How low is too low Cycle day 28 estradiol levels and pregnancy outcomes

Friday, April 1, 2016
A low estradiol level at the time of a first positive pregnancy test after in vitro fertilization is associated with poorer pregnancy outcomes but does not preclude the possibility of a live birth.

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Interleukin 25 induced by human chorionic gonadotrophin promotes the proliferation of decidual stromal cells by activation of JNK and AKT signal pathways

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Interleukin-25 expression was enhanced by trophoblast-derived hCG, could stimulate the proliferation of DSCs through activating JNK and AKT signals, which finally contributes to the establishment and maintenance of physiological pregnancy.

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Pregnancies of unknown location after in vitro fertilization minimally invasive management with Karman cannula aspiration

Friday, January 31, 2014
Outpatient management of pregnancies of unknown location using endometrial sampling with a Karman cannula aspiration can obviate the need for methotrexate.

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Hyperglycosylated human chorionic gonadotropin as an early predictor of pregnancy outcomes after in vitro fertilization

Friday, January 31, 2014
Hyperglycosylated human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) measured as early as 9 days after egg retrieval is superior to traditional hCG and highly predictive of ongoing pregnancies after fresh IVF–embryo transfer.

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Early beta human chorionic gonadotropin trends in vanishing twin pregnancies

Friday, June 28, 2013
Vanishing twins demonstrate significantly lower early b-hCG level increases than normal singleton or twin pregnancies; increases, however, are within clinically normal limits. Abnormal early b-hCG level increases should not be attributed to a vanishing twin.

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When is a pregnancy nonviable What criteria should be used to define miscarriage

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Correctly diagnosing miscarriage is a fundamental decision. Systematic review of the evidence suggests criteria to determine early pregnancy viability are flawed and may lead to inadvertent termination. Recent publications suggest more conservative guidance is needed.

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What serial hCG can tell you and cannot tell you about an early pregnancy

Thursday, November 1, 2012
The measurement of serial serum hCG concentrations is an integral part of making the correct diagnosis in early pregnancy.

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