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Int. j. morphol ; 38(6): 1786-1796, Dec. 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1134512

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SUMMARY: Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical widely used to make polycarbonate plastics for packaging and epoxy resins. This study sought to examine how selenium (Se) affects BPA toxicity in terms of albino rats' histological structure, antioxidant enzymes and reproductive organs (seminiferous tubules). Twenty-four adult male rats were divided into four experimental groups: Group 1: Control; Group 2: Orally administered BPA; Group 3: Orally administered sodium selenite; Group 4: Treated daily with BPA followed by selenium (Se). All experiment done for 4 weeks. BPA exposure caused changes in the testicular histological structure, which consists apoptosis, and led to changes in several biochemical markers: Malondialdehyde, catalase, superoxide dismutase, and glutathione peroxidase. However, these BPA side effects may be ameliorated in rats treated with BPA-plus-Se. These protective effects of Se may attributable to its ability to remove potentially damaging oxidizing agents in living organisms. The results may confirm that Se countered the oxidant effects and increased the BPA-induced stress response in rats. So, Se promotes the healthy growth and development of mammals by protecting them from oxidative stress. As human are greatly exposed to BPA and it can accumulate in tissues, there is concern about human reproductive functions particularly for occupational workers exposed usually to greater levels of BPA. Thus, the use of BPA in multiple industries must be restricted and the inaccurate usage of plastic containers should be avoided to decrease the health hazards. Administration of Se may protect against the adverse effects of BPA on reproductive functions and structures.


RESUMEN: El bisfenol A (BPA) es un químico industrial ampliamente utilizado para fabricar plásticos de policarbonato para envases y resinas epoxi. Este estudio examinó el efecto de selenio (Se) en la toxicidad del BPA en términos de la estructura histológica, enzimas antioxidantes y los órganos reproductivos (túbulos seminíferos) de ratas albinas. Se dividieron veinticuatro ratas macho adultas en cuatro grupos experimentales: Grupo 1: control; Grupo 2: BPA administrado por vía oral; Grupo 3: BPA administrado por vía oral para; Grupo 4: tratado diariamente con BPA seguido de selenio (Se). El experimento se realizó durante cuatro semanas y se observó que la exposición al BPA provocó cambios en la estructura histológica testicular, incluyendo apoptosis, y alteraciones en varios marcadores bioquímicos:malondialdehído, catalasa, superóxido dismutasa y glutatión peroxidasa. Sin embargo, estos efectos secundarios del BPA pueden mejorar en ratas tratadas con BPA-plus-Se. Estos efectos protectores del Se pueden ser atribuidos a la capacidad de eliminar agentes oxidantes potencialmente dañinos en organismos vivos. Los resultados indicaron que se contrarrestaron los efectos oxidantes y aumentó la respuesta al estrés inducido por BPA en ratas, y favorece el crecimiento y desarrollo en los mamíferos al protegerlos del estrés oxidativo. Debido a la exposición al BPA en el ser humano, se puede acumular en los tejidos, por lo que existe una preocupación por el daño a las funciones reproductivas en particular de los trabajadores que generalmente están expuestos a niveles más altos de BPA. Por lo tanto, se debe restringir el uso de BPA en las industrias y evitar el uso incorrecto de envases de plástico para así disminuir los riesgos para la salud. La administración correcta de Se puede proteger contra los efectos adversos del BPA en las funciones y estructuras reproductivas.


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Animals , Male , Rats , Phenols/toxicity , Selenium/pharmacology , Testis/drug effects , Benzhydryl Compounds/toxicity , Antioxidants/pharmacology , Phenols/administration & dosage , Superoxide Dismutase/drug effects , Testis/pathology , Benzhydryl Compounds/administration & dosage , Microscopy, Electron , Biomarkers , Catalase/drug effects , Administration, Oral , Apoptosis/drug effects , Oxidative Stress , Glutathione Peroxidase/drug effects
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Article in Spanish | LILACS, BNUY, UY-BNMED | ID: biblio-1114647

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Introducción: El sindrome escrotal agudo es una causa frecuente de consulta en la urgencia pediátrica y el diagnóstico de su etiología puede ser realmente un desafío para el pediatra y el cirujano. Existen múltiples etiologías posibles, siendo la torsión de cordón espermático la más importante, porque el retraso en su diagnóstico y tratamiento conlleva una alta incidencia de necrosis gonadal. Esta patología debe considerarse una emergencia quirúrgica. El objetivo de este artículo es conocer la situación de la torsión de cordón espermático en nuestro medio ya que existe un único estudio sobre esta patología realizado hace más de 30 años. Material y método: Se realizó un estudio observacional descriptivo y retrospectivo. Se identificaron todas las escrototomías realizadas con planteo clínico de síndrome escrotal agudo con la sospecha de una torsión de cordón espermático, en el período comprendido entre el 1.º de enero de 2015 y el 31 de diciembre de 2018. Se analizó la edad de los pacientes, patología diagnosticada en el intraoperatorio, lado afectado, sentido de la rotación y procedimiento realizado. Resultados: En el período comprendido entre el 1.º de enero de 2015 y el 31 de diciembre de 2018 se intervinieron quirúrgicamente 68 pacientes con diagnóstico de sindrome escrotal agudo. Del total, 49 pacientes (72 %) presentaron una torsión de cordón espermático, y a 16 (32,6 %) se les realizó orquiectomía. A todos se les realizó pexia testicular contralateral en el mismo acto quirúrgico. Conclusiones: En el período analizado fueron intervenidos 49 pacientes con torsión de cordón espermático. En 16 casos se realizó orquiectomía. Se identificó una leve predominancia del lado derecho, y el sentido de la rotación fue principalmente interno, si bien existe un importante subregistro de dicho dato en las descripciones operatorias. En el 72 % de los pacientes en quienes se decidió conservar la gónada, el cirujano describe una importante isquemia testicular, por lo que resulta fundamental realizar, para un futuro artículo, el seguimiento de estos pacientes para conocer su evolución.


Introduction: Acute scrotal syndrome is a frequent cause of consultation in the pediatric emergency and the diagnosis of its etiology can really be a challenge for the pediatrician and the surgeon. There are multiple possible etiologies, with torsion of the spermatic cord being the most important due to the high incidence of gonadal necrosis that the delay in diagnosis and treatment entails. This pathology should be considered a surgical emergency. The objective of this article is to know the situation of spermatic cord torsion in our environment since there is only one study done on this pathology more than 30 years ago. Material and method: A descriptive and retrospective observational study was carried out. All scrototomies performed with a clinical approach to acute scrotal syndrome were identified with the suspicion of spermatic cord torsion in the period between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2018. The patients' age, pathology was analyzed. Diagnosed intraoperatively, affected side, direction of rotation and procedure performed. Results: In the period between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2018, 68 patients were diagnosed with a diagnosis of acute scrotal syndrome. Of the total, 49 patients (72 %) had spermatic cord torsion, and 16 (32.6 %) had orchiectomy. All of them underwent contralateral testicular pexia in the same surgical act. Conclusions: In the analyzed period, 49 patients with spermatic cord torsion were operated. In 16 cases orchiectomy was performed. A slight predominance of the right side was identified, and the direction of rotation was mainly internal, although there is an important underreporting of this data in the operative descriptions. In 72 % of the patients in whom it was decided to preserve the gonad, the surgeon describes an important testicular ischemia, so it is essential for a future article to monitor these patients to know their evolution.


