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Assisted reproductive technologies: toward improving implantation rates and reducing high-order multiple gestations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12187151     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite striking progress in reproductive medicine over the past quarter century, the number of high-order multiple gestations are unacceptably high, largely as a result of the drive to maintain pregnancy rates in a competitive range. Morphologic criteria are currently used to define the reproductive competence of individual embryos but are imperfect predictors of implantation potential. Current and potential strategies to improve the selection of embryos are described. By the use of several of these approaches, it is hoped that the overall number of embryos that are transferred will be reduced, thereby also reducing the multiple gestation rate.
Ruben Alvero
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrical & gynecological survey     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0029-7828     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol Surv     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-20     Completed Date:  2002-10-02     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401007     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Surv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  519-29     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colarado Health Sciences Center, Aurora 80010-0510, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Embryo Implantation
Embryo Transfer
Pregnancy, Multiple
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted*

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