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Aller J F - - 2010
This study was conducted to investigate in early postpartum suckled beef cows with and without FSH pre-stimulation: (i) the influence of the postpartum period on the number and quality of oocytes recovered by ovum pick-up (OPU), (ii) the overall efficiency of the OPU/IVP embryos from days 30 to 80 postpartum ...
Abdalla Hossam - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of duration of coasting (Cd), estradiol levels at trigger (E(2)), and level of estradiol drop (E(2)d) on live birth rate (LBR) in cycle outcome. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: Hospital-based fertility clinic. PATIENT(S): A total of 1,068 coasted cycles (5.7% of total) of IVF/ICSI from 1996 ...
Mancini Fulvia - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: We sought to verify if an oral contraceptive (OC) containing drospirenone affects the cardiovascular risk of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). STUDY DESIGN: A total of 28 women with PCOS (16 lean [group A] and 12 overweight [group B]) were assessed at baseline and after 6 months therapy ...
Kuroda Keiji - - 2010
The development and onset of endometriosis is associated with angiogenesis and angiogenic factors including cytokines. We analyzed intrapelvic conditions in women with endometriosis via vascular density assessment of grossly normal peritoneum and determination of cytokine levels in peritoneal fluid. Seventy-three patients underwent laparoscopic surgery because of gynecologic disease including endometriosis ...
Okada A - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To describe the learning curve effect of magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) on the outcomes of patients treated for uterine fibroids in four centers in Japan. METHODS: The extent of fibroid ablation (often used to measure treatment success) was evaluated using the non-perfused volume (NPV) ratio in 287 ...
Gu Yi-Fan - - 2009
Tripronuclear zygotes (3PN) occur in about 5% of cases in human IVF programmes. Human 3PN zygotes derived from a conventional IVF programme may contain not only the extra male pronucleus but also a supplementary centriole. Researchers have tried to restore diploidy by removing the extra male pronucleus of the tripronuclear ...
Vanderzwalmen P - - 2009
During embryo vitrification, it is advisable that cooling and storage should occur in a carrier device in which there is complete separation of the embryos from liquid nitrogen to ensure asepsis. The consequence of a reduction in the cooling rate resulting from the heat-insulating barrier aseptic devices has to be ...
Chapa Hector O - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency of in-office Thermachoice III (Ethicon, Somerville, New Jersey) endometrial ablations in resolving menstrual abnormalities as well as dysmenorrhea at 12 months after the procedure. STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective, single arm, cohort study of women from an inner city, community based, physician group medical/ ...
Cheng Chunxia - - 2009
We investigated the efficiency of suction curettage used during operative hysteroscopy to facilitate removal of relatively large multiple endometrial polyps (MPs), single endometrial polyps (SPs), and submucous uterine myomas (SMs). Four hundred patients with MPs, 200 with SPs, and 60 with SMs were randomly selected into treatment group 1 (study ...
Funaki K - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To assess the volume reduction ratio, symptom improvement and reintervention rate following magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) for uterine myomas. METHODS: A total of 91 Japanese women with symptomatic myomas underwent MRgFUS between June 2004 and June 2008 using the ExAblate 2000 system. The volume change ratio was ...
Glasser Mark H - - 2009
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To estimate the safety and efficacy of the HydroThermAblator (HTA) system for performance of endometrial ablation in the medical office setting using local anesthesia and minimal oral sedation and to compare results obtained in patients with submucous myomas with those in patients with normal endometrial cavities. DESIGN: Retrospective ...
Fais Laiza Maria Grassi - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: This study compared the cutting capacity of carbide burs sterilized with microwaves and traditional sterilization methods. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty burs were divided into 5 groups according to the sterilization methods: dry heat (G1), autoclave (G2), microwave irradiation (G3), glutaraldehyde (G4) or control - no sterilization (G5). The burs ...
Arias-Alvarez M - - 2010
High-yield lactating does need effective estrus synchronization methods to improve their reproductive outcome by enhancing ovarian function. The aim of the current work was to analyze ovarian follicular and oocyte characteristics of hormonal and nonhormonal estrus synchronization regimes in primiparous lactating rabbit does (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in the early postpartum period ...
