Placebo-controlled double-blind randomized trial on the use of L-carnitine, L-acetylcarnitine, or combined L-carnitine and L-acetylcarnitine in men with idiopathic asthenozoospermia.

@article{Balercia2005PlacebocontrolledDR,
  title={Placebo-controlled double-blind randomized trial on the use of L-carnitine, L-acetylcarnitine, or combined L-carnitine and L-acetylcarnitine in men with idiopathic asthenozoospermia.},
  author={Giancarlo Balercia and Francesco Regoli and Tatiana Armeni and Aleardo Koverech and Franco Mantero and Marco Boscaro},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={2005},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={662-71}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of L-carnitine (LC) or L-acetyl-carnitine (LAC) or combined LC and LAC treatment in improving semen kinetic parameters and the total oxyradical scavenging capacity in semen. DESIGN Placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized trial. SETTING Andrology unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy. PATIENT(S) Sixty infertile men, ages 20 to 40 years, with the following baseline sperm selection criteria: concentration… CONTINUE READING
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