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Orchidopexy patterns in Austria from 1993 to 2009.
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PMID:  22968042     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate orchidopexy patterns in Austria. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All boys with cryptorchidism who underwent orchidopexy (n = 19.998) in Austria between 1993 and 2009 were analyzed using the database Austrian Health Information System at the Austrian Federal Research and Planning Institute for Health Care. Regression models were constructed to examine associations between the probability of orchidopexy before 24 months of life and the following parameters: year of birth, federal state of residence, character of area of living (rural/urban) and hospital type. RESULTS: Average age at operation dropped from 6 to 4.3 years (mean 5.2 years, SD 3.8 years). Total incidence of orchidopexy was continuously rising throughout the study period (p < 0.0001), with an OR of 1.007 (95% C.I.: 1.004; 1.0100) per year. The rate of operations between 0 and 2 years (p < 0.001) and 3-7 years (p < 0.001) increased, while the rate in boys older than 7 years decreased (p < 0.001). Year of birth (p < 0.0001) and place of residence (p < 0.0001 and p < 0.024) are significant predictors for having early orchidopexy. CONCLUSION: In Austria the total incidence of orchidopexy is significantly rising. Moreover, the incidence of orchidopexies performed before 24 months of life is constantly rising with significant geographic differences.
Alexander Springer; Ramnath Subramaniam; Christoph Krall; Gerhard Fülöp
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-8
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Title:  Journal of pediatric urology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4898     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Urol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101233150     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Urol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Journal of Pediatric Urology Company. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Paediatric Urology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds, UK.
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