Introdução: A síndrome escrotal aguda é uma causa freqüente de consulta na emergência pediátrica e o diagnóstico de sua etiologia pode realmente ser um desafio para o pediatra e o cirurgião. Existem múltiplas etiologias possíveis, sendo a torção do cordão espermático a mais importante devido à alta incidência de necrose gonadal que o atraso no diagnóstico e tratamento acarreta. Essa patologia deve ser considerada uma emergência cirúrgica. O objetivo deste artigo é conhecer a situação de torção do cordão espermático em nosso ambiente, uma vez que existe apenas um estudo sobre essa patologia há mais de 30 anos. Material e método: Foi realizado um estudo observacional descritivo e retrospectivo. Todas as escrototomias realizadas com abordagem clínica da síndrome escrotal aguda foram identificadas com suspeita de torção espermática no período de 1 de janeiro de 2015 a 31 de dezembro de 2018. A idade dos pacientes foi analisada. diagnosticado no intraoperatório, lado afetado, direção da rotação e procedimento realizado. Resultados: No período de 1 de janeiro de 2015 a 31 de dezembro de 2018, 68 pacientes foram diagnosticados com diagnóstico de síndrome escrotal aguda. Do total, 49 pacientes (72 %) apresentaram torção espermática e 16 (32,6 %) tiveram orquiectomia. Todos foram submetidos a pexia testicular contralateral no mesmo ato cirúrgico. Conclusões: No período analisado, foram operados 49 pacientes com torção espermática. Em 16 casos, foi realizada orquiectomia. Foi identificada uma ligeira predominância do lado direito, e o sentido de rotação era principalmente interno, embora exista uma importante subnotificação desses dados nas descrições operatórias. Em 72 % dos pacientes nos quais foi decidido preservar a gônada, o cirurgião descreve uma importante isquemia testicular, por isso é essencial que um artigo futuro monitore esses pacientes para conhecer sua evolução.


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Humans , Male , Infant, Newborn , Infant , Child, Preschool , Child , Adolescent , Spermatic Cord Torsion/surgery , Spermatic Cord Torsion/diagnosis , Testis/surgery , Testis/pathology , Orchiectomy , Orchiopexy , Acute Disease , Epidemiology, Descriptive , Retrospective Studies
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National Journal of Andrology ; (12): 926-933, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880294

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Objective@#To investigate the relationship of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from 900 MHz cellphone frequency with testicular oxidative damage and its influence on the Prdx2 protein expression in the rat testis, and to explore the mechanism of Guilingji Capsules (GC) alleviating oxidative damage to the testis tissue.@*METHODS@#Fifty healthy SD male rats were randomly divided into five groups of equal number, sham-EMR, 4-h EMR, 8-h EMR, 4-h EMR+GC and 8-h EMR+GC and exposed to 900 MHz EMR (370 μW/cm2) for 0, 4 or 8 hours daily for 15 successive days. The rats of the latter two groups were treated intragastrically with GC suspension and those of the first three groups with pure water after exposure to EMR each day. After 15 days of exposure and treatment, all the rats were sacrificed and their testis tissue collected for observation of the histomorphological and ultrastructural changes by HE staining and transmission electron microscopy, measurement of the levels of serum glutathione (GSH), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and malondialdehyde (MDA) with thiobarbiuric acid and determination of the Prdx2 protein expression by immunohistochemistry and Western blot.@*RESULTS@#Compared with the rats in the sham-EMR group, those in the 4-h and 8-h EMR groups showed different degrees of histomorphological and ultrastructural changes in the testis tissue, significantly decreased levels of GSH ([80.62 ± 10.99] vs [69.58 ± 4.18] and [66.17 ± 8.45] mg/L, P < 0.05) and SOD ([172.29 ± 10.98] vs [158.92 ± 6.46] and [148.91 ± 8.60] U/ml, P < 0.05) and increased level of MDA ([7.51 ± 1.73] vs [9.84 ± 1.03] and [11.22 ± 2.13] umol/ml, P < 0.05), even more significantly in the 8-h than in the 4-h EMR group (P < 0.05). In comparison with the sham-EMR group, the expression of the Prdx2 protein was markedly downregulated in the 4-h and 8-h EMR groups (0.56 ± 0.03 vs 0.49 ± 0.03, 0.21 ± 0.01, P < 0.05), but again upregulated in the 4-h and 8-h EMR+GC groups (0.55±0.03 and 0.37±0.04) (P < 0.05).@*CONCLUSIONS@#Electromagnetic radiation from cellphones can cause ultrastructural damage to the testis tissue of male rats, while Guilingji Capsules can alleviate it, presumably by upregulating the Prdx2 protein expression in the testis tissue and reducing testicular oxidative damage.


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Animals , Capsules , Cell Phone , Drugs, Chinese Herbal/therapeutic use , Electromagnetic Radiation , Glutathione/blood , Male , Malondialdehyde/blood , Microscopy, Electron, Transmission , Oxidative Stress , Peroxiredoxins/metabolism , Radiation Injuries, Experimental/drug therapy , Rats , Superoxide Dismutase/blood , Testis/pathology , Thiobarbituric Acid Reactive Substances/analysis
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Int. braz. j. urol ; 45(4): 815-824, July-Aug. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1019894

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ABSTRACT Introduction Chronic hyperglycemia is caused by diabetes mellitus-committed genital morphophysiology, and oxidative stress is one of the main factors involved in this process. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) can prevent metabolic and morphological changes in diabetic individuals. Objectives In present study, we evaluated the effects of regular ALA consumption on the spermatogenesis and histoarchitecture in the male genital system of diabetic rats. Materials and Methods Thirty-two Wistar rats were divided into groups: Control (CG); Diabetic Control (DCG), receiving commercial diet: ALA Group (ALAG) and Diabetic ALA Group (DALAG), fed diets with added ALA (300 mg/Kg bw). The diabetic groups received a single injection of streptozotocin (60 mg/kg). After sixty days of the diet, the animals were euthanized, and semen, testis and epididymis samples were collected. A histomorphometric analysis was performed to determine the epithelial height, tubular and luminal diameter, tubular and luminal area of seminiferous tubules and each epididymal region. Sertoli cells were evidenced using the antivimenti antibody and were quantified. The results were statistically analyzed by the ANOVA test. Results At the end of the experiment, the DALAG glycemia was significantly lower than DCG. The histomorphometric parameters of the seminiferous and epididymal tubules did not show improvement in the DALAG. However, there was an improvement in the DALAG in terms of the concentration, motility and percentage of spermatic pathologies, as well as in the number of Sertoli cells (p<0.001). Conclusions The results demonstrated that supplementation with the ALA antioxidant retards testicular lesions and preserve the process of spermatogenesis in diabetes.


