Bernard Barry

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The value of early cleavage (EC) assessment is still being debated. The aim of this prospective study was to examine the predictive value of EC assessment performed exactly 26 h after insemination by IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in a programme of elective single embryo transfer (SET) performed at day 2. If day 2 scoring demonstrated(More)
The objective of this study was to compare, in a centre with previous experience of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist use, single administration of a GnRH antagonist [cetrorelix (Cetrotide) 3 mg] with a single administration of a GnRH agonist [Decapeptyl Retard 3.75 mg] in patients undergoing assisted reproduction treatment (n = 307 and 364(More)
BACKGROUND Intracellular calcium (Ca²⁺) coordinates the cardiac contraction cycle and is dysregulated in diabetic cardiomyopathy. Treatment with triethylenetetramine (TETA), a divalent-copper-selective chelator, improves cardiac structure and function in patients and rats with diabetic cardiomyopathy, but the molecular basis of this action is uncertain.(More)
BACKGROUND Heart disease is the leading cause of death in diabetic patients, and defective copper metabolism may play important roles in the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). The present study sought to determine how myocardial copper status and key copper-proteins might become impaired by diabetes, and how they respond to treatment with the Cu(More)
OBJECTIVE Prevention of twin pregnancies using elective Single Embryo Transfer (e-SET) is now considered by many Assisted Reproductive Techniques teams as a necessity. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of e-SET in a prospective manner in a selective population of patients using Take Home Baby Rate per couple as principal parameter. PATIENTS(More)
Cyclic guanosine 3',5'-monophosphate phosphodiesterase in crude extracts from bovine rod outer segments can be activated by the addition of bleached rod outer segment membranes and GTP. In the absence of rhodopsin-containing membranes, the phosphodiesterase specific activity decreases with increasing concentration. A trypsin-sensitive inhibitor believed to(More)
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