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In vitro maturation of human oocytes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17197347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Immature oocyte retrieval followed by in vitro maturation (IVM) opens a new horizon for modern assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Recent studies in IVM make it a feasible alternative to in vitro fertilization. Antral follicle count is correlated with the pregnancy rate, so women with polycystic ovarian syndrome or polycystic ovaries are the best candidates for IVM. IVM can also be offered to women at risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome or poor responders. From the available information, IVM is a safe procedure and does not increase congenital anomalies or pregnancy complications. Further research is necessary in order to apply this technique to other patients.
Yu-Hung Lin; Jiann-Loung Hwang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Taiwanese journal of obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1875-6263     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-01     Completed Date:  2007-01-26     Revised Date:  2007-12-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101213819     Medline TA:  Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Cells, Cultured
Chorionic Gonadotropin / pharmacology
Follicle Stimulating Hormone / pharmacology
Oocytes / drug effects,  physiology*
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome / therapy
Pregnancy Rate
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin; 9002-68-0/Follicle Stimulating Hormone

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