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Animals , Male , Spermatozoa/drug effects , Testis/drug effects , Thioctic Acid/pharmacology , Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental/pathology , Epididymis/drug effects , Antioxidants/pharmacology , Sertoli Cells , Sperm Count , Sperm Motility/drug effects , Spermatogenesis/drug effects , Spermatogenesis/physiology , Spermatozoa/physiology , Testis/physiopathology , Testis/pathology , Immunohistochemistry , Random Allocation , Reproducibility of Results , Rats, Wistar , Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental/physiopathology , Epididymis/pathology
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Int. j. morphol ; 37(2): 515-521, June 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1002253

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SUMMARY: Reproductive dysfunction is a complication for many diseases and toxins. Its early diagnosis and treatment are immensely important. Here the morphological histoarchitecture changes in early testicular and cauda toxicity before and after treatment with angiotensin receptor blockers were evaluated. Low-grade testicular damage was induced using thioacetamide (TAA, 50 mg/kg/day) intraperitoneally for two weeks in rats. The rats were randomly divided into four groups (n = 8) treated daily orally for three weeks as follows: Normal control (distilled water), TAA (positive control), TAA+candesartan (0.2 mg/kg) and TAA+losartan (7.5 mg/kg). Serum testosterone and testicular malondialdehyde and glutathione were measured. The changes in histoarchitecture of testis and cauda epididymis were evaluated by hematoxylin and eosin for general structure, Masson's trichrome for collagen, periodic acid Schiff for basement membrane, and caspase-3 and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) for immunohistochemical analysis. The TAA-rats showed decreases of serum testosterone and testicular glutathione, increases in testicular malondialdehyde, degenerative changes and apoptosis in germ cells, thickening of tubular basal lamina and increases in expression of caspase 3, and decreases in expression of PCNA. The ARBs (candesartan and losartan) significantly reversed these changes with non-significant differences in-between. Treatment with ARBs (candesartan and losartan) significantly reversed TAA-induced low-grade testicular and cauda toxicity in rats. This could be potentially useful for early treatment of male patients with occupational toxicant-induced reproductive dysfunction especially if they are using ARBs for other comorbidities.


RESUMEN: La disfunción reproductiva es una complicación por muchas enfermedades y toxinas. Su diagnóstico y tratamiento tempranos son inmensamente importantes. Aquí se evaluaron los cambios morfológicos en la histoarquitectura en la toxicidad precoz testicular y cauda antes y después del tratamiento con bloqueadores de receptores de angiotensina. Se indujo daño testicular de bajo grado usando tioacetamida (TAA, 50 mg / kg / día) por vía intraperitoneal durante dos semanas en ratas. Las ratas se dividieron aleatoriamente en cuatro grupos (n = 8) tratados diariamente por vía oral durante tres semanas de la siguiente manera: control normal (agua destilada), TAA (control positivo), TAA + candesartan (0,2 mg / kg) y TAA + losartán (7,5 mg / kg). Se midieron la testosterona sérica, el malondialdehído testicular y el glutatión. Los cambios en la histoarquitectura de los testículos y la epidermis de la cauda se evaluaron mediante Hematoxilina y Eosina para determinar la estructura general, con tricrómicro de Masson para el colágeno, ácido periódico de Schiff para la membrana basal y la caspasa-3 y el antígeno nuclear de células proliferantes (PCNA) para análisis inmunohistoquímico. Las ratas TAA mostraron disminución de la testosterona sérica y glutatión testicular, aumentos en el malondialdehído testicular, cambios degenerativos y apoptosis en células germinales, engrosamiento de la lámina basal tubular y aumentos en la expresión de la caspasa 3, y disminución en la expresión de PCNA. Los ARB (candesartán y losartán) revirtieron significativamente estos cambios con diferencias no significativas en el medio. El tratamiento con BRA (candesartán y losartán) revirtió significativamente la toxicidad testicular y cauda inducida por TAA en ratas. Esto podría ser potencialmente útil para el tratamiento temprano de pacientes con disfunción reproductiva inducida por tóxicos ocupacionales, especialmente si están usando BRA para otras comorbilidades.


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Animals , Male , Rats , Testis/drug effects , Thioacetamide/toxicity , Benzimidazoles/pharmacology , Losartan/pharmacology , Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers/pharmacology , Testis/pathology , Testosterone/analysis , Tetrazoles/pharmacology , Immunohistochemistry , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen/metabolism , Caspase 3/metabolism , Glutathione/analysis , Malondialdehyde/analysis
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Int. j. morphol ; 37(1): 358-362, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-990051

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SUMMARY: Origanum vulgare Linn has traditionally been used as a diuretic and antispasmodic. Therefore, we investigated the active extract of Origanum vulgare for possible andrological effect and preventive effects against testicular damage using ethylene glycol rat model of testicular damage, to rationalize its medicinal use. Male Wistar rats received lithogenic treatment comprising of 0.75 % ethylene glycol injection twice with one day interval, then in drinking water, active extract of Origanum vulgare treatment (20 mg/kg) was given for 3 weeks to prevent toxic damage including loss of body weight gain and appetite, Following oral administration of EGME, a rapid decrease in testis weight associated with testicular cell damage was observed. Origanum vulgare treatment (20 mg/kg) prevented as well as reversed toxic changes including loss of body weight gain.


RESUMEN: Origanum vulgare Linn se ha usado tradicionalmente como diurético y antiespasmódico. Por lo tanto, investigamos el extracto activo de Origanum vulgare por su posible efecto andrológico y efectos preventivos contra el daño testicular utilizando el modelo de rata de etilenglicol de daño testicular. El objetivo del estudio fue racionalizar su uso medicinal. Su utilizaron ratas Wistar macho que recibieron un tratamiento litogénico de una inyección de etilenglicol al 0,75 %, dos veces con un intervalo de un día, y luego se administró en agua potable. Se administró el extracto activo del tratamiento con Origanum vulgare (20 mg / kg) durante 3 semanas con el objetivo de prevenir el daño tóxico, la pérdida de peso corporal y el apetito. Tras la administración oral de EGME, se observó una rápida disminución del peso de los testículos asociada al daño de las células testiculares. El tratamiento con Origanum vulgare (20 mg / kg) logró prevenir y revertir las alteraciones tóxicas, incluyendo la pérdida de peso corporal.


