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Kido Aki - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Uterine peristalsis, which is influenced by hormonal and cholinergic effects, may have a role in successful implantation and continuing pregnancy. CASES: We encountered abnormal uterine peristalsis in three women who had had repeated in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment failures. They subsequently had successful pregnancies when hyoscine bromide was administered ...
Fu Jing - - 2009
To observe whether early cleavage can be a predictor of embryo developmental potential, pregnancy and implantation rates. A total of 9,544 embryos in 1,095 in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles were observed with regard to the appearance of early cleavage at 25-29 h post-insemination. A significantly higher proportion ...
Perin Paulo Marcelo - - 2010
The objective of this retrospective cohort study was to assess the potential effects of preconceptional short-term exposure to particulate air pollution in a real-world situation on pregnancy outcome in infertile women evaluating the possible role of IVF/embryo transfer treatment on this outcome using women who had conceived naturally for the ...
Hong Seung Wook - - 2009
We conducted a retrospective review of all frozen ETs from May 2002 to October 2007 using our new vitrification technique in order to determine its efficacy. We found high pregnancy (70.5%; 79/112) and implantation (40.6%; 110/271) rates with the use of this new method.
Krieg Sacha A - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of successful pregnancy after trophectoderm biopsy and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) revealed a tetraploid karyotype. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: A university medical center. PATIENT(S): An infertility patient desiring trophectoderm biopsy on frozen blastocysts to facilitate preimplantation genetic screening. INTERVENTION(S): Frozen blastocysts were thawed on ...
Hiraoka Kenichiro - - 2009
PURPOSE: To report a successful delivery after the transfer of a re-cryopreserved day-7 hatched blastocyst. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 30-year-old woman underwent a long-treatment protocol for ovarian stimulation. Fourteen mature oocytes were obtained, and twelve were fertilized. On day 3, two cleaved embryos were transferred, but no implantation occurred. The ...
Goudge Christine S - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of a short P-in-oil protocol (11 days) in comparison with a traditional P-in-oil protocol (6 weeks) after IVF and embryo transfer. DESIGN: Prospective randomized, controlled trial. SETTING: Tertiary referral reproductive medicine unit. PATIENT(S): The first IVF-embryo transfer cycle of women<or=37 years old. INTERVENTION(S): Either the ...
Keymolen Kathelijn - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Carriers of Robertsonian translocations are at increased risk for infertility, repeated miscarriage and aneuploid offspring. In the present study, 10 years of experience with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for Robertsonian translocations is reviewed and these data are used to improve the reproductive counselling in the carriers. METHODS: A retrospective ...
El-Toukhy Tarek - - 2009
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To evaluate the impact of acupuncture on the outcome of in-vitro fertilization treatment using data from published randomized studies. The main outcome measure of interest is the clinical pregnancy rate. RECENT FINDINGS: Fourteen relevant trials including 2870 women were examined. Significant clinical and statistical heterogeneity were encountered ...
Motta Eduardo L - - 2009
Our purpose was to retrospectively compare controlled ovarian stimulation(COH) in IVF cycles with administration of hCG on the day of menses (D1-hCG) with women not receiving hCG at day 1 of menses (Control). Data on maternal age, endocrine profile, amount of rFSH required, embryo characteristics, implantation and pregnancy rates were ...
Teranishi A - - 2009
To elucidate the relationship between embryo grade and ART outcomes and determine how to decrease multiple pregnancy rates by assigning patients to single embryo transfer (SET) instead of dual embryo transfer (DET) according to embryo grade and/or availability. Retrospective medical record review. IVF fertility center. 247 women undergoing day 5 ...
Fauque Patricia - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of elective single embryo transfer (e-SET) compared to a double embryo transfer (DET) in a selected population including obstetrical and neonatal outcome of fresh and frozen-thawed cycles. DESIGN: Prospective nonrandomized study. SETTING: Department of reproductive medicine. PATIENT(S): Elective single embryo transfer was proposed to women ...
