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Tubal pregnancy and the risk of subsequent infertility.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3574799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One hundred forty-one women with tubal infertility, all of whom had been pregnant at least once before, were interviewed concerning their reproductive, contraceptive, medical, and sexual histories. Their responses were compared with those of a control group of 467 fertile women. A higher percentage of cases (13%) than controls (1%) had had a tubal pregnancy. From these percentages, we estimate that 92% of tubal infertility in women who have had a tubal pregnancy results from tubal pregnancy itself or factors that predisposed to its occurrence. We also estimate that approximately one-fifth of women who suffer a tubal pregnancy will subsequently be infertile because of a tubal abnormality. After controlling for the joint effects of several known risk factors for tubal pregnancy that independently predispose to infertility (eg, a history of pelvic inflammatory disease), the relative risk of tubal infertility associated with tubal pregnancy was 15.0 (95% confidence interval 5.2-43.6). However, because we had no sensitive indicator of antecedent tubal disease, we were extremely limited in our attempt to determine the extent to which this association was actually due to the consequences of the tubal pregnancy itself.
B A Mueller; J R Daling; N S Weiss; D E Moore; L R Spadoni; R M Soderstrom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1987 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-06-05     Completed Date:  1987-06-05     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  722-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Infertility, Female / epidemiology,  etiology*
Pregnancy, Tubal / complications*,  epidemiology
Regression Analysis
Sexual Behavior
Socioeconomic Factors
Grant Support

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