Ashalatha Ganesh

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Genital tuberculosis is reported to be a major pelvic factor causing infertility in Indian women and often exists without any apparent signs and symptoms. The role of latent tuberculosis in repeated IVF failure in unexplained infertility is examined. 81 women with unexplained infertility having repeated IVF failure tested for Mycobacterium tuberculosis(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of follicular fluid (FF) oxidative stress (OS) on meiotic spindle (MS) formation in oocytes and subsequent outcome in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are evaluated in this study. METHODS 326 oocytes from 35 PCOS women (group A) and 208 oocytes from 32 women with tubal infertility (group B) were visualized for MS using(More)
Letrozole, though reported to be an effective ovulation inducing agent, warrants larger randomized trials. The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of letrozole with that of rFSH and clomiphene citrate(CC)/rFSH for ovarian stimulation in IUI cycles. Randomized, prospective, single-blinded clinical trial. 1387 PCOS women after CC failure were(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of oral dydrogesterone with that of micronized vaginal P gel and micronized P capsule for luteal supplementation. DESIGN Prospective, randomized clinical study. SETTING Institute of Reproductive Medicine, Kolkata, India. PATIENT(S) A total of 1,373 infertile women undergoing IVF participated. INTERVENTION(S)(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the role of luteal E(2), P, and FSH levels in the prediction of clinical pregnancy in stimulated cycles. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Institute of Reproductive Medicine, Salt Lake, Kolkata, India. PATIENT(S) A total of 268 women aged <40 years undergoing their first IVF-ET/intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles. (More)
OBJECTIVE To surgically reconstruct rare Müllerian duct anomalies with varying degrees of bladder exstrophy and congenital absence of ampullary portion of fallopian tube. DESIGN Case report. SETTING Institute of Reproductive Medicine, Salt Lake, Kolkata, India. PATIENT(S) Two cases of anteriorly displaced vagina with stenotic introitus, divergent(More)
CONTEXT Clomiphene citrate (CC) is the first line drug for ovulation induction but because of its peripheral antiestrogenic effect, letrozole was introduced as the 2nd line drug. It lacks the peripheral antiestrogenic effect and is associated with similar or even higher pregnancy rates. Since letrozole is a drug for breast cancer, its use for the purpose of(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a live birth with in vitro fertilization (IVF) from a 50-year-old woman with homologous oocytes. DESIGN Case report. SETTING Referral center. PATIENT(S) A 50-year-old woman. INTERVENTION(S) IVF with fresh embryo transfer (ET). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S) Live birth after IVF. RESULT(S) A 50-year-old woman conceived with her own(More)
The ideal method for sperm selection during Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is still ill-defined. Identification of a viable spermatozoon amongst immotile spermatozoa for ICSI often becomes difficult. Ninety-six ICSI cycles were selected and divided into Group A (azoospermic, n = 58) and Group B (complete asthenozoospermic, n = 38). Oocytes having(More)
We describe here a unique case of a woman with an azoospermic male partner conceiving each time during ten consecutive in-vitro fertilization embryo transfer (IVF-ET) cycles. A 27 year old woman reported with primary infertility to our out-patient department at the Institute of Reproductive Medicine, Salt Lake, India in November 2001. Ten consecutive IVF-ET(More)