Importance of embryo transfer technique in maximizing assisted reproductive outcomes

Capsule:
Meticulous ET technique, aided by ultrasound guidance, is essential to optimal outcomes with assisted reproductive technology.

Author:
William B. Schoolcraft, M.D.

Volume 105, Issue 4, Pages 855-860

Abstract:

Embryo transfer is arguably the most critical process in the sequential events that encompass an IVF cycle. Several variables play a role in the success of a transfer, including catheter type, atraumatic technique, and the use of ultrasound guidance. The inclusion of hyaluronan in the ET media also has a benefit for implantation. Because of the adverse effects of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation on the endometrium, frozen embryo transfers have demonstrated improved pregnancy rates as well as better obstetric outcomes. This review will talk about various aspects of ET as it is currently performed, variables affecting its success, and methods of optimization.

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