Objectives To review the epidemiology of published randomised controlled trials in infertility treatment over the last 25 years, with special emphasis on the number and quality of trials.
Design Computer literature review by MEDLINE backed up by a manual search of 41 journals.
Each trial was classified according to the methodology described and quality criteria.
The results were recorded in a computer database.
Odds ratios (OR) and confidence intervals (CI) were calculated where the data were sufficient.
Subjects Couples suffering from primary or secondary infertility.
The trials studied 33 761 patients overall.
Setting Institute of Epidemiology and Health Services Research, Leeds.
Results Five hundred and one randomised trials in male and female infertility treatment were identified between 1966 and 1990.
Mots-clés Pascal : Stérilité mâle, Stérilité femelle, Homme, Epidémiologie, Revue bibliographique, Evolution, Efficacité traitement, Appareil génital mâle pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Male sterility, Female sterility, Human, Epidemiology, Bibliographic review, Evolution, Treatment efficiency, Male genital diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0112079
Code Inist : 002B20A04. Création : 199406.