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Animals , Male , Rats , Testis/drug effects , Plant Extracts/administration & dosage , Origanum/chemistry , Ethylene Glycols/toxicity , Testicular Diseases/prevention & control , Testis/pathology , Rats, Wistar , Protective Agents
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Arch. endocrinol. metab. (Online) ; 62(6): 644-647, Dec. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-983803

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SUMMARY A gonadal tumor was diagnosed in the first months of life in a patient with genital ambiguity, a 45,X/46,XY karyotype, and mixed gonadal dysgenesis. Gonadal biopsies at the age of 3 months revealed dysgenetic testes and a gonadoblastoma on the right testis. Even though gonadal tumors are rare in childhood, this case indicates that prophylactic removal of dysgenetic gonads should be performed as early as possible, especially when the female sex is assigned to a patient with a Y-chromosome sequence.


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Humans , Male , Female , Infant , Testicular Neoplasms/pathology , Gonadoblastoma/pathology , Gonadal Dysgenesis, Mixed/pathology , Testicular Neoplasms/surgery , Testicular Neoplasms/etiology , Testis/pathology , Biopsy , Risk Factors , Treatment Outcome , Gonadoblastoma/surgery , Gonadoblastoma/etiology , Gonadal Dysgenesis, Mixed/surgery , Gonadal Dysgenesis, Mixed/complications
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Int. braz. j. urol ; 44(5): 981-986, Sept.-Oct. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-975645

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ABSTRACT Introduction: We evaluated the relationship between total testicular volume (TTV) and testicular volume differential (TVD) in adolescent males with varicocele. Both low TTV and high TVD have been independently associated with higher incidences of infertility later in life, but a predictive relationship between TTV and TVD directly has yet to be described. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively analyzed a database of Tanner 5 boys ages 16-21 who presented with varicocele at a single institution between 2009 and 2017. All patients had a scrotal sonogram prior to surgical intervention. TTV and TVD were calculated for each individual and four non-exclusive groupings of patients were created for statistical analysis. We chose 30 cc as a cut off value for low TTV based on prior studies. Results: 209 patients met our inclusion criteria. Mean age was 18.3 years (16-21, SD 1.7) with a mean total testicular volume of 36 cc (13.5-78.2, SD 11.1). Cut off points of TVD of 20% and TTV of 30 cc were used to separate patients. There were 65 boys (31%) with TTV < 30 cc and 58 boys (28%) with TVD ≥ 20%. Among males with TTV < 30 cc, 23 (35%) had a TVD ≥ 20%. Among males with TTV ≥ 30 cc, 35 (24%) had a TVD ≥ 20%. The relationship between TVD and TTV was found to be non-significant (p > 0.05). Discussion: Adolescent varicoceles continue to pose a challenge to pediatric urologists. The dilemma of over-aggressive treatment has proven difficult to balance with the risk of infertility. We hoped that elucidating the relationship between TTV and TVD could be useful in identifying patients who are at greater risk for infertility while decreasing the need for more intrusive testing, such as semen analysis, in an adolescent population. We looked at the direct relationship between low TTV and high TVD. In our population, there was a non-significant relationship between TTV < 30 cc and TVD ≥ 20% (p > 0.05) indicating that in adolescents with varicocele, TTV and TVD are independent variables. Our study limitations include the inherent user dependent bias of ultrasound measurements and data collection at a single institution with high ethnic diversity, possibly not comparable to all patient populations. Conclusions: Low TTV (< 30 cc) itself is not predictive of high TVD (≥ 20%) in adolescent boys with varicocele, despite their reported independent associations with impaired fertility in other studies.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Adolescent , Young Adult , Sperm Motility/physiology , Testis/pathology , Varicocele/pathology , Organ Size , Testis/physiopathology , Testis/diagnostic imaging , Varicocele/physiopathology , Severity of Illness Index , Retrospective Studies , Semen Analysis
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Int. braz. j. urol ; 44(3): 617-622, May-June 2018. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-954058

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ABSTRACT Objective: To investigate the effect of papaverine and alprostadil on testicular torsion-detorsion injury in rats. Materials and Methods: A total of 40 male Wistar-Albino rats were used in this study. Four hours of right testicular torsion was applied to each group, excluding sham oper- ated group. The torsion-detorsion (T/D), T/D + papaverine and T/D + alprostadil groups received saline, papaverine and alprostadil at the same time as surgical detorsion, respectively. At 14 days after the surgical detorsion, ischaemic changes and the degree of damage were evaluated with Cosentino scoring and the Johnson tubular biopsy score (JTBS). Results: JTBS was determined as 8.8±2.7 in the Sham group, 5.08±1.9 in the T/D+papaverine group, 5.29±2.3 in the T/D +alprostadil group and 2.86±1.9 in the TD group. The JTBS was determined to be statistically significantly high in both the T/D + papaverine group and the T/D + alprostadil group compared to the T/D group (p=0.01, p=0.009). In the T/D + papaverine group, 3 (43%) testes were classified as Cosentino 2, 3 (43%) as Cosentino 3 and 1 (14%) as Cosentino 4. In the T/D +alprostadil group, 5 (50 %) testes were classified as Cosentino 2, 3 (30 %) as Cosentino 3 and 2 (20%) as Cosentino 4. Conclusion: The present study indicated that spermatic cord administration of alprostadil and papaverine showed a protective effect against ischemia/reperfusion injury after right-side testes torsion and histological changes were decreased after testicular ischemia reperfusion injury.


