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American Society of Andrology
Annual Meetings
(1994 to 2000)

The latest research findings of Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists researching infertility, reproduction and sexual function have been presented in numerous American and International scientific meetings. A selected list of the abstracts presented at the American Society of Andrology's annual meetings is as follows:
 

  Boston, MA
April 7-11, 2000
 

1.    PDF File (ASA-00-70.pdf    49 Kb)
A. Agarwal, R.K. Sharma, F.F. Pasqualotto, D. Nelson, and A.J. Thomas, Jr.:
Overall semen quality scores developed by principal components analysis of semen characteristics.
Abstract #70.
 

2.    PDF File (ASA-00-71.pdf    47 Kb)
A.M. Mahran, J. Hallak, R.K. Sharma, A.J. Thomas, Jr., and A. Agarwal:
Sperm cryopreservation in some systemic diseases.
Abstract #71.
 

3.    PDF File (ASA-00-73.pdf    48 Kb)
F.F. Pasqualotto, R.K. Sharma, H. Kobayashi, D. Nelson, A.J. Thomas, Jr., and A. Agarwal:
Relationship between reactive oxygen species and sperm viability in infertile patients.
Abstract #73.
 

4.    PDF File (ASA-00-19.pdf    48 Kb)
R.K. Sharma, F.F. Pasqualotto, H. Kobayashi, A.J. Thomas, Jr. and A. Agarwal:
Oxidative stress and IL-6 levels in patients undergoing vasectomy reversal.
Abstract #19.
 

5.    PDF File (ASA-00-72.pdf    50 Kb)
F.F. Pasqualotto, J. Hallak, R.K. Sharma, A.J. Thomas, Jr., and A. Agarwal:
Relationship between creatine kinase levels and abnormal sperm morphology in patients with varicocele.
Abstract #72.
 

6.    PDF File (ASA-00-68.pdf    56 Kb)
J. Hallak, F. F. Pasqualotto, R. K. Sharma, D. Nelson, A. J. Thomas, Jr., and A. Agarwal:
The role of creatine kinase and hypoosmotic swelling in fresh and cryopreserved samples from infertile patients.
Abstract #68.
 

7.    PDF File (ASA-00-69.pdf    55 Kb)
S.C. Esteves, R.K. Sharma, A.J. Thomas, Jr., and A. Agarwal:
Kinematics of cryopreserved-thawed human spermatozoa: effects of sperm washing, processing and in vitro incubation.
Abstract #69.
 

  Louisville, KY
April 11-13, 1999
 

1.    PDF File (ASA-99-91.pdf    50 Kb)
Sharma, R.K., Pasqualotto, F.F., Nelson, D., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Role of leukocytospermia in oxidative stress.
Abstract #91.
 

2.    PDF File (ASA-99-92.pdf    112 Kb)
Esteves, S.C., Sharma, R.K., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Evaluation of acrosomal status and sperm viability in fresh and cryopreserved specimens by the use of fluorescent peanut agglutinin lectin and hypo-osmotic swelling test.
Abstract #92.
 

3.    PDF File (ASA-99-93.pdf    129 Kb)
Pasqualotto, F.F., Sharma, R.K., Nelson, D., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Relationship between oxidative stress and semen characteristics in subfertile men.
Abstract #93.
 

4.    PDF File (ASA-99-94.pdf    108 Kb)
Pasqualotto, E.B., Daitch, J.A., Falcone, T., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Percent motile sperm, not total number of motile sperm predicts pregnancy after intrauterine insemination.
Abstract #94.
 

5.    PDF File (ASA-99-95.pdf    108 Kb)
Potts, J.M., Sharma, R.K., Pasqualotto, F.F., and Agarwal, A.:
Ureaplasma urealyticum infection in men is associated with abnormal seminal reactive oxygen levels and absence of leukocytospermia.
Abstract #95.
 

  Long Beach, CA
March 27-29, 1998
 

1.    PDF File (ASA-98-72.pdf    81 Kb)
Sharma, R.K., Garlak, D., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Correlation between sperm mid-piece abnormalities and creatine kinase content in subfertile men. J Androl 1998 Jan-Feb Suppl:16-59.
Abstract #72.
 

2.    PDF File (ASA-98-110.pdf    103 Kb)
Sharma, R.K., Seifarth, K., Garlak, D., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Evaluation of sperm preparation media for optimum sperm quality. J Androl 1998 Jan-Feb Suppl:16-59.
Abstract #110.
 

