Efficacy and safety of hormonal treatment of cryptorchidism: current state of the art

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http://hdl.handle.net/2336/11552
Title:
Efficacy and safety of hormonal treatment of cryptorchidism: current state of the art
Authors:
Thorsson, Arni V; Christiansen, Peter; Ritzén, Martin
Citation:
Acta Paediatr. 2007, 96(5):628-30
Issue Date:
1-May-2007
Abstract:
Meta-analyses of randomised trials using hCG or GnRH for treatment on testicular descent show in most studies overall efficacy of about 20%, less if retractile testes were excluded. In recent years a number of potentially serious side effects have been reported. Conclusion: Considering the efficacy and the possible side effects of the hormonal treatment, the general use of hCG and GnRH in the treatment of cryptorchidism cannot be further recommended.
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dc.contributor.authorThorsson, Arni V-
dc.contributor.authorChristiansen, Peter-
dc.contributor.authorRitzén, Martin-
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-04T08:47:34Z-
dc.date.available2007-05-04T08:47:34Z-
dc.date.issued2007-05-01-
dc.date.submitted2007-05-04-
dc.identifier.citationActa Paediatr. 2007, 96(5):628-30en
dc.identifier.issn0803-5253-
dc.identifier.pmid17462056-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1651-2227.2007.00238.x-
dc.identifier.otherPED12-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/11552-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Linken
dc.description.abstractMeta-analyses of randomised trials using hCG or GnRH for treatment on testicular descent show in most studies overall efficacy of about 20%, less if retractile testes were excluded. In recent years a number of potentially serious side effects have been reported. Conclusion: Considering the efficacy and the possible side effects of the hormonal treatment, the general use of hCG and GnRH in the treatment of cryptorchidism cannot be further recommended.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1651-2227.2007.00238.xen
dc.subject.meshCryptorchidismen
dc.subject.meshChorionic Gonadotropinen
dc.subject.meshMeta-Analysisen
dc.subject.meshRandomized Controlled Trialsen
dc.titleEfficacy and safety of hormonal treatment of cryptorchidism: current state of the arten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalActa paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)en
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