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Animals , Male , Papaverine/therapeutic use , Spermatic Cord Torsion/prevention & control , Testis/blood supply , Vasodilator Agents/pharmacology , Alprostadil/pharmacology , Ischemia/prevention & control , Papaverine/pharmacology , Spermatic Cord Torsion/pathology , Testis/pathology , Vasodilator Agents/therapeutic use , Biopsy , Severity of Illness Index , Alprostadil/therapeutic use , Reperfusion Injury/prevention & control , Random Allocation , Reproducibility of Results , Treatment Outcome , Rats, Wistar , Protective Agents/therapeutic use , Protective Agents/pharmacology
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Int. j. morphol ; 36(2): 447-453, jun. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-954135

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Although Momordica charantia (MC) has preventive effects on tissue injuries, antioxidant capacity and protective effect of MC pulp and peel (MCP) on valproic acid (VPA)-testicular damage have never been reported. Fresh MCPs were aqueous extracted and determined for antioxidant capacity and momordicine I level by HPLC. Male rats were divided into 5 groups (control, VPA (500 mg/kgBW), MCP20/40/ or 80 mg/kgBW+VPA). In 30 experimental days, animals were pretreated with different doses of MCPs for 20 days before VPA injection for 10 consecutive days. Sperm concentration, testosterone hormone, and testicular histology of all groups were investigated. Expressions of testicular tyrosine phosphorylated and steroidogenic acute regulatory (StAR) proteins were examined by Western blot. Results showed that MCP contains TPC (39.24±0.65 ug/mg garlic acid), antioxidant capacities (FRAP=33.08±0.21 ug/ mg ascorbic acid equivalent, IC50 of DPPH=389.8±3.20 ug/ml), and momordicine I (404.9 mg/g MCP). Sperm concentration in MCP80+VPA group was increased as compared to VPA group. Testosterone level in MCP treated groups was significantly increased. MCP protected testicular damage and could prevent the decrease of StAR and a 50-kDa phosphorylated protein expression in VPAtreated testis. In conclusion, MCP has antioxidant activities and can prevent male reproductive toxicity in VPA-induced rats.


A pesar que la Momordica charantia (MC) tiene efectos preventivos sobre las lesiones en los tejidos, capacidad antioxidante y un efecto protector de la pulpa y la cáscara de MC (CMC) sobre el ácido valproico (AVP), aún no se ha informado efectos sobre el daño testicular. Las CMC frescas fueron extraídas de forma acuosa y se determinó la capacidad antioxidante y el nivel de Momordicina I por HPLC. Las ratas machos se dividieron en 5 grupos: control, AVP (500 mg/kg de peso corporal), CMC20 / 40 / u 80 mg/kg de peso corporal + AVP . En 30 días experimentales, los animales fueron pretratados con diferentes dosis de CMC durante 20 días antes de la inyección de AVP durante 10 días consecutivos. Se investigó la concentración de espermatozoides, la hormona testosterona y la histología testicular de todos los grupos. Las expresiones de proteínas reguladoras agudas (StAR) fosforiladas con tirosina y esteroidogénicas testiculares se examinaron mediante inmunotransferencia de tipo Western. Los resultados mostraron que CMC contiene TPC (39.24 ± 0.65 ug / mg de ácido de ajo), capacidades antioxidantes (FRAP = 33.08 ± 0.21 ug / mg de ácido ascórbico equivalente, IC50 de DPPH = 389.8 ± 3.20 ug / ml) y momordicina I (404.9 mg) / g CMC). La concentración de esperma en el grupo MCP80 + AVP aumentó en comparación con el grupo AVP. El nivel de testosterona en los grupos tratados con CMC aumentó significativamente. La CMC protegió el daño testicular y pudo prevenir la disminución de StAR y una expresión de proteína fosforilada de 50 kDa en los testículos tratados con AVP. En conclusión, la CMC tiene efectos antioxidantes y puede prevenir la toxicidad reproductiva en ratas machos inducidas por VPA.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rats , Testis/drug effects , Plant Extracts/administration & dosage , Momordica charantia , Antioxidants/administration & dosage , Organ Size , Phenols/analysis , Spermatozoa/drug effects , Sterols/analysis , Testis/pathology , Testosterone/analysis , Plant Extracts/chemistry , Blotting, Western , Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid , Valproic Acid/toxicity , Rats, Wistar , Protective Agents , Anticonvulsants/toxicity
12.
Acta cir. bras ; 33(2): 125-133, Feb. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-886259

ABSTRACT

Abstract Purpose: To investigate the biochemical, histopathologic, and spermatogenetic changes in the detorsionated testicle after experimental torsion and to study the antioxidant effects of pheniramine maleate and nebivolol. Methods: Twenty-four Sprague-Dawley male rats were divided into 4 groups: Group 1: Sham; Group 2: Torsion/Detorsion (T/D); Group 3: T/D + Pheniramine maleate (PM); Group 4: T/D + Nebivolol (NB) group. Paroxanase (PON), total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS), and oxidative stres index (OSI) were measured, and spermatogenetic and histopathologic evaluation was performed in tissue and blood samples. Results: The evaluation of tissue TAS indicated no statistically significant difference in Group 3 compared to Group 2. A statistically significant increase was detected in Group 4 compared to Group 2. Serum PON levels revealed a statistically significant increase in Groups 3 and 4 compared to Groups 1 and 2. The Johnsen testicular biopsy score decreased in Groups 3 and 4, but the decrease was not statistically significant. Conclusions: Pheniramine maleate and nebivolol have antioxidant effects against ischemia-reperfusion damage. They also support tissue recovery, which is more significantly observed by nebivolol.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rats , Pheniramine/pharmacology , Spermatic Cord Torsion/drug therapy , Testis/drug effects , Oxidative Stress/drug effects , Nebivolol/pharmacology , Antioxidants/pharmacology , Spermatic Cord Torsion/pathology , Spermatogenesis/drug effects , Testis/blood supply , Testis/pathology , Time Factors , Reperfusion Injury/drug therapy , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Adrenergic beta-Antagonists/pharmacology , Aryldialkylphosphatase/blood , Histamine H1 Antagonists/pharmacology
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Rev. argent. urol. (1990) ; 83(3): 96-101, 2018. tab, ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-986327

ABSTRACT

Objetivos: El propósito de este estudio es evaluar la eficacia de los laboratorios de embriología y de anatomía patológica para hallar espermatozoides en las muestras de tejido testicular obtenido por biopsia testicular (testicular sperm extraction, TESE) en pacientes con azoospermia no obstructiva. Materiales y métodos: Se realizó un análisis retrospectivo y prospectivo de todos los pacientes con azoospermia no obstructiva atendidos en CRECER y en la Clínica Privada Pueyrredón, entre enero de 2006 y diciembre de 2016. En este estudio solo se incluyeron aquellos pacientes en los que la muestra obtenida con TESE fue enviada simultáneamente al anatomopatólogo y al laboratorio de embriología. Para el análisis de los resultados de las biopsias el estudio se detuvo a fines de 2016, pero el seguimiento de los pacientes continuó hasta el mes de octubre de 2017, registrándose todos aquellos casos que realizaron procedimientos de inyección intracitoplasmática de espermatozoides (intracytoplasmic sperm injection, ICSI) con muestras obtenidas de TESE y se anotó la obtención de embriones, embarazos y nacimientos. Resultados: El laboratorio de embriología halló espermatozoides en 36 de los 68 pacientes (52,9%), mientras que el laboratorio de patología solo informó presencia en 21 pacientes (30,88%). Hubo acuerdo en el hallazgo de espermatozoides entre ambos laboratorios en 20 de los 68 casos (29,41%), mientras que en 16 pacientes el laboratorio de embriología encontró espermatozoides donde el de patología no pudo hacerlo (23,53%). Al mismo tiempo, el laboratorio de patología halló espermatozoides solo en un caso en el que el de embriología informó su ausencia para la misma muestra analizada (1,47%) (p=0,0003). Conclusiones: El laboratorio de embriología es significativamente más eficaz para determinar la presencia de espermatozoides en las muestras de TESE, teniendo mejor rendimiento que el de patología, por lo que consideramos que, si las muestras fueran analizadas solo por el patólogo, se perdería la posibilidad de lograr muchos embarazos realizando ICSI más TESE.(AU)


