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The gubernaculum during testicular descent in the human fetus
This study of 178 male human fetuses and infants demonstrates that descent of the testis through the inguinal canal is a rapid process, with 75% of testes descending between 24 and 28 weeks of gestation. The gubernaculum ...
Ring chromosome 15 in a patient with features of Fryns' syndrome
A stillborn male infant with a ring chromosome 15 and some features compatible with Fryns' syndrome is presented. Neither diagnosis is common and the overlap may be of significance.
Tuberculosis presenting in the neonatal periodd
Tuberculosis presenting during the neonatal period is uncommon, but does occur and may prove fatal if not diagnosed in a timely manner. We describe four such cases and draw attention to urogenital tuberculosis in the mother ...
Effect of rapid dilution of semen on sperm-bound autoantibodies
The effect of rapid dilution of autoantibody-positive semen on sperm-bound antibodies was studied in 12 male patients (0-100% IgA and 10-100% IgG). The direct immunobead test (IBT) and the sperm cervical mucus contact ...
Usefulness of sperm penetration assay in fertility predictions
The competence of the sperm penetration assay (SPA) to predict male fertility, as determined by normal sperm morphology and the fertilizing potential, as shown by human in vitro fertilization (IVF), was investigated. A ...
Secondary syphilis. A clinicopathological study
Syphilis is still a common disease in many countries. The clinical features of secondary syphilis are well documented, and the histopathological features of secondary syphilis have been reviewed in a few studies. The present ...
Use of specific monoclonal antibodies to secretory IgA for the detection of spermatozoal antibodies in serum and seminal plasma by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
The role of anti-sperm secretory IgA has recently received attention since some workers feel it plays an important role in the prognosis of the immunologically infertile couple. Current methods used in our laboratory cannot ...
Effect of sperm washing and swim-up on antibodies bound to sperm membrane: Use of immunobead/sperm cervical mucus contact tests
The direct immunobead test (IBT) and the sperm cervical mucus contact (SCMC) test were used to evaluate the effect of sperm washes and swim-up on antibodies bound to the sperm membrane in 11 patients with autosperm antibodies ...
Antisperm antibody tests: traditional methods compared to ELISA
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) to detect sperm antibodies can be a useful addition to other tests. ELISAs allow more quantitative and detailed information than some other tests, but results should be compared ...
A quick, reliable staining technique for human sperm morphology.
The evaluation of sperm morphology is still an important parameter in the diagnosis of the infertile male. Most techniques used for staining human sperm are very time-consuming. A routine stain used for determining ...