Gelbaya Tarek A TA Department of Reproductive Medicine, IVF Unit, Saint Mary's Hospital, Manchester, United - - 2010
To determine whether a policy of elective single-embryo transfer (e-SET) lowers the multiple birth rate without compromising the live birth rate. Systematic review and meta-analysis. Tertiary referral center for reproductive medicine and IVF unit. None. Searches of the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, Meta-register for Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs), EMBASE, MEDLINE, ...
Zhu Wenjie - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of uterine cavity injection of day 2 embryo culture supernatant before day 3 embryo transfer in patients who are undergoing in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: A reproductive medical centre. PATIENT(S): A total of 90 infertile women, 45 of them in the ...
Gunby Joanne - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To present a report on assisted reproductive technologies (ART) cycles performed in 2006 in Canada and show trends in outcomes over time. This is the sixth annual report from the Canadian ART Register (CARTR). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Twenty-five of 25 ART centers in Canada. PATIENT(S): Couples undergoing ...
Thomas Mika R - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical factors associated with blastocyst development and pregnancy. DESIGN: Evaluation of a prospectively collected IVF database. SETTING: An academic IVF practice. PATIENT(S): Couples (n = 529) undergoing their first IVF cycle who qualified for extended embryo culture (more than six zygotes) over the past 5 years. ...
Bozdag Gurkan - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of endometrial thickness and texture on clinical pregnancy, implantation and miscarriage rates in intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and embryo transfer cycles. STUDY DESIGN: A total of 758 consecutive infertile women (n = 1,087 cycles) undergoing ICSI and embryo transfer (ET) because of severe male factor ...
Kilani Zaid - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To report a case with successful pregnancy using hysteroscopic guided embryo transfer (ET). DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: The Farah Hospital (a private tertiary referral fertility center). PATIENT(S): A healthy woman with previous ICSI trial for male factor infertility underwent a repeat ICSI trial. INTERVENTION(S): Embryo transfer was done under ...
Reh Andrea - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To compare rates of implantation, pregnancy, miscarriage, multiple gestation, and selective reduction between patients undergoing day 5 (d5) and day 3 (d3) ETs. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: University-based IVF center. PATIENT(S): The first d5 ET cycle of patients 42 years of age from 2003 to 2006 was compared ...
Gera Puja S - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the strategies used to decrease the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and their impact on pregnancy and live birth rates. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): One hundred eighty-eight patients undergoing fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles between 2000 and 2004, with peak serum ...
Choi Dong-Hee - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Intramural pregnancy associated with adenomyosis after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer is a rare occurrence. CASE: A 37-year-old woman presented with a history of 2 dilation and curettage procedures after 2 miscarriages in the first trimester. She underwent transvaginal ultrasound and systemic and sonography-guided local methotrexate injection. RESULT: ...
Noreh L J - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Infertility is a common problem affecting up to ten per cent of married couples. A systematic evaluation of aetiologic factors forms the basis for choice of treatment and future fertility. On the global perspective, Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) has become internationally recognised treatment option for some infertile couples. A ...
Hovatta Outi - - 2009
This prospective observational post-marketing survey aimed at studying the efficacy and convenience of the follitropin alpha filled-by-mass (FbM) pre-filled pen for patients in routine use. These data were analysed among 3196 non-selected treatment cycles and couples in seven Northern European countries. Valuable information was also obtained regarding the routine assisted ...
Muñoz Manuel - - 2009
There is very little information available regarding the relevance of the position of embryo replacement during ET and the different anatomic characteristics of the recipient in the transfer process and on the result of assisted reproduction techniques. We prospectively analyzed, using multivariate regression analysis, 375 ETs, 177 of which were ...
Berin Inna - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes of frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles when two or three embryos were transferred in women aged <40 years. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: A university-affiliated IVF program. PATIENT(S): Women undergoing FET cycles between January 2004 and December 2005. INTERVENTION(S): Transfer of two or three embryos. MAIN ...
