Covid-19 vaccination BNT162b2 temporarily impairs semen concentration and total motile count among semen donors

AbstractBackgroundThe development of covid-19 vaccinations represents a notable scientific achievement. Nevertheless, concerns have been raised regarding their possible detrimental impact on male fertility ObjectiveTo investigate the effect of covid-19 BNT162b2 (Pfizer) vaccine on semen parameters among semen donors (SD). Methods37 SD from three sperm banks that provided 220 samples, were included in that retrospective longitudinal …

Continue reading Covid-19 vaccination BNT162b2 temporarily impairs semen concentration and total motile count among semen donors

MP38-16 IS IT TIME FOR FPMRS TO PRESCRIBE VIBRATORS?

Only recently, the stigma of women using vibrators for sexual pleasure has started to fade; however, it still remains a societal taboo and is surrounded with anxiety despite a variety of potential health benefits from its use. Due to the sensitive nature of the conditions Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) specialists treat, they …

Continue reading MP38-16 IS IT TIME FOR FPMRS TO PRESCRIBE VIBRATORS?

Longitudinal multi-omics analyses link gut microbiome dysbiosis with recurrent urinary tract infections in women

Recurrent urinary tract infections (rUTIs) are a major health burden worldwide, with history of infection being a significant risk factor. While the gut is a known reservoir for uropathogenic bacteria, the role of the microbiota in rUTI remains unclear. We conducted a year-long study of women with (n = 15) and without (n = 16) history of rUTI, from …

Continue reading Longitudinal multi-omics analyses link gut microbiome dysbiosis with recurrent urinary tract infections in women

Microbiomes of Urine and the Prostate Are Linked to Human Prostate Cancer Risk Groups

Bacteria play a suspected role in the development of several cancer types, and associations between the presence of particular bacteria and prostate cancer have been reported. ObjectiveTo provide improved characterisation of the prostate and urine microbiome and to investigate the prognostic potential of the bacteria present. Design, setting, and participantsMicrobiome profiles were interrogated in sample …

Continue reading Microbiomes of Urine and the Prostate Are Linked to Human Prostate Cancer Risk Groups

Alternative to prophylactic antibiotics for the treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections in women: multicentre, open label, randomised, non-inferiority trial

To test and compare the efficacy of methenamine hippurate for prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections with the current standard prophylaxis of daily low dose antibiotics. Design Multicentre, open label, randomised, non-inferiority trial. Setting Eight centres in the UK, recruiting from June 2016 to June 2018. Participants Women aged ≥18 years with recurrent urinary tract …

Continue reading Alternative to prophylactic antibiotics for the treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections in women: multicentre, open label, randomised, non-inferiority trial