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Human oocyte cryopreservation: new perspectives regarding oocyte survival.
The success of human oocyte cryopreservation depends on morphological and biophysical factors that could influence oocyte survival after thawing. Various attempts to cryopreserve human oocytes haveExpand
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Sperm DNA fragmentation: paternal effect on early post-implantation embryo development in ART.
BACKGROUND The relationship between early embryo post-implantation development in couples undergoing assisted reproductive techniques (ARTs) and sperm chromatin alterations has not beenExpand
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Clinical outcome of oocyte cryopreservation after slow cooling with a protocol utilizing a high sucrose concentration.
BACKGROUND Recently, interest in oocyte cryopreservation has steadily increased. Newly developed protocols have dramatically improved survival rates, removing perhaps the major hurdle that hasExpand
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Differential sucrose concentration during dehydration (0.2 mol/l) and rehydration (0.3 mol/l) increases the implantation rate of frozen human oocytes.
Novel protocols have increased survival and fertilization rates of cryopreserved oocytes. Nevertheless, in most cases clinical experiences have been disappointing or contradictory. Human oocytes ofExpand
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Fertility and obstetric outcome after laparoscopic myomectomy of large myomata: a randomized comparison with abdominal myomectomy.
The purpose of this study was to compare, in infertile patients, the efficacy of laparoscopic myomectomy versus abdominal myomectomy, in restoring fertility and to evaluate the obstetric outcomes.Expand
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Uterine contractility during the menstrual cycle.
The non-pregnant uterus shows different patterns of contractility during the menstrual cycle. A renewed interest in uterine contractility has resulted from reports of non-invasive ultrasound (US)Expand
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Clinical relevance of sperm DNA damage in assisted reproduction.
Many studies have shown how a 'paternal effect' can cause repeated assisted reproduction failures. In particular, with increasing experience of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), it becameExpand
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Birth of a healthy female after intracytoplasmic sperm injection of cryopreserved human oocytes.
OBJECTIVE To describe the first birth achieved after intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) of cryopreserved human oocytes. DESIGN Case report. SETTING University of Bologna Hospital, DepartmentExpand
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Treatment of anovulation with pulsatile gonadotropin-releasing hormone: prognostic factors and clinical results in 600 cycles.
Pulsatile GnRH (pGnRH) was administered to 292 anovulatory patients in 600 consecutive cycles between February 1984 and February 1993. This represents the largest single pGnRH series ever reported.Expand
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Meiotic spindle imaging in human oocytes frozen with a slow freezing procedure involving high sucrose concentration.
BACKGROUND One of the major concerns derived from the cryopreservation of meiotically mature oocytes is possible damage to the cytoskeletal apparatus, and in particular the meiotic spindle. METHODSExpand
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