Veleva Zdravka - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Although elective single embryo transfer (eSET) minimizes the multiple birth rate after in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intra cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), there remain concerns in many countries that it is less effective and more expensive than conventional double embryo transfer (DET). METHODS: We compared the clinical outcome achieved in the ...
Biringer Kamil - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of delayed delivery of twins following pelvic abscess that required laparotomy after uncomplicated IVF-ET. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Department of Perinatology. PATIENT(S): A 32-year-old nulliparous woman after IVF-ET. INTERVENTION(S): In vitro fertilization and ET, laparotomy, observation in the hospital. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Delayed delivery following ...
Shapiro Bruce S - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether embryo cryopreservation in cycles with elevated preovulatory P followed by thaw, extended culture, and transfer results in greater ongoing pregnancy rates than fresh blastocyst transfer. DESIGN: Retrospective matched cohort study. SETTING: Private fertility center. PATIENT(S): The study group consisted of 118 consecutive thaws of bipronucleate (2PN) ...
Hagemann Andrea R - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether assisted hatching is beneficial to IVF patients younger than 38 years whose embryos have a thickened zona pellucida (ZP). DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, double-blinded, crossover study. SETTING: University-based infertility center. PATIENT(S): One hundred twenty-one women less than 38 years of age, undergoing IVF at Washington University between ...
Allahbadia Gautam N - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To compare the performance of the SureView catheter, a new ultrasonic embryo transfer (ET), with the classic Wallace catheter during ultrasound-guided ET. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized study. SETTING: Private, academically affiliated clinic. PATIENT(S): 175 patients undergoing donor egg in vitro fertilization with ET (IVF-ET). INTERVENTION(S): Ultrasound-guided ET by a single ...
Okohue J E - - 2009
The value of measuring the endometrial thickness and studying the endometrial receptivity in the context of assisted conception remains a contentious issue. A prospective analysis was carried out to determine the effect of endometrial thickness on IVF - embryo transfer/ICSI outcome in dedicated Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) units in Abuja ...
Baskett Thomas F - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To determine the factors leading to maternal critical care in a tertiary obstetric hospital and the associated trends. METHODS: We conducted a review of the medical records of all women who required transfer for critical care from a free-standing obstetric unit to a general hospital over a 24-year period ...
Mullin Christine M - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is a difference in pregnancy outcomes, stratified by age, between women undergoing elective single blastocyst transfer (eSBT) versus those undergoing double blastocyst transfer (2BT). DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: University IVF center. PATIENT(S): A total of 1,141 nondonor IVF cycles in women aged <40 years from ...
Sun Yingpu - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To determine the best site for embryo placement in uterine cavities of varying shapes. METHOD: In this prospective investigation, 638 embryo transfers were allocated to two groups: for group 1 (n=558) embryos were transferred into uterine cavities of normal shape; for group 2 (n=80) embryos were transferred into uterine ...
Papanikolaou Evangelosa G - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To compare the incidence of monozygotic twinning between cleavage-stage and blastocyst-stage embryo transfer in a large cohort of patients undergoing single embryo transfer. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Dutch-speaking Free University of Brussels. PATIENT(S): This study covered the period between July 2003 and December 2005. 1,951 fresh IVF/ICSI cycles in ...
Nyboe Andersen A - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Results of assisted reproductive techniques from treatments initiated in Europe during 2005 are presented in this ninth report. Data were mainly collected from existing national registers. METHODS: From 30 countries, 923 clinics reported 418 111 treatment cycles including: IVF (118 074), ICSI (203 329), frozen embryo replacement (79 140), ...
Sharara Fady I - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To study the incidence of monozygotic twins (MZT) in blastocyst and cleavage stage ET. DESIGN: Retrospective review. PATIENT(S): Four hundred ninety-six women undergoing IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles at a private assisted reproductive technology (ART) center. INTERVENTION(S): Patients undergoing ART were divided according to the stage of ET into blastocyst ...