Godfrey Emily M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine contraception can provide adolescents with effective, long-term contraception as well as with other health benefits. In adult populations, intrauterine contraception rates highly in patient satisfaction and safety. It is rarely prescribed to adolescents because of limited data. STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter, randomized, controlled, participant-blinded pilot study of 14-18-year-old females ...
Hayrinen L H - - 2012
The timing of embryo transfer (ET) after in vitro fertilisation (IVF) remains controversial, and there are no reliable guidelines available to prospectively identify which patients would benefit from either day-3 or blastocyst transfer. While blastocyst transfer is generally favoured over day-3 transfers, very few IVF patients get both in the ...
Zhou Xin-Hui - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of novel direct cover vitrification (DCV) and conventional vitrification (CV) for human ovarian tissue. STUDY DESIGN: Ovarian biopsy specimens obtained from 12 patients were randomly allocated into five groups: Fresh, DCV1, DCV2, DCV3 and CV. Three concentrations of cryoprotectants were used in DCV group. The ...
Melo M - - 2009
The use of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists for triggering ovulation remains controversial. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) following GnRH agonist versus recombinant human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) as methods for triggering ovulation. A second aim was to compare the clinical ...
Ozmen Batuhan - - 2009
The efficacy of aromatase inhibitors incorporated in the ovarian stimulation protocols of poor-responder patients undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection-embryo transfer cycles was investigated. A total of 70 poor-responder patients were randomized into two groups on day 3 of their menstrual cycle. In Group A, an aromatase inhibitor (letrozole, 5 mg/day) was ...
Walsh A P H - - 2009
Patients with recurrent IVF failure are generally regarded as having a poor prognosis, and when female age exceeds 35 yrs such patients face a particularly bleak outlook. This study reported on blastocyst transfer (BT) performed over a five-year interval in patients seeking "second opinion" after multiple failed IVF cycles. Clinical ...
Younis Johnny S - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether early and short follicular administration of GnRH antagonist using the flexible protocol has the potential to improve IVF-ET clinical results. DESIGN: Prospective, controlled, randomized study. SETTING: University-affiliated assisted reproductive technology unit. PATIENT(S): Fifty-three consecutive infertile women were enrolled to the study and control groups. INTERVENTION(S): Both ...
Arlt S - - 2009
The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of 2 different homeopathic prophylactic strategies for the prevention of endometritis. The drugs used were Lachesis compositum (Lachesis), Carduus compositum (Carduus), and Traumeel LT (Traumeel). Each drug contained a mixed formula of homeopathic remedies. All 929 cows received the first ...
Machado Rog?rio Bonassi - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of a contraceptive pill containing ethinylestradiol (30 mcg) and drospirenone (3 mg) in a continuous regimen on lipid, carbohydrate and coagulation parameters. STUDY DESIGN: This open, prospective, randomized study included 78 participants (mean age 27.8 years) who were randomized ...
Rubio Ivette - - 2010
The aim was to study postpartum follicular population dynamics in Brahman cows in the Mexican humid tropics and under different stocking rates. Lactating adult cows (n = 104) grazed native grammas (Paspalum spp., Axonopus spp.) under two stocking rates: 2.8 (high) or 1.7 (low) cows/ha. Follicle numbers and their size ...
Carrafiello Gianpaolo - - 2010
Previous studies have shown that radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFA) of uterine fibroids through a percutaneous ultrasound (US)-guided procedure is an effective and safe minimally invasive treatment, with encouraging short-term results. The aim of this study was to assess the results in terms of volume reduction and clinical symptoms improvement in ...
Cebesoy Fatma Bahar - - 2010
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of Morgagni hydatid (MH) on infertility by comparing women known to be fertile and infertile with respect to MH frequency. METHODS: The study was conducted in Gaziantep University Faculty of Medicine with the precipitation of total 455 patients. The 240 of them were pregnant to ...