Objectives: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of embryology and pathological anatomy laboratories to find spermatozoa in testicular tissue samples obtained by testicular sperm extraction (TESE) in patients with non-obstructive azoospermia. Materials and methods: It was carried out a retrospective and prospective analysis of all the patients with non-obstructive azoospermia treated at CRECER and at Clínica Privada Pueyrredón, between January 2006 and December 2016. This study only includes patients in whom the sample obtained with TESE was sent at the same time to the pathology and embryology laboratory. For the analysis of the results of the biopsies, the study was stopped at the end of 2016, but the follow-up of the patients continued until October 2017, registering all those cases that performed intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with samples obtained from TESE and wrote down the patients who´ve got embryos, pregnancies, and births. Results: The embryology laboratory found sperm in 36 of the 68 patients (52.9%), while the pathology laboratory only reported presence in 21 patients (30.88%). There was agreement in the finding of sperm between both laboratories in 20 of the 68 cases (29.41%), while in 16 patients the embryology laboratory found sperm where the pathology department could not do so (23.53%). At the same time, the pathology laboratory found sperm only in one case in which the embryology department reported its absence for the same sample analyzed (1.47%) (p=0.0003). Conclusions: The embryology laboratory is significantly more efficient to determine the presence of sperm in the samples of TESE, having better performance than the pathology one. Taking into account that, we believe that if the samples are only analyzed by the pathologist, the possibility of getting many pregnancies performing ICSI plus TESE would be lost. (AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Testis/embryology , Testis/pathology , Biopsy/methods , Sperm Injections, Intracytoplasmic/methods , Azoospermia/diagnosis , Azoospermia/pathology , Sperm Retrieval , Prospective Studies , Retrospective Studies , Comparative Effectiveness Research
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Int. j. morphol ; 35(4): 1517-1524, Dec. 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-893164

ABSTRACT

SUMMARY: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of the extract of Allium cepa (Onion) seeds (AC) on morphometric and histology of testis and biochemical parameters in STZ-induced male rats. Forty adult male Wistar rats (2 month old) were allocated into four groups of control, diabetic control, diabetic treated with 200 or 400 mg/kg/day of onion seed extract. Diabetes mellitus was induced using 60 mg/kg body weight of Streptozotocin as a single intraperitoneal injection. The extract was administered by stomach gavage for 28 days. The morphometric and histological structure of the testis, biochemical factors like glucose and testosterone levels were assessed. All analyses were done at the end of the four week study period. Data were compared by using Kruskal Wallis Test, Dunnett T3 and the degree of significance was set at P < 0.05 and P < 0.01. In diabetic+200 rats, the numbers of primary spermatocytes were significantly increased. In diabetic+400 rats, seminiferous tubular diameter was significantly increased and the level of testosterone hormone and testis weight was decreased significantly. In diabetic+200 and 400 rats, the numbers of spermatid, FBS and lumen diameter were significantly increased and the numbers of spermatozoa cells, body weight and volume density (VD) % lumen were decreased. Also, the numbers of spermatid in control diabetic rats was decreased. Our finding indicated that onion seed extract might be useful as a supplementary protective agent against adverse effects of diabetes on reproductive system in diabetic men.


RESUMEN: El objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar el efecto del extracto de semillas de Allium cepa (cebolla) sobre la morfometría e histología de testículos y parámetros bioquímicos en ratas macho inducidas por estreptozotocina (STZ). Se asignaron cuarenta ratas macho Wistar adultas (2 meses de edad) en cuatro grupos: control diabético y diabético tratados con 200 o 400 mg / kg / día de extracto de semilla de cebolla. Se indujo diabetes mellitus utilizando 60 mg/kg de peso corporal de estreptozotocina por inyección única intraperitoneal. El extracto se administró por sonda gástrica durante 28 días. Se evaluaron la estructura morfométrica e histológica de los testículos, factores bioquímicos como la glucosa y los niveles de testosterona. Todos los análisis se realizaron al final del período de estudio de cuatro semanas. Los datos se compararon mediante el uso de Kruskal Wallis Test, Dunnett T3 y el grado de significación se estableció en P <0,05 y P <0,01. En el grupo diabético + 200, el número de espermatocitos primarios aumentó significativamente. En el grupo diabético + 400, el diámetro tubular seminífero aumentó significativamente en cambio el nivel de testosterona y el peso del testículo disminuyeron significativamente. En el grupo diabéticos + 200 y 400, los números de espermátidas, FBS y diámetro de luz se incrementaron significativamente y el número de espermatozoides, peso corporal y densidad de volumen (VD)% de lumen disminuyeron. Además, disminuyó el número de espermátidas en ratas diabéticas control. Nuestro estudio indicó que el extracto de semilla de cebolla podría ser útil como un agente protector adicional contra los efectos adversos de la diabetes en el sistema reproductivo en hombres diabéticos.


Subject(s)
Testicular Diseases/drug therapy , Plant Extracts/administration & dosage , Onions/chemistry , Seeds , Testis/drug effects , Testis/pathology , Body Weight , Streptomycin/toxicity , Rats, Wistar
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Int. braz. j. urol ; 42(5): 1028-1032, Sept.-Oct. 2016. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-796899

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT Report case (s) relevant aspects: Man, 27 years old, complaining of acute testicular pain by 2 hours in the remaining left testicle. Denies fever, lower urinary tract symptoms such as dysuria, urinary frequency, concommitant or prior urethral discharge to the painful condition. He underwent right orchiectomy 13 years ago by testicular torsion. He is a chronic user of cocaine for 15 years and during the last three days the drug use was continuous and intense. Proposed premise substantiating case (s) description: Initial diagnostic hypothesis: Syndromic: Acute Scrotum Syndrome (SEA) Main Etiologic (testicular torsion) Secondary Etiologic (acute orchiepididymitis) Briefly delineates what might it add? Lines of research That Could be Addressed: In this challenging clinical case we presented an alternative and new etiologic diangosis for the acute scrotum which the main etiologic factor remains testicular torsion. This new diangosis is acute testicular ischemia as a complication of cocaine abuse.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Adult , Scrotum/blood supply , Testicular Diseases/etiology , Testis/blood supply , Cocaine-Related Disorders/complications , Acute Pain/etiology , Ischemia/etiology , Scrotum/pathology , Spermatic Cord Torsion/pathology , Testicular Diseases/pathology , Testis/pathology , Vasoconstrictor Agents/poisoning , Cocaine/poisoning , Diagnosis, Differential , Ischemia/pathology
17.
Int. j. morphol ; 34(3): 870-876, Sept. 2016. ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-828955