Bellver José - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To compare embryo quality and reproductive outcome in our IVF program according to the women's body mass index (BMI). DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: University-affiliated infertility clinic, between January 2001 and April 2007. PATIENT(S): Women undergoing a total of 6,500 IVF-intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles. INTERVENTION(S): Six thousand five hundred ...
Luo Xiping - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence, predisposing factors, early diagnosis and treatment options of heterotopic pregnancy (HP) following in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) procedure. METHODS: A retrospective review study was performed to identify the HP cases after IVF-ET at the Reproductive Centre in Guangdong Women and Children's Hospital in ...
Jee Byung Chul - - 2009
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The aim of this meta-analysis was to determine whether frozen embryo transfer (ET) increases ectopic pregnancy (EP) rate compared with fresh ET. METHODS: A meta-analysis was performed of data from seven comparative studies including 13,059 pregnancies that resulted from nondonor in vitro fertilization cycles. RESULTS: The EP rate was ...
Noyes Nicole - - 2009
Although several early IVF successes were achieved after transferring fully formed blastocysts, the majority of embryos replaced worldwide over the past 30 years have been at the cleavage stage. The programme at this study centre has previously found that delaying an embryo transfer to day 5 can reduce the chance ...
Giannaris Dimitrios - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To present a successful IVF frozen-embryo replacement cycle in a 44-year-old woman, using her own oocytes. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Assisted reproduction unit in a university hospital. PATIENT(S): A 44-year-old woman underwent IVF frozen-embryo replacement cycle after three unsuccessful IVF fresh cycles with her own oocytes. The couple were ...
Check J H - - 2009
PURPOSE: To determine the pregnancy rates according to age in women failing to conceive after three previous embryo transfers or having a husband whose sperm shows a DNA fragmentation index (DFI) > 30% when performing the sperm chromatin structure assay. METHODS: Women up to age 45 were included and there ...
Gerris Jan - - 2009
Despite the progress made in assisted reproductive technology, live birth rates remain disappointingly low. Multiple-embryo transfer has been an accepted practice with which to increase the success rate. This has led to a higher incidence of multiple-order births compared with natural conception, which not only increase the risk of mortality ...
Traub Michael L - - 2009
BACKGROUND: In-vitro fertilization (IVF) with blastocyst as opposed to cleavage stage embryos has been advocated to improve success rates. Limited information exists on which to predict which patients undergoing blastocyst embryo transfer (BET) will achieve pregnancy. This study's objective was to evaluate the predictive value of patient and cycle characteristics ...
Kumbak B - - 2009
Endometrial thickness is one of the parameters contributing to the outcome of assisted reproduction treatment. The aim of the current study was to investigate the pregnancy rate and the outcome when the endometrial thickness was <7 mm during a treatment cycle. Treatments conducted between January 2000 and December 2004 at ...
Check J H - - 2009
PURPOSE: To determine if either too little or too much of a rise in serum progesterone (P) on the day after human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) injection has any negative impact on pregnancy outcome following in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET). METHODS: Retrospective review. Three progesterone groups established--low, normal and high. RESULTS: ...
Liebermann Juergen - - 2009
Transfer of blastocyst-stage embryos has been shown to increase pregnancy rates while allowing for improved selection of potentially viable embryos. At this late stage of development, lower numbers of embryos can be transferred, resulting in less high-order multiple pregnancies and increased implantation rates. Between January 2004 and February 2009, 8449 ...
La Sala Giovanni B - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To assess the perinatal outcomes of the first three years under the 2004 Italian reproductive legislation obligating transfer of all embryos resulting from insemination of < or =3 oocytes. STUDY DESIGN: We compared the perinatal results of clinical assisted reproductive technology (ART) pregnancies during the three years following the ...
Bromer Jason G - - 2009
Infertile patients over the age of 40 are generally considered to have a low chance of success with assisted cycles despite high numbers of embryos transferred. The risk of multiple pregnancy in this group of patients is not well established. The present study determined the rate of embryos that fail ...
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