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Pregnancy outcomes after fallopian tube recanalization: oil-based versus water-soluble contrast agents.
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PMID:  12525588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To determine the pregnancy outcomes in patients undergoing fallopian tube recanalization (FTR) with use of oil-based versus water-soluble contrast agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-three patients with unilateral or bilateral proximal tubal occlusion confirmed by hysterosalpingography or laparoscopy underwent FTR with use of water-soluble contrast material alone (n = 50) or also had an oil-based agent injected into each tube after recanalization (n = 43). Pregnancy rates and outcomes of the two groups were studied retrospectively. RESULTS: With respect to differences between groups, only the body mass index proved to be a significant predictor (oil, 28.4; water, 24.7; P =.008). Mean age, duration of infertility, type of infertility, and initial diagnosis were comparable. There was a weak trend toward a higher pregnancy rate in the oil-based contrast material group, but it was not significant (P =.64). The average time to pregnancy was 4.4 months with use of oil-based contrast material, compared to 7.7 months with use of only water-soluble contrast material (P =.03). CONCLUSION: The use of an oil-based agent had little effect on the rate of conception, but time to conception was reduced by more than 3 months.
Anil B M Pinto; David M Hovsepian; Saranya Wattanakumtornkul; Thomas K Pilgram
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1051-0443     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-14     Completed Date:  2003-07-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203369     Medline TA:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Contrast Media*
Fallopian Tube Diseases / therapy*
Fallopian Tube Patency Tests
Hysterosalpingography / methods*
Infertility, Female / therapy*
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Pregnancy Rate
Retrospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 0/Oils; 7732-18-5/Water

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