?
    Betsy Streisand
    US News World Rep 140:53-6. 2006
  98. ncbi Survival of micro-organisms in cryostorage of human sperm
    F Mazzilli
    Department of Medical Pathophysiology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Unit of Andrology, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Cell Tissue Bank 7:75-9. 2006
    ..The authors describe the clinical application of semen cryostorage, survival of micro-organism during cryostorage procedures and the risk of cross-contamination...
  99. ncbi Fertility: tissue and cell banking overview
    Tariq A Shah
    Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Wiilliam Beaumont Hospital, 3535 West Thirteen Mile Road, Suite 344 Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA
    Clin Lab Med 25:557-69. 2005
  100. ncbi Evaluation of the SQA IIB: a new version of a sperm quality analyzer
    A Makler
    Male Infertility Institute, Rambam Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Fertil Steril 71:761-4. 1999
    ..To evaluate the SQA IIB (Sperm Quality Analyzer; MES-Medical Electronic Systems, Migdal Haemek, Israel), sperm analyzer that claims to read the three main sperm indices through algorithmic means and without a microscope...
  101. ncbi [Cryopreserved human sperm deposits: usability after decades of storage]
    M Bolten
    Klinik für Urologie und Kinderurologie, DRG Krankenhaus Seepark, Langen Debstedt
    Urologe A 44:904-8. 2005
    ..Almost all of the deposits exhibited adequate quality at all times during storage. Consequently, 21-year permanent frozen storage in liquid nitrogen is safe regarding aspects of spermatology...

Research Grants38

  1. SPIRIT:Reproductive Peer Counseling for Breast Cancer
    Leslie Schover; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..In addition, we will conduct 50 semi-structured, qualitative phone interviews with survivors diagnosed under age 45, to better identify and characterize concerns of this young, at-risk group. ..
  2. Tendrils: A Multimedia Intervention for Women's Sexual Dysfunction after Cancer
    Leslie Schover; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Although the causes of these problems are known, and brief counseling is often effective at resolving them, few women have access to such information or services. ..
  3. SPIRIT:Reproductive Peer Counseling for Breast Cancer
    Leslie Schover; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In addition, we will conduct 50 semi-structured, qualitative phone interviews with survivors diagnosed under age 45, to better identify and characterize concerns of this young, at-risk group. ..
  4. SPIRIT:Reproductive Peer Counseling for Breast Cancer
    Leslie Schover; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..In addition, we will conduct 50 semi-structured, qualitative phone interviews with survivors diagnosed under age 45, to better identify and characterize concerns of this young, at-risk group. ..
  5. SPIRIT:Reproductive Peer Counseling for Breast Cancer
    Leslie Schover; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In addition, we will conduct 50 semi-structured, qualitative phone interviews with survivors diagnosed under age 45, to better identify and characterize concerns of this young, at-risk group. ..
  6. Tendrils: A Multimedia Intervention for Women's Sexual Dysfunction after Cancer
    Leslie Schover; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Although the causes of these problems are known, and brief counseling is often effective at resolving them, few women have access to such information or services. ..
  7. Parenthood after Cancer
    Leslie Schover; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In the second quarter of 2005 a working group of around 20 will meet to draft a manuscript on proposed clinical guidelines on reproduction and cancer, for submission to a relevant, peer-reviewed journal. ..
  8. Regulation of Reproductive Function by Activin
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  9. GENOME RESOURCE BANKING OF RARE FELID POPULATIONS
    William Swanson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  10. Inhibin Actions on Reproductive Target Tissues
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  11. Center for Reproductive Research
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  12. R01C:Preservation and Growth of Human Follicles (4 of 10)
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  13. U54: The Oncofertility Consortium: Fertility Preservation for Woman (1 of 10)
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  14. Inhibin Actions on Reproductive Target Tissues
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  15. Center for Reproductive Research at Northwestern University
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Moreover, each of our continuing projects reaffirms our commitment to translate our findings to the bedside, and thereby contribute to the overall health of women. ..
  16. Regulation of Reproductive Function by Activin
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  17. Sixteenth Ovarian Workshop
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  18. Inhibin Actions on Reproductive Target Tissues
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  19. Regulation of Reproductive Function by Activin
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  20. GENOME RESOURCE BANKING OF RARE FELID POPULATIONS
    William Swanson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  21. INHIBIN ACTIONS ON REPRODUCTIVE TARGET CELLS
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..These studies will establish the causal relationship between the inhibin system and normal and abnormal follicle function and lead toward a more complete understanding of key regulating protein in the ovarian-pituitary axis. ..
  22. MECHANISM OF ACTIVIN ACTION IN GRANULOSA CELLS
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..These studies will establish the causal relationship between the activin system and normal and abnormal follicle function. ..
  23. INHIBIN ACTIONS ON REPRODUCTIVE TARGET CELLS
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..These studies will establish the causal relationship between the inhibin system and normal and abnormal follicle function and lead toward a more complete understanding of key regulating protein in the ovarian-pituitary axis. ..
  24. MECHANISM OF ACTIVIN ACTION IN GRANULOSA CELLS
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..These studies will establish the causal relationship between the activin system and normal and abnormal follicle function. ..
  25. INHIBIN ACTIONS ON REPRODUCTIVE TARGET CELLS
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..These studies will establish the causal relationship between the inhibin system and normal and abnormal follicle function and lead toward a more complete understanding of key regulating protein in the ovarian-pituitary axis. ..
  26. MECHANISM OF ACTIVIN ACTION IN GRANULOSA CELLS
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..These studies will establish the causal relationship between the activin system and normal and abnormal follicle function. ..
  27. GENOME RESOURCE BANKING OF RARE FELID POPULATIONS
    William Swanson; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  28. INHIBIN ACTIONS ON REPRODUCTIVE TARGET CELLS
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..These studies will establish the causal relationship between the inhibin system and normal and abnormal follicle function and lead toward a more complete understanding of key regulating protein in the ovarian-pituitary axis. ..
  29. INHIBIN ACTIONS ON REPRODUCTIVE TARGET CELLS
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..These studies will establish the causal relationship between the inhibin system and normal and abnormal follicle function and lead toward a more complete understanding of key regulating protein in the ovarian-pituitary axis. ..
  30. GENOME RESOURCE BANKING OF RARE FELID POPULATIONS
    William Swanson; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  31. Regulation of Reproductive Function by Activin
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  32. Inhibin Actions on Reproductive Target Tissues
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  33. GENOME RESOURCE BANKING OF RARE FELID POPULATIONS
    William Swanson; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  34. Regulation of Reproductive Function by Activin
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  35. Inhibin Actions on Reproductive Target Tissues
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  36. U54: The Oncofertility Consortium: Fertility Preservation for Woman (1 of 10)
    Teresa Woodruff; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..