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Electroejaculation in combination with intracytoplasmic sperm injection in patients with psychogenic anejaculation results in lower fertilization rates.
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PMID:  9531899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with sperm obtained by electroejaculation in men with psychogenic anejaculation. DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study. SETTING: In Vitro Fertilization Unit, Bikur Cholim Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel. PATIENT(S): Seven men with psychogenic anejaculation who underwent 16 sessions of electroejaculation in combination with ICSI. INTERVENTION(S): Electroejaculation, ICSI. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Semen analysis, ICSI, fertilization rates. RESULT(S): All patients had poor sperm motility. One hundred forty-seven oocytes were injected, with a fertilization rate of 27% (39/142). One ongoing pregnancy was achieved. CONCLUSION(S): Sperm obtained by electroejaculation have low motility and reduced fertilization potential. Nevertheless, ICSI should be offered to improve the possibility of successful pregnancy.
Y Hovav; I Kafka; M Dan-Goor; H Yaffe; M Almagor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0015-0282     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-16     Completed Date:  1998-04-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  561-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bikur Cholim Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Electric Stimulation
Embryo Transfer
Fertilization in Vitro / methods*
Infertility, Male / psychology*,  therapy
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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