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Peritoneal fluid and infertility: a comparison of in-vitro fertilization of oocytes in peritoneal fluid and B2-Menezo medium.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2081807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Peritoneal fluid probably has an important and complex role in fertility and infertility. In this study, in-vitro fertilization was attempted in peritoneal fluid and the classical B2-Menezo medium. Clinical criteria concerning male and female fertility and biological factors such as fresh semen quality, sperm survival, sperm-zona pellucida binding, cleavage and pregnancy rates were analysed for each infertile couple. The following results have been obtained. The quality of peritoneal fluid appears to fluctuate greatly from one woman to another. Routine use of peritoneal fluid as a culture medium during in-vitro fertilization should not be encouraged. Peritoneal fluid toxicity may explain some cases of 'unexplained' infertility.
C Wittemer; A Menard; P Dellenbach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; In Vitro; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human reproduction (Oxford, England)     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0268-1161     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum. Reprod.     Publication Date:  1990 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-09     Completed Date:  1991-05-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701199     Medline TA:  Hum Reprod     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  955-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de Gynécologie Obstétrique, Centro Médico-Chirurgical et Obstétrical, Schiltigheim, France.
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MeSH Terms
Ascitic Fluid*
Cells, Cultured
Cleavage Stage, Ovum / drug effects
Culture Media*
Fertilization in Vitro / methods*
Sperm Motility / drug effects
Sperm-Ovum Interactions / drug effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Culture Media

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