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Bibliometrics: tracking research impact by selecting the appropriate metrics
(Medknow Publications, 2016)
Traditionally, the success of a researcher is assessed by the number of publications he or she publishes in peer-reviewed, indexed, high impact journals. This essential yardstick, often referred to as the impact of a ...
Inorganic ions in leonotis leonurus extract do not explain changes in isolated Wistar rat heart function
(Open Access Science Research Publisher, 2011)
Leonotis leonurus (L. leonurus) R. Br (Lamiaceae) is used by healers in South Africa. The present study was conducted to determine if the L. leonurus effect on isolated rat heart is due to ionic changes in the perfusion fluid.
Obesity is associated with increased seminal insulin and leptin alongside reduced fertility parameters in a controlled male cohort
(BioMed Central, 2014)
Obesity appears to be associated with male reproductive dysfunction and infertility, although this has been inconsistent and inconclusive. Insulin and leptin are known mediators and modulators of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testes ...
The impact of male overweight on semen quality and outcome of assisted reproduction
(Medknow Publications, 2014)
The impact of obesity on male reproductive health remains a contested topic as evidence is inconclusive and inconsistent. Even more debatable is the effect of male obesity in assisted reproduction. In the manuscript, ...
In vivo effects of eurycoma longifolia Jack (Tongkat Ali) extract on reproductive functions in the rat
An aqueous extract of Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali; TA) roots is traditionally used to enhance male sexuality. Because previous studies are limited to only few sperm parameters or testosterone concentration, this study ...
Effect of Cissampelos capensis rhizome extract on human spermatozoa in vitro
Cissampelos capensis is commonly known by the Afrikaans name ‘dawidjies’ or ‘dawidjieswortel’. C. capensis is the most important and best-known medicinal plant of the family Menispermaceae used by the Khoisan and other ...
Effect of the metabolic syndrome on male reproductive function: a case-controlled pilot study
The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a constellation of various risk factors. This study aimed to investigate the effect of MetS on testosterone and progesterone, and semen parameters, in a case-controlled pilot study. Male ...
Interpretation of semen analysis using WHO 1999 and WHO 2010 reference values: abnormal becoming normal
Reference values of WHO 1999 manual were used for the interpretation of semen analysis until 2010 when new reference values were introduced which have lower cut-off compared to WHO 1999. Therefore, several men who previously ...
The impact of sperm DNA damage in assisted conception and beyond: recent advances in diagnosis and treatment
Sperm DNA damage is a useful biomarker for male infertility diagnosis and prediction of assisted reproduction outcomes. It is associated with reduced fertilization rates, embryo quality and pregnancy rates, and higher ...
A simple point of care test can indicate the need for periodontal therapy to reduce the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes in mothers attending antenatal clinics
(Taylor & Francis Group, 2017)
INTRODUCTION: Although the association between periodontal disease (PD) and adverse pregnancy outcomes has gained recognition amongst antenatal healthcare workers, not much has changed in practice to address it. This ...