3.    PDF File (ASA-98-49.pdf    99 Kb)
Esteves, S.C., Sharma, R.K., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Variation in observer assessment of the acrosome reaction in cryopreserved spermatozoa. J Androl 1998 Jan-Feb Suppl:16-59.
Abstract #49.
 

4.    PDF File (ASA-98-70.pdf    106 Kb)
Hallak, J., Sharma, R.K., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Comparison of creatine kinase activity between fresh and cryopreserved sperm for normozoospermic and subfertile men. J Androl 1998 Jan-Feb Suppl:16-59.
Abstract #70.
 

5.    PDF File (ASA-98-109.pdf    103 Kb)
Hallak, J., Sharma, R.K., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Effects of cryopreservation on semen quality in patients with sarcoma or carcinoma as compared to donors. J Androl 1998 Jan-Feb Suppl:16-59.
Abstract #109.
 

  Baltimore, MD
February 23-25, 1997
 

1.    PDF File (ASA-97-116.pdf    75 Kb)
Sidhu, R.S., Sharma, R.K., Wang, Y., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Sperm function tests in the assessment of semen quality. J Androl. 1997 Jan-Feb;Suppl:P23-56.
Abstract #116.
 

2.    PDF File (ASA-97-117.pdf    79 Kb)
Sidhu, R.S., Sharma, R.K., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Differences in the manual and CASA results in semen specimens before and after freezing. J Androl. 1997 Jan-Feb;Suppl:P23-56.
Abstract #117.
 

3.    PDF File (ASA-97-95.pdf    67 Kb)
Esteves, S.C., Sharma, R.K., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Improvement in semen quality and frequency of spontaneous acrosome reaction after Pentoxifylline addition in normozoospermic men. J Androl. 1997 Jan-Feb;Suppl:P23-56.
Abstract #95.
 

4.    PDF File (ASA-97-118.pdf    79 Kb)
Wang, Y., Sharma, R.K., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Lipid peroxidation in cryopreserved semen from cancer patients. J Androl. 1997 Jan-Feb;Suppl:P23-56.
Abstract #118.
 

5.    PDF File (ASA-97-96.pdf    62 Kb)
Wang, Y., Sharma, R.K., Falcone, T., and Agarwal, A.:
Effect of peritoneal fluid on sperm motion characteristics and acrosome reaction in women with endometriosis. J Androl. 1997 Jan-Feb;Suppl:P23-56.
Abstract #96.
 

6.    PDF File (ASA-97-77.pdf    85 Kb)
Seifarth, K., Garlak, D., Cordek, L., Fitzhugh, C., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Comparison of monopercoll sperm separation with two-layer Percoll method. J Androl. 1997 Jan-Feb;Suppl:P23-56.
Abstract #77.
 

7.    PDF File (ASA-97-114.pdf    78 Kb)
Sharma, R.K., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Correlation between mannose ligand receptor expression, acrosome reaction, Kruger's morphology and sperm motility in normozoospermic men. J Androl. 1997 Jan-Feb;Suppl:P23-56.
Abstract #114.
 

8.    PDF File (ASA-97-115.pdf    87 Kb)
Carbone, D., McMahon, J., Levin, H., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Role of electron microscopy in the evaluation of male infertility during the era of ICSI. J Androl. 1997 Jan-Feb;Suppl:P23-56.
Abstract #115.
 

  Minneapolis, MN
April 25-29, 1996
 

1.    PDF File (ASA-96-17.pdf    89 Kb)
Sharma, R.K., Esteves S.C., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Processing of human spermatozoa does not reduce membrane damage or spontaneous acrosome reaction following cryopreservation. J Androl 1996 Jan-Feb Suppl:P21-58.
Abstract #17.
 

2.    PDF File (ASA-96-15.pdf    89 Kb)
Esteves S.C., Sharma, R.K., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Validation of hypoosmotic swelling as a viability test by Hoechst-33258 and eosin-nigrosin in fresh and cryopreserved human spermatozoa. J Androl 1996 Jan-Feb Suppl:P21-58.
Abstract #15.
 

3.    PDF File (ASA-96-131.pdf    83 Kb)
Esteves S.C., Sharma, R.K., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Effect of sperm capacitation before freezing and its influence on the extent of spontaneous acrosome reaction. J Androl 1996 Jan-Feb Suppl:P21-58.
Abstract #131.
 