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to investigate protective effect of Momordica cochinchinensis (MC) aril extract on adverse reproductive parameters of male rat induced with valproic acid (VPA) commonly used in treatment for antiepileptic diseases. Male Wistar rats were divided into 6 groups (control, VPA, 200 mg/kg BW of PE only, and 50, 100, 200 mg/kg BW MC+VPA, respectively). Animals were pretreated with aqueous MC extract for 23 days before co-administered with VPA induction for 10 days. At the end of experiment, all male reproductive parameters and testicular histology were examined. The results showed all doses of PE significantly protect the decrease the weights of epididymis and seminal vesicle but not of body and testicular weights. MC extract also increased sperm concentration and seminiferous tubular diameters in MC+VPA co-administrative groups. Moreover, testicular histology of MC+VPA groups showed significant declining of testicular histopathologies as compared to VPA group. It was concluded that M. Cochinchinensis aril extract can prevent adverse male reproductive parameters and testicular damage induced with VPA.


El objetivo fue investigar el efecto protector del extracto de arilo de Momordica cochinchinensis (MC) sobre los parámetros reproductivos adversos de la rata macho inducida con ácido valproico (AV) que se utiliza comúnmente en el tratamiento de enfermedades epilépticas. Las ratas se dividieron en 6 grupos (control, AV, 200 mg/kg por peso corporal de PE solamente, y 50, 100, 200 mg/kg por peso corporal MC+AV, respectivamente). Los animales fueron tratados previamente con extracto acuoso MC durante 23 días, antes de la administración de AV durante 10 días. Al término del experimento, se examinaron todos los parámetros reproductivos masculinos y la histología testicular. Los resultados indicaron que todas las dosis de PE protegen de manera significativa la disminución de los pesos de epidídimo y vesículas seminales, pero no de peso corporal y testicular. El extracto de MC también aumentó la concentración de espermatozoides y los diámetros de los túbulos seminíferos en los grupos de administración con MC+AV. Por otra parte, la histología testicular de los grupos MC+AV mostró una disminución significativa de histopatologías testiculares en comparación con el grupo AV. En conclusión, el extracto de arilo M. cochinchinensis puede prevenir la aparición de parámetros reproductivos masculinos negativos y los daños testiculares inducidos con AV.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rats , Genitalia, Male/pathology , Infertility, Male/prevention & control , Momordica/chemistry , Plant Extracts/administration & dosage , Valproic Acid/adverse effects , Infertility, Male/chemically induced , Rats, Wistar , Testicular Diseases/chemically induced , Testis/pathology
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Int. j. morphol ; 34(2): 533-540, June 2016. ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-787033

ABSTRACT

Sildenafil is widely used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction with few studies are available on the protective role of propolis against its reproductive toxicity. The present study aims to investigate the hormonal biochemical and histomorphometric alterations induced in the testicular tissues by sildenafil overdoses. Four groups of rabbits were exposed to sildenafil with or without propolis as follows: Group I received the formulated vehicle, Group II received sildenafil (3 mg/kg), Group III received propolis (50 mg/kg), Group IV received sildenafil plus propolis. Sildenafil lowered body weight gain, testosterone and follicular stimulating hormone concentration but increased testis index while luteinizing hormone was almost not affected. Moreover, sildenafil treated rabbits showed degenerative seminiferous tubules and disturbance of spermatogenesis together with spermatocytes sloughing and nuclear alterations. Exposure to sildenafil plus propolis ameliorated tubular alterations, spermatogenesis disturbances, hormonal levels changes and partially protected spermatocytes from morphological nuclear alterations but could not ameliorate the effect on the body weight gain and testis index. The findings of the present work may indicate that propolis can ameliorate partially the reproductive toxicity induced by sildenafil overdoses with more need for further studies on the adverse effect of these doses on the other vital organs.


El sildenafil es un medicamento ampliamente utilizado para el tratamiento de la disfunción eréctil y existen pocos estudios disponibles referente a la función protectora del propóleo contra su toxicidad reproductiva. El objetivo fue investigar las alteraciones hormonales, bioquímicas e histomorfométricas, inducidas en los tejidos testiculares por sobredosis de sildenafil. Cuatro grupos de conejos fueron expuestos a sildenafil con o sin propóleo de la siguiente manera: grupo I recibió el sildenafil formulado, grupo II recibió sildenafil (3 mg/kg), grupo III recibió propóleo (50 mg/kg) y el grupo IV recibió sildenafil más propóleo. El sildenafil redujo el peso corporal, la testosterona y la concentración de la hormona foliculoestimulante, sin embargo, se observó un aumento del índice testicular mientras que la hormona luteinizante casi no se vio afectada. Por otra parte, los conejos tratados con sildenafil mostraron degeneración de los túbulos seminíferos, trastornos de la espermatogénesis y alteraciones nucleares de los espermatocitos. Con el uso de sildenafil más propóleo fue posible disminuir las alteraciones de los túbulos seminíferos, los trastornos de la espermatogénesis y los niveles de cambios hormonales; los espermatocitos fueron protegidos parcialmente de alteraciones nucleares morfológicas, pero no pudo mejorar el efecto de aumento de peso corporal e índice testicular. Los resultados indican que el propóleo puede aliviar, en parte, la toxicidad en la reproducción inducida por sobredosis de sildenafil. No obstante, existe la necesidad de realizar más estudios sobre los efectos adversos de estas dosis en otros órganos vitales.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rabbits , Organ Size/drug effects , Piperazines/poisoning , Propolis/pharmacology , Sulfones/poisoning , Testicular Diseases/prevention & control , Testis/pathology , Body Weight , Drug Overdose , Purines , Seminiferous Tubules/drug effects , Seminiferous Tubules/pathology , Sildenafil Citrate/poisoning , Spermatogenesis/drug effects , Testis/drug effects , Testosterone/blood
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Int. j. morphol ; 34(2): 610-615, June 2016. ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-787044

ABSTRACT

The study was carried out at two different altitudes in the southern region of Saudi Arabia: Abha, 2,800 meters above sea level, the high altitude (HA) area and Jazan, 40 meters above sea level the low altitude (LA) area. Following exposure to high altitude, and up to the third week of postnatal development, some of the seminiferous tubules showed detachment from the basal lamina, spaces of different sizes within the epithelial layer with vacuoles in the center and Pyknotic nuclei were noted in the spermatogonia and primordial germ cells. Rounded spermatids were seen in the lumen only on day 35 of hypoxic group, no spermatozoa were recognized until day 45 of postnatal development. On day 45 hypoxic rat testes revealed various types of atrophy and degeneration in the seminiferous tubules and in the interstitial tissue, there was detachment of the basal laminae of the tubules and a profound decrease in cellularity. Significant decrease in epithelial height was noticed in these animals (P <0.05). Also, the diameter of the tubules showed slight decrease with concomitant increase in interstitial spaces in all hypoxic rats.


