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author:("Haddad, jazan")
1.  Clinical Comparison of Conventional Testicular Sperm Extraction and Microdissection Techniques for Non-Obstructive Azoospermia 
Background
We compared the efficacy of microdissection testicular sperm extraction (microdissection TESE) and conventional TESE in patients with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) and related the positive sperm recovery to certain variables: follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) levels, testicular volume and histology.
Methods
Sperm retrieval rates (SRR) in patients with NOA who underwent microdissection TESE (n = 65) or conventional TESE (n = 68) were compared and related to the different variables.
Results
SRR by microdissection TESE (56.9%) was significantly higher than conventional TESE (38.2%). There was a positive relation between the SRR and increased testicular volume or decreased FSH levels. No effect of Testosterone or Prolactin levels on SRR by using either technique was observed. Sperm were recovered from those with hypospermatogenesis in 84% and 92.9% by conventional and microdissection TESE, respectively (P = 0.3). In cases of maturation arrest the SRR was 27.3% and 36.4%, respectively (P = 0.6). In cases of Sertoli-cell-only syndrome (SCOS) the SRR was 6.2% and 26.9%, respectively (P = 0.03). No major operative complications occurred in any patient in either group, and no patient required post-operative hormone replacement to treat hypogonadism.
Conclusions
Microdissection TESE significantly had twice better probability of success of SRR when compared to conventional TESE. No secure pre-operative prognostic elements of sperm recovery exist for NOA patients. Microdissection TESE appears to be recommendable in cases of atrophied testicles, high FSH concentration, or when SCOS with high FSH concentration can be predicted.
Keywords
Microdissection TESE; Sperm retrieval; Non-obstructive azoospermia; Histopathology; FSH concentration; Orchidometry
doi:10.4021/jocmr542w
PMCID: PMC3138409  PMID: 21811543
2.  Urodynamic Detrusor Overactivity in Patients with Overactive Bladder Symptoms 
Purpose
To evaluate the relationship between urodynamic detrusor overactivity (DO) and overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms in men and women.
Methods
We reviewed the records of adult males and females who attended a tertiary referral center for urodynamic evaluation of OAB syndrome symptoms with the presence or absence of DO. DO was calculated for symptoms alone or in combination.
Results
The overall incidence of DO was 76.1% and 58.7% in male and female OAB patients, respectively. Of men 63% and 61% of women with urgency (OAB dry) had DO, while 93% of men and 69.8% of women with urgency and urgency urinary incontinence (OAB wet) had DO. Of women, 58% who were OAB wet had stress urinary incontinence symptoms with 26.4% having urodynamic stress incontinence. 6% of men and 6.5% of women with OAB symptoms had urodynamic diagnosis of voiding difficulties with postvoid residual greater than 100 mL. Combination of symptoms is more accurate in predicting DO in OAB patients. The multivariate disease model for males included urge urinary incontinence (UUI) and urgency while for females it included UUI and nocturia.
Conclusions
There was a better correlation in results between OAB symptoms and the urodynamic diagnosis of DO in men than in women, more so in OAB wet than in OAB dry. Combination of symptoms of the OAB syndrome seems to have a better correlation with objective parameters from the bladder diary, filling cystometry, and with the occurrence of DO.
doi:10.5213/inj.2011.15.1.48
PMCID: PMC3070227  PMID: 21468287
Overactive bladder; Urodynamic investigation; Urinary incontinence; Detrusor overactivity

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