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Intrauterine insemination for treatment of male infertility.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9466187     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intrauterine inseminations (IUI) have been performed since the beginning of this century for treatment of infertility. Despite its widespread use the clinical value of this technique remains unclear. Today, indications for IUI include male factor, cervical factor, immunological and unexplained infertility and infertility due to ejaculatory disorders. IUI is superior to intravaginal (IVI) or intracervical insemination (ICI). Before insemination, semen has to be processed using one of the established sperm preparation techniques. Different techniques seem to be equally effective in preparing a highly concentrated sperm fraction with progressively motile, morphologically normal sperm. Ovarian stimulation further improves pregnancy rates achieved by insemination. Human menopausal gonadotropin (HMG) stimulation seems to be superior to clomiphene citrate stimulation. Among other factors, timing and number of inseminations are crucial when influencing the outcome of IUI treatment.
C Keck; C Gerber-Schäfer; C Wilhelm; D Vogelgesang; M Breckwoldt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of andrology     Volume:  20 Suppl 3     ISSN:  0105-6263     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Androl.     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-03-26     Completed Date:  1998-03-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000141     Medline TA:  Int J Androl     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-64     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Freiburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
History, 20th Century
Infertility, Male / therapy*
Insemination, Artificial / history,  instrumentation,  methods*
Pregnancy Rate
Spermatozoa / cytology

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