4.    PDF File (ASA-96-125.pdf    84 Kb)
Sharma, R.K, Padron, O.F., Kohn, S., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Artificial stimulation of cryopreserved human spermatozoa in cancer patients. J Androl 1996 Jan-Feb Suppl:P21-58.
Abstract #125.
 

5.    PDF File (ASA-96-132.pdf    89 Kb)
Agarwal, A., Ayzman, I., Curtis, C., Kachoria, S., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Sharma, R.K.:
The relationship between quality of cryopreserved donor semen and pregnancy in artificial insemination. J Androl 1996 Jan-Feb Suppl:P21-58.
Abstract #132.
 

6.    PDF File (ASA-96-97.pdf    88 Kb)
Ayzman, I., Kachoria, S., Curtis, C., Sharma, R.K., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Profile of donor rejection in a sperm bank program. J Androl 1996 Jan-Feb Suppl:P21-58.
Abstract #97.
 

7.    PDF File (ASA-96-135.pdf    85 Kb)
Padron, O.F., Sharma, R.K., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Comparison of post-cryopreservation sperm quality in patients with testicular cancer, Hodgkin's disease, and leukemia. J Androl 1996 Jan-Feb Suppl:P21-58.
Abstract #135.
 

8.    PDF File (ASA-96-14.pdf    87 Kb)
Padron, O.F., Sharma, R.K., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Factors predicting cryosurvival of microsurgically aspirated sperm. J Androl 1996 Jan-Feb Suppl:P21-58.
Abstract #14.
 

9.    PDF File (ASA-96-92.pdf    90 Kb)
Tolentino J., Jr., Ayzman, I., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Sperm quality in the various stages and histologic types of testicular cancer. J Androl 1996 Jan-Feb Suppl:P21-58.
Abstract #92.
 

10.    PDF File (ASA-96-90.pdf    74 Kb)
Sharma, R.K., Kohn, S., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Effect of pre-freeze Percoll wash and artificial motility stimulation on cryopreserved human spermatozoa. J Androl 1996 Jan-Feb Suppl:P21-58.
Abstract #90.
 

11.    PDF File (ASA-96-134.pdf    94 Kb)
Sharma, R.K., Padron, O.F., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Clinical application and limitation of monoclonal Acrobead test in fresh and cryopreserved semen samples. J Androl 1996 Jan-Feb Suppl:P21-58.
Abstract #134.
 

12.    PDF File (ASA-96-133.pdf    74 Kb)
Kohn, S., Vemulapalli, S., Sharma, R.K., Padron, O.P., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Effect of centrifugation speed or intermediate buffer on improvement in post-wash frozen spermatozoa. J Androl 1996 Jan-Feb Suppl:P21-58.
Abstract #133.
 

  Raleigh, NC
March 31 - April 4, 1995
 

1.    PDF File (ASA-95-42.pdf    91 Kb)
Sharma, R.K., Tolentino, M.V., Thomas, A.J., Jr., and Agarwal, A.:
Effect of motility stimulants on cryopreserved human spermatozoa. J Androl 1995 Jan-Feb Suppl:P22-56.
Abstract #42.
 

2.    PDF File (ASA-95-41.pdf    112 Kb)
Sharma, R.K., Tolentino, M.V., Thomas A.J., Jr. and Agarwal A.:
Influence of varying concentrations of pentoxifylline, caffeine and 2-deoxyadenosine on motion characteristics of cryopreserved human spermatozoa. J Androl 1995 Jan-Feb Suppl:P22-56.
Abstract #41.
 

3.    PDF File (ASA-95-109.pdf    78 Kb)
Agarwal, A. and Ayzman, I.A.:
Correlation of sperm parameters with the results of the Endtz test, the hypoosmotic swelling test, the bovine cervical mucus penetration test, and sperm morphology in infertile men. J Androl 1995 Jan-Feb Suppl:P22-56.
Abstract #109.
 

  Springfield, IL
March 4-7, 1994
 

1.    PDF File (ASA-94-105.pdf    108 Kb)
Shekarriz, M., Kachoria, S., Thomas, A.J., and Agarwal, A.:
Is there a normal level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in human semen. J Androl 1994 Jan-Feb Suppl:10-57.
Abstract #105.
 

2.    PDF File (ASA-94-104.pdf    93 Kb)
Shekarriz, M., Thomas, A.J., and Agarwal, A.:
Is there an optimum method of centrifugation of semen for sperm separation as determined by the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS)? J Androl 1994 Jan-Feb Suppl:10-57.
Abstract #104.
 

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