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Male Fertility Program (MFP)

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Verified December 2016 by Nancy Brackett, University of Miami
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Nancy Brackett, University of Miami Identifier:
First received: September 29, 2011
Last updated: December 12, 2016
Last verified: December 2016
Following spinal cord injury, most men are infertile and require medical assistance to father children. The conditions that contribute to their infertility are erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory dysfunction, and semen abnormalities. The Miami Project Male Fertility Program is a research study designed to understand and improve impairments to male fertility resulting from spinal cord injury.

Spinal Cord Injury

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Miami Project Male Fertility Program

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Further study details as provided by Nancy Brackett, University of Miami:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • spinal cord injury (SCI) subjects will learn the best method to obtain their semen and of their possible options for assisted conception. [ Time Frame: 2 visits; subjects will provide samples each month up to an average of 2-3 months ]
    Studies in the male fertility program will investigate the fertility potential of spinal cord injured men by retrieving semen which will be analyzed for sperm count, motility, morphology, etc., and correlated with patient variables such as age, time of injury, level of injury, bladder management, history of UTI's, hormonal status, etc. the outcome of the research will improve fertility in men with spinal cord injury.

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: January 1991
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2019 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Spinal cord injured men

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Any man with spinal cord injury over the age of 18. Control Subjects will be any healthy man over the age of 18 with no recent history of infertility

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women will be excluded.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01467869

Contact: Teodoro Aballa 305-243-1491
Contact: Emad Ibrahim 305-243-9082

United States, Florida
The Maimi Project to Cure Paralysis Recruiting
Miami, Florida, United States, 33136
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Miami
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Nancy Brackett, Research Professor, University of Miami Identifier: NCT01467869     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 19910013
Study First Received: September 29, 2011
Last Updated: December 12, 2016

Keywords provided by Nancy Brackett, University of Miami:
abnormal semen
assisted conception

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on August 22, 2017