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High maternal estriol level in pregnancy as a predictor of surgical intervention for undescended testis.
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PMID:  16009196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To assess whether elevated levels of estriol (E3) in pregnancy are a factor in the fetal environment associated with undescended testes, we carried out a two-part study: case-control followed by a retrospective cohort study on cryptorchid boys born in the Sapir Medical Center (Kfar Saba, Israel). We found significantly lower pregnancy urinary E3 levels in cryptorchid newborns as compared to controls; however, subgroup comparison yielded significantly higher pregnancy unconjugated E3 levels in the infants who underwent orchiopexy as compared to those who did not.
Amir Nutman; Enrique Freud; Dganit Itzhaky; Tzipora Dolfin; Ronnie Tepper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-12     Completed Date:  2005-12-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sapir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Chi-Square Distribution
Cryptorchidism / blood*,  surgery*
Estriol / blood*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal-Fetal Exchange / physiology*
Predictive Value of Tests
Retrospective Studies
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