Alan J Ferrier

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Concentrations of pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A), human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) and pregnancy specific beta 1-glycoprotein (SP1) were measured by radioimmunoassay in 164 serum and 29 tissue samples obtained from 87 non-pregnant and 29 pregnant women with either tubal (n = 16) or intrauterine (n = 13) pregnancies. Of the 47 serum(More)
Angiomyofibroblastoma is a rare, myxoid tumor of the vulva. To date only 12 cases have been reported in the world literature. Patients are usually premenopausal and present with a vulval mass initially diagnosed as a Bartholin's cyst. The lesions are well circumscribed and range from 0.5 to 12 cm in size. Microscopically the tumors are characterized by high(More)
A prospective randomized trial was conducted to compare the efficiency of two ovarian stimulation protocols for in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer or gamete intrafallopian transfer. Protocol 1 consisted of clomiphene citrate and human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) with 55 cycles of 42 patients being evaluated. Protocol 2 had 38 cycles of 34 patients(More)
Serum levels of pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A), human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), and pregnancy-specific beta 1-glycoprotein (SP1) were measured in 21 women after successful in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer. Of the 21 pregnancies, 14, including 1 twin gestation, progressed successfully to term. The remaining seven, composed of(More)
Successful pregnancies have been achieved after in vitro fertilization of oocytes obtained by an ultrasound-guided transvesical approach, as well as with the traditional laparoscope. With the use of the same laboratory facilities, success rates for each retrieval method were evaluated in an established in vitro fertilization program. There was a(More)
The introduction of conservative management options has further increased the choices available to clinicians treating women with symptomatic uterine fibroids. However, in the absence of a tissue diagnosis, the possibility of mismanaging an underlying uterine sarcoma is still present, placing these patients at potential risk of a delayed diagnosis of this(More)