Endocrine profiles and semen quality of spinal cord injured men

Nancy Brackett, Charles M Lynne, M. S. Weizman, W. E. Bloch, M. Abae

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Abstract

We characterized endocrine profiles and semen quality in spinal cord injury subjects using noninjured normal and infertile subjects as controls. Compared to normal controls, spinal cord injury subjects had lower serum levels of luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone. Subjects with spinal cord injuries between the T8 and T10 levels had a higher incidence of hormone outliers compared to subjects with injuries at other levels. Sperm motility and per cent normal sperm morphology were lower in spinal cord injury subjects compared to normal controls but not to infertile control subjects. Spinal cord injury subjects with elevated follicle-stimulating hormone levels were azoospermic. We conclude that endocrine abnormalities are likely to accompany spinal cord injury but may not be the sole mechanism contributing to impairments in semen quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-119
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume151
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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Semen Analysis
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord
Follicle Stimulating Hormone
Sperm Motility
Luteinizing Hormone
Spermatozoa
Hormones
Incidence
Wounds and Injuries
Serum

Keywords

  • endocrinology
  • hormones
  • semen
  • spinal cord injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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Brackett, N., Lynne, C. M., Weizman, M. S., Bloch, W. E., & Abae, M. (1994). Endocrine profiles and semen quality of spinal cord injured men. Journal of Urology, 151(1), 114-119.

Endocrine profiles and semen quality of spinal cord injured men. / Brackett, Nancy; Lynne, Charles M; Weizman, M. S.; Bloch, W. E.; Abae, M.

In: Journal of Urology, Vol. 151, No. 1, 01.01.1994, p. 114-119.

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Brackett, N, Lynne, CM, Weizman, MS, Bloch, WE & Abae, M 1994, 'Endocrine profiles and semen quality of spinal cord injured men', Journal of Urology, vol. 151, no. 1, pp. 114-119.
Brackett N, Lynne CM, Weizman MS, Bloch WE, Abae M. Endocrine profiles and semen quality of spinal cord injured men. Journal of Urology. 1994 Jan 1;151(1):114-119.
Brackett, Nancy ; Lynne, Charles M ; Weizman, M. S. ; Bloch, W. E. ; Abae, M. / Endocrine profiles and semen quality of spinal cord injured men. In: Journal of Urology. 1994 ; Vol. 151, No. 1. pp. 114-119.
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