Varicocele treatment in the light of evidence-based andrology.

  title={Varicocele treatment in the light of evidence-based andrology.},
  author={Axel Kamischke and Eberhard Nieschlag},
  journal={Human reproduction update},
  volume={7 1},
Treatment of varicoceles became the most common treatment for male infertility merely on an empirical basis. However, in the age of evidence-based medicine it is surprising that only a few, and mainly recent, randomized controlled clinical trials with relevant outcome parameters have been published to allow adequate judgement of treatment effectiveness. Moreover, difficulties in study design could also be detected in most of these high-quality studies. Despite these difficulties and in contrast… CONTINUE READING
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