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Seminal vesicles of infertile patients with male accessory gland infection: ultrasound evaluation after prolonged treatment with tadalafil, a selective phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor.
Andrologia. 2013 Dec; 45(6):386-91.A

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate possible ultrasound seminal vesicle (SV) changes in infertile patients with 'hypertrophic-congestive' (HCUF) or 'fibro-sclerotic' (FSUF) ultrasound form of male accessory gland infection (MAGI) after prolonged administration of tadalafil (TAD), a selective phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor. Forty infertile patients with HCUF and 40 patients with FSUF and erectile dysfunction were selected and arbitrarily divided into two groups, who were prescribed TAD 5 mg daily for 3 months, the first 20 consecutive patients with HCUF (group A1) or FSUF (group A2) or placebo, the second 20 consecutive patients with HCUF (group B1) or FSUF (group B2). All patients underwent scrotal and prostate-vesicular transrectal ultrasound evaluation and semen analysis (WHO, 2010) before and after treatment. Group A1 patients showed a significant reduction in fundus/body ratio and higher pre- and post-ejaculatory body SV antero-posterior diameter difference compared with the other three groups. These patients showed also a significant increase in SV ejection fraction and a significant improvement in the total sperm count, progressive motility, seminal levels of fructose and ejaculate volume. These results suggest that infertile patients with HCUF had an improvement in SV ultrasound features suggestive of chronic inflammation after daily treatment with low doses of TAD.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Section of Endocrinology, Andrology and Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23116230

Citation

La Vignera, S. "Seminal Vesicles of Infertile Patients With Male Accessory Gland Infection: Ultrasound Evaluation After Prolonged Treatment With Tadalafil, a Selective Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibitor." Andrologia, vol. 45, no. 6, 2013, pp. 386-91.
La Vignera S. Seminal vesicles of infertile patients with male accessory gland infection: ultrasound evaluation after prolonged treatment with tadalafil, a selective phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor. Andrologia. 2013;45(6):386-91.
La Vignera, S. (2013). Seminal vesicles of infertile patients with male accessory gland infection: ultrasound evaluation after prolonged treatment with tadalafil, a selective phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor. Andrologia, 45(6), 386-91. https://doi.org/10.1111/and.12027
La Vignera S. Seminal Vesicles of Infertile Patients With Male Accessory Gland Infection: Ultrasound Evaluation After Prolonged Treatment With Tadalafil, a Selective Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibitor. Andrologia. 2013;45(6):386-91. PubMed PMID: 23116230.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Seminal vesicles of infertile patients with male accessory gland infection: ultrasound evaluation after prolonged treatment with tadalafil, a selective phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor. A1 - La Vignera,S, Y1 - 2012/11/01/ PY - 2012/08/28/accepted PY - 2012/11/3/entrez PY - 2012/11/3/pubmed PY - 2014/10/28/medline KW - Erectile dysfunction KW - MAGI KW - seminal vesicles KW - tadalafil SP - 386 EP - 91 JF - Andrologia JO - Andrologia VL - 45 IS - 6 N2 - The aim of this study was to investigate possible ultrasound seminal vesicle (SV) changes in infertile patients with 'hypertrophic-congestive' (HCUF) or 'fibro-sclerotic' (FSUF) ultrasound form of male accessory gland infection (MAGI) after prolonged administration of tadalafil (TAD), a selective phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor. Forty infertile patients with HCUF and 40 patients with FSUF and erectile dysfunction were selected and arbitrarily divided into two groups, who were prescribed TAD 5 mg daily for 3 months, the first 20 consecutive patients with HCUF (group A1) or FSUF (group A2) or placebo, the second 20 consecutive patients with HCUF (group B1) or FSUF (group B2). All patients underwent scrotal and prostate-vesicular transrectal ultrasound evaluation and semen analysis (WHO, 2010) before and after treatment. Group A1 patients showed a significant reduction in fundus/body ratio and higher pre- and post-ejaculatory body SV antero-posterior diameter difference compared with the other three groups. These patients showed also a significant increase in SV ejection fraction and a significant improvement in the total sperm count, progressive motility, seminal levels of fructose and ejaculate volume. These results suggest that infertile patients with HCUF had an improvement in SV ultrasound features suggestive of chronic inflammation after daily treatment with low doses of TAD. SN - 1439-0272 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23116230/Seminal_vesicles_of_infertile_patients_with_male_accessory_gland_infection:_ultrasound_evaluation_after_prolonged_treatment_with_tadalafil_a_selective_phosphodiesterase_5_inhibitor_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/and.12027 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -