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Evaluating Changes in Spermatogram Following Bilateral Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair in Fertile Males

This study has been terminated.
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Sheba Medical Center Identifier:
First received: January 24, 2006
Last updated: January 23, 2007
Last verified: January 2007
In this prospective open armed study we aim to see if bilateral hernia repair using a mesh alters the spermatogram (sperm count) or testicular volume.

Condition Intervention Phase
Procedure: laparoscopic bilateral hernia repair
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Prospective Trial to Evaluate Changes in Spermatogram Following Bilateral Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair in Males in the Fertility Age

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Further study details as provided by Sheba Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: January 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males ages 18-40 years, undergoing bilateral laparoscopic hernia repair, who agree to have a sperm test both prior to and following surgery.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of prostatic surgery, testicular surgery, azospermia on first spermatogram, single testis, patients after chemotherapy, patients receiving hormonal therapy, patients receiving alpha blockers for any indication, patients who are receiving or received oral antifungal therapy six months prior to surgery
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00282074

Sheba Medical Center
Ramat-Gan, Israel, 52621
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Joseph Kuriansky, M.D Sheba Medical Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00282074     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-05-3945-JK-CTIL
Study First Received: January 24, 2006
Last Updated: January 23, 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hernia, Inguinal
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Hernia, Abdominal processed this record on May 25, 2017