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At home testing: optimizing management for the infertility physician.
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PMID:  21324446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: To review and describe various over-the-counter testing products available to the infertility patient, a billion-dollar a year industry that continues to grow. DESIGN: Methodology involved a detailed Medline search of literature, use of online search engines, and focused communications with various manufacturers to determine the usefulness and validity of existing products. CONCLUSION(S): Although some home tests have been subjected to scientific scrutiny, others have not. At-home testing represents an opportunity for physicians to involve patients actively in their care. When properly used, these tests also may result in cost savings. However, physicians and consumers must understand the limitations of these tests. Many of the technologies used are innovative and, with proper evaluation and implementation, could serve as valuable adjuncts to medical practice.
Authors:
Paul R Brezina; Elisabeth Haberl; Edward Wallach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland.
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