Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2022Print Special Issue Flyer (4)
PhD of Molecular Medicine, Laboratory of Regenerative Medicine & Biomedical Innovations, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran
Interests: Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine; Stem Cell Differentiation for Tissue Engineering and Remodeling; Reproductive Biology and Infertility; In vitro Fertilization Technology; Cellular & Molecular Mechanisms of Disease; Pulmonary Biology and Medical Toxicology
PhD, Head of IVF Laboratory, Department of Human Reproduction, Division of Gynaecology, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: IVF/ICSI; Reproduction; Embryo Transfer
I would like to invite you to contribute in preparing and submitting manuscripts dedicated to “Male Infertility Risk Factors” for this special issue of the Journal of Men’s Health.
Human male infertility is a major health problem that affects approximately 10 to 15% of couples worldwide. Recent evidence shows that infertility rates have dramatically risen over the past few decades as more couples are waiting longer to have children. In this special issue, we would like to focus on male infertility risk factors.
Human male infertility is a multifactorial syndrome encompassing a wide variety of disorders. Anatomic defects underlying male infertility include varicocele, vesicular damage due to torsion, obstruction of testicular sperm passage and ejaculatory failures, genital tract infections, gametogenesis dysfunction, molecular genetics disorders, endocrine disturbances and immunologic problems. Additionally, factors such as life style, environment and smoking have also been reported to affect gamete and embryo development. Infertile men with no past history and normal semen analyses are designated as ‘idiopathic infertile’. Oxidative stress induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS), sperm DNA damage, genetic abnormalities and associated syndromes are responsible for the symptoms of Idiopathic infertility. More importantly, some of these abnormalities may transmit to the offspring via assisted reproductive techniques (ART) such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and result in the birth of boys with higher risk of infertility and congenital abnormalities. Therefore, identification of these risk factors and their mechanisms on human spermatozoa and infertility is worthful for andrologists and clinicians prior to any therapeutic procedures.
This special issue offers an opportunity to address the following but other topics:
· Identification of new risk factors responsible for idiopathic male infertility
· The potential roles of oxidative stress in the context of human reproduction
· Factors that affect the outcome of ART in the context of human reproduction
· The importance of genes and various mutations in male infertility
· Role of epigenetic modifications in the context of human male infertility
· Identification of new cases of genetic syndromes with infertility problem
· Mechanisms of action of environmental toxicants and heavy elements on sperm function and infertility
Your contribution is welcome in form of original article, case report, commentary and review.
Let’s share our experience to the better care of the patients of all of us.
Dr. Eisa Tahmasbpour Marzouni
Dr. Martin Stimpfel
Male infertility; Human Reproduction; Risk Factor
Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed by experts in the field. Rapid peer review and prompt editorial decisions will ensure that quality manuscripts are published on time. The manuscript has not already been published or submitted elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). If similar work has been published or submitted elsewhere, you must provide a copy of the submitted manuscript. You may not submit your manuscript elsewhere while it is under consideration at the Journal of Men's Health. All manuscripts undergo thorough double-blind peer-review. To check the suitability of the special issue for publishing your manuscript, please read the journal's aims and scope and read or download the guide for authors. You may also send a brief abstract of your work (about 100 words) to the Editorial Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. A guide for authors and other relevant information for manuscript submission is available on the Instructions for Authors page.
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Type of Articles: Original Research, Review, Mini-Review, Systematic Review, Short Communication, Case Report, Letter to the Editor, Commentary, Rapid Report, Meeting Report, News and Views
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