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Comparison of the results of human embryo biopsy and outcome of PGD after zona drilling using acid Tyrode medium or a laser.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12923146     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Zona pellucida opening for blastomere removal can be done by mechanical or chemical means, or by laser. So far, only limited data on the use of laser systems for zona drilling in cases of PGD are available. METHODS: Results of embryo biopsy and outcome of PGD in two periods were compared. In the first period, acid Tyrode medium was used for zona drilling. In the second period, zona drilling was performed by a 1.48 micro m infrared laser. RESULTS: In the first period, 59 cycles resulted in 53 biopsy procedures with 356 biopsied embryos. In the second period, these numbers were 69 cycles, 69 biopsy procedures and 402 biopsied embryos. Fewer blastomeres were intact (95.2%) after zona drilling with acid Tyrode than after laser zona drilling (98.3%, P = 0.02). Rates of positive HCG (37.5% versus 35.5%), ongoing pregnancy rates (31.3% versus 25.0%) and ongoing implantation rates (18.9% versus 14.9%) did not differ. CONCLUSIONS: The use of a laser for zona drilling in cases of PGD is an easier procedure and results in more intact blastomeres. Since similar pregnancy rates are obtained, it is advantageous to use a laser for zona drilling. Further follow-up is necessary to prove the safety of this procedure.
H Joris; A De Vos; R Janssens; P Devroey; I Liebaers; A Van Steirteghem
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human reproduction (Oxford, England)     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0268-1161     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum. Reprod.     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-18     Completed Date:  2004-04-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701199     Medline TA:  Hum Reprod     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1896-902     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dutch-speaking Brussels Free University, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Blastomeres / drug effects,  radiation effects
Chorionic Gonadotropin / analysis
Embryo Implantation
Embryo, Mammalian / chemistry,  pathology*
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Isotonic Solutions / chemistry*,  pharmacology*
Pregnancy Rate
Preimplantation Diagnosis* / methods
Zona Pellucida / drug effects*,  radiation effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin; 0/Isotonic Solutions; 0/Tyrode's solution

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