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In vitro fertilization: effective alternative to surgery for distal tubal occlusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2001435     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A total of 512 consecutive patients with tubal infertility underwent ovarian hyperstimulation for the purpose of IVF-ET, resulting in a total of 829 attempts and 890 transfers (fresh and cryo). Overall, 218 clinical pregnancies were achieved, of which 114 (52.3%) resulted in live births, and 38 (17.4%) were ongoing (greater than or equal to 20 weeks of gestation) at the conclusion of the study. The total live birth and ongoing pregnancy rate per patient was 29.7% (three patients conceived twice). The probability for a patient to achieve a live or ongoing pregnancy was 42.7% after three attempts and 85.3% after six attempts. We conclude that IVF-ET using contemporary technology offers an effective alternative to surgery for tubal obstruction.
Authors:
D K Hassiakos; S J Muasher; L L Veeck; H W Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Virginia medical quarterly : VMQ     Volume:  118     ISSN:  1052-4231     ISO Abbreviation:  Va Med Q     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-04-17     Completed Date:  1991-04-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9104333     Medline TA:  Va Med Q     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  26-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Howard and Georgeanna Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Constriction, Pathologic
Embryo Transfer
Fallopian Tube Diseases / complications*,  surgery
Female
Fertilization in Vitro*
Humans
Infertility, Female*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Outcome
Retrospective Studies

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