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Study of the accuracy of physical and biochemical markers in semen to detect infectious dysfunction of the accessory sex glands.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2565326     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infection of the male accessory sex glands may result in impaired secretory function and alteration of the composition of seminal plasma. Using receiver operating characteristic curves and accuracy tests, the power of several biochemical and physical markers was evaluated for their ability to discriminate between semen of infected and noninfected infertile men. The total output of citric acid had the strongest discriminating power, followed by acid phosphatase and gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase. Measurement of the concentration of fructose was found to be nondiscriminatory.
F H Comhaire; L Vermeulen; O Pieters
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of andrology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0196-3635     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Androl.     Publication Date:    1989 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-08     Completed Date:  1989-06-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106453     Medline TA:  J Androl     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, State University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Acid Phosphatase / analysis
Bacterial Infections / diagnosis*
Biological Markers / analysis*
Citrates / analysis
Citric Acid
Fructose / analysis
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Infertility, Male
Prostate / physiopathology
Prostatitis / diagnosis*
Semen / analysis*
gamma-Glutamyltransferase / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 0/Citrates; 30237-26-4/Fructose; 77-92-9/Citric Acid; EC; EC Phosphatase

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