C. Firmin

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A total of 17 couples with repetitive implantation failure after transfer of fresh or frozen-thawed embryos had half of their zygotes cultured in standard conditions and frozen at day 2 after insemination, and the other half cocultured with autologous granulosa cells and transferred at the morula or blastocyst stage at day 5 or 6 after oocyte retrieval. At(More)
Five women suffering from Cushing's disease were treated with ketoconazole 800 mg per day for 2 to 28 months (mean 12.4 months). Four of them had full clinical and biochemical regression. However, after 8 months of therapy the disease failed to respond in three of these four women. Increasing the ketoconazole dosage up to 1,200 mg per day was ineffective in(More)
In glass bottle inspection, the defects detection is of first importance. For online system detection, high speed and robust detection of faults are highly required. Neural networks have recently, and successfully, been applied to fault detection in many manufacturing processes. In this study, a Gaussian neural network, an extension of the RBF network,(More)
Plasma and follicular fluid (FF) hormone assays for follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), prolactin (PRL), oestradiol (E2), progesterone (P), delta-4-androstenedione (A4) and testosterone (T) were performed on the day of oocyte retrieval in two groups of normo-ovulatory women enrolled in an in-vitro fertilization (IVF) programme: 24(More)
We retrospectively analyzed the prevalence and prognostic significance of plasma progesterone rises during in vitro fertilization (IVF) protocols including pituitary down-regulation by LHRH agonists in a long protocol and stimulation by hMG (n = 1,116: Group A) or pure FSH (n = 178: Group B). On the day of hCG injection, plasma progesterone level was in the(More)
Eleven women with dysovulatory or unexplained sterility were treated by induction of ovulation and compared with a control group of seven normal women. Laparoscopy was carried out 48 hours after HCG had been injected or after the LH peak in the first group. 48 hours after the rise in temperature in the second group ovulation was presumed and aestradiol 17(More)
Twenty six normo-ovulatory patients < 38 years with tubal or idiopathic infertility and normal sperm were treated for IVF by FSH +/- hMG and randomized into four groups: with and without LHRH agonist, "step-up" or "step-down" stimulation. In the step down protocol, after 4 days with 4 amps plasmatic FSH reached its top level, then decreased. Despite(More)
18 patients with ovarian failure received cyclic steroid replacement therapy including estrogens and progesterone for embryo transfer. Hormonal results and endometrial histology are reported. The temporal window of endometrial receptivity 13 discussed, shedding some light on the respective role of embryo and endometrium in the implantation process.
The results of 36 follicular punctures for in vitro fertilization (IVF) performed at the Maternity unit of Hôpital Tenon, Paris, between January and June 1981 are reported. To collect a pre-ovulatory ovocyte by follicular puncture through laparoscopy requires extremely accurate monitoring of ovulation to make sure that the ovocyte collected has completed(More)