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Author (up) Dieterle, S.; Li, C.; Greb, R.; Bartzsch, F.; Hatzmann, W.; Huang, D. url  openurl
  Title A prospective randomized placebo-controlled study of the effect of acupuncture in infertile patients with severe oligoasthenozoospermia Type of Study RCT
  Year 2009 Publication Abbreviated Journal Fertil Steril  
  Volume Issue Pages -  
  Keywords Infertility, Male; Oligoasthenozoospermia; RCT; Sperm Concentration; Sperm Morphology; Sperm Motility; Sperm Quality; Genital Diseases, Male; Acu Versus Sham; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Non Penetrating Sham, Mechanical; Verum Acupoint Control; AcuTrials  
  Abstract In this first prospective, randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled study, 28 infertile patients with severe oligoasthenozoospermia received acupuncture according to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and 29 infertile patients received placebo acupuncture. A significantly higher percentage of motile sperm (World Health Organization categories A-C), but no effect on sperm concentration, was found after acupuncture compared with placebo acupuncture  
  Address Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Witten/Herdecke, Dortmund, Germany; Infertility Center Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany  
  Language Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 28  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Infertility, Male
  Disease Category Genital Diseases, Male OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 246  
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