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Impact of Sperm DNA Integrity on Artificial Reproductive Treatment (ART)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00875095
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Study funding was withdrawn by the sponsor following agreement that slow patient recruitment warranted a new approach.)
First Posted : April 3, 2009
Last Update Posted : September 8, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dennis Marchesi, Northwell Health

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to establish a new criteria with which to judge the quality of sperm samples submitted for artificial reproductive treatments. It is believed that this type of testing can compliment the traditional semen analysis to better drive patient care.

Condition or disease
Sperm DNA Impact on ART Outcomes

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 8 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Impact of Sperm DNA Integrity on ART Treatment
Study Start Date : October 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2008

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IUI patients
Patients undergoing routine semen analysis as part of their infertility treatment pertaining to success or failure with intrauterine insemination, based upon their sperm DNA integrity
IVF patients
Couples undergoing routine screening prior to IVF retrievals to assess their reproductive treatment outcomes as compared to the sperm DNA integrity

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Sperm DNA integrity [ Time Frame: 1 day ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. achievement of a successful pregnancy [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Smears of semen samples will be stained and stored.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
patient population at the Center for Human Reproduction.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • needs interventions through artificial reproductive treatment to achieve a pregnancy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severly oligozoospermic patients

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00875095

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United States, New York
The Center for Human Reproduction
Manhasset, New York, United States, 11030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwell Health
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Principal Investigator: Avner Hershlag, MD Northwell Health
Study Director: Dennis E Marchesi, MSc Northwell Health
Said TM, Mahfouz R, Erenpreiss J, Giwercman A, Sharma RK, and Agarwal A. Association of intermediate staining patterns using the Toluidine blue test with late apoptosis and necrosis in human spermatozoa. 2006 Online ASRM abstract submission #06-A-1199-ASRM
Said TM, Agarwal A, Erenpreiss J, Mahfouz R, Giwercman A, and Evenson DP. Evaluation of seminal fractions using Toluidine blue test and sperm chromatin structure assay. 2006 Online ASRM abstract submission #06-A-1123-ASRM
World Health Organization (1999) WHO Laboratory manual for the examination of human semen ana sperm-cervical mucus interactions. 4rth ed. prepared by the WHO special programmed of research, development and research training in human reproduction. Cambridge University Press.

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Responsible Party: Dennis Marchesi, laboratory supervisor, Northwell Health Identifier: NCT00875095    
Other Study ID Numbers: 07.08.118
First Posted: April 3, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 8, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016
Keywords provided by Dennis Marchesi, Northwell Health:
sperm DNA integrity
Toluidine blue staining