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BACKGROUND In vitro oocyte maturation (IVM) permits the use of immature oocytes in IVF. IVM does not require ovarian stimulation and so can be offered to patients at risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. METHODS For this indication, we carried out 45 cycles of IVM in 33 women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). RESULTS A total of 509(More)
Chromosome abnormalities in embryos are a major cause of implantation and development failures. Some couples with normal karyotypes have repeated implantation failures after intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). In order to value patients at risk for genetic ICSI failures and the validity of sperm aneuploidy analysis, we have studied cytogenetic(More)
BACKGROUND It is conceivable that defective embryo hatching plays a part in the mechanisms involved in the decrease of embryo implantation rates with advancing age. In an effort to test this hypothesis, we tested the effectiveness of assisted hatching (AH) in women > or =37 years of age. METHODS We prospectively studied 103 IVF-embryo transfer patients(More)
For several years the present authors' team had not been satisfied with the pregnancy rate achieved by their unit, especially in comparison with the results achieved by other teams with a similar population. A quality programme was established, and it was decided to switch from non-stop to intermittent activity. It was envisaged that this programme would(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of semi natural cycle as option of treatment for the patients who have a poor prognosis to controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH). PATIENTS AND METHODS Prospective study. Sixty-six patients with an ovulatory cycle who presented either altered ovarian status (AOS) or implantation failure (IMF) and had carried out a(More)
OBJECTIVE Couples with a risk of transmitting X-linked diseases included in a preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) center need early and rapid fetal sex determination during pregnancy in two situations. The first situation corresponds to control of embryo sexing after PGD, the second one being that of couples in PGD program having a spontaneous(More)
The objective of this retrospective analysis is to evaluate whether patients developing a dominant follicle in an in-vitro maturation (IVM) programme can be included in a natural cycle IVF (nIVF) programme. In a university teaching hospital, a total of 38 patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome were treated by metformin before undergoing an IVM cycle.(More)
A prospective randomized feasibility study was carried out on 10 patients undergoing IVF treatment using a single-dose LHRH antagonist protocol (cetrorelix, Cetrotide) with clomiphene citrate in combination with either human menopausal gonadotrophin (HMG) (n = 5) or recombinant human FSH (rFSH) (n = 5). Both treatment-groups, HMG and rFSH, were comparable(More)
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