Pfeifer L F M - - 2009
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of progesterone and cloprostenol (a PGF(2alpha) analogue) on ovarian follicular development and ovulation in prepubertal heifers. In Experiment 1, crossbred Hereford heifers (Bos taurus; 10 to 12 mo old, 255 to 320 kg) were assigned randomly to three groups and ...
De Vos A - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Human embryo biopsy is performed for preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). The impact of 1- or 2-cell removal at cleavage-stage on future embryo development and implantation capacity is highly debated. METHODS: In order to explore this issue further, a cohort of Day 5 single embryo transfers was analysed prospectively for ...
Goiato Marcelo Coelho - - 2010
PURPOSE: This study assessed masticatory efficiency and duration of the masticatory cycle in 14 asymptomatic patients with severe bone resorption. All patients had worn complete dentures for over 10 years. Recall visits were scheduled at 5 months and 1 year after receiving new dentures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen patients were ...
Torres Anna - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To present an unusual side effect of therapy for adolescent menorrhagia, with commentary on management options. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Tertiary gynecologic center. PATIENT(S): A 13-year-old girl presenting with profuse uterine bleeding. INTERVENTION(S): Dysfunctional uterine bleeding was diagnosed, and pharmacologic therapy with a monophasic oral contraceptive (OC) pill was ...
Farhi Jacob - - 2010
In an attempt to evaluate the effect of random timing of the start of clomiphene citrate (CC) treatment in anovulatory patients with polycystic ovary syndrome on treatment characteristics and outcome, with no regard to time of menstruation, we studied 291 women in their first CC treatment cycle. Duration of treatment ...
Ashrafinia Mansoor - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To compare hormone levels and clinical outcomes in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) after metformin therapy or laparoscopic ovarian diathermy (LOD) at 6 months follow-up. METHODS: A randomized trial was conducted in 126 patients with PCOS who had a history of infertility for at least 1 year and ...
Fadini R - - 2009
This study was designed to determine if the efficiency of in-vitro maturation (IVM) in women with normal ovaries can be improved by gonadotrophin administration. 400 women were randomly allocated in four groups: group A, non-primed cycles; group B, human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG)-primed cycles; group C, FSH-primed cycles; and group D, ...
van Dongen H - - 2009
This study assessed the efficacy of hysteroscopic polyp removal in the management of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) of premenopausal patients. The monthly menstrual blood loss, measured semi-objectively by the pictorial blood loss assessment chart (PBAC) and patients satisfaction were recorded prospectively preoperatively and postoperatively. Twenty-one patients were included. Median monthly ...
Parmegiani L - - 2009
This multi-centre study evaluated systematically the influence of the duration of cryostorage on the outcome of thawing cycles when using slow-frozen oocytes. The thawing cycles were retrospectively divided into three main groups based on cryostorage duration: group A, 1-3 months; group B, 4-6 months; and group C, 7-48 months. Group ...
Pansky Moty - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to develop a safe and effective cryoablation technique for the treatment of uterine fibroids. STUDY DESIGN: This was a multicenter pilot case series to evaluate cryoablation of uterine fibroids using laparoscopically assisted placement of 17-gauge cryoablation needles. Patient satisfaction was documented with a ...
Hald Kirsten - - 2009
PURPOSE: To compare long-term symptom recurrence and 6-month magnetic resonance (MR) imaging results after two different treatments for uterine leiomyomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-six women with uterine leiomyomas were randomized to undergo uterine artery embolization (UAE) or laparoscopic bilateral occlusion of uterine arteries. Contrast-enhanced MR imaging was performed before treatment ...
Radeleff Boris - - 2010
PURPOSE: Purpose of this study was to evaluate the frequency, probability, and factors associated with expulsion of submucosal fibroids after uterine artery embolization (UAE) in addition to the technical and clinical results at 1-year follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We determined the preinterventional volume of each dominant submucosal fibroid using the ...
Bolar??n A - - 2009
Improvement of farrowing rate (FR) and litter size (LS) of sows that are AI with frozen-thawed (FT) semen can hardly be reached without identification of the factors behind the high variability seen among trials. Three experiments using weaned (4-d wean-to-estrus interval) multiparous (parity 2 to 7) sows were conducted to ...
