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Human oocyte cryopreservation: evidence for practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19657846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: The aim of this article is to review the evidence regarding human oocyte cryopreservation by slow freezing and vitrification and to provide evidence-based clinical and laboratory guidelines on the effectiveness and safety of these technologies. SCOPE: These guidelines will address the following: Stage of oocyte maturity. Methods of cryopreservation/warming. Slow controlled cooling. Vitrification. Techniques used for insemination. Ovarian stimulation regimens. The guidelines do not cover recommendations for ovarian tissue freezing or in vitro oocyte maturation (IVM). OUTCOME MEASURES: The following outcome measures were examined: cryosurvival, fertilisation rate, cleavage rate, clinical pregnancy rate and implantation rate, health of resulting children.
; Rachel Cutting; Su Barlow; Richard Anderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Guideline; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human fertility (Cambridge, England)     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1742-8149     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum Fertil (Camb)     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-20     Completed Date:  2010-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888143     Medline TA:  Hum Fertil (Camb)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Reproductive Medicine and Fertility, The Jessop Wing, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Sheffield, S10 2SF, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cryopreservation / methods*
Cryoprotective Agents
Embryo Transfer / methods
Fertilization in Vitro / methods*
Insemination, Artificial / methods
Ovulation Induction / methods
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cryoprotective Agents

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