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Effect of cell phone usage on semen analysis in men attending infertility clinic: an observational study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17482179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of cell phone use on various markers of semen quality. DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING: Infertility clinic. PATIENT(S): Three hundred sixty-one men undergoing infertility evaluation were divided into four groups according to their active cell phone use: group A: no use; group B: <2 h/day; group C: 2-4 h/day; and group D: >4 h/day. INTERVENTION(S): None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Sperm parameters (volume, liquefaction time, pH, viscosity, sperm count, motility, viability, and morphology). RESULT(S): The comparisons of mean sperm count, motility, viability, and normal morphology among four different cell phone user groups were statistically significant. Mean sperm motility, viability, and normal morphology were significantly different in cell phone user groups within two sperm count groups. The laboratory values of the above four sperm parameters decreased in all four cell phone user groups as the duration of daily exposure to cell phones increased. CONCLUSION(S): Use of cell phones decrease the semen quality in men by decreasing the sperm count, motility, viability, and normal morphology. The decrease in sperm parameters was dependent on the duration of daily exposure to cell phones and independent of the initial semen quality.
Ashok Agarwal; Fnu Deepinder; Rakesh K Sharma; Geetha Ranga; Jianbo Li
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2007-05-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-14     Completed Date:  2008-01-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  124-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Reproductive Research Center, Glickman Urological Institute and Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cell Size / radiation effects
Cell Survival / radiation effects
Cellular Phone*
Electromagnetic Fields / adverse effects*
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Infertility, Male / pathology*
Population Surveillance
Semen / radiation effects*
Sperm Count
Sperm Motility / radiation effects
Spermatozoa / pathology,  radiation effects*
Time Factors
Viscosity / radiation effects

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