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Ectopic pregnancy and infertility following treatment of infertile couples: a follow-up of 929 cases.
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PMID:  1778288     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A follow-up analysis was made of 929 infertile couples, with special attention paid to ectopic pregnancy. The conception rate was 46%, and 9% of the pregnancies were ectopic. Previous ectopic pregnancy, an industrial occupation and smoking reduced the fecundity and increased the risk of ectopic pregnancy. Tubal damage as a verified reason for infertility and its treatment also increased the risk of ectopic pregnancy. Stepwise logistic regression analysis showed the strongest association with ectopic pregnancy to exist in the case of women with a previous ectopic pregnancy (9.9-fold risk) rather than women with primary infertility. Treatment of tubal damage by salpingostomy entailed a 6.0-fold risk and treatment by other methods a 2.8-fold risk. Women working in industry had a 3.5-fold risk of ectopic pregnancy compared with those in other professions.
L Tuomivaara; L Rönnberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1991 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-09     Completed Date:  1992-03-09     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Oulu, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / complications
Endocrine System Diseases / complications
Fallopian Tubes / pathology
Follow-Up Studies
Hysterosalpingography / adverse effects
Infertility, Female / etiology*
Occupational Exposure / adverse effects
Pregnancy, Ectopic / complications*
Regression Analysis
Risk Factors
Smoking / adverse effects
Tissue Adhesions / complications

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