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Effects of date palm pollen on fertility: research proposal for a systematic review

(2017) Effects of date palm pollen on fertility: research proposal for a systematic review. Abdi et al. BMC Res Notes (2017) 10:363.


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Abstract Objective: Over 10–15% of couples in different countries are infertile. Male infertility is a contributing factor and the only cause of infertility in respectively 50% and 20–30% of all cases of infertility. According to previous research, microelements isolated from date palm pollen (DPP), e.g. estrogen and sterols, may enhance male and female fertility. DPP has also been reported to improve sperm parameters including sperm motility and viability, acrosome reaction, and lipid peroxidation. This article may justify the need for a future systematic review and meta-analysis about the effects of DPP on the reproductive system and DPP’s ability to enhance fertility. It will then describe the methodology of such a study. Main text: A comprehensive search of relevant randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials will be performed in MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, Cochrane Central, ProQuest, and Google Scholar databases. Two authors will independently assess the eligibility of the studies and consult the third author in cases of disagreement. The risk of bias of the randomized controlled trials and animal studies will be evaluated using the Cochrane risk of bias tool and the Systematic Review Centre for Laboratory animal Experimentation (SYRCLE) risk of bias tool, respectively. This study will raise no ethical issues as it will review the findings of previous research. The results are intended to be published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Date palm pollen, Sperm, Fertility, Ovary
Subjects: WP Gynecology and Obstetrics > WP 565-570 Fertility. Infertility
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Mother and Child Welfare Research Center
Depositing User: مرکز تحقیقات بهداشت مادر و کودک

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