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Potential liability of reproductive endocrinologists for high order multiple gestation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20195899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: In light of the recent octuplet birth and the accompanying intensive media coverage, there has been much attention on high order multiple births resulting from assisted reproductive technology.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this commentary is to review 1) the relative contribution of ART to high order multiple gestation and its impact on infant morbidity, mortality, and health care dollar loss; 2) American Society of Reproductive Medicine's guidelines for the number of embryos transferred in ART; and 3) how reproductive endocrinologists can lessen their exposure to litigation by following the ASRM guidelines for the number of embryos transferred and documenting proper informed consent in the medical records.
RECOMMENDATIONS: In situations in which the number of embryos transferred is in excess of the ASRM guidelines, justification for deviating from the ASRM guidelines should be justifiable and documented in the medical records.
Mostafa Borahay; John Phelps
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-03-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1573-7330     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Assist. Reprod. Genet.     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-15     Completed Date:  2010-07-20     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206495     Medline TA:  J Assist Reprod Genet     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  157-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555-0587, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Embryo Transfer / methods,  trends
Endocrinology / ethics*
Guideline Adherence
Multiple Birth Offspring / legislation & jurisprudence*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted / legislation & jurisprudence*

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