Document Detail

Towards single embryo transfer in IVF.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12062829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Assisted reproductive technologies have, during the last two decades, managed to overcome a majority of the reasons for infertility in both women and men. Also, infertility associated to a specific couple can generally be successfully treated. The techniques have been proven both safe and cost effective. There is, however, one major shortcoming: an adverse effect in terms of multiple pregnancy, sometimes in the high order. The present communication gives suggestions on how to avoid multiple pregnancy by correct application and improvement of techniques already utilized today. Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, fertilization and culture procedures, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, freezing procedures and prolonged embryo culture are all techniques and applications which need improvement if the goal of a predominance for singletons with only occasional twins should be reached within a predictable future.
Lars Hamberger; Johan Hazekamp
Related Documents :
8425649 - Histocompatibility in in vitro fertilization couples.
9756289 - Semen quality: is there a paternal effect on pregnancy outcome in in-vitro fertilizatio...
1595789 - Buserelin acetate versus expectant management in the treatment of infertility associate...
9487419 - Socio-biological status of nigerian males with primary and secondary infertility.
15236989 - Platelet-activating factor significantly enhances intrauterine insemination pregnancy r...
25398639 - Predictors of maternal and fetal complications in sle patients: a prospective study.
24693379 - Comparison of maternal serum magnesium level in pre-eclampsia and normal pregnant women.
9402719 - Comparison of histology with maternal and fetal serology for the diagnosis of abortion ...
8098619 - Asymptomatic women at high risk of vertical hiv-1 transmission to their fetuses.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of reproductive immunology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0165-0378     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Reprod. Immunol.     Publication Date:    2002 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-13     Completed Date:  2002-10-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8001906     Medline TA:  J Reprod Immunol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  141-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Göteborg, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, 45 Goteborg SE413, Sweden.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Culture Techniques
Embryo Transfer* / trends
Fertilization in Vitro / methods*,  trends
Maternal Age
Ovulation Induction
Pregnancy Reduction, Multifetal
Pregnancy, Multiple
Prenatal Diagnosis
Sperm Injections, Intracytoplasmic

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Human endometrial receptivity: gene regulation.
Next Document:  New techniques on embryo manipulation.