A. Schroeder

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With a prevalence of 5%-10% the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an exceptionally common disorder of premenopausal women. According to prospective studies, women with PCOS present abnormal glucose tolerance and diabetes mellitus in 31%-35% and 7.5%-10%, respectively. PCOS patients have a higher prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors such as(More)
Cumulative pregnancy rates are useful in counselling couples on their chance of conceiving during infertility treatment. Patients also have to be counselled about the physical and psychological stress of infertility treatment. Beside the pregnancy rates, drop-out rates are a direct, and may be the most important, marker of physician quality in an IVF(More)
BACKGROUND Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder that is characterized by recurrent episodes of intense vomiting. There are several postulated mechanisms involved in its pathogenesis and one potential explanation for this disorder may be linked to autonomic dysfunction. The aim of our study was to evaluate autonomic nerve(More)
BACKGROUND Suppression of endogenous LH production by mid-follicular phase GnRH-antagonist administration in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation protocol using recombinant (rec) FSH preparations void of LH activity may potentially affect ovarian response and the outcome of IVF treatment. The present study prospectively assessed the effect of using a(More)
The German Embryo Protection Law permits only the cryopreservation of supernumerary pronuclear stage eggs. Data are needed to counsel patients about their individual benefits from this procedure. All fresh embryo transfer cycles performed from January 1994 until December 1998 in which supernumerary pronucleate eggs were cryopreserved (n = 557) were analysed(More)
The aim of the study was to find out the attitudes of different groups towards technologies which are prohibited by the German Embryo Protection Law. We evaluated by using a questionnaire, in how far oocyte donation and surrogate motherhood were accepted in Germany in different groups of the population. 34 infertile patients, 74 patients who asked for(More)
Patients: Females with low-level gonosomal mosaicism (LLGM) scheduled for ICSI were retrospectively analyzed and compared to control groups. The prevalence of this mosaicism as well as its impact for an ICSI treatment were evaluated. Methods: Routine cytogenetic analysis was done in 891 females scheduled for ICSI treatment. For comparison 294 females with(More)