Use of hemizona assay as a model for sperm-oocyte interaction in the evaluation of the optimal sperm preparation technique

G. Paz, L. Yogev, Z. T. Homonnai, R. Gamzu, A. Amit, J. B. Lessing, H. Yavetz

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Abstract

This study was designed to evaluate the effect of different sperm preparation methods on sperm binding capacity by using the hemizona assay (HZA). Seventy men were included in the study. Four different techniques (swim-up, TEST-yolk buffer [TYB], Percoll and pentoxifylline [PTX]) were used for preparation of sperm suspensions. The routine swim-up preparation was used as the reference method. Only TYB and PTX exhibited an overall statistically significant improvement in sperm binding capacity in comparison with the swim-up preparation method (P = 0.01 and P = 0.001, respectively).

Original languageEnglish
PagesPS3-PS4
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1st 1995 Regional Conference IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society and 14th Conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society of India - New Delhi, India
Duration: 15 Feb 199518 Feb 1995

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1st 1995 Regional Conference IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society and 14th Conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society of India
CityNew Delhi, India
Period15/02/9518/02/95

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