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In vitro fertilization and embryo transfer: two-year experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2935761     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Between February 1983 and January 1985, 206 laparoscopies were performed on 172 women following controlled ovarian hyperstimulation with human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Sixty-four clinical pregnancies advanced beyond the sixth week of gestation and were confirmed by ultrasound; and 37.2% of the patients conceived after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer. The clinical pregnancy rate was 31.1% when based on the number of laparoscopies performed and 33.9% when based on the number of embryo transfers. There were 12 multiple pregnancies (18.8%), 11 miscarriages (17.2%), and one ectopic (tubal) pregnancy (1.6%). The most important factors contributing toward the success of this program were the establishment of specific criteria for patient selection, rigid adherence to clinical and laboratory protocols, and the maintenance of strict quality control.
G Sher; V Knutzen; C Stratton; H Chotiner; J Mayville
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1986 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-03-26     Completed Date:  1986-03-26     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  309-15     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / epidemiology
Chorionic Gonadotropin / pharmacology
Embryo Transfer*
Fertilization in Vitro*
Infant, Newborn
Infertility, Female / etiology,  therapy
Menotropins / pharmacology
Ovary / drug effects
Pregnancy, Multiple
Pregnancy, Tubal / epidemiology
Quality Control
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin; 61489-71-2/Menotropins

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