El estudio se llevó a cabo en dos sitios de altitud diferentes en la región sur de Arabia Saudita: en Abha, a 2.800 metros sobre el nivel del mar, la zona de gran altitud (GA) y en Jazan, a 40 metros sobre el nivel del mar, la zona de baja altitud. Después de la exposición a GA, y hasta la tercera semana del desarrollo postnatal, se observaron espermatogonias y células germinales primordiales en algunos túbulos seminíferos, un desprendimiento de la lámina basal, espacios de diferentes tamaños dentro de la capa epitelial, con vacuolas en el centro y núcleos picnóticos. Se encontraron espermátidas redondeadas a nivel del lumen en el día 35 de la hipoxia, y no se observaron espermatozoides hasta el día 45 del desarrollo postnatal. En el día 45, los testículos de las ratas hipóxicas revelaron varios tipos de atrofia y degeneración en los túbulos seminíferos y el tejido intersticial; no hubo separación de las láminas basales de los túbulos y se registró una profunda disminución de la celularidad. Además, se observó una disminución significativa en la altura del epitelio de estos animales (P <0,05). El diámetro de los túbulos mostró una ligera disminución con el aumento concomitante en los espacios intersticiales en todas las ratas hipóxicas.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rats , Altitude , Hypoxia/physiopathology , Testis/growth & development , Testis/pathology , Animals, Newborn
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Int. j. morphol ; 34(1): 102-109, Mar. 2016. ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-780482

ABSTRACT

Testicular toxicity has been implicated in highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) treatment. Hence there is need to identify an effective antioxidant product that can alleviate testicular necrosis due to HAART administration. Forty eight adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were used in this study. The animals were divided into eight (8) groups: A-H (n= 6). Group A animals received normal saline as the control; Group B was given Nevirapine (Nv); Group C was given Kolaviron (Kv); Group D was given vitamin C; Group E was given Nv and Kv; Group F was given Nv and Vitamin C; Group G was given Nv for 56 d and Kv for 28 d serving as a withdrawal group; Group H was given corn oil. Nv, Kv and Vit. C were given at 1.54, 200 and 250 (mg·kg)/bw respectively while all administrations were through oral gavage. The body weights were taken every other day. Thereafter, they were anaesthetized with halothane. The testes were excised, weighed, fixed in Bouin's fluid and stained with H&E while the epididymes removed for semen fluid analyses. The results showed a significant (P<0.05) decrease in sperm motility in group E (Nevirapine + kolaviron) when compared with group F (Nevirapine + Vitamin C) while Sperm count was not significantly different (P>0.05) across the groups. The testicular histoarchitectural studies revealed indistinct spermatogonia, necrotic interstititial endocrine cells in the altered interstitial space, fragmented spermatids, atrophy of mature spermatocytes, degenerated germ cells, obliterated seminiferous tubules lumen, undifferentiated spermatogonia and cellular debris in the somniferous tubules lumen of nevirapine administered group but normal across the other groups. In the testis, there were no significant reduction in SOD, Catalase and GPx activities but a significant decrease in GST activity (P<0.001) when group E was compared with group F. In conclusion, vitamin C presents a better remediation in nevirapine induced spermiotoxicity compared to kolaviron in Sprague-Dawley rats.


La toxicidad testicular ha sido implicada en la terapia antirretroviral altamente activa (TARAA). Por lo tanto existe la necesidad de identificar un producto antioxidante eficaz que pueda aliviar la necrosis testicular en la administración de la TARAA. Cuarenta y ocho ratas macho Sprague-Dawley adultas fueron utilizadas. Los animales se dividieron en ocho (8) grupos: AH (n= 6). Grupo A, animales recibieron solución salina normal como el control; Grupo B, recibió Nevirapina (Nv); Grupo C, recibió Kolaviron (Kv); Grupo D, recibió vitamina C; Grupo E, recibió Nv y Kv; Grupo F, recibió Nv y vitamina C; Grupo G, recibió Nv durante 56 d y Kv por 28 d como un grupo de retirada; Grupo H, recibió aceite de maíz. Nv, Kv y Vit. C se administraron en dosis de 1, 54, 200 y 250 (mg · kg) de peso corporal respectivamente; todas las administraciones fueron por sonda oral. Los pesos corporales se tomaron cada dos días. A partir de ese momento los animales fueron anestesiados con halotano. Los testículos fueron extirpados, pesados y fijados en solución de Bouin y teñidos con H&E, mientras que el epidídimo se retiró para analizar el semen. Los resultados mostraron un descenso (p<0,05) en la motilidad de los espermatozoides en el grupo E (Nevirapina + Kolaviron) en comparación con el grupo F (Nevirapina + vitamina C), mientras que el recuento espermático no mostró diferencias significativas (P>0,05) entre los grupos. El estudio de la histoarquitectura testicular reveló espermatogonias indiferenciadas, con células intersticiales necróticas en el espacio intersticial y espermátidas fragmentadas. Además, en el grupo que recibió Nevirapina mostró espermatocitos maduros atrofiados, degeneración de células germinales, lumen de los túbulos seminíferos obliterados, espermatogonias indiferenciadas y restos celulares en el lumen de los tubulos seminíferos. En el resto de los grupos los resultados fueron normales. En el testículo hubo una reducción significativa en las actividades de la superóxido dismutasa, catalasa y glutatión peroxidasa, pero una disminución significativa en la actividad glutatión S-transferasa (P <0,001) al comparar los grupo E y F.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rats , Antioxidants/pharmacology , Garcinia kola/chemistry , Nevirapine/toxicity , Plant Extracts/pharmacology , Superoxide Dismutase/antagonists & inhibitors , Testis/drug effects , Anti-HIV Agents/toxicity , Ascorbic Acid/pharmacology , Biflavonoids/pharmacology , Body Weight , Catalase/antagonists & inhibitors , Glutathione Peroxidase/antagonists & inhibitors , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Seeds , Sperm Count , Sperm Motility/drug effects , Testis/enzymology , Testis/pathology
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