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Volume 1, Issue 3






Knowledge and Practice of Prostate Health of Men in the Work Place


Journal of Infertility and reproductive Biology, 2013, Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 54-57, Full Text in PDF (70 KB)


Adesanya O.A1, Shittu L.A.J2, Awobajo F.O3, Otulana O.J1, Adesanya R.A


1. Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ikenne Campus,

Ogun State, Nigeria.

2. Department of Anatomy, Benue State University, Markudi, Nigeria.

3. Department of Physiology, College of medicine, University of Lagos, Idi Araba, Lagos.

4. St Ives Hospital, Allen Avenue Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.



This study was carried out to determine knowledge, attitude and perception of the prostate health among male employees of a College of medicine in a university setting. Findings from a postal questionnaire showed a high level of ignorance about the prostate gland in the body. 45% of the respondents (TR) do not know what the prostate gland is, and 54.4% do not know where it was situated in the body. On the Diet rating: 36.4%  of the respondent  enjoyed  fatty food,63.6%  liked red meat, and 72.7%  liked fried food, 36.4%  indulged in alcohol and smoking which  are not good  for the prostate health. On the prostate symptoms score: 11.4%  had a severe symptom score, while 56.85% had a moderate  symptom score while 31.8%  of the respondent had a moderate symptoms. Conclusion: despite widespread prevalence of prostate problems among aging men, many men especially in south-western, Nigeria, had little knowledge of what is called prostate and associated problems among aging men and possible preventive measures available to help. The good side of this finding is that men in this part of the world consume diets which are rich in fiber, which is a good development for the prostate health though many of them has a flare for fatty and fried food.



Keywords: Prostate Health, Knowledge, Diet, Workplace, International prostate symptoms score (IPSS)




Efficacy of Rescue ICSI after Total Fertilization Failure in Conventional IVF


Journal of Infertility and reproductive Biology, 2013, Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 58-62, Full Text in PDF (75.5 KB)


Maryam Eftekhar, Soheila Pourmasumi, Mohammad-Hossein Razi


Research and Clinical Center for infertility, Shahid Sadughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.



Partial or complete fertilization failure after IVF was reported in 5-10% of cycles. Total fertilization failure in patients with normal sperm parameters is rare but very stressful incident after IVF. To  rescue the IVF cycles after total fertilization failure, ICSI of unfertilized oocytes after initial insemination has been reported.We reviewed a 2 years experience of rescue ICSI and analyzed the cycles outcomes. Cycles with total fertilization failure using mature oocytes with normal morphology, which had no evidence of fertilization 24 hours after IVF were selected for this study and reinsemination by ICSI was performed. 15 rescue ICSI cycles were included in our study. After rescue ICSI fertilization rate per cycle was 54.32%. Also  5.534.15 embryos were obtained  and 2.54o.34 embryos were transferred in each cycles.  But no  pregnancy was reported after fresh embryo transfer. This study showed that day1 rescue ICSI is not a good option for prevention of complete fertilization failure after IVF procedure.

Key words: Rescue ICSI, conventional IVF, oocyte, fertilization failure.


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