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Adenosine-triphosphate in semen and other sperm characteristics: their relevance for fertility prediction in men with normal sperm concentration

(1992) FERTILITY AND STERILITY. 57(4). p.877-881
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Objective: To evaluate the power of sperm characteristics and of the semen content of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in predicting the occurrence of pregnancy in infertile couples. Design: This is a prospective study monitoring the occurrence of pregnancy during 400 days of follow-up. Settings: Couples were recruited in 10 centers, and data were analyzed at the World Health Organization Headquarters. Patients: Of 361 couples recruited, 306 satisfied the following criteria: infertility of at least 12 months' duration, anatomically normal female ovulating regularly, sperm concentration > 20 x 10(6)/mL, valid semen data, and ATP available before conception. Interventions: None. Main Outcome Measure: The occurrence of pregnancy. Results: Ninety-six couples (31.4%) achieved conception. Duration of infertility < 3 years was associated with higher conception rate (41.1%) than longer duration (28.2%). None of the semen characteristics nor the ATP content predicted the occurrence of pregnancy. Conclusions: Neither conventional sperm characteristics nor semen ATP can predict the occurrence of pregnancy among couples in which the female partner is normal and the male partner has sperm concentration > 20 x 10(6)/mL.
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FERTILITY PREDICTION, ADENOSINE TRIPHOSPHATE, SPERM CONCENTRATION, ATP

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Comhaire, Frank, TMM Farley, and PJ Rowe. 1992. “Adenosine-triphosphate in Semen and Other Sperm Characteristics: Their Relevance for Fertility Prediction in Men with Normal Sperm Concentration.” Fertility and Sterility 57 (4): 877–881.
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Comhaire, Frank, Farley, T., & Rowe, P. (1992). Adenosine-triphosphate in semen and other sperm characteristics: their relevance for fertility prediction in men with normal sperm concentration. FERTILITY AND STERILITY, 57(4), 877–881.
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Comhaire F, Farley T, Rowe P. Adenosine-triphosphate in semen and other sperm characteristics: their relevance for fertility prediction in men with normal sperm concentration. FERTILITY AND STERILITY. 1992;57(4):877–81.
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Comhaire, Frank, TMM Farley, and PJ Rowe. “Adenosine-triphosphate in Semen and Other Sperm Characteristics: Their Relevance for Fertility Prediction in Men with Normal Sperm Concentration.” FERTILITY AND STERILITY 57.4 (1992): 877–881. Print.
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  abstract     = {Objective: To evaluate the power of sperm characteristics and of the semen content of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in predicting the occurrence of pregnancy in infertile couples. 
Design: This is a prospective study monitoring the occurrence of pregnancy during 400 days of follow-up. 
Settings: Couples were recruited in 10 centers, and data were analyzed at the World Health Organization Headquarters. 
Patients: Of 361 couples recruited, 306 satisfied the following criteria: infertility of at least 12 months' duration, anatomically normal female ovulating regularly, sperm concentration {\textrangle} 20 x 10(6)/mL, valid semen data, and ATP available before conception. 
Interventions: None. 
Main Outcome Measure: The occurrence of pregnancy. 
Results: Ninety-six couples (31.4\%) achieved conception. Duration of infertility {\textlangle} 3 years was associated with higher conception rate (41.1\%) than longer duration (28.2\%). None of the semen characteristics nor the ATP content predicted the occurrence of pregnancy. 
Conclusions: Neither conventional sperm characteristics nor semen ATP can predict the occurrence of pregnancy among couples in which the female partner is normal and the male partner has sperm concentration {\textrangle} 20 x 10(6)/mL.},
  author       = {Comhaire, Frank and Farley, TMM and Rowe, PJ},
  issn         = {0015-0282},
  journal      = {FERTILITY AND STERILITY},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {877--881},
  title        = {Adenosine-triphosphate in semen and other sperm characteristics: their relevance for fertility prediction in men with normal sperm concentration},
  volume       = {57},
  year         = {1992},
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