Christina Gagliardi

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OBJECTIVE To examine fertilization, cleavage, and pregnancy rates (PRs) with semen samples yielding numbers of total motile sperm per swim-up ranging from < 1 to > 20 x 10(6) and to correlate the findings with changes, if any, in the sperm motion parameters. DESIGN Fertilization, cleavage, and pregnancy outcomes in 439 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles(More)
OBJECTIVE Leuprolide acetate (LA) has improved the efficiency of human menopausal gonadotropins (hMG) in in vitro fertilization cycles. We hypothesized that the combination of LA/hMG/intrauterine insemination (IUI) would be more efficacious than hMG/IUI cycles. DESIGN During an 18-month period, all patients completing either a hMG/IUI cycle (group I) or a(More)
The GnRH agonists have practical and theoretic advantages for adjunctive use in ovulation induction. The IVF cycles demonstrate a decrease in the cancellation rate, an increase in the ease of scheduling, and an increase in the number of oocytes obtained per retrieval when GnRH agonists are employed. Other advantages, such as an improvement in the(More)
Modeled on our successful experience with oocyte donation, we present a novel, viable approach to cryopreserved-thawed embryo transfers (ETs) in women with recalcitrant ovarian dysfunction: gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist and exogenous estradiol and progesterone (GEEP). After attainment of ovarian suppression, seven such women received physiological(More)
OBJECTIVE Luteal phase abnormalities are known to complicate ovulation induction with gonadotropins. This study was performed to test the effect of a modified human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) regimen on the luteal phase during gonadotropin treatment. DESIGN Fifteen women from a private practice setting volunteered to be studied during each of two(More)
To determine the influence of ovarian relaxin on the secretion of pituitary GH and PRL in vivo, we evaluated circulating serum hormone levels in 17 pregnant patients with functional corpora lutea (group I) and compared them to levels in 10 patients with premature ovarian failure (POF; group II) who became pregnant with egg donation and did not have corpora(More)
The disposition of intravenously administered antipyrine in single doses of 40 mg/kg was studied in 3 dogs at 7:00 A.M. and 3 wk later at 7:00 P.M. Our purpose was to determine whether hydrocortisone differentially affected antipyrine disposition according to a circadian pattern. After each intravenous dose of antipyrine, saline was infused for 3 hr(More)