A healthy dose of reality for the egg freezing party

Monday, February 1, 2016

Author:
Glenn L. Schattman, M.D.…

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Should progesterone on the human chorionic gonadotropin day still be measured

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
In 1,901 IVF cycles, a cut-off value of P on the hCG day differentiating good- from poor-prognosis cycles was not identified; therefore, clinical decisions should be based on other individual circumstances.

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Endometrial pattern but not endometrial thickness affects implantation rates in euploid embryo transfers

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Endometrial pattern, but not thickness, on trigger day affected a patient’s chance of achieving a pregnancy. The pattern or thickness at embryo transfer had no effect.

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Does ovarian reserve predict egg quality in unstimulated therapeutic donor insemination cycles?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Antral follicle count is not predictive of pregnancy or miscarriage in patients undergoing unstimulated therapeutic donor insemination cycles for indications of an azoospermic male partner or the absence of a male partner.

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Impact of sperm morphology on the likelihood of pregnancy after intrauterine insemination

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
A strict sperm morphology of 4% is not associated with lower pregnancy rates compared with patients with a morphology of >4% who undergo intrauterine insemination.

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Endometrial infusion of human chorionic gonadotropin at the time of blastocyst embryo transfer does not impact clinical outcomes A randomized double blind placebo controlled trial

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
This randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial of 300 patients undergoing fresh or frozen embryo transfer (ET) demonstrates that endometrial human chorionic gonadotropin infusion at the time of blastocyst ET does not improve sustained implantation rate.

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Impact of circulating levels of total and bioavailable serum vitamin D on pregnancy rate in egg donation recipients

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency does not influence implantation and pregnancy rates in oocyte recipients.

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Frequency of embryo multinucleation detected by time lapse system and its impact on pregnancy outcome

Thursday, June 19, 2014
The presence of multinucleation in 2-cell stage embryos seems to have a negative impact on pregnancy outcome.

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Cervical mucus removal prior to embryo transfer in women undergoing in vitro fertilization intracytoplasmic sperm injection A systematic review and meta analysis of randomized controlled trials

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
There is very little evidence of an overall benefit of cervical mucus removal before embryo transfer for women undergoing in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection.

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Prognosis factors of pregnancy after intrauterine insemination with the husbands sperm Conclusions of an analysis of 2019 cycles

Monday, March 31, 2014
Positive predictive factors of pregnancy after IUI-H were woman’s secondary infertility, woman basal FSH levels 7 IU/L, ovulation triggering and inseminated progressive motile spermatozoa 1 million.

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Subtle progesterone rise on the day of hCG administration is associated with lower live birth rates in women undergoing assisted reproductive technology: a retrospective study with 2,555 fresh embryo transfers

Friday, June 8, 2012
In this retrospective, observational, cohort study with 2,555 women, a rise of serum P levels on the day of hCG administration was associated with a reduced live birth rate after day-5 fresh ET.

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Trophectoderm morphology significantly affects the rates of ongoing pregnancy and miscarriage in frozen-thawed single blastocyst transfer cycle in vitro fertilization

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Trophectoderm morphology, which is significantly related to the rates of ongoing pregnancy and miscarriage, may be the most important parameter when selecting a single blastocyst for transfer.

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Effects of acupuncture on pregnancy rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
We present a systematic review and meta-analysis performed to evaluate the effect of acupuncture on pregnancy rates in women undergoing IVF.

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In vitro fertilization is a successful treatment in endometriosis-associated infertility

Thursday, May 10, 2012
In a large cohort study, women with endometriosis associated infertility were found to have pregnancy and live birth rates similar to women with tubal factor infertility.

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Glutathione peroxidase activity in seminal plasma and its relationship to classical sperm parameters and in vitro fertilization-intracytoplasmic sperm injection outcome

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Glutathione peroxidase activity in seminal plasma is related to semen quality but has no relation to in vitro fertilization outcome.

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