Wang J J Reproduction Centre, First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, - - 2010
To investigate the effects of various activation methods on freeze-thawed rabbit oocytes developmental potential. Rabbit oocytes were vitrified by cryoleafs and cryoprotected with ethylene glycol and propanediol. After thawing, the oocytes were fertilized by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Surviving oocytes after ICSI were divided into five groups at random. Group ...
Battaglia Cesare - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD) is an unwanted genital arousal which occurs in absence of sexual interest and desire. AIM: To report a case of PGAD presumably due to the use of trazodone in a young eumenorrheic woman. METHODS: A young (29 years old), eumenorrheic (menstrual cycle of >25 ...
Sesti Francesco - - 2009
OBJECTIVE(S): To assess the recurrence rate of endometrioma after laparoscopic cystectomy plus hormonal suppression treatment or plus dietary therapy compared to post-operative placebo. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized comparative trial was conducted on 259 consecutive women who underwent laparoscopic unilateral/bilateral cystectomy for endometrioma. Seven days after surgery, the patients were randomly ...
Müngen Ercüment - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence and causes of uterine hypervascular lesions showing low-impedance, high-velocity flow on color Doppler sonography (CDS) after first-trimester dilation and curettage (D&C). METHODS: This was a prospective study of 65 consecutive women who underwent first-trimester termination of pregnancy. Color Doppler ...
Abate Antonino - - 2009
The aim of this trial, comparing human follicle stimulating hormone (hFSH) and recombinant FSH (rFSH) was to evaluate the efficacy on oocyte and embryo quality in in vitro fertilisation/intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles. Four-hundred and one women were randomised in two groups to receive or hFSH or rFSH in stimulation protocols. ...
Guerif Fabrice - - 2009
PURPOSE: While extended culture has been considerably improved, some questions remain regarding the application of Single Blastocyst Transfer (SBT). METHODS: An observational cohort study was undertaken with 456 women under 36 years old and assigned to SBT on a voluntary basis. The main outcome was the cumulative delivery rate per ...
Bozdag Gurkan - - 2009
Where there is no distortion of the endo-myometrial junction, the effect of an intramural leiomyoma on reproductive performance is controversial. The current study compared the performance of patients having a single leiomyoma and intact endometrium confirmed by hysteroscopy (study group) with that of controls having intact endometrium alone in intracytoplasmic ...
Sayyah-Melli Manizheh - - 2009
To investigate the effect of 2 medications; Diphereline and Cabergoline, on uterine leiomyoma growth, and its histologic, sonographic, and intra-operative changes. In an effort to treat large uterine leiomyoma in symptomatic patients in the Gynecology Clinics of the Alzahra Teaching Hospital of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran, from ...
Eroglu Ali A Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912, USA. - - 2010
Accumulation of intra- and extracellular sugars such as trehalose, glucose, and raffinose is central to survival strategies of a variety of organisms coping with extreme conditions including freezing and almost complete drying. The objective of the present study was to investigate the potential application of intra- and extracellular raffinose in ...
Yazbeck C - - 2009
Several surgical treatment modalities have been described in cases of isolated or multiple ovarian endometriotic cysts. The aim of this preliminary study was to investigate and test the efficacy of ethanol sclerotherapy (EST) for recurrent endometriotic cysts, before ovarian stimulation in infertile patients with an adequate ovarian status. In the ...
van Riemsdijk V M J - - 2009
A 46-year old multiparous woman visited a 1-stop clinic for abnormal uterine bleeding. There was a small submucosal type 2 myoma of 2 cm in her normal sized uterus. We treated her using Novasure endometrial ablation. One year later the patient suffered from sudden excessive vaginal bleeding and collapse. A ...
Weissman Ariel - - 2009
Spontaneous ovulation during a natural menstrual cycle represents a simple and efficient method for synchronization between frozen embryos and the endometrium. The objective was to compare serial monitoring until documentation of ovulation, with human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) triggering, for timing frozen embryo transfer (FET) in natural cycles (NC). In a ...
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